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Event Archive - The C.R. Avery Project: C.R. Avery

Sat. November 14th 2020 - Sat. November 14th 2020 Victoria Event Centre (No Minors)
6:45PM - 7:45PM doors at 6:00PM
This is a recurring event with two shows on the same date, Saturday, November 14th

The C.R. Avery Project
EARLY SHOW / 19+ / ID Required
Doors: 6PM / Show: 6:45PM – 7:45PM
Purchase EARLY SHOW tickets at:

LATE SHOW / 19+ / ID Required
Doors: 8:45PM / Show: 9:30PM – 10:30PM
Purchase LATE SHOW tickets at:

" ...riveting & rewarding."
- Lonesome Highway Magazine (Ireland)
" ...a cultural magpie who's impossible to pidgin whole."
- Net Rhythm Magazine (Scotland)
" ...imagine if Neil Young was inspired by hip-hop."
- Vancouver Sun (Canada)
" ...their mix of high art & low brow amounted to the ultimate rock show."
- Exclaim! Magazine (Canada)
" ...audacious & astounding."
- London Time Out Magazine (UK)
" a collaboration between Beck & The Beastie Boys at their most experimental cross roads"
- Music Guide (US)
"First there was The Beats, then Hunter S. Thompson, now there's C.R. Avery."
- Kruger Magazine (UK)

≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 50 tickets available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance in groups of up to 6. You will be seated at your table once the whole group has arrived. Physical distancing must be observed between groups.
▪︎The bar will provide table service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.
▪︎ Bathrooms are limited to 1 person at a time. We’ve installed groovy high-tech foot switch-activated lights. Please tap the foot switch on when you are going in, and tap it off when you exit.
Read the VEC’s full safety plan here:

≫ We’re Livestreaming !≪
The show will also be available as a livestream at and
This livestream will be available without admission fee. If you’re able to donate and support these artists and the venue so they can keep it happening, donate here:
▪︎ Credit Card:
▪︎ Etransfer (please put the C.R. Avery Project in the message line and the password as “livestream”):
[email protected]

≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

≫ Accessibility ≪
Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once). See further details in ‘Getting Inside’ section)
If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet. There are two stalls, in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5’x5′ wheelchair clearance.
More detailed venue accessibility info is available at:


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