Seeing a live performance can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater, or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a ticket (a $29 value) to a concert at University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, located on the University of Victoria campus. Choose from the following performances:
- April Verch on Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m.
- Ivan Coyote on Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m.
- Classic Albums Live performing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon on Friday, April 15th at 8 p.m.
Showcasing local, regional, and global arts and culture, University Centre Farquhar Auditorium boasts exceptional acoustics, a continental seating scheme with unimpeded sightlines, and a glasses-less 3-D experience. Fiddle-player, foot-stepper, and mouth-singer April Verch will grace the stage as a part of the global experience series. She and her cadre of adept accompanists leap from lyrical country ballads to breakneck newgrass ditties for an aural experience as exhilarating as a wooden rollycoaster ride.
Yukon-born Ivan Coyote breathes emotion into her stories of gender, sexuality, and modern life in Canada. While she has authored six short story anthologies, a novel, three compact discs, and several thousand microfiche treasuries, her primary passion remains reciting tales in the flesh, at times accompanied by live musicians.
For classic prog enthusiasts or youths discovering the power of dad-rock for the first time, Classic Albums Live will perform Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon in its trippy entirety. Craig Martin and his historical recreationists faithfully replicate one of the best-selling albums of all time with exemplary precision while the Wizard of Id is projected onto the seatback in front of you.