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arts, heritage & culture guide

january to april 2009


arts, heritage & culture

The City of Victoria offers a host of opportunities for you to explore and experience its history, cultural diversity, and creative arts and cultural communities. This Guide will serve as your blueprint to many arts and cultural events taking place January through April 2009. Museums, art galleries, festivals, celebrations, theatre, opera, historic sites, dance and music galore are many of the arts, heritage and cultural delights that await you. Entertainment possibilities abound – treat yourself to a professional arts production, visit a museum/gallery, take

For residents or visitors to the City, contact TOURISM VICTORIA at 250.953.2033, visit www.tourismvictoria.com or drop down to the Visitor Centre at 812 Wharf Street. Pick up free maps and information, book activity/event tickets or reserve accommodation by calling toll free 1.800.663.3883. Tourism Victoria is the official not-for-profit tourism industry association that works in partnership with over 950 business members and municipalities in the Greater Victoria area and surrounding communities of Vancouver Island.

The Provincial Capital Commission (PCC ) is a selfsustaining Crown agency with a mission to “connect and celebrate the Capital with all British Columbians.” Visit www.bcpcc.com and click on PCC Outreach to see the PCC’s latest programs. These include historical videos, audio vignettes, and Social Studies units aimed at Grades 5 and 10. The PCC also helps fund field trips to the Legislature from all across the province.

in one of the many celebrations, purchase a piece of excellent local art or walk the town. Enjoy all the great gifts the City has to offer!

Victoria is known far and wide as the “City of Gardens” and during the spring it’s obvious why! New growth is emerging from the ground in sprigs of delicate green, blossoms are starting to bud and life is unfurling all around us – while much of the rest of the country is covered in ice and snow. It’s the perfect time to get out and explore our city! Take advantage of events like “Be a Tourist in Your Own Home Town” and “Dine Around and Stay In Town” at the end of February to get to know Victoria a bit better. Go on a walking tour and take advantage of the warming weather – either a guided walking tour, or one of the many self-guided ones currently available. The “Downtown Victoria WALK/RUN Map,” “Secrets of the City” Historical Walking Tour maps, and “Downtown Victoria Art Galleries” map are all available from the DVBA offices at 20 Centennial Square, amongst other locations. Go exploring and get to know your home city!

For more information about downtown Victoria, please phone:250.386.2238 or visit www.downtownvictoria.ca


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Celebrations and Heritage Walks Community Arts Awareness Week Neighbourhood Discovery Walks

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Inner Harbour First Nations Interpretive Walkway – Signs of the Lekwungen

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National Historic Sites Butchart Gardens Craigdarroch Castle Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse Maritime Museum of BC St. Ann’s Academy

Front cover image of Ballet Victoria performance of Carmen. Photo courtesy of Ballet Victoria and Derek Ford, Triple 4 Photography. See page 8 for more information. The City of Victoria acknowledges the support of our Guide partners and all the participating arts, heritage and cultural organizations. The Guide is published three times a year and production is coordinated by the City of Victoria. For information on being part of the Guide, phone 250.361.0363.

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Alix Goolden Performance Hall Canadian College of Performing Arts City of Gardens Chorus Early Music Society of the Islands Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra Intrepid Theatre at the Metro Kaleidoscope Theatre Langham Court Theatre McPherson Playhouse Metro Studio Phoenix Theatre @ UVic Pacific Opera Victoria Palm Court Light Orchestra Royal Theatre UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium Victoria Choral Society Victoria Conservatory of Music Victoria Gilbert & Sullivan Society Victoria Jazz Society Victoria Operatic Society Victoria Symphony

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Visual & Media Arts Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Collective Works Gallery Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Gallery of Artisans Deluge Contemporary Art Fairfield Artists Studio Tour Land Marks Lecture on Public Art Open Space

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Events subject to change

Downtown Map – p. 23 Monthly Calendar of Events – p. 17

Chinese New Year Celebration

Be a Tourist in your own Home Town Chinese New Year Living Colours Victoria Film Festival Victoria French Fest 2009 Victoria Tea Festival

Dance Victoria

Performing Arts

Festivals & Celebrations

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Festivals & Celebrations

Victoria Film Festival

Living Colours Victoria Conference Centre Sun, February 15 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Empire Theatres Capitol 6 , Fairmont Empress, Plan b, Caprice Theatre, Cineplex Odeon Jan. 30 – Feb. 8 150 films playing plus MyVictoria Video Competition, Sips ’n Cinema, Music Lounge, and so much more. Vancouver Island’s biggest and longest running film festival is where you’ll see the best new films of the season. The Festival includes parties, a gala opening, filmmaker chats, and in 2009 is hosting a venue at the Westshore’s Caprice Theatre. Don’t miss out on making your Festival experience one of a kind by taking advantage of an overnight stay at the Empress – visit www.victoriafilmfestival.com. Cost: Movies $9 BRING FILM TO LIFE Phone: 250.389.0444

Outside it may be rainy, grey and cold, but inside the Victoria Conference Centre there is a brilliant burst of colour, energy and excitement at an exciting festival that celebrates the spirit of Greater Victoria. Welcome to LivingColours – a Spirit Spectacular, an experiential showcase of activity, creativity, community and diversity. Each component of this exciting event is represented by a colour: Activity is symbolized as RED, Creativity as GREEN, Diversity as YELLOW and Community as BLUE. In each colour zone you can take part in a wide range of fun, free and informative activities that are all about living life to its fullest! ‘Toot your own horn’ at the Victoria Symphony’s Instrument Petting Zoo, learn about puppet making and see a show by a master puppeteer, experience world music and cuisine, have your photo taken with a local hero, try out new dance steps, dabble in paint or test your athletic prowess. With dozens of exciting different stations to visit and experience, this event will be fun for the whole family! Admission by donation. For a full list of participants and activities, visit http://victoria.spiritofbc.com Presented by the Greater Victoria Spirit Committee

Chinese New Year Celebration New This Year ConVerge February 7 ConVerge takes media to the streets and demonstrates the explosion of change in how, where and what we’re watching. This is a cool medium and we’re about to make it cooler. ConVerge go-ers will travel to rooftops, parked cars, lofts, alleyways and offices in the Chinatown core in search of all the unique ways we’re screening shorts for you. Cost: $10

Chinatown – Gate of Harmonious Interest (Fisgard & Government Streets) Sunday, February 1 Noon – 4 p.m. Everyone welcome. Colourful folk dancers, powerful martial arts demonstration and the thrilling Lion Dance – all brought to life with stirring music and gorgeous costumes. Presented by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. For more information, phone: 250.384.7352


Festivals & Celebrations 3rd Annual Victoria Tea Festival Crystal Garden – 713 Douglas Street

37th Be a Tourist in your own Home Town for the Fun of it March 4 – 8

February 14 – 15 12 – 5 p.m. Come join us at the largest public tea exhibition in North America! The twoday event features tea tastings, delectable tea-food selections, complimentary lectures on a variety of topics, and opportunities to purchase hundreds of teas, tea-related products, and exquisite tea wares. A Silent Auction will be offered.



Photo: R. Andronowski

Enjoy free, discounted and 2 for 1 admissions and special offers from more than 50 of Victoria’s local attractions, tours, marine adventures, restaurants, hotels, and more! From art galleries to gardens, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria heritage sites to museums, some of the participating attractions for this year’s lineup include the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Craigdarroch Castle, NRC - Centre of the Universe, Glendale Gardens and Woodland, Royal BC Museum, Fort Rodd Hill, Market Square and the BC Aviation Museum.

Weekend Passes $20 advance, $25 door Photo: A.J. Coots

For more info and ticket outlets, visit www.victoriateafestival.com or phone: 250.370.4880

Tickets are $10 or buy 4, get 1 Free. For ticket locations, on-sale dates and more information go to our website at www.attractionsvictoria.com or call Tourism Victoria at 250.953.2033

Victoria French Fest 2009 Presented by La Société francophone de Victoria 200 – 535 Yates Street Thu, March 12 – Sun, March 15 Join us for the 12th Annual Victoria French Fest, featuring four days of exciting concerts, activities and celebrations in Market Square, in the heart of downtown Victoria. French Fest offers fun and entertainment for all ages! Some of the highlights include a concert featuring well-known Quebec singer Gregory Charles, a Sugar Shack dinner with music by “Les Tireux d’roches’’, performances by many well-known local artists, childrens’ games and activities, a children’s talent show, movie night, art exhibits, vendors, school days, family days and more! Come join us for four days celebrating francophone cultures from around the world…food, music, and fun for the entire community! Regular monthly activities:

Beaux Jeudis (happy hour): 5 to 7 p.m., on the first Thursday of each month at the Canoe Brewpub – 450 Swift Street. No cover charge. Door prizes!

French movie nights: Every first Friday and third Thursday of each month, at Victor-Brodeur School – 637 Head Street $2/$5

Phone: 250.388.7350 www.francocentre.com, sfv@francocentre.com




Celebrations & Heritage Walks

Community Arts Awareness Week April 19 – 25 Celebrate arts and culture in Saanich! The 13th annual Community Arts Awareness Week, coincides with BC’s Arts and Culture Week. Fri, April 17 – Youth Coffee House at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre with spoken word, acoustic music and poetry. Tue, April 21 – Paint In & Tea at Goward House Tour this 1908 heritage house, view an exhibition of artworks by emerging and established artists, and sit down to tea and treats.

Thu, April 23, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Celebration of the Arts Champagne Reception at Fireside Grill An evening event to celebrate and recognize local artists in Saanich. Silent Auction. Sat, April 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Carnival of the Arts at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. Local performers, magicians, stilt walkers, hands-on arts and crafts activities and the youth banner exhibition make this a family-friendly event.

Self-Guided Heritage Walks The Secrets are Out! Four walks to choose from. These four upbeat, informative tours with easy-to-follow maps are a great way to explore Victoria. Fools Rush In: The clinking of glasses and the smell of canvas and horses – these were the rollicking times of the Gold Rush era. Forbidden City: Tales from the secret city within the city – go back to when Canada’s first Chinatown was born. Happy Hauntings: Ghosts, ancestral spirits – expect the unexpected when you take this tour through the country’s most haunted city. Law and Disorder: Robbery, murder and deadly lovers’ triangles – stories of criminals and Victoria’s lawmen. The guides are available at City Hall, Tourism Victoria Visitor Information Centre, offices of the DVBA and Provincial Capital Commission, or visit www.victoria.ca/visitors/wlkngt.shtml to print a copy.

Photo: P. Scrivener

Saanich Studio Art Tours are in May. The public is invited to find out what inspires artists, how they go about their work and why they do what they do! Phone: 250.475.7124 www.saanich.ca, anna.haney@saanich.ca

Neighbourhood Discovery Walks Discover the excitement of history, in your own backyard. Join John Adams for his popular and informative Neighbourhood Discovery Walks. Program for January – April. • Chinatown: Every Saturday – 10:30 a.m. • Chinese New Year: Jan. 24 & 31 – 10:30 & 2 p.m. Jan. 25 & Feb. 1 – 10:30 a.m. • James Bay (Beacon Hill area): Feb. 7 at 2 p.m.; March 15 – 10:30 a.m. • Rockland (Craigdarroch area): Feb. 8 – 10:30 a.m.; Mar. 14 – 2 p.m. • Uplands: Feb. 14 – 2 p.m.; Mar. 22 – 10:30 a.m. • North Park: Feb. 15 – 10:30 a.m.; Mar. 21 – 2 p.m. • Fernwood (Belmont area): Feb. 21 – 2 p.m.; Mar. 29 – 10:30 a.m. • Oak Bay (Anderson Hill area): Feb. 22 – 10:30 a.m. March 28 – 2 p.m. • Fairfield (Cathedral precinct): Feb. 28 – 2 p.m.; April 4 – 2 p.m. • Scandals, Saloons and Sex (Johnson Street): March 1 – 10:30 a.m.

No reservations are needed for these leisurely walks. Purchase tickets at the start of the tour. Adults $12, seniors $10. Each tour lasts about 90 minutes. For starting locations and more information, check out www.discoverthepast.com or phone 250.384.6698


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National Historic Sites

Maritime Museum of BC 28 Bastion Square (former Victoria Law Courts) Open Daily 9:30 a.m.

Craigdarroch Castle 1050 Joan Crescent Self guided tours daily, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Extended hours June 15 to Labour Day: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Built by wealthy coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir, Craigdarroch Castle was completed in 1890 and is now an historic house museum. Experience the lifestyles of the very wealthy and Climb the 87 stairs to the tower for fabulous views of Victoria surrounded by exquisite stained glass, intricate woodwork and Victorian era furnishings.

Until May 20 The Vikings Master Mariners, Traders, Colonists and Artisans Phone: 250.385.4222 ext 103 or visit www.mmbc.bc.ca

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road (off Ocean Blvd.)

Adult: $12.00, Senior: $11.00 Student 19+ with card: $8.00 Child 6 – 18: $4.00 Child 5 and under: Free For further information phone: 250.592.5323 or visit: www.thecastle.ca

St. Ann’s Academy 835 Humboldt Street Winter hours 1 – 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday

Open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 to Feb. 14 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 to Oct. 31 Phone: 250.478.5849 or visit www.pc.gc.ca/fortroddhill

Butchart Gardens 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay Jan. 15 – March 31 Spring Prelude Indoor floral conservatory with paths lined with flowering shrubs, trees, thousands of bulbs & a Koi-filled pond. Phone: 250.652.5256 or visit www.butchartgardens.com

The exhibit Take a letter, Miss Jones: the Commercial Classroom at St. Ann’s Academy continues to May 15, 2009. Learn how the Sisters of St. Ann were innovators in business education for women from the 1890s onward. Admission by donation. Phone: 250.953.8829 or email stanns.academy@gov.bc.ca


Performing Arts Pacific Opera Victoria Feb. 12, 14, 17, 19 and 21 8 p.m. at the Royal Theatre Semele – Handel In English with English surtitles

April 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25 8 p.m. at the Royal Theatre The Magic Flute – Mozart In German with English surtitles

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One of the most engaging Baroque operas performed today. Handel’s luscious writing, mastery of dance forms and dramatic momentum make SEMELE an irresistible treat. The story of an 18th century ‘It Girl’ with aspirations to marry the god Jupiter – far above her station. Comedic and beguiling.

Pacific Opera Victoria is proud to present its first Magic Flute in over 20 years – brought to life in a fantastic original production inspired by fin-de-siècle Viennese art nouveau. A rollicking, magical adventure animated by Mozart’s prodigious genius. Bewitching and sublime.

Tickets $25 – $110 plus service charge Phone: 250.385.0222 or visit www.pov.bc.ca Student Rush Tickets $15 (45 minutes before curtain – valid student ID required)

Tickets $25 – $110 plus service charge Phone: 250.385.0222 or visit www.pov.bc.ca Student Rush Tickets $15 (45 minutes before curtain – valid student ID required)






Performing Arts

Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse Broughton/Blanshard and 3 Centennial Square at Government Street and Pandora Avenue The Royal and McPherson Theatre Society is proud to offer tickets through our website at www.rmts.bc.ca! For added convenience when purchasing online, you are now able to select your own seats for all of our exciting productions coming to both the Royal Theatre and the McPherson Playhouse. The Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse are Victoria’s two premier performing arts venues fusing modern technology with 19th century grace. Both theatres feature box offices that are open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., as well as during show times.

Upcoming shows include: January 4 Salute to Vienna Royal Theatre

January 5 Zappa Plays Zappa McPherson Playhouse January 8 & 9 Sam Roberts Band McPherson Playhouse January 11 Royal Tea Concert 2 Royal Theatre January 12 Legacy 3 Royal Theatre January 13 Trailer Park Boys Royal Theatre January 15, 16 & 17 Beltone Pops 4 Royal Theatre January 18 Concert for Kids 2 Royal Theatre January 25 & 26 Signature 4 Royal Theatre January 31 Victoria Idol Finals Royal Theatre

February 8 Kaleidoscope Theatre Robin Hood McPherson Playhouse

Gallery at the Mac Dec. 8 through Jan. 26 • Upper Space – Roberta Pyx Sutherland • Lower Space – Natalie Woods Jan. 26 through March 16 • Upper Space – Nancy Angermeyer • Lower Space – Kirsten Brand

February 12, 14, 17, 19, & 21 Pacific Opera Semele Royal Theatre

March 25 & 26 Dance Victoria Peter Pan Royal Theatre

April 5 Kaleidoscope Theatre King Arthur’s Kitchen McPherson Playhouse

Feb. 20 & 21 Ballet Victoria Carmen McPherson Playhouse

March 29 Concert for Kids 3 Royal Theatre

March 1 Royal Tea Concert 3 Royal Theatre

March 30 Legacy 4 Royal Theatre

April 7 & 8 Dance Victoria Chunky Move McPherson Playhouse

March 9 Legacy 4 Royal Theatre

April 2, 3 & 4 Beltone Pops 6 Royal Theatre

March 10 & 11 Dance Victoria Pro Arte Danza McPherson Playhouse

April 4 The Gilbert & Sullivan Society Pirates of Penzance McPherson Playhouse

March 12, 13 & 14 Beltone Pops 5 Royal Theatre March 22 Kaleidoscope Theatre The Frog Prince McPherson Playhouse March 22 & 23 Signature 5 Royal Theatre

April 24 & 25 On Broadway McPherson Playhouse April 29 & 30 Dance Victoria Hubbard Street Royal Theatre

For further information, including Victoria Symphony (p.10) and Pacific Opera (p.7) performances, please visit our website or phone our box office. Box Office: 250.386.6121 or 1.888.717.6121 Buy tickets online at: www.rmts.bc.ca Tickets or Admission Royal Box Office or McPherson Box Office Email: marketing@rmts.bc.ca For information phone: 250.386.6121 or toll free 1.888.717.6121 or visit www.rmts.bc.ca




Performing Arts Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra University Centre Farquhar Auditorium Symphonic music at its youthful best. János Sándor, Music Director & Conductor Sun, March 15 at 2:30 p.m. TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Suite Sun, April 26 at 2:30 p.m. DVORÁK New World Symphony

Langham Court Theatre 805 Langham Court in Rockland A Tradition of Great Entertainment Jan. 8 – 24 That Summer by David French

Phone: 250.360.1121 or visit www.gvyo.org Tickets: 250.721.8480 or visit www.auditorium.uvic.ca

March 5 – 21 Isn’t It Romantic by Wendy Wasserstein Pacific Opera Victoria – Thaïs

Alix Goolden Hall Victoria Conservatory of Music 907 Pandora Avenue Jan. 10, 8 p.m. – The EMSI presents: Newberry Consort Jan. 11, 2:30 p.m. – VCM presents: Jamie Syer, Piano Jan. 22, 8 p.m. – Global Arts presents James Cotton’s Superharp Blues Band Jan. 23, 8 p.m. – Ocean Entertainment Worldwide presents Legends – Best of Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. – VCM presents: Jane Coop, Piano Antonio Lysy, Cello Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m. – The Gettin’ Higher Choir Feb. 6 & 7, 8 p.m. – Pacific Baroque Festival – Handel Experience Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m. – VCM presents a Two Piano Recital: 88 Squared Feb. 13, 8 p.m. – The Early Music Society of the Islands presents: Theatre of Early Music featuring Dame Emma Kirkby, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor Feb. 14, 8 p.m. – Global Arts presents: Linda Tillery Feb. 28 – Tiger Lily Recordings presents: Pigs – The Pink Floyd Tribute March 1, 5 & 6 at 7:30 p.m. – VCM presents: Mozart & Haydn Two Friends – 3 Concerts Phone: 250.386.5311 or www.vcm.bc.ca/events/index.html

To purchase single tickets call the Box Office at 250.384.2142 or visit www.langhamcourttheatre.bc.ca

UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium University of Victoria January 31 – 7:30 p.m. Ed Begley Jr, Hollywood Actor and Environmentalist February 7 – 8 p.m. Global Arts Series – Noche Flamenca Phone: 250.721.8480 or visit www.auditorium.uvic.ca

Ed Begley Jr

Pacific Opera Victoria’s 2007 production of Richard Strauss’ Daphne. Photo by Tim Matheson.


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Performing Arts Victoria Operatic Society

Victoria Symphony Victoria Symphony concertmaster Terence Tam performs on January 12

January 11 To Russia with Love – A Royal Tea Concert Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor Scott Walker, host 12 Brahms Violin Concerto Tania Miller, conductor Terence Tam, violin 15/16/17 Wild Wild West Pierre Simard, conductor 25/26 Strauss Alpine Symphony Tania Miller, conductor Jinjoo Cho, violinist Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra February 13 Legends of the First Nations Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor South Island Dancers 22 Vivaldi Gloria Tania Miller, conductor Victoria Choral Society Anne Grimm, soprano Susan Platts, mezzo soprano March 1 An Afternoon in the British Isles – A Royal Tea Concert Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor Scott Walker, host Mark DuBois, tenor

9 Schubert Symphony No.9 “The Great” Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor Katherine Chi, piano 12/13/14 Men in Brass Brian Jackson, conductor Mike Herriott, trumpet Jeff Nelson, horn 22/23 Beethoven Symphony No. 4 Edwin Outwater, conductor Sara Buechner, piano 30 Carmina Burana Tania Miller, conductor Lesley Ann Bradley, soprano, Eric Shaw, tenor Theodore Baerg, baritone Victoria Children’s Choir April 2/3/4 Last Night of the Proms Brian Jackson, conductor 19 Bach Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins Jeanne Lamon, conductor/ violin, Terence Tam, violin

Phone 250.385.6515 or visit www.victoriasymphony.ca

May 1 – 10 McPherson Playhouse WINNER OF 6 TONY AWARDS The Will Rogers Follies is a dazzling Broadway musical that everyone is sure to love, an extravagant look at the life of one of America’s first international multimedia sensation! You’ll love his rope tricks, his unpretentious humour, the wonderful dance numbers by the Follies Girls and Western Wranglers, and a warm and touching re-telling of the life of Will Rogers, a man who transcended decades and rose to the level of a legend. Will Rogers put a smile on the face of America, and lived the words: “I never met a man I didn’t like!” This show is sure to be a big hit! For VOS: Stage Direction and Choreography: Matthew Howe, CCPA Artistic Associate, Music Direction: Heather Burns, Costume Design: David Hardwick Phone: 250.381.1021 or visit www.vos.bc.ca

Victoria Choral Society May 4, 8 p.m. UVic Farquhar Auditorium Share the excitement of music on the grandest scale with Victoria’s premier symphonic choir! Join Maestro Giuseppe Pietraroia, Victoria Choral Society, Victoria Symphony, and four virtuoso soloists for an exhilarating performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor.

Music Director Giuseppe Pietraroia

Phone: 250.391.0540 or visit www.island.net/~vcs Tickets: UVic Ticket Centre, 250.721.8480 or visit www.auditorium.uvic.ca Canadian College of Performing Arts


Performing Arts Canadian College of Performing Arts presents 1701 Elgin Road Sat, February 14 Romanza! An intimate evening of luscious entertainment for mature guests. Phone CCPA 250.595.9970 for details and reservations for this Valentine treat.

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Intrepid Theatre’s Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club The producers of Uno Fest and the Fringe present smart, edgy, affordable live shows in two venues. At the Metro Studio (1411 Quadra at Johnson) Jan. 10 & 11 Elegant Heathens (Dance Theatre from Montreal)

Feb. 1 The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac (Cabaret from New York)

Feb. 5 – 7 The Cody Rivers Show & Die Roten Punkte (Fringe Favourites return!) The TD Canada Trust Performing Arts Festival March 27 – 28 A Midsummer Night’s Dream CCPA Performance Hall: Fri. March 27, 8 p.m. Sat, March 28, 4 & 8 p.m. and Mon, April 27, 8 p.m. March 11 – 14 Ride the Cyclone (Atomic Vaudeville’s New Musical)

Experience the fun and the mystique in this unique telling of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tales! April 24 – 25 On Broadway! Featuring “42nd Street” McPherson Playhouse, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Last year CCPA knocked your socks off with sold out performances of The Boy Friend. This year, we’re pulling out all stops and presenting one of Broadway’s most outstanding, glittering and award-winning sensations! Get your seats fast! See the future stars of performing arts in Victoria before you see them at Stratford, London’s West End and on Broadway! For tickets, phone: 250.386.6121 or visit www.ccpacanada.com

At the Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard at Fisgard) Jan. 29 – 31 The Glass Box (A new play about sexuality and disability from Theatre Terrific) March 7 – 14: This is Cancer! (Comedy/Bouffon) Visit www.intrepidtheatre.com or phone: 250.383.2663


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Early Music Society of the Islands Victoria is one of North America’s top early music venues. The Society presents leading international ensembles performing works composed before 1800. All concerts are at Alix Goolden Hall (Pandora at Quadra). Concert introductions with Robert Holliston at 7:10 p.m., concerts at 8 p.m.

City of Gardens Chorus Entertainers with the WOW factor!

• Sat, Jan. 10 – Shakespeare’s Songbook.

Songs from Shakespeare’s plays, performed by Chicago’s virtuosic Newberry Consort, including soprano Ellen Hargis and lutenist Paul O’Dette. • Fri, Feb. 13 – Handel 250 Gala concert. Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Daniel Taylor (countertenor) with Taylor’s instrumental ensemble, Theatre of Early Music • Sat, March 7 – Repast (New York) performs masterworks by Corelli, Telemann, Couperin et al. • Sat, March 28 – Musical Roots of the Commedia Dell’Arte. A semi-staged production of Italian Renaissance popular music performed by Lucidarium (Italy). McPherson Box Office: 250.386.6121 Mon – Sat 9:30 – 5:30 p.m. Major cards. Infoline: 250.882.5058 or visit www.earlymusicsocietyoftheislands.ca

Victoria Jazz Society

“The sheer exuberance and strong stage presence of the City of Gardens Chorus is evident from their very first chord, making them one of Vancouver Island’s most unique and entertaining choral ensembles today.” We perform at conventions, banquets for service clubs and businesses, and special events. Our 2009 calendar is filling up quickly – book now. For rates and dates, contact Eileen, 250.652.1906. Visit our website www.members.shaw.ca/sing

Palm Court Light Orchestra

Richard Whiteman Trio Thursday, February 19 – 8 p.m. Hermann’s Jazz Club

UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium Saturday, March 7 7:30 p.m.

Petr Cancura’s PeopleMusic Wednesday, February 25 – 8 p.m. Hermann’s Jazz Club

GYPSY CARNIVAL Marianne Olyver violin British violinist Marianne Olyver leads the Orchestra in an exuberant funfilled concert of gypsy music including, Brahm’s Hungarian Dances, Monti’s Czardas, the tango Jealousy and selections from Fiddler on the Roof.

Bill Frisell & Russell Malone Thursday, February 26 – 8 p.m. Royal Theatre The Bad Plus w. Wendy Lewis Tuesday, March 10 – 8 p.m. Alix Goolden Hall “The Bad Plus have exploded all notions of what a jazz piano trio should sound like...”

Get out your dancing shoes! Phone: 250.721.8480 or www.auditorium.uvic.ca Reserved Seating. Tickets $26, students $14 See 2008/9 Season at www.palmcourtorchestra.com

25th Annual JazzFest International June 26 – July 5 VJS Ticket info: 250.388.4423 www.jazzvictoria.ca The Bad Plus


Performing Arts Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival Now entering its 82nd season, the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival runs from March 27 to May 11. More than 3000 participants perform in categories ranging from strings and piano to speech and dramatic arts. Honours Concerts and the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship Competition highlight the best performances in each class. Festival Registration ends Sat, Jan. 17. For more information please consult the festival website: www.gvpaf.org or phone the Festival Office at 250.386.9223.

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Kaleidoscope Theatre Family Theatre Series at McPherson Playhouse features: Dufflebag Theatre’s Robin Hood, Feb 8. A truly unique theatrical experience – filled with wit and humour. Alberta Opera’s The Frog Prince, March 22. A wondrous journey of the traditional fairy tale with comic touches. Axis Theatre’s King Arthur’s Kitchen, April 5. A look at the life of King Arthur through the eyes of three kitchen staff. Monster Theatre’s Mini Masterpieces, May 24. Adaptation of the classics literature, including tales from Beatrix Potter. Tickets and subscriptions for the Family Theatre Series is available from McPherson Box Office at 250.386.6121. Annual Fundraiser performed by Lawyers on Stage Theatre (LOST) Presents William Shakespeare’s As You Like It March 13 & 14 at the Royal McPherson Theatre. As You Like It Tickets available from Kaleidoscope Theatre at 250.383.8124. William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, May 22–31. A new multimedia adaptation of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy. Tickets available from the Belfry Box Office at 250.385.6815 or visit www.kaleidoscope.bc.ca

Victoria Gilbert & Sullivan Society Charlie White Theatre, Sidney Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty A Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta March 21 & 28 at 8 p.m., March 22 & 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults $30, Seniors $28, Students & Children $15 Phone: 250.656.0275 McPherson Theatre, Victoria Two performances April 4 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Tickets: Adult $36, Seniors $34, Students & Children $15 Phone: 250.386.6121 This production of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, is brought to you by the same creative team that staged our sell-out production of Patience in 2008. George Corwin, music director, Chris Moss, stage director and Leah Moreau, choreographer. The show includes the classic characters – “ I am the very model of a modern Major-General” – Major General Stanley, the Pirate King made famous in the movie version by Kevin Kline and the usual array of incompetent pirates and policemen. This is a show you cannot afford to miss. Visit our website www.gilbertandsullivanvictoria.ca

Phoenix Theatre @ UVic Experience the energy of emerging talent from the students at the University of Victoria’s Department of Theatre. This spring: La Ronde, Feb. 19 – 28: Follow ten interconnected couples on a trail of love, passion, power and seduction across social classes. Medea, March 19 – 28: Experience Euripides’ Greek classic, the timeless story of betrayal, revenge and a woman whose love ultimately leads to her destruction. Tickets: 250.721.8000 or visit www.phoenixtheatres.ca


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Open Space

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

510 Fort Street, Open Tue – Sat, noon – 5 p.m.

1040 Moss Street

Jan. 10 – 31 Clark Ferguson Ratspectacla Feb. 14 – March 21 Fiona Macdonald’ s Index Project: renovated. Australian artist Fiona Macdonald’s Index Project: renovated investigates how historical art inhabits contemporary art production and presentation. April 4 – May 3 Martine Dolbec, Red Earths According to Martin Heidegger the world is not in space, since space appears only because there is a world. Space, for the philosopher primarily refers to what is created by the relation of presences: what we permit within our limits. Dolbec conceives of spaces that come to form a micro-territory in the gallery site. Using red pigment, red wool, sand and wire, the artist instigates various spaces and structures that bring attention to a coexisting emptiness that filters through the work and its setting.

The winter exhibition season at the Gallery offers something for everyone! Assume Nothing: New Social Practice January 30 – May 24 presents 115 days of art – including sculpture, videodocumentation, drawings, films, performances, sound works, and a theatrical performance – exploring the expanding field of socially engaged art. This exhibition goes beyond the Gallery walls with projects in the downtown core.

Phone: 250.383.8833 or visit www.openspace.ca

811 Fort Street Open Tue to Sat 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sun, noon to 5 p.m. Will be open Mondays in April

Phone: 250.380.9505 or visit us at www.galleryofartisans.ca

Discover the AGGV’s extensive Japanese collection in Edo: Arts of Japan’s Last Shogun Age April 3 – Aug. 2. The exhibition includes paintings, prints, ceramics, metalwares, textiles, clothing accessories, and samurai paraphernalia. Religious Arts of Asia until March 22, briefly surveys historical backgrounds of the world’s mainstream religions and compares the basic beliefs to their art and sacred objects.

Gallery of Artisans

GoA is co-operatively owned and operated by local professional artisans. We take great pride in having a gallery dedicated to genuinely “made on the Island” hand-crafted works. You will find both contemporary and traditional pieces in clay, glass, metal, wood, fibre, paper and mixed media.

René Francisco Rodriguez | Agua Benita, 2007 | Image courtesy of the Artist

Get reacquainted with one of Canada’s most beloved artists in Emily Carr and her Contemporaries – ongoing. From the permanent collection, Carr’s paintings are set in context with work by artists such as Sophie Pemberton, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Jack Shadbolt and Myfanwy Pavelic. Pottery by Dianne Young

That’s not all! Interact and engage with art-oriented programs and events, Urbanite: mix | mingle | muse March 20 Emily Carr | BC Forest, c. 1938-39 and Family Sundays – 3rd oil on paper | AGGV Collection / Sunday of the month – both inspired Ruth Humphrey Estate by current exhibitions and not to be missed! Phone: 250.384.4101 or visit www.aggv.bc.ca


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636 Yates Street Open Wed – Sat, noon – 5 p.m.

Deluge Contemporary Art

Housed in the top floor of the city’s first fire hall and named to reflect the history of this building and its original inhabitants, Deluge represents a vanguard of visual and media arts in Victoria. In addition to comprehensive solo and group exhibitions at the gallery, our ongoing program of activities includes lectures, screenings, off-site projects and the annual Antimatter Film Festival. Jan. 23 to Feb. 21: Lovely To Look At, J McLaughlin March 7 to April 4: Aurora Textualis, Ted Hiebert April 11 to 25: RPM, The Lost Art of LP Covers

Phone 250.385.3327 or visit www.deluge.ws J McLaughlin

Surface Tension

Collective Works Gallery

Collective Works Gallery – 1311 Gladstone Avenue Mon closed, Tue – Thu, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fri & Sat, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Jan. 3 – 15: Surface Tension – works by Karna Bonwick and PJ Kelly. Opening – Fri, Jan. 2 – 7 p.m.

1311 Gladstone Avenue Mon closed, Tue – Thu, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fri & Sat, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Jan. 3 – 15: Surface Tension – works by PJ Kelly and Karna Bonwick. Opening – Fri, Jan. 2 – 7 p.m.

Phone: 250.590.1345or visit www.collectiveworks.ca

Phone: 250.590.1345or visit www.collectiveworks.ca


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Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Gallery G6 Sussex Courtyard 1001 Douglas Street Open Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jan. 1 – 7 Painted Heads. Erik Volet oil paintings. Opening: Fri, Jan 2, 7 p.m. Sat & Sun noon – 4 p.m. Jan. 8 – 14 Recent Surrealistic Works. Andrew Dick – oil & acrylics on canvas. Opening: Fri, Jan. 9, 7 – 9 p.m. Sat & Sun noon – 4 p.m. Jan. 15 – 21 Asia Pacific 2009. A&A Gallery Exhibition of contemporary Chinese artists. The show leads up to Chinese New Year; curator Andy Lou. Opening: Thu, Jan. 15, 7 – 9 p.m. Jan. 22 – 28 Pacific Challenge – Auckland to Victoria. Victoria’s Quilters Guild & Auckland Patchwork and Quilter’s Guild. An exhibition of 40 quilters! A cross-Pacific challenge between Victoria and Auckland, New Zealand. Public Opening: Thu, Jan. 22, 5 – 7:30 p.m. Sat & Sun 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan. 29 – Feb. 11 BC 150 Show. A group of the women artists from the new CACGV website: bcwomenartists.ca. The CACGV received a BC150 grant to mount a new site of 150 significant BC women artists, past and present. Opening event: Fri, Jan. 30, 6 – 9 p.m., Sat noon – 4 p.m. Feb. 7 – 28 LOOK Victoria 2009. #303, The Bay Centre. Opening: Fri, Feb. 6, 6 – 9 p.m. Daily noon – 5 p.m. Fri. til 8 p.m. Feb. 12 – 18 State of the Heart. Susanne Biden, ceramic sculpture and Sophia Rosenberg, acrylic paintings. Opening: Fri, Feb. 13, 7 – 9 p.m. , Sat noon – 5 p.m., Sun noon – 4 p.m. Feb. 19 – March 4 VCAD – Faculty Exhibition. Victoria College of Art and Design (University CanWest) Feb. 26 – March 4 Pieces of Me. Kaye Collins, mixed media. Opening: Fri Feb 27, 6-9 p.m. Sat/Sun: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 5 – 18 Changing of the Guard – Aboriginal Underground Crawl. Curated by Marlaina Buch. Opening: Fri, March 13, 6 p.m. onward March 19 – April 1 Height/Width/Depth. Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild curated by Pavla Landsman and Bob Williams. Opening: March 19, 6 – 9 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 2 – 8 Advanced Visual Communications. Western Academy of Photography April 11 – 22 Federation of Canadian Artists Spring Show. Opening Mon, April 13, 2–4 p.m. Sun closed April 23 – May 6 Arts in Education. CACGV annual program occurs during BC Arts & Culture Week For listings, phone: 250.381.2787 or visit www.cacgv.ca

Land Marks A Lecture Series on Public Art Public [Art] Works Wed, March 4 – 7 p.m. Esquimalt Municipal Hall – 1229 Esquimalt Road Throughout the world, visual artists are working with transportation planners, engineers, scientists and ecologists to envision and build public infrastructure that transcends function to become an expression of our commitment to the environment, a long-term investment in place-making and unique, multi-purpose community assets. How do artists influence the design of public works? This lecture will showcase some of the most innovative examples of art where you least expect it including: solid waste transfer stations, waste water treatment facilities, and surface water management of highway and bridge construction. Presenter Cath Brunner is Director of Public Art4Culture, King County, Washington FREE ADMISSION – Everyone Welcome For further information phone: 250.361.0358

Fairfield Artists Studio Tour April 25 & 26 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Artists Studio Tour Visit artists at their studios and in these three venues: Fairfield Community Place 1330 Fairfield Road Fairfield United Church 1303 Fairfield Road Fairfield Activity Centre 380 Cook Street (Tea plates served all day) Opening Gala April 24, 7 – 9 p.m. Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Road Individual works on display all weekend


January Sunday

4 11 18 25

• Salute to Vienna p. 8

• Elegant Heathens p. 11 • VS - To Russia with Love – p. 10 • Jamie Syer p. 9

• AGGV - Family Sundays p. 14 • Concert for Kids Al Simmons p. 8

• Chinese New Year Walking Tour p. 4 • VS - Strauss Alpine Symphony p.10 • Jane Coop, Antonio Lysy p. 9

Monday

5 12

• Zappa Plays Zappa p. 8

• VS - Brahms Violin Concerto p. 10

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Tuesday

6 13 20

• VS - Strauss Alpine Symphony p. 10

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Wednesday

7 • Trailer Park Boys p. 8 • That Summer p. 9

• That Summer p. 9

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• That Summer p. 9

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• That Summer p. 9

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Ongoing • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – until Jan. 18, Nicholas and Sheila Pye – Jan. 30 – May 24, Assume Nothing: New Social Practice – April 3 – Aug. 2, Edo: Arts of Japan’s Last Shogun Age – until March 22, Religious Arts of Asia – ongoing exhibition, Emily Carr and her Contemporaries p. 14 • City of Gardens Chorus – rehearsals Tuesday evenings p. 12 • Collective Works Gallery – Jan. 2 – 15 – Surface Tension, PJ Kelly and Karna Bonwick p. 15 • Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Gallery p. 16 • Deluge Contemporary Art – Jan. 23 to Feb. 21: Lovely to Look At, J McLaughlin p. 15 • Gallery of Artisans p. 14 Calendar listings subject to change

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Thursday

• Sam Roberts Band p. 8 • That Summer p. 9

• French movie night p. 3 • That Summer p. 9 • VS - Wild Wild West p. 10 • Opening, Asia Pacific 2009 p. 16 • Superharp Blues Band p. 9 • That Summer p. 9 • Opening, Pacific Challenge p. 16

• The Glass Box p. 11

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Friday • Opening - Surface Tension p. 14 • Opening - Painted Heads p. 16

• Sam Roberts Band p. 8 • That Summer p. 9 • Opening, Recent Surrealistic Works p. 16

• That Summer p. 9 • VS - Wild Wild West p. 10

• Best of Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald p. 9 • That Summer p. 9

• Film Festival p. 2 • The Gettin’ Higher Choir p. 9 • The Glass Box p. 11 • BC 150 Show, Opening p. 16

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Saturday

• That Summer p. 9 • Elegant Heathens p. 11 • Shakespeare’s Songbook p. 12 • EEMS - Newberry Consort p. 9

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• That Summer p. 9 • VS - Wild Wild West p. 10

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• Chinese New Year Walking Tour p. 4 • That Summer p. 9

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• Chinese New Year Walking Tour p. 4 • Film Festival p. 2 • Victoria Idol Finals p. 8 • Ed Begley Jr. p. 9 • The Glass Box p. 11

• Gallery at the Mac – through Jan. 26, Upper Space – Roberta Pyx Sutherland. Lower Space – Natalie Woods: Jan. 26 through March 16, Upper Space – Nancy Angermeyer, Lower Space – Kirsten Brand p. 8 • Maritime Museum – The Vikings, until May 20 p. 6 • National Historic Sites p. 6 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walks p. 4 • Open Space – Clark Ferguson Ratspectacula, Fiona Macdonald’s Index Project: renovated – Jan. 20 – Feb. 21 p. 14 • Secrets of the City Self-Guided Heritage Walks p. 4 • Signs of the Lekwungen Interpretive Walk p. 5 • St. Ann’s Academy – Take a letter Miss Jones: the Commercial Classroom at St. Ann’s until May 15 p. 6 • The Butchart Gardens – Spring Prelude p. 6 Images courtesy of the Gallery of Artisans, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Victoria Conservatory of Music


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February

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

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• Chinese New Year Parade p. 2 • Film Festival p. 2 • Chinese New Year Walking Tour p. 4 • The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac p. 11

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• Film Festival p. 2 • Robin Hood p.13 • 88 Squared p. 9 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walk p. 4

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• AGGV - Family Sundays p. 14 • Living Colours p. 2 • Tea Festival p. 3 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walk p. 4

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• VS - Vivaldi Gloria p. 10 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walk p. 4

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• Film Festival p. 2

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• Film Festival p. 2

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• Film Festival p. 2

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• Beaux Jeudis p. 3 • Film Festival p. 2 • Cody Rivers p. 11 • Mozart & Haydn p. 9

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• Handel 250 Gala p. 12 • VS - Legends of the First Nations p. 10 • EEMS - Theatre of Early Music p. 9 • Opening, State of the Heart p. 16

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• Tea Festival p. 3 • Semele p. 7 • Linda Tillery p. 9 • Chinatown Walk p. 4 • Romanza! p. 13

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• Carmen p. 8 • La Ronde p. 13 • Semele p. 7 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walk p. 4

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• A Midsummer Night’s Dream p. 11 • La Ronde p. 13 • Pigs - The Pink Floyd Tribute p. 9 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walk p. 4

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• Semele p. 7

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• French movie night p. 3 • Richard Whiteman Trio p. 12 • La Ronde p. 13 • Semele p. 7

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• Carmen p. 8 • La Ronde p. 13

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• A Midsummer Night’s Dream p. 11 • La Ronde p. 13 • Opening - Pieces of Me p. 16

• La Ronde p. 13 • Petr Concura’s People Music p. 12

Saturday

• French movie night p. 3 • Film Festival p. 2 • Cody Rivers p. 11 • Pacific Baroque Festival p. 9 • Mozart & Haydn p. 9 • Opening - Look p 16

• Film Festival p. 2 • ConVerge p. 2 • Cody Rivers p. 11 • Pacific Baroque Festival p. 9 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walk p. 4 • Noche Flamenca p. 9

Ongoing • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – until May 24, Assume Nothing: New Social Practice – April 3 – Aug. 2, Edo: Arts of Japan’s Last Shogun Age – until March 22, Religious Arts of Asia – ongoing exhibition, Emily Carr and her Contemporaries p. 14 • City of Gardens Chorus – rehearsals Tuesday evenings p. 12 • Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Gallery p. 16 • Deluge Contemporary Art – until Feb. 21: Lovely to Look At, J McLaughlin p. 15 • Gallery of Artisans p. 14 • Gallery at the Mac – Jan. 26 through March 16 Upper Space – Nancy Angermeyer, L ower Space – Kirsten Brand p. 8 Calendar listings subject to change

• Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival runs from March 27 to May 11 p. 13 • Maritime Museum – The Vikings, until May 20 p. 6 • National Historic Sites p. 6 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walks p. 4 • Open Space – Clark Ferguson Ratspectacula, Fiona Macdonald’s Index Project: renovated – Jan. 20 – Feb. 21 p. 14 • Secrets of the City Self-Guided Heritage Walks p. 4 • Signs of the Lekwungen Interpretive Walk p. 5 • St. Ann’s Academy – Take a letter Miss Jones: the Commercial Classroom at St. Ann’s until May 15 p. 6 • The Butchart Gardens – Spring Prelude p. 6 Images courtesy of the Victoria Tea Festival and Intrepid Theatre


March

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Sunday • VS - An Afternoon in the British Isles p. 10 • Mozart & Haydn p. 9 • Scandals, Saloons and Sex Walk p. 4

• Be a Tourist in your own Home Town p. 3 • This is Cancer p. 11

• AGGV - Family Sundays p. 14 • French Fest p. 3 • Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Suite p. 9 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walk p. 4 • The Frog Prince p. 13 • VS - Beethoven Symphony No. 4 p. 10 • GS-Pirates of Penzance p. 13 • GS - Pirates of Penzance p. 13 • Concert for Kids, Judy & David p. 8 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walk p. 4

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• VS - Schubert Symphony No.9 p. 10 • This is Cancer p. 11

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• VS - Beethoven Symphony No. 4 p. 10

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• VS - Carmina Burana p. 10

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• The Bad Plus p. 12 • Pro Arte Danza p. 8 • Isn’t It Romantic p. 9 • This is Cancer p. 11 • Isn’t It Romantic p. 9

• Medea p. 13

Wednesday

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• Be A Tourist in your own Home Town p. 3 • Public Art Works p. 16

• Isn’t It Romantic p. 9 • Pro Arte Danza p. 8 • Ride the Cyclone p. 11 • This is Cancer p. 11

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• Isn’t It Romantic p. 9

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• Medea p. 13 • Peter Pan p. 8

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Ongoing • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – until May 24, Assume Nothing: New Social Practice – April 3 – Aug. 2, Edo: Arts of Japan’s Last Shogun Age – until March 22, Religious Arts of Asia – ongoing exhibition, Emily Carr and her Contemporaries p. 14 • City of Gardens Chorus – rehearsals Tuesday evenings p. 12 • Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Gallery p. 16 • Deluge Contemporary Art – March 7 to April 4: Aurora Textualis, Ted Hiebert p. 15 • Gallery of Artisans p. 14 • Gallery at the Mac – Jan. 26 through March 16 Upper Space – Nancy Angermeyer, L ower Space – Kirsten Brand p. 8 Calendar listings subject to change

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Thursday • Be A Tourist in your own Home Town p. 3 • Beaux Jeudis p. 3 • Isn’t It Romantic p. 9 • Mozart & Haydn p. 9 • French Fest p. 3 • Isn’t It Romantic p. 9 • VS - Men in Brass p. 10 • Ride the Cyclone p. 11 • This is Cancer p. 11 • Isn’t It Romantic p. 9 • Medea p. 13 • Opening, Height/ Width/Depth p. 16

• Medea p. 13 • Peter Pan p. 8

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Friday • Be A Tourist in your own Home Town p. 3 • French movie night p. 3 • Isn’t It Romantic p. 9 • Mozart & Haydn p. 9 • As You Like It p. 13 • French Fest p. 3 • Isn’t It Romantic p. 9 • Men in Brass p. 10 • Ride the Cyclone p. 11 • Opening, Changing of the Guard p. 16 • This is Cancer p. 11 • Isn’t It Romantic p. 9 • Medea p. 13 • AGGV-Urbanite|mix |mingle|muse p. 14

• Medea p. 13 • A Midsummer Night’s Dream p. 11

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Saturday • Be A Tourist in your own Home Town p. 3 • Gypsy Carnival p. 12 • sn’t It Romantic p. 9 • Repast p. 12 • Chinatown Walk p. 4 • This is Cancer p. 11

• As You Like It p. 13 • French Fest p. 3 • Isn’t It Romantic p. 9 • VS - Men in Brass p. 10 • Ride the Cyclone p. 11 • Chinatown Walk p. 4 • This is Cancer p. 11 • Isn’t It Romantic p. 9 • Medea p. 13 • GS-Pirates of Penzance p. 13 • Chinatown Walk p. 4

• Medea p. 13 • GS-Pirates of Penzance p. 13 • A Midsummer Night’s Dream p. 11 • Commedia Dell’Arte p. 12

• Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival runs from March 27 to May 11. p. 13 • Maritime Museum – The Vikings, until May 20 p. 6 • National Historic Sites p. 6 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walks p. 4 • Open Space – Clark Ferguson Ratspectacula, Fiona Macdonald’s Index Project: renovated – Jan. 20 – Feb. 21 p. 14 • Secrets of the City Self-Guided Heritage Walks p. 4 • Signs of the Lekwungen Interpretive Walk p. 5 • St. Ann’s Academy – Take a letter Miss Jones: the Commercial Classroom at St. Ann’s until May 15 p. 6 • The Butchart Gardens – Spring Prelude p. 6 Images courtesy of Craigdarroch Castle and the Gilbert & Sullivan Society


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• King Arthur’s Kitchen p. 13

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• AGGV - Family Sundays p. 14 • VS - Bach Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins p. 10

• Dvorák New World Symphony p. 9 • Fairfield Artists Studio Tour p. 16

7 • Opening Federation of Canadian Artists p. 16

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• A Midsummer Night’s Dream p. 11

• Chunky Move p. 8

• Paint in & Tea at Goward House p. 4 • The Magic Flute p. 7

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• Beaux Jeudis p.3 • VS - Last Night of the Proms p. 10

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• French movie night p. 3 • VS - Last Night of the Proms p. 10

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• Celebration of the Arts Champagne Reception p. 4 • The Magic Flute p. 7

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• Youth Coffee House p. 4

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• Fairfield Artists Opening Gala p. 16 • On Broadway p. 11

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Saturday • VS - Last Night of the Proms p. 10 • GS-Pirates of Penzance p. 13 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walk p. 4

• Chinatown Walk p. 4

• The Magic Flute p. 7 • Chinatown Walk p. 4

• Carnival of the Arts p. 4 • The Magic Flute p.7 • Fairfield Artists Studio Tour p. 16 • On Broadway p. 11 • Chinatown Walk p. 4

• Hubbard Street p. 8

Ongoing • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – until May 24, Assume Nothing: New Social Practice – April 3 – Aug. 2, Edo: Arts of Japan’s Last Shogun Age – ongoing exhibition, Emily Carr and her Contemporaries p. 14 • City of Gardens Chorus – rehearsals Tuesday evenings p. 12 • Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Gallery p. 16 • Community Arts Awareness Week – April 19 – 25 p. 4 • Deluge Contemporary Art – March 7 to April 4: Aurora Textualis, Ted Hiebert, April 11 – 25, RPM, The Lost Art of LP Covers p. 15 • Gallery of Artisans p. 14 • Maritime Museum – The Vikings, until May 20 p. 6 Calendar listings subject to change

• National Historic Sites p. 6 • Neighbourhood Discovery Walks p. 4 • Open Space – Martine Dolbec, Red Earths – April 4 – May 3 p. 14 • Secrets of the City Self-Guided Heritage Walks p. 4 • Signs of the Lekwungen Interpretive Walk p. 5 • St. Ann’s Academy – Take a letter Miss Jones: the Commercial Classroom at St. Ann’s until May 15 p. 6 • The Butchart Gardens – Spring p. 6 • The Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival runs from March 27 to May 11. p. 13 Images courtesy of the City of Victoria and the Francophone Society


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Unknown Artist | Shinto Shrine, 1903 3705cm x 2541cm x 3463 cm AGGV collection



Victoria Arts, Heritage And Culture Guide January - April 2009