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CVV EVENTS: Peek at the Week (April 18-24)

Each week we give you our “Peek at the Week”– the best events happening in Victoria over the next 7 days. Here’s what’s happening next week in Victoria:

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1. Escape From Happiness @ Langham Court Theatre (April 20 – May 7)

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This very funny dark comedy, set in working-class Toronto tells the story of Nora, the matriarch of an eccentric, wacky family. Her daughter Mary Ann is a crazy runaway mother, her son-in-law Junior is a beat-up car thief, and her daughter Elizabeth is a hot-tempered bisexual. Nora maintains a cock-eyed optimism with a cup of tea and a firm grasp on fantasy, as the family deals with cops, drug dealers, and thugs in the basement.

Watch the trailer here.

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2. Creatively United for the Planet – Sustainability Showcase @ Royal BC Museum (April 22)

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The Royal BC Museum presents What Can One Person Do When 7.3 Billion are Frying the Planet by international award-winning artist/activator Franke James, one of the Top 100 Eco-Influencers on Twitter, plus the premiere Victoria screening of Sea Blind, a 60-minute documentary about the shocking cost of international shipping, with award-winning local filmmaker Sarah Robertson discussing the making of this film, her experience at COP21, and a Q&A to follow.

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3. Spring into Etsy Market @ Market Square (April 23)

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The first annual Spring Etsy Market takes place on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Market Square, 10am-4pm. Meet artisans that make everything they sell as well as vintage vendors. Free admission.

4. Puttin’ on the Ritz @ Belfry Theatre (April 12– May 8)

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In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, the Belfry is reprising the musical that started it all. With no formal training, Irving Berlin wrote many of the greatest songs in history. His simple, uncomplicated music sparked dance crazes and moved a nation. This timeless revue, featuring incredible dancing and tunes like “Always,” “Count Your Blessings,” “Blue Skies,” and “Cheek to Cheek,” is a real treat for everyone.

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An evening with… SLOAN @ Sugar Nightclub (April 21)

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Sloan is a Toronto-based rock/power pop quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Throughout their nearly twenty-five-year career, Sloan has released 11 LPs, two EPs, a live album, a Greatest hits album and more than thirty singles. The band has received nine Juno Award nominations, winning one. Catch them at Sugar Nightclub on Thursday, April 21st.

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See you out there,

CVV Magazine