Drum Camp

November 6th, 2016
drums by MarthaRiley

drums by MarthaRiley

Date: November 9th to 13th
Location: University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building B016
Website: http://www.drumvictoria.com/

A drumming extravaganza, a percussion party! Immerse yourself in rhythm, a musical vacation!

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Musical HATs Nature Fundraiser

November 5th, 2016
foraging goodies by Ryan

foraging goodies by Ryan

Date: November 8th @ 7:00pm
Location: Glenrosa Farm Restaurant at 5447 Rocky Point
Website: http://hat20thbirthday.bpt.me/

Habitat Acquisition Trust 20th Birthday Nature Fundraiser, support nature with local music! Immerse yourself in tunes by your local biologists with guitars and support local habitats in the process! Local & foraged food canapés by Nature’s Chef Tom Kral. Also available will be silent auction, raffle draws and connecting with your peers in conservation.

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Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade

November 4th, 2016
Ho Ho Ho by Marcia and Mike Nelson Photography

Ho Ho Ho by Marcia and Mike Nelson Photography

Date: November 26th @ 5:45pm
Location: Centennial Square at 1 Centennial
Website: http://www.gvfs.ca/blank-1

Begin your Christmas Season in Victoria with the magical Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade. Enjoy floats, bands, entertainment and fun for the entire family! Afterwards enjoy refreshments while witnessing Santa as he officially declares Christmas in Victoria Open! Donations will be taken for the Mustard Seed Food Bank.

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28th Annual Out of Hand Artisan Fair

November 3rd, 2016
Glass Elements fused glass booth at Mill Creek Fair by Jonathan Colman

Glass Elements fused glass booth at Mill Creek Fair by Jonathan Colman

Date: November 25th @10am-9pm; 26th @10am-6pm; & 27th @10am-4:30pm
Location: Crystal Garden at 713 Douglas
Website: http://www.outofhand.ca/

Victoria’s most prestigious artisan fair has a well deserved reputation for presenting find crafts, artisan food, craft distilleries and one-of-a-kind fashions.

For more information visit the website.

25th Annual Highlands Winter Craft Fair

November 2nd, 2016
Hot spiced apple cider by Rae Allen

Hot spiced apple cider by Rae Allen

Date: November 20th @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Caleb Pike Heritage Park & Community Hall at 1589 Millstream
Website: https://www.facebook.com/highlandswintercraftfair/

Take a step back in time and experience what a traditional craft fair used to be! Enjoy hot apple cider and fresh baking while browsing through a great selection of work from local artisans in the ever-so-charming, late 1800s heritage buildings. Enjoy new vendors and the ones you’ve grown to love.

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Christmas Market

November 1st, 2016
Strasbourg, France Christmas Market by LenDog64

Strasbourg, France Christmas Market by LenDog64

Date: November 19th @ 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Mount St. Mary Hospital at 861 Fairfield
Website: http://www.mtstmary.victoria.bc.ca/youre-invited-christmas-market/

This Christmas Market is filled with unique gifts from local vendors. Great finds will include woodworking, jewelry, knitting, jams, baking and more. Also available will be a silent auction, 50/50 draws, attic treasures sale, snacks & hot turkey lunch available. Entertainment by The Canadian College of Performing Arts performing Capella from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

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Remembrance Day Ceremonies

October 31st, 2016
Remembrance Day by Kristin Rollins

Remembrance Day by Kristin Rollins

Date: November 11th @ 10:55am
Website: http://www.tourismvictoria.com/events/remembrance/

Join some 30 million Canadians coming together at one of the many ceremonies to remember our historic brave souls who have committed and sacrificed for a more peaceful world. Remembrance Day (Veterans Day in the United States) is annually on the November 11th is to recall the end of hostilities of World War 1 on this date in 1918 on the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente.

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Art Exhibition: the absence of the origin of its likeness

October 30th, 2016
Reaktion #154 Trip to Germany by iScene/scenicscenery

Reaktion #154 Trip to Germany by iScene/scenicscenery

Date: Launch: November 4th @ 7:30pm; Gallery: Tue-Sat 12pm-5pm until December 10th
Location: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society at 510 Fort
Website: http://openspace.ca/programming/absence-origin-its-likeness

Has this photograph been digitally altered? Did the scene it show actually occur? Since the photograph’s invention, people have been enamored by the image’s resemblance to its subject. But changes in the field of photography like digital imaging and editing have brought this into question. Artists Laura Dutton and Arnold Koroshegyi examine these issues, using both analogue and digital technologies, to destabilize traditional readings and open up new avenues for making and looking at photographs.

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Alpha Yaya Diallo & Friends

October 29th, 2016
Alpha Yaya Diallo 3 by Mzuriana

Alpha Yaya Diallo 3 by Mzuriana

Date: November 4th @ 7:30pm (doors at 6:00pm)
Location: Upstairs Lounge (Oak Bay Rec) at 1975 Bee
Website: http://www.beaconridgeproductions.com/

“Juno Award winning guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Now based in Vancouver, he’s earned a matchless reputation internationally for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows.”

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2016 Floral Fantasy Show

October 28th, 2016
Petite Planet Kokedama Studio by Gergely Hideg

Petite Planet Kokedama Studio by Gergely Hideg

Date: November 4th & 5th @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Cadboro Bay United at 2625 Arbutus
Website: http://www.victoriafloralartists.ca/

This bi-annual event held by the Victoria Floral Artist Guild shows over 150 Floral designs for the public’s viewing pleasure. The love of flowers and the intrigue by Floral Designs will bring all attendees in awe of the creations.

For more information visit the website.