Upcoming Events

We host small events featuring local performers! (Starting in 2022 we are open to having out-of-towners perform here, but we’re keeping it Island-based until then.) Here are our Event Guidelines & General Info:

  • We have a limit of 17 seats, and we ask that attendees stay seated during the show except to pick up food or use the washroom (as per COVID guidelines).
  • Attendees must stay at the one table they have chosen–we know you may know the musician or have other friends in the audience, but we must follow public health rules so we can keep safely hosting events!
  • We do check vaccine passports, as we have a liquor license. Please bring your pass & photo ID.
  • Please support the musician by giving them a donation! All donations go to them 😀

Saturday, September 25 | 2 to 4pm | By donation

Fresh off the ferry with guitar in hand, Rob Fillo is coming to Gigi’s to perform his original contemporary folk and blues music. 

After getting busted for busking downtown without a license, Fillo has decided to move indoors for fall in hopes of developing a community around his love-centric, starkly honest, authentic and heart-filled music. Heralding from Vancouver, Rob has transplanted in Victoria to start a new life and open a new chapter in his life. His well over 100 original songs will tell you his story. 

Come by and listen to the stories of Rob Fillo’s long road here.
 
You may reserve a free ticket at Eventbrite but it’s not necessary!

Saturday, October 16 | 2 to 4 pm | By donation

A popular local duo… Beautiful Luck! Description coming soon!

Saturday, October 30  | 2 to 4 pm | By donation

A lifelong musician, songwriter, poet and teacher, Jennie has pursued her passion performing at many venues. She performs an eclectic mix of jazz, folk, blues, and pop–originals and covers!

Past venues include Spiral Cafe, Shirley Loves Music, Serious Coffee, Good Earth Coffee, Christie’s Pub, Heron Rock Bistro, Ma Miller’s, and the Hideaway Patio.

UNPLUGGED OPEN MIC – Postponed

Unfortunately we have to postpone Open Mic nights until further notice. We have been informed that restaurants and coffee shops can host performers, but those performers cannot also be customers–and so, open mic is not allowed for now. We are bummed out and we apologise.

Here’s the info on the night for the near future:

It’s back! Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30, with doors opening at 6 for sign up.

Hosted by our very own Gino Marrelli, singing some good ol’ Italian tunes.

Most any type of performance is allowed, except for any restricted by COVID regulations (no dancing or interactive performances that would require audience members to get out of their seats, etc.). Sing a song, read a poem, do a little magic, tell some jokes. We love it all!

Limit of 10 minutes per act. Don’t fret if you’re new to this–everyone was new once and it’s all part of the fun 🙂

Past Events

In the past we have hosted events like these listed below. We are working on doing more for the community as COVID restrictions and our own timing allows! Get in touch at info@gigiscafe.ca with any questions or comments.

Ukulele Jam, every Sunday from 4 to 5:30pm