Final Night for the lights at Butchart Gardens

January 6th, 2016

Christmas Lights at Butchart Gardens by Les Williams

Christmas Lights at Butchart Gardens by Les Williams

Date: January 6th @ 9:00am to 9:00pm
Location: The Butchart Gardens at 800 Benvenuto
Website: http://www.butchartgardens.com/blog/magic-christmas-light

Missed the Christmas lights over the holidays? You still have one last chance to see them at the Butchart Gardens. View thousands of lights twinkling throughout the gardens and warm up on the festive ice skating rink ending with a warm hot chocolate.

For more information visit the website.

Nuno Felting Workshop

January 5th, 2016

little scarflette by inger maaike

little scarflette by inger maaike

Date: January 10th @ 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Horticulture Centre of the Pacific at 505 Quayle
Website: http://hcp.ca/

A technique by which loose fibre is hand melded with fabric, Nuno derived from the Japanese word for cloth, creates a sheer fabric and a lightweight felt.

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Emerging Artists Alumni Series: Lindsey Herle, violin

January 4th, 2016

Madera de musico by Jorge Franganillo

Madera de musico by Jorge Franganillo

Date: January 8th @ 8:00pm
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall Uvic at 3800 Finnerty
Website: http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/events/

Lindsey Herle’s (B.Mus’15) program showcases two famous works for solo violin: J.S. Bach’s Sonata No. 1 and Niccolo Paganini’s Caprice No. 17. Accompanied by pianists Elfi Gluesteen and Elizabeth Clarke, Herle will also perform Jean Sibelius’s op. 47 Violin Concerto as well as works by W. A. Mozart and Fritz Kreisler.

For more information visit the website.

Downton Abbey Season Premier

January 3rd, 2016

Downton Abbey by Tangqui

Downton Abbey by Tangqui

Date: January 3rd @ 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Oak Bay Beach Hotel at 1175 Beach Drive
Website: http://oakbaybeachhotel.com/event/downton-abbey-season-premiere/

Enjoy the final season of Downton Abbey premier in style. Dress in 1930’s era clothing to match the décor and staff uniforms while being greeted with a sparkling welcome and a grand three-course dinner.

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Qristina & Quinn Bachand, Home for the Holidays Concert

January 2nd, 2016

violin by Kathy

violin by Kathy

Date: January 2nd @ 7:30pm
Location: Upstairs Lounge at Oak Bay Recreation
Website: http://https//www.eventbrite.ca/e/qristina-quinn-bachand-tickets-19770524170

Celebrate with this award winning, sibling duo as they perform a fusion of Celtic Roots with progressive Indie Folk. With the Victoria raised brother & sister group back for the holidays it should be a great intimate evening.

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Happy New Year from the Royal Scot!

January 2nd, 2016
Happy new year by Amodiovalerio Verde

Happy new year by Amodiovalerio Verde

From all the staff, Merry Christmas!

December 24th, 2015
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! by Frances Tsai

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! by Frances Tsai

Times Colonist Christmas Light Tour Map

December 23rd, 2015
Date: December @ Sunset
Location:  Throughout Greater Victoria see map
Website: http://www.timescolonist.com/download-the-times-colonist-christmas-lights-map-1.2131961
View many of the great light displays in town featured by the Times Colonist. This annual event highlights some of the best decorations throughout all of Victoria. Go self-guided by using the map provided by the Times Colonist.
For more information visit the website.

Wayne County Lightfest by ellenm1

Wayne County Lightfest by ellenm1

Date: December @ Sunset
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria see map
Website: http://www.timescolonist.com/download-the-times-colonist-christmas-lights-map-1.2131961

View many of the great light displays in town featured by the Times Colonist. This annual event highlights some of the best decorations throughout all of Victoria. Go self-guided by using the map provided by the Times Colonist.

For more information visit the website.

Art Opening: 300 Mason Jars–an installation

December 22nd, 2015

IMG_3336 by Stacie DaPonte

IMG_3336 by Stacie DaPonte

Date: December 31st @ 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Gage Gallery at 2031 Oak Bay
Website: http://gagegallery.weebly.com/

The installation of small watercolour paintings are a celebration of life and ancestry. The works are by Joanne Thomson and pair her works with artifacts, and preserved edibles.

For more information visit the website.

Year End Concert Special at Hermann’s

December 21st, 2015

Ambiance Jazzy by fredfuncky

Ambiance Jazzy by fredfuncky

Date: December 27th @ 7:00pm
Location: Hermann’s Jazz Club at 753 View
Website: http://www.attilafias.com/

Toronto’s jazz pianist/composer Attila Fias and Victoria’s musical stars Sean Drabbit (highly sought after bassist) & Damian Graham (drumming sensation) have an exciting set planned. Experience Attila’s inventive and intricate compositions and stunning piano works and as an extra treat special guest Maureen Washington voted Monday Magazine’s Top Jazz/Blues Artist of 2014 will be on vocals.

For more information visit the website.