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David Suzuki and special guests for an inspiring night full of wisdom. At Farquhar Auditorium.

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the kids to the beloved Nutcracker Suite story, as told by the two popular TV rabbits. At the McPherson.

story of a young actress weaves sex and power into a cat-and-mouse game. At the Belfry Theatre until Dec. 14.

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Artwork smaller than 18” – photos, sculptures, jewellery and more – is on display and for sale. Nov 1223 at 3221 Heatherbell.

all Royal Blue. Watch our WHL team take on the Kelowna Rockets at SaveOn-Foods Memorial Centre.

Junior B hockey at The Q! Centre every Wednesday. Nov. 19 the boys take on the Victoria Cougars. westshorewolves.ca

strange and intriguing show from Langham Court about mystery and secrecy. Nov. 19-Dec.6.

Royal Canadian Navy’s band teams up with the UVic Wind Symphony. At Farquhar Auditorium. tickets.uvic.ca

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Christmastime at The Vinyl Cafe. But today the popular record store is subbed in by the Royal Theatre.

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Get dressed in your tux, evening gown or vintage costume – finished with an exotic mask, of course – and enjoy this Venetian- style ball and evening of mystery and intrigue at the Fairmont Empress, complete with red carpet arrivals, performances, roaming appetizers, Martini Mashed Potato stations, dancing, auctions and prizes and more! A fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation. Tickets and info: victoriaball.com JAPANESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL Oct. 25

The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society presents the 15th annual Japanese Cultural Fair at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre Oct. 25. An opportunity to discover island nation’s foods, arts and cultural traditions, drop by from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to savour delicious sushi, bento boxes and sweet manju desserts, take in ikebana, bonsai and tea ceremony demonstrations, plus martial arts, Taiko, dance performances and much more. vncs.ca PuMPkinfest at GaleY farMs oct. 25 and 26

Celebrate fall with the family! Entertainment, kids activities, hay rides, U-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, petting farm, haunted house and a new Cow Train; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit galeyfarms.net for ticket info.

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Christmas treats while browsing goods made by local artisans. Nov. 6, 10am-4pm at Caleb Pike Heritage Park (1589 Millstream). Saanich Peninsula Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair - Support the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary at this

annual festive bazaar and craft fair. Nov. 15, 10am-3pm at Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney (2243 Beacon).

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The Crystal Garden hosts the 26th annual Christmas event, which features fine crafts, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions. Nov. 28-30. outofhand.ca festival of fear at GaleY farMs Til Oct. 31

Jump, screaming, into the Halloween spirit with spooky activities for all ages: kids’ Haunted House, Carnevil Haunted House for adults, the Cornfield of Horror, Crazy Train and Madame Isabella’s Séance. Nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. at 4150 Blenkinsop Rd. Online booking and information at galeyfarms.net or 250-477-5713. the coMic striPPers oct. 29

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comedians – wearing nothing but tight black pants and coloured bow ties, breathe new life into standard improv games. No nudity (just extreme hilarity); a show for all genders, but 19+. University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, University of Victoria, 250-721-8480. Ghosts of victoria festival Til Nov. 1

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Victoria Hindu Parishad present its annual cultural dance program to celebrate the East Indian festival of Diwali. The program features local talent, from dancers to musicians, putting Hindi and Punjabi culture on display. At UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets, $15, at tickets.uvic.ca. DAVID SUZUKI’S the blue dot tour Nov. 7

Famed environmentalist and speaker David Suzuki brings his last national tour to UVic’s

concerts United in Song - UVic choirs Nov. 2

Farquhar Auditorium to share a lifetime of wisdom. With special guests Kinnie Starr, Shane Koyzcan and more. Tickets, starting at $20, at tickets.uvic.ca

A joint concert at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church (1701 Elgin) featuring the UVic Chorus, Chamber Singers and Philomela Women’s Choir. Tickets, $15/$8, at door or findsyoung@gmail.com.

Creative Craft Fairs Nov. 7-9

FRED PENNER singalong NOV. 2

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Beloved entertainer Fred Penner, who has been performing for children for more than 30 years, brings his guitar to the Royal Theatre. Tickets start at $20. rmts. bc.ca Buck 65 Nov. 6 and 7

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(517 Yates) for a pair of shows. Tickets, $24, at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and ticketweb.ca. lafeyette string quartet Nov. 7

University of Victoria’s string quartet-in-residence performs Haydn, Sostakovich and Ravel. At Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Tickets, $25, at tickets.uvic.ca. The Victoria Symphony presents: THE SIGNATURE SERIES BRITTENS WAR REQUIEM Nov. 8

More than 160 vocalists join forces with the Victoria Symphony, led by Maestra Tania

Miller, for an evocative and passionate show focusing on the impact of war. Royal Theatre. Tickets, $30. rmts.bc.ca GOB Nov. 9 and 10

Talk about nostalgia. The Vancouver-based band brings their rockin’ pop-punk sound to Victoria for two shows at Lucky Bar (517 Yates). Tickets, $12.50, at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and ticketweb.ca. Sam Roberts Band Nov. 12

Vancouver alt-rockers Pigeon Park open for the popular

Canadian band, fronted by namesake Sam Roberts, to celebrate The Q Centre’s housewarming. Tickets, $29.50 and up, at selectyourtickets.com. Tokyo Police Club Nov. 14

The Ontario group hits up Alix Goolden Performance Hall (907 Pandora) with guests Said the Whale and The Pack A.D. Tickets, $28, at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and ticketweb.ca. Naden Band and UVic Wind Symphony Nov. 21

The two fantastic musical groups join forces for a memorable show, in support of the Naden Band Scholarship in Music Performance. At UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets, $10/$15, at tickets.uvic.ca. Onyx Trio Nov. 22

Open Space Gallery and Blue Moss Ensemble present new music for flute, harp and fiola, performed by Vancouver’s Onyx Trio. A Q&A with the composers and musicians will follow. Tickets, starting at $11, at Open Space (510 Fort). openspace.ca shades of blue - uvic vocal jazz Nov. 23

The show features soulful ballads guaranteed to warm the heart, and hot swing music to warm the feet. At Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Admission by donation.

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BALLETBOYZ - Dance Victoria brings this amazing

production, the brainchild of two Royal Ballet alums, to the Royal Theatre Nov. 14 & 15. The show features an energetic group of 10 talented dancers performing contemporary ballet. Tickets, starting at $29, at rmts.bc.ca.

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Pianist Arthur Rowe performs solo works by Shubert and Liszt. At Phillip T. Young

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Recital Hall. Tickets, $18/$14, at tickets.uvic.ca. The Trews Nov. 26

Nova Scotia’s own The Trews continue their cross-Canada tour with at stop at Lucky Bar (858 Yates). Tickets, $26.50, available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and Ticketweb. ca. Alexandra pohran dawkins Nov. 26

Talented oboeist and English horn player presents her recent research and creative work, with performances of new compisitions and improvised music. At Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Admission by donation. STUART MCLEAN Nov. 27 and 28

The man behind The Vinyl Cafe series brings Christmas to the forefront at the fictional Toronto record store with a stage show at the Royal Theatre. Tickets to see Stuart McLean’s popular mix of storytelling and music start at $56.75. rmts.bc.ca CURRENT SWELL Nov. 29

The Victoria-based rock band performs a hometown show at the Royal Theatre. Tickets, starting at $30, at rmts.bc.ca. THE HURON CAROLE – Nov. 30

Join singer, and event organizer, Tom Jackson as he and fellow musicians reenact the first Huron Carole charity event that took place in 1987. Guest artists in the musical and a special concert include Don Amero, Shannon

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performing on the West Shore, having played Rock the Shores in years past, and they’ll do it again on Nov. 12 when they headline The Q Centre’s homecoming party. Tickets, $29.50 and up, at selectyourtickets.com

Gaye, Beverley Mahood and One More Girl. At the Royal Theatre. Tickets, $52.50, at rmts.bc.ca.

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They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky... everyone’s favourite creepy family comes to the McPherson Playhouse in all new story for this benefit in support of Kaleidoscope Theatre. Tickets start at $25. rmts.bc.ca Margaret Cho Nov. 2

The comedian brings her signature style, tackling difficult and taboo topics, to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets, starting at $42.50, at tickets.uvic. ca. Adults only.

A Midsummer Night’s dream Nov. 6-22

UVic’s Phoenix Theatre sets this classic Shakespeare tale in 1970s New York, as punk rockers begin to usurp the flower-power children of the 1960s. Tickets, starting at $16, at finearts.uvic.ca/ theatre/phoenix/tickets. wayne brady nov. 8

The popular improviser, best known for his Whose Line is it Anyway? work, brings his comedy and music skills to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium as part of his It’s My Line tour. Tickets at tickets.uvic.ca MAX & RUBY in nutcracker suite Nov. 10

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VANCOUVER TONY BENNETT

There aren’t many 88-yearolds who can muster up the strength and stamina to perform as well as Tony Bennett can at his age. Heck, there aren’t a lot of musicians half his age who put on as engaging of a show. Check out one of the world’s most recognizable voices when he comes to the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on Nov. 8. BOB NEWHART

One of the most famous comedian-actors in history delivers his deadpan sense of humour to a crowd at the River Rock on Nov. 15. FLEETWOOD MAC

Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and John McVie are more commonly known collectively as Fleetwood Mac. Expect the rock band, best known for Landslide, Go Your Own Way, The Chain and Rhiannon, to play some of their greatest hits when they play Rogers Arena (Nov. 18) and Tacoma Dome (Nov. 20). VANCOUVER ALTERNATIVE FASHION WEEK[END]

This unique underground fashion and arts event

yes, this is a kids show – as they hear a telling of The Nutcracker Suite so vivid that it comes to life before their eyes. Tickets, $35. McPherson Playhouse. rmts. bc.ca.

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celebrates unrestricted creativity in a wide variety of media, including wearable art, music, film, theatre, dance and more. Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[End] is an arts and fashion festival that makes lesser-known artists and their work more accessible than other like events. Nov. 21-23 at 1880 Triumph in Vancouver. valt.ca

VENUS IN FUR NOV. 11- DEC. 14

This adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s erotic novel comes to the Belfry Theatre (1921 Gladstone). Performers tell the story of a young actress and a director, weaving sex and power into terrific game of cat and mouse. Tickets, starting at $37, at tickets.belfry.bc.ca.

This American blues-rock duo hit the mainstream in 2010 when their single **Tighten Up** helped them win a trio of Grammy Awards. Their popularity continues to rise with the ultra-successful 2011 release El Camino, and this year’s Turn Blue. See them live at Seattle’s KeyArena on Nov. 1. ADAM COROLLA

The multitalented comedian, actor, radio show host, author and reality TV competition regular hits the road, bringing The Adam Corolla Show to Seattle’s Neptune Theatre on Nov. 22. JUDAS PRIEST: REDEEMER OF SOULS TOUR 2014

One of the most influential and longest-standing metal bands in music history, Judas Priest continues to put on

GREAT BIG WORDSMITH - Alan Doyle, frontman of Great Big Sea, comes to Chapters Victoria on Nov. 15 at 2pm in support of his memoir, Where I Belong.

JOHN CLEESE NOV. 15

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high-energy, entertaining stage shows around the world. The Tacoma Dome on Nov. 22 is the band’s last American stop on their Redeemer of Souls Tour. ALICE COOPER

We’re glad Vincent Furnier decided to change his name early on in his career; Alice Cooper has a much better ring to it. His music career began in the late ‘60s, and the shock rocker doesn’t appear to have slowed down since. He brings his unique brand of horrorinspired music to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma on Nov. 23.

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Cleese returns to Victoria for one show only at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium as part of his So Anyway autobiographical tour. Tickets, $50, at tickets.uvic.ca. JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY TOUR NOV. 15

Some of the best and brightest working in comedy today – Demetri Martin, John Dore, Todd Glass and Levi MacDougall – hit the McPherson for two shows on Nov. 15. Tickets, $53. rmts.bc.ca THE SMALL ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS NOV. 19-DEC. 6

performances of a terrific cast as the story tells the tale of forbidden love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere. Tickets, $40. rmts.bc.ca

Artist’s reception Nov. 1 at 2pm. At Coast Collective (3221 Heatherbell).

ALICE VS. WONDERLAND NOV. 26-DEC.14

Books, prints and objects dating to the period, plus “trench art” from Europe and the Middle East. At UVic’s Legacy Maltwood Gallery, McPherson Library.

Blue Bridge puts its psychadelic take on Carroll’s classic story, with Alice now traveling through a fantastical dreamscape. Tickets, starting at $28.35, at ticketrocket.org

VISUAL ARTS

Langham Court Theatre presents this intiguing story of Grace, who is drawn to the mystery behind the door at the top of the stairs – the contents of which her husband wants to keep secret. Tickets at langhamtheatre.ca.

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FABULOUS FAKES OCT. 29-NOV. 9

Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Symphony stage Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical Camelot. Enjoy the music and

This exhibition explores the impact the potter had on fellow ceramic and non-ceramic artists. At the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss).

The Island Illustrators Society presents an illustrative look at famous artwork and artists in fun and unusual mediums.

Living and Dying in Victorian Times October 31 I 8 – 11 pm $30 per person 19+ only, ID Required #RBCMNight

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MAYOREAK ASHOONA NOV. 15-29

The Baffin Island artist’s work – imaginative and colourful graphics, and stunning carvings – will be on exhibit at the Madrona Gallery (606 View). VIDEO ART THERAPY II: VIDEOPSYCHOTHERAPY NOV. 21-DEC. 13

Artist Brian MacDonald’s interactive video show to identify psychological problems and disorders, as participants are guided through different stages of testing and receive a personalized Video Art Therapy treatment. At Open Space.


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Quinn-tessential BACHAND KYLE SLAVIN

Victoria’s Quinn Bachand is nominated for five Canadian Folk Music Awards.

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In early September, as Quinn Bachand was on a short music tour through Washington and Oregon, admissions officers at Berklee College of Music in Boston were trying to get ahold of him. With Bachand’s first year of post-secondary officially under way and the university student not in class, he found out – after a performance at the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon – that his attendance was necessary in Boston, otherwise he’d be dropped from his classes. So Bachand jetted to school for a couple days to ensure he wasn’t dropped, and then returned to Washington to get right back to performing. “These were gigs booked a long time ago. I love touring, but I want to get the most out of this (school) experience, so I know I’ll have to balance that now,” says Bachand from his dorm in Massachusetts. The Victoria guitarist, best known for performing Celtic music alongside his fiddler sister, Qristina, earlier this year won a full-ride scholarship, valued at more than $250,000, to attend the prestigious university. Now well into his first year at school, Bachand – who admits he can’t really read music – says he’s loving the breadth of classes he’s taking. He says he can already see just how great of an experience this will be. “After grad, I wanted to go out and learn from people I want to learn from and continue the career that I have. Berklee was so appealing because I get that here. A lot of my heroes, people that I listen to on my iPod, have come here,” Bachand says. The 18-year-old is already close to a decade into his music career. After first picking up the violin as a five-

year-old, he and his sister started performing together before his age was in the double digits. “It was like a natural thing for me to learn the fiddle, because my sister did it; I played the violin, and I’m really happy that was the case. It’s like learning another language. It’s like if I have been in French immersion, I’d be able to express myself in a different language. I learn violin and I can now express myself through music,” Bachand says. He switched to the guitar around age 10, and that, he says, allowed for more musical growth for him and his sister. “It’s much easier listening when it’s a guitar and a fiddle, than two fiddles, because people like harmony. So we were able to do that, and I was able to really start thinking about what was happening musically on a chordal instrument while delving into something like Irish music, where there’s traditionally no harmony,” he says. Through his teen years, Bachand learned to play a number of other instruments, including the banjo, bouzouki and mandolin. This month, Bachand is expected to take another few days off school to attend the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Ottawa, where he’s nominated with his newest group, Brishen. With five nominations to his name (including Emerging Artist of the Year, Young Performer of the Year and Group of the Year), Bachand has more nominations than any other Canadian artist or act. “It’s really exciting. Qristina and I were nominated a couple years ago, and it’s a very fun experience,” he says. “I have a lot of friends who are also nominated, so it’ll be like a big reunion.” See qbachand.com or brishenmusic.com


MUSIC BRIEFS Music Of The Mad Men Era, Oct. 30 To Nov. 1 – The Victoria Symphony and the stellar vocal quintet Five By Design present the songs made famous by Bobby Darin, Rosemary Clooney, Wayne Newton, Frank Sinatra and others. Tickets start at $30. rmts. bc.ca Wncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band, Oct. 24 – This concert fundraiser will help the longstanding blues band get to Memphis, Tenn. in January 2015, after winning a spot to compete at the International Blues Challenge. Great stage music for a great cause. At Tally Ho Sports Bar, (3020 Douglas), 8pm. Tickets, $20, at Tally Ho and Lyle’s Place. Barney Bentall and the Grand Cariboo Opry, Nov. 7, 8 & 20 – The popular singer-songwriter performs a trio of fundraising variety shows in Greater Victoria in November (Nov. 7, Friendship Community Church; Nov. 8, First Metropolitan Church; Nov. 20, Edward Milne Community Centre). Tickets for Nov. 7 & 8 at Breadstuff’s Bakery, The Dollar Den and Lyle’s Place. Tickets for Sooke show at eventbrite.ca Lest We Forget, Oct. 25 – Join the Victoria Symphony at the Bay Street Armoury for this special concert of remembrance, including new work by local composer Tobin Stokes telling the story of J.C. Richardson, the famous Canadian piper who inspired the troops into battle. Tickets start at $20. mts.bc.ca Current Swell, Nov. 29 – The Victoria-based rock band performs a hometown show at the Royal Theatre, along with friends The Roper Show. Tickets, starting at $30, at rmts.bc.ca UVic Orchestra's Ways of Passion, Nov. 29 – With Elizabeth Clarke on piano, the orchestra performs works by Brahms, Strauss and Prokofiev. At UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets, $15/$20, at tickets.uvic.ca

Putting the ‘Cho’ in Psycho Margaret Cho’s latest show goes deep NATALIE NORTH

and something that you want to be a role model for?

hen comedy matriarch Joan Rivers passed away in September, her fans were left grieving. For comedian Margaret Cho, the process meant honouring her mentor through the outlet she knows best – comedy. The lifelong comic of stage and screen visits University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium Nov. 2 with a new solo show about depression and grief. “There’s no ‘i’ in ‘team,’ but there is a ‘Cho’ in ‘psycho’” delves into the comedian/actor’s relationship with Rivers, bisexuality and queer politics, and her rage for the ongoing problem of violence against women. And it’ll be hilarious. Trust Cho.

MC: It’s something that I worried about, with this show in particular. Addiction is something that haunts me and I think it haunts a lot of people. And what happens is as soon as you get rid of one thing, it turns into something else, so you’re constantly trying to chase it and it’s very difficult. I don’t know how to be a role model for that. All we can do is tell our story.

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Monday Magazine: How do you balance wanting to deliver a message with writing things that are, simply put, funny? Margaret Cho: It’s not about preaching. It’s about ways to find catharsis for everyone. Everybody’s got the same feeling of ‘How do we deal with this?’ All of this violence is happening against women, and with the NFL, how do we process it? There’s a way that we can find our strength. A lot of that comes through rage. Treating that with respect and humour is very powerful. MM: Is this something that you even consider now that you’ve had so long to develop your voice? MC: It’s a process that I’ve learned because I’ve been doing this for so long. The writing has changed, but I’ve always stayed the same as a person...The themes and topics mature as I grow more mature.

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MM: Your standup has dealt with addiction, self-confidence issues and pressures put on you from within the industry. Is that an ongoing struggle

“There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ but there is a ‘Cho’ in ‘psycho.’”

MM: How did you come up with the Kim-Jong-il/Kim Jong-un (characters on 30 Rock) and how concerned were you with who you might be pissing off?

MC: Oh, I don’t care. It would be great if I was pissing them off and it would be my right to, because I am actually of North Korean descent. And my Korean name, Moran, is actually the name of Kim-Jung-il’s production company. There is a level of symmetry there. MM: Do you remember why you first wanted to tell your story on stage, and have you considered stopping? MC: I would never stop. I always wanted to do this. I always knew this was the right thing. This is my life and that’s how it goes. This has always been my identity. MM: Performing since you were 16? MC: Actually, I started at 14...As soon as I figured out what (comics) did. It was seeing Joan Rivers that made me say: ‘I want to do this. This is who I want to be.’ And that’s why her death is so hard, because this is who I’ve grown up modelling my life after for so long. ... Ever since I was seven or eight, I committed to being a comedian. I knew that’s what I would do. Cho plays UVic at 7:30pm Nov. 2. Tickets, from $42.50, at tickets. uvic.ca or 250-721-8480. mondaymag.com MONDAY MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2014

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Designing CAMELOT KYLE SLAVIN

STAGE BRIEFS Spring Awakening, Oct. 21-Nov. 2 – A rock musical based on the controversial 19th century German play, this 2007 Tony Award-winner is a daring mix of rebellion, poignancy and passion as a group of teens wrestle with emerging sexuality and their place in the world. At the Belfry Theatre, 250385-6815, belfry.bc.ca Gaslight, Oct. 21-Nov. 2 – For decades, audiences have enjoyed this popular story of Bella Manningham as she slowly realizes the consequences of choosing the wrong man. At Blue Bridge’s The Roxy (2657 Quadra). Tickets, starting at $28.35, at ticketrocket.org. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Oct. 24-26, Nov. 1 and 2 – Peninsula Players presents the playwright’s popular murder-mystery. The play opens at Berwick Royal Oak Oct. 24-26, and moves to the Mary Winspear Centre Nov. 1 and 2. thepeninsulaplayers.ca

Marshall McMahen’s memories of stage production date back some two decades, when as a little boy he and his siblings would put on living room plays. “I remember building things and putting on shows as a kid; making my sisters be in my little productions that I would direct them in, dressing them up and bossing them around, hanging things from the ceiling; all the same kinds of things that happen in real theatre,” says 28-year-old McMahen, Pacific Opera Victoria’s associate designer in residence for the 2014-15 season. The UBC Theatre grad is now involved in productions on a much bigger scale, participating in a year-long practicum of sorts to gain experience as a set, lighting and costume designer in a professional setting. “One of the things that happens when you’re a designer is that your company always just has one designer for something, so often you’re just learning from your own mistakes and your own successes,” McMahen says. “There’s only so much you can learn from yourself without being exposed to others’ artistic practices, so I thought this was a great time to go back to school, in a way, and learn from really Hear fantastic, and experienced, established Camelot in designers." Concert Nov. 22 After working closely with POV costumer Nancy Bryant on October’s and 23. Find details major production of Wagner’s Das at rmts.bc.ca Rheingold, McMahen is taking on a more leading role for November’s semi-

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Marshall McMahen is Pacific Opera Victoria’s associate designer in residence.

staged collaboration with Victoria Symphony: Camelot in Concert. He’s assisting on both costume and set design. “Camelot will be different than the other POV operas in the season. It’s a musical in concert. So rather than having people stand at music stands, it’s staged, people are moving around and using the staging to tell the story,” he says. One of the big challenges the designers face is figuring out how to stage the show, given that the Symphony orchestra will also share the stage with the actors. “Camelot is really going to be quite different than anything people are used to seeing. It’s going to be exciting to see the orchestra right there on the stage, because we’re integrating them into the action of the piece.” Camelot in Concert runs Nov. 22 and 23 at the Royal Theatre. For info and tickets, visit rmts.bc.ca

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PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS Focus on Monday Photo Contest winners

Black & White, general: David McCoy, Nahmint Lake Looking South

With more than 150 entries to Monday Magazine’s 14th annual photo contest, co-hosted with the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, selecting the winners in six categories was no easy task. Island photographers have once again proven themselves a talented lot! Fortunately our three judges – Don Denton, Duane Prentice and Dave Pollock – were up to the task, lending a creative eye to this year’s entries and narrowing the submissions to stand-out images in the categories of: Colour – General; Black and White – General; Yes for Techno (computer manipulation allowed); Mirrors, Windows and Reflections; The Decisive Moment; and Reality and Fiction. “Judging the annual Monday Magazine photo contest is always both a delight and a challenge,” says Don Denton, Black Press Photo Supervisor. “The quality and variety of images submitted always create a lot of discussion within the judging group. There were many entrants that came close but with only one winner in each category we had to pass on some great images.” The Monday Magazine Photo Contest is Victoria’s longest-running photography competition. All entries will be posted in the CACGV space on the third floor of the Bay Centre until Oct. 28. Can’t catch it before then? The winners will be also be displayed at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre Oct. 29 to Nov. 12.

BLACK & WHITE – GENERAL

COLOUR – GENERAL

David McCoy Nahmint Lake Looking South

David Shelton The Portrait

David McCoy’s black and white landscape of Nahmint Lake Looking South captured the hearts and minds of judges. “I love black and white...It really is where someone can make a statement about their vision and the control of the graphic elements of a good photograph,” says contest judge Duane Prentice.

Colour, general: David Shelton, The Portrait

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“I was drawn to the image of the woman because it contained an interesting use of vibrant colour, in this case red haired woman in red dress, vignetted by an almost monochromatic scene of the painter and painting,” judge Duane Prentice says. “It also confronted me the viewer with a stare straight back at me, confronting the concept of the observer’s gaze, the gaze of the voyeur, and given the intensity of the woman’s look, challenging me to be the first to avert my eyes.”

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PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS REALITY & FICTION

Doug Grant Almost Home

Of the many well-composed and executed images in the Reality and Fiction category, “the one that resonated with me most was of the scene of a woman on a ferry,” says Duane Prentice. “It is almost painterly, reminding me of the Canadian realist painter Ken Danby. The side lighting used creates a rim around both sides of the subject and the sense of deep focus of the image. I imagine I am experiencing her POV contemplating the world, and as my eye is drawn into the image and into the folds of her shawl I imagine my gaze beginning to follow her gaze out towards the distant shore.”

Reality & Fiction: Doug Grant, Almost Home

THE DECISIVE MOMENT

Patricia Tennant PNE Of the Decisive Moment entries, Patricia Tennant’s image of the PNE comes closest to capturing such a moment for judge Duane Prentice: “The gaze of the woman dealing, the gaze of the woman sitting at the far end, tracing the lines of sight that form little triangles all across the photo and finally the tension represented within the moment that something important has just happened (or is about to happen).”

Yes for Techno: Deuces Wild, Helen Bradley (digital photography)

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Helen Bradley Deuces Wild

The Decisive Moment: Patricia Tennant, PNE

Helen Bradley’s image of this classic car stood out for judges in the Yes for Techno” category, “all about how we use those editing tools and how we create an illusion as seamless as possible,” says judge Duane Prentice. While computer-edited images are everywhere these days, Bradley’s image was a beautiful example of how “the impossible is made possible.”

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Rosie Dickenson Dallas 1 Of the two Prism’s Choice Awards, Rosie Dickenson’s Dallas 1 “was chosen because of the colour and darkness that was employed, says judge Dave Pollock. “Photography often teaches us to think about illumination and the source of light. In this case it is not the sun which we consider to be natural but what appears to be car headlights. This results in an orange glow that animates the evenly cut grass and makes it float.”

Mirrors, Windows & Reflections: Silence by John McFetrick

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John McFetrick Silence “This image was chosen because it reveals something about the act of seeing in pictorial terms. This is an ordinary scene at a laundromat that looks much the same as any other,” says judge Dave Pollock. “The point of view is underlined by the receding lines of the machines, roof and floor. It all leads to the light outside and to the open machine door which also frames another object. The machine doors are like eyes that remind us again of this act of perception. Often photography can reveal to us the extraordinary to be found in common subjects.”

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t’s time to go back to where it all began my friends. three years ago when I started down the road to being a comedian I never thought that I would be able to make a career of it. If we go back even further, you can imagine how far-fetched the idea was. In was 2004 and I was brighteyed and bushy-tailed. Turns out the bushy tail was a small yet aggressive growth, but fear not as it has been long since removed. In September of 2004 I started performing with a small sketch comedy troupe called Atomic Vaudeville that presented a monthly cabaret night called In The Living Room. I only did two short skits but I was immediately in love with that style of show. I wanted so badly to be asked back to do another show and as luck would have it I was asked back the very next month. I stayed with those folks doing regular shows for for the next seven years. Atomic Vaudeville became a home for me.

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I discovered fairly early that I wasn’t very good at writing for other peoples voices. I could write for my own, but whenever I tried to write a scene with more than one person in it, the comedy went right out the window! So out of necessity I started to write characters. Stand-alone characters that would perform monologues or host. A creepy lounge lizard with an infectious laugh, an olive-skinned Italian wine maker, and in a joint effort with a very smart man named Jacob Richmond, a Scottish deity in a dress. In 2010 I decided that I would put on my own show in the 170-seat cabaret where Atomic Vaudeville played. All of my characters in one show separated by pre filmed skits to give me time to change. I was terrified. I was positive nobody would show up. I was wrong. The show was announced and it sold out right away. At the advice of a friend, I added in a late show, and that one sold out as well. With the success of what I ended up calling “A One Night Stand with Mike Delamont” I did three more solo nights over the next two years. In 2012 I decided that I would make the jump to a bigger space and played the McPherson Playhouse in December of that year. Since then I have been lucky enough to play some of the largest theatres in the country.

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Other than stand up, I only do one character now and haven’t gone back to do a solo show in that small cabaret space in over three years. To be honest, I think I'm afraid. My last solo show at the Victoria Event Centre was Nov. 11, 2011 and it was the last show my mom ever got to see. She was a great supporter of my career and I wish that she could have gotten to see a glimpse of the minimal success I have had since then. I have been nervous to do a show in the same place and know that when I look out into the darkness she won’t be there. But if I learned anything from her, it’s that being afraid of things is no way to live your life. So I think it's time to go back to where it all began. This December I will play two intimate shows on the stage where my career began. All my favourite characters, some special guests, and since my mom always wanted me to sing in my shows and I never did, I think we will have to close it out with a few special songs. A One Night Stand With Mike Delamont, Victoria Event Centre, December 5 & 6, All tickets $20 (+ s/c), Available online at www.mikedelamont. com


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Life done differently Before we discovered an alternative to Google, we spotted a big orange cat. The cat caught our attention because it was taking up a parking spot at Fisherman’s Wharf. There was something compelling about how confidently it sprawled its orange fur against the dark pavement. Unfortunately the people walking by, who we hoped would talk about the cat on camera, weren’t so fearless. So we decided to do something different in our search for a TV story. We left the camera in the truck and went for a walk along the docks between the float homes. That’s when we met somebody who does things differently daily. Pauline Beauvais told us she had found an alternative to saving children and searching the internet. She says she stops kids from drowning by filling the outside of her float home with a large and eclectic collection of sculptures, including a human-sized nutcracker. “When they come barrelling around the corner without any life jackets on, they get to this and all of sudden they stop.” Instead of careening into the ocean, the kids are spellbound. But Pauline is paying a price for life-saving and dynamic decorating. “You really can’t be a hoarder when you live on a float home,” she says “because the more you put on, the more it goes down.” That’s why she has no TV, no mobile phone and no computer. Instead of searching for information online,

she found an easel and white board. Pauline just writes a question in erasable ink and posts it on the dock next to her home. She says her questions have ranged from foreign languages to municipal bylaws. She says there is always enough people walking along the docks that she’ll always get an answer within a couple hours. Pauline also returns the favour. While internet search engines capitalize on your personal information by selling it to advertisers, Pauline rewards the people who answer her questions with personal stories about her neighbours. She guarantees they will be funny, if not always true. “My motto is, ‘if you don’t hear a rumour in an hour – start one.’” We don’t have the same luxury telling such stories on the news, so we ask if we can record her on camera. She agrees. When we return to the truck, the cat who parked itself like a car is gone. But we thank it, like we thank Pauline, for showing us the potential of doing things differently. Adam Sawatsky is co-host of CTV News Vancouver Island at Five. On weekends, he hosts ‘Eye on the Arts’ on CFAX 1070.

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It’s My Line Improv master Wayne Brady chats about his passion for performing and his coming show at UVic's Farquhar Auditorium. JENNIFER BLYTH

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espite the laughter Wayne Brady elicits during his improvisational performances, the versatile entertainer emphasizes that he is not a comedian; rather, “I’m an actor who happens to do improvisation that happens to be funny,” he says. “It’s an art and that has nothing to do with being funny; funny is the byproduct.” Growing up in Florida, Brady began performing at age 16. “I started acting in my junior year of high school," Brady says, recalling the impact of his first role, in Dark of the Moon, a drama by Howard Richardson and William Berney set in the Appalachian mountains. "I found my calling," he says. “It was a freeing experience. It touched me in a way that made me happy.” Starting to sing around the same time – a talent he calls on often in his improv work – exposure to an array of musical styles growing up has served him well. “I was exposed to all different types of music and music styles – show tunes, ‘50s and '60s, disco, country, opera and folk – whatever was on the radio at that particular time I would listen to.” A film co-star later introduced him to an improv class and “I fell in love with it because of how freeing it was,” he recalls. A regular role on TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? improv hit introduced Brady to audiences throughout North America, and earned him an Emmy Award, an honour he later repeated as host of his syndicated talk/variety show, The Wayne Brady Show; the Wayne Brady show was also performs at the recognized as Outstanding Talk University of Show. Since then, he has appeared Victoria Nov. 8. on The Dave

Chappelle Show, 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother and Don’t Forget the Lyrics. Beyond television, career highlights have included Broadway and a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for his single “A Change is Gonna Come” off his debut musical album, A Long Time Coming. Significant “firsts” included being the first African American to host the Miss America Pageant and the first actor to win both Daytime and Nighttime Emmys in the same year, he notes. With such a diverse resume, each entertainment vehicle offers its own appeal, but he particularly enjoys the immediacy of live performances, he says. With improvisation, there’s an element that comes naturally, he reflects, but other skills are nurtured through education and life experience. “You can teach a way of thinking which in my mind is like being a child almost. You can’t be in improv and not be well-read; you have to know a little about a lot." At the same time, "your imagination has to come without any parameters, just like a kid’s.” What can audiences expect from his Nov. 8 show, part of his 2014 It's My Line tour, at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium? Rooted in audience participation, “it’s an improv concert, plain and simple. Everything is completely spontaneous and made up and we use audience members on stage (and for ideas),” Brady says. Coming up for Brady is another season of Whose Line is it Anyway? and his sixth season hosting Let’s Make A Deal. He has a recurring role in Real Husbands of Hollywood and is working on two shows with his production partner, including a sitcom based on his life. All that and a new record he hopes will be out next year. When he’s not at work? “I spend time with my daughter and we do daddy and daughter things,” playing video games, going to the beach or writing music together. At 11-years-old, “She’s definitely a performer and she wants to (perform.) We just

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DEVON GALL Now, let’s get this out of the way up front: I’m not a tall guy. And my vertical leap? Not so much. So while there are many sports I enjoy, volleyball has never been my idea of a good time. Still, for a teenage guy like myself, the prospect of joining the Camosun women’s volleyball team for an afternoon wasn’t entirely unappealing. How quickly would I realize that the Chargers’ practice would be no cake walk. Chargers coach Chris Dahl, a former Learn more teacher of mine at Mount Douglas about Camosun Secondary, started with a brief introChargers duction to the team. Although the women’s volleyball squad is the only Volleyball at Camosun team to have never won a camosun.ca championship, it’s been ranked in the top 10 in Canada for the past several years. With skilled players coming from all over the province and Alberta, not to mention athletes ranging from first-year rookies to fifth-year Devon Gall learns the finer points of volleyball under the watchful veterans, Dahl believes they stand a good chance of eye of the Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball team. finally bringing home that first championship trophy. gym class experience did not prepare me to face The players started me out with a “light warmup” volleyballs hit at blistering speeds. As my return and before we even hit the floor, I was already attempts ricocheted everywhere other than over the sweating a little too much. Moving quickly into the net, at least the girls were nice enough to tell me I first drill, one person threw the ball over the net to was getting better. Good sportsmanship is obviously be bumped to another standing in front of the net. Unlike the players, who did it all so easily and fluidly, part of the Chargers’ mantra as well as athleticism. We finished with a serving drill, and here – finally! I did not. Seeing me inches from eating the volleyball – I found my volleyball niche. Can a sporting career more often than not, Coach Dahl soon took pity on my stinging forearms and offered a quick few tips on be built upon one skill? Probably not. So with an “ace” serve by the end of practice, I think I’ll end proper technique. my volleyball career on that positive note. Moving into game-like drills of 3-on-3, my little

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Kevin Trim shares the finer points of mushroom foraging with Kyle Slavin.

Mushroom foraging in the West Coast forest KYLE SLAVIN

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alking through a forest with Kevin Trim is kind of like walking the aisles of a toy store with an excited child. The mushroom hobbyist will one minute be engaged in conversation with me as we walk along a dirt path, and the next run up ahead to show me his find. “Oh, these need to be picked! Wow, these are good,” he tells me with a grin, as he pulls out a knife to cut a dozen oyster mushrooms from the bark of a tree growing just a few feet off the path. “What a beautiful cluster. Here, you take ‘em with you. You’re going to freak. You’ll really like these.” (Not even two minutes earlier I had told him how much I dislike the readily-available button mushrooms. “If you’ve only ever experienced storebought mushrooms, it’s hard to describe how different and delicious some of these really are.”) Picking the mushrooms is only half the fun. Letting your stomach reap the rewards of your hard work is the other half. It’s really quite refreshing meeting someone like Trim, whose passion for mushrooms comes out so strong in his words and his behaviour. On a cool fall morning, he’s taken me to a quiet – but well known – park outside of urban Victoria. “I should have blindfolded you driving here,” Trim says. That’s the thing about fungi foragers: More about they’re really territorial. mushrooms at “If you tell someone SVIMS.ca or at the about your spot, sooner or later your good Swan Lake Nature spot is not yours any-

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more in terms of food mushrooms. They’re very learn each mushroom one at a time. When you specific to where they grow and they’ll come put together, ‘It has these certain parts, with that back year after year in the same spot. That’s like colour, and it grew on this tree,’ then you start to your own private little garden if you don’t tell know it must be this and there’s nothing else it someone,” he says. “I have dozens of spots that can be.” I’ve picked for over 10 years and nobody else (His assurance to me that he was 100 per cent knows about ‘em.” certain that what he’d picked for me was edible I’ve promised Trim that I won’t give away this oyster mushrooms was enough to convince me spot, suffice it to say that we rarely ventured to try them. I fried them up in a bit of margaoff a well-used path in our hour-and-a-half long rine – as per Trim’s recommendation – and they walk. During that time, we saw more than two were absolutely delicious. Their mild flavour and dozen different species of mushrooms and we seafood-like texture were an easy reintroduction walked away with some 30-odd pristine mushto mushrooms in my life.) Trim, a longtime memrooms ready to cook and eat. ber of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Trim’s interest in foraging for mushrooms natSociety, say the other truly rewarding part of urally grew out of his passion for being a forager is getting to be out in growing his own food. nature and truly enjoying what our “Picking “They just catch your eye natural environment has to offer. “It mushrooms is a lot in the woods, and then just ain’t a walk in the forest without you think, ‘I wonder what it is. mushrooms.” only half the I know you can eat some – I fun. Letting your wonder what ones you can The South Vancouver Island stomach reap the eat. How do I find out what Mycological Society is a very active mushrooms I can eat?’” group of mycologists and mushroom rewards of your There is no rhyme or reason enthusiasts interested in all things hard work is the for determining which mushfungi. The group meets eight months rooms are edible and which of year, and also hosts regular events. other half.” aren’t, Trim says. Edible mushMembership to SVIMS is $20 per rooms don’t have an across-the-board identifiyear for the whole family. For more info on memable characteristic, nor do the toxic ones. bership and events, see svims.ca. Mushroom picking can be a slow learning process, but ultimately it can become very SVIMS hosts its annual mushroom show at the rewarding. Swan Lake-Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary on “You have to know exactly what it is. You Sunday, Nov. 2. The event is open to the public can’t fool around with mushrooms,” Trim says. to come see a wide variety of mushrooms, with “When you’re going to eat one, you have to experts on hand to provide fun information and be certain, and I mean 100 per cent certain, help identify fungi you bring in. 10am to 4pm. that it’s the species you think it is. You have to mondaymag.com MONDAY MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2014

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“Again, just like the salad, lots of the kamut greens, melange of beans, bright flavours, but nothing too chalsweet chilli peppers and long, crispy lenging. These are all classic ingredients strips of lamb bacon. that go well together,” Lee says, point“There’s a lot of nice bright flavours, ing to Gard’s skills as a chef. but nothing that’s overly “Sometimes you can get food challenging. Duck eggs are that, for me, looks like an much more flavourful than “I love exercise in a chef’s ego, and a chicken egg, but also sandwiches; you get a lot of things put much richer,” he says. “On together where, behind it, it’s a salad it’s good; the nice, it’s almost a a chef saying, ‘Look what I runny yolk adds a nice perfect food. can do.’ I don’t feel that way sauce to blend with the about this because it’s a lot vinaigrette. of simple ingredients, arranged “This salad is really the well, with a very strong emphasis on sum of its parts, where everything on its own is very simple, but put together and flavours as opposed to a dynamic pretasted together it’s fantastic. And they’re sentation,” he says. “When you respect the ingredients and put them together, all everyday ingredients we can find everything’s going to look good, as well.” everywhere we go: eggs, bacon, greens, Part and Parcel opened its doors at beans. I like that [chef Grant Gard] is 2656 Quadra in September. Owned by really placing an emphasis on local and Gard (formerly of Brasserie L’école), his seasonality, which is very important.” wife, Anna, and Sterling Grice (Foo), That emphasis is applicable to the it is quickly gaining a solid reputation sandwich, too. Served on a fresh ciabatin Victoria as a place for high-quality, ta bun, the lightly seared tuna is joined ethically raised and sustainably sourced by a soft-boiled egg, arugula and a delihandcrafted food. cious green olive tapenade.

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If you were to walk through the store tomorrow or next Tuesday, the selection will be completely different. “That’s what keeps people coming. We’re not in the shopping district, so we’re a destination for most. We have to keep our inventory fresh. So people get really fired up when they come in and see all the one-of-a-kind things,” says Alexander, who came to DSW from an auction house. “Because of my background in appraisals, I’m a stickler for things that are out of the ordinary, but maintaining quality. I want things to last.” Alexander started working at DSW in 2007. He and wife Robyn purchased the store from the original owners in 2009. “We have the opportunity to go and source things that are completely unique, and provide quality product that is not in the norm – anything that’s fun and eclectic,” he says. Design Source Warehouse is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. The store can be found at 553 Hillside.

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Stepping out from the comforts of a spacecraft and into the vastness and dangers of space is “the most profound experience a human can undertake.” Fewer than a dozen Canadians have been in space, and only three of them have been spacewalkers. Victoria-based author-journalist-radio host Bob McDonald uses a simple Q&A format throughout his new book, Canadian Spacewalkers, to allow astronauts Chris Hadfield, Steve MacLean and Dave Williams tell their stories and experiences of spacewalking in their own words. “It’s mind-numbingly different than anything that you’ve seen in your whole life…It’s stupefying, it stupefies you. It’s the most mentally and visually compelling thing that you’ve ever felt in your life…,” Hadfield says in the book. McDonald’s own interest, passion and appreciation for space is apparent in his writing, through the personal stories he tells and the very specific and entertaining questions he asks the interview subjects: If someone were to play music, could you dance in a spacesuit? What happens if you pass gas [in a spacesuit]?) Suppose they gave you an hour and said, “Okay…go outside and do whatever you want.” What would you do? McDonald, through brilliant interviews with the astronauts, breaks down the technical aspects of training and spacewalking, while injecting colour and personality to maintain a thoroughly engaging read. Bolen Books hosts a talk and Canadian Spacewalkers booking signing with Bob McDonald Nov. 4 from 4-6pm.

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Patient), her camera clicking fiercely. But the mission goes awry, Rebecca is seriously hurt in a premature explosion, and her husband, Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones), comes to shepherd her back home to her family in far-away Ireland. Rebecca quickly discovers that she has traded one war zone for another: Her two young daughters are horrified at her near-death experience, and Marcus is so furious at what he sees as her self-indulgent recklessness that he demands she quit her job… or say goodbye to her family. “Do you have any idea what it’s like wait-

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ing for that call to collect your body?” he barks. Rebecca heals slowly from her wounds, and gradually reconnects with her daughters. Even angry Marcus eventually stops sleeping on the couch and re-bonds with the fearless woman with a bottomless passion for social justice. Rebecca vows to lead a quieter life, but events quickly slip sideways during a supposedly safe trip to a refugee camp in Kenya with her teenage daughter. The resulting crisis and its aftermath effectively dramatize the conflict between duty and family that forms the heart of the film. Directed by Norway’s Erik Poppe (Troubled Water), who, himself, used to be a war photographer for Reuters, Thousand is powerful, honest, and thoughtful. Appropriately for a film about a photographer, it is also handsomely shot. Although nobody is likely to accuse this drama of being overly subtle, it does a fine job of examining both the possibly mixed motives of this risk-taking mother and the harsh impact her choices have on her family. But what really brings the film to life is the powerful and marvellously nuanced performance by Binoche. Is Oscar watching? Thousand opens at the Vic Theatre on October 24 for a oneweek run. Rating: ***1/2

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A crass misanthrope (Bill Murray) mostly interested in drinking and gambling takes a young, lonely kid under his wing. The great cast for this comedy-drama includes Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, and Terrence Howard.

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Late-night satirist Jon Stewart wrote the screenplay for and directed this true-life story of Maziar Bahari, a journalist who was brutally interrogated in Iran on trumped-up charges. Starring the great Gael Garcia Bernal.

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This crime thriller features Jake Gyllenhaal as a budding crime reporter who delves, rather too enthusiastically, into the seedy

Nicole Kidman plays a woman with complete amnesia due to a traumatic accident in her past. When certain memories begin to emerge, she starts to question what she thinks she knows – and whether she should believe her husband and her doctor. This suspense-fest also stars Mark Strong and Colin Firth.

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Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight) blasts off into outer space for a trippy sci-fi thriller starring Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and Matthew McConaughey.

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Juliette Binoche lights up the screen in the highly lauded A Thousand Times Goodnight (see previous page). Nikolaj CosterWaldau stars as well, and you will likely know him as the wicked Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones. He’s also in Susanne Biers’ latest, A Second Chance, which just premiered at TIFF. Coster-Waldau has that intense, broody vibe going, in a film written by screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen. It was one of my favs at TIFF, but my top pick went to Force Majeure. Fingers crossed for

Victoria Film Festival appearances. Coming up are three indie hits: Daniel Radcliffe’s latest horror film, Horns; Studio Ghibli’s Tale of Princess Kaguya; and the Victoria Film Festival hit Life’s a Breeze. That should help beat the November blahs. And finally, if you were getting nervous about where to get your Halloween fix of Rocky Horror Picture Show, the baton has been passed to The Vic Theatre where they now sport a new liquor licence. Toast & Beer – yum!

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Re-discover the shows you missed KYLE WELLS There’s something about fall that just makes you want to curl up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and a good TV show, am I right? So aside from watching new episodes of The Mindy Project and mediocre pilots, it’s a good time to catch up on some shows which may have slipped by you the first time, a few of which I want to discuss here. Because, if you’re like me, sometimes you need to be reminded or turned on to great shows already out there. Right now I’m working my way through Hannibal, a show I hadn’t managed to find the time to watch. I’m a big fan of some of the Thomas Harris books from which Hannibal Lector, and of course the movies. Some of the books and movies are great (Silence of the Lambs), some are dreadful (Hannibal Rising). The show is really growing on me, despite some typical police procedural elements that hold it back. First of all, it’s pretty weird, which is a good thing in my book. Beyond that, I really enjoy the way it relies on visual storytelling, and inventive visual storytelling at that, which goes a long way and really makes the show stand out. For such a violent, dark show it really is quite beautiful at times, putting you in the same conflicted, fascinated mindset as its main character, Will Graham. The other show I’m working my way through, playing catch-up, is The Americans, which is now at two seasons and counting, and is smart, sexy and quite a bit of fun. The show, for those who don’t know, is about two Soviet spies working undercover in the United States during the Cold War. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are great as the two Ruskies, and the show overall is a nice mix of espionage action and domestic drama. My father is working his way through all 202 episodes of The X-Files, and I’m a little jealous. Like so many others, I loved The X-Files growing up and it seems like the perfect show to revisit, as I’m sure with my slightly more adult brain I would find new ways to appreciate it. Plus something about cold, dark weather just screams The X-Files marathon. Let me know what shows you’re catching up on at cinefileblog@gmail.com

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Your stars for NOVEMBER 2014 horoscope Aries (March 21-April 19)

potential. Cheques in the mail are late. Tension on the home front will subside by the end of October. Enjoy short drives and a chance to introduce art or something beautiful to your neighbourhood.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Your focus is on money, cash flow and earnings, your assets, your possessions and everything you own. How well are you doing at the art of living? Do the things you own own you, or are you in charge? Are you weighed down by taking care of too much stuff? After all, your possessions are supposed to serve your needs and not vice versa. Nevertheless, you will shop for beautiful treasures for yourself and loved ones. This same influence will help you explore new ways of earning money. Things are swell, kiddo!

This month is all about vacations, parties and fun invitations to social Georgia Nicols This month you are passionate occasions. Enjoy the arts, movies and about everything, especially theatre, plus playful activities with children. wanting to become a better person. You want Love affairs and flirtations are energized. Whee! to experience life at a gut level. “I want to live!” You might meet new love; existing relationships This is why some of you feel the need for deep will be rejuvenated. Meanwhile, Mars will self scrutiny. Your sex drive is amped and your make you work hard while retrograde Mercury focus on ex-partners is strong. Many of you continues to attract family members to your will travel or get further schooling. This is also doorstep. This is a good time to tackle home a good time to ask for a loan or a mortgage berepairs. “I’m tired of this pail in the middle of the cause other people will give you things. You can bed. Let’s fix the hole in the roof!” also benefit indirectly through the good fortune Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) of your partner. Ka-ching! Now your focus turns to home, family and your Taurus (April 20-May 20) private life. You want to cocoon more at home For the first time in a year, the sun is opposite and redecorate. Fair Venus will encourage your sign, which means you need more sleep. entertaining at home because Venus brings This oppositional sun also makes you focus on indulgence in good food and drink. With lucky partnerships and close friendships. Since late Jupiter in your sign for the first time in 12 years, 2012, partnerships have been challenged. Fortuthings are going your way! Plus Mars gives you nately, this stressful influence will end next year energy to party and enjoy competitive sports. but it is still present. But, ah ha – on the 23rd, However, in a week, Mars will rev your engines fair Venus slips into your House of Marriage and help you gear up for December holidays! smoothing things in a gentle, sweet way for the (“When the smoke alarm goes off – dinner’s next three weeks. Very nice. ready!”)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You want to manage your life effectively. “It’s time!” You want to be efficient and feel confident you can reach out and put your hand on whatever you want. (“My canned goods are alphabetized.”) To succeed, give yourself the right tools and support material to do a great job. Buy file folders, labels, shelving, cleaning

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Expect an accelerated pace and a busy schedule as you juggle activities and short trips. You will start to notice how much beauty there is in your daily surroundings and also how much love there is in your daily world. (Gosh!) What a lovely month ahead! Admittedly, retrograde Mercury slows down cash flow and earning

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equipment – whatever you need. You want better physical efficiency and good health, as well. Meanwhile, a work-related romance might begin. Tension with partners still exists but subside after the 26th. Thank God.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Happy Birthday! This is a lovely time because you are charming, diplomatic and attractive to others. (Now is the time to buy wardrobe goodies because you feel good about yourself.) When the sun is in your sign (this happens only once a year), you attract important people and favourable circumstances. Make the most of this! This is also your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. All of this helps Jupiter, at the top of your chart, to boost your reputation! (“I’m too sexy for my shoes.”)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your birthday is one month away, which means your personal year is coming to an end. Therefore, this is the best time all year to give thought to what you want your new year to be all about. Instead of letting life just happen to you while you cope with surprises and do damage control, why not set goals and give yourself guidelines so you can steer yourself in the direction you want to go? Setting goals is smart. Successful people know where they are going. And give

You’re entering the most popular month of the year! Everyone wants to see your face. Not only will you enjoy schmoozing with others, these interactions will benefit you. Socialize extensively and co-operate with others. Share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone because their feedback will help you. Some of you might begin a new romance. Relations with authority figures and old bosses could be significant. Never burn a bridge. And never take down a fence unless you know why it was put there in the first place.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is the only time all year when the Sun is high in your chart, acting like a spotlight on you. Since this light is flattering, you look fabulous to others! This is why people will ask you to do things. Say yes because you won’t have to do anything special to dazzle them. Romance with your boss or someone in authority might begin. All partnerships are blessed with Jupiter opposite your sign. Travel plans could be delayed or cancelled. This is a great time to finish papers or writing a book because retrograde Mercury will help.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You need a change of scenery. Grab every chance to travel for pleasure. Romance with someone from another culture could begin. Meanwhile, everything to do with your job will flow smoothly. This is the time to get a better job or better duties because lucky Jupiter will help you do this; in addition to which, your ambition is aroused because Mars is at the top of your chart. So everything is in place for you to have fun, travel and improve your job. That’s it in a nutshell. Not too shabby.

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