January 15, 2020 to March 15, 2020
While the outdoor gardens sleep, the indoor gardens come to life. Step inside the Spring Prelude, and stroll along the flagstone pathways while breathing in the subtle fragrance of flowering shrubs and flowers. Beds of daffodils and tulips bloom alongside tropical plants and orchids creating a fantasy garden. Flowering cherry, witch hazel, and other flowering shrubs provide a backdrop to a footbridge where goldfish gracefully and serenely swim beneath.
February 14, 2020 to March 29, 2020
Experience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. Now in its 55th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story. Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, this exhibition takes viewers on a visual journey around the world, bringing the talent and vision of each photographer closer to all who visit. The images evoke a wide range of emotions but are always visually stunning and thought-provoking. A family favourite.
February 26, 2020 to March 14, 2020
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Home-bound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
March 13, 2020 to March 14, 2020
A first for Ballet BC’s repertoire, Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet has inspired many artists with its tragic tale of “star-crossed lovers.” Compelling in its timelessness, the work captures audiences with its deeply human story and enduring themes of love, fate and family. Reflecting on the divisions that persist in today’s world, Ballet BC will offer a fresh and thought-provoking retelling of the classic set to Sergei Prokofiev’s original score, that profoundly resonates today.
March 19, 2020 to March 22, 2020
In this enchanting new opera, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire. The Flight of the Hummingbird is based on an indigenous parable from the Quechuan people of South America. The story of the brave hummingbird travelled through pre-contact trade routes to become well known within Haida culture. This opera is influenced by the graphic novel written by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and will include elements of his dramatic Haida-manga illustrations.
March 28, 2020
Victoria musician Syl Thompson and his band have been paying tribute to the musical works of David Bowie for more than three decades. Thompson embodies Bowie’s exquisite style and persona and has been acclaimed as providing the most credible and realistic Bowie experience in North America. Six highly respected musicians play each song as Bowie and his band performed them live. The look and feel of this concert replicates the Heathen/Reality Tour. The music spans the broad spectrum of Bowie’s hits from 1969’s Space Oddity to 2013’s Where Are We Now? The show is eerily close to hearing and seeing Bowie himself.
March 29, 2020
Come one come all and share a meal with the bold makers of charcuterie and the purveyors of pork. Experience a multiple course share plates hot pot style meal with Haus Sausage meat and kimchi, all prepared with The Courtney Room flair.
Sit down, relax and share in the great eats. Optional pairings from great BC brews will be available for purchase.
Postphoned untill futher date
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will participate a moderated conversation event in Victoria on Tuesday March 31st, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The event is sponsored by The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
“The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce is very proud to welcome former First Lady Michelle Obama to Victoria. She is an inspiring leader and role model to so many. And because of her strong values and true convictions, she continues to drive important change in society.” – Catherine Holt, CEO, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
Apr 15 – May 2, 2020
How can we measure our lives against the beauty of the universe?
EPIC, ENGAGING & HISTORIC
Henrietta was a woman ahead of her time – an amateur astronomer who transcended her post as a Harvard clerk to make significant observations on the universe and change astronomy forever.
April 17, 2020
This spectacular evening is a vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war years, and exports the charm and the flavour of PARIS for the whole world to enjoy.
Thrilling casting and an exceptional scenic design transport us from Montmartre to the stages of the great Parisian cabarets of the time, presenting a repertoire of the greatest songs of EDITH PIAF, MAURICE CHEVALIER, LUCIENNE BOYER, CHARLES TRENET, JOSEPHINE BAKER, YVES MONTAND, CHARLES AZNAVOUR, JACQUES BREL, and more!
April 17, 2020
Victoria Chamber Orchestra directed by Yariv Aloni presents an all-Beethoven concert with special guest, Nikki Chooi, Violin at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria V8T 1A8 on Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors and Students available from Long & McQuade, Ivy’s Bookshop, www.victoriachamberorchestra.org, by calling 250-598-1966 and at the door.
April 17-25, 2020
Disney’s Newsies is the exuberant story of paperboy Jack Kelly, and orphaned and runaway newsies on the streets of 1899 New York. When the titans of publishing raise prices at the cost of the newsies’ livelihood, Jack marches forward to fight for what’s right! This Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of the 1992 film holds a timeless message for the whole family.
April 18, 2020
You are invited to attend our Regency Ball!
Imagine yourself transported to the world of Darcy and Elizabeth, of Napoleon Bonaparte and Jane Austen, walking straight into Netherfield, with dancing, live music, food, playing cards, in the stunning Crystal Ballroom of the historical Empress Hotel.
April 21 – May 17, 2020
A sharp comedy about backroom politics.
In June of 1979, Joe Clark was sworn in as Canada’s youngest Prime Minister. By Christmas, it looked as though it could be all over. 1979 is a comedy by Michael Healey (Proud, The Drawer Boy) that looks at Clark and the pressure he was under to save his government. Everyone – friends, foes, family – has an opinion about what Joe should do. Should he play the game and remain in power, or do what he thinks is right?
April 29, 2020
When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way…right? Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. Cleopatra used her sexuality—and her money—to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers.
May 1-2, 2020
Innovative. Theatrical. Raw. Personal. These are only a few adjectives that have been used to describe the work of Tania Pérez-Salas, Mexico’s leading contemporary choreographer. In Ex-Stasis, Perez-Salas explores trusting our instincts to let the body communicate with the mind. 3.Catorce Dieciséis (3.Fourteen Sixteen) draws inspiration from the number Pi to reflect on the circularity of our movement through life. With intense theatricality and breathtaking imagery set to music by Vivaldi and other Baroque composers, 3.Catorce Dieciséis (3.Fourteen Sixteen) is a joyful feast for the senses.
This is one of our flagship tours that provides a superb overview of Victoria’s history in Old Town, Chinatown and around the harbour, but goes beyond the basics and includes current issues, and architecture.
Our friendly and knowledgeable guide will whisk you off on an adventure that you wont forget! Passing through an old growth rainforest, then climbing to the top of the Malahat Mountain range, you will experience stunning views before arriving at our first stop. Wine tastings, cider tasting, lunch, and world famous balsamic vinegar are all part of the gorgeous Cowichan Valley.
Select from Craft Brewery Tour, Brewery & Bites Tour, or Wine Cider & Vineyard lunch tour.
Sip on a delightful flight of teas. Seatings take place daily at our Victoria Chinatown shop, between 11 am & 4 pm. Drop-ins are welcome but subject to availability. To ensure a seat, call the store at 250 382-0006 to reserve.
Learn something new in a kitchen with a fun, tasty and interactive cooking environment. They offer a wide range of classes and special events to suit varied tastes, interests, ages.
Scenic hikes and tours expertly guided in and around beautiful Victoria by local photographer and long time resident, as he shares with you his favourite vistas and hidden gems!
From ballet to Victoria Symphony, from plays to live bands, enjoy live entertainment.
The Bard & Banker is one of the very few places in Victoria offering live music 7 nights a week starting at 9pm, no cover charge except on New Years Eve and St.Patrick’s day. We feature mostly local musicians from Victoria with others coming from surrounding islands and the mainland. Sunday nights are “unplugged,” drawing inspiration from the MTV Unplugged Series, where all the music was performed acoustic and interactive with the audience.