6th Annual Island Beer Festival

January 11th, 2015

"Aleienated Beer Tasting 101"

Date: Saturday February 28
Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00pm
Location: Strathcona Hotel (Distrikt)

Beer Festival is back! With 18 breweries being featured, the ultimate beer drinker will not want to miss this event! Over 30 different beers will be offered at the event for sampling. Prepare your taste buds for some delicious and unique beers.

Please visit Ticketzone to purchase tickets to the event.

Health, Wellness and Sustainability Festival

January 10th, 2015

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Date: Saturday, February 7
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Victoria Conference Centre

The Health, Wellness and Sustainability Festival is a celebration event on all things healthy. The event will educate visitors on how to achieve an overall healthier mind and body; perfect timing to bring in the New Year!

Local and international vendors will be featured and will present unique, healthy alternatives such as gluten-free foods, acupuncture, massage therapy, fitness and yoga studios, and natural skin care and cosmetic products.

Continuing with today’s large movement towards sustainability, this event is meant to combine sustainable practices with mind and body.

Please visit the website for more information regarding the event!

Victoria Yoga Conference

January 9th, 2015

Date: January 30 to February 1
Time: Varies throughout event
Location: Victoria Conference Centre

The Victoria Yoga Conference includes hours of yoga practice, workshops, and seminars designed to educate studio owners and teachers around best practices in creating a successful business. The event contains 60 classes and over 30 exhibits. Whether you are an aspiring yoga instructor, or are just passionate about the art itself, the weekend will be full of motivation and inspiration!

Schedule

Friday, January 30

  • Illumination Event

Saturday, January 31

  • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm: Workshops and Classes
  • Vendor Marketplace
  • 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Dance Party

Sunday, February 1

  • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm: Workshops and Classes
  • Vendor Marketplace
  • Wrap-up Event

Please visit their website for more details.

Around the World with Bateman and Foster

January 7th, 2015

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Date: Wednesday, January 28
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30pm
Location: Royal BC Museum

Located just minutes away from the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites, the Royal BC Museum is hosting a special event: Around the World with Bateman and Foster. In 1957, two best friends, Robert Bateman and Dr. Birstol Foster set out to explore a world full of nature. They used every possible tool to capture their exploration including film, photo, notebook and pen.

Bateman and Foster are now in their eighties and welcome the public to share their stories and tales of their exploration days. They will show insight to the world they once saw with their own eyes that no longer exists today.

Please visit the Royal BC Museum website for ticket information.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

January 6th, 2015

Date: Monday, January 19
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Royal Theatre

Watch Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, come to life with narration and choral voices presented by the Victoria Symphony. The story is accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magnificent score.

Playlist Featured:

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (overture and incidental music)

Please visit the Royal Theatre website for more information and ticket sales.

Abbamania with Night Fever

January 4th, 2015

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Date: Saturday, January 17
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse

Do you begin dancing whenever an ABBA song plays? This is a perfect performance for you! Abbamania is the top-rated ABBA production in the world. Enjoy musicians recreating ABBA songs like Waterloo and Dancing Queen.

Jam to two shows in one night! Night Fever will be playing songs from the Bee Gees. Songs featured in the performance consist of To Love Somebody, Stayin’ Alive, and You Should Be Dancing. Enjoy a fun night full of the classics!!

Please visit the website ticket information.

January 3rd, 2015

Date: Saturday, January 17
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Royal Theatre

The 7th annual Snowed In Comedy Tour features comedians Arj Barker, Craig Campbell, Dan Quinn, and Paul Myrhaug. Each comedian has their own unique spin on comedy, making Snowed In a hilarious show full of variety.

Arj Baker

Arj Barker is an American stand-up comedian and best known for his role as Dave in Flight of the Concords. He has also been a guest on the David Letterman show twice, the Tonight Show, and several Just For Laughs Galas.

Dan Quinn

He is a winner of the Canadian Comedy Competition at Just for Laughs, Vancouver Comedy Festival, and Moncton Comedy Festival. He also has appeared on CTV, CBC, and the Comedy Network. Most impressively, he has opened for big-time comedians like Russell Peters and Tracy Morgan!

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell has starred on several Canadian shows such as Jim Carrey Live, Just For Laughs, and The Dennis Miller Show. He has also toured nationwide on his very own comedy tours.

Paul Myrhaug

Paul Myrhaug has also starred on Just For Laughs and come in first place at the Great Canadian Laugh Off. Furthermore, he was featured on CTV, Comedy Network, CBC, and CMT.

Please visit their website for more information and ticket pricing!

Bryan Adams

January 2nd, 2015

Date: Monday January 12
Time: 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm
Location: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Bryan Adams will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of his multi-million dollar album called Reckless in this concert. Reckless was released in 1984 and produced six music hits including “Summer of ‘69” and “It’s Only Love.” The album was a large turning point in Adams’ career, and “Heaven” reached #1 on U.S. billboards!

Bryan Adams has sold close to 65 million album copies, toured around the world reaching six continents, and has been presented numerous awards for his high status in the music industry. Thus, this a concert you will not want to miss!

To purchase tickets, please visit the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre’s website.

A Viennese New Year’s

December 29th, 2014

Date: Thursday, January 1
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Royal Theatre

Bring in the New Year with singing, dance, and music! This New Year’s Day tradition celebrates the romantic Vienna of Johann Strauss. The Victoria Symphony presents this performance alongside the duet of Leslie Ann Bradley and Adam Fisher.

Please visit the Victoria Symphony website for more information regarding the performance.

If I Can Dream

December 18th, 2014

Date: Thursday, January 8
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse

International award winning tribute, Stephen Michael Kabakos, plays Elvis Presley in this spectacle. Watch Kabakos transfer into three different decades of Elvis: from early recordings in the army, to the 68’ Comeback, then to his popular concert years.

Kabakos delivers an astonishingly comparable performance to the real Elvis. His performance is full of energy and captures the true essence of Elvis. Don’t miss this special performance of If I Can Dream, featuring Memphis Beats Rock’n’Roll, the Little Big Band Horns, and the TBC singers.

Please visit the McPherson website for more information.