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Café Scientifique: Solar Cells

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

green power by Martin Abegglen

green power by Martin Abegglen

Date: April 12th Doors @ 5:30pm; Starts @ 6:30pm
Location: Hermann’s Jazz Club at 753 View
Website: http://www.uvic.ca/research/learnabout/home/news/cafe/

Enjoy and informal discussion with Dr. Natia Frank of the Department of Chemistry at Uvic. Dr. Frank will be speaking on “A New Spin on Solar Cells: Can We Operate Close to the Theoretical Limit?”.

For more information visit the website.

Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Stage Lights by Hisakazu Watanabe

Stage Lights by Hisakazu Watanabe

Date: April 12th-16th
Location: Intrepid Theatre at 1609 Blanshard
Website: http://www.paperstreettheatre.ca/festival.html

Paper Street Theatre is producing a Festival of Improvisation to celebrate the 5th anniversary of improvising throughout Victoria. Each night will feature two different styles such as Quentin Tarantino, Jane Austen, Western, Sci-Fi and more! The festival will also feature special guests.

For more information visit the website.

Last Chance to experience the Bengal Lounge!

Friday, April 8th, 2016
The Empress 1908, the Signature drink at the Bengal Lounge by ryan harvey

The Empress 1908, the Signature drink at the Bengal Lounge by ryan harvey

Date: until April 30th
Location: Bengal Lounge in the Fairmont Empress at 721 Government
Website: http://www.fairmont.com/empress-victoria/dining/thebengallounge/

After 61 years the Bengal Lounge is closing their doors as part of the Empress’s massive renovations. Enjoy a last visit in this colonial style lounge known for its authentic curry buffet and signature cocktail menu. The future of the 3,000 square foot venue is unknown as of now so it may not stay as a restraint or bar venue, so enjoy it while you can.

For more information visit the website.

IMAX presents: America Wild: National Parks Adventure

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Yosemite by edward stojakovic

Yosemite by edward stojakovic

Date: April 1st to June 30th (visit website for showtimes)
Location: Imax Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum) 675 Belleville
Website: http://imaxvictoria.com/movie/america-wild-national-parks-adventure/

Experience the “Immersive IMAX cinematography (as it) takes you soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches.” Playing daily in 2D and 3D, visit the website for show times.

For more information visit the website.

Tartan Day

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Tartan

Date: April 3rd @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Centennial Square at 1 Centennial Square
Website: http://victoriahighlandgames.com/games/

The Victoria Highland Games Association hosts the annual Tartan Day in recognition of “National Tartan Day”. Centennial Square will be decked out in full tartan to celebrate the city’s strong Scottish heritage and culture.

Featured will be pipe bands, highland dancers, heavy athlete demonstrations, Knacker’s Yard band and advanced tickets for the 153rd Victoria Highland Games & Celtic festival at Topaz Park.

For more information visit the website.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation

Friday, April 1st, 2016
"Rusalka" a tribute the Royal Winnipeg Ballet by AdolfGalland

"Rusalka" a tribute the Royal Winnipeg Ballet by AdolfGalland

Date: April 1st & 2nd @ 7:30pm
Location: Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/rwb-2016-royal-theatre

“Explore the world of Annie, a young, urban, First Nations woman adrift in a contemporary life of youthful excess. But when she meets Gordon, a longhaired trickster disguised as a homeless man, she’s propelled into a world she’s always sensed but never seen. Not only do they travel the streets of this place but also the paths of their ancestors, learning to accept the other’s burdens as the two walk through the past and toward the future. Together both Annie and Gordon learn that without truth, there is no reconciliation.”

For more information visit the website.

Easter at the Market

Sunday, March 27th, 2016
#Easter by Jeni Rodger

#Easter by Jeni Rodger

Date: March 27th @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at 1701 Douglas
Website: http://victoriapublicmarket.com/easter-at-the-market/

Enjoy fun activities for the kids, including: crafts face painting and fun live kids’ music by Rob Gillespie! A special appearance will be made from the Easter Bunny himself!

For more information visit the website.

4th Annual Oak Bay Easter Celebration

Saturday, March 26th, 2016
Easter egg hunt by West Point

Easter egg hunt by West Point

Date: March 26th @ 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Behind Oak Bay Municipal Hall at 2167 Oak Bay
Website: http://www.visitoakbayvillage.ca/index.php?page_id=1011

Enjoy candy hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts, face painting, coffee, treats and more!

Candy Hunt start times:

  • 0 to 4yrs: 11:30am-11:45pm
  • 5 to 7yrs: 11:45am-12:00pm
  • 8 to 10yrs: 12:00pm-12:15pm
  • 11yrs and up: 12:15pm-12:30pm

For more information visit the website.

Spring Foraging Tour

Friday, March 25th, 2016
Chives by Lotus Johnson

Chives by Lotus Johnson

Date: March 27th @ 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Contact for location information
Website: http://www.castroboateng.com/spring-foraging

The annual Spring Foraging Tours bring together people who share a passion for delicacies and search for some of Vancouver Islands wild edibles! On the five hour culinary adventure you will search for exotic wild items like Salmonberries, Fiddleheads, Thistles, Wild Arugula, Miner’s lettuce, Wild Carrot, Wild Garlic, Wild Chives, Stinging Nettles, Oregon Grapes, Elderberries, possibly Oysters & more Mushrooms. Half way through you will prepare a three course gourmet lunch with your finds.

For more information visit the website.

Esquimalt 5k presented by LifeMark Health

Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Saxe Point Park, Esquimalt by Jayscratch

Saxe Point Park, Esquimalt by Jayscratch

Date: March 26th @ 8:30am
Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre at 527 Fraser
Website: https://www.esquimalt.ca/news-events/events/5k

Runners of all levels, from walkers to elites, all are invited to register for a beautifully scenic 5k or 1k. Chip timing, incredible draw prizes, fabulous refreshments, kid’s corner with face painting, balloon animals, complimentary mini-massages and more.

For more information visit the website.