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  • Fri 17th Dec, 2004

    Hank and Lily, Home from their two month tour want to have a big party with you !!!!! All of their comic book friends are invited. This is also debut of the Hank and Lily double album and comic books. Lake Boat is going to rock your socks off as well as Charter Cruise.... if he fuckin feels like it. So come and dance, win prizes... join in and play games with Hank and Lily read more...
  • Sat 11th Dec, 2004

    Ghosts! The Grey Army! Sci-fi trivia! Engage! read more...
  • ALL-AGES THRASHORAMA!!!!: Hit Me Back, Chuck Norris, Bury What\'s Dead, I SAY NO

    Mon 22nd Nov, 2004

    ALL-AGES THRASHORAMA!!!!

    Hit Me Back, the spazziest fast thrash imaginable from Los Angeles! Chuck Norris, crazy crusty hardcore from Vancouver! MORE MORE MORE TO COME! Don't let going to the benefit on Saturday stop you from coming to see these kick-ass bands!!!!! read more...
  • Fri 19th Nov, 2004

    . !!(BOOM)!! . read more...
  • Fri 12th Nov, 2004

    Video Kill: A Home-Spun Collection of Indie Rock Videos and Short films.

    An assortment of home spun music videos and music inspired short films produced by various bands and filmmakers from Vancouver and Victoria's indie music scene. Not to be seen on Much Music any time soon!! Far removed from the recent music video screening at Lucky Bar. The Victoria screening features videos from Wolf Parade (from local artist Panos Cosmatos); P:ano; Run Chico Run; The Organ; B... read more...
  • Fri 5th Nov, 2004

    The Electro-Pop Show of the Season:

    The Victoria debuts of Vancouver's PRIMES (ex-A LUNA RED, current RADIO BERLIN), and BAKELITE along with Victoria's MOUSETRAP (ex-GHOSTS). read more...
  • Sat 30th Oct, 2004

    HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

    A Fundraiser bash for the Visual Arts Students Association. Magic, Music, Foodstand, and possibly a bearded lady. Prizes for best costumes. addtional info at: thefiftyfifty.org read more...
  • SOS Productions presents: Wolf Parade, Pink Mountaintops, The Raygun

    Fri 29th Oct, 2004

    SOS Productions presents

    advance tickets now on sale at Ditch Records don't miss Wolf Parade's very first appearance in Victoria!! read more...
  • Thu 28th Oct, 2004

    NEW MUSIC SERIES PART 2:

    a night of free and structured improvisation in two groups. alfons, darren, dave, and eldritch interpret a short series of images collected and arranged by isaac, and erin, emily, isaac, rachel, speedy and maybe some others perform some expansive drone-friendly improvisations of their own. read more...
  • Tue 26th Oct, 2004

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: TROUBLE EVERY DAY (2003). Starring Vincent Gallo

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: TROUBLE EVERY DAY (2003) 18+ Claire Denis' follow up to her widely engaging BEAU TRAVAIL. TROUBLE EVERY DAY is an arty psychological horror film that borrows, in unconventional fashion, from the Vampire story. It sucessfully moves traces of the goth tradition to modern day france, where cannibalist blood suckers are psychologically torn between sadistic desire an... read more...
  • Fri 22nd Oct, 2004

    IM Homecoming Party

    IM's first Victoria show in over 5 months. 9:00 The Raygun 10:00 Cadeaux (Vancouver, ex-Operation Makeout) 11:00 Immaculate Machine The Fifty Fifty, 2516 Douglas St. $7. ALL AGES! read more...
  • Sat 16th Oct, 2004

    The Approach + Soundstories + Portico + Art Opening.

    Art Opening and Music Show featuring new window installation from former fifty fifty member, Hadyn and original fifty fifty window dresser, Scott. + music from The Approach (Vancouver), Soundstories (Victoria) and Portico (Vancouver). 8pm/10pm. Art:Free / Music: $6. read more...
  • Tue 12th Oct, 2004

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents Jean Cocteau's Blood of a Poet (1930) and Beauty And The Beast (1946)

    A diversely talented ‘renaissance man’ and well-connected French artist, Jean Cocteau’s career spanned nearly sixty years. His artistic repertoire included everything from illustration to poetry to Playwriting and filmmaking and his contemporaries included such figures as Luis Bunuel, Edouard De Max, Pablo Picasso, Erik Satie, Edith Piaf and a stack of other prominent artists from the era. ... read more...
  • Tue 12th Oct, 2004

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: Two By Jean Cocteau. BLOOD OF A POET (1946) and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1946).

    A diversely talented ‘renaissance man’ and well-connected French artist, Jean Cocteau’s career spanned nearly sixty years. His artistic repertoire included everything from illustration to poetry to Playwriting and filmmaking and his contemporaries included such figures as Luis Bunuel, Edouard De Max, Pablo Picasso, Erik Satie, Edith Piaf and a stack of other prominent artists from the era. ... read more...
  • Fri 24th Sep, 2004

    Sound Stories + Lee Hutzulac + Ku 'uipo

    are you ready for Yom Kippur? Art Opening and Music Show MUSICS: sound stories (old power) lee hutzulac (formerly of dixie's death pool) ku 'uipo (tape loops and casio power) ARTS: emi honda jordan mckenzie (a window and gallery installation of OUTSTANDING PROPORTIONS(maybe)) The Opening is Free Music @ 9pm - $5. 2616 Douglas St.... read more...
  • Sat 18th Sep, 2004

    One Inch Button Show [500+]

    Oodles of Buttons [500+] created by 50+ local and not so local (Jad Fair, Tim Biskup, and Luke Ramsey) artists will be on display for visual appreciation and/or purchase. + live music featuring Stupid Head and others TBA. for submission info and button template see our web site . . . ______________________________________ the fifty fifty is located at 2516 Douglas St. (at Bay) the fifty... read more...
  • Sat 18th Sep, 2004

    The Raygun! The Pickles! at the Button Show! sorry but despite what monday magazine says, hank & lily AREN'T playing. Now get all dressed up in your best outfit and come buy hot, sexy pins and rock out to hot, sexy music! read more...
  • Fri 17th Sep, 2004

    Tour send off show

    First show of a P:ano/Chet mini tour. Chet will continue on a tour of western Canada. Come to the show..P:ano haven't been to Victoria in so long. YOU WILL SEE P:ANO AND CHET PLAY ON FRIDAY!! read more...
  • Tue 14th Sep, 2004

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: The Talking Heads' STOP MAKING SENSE (1984).

    Shock Corridor Cinema presents yet another in a series of concert films: the talking heads' STOP MAKING SENSE (J. Demme, 1984) Tuesday, Sept. 14th; 9pm. 2516 Douglas St. (at Bay St.) $2 "Not only did Stop Making Sense apparently get people dancing in the aisles, it broke house records in even relatively unknown independent theaters such as Seattle's Pike Place Cinema." --- Neva Chon... read more...
  • Sat 11th Sep, 2004

    Evening of pleasent things.

    Art opening, plus local music. read more...
  • Fri 10th Sep, 2004

    Frog Eyes catch their last local appearance before exiting for a cross Canada/NE American tour. The Folded Palm released this week. tour info: http://www.absolutelykosher.com/newsaug04.html Mousetrap Brad Kiroshima of Ghosts ventures into electro-pop with a grind core twist. Himalayan Bear Ryan Beattie of Chet explores his ambient solo project. Doors at 9pm. read more...
  • Fri 3rd Sep, 2004

    Portland Based Filmmaker's Vanessa Renwick and Bill Daniel (The Lucky Bum Tour) Return To Victoria

    full program info at: http://www.odoka.org/Heart%20Attack%20Island.html "Daniel and Renwick make some of the liveliest work on the microcinema circuit, wherein film, video, art and music collide with edge, confrontational, unpredictable and often exuberant intensity." --The Washington Post. Portland-based independent filmmakers Vanessa Renwick and Bill Daniel - of last year'spopular "Luck... read more...
  • Sat 28th Aug, 2004

    The Lakeboat has a new diesel chico engine. The Captains of Industry have coal to ship to Japan. A rock n roll match made in Hades. And so many young dudes... Right on. read more...
  • Fri 27th Aug, 2004

    One Candle power visits from Montreal to play at the Fifty Fifty, with Victoria's Shapes & Sizes. +The Poppies onecandlepower.com read more...
  • Tue 24th Aug, 2004

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents a rare screening of Larry Clark and Harmony Korine's KEN PARK (2002).

    KEN PARK (2002; 89 minutes) Director: Larry Clark Screenplay: Harmony Korine Two Screenings: 8:30 & 10:15pm Note: due to the film's candid sexual representations only those patrons 18 years of age and older will be permitted into this screening. As is the case with most of Larry Clark's work, Ken Park has seen its share of controversy: banned in Australia, pulled from certain festivals... read more...
  • Sat 21st Aug, 2004

    Get your tickets now at Ditch Records (635 Johnson) read more...
  • Tue 10th Aug, 2004

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: Sergio Leone's A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (1972)

    A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (aka DUCK YOU SUCKER!) (1972; english language version; 130 min). For Sergio Leone, making films wasn't a job it was a god-like calling to which he was enslaved. And once you appreciate A Fistful of Dynamite from this perspective, it should be promoted into the pantheon of great cinema, for despite its roughness, it is without question, the best, and the most comic, o... read more...
  • Thu 5th Aug, 2004

    Brown, Orange, Yellow, Green. Improvisations by SPEEDY. Spoken Word and jazz musings by THE OTHERS AND THE OTHERS

    Brown, Orange, Yellow, Green: Free improvisational pieces for prepared guitar and electronics by Speedy, and possibly guest appearance by members of imps. also featuring The Others and The Others: improvisational jazz musings provide the trajectory for the engaging spoken word of Max Sloan. only 3 bucks! read more...
  • Tue 27th Jul, 2004

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains The Same. Preceded by Heavy Metal Parking Lot.

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents: THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (1976; 130 min.) While many are familiar with the hyper cult status of The Rocky Horror Picture Show - a film that has maintained extensive runs at art house theaters and midnight screening venues since the late 70s - the lessor known, The Song Remains the Same, provided a similar outlet for those Bangers and Zep freaks who found the ... read more...
  • Sat 24th Jul, 2004

    A seminal influence on Northwestern indie rock (and especially on the riot grrl movement), Vancouver's Mecca Normal are the bridge between female post-punk primitives like the Raincoats and the Slits -- not to mention Patti Smith's punk poetry -- and the more explicitly political, feminist noisemakers of the 90s. Lo-fi, amateurish, and decidedly minimalist, Mecca Normal are essentially a duo, with... read more...
  • Tue 13th Jul, 2004

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents The Films of Jan Svankmajer (Animation & Stop Motion From The Czech Republic)

    Shock Corridor Cinema Presents THE FILMS OF JAN SVANKMAJER 2516 Douglas St. at Bay St. $2 Czech animator Jan Svankmajer, whose name is almost always mentioned in the same breath as the Brothers Quay, is a filmmaker with a deeply philosophical, psychological bent whose mode de employ is the infinite variety of the grotesque. Svankmajer started working with stop-animation shorts in the 196... read more...
  • Sat 10th Jul, 2004

    The Fifty Fifty's 2nd Annual Sock-Hop featuring members of

    Don't be Alarmed. It is not a 1950's Sock-hop. Our version is from the 1960s so bring along your finest mod fashions and shoes are encouraged. read more...
  • Tue 29th Jun, 2004

    The Lost Films of Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg. @the fifty fifty arts collective 2516 Douglas (at bay st.) $2 Perhaps the two forerunners to place English speaking Canadian narrative cinema on the international stage. Both Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg share a preoccupation with what Katherine Monk calls the negative space of Canadian film themes. Monk suggests Canadian identity ... read more...
  • Sat 12th Jun, 2004

    The Fifty Fifty's Grand Re-Opening

    Art at 8pm, Music at 10pm "Jerusalem of the hours" paintings and drawings by John Luna "All the substances in the world went floating up" -Anne Carson, 'Autobiography of Red' John Luna, a painter and writer originally from Victoria, presents "Jerusalem of the hours", an installation of paintings and drawings thatdeals with entropy and painting, the latter as both a substance (... read more...
  • Fri 6th Feb, 2004

    The Fifty Fifty Social Mixer

    mingle, find yourself a valentines day date...and good music. All proceeds fo towards the fifty fifty arts collective relocation fund read more...

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