Victoria Festival of Authors, today through Sunday with a lineup of local and national authors, readings, discussion panels and workshops. Complete details at victoriafestivalofauthors.ca
Grant McKenzie, book signing of The Butcher’s Son at Chapters, 1212 Douglas St., 5 p.m. 250-380-9009.
Argentine Tango: Drop-in lesson 8 p.m. followed by Tango Pacifico Milonga, 9 p.m. at Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St. Cost: $10. tangopacifico.com 250-389-0222.
Dance to the music of MC2 at Royal Canadian Legion, 411 Gorge Rd. E., 8 p.m. 250-384-5213.
Swing City Ballroom dance with Tango workshop by John de Pfyffer 8-9 p.m., dance 9 p.m.-midnight at Edelweiss Hall, 108 Niagara St. Cost: $10. 250-920-7556.
Scottish Folk Dancing every Friday and Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. at 1229 Clarke Rd., Brentwood. Free first visit, $3 drop-in.
Scottish Country Dancing Introductory Lesson at Colwood Community Hall, 2219 Sooke Rd., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free, wear soft-soled shoes. viscds.ca
Saanich International Folk Dancers at St Matthias Church, 600 Richmond Rd.,7:30 p.m. No partners required; wear soft-soled shoes. First time free, after $8. 250-477-4213.
Wild Water Festival: A film festival for those who love all things water. Films today through Sunday at Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St. Tickets at victoriafilmfestival.com or 250-389-0444.
Cowichan Symphony Society 61st season opening concert, featuring Scheherazade and Rachmaninoff with the Victoria Symphony conducted by Tania Miller, 7:30 p.m. at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Theatre, 2687 James St., Duncan, V9L 2X5. Tickets: $42/$25/$5 at 250-748-7529.
Folk, Roots, Blues
Ange Hehr at the Bard & Banker Pub, 1022 Government St. 9 p.m. vicpubco.ca; 250-953
Black Angus at the Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government St., 9 p.m. vicpubco.ca; 250-383-7775.
Paul Pigat at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St., 8 p.m. Tickets: $20/$15; 250-388-9166; hermannsjazz.com
Lebeau-Petersen Duo at Vista 18, Chateau Victoria Hotel, 740 Burdett Ave., 8-11 p.m.; 250-382-9258.
Brad Prevedoros at Sea Glass Waterfront Grill, 2320 Harbour Rd., Sidney, 6-9 p.m. 778-351-3663.
Funk, Soul and R&B
Funk and Soul Friday at Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift St., 9:30 p.m. canoebrewpub.com
Pop and Rock
A Night of Bowie at Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets: $40 at tickets.marywinspear.ca
Darby Mills and The Farkle Garage Band at Tally-Ho Sports Bar, 540 Burnside Rd. E., 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20; tallyhosportsbar.com
Consenting Adults at Bartholomew’s Pub, 777 Douglas St., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; consentingadultsband.ca
T.G.I. Fridays at Carlton Club Cabaret, 900 Carlton Tce., Esquimalt, 8 p.m. 250-361-3666.
Walk, Run, Hikes
Discover the Past Walking Tours. No reservations. Cost: $15/$13 at 250-384-6698, discoverthepast.com.
Ghostly Walks. Meet outside Visitor Info Centre, 812 Wharf St., tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The Last Wife, presented by the Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave., tonight through Oct. 16. Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with matinée Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 5, 12 at 1 p.m. Tickets: $20-$35 at tickets.belfry.bc.ca or 250-385-6815.
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