Victoria News Staff

A screengrab of the virtual tour at the Nature Gallery shows the coloured dots where visitors can ‘stand’ to see the gallery. (batemanfoundation.org)

Victoria’s Bateman gallery goes online to bring nature, art into homes

Bateman Foundation collaborates with Black Press Media for the Mental Health Resource Guide.

A screengrab of the virtual tour at the Nature Gallery shows the coloured dots where visitors can ‘stand’ to see the gallery. (batemanfoundation.org)
Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)

Artists band together for Islanders in need

Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island broadcasts tonight

Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)
Rockers ZZ Top with special guest Cheap Trick have postponed their Canadian tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)

ZZ Top, Cheap Trick pull the plug on Victoria concert

April 29 performance was part of band’s 50th anniversary Canadian tour

Rockers ZZ Top with special guest Cheap Trick have postponed their Canadian tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)
The 2018 Olympic bronze medallist pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford were among a star-studded lineup of skaters supposed to be coming to Victoria in May for the next Stars on Ice tour, which had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. (Photo by Julie Larochelle Briere)

Stars On Ice tour cancelled for the first time in 34 years due to pandemic

The show was supposed to hit the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on May 12

The 2018 Olympic bronze medallist pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford were among a star-studded lineup of skaters supposed to be coming to Victoria in May for the next Stars on Ice tour, which had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. (Photo by Julie Larochelle Briere)
Following a Jan. 1 closure, the Royal B.C. Museum will kick off a busy January. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum kicks off the new year with a mammoth birthday party, yoga in the gallery

January 2020 is packed with activities, lectures for folks of all ages

Following a Jan. 1 closure, the Royal B.C. Museum will kick off a busy January. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Modern Wedding Show is the largest show of its kind on Vancouver Island. This year’s event is on Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre’s Crystal Garden in Victoria. (Facebook/Modern Wedding Show)

Start planning your dream wedding at the 2020 Modern Wedding show

Annual wedding and events show the largest of its kind on Vancouver Island

The Modern Wedding Show is the largest show of its kind on Vancouver Island. This year’s event is on Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre’s Crystal Garden in Victoria. (Facebook/Modern Wedding Show)
Russell Brand is coming to Victoria on April 5, 2020 (File contributed/UVic)

Russell Brand is coming to Victoria this spring

Brand will bring forward his new discussion, Russell Brand: Recovery Live in April 2020

Russell Brand is coming to Victoria on April 5, 2020 (File contributed/UVic)
Rockers ZZ Top come to Victoria on April 29, 2020, to perform with special guest Cheap Trick. (Photo courtesy of Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)
Rockers ZZ Top come to Victoria on April 29, 2020, to perform with special guest Cheap Trick. (Photo courtesy of Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)
From left, cosmetic and fragrance staff Venus Earle, manager Cecily Meausette and Valerie Desmarais gather to promote the Unwrap the Glam Gala happening on Nov. 16 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Get pampered while supporting mental health initiatives at Unwrap the Glam Gala

Hudson’s Bay raises funds at glamourous annual event

From left, cosmetic and fragrance staff Venus Earle, manager Cecily Meausette and Valerie Desmarais gather to promote the Unwrap the Glam Gala happening on Nov. 16 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
’Tis the season for holiday cheer with a Ken Lavigne Christmas

’Tis the season for holiday cheer with a Ken Lavigne Christmas

Enjoy the magic of the season with the region’s largest indoor snowball fight

’Tis the season for holiday cheer with a Ken Lavigne Christmas
Four Seasons Musical Theatre’s upcoming production of Matilda the Musical will take place at Esquimalt High School instead of the Ridge Playhouse due to the ongoing Saanich School District strike. (Facebook/Four Seasons Musical Theatre)
Four Seasons Musical Theatre’s upcoming production of Matilda the Musical will take place at Esquimalt High School instead of the Ridge Playhouse due to the ongoing Saanich School District strike. (Facebook/Four Seasons Musical Theatre)
Island’s first international burlesque festival coming to Victoria
Island’s first international burlesque festival coming to Victoria
The Esquimalt Ribfest takes place Sept. 6 to 8 at Bullen Field. (Esquimalt Ribfest/Facebook)

Esquimalt Ribfest promises lip-smacking menu, top-notch music

Deep Sea Gypsies, Ian Moore, Deb Rhymer Blues Band headline annual festival Sept. 6-8

The Esquimalt Ribfest takes place Sept. 6 to 8 at Bullen Field. (Esquimalt Ribfest/Facebook)
The four-day Northwest Deuce Days festival wrapped up in Victoria’s Inner Harbour on Sunday. (Photos by Jessica Williamson/News Staff)

WATCH: Hot rods flock to Victoria for Northwest Deuce Days

RECAP: Crowds roll out for four-day festival

The four-day Northwest Deuce Days festival wrapped up in Victoria’s Inner Harbour on Sunday. (Photos by Jessica Williamson/News Staff)
Derek Raphael Ventura keeps an eye on the grill for Gator BBQ during Esquimalt Ribfest in 2018. (File photo)

Esquimalt Ribfest in need of volunteers for September weekend

The three-day celebration of barbecue, music and more happens Sept. 6 to 8

Derek Raphael Ventura keeps an eye on the grill for Gator BBQ during Esquimalt Ribfest in 2018. (File photo)
Accordionist Erica Roozendaal performs on the Sunday at the Oak Bay New Music Festival, set for July 13-14 at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church. (Facebook/Erica Roozendaal)

Dutch accordionist headlines 2019 Oak Bay New Music Festival

Music lovers can meet and listen to musicians and composers at festival, July 13-14

Accordionist Erica Roozendaal performs on the Sunday at the Oak Bay New Music Festival, set for July 13-14 at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church. (Facebook/Erica Roozendaal)
The Gettin’ Higher Choir will perform it’s 22nd annuual Spring Benefit Concert for Mozambique on June 15 at the Alix Goolden Hall. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Folk troubadour joins Gettin’ Higher Choir for Victoria concert

June 15 performance at Alix Goolden Hall will benefit Mozambique

The Gettin’ Higher Choir will perform it’s 22nd annuual Spring Benefit Concert for Mozambique on June 15 at the Alix Goolden Hall. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Rifflandia turns 10 years old this year, and the festival’s line-up is bigger and more diverse than ever spanning country, rock, and electronic music over the four-day event. Photo contributed

Rifflandia Festival cancelled for 2019

Early Bird tickets can be refunded at point of purchase, or held and redeemed for 2020

Rifflandia turns 10 years old this year, and the festival’s line-up is bigger and more diverse than ever spanning country, rock, and electronic music over the four-day event. Photo contributed
Past performers from World of Dance and newcomers will dazzle audiences in Victoria on Oct. 4 and on subsequent stops on its Canadian tour. Tickets for the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre show go on sale this Friday. Photo courtesy worldofdance.com/wodlivetour

World of Dance live tour coming to Victoria stage

High-energy tour kicks off Oct. 4 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Past performers from World of Dance and newcomers will dazzle audiences in Victoria on Oct. 4 and on subsequent stops on its Canadian tour. Tickets for the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre show go on sale this Friday. Photo courtesy worldofdance.com/wodlivetour
Students in the Sooke School District play the ukelele (left) at The Q Centre in Colwood as part of Music Monday in 2018. (Black Press News Media file photo)

More than 250 young Greater Victoria musicians will sing at the legislature

15th annual Music Monday set for May 6 at noon on the steps of the B.C. Legislature

Students in the Sooke School District play the ukelele (left) at The Q Centre in Colwood as part of Music Monday in 2018. (Black Press News Media file photo)