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Kimono-clad pianist set to light up Victoria stage

New York-based Miki Yamanaka plays Hermann’s Jazz Club Feb. 4

A couple enjoys the fire at Oak Bay Hotel Boathouse Spa. (Aaron J. Barr)

Choose your own adventure: Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Victoria

Here’s our list of things to do this Valentine’s Day based off what mood you want to set

Victoria Beer Week will see the return of popular events, like beer and pizza night, along with new additions to the lineup. (File photo courtesy Victoria Beer Society)

Victoria Beer Week returns in May with new events celebrating craft beer

Almost 50 B.C. breweries will take part in the celebration

Victoria Beer Week will see the return of popular events, like beer and pizza night, along with new additions to the lineup. (File photo courtesy Victoria Beer Society)
Director Jason Eisener (from left)and actors Dominic Marchie, Asher Grayson Percival and Jonni Shreve at the Los Angeles premiere for <em>Kids vs. </em><em>Aliens</em>. (Courtesy of Crystal Percival)

Langford actor returns to silver screen as lead in sci-fi horror film

Asher Grayson Percival stars in Kids vs. Aliens which was released Friday

Director Jason Eisener (from left)and actors Dominic Marchie, Asher Grayson Percival and Jonni Shreve at the Los Angeles premiere for <em>Kids vs. </em><em>Aliens</em>. (Courtesy of Crystal Percival)
Vancouver’s Julie Kim. (Graphic submitted)

Vancouver comic brings ‘rant-y’ style to Victoria show

Julie Kim will be in Victoria in March

  • Jan 12, 2023
Vancouver’s Julie Kim. (Graphic submitted)
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Valdy returns to Sooke for a concert on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church. (Submitted)

Legendary folk singer Valdy’s roots run through Sooke

Valdy performs on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church in Sooke

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Valdy returns to Sooke for a concert on Jan. 21 at Holy Trinity Church. (Submitted)
Saanich-based director and co-producer Arnold Lim (centre) guides crew members before shooting a scene for the feature film All-in Madonna. The film was shot in and around Victoria and the South Island in 2019. (Photo by Patrick Coble/Blue Lake Films).

All aboard for Saanich filmmaker Arnold Lim’s latest award-winning short

Whale watching vessel hosts Short Bursts during 2023 Victoria Film Festival Feb. 3 to 12

Saanich-based director and co-producer Arnold Lim (centre) guides crew members before shooting a scene for the feature film All-in Madonna. The film was shot in and around Victoria and the South Island in 2019. (Photo by Patrick Coble/Blue Lake Films).
The bacon cheeseburger from Deep Cove Market from Dine Around. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Dine Around, Stay in Town Victoria returns with delicious deals this month

Featuring over 40 restaurants, the program gives restaurants a chance to shine

The bacon cheeseburger from Deep Cove Market from Dine Around. (Don Denton/Black Press)
Flowers and Sunshine acrylic on canvas by Madison Hart at West End Gallery.

At the Galleries: Bright landscapes, happy accidents, activisim take centre stage

Galleries make late-winter leap into spring fare

  • Jan 7, 2023
Flowers and Sunshine acrylic on canvas by Madison Hart at West End Gallery.
Guitar talent sourced worldwide lands on Vancouver Island stages later this month. (Courtesy International Guitar Night)
Guitar talent sourced worldwide lands on Vancouver Island stages later this month. (Courtesy International Guitar Night)
Gladys Vallee worked in a number of bookstores and saw overbought books can often end up in the landfill. (Courtesy of Terrier Books)

Eco-conscious online bookstore opens in Sooke

Terrier Books has a unique angle: they sell books that would otherwise be headed for the landfill

Gladys Vallee worked in a number of bookstores and saw overbought books can often end up in the landfill. (Courtesy of Terrier Books)
Members of the Peninsula Players, seen here at rehearsals, will perform Alice in Pantoland at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre starting Dec. 23 through Dec. 30, with the cast taking a rest on Dec. 25 and Dec. 28. (Peninsula Players/Submitted)

Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre hosts seasonal take on Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Pantoland recognizes tradition of Pantomime at Christmas time

Members of the Peninsula Players, seen here at rehearsals, will perform Alice in Pantoland at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre starting Dec. 23 through Dec. 30, with the cast taking a rest on Dec. 25 and Dec. 28. (Peninsula Players/Submitted)
Whitehart Anointings #2 by Joe Coffey at Madrona Gallery.

At the Galleries: Glittery sales at Oak Bay gallery support Victoria Hospice

2022 Indigenous Emerging Artist Program exhibition runs through February

  • Dec 11, 2022
Whitehart Anointings #2 by Joe Coffey at Madrona Gallery.
Lawyers on Stage Theatre Society on stage. (Courtesy of Lawyers on Stage Theatre Society)

Greater Victoria law community stage Dracula for charity

Proceeds from this year’s show will go to two local charities working to end poverty and suicide

Lawyers on Stage Theatre Society on stage. (Courtesy of Lawyers on Stage Theatre Society)
Office workers in London, watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show ‘Harry & Meghan’ promises to tell the ‘full truth’ about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

Looking for the Vancouver Island content in ‘Harry & Meghan’

Glimpses of Meghan’s one-time home in Toronto and the family’s Vancouver Island retreat shown

Office workers in London, watch the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s controversial documentary being aired on Netflix Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Britain’s monarchy is bracing for more bombshells to be lobbed over the palace gates as Netflix releases the first three episodes of a new series. The show ‘Harry & Meghan’ promises to tell the ‘full truth’ about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s estrangement from the royal family. The series debuted Thursday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
Arnold Lim pitches his project Obscura during the DGCBC Established Greenlight pitch contest. (Photo by Lynne Lee)

Saanich filmmaker scores critical funding for passion project Obscura

Award-winning director, producer, photojournalist brings funds to Vancouver Island

Arnold Lim pitches his project Obscura during the DGCBC Established Greenlight pitch contest. (Photo by Lynne Lee)
Sooke author Doni Eve earned the Federation of B.C. Writers award for short fiction. (Photo - contributed)

Sooke writer among B.C. literary prize winners

Federation of B.C. Writers select Doni Eve as winner of its short fiction contest

Sooke author Doni Eve earned the Federation of B.C. Writers award for short fiction. (Photo - contributed)
Three-time Olympic medalist and 10-time Canadian National Champion Patrick Chan performs the first of two routines at the Campbell River Skating Club back in March 2020. (Black Press Media file)

Patrick Chan performing in Victoria with Stars on Ice

Show on May 16, 2023, tickets go on sale Friday (Dec. 9)

Three-time Olympic medalist and 10-time Canadian National Champion Patrick Chan performs the first of two routines at the Campbell River Skating Club back in March 2020. (Black Press Media file)
Oak Bay vocalist Stephanie Greaves rings out 2022 at the Oaks Restaurant and Grill. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay rings in 2023 with a pair of musical parties

December music includes lunchtime interludes at St. Mary’s

Oak Bay vocalist Stephanie Greaves rings out 2022 at the Oaks Restaurant and Grill. (Black Press File Photo)