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Linda Green Abraham reading from the book Art & Word at the Sooke Region Museum. (Linda Gordon photo)

Local work shines in Sooke’s ARTiFACTS Arts Show

Show runs March 21 to May 12 at Sooke Region Museum

  • Mar 11, 2020
Linda Green Abraham reading from the book Art & Word at the Sooke Region Museum. (Linda Gordon photo)
Victoria musician Rob Nesbitt recently released an album he started in 1995. Mine Would be the Sun is an examination of his first love. (Photo Courtesy of Wendy Nesbitt)

Victoria musician releases 25-year labour of first love

Former Bum singer and guitarist Rob Nesbitt puts out first solo album on first love

Victoria musician Rob Nesbitt recently released an album he started in 1995. Mine Would be the Sun is an examination of his first love. (Photo Courtesy of Wendy Nesbitt)
The Australian Bee Gees bring their tribute to the popular Aussie group to the Platinum Room at Elements Casino, April 10. Facebook

Bee Gees magic on stage at Elements Casino

The Australian Bee Gees tribute act hits the stage April 10 in the Platinum Room

  • Mar 8, 2020
The Australian Bee Gees bring their tribute to the popular Aussie group to the Platinum Room at Elements Casino, April 10. Facebook
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Donors added to a mountain of pads, tampons and other menstrual products collected during the United Way Greater Victoria Period Promise: Fill the Bus event on Saturday. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Donors added to a mountain of pads, tampons and other menstrual products collected during the United Way Greater Victoria Period Promise: Fill the Bus event on Saturday. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Legendary Canadian songwriter and performer Gordon Lightfoot brings his music to the Island in October, with shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Port Theatre in Nanaimo. gordonlightfoot.com

Still on the road at 81, Gordon Lightfoot hits Victoria stage this fall

Tickets for Island shows in Victoria and Nanaimo, selling well already

Legendary Canadian songwriter and performer Gordon Lightfoot brings his music to the Island in October, with shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Port Theatre in Nanaimo. gordonlightfoot.com
Victoria Highland Dancing Association dancers Miia Bekker, Nicola Theim and Genevieve Lisik perform in front of the Starbucks at Saanich Centre last week. This Saturday members of the group will be performing in front of the Pharmasave on Oak Bay Avenue. (Allison Flack Photo)

Highland dancers to perform on Oak Bay Avenue

Dancers bring fundraising gig to Oak Bay Village Saturday

Victoria Highland Dancing Association dancers Miia Bekker, Nicola Theim and Genevieve Lisik perform in front of the Starbucks at Saanich Centre last week. This Saturday members of the group will be performing in front of the Pharmasave on Oak Bay Avenue. (Allison Flack Photo)
Theo Young, left, and Evelyn Hawes co-share the roles of leads Jack Kelly and Katherine Plumber with two other actors in the St. Michael’s University School production of Newsies. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Theo Young, left, and Evelyn Hawes co-share the roles of leads Jack Kelly and Katherine Plumber with two other actors in the St. Michael’s University School production of Newsies. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box

Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box

Company debuting its take on The Little Prince, as well as other new works, March 21-22

Ballet Victoria: Taking a step outside the box
The annual Urbanite interactive art event at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, on this year March 20, is a great way to explore the galleries in a fun and social way and mingle with fellow art lovers. Photo by Cedar Coast Photo

Ring in spring with gallery glamour in Victoria

Annual Urbanite event March 20 offers customized beverages and music in an artful environment

  • Mar 1, 2020
The annual Urbanite interactive art event at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, on this year March 20, is a great way to explore the galleries in a fun and social way and mingle with fellow art lovers. Photo by Cedar Coast Photo
A young woman’s dream of travelling to and finding romance in Paris comes true in Paris! The Show, playing at the Royal Theatre on March 17. Photo courtesy paris-lespectacle.com

The City of Light beckons in new musical stage show at Royal Theatre

Paris! The Show brings the music of Piaf and Aznavour to the Royal Theatre stage on March 17

A young woman’s dream of travelling to and finding romance in Paris comes true in Paris! The Show, playing at the Royal Theatre on March 17. Photo courtesy paris-lespectacle.com
Traditional and contemporary dances are a big part of the annual One World production staged at the McPherson Playhouse. Photo courtesy Pearson College UWC

Join a cross-cultural celebration at One World 2020

Pearson College UWC students present a slice of their cultures in dance, song and more, March 20-21

Traditional and contemporary dances are a big part of the annual One World production staged at the McPherson Playhouse. Photo courtesy Pearson College UWC
Kingston’s The Glorious Sons hit Victoria on March 6 as part of their 2020 The War on Everything Tour. Their show at the Royal Theatre is virtually sold out. Photo by Gavin Smith

The Glorious Sons ready to wage rock ‘n’ roll war at the Royal Theatre

Kingston band bringing their harder-edged sound to town in March

Kingston’s The Glorious Sons hit Victoria on March 6 as part of their 2020 The War on Everything Tour. Their show at the Royal Theatre is virtually sold out. Photo by Gavin Smith
Maesto Christian Kluxen and the Victoria Symphony celebrate the symphonic works of the great Ludwig von Beethoven during the Beethoven 250 series of concerts throughout March at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Victoria Symphony to play all nine of the composer’s symphonies during March birthday celebrations

Maesto Christian Kluxen and the Victoria Symphony celebrate the symphonic works of the great Ludwig von Beethoven during the Beethoven 250 series of concerts throughout March at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
Artist Jo-Anne Silverman is hosting a show at the Gage Gallery from March 3 to 21 with a reception on March 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. Behind Silverman are pieces of Joanna Pettit’s from the current show, The Long Way Home, running until Feb. 29. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Artist offers work from new show at a pay-what-you-can rate

Gage Gallery artist to donate proceeds to Cool Aid arts program

Artist Jo-Anne Silverman is hosting a show at the Gage Gallery from March 3 to 21 with a reception on March 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. Behind Silverman are pieces of Joanna Pettit’s from the current show, The Long Way Home, running until Feb. 29. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Cast members from the Vic High musical theatre production of Runaways. The show tells the stories of street-entrenched youth in New York, but has been informed by conversations with youth support workers in Victoria. (Photo by Kimberly Sholinder)

Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical

‘Runaways’ created in New York, but has parallels in Victoria: director

Cast members from the Vic High musical theatre production of Runaways. The show tells the stories of street-entrenched youth in New York, but has been informed by conversations with youth support workers in Victoria. (Photo by Kimberly Sholinder)
Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Polaris Prize-winning rapper and hip hop artist Haviah Mighty plays Victoria on March 1

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom
Oak Bay High’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof runs Feb. 28 to March 7 in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for the Feb. 28, and 29, March 4 to 7, with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 1. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay High’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof runs Feb. 28 to March 7 in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. for the Feb. 28, and 29, March 4 to 7, with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 1. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The CatVideoFest returns to Victoria March 13-14. (flickr.com)

CatVideoFest makes its way back to Victoria

A curation of favourite cat videos will be featured on the big screen, all to support cats

The CatVideoFest returns to Victoria March 13-14. (flickr.com)
Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria

Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria

Fans of classic rock can experience reunion concert July 6 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria
Student actors Sophie Gans and Caelan Veenstra play Ariel and Eric in Claremont Secondary’s 2020 musical production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Student actors Sophie Gans and Caelan Veenstra play Ariel and Eric in Claremont Secondary’s 2020 musical production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)