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October 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.

 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Gracepoint Episode 1 Screening
 
 
Yuk Yuks Live at the Vic Theatre
 
 
The REIBC Road Show

The REIBC Road Show

October 3, 9 am - 1 pm

Location: Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina

Event: The Real Estate Institute of BC hosts this event at the Coast Victoria.  This will be an excellent opportunity to gain insight on growth, economy, and development in Victoria and the surrounding areas while mingling with peers.  Breakfast and lunch will be included in registration costs.  

 
 
Stein & Dine: Oktoberfest at the Victoria Public Market

Stein & Dine: Oktoberfest at the Victoria Public Market

October 3, 7:30 pm

Location: Victoria Public Market

Event: In the tradition of the classic Oktoberfest style, Roast Meat & Sandwich Shop will be preparing a feast of Germanic favourites along with some special one-offs to make this event even more delicious.  14 different breweries offer a fantastic selection of local craft beers and cider to whet the appetite. Upon entry, each attendee is granted two 12 oz servings (additional beverages will be available for purchase on site).  19+ event, 2 pieces of ID required.

 
 
Dan Bern
 
 
Art of the Cocktail Festival

Art of the Cocktail Festival

October 4 - 6

Location: Various Downtown Venues

Event: The Art of the Cocktail is a three day journey into the art, craft and tradition of cocktails held at various venues in Victoria. The Grand Cocktail Tasting will open the door to a world of elegant spirits, while the Cocktail Workshops will pique your inner mixologist and the professional bartender competitions will impress even the most seasoned cocktail enthusiast.

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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.

 
 
Book Launch: Lee Henderson

Book Launch: Lee Henderson

October 4, 7:30 pm

Location: Munro Books

Event: Enjoy the launch of Lee Henderson's new book, "The Road Narrows As You Go" at this free event.  In this novel, a young woman growing up in sleepy Victoria in the 1970s dreams of being a successful cartoonist, and a decade later, pursues her dream in hedonistic San Francisco.  UVic's own Lee Henderson captures all the brash optimism and ruthless amoralism of the decade in this rollicking novel.  

 
 
Tam Plays Bruch

Tam Plays Bruch

October 4, 8 pm
October 5, 2:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: The Victoria Symphony presents the Signature Series, which features masterworks of both classical repertoire and living composers, along with a range of talented guest performers.  Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased through the Royal Theatre box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
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Art of the Cocktail Festival

Art of the Cocktail Festival

October 4 - 6

Location: Various Downtown Venues

Event: The Art of the Cocktail is a three day journey into the art, craft and tradition of cocktails held at various venues in Victoria. The Grand Cocktail Tasting will open the door to a world of elegant spirits, while the Cocktail Workshops will pique your inner mixologist and the professional bartender competitions will impress even the most seasoned cocktail enthusiast.

 
 
Victoria Business Club

Victoria Business Club

July 29; August 12, 26; September 9, 23; October 7, 21; November 4, 18; December 2, 16, 30 - 12 pm
(every second Tuesday)

Location: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Event: The Victoria Business Club meets for lunch every second Tuesday to network, exchange business referrals and leads, share support, and promote members' businesses.  Follow the link for more information.

 
 
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.

 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
Book Launch: Mark L. Winston
 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
 
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: Bateman Centre

Event: Drop-in sketch classes, using the inspiration of Bateman's work, join local artists in the gallery and unleash your creativity.  All ages, all abilities welcome - no registration required.  Free for members or with the cost of admission.

 
 
Book Signing: Vancouver Island Imagine

Book Signing: Vancouver Island Imagine

October 11, 2 pm

Location: Munro's Books

Event: Vancouver Island Imagine uniquely captures the amazing diversity and spirit of the island we call home.  Peter Grant is the authority on all things Vancouver Island (as the author of many books including The Vancouver Island Book of Everything, The Vancouver Island Book of Musts, and Victoria: A History in Photographs); Boomer Jerritt's photography captures the majesty of Vancouver Island like no other.

 
 
Victoria Flea Market

Victoria Flea Market

Sundays, May 4 - September 28, 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Market Square

Event: Vintage lovers, bargain hunters, and treasure seekers will be able to get a weekly 'find fix' in Downtown Victoria, beginning in May.  This market has a European feel, with vendors featuring quirky finds from antique linens, old buttons, vinyl records, books, postcards and eclectic ephemera to vintage fashion, costume jewellery, militaria, and collectables.  With room for more than 60 vendors, the market will be free admission.

 
 
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.

 
 
Tam Plays Bruch

Tam Plays Bruch

October 4, 8 pm
October 5, 2:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: The Victoria Symphony presents the Signature Series, which features masterworks of both classical repertoire and living composers, along with a range of talented guest performers.  Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased through the Royal Theatre box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
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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.

 
 
35th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon
 
 
 
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.

 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
Don Ross & Thomas Leeb

Don Ross & Thomas Leeb

October 15, 8 pm

Location: Hermann's Jazz Club

Event: Touring Canada together for the first time. Don Ross has been on the forefront of the contemporary fingerstyle guitar movement, and it is no exaggeration that his grove-oriented style has influenced a generation. Thomas Leeb’s peculiar guitar style owes as much to percussive techniques as traditional fingerstyle guitar. What sets Thomas Leeb apart from some of his contemporaries is his ability to make pyrotechnics serve the music.

 
 
Economics of Homelessness
 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Urban Cycling Made Easy

Urban Cycling Made Easy

October 16, 7 - 9 pm

Location: Harbour Towers (Salon B)

Event: How do we get more people cycling?  Building better bike networks have transformed cities from good to great for cycling.  Join the CRD and Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition for this event - the fourth talk in the Trans-Form Speaker Series - and learn how we can become a great cycling city.  The speakers at this session will be Kim Nelson (President of Bike Calgary) and Mike Anderson (Active Transportation, City of Vancouver).  Admission by donation to GVCC - suggested $5.

 
 
Language of the Land
 
 
 
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: Bateman Centre

Event: Drop-in sketch classes, using the inspiration of Bateman's work, join local artists in the gallery and unleash your creativity.  All ages, all abilities welcome - no registration required.  Free for members or with the cost of admission.

 
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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.

 
 
Toopy & Binoo: Fun & Games

Toopy & Binoo: Fun & Games

October 19, 1 & 4 pm

Location: McPherson Playhouse

Event: Following the wildly successful production, Toopy & Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon, join BFFs Toopy & Binoo as they return to the live stage.  Entertaining and unpredictable, Toopy & Binoo: Fun & Games integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry, and innovative multimedia technology to create an off-the-wall experience for the whole family.  

 
 
Forager's Feast

Forager's Feast

October 19, 6:30 pm

Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson

Event: Join the Island Chef Collaborative for a six-course feast featuring local wild foraged food and to help support the Growing Chefs! program.  The food will be prepared by amazing ICC members / chefs with a course prepared by Victoria’s first Growing Chefs Graduates. (2013/2014 grade 3 students from Ms. Carrico's class at Vic west elementary).Each course will be expertly paired with a local wine or beer. 

 
 
Garment Construction Course
 
 
VectorWorks CAD
 
 
Victoria Business Club

Victoria Business Club

July 29; August 12, 26; September 9, 23; October 7, 21; November 4, 18; December 2, 16, 30 - 12 pm
(every second Tuesday)

Location: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Event: The Victoria Business Club meets for lunch every second Tuesday to network, exchange business referrals and leads, share support, and promote members' businesses.  Follow the link for more information.

 
 
The Extemporium: A Kafkaesque Improv Experience
 
 
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.

 
 
Kwench Lunchtime Choir
 
 
Gordon Lightfoot
 
 
Retail Seminar: Getting Ready for Christmas
 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Gordon Lightfoot
 
 
Dracula: Ballet Victoria

Dracula: Ballet Victoria

October 24 & 25, 7:30 pm
October 26, 2 pm

Location: McPherson Playhouse

Event: "Listen to them, the children of the night, what music they make."  Be prepared to be seduced and bitten by this eerily beautiful new ballet.  Tickets start at $23.50 and can be purchased through the McPherson box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
Dracula: Ballet Victoria

Dracula: Ballet Victoria

October 24 & 25, 7:30 pm
October 26, 2 pm

Location: McPherson Playhouse

Event: "Listen to them, the children of the night, what music they make."  Be prepared to be seduced and bitten by this eerily beautiful new ballet.  Tickets start at $23.50 and can be purchased through the McPherson box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
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: Bateman Centre

Event: Drop-in sketch classes, using the inspiration of Bateman's work, join local artists in the gallery and unleash your creativity.  All ages, all abilities welcome - no registration required.  Free for members or with the cost of admission.

 
 
Book Signing: Elizabeth May
 
 
Victoria Masquerade Ball

Victoria Masquerade Ball

October 25, 7 pm - 12 am

Location: Fairmont Empress

Event: Come out for North America's only Venetian style Ball and an evening of mystery and intrigue! All you need is an exotic mask with a tuxedo, evening gown or vintage costume. It's the Masquerade at the Castle on the Harbour.

 
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Dracula: Ballet Victoria

Dracula: Ballet Victoria

October 24 & 25, 7:30 pm
October 26, 2 pm

Location: McPherson Playhouse

Event: "Listen to them, the children of the night, what music they make."  Be prepared to be seduced and bitten by this eerily beautiful new ballet.  Tickets start at $23.50 and can be purchased through the McPherson box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
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.

 
 
Wonder Sunday: Halloween

Wonder Sunday: Halloween

October 26, 1 - 3 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event:  For this month, wonder how Halloween was celebrated one hundred years ago.  Join the Museum in your fanciest costumes as Old Town becomes a place for tricks and treats.  Wonder Sunday is an interactive, learning-based, special event that happens on the last Saturday of every month (excluding December, July, & August).  This event is free with museum admission.

 
 
Whale & Wildlife Cruise for Conservation <---CANCELLED

Whale & Wildlife Cruise for Conservation <---CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled for the time being.  When rescheduled, it will be reposted.

October 26, 2 - 5 pm

Location: Inner Harbour

Event: This Whale and Wildlife cruise is a fundraising partnership of Orca Spirit Adventures and CETUS Research & Conservation Society; 100% of the profits go towards CETUS Society's Research and Conservation Programs.  Help raise funds and awareness.  Tickets are $105/person (youth & child rates available) - call 250-383-8411 to reserve or visit the website.

 
 
 
Victoria AM Social "Maxer"

Victoria AM Social "Maxer"

October 28, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: The Docks

Event: The Victoria AM Association is holding a social "Maxer" (their regular mixer events are now called "Maxers" in honour of Max Caplan) at The Docks.  Complimentary appetizers, no cover, cash bar.  Come and meet with like-minded business people.

 
 
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.

 
 
Victoria Psoriasis Patient Forum
 
 
Victoria Election 2014: Downtown Mayoral Debate
 
 
Music of the Mad Men Era
 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Music of the Mad Men Era
 
 
The Addams Family
 
 

Happening this Month

Vikings - May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014
Canada's Titanic: The Empress of Ireland - May 29, 2014 to October 20, 2014
Victoria Photo Contest & Show - October 16, 2014 to October 28, 2014
Antimatter [media art] - October 17, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Woods: An Exhibit of Stephanie Harding's Work - October 22, 2014 to October 28, 2014
Robert Savignac Exhibition - October 25, 2014 to November 6, 2014
Stealing Time - October 29, 2014 to November 26, 2014

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