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COMING UP: Live music, theatre and more make April notable in Victoria

From spoken word to live jazz, Joy of Life to UNOFest, patrons have options

With public gathering restrictions largely lifted, Greater Victoria music lovers have a variety of live entertainment options to look forward to this month.

Here’s a brief listing spotlighting some upcoming shows and festivals:

Victorious Voices at Roxy Theatre

After two years of virtual pandemic festivals, Victorious Voices is ready to bring back spoken word poetry to the Roxy Theatre stage, April 11 to 13. This year’s festival includes workshops, feature performances and the Vancouver Island high school poetry slam championships.

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Skye Douglas Project at Hermann’s Jazz Club

With modern and historic interpretations of new music and jazz standards, the fledgling five-piece Skye Douglas Project takes to the Hermann’s stage April 14 for an in-person and livestreamed show.

Trumpeter Dean “Skye Douglas” Boland leads the outfit, which also includes Berklee School of Music grad Kenton Willem on saxophones/woodwinds, James Darling on piano, Brian McMahon on bass and James McRae on drums. The evening begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20.

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Jammies and Toons at the Vic Theatre

Families are invited to watch Teen Titans Go to the Movies on April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Vic Theatre. The ritual of Saturday morning cartoons and unhealthy cereal is being indulged at this event. Attendees are welcomed in their pyjamas to have a bowl of cereal while enjoying the show – courtesy of the Vic Theatre. Tickets are $9.

The film sees a group of young heroes head to Hollywood to fulfill their dreams. Things soon go awry, however, when a supervillain plans to take over the planet – putting the very fate of the Teen Titans on the line. Visit to purchase tickets in advance.

Daniel Lapp’s Joy of Life Concert at the Victoria Conservatory of Music

Audiences are welcomed back to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall for Daniel Lapp’s annual Joy of Life Concert on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Participants range from the student ensembles of the Joy of Life Choir, BC Fiddle Orchestra and Folkestra – combining for more than 100 performers – to special guest, Canadian indie-rock recording artist Kathryn Calder, the former poet laureate for the City of Victoria. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

UNO Fest

After two years of online showings Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest is ready to switch gears, with solo performances returning to local venues for the 25th edition of the event. The festival showcases an eclectic mix of local and touring artists and runs from April 27 to May 27 at the Intrepid Studio Theatre and The Metro Studio.

All tickets are sold in advance online, with early bird discounts available until April 14. For more information and tickets visit

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