The a-list June 12-14

Bum plays Upstairs Cabaret TONIGHT Fri. June 12. Photo by: Wendy Nesbitt
Bum plays Upstairs Cabaret TONIGHT Fri. June 12. Photo by: Wendy Nesbitt

The a-list June 12-14

Looking for something to do around Victoria this weekend?

Here are analogue’s top picks:



TONIGHT! (Fri, June 12) 8pm. FREE

Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form opening reception

Join the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss) for an evening of art, refreshments and conversation with Gwen MacGregor, whose exhibition Circumference is included in this public preview.
Macdonald was a pioneer of postwar abstraction in Canada and is widely considered to be one of the “greatest teachers of the century.”



TONIGHT (Fri., June 12) 8pm.

Comedy Open Mic at Stone’s Throw  — The End

Join host David Bruce for the final comedy open mic at Stone’s Throw Restaurant (642 Johnson), which will be closing shortly. This has been a tough couple of weeks for the comedy crowd in Victoria, who have lost two venues since the beginning of June (Also Lacey-Lou Tapas).
Set length is three minutes. Get there at 7:30pm to sign up.



TONIGHT (Fri., June 12) 8pm. $20

Pointed Sticks and Bum double bill

Vancouver’s Pointed Sticks and Victoria’s BUM take the stage at Upstairs (#15 Bastion Square), for one legendary night of nostalgic, legendary punk rock. See the feature by Ty Forslund here (



TONIGHT (Fri., June 12) 8pm

Black Valley Gospel

Classic death rock revivalists Black Valley Gospel take over Wheelies Motorcycles (2620 Rock Bay). Word on the street is they may have a few copies of the new album available at the show.



TONIGHT (Fri., June 12) 9pm. $10

Hawk and Steel album release with Morning Show and The Whiskey Sisters

Victoria’s Hawk and Steel release a new album “Anywhere But Here” at Logan’s Pub (1821 Cook) alongside some friends who will also be having fun playing great music.



TONIGHT (Fri., June 12) 9:30pm.


When all the shows are over, get down to Copper Owl (1900 Douglas) and dance the night away with Chinatown Events’ NOIR featuring Tremendous Machine (Glyn Gibson and Iain Duncan) and Andrew Allsgood.



Sat., June 13, 5pm.

Razzle Dazzle Garden Party

This fundraiser for the Vancouver Island School of Art is held in a private garden at Ten Mile Point. Live music, art making, cocktails, food, auctions and more. Tickets are $50 at



Sat., June 13, 9:45pm. FREE

Guerilla Drive-In: Victoria presents Rick and Morty Eps 1 and 2

Go to the parking lot across from Capitol Iron with an FM radio and enjoy a high-concept sci-fi rigamarole under the stars.



Sat., June 13. 9pm. $10.

The Clay George Band, The Dylan Stone Band and Evan Cheadle

Celebrating another year for Dylan Stone at the friendly Logan’s Pub (1821 Cook).



Sun., June 14. 4pm. Free

Social Salsa Sunday

Join DJ Moses for a free family latin dance event in Centennial Square.



Sun., June 14. 8pm. FREE


Join DJ Jro J Schuurman of CFUV’s Audio Osmosis for a sonic journey of all things psychedelic. No cover. All ages. Great food. At Cenote (768 Yates).



Sun., June 14. 7pm. By donation

One Om — Yoga and Sound

Join the yoga community for a one-hour yoga practice followed by a one-hour celebration of sound on the lawn of the BC Legislature (501 Belleville). Donations go to “Week to End” Enbridge (June 13-21):