Entertainment

J. Easton - Wild Rose - Bowker Brush-up

Bowker Creek Brush-up is back

Annual art show and sale returns for 2021

  • Aug 6, 2021
J. Easton - Wild Rose - Bowker Brush-up
Blue Bridge photo

Blue Bridge Theatre presents Doris Day tribute

World premiere of Day After Day by playwright Sarah Murphy

  • Aug 4, 2021
Blue Bridge photo
Ken Mizokoshi shared his images of items left behind in Nagasaki after the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing by the U.S. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Greater Victoria photographer creates vivid story of Nagasaki bomb aftermath

Ken Mizokoshi’s collective work has been featured in Japan, New York City; Victoria could be next?

Ken Mizokoshi shared his images of items left behind in Nagasaki after the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing by the U.S. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Emily Carr

Emily Carr: Seeing and Being Seen at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Examining the legacy of the Vancouver Island artist

  • Aug 2, 2021
Emily Carr
The Impulse Theatre will take to parks and natural areas in Greater Victoria for their Molecular Landscapes shows that start this week. (Photo courtesy of the Impulse Theatre)

Outdoor dance-theatre shows to inhabit Greater Victoria parks, natural areas

The Impulse Theatre’s Molecular Landscapes series runs from July 29 to Aug. 8

The Impulse Theatre will take to parks and natural areas in Greater Victoria for their Molecular Landscapes shows that start this week. (Photo courtesy of the Impulse Theatre)
Comedy Walk in Victoria, BC

Silly steps with Victoria’s Comedy Walk

Comedian Kevin Matviw keeps you laughing

  • Jul 29, 2021
Comedy Walk in Victoria, BC
Friends of Dorothy Lounge bartender Jessica Douglas

Behind Bars with Bartender Jessica Douglas

Friends of Dorothy Lounge is the place to be

  • Jul 29, 2021
Friends of Dorothy Lounge bartender Jessica Douglas
Carollyne Yardley squirrel art

Colours of Summer

Annual Madrona Gallery exhibition celebrates the season

  • Jul 14, 2021
Carollyne Yardley squirrel art
Pride flag for arts exhibit

Art exhibit explores Queer intersectionality

Presented by Esquimalt Community Arts Hub and Victoria Pride Society

  • Jul 12, 2021
Pride flag for arts exhibit
Nurse Log - Diego Narvaez -Sooke Fine Art Show

Home is where the art is!

Annual Sooke Fine Arts Show runs this July

  • Jul 9, 2021
Nurse Log - Diego Narvaez -Sooke Fine Art Show
Writers gather June 30 at the 5th Street Bar and Grill in Victoria to launch Shifting Landscapes: Wandering Words, Vol. II. (Photo by Laura Foubister)

Greater Victoria writers come together while working apart

15 local authors launch Shifting Landscapes: Wandering Words, Vol. II

Writers gather June 30 at the 5th Street Bar and Grill in Victoria to launch Shifting Landscapes: Wandering Words, Vol. II. (Photo by Laura Foubister)
Ashley Wey Trio

Ashley Wey Trio releases new album

Hummingbird launch party is among the July events at Hermann’s

  • Jul 7, 2021
Ashley Wey Trio
SKAMpede handout photo

13th annual edition SKAMpede Festival returns

Puppetry, dance and improv at biggest ever event

  • Jul 5, 2021
SKAMpede handout photo
Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera outdoor Summer Music Festival

Into the open air

Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera Victoria announce outdoor summer music festival

  • Jul 1, 2021
Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera outdoor Summer Music Festival
Diana Durrand and Arlene Nesbitt celebrate the new artist space in 2014. Gage Gallery moves this summer from Oak Bay to Bastion Square in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gage Gallery moving to Bastion Square

Vivid Connections, a showcase by Laura Feeleus and Elizabeth Carefoot, opens new venue June 29

Diana Durrand and Arlene Nesbitt celebrate the new artist space in 2014. Gage Gallery moves this summer from Oak Bay to Bastion Square in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)

Vancouver Island artists get behind regional arts impact study

Artists urged to use their stature to help put arts and culture super-region on the map

Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
The City of Victoria is hoping to ring in the summer by celebrating local art and offering some distanced, live music to surprise people in parks, plazas and other public spaces. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Live, pop-up concerts and local art being showcased in Victoria this summer

People will see surprise serenades at 16 locations throughout the summer

The City of Victoria is hoping to ring in the summer by celebrating local art and offering some distanced, live music to surprise people in parks, plazas and other public spaces. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Playwrights Jessica Schacht and Sam Young of Duncan and Burnaby, respectively, present an online reading of their play ‘You Are Not A Ghost’ June 8 as part of TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices series. (Photos courtesy Centric Photography/Sam Young)

West Coast playwrights turning viral advice column letter into experimental play

Nanaimo’s TheatreOne presents online reading of ‘You Are Not A Ghost’

Playwrights Jessica Schacht and Sam Young of Duncan and Burnaby, respectively, present an online reading of their play ‘You Are Not A Ghost’ June 8 as part of TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices series. (Photos courtesy Centric Photography/Sam Young)
The Fearless Sisters Rising mural, located at the University of Victoria’s McPherson Library, was imagined and created by Indigenous artists Brianna Bear and Nicole Neidhardt and the Sisters Rising network. (Courtesy University of Victoria)

Greater Victoria residents invited to blessing of Indigenous mural celebrating solidarity

University of Victoria library home to mural, ceremony streaming Friday, June 4

The Fearless Sisters Rising mural, located at the University of Victoria’s McPherson Library, was imagined and created by Indigenous artists Brianna Bear and Nicole Neidhardt and the Sisters Rising network. (Courtesy University of Victoria)
CCPA performs Urinetown June 3 at 7:30 p.m., June 4 at 6 p.m. and June 5 at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available online at ccpacanada.com, by phone at 250-595-9970 or email boxoffice@ccpacanada.com.(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria performance school livestreams Urinetown for season finale

Canadian College of Performing Arts livestreamed shows presented through June 6

CCPA performs Urinetown June 3 at 7:30 p.m., June 4 at 6 p.m. and June 5 at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available online at ccpacanada.com, by phone at 250-595-9970 or email boxoffice@ccpacanada.com.(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)