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Events Calendar

April 2014

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Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Connect and Learn Lunch

Connect and Learn Lunch

April 2, 11:30 - 1:30 pm

Location: The Union Club, 805 Gordon Street

Event: yoUnlimited lunches are held at the Union Club and incorporate Mind, Body, Spirit, and Community with an amazing array of speakers, charitable causes and reasons for giving, along with a delicious healthy lunch and a comfortable and friendly community of women.  Tickets are $40.  For more information, tickets, or a list of speakers, click here.

 
 
Collective Soul
 
 
 
First Fridays on Fort

First Fridays on Fort

February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4
(Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)

Location: Fort Street

Event: The first Friday of every month is First Friday on Fabulous Fort; on this day only, participating businesses are offering special deals, discounts and promotions. Every month new stores join in! Come discover how fabulous Fort Street is!

 

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
Glenn Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller Orchestra

April 4, 8 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra from New-York will perform one night only in Victoria as they tour the world, bringing timeless classics like In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction back to the stage. Even 75 years after founding his famous orchestra Glenn Miller’s music is alive and well.

 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Tartan Day
 
 
Saturday Sketch

Saturday Sketch

Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm

Location: Robert Bateman Centre

Event: Get inspired by the Centre's collection and discover your artist within at these drop-in sketch classes, free with the price of admission.  Experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from Bateman's original works of art with the guidance of an artist-instructor.  Materials are provided, though you can bring your own if you prefer.  All ages and abilities welcome; no registration required.

 
 
Danny Bhoy

Danny Bhoy

April 5, 7 and 9:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Just for Laughs presents Danny Bhoy in his brand new show, Dear Epson, in which he takes on some of the biggest and smallest issues in the world.  This is a stand-up show with some sitting down.  Tickets start at $45.50 (limit 8 per person) and can be purchased online, at the Royal Theatre box office, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
HMS Pinafore
 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
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Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Tours of Canada's Oldest Synagogue
 
 
HMS Pinafore
 
 
Yoon Plays Schumann

Yoon Plays Schumann

April 7, 8 pm

 

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: The Victoria Symphony presents the Legacy Series, featuring a variety of special guests.  Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased through the Royal Theatre box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey

April 8 & 9, 7:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Dance Victoria presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.  The world's most popular modern dance company returns to the Royal Theatre with two different programs that mix Ailey classics with new works by some of America’s hottest choreographers. Known for their incredible virtuosity and explosive athleticism, Ailey dancers are some of the best in the world.

 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Doug Beardsley Book Launch

Doug Beardsley Book Launch

April 9, 7:30 pm (doors at 7 pm)

Location: Munro's Books

Event: Swimming with Turtles: Spirit of Place, Doug Beardsley's new collection of contemplative narrative poems, was inspired by several sea voyages in the waters of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy this special evening with an esteemed Victoria poet and teacher.  This is a free event.

 
 
Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey

April 8 & 9, 7:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Dance Victoria presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.  The world's most popular modern dance company returns to the Royal Theatre with two different programs that mix Ailey classics with new works by some of America’s hottest choreographers. Known for their incredible virtuosity and explosive athleticism, Ailey dancers are some of the best in the world.

 
 
 
Wicked Divas
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Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
LitARTcity

LitARTcity

April 11, 8 - 10 pm (doors 7:30 pm)

Location: Open Space (510 Fort Street)

Event: A collaborative poetry and performing arts fundraiser for Victoria READ Society, featuring local poets, dancers, and musicians.  Cash bar and silent auction.  Tickets are $22.50 via ticketrocket.org or at the door.

 
 
2014 Law Week
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Spring Fling at the Victoria Public Market
 
 
Viva Mexico

Viva Mexico

April 12, 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Back for the third year, this group of students puts on a colourful show!  The costumes and music are a lot of fun.

 
 
Saturday Sketch

Saturday Sketch

Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm

Location: Robert Bateman Centre

Event: Get inspired by the Centre's collection and discover your artist within at these drop-in sketch classes, free with the price of admission.  Experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from Bateman's original works of art with the guidance of an artist-instructor.  Materials are provided, though you can bring your own if you prefer.  All ages and abilities welcome; no registration required.

 
 
Pub(lic) Crawl

Pub(lic) Crawl

April 12, 3 - 7 pm

Location: Garrick's Head Pub, Various Victoria Venues

Event: Enjoy a walking tour from 3 - 5 pm (meet outside the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at 1040 Moss Street), then a screening of Jackson 2Bears and discussion at the Garrick's Head Pub.

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
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Wicked Divas
 
 
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
BC HRMA Victoria Roundtable - April

BC HRMA Victoria Roundtable - April

April 16, 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: Greater Victoria Public Library

Event: At "Victoria Roundtable" events, a leader will guide HR practitioners through a discussion on specific topics related to the field of Human Resources.  This allows for sharing of knowledge, strategies, lessons-learned, and practical tips, tools, and techniques.  Participants are encouraged to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and provide real scenarios.  A variety of formats are used depending on the topic and the facilitator.

 
 
Reef Rum Nights

Reef Rum Nights

January 16, 6 pm - El Dorado
February 20, 6 pm - Flor de Cana
March 20, 6 pm - Ron Matusalem
April 17, 6 pm - Mount Gay

Location: The Reef Restaurant

Event:  Explore the Caribbean's favourite libation with local rum agents and other rum enthusiasts.  Enjoy a flight tasting led by a rum head who can teach you the history and 'how-to' on delicious rum.  Tasting pairing menu will also be available.  

 
 
The Shriners Variety Show
 
 
Hedley Wild Live

Hedley Wild Live

April 17, 7 pm (RESCHEDULED DUE TO ILLNESS from April 10)

Location: Save On Foods Memorial Centre

Event: Multiplatinum Canadian pop stars and Juno Award Winners Hedley perform in support of their fifth studio album, Wild Life.  Tickets start at $46.50 and can be purchased through the Save-On-Foods box office, online, or by calling 250-220-7777.

 
 
8th Annual Grand Pacific Open

8th Annual Grand Pacific Open

April 18 - 21

Location: Hotel Grand Pacific

Event: The Grand Pacific Open is BC's largest chess tournament.  The main event is a 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss with $5000 in prizes.  There are also a number of side events which are free (even if not in the main event) and include an active tournament, Midnight Blitz with $100 in prizes, and a Bughouse tournament to finish off the weekend.  Click here for more information.

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Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Spring Fling at the Victoria Public Market
 
 
Tall Tree Festival 2014 Launch Party
 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Saturday Sketch

Saturday Sketch

Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm

Location: Robert Bateman Centre

Event: Get inspired by the Centre's collection and discover your artist within at these drop-in sketch classes, free with the price of admission.  Experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from Bateman's original works of art with the guidance of an artist-instructor.  Materials are provided, though you can bring your own if you prefer.  All ages and abilities welcome; no registration required.

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
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8th Annual Grand Pacific Open

8th Annual Grand Pacific Open

April 18 - 21

Location: Hotel Grand Pacific

Event: The Grand Pacific Open is BC's largest chess tournament.  The main event is a 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss with $5000 in prizes.  There are also a number of side events which are free (even if not in the main event) and include an active tournament, Midnight Blitz with $100 in prizes, and a Bughouse tournament to finish off the weekend.  Click here for more information.

 
 
Earth Day at the Bateman Centre
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Omer Klein Trio
 
 
Young Frankenstein
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
 
Dining Out for Life 2014

Dining Out for Life 2014

April 24

Location: Various Downtown Locations

Event: Helping others is as easy as raising your fork!  When you dine at participating restaurants on April 24, 25% of food sales will be donated to support AIDS Vancouver Island's programs across Vancouver Island.

 
 
Lecture: Fun With Ferries

Lecture: Fun With Ferries

April 24, 12 pm

Location: Maritime Museum

Event: Dr. Patricia Roy, Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria, author of Boundless Optimism, A White Man’s Province, and many others, and member of the Royal Society of Canada, will present on the history of ferry transport to and from Vancouver Island. With the help of political cartoons, both historic and contemporary, Dr. Patricia Roy will relate some aspects of the proposed and actual means of ferry transportation between Vancouver Island and the Mainland.  Admission by donation.

 
 
Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

April 24, 26, 30 and May 2, 8 pm
May 4, 2:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: A comedic opera with a revolutionary subtext, Marriage of Figaro follows the Almaviva household through a single tumultuous day as Count Almaviva, his wife, his valet Figaro, and his servants spin a tangled web of love affairs, plots, and counterplots.  Tickets cost $37.50-$107 (including tax and box office charges).  For tickets, call 250-386-1641 or visit www.pov.bc.ca. 

 
 
Creatively United For The Planet Festival
 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
 
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Earth Walk Victoria

Earth Walk Victoria

April 26, 12 - 1 pm

Location: Meet at Centennial Square, parade to St. Ann's Academy.

Event: Earth Walk is an annual fun family event that invites everyone to parade in colourful costumes for the love of our planet.  The paraders assemble in Centennial Square at 12 noon.  Samba du Soleil will lead the parade, which starts at 12:30 pm, down Douglas Street to the grounds of St. Ann's Academy.

 
 
Saturday Sketch

Saturday Sketch

Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm

Location: Robert Bateman Centre

Event: Get inspired by the Centre's collection and discover your artist within at these drop-in sketch classes, free with the price of admission.  Experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from Bateman's original works of art with the guidance of an artist-instructor.  Materials are provided, though you can bring your own if you prefer.  All ages and abilities welcome; no registration required.

 
 
Madison High Band
 
 
Creatively United For The Planet Festival
 
 
Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

April 24, 26, 30 and May 2, 8 pm
May 4, 2:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: A comedic opera with a revolutionary subtext, Marriage of Figaro follows the Almaviva household through a single tumultuous day as Count Almaviva, his wife, his valet Figaro, and his servants spin a tangled web of love affairs, plots, and counterplots.  Tickets cost $37.50-$107 (including tax and box office charges).  For tickets, call 250-386-1641 or visit www.pov.bc.ca. 

 
 
Live Music in the Pacific Lounge
 
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Times Colonist 10K Run
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Tours of Canada's Oldest Synagogue
 
 
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

April 24, 26, 30 and May 2, 8 pm
May 4, 2:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: A comedic opera with a revolutionary subtext, Marriage of Figaro follows the Almaviva household through a single tumultuous day as Count Almaviva, his wife, his valet Figaro, and his servants spin a tangled web of love affairs, plots, and counterplots.  Tickets cost $37.50-$107 (including tax and box office charges).  For tickets, call 250-386-1641 or visit www.pov.bc.ca. 

 
 
 
 

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