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Author Wayne Norton and Swans head brewer Chris Lukie collaborated for the Thomas Uphill Amber Ale, a seasonal launching Oct. 26 in select stores and at Swans. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Victoria brewer, author collaborate for the ‘Working Man’s Beer’

“Beer is as necessary to the worker as milk is to the baby…Hands off the workers’ beer,” MLA Thomas Uphill, 1943

Author Wayne Norton and Swans head brewer Chris Lukie collaborated for the Thomas Uphill Amber Ale, a seasonal launching Oct. 26 in select stores and at Swans. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Claremont secondary students Ryder Heaney-Corns and Adam Jay might look at lot scarier on the rugby field, but they’re all smiles as some of the muscle that will help organize the props and haunts of Screamfest at Claremont, Oct. 26 and 27.                                Travis Paterson/News Staff

Screamfest expected to scare up 1,400 at Claremont school

School fundraiser has marched through Saanich for seven years

Claremont secondary students Ryder Heaney-Corns and Adam Jay might look at lot scarier on the rugby field, but they’re all smiles as some of the muscle that will help organize the props and haunts of Screamfest at Claremont, Oct. 26 and 27.                                Travis Paterson/News Staff
Author Kit Pearson of Oak Bay is among five nominated for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards for her 2016 tale A Day of Signs and Wonders, published by Harper Collins. (Katherine Farris photo)

Oak Bay author up for $30,000 TD children’s literature award

Young readers can also vote for their favourite nominated book

Author Kit Pearson of Oak Bay is among five nominated for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards for her 2016 tale A Day of Signs and Wonders, published by Harper Collins. (Katherine Farris photo)
Beat writer Michael McClure, widely credited for influencing artists like Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin, will perform in Victoria at The Roxy Theatre, Oct. 21 with local jazz musicians Carol Sokoloff and Patrick Boyle. Contributed photo

Cultural icon and poet Michael McClure performs with Victoria jazz musicians

Acclaimed poet will be reading to the ‘beat’ of a different drum

Beat writer Michael McClure, widely credited for influencing artists like Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin, will perform in Victoria at The Roxy Theatre, Oct. 21 with local jazz musicians Carol Sokoloff and Patrick Boyle. Contributed photo
Award-winning playwright/actor/director, TJ Dawe performs Roller Coaster in Oak Bay Saturday.

TJ Dawe’s Roller Coaster

Award-winning playwright/actor/director, TJ Dawe, returns to Victoria this weekend to perform his latest one-person show

Award-winning playwright/actor/director, TJ Dawe performs Roller Coaster in Oak Bay Saturday.
Atom Egoyan returns to direct his first show in Victoria, Pacific Opera Victoria’s Jenůfa, since his graduating play at Mount Douglas secondary in 1977.                                Tina Rowden photo

Pacific Opera’s Jenůfa is Egoyan’s first Victoria show in 40 years

Saanich’s Atom Egoyan directs Pacific Opera show Jenufa

Atom Egoyan returns to direct his first show in Victoria, Pacific Opera Victoria’s Jenůfa, since his graduating play at Mount Douglas secondary in 1977.                                Tina Rowden photo
Couglin croons Saloon Standards for Sno’uyutth at Dunnet theatre

Couglin croons Saloon Standards for Sno’uyutth at Dunnet theatre

Sno’uyutth legacy scholarship benefit concert Nov. 23 at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

Couglin croons Saloon Standards for Sno’uyutth at Dunnet theatre
Young magician Jason Verners is gearing up for a new show that he says takes his performance to the next level. Millennial happens Dec. 1 at Glenlyon Norfolk School. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Magic for the Millennial in Victoria

Langford-based magician Jason Verners redesigns his act for a new generation

Young magician Jason Verners is gearing up for a new show that he says takes his performance to the next level. Millennial happens Dec. 1 at Glenlyon Norfolk School. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Country returns to Teechamitsa Theatre

Country returns to Teechamitsa Theatre

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline hits the stage this month

Country returns to Teechamitsa Theatre
Two B.C. pioneers take to the stage at Phoenix Theatre this month

Two B.C. pioneers take to the stage at Phoenix Theatre this month

West combines the epic stories of Catherine O’Hare Schubert and Fred Wells

  • Oct 10, 2017
Two B.C. pioneers take to the stage at Phoenix Theatre this month
Victoria-area singer Maria Manna headlines two concerts staged as tributes to legendary performer Natalie Cole in Victoria.  Photo contributed

Upcoming Cole tribute concerts multi-faceted for Langford singer

Kidney Foundation to benefit from Maria Manna’s shows in Sidney, Victoria

Victoria-area singer Maria Manna headlines two concerts staged as tributes to legendary performer Natalie Cole in Victoria.  Photo contributed
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel celebrates its fifth annual dinner show season with the premiere of The Definitive Simon and Garfunkel on Oct. 20. (Submitted photo)

Simon and Garfunkel kicks off dinner theatre season at Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Lennon & McCartney and old time radio shows round out fall and winter

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel celebrates its fifth annual dinner show season with the premiere of The Definitive Simon and Garfunkel on Oct. 20. (Submitted photo)
CBC’s hit mystery series Murdoch Mysteries films their Christmas special, to air in December at Cattle Point Oct. 6. (Don Denton/Black Press)

WATCH: CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries builds village at Cattle Point

Hit mystery series films Christmas special, to air in December, around Greater Victoria

  • Oct 6, 2017
CBC’s hit mystery series Murdoch Mysteries films their Christmas special, to air in December at Cattle Point Oct. 6. (Don Denton/Black Press)
Ryan Levis of Victoria is a stage actor who now tours for his show, Dick Loss Prevention, which promotes men’s health by connecting to men through profanity. Photo by Katie Sage
Ryan Levis of Victoria is a stage actor who now tours for his show, Dick Loss Prevention, which promotes men’s health by connecting to men through profanity. Photo by Katie Sage
The Edge of the Icefield, mixed media, by Blu Smith.

Galleries: A roundup of artists to see around the region

New works, gallery walk and a Vessels showcase

  • Oct 4, 2017
The Edge of the Icefield, mixed media, by Blu Smith.
Ken Lavigne will be performing at the Teechamista Theatre at Royal Bay Secondary on Saturday, Oct. 7.                                  (Black Press file photo)

Ken Lavigne returns to the West Shore

Tenor will be performing at Teechamista Theatre on Oct. 7

Ken Lavigne will be performing at the Teechamista Theatre at Royal Bay Secondary on Saturday, Oct. 7.                                  (Black Press file photo)
Cassie and Maggie sing with excitement of national nominations
Cassie and Maggie sing with excitement of national nominations
Jessica Scott of Psychocity tattoo shop in Kamloops works on a client. She is among an international cross-section of artists who will converge on Victoria this weekend for the Van Isle Tattoo Expo at the Victoria Conference Centre. The event goes Friday through Sunday and is part trade show, part competition and is open to the public. Photo contributed

World of tattoos comes alive in Victoria this weekend

Van Isle Tattoo Expo features international collection of artists

Jessica Scott of Psychocity tattoo shop in Kamloops works on a client. She is among an international cross-section of artists who will converge on Victoria this weekend for the Van Isle Tattoo Expo at the Victoria Conference Centre. The event goes Friday through Sunday and is part trade show, part competition and is open to the public. Photo contributed
William Head on Stage is set to perform once again starting in October. (Photo courtesy of William Head Institution)

William Head on Stage returns in Metchosin

This year’s play features an interpretation of Sophocles’ Antigone

William Head on Stage is set to perform once again starting in October. (Photo courtesy of William Head Institution)
Jan Stirling, left, is joined by Barbara Black, who says their musical performance for Victoria’s Festival of Authors this Saturday in Victoria is a way to liven the festival and show the audience how the arts can intersect. Contributed photo

For treasure or worse, writing in verse

From prose to performance, Victoria’s Festival of Authors celebrates the written word

Jan Stirling, left, is joined by Barbara Black, who says their musical performance for Victoria’s Festival of Authors this Saturday in Victoria is a way to liven the festival and show the audience how the arts can intersect. Contributed photo