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EDITOR’S NOTE

Mother’s milk still preferred ith Women’s History Month kicking off this week, it’s little coincidence Oct. 1 to 7 marks World Breastfeeding Week. But if you missed the opportunity to join in the province-wide QuinDANIELLE tessence Breastfeeding ChalPOPE lenge on Sept. 29, your month news@ doesn’t have to suck — you can mondaymag.com still milk out those stigmas. This year marks the 21st celebration of the week, with the gooey theme “The Road to Lifelong Health Begins with Breastfeeding.” And with good reason: research has shown that breastfeeding affects the health of babies throughout their lives, lowering the risk of ear infections, pneumonia, allergies, asthma, diabetes and some cancers. Mothers who breastfeed also have reduced risk of developing ovarian and breast cancers, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. “I encourage all new parents to breastfeed if possible, and to continue for as long as mother and baby want,” says Minister of Health Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid. With last spring’s sensational cover of Time Magazine showcasing 26-year-old mom Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her three-year-old son, fervent discussion has been ignited about attachment parenting and breastfeeding. But the experts say it’s an important time to consider our perspectives and preconceived notions when it comes to mother’s milk. “World Breastfeeding Week is an important opportunity in B.C. to bring awareness to this major population health issue, to inform the public about the benefits and to encourage a shift in attitudes to support breastfeeding,” says Kim Williams, executive director of Perinatal Services BC. Currently, B.C. has the highest rate of breastfeeding initiation in the country, at 97 per cent, though only 19 per cent of mothers continue exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months. The B.C. Human Rights Code protects a mother’s right to breastfeed on the job, or anywhere generally open to the public — a pool, library, or even restaurant. It is considered discrimination in B.C. to ask a breastfeeding mother to “cover up” or breastfeed elsewhere.

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A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Just before Thanksgiving, the Victoria Cool Aid Society is giving all Victorians a chance to make their workout — and their meals — count for more, with the Every Step Counts fundraising event, “The Fall Session,” stampeding the Atrium (1311 Blanshard) on Thurs., Oct. 4, 6 to 9pm. With food from Zambri’s and Pig, musical talent and a silent auction, many patrons might not realize those volunteering at the event are participants of the program. Over 425 low-income, homeless and people challenged with addiction and mental health issues Sale Effective Oct. 4th thru 10th, 2012

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In B.C., it’s considered discrimination to ask a nursing mother to “cover up” or breastfeed elsewhere.

have been helped by Cool Aid’s Every Step Counts since 2009. The running group is a community initiative of the Victoria Foundation, and will see 45 participants try out for the Good Life Fitness Marathon this weekend. This is the fourth-annual fundraising event, which directly seeds the program. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, or 10 for $300 and include food, music and non-alcoholic beverages. They can be purchased at Frontrunners (250-382-8181), Victoria Cool Aid Society (250-3831977), or by emailing geasdon@CoolAid.org.

JOB: BECOME A POLICE DOG-MAN Those still searching for work in this economy may be thrilled to hear there’s a new opening: as a dog. Saanich Police Department is seeking humans willing to dress up as the team’s beloved police dog mascot, ‘Ace’ — a character aptly named in honour of a past serving police dog who, along with his human partner Sgt. Glen Mackenzie, won many national championships and “caught many bad guys.” The department is looking to put together six teams of two people who would like to attend community events both “inside” Ace, as well as acting as his handler. This long-term position will be on-call, and applicants will receive training and support. While the position is technically volunteer (and volunteers must be between age 19 and 54), the rewards include working with kids and seniors, riding along with Saanich Police to public events, and, well, getting to be a mascot. To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/QVdHKd. M

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Putting on the uniform ast weekend, police officers from across the capital region travelled to Vancouver as part of a yearly memorial service to pay respects to officers killed in the performance of their duties. In the last 150 years, five Victoria officers have been killed on the job — a low number that surprised me due to the inherent danger of the job, but one that also shows how vulnerable our officers still are. Our city’s first police tragedy happened in 1859 when GRANT Const. Johnston Cochrane was shot and killed near the McKENZIE Craigflower area. Const. Cochrane had been on his way to arrest a person suspected of shooting a pig. His body editor@ was discovered the next day in the brush a few feet mondaymag.com off the bloodied Craigflower Road. He had been shot twice by someone laying in wait. Despite two arrests, Cochrane’s murder was never solved. In 1864, 24-year-old Const. John Curry was tragically shot and killed while running to the aid of a night watchman who had disturbed two burglars on Store Street. In a case of mistaken identity, the watchman mistook the young foot-patrol officer for one of the burglars and killed him with a single shot. In 1920, Const. Robert Forster was on motorcycle patrol when he was accidentally struck and killed by a vehicle on Belleville Street. Another collision took the life of motorcycle officer Const. Albert Wells in 1927. The driver of the suspected vehicle fled the scene, but was later arrested and charged. Despite the introduction of crash helmets just two weeks earlier, motorcycle officer Const. Earle Doyle was killed in 1959 when he was thrown from his bike after being accidentally struck by a car that turned into his lane. Compared to a lot of other Canadian cities that have lost officers to increased violence, Victoria, with the exception of the unsolved murder in 1859, looks almost sleepy. Unfortunately, this only holds true until you open the page to those officers whose names could have easily joined those five. The first name that comes to mind is Const. Lane Douglas-Hunt, the 24-year-old female officer who was attacked by a knife-wielding man on Jan. 17, 2011, outside a convenience store on Douglas Street. The most routine of calls, shoplifting at a downtown 7/11, turned into a life-and-death struggle when a 59-year-old stranger suddenly grabbed Hunt’s face and slashed her neck with a knife. Fortunately, Const. Douglas-Hunt survived the ordeal. Her attacker, Guy Seguin, was sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder. His trigger, he said at the time, was the officer’s uniform; Const. Douglas-Hunt was simply unlucky to be the first officer to cross his path that day. There has been a lot of debate around the cost of our police force, an important debate that won’t, nor should, go away anytime soon, but this memorial is a chance for everyone to remember just exactly what these men and women risk every time they put on the uniform to protect the peace. M

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THE GOOD DIE YOUNG — AND OLD, TOO We are sad to see Fernwood’s 100-year-old Orange Hall has been sold, and, with the “Last Hurrah” event on Sept. 30 marking the end of a fine era of performance, arts and community events, it will be dearly missed.

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CONTENTS VOL. 38, NO. 40 Oct. 4 - 10, 2012

NEWS & VIEWS

MONDAY LIFE

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THE WEEK

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FOOD & DRINK - PAM GRANT

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REPORT CARD

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GEORGIA NICOLS HOROSCOPE

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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LETTERS

MONDAY GUIDE

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KIERAN REPORT

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CITY WATCHDOG

CITYSOMETHING Dedfest is a horror, while Scottish play goes Italian

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BEER Celebrate the wealth of local craft brew

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ART Xchanges Gallery members show fragments and masks

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FILM & LIBATION Looper offers a unique look at time travel

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City privacy request is troubling

The City of Victoria’s staff request to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Commissioner to set a cap on the number of FOI requests Focus magazine is allowed to submit is deeply troubling. Limiting anyone’s access to public information, let alone a member of the media in good standing, would establish a terrible precedent and also be a significant step back from the principle of open government at the civic level in British Columbia. It is our opinion that if the city would move more rapidly to implement the Open Government/Open Data concept approved by council last fall, the need for members of the public and media to use the FOI process would be greatly reduced, since most of the information would have been made public in the first place. Indeed, this point was made by Coun. Marianne Alto in introducing the motion. Among the features of her open government model are two of direct relevance to both the current case and the earlier one concerning a third-party report that had been withheld from council until it was revealed through an FOI request: ■ Ensure that data supplied to the city by third parties (developers, contractors, consultants) are unlicensed, in a prevailing open standard format,

and not copyrighted except if otherwise prevented by legal considerations ■ Release automatically all reports submitted to council that do not require confidentiality. If it could be subject to an FOI request, release it and let people know that it is available As it stands, however, Coun. Alto’s plan to have Victoria, in her words, “join the ranks of its municipal counterparts on the national and international scene” by adopting open government principles, is barely moving at a snail’s pace, with no target date for full implementation. We suggest that putting more resources into the Open Government/Open Data initia-

tive would be money far better spent than expanding the budget needed to support the FOI process. We therefore call on city council to direct staff to withdraw the Section 43 application, and further, to commence an immediate and comprehensive review of all FOI requests and the resources currently allocated to deal with them. DERRY MCDONELL, OPEN VICTORIA, VICTORIA

Small biz needs break I have a request for the Liberal party as we get closer to the day when we go back to the PST. The federal government

has always had a level, under which, no GST is collected by Canada's smallest businesses. Any business that does less than $30,000 per year does not have to collect and remit any GST. If the Liberal party of B.C. really cares about small business (as it always claims to do), I suggest they adopt this same policy. Small business finds it onerous enough making a go of it without all the extra work and hardship of collecting tax and increasing their prices to the public in order to do so. Hopefully you seriously consider this and implement it as you make final your arrangements. KEVIN MCCARTHY, VICTORIA

Local authors compete for cash prize en authors from the Capital Region have been short listed for the 2012 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for adult literature and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. The winner of each prize will be awarded $5,000. The finalists for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize in adult literature are: Esi Edugyan: HalfBlood Blues, fiction (Thomas Allen Publishers); William Deverell: I’ll See You in My Dreams, fiction, (McClelland & Stewart); Madeline Sonik: Afflictions and Departures, non-fiction (Anvil Press); Rachel Fisher, Heather Stretch, Robin Tunnicliffe: All the Dirt: Reflections on Organic Gardening, non-fiction (TouchWood Editions);

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Mark Zuehlke: Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign July 4-August 21, 1944: Fiction (Douglas & McIntyre) The finalists for the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize are: Caitlyn Vernon: Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest, non-fiction, (Orca Book Publishers); Kit Pearson: The Whole Truth, fiction (HarperCollins); Pamela Porter: I’ll Be Watching, fiction (Groundwood Books) The winners will be announced at the Union Club of Victoria ( 805 Gordon), Oct. 10 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and are available now at Bolen Books, Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Bookshop and the Victoria Book Prize Society at 250-589-8430. M


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KIERAN REPORT

Dix opens his mouth and inserts foot ever let t h e m see you sweat. It’s one of the first things that old veterans tell the rookies in the political dugout just before BRIAN a big game. KIERAN It’s a pity NDP bkieran@ leader Adrian Dix did mondaymag.com not have an old vet in his corner last week helping him prep for his big outing at the Union of BC Municipalities convention here in Victoria. The media had him sweating bullets before they allowed him to escape dripping from the scrum that followed his speech to delegates. The encounter reinforced for me that Dix has taken his status as heir apparent for granted. Apparently, the pollsters have endowed him with a comfort zone he does not merit. And, it suggested that if he is receiving strategic advice from his communications staff then he is ignoring it. The speech itself, in front of a thousand-plus receptive delegates, was casually slick. It was designed to relax the fearful and inspire the undecided. The

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clichés of consensus and the sound bites of bipartisanship were like the soft notes of song birds at dawn. The NDP wants to reduce cynicism and work on areas of policy where all parties agree; it serves no purpose to tear people down; B.C. needs a prosperous economy led by the private sector; the NDP must earn your support, not win just because the Liberals are unpopular. It was the soothing music of Loon Lake. But it was off-stage, surrounded by a less indulgent media pack, that Dix unraveled. Clearly anticipating a soft ride, Dix flew solo with no communications handler to help manage the flow and duration of his time in the media sweatbox. He was also making policy on the fly, which is akin to tightrope-walking without a net. As usual, Dix was pressed for details about what an NDP government would actually do in power. For example, would he balance the budget as the Liberals have failed to do numerous times over the past 12 years even though they passed balanced budget legislation. “I would rather have balanced budgets than balanced budget laws,” Dix said. That teaser was like a bucket of chum in shark-infested waters. The scrum became relentlessly focused and the questions zeroed in on the whiff of new policy

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being drafted as cameras and recorders hummed. Dix did his damndest to waltz around his headline-grabbing opinion, but was finally obliged to acknowledge that he would repeal the balanced budget legislation. Now he was sweating freely because he had foolishly handed the Liberals a campaign lifeline they desperately need to help them differentiate between their best fiscal intentions and the NDP’s debtis-good mentality. Even Dix’s finance critic, MLA Bruce Ralston, was caught off-guard. The gaff transported me back to 1983 when Premier Bill Bennett was attempting to get his Social Credit government re-elected with the NDP’s Dave Barrett mounting a depressingly credible challenge. Mid-campaign, the Socreds were on their heels and Bennett was in bed with a bad cold in the East Kootenays. Barrett was marching confidently through the West Kootenays when a reporter asked him what he would do about Bennett’s effective, but widely unpopular, government restraint program. Barrett, cocky as ever, fired from the hip. The restraint program would be cancelled when he was elected. Bennett’s handlers woke up the premier and said: “Get up Mr. Premier, you’ve just won the election.” M

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TONY MURPHY, Victoria

Victoria gets a taste of real politics spent the night in a den of wolves while a hundred good people shouted at the walls from out in the cold. It was Wednesday and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) was attempting to seduce municipal politicians from across the province with wine and cheese at the Royal BC Museum. The event was packed with a dozen SIMON skilled public relations people and attendNATTRASS ed by 200 or so delegates from the Union of snattrass@ BC Municipalities on the eve of their vote mondaymag.com on Resolution A8 to stop the expansion of oil tanker traffic through B.C.’s coastal waters. Organized at the last minute by local activists at Social Coast, people lined the entrance to the Royal BC Museum, pleading with UBCM delegates to vote in favour of the resolution. While Resolution A8 stops short of seeking a complete ban on oil tanker traffic, it does undermine the political legitimacy of any project that would expand traffic on our coast, including pipelines. The resolution demands “that UBCM urge the premier of British Columbia, the leader of the official opposition

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and members of the legislative assembly to use whatever legislative and administrative means that are available to stop the expansion of oil tanker traffic through B.C.’s coastal waters.” I was standing outside of a meeting between UBCM delegates and representatives of Kinder Morgan, watching activists strip down in the street and cover themselves in oil when I learned that A8 had scraped by with a three-vote majority on Thursday morning. The UBCM has no power to set provincial policy, but Thursday’s vote represents yet another nail in the coffin of the now infamous series of pipeline projects already opposed by First Nations, environmental advocates and average folks across B.C. and the country. Despite our status as the provincial capital, Victoria rarely sees this side of politics. Instead, we picket the legislature while politicians wine and dine with oil tycoons deep within Vancouver’s forest of concrete. By passing resolutions in favour of the decriminalization of marijuana and of halting the ceaseless plundering of our province’s natural environment, this year’s UBCM convention has given our sleepy little town a taste of real politics. While three votes is far from a landslide victory, locals can rest easy in the knowledge that The Capital won’t let this sort of thing slide past without a fight. M

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COCKTAIL CZARS:

Did you hear the one about a Victorian who walked into a bar and never left? We heard about five of them, actually. The intoxicating allure of mixology was too strong to resist for the five people who have since become some of our city’s most promising and prestigious bartenders — though they didn’t all start out that way.

What would it take to follow in their shakers? Here’s a hint: “Your ability to create a drink is relatively low on the priorities list — I don’t care if you know how to make an Old Fashioned; I can teach you that,” says Simon Ogden, bar manager for Veneto Tapa Lounge. “I am looking for eagerness, and an over-the-top need to take care of people.”

JOSH BOUDREAU s winner of the 2011 Art of the Cocktail Best Bartender competition, few would suspect that Josh Boudreau’s first passion is music — he’s in few bands — or that he had to “scrape a lot of gum off tables” just to get a shot behind the bar, or that he was fired from his first bartending gig. But what many might guess is that Boudreau is a lightningquick study, schooled in performance and has a magnetic personality stronger than any drink. How it all began: Boudreau, 25, has been a champion bartender at Veneto for just over two years. Back in 2008, though, as he was working through university, it was his passion for cooking that drove him into the service industry and to a gig bussing tables at Canoe Brewpub. Soon he was drawn to the atmosphere and glamour of life behind the bar and, months later, Boudreau was given his chance — one bartending shift, during the day, every Monday. “It wasn’t great, but I busted my ass, I did all my homework, I learned the drinks and I loved it,” says Boudreau. “It was like a performance, being on stage, and I felt at home.” So when a better position at the bar opened up, but Boudreau was passed over, sour grapes got in the way and he was eventually let go. His passion for bartending didn’t leave, however, and

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JANICE MANSFIELD wo years ago, personal chef Janice Mansfield wanted chocolate bitters in her Manhattans. That motivation prompted her to invent her own line of bitters through her subsequent company, House Made. Now, Mansfield has become an institution of food and cocktail knowledge through Real Food Made Easy, where she specializes in creating customized meal plans and baking for people with food sensitivities. Boasting over one million followers on Google+, Mansfield teaches cooking to a worldwide audience through ChefHangout. com, and also happened to win the 2011 Art of the Cocktail’s “Best Home Bartender” title. How it all began: “The economics of things have really changed how we look at food and drink,” says Mansfield, 46. “It’s pricey to go out all the time and, as people become more comfortable with the idea that you can do this at home, the more we start to democratize it — I’m all about democratizing food.” Mansfield was tired of going out just to order “blue slushy” drinks, so she turned to wine. But when her husband could no longer drink, a bottle of wine wasn’t an economical option for one. So, Mansfield entered the world of creating pre-prohibition era cocktails — the only problem: few bitters existed. A handful of experi-

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ments later, and more than a few conversations with experts, and Mansfield has created everything from chocolate to lavender, to rhubarb, to celery and sun-dried tomato bitters. In fact, Mansfield can make a bitter out of almost anything: all the substance really needs is an extractable flavour. “We’re starting to lean away from labels like ‘foodie’ and realizing that good food and drink is not a privilege or an exclusivity thing anymore,” says Mansfield. “People care about what they put in their bodies. And it really isn’t hard to start your own professional bar at home — you don’t even have to buy top-shelf liquors.” Favourite drink: “That’s like asking, ‘Who’s your favourite kid?’ Though I’ll often make a large batch of the ‘Jet Pilot’ tiki drink for camping — rum, citrus, Falernum-spiced syrup: it packs a punch.” Latest trend: “I’m really into punches right now,” says Mansfield. “Punch is this really old, pre-cocktail beverage that was an economical way to use ice and serve a communal drink. It has four components: sweet, sour, strong — a spirit — and weak — usually a tea.” Tip from the bar: “Trust your palate. Just because someone says ‘this is a really good cocktail,’ doesn’t mean it will be to your taste. Proportion makes all the difference, so experiment at home, and try everything to see what you do like.”

NATE CAUDLE hen Nate Caudle started bartending, he was thrown a curve. Not because he couldn’t handle the drink chemistry, complicated orders, or often high-stress environment — but because he needed to learn how to like people again. Now, as one of the top bartenders at Clive’s Classic Lounge who can even be seen toting his Spiderman onesie come Halloween, Caudle has iced his jaded edge and cinched noteworthy spots in the Pacific Northwest bartending scene, coming in second in the 2011 Art of the Cocktail competition, and being hand-picked by some of the industry’s most historical trendsetters. How it all began: Caudle found his way to bartending after a long stint as a gas station attendant. “No one is pumped to see you when they have to get gas,” says Caudle, 26. “People are pissed, you deal with a lot of transients, and it can feel like one bad day after the next.” Then, in 2008, finally fed up with the grind, Caudle decided to take a class in bartending. He found a position working at the prestigious Solomon’s when it was still open on Herald Street. With new contacts in the industry, he was picked up at Pagliacci’s restaurant, where he was given a crash course in manners. “Customer service is paramount at Pag’s. A lot of stuff can

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knowing he didn’t have much to offer — nor a lot to lose — he applied to a posting at Veneto. “I went to the interview and told them, I don’t know all this stuff yet, but teach me and I will do it your way,” says Boudreau. “Really, a lot of it has to do with timing — you can teach anyone to make a drink, but you can’t teach someone personality.” Lucky for Boudreau, historic bartenders Solomon Siegel and Simon Ogden were there to challenge him, and his work alongside award-winning bartender Katie McDonald led to a second-place win in the 2010 Art of the Cocktail competition and first-place in 2011. “As a bartender, your job is to take care of people,” says Boudreau. “No matter who comes through that door, you greet them like they are a long-lost friend. You make them feel special, and your bar becomes the place they call home — they don’t want to go anywhere else.” Favourite drink: “Straight bourbon.” Culture shift: “The days of pre-drinking are really coming to an end, and drinking itself is becoming an activity again — it’s become sexy.” Tip from the bar: “It sounds obvious, but if you want to get a job as a bartender, look like you want a job: dress well. Even at casual bars, the look is ‘perfectly imperfect.’ You are the first or second person the guest sees, and how you look matters.”

go on, but you cross a guest once and you’re out the door,” says Caudle. “It really forced me out of my shell and taught me how jaded I had become. In this industry, it doesn’t matter what you’re dealing with at home — if someone died, or you had a bad day — that guest is there to have a good time, and your job is to make sure they do.” Manners minded, Caudle was soon snatched up by Clive’s. “If you told people five years ago you could make a career out of bartending, people would have said you were stupid. This was the job people took because you had to find a job — now, being a bartender is a respected trade again.” Favourite drink: “Gin and Tonic, hands down,” says Caudle. “Never be ashamed to order something so simple from a bartender. It’s a classic for a reason.” Lesser-known facts: “The industry takes care of its people, and bartenders take care of each other,” says Caudle. “There is always competition, but it’s there with this feeling of family, too.” Tip from the bar: “Humility in bartending is huge, and so is being a people person. The nerdy guys who know everything about certain liquors are needed, but they might never do as well as the fun guy who can strike up a conversation. And, who you work with is important. If you are having more good days than bad, you are on top. I have more good days.”


VICTORIA’S TOP-NOTCH BARTENDERS PUT THE SIZZLE IN YOUR TIPPLE LEE SNIDER ee Snider has been a fixture of the bar at Fiamo Italian Kitchen ever since the restaurant opened in 2008 — and even before that, when it was still Luciano’s. At 37, Snider has been a bartender her entire adult life, since leaving for Europe at age 17 and starting her first bar gig in Austria. She was drawn to the energy, the people, the fun, and learned her craft from a military bartender with a “strict pecking order” and sharp expectations. How it all began: When Snider returned to Canada, it was part timing and part luck that got her a bar job at the Oak Bay Marina in 1997. From there, she picked up posts around the city at places like Darcy’s Pub and Upstairs Cabaret, then The Tapa Bar and Luciano’s, which later became Fiamo. “Certainly, if you are a people person by nature, if you draw on the energy from the music, this role comes easier,” says Snider. “That, and finding a way to put that extra attention into every drink, while simultaneously serving 200 people. You have to remember the room full of guests, and not get too involved with one person, yet make every person feel as though they are the most important.” When it comes to that attention, Snider is keenly aware

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RYAN MALCOLM hose who know Ryan Malcolm wouldn’t discount this 22-year-old as being one of Victoria’s youngest and shiniest rising stars in the bartending world. Despite his short time on the scene, Malcolm has already landed high-end gigs as bar manager of Glo Restaurant and Lounge, and supervisor of a prestigious event at Craigdarroch Castle that saw a crew serve over 650 drinks in one night, on multiple levels of the castle, with only one sink of running water. Malcolm also took home third place in the 2011 Art of the Cocktail competition, and has seen his name spiking ever since — straight to bar manager of Sauce Restaurant and Lounge. How it all began: Malcolm “always knew” he wanted to be a bartender. So much so, that he snagged a gig as a barista when he was 16, since that was as close as he could get. When Malcolm found a position at Glo, he worked in every role from parking attendant, to host, to busser and server until he found his way into his first bartending position at the barely legal age of 19. Not long after, he was managing the bar.

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that bartending has been considered a male-dominated industry. While the sexism still exists, both from clientele and colleagues, Snider says there are ways around it. The biggest factor: choosing your environment. “The situation in a night club is going to be different than a place like Fiamo, and you have to be part of a culture you feel good about,” she says. “I’m married with two children and people can see I’m not available, but there is still that desire to flirt and be playful and know it isn’t going to go any further than that. You have to have firm boundaries, though, and be very clear.” Favourite drink: “Mint Juleps with my sister — lemons, mint, bourbon; it’s fresh and herbal and you can’t go wrong.” Most commonly served: “The Prosecco movement is huge right now,” says Snider. “I love that this is no longer considered a female drink, and that we see just as many men holding long-stem glasses.” Tip from the bar: “Most bartenders crave to give you exactly what you want,” says Snider. “Even if you don’t know what that is yet, have three descriptors in mind: sweet, sour, juicy, tart — this is the ultimate challenge in bartending, but these requests are what inspire new drinks.”

“You really need a stand-up act to become a bartender, because it’s really on you to provide the entertainment,” says Malcolm, who holds another job as a representative of a tonic company. “Of course, getting the awards and being noticed can really help you establish credit in the industry, and with your peers, too.” Now leading the bar at Sauce, Malcolm is still drawn to the creativity of bartending. “I love this work, because it does fulfill a creative part of me,” says Malcolm. “I don’t sing, I don’t dance, I don’t paint — I make drinks.” Favourite drink: “Beer — but my preferences change with the season.” Bartending surprise: “I’ve been so impressed with how the whole city has been upping its cocktail culture, and that’s been because people are demanding quality products and classic drinks.” Tip from the bar: “Don’t be discouraged in your initial stages of becoming a bartender,” says Malcolm. “You might have to take that crappy bussing job to get in the door, but it can get you there.” M

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City’s censorship action ‘a stall tactic’ REQUEST TO LIMIT INFO IS NOT THE WHOLE STORY, ACCORDING TO MAGAZINE avid Broadland, publisher of respond to all requests, including those that Focus magazine, suspects there come from other individuals and media.� may be a specific sensitivity at The city’s petition — labeled as “Section Victoria City Hall — and that he’s 43� authorization from the privacy comsmacked it on the nose. missioner — is a provision of the Freedom On the heels of B.C.’s “Right to Know of Information and Protection of Privacy Week,� the City of Victoria’s recent move to Act that allows any public body to protect limit Focus’ freedom-of-information (FOI) themselves from the “odd crank� who wants requests to municipal records may be prec- to file an FOI every day, says Broadland. The edent setting — such a petition has never city applied for the exception stating that the b e f o r e magazine’s requests are “repetitious,� “sysDANIELLE POPE b e e n temic� and place an unreasonable burden p l a c e d on the city’s resources. In total, Josephson news@mondaymag.com a g a i n s t told media the city has disclosed 2,000 a media outlet in B.C. — but it’s also a pages of records to Focus, with one recent distraction from the real issue, according request taking staff 34 hours to compile. to Broadland. His hunch comes down to Yet, as Broadland points out, single requests timing, and the nature of his silenced FOI from other bodies, including the provincial request. government, commonly return over 5,000 On Aug. 7, only four days after Broadland pages of material to journalists. submitted an FOI that would relate to finan“Everything created by a public servant is cial matters of the Johnson Street Bridge FOI-able, and the intent of the Project, the city applied to the Office of Act is full disclosure — this the Information is why we have and Privacy these laws,� “My guess is the Commissioner to says Broadland. cap the number “My guess is city knew full well of requests for that the city how this would information made knew full well look, and they by Broadland, how this would along with two look, and they decided to take other individudecided to take that on to protect als associated that on to prosomething bigger.� with Focus and tect something anyone working bigger.� — David Broadland on their behalf. Broadland The application is well supimmediately froze all current FOI requests ported. IntegrityBC is callfrom those named, including Broadland’s ing on the city to withdraw latest, which asked for the notes taken by its application, stating that: one city staff member during specific meet- “The Johnson Street Bridge ings — notes that, Broadland suspects, may replacement is the largest have disclosed early estimates for the bridge infrastructure project ever project’s ballooned cost. undertaken by the city and LESLIE CAMPBELL “It’s important that everyone has timely at an estimated cost of $92.8 access to records and information, and cur- million. IntegrityBC believes it is entirely rently requests from the individuals affiliated reasonable for a citizen or a media outlet to with Focus magazine are exhausting resourc- seek information on this project as it moves es available,� says city spokesperson Katie forward to construction and completion.� Josephson, adding this has been an ongo“Access to Information laws were not ing challenge with introduced because people trusted governthe magazine. ment, but rather because people are naturally “This is impacting skeptical of government, and often with good the city’s ability to reason,� says Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

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eef products sold by 12 Thrifty Foods stores became part of Canada’s largest-ever beef recall Sun., Sept. 30, when the XL Foods plant recall was expanded to include whole cuts of beef. While not usually supplied by XL Foods, these 12 stores — which included the Island’s Tuscany Village, Hillside, Admirals Walk, Central Saanich, Quadra/ Cloverdale and Duncan stores, along with Tsawwassen, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, North Vancouver and Salt Spring Island — purchased approximately 700 kilograms of whole cuts of beef during the recall period due to a shortage from their regular supplier, Cargill, says Ralf Mundel, director of marketing and communications at Thrifty Foods. “Cargill is our core beef supplier, by far. From time to time there are shortages in the marketplace and we look to third-party distributors to find us another source,” says Mundel. “In this particular case, two out of three of our third-party distributors sourced the XL product. We take our direction from the Canadian Food Inspection

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Cocktailia September 29 – October 12 Victoria’s best cocktail bars are each creating a signature cocktail in the lead up to Art of the Cocktail. Your mission should you choose to accept it: try the cocktails and vote for your favourite. The best cocktail will be served at the CPBA Midnight Bartenders’ Brunch. Take on the challenge and support your favourite bartender! By the way, if you pick up a passport and collect stamps from four of the cocktail bars you too will be invited to the CPBA Midnight Bartenders’ Brunch. Pick-up your free Tour de Cocktailia Passport at our office or any of the participating lounges today! For more information check artofthecocktail.ca. Please note passports do not include the price of drinks. Participating lounges: Clive’s Classic Lounge, Sauce Restaurant & Lounge, The Marina Restaurant, Prime, Veneto Tapa Lounge and The Black Hat by Bistro 28. More Art of the Cocktail Information Industry guest? Cocktail enthusiast? Planning on attending multiple Art of the Cocktail events? Pick up a specially priced pass, including the all-inclusive Tippler’s Pass and cocktail your way through the whole weekend.

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FOOD&DRINK MONDAY MORSELS “Mark your calendars for Canada’s premiere cocktail festival, Art of the Cocktail, with tastings, competitions and demonstrations taking place at various locations around Victoria from Oct. 13-15. Things begin the first evening from 7pm to 9:30pm in the Crystal Garden with The Grand Tasting. Sample the works of artisan distillers and sample some of the most exciting and colourful concoctions from around the world as you enjoy complimentary appetizers. Tickets are $45 and include two cocktail samples. Additional samples are $1 and available on site (cash only), or for $15 more, treat yourself to the VIP experience and enjoy an hour of token free sampling 6pm to 7pm.

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ktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture and Germany’s most famous yearly event. Though cities across the world celebrate Oktoberfest, Victoria, oddly, isn’t one of them — yet. As the Great Canadian Beer Festival illustrated a few weeks ago, we make some pretty good beer in this part of the world, but, so far, no one has thought to pair it with German food. So while the people who brew around here get to thinking about that, I have an alternative. Visit the Rathskeller and enjoy some solid food with great beer while you wait. The Rathskeller opened its doors sometime in the ’70s on Douglas Street when it actually was a Rathskeller (a cellar) until it moved to its present location on Quadra and View Streets. Originally operated by bon vivant and bane of Victoria parking commissionaires, the late, great Franz (Frank) Kreiger, today daughter Andrea Sims runs things, sharing kitchen duties with long time chef Bryn Fletcher. Sims has been smart enough not to

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Throughout the weekend, enjoy various demonstrations and workshops, including Tiki in the 21st Century, which explores the history and contemporary re-emergence of the greatest bar craze of all time. The Perfumology of Mixology will explore the impact of olfactory factors on mixology and cocktail design. The organizers promise a look at modern cocktail absurdities that will transform the way you approach drinking. Learn more about how tea is taking the cocktail world by storm and new ways to use the vast array of flavours and styles of tea available today. For more information please contact sip@artofthecocktail.ca or call 250-389-0444.

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OKTOBERFEST Continued from previous page fix what isn’t broken: servers still wear Bavarian costumes, imported beers are available by the glass or the boot, and should you visit on a Friday or Saturday evening, you’ll hear the accordion music before you get to the door. This is where I head when I need serious comfort food. You won’t find any organic micro greens or yogurt here. Food is affordable, consistently good, and served in ample portions. For the perfect start to a meal that will take your mind off the declining temperatures outside, begin with potato pancakes and apple sauce, rich beef goulash soup and a handmade pretzel, or a cabbage roll smothered in rich tomato sauce. Entrees are equally tempting. Though wiener schnitzel in Europe CLOCKWISE FROM LOWER LEFT --SCHNITZEL WITH FRIED POTATOES AND is regulated and must be RED CABBAGE, PRETZELS, HOT MUSTARD, BRATWURST, CABBAGE ROLLS. made with veal, here it is made with your choice of pork or chicken — lightly breaded, fried until crisp and golden, and If you’re not a fan of schnitzel, other specialties served with wedges of lemon, fried potatoes include sauerbraten (tender beef marinated or spaetzle, and piquant red cabbage or salad. with red wine, vinegar and spices), frikadellen Other varieties of schnitzel include Holstein (the offspring of a burger and a meatball), beef (topped with a fried egg, anchovies, lox and rouladen stuffed with pickles and bacon, ribs, caviar), Cordon Blue (stuffed with ham and and roasted pork hocks. cheese), Gypsy (smothered with a piquant Be sure to save some room for dessert. pimento sauce), Rahm (with rich cream and Finish with real Black Forest cake or apple herb sauce), and Jaeger schnitzel, slathered strudel and a Rudesheimer Kaffe — worth with bacon, mushrooms and red wine sauce. every calorie and then some. Let’s hope a local If you can’t make up your mind, you have the brewery sees the potential for pairing with the option of the Rathskeller plate, which offers Rathskeller for Oktoberfest 2013. three kinds of schnitzel and a juicy bratwurst.

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MONDAY GUIDE > ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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The new Metchosin Art Gallery (4495 Happy Valley) is hosting an exhibition of works by Frank Mitchell and Sylvia Bews-Wright called Monsters — paintings of various dictators, tyrants and politicians. The opening reception is Sat., Oct. 6 at 1pm. The show runs until Oct. 28 and the gallery is open Thursday to Sunday noon to 5pm.

The DEDfest Horror Film Festival is back with four splat-tastic films, including the Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow, V/H/S, and Famine, Sat., Oct. 6 at the Vic Theatre (808 Douglas). Doors are at 3pm and the first show is at 3:30pm. Tickets are $15 for the full fest or $10 per show, or $10 full fest if you’re dressed as a zombie (from the Zombie Walk, 2pm Centennial Square).

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Jess Shead and Ted Pythian star in Theatre Inconnu's production of Blackbird.

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"Ayad Allawi" by Frank Mitchell is part of Monsters.

Pacific Opera Victoria presents an Italian take on a Shakespearean classic with Verdi’s MacBeth, opening Thurs., Oct. 4 at 8pm at the Royal Theatre. The production also runs Oct. 6, 10 and 12 at 8pm and Oct. 14 at 2pm. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca.

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Theatre Inconnu presents the Laurence Olivier Award-winning play Blackbird by David Harrower, opening Fri., Oct. 5 at 1923 Fernwood. Directed by Graham McDonald and starring Jess Shead and Ted Phythian, Blackbird was inspired by the true story of a young woman and a middle-aged man reuniting 15 years after they had a sexual relationship when the woman was just 12 years old. Blackbird runs until Oct. 20. Tickets at ticketrocket.org.

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Langham Court Theatre opens its 84th season with an ode to romantic letter writing in 84, Charing Cross Road — a nostalgic comedy directed by Sylvia Rhodes and staring Jennifer Hoener and Roger Carr with set design by Sally Crickman. 84, Charing Cross Road runs until Oct. 20. Tickets are available at langhamtheatre.ca or 250-384-2142.

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Roger Carr (left) and Jennifer Hoener star in 84, Charing Cross Road.

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Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre and Winchester Galleries are hosting the Fifth Annual Exhibition and Sale in support of the budding theatre company’s “dream season” at Winchester’s Oak Bay location (2260 Oak Bay), Thurs., Oct. 4 to Sat., Oct. 6. The show features works by more than 20 of Canada’s leading visual artists, including Nathan Birch, Antoine Bittar, Joe Coffey, Cynthia Cooper, Jeff Moloy, Abe Murley, Manish Om’ Prakash, P.K. Page, Brad Pasutti, Joseph Plaskett, Avis Rasmussen, Deirdre Roberts, Iloa Scott and Frances Semple. Drop by between 10am and 5:30pm Thursday and Friday and 10am to 1pm Saturday to view and purchase these works. Chemtrails are a bone of contention for a lot of people. Milky-white vapor trails left behind by airplanes (more commonly known as contrails) leave streaks across the sky — some disappear quickly, while others, some say, linger, stretch out and create a thin layer of “cloud” or haze in our skies. Some people call it a complete crock, others call it atmospheric aerosol geo-engineering (a form of weather control). One of these local chemtrail activists has been spending his own time and money to help educate the public on the topic by holding public, by donation, screenings of popular chemtrail documentaries — first What in the World are they Spraying? in October 2011. Now, a year later, he’s rented the Vic West Community Centre (521 Craigflower) to screen the follow up Why in the World are they Spraying? Sat., Oct. 6 at 7pm. Go decide for yourself. M

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Gregory Dahl and Rebecca Hass in POV's MacBeth.

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MONDAY GUIDE > ARTS & CULTURE

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B.C. Craft Beer Month CELEBRATE THE WEALTH OF LOCAL CRAFT BREW ou forgo the factory brew on special and go for a pint of locally crafted ale at your favourite watering hole. You skip the cheap beer fridges at the local liquor store and opt instead for a “bomber” of your favourite local seasonal brew. You take it one step further and go right to the source, purchasing your beer in refillable glass “growlers” directly from the brewery. October is your month, B.C. craft beer enthusiast. A month you will surely forget — or remember in a frothy haze left behind by all the delicious beer tastings over the next 31 days. So get out there and paint the town amber, brown or blonde, and enjoy the second-annual B.C. Craft Beer Month with these fine events around town:

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ocal Metis artist Lucinda Louise Hatt is hosting a solo show of her acrylic paintings, beginning Tues., Oct. 9 at 730 View. Hatt’s work has a strong focus on family, sport and pets, as well as her Metis heritage. Her style is described as impressionistic, fearless, fluid and passionate. The empty commercial space is for lease, and Hatt operates a business (The Wetcleaner) out of the same building, so the landlord allowed her to use this unconventional space for her art show and sale.The opening reception is from 7 to 11pm Tuesday. The show and sale will also be open to the public Wed., Oct. 10 from 10am to 4pm, before Hatt goes in for Monday-Sunday knee surgery the follow$3 from 11pm-1am ing day. “Painting is like a Oak Bay craving or urge for me,” Recreation says Hatt. “I relish every Centre Pool moment I am drawing, painting, sculpting, 250crafting or teaching art.” 595M

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■ Mondays: Stop in to The Beagle Pub (301 Cook) for a nightly cask tasting at 5:30pm thoughout the month. Oct. 8 features the Pumpkin Ale and Chocolate Porter by Lighthouse Brewing Company. ■ Tuesdays: The Strathcona Hotel’s Games Room (919 Douglas, entrance off Courtney) is featuring cask tastings between 5 and 6pm. Stop in Oct. 9 for a taste of Hoyne Brewing’s Wet Hopped Pale Ale, brewed with local hand-picked Centennial and Cascade hops. More info at strathconahotel.com. ■ Thursdays: Stop by the Strathcona Hotel’s Clubhouse (919 Douglas) at 5pm for a weekly cask tasting. The Oct. 4 offering will be Lighthouse

Brewing Company’s Dry Hopped Switchback IPA. More info at strathconahotel.com. ■ Fridays: Drop in to the Canoe Brewpub (450 Swift) between 4:30 and 6:30pm for mystery cask nights (featuring two-forone appies). The Oct. 5 offering is a creation from Canoe Brewpub brewmaster Daniel Murphy. Canoe will also be featuring casks from Salt Spring Island, Coal Harbour and Phillips over the month. And if you can’t make it to any of these events, or find yourself looking for a taste of cask ale on a Wednesday, stop by Canada’s oldest brewpub Spinnakers (308 Catherine), where they serve a new cask every night (Monday to Friday) for $6 a pint. Oct. 4 features their Original Pale Ale with Sterlings and Oct. 5 features the Northwest Ale with fresh Sooke Cascades. For a full schedule of B.C. Craft Beer Month events, go to craftbeermonth.ca, or visit our local beer consumer advocacy group, The Campaign for Real Ale at camra.ca. M


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Barry Herring (left) and Richard Motchman (right) are showing their work at Xchanges Gallery.

Portraits not the whole picture XCHANGES GALLERY MEMBERS SHOW FRAGMENTS AND MASKS By Mary Ellen Green arts@mondaymag.com

arry Herring and Richard Motchman “These people posed,” says Herring. “They all have a lot in common. sat for me with a backdrop behind them and I For starters, they’re co-hosting photographed these nine people exactly the same Fragments and Masks, an art show at way every time.” Xchanges Gallery opening Oct. 5. In Both Herring and Motchman are subjects in fact, you can hardly tell them apart in the pro- Herring’s 14-piece collection. motional image for the show — two fragments of Motchman’s roughly life-sized works feature two faces pushed up together, creating a curious narrow nude portraits of at least four Xchanges and complex mixed-media portrait. members, taking advantage of his fellow artists’ Both artists are long-time Xchanges studio sympathy to the cause, he says with a laugh. members and although they’ve known each other His process involves photographing his subjects for a decade, they only recently discovered their before painting a section of their bodies on a narmutual affection for both portraiture and the row vertical canvas and applying a mask, which kind of art that is impossible to absorb in a he also makes. moment. “Most of the women are just taken with an Fragments and Masks features complex portrai- unbuttoned shirt,” says Motchman. “There’s ture by both artists; Motchman’s implied nudity rather than actual paintings explore a narrow vernudity.” tical strip of his subjects’ bod“The narrow format fragFRAGMENTS AND ies from just below the navel ments, but it also focuses on just MASKS up to the head, topped with an the person,” says Motchman. Xchanges Gallery interactive mask of the subjects’ The model would choose what (6E-2333 Government) choosing; Herring uses black and kind of mask they would like to Opening Reception white, wet darkroom photograwear, be it Aztec, carnival or in Fri., Oct. 5, 7-9pm phy printing techniques and a the case of his self-portrait — Continues until Oct. 28 sharp knife to present fragmentWest African. Saturdays and Sundays ed portrayals of his subjects. “I was born in East Africa, so I 12–4pm “I like the ambiguity,” says wanted something from there, but Herring. “I don’t like images in Kenya there isn’t a large tradiwhere you look at it and you see tion of masks,” says Motchman. everything. It’s big and it’s done Each mask is made up of two and that’s that. I understand. I’m more interested doors fitted with wooden knobs, allowing the in something that draws me in and says ‘what if viewer to interact with the painting by opening to or what is that? What are we looking at here?’ It reveal the person’s face underneath. forces me, as the viewer, to get more engaged in “I like that the viewer can choose, too, how the the art, and that’s the kind of art I stand in front next viewer will interact with each piece,” says of as opposed to just whisk by in the gallery.” Motchman. Although some of Herring’s work is more It’s not very often that you are encouraged to abstract, all the images come from formal por- touch, let alone play with art in a gallery, so get traits he shot in his studio. down to Xchanges and get in on the fun. M

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MONDAY GUIDE > FILM & CINEMA MASTER OF DISASTER

LOOPY FOR ‘LOOPER’

have been a huge fan of PT Anderson from the outset and consider his films to be highly artistic, thoughtful, and gutsy. Whether portraying the history of the California porn industry (Boogie Nights) or presenting an epic allegory of American greed and chicanery (There Will Be Blood), this five-time Oscar nominee combines stylistic innovation with bold themes. His new opus, The Master, won all the best hardware at the Venice Film Festival and has had most North American critics swooning from all the excitement. Sorry to spoil the party, but this portrait of a cult figure clearly inspired by sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard, creator of long-infamous Scientology, is a dud. Even A-list actors and great production values can’t make it anything other than an opaque meander through strange psychological terrain. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Freddie Quell, a seaman during the Second World War who has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — although it’s equally likely that his propensity for binge drinking and violence is the result of an alienated childhood. He comes under the sway of Lancaster Dodd, a.k.a. The Master (the masterly Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic con artist who rips off wealthy dupes who’ve fallen for the promise of emotional healing via a bizarre “therapeutic” regimen meant to awaken its practitioners to the meaning of their past lives. At the film’s core is the intense and ambivalent relationship between the suavely plump Dodd and his erratic quasi-son, who seems incapable of rising above his baser instincts. Master is wonderfully acted and gorgeously filmed, but also talky and obscure, falling far short of illuminating the nasty world of Scientology. And Master is so involved with the peculiarities and perversities of its fictional characters that it has nothing to say about a truly compelling sister subject: that great, peculiarly American enthusiasm for self-improvement that has spawned everything from Dale Carnegie to EST. Although Anderson’s latest film looks big and important, it will leave most viewers wondering what all the excitement is about. Call it There Will Be Bloodlessness.

We shift from past lives to a unique look at time travel as a great way for the Mob to get rid of unwanted people in Looper, a sci-fi-tinged gangster flick. The way it works is that time travel exists 30 years in the future, although it is highly illegal. Mobsters have sent one of their own back to our present day to hire a gang of so-called “loopers” who stand by at a pre-arranged time, shotgun in hand, ready to execute anyone sent back from the future — thus ensuring a truly undetectable murder victim. Things get, well, loopy when ruthless killer Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) fails to kill his own future self (amusingly played by Bruce Willis). This is against the rules — don’t ask — and not only are Joe and Old Joe being pursued by a crew of fellow loopers, but they are mostly out to kill each other, too. If this sounds like a muddle, rest assured: although the movie has many more complications than there is room to go into here, the plot is nonetheless easy to follow. It is also a great deal of fun, thanks to a sly mix of genre flashiness and some interesting moral and philosophical questions. Throw in good supporting performances by Emily Blunt as a girl worth falling in love with and Jeff Daniels as a crime boss worth killing and you’ve got yourself a movie worth watching. M

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LOOPER ★★★½ Directed by Rian Johnson Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis R - 118 minutes — Continues at the Odeon, Westshore, and SilverCity

FILM & CINEMA CALENDAR OPENING TAKEN 2 -(Odeon/SilverCity/ Westshore) Liam Neeson reprises his role as a retired CIA tough guy who has to use his nastiest skills when his wife gets kidnapped by the vengeful father of the kidnapper that Neeson killed in the last movie. Starts Fri. FRANKENWEENIE -(Capitol/ SilverCity/Westshore) Tim Burton, master of the amusingly morbid, looks to be in fine form in this darkly droll animated tale of a boy who uses electricity to bring his beloved pooch back from the dead. Starts Fri.

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★★ THE BOURNE LEGACY -(Odeon) The hyper-kinetic spy series gets a flaccid and disappointing reboot with a new director and new actor (Jeremy Renner). Co-starring Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS -(Caprice) Greg is totally ready for summer when suddenly his plans all fall apart. What's the poor guy gonna do now? ★★★ DREDD 3D -(Odeon/Caprice) Despite being often one-dimensional, this sci-fi thriller set in a fascist future where supercops act as judge, jury, and executioner has loads of style and a neatly dank visual look. Note: moves from SilverCity to the Caprice on Fri. ★★★½ END OF WATCH -(Capitol/ SilverCity/Uni 4) Jake Gyllenhaal stars in a gripping and very realistic crime drama about a pair of L.A. cops who are marked for death after they confiscate some drugs and guns from a violent cartel. ★★★★ FINDING NEMO 3D -(SilverCity/Westshore) The classic Pixar tale of a clown fish from the Great Barrier Reef who goes looking for her missing son gets a ninth anniversary relaunch in 3D. With the great character voices of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres.

★★½ THE EXPENDABLES 2 -(Caprice) Expect lots of manly mayhem as a group of aging mercenaries (played by aging Hollywood mercenaries like Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and Bruce Willis) go up against a very nasty adversary. This is good, cheesy fun. Note: moves here Friday from the Westshore. ★★★ HOPE SPRINGS -(Odeon/ Caprice) Meryl Streep can't endure her marriage any more and drags her reluctant husband (Tommy Lee Jones) off to intensive couple's counselling to try to revive intimacy and romance. Although the trailers make this look like a comedy it's really a dramedy that does a good, although sometimes heavy-handed, analysis of a dying marriage. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA -(Capitol/ SilverCity/Westshore) A hotel where vampires and sundry other monsters hide out from humans gets a big scare when a backpacking dude shows up looking for a room. This animated comedy features the voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg. HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET -(SilverCity/Westshore) It's horror time again as a mother and daughter move to a new town and buy a house right next door to where a young girl slaughtered her parents. And wouldn't you know it, the nightmare isn't over yet. ★★★½ LAWLESS -(Caprice) This extremely violent, westernflavoured drama set during the Depression features a clan of Virginia moonshiners who don't appreciate it when a new special deputy rolls into town demanding a big cut of their profits. Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Guy Pearce. Based on a true story. Note: moves here Friday from the Westshore. ★★★½ LOOPER -(Odeon/SilverCity/ Westshore) This trippy, noir-tinged sci-fi thriller is a stylish mash-up of hitmen and time travel. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Premium Rush), Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt. See review.

★★ THE MASTER -(Odeon) The latest from Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Magnolia) stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as the charismatic leader of a cult religion who has an intense relationship with an emotionally damaged man (Joaquin Phoenix). Despite powerful performances and a lush filming style, this drama is a dull and very disappointing misstep from a great director. See review. ★★½ PARANORMAN -(Caprice) In an amusingly morbid slice of family animation, a misunderstood boy who can talk to the dead is the only hope to save his town from an army of zombies and ghosts activated by a centuries-old curse. ★★★½ QUEEN OF VERSAILLES -(Odeon) Anyone curious about the lifestyles of the filthy rich should enjoy this documentary chronicling the rise and fall of a billionaire couple who spend zillions on an über-mansion inspired by Versailles, only to see their tacky dreams get hammered by the recent financial collapse. ★★ RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION -(Capitol/SilverCity) The ever-gorgeous zombie stomper Milla Jovovich is back for more gory, ass-kicking action in the fifth iteration of this popular sci-horror series. ★★½ TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE -(Capitol/SilverCity/Uni 4/Westshore) Clint Eastwood plays an ailing and aging baseball scout who takes his estranged daughter (Amy Adams) along on one last recruiting trip. This predictable but engaging comedydrama also stars John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. ★★½ WON'T BACK DOWN -(Capitol/SilverCityy) Two mothers determined to fight for the bestpossible education for their kids take on an intransigent teachers' union, in a based-on-real-events movie with a heavy-handed message (that has infuriated unions). If you don't like the politics, focus on the strong performances from Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Holly Hunter.

PITCH PERFECT -(Odeon/Uni 4/ SilverCity/Westshore) It's a galsversus-the-guys vocal throwdown, as competing campus choirs seem to have gone to college only to major in Glee.

LEAVING THURS. ★★★½ FAREWELL, MY QUEEN -(Odeon) ★★½ ROBOT & FRANK -(Odeon) ★★½ THE CAMPAIGN -(Caprice) ★★★ THE DARK KNIGHT RISES -(Caprice) ★★★½ MOONRISE KINGDOM -(Caprice)

SCREENINGS MOVIE MONDAY - Is screening *** The Descendants. The newest film from Alexander Payne (About Schmidt, Sideways) stars George Clooney as a wealthy man who has to rebuild relationships with his daughters after his wife has a terrible accident. Although episodic and digressive, this is an affecting drama. By donation. 6:30pm MONDAY in the 1900-block Fort. 595FLIC. moviemonday.ca AWARENESS FILM NIGHT -The 18th season for AFN begins with Transition 2.0, an inspirational doc featuring stories from around the globe where groups have created sustainable communities and become less dependent on oil and imported goods. WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 7 pm, at Edward Milne Community School theatre, 6218 Sooke Road. THE RETURN OF DEDFEST! -Yes, zombie lovers, your fave event has come creepily back to life for another day and night of delicious terror. There are four films to snack on: Creepshow, V/H/S, Famine, and the original Night of the Living Dead. People start dying at 3:30 on SATURDAY at the Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street.


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t’s autumn and the books are falling, leaving beautiful colours throughout Victoria. Yes, you read that correctly — books. For one very special day, you might need a rake to clear out all the literary material from city sidewalks, under trees and park benches, around bus stops and the doorways of waiting rooms, as the Victoria Writers Festival prepares its first-ever mass book share: A Book Leaving — over 200 works scattered throughout the city on Thurs., Oct. 4. And you are invited to play in the leaves. “This is really a celebration of serendipity,” says Sara Cassidy, local author and a director of the upcoming festival. “Reading calls on serendipity all the time — why do we pick up what we do at certain times? We really don’t know what we’re in for, what the words will do, or what emotional journey we will be on, so it requires a certain amount of openness, and a certain amount of chance. Finding a book on a low wall — you can’t get more serendipitous than that.” Residents will stumble upon novels, poetry collections, memoirs, children’s books, even do-it-yourself guides throughout Victoria, most donated by Russell Books and strewn by volunteers. The books are free for the taking, and will include a note asking people to visit the Victoria Writers Festival website and post about the experience — how they came to find the book, whether they will pass it on or keep it, and what (if they’ve started to read their book) they make of it. “There is something so fun about finding a good book. We constantly pass on and share books hand-tohand, much like we share good food or a great place to travel. We say ‘Here, taste this, try this,’ because

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we want someone else to have that same incredible experience we did,” says Cassidy. “This event really captures the spirit of that desire.” While there are no demands on those who find the books — Cassidy says you can read it, pass it on, or keep the book as a lovely decoration for a shelf — she hopes people will take this opportunity to engage in the process and remember the importance of books. “I do worry that people are forgetting about books nowadays,” says Cassidy. “It’s not the time commitment — as soon as you enter one, the book draws its own time, and a good one will make you prioritize it — but I worry that people forget to open them in the first place.” With the festival only one weekend away on Oct. 12 and 13, chances are good that residents will remember the value of literature. Acclaimed and local writers Ronald Wright, Anakana Schofield, Esi Edugyan, Jan Zwicky, Tim Lilburn, Susan Musgrave, Bill Gaston, Brian Brett and others will read, lecture, teach and take part in panel discussions — all open to the public. Hosts will include Green MP Elizabeth May, and CEO of the Greater Victoria Public Library Maureen Sawa. This year’s festival will also feature a write-off event, and the inaugural Pacific Comics Art Festival, sponsored by Legends Comics. “Books are not something to be afraid of, or intimidated by,” says Cassidy, who admits she often will read four or five at a time, with some she has drawn out as long as seven months. “Writers are really just people speaking to ourselves. It’s one of the most intimate forms of communication.” To learn more about A Book Leaving, the upcoming festival, or some of the contests the group is currently hosting (where you can win prizes by uploading a photo of people reading in Victoria), visit the website at victoriawritersfestival.com. M

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ll Signs: Fiery Mars flicts in the next two months now moves into with a partner, spouse, felSagittarius, which low worker or friend. From will give everyone your point of view, others are the travel bug. Mars shows being assertive, a real pain when we feel spontaneousin the neck. In response, you ly restless and impulsive. In find it hard to compromise astrology, Mars rules our or give in. (“Like hell!”) The muscles, our sex drive, our GEORGIA upside, however, is that we style of aggression and how NICOLS all have relationships where we express our ego. As it travneither party expresses their els through the 12 signs every grievances and instead just two years, it “lights up” different areas smoulders in resentment. With Mars of our lives and boosts them with opposite your sign, it is far easier to energy and activity. When it lines put your cards on the table and express up with our Venus, we seek physical, your feelings. And hey, that’s lusty love. When it lines up with our one definition of intimacy: Mercury, our mental energy is sharp- The person whom you will ened. Mars also signifies where we really tell the truth. will have conflicts. Hey, don’t yell. If you want to get someone’s attention, whisper. (Especially if you’re starting CANCER JUNE 21-JULY 22 to talk to your parents and your kids This shift of Mars is good for Cancer because it will make you work hard and in the same voice.) be productive. In the next few months, you’ll throw your energy into whatARIES MARCH 21-APRIL 19 ever you’re doing with great gusto and You’re totally stoked to expand your then you will take considerable pride world. Naturally, hopping a plane to in whatever you achieve. Make the someplace exciting or taking a road most of this opportunity because you trip to watch those telephone poles go have the energy, so why not use it? The by will delight you. However, you will only tricky thing is you’ll want credit be just as thrilled to learn something for your accomplishments because you new by exploring courses, philoso- identify very strongly with whatever phy, religion and other people’s beliefs. you do now. So if someone tries to Basically, you want to open up new steal your limelight, you won’t like it! dimensions of reality. Unfortunately, This is also a good time to maintain because Mars is so feisty and competi- a program of rigorous physical tive, this can also indicate involvement activity to boost your health. with the law or the court system Follow Miss Piggy’s advice: in the next two months. In Never eat more than you the meantime, can you sing can lift. Home on the Range in beef flat? LEO JULY 23-AUG 22 Good news for Leos! For the next TAURUS APRIL 20-MAY 20 seven weeks, Mars will be in your Mars rules the military and aggressive fellow Fire Sign, which will really confrontation. For the first time since invigorate you! It will also increase November 2010, Mars is travelling your self-confidence and make you through the part of your chart involv- feel extra strong. It’s a good kind of ing shared property, jointly-held pos- strength, however; you will feel no sessions, inheritances, taxes and debt. need to struggle with others. It’s also It follows, therefore, that you might the perfect kind of energy for you to have disputes in these same areas. initiate new programs and begin new (Bummer.) The next two months are a projects. You’ll be unusually decisive poor time to go for a loan or a mort- and proactive. (This includes being gage. But there is an upside. The ener- hot in bed.) Get away on a vacation gy of Mars is very sexual and now it if you can because you want amusing will be travelling through your House diversions. Romance, physical loveof Sex. (!) Connect the dots. Your making, sports events, parties and sex drive will be strongly stimulated! playful times with children You will seek intense relationwill be tops on your menu. ships that transport you to a You intend to do your own heady transcendent realm. thing! “I yam what I yam.” (Sounds like a pretty tall order.) VIRGO AUG 23-SEPT 22 Things are going to be busy on the GEMINI MAY 21-JUNE 20 home front. For many reasons, you Not since November 2010 has Mars will have increased activity and opposed your sign. Now it’s back chaos where you live for the next few stirring up trouble between you and months. (And this heightened energy others. This definitely indicates con-

could also reverberate into your family relationships.) One reason could be home renovations or making changes to where you live – possibly residential moves. (Classic for your sign right now.) Or you might have visiting guests or other situations that upset your home routine. Naturally, whatever upsets your home routine can also upset your relationships with family members. (Grrr.) Try to be aware of what you say and do to guard against fighting “over nothing.” LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Without question, the pace of your days is going to accelerate in the next few months. Suddenly, you’ve got things to do, people to see and places to go. Many of you will take short trips and be busy running errands. Some of you will also communicate much more through reading, writing, studying or writing letters. Because you so strongly identify with your beliefs now, these communications will have an enthusiastic sense of urgency as if something is really at stake. But is there? Don’t get your belly in a rash. (It’s tough to keep your shirt on when you want to get something off your chest.) SCORPIO OCT 23-NOV 21 “Show me the money!” Among other things, Mars represents your ego. In the next few months, Mars will travel through your House of Earnings, which means you will probably identify much more than usual with whatever you own. You might even feel that you are what you have. Naturally, this is not true. You aren’t your bank account, your wardrobe, or your possessions, etc. (It could be argued that you are your car and your shoes.) This is why you might get into disputes about possessions. This is also why you might start spending cash like it’s going out of style, which, ironically, apparently it is. SAGITTARIUS NOV 22-DEC 21 Holy wild horses! For the next six weeks, fiery Mars will be in your sign. This will hugely energize you and rev your engines. It’s also an indication that there’s a lot of activity in your life in the next few months and that you’re going to do everything you can to further your own best interests. “Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!” Naturally, because Mars rules the military, you will be much more of a fighter for your rights than usual. Your physical energy will be high and you won’t back down from a chal-

lenge. I recommend getting increased physical exercise so you can burn off any built-up steam you may feel. “More whiskey and fresh horses for my men! CAPRICORN DEC 22-JAN 19 Because fiery Mars will move through a hidden part of your chart for the next few months, quite literally you might find yourself dealing with secret enemies. Since they are secret, you won’t really know, will you? The truth of the matter is more like you will be dealing with hidden forces that are working against your best interests. Therefore, if you are dealing with someone and you sense that something fishy is going on – it is! I don’t want you to be distrustful of others, but don’t be naïve. It might also be hard to get the credit for the work you do. The main thing to keep in mind is when you feel like confronting others, very likely you are better off confronting yourself. Actually, this is a great opportunity for you to identify your own selfdefeating behaviour. AQUARIUS JAN 20-FEB 18 You’ll get a big kick out of being physically active with groups (especially in sports, gym classes or martial arts) in the next two months. It’s as if you have energy to burn! Plus you feel highly competitive. Well, this is the most brash expression of this influence. Mars will also help you to work very well with groups in the next few months because you have lots of physical energy to lend to the team. In fact, you’ll get lots of personal gratification by lending your energy to any kind of group effort. Plus you’ll be a leader! Therefore, rally your troops and focus them in the direction you want to go because you can move mountains and build bridges. PISCES FEB 19-MARCH 20 Not since November/December 2010 have you felt this ambitious. You’re all systems go! That’s why you’ll work hard at something in the next few months, especially if you can do it independently, using your own individual initiative and effort. Preferably, you will be your own boss. If not, conflict with co-workers could arise because you’re going to do things your own way (plus you do feel competitive with others). You also want credit for what you do and you don’t want to share the praise. The best way to handle this influence is to look for a win-win situation with others. Then everyone is happy. (He who hesitates is miles from the next exit.)

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SUN. OCT. 7 MYSTERY CREATURE (GUIDED WALK) - With the help of a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist, solve riddles to find clues hidden along the trail. At the end, piece the puzzle together to discover who the mystery creature is. 1-2:30pm at Witty’s Lagoon Nature Centre (off Metchosin). Free. 250-478-3344. TEA LEAF READINGS - See into your cup and have your tea leaves read by Ellena. SUNDAYS 2-4pm at James Bay Coffee and Books (143 Menzies). 250386-4700, jamesbaycoffeeandbooks. com. BOARD GAMES NIGHT - Scrabble and more. SUNDAYS 5:30pm at the Superior (106 Superior). Free. 250380-9515. THANKSGIVING DAY SOCIAL This Thanksgiving, take part in an unforgettable evening of dynamic music and dirty dancing with Sunday Buckets and Dope Soda hosted by the one-and-only Dylan Willows from TheZone and non-stop socializing. 9pm-2am at Club 9ONE9 (919 Douglas). $13 advance, from Coastline Surf and Sport. 250-217-2887.

THURS. OCT. 4 EVERY STEP COUNTS: THE FALL SESSION - Ccelebrate and support Every Step Counts and play a part in this dynamic program’s continuing success story of empowering people through community, healthy food and the power of running. Annual fundraiser includes includes food from Zambri’s, PIG, AJ’s Organic Cafe and Habit as well as live music from The Fine Grinds, the Capitols and Weak Patrol and a silent aution. 6-9pm at the Atrium (800 Yates). $35 advance, available at Frontrunners and the Victoria Cool Aid Society and AJ’s Organic Cafe, or $40 at door. 250-882-5261, CoolAid.org/atrium. SIERRA SOCIAL - Join environmental charity Sierra Club BC at the annual social, with featured guest speaker Gerald Amos from the Haisla First Nation talking about the proposed Enbridge pipeline and tankers. Silent auction, light refreshments and hosted cocktails. 6-9pm at University Club (Ring Road, UVic). $65. 250-217-0772, sierraclub. bc.ca/social.

MOSS STREET MARKET - See the market that has vendors making, baking and growing everything they sell. Seasonal food, locally made crafts, artisan bakers and more. SATURDAYS 10-2pm at Moss and Fairfield. Through mid-October with mini markets Nov. 3 & 10 (10am-noon). MossStreetMarket.com. METCHOSIN FARMERS' MARKET - Farm fresh goodies and locally grown offerings to please every taste. Through October. SUNDAYS 11am-2pm at Metchosin Municipal Grounds (4450 Happy Valley). Free. metchosinfarmersmarket@gmail.com. VICTORIA DOWNTOWN PUBLIC MARKET - Visit Victoria's one-stop shop for all of your local grocery and farmers market needs. WEDNESDAYS noon-5pm until October at Market Square (Inner Courtyard). Free. victoriapublicmarket.com.

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MARKETS JAMES BAY MARKET - Live music, food, farmers, artisans and service providers offer quality handmade, homemade and homegrown products. SATURDAYS 9am-3pm at 332 Menzies. Free. jamesbaymarket.com.

THURS. OCT. 4 A BOOK LEAVING - An advance event of the Victoria Writers Festival: find a book around town, take it, write in to the website: victoriawritersfestival.com.

WED. OCT. 10 DISCUSSION OF MENTAL HEALTH - The public is invited to "Out of the Shadows and Into the Sunshine," a mental-health information fair at the University of Victoria on World Mental Health Day. 11am-2pm at Michèle Pujol Room (Ring Road, UVic’s Student Union Building). Free. 250-721-7007.

CDI COLLEGE - Sentimental Transformations: The Art of Procrastination. Six years of visual artwork by Matthew Fleet. 5-9pm at 950 Kings.

SAT. OCT. 6 WINCHESTER GALLERIES - Blue Bridge Art Exhibit. 1pm at 2260 Oak Bay. METCHOSIN ART GALLERY Monsters: artists Frank Mitchell and Sylvia Bews-Wright will be exhibiting their work. 1pm. To Oct. 28 at 4495 Happy Valley. ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA - Back to the Land, In Conversation with the Artists: join celebrated ceramists from our region in the galleries as they share about their life and work: 1-2:30pm. Back to the Land Lecture: Canadian Historian Nancy Janovicek from the University of Calgary recounts the back-to-theland movement in BC in the 60s and 70s which set the stage for creative production: 2:30pm at 1040 Moss.

COMMUNITY SCREENING SISTERS - Join the new program due to launch in October. Make a difference and provide support to women during screening for cervical cancer by attending appointments with clients and providing telephone support in between appointments. Call Sue Dakers 250-661-4413. BORDERLINE PERSONALITY SOCIETY OF BC - Weekly support group. Friends, partners and family also welcome. WEDNESDAY, 7pm at Capital Mental Health Association (125 Skinner). Free. 250-383-5144 ext 2127, bpdsocietyofbc@gmail.com. SUPPORT GROUP - Support group for phobias, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and OCD. With Dr. Tom Lipinski, registered psychologist. THURSDAYS 7pm at the Bridge Centre (125 Skinner). Free. 250-389-1211. LIFERING - Addiction support program. THURSDAYS 7:30pm at

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GARDEN CITY SOUL REVUE- With The Chantrelles, the Valuables, The Noble Thiefts, Mis en Scene and Truth. 8pm at Club 9ONE9 (919 Douglas). $10/12. RISE AGAINST- With Gaslight Anthem. Save On Foods Memorial Centre. Selectyourtickets.com JENNY RITTER - Alt-country with her debut album Bright Mainland featuring Adrian Dolan and Adam Dobres on electric guitar. With guest David Newbury. 7:30pm THURSDAY and FRIDAY at the Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora). $TBA.

MON. OCT. 8 JOHN LENNON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - Bring your instrument to a special open mic. 7:30pm at Bartholomew's Pub (777 Douglas). $TBA.

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FRI. OCT. 5 SUDDENLY DANCE 20TH ANNIVERSARY-Taboo honours the enduring curiosity and continued vision of founding artistic co-directors Miles Lowry and David Ferguson. With special guest performers, fine art and silent auction. 6pm at The Superior (106 Superior). $40 at 250-380-9515.

JASON LOWE -Australian singersongwriter with Spirit of Canada finalist Sherry Lynn Hooper. 7pm at The Well (821 Fort). $8.

THE ADULTS- Geoff Lundstrom and Jason Cook play high-energy covers at the Canoe Brewpub (450 Swift). $5 after 9pm. TOM VICKERY TRIO - Jazz jam. 8pm at Hermann's Jazz Club (753 View). $4/8.

FRI. OCT. 5 ACRES OF LIONS- WIth Fall in Archaea, Everyone Everywhere, The Harbour Sound for the CB Booking pre-fest party. 10pm at Logan's Pub (1821 Cook). $10. THE BROKEN STRINGS - Victoria's most diverse cover band. 9pm at Canoe Brewpub (450 Swift). $5 after 9pm. MD WREN AND THE SICK KIDS -WIth Dylan Davis. 10pm at Soprano's (730 Caledonia). $7.

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SCREENINGS VICTORIA FILM FEST JUDGING -The VFF is inviting the public to a series of screenings of short documentaries to help select the entries for next year's Fest. The "View & Vote" screenings take place every MONDAY over lunch hour at the downtown public library. For info, call 250-389-0444.

THE ROXY ★★½ PARANORMAN - (3:40pm Sat and Sun) In an amusingly morbid slice of family animation, a misunderstood boy who can talk to the dead is the only hope to save his town from an army of zombies and ghosts activated by a centuries-old curse. ★★★ MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED - (2pm Sunday) Those mouthy NYC zoo escapees are up to their usual colourful antics in a wittily entertaining animation romp. ★★★ ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT -(2pm Saturday) After their continent is set adrift, Manny, Diego, and Sid have some crazy, rollicking, humour-filled adventures. This is very fine family entertainment. PREMIUM RUSH — (14A) 7PM FRIDAY TO THRUSDAY THE EXPENDABLES — (14A) 8:40PM FRIDAY TO THURSDAY

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