Calendar: Zombie Trilogy Nights

26 10 2010

It’s Halloween again, but never fear, Monday will keep you in the know.

It'll be gruesome!

Win tickets to Club 9one9’s Zombie Trilogy Night by emailing your favorite zombie facts to calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT:ZOMBIE TRILOGY). You’ll get to enjoy Night of the Living Dead THURSDAY with Team Canada DJs, Dawn of the Dead FRIDAY and Day of the Dead SUNDAY with DJs Kris Reign and Marshall A. $500 in costume prizes each night. Zombie stage, Go Go dancers and a free zombie make-up table!

Don’t forget that there’s more spooks to be had.

Festival Of Fear – Lots of spooky activities for Halloween, including the Festival of Fear, the Cornfield of Horror, the Crazy Train, Madame Isabella’s Seance and Carnevil, in addition to the Corn Maze, Pumpkinfest and Petting Farm. THURSDAY-SUNDAY. $10/$7. 250-477-5713, galeyfarms.net.

ZombieFeast Horror Film Fest – Prepare to be scared at this second annual event featuring classic horror films, art show, door prizes and a zombie and  horror short film competition. FRIDAY noon-9pm, SATURDAY noon-midnight, and SUNDAY 1-9pm at the Absolute Underground Store (1215 Government) $5. zombiefeast.ca.

The Ghosts of Victoria Festival – Spooky ghost tours at St. Ann’s. FRIDAY and SATURDAY 6:30 and 8:30pm at St. Ann’s Academy (835 Humboldt). $12/$10. 250-953-8829.

Halloween Tango Masquerade Tango Ball – Celebrate your passion for tango with a special treat of acclaimed Buenos Aires dance couple Guillermo Salvat and Silvia Grynt. Workshop 1:30-5:45pm ($65/$30) and dance 8pm-midnight ($25/$20). SUNDAY at Lynda Raino Dance Studio (715 Yates). 250-802-1652.

Psychic Circle Fall Fair – Includes tarot, palm, aura mediumship, clairvoyants and more! THURSDAY-SUNDAY at the Bay Centre (1150 Douglas). Free. 250-478-4226.





Calendar: Cheesecake Burlesque Revue

20 10 2010

Even though Halloween is more than a week away, there’s still plenty to do. Enjoy some wine or take in some early spooks with this week’s events.

Win tickets to the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue’s All Hallows Peep Show on THURSDAY. Just email calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT:CHEESECAKE BURLESQUE) to win!

We’ve got extra prizes to give away this week, so check back regularly for updates.

Candlelight Conservation Dinner – Some of Victoria’s favourite dining establishments will be dimming the lights to raise awareness about energy conservation. THURSDAY. bchydro.com/candlelight_conservation_dinner_2010.html.

Festival Of Fear – Lots of spooky activities for Halloween, including the Festival of Fear, the Cornfield of Horror, the Crazy Train, Madame Isabella’s Seance and Carnevil, in addition to the Corn Maze, Pumpkinfest and Petting Farm. THURSDAY-October 31. $10/$7. 250-477-5713, galeyfarms.net.

Glitz, Glam and Ghoulish Charm – Your guide to dressing up (or down) for Hallowe’en, with the gals of Cheesecake Burlesque. Registration required. SATURDAY 1-3pm at the Crystal Pool (2275 Quadra). $35. cheesecakeburlesque.com.

Zombie Walk – A zombie walk is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Most often taking place in a city center point, the participants lurch their way around the city streets and through shopping malls in a somewhat orderly fashion and often limping their way towards a particular hot spot for fresh human flesh. SATURDAY 2pm at Centennial Square. Free. malcontentmedia.ca/victoriazombiewalk.
Tanzania gala – Enjoy an African buffet and entertainment. Proceeds support business development in Tanzania. SATURDAY 5:30pm at Oaklands Community Hall (2827 Belmont). $50. 250-294-3414.

Crush: A Fine Wine Affair – Jurgen Gothe and Kathy McAree, are co-hosts of Victoria’s newest annual wine event. Celebrate the season of wine with tastings, food pairings and an international Fine Wine Auction. Sips will be offered by some of BC’s best wineries, including Peller Estates, Quail’s Gate, Joie Farm, Thornhaven Estates, Arrowleaf Cellars, Orofino, Hester Creek Estate, The View, Averill Creek and Sea Cider too. Wine tastings will be paired with savouries created by the Inn’s award-winning Executive Chef, Brad Horen, and complemented by the cool jazz of the Noah Becker Trio. Proceeds support the Belfry theatre. SUNDAY 5pm-8pm at the Inn at Laurel Point (680 Montreal). $65. 250-385-6815.





The Unholy Birth of Z-Day

3 09 2010

Monday Fringe reviewer Chris Felling delves into the guts of the local zombie musical

foto by David Bukach

By now, dear Fringer, you’ve no doubt caught wind of Z-Day: The Anthem for the Post-Zombie Apocalypse. Lots of people at the venues have been chatting about it, it stirred up lots more people at preview night. However, at the risk of sounding like some sort of vintage-clad theatre hipster, I saw Z-Day before it was cool and I, like, totally know Jay Mitchell. Yeah, that’s the guy behind it.

Earlier this year, Z-Day was a little-known but much-talked-about show in UVic’s theatre department and, like any good zombie, it’s mutated a little since I last saw it. The move from the cramped and catwalked 80-seat McIntyre theatre at the Phoenix to the spacious Metro has changed things, as has a new cast, longer songs and new material. Surely, dear Fringer, you’re a little bit curious about Z-Day‘s life in the lab? Good! I chatted up writer/director/composer Jay Mitchell before their Monday night show to satisfy that for you.

If through some stroke of bad luck or poor judgement you haven’t seen Z-Day yet, well, spoilers ahead. Tread carefully and don’t let them see you or they will devour the novelty of the show, leaving you a dark and shambling husk of your former self driven only by a ceaseless hunger that blasphemes against nature and I’m sure you’d much rather see such a neat show innocently, without already knowing its surprises.
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