WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15
Barenaked Ladies Canada 1 Five 0 Tour at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, 2687 James St., Duncan, 8-10 p.m. Tickets at cowichanpac.ca
Preview performance of Les Belles-soeurs presented by Langham Court Theatre, through Dec. 2, Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. (no 8 p.m. show on Nov. 18), with matinée Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets at langhamtheatre.ca or tel. 250-384-2142 The Original Deed, a play by Sid Tafler at Congregation Emanu-El, 1461 Blanshard St., Wednesday, Thursday, and Nov. 18-19 at 7 p.m. Tickets at ticketrocket.co The Madwoman of Chaillot presented by University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets at phoenixtheatres.ca or telephone 250-721-8000. Giving for Gifts. Victoria chapter for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada annual fundraising event at Uplands Golf Course, 3300 Cadboro Bay Rd., 5:30-9:30 p.m. with three-course meal and live and silent auctions. Tickets at crohnsandcolitis.ca Open Word Readings & Ideas Series: Marie Clements, Métis playwright, her new opera, Missing at Open Space, 510 Fort St., 7:30-9 p.m. More at openspace.ca
THURSDAY, NOV. 16
Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express at the Mary Winspear Centre. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at marywinspear.ca or tel. 250-656-0275. Taste & Talk featuring Unsworth Vineyard. Local wineries, distillers and breweries gather for small pours paired with bites. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa. Go to brentwoodbayresort.com for more information.
Stories from the Bride Ships with Jennifer Ferris and Kathryn McAllister at Ross Bay Villa Historic House Museum, 1490 Fairfield Rd., 7:30 p.m. Tickets at email@example.com
Symphony SoundBites: A Happy Hour concert with food and drink with Vancouver Island Symphony and guest violin soloist Terence Tam. Two performances Thursday, 5 and 7:15 p.m. at the Port Theatre, Nanaimo. Tickets at the porttheatre.com or tel. 250-754-8550. Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens present Canadianity: The True North Strong and Freezing, 7 p.m. at Bolen Books, Hillside Centre. Details at bolen.bc.ca or tel. 250-595-4232.