Entertainment

Free-B Film Festival

The Free-B Film Festival is back

Classic movies at Royal Athletic Park

  • Aug 23, 2021
Free-B Film Festival
Andre De Grasse inspirational as an athlete and an author. (Courtesy Scholastic Books)

Victoria author pens inspirational children’s book with Canadian Olympian De Grasse

Race With Me! takes young readers into race day with a champion sprinter

Andre De Grasse inspirational as an athlete and an author. (Courtesy Scholastic Books)
The performance stage in Pioneer Park in Brentwood Bay is one of the venues for “The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito, presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People at different locations in July and August. (Black Press file Media photo)

Kaleidoscope Theatre free performances set to fly around Greater Victoria

The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito plays between Aug. 28 and Sept. 12

The performance stage in Pioneer Park in Brentwood Bay is one of the venues for “The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito, presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People at different locations in July and August. (Black Press file Media photo)
Feast of Fields handout

Annual food festival Feast of Fields

Celebration of BC’s climate-friendly farmers and producers

  • Aug 13, 2021
Feast of Fields handout
The Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival returns to the Intrepid Theatre this Friday, Aug. 13 with both virtual and in-person shows available for advance ticket sales. (Courtesy of Intrepid Theatre)

Intrepid Theatre raises curtains for Fringe Festival

20 in-person and virtual productions will take the stage starting Friday

The Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival returns to the Intrepid Theatre this Friday, Aug. 13 with both virtual and in-person shows available for advance ticket sales. (Courtesy of Intrepid Theatre)
Jones Bar-B-Que

Serious Southern comfort at Jones Bar-B-Que

Now with a brunch menu for smokehouse meats

  • Aug 11, 2021
Jones Bar-B-Que
Cowichan Wine Festival

Annual Cowichan Wine Festival Features 12 local wineries

Ticket-holders receive at least three tastings at each stop

  • Aug 9, 2021
Cowichan Wine Festival
Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith, a.k.a. The Funk Hunters, will perform at Philips Backyard on Sept. 25. (Photo by Rob Campbell)

Funk Hunters making triumphant return to Victoria, Sept. 25 in Phillips Backyard

Tickets on sale Aug. 4 for show, also featuring Moontricks, Diamond Cafe and LIINKS

Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith, a.k.a. The Funk Hunters, will perform at Philips Backyard on Sept. 25. (Photo by Rob Campbell)
Art lovers can tour around the Township of Esquimalt on Saturday, Aug. 7 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to visit over 30 outdoor art exhibits and admire and purchase the work of 45 artists. (Courtesy of the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)

Esquimalt Urban Arts Tour this Saturday features 45 artists

Aug. 7 event will send art lovers on an adventure around the township

Art lovers can tour around the Township of Esquimalt on Saturday, Aug. 7 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to visit over 30 outdoor art exhibits and admire and purchase the work of 45 artists. (Courtesy of the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)
Music by the Sea is being hosted at the Victoria International Marina from Aug. 17 to 22. (Photo courtesy of Music by the Sea)

Oceanfront concerts liven up Victoria International Marina in August

Music by the Sea features intimate performances by professional classical and jazz musicians

Music by the Sea is being hosted at the Victoria International Marina from Aug. 17 to 22. (Photo courtesy of Music by the Sea)
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