FRIDAY, FEB. 8
Nick La Riviere Septet at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St., 8 p.m. Tel. 250-472-0999.
Voice++ 2013 Festival with Christian Zehnder, Helen Pridmore and Ray Hsu, today through Sunday at Open Space, 510 Fort St. Festival pass tickets and schedule at openspace.ca.
University of Victoria Wind Symphony, conducted by Gerald King at UVic, 8 p.m. at University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. Tel. 250-721-8559.
Victoria Film Festival, daily through Sunday at Empire Theatres Victoria on Yates Street, Vic Theatre on Douglas Street and Parkside on Humboldt Street. Complete schedule at victoriafilmfestival.com; tickets at boxoffice.victoriafilmfestival.com.
Weedie Braimah and Amadou Kouyate in concert, 7:30 p.m. at White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock St. Details at drumvictoria.com
Reuben Wier and the Red Hot Swing Set at Vista 18, 740 Burdett Ave., 8-11 p.m. Tel. 250-382-9258.
Groove Kitchen at Swans Pub, 506 Pandora Ave. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Tel. 250-361-3310.
Poet to Poet: An anthology with readings by Fiona Lam, Lenore Rowntree, Rhonda Ganz, Susan McCaslin and Yvonne Blomer, 7:30 p.m. at The Moka House, 1633 Hillside Ave.; malahatreview.ca.
SATURDAY, FEB. 9
The Tenors: Lead with Your Heart Tour, 7:30 p.m. at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at selectyourtickets.com or tel. 250-220-7777.
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten, presented by Pacific Opera Victoria at the Royal Theatre. Saturday and Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. with matinee Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.
150th Anniversary Ball of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce with performance by the Time Benders, 6 p.m. at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, 721 Government St. Tickets: victoriachamber.ca or tel. 250-383-7191.
B4Play with Gregor Craigie, CBC radio’s morning host presents a live talk show featuring artists from the production of Helen’s Necklace. Saturday, 11 a.m. at The Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave. Tel. 250-385-6815 or visit belfry.bc.ca.
The Royal Canadian College of Organists presents The King Frolicks, a concert by David Palmer, 7 p.m. at Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave. Tel. 250-474-4047; rcco-victoria.org.
The Bounce Dance Cabaret presented by Bounce Performance Works and YAM Magazine’s Dance Days, 8 p.m. at Performance Lab@Dance Victoria Studios, 2750 Quadra St. Tel. 250-595-1829.
Victoria Tea Festival, seventh annual event, Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas St. Details at victoriafestival.co.
Third annual February Fox Fair featuring more than 30 local independent artists and makers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Ave.
RubberbandDance Group: Gravity of Centre, 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre, 125 Front St., Nanaimo. Tickets at porttheatre.com or tel. 250-754-8550.
Valentine Dance with two floors and two bands, Soul Shakers and Roxxlyde, 7:30 p.m. at Esquimalt Legion, 622 Admirals Rd. Tel. 250-744-1300.
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