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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
Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music

Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music

Indian, Spanish influences seen in Nritya, coming Sept. 26 to Glenlyon Norfolk School theatre

Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music
Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Interactive dinner theatre happening Sept. 26-29 at the Edelweiss Club in James Bay

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family
Award-winning Greater Victoria author Esi Edugyan heads up a strong list of finalists for the 2019 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. The finalists for this award and the Victoria Children’s Book Prize were announced Wednesday. Photo by Don Denton/Black Press

Edugyan leads short list for 2019 Butler Book Prize

Finalists announced for Victoria top literary awards, winners to be announced at Oct. 9 gala

Award-winning Greater Victoria author Esi Edugyan heads up a strong list of finalists for the 2019 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. The finalists for this award and the Victoria Children’s Book Prize were announced Wednesday. Photo by Don Denton/Black Press
Best of the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival revisited

Best of the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival revisited

Wonder how others felt about Fringe shows you saw? Find the Pick of the Fringe winners here

Best of the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival revisited
Victoria’s West My Friend reaches for stars with new album

Victoria’s West My Friend reaches for stars with new album

Folk trio to unveil layered symphonic sound at album release concert Sept. 20 at Alix Goolden Hall

Victoria’s West My Friend reaches for stars with new album
Ian Moore: Blues guitarist’s Esquimalt Ribfest performance hits it out of the park at Bullen

Ian Moore: Blues guitarist’s Esquimalt Ribfest performance hits it out of the park at Bullen

Highly touted bluesman’s show comes as advertised, even with a brand new band

Ian Moore: Blues guitarist’s Esquimalt Ribfest performance hits it out of the park at Bullen
The Victoria Conservatory of Music, home to many musical programs for all ages, opens its doors to the public this Saturday during its annual free open house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo courtesy Victoria Conservatory of Music

Musical instrument petting zoo and more at Conservatory open house in Victoria

Families invited to drop by to see what’s new at annual free event on Saturday, Sept. 7

The Victoria Conservatory of Music, home to many musical programs for all ages, opens its doors to the public this Saturday during its annual free open house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo courtesy Victoria Conservatory of Music
Learn from the experts: Victoria Festival of Authors assembling stellar guest list

Learn from the experts: Victoria Festival of Authors assembling stellar guest list

Workshops, panels provide story ideas, strategies and insights for all levels of writer, Oct. 2-6

Learn from the experts: Victoria Festival of Authors assembling stellar guest list
Tour Government House and other homes, enjoy art along the way

Tour Government House and other homes, enjoy art along the way

The Art Gallery’s 66th annual House Tour features artists at work, artistic floral displays

Tour Government House and other homes, enjoy art along the way
Alcheringa Gallery director Mark Loria appreciates the diversity of style and colour artists brought to the gallery’s Northwest Coast Surfboards project. The exhibit is on through Sept. 21 at 621 Fort St. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

Downtown Victoria gallery making artistic waves

Alcheringa’s Surfer’s Paradise painted surfboard initiative has been popular with patrons

Alcheringa Gallery director Mark Loria appreciates the diversity of style and colour artists brought to the gallery’s Northwest Coast Surfboards project. The exhibit is on through Sept. 21 at 621 Fort St. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
Art + Fare fundraiser boosts Gallery’s family programs

Art + Fare fundraiser boosts Gallery’s family programs

Sept. 21 event at the Union Club features art for sale, gourmet food and musical entertainment

Art + Fare fundraiser boosts Gallery’s family programs