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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, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and a smorgasbord of food and beverage festivals including Victoria Beer Week.

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Cultivating Global Mindsets: powering tomorrow’s workforce

Dates: May 04, 2015
Venue: Hotel Grand Pacific
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30AM to 9:00AM
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Dr. Saul Klein provides insight to how business schools are adapting & innovating to create a highly skilled, flexible, and socially responsible workforce to meet your business needs. Using examples of how Gustavson trains students to see things differently, Dr. Klein will illustrate the positive impact this broad... more

Pipe Organ Recital

Dates: May 06, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 12:15PM to 12:45PM
Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
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Christine Purvis, the President of the Victoria Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, will perform a program of pipe organ works by works by Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Denis Bedard and others, plus a Lord of the Rings medley which she has arranged more

Joel Plaskett with The Emergency

Dates: May 07, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors 7:00PM
Location: Alix Goolden Hall
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Canada has produced some of the world's most enduring songwriters and Joel Plaskett is hailed as one of the best. With countless awards to his credit, thousands of tour dates, and numerous recording and producing projects under his belt, Plaskett remains one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today. more

Cassie & Maggie MacDonald

Dates: May 08, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Upstairs Lounge @ Oak Bay Recreation Centre
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Sisters Cassie and Maggie MacDonald bring their traditional Nova Scotia roots to the Island for the first time. Cassie & Maggie have found the perfect balance between musical integrity, and sheer entertainment. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of tradition... more

Mother's Day "Vintage Rose" Afternoon Tea

Dates: May 08, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 4:30PM seatings
Location: Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery
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To celebrate her special day, treat the most beautiful woman in your life to a unique tea service that is sure to delight and please. Enjoy a selection of freshly hand crafted tea sandwiches, freshly baked rose scones with devon cream and jam, and gorgeous hand crafted “tea, rose and lavender” petits fours. ... more

Uno Fest

Dates: May 08, 2015 to May 24, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Intrepid Theatre
Type: Special Events
Location: Intrepid Theatre
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Since 1997, Uno Fest has presented hundreds of solo artists and over 300 shows in North America's longest-running solo performance festival. Tickets go on sale March 1.  more

Uno Fest 2015

Dates: May 08, 2015 to May 24, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Various
Location: Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club
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Since 1997, Uno Fest has presented hundreds of solo artists and over 300 shows in North America's longest-running solo performance  festival. Join us again for a ten day thrill ride of innovative and intriguing theatre. Uno Fest is North America's longest running festival of solo performances, and ... more

Mehndi Workshop

Dates: May 09, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Juan de Fuca Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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In honor of Asian Heritage Month join local Mehndi artist Poonam Ablak for a discussion and demonstration of Mehndi - a decorative ceremonial art form, and traditional pre-wedding custom, which originated in ancient India. Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information. more

Mother's Day Brunch

Dates: May 09, 2015
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
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Families can enjoy a special brunch menu in our bistro and the beauty of our apple orchard in bloom. You can be the first to taste our newest cider, Cheeky Peach. This special release is made from merridale cider apples, B.C. peach juice, and a splash of 5-year-old peach brandy from our distillery. Cheers to mothers ever... more

Pacific Rim Potters Annual Spring Exhibition

Dates: May 09, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church Hall
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The annual spring exhibition and sale of the Pacific Rim Potters will feature the work of 9 artists. 2015 guest artists Nancy Wall and Derek Kasper join group regulars Cindy Gibson, Darrel Hancock, Nora Lewin, Peggy Elmes, Betty Burroughs, Linda Vigliotti and Ester Galac to put together a classy and eclectic show of fun... more

Victoria Tartan Parade

Dates: May 09, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 11:00AM
Location: Centennial Square & Legislature Lawns
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The Victoria Tartan Parade celebrates and promotes the Victoria Highland Games that take place on May long weekend. On May 9th starting at 11 am in Centennial Square, the parade will travel down Government Street to the Legislature Lawns where pipe bands will play, the highland fling will be danced and the caber will be ... more

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet @ The Coachman

Dates: May 10, 2015
Venue: Travelodge Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Travelodge Victoria
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Enjoy a scrumptious Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at the Old Coachman Eatery for just $15.95 per person. From Eggs Benedict to Delicious Pastries, it will be a meal to remember. more

Mother's Day Paint In and Craft Fair

Dates: May 10, 2015
Venue: Hatley Park National Historic Site
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: Hatley Park National Historic Site
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With snowdrops and daffodils peeking out of the soil, spring must be just around the corner and with it comes the 20th annual Mother's Day Paint In and Craft Fair at Royal Roads University, located in beautiful Hatley Park National Historic Site. We invite you to join us and experience a remarkable community outdoor f... more

Royal Roads University Mother's Day Paint In and Craft Fair

Dates: May 10, 2015
Venue: Royal Roads University
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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With snowdrops and daffodils peeking out of the soil, spring must be just around the corner and with it comes the 20th annual Mother’s Day Paint In and Craft Fair at Royal Roads University, located in beautiful Hatley Park National Historic Site. We invite you to join us and experience a remarkable community outdo... more

Shan-e-Punjab Dance

Dates: May 10, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: University of Victoria Farqurhar Auditorium
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Dance in your seats at the 22nd annual year end cultural youth showcase. Bringing to your own city dances, songs and performances from the eastern state of Punjab India. Dance forms include Bhangra, Bollywood, Giddha, song and instrument, special performances by Smalltown Bhangra Team, Senior Advanced, cre8ive bhangra te... more

Sunday Pizza Night

Dates: May 10, 2015
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
Type: Special Events
Time: 5:00PM to 9:00PM
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Our popular pizza nights return on May 10! Join us every Sunday for live entertainment and gourmet pizza made in our outdoor brick oven. Salads and pizza toppings change weekly, depending on the fresh ingredients available in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. To help us kick off a summer of wonderful pizza nights, we've go... more

Help Lesotho presents "The Forgotten Kingdom"

Dates: May 13, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM
Location: The Vic Theatre
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Help Lesotho (www.helplesotho.org), a Canadian charity, presents the “The Forgotten Kingdom”, an award-winning film by Andrew Mudge that tells the story of a young man reluctantly embarking on a journey to his ancestral land of Lesotho (southern Africa) to bury his estranged father. He finds himself drawn to ... more

Merchants of Doubt Charity Screening with Special Guest Alan Cassels

Dates: May 13, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 6:30PM to9:00PM
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Join us in celebrating Naturopathic Medicine Week with a special charity film screening of Merchants of Doubt, the new documentary from the director of Food Inc. Wednesday, May 13. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with local doctors. Screening starts at 7 p.m. Researcher and writer Alan Cassels presents f... more

Like Minded Tour

Dates: May 14, 2015
Venue: Distrikt
Type: Special Events
Time: Doors 9:00PM
Location: Distrikt
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THE LIKE MINDED TOUR featuring THE LIBRARIAN plus BARISONE and MONOLITHIUM. Shhhhhhhh! Andrea Graham is known as the Librarian, but don't be fooled by her deceptively quiet composure. The Bass Coast Music Festival's co-founder and music curator has been making some very loud noises up and down the Pacific Northwes... more

3rd Annual West Coast Django & Jazz

Dates: May 15, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30 pm | doors at 7:00
Location: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
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An Evening of World-Class Gypsy Jazz & Jazz Music featuring Juno Award winning guitarist Oliver Gannon, World Champion in Digital, Acoustic and Jazz Accordion Cory Pesaturo, Canada's multi-instrumentalist wunderkind Quinn Bachand and his sizzling hot gypsy jazz ensemble Brishen (nominated for a staggering 5 Canadian... more

An Indian (Hindustani) Classical Vocal Music Concert

Dates: May 15, 2015
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: David Lam Auditorium
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Society For Indian Classical Arts (SICA), a student club at University of Victoria presents an Indian (Hindustani) Classical Vocal music concert by Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar. The Indian National award winner Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar is an exponent from Mewati Gharana and a disciple of Pandit Jasraj. Pandit Abhyankar toure... more

Haiku Canada Conference

Dates: May 15, 2015 to May 17, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 7:00PM, Saturday & Sunday 8:00AM to late
Location: New Horizons, James Bay Community Centre
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Lectures, workshops, readings, book launches. A dozen presenters including Terry Ann Carter, President of Haiku Canada, and Yvonne Blomer, Poet Laureate of Victoria. Keynote speaker: Gabriel Rosenstock from Ireland presenting Haiku -- The Art of Emptiness with excerpts from the DVD, The Light Within. Highlights at Haikuc... more

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Dates: May 15, 2015
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Mary Winspear Centre
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30 PM & 2:00 PM
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The Peninsula Players and Mary Winspear Centre Present Last of the Red Hot Lovers Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuro... more

Masterclass with Angela Hewitt

Dates: May 15, 2015
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: Special Events
Time: 10:00AM to Noon
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The public is invited to audit a Masterclass with Angela Hewitt. Her impressive array of awards includes the Order of Canada, Order of the British Empire, 2006 Gramophone Artist of the Year, and the 2014 Juno for her latest Mozart CD. Concert on Saturday, May 17. more

Angela Hewitt Solo Piano Recital

Dates: May 16, 2015
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30PM
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Victoria recital debut of the world-renowned Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt. Her impressive array of awards includes the Order of Canada, Order of the British Empire, 2006 Gramophone Artist of the Year, and the 2014 Juno for her latest Mozart CD. This recital will benefit the Royal Canadian College of Organists Godfrey H... more

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