April 3–May 1
VICTORIA ARTISTS MAKING A SCENE IN THE ’60s
A new exhibit comes to Legacy Art Gallery featuring an array of works from Victoria artists in the 1960s. Making a Scene was curated by UVic graduate Emerald Johnstone-Bedell and a team of student interns. The exhibit will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, textiles, and much more. A reception will be held for the public on April 9, 5–7 p.m. at the Legacy Art Gallery.
April 2–June 27
Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates St., Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more information visit legacy.uvic.ca
A MONTH OF POETRY
Join host laureate Yvonne Blomer and local poets for an evening of creative collaborations. Poets will read original poems they’ve written in response to the current art exhibit called, Another Place, And Here. Guests will have an opportunity to talk with the poets proceeding their readings.
April 9, 7–9 p.m.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St.
Admission: free from 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
For more information visit victoria.ca/poetlaureate
ART ATELIER 546 OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
Art Atelier 546 invites the public to visit their photography exhibit and the grand opening of “Victoria: Past, Present, and Future,” featuring over 100 photographs from 20 artists. Gallery owners Guillermo Mier, a visual artist, and Laurie June, a photographer, will be presenting their work as well.
April 19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Art Atelier 546 Art Gallery, 546 Yates St.
SAANICH CYCLING FESTIVAL FEATURES TWO ROUTES
For those who love to ride, the Saanich Cycling Festival returns in collaboration with the District of Saanich for its fifth annual festival. There will be two routes available: Shelbourne Bike Ride and Kid’s UVic Ride. The Kid’s UVic route starts at Parking Lot #10 at UVic (3800 Finnerty Rd.) and Shelbourne Bike Ride starts at Camosun College (Lansdowne.) The ride will be escorted by the Saanich Police down the Shelbourne Street Corridor.
April 19, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Camosun College (3100 Foul Bay Rd.), UVic Parking Lot #10 (3800 Finnerty Rd.)
For more information visit saanichcyclingfestival.ca
STREET ART WALKING TOURS
Take a tour downtown with local poets and hear their interpretation of different downtown art pieces. The hour and a half tour begins and ends at Central Library (735 Broughton St.) The tour stops at Open Space Gallery (510 Fort St. 2nd Floor) to see Spine, Anne J. Steves’ exhibit on string figures.
April 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Central Library, 735 Broughton St.
To register and for more information visit events.gvpl.ca
LOCAL LOVE: OAKLANDS SUNSET MARKET FUNDRAISER
Do you enjoy local food, music, products, and people? Join Oaklands Sunset Market for an evening celebrating all things local. Bands Downtown Mischief and West My Friend share the Victoria Event Centre with local eats and drinks. Admission includes a chance to bid on over 2 000 dollars worth of local items. All funds raised will directly support local musicians showcased at the Oaklands Sunset Markets.
April 8, 7:30–12 p.m. Doors at 7 p.m.
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets available in person at the Oaklands Community Centre and online at eventbrite.ca
SINGLE & VIDEO RELEASE AND JAMBAND PARTY
Spaceport Union release their latest single and video, “White Noise,” at a psychedelic jam party. They are joined by members of SEXWEATHER, 9Volt Whiskey, The Leg Up Program, Everybody Left, and much more. Expect psychedelic sounds and visuals as this rag-tag group of misfits play an all-star show. The evening with be recorded and shared with everything following the show. Don’t miss this epic jam, featuring some of Victoria’s most funky musicians.
April 11, 9:30–1:30 p.m. Doors at 9
The Cambie at the Esquimalt Inn, 856 Esquimalt Rd.
Admission: $8 at the door, includes a free download of “White Noise”
For more information and ticket discounts visit livevictoria.com
HUMANS AT SUGAR
Slade and Riqu come together as HUMANS, playing a live indie-electronic set at Sugar. In the same vein as LCD Soundsystem and Junior Boys, HUMANS impress any crowd with their audio-visual display.
April 17, 9 p.m.
Sugar Nightclub, 858 Yates St.
Tickets available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records, and online at ticketfly.com
THE RESIGNATORS, HILLSIDE HOOLIGANS, AND FABLEWAY
The Victoria BC Ska Society presents The Resignators, celebrating another edition of On the Road to Ska Fest. They are joined by local punk and ska acts, Hillside Hooligans and Fableway. The Resignators are arriving from Melbourne to play an intimate show at Lucky Bar, so don’t miss out.
April 24, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Doors at 9:30 p.m.
Lucky Bar, 517 Yates St.
Tickets available at Lyle’s Place and online at ticketweb.ca
IAN KELLY COMES TO THE WEST COAST
Montreal-based singer-songwriter Ian Kelly strips all for his national tour. Accompanied by a piano and guitar, Kelly makes 25 solo stops across Canada. Touring on his 2013 All These Lines album, Kelly plans for an album release later this year. For now, Kelly wants to kick back and enjoy his solo ventures.
April 28, 7 p.m.
Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge, 1320 Broad St.
For more information and ticket pricing visit lacey-lou.com
BALLET ÉTOILE PRESENTS CLEOPATRA
Victoria’s newest ballet company, Ballet Étoile, presents Cleopatra, a two-act performance about the most notorious about the most notorious woman in the ancient world. Ballet Étoile recreates the ancient world with colourful costumes, professional dancing, and multimedia projections. Even if ballet’s not your thing, the fascinating story of Cleopatra is worth getting re-acquainted with.
April 11–12, Saturday 7:30 p.m, Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra St.
Admission: $25, $15 children 12 and under
For tickets visit ticketrocket.org