Victoria Arts Adventures March 2014

Victoria Arts Adventures March 2014.

When I started writing about the arts, some of my first posts were an attempt to capture what was happening on a seasonal basis in the theatre community in Victoria BC.  It provided a place to get all the theatre listings in one place—I figured if I was having trouble keeping it straight most people would have the same problem.  Since 2011 the number of offerings has increased exponentially, and I’ve also started to branch out by going to some music, spoken word, dance and comedy events.  My Monday Magazine column ArtSmarts cannot even begin to capture everything that is of interest.

Without prejudice—if I haven’t mentioned YOUR event, please contact me and I’ll add it—here is what I’ve noted for MARCH only.  I hope to post A Spring of Theatre 2014 in Victoria BC  shortly.

I’ve included The Victoria Spoken Word Festival, the first Festival de Films Francophone Victoria, Idea Fest at UVic, the 17th Annual French Fest Victoria, the TD Festival of New Works at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, the SPARK Festival at the Belfry Theatre and the Ligeti Festival co-produced by the Victoria Symphony and the University of Victoria Music Department.

We live in a city that is rich in cultural experiences. Spring symbolizes, for many people, re-birth and new beginnings.  Here are some wonderful opportunities to add some art to your life.

 Spark Festival opening night 2012Spark Festival Opening Night Party 2012 with Treena Stubel, Janis La Couvée, Mercedes Bátiz-Benét and Judd Palmer

February 28 – March 2 Festival International de Films Francophones Victoria (Francophone Film Festival F^3 )at École Victor-Brodeur produced by CILS-FM francophone community radio

February 28 & March Officiellement Bilingue/Officially Bilingual 2 – Performance Art at Open Space

March 1 – WordPLAY  by Kerploding Theatre at Intrepid Theatre Club, theatre for young audiences as part of Intrepid Theatre’s The YOU Show!

March 2 – Analogue Magazine Launch 6pm and Finale of Puente Theatre’s WorldPlay Way to Heaven at the Belfry Theatre 8pm

March 3 5:00 – 6:30pm Victoria Shakespeare Society Not Just an AGM Party at Intrepid Theatre Club

March 3-8 Idea Fest at UVic—many arts events. Most are free.

March 4 SinCity Episode 16 at the Victoria Event Centre

March 4-9 Victoria Spoken Word Festival  Inside Story

March 6 8:30am at UVic reading by Tamas Dobozy and at Open Space 8pm

March 6 lancement du festival francophone/ Victoria French Fest launch (Yates Street Taphouse)  and continues through March 9th at Centennial Square

March 6 The Graduate, Langham Court continues to March 22nd

March 6 –March 8, Atomic Vaudeville Spring Show Nostalgia Bomb at the Victoria Event Centre

March 7 Lancement du Projet “Coeurs du Monde” at École Victor-Brodeur 5pm. A sculpture project by French artist François Michaud and the students at École Victor-Brodeur.

March 7 opening of A Tribute To Nashville at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel (and a different artist every weekend in March/April)

March 7 opening of Gifts from Our Ancestors Indigenous Youth Art Showcase at Open Space

March 8 Festival Francophone de Victoria French Fest Centennial Square

March 11 SinCity Episode 17 at the Victoria Event Centre

March 12  The Trees That Sea The Sky at First Met United.

March 12  Welfarewell St Luke’s Players and continues to March 23rd

March 13 opening of Unity 1918 at UVic Phoenix and continues to March 22nd.

March 13,14,15 7:30pm TD Festival of New Works at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, 1701 Elgin in Oak Bay

March 14/15 A Beautiful View by Daniel McIvor presented by Jarvolution at Intrepid Theatre Club

March 14/15 Early Music Society of the Islands + Pacific Opera Victoria + Boston Early Music Festival—La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers, La Couronne de Fleurs.

March 15 1pm Andrea Young, through the window and the wood by Daniel Brandes at Open Space.

March 17 – 30 SPARK Festival at the Belfry Theatre, including TERMINUS, Firewall, Little Iliad, When It Rains, Belfry 101, and free mini-plays, play readings and a mid-way party.

March 18 – March 30 FLICK by Itsazoo as part of Blue Bridge Theatre’s “Presenter Series”

March 18 Come and Play: with Ryan and Chris at the Copper Owl. Victoria’s only kids show for adults with Ryan Bangma and Chris Vickery.

March 18 SinCity Episode 18 at the Victoria Event Centre

March 19 2014 7pm A Place to Listen  (James Bay United) new and recent works by Wandelweiser composers Dante Boon, Leo Svirsky, and Daniel Brandes, and the world premiere of a new work by Victoria composer Kristy Farkas

March 21 – March 29 the Ligeti Festival co-produced by the Victoria Symphony and the University of Victoria

March 21 2014 Ligeti Festival UVic Sonic Lab at the Philip T Young Hall

March 23 Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme (Season 2 Episode 7) at the Victoria Event Centre

March 25 SinCity Episode 19 at the Victoria Event Centre

March 26/27 Little Orange Man at Intrepid Theatre Club

March 27. 2014 Emily Carr String Quartet, Ligeti Festival at AGGV

March 27, Sip and Savour at Mary Winspear in Sidney. An evening of food and wine from the SaanichPeninsula

Friday March 28 2014 7 and 9pm God is a Scottish Drag Queen at the Intrepid Theatre Club

Friday March 28, 2014 Vox Humana, Ligeti Festival at Alix Goolden Hall

March 29 Victoria Symphony, Ligeti Festival at Alix Goolden Hall

March 30/31 Gary Has A Date, part of Intrepid Theatre’s Deep End Presentation Series

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