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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
Victoria’s Oktoberfest brings out the Bavarian in all of us

Victoria’s Oktoberfest brings out the Bavarian in all of us

Stein and Dine at Victoria Public Market celebrates German food, beverages, culture on Oct. 19

Victoria’s Oktoberfest brings out the Bavarian in all of us
Sam Mullins speaks to the audience after performing Weaksauce and Other Stories at the University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theatre. This entertaining, multi-part storytelling show is biographical, with tales from Mullins’ youth and other points in his life. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

REVIEW: Mullins’ Weaksauce hits the mark, like a good hockey pass

UVic Fine Arts alumni and frequent CBC writer’s biographical storytelling show here through Oct. 19

Sam Mullins speaks to the audience after performing Weaksauce and Other Stories at the University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theatre. This entertaining, multi-part storytelling show is biographical, with tales from Mullins’ youth and other points in his life. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
Four classical guitarists from Syria; Orwa Al Sharaa, Gaby Al Botros, Nazir Salameh and Mohammed Mir Mahmoud, headline the Victoria Guitar Society’s opening concert of its International Artist Series, A Syrian Encounter – an Evening with Orontes Quartet, on Oct. 18 at the Alix Goolden Hall. Photo courtesy Institute for International Education/Artist Protection Fund

Inspirational evening celebrating the power of the arts

The Victoria Guitar Society hosts Syrian Encounter – An Evening with Orontes Quartet, Oct. 18

Four classical guitarists from Syria; Orwa Al Sharaa, Gaby Al Botros, Nazir Salameh and Mohammed Mir Mahmoud, headline the Victoria Guitar Society’s opening concert of its International Artist Series, A Syrian Encounter – an Evening with Orontes Quartet, on Oct. 18 at the Alix Goolden Hall. Photo courtesy Institute for International Education/Artist Protection Fund
Glorious times ahead with the Sons in Victortia

Glorious times ahead with the Sons in Victortia

Kingston’s The Glorious Sons in town next March as part of A War on Everything North American tour

Glorious times ahead with the Sons in Victortia
Barbara Smith, left, and Erin Davis will read from their latest books on Persons Day Oct. 18 during the next instalment of the Sidney Literary Festival’s Fall 2019 Reading Series at the Shoal Centre. Photos contributed.

Persons Day to be marked with literary readings in Sidney

Peninsula authors to read from their new books relating to women and courageous journeys, Oct. 18

Barbara Smith, left, and Erin Davis will read from their latest books on Persons Day Oct. 18 during the next instalment of the Sidney Literary Festival’s Fall 2019 Reading Series at the Shoal Centre. Photos contributed.
It’s onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan

It’s onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan

After winning Gelato Festival gold, Stefano Mosi will compete at North American finals in 2020

It’s onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan
Behind Bars: People’s Choice winner back for Art of the Cocktail

Behind Bars: People’s Choice winner back for Art of the Cocktail

Expect something special from Cenote for this Victoria Film Festival fundraiser Oct. 19

Behind Bars: People’s Choice winner back for Art of the Cocktail
Victoria Festival of Authors: celebrating the art of writing

Victoria Festival of Authors: celebrating the art of writing

Five-day event Oct. 2-6 features readings, workshops and more from decorated literary talents

Victoria Festival of Authors: celebrating the art of writing
Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria

Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria mounts massive five-show production of Il Trittico, starting Oct. 17

Puccini trio kicks off celebration of 40 years of opera in Victoria
Fiddle follow-up: national treasure headlines Winspear show

Fiddle follow-up: national treasure headlines Winspear show

Gordon Stobbe joins JJ Guy, local star Nellie Quinn for Canadian Fiddle Celebration on Oct. 5

Fiddle follow-up: national treasure headlines Winspear show
CFL scores a coup, snags superstar Keith Urban as halftime show headliner

CFL scores a coup, snags superstar Keith Urban as halftime show headliner

Big game goes Nov. 24 in Calgary, part of week-long festival, tickets still available

CFL scores a coup, snags superstar Keith Urban as halftime show headliner