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Pacific Lounge bartenders Cory Burden, left, and Patrick Woo at their post in the Hotel Grand Pacific’s Pacific Restaurant. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

BEHIND BARS: Culinary arts meets cocktails

Hotel Grand Pacific bartenders enjoy creatively combining elements into a winning flavour

Pacific Lounge bartenders Cory Burden, left, and Patrick Woo at their post in the Hotel Grand Pacific’s Pacific Restaurant. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
Using your electronic devices to access the multitude of digital learning and entertainment platforms provided by the Greater Victoria Public Library is the new reality for many library users. Courtesy GVPL

Learning is cool! Especially when you can do it online

The Greater Victoria Public Library has a digital treasure trove of knowledge and entertainment

Using your electronic devices to access the multitude of digital learning and entertainment platforms provided by the Greater Victoria Public Library is the new reality for many library users. Courtesy GVPL
What’s your go-to activity with gatherings and socializing heavily curtailed?
What’s your go-to activity with gatherings and socializing heavily curtailed?
Victoria-based singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing has replaced his cancelled Oak Bay concert with a live-stream solo show from the Duncan Showroom this Wednesday night (March 18). Photo by Jen Squires

LIVE MUSIC: Stephen Fearing taking to the web to replace cancelled Oak Bay concert

Fans will be able to hear a live CD launch performance on Facebook the evening of March 21

Victoria-based singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing has replaced his cancelled Oak Bay concert with a live-stream solo show from the Duncan Showroom this Wednesday night (March 18). Photo by Jen Squires
Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat to Oak Bay

Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat to Oak Bay

Award-winning musical storyteller joined by notable local artists for March 21 CD release show

Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat to Oak Bay
COVID-19: Precautions being taken, Victoria shows going on so far

COVID-19: Precautions being taken, Victoria shows going on so far

Live performance venues ramp up theatre sanitizing measures to help prevent spread of virus

COVID-19: Precautions being taken, Victoria shows going on so far
The Victoria Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of performing all of Beethoven’s symphonies in March during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

REVIEW: Beethoven’s Fifth a masterpiece to begin March

Victoria Symphony’s Beethoven 250 celebrations open with a bang at the Farquhar Auditorium

The Victoria Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of performing all of Beethoven’s symphonies in March during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
March the time for powerful women in song in Victoria

March the time for powerful women in song in Victoria

Starting tonight with Rosie and the Riveters, this trio of concerts will inspire you

March the time for powerful women in song in Victoria
Creativity from the palette and on the plate during Art + Fare 2020

Creativity from the palette and on the plate during Art + Fare 2020

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosts its annual major fundraiser March 7 at the Union Club

Creativity from the palette and on the plate during Art + Fare 2020
Soprano Danika Loren and pianist Stéphane Mayer perform a recital of their own compositions at Pacific Opera Victoria’s Baumann Centre on Monday night, March 2. Courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria

POV hosting Home Grown performers on Monday night

Soprano Danika Loren and pianist Stéphane Mayer perform original material March 2 at Baumann Centre

Soprano Danika Loren and pianist Stéphane Mayer perform a recital of their own compositions at Pacific Opera Victoria’s Baumann Centre on Monday night, March 2. Courtesy Pacific Opera Victoria
The Joe Cocker Experience lead singer Danny Bee’s vocals and mannerisms on stage remind many audience members of the band’s namesake. This tribute band performs in Victoria on March 14 at the McPherson Playhouse. Facebook

Experience the music of Joe Cocker in Victoria

Talented nine-piece tribute band comes to the McPherson for March 14 show

The Joe Cocker Experience lead singer Danny Bee’s vocals and mannerisms on stage remind many audience members of the band’s namesake. This tribute band performs in Victoria on March 14 at the McPherson Playhouse. Facebook
Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria

Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria

Fans of classic rock can experience reunion concert July 6 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Bachman/Cummings show part of a rockin’ summer in Victoria
Michelle Obama: In Conversation in Victoria, March 31

Michelle Obama: In Conversation in Victoria, March 31

Former First Lady hosted by Victoria Chamber for moderated event at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Michelle Obama: In Conversation in Victoria, March 31
REVIEW: Victoria audience experiences ‘The Four Seasons’ at its best

REVIEW: Victoria audience experiences ‘The Four Seasons’ at its best

Germany-based Concerto Köln musicians light up the stage at Alix Goolden Hall

REVIEW: Victoria audience experiences ‘The Four Seasons’ at its best
BEHIND BARS: Creating a cocktail culture in Oak Bay

BEHIND BARS: Creating a cocktail culture in Oak Bay

Vis-à-Vis head bartender Josh Boudreau brings a wealth of experience to this wine-centric eatery

BEHIND BARS: Creating a cocktail culture in Oak Bay
Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom

Polaris Prize-winning rapper and hip hop artist Haviah Mighty plays Victoria on March 1

Get ready to hear a Mighty roar at the Capital Ballroom
Legendary Canadian songwriter and performer Gordon Lightfoot brings his music to the Island in October, with shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Port Theatre in Nanaimo. gordonlightfoot.com

Gordon Lightfoot still on the road at 81

Tickets for Island shows in Victoria and Nanaimo, selling well already

Legendary Canadian songwriter and performer Gordon Lightfoot brings his music to the Island in October, with shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Port Theatre in Nanaimo. gordonlightfoot.com
Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical

Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical

‘Runaways’ created in New York, but has parallels in Victoria: director

Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical
Adam Trainsmith (Ciaran Volke), who discovers that although android Jacie Triplethree (Una Rekic) can use language she never learned to read, teaches her the Bible in a hotel room. Comic Potential, Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny satire on the rise of artificial intelligence runs until Feb. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre. Photo by Dean Kalyan

REVIEW: UVic drama department shows a flair for comedy

Student actors have fun with artificial intelligence in Alan Ayckbourn’s Comic Potential

Adam Trainsmith (Ciaran Volke), who discovers that although android Jacie Triplethree (Una Rekic) can use language she never learned to read, teaches her the Bible in a hotel room. Comic Potential, Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny satire on the rise of artificial intelligence runs until Feb. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre. Photo by Dean Kalyan
Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Victoria Symphony to play all nine of the composer’s symphonies during March birthday celebrations

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate