What’s going on this weekend in Greater Victoria, Feb. 22 to 24

Music, theatre, musical theatre, and home shows

Here’s a list of some of the events taking place this weekend, starting Feb. 22 in Greater Victoria…

1. Rugby Canada vs. Chile in the 2019 Americas Rugby Championships Feb. 22

Canada faces Chile in Westhills Stadium in Langford.

2. Island Illustrators Society Winter Gathering and Group Exhibit Feb.19-24 at Coast Collective Gallery, Colwood.

To learn more about the Society, visit IslandIllustrators.org and to find out about upcoming shows and events, and hours at the gallery, check out CoastCollective.ca, or call 250-391-5522.

3. Victoria Early Spring Home Expo, Feb. 22 to 24 at Pearkes Recreation Centre

The expo is free to attend and features more than 150 vendors, including contractors, roofers, landscapers and more.

4. Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown event is back Feb. 22 to 24 and March 1 to 3

Greater Victoria residents can purchase a VIP pass for $15 at any Save-On-Foods location, the Victoria Visitor Centre or the Bay Centre, which allows them to access 50 attractions either for free or at a discounted rate.

5. Mary Poppins Feb. 22 and 23 at Oak Bay High school’s Dave Dunnet Theatre

Almost 100 Oak Bay High students have come together to create this musical theatre production. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, and $12 for adults. They can be purchased from the school office, Ivy’s Bookstore (2188 Oak Bay Ave.), or online from SD61.

6. Sidewalk Trio reunites to perform at The Oaks on Feb. 23

Promising to be one of the highlights of this season’s local musical offerings, featuring slide guitar and dobro playing of Vancouver Island Music Festival founder and musical director, Doug Cox, alongside his old band mates, guitarist Ken Hall and bassist Rick May. Tickets are $20 at The Oaks (2250 Oak Bay Ave. cash only), and the 7 p.m. show is likely to sell out the intimate, 100-seat venue.

7. La Nuit du Balafon and Ngoni-Kora Night Feb. 23 at Victoria Event Centre

Victoria-Taiama Partnership fundraiser show by Issamba ensemble as part of a campaign to raise funds for equipment, supplies and the hiring of midwives for the Judy Smith Health Centre and Maternal Health Clinic. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door if available. Admission to the after show is $10. Visit eventbrite.ca to purchase online.

8. Sidney Museum’s iconic Lego Exhibition on through March 31 with admission by donation

Learn more fun facts about the hundreds of thousands of Lego pieces that make up the museum’s displays, guess how many bricks it took to build the Lego pyramid or catch the special presentation film on the origin and continuing evolution of the Lego building system. The Sidney Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

9. 7eventy 7even’ a play byTheatre SKAM and Charles Tidlar

Director Pamela Bethel guides nine professional actors in the Tidler play, which unveils 77 “found micro dramas” culled from streets, squares and markets of the city. 7eventy 7even runs from Feb. 12-24. Tickets are $20 for the whole package and capacity in the space is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets visit skam.ca or call 250-386-7526.

10. Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the Royal B.C. Museum

The exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, England, opens to the public on Friday (Feb. 15) and runs through March 24. Tickets are included in general admission to the museum. To purchase online visit royalbcmuseum.bc.ca or buy them at the ticket counter.


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