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Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options

Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options

Greater Victoria venues featuring local bands to ring in 2020

Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options
Yellowpoint holiday spectacle returns this weekend

Yellowpoint holiday spectacle returns this weekend

Musical variety show offers a wide range of genres, along with many of your seasonal favourites

Yellowpoint holiday spectacle returns this weekend
REVIEW: Theatre Inconnu’s Crumble boosted by excellent performances

REVIEW: Theatre Inconnu’s Crumble boosted by excellent performances

Sheila Callaghan’s tale of sadness and despair portrayed in interesting ways on stage

REVIEW: Theatre Inconnu’s Crumble boosted by excellent performances
The Holly Jolly Christmas show, with tributes to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, plays Dec. 22 at Elements Casino Victoria’s Platinum Room. elementscasino.com

Rockin’ the holidays at Elements Casino

Enjoy various musical shows and artistic endeavours in December at this View Royal fun spot

The Holly Jolly Christmas show, with tributes to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, plays Dec. 22 at Elements Casino Victoria’s Platinum Room. elementscasino.com
Chalifour bringing Joy to Victoria this weekend

Chalifour bringing Joy to Victoria this weekend

Adrian Chalifour plays a full band show to launch his new album at the Capital Ballroom Nov. 30

Chalifour bringing Joy to Victoria this weekend
Truck light convoy an annual precursor to Christmas

Truck light convoy an annual precursor to Christmas

Lit-up commercial vehicles, food drive, part of huge community event

Truck light convoy an annual precursor to Christmas
Bold and brassy quintet touching down in Victoria

Bold and brassy quintet touching down in Victoria

Internationally recognized Canadian Brass performing with Victoria Symphony on Dec. 21

Bold and brassy quintet touching down in Victoria
Vocalist Kim Greenwood is surrounded by her bandmates Karel Roessingh (from left), Joey Smith, Kelby MacNayr and Roy Styffe. They’ll perform All About That Verse this Friday to a sold-out Hermann’s Jazz Club. Photo by Preston Davies

Kim Greenwood ready to tell the stories behind the music

Victoria vocalist performs All About That Verse to a sold-out Hermann’s Jazz Club this Friday

Vocalist Kim Greenwood is surrounded by her bandmates Karel Roessingh (from left), Joey Smith, Kelby MacNayr and Roy Styffe. They’ll perform All About That Verse this Friday to a sold-out Hermann’s Jazz Club. Photo by Preston Davies
Sara Marreiros and her fellow musicians in a scene from Fado: The Saddest Music in the World. The Fringe Festival favourite returns to Victoria for a short run this week at the Metro Theatre. Photo by Jam Hamidi

Sadness makes for beautiful musical theatre

Puente Theatre brings Fringe Festival hit Fado back for four-show run at Metro Theatre, Nov. 14-16

Sara Marreiros and her fellow musicians in a scene from Fado: The Saddest Music in the World. The Fringe Festival favourite returns to Victoria for a short run this week at the Metro Theatre. Photo by Jam Hamidi
Ria Mae is headlining the Stars tour in promotion of her new album of the same name. She performs Nov. 15 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay Duncan

Ria Mae riding wave of success into Victoria stop on the Stars Tour

Material from singer-songwriter’s new EP, Stars, to feature prominently in Nov. 15 show at The Mac

Ria Mae is headlining the Stars tour in promotion of her new album of the same name. She performs Nov. 15 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay Duncan
Christmas-spirited jazz coming to Goolden Hall

Christmas-spirited jazz coming to Goolden Hall

Victoria Jazz Orchestra and friends playing benefit concert for Single Parents Resource Centre

Christmas-spirited jazz coming to Goolden Hall
Discover your inner self at Intuitive Arts Festival

Discover your inner self at Intuitive Arts Festival

More than 40 exhibitors, various workshops on tap this weekend at Da Vinci Centre

Discover your inner self at Intuitive Arts Festival
Time to get connected at Coast Collective

Time to get connected at Coast Collective

Monica Reekie’s art illustrates her connectedness to her world

Time to get connected at Coast Collective
BEHIND BARS: Cocktails from fresh and approachable to spirit forward

BEHIND BARS: Cocktails from fresh and approachable to spirit forward

Atmosphere and a wide range of cocktails – including your own – at Clive’s in the Chateau Victoria

BEHIND BARS: Cocktails from fresh and approachable to spirit forward
Langham Court tackling bizarre murder mystery

Langham Court tackling bizarre murder mystery

Rope, by Patrick Hamilton, was also made into a Hitchcock film in 1948

Langham Court tackling bizarre murder mystery
Rockin’ with the ballet!

Rockin’ with the ballet!

Ballet Victoria and rock musician Tal Bachman join forces this weekend for Ballet Rocks

Rockin’ with the ballet!
Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord

Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord

World Accordion and Tango Festival offers international music and dance flavours Nov. 7-11

Victoria tango, accordion fans can choose from international smorgasbord
Victoria Arts Council executive director Kegan McFadden invites experienced and novice poets alike to enter the first-ever Monday Magazine Poetry Contest, presented and administered by the VAC. The deadline is Nov. 30 and entries are being accepted now in five distinct categories. Photo by Cory Aronec

Calling all poets! Monday and the Victoria Arts Council seek your finest verse

Inaugural poetry contest offers prizes and publication for winners, entry deadline Nov. 30

Victoria Arts Council executive director Kegan McFadden invites experienced and novice poets alike to enter the first-ever Monday Magazine Poetry Contest, presented and administered by the VAC. The deadline is Nov. 30 and entries are being accepted now in five distinct categories. Photo by Cory Aronec
Victoria-based six-piece band Astrocolor plays a show at Hermann’s Upstairs this Thursday (Oct. 24). Photo by Susanne Marie Photography

Astrocolor making special debut at Hermann’s Upstairs on Thursday

Victoria band performing showcase for jazzfest execs, public invited along for the ride

Victoria-based six-piece band Astrocolor plays a show at Hermann’s Upstairs this Thursday (Oct. 24). Photo by Susanne Marie Photography
Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touching down in Victoria

Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touching down in Victoria

Husband/wife duo join band for April 6 show at the Royal Theatre, tickets on sale now

Famed jazz/pop trumpeter Herb Alpert, vocalist Lani Hall, touching down in Victoria