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Behind Bars: Variety the name of the game at The Churchill

Behind Bars: Variety the name of the game at The Churchill

Bar manager Tyler Rowe enjoys helping promote Victoria spirits and beers

Behind Bars: Variety the name of the game at The Churchill
Mix and mingle at free artist talk today atop Bastion Square parkade

Mix and mingle at free artist talk today atop Bastion Square parkade

Public art the topic of panel discussion; concert, food and beverage options also part of evening

Mix and mingle at free artist talk today atop Bastion Square parkade
Take your opportunity to sing at the Royal Theatre

Take your opportunity to sing at the Royal Theatre

Great Canadian Sing debuts Sept. 8 with inspirational music, talented performers, singalong format

Take your opportunity to sing at the Royal Theatre
These pieces by Fern Long, along with one other, make up her new installation in Commercial Alley, based around the theme of ‘home.’ Her concept was selected from a group of 19 submissions to the City of Victoria recently in the annual call for proposals to fill this temporary outdoor gallery space. Artwork by Fern Long, collage by Monday Magazine

Panels proliferate in Victoria’s Commercial Alley Art Gallery

City artist Fern Long’s themed works will be on display through August 2020

These pieces by Fern Long, along with one other, make up her new installation in Commercial Alley, based around the theme of ‘home.’ Her concept was selected from a group of 19 submissions to the City of Victoria recently in the annual call for proposals to fill this temporary outdoor gallery space. Artwork by Fern Long, collage by Monday Magazine
VICTORIA FRINGE FEST: There’s always something new to discover on stage

VICTORIA FRINGE FEST: There’s always something new to discover on stage

33rd annual live theatre festival has numerous styles and topics to choose from

VICTORIA FRINGE FEST: There’s always something new to discover on stage
Rick Miller, the writer, director and performer in Boom X, takes audience members on a whirlwind trip from the 1960s through the mid 90s. The one-man show plays nightly except Mondays at the Belfry Theatre until Aug. 18. Photo by Trudie Lee

REVIEW: Boom X an ideal show for music loving Gen-Xers

Rick Miller’s follow-up to Boom explores the music, politics and culture of Generation X

Rick Miller, the writer, director and performer in Boom X, takes audience members on a whirlwind trip from the 1960s through the mid 90s. The one-man show plays nightly except Mondays at the Belfry Theatre until Aug. 18. Photo by Trudie Lee
Strolling along the edge of the creek to view works by local artists is only part of what the Bowker Creek Brush Up is all about. Photo contributed

Enjoy art in the elements at the Bowker Creek Brush Up

Annual show and sale happens along the banks of the creek in Oak Bay on Aug. 11

Strolling along the edge of the creek to view works by local artists is only part of what the Bowker Creek Brush Up is all about. Photo contributed
WATCH: Exhibit of colourful ‘living life’ paintings kick off busy August at Coast Collective Gallery

WATCH: Exhibit of colourful ‘living life’ paintings kick off busy August at Coast Collective Gallery

Meet Zimbabwe-Australian artist Jonathan Madzinga on Aug. 2, solo exhibit ends Aug. 18

WATCH: Exhibit of colourful ‘living life’ paintings kick off busy August at Coast Collective Gallery
ON THE ROAD: Mid-Island magic awaits with these destination events

ON THE ROAD: Mid-Island magic awaits with these destination events

From Nanaimo Fringe to the Filberg Festival, there’s many entertainment options further afield

ON THE ROAD: Mid-Island magic awaits with these destination events
Live taping for PBS TV special part of Kaeshammer’s twin bill concerts in Sidney

Live taping for PBS TV special part of Kaeshammer’s twin bill concerts in Sidney

Footage from Aug. 21-22 shows to be used in larger musical documentary on Victoria artist

Live taping for PBS TV special part of Kaeshammer’s twin bill concerts in Sidney
BEHIND BARS: Tag team ‘tenders driving the Barts’ bar

BEHIND BARS: Tag team ‘tenders driving the Barts’ bar

Matt Chaffe and Curtis Kidd keep locals and tourists cool during the summer season downtown

BEHIND BARS: Tag team ‘tenders driving the Barts’ bar
World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival

World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival

Wonderment ambient/downtempo music festival slips into bridge plaza, Banfield Park Aug. 3-4

World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival
A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives

A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives

Royal City Music Project co-founder Glenn Parfitt wants valuable cultural material preserved

A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives
Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions

Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions

Making South Island ‘film-friendly’ important, but build a studio and they will come: commissioner

Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions
Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France

Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France

Hermann’s Jazz Club presents Fin de Fiesta Flamenco’s new work, Sempiterno

Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France
Born Ruffians perform at the Capital Ballroom. The MRG Group bought the 575-seat venue and will take over management from local music and event promoters Atomique Productions Ltd. Photo/Facebook

Atomique co-founder sees bright musical future in Victoria after company acquired by The MRG Group

National entertainment and concert promoter also buys and will operate the Capital Ballroom

Born Ruffians perform at the Capital Ballroom. The MRG Group bought the 575-seat venue and will take over management from local music and event promoters Atomique Productions Ltd. Photo/Facebook
Witness the passion and fire of flamenco in Victoria this July

Witness the passion and fire of flamenco in Victoria this July

Seventh annual Victoria Flamenco Festival features free and ticketed performances downtown

Witness the passion and fire of flamenco in Victoria this July
Deuces wild in downtown Victoria in July

Deuces wild in downtown Victoria in July

Thousands will attend the ninth Northwest Deuce Days show along Government Street on July 21

Deuces wild in downtown Victoria in July
ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart

ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart

Victoria singer-songwriter embarking upon life after Towers and Trees

ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart
Little League baseball playoffs heat up this weekend in Fairfield

Little League baseball playoffs heat up this weekend in Fairfield

Hollywood Park hosting District 7 Minors championship tournament, Majors at Hampton next

Little League baseball playoffs heat up this weekend in Fairfield