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Australian comic Jim Jefferies is coming to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post)

Jim Jefferies brings his standup show to Victoria in September

Australian’s Moist Tour stops at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22

Australian comic Jim Jefferies is coming to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post)
Artist Tanya Bub sits on a bench with her sculpture of a man she calls Arthur Heart, along with a small dog. Similar works will be on display at her Art for Good fundraiser exhibit at the Gage Gallery May 10 to 29. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Victoria artist to donate portion of driftwood sculpture sales to animal cause

Driftwood dog display in May at Victoria gallery raising cash for BC SPCA

Artist Tanya Bub sits on a bench with her sculpture of a man she calls Arthur Heart, along with a small dog. Similar works will be on display at her Art for Good fundraiser exhibit at the Gage Gallery May 10 to 29. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Legendary country blues guitarist David Essig brings his talents to The Oaks in Oak Bay on May 14 for a show benefitting Ukrainian refugees. (davidessig.com)

David Essig playing fundraiser show in Oak Bay for Ukrainian refugees

Legendary country blues guitarist brings his talents to town for May 14 show

Legendary country blues guitarist David Essig brings his talents to The Oaks in Oak Bay on May 14 for a show benefitting Ukrainian refugees. (davidessig.com)
Artist Logan Ford, leasing agent for Rockslide Studio, works on a piece at the grassroots arts organization’s new home at 780 Blanshard St. Rockslide supports artists in the region by providing affordable studio and showcase space. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Victoria arts hub open house to showcase variety of styles

Rockslide Studio Gallery hosting public April 23 at new downtown home

Artist Logan Ford, leasing agent for Rockslide Studio, works on a piece at the grassroots arts organization’s new home at 780 Blanshard St. Rockslide supports artists in the region by providing affordable studio and showcase space. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)

Vancouver Island DJ Whipped Cream’s dream jumps off her board with Coachella gig

DJ to play the same days as Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion

Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)
Edmonton-based musician Ben Sures will perform in Sooke on April 23. (Contributed - Pamela Cregg)

Popular songwriter Ben Sures to perform in Sooke

April 23 show revolves around everyday experiences

Edmonton-based musician Ben Sures will perform in Sooke on April 23. (Contributed - Pamela Cregg)
Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)

Cirque du Soleil returns to Victoria this spring with OVO

Seven performances will transform Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in June

Cirque du Soliel returns to Victoria with OVO this June. (Courtesy Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre)
Daniel Lapp directs the Joy of Life choir, which plays a key role in the return of the Joy of Life concert to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on April 16. (Mark Nicol/courtesy Victoria Conservatory of Music)

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

Daniel Lapp directs the Joy of Life choir, which plays a key role in the return of the Joy of Life concert to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on April 16. (Mark Nicol/courtesy Victoria Conservatory of Music)
Tide Pools Rathtrevor by Lorna Dockstader at Avenue Gallery.

At The Galleries: Nature takes centre stage in Greater Victoria

Vancouver Island artists appear in galleries for spring

  • Apr 10, 2022
Tide Pools Rathtrevor by Lorna Dockstader at Avenue Gallery.
Christine Reimer has been a practising artist for over 40 years and will soon have her most recent works on display at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill in Saanich. (Photo christinereimer.ca)

New colourful art exhibit coming to Saanich’s Cedar Hill Rec Centre

Art Centre at Cedar Hill features works by Christine Reimer, April 19 to May 9

Christine Reimer has been a practising artist for over 40 years and will soon have her most recent works on display at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill in Saanich. (Photo christinereimer.ca)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)

Graduating visual arts students prepare for year-end exhibit at UVic

Opening night April 14, exhibit on display to public through April 24

Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Via Choralis, here with most of its members, will perform its first public show in more than two years on May 1 at Sidney’s St. Elizabeth’s Church on Third Street. (Photo courtesy of Nick Fairbanks)

Via Choralis community choir back on stage in Sidney for the first time in two years

St. Elizabeth’s Church will host the Saanich Peninsula community choir May 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Via Choralis, here with most of its members, will perform its first public show in more than two years on May 1 at Sidney’s St. Elizabeth’s Church on Third Street. (Photo courtesy of Nick Fairbanks)
After a two-year break, the Louisiana Hayride Show is rolling across western Canada and will stop in Sidney on May 2 in paying tribute to the giants of classic country and rockabilly. (Photo courtesy of Louisiana Hayride Show)

Louisiana Hayride Show rolls into Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

Tribute show highlights the countless stars that rocked to stardom on the legendary broadcast show

After a two-year break, the Louisiana Hayride Show is rolling across western Canada and will stop in Sidney on May 2 in paying tribute to the giants of classic country and rockabilly. (Photo courtesy of Louisiana Hayride Show)
Megan Seel (left) and her dad Jim Lord at the maker’s market in Lord’s home that he shares with his partner Kari Frazer. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Megan Seel (left) and her dad Jim Lord at the maker’s market in Lord’s home that he shares with his partner Kari Frazer. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Ryan Malcolm, a director with Victoria Beer Society, speaks at the Victoria Beer Week’s April 1 kickoff event, at the Powerhouse (2110 Store St.) in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria Beer Week returns with Friday untapping

Plenty of events set for suds-centred April 1 to 9 festivities

Ryan Malcolm, a director with Victoria Beer Society, speaks at the Victoria Beer Week’s April 1 kickoff event, at the Powerhouse (2110 Store St.) in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Spectators had their choice of seats in the sun or the shade while taking in a past performance in the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park. The TD Victoria International JazzFest will produce shows at the outdoor venue on June 25 and 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

TD Victoria International JazzFest adds Bullen Park, Beacon Hill to venue roster

Multi-genre music festival offers local, international performers June 24 to July 3

Spectators had their choice of seats in the sun or the shade while taking in a past performance in the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park. The TD Victoria International JazzFest will produce shows at the outdoor venue on June 25 and 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died on Friday (March 25) at age 50. The band has since cancelled its 2022 tour, which included a Victoria show in October. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Taylor Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, died on Friday (March 25) at age 50. The band has since cancelled its 2022 tour, which included a Victoria show in October. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Artist and teacher Suvreet Juhal and District of Saanich community arts specialist Brenda Weatherston create ceramics together at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

BIPOC youth ceramics workshop coming to Saanich

Free workshop offered to youth of colour to explore culture and diversity

Artist and teacher Suvreet Juhal and District of Saanich community arts specialist Brenda Weatherston create ceramics together at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra spring show is April 24 in the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. (Photo courtesy GVYO)

Youth orchestra explores symphonic style with spring show at UVic

Concert includes La forza del destino, Finlandia, Op. 26 and Rhenish

The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra spring show is April 24 in the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. (Photo courtesy GVYO)
The City of Victoria’s Arts and Culture sector is vital for attracting tourists, said Mayor Lisa Helps a press release’s justification of their new grant program. Members of the New York dance troupe STOMP are pictured performing at the Atrium on Blanshard Street in 2013. (Don Denton/News staff)

City of Victoria targets Arts and Culture venues with $400,000 grant program

“The City has lost affordable venues during the pandemic and many have pressing needs”: Mayor Helps

The City of Victoria’s Arts and Culture sector is vital for attracting tourists, said Mayor Lisa Helps a press release’s justification of their new grant program. Members of the New York dance troupe STOMP are pictured performing at the Atrium on Blanshard Street in 2013. (Don Denton/News staff)