The Victoria Magic Circle’s 50th Anniversary Magic Spectacular!

May 25th, 2016
Abracadabra by clement127

Abracadabra by clement127

Date: May 29th @ 7:00pm
Location: The MacPherson Theatre at 3 Centennial
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/victoria-magic-circle-2016-mcpherson-playhouse

This is a show for the whole family, featuring a veritable who’s who of the Victoria magic scene. Many of the top pro’s in the city will perform plus special guest star from Vancouver – World Champion of Magic – Shawn Farquhar.

For more information visit the website.

The Figure in Clay – Sculpture Show

May 24th, 2016
Udi Charka, Ceramics. by Flavio~

Udi Charka, Ceramics. by Flavio~

Date: Opening Reception: May 27th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm;                                                                                                                                                           Show: 28th @ 12:00pm to 5:00pm & 29th @ 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Dales Gallery in Chinatown at 537 Fisgard
Website: http://www.melaniefurtado.com/studentshow

Discover the process of learning the classical art of figurative sculpture through student studies in anatomy, portraiture and the figure.

For more information visit the website.

4th African Cultural Week & AfriCa Fest

May 23rd, 2016
Drumming by Aine

Drumming by Aine

Date: May 25th to 29th
Location: Vic West Community Centre at 521 Craigflower
Website: http://vaccsociety.blogspot.ca/

This Festival (Fair) targets Africans living in Victoria and BC, African lovers, friends and partners of Africa. Activities planned aim to encourage a sense of community pride and showcase the artistic and culinary talents of African and Caribbean participants.

For more information visit the website.

118th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

May 22nd, 2016
Reynolds Secondary School by Lotus Johnson

Reynolds Secondary School by Lotus Johnson

Date: May 23rd @ 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Douglas from Mayfair Mall to Humboldt
Website: http://www.gvfs.ca/

This is Victoria’s largest parade attracting well over 100,000 people. It features Canadian and American marching bands, hundreds of floats, cultural shows and festive clowns. Led by the Canadian Forces, this annual 3 hour event is worth coming to see.

For more information visit the website.

Annual Spot Prawn Festival

May 21st, 2016
Spot Prawns by Ruocaled

Spot Prawns by Ruocaled

Date: May 22nd @ 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson at 1701 Douglas
Website: http://victoriapublicmarket.com/press-release-victoria-public-market-announces-spot-prawn-festival-2016/

The festival returns with Live Spot Prawns available for purchase from Cowichan Bay Seafood, Chef Demonstrations and samples throughout the afternoon in the Community Kitchen, Fresh-off-the-boat BC Spot Prawns on menus of various vendors throughout the Market, local wineries sampling wines that pair well with BC Spot Prawns, live local musicians, kids activities, and local artisans and vendors offering handcrafted items.

For more information visit the website.

153rd Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

May 20th, 2016
Caber Toss 01 by Tracey O

Caber Toss 01 by Tracey O

Date: May 21st & 22nd @ 8:00am to 7:00pm; 23rd @ 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Topaz Park at Blanshard and Finlayson
Website: http://victoriahighlandgames.com/games/

Celebrate Celtic heritage with Scottish music, culture, games and arts. A full week of festivities have warmed up people for Games that included a parade, Kilted Golf Tournament, Tilted Kilt Pubcrawl and Torchlight Clan ceremony. The Games will include competitions in dancing, piping, drumming and athletics, and a variety of demonstrations, workshops and educational activities.

The full event schedule is on the website.

For more information visit the website.

Cheese and Meat Festival

May 19th, 2016
meat board by stu_spivack

meat board by stu_spivack

Date: May 21st @ 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Location: Parkside Hotel & Spa at 810 Humboldt
Website: http://cheeseandmeatfestival.com/

This is the first festival oriented to showcasing cheese and meat in Greater Victoria. With the growing amount of artisan shops across the capital region the festival aims to highlight both international and local cheese and meat available to the area. The two different tasting times will each give participants 2 ½ hours to taste and learn about the eat creations, parings, and unique offerings.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria International Kite Festival

May 18th, 2016
Victoria Kite Festival by Lotus Johnson

Victoria Kite Festival by Lotus Johnson

Date: May 20th to May 22nd
Location: Clover Point
Website: http://victoriakitefestival.com/

The 3rd annual event at beautiful Clover Point welcomes Kite Fliers from around the world. This multicultural community celebration includes a weekend full of family friendly activities.

For more information visit the website.

Cinderella: Ballet Victoria

May 17th, 2016
Cinderella by Mayra Linares

Cinderella by Mayra Linares

Date: May 20th @ 7:30pm; 21st @ 2:00pm
Location: Market Square at 560 Johnson (Exhibition Tent)
Website: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/cinderella-2016-royal-theatre

Ballet Victoria is returning to the stage to tell, with fantastic flair, the story of Cinderella.  Using Prokofiev’s spectacular score with amazing designs, costumes, and unique choreography will leave you enchanted.

For more information visit the website.

Flotsam & Jetsam: Life on the West Coast

May 16th, 2016
Cowichan Bay by Tracey Adams

Cowichan Bay by Tracey Adams

Date: May 19th to 29th @ 7:30pm; 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th @ 2:00pm
Location: The Vic Theatre at 808 Douglas
Website: https://tix.thevic.ca/

From the team responsible for “Good Timber – Songs and Stories of the Western Logger”: Flotsam & Jetsam: Life on the West Coast reunites the team of Desprez and Stokes as lead creators collaborating with some of BC’s finest actor/musicians. Flotsam & Jetsam features original music and is presented against a backdrop of both archival and contemporary images of life in BC’s coastal communities.

For more information visit the website.