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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
Acclaimed Aussie band Boy & Bear hitting Victoria for Oct. 1 show

Acclaimed Aussie band Boy & Bear hitting Victoria for Oct. 1 show

Capital Ballroom to host award-winning quintet, Stu Larsen to open show

Acclaimed Aussie band Boy & Bear hitting Victoria for Oct. 1 show
Dyana Sonik-Henderson leads an open level rhythmical contemporary dance workshop Sept. 28 in Saanich, one of many events and activities happening this weekend as part of BC Cutlure Days. brokenrhythmsvictoria.com

Take your own slice of culture around Victoria this weekend

BC Culture Days explores the intersection of creativity, the arts and well-being

Dyana Sonik-Henderson leads an open level rhythmical contemporary dance workshop Sept. 28 in Saanich, one of many events and activities happening this weekend as part of BC Cutlure Days. brokenrhythmsvictoria.com
Matt Mays comes to Victoria Oct. 22 as part of his nationwide Howl at the Night tour. Video still/CBCMusic.ca

Matt Mays ready to howl into the Victoria night

Veteran Juno-winning rocker combines upbeat and mellower material for Oct. 22 show

Matt Mays comes to Victoria Oct. 22 as part of his nationwide Howl at the Night tour. Video still/CBCMusic.ca
Victoria Symphony, Ballet Victoria team up to make beautiful music

Victoria Symphony, Ballet Victoria team up to make beautiful music

Symphony’s Pops Series kicks off with A Fantasia of Dance, Sept. 28-29 at the Royal Theatre

Victoria Symphony, Ballet Victoria team up to make beautiful music
Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Canadian rocker playing two sold-out shows at Mary Winspear Centre in October

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting
Catch the Motown sound on stage in Oak Bay

Catch the Motown sound on stage in Oak Bay

Dave Dunnet Community Theatre hosting Motown Magic on Oct. 3

Catch the Motown sound on stage in Oak Bay
Scotland’s Skerryvore is a multifaceted, eight-piece group that fuses Celtic folk with rock, pop, jazz, funk, country and Cajun to create a distinctive high-energy sound. They’re in concert at McPherson Playhouse on Oct. 6, one of just three performances in Canada. Photo contributed

Scottish flavours abound at the McPherson during Skerryvore’s return

Acclaimed Celtic rock fusion band here Oct. 6; whisky tasting, acoustic pre-show added

Scotland’s Skerryvore is a multifaceted, eight-piece group that fuses Celtic folk with rock, pop, jazz, funk, country and Cajun to create a distinctive high-energy sound. They’re in concert at McPherson Playhouse on Oct. 6, one of just three performances in Canada. Photo contributed
Set your alarm! Night Shift Halloween tix on sale Friday morning

Set your alarm! Night Shift Halloween tix on sale Friday morning

Royal BC Museum’s adult-only costume event expected to sell out quickly

Set your alarm! Night Shift Halloween tix on sale Friday morning
New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre

New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre

Foggy Isle Film Festival happens Sept. 26 at the Victoria Event Centre

New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre