SATURDAY, JAN. 12
Almost Legal: Theatre SKAM’s 18th Birthday Bash and Fundraiser with Mike Demers and Waves of Daves at Oddfellows Hall, 1315 Douglas St., 8 p.m. Tickets include ticket for Canadian Theatre’s best door prize, the SKAMraffle. Tel. 250-386-7526.
Early Music Society of the Islands presents Victoria Baroque Players and Kati Debretzeni, 8 p.m. at Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave., pre-concert talk at 7:10 p.m. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca, 250-386-6121 or the door.
Diemahler Chamber Music Series: New Year’s Favourites with the DieMahler String Quartet, 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary the Virgin Church, 1701 Elgin Rd. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.
Twenty-third Anniversary Tour: The Mahones, MD Wren and The Sick Kids, Gypsy Hacks & Insomniacs, 9 p.m. at Swans Nightclub, 506 Pandora Ave. Tickets at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records or ticketweb.ca.
Blues, Blues, Blues with Bill Johnson Quartet at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St., 8 p.m. Tel. 250-388-9166; hermannsjazz.com.
Jon Miller’s Manifold Destiny at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre, 1983 Fairfield Rd., 7:30 p.m. Tickets at tel. 250-598-7488.
Faculty Chamber Music Series: University of Victoria 50th anniversary event — Music For and In the Moment, 8 p.m., Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Tel. 250-721-8480.
The Tonic at Swans Pub, 506 Pandora Ave. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Tel. 250-361-3310.
The Pompadoors at Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift St., 9 p.m.; canoebrewpub.com.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13
Phillips Comedy Night featuring Vancouver’s Shirley Gnome, hosted by Wes Borg, 8 p.m. at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Barnabas Sunday Concert Series presents Stephen Lochbaum, solo guitarist, 3 p.m. at 1525 Begbie St. Tickets at stbarnabaschurch.ca.
Bridal Exhibition with exhibitors and a shower of fashion shows to help you planning your wedding. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pearkes Recreation, 3100 Tillicum Rd. Details at bridalexhibition.ca.
The Imposter, Victoria première screening presented by Victoria Film Festival, 7 p.m. at the Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St. Tel. 250-389-0444 or go to victoriafilmfest.com.
Open House at Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, sample free classes starting every 30 minutes. 9 a.m.-noon at 4371 Interurban Rd.; piseworld.com.
Sooke Potholes Hike, an adult hike with Capital Regional District Parks naturalist. Wear sturdy shoes, bring lunch and a camera, if you have one. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., meet at the kiosk in parking lot 1 off Sooke River Road. CRD Parks programs, tel. 250-478-3344; crd.bc.ca/parks.
Salty Sunday presents Life in the Coast Guard. Learn what it takes to work in a lighthouse or on a research ship in the Arctic and see what it would be like to rescue people in distress. 1-3 p.m. at the Maritime Museum of B.C. in Bastion Square. Go to mmbc.bc.ca.
Outdoor Club: Walk the Chinatown area, over the Blue Bridge to Selkirk Trestle Loop. See ocv.ca for details.
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