FRIDAY, FEB. 15
Victoria Django Festival, a Gypsy Swing Hot Club with Van Django, the Chris Sartisohn Group, Montage with Adam Dobres, Paul Dowd, Oliver Swain and guest Daniel Lapp. Tonight, 7:30, at White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock St. Swing workshop followed by show. Tickets at Ditch Records, Lyle’s Place and Larsen Music. >Story in Arts, C12
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten, presented by Pacific Opera Victoria, 8 p.m. at the Royal Theatre with matinée Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.
Home Design and Renovation Show with HGTV’S Bryan Baeumier. Today, noon-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 am.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre. Tel. 250-383-5044.
In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), presented by Theatre Inconnu, tonight, Saturday, Wednesday, Thursday, Feb. 23, 27, 28, March 1, 2 at 8 p.m. with matinées Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 23, 24, March 2 at 2 p.m.; ticketrocket.org
Reasons to be Pretty at the Phoenix Theatre, University of Victoria, pre-show lecture at 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. and Saturday through Feb. 23 at 8 p.m., no show Sunday, with matinée Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Tel. 250-721-8000.
In the Spotlight: Faculty Concert Series with the Lafayette String Quartet and guests, the Molinari String Quartet, 8 p.m. at the University of Victoria. Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. Tel. 250-721-8559.
SATURDAY, FEB. 16
Pepe Romero and Friends with Alexander Dunn, Randy Pile and Robert Ward, 7:30 p.m. at First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Rd. Tel. 250-386-6121.
Rhapsody in Blue by the Palm Court Light Orchestra, at the University of Victoria, Farquhar Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 250-748-9964.
Noye’s Fludde, music by Benjamin Britten at Church of St. John the Divine, 1611Quadra St, 7 p.m. Tel. 250-386-5311.
Roy Forbes, presented by the Deep Cove Folk Club, 8 p.m. at Charlie White Theatre, Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney. Tel. 250-656-0275.
Post-Valentine’s Redemption R&B show and dance with Deb Rhymer Blues Band, Curl and Ashley Armstrong in a benefit for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 7 p.m. at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St. Tickets at Lyle’s Place or Long & McQuade.
New Orleans Mardi Gras masquerade ball, Hans Fear Memorial 11th annual fundraiser with Maureen Washington, Cold Cut Combo and Louise Rose plus silent auction of original artworks and Creole food, 7 p.m. at the Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara St. Tickets at Larsen Music, Long & McQuade, Munro Books or tel. 250-384-4225.
Sangre Morenca — Latin Music and Flamenco with Elsa Rojas Marquez, voice and José Giménez, guitar, 3 and 6:30 p.m. at Wood Hall, 907 Pandora Ave. Tickets at Ivy’s Bookshop, Tempo Trent, Blair Mart or at the door. Details at sangemorena.com
Early Music Society of the Islands presents the Seattle Baroque Soloists in Folia! at Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave. Pre-concert talk, 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tel. 250-386-6121.
Seedy Saturday with non-GMO heirloom seeds, plants, food and garden products, seed exchange, Master Gardeners, displays and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Victoria Conference Centre. Details at jamesbaymarket.com
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