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Ria Mae is headlining the Stars tour in promotion of her new album of the same name. She performs Nov. 15 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay Duncan

Ria Mae riding wave of success into Victoria stop on the Stars Tour

Material from singer-songwriter’s new EP, Stars, to feature prominently in Nov. 15 show at The Mac

Ria Mae is headlining the Stars tour in promotion of her new album of the same name. She performs Nov. 15 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay Duncan
Twisted ‘Rope’ unravelling on stage in Victoria

Twisted ‘Rope’ unravelling on stage in Victoria

Rope, by Patrick Hamilton, was also made into a Hitchcock film in 1948

Twisted ‘Rope’ unravelling on stage in Victoria
Argentine tango pianist Mariano Barreiro, left, and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski are world-class musicians who combine to take tango music to the next level. Photo courtesy World Accordion and Tango Festival

Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord

World Accordion and Tango Festival offers international music and dance flavours Nov. 7-11

Argentine tango pianist Mariano Barreiro, left, and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski are world-class musicians who combine to take tango music to the next level. Photo courtesy World Accordion and Tango Festival
Bar manager Jayce Kadyschuk at Clive’s Classic Lounge in the Chateau Victoria Hotel has a perfect way to help customers remember what cocktail they had last time, or listing their current “off-the-cuff” request: a handy back-of-coaster list for ingredients. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

BEHIND BARS: Cocktails from fresh and approachable to spirit forward

Atmosphere and a wide range of cocktails – including your own – at Clive’s in the Chateau Victoria

Bar manager Jayce Kadyschuk at Clive’s Classic Lounge in the Chateau Victoria Hotel has a perfect way to help customers remember what cocktail they had last time, or listing their current “off-the-cuff” request: a handy back-of-coaster list for ingredients. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
Members of the class of 2019 of the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame pose on the balcony of the penthouse site of the Westin Bear Mountain Resort, with their newly gifted commemorative scarves. Inductees are (back row, left) Wynn Gmitroski, Rob Short, Ryan Cochrane, Mike Piechnik, Alex Robertson, (front row, left), Roger Boothroyd (representing builder inductee Victoria Motorcyle Club), John McRoberts, Stacie Louttit and Susan Morriss. Don Descoteau/Black Press

Victoria Sports Hall of Famer newcomers feted at Bear Mountain

Class of 2019 installed: Olympians, Paralympians, national level athletes and coaches included

Members of the class of 2019 of the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame pose on the balcony of the penthouse site of the Westin Bear Mountain Resort, with their newly gifted commemorative scarves. Inductees are (back row, left) Wynn Gmitroski, Rob Short, Ryan Cochrane, Mike Piechnik, Alex Robertson, (front row, left), Roger Boothroyd (representing builder inductee Victoria Motorcyle Club), John McRoberts, Stacie Louttit and Susan Morriss. Don Descoteau/Black Press
Victoria Arts Council executive director Kegan McFadden invites experienced and novice poets alike to enter the first-ever Monday Magazine Poetry Contest, presented and administered by the VAC. The deadline is Nov. 30 and entries are being accepted now in five distinct categories. Photo by Cory Aronec

Calling all poets; Monday and the Victoria Arts Council seek your finest verse

Inaugural poetry contest offers prizes and publication for winners, entry deadline Nov. 30

Victoria Arts Council executive director Kegan McFadden invites experienced and novice poets alike to enter the first-ever Monday Magazine Poetry Contest, presented and administered by the VAC. The deadline is Nov. 30 and entries are being accepted now in five distinct categories. Photo by Cory Aronec
Matt Mays comes to Victoria Oct. 22 as part of his nationwide Howl at the Night tour. Video still/CBCMusic.ca

Matt Mays ready to howl into the Victoria night

Veteran Juno-winning rocker combines upbeat and mellower material for Oct. 22 show

Matt Mays comes to Victoria Oct. 22 as part of his nationwide Howl at the Night tour. Video still/CBCMusic.ca
Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria

Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria mounts massive five-show production of Il Trittico, starting Oct. 17

Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria
Victoria Festival of Authors: celebrating the art of writing

Victoria Festival of Authors: celebrating the art of writing

Five-day event Oct. 2-6 features readings, workshops and more from decorated literary talents

Victoria Festival of Authors: celebrating the art of writing
Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Canadian rocker playing two sold-out shows at Mary Winspear Centre in October

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting
Horrors of the Night Shift descend on Royal B.C. Museum

Horrors of the Night Shift descend on Royal B.C. Museum

Popular adult-only Halloween costume event expected to sell out quickly

Horrors of the Night Shift descend on Royal B.C. Museum
Be a part of a typical Italian-American wedding and reception during Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding at the Edelweiss Club. Photo contributed

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Interactive dinner theatre happening Sept. 26-29 at the Edelweiss Club in James Bay

Be a part of a typical Italian-American wedding and reception during Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding at the Edelweiss Club. Photo contributed
Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music

Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music

Indian, Spanish influences seen in Nritya, coming Sept. 26 to Glenlyon Norfolk School theatre

Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music
New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre

New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre

Foggy Isle Film Festival happens Sept. 26 at the Victoria Event Centre

New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre
Victoria folk trio West My Friend launches their new sound and a new album, In Constellation, this month at the Alix Goolden Hall. Moss Photography

Victoria’s West My Friend reaches for stars with new album

Folk trio to unveil layered symphonic sound at album release concert Sept. 20 at Alix Goolden Hall

Victoria folk trio West My Friend launches their new sound and a new album, In Constellation, this month at the Alix Goolden Hall. Moss Photography
Award-winning Greater Victoria author Esi Edugyan and her book Washington Black head up a strong list of finalists for the 2019 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. The finalists for this award and the Victoria Children’s Book Prize were announced Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Edugyan leads shortlist for Victoria’s top literary honour

Finalists announced for 2019 Butler Book Prize, winners to be announced at Oct. 9 gala

Award-winning Greater Victoria author Esi Edugyan and her book Washington Black head up a strong list of finalists for the 2019 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. The finalists for this award and the Victoria Children’s Book Prize were announced Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tymesha Harris performs as Josephine Baker in Josephine. The production won overall favourite show, best solo show and favourite performer for Harris in the Pick of the Fringe awards for the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival. Photo by Jake Rouse

Best of the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival revisited

Wonder how others felt about Fringe shows you saw? Find the Pick of the Fringe winners here

Tymesha Harris performs as Josephine Baker in Josephine. The production won overall favourite show, best solo show and favourite performer for Harris in the Pick of the Fringe awards for the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival. Photo by Jake Rouse
Learn from the experts: Victoria Festival of Authors assembling stellar guest list

Learn from the experts: Victoria Festival of Authors assembling stellar guest list

Workshops, panels provide story ideas, strategies and insights for all levels of writer, Oct. 2-6

Learn from the experts: Victoria Festival of Authors assembling stellar guest list
VICTORIA FRINGE FEST: There’s always something new to discover on stage

VICTORIA FRINGE FEST: There’s always something new to discover on stage

33rd annual live theatre festival has numerous styles and topics to choose from

VICTORIA FRINGE FEST: There’s always something new to discover on stage
Musical performances are one of many ways to be entertained at the Filberg Festival in Comox, happening this year Aug. 2-5. Courtesy Filberg Festival

Yes Virginia, there is entertainment north of the Malahat

From Nanaimo Fringe to the Filberg Festival, up-Island offers several summer entertainment options

Musical performances are one of many ways to be entertained at the Filberg Festival in Comox, happening this year Aug. 2-5. Courtesy Filberg Festival