Critics's Picks: Ashley Wey Trio, Flamenco Fest, Pretty Good Comedy

MUSIC

What: Ashley Wey Trio
Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 755 View St.
When: Saturday, July 24, 7 p.m. (doors at 5:30)
Tickets: $25 from hermannsjazz.com

Why: The city’s venerable jazz club is offering in-person and online performances at the moment, which gives supporters of singer-pianist Ashley Wey two choices on Saturday. Those who are comfortable being seated at table inside the View Street venue should take the opportunity to have an up-close-and-personal experience with a considerable talent, who is celebrating the release of Hummingbird, her multi-category new album with partner Louis Rudner (bass) and Nicholas Bracewell (drums).

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DANCE

What: Victoria Flamenco Festival
Where: victoriaflamencofestival.com
When: Thursday through Sunday, July 22-25
Tickets: By donation

Why: Seventeen events are on tap through Sunday at this ninth annual event, which is presented by Victoria’s Flamenco de la Isla Society. YouTube is home to the event this year, with artists from across the world taking part in dance and music exhibitions offered on a by-donation basis. Shows are approximately 30 minutes in length, and features some well-knowns from the flamenco world, with Aylin Eleonora Bayaz’s Flamencodanza (Thursday, 6 p.m.) and Monique Salez’s Los Fragmentos (Saturday, 6 p.m.) among the highlights.

COMEDY

What: Comedy Here Often? Presents: Pretty Good Comedy
Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.
When: Saturday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7) and 10 p.m. (doors at 9:30)
Tickets: $20 from victoriaeventcentre.ca

Why: Two shows from Victoria comedy all-star Dan Duvall on Saturday makes the Victoria Event Centre ground zero for laughter this weekend. Duvall is bringing together some of the top comics in the city for the first local headlining show of his six-year stand-up career: Shane Priestley opens the early show, with Dylan Williams as the opener for the late performance. Evan Mumford hosts.

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