World Class Choral Concert

July 11th, 2016
Microphones by Sue Langford

Microphones by Sue Langford

Date: July 13th @ 8:00pm
Location: First Metropolitan United Church at 932 Balmoral
Website: https://www.firstmetvictoria.com/event/new-zealand-secondary-students-choir-atlanta-young-singers-concert/

On this night enjoy two internationally acclaimed choirs, the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir and the Atlanta Young Singers, returning from a choral festival. Both competed in an annual 5-day choral festival of concerts and vocal competition that is held every two years in Powell River.

For more information visit the website.

Amazing Thailand

July 10th, 2016
Thai Dance by Kurt Bauschardt

Thai Dance by Kurt Bauschardt

Date: July 12th @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: BC Legislature Building at 501 Belleville
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/amazing-thailand-tickets-25999308632

Experience the richness of Thai culture in the heart of downtown Victoria. Thailand’s Ministry of Culture will present traditional dances, Thai classical music ensemble, and a showcase of beautiful Thai silk and textiles.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Colour Vibe 5k

July 9th, 2016
DSC_0640_pp | Ft. Myers Color Vibe 5K run by Walter

DSC_0640_pp | Ft. Myers Color Vibe 5K run by Walter

Date: July 10th @ 9:00am
Location: Bullen Park at 1151 Esquimalt
Website: http://www.thecolorvibe.com/victoria.php

Experience the most #VIBErant 5k in the city! Friends and family will come together to enjoy music with TONS OF COLOUR while they run/walk the course. Part of the proceeds will go towards Esquimalt Parks and Recreation! Limited tickets so get them fast.

For more information visit the website.

Tasting Room Day at the Victoria Public Market

July 8th, 2016
Wine Tasting Flight at Milbrant Cellars by donireewalker

Wine Tasting Flight at Milbrant Cellars by donireewalker

Date: July 9th @ 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson at 6-1701 Douglas
Website: http://victoriapublicmarket.com/event-calendar/

A variety of local wineries, breweries and distilleries will be participating in this event. Taste their products to determine which ones you like the most, and be able to purchase them right there!

For more information visit the website.

Eats & Beats at the Beach

July 7th, 2016
Great Blue Heron by Nicole Beaulac

Great Blue Heron by Nicole Beaulac

Date: July 9th @ 12:00pm to Dusk
Location: Ocean Boulevard on the Colwood waterfront
Website: http://www.colwood.ca/news-events/news/2016-03-07-000000/eats-beats-beach-replay-planned-2016

Following the popular inaugural event last year this event is to celebrate community and to take advantage of the breathtaking oceanfront beaches that Colwood has to offer. “Nearly 1000 people gathered to enjoy great food from the hottest local food trucks and cool tunes on our live stage. This year enjoy more hot eats, more local beats, and fun activities happening on the sand, sea and sky!”

For more information visit the website.

Best of Ballet Victoria

July 6th, 2016
Sandra, media bailarina. by Marcos de Madariaga

Sandra, media bailarina. by Marcos de Madariaga

Date: July 9th @ 7:30pm
Location: Mary Winspear Centre at 2243 Beacon
Website: https://www.balletvictoria.ca/

Ballet Victoria presents the best of the seasons’ short works. This vibrant intimate evening will include the classics of Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Dave Brubek, Sting and a few other surprises.

For more information visit the website.

10th Annual Water Garden Tour

July 5th, 2016
Gorgeous pond and water feature by Andrea_44

Gorgeous pond and water feature by Andrea_44

Date: July 9th @ 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Throughout Greater Victoria
Website: http://watergardentour.ca/

Supporting For the Love of Africa Society this 10th Annual event has ten water gardens opened for participants to have a self-guided tour. Musicians will be playing at most gardens, artists will be at many, master gardeners will be at 2 locations, and four water gardeners will be available to answer any questions regarding the water features. Prepaid tickets are required.

For more information visit the website.

Phillips Backyard Weekender

July 4th, 2016
Phillips Brewery by Kyle Pearce

Phillips Brewery by Kyle Pearce

Date: July 8th @ 4pm-pm; 9th @ 3pm-10pm & 10th @ 2pm-9pm
Location: Phillips Brewery at 2010 Government
Website: http://www.backyardweekender.com/

This 19+ party hosts around 3000 people every year. This parking lot is transformed for an outdoor music super-party for three amazing nights. This year’s lineup includes Milky Chance, Bahamas, The Funk Hunters LIVE, A Tribe Called Red, The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff, and more! Come for one night or enjoy all three.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Outdoor Shakespeare Festivals!

July 3rd, 2016
William Shakespeare Sand Sculpture by James F Clay

William Shakespeare Sand Sculpture by James F Clay

Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea

Date: June 28th to August 7th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm (except Mondays) & 2:00pm Sat & Sun
Location: Fisherman’s Wharf Park at 30 Erie
Website: http://www.vancouverislandshakespearearts.com/

Performances of Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and a locally-written, Shakespeare-inspired play, Richard the Lionhearted. This is the fifth season of the Vancouver Island Shakespeare Arts’ summer productions. Chairs and blankets provided.

For more information visit the website.

26th Annual Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival

Date: July 7th to 30th The Winter’s Tale, Tues/Thurs/Sat @ 7:30pm;Twelfth Night, Wed/Fri @ 7:30 & Sat @ 1:30pm
Location: Camosun College Lansdowne Campus at 3100 Foul Bay
Website: http://www.vicshakespeare.com/

Janet Munsil, nationally-recognized playwright and longtime artistic director of Intrepid Theatre, explores this treasured comedy with a reverse-gender cast for a wild ride of love and reunion, ambition and madness, and original music and dancing! These performances are performed outdoors with food service available from Dine-In.

For more information visit the website.

Summer Star Party

July 2nd, 2016
Victoria, BC by Herb Neufeld

Victoria, BC by Herb Neufeld

Date: Saturdays From July 2nd to September 3rd @ 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Location: Dominion Astrophysical Observatory at 5071 West Saanich
Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/summer-star-parties-tickets-24416640830

The Victoria Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be hosting these evening star parties. The night will be featuring guest speakers, solar and nighttime observing with telescopes provided, tours of the historic Plaskett telescope and more!

For more information visit the website.