Archive for April, 2017

The Historic Wallpapers of Wentworth Villa – with Simone Vogel-Horridge

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
IMG_20170305_1241146 by Putneypics

IMG_20170305_1241146 by Putneypics

Date: April 30th @ 2:0pm to 3:30pm
Location: Wentworth Villa Architecture Heritage Museum at 1156 Fort
Websites: http://wentworthvilla.com/event/historic-wallpapers-of-wentworth-villa/

Almost all old homes have traces of their past hidden within, and some very old ones, like Wentworth Villa, are so full of history that their walls do talk. Prior to the restoration of Wentworth Villa Simone Vogel-Horridge, paintings conservator and historic wallpaper consultant, had the opportunity to reveal the layer upon layers of 100 years of local wallpaper history dating back to the 1860s. In her talk Simone will share her knowledge of the wallpapers, including the handsome wallpapers of the Ella family and the stylishly embossed wallpapers of Faith Grant. Guests will also have the chance to witness as Simone conducts a live wallpaper investigation and peels back the layers on wallpapers that have not been seen for well over 100 years.

For more information visit the website.

James Hill Ukulele Extravaganza

Saturday, April 29th, 2017
ukulele by malik

ukulele by malik

Date: April 30th @ 2:0pm
Location: Dave Dunnet Community Theatre (Oak Bay High School) at 2121 Cadboro Bay
Websites: http://civicorchestraofvictoria.org/index.shtml

Ukulele master James Hill will be accompanied by the Civic Orchestra of Victoria and will lead the players and audience in some great musical pieces. Special guests will include Island Ukuleles and conductor, Brian Wismath. Programme will include Strauss – Die Fledermaus, Overture Hill – One Small Suite for Ukulele, and Orchestra Vivaldi – Concerto in D Major.

For more information visit the website.

27th Young Life Home Design & Renovation Tour

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Modern House in Victoria BC by pnwra

Modern House in Victoria BC by pnwra

Date: April 29th @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
Websites: http://www.younglife.ca/victoria-home-tour/

This one day only annual event continues to be a community favourite. Witness the creativity and artistry in each of these 8 unique homes. This year they showcase homes like a 1930’s renovated character home in the heart of Cook St. Village, a relocated, waterfront heritage home on Dallas Rd, a church converted to a hip living space in Fernwood, a 4000 sq. ft. complete reno and landscaping home in Uplands and a modern oceanfront new build on Ten Mile Point. As the tour is only on one day this year, you can take in all the homes or pick and choose your favourites.

For more information visit the website.

International Astronomy Day

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070 by Nicholas Jones

Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070 by Nicholas Jones

Date: April 29th @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Websites: https://victoria.rasc.ca/

Hosted by The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Royal BC Museum interactive activities and displays will be present both inside and outside the museum with presentations every hour going on in the Newcombe Auditorium.

For more information visit the website.

The Millies in Concert – Benefit for Victoria Hospice

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
The Millies by Victoria Hospice Website

The Millies by Victoria Hospice Website

Date: April 28th @ 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: Hermann’s Jazz Club at 753 View
Websites: https://www.victoriahospice.org/events/millies-concert

“Tight, witty, sensual and elegant, The Millies deliver luscious, red-velvet-layer-cake harmonies from the golden era of pop, Broadway and jazz with an overlay of wry, modern consciousness. Their animated, engaging a capella performances deliver finger-popping swing and jaw-dropping accuracy that leave audiences of all ages swooning.”

For more information visit the website.

Greetings from Iceland – The Heimir Male Voice Choir

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

I[choir] Iceland in summer by Joel

choir | Iceland in summer by Joel

Date: April 28th @ 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Christ Church Cathedral at 930 Burdett
Websites: http://icelanders-victoria.ca/

Greetings from Iceland is a project launched by The Icelandic Emigration Center in Hofsos, Iceland, to honour the descendants of Icelanders who migrated to North America, to kindle interest in the “old country,” and to help the Icelandic Societies in North America sustain and strengthen their connection to Iceland. The 150-member Heimir Male Voice Choir is in Victoria for one night only.

For more information visit the website.

David Vest | Cohen & Dylan Tribute

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Guitar - Lights arrangements - Asbury Streets by Marco Abis

Guitar - Lights arrangements - Asbury Streets by Marco Abis

Date: April 28th @ 7:30pm (doors 6:00pm)
Location: Upstairs Lounge, Oak Bay Recreation at 1975 Bee
Websites: http://www.beaconridgeproductions.com/

David Vest and his band will bring audiences to their feet with their energy, skill and creative drive. This is a special tribute concert that will feature the songs of Bob Dylan and Leanard Cohen done David Vest style. Although he’s a Maple Blues Award winner who now lives in Canada, David Vest is an authentic, Sothern-bred boogie-woogie piano player, blues shouter and world-class entertainer. His first Canadian recording, East Meets Vest, was named one of the best blues albums of 2012 by Holger Petersen of CBC’s Saturday Night Blues and earned a Maple Blues nomination for Recording of the Year.

For more information visit the website.

Arlo Guthrie

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Live at Colfers - Arlo Guthrie by Sean Rowe

Live at Colfers - Arlo Guthrie by Sean Rowe

Date: April 28th @ 7:30pm
Location: University Centre Farquhar Auditorium at 3800 Finnerty
Websites: http://www.uvic.ca/auditorium/events/farquhar-presents/index-042817-ArloGuthrie.php

Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie brings his 1969 album “Running Down the Road to Life” on the Farquhar stage! Arlo Guthrie is a legendary American folk artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. A celebrated figure in American music, Arlo connects with communities far and wide leaving a lasting impression of hope and inspiration.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
2012 - Wooden Boat Show Victoria BC by Rick.Lavoie

2012 - Wooden Boat Show Victoria BC by Rick.Lavoie

Date: April 27th to 30th @ 11:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Inner Harbour at 812 Wharf
Websites: https://www.bcyba.com/events/victoria-inner-harbour-boat-show/

Hosted by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA) and has grown to become the largest in-water boat show on the west coast. There are usually at least 200 boats of all sizes in the water as well as many marine related businesses displaying under a large tent on Ship Point, featuring everything from boat yard services, hardware and equipment, to navigation electronics and clothing.

For more information visit the website.

Call of the Forest

Friday, April 21st, 2017
Redwood Forest by Mike Monaghan

Redwood Forest by Mike Monaghan

Date: April 25th to 30th @ 7:00pm
Location: Cinecenta at Student Union Building, 3800 Finnerty
Websites: http://www.cinecenta.com/

Go to see one of Canada’s newest and coolest documentaries. “We cut down billion of trees every year – Today only five percent of the world’s old growth forests remain intact. Yet trees are one of this planet’s most significant creators of food, new medicines, and oxygen. Forests hold the answers too many of the world’s problems; from climate change to human health and well-being. Visionary scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores the science, folklore and history of this essential eco-system reminding us that when we improve our profound human connection to woodlands we can, not only, restore our health – we can restore our planet.”

For more information visit the website.