Victoria News Staff

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)
Prevedoros launches new album three years in the making

Prevedoros launches new album three years in the making

Local composer, guitarist takes a page from philosopher Alan Watts

Prevedoros launches new album three years in the making
A UVic production of 7 Stories will run from March 14-23 at the Phoenix Theatre. (Courtesy of the Phoenix Theatre)

UVic production of 7 Stories features original 23 foot tall set

Morris Panych play takes place on seventh storey, starts March 14 at Phoenix Theatre

A UVic production of 7 Stories will run from March 14-23 at the Phoenix Theatre. (Courtesy of the Phoenix Theatre)
Let’s Talk: Messages of hope for mental health from Black Press in Victoria

Let’s Talk: Messages of hope for mental health from Black Press in Victoria

Staff members encourage community to learn more about mental health awareness

Let’s Talk: Messages of hope for mental health from Black Press in Victoria
Visitors look over the statue of a woolly mammoth in the Royal BC Museum. (Don Denton/News staff)

Free admission returns to Royal BC Museum

Admission by donation supports ongoing programs, exhibits

Visitors look over the statue of a woolly mammoth in the Royal BC Museum. (Don Denton/News staff)
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2018 Victoria Book Prize finalists shortlisted

Winners to be announced at October awards gala, along with Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize

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The Fiesta Latina Folklore Dancers will perform as part of Viva! Victoria Latin Fest, Aug. 4 at Centennial Square. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Viva! Victoria Latin Fest to inspire city’s Latino communities

Organizer: “There are more than 22 countries in Latin America. Each one has a unique and rich culture.”

The Fiesta Latina Folklore Dancers will perform as part of Viva! Victoria Latin Fest, Aug. 4 at Centennial Square. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Southbound traffic is heavily delayed outside Mill Bay after a multi-vehicle crash on the Malahat late Sunday afternoon. Katherine Engqvist/BLACK PRESS

Multi-vehicle crash along the Malahat leaves traffic crawling

Southbound lane heavily delayed at Malahat Summit

Southbound traffic is heavily delayed outside Mill Bay after a multi-vehicle crash on the Malahat late Sunday afternoon. Katherine Engqvist/BLACK PRESS