Archive for December, 2015

From all the staff, Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! by Frances Tsai

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! by Frances Tsai

Times Colonist Christmas Light Tour Map

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Date: December @ Sunset
Location:  Throughout Greater Victoria see map
Website: http://www.timescolonist.com/download-the-times-colonist-christmas-lights-map-1.2131961
View many of the great light displays in town featured by the Times Colonist. This annual event highlights some of the best decorations throughout all of Victoria. Go self-guided by using the map provided by the Times Colonist.
For more information visit the website.

Wayne County Lightfest by ellenm1

Wayne County Lightfest by ellenm1

Date: December @ Sunset
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria see map
Website: http://www.timescolonist.com/download-the-times-colonist-christmas-lights-map-1.2131961

View many of the great light displays in town featured by the Times Colonist. This annual event highlights some of the best decorations throughout all of Victoria. Go self-guided by using the map provided by the Times Colonist.

For more information visit the website.

Art Opening: 300 Mason Jars–an installation

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

IMG_3336 by Stacie DaPonte

IMG_3336 by Stacie DaPonte

Date: December 31st @ 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Gage Gallery at 2031 Oak Bay
Website: http://gagegallery.weebly.com/

The installation of small watercolour paintings are a celebration of life and ancestry. The works are by Joanne Thomson and pair her works with artifacts, and preserved edibles.

For more information visit the website.

Year End Concert Special at Hermann’s

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Ambiance Jazzy by fredfuncky

Ambiance Jazzy by fredfuncky

Date: December 27th @ 7:00pm
Location: Hermann’s Jazz Club at 753 View
Website: http://www.attilafias.com/

Toronto’s jazz pianist/composer Attila Fias and Victoria’s musical stars Sean Drabbit (highly sought after bassist) & Damian Graham (drumming sensation) have an exciting set planned. Experience Attila’s inventive and intricate compositions and stunning piano works and as an extra treat special guest Maureen Washington voted Monday Magazine’s Top Jazz/Blues Artist of 2014 will be on vocals.

For more information visit the website.

Alumni Concert Series: Victoria Guitar Trio

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

IMG_1462 by rabidmuskrat

IMG_1462 by rabidmuskrat

Date: December 25th @ 8:00pm
Location: Uvic, Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at 3800 Finnerty
Website: http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/events/

The Victoria Guitar Trio is one of Canada’s premier classical guitar trios known for their skilled and captivating performances. The group features Adrian Verdejo, Michael Dias, Bradford Werner and will be performing a program of exciting 20th and 21st Century works.

For more information visit the website.

Family Christmas Eve Service: Classic Carols by Candlelight

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church by Lotus Johnson

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church by Lotus Johnson

Date: December 24th @ 7:30pm
Location: St. Andrews Presbyterian at Douglas & Broughton
Website: http://standrewsvictoria.ca/

Enjoy readings, classical carol singing, vocal and instrument presentations all in the ambiance of candlelight.

For more information visit the website.

5th Annual Winter Solstice Cabaret

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Date: December 21st @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Oak Bay United at 1355 Mitchell
Website: http://cariburdett.com/5th-annual-winter-solstice/

Enjoy new songs and old featuring Cari Burdett & Sara Marreios (vocalists), Richard Moody (violin); Miles Black (piano, sax, guitar); Anne Schaefer (piano, guitar, vocals); and  Marisa Jackson (dancer).

For more information visit the website.

Uncle Wiggly’s Tribute to the Blues: Songs of Christmas w/ David Vest

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

christmas music by Hans Splinter

christmas music by Hans Splinter

Date: December 20th @ 7:30pm
Location: Alix Goolden Hall at 907 Pandora
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/uncle-wiggly-2015-alix-goolden

Experience Christmas Carols from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

For more information visit the website.

Santa Scoot

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Father Christmas on a Vespa -window display at Selfridges by jamielondonboy

Father Christmas on a Vespa -window display at Selfridges by jamielondonboy

Date: December 19th @ 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Market Sqaure at 560 Johnson
Website: http://www.marketsquare.ca/

Witness the parade of vespas and vintage scooters with Santa. Treats and meets will occur with Santa in the Square.

For more information visit the website.

Twin Kennedy

Monday, December 14th, 2015

guitar2 by Victor Camilo

guitar2 by Victor Camilo

Date: December 18th @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Oak Bay Recreation Centre at 1975 Bee
Website: http://www.beaconridgeproductions.com/

The award winning twin sisters are coming to Victoria to perform a mix of original country tunes and Christmas favourites. Both alums of UVIC and being born and raised in Powell River they are coming home to the Northwest as they are now part-time residents of Nashville.

For more information visit the website.