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Victoria Events

Whether you're planning a wedding or coming to Victoria for one of the city's many annual events, Victoria draws visitors from all over the world. We have events you will not want to miss including the hilarious family fun of the Victoria International Buskers Festival - the 2014 program is available here - and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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Vikings

Dates: May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Royal BC Museum
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On its first North American stop, Vikings comes ashore from May 16 to November 11, 2014. This exhibition from Sweden challenges our commonly held beliefs as the Vikings emerge in a fascinating new light. Insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the s... more

Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection

Dates: May 30, 2014 to October 05, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Girls:  Historical Portraits from the Collection. Curated by Michelle Jacques.  May 30 - Oct 5 2014 Taking its cue from the realms of literary fiction and TV, namely Margaret Atwood's 1988 novel "Cat's Eye" and Lena Denham's hit HBO show "Girls" this exhibition brings together a range... more

Victoria Choral Society Membership Auditions

Dates: June 22, 2014 to September 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
Location: Oak Bay United Church
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The Victoria Choral Society - "Our standards are high but not our brows" Interested in singing Up for a challenge? How about joining Victoria's premiere auditioned symphonic choir! Our concerts this season will include concerts with the Victoria Symphony: Benjamin Britten's 'War Requiem', Tobin Stokes 'The ... more

From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru

Dates: June 27, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Pollard Gallery
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From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru. Curated by Barry Till. Pollard Gallery: Jun 27-Oct 19, 2014 more

Kimono: Japanese Culture in its Art Form

Dates: June 27, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Founders Gallery
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Kimono: Japanese Culture in its Art Form. Founders Gallery Jun27-Oct19, 2014, Curated by Hitomi Haruma more

8th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

Dates: StartedAugust 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 15th: 6pm-10:30pm; 16th: 10am-11pm
Location: Various art galleries in downtown Victoria and Oak Bay
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The Integrate Arts Festival (formerly known as “Off the Grid Arts Festival”) was developed in 2007. The event included an en masse art crawl (a movement in large groups from gallery space to gallery space) and acted as a celebration of small galleries, artist-run centres and alternative arts. In its eight yea... more

Bird Quartet by Roy Green

Dates: August 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Commercial Alley
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Open Space partners once again with the City of Victoria for Commercial Alley’s second installation, which features four new works by painter, performance artist and poet Roy Green. The artist's series not only captures the spirit of some of the island’s favourite winged cousins but also speaks to humanity&rs... more

Chess at the Library

Date Range: September 16, 2014 to November 04, 2014
Upcoming Dates: October 07, 2014 , October 14, 2014 , October 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Love to play Chess? Drop-in for weekly Chess in the library. Chess sets will be available to borrow from the Information Desk. No registration required. more

Learn to Dance

Date Range: September 16, 2014 to May 05, 2015
Upcoming Dates: October 07, 2014 , October 14, 2014 , October 21, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Colwood Community Hall
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Learn to dance Rhumba, Cha Cha, Two Step, Waltz and more with the Rainbow Rounders club. Choreographed dancing is done to cues from the instructor. more

Work'PLACE'

Dates: September 19, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Opening Sep 19, 7–9pm
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What are we doing?! Work‘PLACE’ is a group exhibition by artists who interrogate the cultural and societal complexities around changing definitions of work. Work constitutes a significant aspect of our identity, and as such, the changing nature of work effects changes in our ideas of who we are and what we ... more

Naomi Grindlay Oil Paintings

Date Range: September 29, 2014 to November 01, 2014
Upcoming Dates: October 01, 2014 , October 02, 2014 , October 03, 2014
Recurrence Recurring every 5 weeks on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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Exquisitely rendered oils by Salt Spring Island artist Naomi Grindlay transform the meaning of still life. Her attention to detail captivates the magic of the moment. Awareness of light and beauty of form illuminate her breathtaking paintings juxtaposing floral elements from her garden with an timeless sense of style. ... more

Movie Night: Belle

Dates: September 30, 2014
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is thrilled to once again welcome back a long standing tradition of big screen releases to the community through our regularly scheduled Tuesday movie nights in the David Foster Foundation Theatre. This September, begin your Tuesday night experience by letting our valet park your car complimenta... more

Smuggling Tour

Dates: September 30, 2014
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 1pm-2pm
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Dig deep to uncover the dark and dangerous history of BC’s illegal maritime industries. Focusing on opium and alcohol, our tour guide will take you on a remarkable journey through the complex characters and dynamic world of smuggling, which played an integral role in our maritime past. more

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