Royal BC Museums “Behind the Scenes Tours”

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Introductory Kayak Rescues Clinic

May 4th, 2016
DSC02396 by proadventure.co.uk

DSC02396 by proadventure.co.uk

Date: May 7th & 14th @ 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Ocean River Sports at 1824 Store
Website: http://oceanriver.com/adventure/introductory-kayak-rescues/

This clinic is to get instruction and training from qualified instructors so you never have to ask “What happens if I tip over?” You will also learn in the clinic general safety issues, rescue gear, and how to rescue yourself or a partner after capsizing.

For more information visit the website.

South Vancouver Island Regional Heritage Fair

May 3rd, 2016
America's Future by terren in Virginia

America's Future by terren in Virginia

Date: May 6th @ 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Website: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events/south-vancouver-island-regional-heritage-fair-6/

Students from local middle and high schools all are participating in the regional heritage fair. Also featured will be public exhibitions of Canadian history projects, displays, and workshops.

For more information visit the website.

Sweetly Raw Desserts Tasting & Signing

May 2nd, 2016
Raw Chocolate Cake by Christoffer Undisclosed

Raw Chocolate Cake by Christoffer Undisclosed

Date: May 5th @ 7:00pm
Location: Russells Books at 734 Fort
Website: http://www.russellbooks.com/?page=shop/disp&pid=page_Events

Join the author, of Sweetly Raw Heather Pace, for an evening of sampling sweet desserts. Get your cookbook signed, ask questions and find out how you can make your favourite desserts at home, raw!

For more information visit the website.

Cinco De Mayo at Yates Street Taphouse

May 1st, 2016
Tamarindo Restaurant by Ernesto Andrade

Tamarindo Restaurant by Ernesto Andrade

Date: May 5th @ 4:30pm to closing
Location: Yates Street Taphouse at 759 Yates
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/999309326823158/

Celebrate downtown Victoria’s largest the “5th of May” in Mexican style. Come for the prizes and Mexican food and stay for the Mexican celebration!

For more information visit the website.