Culture

Events: Nov 5–18

ARTS Art Battle  Witness the creative process of artists under a 20-minute time constraint at this live painting competition. Viewers determine the winner by voting for their favourite painting and…

Sense of community—and humour—key for Vikes Improv

For some, standing in front a big crowd and performing is a nightmare scenario. To add to that nightmare, there is no script and nothing is planned; all you have…

Marat/Sade’s theatre of cruelty shocking, engaging

“It’s a call to revolution,” says Jimmy Tait, director of The Canadian College of Performing Arts’ (CCPA) upcoming performance  of Peter Weiss’ play Marat/Sade from Oct. 22–24. Marat/Sade, its full…

Filmmaker inspires audiences at imagineNATIVE festival

On Oct. 17, the 16th annual imagineNATIVE film and media arts festival in Toronto featured former UVic student and local filmmaker Steven Davies. Davies is a documentary filmmaker and media…

Local authors speak to the wild in all of us

Lorna Crozier and Brian Brett have a lot to say. In an interview with the two authors, the discussion ranges from dancing with parrots, to Nietzsche, to the dialects of…

400 years of Shakespeare something to sing about

In celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare, the Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) opens this season with Otello, one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most successful and challenging operas. “The role of Otello…

After-party antics aside, SweetLeaf anything but rude

Feeling the buzz? On Oct. 16, local band SweetLeaf will perform at the Victoria Event Centre as part of the third annual Rudefest, an all-ages concert celebrating B.C. ska music.…

Folk duo brings fiddle stylings back to Victoria

After a sojourn in Toronto, Rachel Capon is returning to her roots at the University of Victoria’s School of Music. After graduating from UVic with a B. Mus in 2007,…

Events: Oct 8–Oct 21

ART Art Battle 315 Whoa, “art battle”?! Sounds awfully combative. Well, yes and no. Art Battle is live competitive painting, with artists creating the best work they can in 20…