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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 and a wide variety of music and food festivals to tempt your ears and your taste buds.

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Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Dates: March 31, 2014 to May 12, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Location: Various
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For six weeks from March to May, over five thousand Victoria-area performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (Ethnic, School and Studio), Fiddle... more

Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend & Folk Tales from China & Japan

Dates: April 10, 2014 to June 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Pollard Gallery
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Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend & Folk Tales from China & Japan Curated by Barry Till. Pollard Gallery until Jun 15, 2014 more

Carole Sabiston Exhibition: Everything Below and All of the Above

Dates: April 10, 2014 to April 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Ker & Centennial Galleries
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Carole Sabiston Exhibition:  Everything Below and All of the Above. Until Apr 27 2014 in the Ker & Centennial Galleries.   Guest Curated by Patricia Bovey more

Multiplicity of the Singularity: Kika Thorne Exhibition

Dates: April 10, 2014 to June 22, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: April 10 Opening Reception: 5 - 7 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Multiplicity of the Singularity:  Kika Thorne Exhibition. Curated by Toby Lawrence. Apr 10 - Jun 22 2014 In Multiplicity of the Singularity, Kika Thorne invites both metaphoric and scientific explorations through her elasticized sculptural installation, the Singularity (2006-ongoing)  more

Winter is an Etching: The Printmaking Legacy of Rembrandt Van Rijn

Dates: April 10, 2014 to May 19, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Drury Gallery
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Winter is an Etching: The Printmaking Legacy of Rembrandt Van Rijn Exhibition until May 19, 2014.  Curated by Michelle Jacques more

Trees, Mountains & Streams: Chinese Landscape Paintings of the 20th Century

Dates: April 12, 2014 to June 15, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Founders Gallery
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Trees, Mountains & Streams:  Chinese Landscape Paintings of the 20th Century. Curated by Barry Till. Apr 12-Jun 15 2014 Featuring 25 Chinese artists from the 20th century, the paintings are primarily from the extensive donations of Brian S. McEney      more

Elsewhere Art Exhibition

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 24, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: 851 Yates Street
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We invite you to join our graduation exhibition of Visual Art Students from Camosun College. Opening Night: April 17th, Thursday, at 6pm At the opening night there will be food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages served and you will get the opportunity to talk to the artists about their work. Opening hours: 18th - ... more

This is Our Story - PACE Revue

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Apr 17-19 & 23-26 at 7pm; Apr 18-19, & 26 Matinees 2pm
Location: Isabelle Reader Theatre

School District 62's 2014 annual PACE musical comedy revue, features Victoria-born Disney actor, Calum Worthy along with more than 300 school district performers.  This year's show includes selections from musicals such as Shrek, The Addams Family, Bring It On, The Little Mermaid, Fame, Matilda! and Rent, wit... more

Bastion Square Revitalization Assoc - Annual general Meeting

Dates: April 23, 2014
Venue: Irish Times Pub
Type: Special Events
Time: Starting at 6:00 PM
Location: Irish Times Pub
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Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Bastion Square Revitalization Association (BSRA), Wednesday, April 23 2014.  Food and refreshments will be served. The BSRA operates the market in Bastion Square and raises funds for the improvements to the area.  We are looking for people with creativ... more

Playwright: Caroline Russell-King

Dates: April 23, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Oak Bay Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Award winning playwright, instructor, and dramator, Caroline Russell King will be reading from her play "In the Cards", plus sharing ten tips for new playwrights. Register at gvpl.ca or call the library for more information. Funding provided by the Canada Council of the Arts. more

On-Going Events

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Date Range: StartedOctober 09, 2013
Upcoming Dates: April 26, 2014 , April 27, 2014 , April 30, 2014
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

Chess at the Library

Date Range: January 15, 2014 to June 25, 2014
Upcoming Dates: April 30, 2014 , May 07, 2014 , May 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Love to play Chess? Drop-in for weekly Chess at the library. Chess sets will be available to borrow from the Information Desk. No registration required. more

Audiospace 10: Not All There, Phase 2. Dave Dyment: Piano Tacet

Date Range: January 17, 2014 to June 07, 2014
Upcoming Dates: April 24, 2014 , April 25, 2014 , April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Open Space
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Dates: Friday, January 17, to Saturday, June 7, 2014 Opening: Friday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m. Open for listening: During regular gallery hours Artists: Audio Lodge, Dave Dyment, Charles Stankievech, Tina M Pearson, and Jean Routhier Curator: Paul Walde Genre: Sound Dave Dyment Piano Tacet Piano Tacet is a found p... more

Treasures from Within: From the Ocean

Dates: March 17, 2014 to April 28, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Maritime Museum
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Natural History is an integral part of our Maritime culture. This display highlights a visually fascinating assortment of specimens relating to animals of the Pacific and beyond. From the Ocean will show you the staggering scope of animals that live in our ocean environment. You’ll be sure to gain a sense of wonder... more

All About Humans

Dates: April 04, 2014 to May 11, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: monday 10-6 pm tuesday 1-3:30 pm wednesday 10-1 pm thursday 10-3:30 pm friday 3:30-6 pm saturday CLOSED sunday 9-12 pm
Location: The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective
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All About Humans is a collection of oil paintings by Mia Watkins. Working from photographs of people in her every day life, Watkins attempts to depict fragments of the internal human experience through an external reflection. Based in realism, the works contain influence from classic portraiture with elements that graze ... more

Knitters' Circle

Date Range: April 09, 2014 to May 28, 2014
Upcoming Dates: April 30, 2014 , May 07, 2014 , May 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Love to knit? Adult knitters of all skill levels are invited to drop-in for a weekly knitting circle in the library. No registration required. more

Tourism Victoria's Kick-Off To Summer Online Travel Auction

Dates: April 15, 2014 to May 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: April 15 - May 15, 2014
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Check out Tourism Victoria's link on www.gobid.ca to bid on more than $50,000 worth of trips, accommodations, tours and a variety of travel inspired goodies. Book your dream trip at a fraction of its actual value or maybe get a head start on your summer shopping! What will you experience? Maybe a Salt Spring Island getaw... more

Al Frescoes Spring En Plein Air Show

Date Range: April 16, 2014 to May 04, 2014
Upcoming Dates: April 24, 2014 , April 25, 2014 , April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Coast Collective Arts Centre,
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Al Frescoes Spring Show En Plein Air April 16 – May 4, 2014 The Al Frescoes are a group of artist that get together to paint en plein air on Fridays somewhere in the Greater Victoria Area. En Plein air are paintings that are painted on site in the open air. This show is a presentation of the work they have rec... more

UVic Visual Arts BFA Exhibit "Split"

Dates: April 17, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: University of Victoria
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Uvic Visual Arts Building
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Don't miss UVic's annual Visual Arts BFA exhibit, featuring the work of 35 emerging contemporary artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and media art. This year titled "Split", the exhibit will be spread throughout the entire Visual Arts building. Meet the artists at the opening re... more

5th Annual Islands Songwriting Contest

Dates: April 21, 2014 to May 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
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The Cowichan Folk Guild announces The 2014 Islands Songwriting Contest (5th year) Open to residents of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands Deadline for entries: Midnight Friday, May 30th Entry fee: $25 This contest is an excellent opportunity for all Island songwriters to gain recognition for their talent. It is ... more

Equivocation

Date Range: April 22, 2014 to May 25, 2014
Upcoming Dates: April 24, 2014 , April 25, 2014 , April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 8pm, matinees on Saturdays at 4pm, Sundays at 2pm and select Wednesdays at 1pm
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Variety Palace intrigue and backstage comedy converge to create this entertaining ode to art, politics and the perils of negotiating both! When King James’ factotum Sir Robert Cecil charges William Shakespeare with writing the “true history” of Guy Fawkes and the thwarted Gunpowder Plot, the famous pla... more

Book Launch: Six Highways to Home by John Crouch

Dates: April 23, 2014
Venue: Russell Books
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Russell Books
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In the winter of 2011 John Crouch turned 70. He celebrated with family and friends, but what he really was waiting for was the summertime: when he’d fly to Whitehorse in the Yukon, get on his bicycle and pedal the 2,500 kilometres along six long highways back to his home in Victoria, British Columbia’s capita... more

Coalition to End Homelessness Speakers Bureau

Date Range: April 23, 2014 to April 30, 2014
Upcoming Dates: April 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Did you know that the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness has a Speakers Bureau of individuals who have experienced homelessness? We invite you to hear this amazing group of speakers share their stories. There will be different speakers on April 23 and 30. Register through the links below. Funding provided by ... more

Omer Klein Trio

Dates: April 23, 2014
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Since moving from Israel to New York in 2006, 25 year old pianist Omer Klein is one of the rising stars of the creative music scene in New York. As a pianist and composer he creates a fascinating combination of Jazz, Israeli music and North- African roots. The Omer Klein Trio, with bassist Haggai Cohen Milo and drummer... more

Qi Gong for Health and Vitality!

Date Range: April 23, 2014 to May 28, 2014
Upcoming Dates: April 30, 2014 , May 07, 2014 , May 14, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church
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Qi gong is an ancient exercise used to promote health and healing using breathing, stretching, meditation and strengthening exercises. It was developed in China centuries ago and is still practiced today. Qi Gong is similar in appearance to Tai Chi but is easier to learn and is designed specifically for health. The exer... more

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