Ballet Etoile presents a selection of ballets on the intimate Ortega Terrace at Muse Winery (11195 Chalet Road, North Saanich). Featuring new works, a fiery tango and the return of the Scott Joplin suite danced by some of Victoria’s top professional dancers in a breathtaking natural setting. Sunday, July 7 at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. $20 at Muse Winery or 250-656-2552.
Dancing in the Square
The Victoria Ballroom Dance Society presents Dancing in the Square, Monday evenings beginning July 8 until Aug. 12 (no dance Aug. 5). Each week features a different dance. More information at vbds.org or 250-721-5483.
Phillips Comedy Night
The Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad) and Phillips Brewery team up to present an evening of stand up comedy Sunday, July 14 at 8 p.m. Hosted by Wes Borg, the feature performer for July is local comedian Sean Proudlove. $10 at the door.
Showdown — Ladies Night
In the second annual Ladies Night Showdown, seven solo, female performers each have seven minutes to wow the crowd in exchange for audience votes. The winner gets $200 cash. 8 p.m., Sunday, July 21 at Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10.
Shaken and Stirred
The Brat Pack presents an evening of cabaret style song and dance starring Sara Weicker Partridge, Darold Roles, Ron Schuster and Susan Smitten, with guest Jim Hill, as a fundraiser for scholarships for the Canadian College of Performing Arts. July 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the CCPA Performance Hall (1701 Elgin). Tickets available at the door. $15/10. 250-595-9970.
More dancers, kilts, bagpipes, drummers, bands and pageantry than can be reeled off. The Pacific Tattoo is a military musical extravaganza at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre July 13 at 7:30 p.m. and 14 at 2 p.m. Go to pacifictattoo.ca for more information.