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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’
Sheldon Elter, as Clem, and P.J. Prudat, as Mary, go through rehearsals for The Ministry of Grace, running Feb. 4 to March 1 at the Belfry Theatre. Photos by Peter Pokorny

Actors asked to find a spirituality for new Belfry production

Playwright/director Tara Beagan’s The Ministry of Grace tells Indigenous tale of challenge, love

Sheldon Elter, as Clem, and P.J. Prudat, as Mary, go through rehearsals for The Ministry of Grace, running Feb. 4 to March 1 at the Belfry Theatre. Photos by Peter Pokorny
PhenomaCon attendees Mason Mcleod (left), Dayna Lynn Inouye, and Peter Bosman as ODST from Halo 3, Chun Lee from Street Fighter 2, and Spiderman 2099, respectively. (Courtesy of Dave Nemeth)
PhenomaCon attendees Mason Mcleod (left), Dayna Lynn Inouye, and Peter Bosman as ODST from Halo 3, Chun Lee from Street Fighter 2, and Spiderman 2099, respectively. (Courtesy of Dave Nemeth)
Guitarist Al Anderson, who played with Bob Marley during the 1970s, will play in Sidney Jan. 30 when The Original Wailers will take to the stage of the Mary Winspear Centre (Submitted)

Legendary Reggae guitarist Al Anderson to hit the stage in Sidney

Member of Bob Marley’s band the Wailers will be at Mary Winspear Centre Jan. 30

Guitarist Al Anderson, who played with Bob Marley during the 1970s, will play in Sidney Jan. 30 when The Original Wailers will take to the stage of the Mary Winspear Centre (Submitted)
Powerful Russian folk trio makes triumphant return to city

Powerful Russian folk trio makes triumphant return to city

Trio Voronezh back on Victoria stage for first time since appearing at Coupe Mondiale in 2013

  • Jan 24, 2020
Powerful Russian folk trio makes triumphant return to city
Java Jive Coffee House is bringing music back to Metchosin after the previous coffee house ended in mid-2019. The first event features the Eddy Fury Band at the Metchosin Community House from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

Music coffee house returns to Metchosin with new name

Java Jive Coffee House takes place on Jan. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Java Jive Coffee House is bringing music back to Metchosin after the previous coffee house ended in mid-2019. The first event features the Eddy Fury Band at the Metchosin Community House from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gabriela Hirt and Tanya Bub unveil ‘Diva,’ Bub’s newest driftwood being made of full-size bull kelp pieces that were dehydrated down to less than 40 cm in length. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Gabriela Hirt and Tanya Bub unveil ‘Diva,’ Bub’s newest driftwood being made of full-size bull kelp pieces that were dehydrated down to less than 40 cm in length. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)