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Victoria BC Vancouver Island events calendar

Victoria and Vancouver Island host thousands of events each year. This events calendar lists festivals, concerts and theatre, exhibitions, sporting events, country fairs, community events and more.

Of course, we can't list every one of them here. But there is a good chance you can find essential information on the event that interests you in the list below. Even more helpful, if links to event websites are available, they are listed with event highlights.

Definiciones (Definitions) - Carlos Colín
January 16 to April 19
Art Gallery of Victoria
http://aggv.ca

Language is imbued with social, cultural, and political biases. With Definiciones (Definitions), Carlos Colín explores the impact, limits, and ruptures of language in our everyday lives, and the ways in which language shapes our thinking about life, social structures, race, culture, geography, politics, and art.

For more information visit the website above.


A Study in Contrast - Sybil Andrews and Gwenda Morgan
January 17 to April 12
Art Gallery of Victoria
http://aggv.ca

Sybil Andrews (1898-1992) and Gwenda Morgan (1908-1991) both developed their printmaking skills at the progressive Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London (1925-1940), one of the few British art schools of the time that exposed students to avant-garde European art.

For more information visit the above website.


In Another Place, And Here
January 24, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Art Gallery of Victoria
http://aggv.ca

This exhibition brings together the work of eight local, national, and international artists in an exploration of the relationships between geography, politics, identity–and photography.

For more information visit the website above.


Marimekko, With Love
February 7, 2015 to May 3, 2015
Art Gallery of Victoria
http://aggv.ca

This exposition provides a retrospective examination of the iconic Finnish design company’s mid-century origins and the role it played in shaping a new aesthetic and approach to living through fashion and design.

For more information visit the above website.


Dine Around & Stay in Town
February 20 to March 9
Victoria restaurants
http://www.tourismvictoria.com

One of the most anticipated dining events in Victoria of the year returns in 2015 with Dine Around & Stay in Town. This event brings together participating Victoria restaurants offering select three-course menus for $20, $30, $40 and/or $50 per person. Accommodations will offer one night room rates of $69-$129.

For more information visit the above website.


Led ZepAgain
March 2, 7:30 pm
Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney
http://marywinspear.ca/calendar-node-field-event-date/month

Led Zepagain captures the heart and soul of “the world’s greatest band”, replicating the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience. Jimmy Page says, "It's as close as you'll ever get to the real deal".

Tickets are $42.53 available at the box office and online at the website above.


Lisiecki Plays Ravel - Victoria Symphony Legacy Series
March 2, 8:00pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Fresh from sharing the stage with Yo-Yo Ma, superstar Jan Lisiecki returns to play Ravel’s Concerto in G, a piece influenced by jazz idioms and harmonies. Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, exquisitely telling the story of country life, concludes the concert.

Tickets starting at $30.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Daniel Lanois
March 3rd, 2015 8:00 pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://vcm.bc.ca

Lanois has a refreshingly optimistic attitude toward his craft and the creative potential it still holds: “I’m always heading for the future and I’m always hoping I’m going to find the next dimension of sound."

Advance tickets $32.00. Available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and online on the above website.


Jim Jefferies
March 4, 8:00pm – March 5, 8:00pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Actor, writer, producer and comedian Jim Jefferies got his comedy footing while performing stand up in Britain.

Tickets are $49.25. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


The Wizard of Oz – St. Michaels University School
March 5, 6 and 7 at 7 pm
McPherson Playhouse Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

The timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale has been adapted into a dazzling musical….

Tickets are $25.25. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


16th Festival de la francophonie de Victoria / French Fest 2015
March 5-8, 2015
Centennial Square
http://www.francocentre.com

Four days of festive activities appeal to everyone, from families to students to adults! The festival explores the many facets of French-speaking cultures from around the world. Experience the sounds of renowned Quebec artists, both traditional and contemporary, and local francophone talent. Taste culinary "delicacies" from the French-speaking lands, let the kids enjoy the play area, and browse local francophone artisans and artists booths.

For more information on the festival please visit the above.


Waiting for Godot - Blue Bridge Theatre
March 5-15, 2015
The Roxy Theatre at 2657 Quadra Street
http://www.bluebridgetheatre.ca

Under a tree and under their bowler caps, two clown like men, Vladimir and Estragon wait for the arrival of the mysterious Godot … and wait …. and wait … and wait …. and wait ………

For tickets and more information visit the website above.


One World
March 6 at 2 pm; March 7 at 2:00pm and 8 pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

It takes a community to raise a show. This spring, 160 students from all over the world will showcase their talents through One World — an inspiring cumulation of dance, song and international collaboration. This rare collaborative showcase brings the music, dance and stories of 80 different countries right to Victoria’s doorstep, with all Pearson College students working together to create each
aspect of the production — from choreography, writing and costumes to lighting, sound and tech.

Tickets are $35.25. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Kristian Bezuidenhout
March 7, 8:00pm
Oak Bay United Church
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Bezuidenhout’s interpretation of Mozart has caused a sensation at the world’s major early music festivals. Come and find out why. The reigning superstar of 
the fortepiano brings to the keyboard masterpieces 
of Mozart an unprecedented flair and freedom.

Tickets are $30.00. Subscription tickets also available. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatres Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


New Music Festival: Gerald Barry - Victoria Symphony Explorations
March 7, 8:00pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Irish composer Gerald Berry will be celebrated in his first feature festival in North America. Explore the unexpected and wacky genius of his music and delve into other works created to exhibit the lighter side of life.

Tickets starting at $20.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Adventures of Rascally Rhythm - Victoria Symphony Concerts for Kids
March 8, 2:30pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Maestra Tania needs your help in trying to catch an imposter! You can’t see him, or touch him most of the time, but often you can hear him, and he is very tricky…because he is always changing his disguise. He’s never quite the same! Who is this pest we’re talking about? We call him the Rascally Rhythm. He makes boys and girls dance to the music when they are supposed to be sitting still and behaving themselves! Isn’t that naughty of him? Maestra Tania wants you to help her catch him once and for all! Will you help her?

Tickets starting at $20.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Burton Cummings and the Burton Cummings Band with opening guest Wil
March 8, 7:30pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Burton Cummings and his band will be embarking on a mini-BC tour which will play a series of intimate venues for the most loyal fans. Opening for the "In Your Backyard Tour" will be Vancouver based musician, Wil.

Tickets are $107.75. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar
March 9, 7:00pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

The band released a new album, Yard Style, earlier this year, which features new songs and new renditions of some classics.13 tracks of languidly-paced, percussion-heavy acoustic reggae.

Tickets are $41.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


The Arrogant Worms
March 10th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://vcm.bc.ca

The Arrogant Worms began as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on campus radio. The early feedback on the live shows was clear: lose the sketches. So the songs endured and they all remain because the band hates to throw anything out.

Advance tickets $32.00. Available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and online on the above website.


Ballet Victoria - Dances with Wolfgang
March 10 and 11, 7:30pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

The passion and drama of a musical genius rocks the stage with AMADEUS. The music of Mozart and of Queen’s Freddie Mercury meet in this incredible balletic journey to stardom. Watch Wolfgang’s unbridled talent torment and consume him in this poignant ode to the artist.

Tickets starting at $30.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Spark Festival 2015
March 10 – 22, 2015
Belfry Theatre
http://www.belfry.bc.ca/spark-2015/

The Belfry's Annual Festival of New Plays

For more information and tickets visit the website.


Celtic Thunder
March 11, 2015 at 7 pm
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
http://www.saveonfoodsmemorialcentre.com

Celtic Thunder is backed by the dynamic Celtic Thunder Band and their shows are known for the use of dramatic effects of lighting and choreography as well as a stage set resembling an ancient stone pathway suggestive of those referenced in Celtic lore.

Tickets: (incl. HST) $89.50, $79.50, $69.50. (Plus FMF & Service charges) Available at the box office, by phone (250) 220-7777, or online at selectyourtickets.com


Victoria's House
March 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 pm; Matinees: March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2 pm
St. Luke's Hall, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd.
http://www.stlukesplayers.org/coming.htm

Neil and Victoria Bannister have returned from their honeymoon to Victoria’s House. All should be bright in the new couple’s life but Victoria has fallen ill and even though her husband administers her special medicine, her health worsens. When Victoria dies, the house seems to come alive to seek revenge. The play is intricately woven and features some fine moments of theatrical surprise, both real and unreal.

For tickets visit the above website.


Amadeus
March 12 – 21, 2015
Phoenix Theatre, University of Victoria
http://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is often considered the greatest musical genius the world has ever known. To his 18th-century contemporary, Antonio Salieri, he was vulgar, boorish, and unforgivably brilliant – thus an enemy to be eliminated. Seen through the envious eyes and maybe-skewed memory of the aging Salieri, the play chronicles their tumultuous rivalry, and Salieri’s devious efforts to destroy Mozart’s career, even while recognizing the genius of his music. But is this final confession Salieri’s last attempt to escape his own insignificant artistic legacy?

Tickets: Adult $24; Senior $20; Student $14. Available at the Phoenix Theatre Box Office or by phone at 250-721-8000. For more information about the show visit the above website.


The Next Step Live on Stage
March 13, 6:30pm
McPherson Playhouse Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Featuring music from the hit series, The Next Step Live on Stage is an interactive dance experience for kids and families of all ages.

Tickets starting at $51.75. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Compagnie Käfig
March 13 and 14, 7:30pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

In 2012, French choreographer Mourad Merzouki created Käfig Brasil with 11 gifted male dancers from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, fusing hip-hop with capoeira, samba and acrobatics. Käfig Brasil is a unique rhythmic and muscular dance that's packed with surprising imagery, tight unison and virtuosic movement. Like nothing you've ever seen before.

Tickets starting at $29.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Victoria Creative Stiches Show
March 13 - 14, Friday 9am to 6pm Saturday 9am to 5pm
Pearkes Recreation Centre
http://www.creativestitchesshow.com/OurShows.html

This show is a consumer tradeshow showcasing, Sewing, scrapbooking, quilting, knitting, needlework, fibre arts, beading and paper crafting, with hands on classes, educational seminars and free stage shows!!

For tickets for the show or to register for classes visit the website above or 1-855-723-1156, info@cannorthshows.com


Civic Orchestra of Victoria presents: Symphonic Masterworks
March 14th, 2015 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://vcm.bc.ca

This community concert will provide an afternoon of varied and beautiful Romantic music, as the Civic Orchestra explores some symphonic highlights of the 19th century.

Admission:$22 General Admission; $18 Seniors & Students; $10 Student rush tickets at the door with I.D.; Children 12 & Under free when accompanied by an adult. Available at Long & McQuade, Larsen’s Music, Lyle’s Place, Tanner’s Books, Ivy’s Books. For more information visit the website above.


Roy Forbes
March 14, 8:00 pm
Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney
http://marywinspear.ca/calendar-node-field-event-date/month

From the early days of small coffee houses and opening act slots with artists like John Lee Hooker, Supertramp, The Earl Scruggs Revue and Santana to eventually selling out his own shows and headlining most of the major Folk Music festivals in Canada, Roy has developed into one of Canada’s best loved acoustic performers.

Tickets are $31.50. Available at the Box Office or online at the website above.


The Irish Rovers
March 14, 7:00pm
McPherson Playhouse Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Throughout the years, these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer - one that will soon have you singing and clapping along.

Tickets are $59.50. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Andrea Gibson
March 17th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://vcm.bc.ca

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam –Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality.

Advance tickets $16.50. Available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records and online on the website above.


B.C. Cadet Honour Band
March 17, 7:30pm
McPherson Playhouse Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

The 45-piece B.C. Cadet Honour Band is the pinnacle of achievement for cadet musicians, who have worked years to achieve a high level of performance. Many are multi-talented, playing several instruments or adding vocals to the concert. Competition to be part of the band is fierce and the experience is intense. Musicians learn a concert’s worth of music in just three days and then tour the province performing each night in four different cities.

Free admission, no ticket required.


Let it Be - A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles
March 18, 7:30pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Established as one of London’s West End’s most popular shows when it opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September 2012. The music defined a generation, captured the hearts and ideals of millions, and now Canadians will be able to relive the memories.

Tickets are starting at $65.75. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Island Savings: Family Concert Series Cultural Showcase
March 20th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://vcm.bc.ca

A Harmonious Celebration goes multicultural! Students from the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Camosun International take the stage with unique performances celebrating our creativity and diversity.

By Donation


Turboprop
March 20, 8:00pm
Hermann's Jazz Club
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Innovative and electrifying, Toronto jazz drummer Ernesto Cervini has energy to burn, whether radiating it from behind his kit or working on any number of musical and educational projects. His band features some of Canada’s best jazz musicians Kelly Jefferson tenor saxophone, Adrian Farrugia piano, Dan Loomis bass plus Tara Davidson alto saxophone and William Carn trombone.

Tickets are $20.50. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Broadway Lights - Victoria Symphony Pops Series
March 20 and 21, 8:00pm – March 22, 2:00pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Welcome back to the amazingly talented young singers, dancers, and performers of the Canadian College of Performing Arts in a tribute to the best of Broadway.

Tickets are starting at $30.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Lynyrd Skynyrd
March 21 at 8:00 pm
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
http://sofmc.com

Legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd returns with a fiery slice of Southern style guitar rock heaven in Last of a Dyin’ Breed, their newest release.

Tickets $79.00, $65.50, $39.00 plus convenience charges & applicable taxes.
Available at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office, by phone 250-220-7777 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com


Brent Butt Live and special guest Ivan Decker
March 25, 7:30pm
Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney
http://marywinspear.ca/calendar-node-field-event-date/month

Brent Butt, the creator and star of the wildly popular television sit com CORNER GAS is coming to the Charlie White Theatre in Sidney.

Tickets are $50.00. Available at the Box Office and online at the website above.


Colin James with LeE HARVeY OsMOND featuring Tom Wilson
March 25, 7:30pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

In many ways Colin has been Canada’s quiet superstar – going about the business of making consistently excellent music, all the while etching out his own unique and important place in this country’s musical history.

Tickets starting at $59.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


An Evening with Shane Koyczan
March 27th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://vcm.bc.ca

Internationally recognized author and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan has emerged as a creator of poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice.

Tickets available at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records and Ticketweb.ca.


Diemahler An Afternoon in Russia
March 28, 2:30pm
St Mary's The Virgin Oak Bay
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

The DieMahler Ensemble specialises in masterful musical artistry, vibrancy, character, and very deep feeling, leaving no musical path unexplored.

Tickets are $25.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


La Reveuse/Thompson - Early Music Society of the Islands
March 28, 8:00pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Jeffrey Thompson, tenor. La Rêveuse (France).
Henry Lawes: Songs of an English Cavalier. Henry Lawes lived through the troubled times of 17th-century England. He was acknowledged in his day as one of the finest composers for the voice.

Tickets are $30.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Dvořák’s Symphony No 8 - Victoria Symphony Signature Series
March 28, 8:00pm – March 29, 2:30pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Sensational cellist Zuill Bailey returns to enthrall audiences playing both Tchaikovsky’s engaging Rococo Variations and Bruch’s hauntingly beautiful Kol Nidrei. Dvořák’s Symphony no. 8 provides an exciting and uplifting conclusion to this concert, conducted by debut guest conductor Michael Butterman.

Tickets starting at $30.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Iolanthe - Gilbert and Sullivan Society
March 28, 8:00pm – March 29, 2:00pm
McPherson Playhouse Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Fairies in Fairyland, peers of the realm in all their splendor, a singing Grenadier guardsman on duty outside the Houses of Parliament, some of the best music ever written for the stage, all “held together” by our Maestro George Corwin and a 13 piece professional orchestra.

Tickets are $48.00. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


9th Annual Grand Pacific Open Chess Championship
April 3-6, 2015
Grand Pacific Hotel
http://www.grandpacificopen.com

The Grand Pacific Open is BCs largest chess tournament! The main event is a 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss with $5000 in prizes. There are also a number of side events which are free if you play in the main event and include an active tournament, Midnight Blitz with $100 in prizes, and a Bughouse tournament to finish off the weekend.

For registration or admission please visit the website above.


An Evening with Iana Komarnytska
April 4, 8:00pm
McPherson Playhouse Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Sacred Centre Dance presents a workshop weekend, capped off by a Gala show featuring 2014 Star Bellydancer Canada's Iana Komarnytska. Iana Komarnytska has been practicing North African and Central Asian dance forms since 2005. For more information visit the website above.

Tickets are $25.00. Subscription tickets also available. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatres Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Salt Spring Island Saturday Market
April 4 - Ocotober 31 from 8:30am - 4pm, rain or shine
Oceanside at Centennial Park in the heart of Ganges
http://www.saltspringmarket.com

The specialty of this market is that vendors must "make it, bake it, or grow it" themselves, and all products must be "vendor produced and sold". These simple mandates are the essence of this market. Visitors are treated to local creations stemming from Salt Spring's unique brand
of "island ingenuity".

For more information visit the above website.


Antique, Retro and Collectible Show and Sale
April 5 from 9.30 AM – 4 PM
Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney
http://www.marywinspear.ca

This show is a great mix of collectibles; everything from pre and post war jewelry, gold and silver coins, paper collectibles like stamps and postcards. Toys: dinky, meccano, mechanical and everything from stuffed to Star Wars! Tableware, paintings, and an amazing assortment of wonderful books. Fifties vintage clothes, bags, shoes and collectibles; furniture and art, lamps and ornaments. Exotic Thai and Japanese pieces and more local First Nations collectibles.

General Admission $4, kids w/Adult - free. Free parking, early birds at 08:30 $20.


Pacific Opera Victoria - Madama Butterfly
April 9, 8:00pm – April 19, 2:30pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

A young geisha renounces her family to marry an American man. When he leaves to go back to his own country, she waits with their child for his return. Though she is the gentlest of heroines, Butterfly has formidable inner strength. Guided by honour and fidelity, sustained by hope, she refuses for the longest time to believe she has been abandoned.

Tickets starting at $25.00. Available at the Royal and McPherson Box Office, by phone at 250.386.6121, toll-free 1.888.717.6121, or online at rmts.bc.ca.


Michael Burgess -Bring Him Home
April 11, 8:00pm
Victoria Conference Centre Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Michael Burgess is a musical star and has had major theatre roles including that of Jean Valijean in “Les Miserables”, “Man of la Mancha”, he starred in the feature film Entry in a Diary, and he has thrilled many sports fans around the world performing the national anthems at sporting events.

Tickets are $49.75. Subscription tickets also available. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatres Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Elvis and Friends in Concert
April 13, 7:30pm
McPherson Playhouse Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Tickets are $43.00. Subscription tickets also available. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatres Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Def Leppard with Guests
April 17, 7:30pm
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
http://sofmc.com

The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name.

Tickets $99.50, $69.50, $49.50 plus convenience charges & applicable taxes.
Available at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office, by phone 250-220-7777 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com


Derek Edwards - Baloney & Wine
April 17, 7:30pm
McPherson Playhouse Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Derek Edwards - Baloney and Wine is an uproarious romp through the increasingly strange quirks of our daily routines. It's relentless and brazen, a tightly woven running commentary about human nature ... “the thinking man's coffee break.”

Tickets are $46.00. Subscription tickets also available. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatres Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Diemahler French Music Delights
April 18, 2:30pm
St Mary's The Virgin Oak Bay
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

The DieMahler Ensemble specialises in masterful musical artistry, vibrancy, character, and very deep feeling, leaving no musical path unexplored.

Tickets are $25.00. Subscription tickets also available. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatres Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


I Am In Need of Music -Victoria Symphony
April 18, 8:00pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

A celebration of the written word and the rich literary community of the West Coast, this evening of music, song and literature is animated by themes of British Columbia’s rich heritage and culture. The evening’s music will be inspired by the work and readings of renowned writers Joy Kogawa, Susan Musgrave, George Bowering and others.

Tickets starting at $20.00. Subscription tickets also available. Available at the McPherson and Royal Theatres Box Office, or by phone at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 or online on the website above.


Saanich Cycling Festival
April 19 from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
University of Victoria: Lot #10
http://www.saanichcyclingfestival.ca/

The District of Saanich has partnered with a variety of Community Organizations to present the 5th annual Saanich Cycling Festival. The event features the BIG Family Bike Ride which is a mass participation ride celebrating Earth Day 2015. The ride will be escorted by the Saanich Police along the Shelbourne Street Corridor. There will be a 4.9 km Shelbourne Street route and a Kid's UVic route.

For more information visit the website above.


Ballet West
April 24 and 25, 7:30pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Ballet West is bringing 18 of their best dancers to Victoria in a full program that emphasizes the remarkable range of this company.

Tickets starting at $29.00. Available at the Royal and McPherson Box Office, by phone at 250.386.6121, toll-free 1.888.717.6121, or online at the above website.


VocaMe Germany - Early Music Society of the Islands
April 25, 8:00pm
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Hildegard of Bingen: Songs and Visions. This internationally acclaimed ensemble transports audiences back to the 12th century and makes it possible to share Hildegard’s ecstasy.

Tickets are $30.00. Available at the Royal and McPherson Box Office, by phone at 250.386.6121, toll-free 1.888.717.6121, or online at the above website.


26th Annual Times Colonist 10K
April 26, 2015
Downtown Victoria
http://www.tc10k.ca/

The 25th Annual Times Colonist 10K will take place in beautiful downtown Victoria. Vancouver Island top international athletes will be among the 10,000 people participating in what is now the second largest 10K run in Canada and by far the most scenic! The spectacular race route winds through beautiful Beacon Hill Park, along the ocean side Dallas Road and finishes in front of the historic Parliament buildings.
With the Thrifty Foods 1.5K Family Run and wheelchair division it is a great fitness festival for the whole family!

For more information and registration visit the above website.


Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - Victoria Symphony presents
April 27, 8:00pm
Royal Theatre
http://www.rmts.bc.ca

Finnish sensation Elina Vahala makes her VS debut playing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, one of the foremost concertos of the Romantic era. Sibelius’ Symphony no. 4, an introspective journey through struggle and despair, is followed by his glorious and uplifting Symphony no. 7.

Tickets starting at $30.00. Available at the Royal and McPherson Theatres Box Office, by phone at 250.386.6121, toll-free 1.888.717.6121, or online at the above website.


2015 Victoria Harbour Boat Show
April 30-May 3, 2015
Victoria Inner Harbour
http://www.bcyba.com

This is the place to see the latest in boating and get great deals on all your boating needs.

For more information visit the website above.


James Bay Community Market
May 2 - October 24, 2015
Corner of Superior and Menzies, behind the parliament buildings
http://www.jamesbaymarket.com

The Market is open 9-3 every Saturday from May through October. Shop for handmade arts and crafts, relax with live music, a cup of coffee and baked goods. Then, take home fresh flowers, locally grown vegetables, fruit and free-range eggs.

For more information visit the website above.


Moss Street Market
May 2 - October 24, 2015
Moss Street
http://www.mossstreetmarket.com/

Full markets start the first Saturday of May and run every week through to the end of October from 10am to 2pm. It will be in the school grounds at the corner of Moss and Fairfield as always.


MacBeth - Blue Bridge Theatre
May 7-24, 2015
The Roxy Theatre at 2657 Quadra Street
http://www.bluebridgetheatre.ca

Considered one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies, Macbeth dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

For tickets and more information visit the website above.


The Investors Group Stars on Ice - 25th Anniversary Tour
May 19 at 7:00 pm
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
http://sofmc.com

The special 25th Anniversary Tour will celebrate the highlights and marquee performances of the past 25 years in a show that promises to bring fans of all ages the ultimate live figure skating experience, featuring a cast of Canada’s legends past, present, and future.

Tickets start at $27.63 and are available via www.starsonice.ca, www.selectyourtickets.com and by phone 250-220-7777. For more information visit the website above.


Barely Heirs
May 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm; Matinees: 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 2 pm
St. Luke's Hall, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd.
http://www.stlukesplayers.org/coming.htm

Jane is about to inherit a fortune. The only stipulation is that she has to be married for six months before inheriting. All would have gone without a hitch had Jane really been married. With the help of her neighbour’s husband, Tom, she just needs to keep the truth from the lawyer; Tom’s wife, Claire; Jane’s ex-boyfriend; Jane’s mother and a cop. It sounds as if things are about to get a little complicated…!

For tickets visit the above website.


Cirque du Soleil Varekai!
May 27 - 31, 2015
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
http://sofmc.com

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world – a world where something is possible. A world called Varekai.

Tickets $105.00, $80.00, $60.00, $45.00 plus convenience charges & applicable taxes. Available at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office, by phone 250-220-7777 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com


Marvel Universe Live!
June 11 at 7:00 pm - June 14 at 5:00 pm
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
http://sofmc.com

Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel icons together on one epic quest.

Tickets $115.00, $75.00, $45.00, $30.00 plus convenience charges & applicable taxes. Available at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office, by phone 250-220-7777 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. For more information visit the website above.


Pal Joey - Blue Bridge Theatre
July 9-26, 2015
The Roxy Theatre at 2657 Quadra Street
http://www.bluebridgetheatre.ca

Chicago – 1930′s. Joey Evans, a manipulative small-time nightclub crooner has other ‘talents’ that keep him alive and always one step ahead of the law; until he meets his match the wealthy, middle-aged and married socialite Vera Simpson.

For tickets and more information visit the website above.


Journey Sets 2015 Canadian Tour
July 13 at 7:00 pm
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
http://sofmc.com

This marks the first time the American rock greats will perform a Canada-only tour, including markets in which the band has never previously performed.

Tickets $99.00, $65.00, $49.00 plus convenience charges & applicable taxes. Available at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office, by phone 250-220-7777 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. For more information visit the website above.


Aerosmith
July 16 at 7:30 pm
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
http://sofmc.com

America’s greatest rock band, Aerosmith, will take the stage at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for this summer’s ultimate rock ‘n roll experience.

All tickets $199.50 plus convenience charges & applicable taxes. Available at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office, by phone 250-220-7777 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. For more information visit the website above.


 
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