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Cheese and Meat Festival

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
meat board by stu_spivack

meat board by stu_spivack

Date: May 21st @ 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Location: Parkside Hotel & Spa at 810 Humboldt
Website: http://cheeseandmeatfestival.com/

This is the first festival oriented to showcasing cheese and meat in Greater Victoria. With the growing amount of artisan shops across the capital region the festival aims to highlight both international and local cheese and meat available to the area. The two different tasting times will each give participants 2 ½ hours to taste and learn about the eat creations, parings, and unique offerings.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria International Kite Festival

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Victoria Kite Festival by Lotus Johnson

Victoria Kite Festival by Lotus Johnson

Date: May 20th to May 22nd
Location: Clover Point
Website: http://victoriakitefestival.com/

The 3rd annual event at beautiful Clover Point welcomes Kite Fliers from around the world. This multicultural community celebration includes a weekend full of family friendly activities.

For more information visit the website.

Cinderella: Ballet Victoria

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Cinderella by Mayra Linares

Cinderella by Mayra Linares

Date: May 20th @ 7:30pm; 21st @ 2:00pm
Location: Market Square at 560 Johnson (Exhibition Tent)
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/cinderella-2016-royal-theatre

Ballet Victoria is returning to the stage to tell, with fantastic flair, the story of Cinderella.  Using Prokofiev’s spectacular score with amazing designs, costumes, and unique choreography will leave you enchanted.

For more information visit the website.

Flotsam & Jetsam: Life on the West Coast

Monday, May 16th, 2016
Cowichan Bay by Tracey Adams

Cowichan Bay by Tracey Adams

Date: May 19th to 29th @ 7:30pm; 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th @ 2:00pm
Location: The Vic Theatre at 808 Douglas
Website: https://tix.thevic.ca/

From the team responsible for “Good Timber – Songs and Stories of the Western Logger”: Flotsam & Jetsam: Life on the West Coast reunites the team of Desprez and Stokes as lead creators collaborating with some of BC’s finest actor/musicians. Flotsam & Jetsam features original music and is presented against a backdrop of both archival and contemporary images of life in BC’s coastal communities.

For more information visit the website.

Royal BC Museums “Behind the Scenes Tours”

Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Victoria BC Canada by Cindy Andrie

Victoria BC Canada by Cindy Andrie

Date: May 18th
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Website: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events/calendar/

A “Behind the Scenes” visit the see for yourself how the museum stores and cares for the specimens and items in the research collection. Sign up begins 1 hour prior to the tour start time and is limited to 10 people.

Three different tours this day:

Entomology Tour: 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Museum Alchemy: 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Mammal Matters: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

For more information visit the website.

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge

Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Artist's secrets by Lenaville

Artist's secrets by Lenaville

Date: May 15th @ 10:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Market Square at 560 Johnson (Exhibition Tent)
Website: http://opusartsupplies.com/opc

This 5th annual event will have local artists outdoors painting their choice of a cityscape, waterfront view, flora/fauna around them or a picture in their mind that inspires. Artists of all ages and skill levels will be competing with each other with a panel of judges. The artists will be scattered in various downtown locations.

For more information visit the website.

2nd Annual Art Victoria Now Exhibition

Friday, May 13th, 2016
Atrium by Lux Lab

Atrium by Lux Lab

Date: May 14th to 23rd
Location: The Atrium at 800 Yates
Website: http://www.cacgv.ca/

The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is pleased to host this 2nd Annual event. This is a high-standard juried exhibition open to artists that reside in Victoria, Sooke, Sidney, and the Westshore.

For more information visit the website.

The Ginger Goodwin Story

Monday, May 9th, 2016
DSC_0207 by Orin Blomberg

DSC_0207 by Orin Blomberg

Date: May 9th @ 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Location: Victoria Multicultural Centre at 1415 Broad
Website: https://www.retailaction.ca/mayworks/

This compelling staged reading tells the story of Albert “Ginger” Goodwin, a coal miner, pacifist and hero of the BC labour movement who was killed by Dominion Police near Cumberland as he fled from Conscription in 1918. The play will feature Justin Carter, Paul Terry, Jared Gowen, Morgan Cranny, Christina Patterson, Kathryn Popham, Monica Prendergast, and Katrina Kadoski.

For more information visit the website.

Jazzy Moms Day with CanUS & Devon McCagherty

Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Jazz by Mauro Caccavale

Jazz by Mauro Caccavale

Date: May 8th @ 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Hermann’s Jazz Club at 753 View
Website: http://hermannsjazz.com/

“Celebrate Mother’s Day with some hot jazz by the CanUS Jazz Band and including special guest, Devon “Avram” McCagherty on banjo. After appearances in jazz festivals all over North America and including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. this is a band full of surprises. There is also a strong vocal component copied from such as the Mills Brothers & Boswell Sisters. They feature Dixieland and swing favourites in a six piece band that will rock your socks.”

For more information visit the website.

Mother’s Day Paint-In and Craft Fair

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Hatley Park by Satrina0

Hatley Park by Satrina0

Date: May 8th @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Royal Roads University at 2005 Sooke
Website: http://www.royalroads.ca/event/mothers-day-paint-and-craft-fair

Enjoy Mother’s Day at Royal Roads’ annual outdoor festival of artists and artisans, entertainers and food vendors. Tour the gorgeous spring gardens of Hatley Park, take in a free tour of Hatley Castle, enjoy live musical entertainment and engage the kids’ creativity with crafts and fun activities.

For more information visit the website.