Pacific Opera Victoria presents La traviata

Date: February 14th, 16th, 20th, 22nd & 24th
Location:   Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton St.

One of opera’s most enduring love stories, La traviata is a glorious work in Italian with English surtitles.

“In this sumptuous production, set in the 1920s, Violetta is a music hall artist – beautiful, sought after, but not quite respectable. As her tragedy unfolds, we marvel again at Verdi’s compassionate and extravagantly melodic portrayal of a woman who isn’t allowed to fit in.”

Tea & Talks

Tea cups. by Portland Tea Enthusiasts’

Date: February 14th @ 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Location:   Maritime Museum of BC at 634 Humboldt St.

These bi-weekly gatherings are led by volunteers of the Maritime Museum. This talks discussion is centered around Captain Vancouver the name sake of many part of our coastal North West.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celbrations by BenGrantham

Date: February 10th @ 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location:   Chinatown  at 500 Fisgard St.

Join the Chinese New Year celebrations to ring in the year of the dog. Small events will be going on in businesses around Chinatown and the annual Chinese lion dance parade will be outside the Gate of Harmonius Interest.

Goodyear & Nielsen

Piano by Daniela M

Date: February 4th @ 8:00pm
Location:   Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton St.

“Popular pianist Stewart Goodyear returns to perform his own jazz infused, upbeat concerto for piano and orchestra, Callaloo. The concert concludes with Danish composer Karl Nielsen’s dramatic Symphony No. 4, a work that embodies the powerful and inextinguishable forces of life over challenge and destruction.”

Unexplored Highlights of the Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum in Victoria by Jim Forest

Date: February 3rd @ 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location:   Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville St.

“Led by our expert staff, you’ll explore big ideas about the role of objects, the meaning of museum collections and the human experience of things. Through intimate conversations, dynamic lectures and behind-the-scenes visits, this informal, often hands-on program will be a feast for the mind and senses.”

Ballet West

decorated Pointe shoes by zaimoku_woodpile

Date: February 1st @ 7:0pm
Location:   Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton St.

Presenting the very best in American classical ballet. Sweet and Bitter by Africa Guzman (Spain) uses Ezio Bosso’s score as a source of inspiration “to find strength and sensitivity and transform the most classic lines to play with the limits of gravity.” Be treated to the two famous duets from Swan Lake as reimagined by the company’s Artistic Director Adam Sklute.