Christine van Reeuwyk

Alexandra Willet (left) Lexy Young, Helena Descoteau, Cailin Taverner, Gabriel Macdonald, Jenny Austin, Kyle Auclair, Dane Smit, Megan Greenwood, Gavin Forbes and Kathryn Boyd in the CCPA performance of The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade.

Asylum setting sparks on-stage political talk

Company C launches its first production of the season Oct. 22 to 25

Alexandra Willet (left) Lexy Young, Helena Descoteau, Cailin Taverner, Gabriel Macdonald, Jenny Austin, Kyle Auclair, Dane Smit, Megan Greenwood, Gavin Forbes and Kathryn Boyd in the CCPA performance of The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade.
University of Victoria Fine Arts grad Kate Braidwood returns to the Phoenix Theatre with Loon, a Focus on Alumni performance running Oct. 14 to 24.

The magic of mask work comes to Phoenix theatres

UVic’s Spotlight on Alumni features ‘live action Pixar’

University of Victoria Fine Arts grad Kate Braidwood returns to the Phoenix Theatre with Loon, a Focus on Alumni performance running Oct. 14 to 24.
Oak Bay’s Marcus Handman is the new executive director for Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions Society. Read more on page A6

Theatre gets new leader

Oak Bay’s Marcus Handman named Kaleidoscope executive director

Oak Bay’s Marcus Handman is the new executive director for Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions Society. Read more on page A6

Painted pianos up for auction

The Summer Art Celebration & Piano Cabaret is at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel Thursday, Oct. 1

A Brush Full of Colour

Harrison biography up for prestigious kid-lit award

A Brush Full of Colour, by authors Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson is shortlisted for the 2015 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

A Brush Full of Colour
Hip Cats, one of the works by poet and painter Joe Rosenblatt on exhibit at Discovery Coffee on Oak Bay Avenue.

Discovery Coffee hosts cool cats

Poet and painter Joe Rosenblatt presents his current show, “Luminosity," at Discovery Coffee's Oak Bay Avenue and downtown sites

Hip Cats, one of the works by poet and painter Joe Rosenblatt on exhibit at Discovery Coffee on Oak Bay Avenue.
The Oak Bay-born Dancing with Fish, featuring Jim Ricks and Scott Smith, will be among the 50 shows appearing as part of the annual Fringe Festival.

Fringe Fest gets fishy thanks to Oak Bay pair

Festival show Dancing with Fish first made a splash in Oak Bay

The Oak Bay-born Dancing with Fish, featuring Jim Ricks and Scott Smith, will be among the 50 shows appearing as part of the annual Fringe Festival.

Country classics concert supports Sno’uyutth project

The Oaks hosts a benefit concert this Saturday (Aug. 22) in support of the Sno’uyutth project

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald make their first Vancouver Island appearance May 8 in the Upstairs Lounge at Oak Bay Recreation.

Sisters bringing East Coast sound to Oak Bay

Cassie and Maggie will fill the Upstairs Lounge with the Nova Scotia holler Friday night

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald make their first Vancouver Island appearance May 8 in the Upstairs Lounge at Oak Bay Recreation.
Roy Henry Vickers depicts the warriors being sucked into the Orca Chief’s whirlpool after he discovers the hunters have damaged the sea floor.

Orca Chief hits book stands

Roy Henry Vickers provides artwork for book by Victoria author Robert (Lucky) Budd

Roy Henry Vickers depicts the warriors being sucked into the Orca Chief’s whirlpool after he discovers the hunters have damaged the sea floor.
Holly Stewart, left, and Caroline Palfy, right, get an extra session from choreographer Mackenzie Wavryk in preparation for Uptown Funk You Up for the grand finale of Oak Bay Figure Skating Club’s ice show on May 2.

Skaters bringing Broadway to Oak Bay

Oak Bay Figure Skating Club presents Broadway on Ice with two shows on Saturday

Holly Stewart, left, and Caroline Palfy, right, get an extra session from choreographer Mackenzie Wavryk in preparation for Uptown Funk You Up for the grand finale of Oak Bay Figure Skating Club’s ice show on May 2.
Oak Bay author Andrew MacLeod explores the reasons for, and consequences of, inequality in his new book A Better Place on Earth.

Oak Bay writer tackles inequality

A Better Place on Earth launches Tuesday in Victoria

Oak Bay author Andrew MacLeod explores the reasons for, and consequences of, inequality in his new book A Better Place on Earth.
Holliday and Moore are Scott (Holliday) Smith and Jim (Moore) Ricks of the Sunshine Clown Society are on tour with The $2 Suitcase.

Clowns find laughs in aging

Holliday and Moore return to Oak Bay United with road-trip adventure

Holliday and Moore are Scott (Holliday) Smith and Jim (Moore) Ricks of the Sunshine Clown Society are on tour with The $2 Suitcase.

Entertainment event aids Child Haven International

April 18 event at Unitarian Church of Victoria will feature a variety of entertainment

Vancouver pianist Rachel Iwaasa comes to Oak Bay to perform one of her favourite works, Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Sunday, April 19.

Pianist set for ‘bucket list’ performance

Oak Bay Matinee welcomes Vancouver pianist Rachel Iwaasa on Sunday

Vancouver pianist Rachel Iwaasa comes to Oak Bay to perform one of her favourite works, Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Sunday, April 19.
Lexy Young gives Forrest Elliot the heave-ho during Smokey Joe’s Cafe which runs April 16 to 25 at the CCPA Performance Hall on Elgin Street.

Smokey Joe’s takes a step back in time

CCPA season finale brings cabaret to Oak Bay village

Lexy Young gives Forrest Elliot the heave-ho during Smokey Joe’s Cafe which runs April 16 to 25 at the CCPA Performance Hall on Elgin Street.
San Francisco pianist Frederick Hodges will be the soloist in The Warsaw Concerto.

Orchestra goes ‘round the world with movie music

The Palm Court Orchestra performs Around the World in 80 Days on Saturday at UVic Centre

San Francisco pianist Frederick Hodges will be the soloist in The Warsaw Concerto.
This ceramic bowl by Wayne Ngan is one of the many works that will be featured at  the Modern Visionaries exhibition at Eclectic Gallery this month.

Modern Visionaries take Eclectic stage

Modern Visionaries exhibition will feature original paintings, prints and drawings of Victoria’s Limners

This ceramic bowl by Wayne Ngan is one of the many works that will be featured at  the Modern Visionaries exhibition at Eclectic Gallery this month.
Terry Brennan, left, Kristia Di Gregorio and Dan Weisenberger will take the stage at the Upstairs Lounge on Friday.

Trio of storytellers head Upstairs

Live music series a success for Oak Bay Recreation venue

Terry Brennan, left, Kristia Di Gregorio and Dan Weisenberger will take the stage at the Upstairs Lounge on Friday.
The Sing Your Joy chorus presents Time Warp April 10 and 11.

SingYourJoy Time Warps church

Ages, gender, race, creed and capabilities blend as young people stand shoulder to shoulder singing with the SingYourJoy chorus

The Sing Your Joy chorus presents Time Warp April 10 and 11.