WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12
A Murder is Announced presented by St. Luke’s Players. Today through Oct. 22 at St. Luke’s Hall, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Tickets at stlukesplayers.org or tel. 250-884-5484.
Victoria Book Prizes Gala at Union Club of British Columbia, with MC Jo-Ann Roberts. Eight local writers are shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler and Bolen Books Children’s Book Prizes. Tickets at Bolen Books, Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Bookshop and 250-595-8430; victoriabookprizes.ca.
Anniversary Alumni Festival by Phoenix Theatre, today through Oct. 29 at University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre. Featuring Charles Ross: One-Man Lord of the Rings, tonight and Thursday at 8 p.m. Tickets at finearts.uvic.ca/ theatre and tel. 250-721-8000.
Mating Dance of the Werewolf presented by Theatre Inconnu at 1923 Fernwood Rd., nightly to Saturday. Tickets at ticketrocket.co or tel. 250-590-6291.
Orion Series in Fine Arts presents Ilya Poletaev in concert, 8 p.m. at University of Victoria Phillip T. Young Recital Hall; finearts.uvic.ca
Next to Normal at Langham Court Theatre, 805 Langham Court, nightly to Saturday. Tickets at langhamtheatre.ca.
Adam Kittredge at the Bard & Banker Pub, 1022 Government St., 9 p.m.; vicpubco.ca; 250-953-9993.
Tom Hooper at The Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government St., 9 p.m. vicpubco.ca; 250-383-7775.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
Simon Boccanegra by Verdi presented by Pacific Opera Victoria, 8 p.m. at the Royal Theatre. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca, pov.bc.ca, tel. 250-385-0222 or 250-386-6121.
UnWined, an evening of food and beverage from local chefs, wineries and breweries with MC Jack Knox. A fundraising event for Vancouver Island children living with a life-threatening medical condition. 5 p.m. at the University Club Go to hibid.ca/events.
Monsters Haunted House: Fear on the Pier, formerly known as Evil Acres. Thursday through Oct. 31, 6:30-11 p.m. at Ogden Point, Pier A, 203 Dallas Road. Cost is reduced if you bring a non-perishable food item.
Basia Bulat plus guests at Lucky Bar, 517 Yates St. Tickets at Lyle’s Place and ticketfly.com.
Mysteries of the HMS Erebus presented by the Maritime Museum of British Columbia featuring speakers archeologist Ryan Harris and captains Bill Noon and David Woodman. Thursday, 5:30-10:30 p.m. at Maritime Museum of B.C., 634 Humboldt St. Tickets at mmbc.bc.ca and tel. 250-385-4222.
Galey Farms Festival of Fear featuring a Haunted House for kids, petting farm, corn maze, railway and Carnevil Haunted House for adults. Thursday through Oct. 31, 6-10 p.m. at 4150 Blenkinsop Rd.; galeyfarms.net.
Bill Stenson with Patricia Young and MAC Farrant reading from Hanne and her Brother, 7:30 p.m. at Munro’s Books, 1108 Government St., tel. 250-382-2464.
Confabulation presents all true stories about Firsts! at Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St., 7:30 p.m. Go to confabulation.ca/events/victoria-firsts.
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