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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
Iconic Victoria rock music archivist ready to pass the torch

Iconic Victoria rock music archivist ready to pass the torch

Royal City Music Project co-founder Glenn Parfitt wants valuable cultural material preserved

Iconic Victoria rock music archivist ready to pass the torch
Artist Mary Ploegsma stands with portraits she painted of her sons. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art

Mary Ploegsma’s unique chef/tattoo portrait series on display this month in Chinatown café

Artist Mary Ploegsma stands with portraits she painted of her sons. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
WATCH: Maya mixes the ancient with the contemporary at the RBCM

WATCH: Maya mixes the ancient with the contemporary at the RBCM

New ‘world-leading’ exhibit offers many pieces not seen before by the public

WATCH: Maya mixes the ancient with the contemporary at the RBCM
You’ll want to Rush right out and grab a copy of this book

You’ll want to Rush right out and grab a copy of this book

Bassist and band co-founder Geddy Lee in spotlight during May 22 book signing at Bolen’s

You’ll want to Rush right out and grab a copy of this book
The Philosopher Kings and guests play Distrikt Nightclub Tuesday night (May 7) starting at 7 p.m. philosopherkings.com

The Philosopher Kings make their return to Island stage

Showtime in Victoria is 7 p.m. May 7 at Distrikt Nightclub, with guests

The Philosopher Kings and guests play Distrikt Nightclub Tuesday night (May 7) starting at 7 p.m. philosopherkings.com
Versatile Canadian blues/jazz singer Coco Love Alcorn joins the mix for the Friday night gala concert May 31 at the Mary Winspear Centre during the Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival. Photo contributed

First-time festival full of fiddling, folk talent

Sidney opens up its doors in late May for the inaugural Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival

Versatile Canadian blues/jazz singer Coco Love Alcorn joins the mix for the Friday night gala concert May 31 at the Mary Winspear Centre during the Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival. Photo contributed
Iconic Victoria theatres facing challenges

Iconic Victoria theatres facing challenges

‘Dark days,’ discount rates, weekend priorities make scheduling challenging at Royal and McPherson

Iconic Victoria theatres facing challenges
Crooner classics past and present in spotlight, courtesy of Ken Lavigne

Crooner classics past and present in spotlight, courtesy of Ken Lavigne

Vancouver Island tenor prepares for upcoming concert tour of Let Me Be Frank!

Crooner classics past and present in spotlight, courtesy of Ken Lavigne