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 The City of Victoria is best known as the capital city of British Columbia and as a world-renowned tourism destination. Victoria is also one of Canada’s favourite places to call home. The City is very proud of its rich history, cultural diversity and vibrant artistic community. It was designated a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2005 – truly a testament to the City’s achievements and future growth and development in the areas of the arts, heritage and culture. Visit www.victoria.ca

Summer – no better time to take things easy, to relax and enjoy life … and there’s no better place to do so than in Downtown Victoria! From the cool activity of JazzFest to the excitement of Canada Day and on until Symphony Splash and the Fringe Theatre Festival, there’s plenty to keep you busy. For more information about downtown Victoria, call 250.386.2238 or visit www.downtownvictoria.ca

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 student field trips to the Legislature from all across the province.

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 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 250.361.0358. Front cover: Images courtesy of Unodanz (p.5), Victoria Symphony (p. 11), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (p.23)., Landmarks Public Art Inventory (p.22), The Dragonboat Festival (p.11), Downtown Victoria Business Association (p.2) and Intrepid Theatre (p.4).This page: Images courtesy of Victoria’s 10th Anniversary Ska Festival (p.9), Moss Street Paint-In (p.10), Luminara (p.10) and Heritage Day (p.6) By printing this guide on FSC-certified, mixed-source paper, the City of Victoria saved the following resources: 11 trees, 8 million BTUs energy, 1,259 lbs equivalent CO2 greenhouse gases, 4,126 gallons wastewater and 683 lbs solid waste.




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The City of Victoria offers a host of opportunities for you to explore and experience its history, cultural diversity and creative arts and cultural community. This guide is your blueprint for all the great gifts the City has to offer. ● ●

Treat yourself to a professional arts production ● Experience a ‘live’ arts performance ● Visit a museum or gallery ●

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Take in a festival or celebration Explore a historic site Shop at a local outdoor market Purchase a piece of local art

Share in the local culture Mingle with a local artist ● Discover the City’s history on a walking tour ● ●

Festivals & Celebrations p. 4 – 12

Public Markets p. 12

Performing Arts p. 17 – 22

3rd Annual Festival Mexicano Canada Day Celebration Capital Festival Days at St. Ann’s Academy Heritage Day Inner Harbour Festival Intrepid Theatre Island Farms Victoria Day Parade JazzFest International Luminara Moss Street Paint-In Olympic Torch Relay Ceremony & Celebration Solstice Festival for the Folk Spirit of Summer... In the Square St-Jean Baptiste Day Celebration Strawberry Festival at Bastion Square Tango Fest ’09 Unodanz Victoria Ballroom Dance Society Victoria Dragon Boat Festival 2009 Victoria Electronic Music Festival Victoria Film Festival Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival Victoria Symphony in the Summer Victoria’s 10th Anniversary Ska Festival

Public Markets

30 Cent Player Comedy Society Alix Goolden Hall Ballet Victoria Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre Early Music Society of the Islands Kaleidoscope Theatre Langham Court Theatre Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse Sacramento Choral Society – Choral Soundscapes Stage in the Park – Cameron Bandshell Summer Series – Victoria Conservatory of Music Theatre Skam Victoria Children’s Choir Victoria Choral Academia Victoria Event Centre Victoria Shakespeare Society

Heritage Walks p. 13 – 14 Ghostly Walks & Chinatown Walks Inner Harbour First Nations Interpretive Walkway – Signs of Lekwungen Ross Bay Cemetery Tours Self-Guided Heritage Walks Victoria Heritage Foundation Neighbourhood Heritage Walks

Museums p. 15 Craigdarroch Castle Maritime Museum of BC Royal BC Museum

National Historical Sites p. 16 Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse Other National Historic Sites St. Ann’s Academy The Butchart Gardens

Monthly Calendar of Events p. 27 – 30 Downtown Map p. 31

Visual & Media Arts p. 22 – 26 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Gallery Downtown Victoria Art Galleries Self-Guided Tour Fernwood Art Stroll Gallery of Artisans LandMarks Public Art Inventory Open Space Saanich Studio Arts Tour

Events subject to change




Festivals & Celebrations

Tartan Parade

May 9 11 a.m. – noon City Hall to Legislature Grounds

Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival May 16 and 17 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Topaz Park A full weekend of Scottish and Celtic sport, dance, music and arts. Team Canada vs Team USA heavy event competition. Wide variety of Celtic and Scottish music and dance entertainment, historical displays/demonstrations, sheepdog herding competition, pipebands, highland dancing, kilted mile athletics, tug of war, haggis hurling, Clan tents, beer garden, single malt whisky school. Free kids entertainment area. Adults $8; Seniors/Youth $6 Kids under 12 Free

Unodanz

May 21, 22, 23 “Relax your eyeballs…” Suddenly Dance Theatre’s UNODANZ returns to offer another dynamic program of solo dance-based invention within Intrepid Theatre’s UNO FEST. This year, two distinct dance works are featured in one program: Collection #3: Headress choreographed and performed by Yvonne Ng (Tiger Princess Dance Projects, Toronto) and The Whole Beast choreographed and performed by Lee Su-feh (battery opera,Vancouver).

Photo: Yvonne Ng by Geoffrey Stone

Visit www.suddenlydance.ca

Visit www.victoriahighlandgames.com

Intrepid Theatre May 21 – 31

UNO FEST

Canada’s Singular Live Theatre Event returns May 21 – 31. North America’s premiere showcase of solo theatre, Uno attracts the best and brightest in comedy, drama, puppetry, and dance, plus readings, workshops, and special events. More than 20 events to choose from, highlights include Anusree Roy in Pyaasa, Lyle Victor Albert’s Jumpin’ Jack, Lee Su Feh’s The Whole Beast, and Cute with Chris Live. Festival passes are only $99. Info, schedule and venues: intrepidtheatre.com 250.383.2663. August 27 – September 6

VICTORIA FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL

Victoria’s Fringe attracts indie theatre companies from all over the world to downtown Victoria for an 11-day, 10-venue, 350+ performance event drawing over 15,000 avid Fringers annually. Festival membership is $5, tickets are $9 or less. Program online in early August. Volunteers and artist hosts needed! Call Intrepid Theatre at 250.383.2663.

August 29 – FRINGEKIDS FEST! The Fringe Festival presents a day full of totally free family fun in Market Square, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., featuring live entertainment, crafts, facepainting, music, and a giant cardboard castle for the kids to paint! For information phone: 250.383.2663 or visit www.intrepidtheatre.com


Festivals & Celebrations Spirit of Summer... in the Square Centennial Square (next to City Hall) Pandora Avenue and Douglas Street Late June/early July, check out the completed revitalization of the west end of the Square that includes two 18 ft. First Nations Spirit Poles, native garden and water feature; Spirit plaza, stage and amphitheatre.

JumpCuts: Film Showing Friday, June 12: 9 p.m.

For more Information: 250.389.0444 or visit www.vifvf.com

LUNCH TIME in the Square

Weekdays Noon to 1 p.m. beginning July 13 thru to early September. Spend your lunch hour listening to live music. Something for everyone.

Dancing in the Square

Mondays, July 13 – August 17 7 – 9:30 p.m. Free dance instruction followed by dancing to live music. Each week a different dance. Presented by Victoria Ballroom Dance Society. Phone: 250.721.JIVE or visit www.vbds.org

JazzFest International

June 27 – July 5 Centennial Square is the festival’s one and only outdoor venue! Free Concerts Afternoon performances – Saturdays, Sundays & Canada Day June 27, 28, July 1, 4 & 5 – starting at 12:30 p.m. Noon hour jazz performances June 29, 30 July 2 & 3 Ticketed Concerts Saturday, June 27 and Friday, July 3: 7 p.m. For more information call: 250.388.4423 or visit www.jazzvictoria.ca

Other Festivals and Celebrations... July 11 & 12 August 1 & 2 August 7 August 22

Festival Mexicano (see page 9) Electronic Music Festival (see page 10) Tango Fest (see page 11) Velo Victoria – Culture by Bike

... and much more! Watch for details. Phone: 250.361.0388 or visit www.victoria.ca

Island Farms Victoria Day Parade May 18 starting 9 a.m. Downtown Victoria from Mayfair Mall south along Douglas Street Victoria’s largest parade event, with marching bands, floats, clowns, and more. Over 90,000 spectators watch this popular annual event. Fun for the whole family!

Solstice Festival for the Folk Solstice Cafe, 529 Pandora Avenue June 25 – 27: 7 p.m. The third annual Solstice Festival for the Folk is shaping up to be the best yet! Showcasing a variety of mainly local acts, as well as a couple of exciting out of towners in a beautiful room right downtown! The Solstice Festival for the Folk welcomes all ages. Please check online for updates at solsticecafe.ca






Festivals & Celebrations

Heritage Day Cameron Bandshell – Beacon Hill Park June 20: 1:30 – 8 p.m. Free Event! Family Fun for Everyone! Pack a lunch and spend the afternoon. Come and celebrate cultural diversity as Victoria’s premiere dance groups showcase their ethnic energy! • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Veselka Ukrainian Dancers Punjabi Cultural School Zagreb Croatian Dancers Ocean Rain Chinese Arts Ensemble Dancers Eidsvold Leikarring Norwegian Dancers Harmony Bellydancers Palomitas de Maiz Buzavirag Hungarian Dancers Aiewa School of Cultural Dances Sampaguita Filipino Dancers Asmira School of Oriental Bellydance Bashirah Middle Eastern Dancers Esperides Greek Dancers

Presented by Veselka • Sponsored by: DODD’s Furniture & Mattress

Thanks to our other sponsors: Ukrainian Cultural Centre, OT Fitwear, City of Victoria, Cairo Coffee Merchants, Times-Colonist, Henrich Creative, Copy Plus Centre, Ukrainian Studies Society, Ukrainian Church of St. George, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Spiral Cafe, Toes ‘n’ Taps Dance Shoppe

For further information visit: veselkadancers.com W. Swan, Coordinator


Festivals & Celebrations Victoria Ballroom Dance Society presents

Dance Pacifica Ball 2009 Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Drive June 13 Competition Latin/Standard Amateur Events • Adult • Junior • Senior • Youth • Juvenile Showcase Andre & Natalie Paramonov World Professional South American Show-Dance Champions



Victoria Film Festival presents June 11, 12, 13 Empire Theatres and Centennial Square The 4th annual JumpCuts features 17 workshops from Acting to Animation to Green Screen and much, much more! Workshops are only $4. There’s also free fun that includes an outdoor screening of JUMP! in Centennial Square on the evening of June 12, lunch time shorts on the 11th and 12th and demonstration events at Empire Theatres. For ages 10 – 14 www.jumpcuts.org

Dinner Everyone welcome For information phone: 250.721.5483 or visit: www.vbds.org

Strawberry Festival at Bastion Square Saturday, June 27 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Strawberry Festival at Bastion Square will be a free one-day, fun-filled family event held in historic Bastion Square, the heart of old towne Victoria, to celebrate the pleasures of summer with ‘berry wonderful strawberry-filled and inspired treats. All ages will enjoy chocolate covered strawberries, ice creams, strawberry baked goods, as well as the farm-fresh berries themselves. There will be free entertainment for all ages, a Strawberry Idol contest, and more.

August 7, 8, 15, 22, 28, 29 Cameron Bandshell Beacon Hill Park The Victoria Film Festival has once again waded through our catalog of long lost films to present another giggle and thrill worthy series under the stars at Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park. www.freebfilmfest.com Bring your own blankets, flashlights and snacks! It’s the best FREE evening in the city!

Admission: FREE For information phone: 250.885.1387 or visit www.bastionsquare.ca

Phone: 250.389.0444 or visit www.victoriafilmfestival.com




Festivals & Celebrations

St-Jean Baptiste Day Celebration! Presented by the Victoria Francophone Society Willows Beach Park (Oak Bay) Saturday, June 20: noon – 5 p.m.

Victoria Jazz Society

June 26 – July 5 Over 425 of the best jazz, blues and worldbeat musicians from around the world in over 90 exciting performances on 11 stages.

Join Victoria’s francophone community in celebrating St. Jean Baptiste Day! This celebration is where the ancient rites of the summer solstice and the traditional “fête” honouring the patron saint of French Canadians converge! This year’s St. Jean Baptiste Day will feature outdoor cultural events for all ages including live music, kids’ activities and great food! Entertainment and dancing are guaranteed! Bring friends, family and neighbours and don’t forget your blankets and chairs… Francophones, anglophones and speakers of all languages welcome! RAIN OR SHINE! Donations graciously accepted. See you there! Also, don’t miss Beaux Jeudis Happy Hour! 5 – 7 p.m., the first Thursday of every month at Canoe Brewpub (450 Swift Street) Ask staff where to find us on arrival. No cover charge. Door prizes. Other Bilingual summer activities including wine tours, a corn roast and more! Contact the Victoria Francophone Society for details, #200 – 535 Yates Street at 250.388.7350 www.francocentre.com, sfv@francocentre.com

Butchart Garden Summer Series Open air musical entertainment daily. July 4 to September 5. See page 16.

Artists for JazzFest International 2009 include: Hiromi’s Sonicbloom, David Sanborn Group, The Derek Trucks Band, Al Di Meola World King Sunny Ade and His African Beats Sinfonia ’09, Kurt Elling with Ernie Watts, Jimmy Cobb, Nikki Yanofsky, Michael Kaeshammer, Chucho Valdés Quintet, King Sunny Ade and Ryan Shaw! Plus many more free performances and workshop/clinics!

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September 4 – 7 Four-day festival featuring all styles of blues and R&B on the Labour Day weekend, at Ship Point Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Full festival line-up announced mid July! Tickets: McPherson Box Office and its outlets 250.386.6121 or online at www.rmts.bc.ca and the Victoria Jazz Society Office 250.388.4423

Blues Bash at the Inner Harbour

For more information, please visit: www.jazzvictoria.ca www.myspace.com/victoriajazzsociety Find our profile on Facebook! (Victoria Jazz)


Festivals & Celebrations



Canada Day! A Day to Celebrate! Downtown Victoria is THE place to be on Canada Day! Expect a whole day of family fun and festivities including trolley rides, guided walking tours, and the famous Living Flag on the Legislative lawn – ALL FREE! ott 11 a.m. Free Historic Walking Tours Featuring Elli y le ay H , od Bro 11 a.m. Open the Doors to History , Pacifika es al S 11 a.m. Streetside Entertainment (and more) on 11 a.m. Free Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides the Main Stage noon The Magic of Canada Day for 2009! noon Chalk One Up for Canada 2 p.m. Living Flag on Legislative Grounds 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Provincial Heritage Fair – Crystal Garden Visit www.downtownvictoria.ca for all the details.

Legislative Grounds and Inner Harbour July 1: 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Victoria’s annual celebration of our beloved nation with over 40,000 members of the Capital Region – representative of all ages, cultures and ethnic backgrounds – in attendance. A true reflection of our national heritage and identity. The 2009 event will include a kids’ entertainment area, top-quality performances on the main stage and, of course, our ‘Eh-rated’ fireworks display. Celebration Victoria is proudly presented by the City of Victoria and Coast Capital Savings. For event and sponsorship information visit www.victoria.ca/canadaday

Victoria’s 10th Anniversary Ska Festival Victoria Curling Club Ship Point (Inner Harbour) July 8 – 11

Victoria’s Annual Ska Festival is the largest of its kind in Canada and the longest running in North America. This year will be another exciting four days of ska, reggae, dancehall, rock, punk, jazz, latin, soul, funk performances and workshops from around the world. Don’t miss out on many free and ticketed shows including The Slackers and Los Rastrillos. The festival will finish with a bang as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones take the Canadian stage for the first time in 10 years.

Tickets: Free – $40 www.victoriaskafest.ca

3rd Annual Festival Mexicano July 10 – 12 A family-oriented festival that offers a taste of Mexican culture! Fri, July 10 Club Salsa @ the Victoria Event Centre A Great Night of Latin Music and Dance Start out the night with a complimentary Salsa lesson at 8:30 p.m. Stay on to enjoy a combination of Live Latin music and music from your favourite Club Salsa DJ’s from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Free Programming Sat, July 11 & Sun, July 12 from noon – 5 p.m. Festival Mexicano @ Centennial Square Entertainment and Activities for the Whole Family Celebrate in the Square with live music and dance performances, workshops in concocting some of your favourite Mexican snacks and piñata-making (and breaking!), games, craftware, and some of the finest Mexican cuisine around! For more information, or to get involved with Festival Mexicano, contact the Victoria Event Centre at 250.380.1280 and/or visit www.1415broad.ca


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Festivals & Celebrations

Moss Street Paint-In

Capital Festival Days at St. Ann’s Academy

July 18: noon – 4 p.m. Food & Beverage Garden: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Kumbia Dance: 5 – 9 p.m. For 22 years the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has produced Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor visual art event. Featuring established and emerging artists, audience participation, and fantastic activities for children, this year’s TD Canada Trust Moss Street Paint-In will showcase over 100 artists from Victoria and Region along Moss Street’s beautiful boulevards. Everyone is welcome! See AGGV for contact, p. 23

Luminara St. Ann’s Academy and Beacon Hill Park July 25 Join us for our 10th anniversary to light up St. Ann’s Academy and Beacon Hill Park. Come to a workshop at Fairfield Activity Centre on Sundays in July to make a lantern for this year’s celebration! For information phone: 250.388.4728 or visit www.luminaravictoria.com

Victoria Electronic Music Festival Centennial Square Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2

FREE Complete info at: www.vemf.ca

Featuring a Cultural Workshop and Arts Guild Registry, August 1 and 2 in the St. Ann’s Academy Auditorium. On August 3, music, family entertainment and hand drumming on our magnificent outdoors stage. Enjoy the gorgeous Victoria summer as we delight our audience with continuous onstage events and outdoor entertainment. Bring the whole family, picnics and blankets to St. Ann’s Academy, located in downtown Victoria near Beacon Hill Park, a short stroll from many of our hotels. FREE For information phone: 250.818.9710 or visit www.capitalfestival.com

Olympic Torch Relay Mark your calendar! Ceremony & Celebration Friday, October 30

Now in its 6th year, the Victoria Electronic Music Festival (VEMF) is one the most highly anticipated festivals in BC. Recently voted “favourite annual event/festival” in the city, this all ages event will attract more than 10,000 people and features: • 40+ live performances (local and International artists) • Beer Garden (19+ area) • Food & beverage outlets • VEMF Interactive seminars: product demo’s, educational workshops & tutorials • Multiple nightclub and after-hours events

St. Ann’s Academy, 835 Humboldt Street August 1 – 3

The eyes of the world will be on the Capital Region when the Olympic torch arrives directly from Athens, Greece. The Olympic Torch Relay will chart a course through virtually every municipality in the Capital Region over its first two days of the run. The flame will arrive early in the day on October 30th to much fanfare and excitement at a ceremony at the Inner Harbour. There will be a largescale evening community celebration to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay’s first day in Canada, featuring world class music, performance and spectacle! Be part of the excitement and share the warmth of the Olympic Flame in Victoria, BC. Photos: Jim McKenna

More information is available at http://victoria.spiritofbc.com or www.vancouver2010.com


Festivals & Celebrations Victoria Symphony in the Summer

Tango Fest ’09

20th Bayview Residences Victoria Symphony Splash Sunday, August 2 2 – 10 p.m. Victoria Symphony performance at 7:30 p.m. Inner Harbour

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Passion for Tango Festival presents three days of concerts, dance performance, cultural fair, artist lectures/workshops/ masterclasses, talks and workshops for the public. Photo: Murray Polson

Headlining acts: Linda Lee Thomas, piano and Jonathon Goldman, bandoneon – Canada’s most well-known tango musicians Argentinean guitarist Martin Nemcovsky’s trio, Cantango. Yiddish Tango Barcada, Victoria’s newest tango group. And many, many more musicians, dancers and artists. Photo: Victor Chong

This year marks the 20th anniversary of this incredible outdoor event. Led by Music Director Tania Miller, the Victoria Symphony will perform from a floating barge with over 40,000 people gathering in Victoria’s inner harbour. Come and be part of this spectacular, community event. Summer Concert Series Victoria Symphony at Butchart Gardens Thursday, August 6: 7:30 p.m. Tania Miller, conductor Victoria Symphony at Beacon Hill Park Sunday, August 9: 1:30 p.m., FREE performance Tania Miller, conductor Victoria Symphony Winds at Centennial Square Tuesday, August 11: noon, FREE performance Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor Victoria Symphony Winds at Bastion Square Tuesday, August 11: 6 p.m. FREE performance Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor Victoria Symphony at Butchart Gardens Wednesday, August 12: 7:30 p.m. Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor Victoria Symphony Strings at Market Square Thursday, August 13: noon, FREE performance Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor Children’s concert Victoria Music Corner Ensemble Sunday, August 16: 2 p.m. Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Phone 250.385.6515 or visit www.victoriasymphony.ca

Festival kicks off Friday, August 7 at Centennial Square 250.418.8898 wwwpassion4tango.com

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival 2009 Ship Point, Victoria’s Inner Harbour, August 14 – 16 A Free Event for the Family Friday, August 14 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, August 15 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday, August 16 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. A wonderful celebration of Asian culture combined with the ancient tradition of Dragon Boat racing. Join us for the Eye Dotting Ceremony that opens the festivities and witness 90 Dragon Boat teams from all over North America competing amidst the backdrop of Victoria’s spectacular Inner Harbour. Enter Forbidden City and enjoy Lion Dancers, Cantonese Opera and other free concerts/displays. Participate in crafts demonstrations, sample a wonderful mix of Asian and multi-cultural foods and don’t miss the amazing Lantern Celebration in support of those whose lives have been touched by cancer. For information phone: 250.704.2500 or visit www.victoriadragonboat.com


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Festivals & Public Markets

Inner Harbour Festival Inner Harbour, May to September Take a stroll along the lower causeway in the harbour and find world-class painters, First Nations carvers and artisans demonstrating their craft right before your eyes. Have a seat at the centre of the causeway to enjoy some of the finest jugglers in the country. Stop in at some of the fine food carts that offer organic coffee and light snacks. Listen to music from one of the 24 musicians who add diversity and colour to the already beautiful seaside setting. BC long weekend

and Labour day long weekend offer an expanded event called Harbour Days. 40 new artisans and street performers take over the inner harbour to create fun for the whole family. Phone: 250.413.6828 or visit www.victoriaharbour.org

Public Markets Inner Harbour Night Market

A collection of some of Victoria’s finest artisans, as well as musicians and street performers. Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour – Ship Point Pier June 19 to September 20 Friday & Saturday: 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Moss Street Market

Bastion Square Public Market

This colourful and eclectic European-style “Artisans Open Air Marketplace” features original local arts and crafts and busking entertainment. The Island’s Chef’s Collaborative runs an organic farmers market on Thursdays and Fridays. Location: Bastion Square (Downtown between Government Street and Wharf Street) April 4 to October 25 Daily: 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. www.bastionsquare.ca

Government Street Public Market

This vibrant market features an exciting assortment of arts, crafts, locally designed clothing, imports, food and entertainment. Location: 1600 Government Street (between McPherson Theatre and Chinatown) April 19 to September 27 Sunday & Holiday Monday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

James Bay Market

An outdoor market that sells “handmade, homemade and homegrown” products. Live music throughout the day. Location: Menzies Street and Superior Street (across from the James Bay Tearoom) May 5 to October 6 Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. www.jamesbaymarket.com

An organic market – “make it, bake it or grow it yourself” plus artisans and entertainment. Location: Sir James Douglas School (Fairfield Road & Moss Street) May 2 to October Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. www.mossstreetmarket.com

Fernwood Square Evening Market

Fresh, funky and local artisans, crafters, food, produce, collectables and entertainment in a friendly historic setting. Location: Beside the Belfry Theatre (Fernwood Road and Gladstone Avenue) May 26 to September 15 Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

FoodRoots Pocket Markets April 6 to October 31

• Centennial Square – near Pandora Avenue Tuesday and Thursday: noon – 4:30 p.m. • Dockside Green – Harbour Road Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Humboldt Valley – front of 784 Humboldt Street Friday: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Quadra Village – near 965 Kings Road Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. www.foodroots.ca


Heritage Walks Neighbourhood Heritage Walks

Ghostly Walks & Chinatown Walks

Victoria Heritage Foundation’s five Heritage Walking Tour brochures cover parts of Victoria’s historic neighbourhoods: James Bay, Fairfield, Fernwood, North Park and Hillside-Quadra.

Chinatown Walks – Discover the history

The walks are self-guided, with descriptions of the properties, many not on the City’s Heritage Register. Printed brochures are available from the Tourist Information Centre, Victoria City Hall, etc. Interactive versions on www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca Victoria Heritage Foundation’s This Old House volumes contain much more information and photos for almost 700 properties on the City of Victoria’s Heritage Register.

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and culture of Canada’s oldest Chinatown.

Start beside the Bright Pearl sculpture, in front of Starbucks Coffee across the street from the Gate of Harmonious Interest, corner of Government and Fisgard streets. May and June: Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. July and August: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

Ghostly Walks – Find out why Victoria is BC’s most haunted city, if you dare! Start outside the Visitor Information Centre, corner of Government and Wharf streets. May 1 to June 11: every night at 7:30 p.m., plus extra tours at 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. June 12 to Sept. 16: every night at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Check our website for details about our new late-night Ghostly Walks EXTREME tours.

Contact Victoria Heritage Foundation: 250.383.4546 vhf@victoriaheritagefoundation.ca

Tickets for walks, Adults $12; students and seniors $10. (Purchase tickets from the guide). No reservations are needed. Tours take place rain or shine. Group bookings at any time by request. Phone 250.384.6698 or visit www.discoverthepast.com

Self-Guided Heritage Walks

Ross Bay Cemetery Tours

Four walks to choose from

Meet in front of Fairfield Plaza Starbucks 1516 Fairfield Road

Coming June 13 Your Old House Rehabilitation Workshop

The Secrets Are Out! These four upbeat, informative tours with easyto-follow maps are a great way to explore Victoria.

Every Sunday at 2 p.m.

Law and Disorder: Robbery, murder and deadly lovers’ triangles – stories of criminals and Victoria’s lawmen.

Voices From the Sound May 3 May 10 Fabulous Flora May 17 Ross Bay Cemetery Open House May 24 Memorial Day May 31 Surveyors and Map Makers June 14 Away With Rum June 21 City Fathers June 28 Music in Early Victoria July 5, 19, Aug 2, 23 Gossip in the Graveyard July 12, 26, Aug 16, 30 Gold Rush August 9 Obon Ceremony

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.

Presented by Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria Tickets/Admission: $5 For information phone: 250.598.8870 or visit www.oldcem.bc.ca

Fools Rush In: These were the rollicking times of the Gold Rush era. Forbidden City: Go back to when Canada’s first Chinatown was born. Happy Hauntings: Ghosts, ancestral spirits – expect the unexpected in the country’s most haunted city.


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Museums Royal BC Museum

May 1 to September 30 Treasures: The World’s Cultures from the British Museum celebrates the objects that define human culture – travelling across hundreds of thousands of years and through all parts of the world.

In the middle of the exhibition, the Enlightenment Centre – modelled on the Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum – will invite families to learn through hands-on activities and enriching exploration. Visitors can delve more deeply into hieroglyphics, put broken pottery back together, or test their memory as they place treasures on the world map. Treasures also invites you to hold history in the palm of your hand – really – with artifacts from the British Museum’s special handling collection. Allow your inquiring mind to explore four different Cabinets of Curiosity and imagine the hands that created these objects, so long ago. Adults $27.50 Students, Seniors and Youth: $18.50 Child 5 and under free of charge.

Double-headed figure Society Islands, probably before AD 1822, Wood Image © The Trustees of the British Museum

More than 300 artifacts from the renowned British Museum collection, including a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy, a shield from the Bronze Age and works from the likes of Picasso and Rembrandt, will be on display at the Royal BC Museum during this North American premiere.

Phone: 250.356.7226 or 1.888.447.7977 or visit www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Maritime Museum of BC

Craigdarroch Castle

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

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 September 20

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

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National Historic Sites

St. Ann’s Academy

835 Humboldt Street Open daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road (off Ocean Blvd.) Open daily 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Historic Military Encampment May 16 – 17 Medieval Village June 28 – July 4 Historic Garrison Camp August 8 – 9 Adult $3.90, Youth $1.90 Phone: 250.478.5849 or visit www.pc.gc.ca/fortroddhill

Other National Historic Sites

Tickets: visit website or call.

Bay Street Armoury, 715 Bay Street Begbie Hall, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Richmond Road near Fort Street Chinatown Historic District, Fisgard Street between Store and Douglas Streets Chinese Cemetery at Harling Point, Oak Bay Border Waterfront Church of our Lord, 626 Blanshard Street Congregation Emanu-el, Canada’s oldest Victoria City Hall synagogue 1863, 1461 Blanshard Street Craigflower Manor House, Corner of Craigflower Road and the Old Island Highway 1A Craigflower Schoolhouse, Admirals Road at Gorge Road West Emily Carr House, 207 Government Street Empress Hotel, 721 Government Street Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Roundhouse, Esquimalt Road near Tyee Road Esquimalt Naval District, Admirals Road near the intersection of Esquimalt and Admirals Estate of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, 1401 Rockland Avenue Former Victoria Law Courts (Maritime Museum), 28 Bastion Square (see page 15) Fort Victoria on Wharf Street near Fort Street intersection Hatley Park (Former Royal Roads Military College), 2005 Sooke Road Old Victoria Custom House, 1002 Wharf Street Pemberton Memorial Operating Room, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 1952 Bay Street Point Ellice House, 2616 Pleasant Street Rogers Building, 913 Government Street Royal Theatre (see page 17) St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, 740 View Street Victoria City Hall (Corner of Douglas St. and Pandora Ave.)

Phone: 250.652.5256 or visit www.butchartgardens.com

For more information on Canada’s National Historic Sites visit www.pc.gc.ca

The St. Ann’s Legacy Concert Series presents Jazz in the Afternoon Sunday, July 26 in St. Ann’s Chapel. Tickets $20 and $18 The exhibit Take a letter, Miss Jones: the Commercial Classroom at St. Ann’s Academy continues to September 7. Admission by donation. For times and ticket information phone: 250.953.8829 or email stanns.academy@gov.bc.ca

The Butchart Gardens 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay Daily year round, May to June 14 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15 to September 5 – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Enjoy the gardens daily. From July 4 to September 5, delight in the evening entertainment, Night Illuminations – bringing out the other personality of the gardens, and Saturday night fireworks. Truly fun for the whole family.


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Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse Broughton/Blanshard and #3 Centennial Square at Government and Pandora 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Upcoming shows include:

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May 1–10 Will Rogers Follies McPherson Playhouse May 3 Derek Edwards, McPherson Playhouse May 5 Lewis Black Royal Theatre

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.

Gallery at the Mac May 4 through June 29 • Upper Space: Big and Bold from Lilies to Lanterns – Ingrid Fawcett – acrylic on canvas • Lower Space: Outside Looking In – Mary Scobie – oil on canvas

For further information, including Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera performances, please visit our website or call 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

May 21 Camosun Insight Speaker McPherson Playhouse May 21 Video Games Live Royal Theatre May 23 Shriners Fundraising Variety Show McPherson Playhouse May 24 Kaleidoscope Theatres Mini Masterpieces McPherson Playhouse May 25 Queen Royal Theatre

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June 26 Hiromi’s Sonicbloom Royal Theatre June 27 David Sanborn Royal Theatre June 28 The Derek Trucks Band Royal Theatre June 30 Al Di Meola World Sinfonia Royal Theatre

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July 2 Kurt Elling f. Ernie Watts Royal Theatre July 3 Kind of Blue at 50: Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band Royal Theatre July 4 Twin Bill: Nikki Yanofsky & Michael Kaeshammer Royal Theatre July 5 Chucho Valdes Quintet Royal Theatre

June 9–21 As You Like It McPherson Playhouse

July 7–19 Death of a Salesman McPherson Playhouse

June 15 Blind Boys of Alabama Royal Theatre

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August 4–16 The Fantasticks McPherson Playhouse


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Performing Arts Kaleidoscope Theatre

Alix Goolden Hall 907 Pandora Avenue May 2: 2 p.m. – The Civic Orchestra of Victoria May 3: 7:30 p.m. – Sidney Classical Orchestra: The Red Hot May 4: 7:30 p.m. – The Mount Doug Secondary School Concert bands May 7: 7:30 p.m. – Continuum Consort May 8 & 9: 7 p.m. – Victoria Children’s Choir – Ocean World: an ecological musical May 9: 2 p.m. – Mark Lupin, Violin; Robert Holliston, Piano May 10: 8 p.m. – Atomique Presents Joel Plaskett May 13 – Memeza Africa – Voices of Soweto – Choir May 14 – VCM Presents the Collegium Spring Finale May 15: 4 p.m. – Dorothy the Dinosaur May 22: 8 p.m. – Global Arts presents Yoshida Bothers May 24: 7 p.m. – Annie Machon – Inside MI5: The Inner Workings of the Secret State May 29: 8 p.m. – Dee Daniels in Legends – The Best of Sarah Vaughan & Nina Simone May 31: 2 p.m. – VCM presents Summer Sereneta

2009 Family Theatre Series at McPherson Playhouse ends with a performance of

Monster Theatre’s Mini Masterpieces

May 24 at 2 p.m. Twelve short adaptations of classic literature, including tales from Beatrix Potter. Tickets – McPherson Box Office at 250.386.6121

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

May 22 – 24 and 29 – 31 at the Belfry Arts Centre Adapted and directed by Leslie D. Bland In the tradition of our critically acclaimed production of Twelfth Night in 2004, Kaleidoscope presents a modern multimedia adaptation of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy. Macbeth is considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest works, exploring the dangers of the lust for power, and the betrayal of friends. Utilizing projections as well as prerecorded and live video, this version of “the Scottish play” will explore the chicken and egg nature of perception becoming reality in our society, as well as the impact of the media, gossip, and innuendo on the human psyche in the information age.

Phone: 250.386.5311 or www.vcm.bc.ca/events/index.html

Tickets – Belfry Box Office at 250.385.6815 or visit www.kaleidoscope.bc.ca

Victoria Children’s Choir

Victoria Shakespeare Society

Madeleine Humer, Artistic Director

Ocean World: an ecological musical

In partnership with Raincoast Conservation Foundation for an ode to ocean stewardship

The Victoria Shakespeare Society presents:

Friday, May 8: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9: 7 p.m. Victoria Conservatory of Music

World of Song

3100 Foul Bay Rd. Camosun College July 7 & 8: Previews July 9 – August 15: Julius Caesar – Wednesdays & Fridays, 12th Night – Thursday & Saturday All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Twelfth Night

directed by Barbara Poggemiller

Julius Caesar World of Song

An exploration of musical ingredients from unexpected sources for a new classical delicacy

directed by Ian Case Under the stars on the grounds of Camosun College, Landsdowne Campus. Please note our performances are outdoors, dress warmly!

Tickets $15 for each show available at Ivy’s Bookshop, Cadboro Bay Book Co., Larsen Music, Long & McQuade and at the door.

Tickets: $15 for students/seniors and $20 for adults or see both for $25 or $30 Children 12 and under are free. Cash or cheque only at the door. Tickets will also be available at the McPherson Box Office 250.386.6121 or visit www.rmts.bc.ca. Major credit cards accepted. Service charges will apply.

Phone: 250.721.0856 or www.victoriachildrenschoir.ca

For more information go to www.vicshakespeare.com

Monday, June 1: 7 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral


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Stage in the Park – Cameron Bandshell

Ballet Victoria – Innovating Classical Ballet

Beacon Hill Park (off Arbutus Way and Bridge Way) May to September

Paul Destrooper – Artistic Director

Outdoor Concerts and Events – Everyone Welcome Cameron Bandshell is an outdoor performance venue located in the middle of the City’s beautiful Beacon Hill Park off Arbutus Way and Bridge Way. It is alive with activity during May to September hosting a variety of events and concerts on its stage. Bench seating and the surrounding grass areas provide a perfect spot for spectators to relax and enjoy these FREE performances. You’re welcome to bring your own lawn chair. Enjoy the City’s popular In the Park Concert Series and the annual Celidh in the Park. All concerts begin at 1:30 p.m. Seniors Concerts Fridays: June 12 to September 18 Belvedere Broadcasters, Naden Band and more. Jazz in the Park Saturdays: July 4 – August 29 except July 25 Paul Wainright, Jan Stirling, Shades of Shearing and more New Season 2009 – 2010

Sunday Concerts June 21 – September 20 Victoria Symphony, CANUS, Dixieland Express and more

The Secret Garden

October 30 – November 1

Cinderella

December 27 – 30

Carmina Burana

BALLET VICTORIA

March 26 – 28

Season subscriptions on sale now available through the Royal & McPherson Box Office Phone 250.386.6121 For more information visit www.balletvictoria.ca or call 250.380.6063

Holiday Concerts Mondays: July 1, August 3 and September 7 Barbara Blair Ensemble, Music Corner Ensemble and more Celidh in the Park Sunday, June 21 Hernadez Sisters, Cookeilidh, the O’Brien Irish Dancers and BC Fiddle Orchestra Inquire about the many other concerts and events scheduled. For info phone: 250.361.0356 or visit www.victoria.ca


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Early Music Society of the Islands

VCM Summer Series

Music before 1800 – live concerts featuring internationally acclaimed period instrument ensembles. The world’s best early music, at your doorstep!

Victoria Conservatory of Music 900 Johnson Street July 6 – August 21

All concerts are at Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria

2009 – 10 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Les Voix Humaines, with soprano Catherine Webster Concerto Köln (Germany) Constantinople, with soprano Françoise Atlan Toronto Consort Galileo’s Daughters, with narrator Dava Sobel Several other ensembles Subscribe and save on tickets for the Society’s 25th Anniversary Concert Season

JUNE 1 2009 – 10 ticket sales open: • Contact McPherson Box Office at 250.386.6121 or • Download info/order form at www.earlymusicsocietyoftheislands.ca or • Request brochure/order form. Phone: 250.882.5058 (msgs)

Sacramento Choral Society – Choral Soundscapes First Metropolitan United Church, Quadra at Balmoral Thursday, June 25 – 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento Choral Society

Conductor: Donald Kendrick Organist: Stephen Janzen

Present on their 2009 June Canada tour a salute to their Victoria neighbours. Concert includes works by Rutter, Bach, Tschesnokoff, Whitacre and more. The Sacramento Choral Society – The Proud International Cultural Ambassadors to Victoria Tickets: $15 general, $10 limited income Available from: Long & McQuade Music, Ivy’s Books or First Metropolitan United Church For information phone: 250.388.5188 or visit www.firstmetvictoria.com

An exciting series with over 30 performances highlighting dozens of young rising stars, VCM faculty and international musicians. Incredible variety at an affordable price – from Jazz to Classical! Artists include members of Tafelmusik, Victoria Guitar Trio, Don Thompson, Misha Piatigorsky, Beacon Hill Brass Ensemble, Goolden Trio and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $10 – $25 at VCM 250.386.5311 Info: www.vcm.bc.ca/summerseries

Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street Rental Venue, Performance Space & Centre for the Arts, Entertainment, Cultural & Non-profit communities. DANCE Club Salsa!: 1st & 3rd Friday each month triPOD dance collective: June 7

MUSIC The Deep Downs with Mark Atkinson, May 2 Honeyloaf: May 8

THEATRE The Liar Show: May 5 30 Cent Players: May 10 Dave Morris: Confessions of a Storyteller: May 11 Hedwig & the Angry Inch May 22, 23 & 27 – 30 TheatreSports: May 17, June 21, July 19 Impromaniacs: May 21, June 18 & 25, July 16 August 20 Phillip’s Comedy Night May 24, June 14, July 5 Atomic Vaudeville June 4, 6 & 11 – 13

FESTIVALS JazzFest International June 26 – 28, 30 & July 2 – 4 3rd Annual Festival Mexicano: July 10 – 11 Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival July 22 – August 2 Fringe Theatre Festival August 25 – September 6

For information: www.1415broad.ca or 250.380.1280


Performing Arts Langham Court Theatre A Tradition of Great Entertainment 805 Langham Court in Rockland

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre First annual Summer Festival of Masterworks at the McPherson Playhouse

Celebrating Our 80th Season Pack of Lies

By Hugh Whitemore Directed by Keith Digby and Cynthia Pronick April 23 – May 9

A Shot in the Dark

By Marcel Atchard Directed by Penelope Harwood June 10 – 27

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

30 Cent Player Comedy Society The 30 Cent Players present... Sunday, May 10 Electronic Babysitter: An Evening of Sketch Comedy Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 Eventualism Now! by Mike Vardy Tickets: $10 – Victoria Event Centre Go to www.30centplayers.com for more information.

June 9 – 21

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare A story of romance, family conflict, gender reversal and happy endings. July 7 – July 19

Death of a Salesman

Victoria Choral Academia

By Arthur Miller Told in the past and present simultaneously, a tale of false expectations and the devastating consequences of consumerism.

Course: Saturdays, August 1 – 30 Concert: August 30; Location TBA

August 4 – August 16

VCA invites participants to a choral course on Eastern European Liturgical Music: in-depth coaching in stylistics, liturgical texts, and performance interpretation. Immerse yourself in the mystery of Slavic voices!

By Tom Jones (Book and Lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (Music) A tale of true love, deception and the dangers of reverse psychology.

For information visit: www.victoriachoralacademia.net e-mail: info@victoriachoralacademia.net

For tickets call 250.386.6121 or visit www.rmts.bc.ca For information visit www.bluebridgetheatre.ca

Treasury of Eastern European Liturgical Music

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Visual & Media Arts

Theatre Skam Victoria’s top alternative theatre company presents SKAM summerkamp. The return of our almost annual and always amazing festival features four shows in various venues in Victoria and beyond.

Schoolhouse Rocks On

May 6 – 9, new venue! 7 p.m. University Canada West, 950 Kings Road Over a dozen performance companies present short works in the rooms of an old-skool school. Between shows and afterwards hang out in the gym with a visual art display, random acts of performance and a licensed bar. Tickets: $15 at the door only

LandMarks Public Art Inventory

This is an inter-municipal inventory of public artwork in Victoria, Esquimalt, and Saanich that is organized to display three main types of public art in the Greater Victoria area: • civic or municipal • community art • private/developer public art

Bike Ride

The city’s hottest young performance troupes take to a 4km stretch of the Galloping Goose Trail. The audience rides their bikes from performance to performance. There’s a big tent where we all hang out and have hot dogs and lemonade. It’s late May, the sun is shining and you’ve brought along someone you like.

Gagetown: the Pick Up Show Open rehearsals on the back of a flatbed pick up in select parks around the CRD.

Cariboo Buckaroo

This new project written and performed by Artistic Producer Matthew Payne follows the trail of an 1860s cattle drive as it collides with a forgotten Indian War. Scheduling is underway for a preview tour of the BC Interior with stops at community halls, First Nations historical sites, and private guest ranches. Expect a Victoria premiere mid-August that offers an overnight cowboy cookout experience.

are you in? Our mailing list is always first to know. SKAM hotline: 250.FUN.SKAM (250.386.7526) or visit skam.ca

Public art is visual work selected, commissioned, or donated for locations in a public space or facility that includes works of a permanent or temporary nature. These artworks comply with the municipality’s Public Art Policy. Check out the art inventory at www.landmarkspublicart.ca


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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

1040 Moss Street

Engaging, challenging and inspiring! This Summer, the AGGV showcases exhibitions drawn from its permanent collection and presents three exciting special events: Assume Nothing Art Crawl May 22 Mad Hatter’s Tea Party June 14 TD Canada Trust Moss Street Paint-In July 18 For event details and locations, visit aggv.bc.ca. See it before it’s gone! Assume Nothing: New Social Practice until May 24 challenges the traditional relationship between art and society featuring sculpture, drawings, paintings, performances and sound works at the Gallery, in Market Square and around the community. Discover the vivid and flourishing Edo period art from the Gallery’s extensive Japanese collection in Edo: Arts of Japan’s Last Shogun Age until August 2. The exhibition includes paintings, prints, ceramics, lacquerwares, metalwares, textiles, clothing accessories, religious art and samurai paraphernalia.

Continue your exploration with Giant Landscape: British Columbia Landscapes (June 5 to August 3). These works reflect the vibrant energy and rugged beauty of the province through symbolism, emotional exploration, and abstraction to more conceptual approaches and photobased works. That’s not all! Turn your experience on its head with World Upside Down (June 5 to August 30). Enter into a world visualized by artists where killer rabbits hunt humans and Superman is a hero of the Soviet Union.

Emily Carr | Lone Cedar, 1936 | oil on paper | AGGV Collection / The Thomas Gardiner Keir Bequest

For Moss Street Paint-In listing see page 10. Phone: 250.384.4101 or visit www.aggv.bc.ca Toyohara Kunichika | The Actor Kaharazaki Shasho in the Role of General Yoshitsune Minamoto, 1879 | woodblock print| AGGV Collection

Open Space 510 Fort Street Open Tuesday – Saturday: noon – 5 p.m. 12 Making-Objects: 12 indigenous interventions a.k.a. First Nations DADA May 16 – June 25 Artist, curator, storyteller and writer Peter Morin will be Artist in Residence, jointly hosted by Open Space and Camosun College. Peter Morin’s art is based in Tahltan culture, but its staging ground is nomadic. His actions circulate within and through contemporary art, social networks, literary and educational settings. In short, Peter Morin situates his work anywhere

that makes sense for his preoccupations. In this project, he will borrow from the actions (and playfulness) of early twentieth century European and American Dadaists. The schedule of Morin’s performance actions are available at www.openspace.ca. Phone: 250.383.8833 or visit www.openspace.ca


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Gallery of Artisans 811 Fort Street Open Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday: noon – 5 p.m. 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. Phone: 250.380.9505 or visit us at www.galleryofartisans.ca

Wooden bowls by Brian Parker

Pippin by Linda Danielson

Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Gallery G6 Sussex Courtyard 1001 Douglas Street Open Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 30 – May 6: Second to None – visual arts by local high school students. Opening Thu, April 30, 6 – 9 p.m. Sat: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 7–13: Light Sensitive: Western Academy of Photography – Academy graduates. Opening: Fri, May 8, 6 – 9 p.m., Sat/Sun: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 15–27: The Art of Nature – group show with Bryony Wynne-Jones and her students. Opening: Fri, May 15, 6 – 9 p.m. Also open on May 22, 7 – 9 p.m. Sat/Sun: noon – 4 p.m. May 28 – June 3: In the Middle – Arts in Education – visual arts by local middle school students. Opening: Thu, May 28, 6 – 9 p.m. Sat: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. And on June 2, 6 – 9 p.m.: Anne Swannell – Poetry Reading of Shifting June 4–10: The Victoria Sketch Club 100 – 100th Anniversary! Paintings especially created by the members of the Victoria Sketch Club, and donated to The Land Conservancy of BC, will be exhibited in preparation for an auction. Opening: Fri, June 5, 7 – 9 p.m. Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun: noon – 5 p.m. June 11 – 17: Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild Exhibition – affiliated with Fine Furniture Program at Camosun College June 18 – 24: Pacific Design Academy – graduate student design work. Opening: Fri, June 19, 6 – 9 p.m. Sat: noon – 4 p.m.

June 25 – July 1: Youth Group of Seven – Arts in Education, youth exhibition of visual arts. Opening: Thu, June 25, 6 – 9 p.m. Sat hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 2 – 8: Waterworks Etcetera – Sharon Stone, new works Opening: Thu, July 2, 5 – 7 p.m. Mon – Fri: 10 – 6 p.m. Sat/Sun hours: noon – 5 p.m. July 9 – 22: Reconocer La Tierra – Taryn Brown’s new paintings Opening: Fri, July 10, 5 – 8 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

July 23 – 29: Will Calder – paintings by a remarkable senior July 30 – Aug 12: Art and the Individuation Process: Homage to C. G. Jung – David Johnston Sat/Sun: noon – 4 p.m. Aug. 13 – 19: Unreal Victoria – CACGV Media Arts and MediaNet: manipulated photography and film Opening: Fri, Aug. 14, 6 – 9 Sat: noon – 4 p.m. Aug. 20 – 26: Collaborative Painting – Laurie Tzathas & Anne Vaasjo Opening: Fri, Aug 21, 7 – 9 p.m. Sat/Sun hours: noon – 5 p.m. Aug. 27 – Sept 9: ANTARCTICA, the continent of hope – new series by Betty Myers (Warnock). Opening Thu, Aug. 27, 7 – 9 p.m. Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Artist in attendance Saturday. For complete listings phone: 250.381.2787 or visit www.cacgv.ca


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Visual & Media Arts Downtown Victoria Art Galleries Self-Guided Tour 1 Alcheringa Gallery V 665 Fort Street | 250.383.8224 alcheringa-gallery.com | alcheringa@islandnet.com 2 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria V 1040 Moss Street | 250.384.4101 aggv.bc.ca | info@aggv.bc.ca

14 West End Gallery 1203 Broad Street | 250.388.0009 1.877.388.0009 | westendgalleryltd.com art@westendgalleryltd.com Winchester Galleries winchestergalleriesltd.com art@winchestergalleriesltd.com Two locations downtown: 15 1010 Broad Street | 250.386.2773 16 796 Humboldt Street | 250.382.7750

3 Dales Gallery 537 Fisgard | 250.383.1552 dalesgallery.ca | dalesgallery@shaw.ca 4 Eagle Feather Gallery V 904 Gordon Street| 250.388.4330 eaglefeathergallery.com | info@eaglefeathergallery.com

V Open late every Thursday from July – September, and open late the first Thursday of every month from October – June.

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7 Legacy Art Gallery and Café 630 Yates Street | 250.721.6313 | legacygallery.ca

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5 Full Circle Studio Arts 1800 Store Street | 250.920.4037 fullcirlcestudio.ca | art@fullcirclestudio.ca 6 Gallery of Artisans (GOA) V 811 Fort Street | 250.380.9505 | galleryofartisans.ca goavictoria@shaw.ca

17 Studio 16 1/2 16½ Fan Tan Alley | 250.595.6709 fantanstudios.com | info@fantanstudios.com

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Visual & Media Arts

Saanich Studio Art Tours The public is invited to find out what inspires artists, how they go about their work and why they do what they do!

David Hunwick

Garth Homer Society Artworks Artists April 23: 1 – 3 p.m. Information: Suzanne or Bonnie at 250.475.2270 sbessette@garthhomersociety.org

Jennifer Waelti-Walters

Gordon Head May 2 & 3: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Information: Ester at 250.658.4523 galac@shaw.ca Broadmead/Cordova Bay May 2 & 3: noon – 4:30 p.m. Information: Karla at 250.658.9490 kwag@shaw.ca Gorge/Tillicum May 9 & 10: noon – 4:30 p.m. Information: David at 250.419.3233 info@davidhunwick.com Saanich West May 16 & 17: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Information: Heidi at 250.479.6470 HeidiRoemer@shaw.ca Scattered Artists May 23 & 24: noon – 5 p.m. Information: Jenny at 250.920.3831 waeltiwalters@hotmail.com Cadboro Bay May 23 & 24: noon – 5 p.m. Information: Helen at 250.477.1034 hestewart@shaw.ca Brian Norman


May Sunday

3

Monday

Tuesday

4

• Will Rogers Follies p. 17 • Mount Doug Secondary Band Concert p. 18

5

• 30 Cent Players Electronic Babysitter p. 21 • Will Rogers Follies p. 17 • Atomique Presents Joel Plaskett p. 18 • Highland Games / Celtic Festival p. 4 • TheatreSports p. 20 • Fort Rodd Hill Military Encampment p. 16

11

• Dave Morris: Confessions of a Storyteller p. 20

24

• Bike Ride p. 22 • Mini Masterpieces p. 18 • Macbeth p. 18 • Phillip’s Comedy Night p. 20 • Uno Fest p. 4

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• Macbeth p. 18 • Hedwig & the Angry Inch p. 20 • Uno Fest p. 4 • Summer Sereneta p. 18

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• Derek Edwards p. 17 • Will Rogers Follies p. 17 • Sidney Classical Orchestra p. 18

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

2

• Deep Downs p. 20 • Pack of Lies p. 21 • Will Rogers Follies p. 17 • Civic Orchestra of Victoria p. 18

8

• Ocean World p. 18 • Schoolhouse Rocks On p. 22 • Honeyloaf p. 20 • CAC Opening p. 24 • Pack of Lies p. 21 • Will Rogers Follies p. 17

9

16

• Ocean World p. 18 • Schoolhouse Rocks On p. 22 • Tartan Parade p. 4 • Pack of Lies p. 21 • Will Rogers Follies p. 17 • Mark Lupin, Robert Holliston p. 18

23

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• Schoolhouse Rocks On p. 22 • Pack of Lies p. 21 • Will Rogers Follies p. 17 • Continuum Consort p. 18 • Beaux Jeudis p. 8

12

13

• Memeza Africa Voices of Soweto p. 18

14

• VCM Presents the Collegium Spring Finale p. 18

15

• CAC opening p. 24 • Club Salsa! p. 20 • Dorothy the Dinosaur p. 18

18

• Victoria Day Parade p. 5

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• Bike Ride p. 22 • Macbeth p. 18 • Hedwig & the Angry Inch p. 20 • Uno Fest p. 4 • Unodanz p. 4 • Yoshida Bothers p. 18

• Queen p. 17 • Uno Fest p. 4

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• Camosun Insight Speaker p. 17 • Impromaniacs p. 20 • Video Games Live p. 17 • Uno Fest p. 4 • Unodanz p. 4

• Uno Fest p. 4

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Ongoing • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria p. 23 • The Butchart Gardens p. 16 • Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria p. 24 • Craigdarroch Castle – self-guided tours daily p. 15 • Downtown Victoria Art Galleries Self-Guided Tour p. 25 • Francophone Society p. 8 • Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, open daily year-round p. 16 • Gallery of Artisans – handmade Island crafts p. 24 • Ghostly Walks and Chinatown Walks p. 13 • Inner Harbour Festival, May – September p. 12 • LandMarks Public Art Inventory p. 22 Calendar listings subject to change

• Hedwig & the Angry Inch p. 20 • Uno Fest p. 4

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• Hedwig & the Angry Inch p. 20 • Uno Fest p. 4 • CAC Opening p. 24

Saturday

• Pack of Lies p. 21 • Will Rogers Follies p. 17 • Club Salsa! p. 20

• Schoolhouse Rocks On p. 22 • Pack of Lies p. 21 • Will Rogers Follies p. 17

• Lewis Black p. 17 • Liar Show p. 20 • Pack of Lies p. 21 • Will Rogers Follies p. 17

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• Macbeth p. 18 • Hedwig & the Angry Inch p. 20 • Uno Fest p. 4 • Dee Daniels p. 18

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• Highland Games / Celtic Festival p. 4 • Fort Rodd Hill Military Encampment p. 16 • Bike Ride p. 22 • Shriners Variety Show p. 17 • Macbeth p. 18 • Hedwig & the Angry Inch p. 20 • Uno Fest p. 4 • Unodanz p. 4 • Macbeth p. 18 • Hedwig & the Angry Inch p. 20 • Uno Fest p. 4

• Maritime Museum of BC, open daily p. 15 • Neighbourhood Heritage Walks p. 13 • Open Space Gallery, open Tuesday – Saturday p. 23 • Public Markets p. 12 • Ross Bay Cemetery Tours p. 13 • Royal BC Museum – Treasures; Carillon Concert Sun, 3 p.m. p. 15 • Saanich Studio Arts Tour p. 26 • St. Ann’s Academy p. 16 • Self-guided Heritage Walks p. 13 • Signs of Lekwungen p. 14 • Stage in the Park Cameron Bandshell, May – September p. 19 • Theatre Skam p. 22 • Victoria’s National Historic Sites of Canada p. 16 Images courtesy of Unodanz, Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival, Landmarks Public Art Inventory and DVBA


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June

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Monday

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• triPOD dance collective p. 20 • RBCM - Carillion Concert p. 15

• World of Song p. 18 • Early Music Society season ticket sales p. 20

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• Phillip’s Comedy Night p. 20 • As You Like It p. 21 • RBCM - Carillion Concert p. 15

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• TheatreSports p. 20 • Fernwood Art Stroll p. 25 • As You Like It p. 21 • Celidh in the Park p. 19

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• JazzFest International p. 8 • Medieval Village at Fort Rodd Hill p. 16 • The Derek Trucks Band p. 17

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• Blind Boys of Alabama p. 17

• JazzFest International p. 8 • Medieval Village at Fort Rodd Hill p. 16

Tuesday

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• Club Salsa! p. 20 • CAC Opening p. 24

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• Atomic Vaudeville p. 20 • JumpCuts p. 7 • As You Like It p. 21 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21

12

• Atomic Vaudeville p. 20 • JumpCuts p. 7 • As You Like It p. 21 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19

19

• Club Salsa! p. 20 • As You Like It p. 21 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21 • CAC Opening p. 24 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19

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• JazzFest International p. 8 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21 • Hiromi’s Sonicbloom p. 17 • Solstice Festival p. 5 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19

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• As You Like It p. 21 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21

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• As You Like It p. 21 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21

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• As You Like It p. 21 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21

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• Impromaniacs p. 20 • As You Like It p. 21 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21

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• A Shot in the Dark p. 21

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• A Shot in the Dark p. 21

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• Impromaniacs p. 20 • Sacramento Choral Society Choral Soundscapes p. 20 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21 • CAC Opening p. 24 • Solstice Festival p. 5

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• Al Di Meola World Sinfonia p. 17 • JazzFest International p. 8 • Medieval Village at Fort Rodd Hill p. 16

• Art Gallery of Greater Victoria p. 23 • The Butchart Gardens p. 16 • Spirit of Summer... in the Square p. 5 • Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria p. 24 • Craigdarroch Castle – self-guided tours daily p. 15 • Downtown Victoria Art Galleries Self-Guided Tour p. 25 • Francophone Society p. 8 • Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, open daily year-round p. 16 • Gallery of Artisans – handmade Island crafts p. 24 • Ghostly Walks and Chinatown Walks p. 13 • Inner Harbour Festival, May – September p. 12

Friday

• Atomic Vaudeville p. 20 • Beaux Jeudis p. 8

• As You Like It p. 21

Ongoing

Calendar listings subject to change

Thursday

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• Atomic Vaudeville p. 20

• Your Old House Workshop p. 13 • Atomic Vaudeville p. 20 • JumpCuts p. 7 • As You Like It p. 21 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21 • Dance Pacifica Ball p. 7 • Fernwood Art Stroll p. 25 • St. Jean Baptiste Day p. 8 • As You Like It p. 21 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21 • Heritage Day p. 6

• David Sanborn p. 17 • JazzFest International p. 8 • Strawberry Festival at Bastion Square p. 7 • A Shot in the Dark p. 21 • Solstice Festival p. 5

• LandMarks Public Art Inventory p. 22 • Maritime Museum of BC, open daily p. 15 • Neighbourhood Heritage Walks p. 13 • Open Space Gallery, open Tuesday – Saturday p. 23 • Public Markets p. 12 • Ross Bay Cemetery Tours p. 13 • Royal BC Museum – Treasures; Helmcken House 1 – 4 p.m. daily p. 15 • St. Ann’s Academy p. 16 • Self-guided Heritage Walks p. 13 • Signs of Lekwungen p. 14 • Stage in the Park Cameron Bandshell, May – September p. 19 • Theatre Skam p. 22 • Victoria’s National Historic Sites of Canada p. 16 Images courtesy of Gallery of Artisans, LandMarks Public Art Inventory and O’Brien Irish Dancers


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• JazzFest International p. 8 • Phillip’s Comedy Night p. 20 • Chucho Valdes Quintet p. 17 • BHP Sunday Concert p. 19 • Death of a Salesman p. 21 • Festival Mexicano p. 9 • BHP Sunday Concert p. 19

• TheatreSports p. 20 • Death of a Salesman p. 21 • BHP Sunday Concert p. 19

• Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • St. Ann’s Jazz in the Afternoon p. 16 • BHP Sunday Concert p. 19

Monday

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Tuesday

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• RBCM Life Size Chess p. 15 • Dancing in the Square p. 5 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5 • Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • Dancing in the Square p. 5 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

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• Death of a Salesman p. 21

• Death of a Salesman p. 21 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

• Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

• Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

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• Canada Day Celebration p. 9 • JazzFest International p. 8 • Medieval Village at Fort Rodd Hill p. 16 • BHP Holiday Concert p. 19 • Victoria’s 10th Anniversary Ska Festival p. 9 • Death of a Salesman p. 21

• Death of a Salesman p. 21 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

• Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

• Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

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• JazzFest International p. 8 • Medieval Village at Fort Rodd Hill p. 16 • CAC Opening p. 24 • Kurt Elling f. Ernie Watts p. 17 • Victoria’s 10th Anniversary Ska Festival p. 9 • Death of a Salesman p. 21

• Impromaniacs p. 20 • RBCM Café Series p. 15 • Death of a Salesman p. 21 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5 • Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

• Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

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Friday • JazzFest p. 8 • Club Salsa! p. 20 • Eventualism Now! p. 21 • Medieval Village at Fort Rodd Hill p. 16 • Kind of Blue at 50 p. 17 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19 • Festival Mexicano p.9 • Victoria’s 10th Anniversary Ska Festival p. 9 • Death of a Salesman p. 21 • CAC Opening p. 24 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19 • Club Salsa! p. 20 • Death of a Salesman p. 21 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

• Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

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Saturday • JazzFest International p. 8 • Eventualism Now! p. 21 • Medieval Village at Fort Rodd Hill p. 16 • Nikki Yanofsky & Michael Kaeshammer p. 17 • BHP Jazz p. 19 • Festival Mexicano p. 9 • Victoria’s 10th Anniversary Ska Festival p. 9 • Death of a Salesman p. 21 • BHP Jazz p. 19 • Moss Street Paint-In p. 10 • Death of a Salesman p. 21 • BHP Jazz p. 19

• Luminara p. 10 • Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival p. 20

• Atomic Vaudeville’s Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19 • Lunch Time Concert in the Square p. 5

Ongoing • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria p. 23 • The Butchart Gardens p. 8 & 16 • Spirit of Summer... in the Square p. 5 • Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria p. 24 • Craigdarroch Castle – self guided tours daily p. 15 • Downtown Victoria Art Galleries Self-Guided Tour p. 25 • Francophone Society p. 8 • Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, open daily year-round p. 16 • Gallery of Artisans – handmade Island crafts p. 24 • Ghostly Walks and Chinatown Walks p. 13 • Inner Harbour Festival, May to September p. 12 • LandMarks Public Art Inventory p. 22 • Maritime Museum of BC, open daily p. 15 • Neighbourhood Heritage Walks p. 13 Calendar listings subject to change

• Open Space Gallery, open Tuesday – Saturday p. 23 • Public Markets p. 12 • Ross Bay Cemetery Tours p. 13 • Royal BC Museum – Treasures; Carillon Concert Saturdays & Sundays (except July 11 & 12); Helmcken House 1 – 4 p.m. daily p. 15 • St. Ann’s Academy p. 16 • Self-guided Heritage Walks p. 13 • Signs of Lekwungen p. 14 • Stage in the Park Cameron Bandshell, May – September p. 19 • Theatre Skam p. 22 • Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Series, July 6 – August 21 p. 20 • Victoria Shakespeare Society, July 9 – August 15 p. 18 • Victoria’s National Historic Sites of Canada p. 16 Images courtesy of Victoria Conservatory of Music and Luminara


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Sunday

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• Capital Festival Days p. 10 • Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • Electronic Music Festival p. 10 • Symphony Splash p. 11 • BHP Concert p. 19 • Tango Fest p. 11 • Symphony Concert p. 11 • FRH Garrison Camp p. 16 • The Fantasticks p. 21 • BHP Concert p. 19 • Dragon Boat Festival p. 11 • The Fantasticks p. 21 • Children’s Concert p. 11 • BHP Concert p. 19 • BHP Sunday Concert p. 19

• Fringe Theatre Festival p. 4 • Victoria Choral Academia concert p. 21 • BHP Sunday Concert p. 19

Monday

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• Capital Festival Days p. 10 • Dancing in the Square p. 5 • BHP Holiday Concert p. 19

• Dancing in the Square p. 5

• Dancing in the Square p. 5

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• Symphony Winds Concert p. 11 • The Fantasticks p. 21

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• Symphony Concert p. 11 • The Fantasticks p. 21

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• Symphony Strings Concert p. 11 • The Fantasticks p. 21

• Impromaniacs p. 20

• Fringe Theatre Festival p. 4 • CAC Opening p. 24

Friday

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• Club Salsa! p. 20 • Tango Fest p. 11 • The Fantasticks p. 21 • Free B Film Festival p. 7 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19 • Dragon Boat Festival p. 11 • The Fantasticks p. 21 • CAC Opening p. 24 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19 • Club Salsa! p. 20 • CAC Opening p. 24 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19 • Fringe Theatre Festival p. 4 • Free B Film Festival p. 7 • BHP Seniors Concert p. 19

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• Capital Festival Days p. 10 • Sweatshop Festival p. 20 • Electronic Music Festival p. 10 • BHP Jazz p. 19 • Tango Fest p. 11 • Fort Rodd Hill Garrison Camp p. 16 • The Fantasticks p. 21 • Free B Film Festival p. 7 • BHP Jazz p. 19 • Dragon Boat Festival p. 11 • The Fantasticks p. 21 • Free B Film Festival p. 7 • BHP Jazz p. 19 • Free B Film Festival p. 7 • BHP Jazz p. 19

• FringeKids Fest p. 4 • Fringe Theatre Festival p. 4 • Free B Film Festival p. 7 • BHP Jazz p. 19

• Fringe Theatre Festival p. 4

Ongoing • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria p. 23 • The Butchart Gardens p. 8 & 16 • Spirit of Summer... in the Square p. 5 • Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria p. 24 • Craigdarroch Castle – self-guided tours daily p. 15 • Downtown Victoria Art Galleries Self-Guided Tour p. 25 • Francophone Society p. 8 • Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, open daily year-round p.16 • Gallery of Artisans – handmade Island crafts p. 24 • Ghostly Walks and Chinatown Walks p. 13 • Inner Harbour Festival, May – September p. 12 • LandMarks Public Art Inventory p. 22 • Lunch Time Concerts in the Square p. 5 • Maritime Museum of BC, open daily p. 15 Calendar listings subject to change Calendar listings subject to change

• Neighbourhood Heritage Walks p. 13 • Open Space Gallery, open Tue – Sat p. 23 • Public Markets p. 12 • Ross Bay Cemetery Tours p. 13 • Royal BC Museum – Treasures; Carillon Concert Saturdays & Sundays (except Aug 22); Helmcken House 1 – 4 p.m. daily p. 15 • St. Ann’s Academy p. 16 • Self-guided Heritage Walks p. 13 • Signs of Lekwungen p. 14 • Stage in the Park Cameron Bandshell, May – September p. 19 • Theatre Skam p. 22 • Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Series, July 6 – August 21 p. 20 • Victoria Choral Academia music course, Aug 1 – 30 every Saturday p. 21 • Victoria Shakespeare Society, July 9 – August 15 p. 18 • Victoria’s National Historic Sites of Canada p. 16 Images courtesy of The Butchart Gardens, LandMarks Public Art Inventory and Dragon Boat Festival


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A Alix Goolden Hall B Art Gallery of Greater Victoria C Bastion Square D Beacon Hill Park E Belfry Theatre F Cameron Bandshell G Chinatown H City Hall / Centennial Square I Community Arts Council Gallery J Craigdarroch Castle K Emily Carr House L Gallery of Artisans M Government P of Strait Juan Theatre de Fuca Club Q Jazz Fest office R Kaleidoscope Theatre S Langham House N Herman’s Jazz Club O Inner Harbour/Lower Causeway Intrepid Court Theatre T Legislative Buildings U Maritime Museum of BC V Market Square P1 Metro Theatre W McPherson Playhouse X Open Space Y Public Markets Z Ross Bay Cemetery A1 Royal BC Museum B1 Royal Theatre C1 Ship Point D1 Songhees Point E1 Signs of Lekwungen F1 St. Ann’s Academy G1 Topaz Park H1 University Canada West J1 Victoria Conference Centre J2 Victoria Conference Centre Crystal Gardens A Victoria Conservatory of Music K1 Victoria Events Centre L1 Visitor Info Centre



Victoria Arts, Heritage & Culture Guide Summer 2009