4th Annual Dry Heave – Indoor Dragon Boat Festival

March 16th, 2017
_DSC0373 by alex

_DSC0373 by alex

Date: March 18th @ 9:30am to 5:00pm
Location: Victoria West Community Association at 521 Craigflower
Websites: http://www.vipaddling.com/

Too cold to train outside? The 2017 Dry Heave Indoor Dragon Boat Festival is here! Compete in teams of four in at least three 200m races. Medals will be awarded! No experience necessary with Dragon Boat coaches available for first-timers.

For more information visit the website.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

March 15th, 2017
St. Patrick's Day Parade by Victoria Pickering

St. Patrick's Day Parade by Victoria Pickering

Date: March 17th @ 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: White Eagle Hall at 90 Dock
Websites: https://www.cityofgardenschorus.ca/

Enjoy this family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance “Shamrocks and Shenanigans!” This will be a good old-fashioned St. Patrick’s Day ceili gathering and wearin’o’ the green, with entertainment by Mile, Zero, Band and the City of Gardens Chorus. Refreshments available will include Irish Stew, soda bread, appetizers and sweets for you to enjoy alongside the games, prizes and cash bar.

For more information visit the website.

The Thinking Garden: Film Launch

March 13th, 2017
far from by Jack Fussell

far from by Jack Fussell

Date: March 15th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: David Lam Auditorium (Maclaurin Building A144) at UVIC
Websites: http://womensfarm.org/

By popular demand this second screening of this film about South African women sowing the seeds of change. “Three generations of women created a community garden in the dying days of apartheid. They called it “the thinking garden” –hleketani- a place where women gather to think about how to effect change. Twenty-five years later the garden is still going strong, helping to confront the ravages of climate change, poverty and HIV/AIDS.”

For more information visit the website.

March Cooking Explorations at Snowdon House

March 12th, 2017
Goat cheese Cheesecake at Txori by Narisa

Goat cheese Cheesecake at Txori by Narisa

Date: March 14th & 21st @ 1:00-2:30pm & 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Snowdon House Gourmet at 1890 Mills
Websites: http://snowdonhouse.ca/communuity

Enjoy the second round of their 2017 series of cooking exploration at the Snowdon farmhouse! All classes include their Snowdon House Gourmet products as well as their Infused Vinegar Spritzer. You will get new recipes with each class and generous tasting sizes. The March menu includes Seafood Quiche with Dill & Lemon, Parsnip Poutine with Creamy Tzatziki Salad and Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Raspberry & Mint Gelee.

For more information visit the website.

Ballet Victoria Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and New Canadian Works

March 11th, 2017
Midsummer Night's Dream by Patrick McDonald

Midsummer Night's Dream - Watercolour Ballet by Patrick McDonald

Date: March 14th to 15th @ 7:30pm
Location: Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton
Websites: https://www.balletvictoria.ca/

Shakespeare’s wit to Mendelssohn’s playful score is transformed into a brilliant ballet where magic and humour light up the stage in a tour de force. Also, works by celebrated Canadian choreographers fill the stage with passion and dramatic dancing.

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Serenade to Music at Craigdarroch Castle

March 10th, 2017
IMG_4519 Craigdarroch Castle by Natalia Lopes

IMG_4519 Craigdarroch Castle by Natalia Lopes

Date: March 12th @ 7:00pm
Location: Craigdarroch Castle at 1050 Joan
Websites: http://thecastle.ca/events/

“Harmonious voices fill Victoria’s historic Craigdarroch Castle with music performed by UVic School of Music voice students. Hear Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, Schumann’s Spanish love songs, and more! Voice Ensemble directors Benjamin Butterfield and Kinza Tyrell.”

For more information visit the website.

Phoenix Theatre Human Library: Part of IDEAFEST

March 9th, 2017
Shakespeare Garden by Illinois Springfield

Shakespeare Garden by Illinois Springfield

Date: March 11th @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: University of Victoria, Phoenix Theatre at 3800 Finnerty
Websites: https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/humanlibrary/

Join UVic in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Department of Theatre, in an original way. Enter the lobby of the Phoenix Theatre, and discover the circulation desk where volunteers will register you with your own Human Library card and offer to lend you one of a dozen possible human books. In choosing from titles like “Actor”, “Playwright” or “Producer”, you’ll sign one out and be connected to the person behind that title. A one-on-one informal conversation will begin and the rest is up to you. Interact live with Phoenix pioneers, current educators and industry professionals.

For more information visit the website.

Gareth Owen Trio

March 8th, 2017
Robert Ruck 1970 Flamenco by ed

Robert Ruck 1970 Flamenco by ed

Date: March 11th @ 7:30pm
Location: Hermann’s Jazz Club at 753 View
Websites: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2813563

Gareth Owen is a world-class flamenco guitarist based in Victoria who has shared the stage with many international flamenco greats including Jesus Alvarez, Maria Bermudez, Domingo Ortega and Luis de la Tota. Owen’s is joined by Jo Ann C. Dalisay, pianist, owner/director of Celesta Piano Studio and Davide Sampoalo persussion, studied afro-cuban drums (conga, Timbal, Bongo, Bata) at TIMBA drums school in Rome. The combination of these three artists is electric!

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Art Opening – Urban Nature: The Demand to Be Seen

March 7th, 2017
Urban Nature: The Demand to Be Seen by Birgit Freybe Bateman

Urban Nature: The Demand to Be Seen by Birgit Freybe Bateman

Date: March 9th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Robert Bateman Gallery at 470 Belleville
Websites: https://batemancentre.org/events/art-opening-urban-nature/

View the opening collection of 30 original photographs by Birgit Freybe Bateman, exploring nature as it exists in our urban landscape. Enjoy light food and beverages provided while you enjoy the sights.

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2017 Mad Hatter’s Ball

March 6th, 2017
Mad Hatter by Jakey or, Jake

Mad Hatter by Jakey or, Jake

Date: March 11th @ 6:00pm to midnight
Location: Bear Mountain Golf at 1999 Country Club Way
Websites: eventbrite.com

Go “Through the Looking Glass” to enjoy amazing food, drinks and dancing! Featured at this fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria will be live and silent auctions, raffles & games.

For more information visit the website.