Archive for October, 2015

38th Annual Creative Craft Fair

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

My first craft fair by linda

My first craft fair by linda

Date: November 6th @12:00pm to 8:00pm; 7th @10:00am to 5:00pm and 8th @10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Pearkes Recreation Centre at 3100 Tillicum
Website: http://www.creativecraftfairs.com/

This annual extravaganza is filled with outstanding Christmas arts, crafts and demonstrations. Each year thousands of visitors attend with over 125 exhibitors presenting crafts, gourmet food, fine art, photography, clothing, glass art, jewellery, bath and beauty products, woodwork, and high quality imports.

For more information visit the website.

Fall Luncheon Seminar

Friday, October 30th, 2015
The Abkhazi garden by Pomax

The Abkhazi garden by Pomax

Date: November 2nd @ 11:00am
Location: Abkhazi Garden at 1964 Fairfaield
Website: http://www.abkhaziteahouse.com/

The Teahouse at Abkhazi Gardens is hosting this year’s luncheon seminar featuring Dr. Andrew Andersen. Dr. Andersen is a research fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary who wrote Abkhazia and Sochi: The Roots of the Conflict 1918-1921. He will be discussing Abkhazia and its place in Georgian history and a biography of Prince Nicholas’ father, Prince Konstantin Abkhazi, including the explanation of the family roots and the events between 1914 and 1924 in Abkhazia and the region.

For more information visit the website.

Masquerade Balls at the Fairmont Empress

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Masquerade Masks by tengo gusto de suenos

Masquerade Masks by tengo gusto de suenos

Date: October 31st @ 7:30pm–10:30pm: Bengal Lounge; 6:30pm-12:00pm: Crystal Ballroom
Location: Fairmont Empress at 721 Government
Website: http://www.lustlife.ca/ or http://victoriaball.com/

The Empress is hosting two fabulous Masquerade events. If you are in the mood for the modern jazz Lust Life will be entertaining in the Bengal Lounge or if you are in the mood for opera and dance performances the ball is in the Crystal Ballroom.

For more information visit the websites.

IFCon Victoria

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Cosplay

FanExpo Vancouver 2014 by Kay Pike

Date: October 31st to November 1st
Location: Pearkes Recreation Centre at 3100 Tillicum
Website: http://ifconvictoria.com/

IFCon 2015 will feature celebrity guests, artists, writers, workshops, presentations, a trade show, cosplay features, and many more. This amazing Halloween party is rumored to be the best convention on Vancouver Island.

For more information visit the website.

Bear Mountain Monster Run

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Halloween Howl by Sangudo

Halloween Howl by Sangudo

Date: October 31st @ 11:00am start
Location: Bear Mountain Golf at 1999 Country Club
Website: http://bearmountain.ca/Events/Bear-Mountain-Monster-Run-5KM

This 1st annual run will welcome all ages and will benefit the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Participants are encouraged to get dressed up with prizes for best dressed! Later on come back for the fireworks at 8:15pm: http://bearmountain.ca/Events/Halloween-Spooktacular

For more information visit the website.

Little Shop of Horrors 2015

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Little Shop of Horrors by Lower Columbia College

Little Shop of Horrors by Lower Columbia College

Date: October 30th to November 1st
Location: McPherson Playhouse at 3 Centennial
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/little-shop-of-horrors-2015-mcpherson-playhouse

Feed your craving for classic musical theatre with one of the most widely produced musicals of the last 30 years.

For a full schedule and information visit the website.

Haunted Zipline

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

11/08/15 by Tim Whitehead

11/08/15 by Tim Whitehead

Date: October 29th to 31st @ 6:00pm, 6:30pm and 7:00pm
Location: Adrena LINE Zipline at 5128C Sooke
Website: http://adrenalinezip.com/

This annual hair-raising night is full of tall tales, towering heights and frightful fun, on this interactive tour. Book early to secure your spot on these popular zips.

Visit the website for more information.

Wicked Victoria

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Halloween Party Caramel Apple Station by Steven Depolo

Halloween Party Caramel Apple Station by Steven Depolo

Date: October 25th @ 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Government from Courtney to Yates
Website: http://www.gvfs.ca/#!wicked-victoria/c1pp5

Celebrate the Harvest Season and Halloween festivities for this pedestrian traffic only event. Each block will have local entertainment with activities in between.

For more information visit the website.

The Art of the Cocktail 2015

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Drink-Restaurant Photography by Yvonne Yiwen Li

Drink-Restaurant Photography by Yvonne Yiwen Li

Date: October 24th to 25th
Location: Various Locations see website
Website: http://www.artofthecocktail.ca/

Enter the world of elegant spirits, tap into your inner mixologist at a Cocktail workshop and simply be wowed by professional bartender competitions. This two day journey into the art, craft and tradition of cocktails throughout Victoria will impress the most seasoned cocktail enthusiast.

For a full schedule and locations visit the website.

Annual Oak Leaves Bazaar

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Hutschenreuther by Envios

Hutschenreuther by Envios

Date: October 24th @ 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Monterey Recreation Centre at 1442 Monterey
Website: https://www.oakbay.ca/parks-recreation/events/calendar/annual-oak-leaves-bazaar

Beautiful hand crafted items, jewellery, assorted treasures, books and more are all available at the annual Bazaar.

For more information visit the website.