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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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Kyle Brenders Quartet

Dates: January 27, 2015 to January 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
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Come join us for an evening of improvised music with the Kyle Brenders Quartet. Kyle Brenders, Heather Segger, Wes Neal, and Mark Segger will be joining us from the Toronto improvised music scene to share their multi-stylistic music ranging from free jazz to new music and beyond. On January 27, the night before the co... more

Around the World with Bateman and Foster

Dates: January 28, 2015
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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In 1957 wildlife artist Robert Bateman and his best friend Dr Bristol Foster embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. Travelling around the world in a Land Rover these two young men set off to explore, document and discover the natural world. They used every means available to them: photo, film, paper, pen, and brush to ... more

Hillside OceanTalks

Dates: January 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Hillside Centre
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Hillside and OceanWalls present the first in a series of OceanTalks featuring guest speakers from Ocean Networks Canada. Topics include Orca Acoustics and Harbour Seals. Experience the OceanWall! #oceanwalls more

The Greater Victoria Concert Band presents: Postcards from Germany

Dates: January 28, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Victoria Edelweiss Club
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Join us for an evening of German music featuring our Senior Band and the Victoria Edelweiss Club's own Edelweiss Harmony Choir. Admission by donation ($15 suggested) will go toward the Edelweiss Club's youth music scholarship fund. more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: January 31, 2015 , February 01, 2015 , February 04, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is very excited to offer a year-round, local food-focused Farmers' Market! Featuring the region's best farms, freshest food, friendliest vendors, and finest musicians, the Downtown Farmers' Market takes place once a week inside the Public Market. Local food producers and farmers a... 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

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Dates: December 12, 2014 to April 06, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Celebrating 50 years of images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases award-winning images that tell the astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill. With more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries, this exhibition celebrates the beauty and magnificence of the world in w... more

Eclectic Gallery Artists Salon

Date Range: January 05, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Upcoming Dates: January 29, 2015 , January 30, 2015 , January 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10:00AM to 5:50PM
Location: Eclectic Gallery
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We’ve introduced “Salon” style exhibits this year, showing several gallery artists who really immerse themselves in their vision of discovery. Their work is fluid, expressive and abstract while often being site specific. It brings the viewer to a plane of contemplative reflection as does nature itself.&... more

Realities Follies

Date Range: January 09, 2015 to February 20, 2015
Upcoming Dates: January 29, 2015 , January 30, 2015 , January 31, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 12:00PM to 5:00PM
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Realities Follies surveys the work of five Victoria based painters; Jeremy Herndl, Todd Lambeth, Rick Leong, Neil McClelland, and Jeroen Witvliet. Curators Lynda Gammon (UVic Visual Arts Department) and Wendy Welch (Vancouver Island School of Art) observe: “We live in an image-world. Selfies on Facebook, instant... more

A Study In Contrast: Sybil Andrews and Gwenda Morgan

Dates: January 17, 2015 to April 12, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday until 9pm, Sunday 12-5pm
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Join us as we explore two iconic printmakers of the 20th century; Sybil Andrews (1898-1992) and Gwenda Morgan (1908-1991). Both developed their printmaking skills at the progressive Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London (1925-1940). Andrews produced linocuts and Morgan wood engravings, yet their personal styles were ... more

Enchanted Garden- Art Exhibition

Dates: January 23, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: English Inn
Type: On-Going Events
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Dixie MacUisdin, is an renowned local artist and art instructor noted for her visual artistry using watercolours and acrylics and many unique painting techniques and perspectives. In Dixie's own words, "The Enchanted Garden is where I find myself. From that time when I can first remember being inspired by Natur... more

African Hand Drumming Classes

Date Range: January 28, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Wed 7-8:15/ 8:15-9:30
Location: Monterey Centre
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LEVEL 1 Hand Drum Rhythms, Jordan Hanson African drumming has proven health benefits, and is easy for anyone to learn at any age. No need to own a drum. Drums are provided. New students can sign up at any time.
Monterey Recreation Centre Beginners are welcome and drums are provided. Award-winning instructor Jordan Han... more

Free Information Seminar

Dates: January 28, 2015
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 1-2pm
Location: The Legion
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Alistair Vigier and Stuart Green of Sands Funeral Chapel Victoria shall explain the benefits of planning ahead. Kyle Stroshein of Abakhan & Associates Inc. shall discuss financial planning. Someone will win a $200 Gift Voucher for the Legion. Find out: -Why so many families now consider pre-planning final arrangeme... more

Musical Potluck - Cook St. Village Activity Centre

Date Range: January 28, 2015 to May 27, 2015
Upcoming Dates: February 04, 2015 , February 11, 2015 , February 18, 2015
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Cook Street Village Activity Centre
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Weekly friendly, informal music sessions especially for seniors though all welcome. Bring an instrument, tap your foot or simply listen. There's no cost and no musical experience required! Facilitators: aPatrick Smith (voice, guitar, mandolin, whistles) and Alison Vardy (harp, hammered dulcimer, accordion) both of the Pt... more

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