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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

AGGV Asian Lecture Series - Part 1: India's Mughal Empire

Dates: April 24, 2014
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Explore the beauty and wonder of India's Mughal Empire with Curator of Asian Arts, Barry Till more

Cinema Salon Series: Utopia/Dystopia

Dates: April 24, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Location: Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
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In partnership with MediaNet, GVPL is pleased to invite you to a screening and discussion of "Elysium" with Lianne McLarty, UVIC Associate Professor of History in Art. Register at gvpl.ca or call the library for more information. more

Dining Out For Life

Dates: April 24, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Location: Participating Restaurants across Vancouver Island
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When you dine at Participating Restaurants across Vancouver Island on April 24, 25% of food sales will be donated to AIDS Vancouver Island's HIV/AIDS food programs in your community. Helping others in your community is as easy as raising your fork! more

Lecture: Fun with Ferries

Dates: April 24, 2014
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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Dr. Patricia Roy, Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria, author of Boundless Optimism, A White Man’s Province, and many others, and member of the Royal Society of Canada, will present on the history of ferry transport to and from Vancouver Island.   With the help of political cartoons, ... more

Pacific Opera Victoria presents Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

Date Range: April 24, 2014 to April 30, 2014
Upcoming Dates: April 26, 2014 , April 30, 2014
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Royal Theatre
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In Italian with English subtitles.   Mozart's score is an absolute masterpiece, at once sunny and sublime, unrivalled for beaury, grace, and theatrical truth.      A screwball comedy with a revolutionary subtext. The Marriage of Figaro follows the Almaviva household through ... more

The Canadian College of Performing Arts presents: Young Frankenstein

Dates: April 24, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Apr 24, 25,& 26 at 7:30 PM; Matinee Apr 26 at 2 PM
Location: McPherson Playhouse
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Based closely on the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy classic, the live production becomes a musical theatre extravaganza.  Young Frankenstein is a musical parody of so many horror films and the author, comedy legend Mel Brooks, has long considered it his best film. more

Wade Davis: The Sacred Headwaters

Dates: April 24, 2014
Venue: Alix Goolden Hall
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Alix Goolden Hall (Part of the Victoria Conservatory of Music)
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To Honour Earth Day 2014, anthropologist, photographer, author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis will speak on The Sacred Headwaters as the guest of Elizabeth May, O.C., MP,Leader of the Green Party of Canada. Dr Davis is world-renowned for his research and photography of indigenous people and pla... more

29th Annual Victoria Spring Home Expo

Dates: April 25, 2014 to April 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: Fri 1-9 PM; Sat 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM; Sun 10 AM- 4 PM
Location: West Shore Parks & Recreation
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Hundreds of exhibits in 3 arenas, 1 location. Plus demos by Danisha Drury & Amy McGeachy of Design District, and Carolyn Herriot suthor of the "Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook" more

AGGV Art as Decor

Dates: April 25, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Type: Special Events
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Massey Gallery
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At First Sight Home Staging presents "Art as Decor".  The Massey Gallery is transformed into small, furnished office and home settings, accompanied by art chosen from the Art Rental collection by stager Valerie Westra more

Creatively United for the Planet Festival

Dates: April 25, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
Type: Special Events
Time: Friday 7-10pm & Saturday 12-6:30pm
Location: St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
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Celebrating where we live, eat, work, play and study. Annual all ages arts & sustainability festival brings together and showcases school programs, green business leaders, not-for-profits, artist, musicians, speakers and entertainers of all descriptions. more

Eliana Cuevas Ensemble

Dates: April 25, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club
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Through years of touring around the world, across Canada, and collaborating with Juno Award-winning performers, Eliana Cuevas has grown into an accomplished singer-songwriter and bandleader with unlimited colours in her compositional and lyrical palette. Among her honours are the National Jazz Award for Latin Jazz Arti... more

L'Angelus Performance & Dinner

Dates: April 25, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: David Foster Foundation Theatre
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Enjoy a performance from Louisiana group L’Angelus and a three course dinner in the David Foster Foundation Theatre at the newly renovated Oak Bay Beach Hotel on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26. Tickets $89 available by telephone 250-480-3138 and online at www.msmfoundation.ca or www.oakbaybeachhotel.com .... more

Reclaim the Streets: A Symposium on Art and Public Space

Dates: April 25, 2014 to April 26, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: Special Events
Time: Fri Apr 25 at 6 PM: Sat Apr 26 10:30 AM-6:30 PM
Location: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
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Reclaim the Streets: A Symposium on Art and Public Space. A partnership between the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Open Space.  This interdisciplinary symposium brings together artists, scholars, curators, activists, community organizations and engaged citizens to begin a dialogue that re-examines the go... more

ART! in motion

Dates: April 26, 2014 to April 27, 2014
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: Special Events
Time: April 26th at 7pm and April 27th at 2pm
Location: Berwick Royal Oak Theatre
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Witness the beauty and power of art in this world premiere ballet! From Michelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' to Rodin's 'The Kiss', Ballet Etoile brings some of history's most celebrated paintings and sculptures to life. Exploring of the triumphs and torments of artistic creation through stunning visuals, inspiring musi... more

Court is in Session Tour – Happy 125th

Dates: April 26, 2014
Venue: Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Maritime Museum
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Come celebrate our building’s 125th year with this special Court is in Session tour! Housed in Victoria’s old courthouse, the Maritime Museum still holds many secrets of the building’s past. Join us for a tour of the fully restored 19th century courtroom, where you will learn differences between 19th ce... more

Don Chrysler Concerto Competition for Young Musicians

Dates: April 26, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall - University of Victoria
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You are invited to come out and enjoy a wonderful evening of music performed by our 6 finalists, a showcase of some of Victoria region's extremely talented young musicians. It takes place at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at UVic on Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 PM. Each finalist will perform his/her complete concerto, w... more

Downton Abbey Dinner

Dates: April 26, 2014
Type: Special Events
Time: Cocktails at 6, Dinner at 7
Location: Prospect Lake Community Hall
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Bring out your period finery and enjoy a full dinner Downton Abbey style on Saturday, April 26 at the Prospect Lake Community Hall in the heart of the Saanich Peninsula. Tickets $50 for full dinner including a glass of wine, entertainment, vintage china, cash bar featuring period appropriate cocktails and wine. Tickets a... more

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