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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)
Heartwood, a folk-roots duo, will be the featured performers at the Java Jive, located at Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Entrance is by donation ($7 suggested). (Facebook/Heartwood)

Folk-roots duo play Metchosin’s music coffee house

Event takes place at 4430 Happy Valley Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22

Heartwood, a folk-roots duo, will be the featured performers at the Java Jive, located at Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Entrance is by donation ($7 suggested). (Facebook/Heartwood)
Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser brings her stories about life in and out of hockey to the Mary Winspear Centre Speaker Series, March 26. (Photo by Dave Holland)

Hockey royalty Hayley Wickenheiser skates into Sidney this spring

Hayley Wickenheiser, Canada’s greatest women’s hockey player, to speak March 26

  • Feb 21, 2020
Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser brings her stories about life in and out of hockey to the Mary Winspear Centre Speaker Series, March 26. (Photo by Dave Holland)
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Celtic Illusion, described as a “dance and magical illusion sensation” is coming to Victoria March 2. (Photo Courtesy of Celtic Illusion)
Celtic Illusion, described as a “dance and magical illusion sensation” is coming to Victoria March 2. (Photo Courtesy of Celtic Illusion)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michaelangelo joins Candice Woodward to celebrate the announcement of last year’s Capital City Comic Con. (Black Press Media file photo)

Comic Con returns to Victoria with star-studded guest list

2020 Capital City Comic Con to host cosplay stars and at least 9,500 attendees March 20 to 22

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michaelangelo joins Candice Woodward to celebrate the announcement of last year’s Capital City Comic Con. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Music of Cream touring band more than a tribute act

The Music of Cream touring band more than a tribute act

Ginger Baker’s son Kofi, Clapton’s nephew Will joined by rock stalwarts for 50th anniversary tour

The Music of Cream touring band more than a tribute act
Pacific Opera Victoria’s next production, Flight, is based on the true story of a refugee who lived in an airport for 18 years. (Photo courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria)

Next Pacific Opera production tells a refugee’s airport tale

Flight is spicy and complex, with a scintillating score by Jonathan Dove

Pacific Opera Victoria’s next production, Flight, is based on the true story of a refugee who lived in an airport for 18 years. (Photo courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria)
Herb Dixon will perform at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay on Feb. 20. (Submitted Photo)

Comedian that perfected motorcycle impression comes to Greater Victoria

Herb Dixon performs in Oak Bay and View Royal this February

Herb Dixon will perform at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay on Feb. 20. (Submitted Photo)
Valentine’s Day is coming up, do you know what you’re doing? (Black Press Media file photo).

One day to go: Last-second Valentine’s Day ideas

Some quick, romantic options for the last-minute planner

Valentine’s Day is coming up, do you know what you’re doing? (Black Press Media file photo).
Juno winner and Victoria native Ivonne Hernandez is organizing the second annual Victoria Trad Weekend, filled with workshops, a concert and family dance on Feb. 14 and 15. (Courtesy of Ivonne Hernandez)

Juno award-winning fiddler brings workshop and concert to Victoria

Two-day event brings Canada’s finest traditional artists to Victoria Feb. 14 and 15

Juno winner and Victoria native Ivonne Hernandez is organizing the second annual Victoria Trad Weekend, filled with workshops, a concert and family dance on Feb. 14 and 15. (Courtesy of Ivonne Hernandez)
The Royal BC Museum is hosting a unique Valentine’s event, Night Shift: Vintage Valentines (File Contributed/ Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum offers vintage Valentine’s Day event

Combine cocktails and dancing with history and science

The Royal BC Museum is hosting a unique Valentine’s event, Night Shift: Vintage Valentines (File Contributed/ Royal BC Museum)
Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser for four Greater Victoria charities

Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser for four Greater Victoria charities

One Voice Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education hosts fun and romantic event

Valentine’s Day gala doubles as a fundraiser for four Greater Victoria charities
A robotic actor somehow is given the ability to laugh, which leads to hilarious results, in Phoenix Theatre’s newest production, Comic Potential, running Feb. 13-22.

‘Actoids’ hit the stage at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre in February

Robots full of Comic Potential in latest play from UVic’s play

A robotic actor somehow is given the ability to laugh, which leads to hilarious results, in Phoenix Theatre’s newest production, Comic Potential, running Feb. 13-22.
The Victoria Film Festival runs Feb. 7-16. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Film Festival runs throughout the week

82 films will be presented between Feb. 7-17

The Victoria Film Festival runs Feb. 7-16. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Five-time Juno nominee to play Oak Bay

Five-time Juno nominee to play Oak Bay

Pluckin’ styles of Andrew Collins Trio hit the Oak Bay stage Saturday

Five-time Juno nominee to play Oak Bay
The rag-time genre Carolina Bluebirds are the featured artist at Highlands Coffee Music House on Feb. 8 at Caleb Pike House at 7:30 p.m. (Courtesy of Ron Gilmore)

Genre-bending band takes centre stage at Highlands Coffee Music House

The Carolina Bluebirds perform at Caleb Pike House on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The rag-time genre Carolina Bluebirds are the featured artist at Highlands Coffee Music House on Feb. 8 at Caleb Pike House at 7:30 p.m. (Courtesy of Ron Gilmore)
Yasuko Thanh, left, and Carla Funk are the opening speakers in the Sidney Literary Festival’s 2020 spring Authors Reading Series. They’ll appear and read from their published works on Feb. 7 at the Shoal Centre in Sidney. Photos courtesy Sidney Literary Festival

Spring author’s reading series kicks off early in Sidney

Sidney and Peninsula Literary Society hosts Yasuko Thanh and Carla Funk for Feb. 7 event

  • Jan 31, 2020
Yasuko Thanh, left, and Carla Funk are the opening speakers in the Sidney Literary Festival’s 2020 spring Authors Reading Series. They’ll appear and read from their published works on Feb. 7 at the Shoal Centre in Sidney. Photos courtesy Sidney Literary Festival
The Charania family was just 38 points shy of winning $10,000 on Family Feud Canada. (Family Feud Canada/CBC Gem)

VIDEO: Saanich family falls short of $10K payout on ‘Family Feud Canada’

The Charania family won $810, will get second chance to take home $10K

The Charania family was just 38 points shy of winning $10,000 on Family Feud Canada. (Family Feud Canada/CBC Gem)
Ryan Nicolai, Courtney Crawford and Marissa McClymont star in the Canadian College of Performing Arts staging of The Light in the Piazza. The show runs in Oak Bay starting Friday, Jan. 31, for a week. (Photo by Andrew Barrett)

Tony-award winning musical comes to Oak Bay

Canadian College of Performing Arts brings The Light in the Piazza to the stage

Ryan Nicolai, Courtney Crawford and Marissa McClymont star in the Canadian College of Performing Arts staging of The Light in the Piazza. The show runs in Oak Bay starting Friday, Jan. 31, for a week. (Photo by Andrew Barrett)
VIDEO: Saanich family competes on first season of ‘Family Feud Canada’

VIDEO: Saanich family competes on first season of ‘Family Feud Canada’

Charania family will face off against the Torres family from Hamilton, Ont.

VIDEO: Saanich family competes on first season of ‘Family Feud Canada’