Victoria Arts Adventures April 2014
Here’s a round-up of some of the arts events in April, as of March 20th. April is National Poetry Month in Canada—take some time to connect with the multitude of poetry events in Victoria this April, including Victorious Voices the 5th annual Victoria High School slam poetry championships, and LitARTCity, a fundraiser with Victoria’s poet laureate Janet Rogers, to benefit the READ Society.
On the theatre-front, Sin City, Kingdom of Thrones heads to its grand finale on April 29th—what a ride it has been—it’s not too late to get on-board for the final episodes.
Theatre Inconnu, Giggling Iguana, Intrepid Theatre, Theatre SKAM, the Belfry Theatre, Paper Street Theatre Co., Langham Court Theatre and Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre in partnership with Puente Theatre all present plays this month (scroll down for selections). Come and Play with Ryan and Chris, and Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme add some additional variety with on-going monthly events.
The Canadian College of Performing Arts ends their school year with Mel Brooks’ campy classic Young Frankenstein, and Pacific Opera Victoria finishes their season with Cosi fan Tutte. Alchemy of Chance brings together artists and professionals working in multiple disciplines, and Ballet Étoile Canada stages Art! In Motion.
Spring is the perfect time to venture forth, and try something new. Arts adventures abound in April!
April 1 Sin City Kingdom of Thrones Episode 20
April 2/3 Kitt & Jane present SPIRIT WEEK, a fundraising cabaret for their upcoming Canadian Fringe tour.
April 3 Mike Delamont -live comedy-at the Metro Studio
April 3-12 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sussex Vampire at Craigdarroch Castle
April 3 Garth Martens reading at Russell Books. Launch of Prologue for the Age of Consequence.
April 4 Alchemy of Chance by Ambiguous Arts (with Missie Peters, Jenny Ambrose, Tim Gosley, Dyana Sonick-Henderson and others).
April 4-6 ACTivate Festival at Langham Court Theatre
April 7-9 Victorious Voices 5th annual High School Slam Championship at the VEC
April 8 Sin City Kingdom of Thrones Episode 21
April 9-12 Paper Street Theatre presents Improv: A Science Fiction Thriller
April 11 LitARTCity Arts Collaboration a fundraiser for the Read Society. In cooperation with the City of Victoria’s Poet Laureate Janet Rogers
April 11/12 Winners and Losers at Intrepid Theatre as part of the Deep End Presentation Series
April 15 Sin City Kingdom of Thrones Episode 22
April 15/17/20/22/24 Cosi fan Tutte, Pacific Opera Victoria
April 17-20Joanby Theatre SKAM
April 22 Sin City Kingdom of Thrones Episode 23
April 22 – May 10 the Penelopiad at Langham Court Theatre
April 22 – May 25Equivocation at the Belfry
April 22 Come and Play with Ryan and Chris episode 4 at The Copper Owl
April 24-26 Young Frankenstein by the Canadian College of Performing Arts at the McPherson Playhouse
April 25-27 Reclaim the Streets: A Symposium on Public Art and Public Space hosted by Open Space Artist in Residence Cameron Kidd. Admission by donation. Open to all.
April 26th Wendy Morton Get Poemed at the GVPL Central Branch 11am-1pm
April 26/27 Art! in Motion Ballet Étoile Canada at Berwick Royal Oak
April 27 Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme Season 2 Episode 8
April 29 Sin City Kingdom of Thrones Episode 24—Season Finale!
April 29-May 11 Lagrimas Crueles/Cruel Tears by Puente Theatre at Blue Bridge’s Roxy Theatre