Salsa Caliente Theatre Showcase & Dance Party

September 26th, 2016
White shoes, Salsa... by Alexandre Roschewitz

White shoes, Salsa... by Alexandre Roschewitz

Date: September 30th @ 8:00pm to 12:00am
Location: Metro Studio Theatre at 1411 Quadra
Website: http://calientedance.com/event/theatre-showcase-dance-party/

The annual theatre showcase and dance party is not to be missed. The entire dance team will be performing the routines they have been working hard on all year long and then you can join them on the stage for a dance party after the show!

For more information visit the website.

UVic Faculty Concert: South Indian Classical Music

September 25th, 2016
Tanpura - Classical Indian string instrument by Kaustav Bhattacharya

Tanpura - Classical Indian string instrument by Kaustav Bhattacharya

Date: September 30th @ 8:00pm
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at MacLaurin Building B-Wing
Website: http://events.uvic.ca/?view=day&cal=23&day=30&month=09&year=2016#event_heading_112306

“Associate Professor of UVic Jazz Studies, Dr. Patrick Boyle embodies the jazz spirit by synthesizing a range of influences into a compelling original voice. He has been aptly referred to as a “trumpet personality” and “one of Canada’s top trumpet players and jazz musicians in general” by CBC Radio. Curtis Andrews is a Canadian-based percussionist/composer/teacher who creates music that is informed by his many years of experience with West African, South Indian and jazz traditions yet transcends most categories. He is currently a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at the University of British Columbia.”

For more information visit the website.

Help Fill a Dream Gala

September 24th, 2016
The Dream Gala Poster by Help fill a Dream

The Dream Gala Poster by Help fill a Dream

Date: September 30th @ 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: Bear Mountain Golf Club & Academy at 1999 Country Club
Website: http://www.helpfilladream.com/

Enjoy a magical night of music, food, and entertainment, with surprises and special guest Janeece Edroff. Other evening highlights include a fashion show featuring Dream recipients and the stunning reveal of the Dram Dress (a princess dress, custom-made for a Dream recipient by Shades of White Bridal) and a live and silent auctions, raffles and take home prizes.

For more information visit the website.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit and tour of British Columbia and the Yukon

September 23rd, 2016
Kate and William, Canada Day 2011 by tsaiproject

Kate and William, Canada Day 2011 by tsaiproject

Date:  September 24th to October 1st
Location: Victoria as home base and various other regions
Website: http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1466181306703

The royal couple and their children will tour through seven different communities on the west coast including Victoria, Vancouver, Haida Gwaii, Bella Bella, Kelowna, Whitehorse and Carcross. More details of the tour will be released on the website but for the Victoria stops you can see the royals at the following:

-Official ceremony of welcome to Canada and British Columbia at the BC Legislature at 501 Belleville @ 5:05pm on September 24th.

-Sailing from Ogden Point on tall ship Pacific Grace with Sail and Life Training Society (SALTS) @ 11:45am on October 1st.

-Official departure from Canada at the Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal @ 3:40pm on October 1st.

For more information visit the website.

Savour Cowichan Culinary Festival

September 17th, 2016
A delicious pour by hans peter meyer

A delicious pour by hans peter meyer

Date: September 24th to October 3rd
Location: Various Locations throughout the Cowichan Valley
Website: http://www.savourcowichan.com/

This annual festival celebrates and showcases the Cowichan Valley’s spectacular wide range of locally grown and produces food and drink. For ten days, artisanal food and beverage producers have typically hosted more than 40 community epicurean events throughout the Cowichan Valley and they host the Marquee events. All net proceeds of funds raised during the marquee events support the Canucks Autism Network initiatives in the Cowichan Valley for individuals and families living with autism.

For more information visit the website.

Sea Cider’s Annual Apple Day Celebration

September 16th, 2016
Sea Cider by Jameson Fink

Sea Cider by Jameson Fink

Date: September 25th @ 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Sea Cider Farm Ciderhouse at 2487 Mt. St. Michael
Website: http://seacider.ca/category/events-sea-cider/

This family-fun event will invite you to explore the orchard and learn about cidermaking, with guided tours hosted by owner Kristen Needham, during the beauty of orchard harvest time. Live music with Jon Middleton, a scavenger hunt, apple bobbing, apple decorating & plenty of apple cider will also be enjoyed.

For more information visit the website.

Annual Lantern Tour

September 15th, 2016
IMG_0944 by Calypso Orchid

IMG_0944 by Calypso Orchid

Date: September 24th @ 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Location: Fort Rodd Hill at 603 Fort Rodd Hill
Website: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill/activ/activ2016.aspx#LanternTour

“Grad your coats and step into time as Fort Rodd Hill opens its doors for an exclusive, after-dark guided tour.” Eavesdrop on re-enactors in uniform going about the daily activities of garrison life. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life at Rodd Hill during the period of 1897-1956 with surprises along the way! This event is a fundraiser for the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-enactors Association.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria International Wine Festival

September 14th, 2016
Vancouver International Wine Festival by scout.magazine

Vancouver International Wine Festival by scout.magazine

Date: September 23rd to 24th
Location: Parkside Hotel & Spa at 810 Humboldt
Website: http://vicwf.com/

Victoria’s only dedicated wine festival will showcase some of the best international wines. This festival is directed at building the knowledge of the average wine consumer, and demonstrating new wines and acknowledging beloved wine standards to veteran consumers.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Festival of Authors

September 13th, 2016
Russells Books

Russells Books

Date: September 21st to 25th @ 9:00am to 9:00pm
Location: Various Different Locations throughout Victoria
Website: http://victoriafestivalofauthors.ca/

This is the first festival of its kind in Victoria with a fantastic lineup of local and national authors over five days. Listen to inspiring readings, check out the diverse voices on discussion panels, or attend workshops to develop your own craft. Featured authors include Carmen Aguirre, Brian Brett, Carla Funk, Steven Heighton, Steven Price, Yasuko Thanh, Ronald Wright, and Jan Zwicky.

For more information visit the website.

End of Summer Soiree

September 12th, 2016
Raspberries and Wine by 1sock

Raspberries and Wine by 1sock

Date: September 21st @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at 1040 Moss
Website: http://www.victoriachamber.ca/events/Summer-Social-Series-End-of-Summer-Soir%C3%A9e-1767/details

Celebrate the official last day of summer with a fun evening featuring a signature cocktail prepared by Little Jumbo and award-winning craft beer by Driftwood Brewery. Mix and mingle in the mansion of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria while listening to music spun by a local DJ. Four Frames Photo Booth will also be on hand to add to the evening’s festivities.

For more information visit the website.