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Inlay Necklace by Brenda Roy at The Avenue Gallery.

At the Galleries: Fall into art with sculpture, jewelry and contemporary works

‘I believe there is still a place for beautiful, well-made objects … these objects enrich our lives’

  • Nov 5, 2022
Inlay Necklace by Brenda Roy at The Avenue Gallery.
Local favourite, singer Stephanie Greaves kicks off the month in music with a performance at The Oaks Restaurant on Nov. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Youth performances highlight Oak Bay on stage for November

November includes a return to the Maritimes and an evening of remembrance

Local favourite, singer Stephanie Greaves kicks off the month in music with a performance at The Oaks Restaurant on Nov. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
The film festival will showcase Jewish films in this free event. (Courtesy of the Victoria International Jewish Film Festival)

The annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival will play at Vic Theater Nov. 1-6

The 8th Jewish Film Festival will feature both in-person and online screenings and will be free

The film festival will showcase Jewish films in this free event. (Courtesy of the Victoria International Jewish Film Festival)
PointeTango Founders Erin-Scott Kafadar and Alexander Richardson (Courtesy of Jacob Marsh Photography)

PointeTango’s twist on dance returns to Victoria for World Accordion and Tango Festival

The duo will perform new show live in Victoria for the first time since COVID lowered the curtains

PointeTango Founders Erin-Scott Kafadar and Alexander Richardson (Courtesy of Jacob Marsh Photography)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Victoria artist Fran Benton is putting on an exhibition in Saanich starting Oct. 25 of pieces she created after putting her own interpretation on war photos and memorabilia collected by her late father during his service in the Second World War. (Courtesy of Fran Benton)

Upcoming Saanich art exhibit takes personal look at Second World War

Fran Benton hopes exhibit encourages others to explore their own perspective on war

Victoria artist Fran Benton is putting on an exhibition in Saanich starting Oct. 25 of pieces she created after putting her own interpretation on war photos and memorabilia collected by her late father during his service in the Second World War. (Courtesy of Fran Benton)
Former Oak Bay restaurant owner Richelle Osborne shows 14 new art pieces at Fortune Gallery in Chinatown now through the end of October. (Courtesy Richelle Osborne)

Former Oak Bay restaurant owner cooks up artistic endeavours

Richelle Osborne co-hosts gallery show this month in Victoria

Former Oak Bay restaurant owner Richelle Osborne shows 14 new art pieces at Fortune Gallery in Chinatown now through the end of October. (Courtesy Richelle Osborne)
Esi Edugyan and Wendy Proverbs have won this year’s City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize, respectively. (Courtesy of Victoria Book Prize Society)

Victoria’s book prize winners celebrated at gala

Esi Edugyan won the city’s Butler book prize while Wendy Proverbs took home the children’s book prize

Esi Edugyan and Wendy Proverbs have won this year’s City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize, respectively. (Courtesy of Victoria Book Prize Society)
Soloist Carey Wong will be featured in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 when the Sooke Philharmonic performs in Metchosin on Oct. 29 and at Sooke Community Hall on Oct. 30. (Photo contributed)

Sooke Philharmonic takes a swing at classical heavyweights

Orchestra performs in Metchosin Oct. 29 and Sooke Oct. 30

Soloist Carey Wong will be featured in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 when the Sooke Philharmonic performs in Metchosin on Oct. 29 and at Sooke Community Hall on Oct. 30. (Photo contributed)
Featured artist Pat Martin Bates holds the first edition of Tweed at the magazine launch party in December 2012. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

10 years of Tweed

Celebrating a decade in Oak Bay

  • Oct 10, 2022
Featured artist Pat Martin Bates holds the first edition of Tweed at the magazine launch party in December 2012. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
A shot from Canadian rapper bbno$’s latest music video “top gun” taken at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Screenshot)

bbno$’s latest music video filmed all over Greater Victoria

The Vancouver-born rapper has billions of streams on TikTok and Spotify

A shot from Canadian rapper bbno$’s latest music video “top gun” taken at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Screenshot)
Enticing Shores, Vancouver Island by Ryan Sobkovich at West End Gallery.
Enticing Shores, Vancouver Island by Ryan Sobkovich at West End Gallery.
The Hounds of Cuchulain perform at The Oaks Oct. 7. (Hounds of Cuchulain/Facebook)

Fall flurry of live music fills Oak Bay venues

Rec centre lounge, Avenue restaurant offer weekend live music

The Hounds of Cuchulain perform at The Oaks Oct. 7. (Hounds of Cuchulain/Facebook)
The Sutcliffes perform their musical take on the Beatles from the early days on to the end at Sooke Community Theatre in Edward Milne Community School on Friday (Oct. 21). (Photo contributed)

Beatles from beginning to end

The Sutcliffes play at Sooke Community Theatre on Oct. 21

The Sutcliffes perform their musical take on the Beatles from the early days on to the end at Sooke Community Theatre in Edward Milne Community School on Friday (Oct. 21). (Photo contributed)
Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler is among the cast of The Great Canadian Baking Show that airs Sundays at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 2. (Geoff George/Courtesy CBC)

Family, culture influence flavours for Greater Victoria bakers in T.V. competition

Langford, Victoria residents whip up new friendships while battling for top spot

Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler is among the cast of The Great Canadian Baking Show that airs Sundays at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 2. (Geoff George/Courtesy CBC)
Finalists for the 2022 City of Victoria Victoria Butler Book prize and Children’s Book prize have been announced. (Black Press file)

Finalists announced for Victoria’s best books of the past year

Butler Book Prize, Children’s Book Prize each comes with $5,000 cash award

Finalists for the 2022 City of Victoria Victoria Butler Book prize and Children’s Book prize have been announced. (Black Press file)
Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)

Blue Rodeo coming to Victoria Nov. 24

The band added the stop at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to their Many a Mile tour

Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)
Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria this weekend. (Capital City Comic Con/Facebook)

Comic Con confirms featured talent coming to Victoria this weekend

Star Trek: Voyager actor, professional wrestler amongst featured talent

Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria this weekend. (Capital City Comic Con/Facebook)
Lorde dances on stage Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Lorde sends off Victoria’s Rifflandia music festival in style

Thousands filled Royal Athletic Park for the final day of the festival

Lorde dances on stage Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Carole Thibault is among the artists displaying work when the James Bay Art Walk returns Sept. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Courtesy James Bay Art Walk)
Carole Thibault is among the artists displaying work when the James Bay Art Walk returns Sept. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Courtesy James Bay Art Walk)
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