Victoria Film Festival to Feb. 10 at Empire Theatres Victoria on Yates Street, Vic Theatre on Douglas Street and Parkside on Humboldt Street. Go to victoriafilmfestival.com; tickets at box office.
> Michael D. Reid at the festival, page C12
Rubberbanddance Group, presented by Dance Victoria and YAM Magazine Dance Days, tonight and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at McPherson Playhouse. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.
Blackalicious with DJ Anger, The Cold Residents and Skulastic, 9 p.m. at Sugar Nightclub, 858 Yates St. Tickets at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records or ticketweb.ca.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, a radio play with This is Twisted Theatre, tonight and Saturday, 8 p.m at the Maritime Museum of B.C., Bastion Square. Tel. 250-385-4222.
Everyday Music of the Earth Concert with the Gettin’ Higher Choir, Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright. Tonight and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave.; vcm.bc.ca.
Gypsy Jazz Night: Tribute to the Hot Club of France with Richard Moody, Quinn Bachand, Joey Smith and Reuben Weir, 8 p.m. at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St.; hermannsjazz.com.
NYC Jamie Reynolds Jazz Trio, first stop on their Can Tour, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Allison Piano, 2328 Government St. For more information, call 250-384-3935.
Fifth annual GottaCon Game Convention, a weekend of entertainment in hobby-based games. Today, 5 p.m., to Sunday, 7 p.m. at GR Pearkes Centre, 3100 Tillicum Ave. ; gottacon.com.
Urbanite — Traces: Fantasy Worlds and Tales of Truth, an evening of creative revelry and contemporary art celebration, 8-11 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St. Tickets at urbanite.eventbrite.ca. Note: Adult event, no minors.
Twenty-fifth annual Westshore Town Centre Hobby Show, Enjoy trains, model boats, arts and crafts and featuring the Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society and more. Today to Sunday at Westshore Town Centre, 2945 Jacklin Rd. Details at westshoretowncentre.com/events or 250-385-9552.
Boomers Rock & Roll from 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, 7:30 p.m. at Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney. Tickets at marywinspear.ca or tel. 250-656-0275.
Live Looping Solo Artist Emily Spiller Island Tour 2013, 8 p.m. at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St. Tel. 250-388-9166; hermannsjazz.com.
Voices in Song with Ingrid Attrot and Nancy Argenta and singers from VCM performing 7:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3787 Cedar Hill Rd. Tel. 250-477-6222.
Boom Booms at Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift St., 9 p.m.; canoebrewpub.com.
B.C. Black Heritage Day with speaker John Adams, Saturday, 1-5 p.m. at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies St. Schedule of events throughout the month at bcblackhistory.ca.
Art Gallery Curator’s Tour: Back to the Land, join the curator herself in discussion of the ceramics of our region. Saturday, 2-3 p.m. at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St. Details at aggv.ca.
Ceilidh Dance with music by the Elastic Ceilidh Band, presented by Vancouver Island Scottish Dance Society, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Dance Victoria, 2750 Quadra St. Tel. 250-598-0207.
Naughty and Nice Valentine’s Art Exhibition Festive opening reception by Island Illustrators, 7-9 p.m. at the Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St. Details at islandillustrators.org.
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