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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)

Organizers add second day to PhenomaCon, West Shore’s only fan convention

Event takes place at West Shore Parks and Rec on July 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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)
The 2019 Modern Wedding show transforms Crystal Garden on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. (Facebook/ModernWeddingShow)

Want to plan the perfect wedding? Head over to the Modern Wedding Show on Sunday

Event from 11. a.m. until 3 p.m. at Victoria’s Crystal Gardens, entry $15

The 2019 Modern Wedding show transforms Crystal Garden on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. (Facebook/ModernWeddingShow)
Kano, a Victoria gaming studio, has teamed up with two other gaming studios to help create a new mobile game based on the Canadian cult classic, FUBAR. (Provided by Kano)

Victoria gaming studio helps bring FUBAR back to life with new mobile game

The Canadian cult classic follows the adventures of Terry and Deaner

Kano, a Victoria gaming studio, has teamed up with two other gaming studios to help create a new mobile game based on the Canadian cult classic, FUBAR. (Provided by Kano)
Highlands councillor Karel Roessingh Quartet performs at the year’s first Highlands Music Coffee House on Jan. 11. (Black Press File Photo)
Highlands councillor Karel Roessingh Quartet performs at the year’s first Highlands Music Coffee House on Jan. 11. (Black Press File Photo)
British character actor Bill Nighy, who co-stars with Annette Bening in Hope Gap, screening at the 2020 Victoria Film Festival, will be in town for a post-screening conversation on stage Feb. 8 at The Vic Theatre. (Film still courtesy Screen Media Films)

Famed character actor Bill Nighy to be part of 2020 Victoria Film Festival

Nighy to chat after Feb. 8 screening of the film Hope Gap

  • Jan 10, 2020
British character actor Bill Nighy, who co-stars with Annette Bening in Hope Gap, screening at the 2020 Victoria Film Festival, will be in town for a post-screening conversation on stage Feb. 8 at The Vic Theatre. (Film still courtesy Screen Media Films)
BenDeLaCreme is one of many drag queens and performers to grace the Royal Theatre this month. (Facebook/BenDeLaCreme)

Drag queens take Victoria by storm this month

Ru Paul’s Drag Race stars, burlesque groups and more coming to Royal Theatre

BenDeLaCreme is one of many drag queens and performers to grace the Royal Theatre this month. (Facebook/BenDeLaCreme)
General manager Lindsey Pomper says the Star Cinema’s opening weekend at its temporary location in the 9800-block of Fifth Street was a positive experience, with some odds and ends still to be worked out. (Black Press Media file photo)
General manager Lindsey Pomper says the Star Cinema’s opening weekend at its temporary location in the 9800-block of Fifth Street was a positive experience, with some odds and ends still to be worked out. (Black Press Media file photo)
Director Marc Jenkins with The Choirs YYJ directs a group in concert. Two sessions of the All Together Now drop-in choir, Jan. 5 and 6, are dedicated to the late Spirit of the West front man John Mann and are fundraisers for a local choir working with dementia patients and caregivers. YouTube

All Together Now sessions benefit Voices in Motion choir during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Second event added for Jan. 5 at Pacific Opera Victoria’s Baumann Centre

  • Jan 5, 2020
Director Marc Jenkins with The Choirs YYJ directs a group in concert. Two sessions of the All Together Now drop-in choir, Jan. 5 and 6, are dedicated to the late Spirit of the West front man John Mann and are fundraisers for a local choir working with dementia patients and caregivers. YouTube
Tony-winning musical comes alive at Langham Court

Tony-winning musical comes alive at Langham Court

Community theatre group takes on Company, Jan. 15 to Feb. 1

  • Jan 5, 2020
Tony-winning musical comes alive at Langham Court
Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touch down in Victoria

Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touch down in Victoria

Husband/wife duo join band for April 6 show at the Royal Theatre, tickets on sale now

Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touch down in Victoria
Victoria readies its free outdoor concerts with call for artists

Victoria readies its free outdoor concerts with call for artists

Applications are due Jan. 15 for musicians and community programmers

Victoria readies its free outdoor concerts with call for artists
BEHIND BARS: Keeping it simple at Little Jumbo

BEHIND BARS: Keeping it simple at Little Jumbo

Bar manager Kyle Guilfoyle brings big-picture wisdom to this hotspot on lower Fort Street

BEHIND BARS: Keeping it simple at Little Jumbo
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
There’s plenty of ways to celebrate the first day of 2020 in Greater Victoria. (Unsplash)

10 ways to spend New Year’s Day 2020 in Greater Victoria

Everything from swimming to live music and a levee on Jan. 1, 2020

There’s plenty of ways to celebrate the first day of 2020 in Greater Victoria. (Unsplash)
Boxing Day shoppers are taking on the region’s malls today. (Twitter/The Bay Centre)

Victoria singers ‘flash mob’ Aretha Franklin song ahead of tribute show

Expect to see the five women sing Monday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. at The Bay Centre

Boxing Day shoppers are taking on the region’s malls today. (Twitter/The Bay Centre)
Elaine Hughes’ Colours of Sunset, watercolour on paper. Hughes and other Coast Collective instructors will be showcased in the first show of 2020 at the gallery in Colwood.

Coast Collective Gallery shows open the new year right

Instructors Showcase free exhibit kicks things off starting Jan. 2 in Colwood

Elaine Hughes’ Colours of Sunset, watercolour on paper. Hughes and other Coast Collective instructors will be showcased in the first show of 2020 at the gallery in Colwood.
Following a Jan. 1 closure, the Royal B.C. Museum will kick off a busy January. (Black Press Media file photo)
Following a Jan. 1 closure, the Royal B.C. Museum will kick off a busy January. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Modern Wedding Show is the largest show of its kind on Vancouver Island. This year’s event is on Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre’s Crystal Garden in Victoria. (Facebook/Modern Wedding Show)

Start planning your dream wedding at the 2020 Modern Wedding Show

Yearly wedding and events show is the largest on Vancouver Island

The Modern Wedding Show is the largest show of its kind on Vancouver Island. This year’s event is on Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre’s Crystal Garden in Victoria. (Facebook/Modern Wedding Show)
Half Moon Run, three members of which hail from Vancouver Island, land in Victoria on Jan. 14 as part of their tour promoting their new album, A Blemish in the Great Light. Facebook

Deep Island connection for indie rockers Half Moon Run

Montreal-based band brings their dreamy sound to Victoria for Jan. 14 show at the Royal

Half Moon Run, three members of which hail from Vancouver Island, land in Victoria on Jan. 14 as part of their tour promoting their new album, A Blemish in the Great Light. Facebook
“Maddie” (Melanie Rose Wilson) enjoys a serene moment in the upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film, All-in Madonna, written, directed and produced by Susie Winters, Arnold Lim and Ana de Lara, respectively, and executive producer Robin Chan. (Photo courtesy of Blue Lake Films Ltd.)

Black Press videographer leads Island-made film

Local filmmakers, writer partner for feature film

“Maddie” (Melanie Rose Wilson) enjoys a serene moment in the upcoming Telefilm Talent to Watch feature film, All-in Madonna, written, directed and produced by Susie Winters, Arnold Lim and Ana de Lara, respectively, and executive producer Robin Chan. (Photo courtesy of Blue Lake Films Ltd.)