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Vic High cast members for Ranked, The Musical gather for a promotional photo. (Photo courtesy of Kim Sholinder)

Victoria High School theatre crew tackles social commentary of Ranked

Running March 9 to 12 at Esquimalt High theatre, story explores themes of privilege around academics

Vic High cast members for Ranked, The Musical gather for a promotional photo. (Photo courtesy of Kim Sholinder)
Victoria duo Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy of Ocie Elliott are nominated for the Juno Awards’ breakthrough group of the year. (Photo by Sara Laking)

Juno Awards nominees have strong connections to Greater Victoria

Ocie Elliott, Spiritbox nominated for breakthrough group; Spiritbox up for metal/hard music album

Victoria duo Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy of Ocie Elliott are nominated for the Juno Awards’ breakthrough group of the year. (Photo by Sara Laking)
The cast of the Wizard of Oz is set to perform in early March at Claremont Secondary School in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Chelsea Giordano)

Claremont musical theatre students bring Wizard of Oz to Saanich theatre

Performances occur from March 2 to 5 and March 9 to 12, two matinees available

The cast of the Wizard of Oz is set to perform in early March at Claremont Secondary School in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Chelsea Giordano)
An old photo of Troy Wilson and his grandfather, Tom Richmond. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
An old photo of Troy Wilson and his grandfather, Tom Richmond. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Olivia Boyer-Smyth as Ariel and Jakob Diston plays Scuttle in the coming Oak Bay High musical performance of The Little Mermaid. (Courtesy Oak Bay High Musical Theatre)
Olivia Boyer-Smyth as Ariel and Jakob Diston plays Scuttle in the coming Oak Bay High musical performance of The Little Mermaid. (Courtesy Oak Bay High Musical Theatre)
Salish Sea by Chris Paul, installed at Spewhung/Turkey Head in Oak Bay, was the first ArtsAlive sculpture the district purchased. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Salish Sea by Chris Paul, installed at Spewhung/Turkey Head in Oak Bay, was the first ArtsAlive sculpture the district purchased. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Victoria Compost Education Centre hosts a workshop at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary March 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Weekend outings for home projects, art, nature and comedy return across Greater Victoria

Victoria home show kicks off this weekend in Saanich

  • Feb 25, 2022
The Victoria Compost Education Centre hosts a workshop at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary March 12. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Feb. 26 concert in Victoria dedicated to legendary violinist Jeanne Lamon, who died last year, features a deeply personal program curated by her partner, Christina Mahler. (Courtesy of Victoria Baroque)

Victoria concert recognizes late legendary Canadian violinist Jeanne Lamon

Longtime music director of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra memorialized with Feb. 26 performance

A Feb. 26 concert in Victoria dedicated to legendary violinist Jeanne Lamon, who died last year, features a deeply personal program curated by her partner, Christina Mahler. (Courtesy of Victoria Baroque)
North Saanich Mayor Geoff Orr says council’s decision to go ahead with an OCP review that includes housing and affordability shows faith in the consultant and in future community engagements, likely unfolding in May and June. (Courtesy District of North Saanich)

Housing, affordability back in as North Saanich OCP review continues

Former mayor says majority of council members appear confused on issue

North Saanich Mayor Geoff Orr says council’s decision to go ahead with an OCP review that includes housing and affordability shows faith in the consultant and in future community engagements, likely unfolding in May and June. (Courtesy District of North Saanich)
Artist talks and demonstrations will be part of the Sooke Fine Arts Show when it returns on July 21. (Serena Haley Photography)

Sooke Fine Arts Show eyes return to community centre

In-person show returns after two-year hiatus

Artist talks and demonstrations will be part of the Sooke Fine Arts Show when it returns on July 21. (Serena Haley Photography)
Choral Evolution practiced outdoors and over video calls in the lead-up to their upcoming debut performances, but their dedication to the craft means the shows will go on. (Photo Courtesy of Doug Titchkosky)

Choral Evolution bringing Mozart and Metallica to West Shore

The new choral group is set to debut in a series of performances in Sooke and Colwood next month

Choral Evolution practiced outdoors and over video calls in the lead-up to their upcoming debut performances, but their dedication to the craft means the shows will go on. (Photo Courtesy of Doug Titchkosky)
James Bardy is a Saanich-based artist and occupational therapist whose art will be on display at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre beginning Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy of James Bardy)

Saanich artist exhibition doubles as fundraiser for people with disabilities in Nepal

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre displaying James Bardy’s work starting Feb. 15

James Bardy is a Saanich-based artist and occupational therapist whose art will be on display at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre beginning Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy of James Bardy)
The Waste Land director and choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz on the set at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre with a painted map of London. (Courtesy UVic Department of Theatre)

University of Victoria’s The Waste Land lays bare Eliot poem in pandemic parallel

100-year-old poem echoes our time, director/choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz says

The Waste Land director and choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz on the set at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre with a painted map of London. (Courtesy UVic Department of Theatre)
St. Mary’s Anglican Church on Elgin Street in Oak Bay hosts live-streamed Lenten concerts starting in March. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay church streams pilgrimage of music for Lent

Series starts March 3 with piano, organ duets and solos

St. Mary’s Anglican Church on Elgin Street in Oak Bay hosts live-streamed Lenten concerts starting in March. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Ballet BC brings to Victoria contemporary ballet works from three internationally known choreographers, March 11 and 12. (Photo by Marcus Eriksson)

Ballet BC brings dance works to Victoria from three renowned choreographers

Royal Theatre will host evening performances on March 11 and 12

Ballet BC brings to Victoria contemporary ballet works from three internationally known choreographers, March 11 and 12. (Photo by Marcus Eriksson)
Victoria-based screenwriter Joel H. Brewster (left) is pictured on the set of his 2016 short film, The Man in the Rabbit Mask. He won a $20,000 Black Creators Edition grant to support production of his next short film, The Victoria I know. (Photo courtesy of Joel H. Brewster)

$20K grant will help Victoria screenwriter produce Black history horror film

Joel Brewster one of 30 Black creators chosen to receive Telus Storyhive/Black Screen Office grant

Victoria-based screenwriter Joel H. Brewster (left) is pictured on the set of his 2016 short film, The Man in the Rabbit Mask. He won a $20,000 Black Creators Edition grant to support production of his next short film, The Victoria I know. (Photo courtesy of Joel H. Brewster)
Kevin Lewis and Ryan Cook show off their sculpture. To see other images and vote, go to www.canada.ca/winterlude. Image, EVVP

B.C. carvers co-create ice sculpture for national contest

Kevin Lewis, Ryan Cook are Team BC for the Olympic/Paralympic-themed event

Kevin Lewis and Ryan Cook show off their sculpture. To see other images and vote, go to www.canada.ca/winterlude. Image, EVVP
The Victoria-based Emily Carr String Quartet is featured in the first three concerts of Earth Songs: Music for Climate Justice, a six-performance series hosted at Christ Church Cathedral. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Brower)

Victoria concert series brings light and sound to climate justice

Emily Carr String Quartet, pipe organ featured in series starting Feb. 11 at Christ Church Cathedral

The Victoria-based Emily Carr String Quartet is featured in the first three concerts of Earth Songs: Music for Climate Justice, a six-performance series hosted at Christ Church Cathedral. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Brower)
The Canadian College of Performing Arts presents the world premiere of new Canadian musical The Quest. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

The Quest makes its world debut on Oak Bay stage

Performing arts students work with playwrights to stage new musical

The Canadian College of Performing Arts presents the world premiere of new Canadian musical The Quest. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Cast members in an upcoming series called Reginald the Vampire on set at the ‘Slushy Shack,’ a transformed gas station at the intersection of Glanford Road and Vanalman Avenue in Saanich. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Filming for Reginald the Vampire series draws onlookers to Saanich corner

Cast and crew under umbrellas, plastic sheets at ‘Slushy Shack’

Cast members in an upcoming series called Reginald the Vampire on set at the ‘Slushy Shack,’ a transformed gas station at the intersection of Glanford Road and Vanalman Avenue in Saanich. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)