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Events Calendar

April 2015

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Chocolate Bunny Easter Afternoon Tea

Chocolate Bunny Easter Afternoon Tea

April 1 - 6, 2015

Location: Venus Sophia

Event: Indulge in a spectacular chocolate extravaganza with delightful Easter delicacies. Bring your best friend or ask your dear family to join and celebrate one of the favorite special occasions of the year. This tea is a big hit for adults and for the little ones. Plus, try as many teas from our organic tea collection as you please, served in beautiful vintage teacups.

$28/person, or $18/child.

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Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2015, 4 - 5 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces.  $5/kid, chaperone required - advanced preregistration.  On Wednesdays, work with local installation-based artist Alysha Farling, and on Thursdays, work with watercolour artist Richard Wong.

 
 
Live @ Lunch: Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC
 
 
Organ Recital: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
 
 
Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2015, 4 - 5 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces.  $5/kid, chaperone required - advanced preregistration.  On Wednesdays, work with local installation-based artist Alysha Farling, and on Thursdays, work with watercolour artist Richard Wong.

 
 
When The Lights Go Down Tour
 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Saturday Sketch

Saturday Sketch

Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm

Location: Bateman Centre

Event: Drop-in sketch classes, using the inspiration of Bateman's work, join local artists in the gallery and unleash your creativity.  All ages, all abilities welcome - no registration required.  Free for members or with the cost of admission.

 
 
An Evening with Iana Komarnytska
 
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Chocolate Bunny Easter Afternoon Tea

Chocolate Bunny Easter Afternoon Tea

April 1 - 6, 2015

Location: Venus Sophia

Event: Indulge in a spectacular chocolate extravaganza with delightful Easter delicacies. Bring your best friend or ask your dear family to join and celebrate one of the favorite special occasions of the year. This tea is a big hit for adults and for the little ones. Plus, try as many teas from our organic tea collection as you please, served in beautiful vintage teacups.

$28/person, or $18/child.

 
 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2015, 4 - 5 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces.  $5/kid, chaperone required - advanced preregistration.  On Wednesdays, work with local installation-based artist Alysha Farling, and on Thursdays, work with watercolour artist Richard Wong.

 
 
Culture Days Information Session
 
 
Poetry Without Borders
 
 
Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2015, 4 - 5 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces.  $5/kid, chaperone required - advanced preregistration.  On Wednesdays, work with local installation-based artist Alysha Farling, and on Thursdays, work with watercolour artist Richard Wong.

 
 
Regional LNG Energy Seminar
 
 
Ted Talks: Imagination: Words & Images
 
 
 
 
Regional LNG Energy Seminar
 
 
Local Music: Monthly Songwriters' Meetup

Local Music: Monthly Songwriters' Meetup

February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, & December 9, 2015, 7 - 8:30 pm

Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, Community Meeting Room

Event: On the second Wednesday night of each month, the Greater Victoria Public Library provides a casual space for local songwriters to connect, share new songs or ideas, and develop their craft together.  Acoustic instruments (or a keyboard with a low-volume amp) are welcome.  No registration required.

 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Saturday Sketch

Saturday Sketch

Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm

Location: Bateman Centre

Event: Drop-in sketch classes, using the inspiration of Bateman's work, join local artists in the gallery and unleash your creativity.  All ages, all abilities welcome - no registration required.  Free for members or with the cost of admission.

 
 
 
 
Michael Burgess
 
 
Discovery Walks: Weird and Wonderful Old Town with Kate Humble
 
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9th Annual Wrap Yourself In Aveda

9th Annual Wrap Yourself In Aveda

April 12, 2015, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Aveda Institute

Event: Join Aveda Victoria for a day of relaxation and help raise money for WaterAid Canada.  Tickets are $40.  Enjoy the following services:  Aveda comforting tea, stress-relieving scalp and shoulder ritual, green science hand and foot treatment, express botanical therapy treatment, blow dry style, makeup application.  

For more information about this event, please call 250-386-7993 or email info@avedainstitutevictoria.ca.

 
 
Elvis & Friends

Elvis & Friends

April 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

Location: McPherson Playhouse

Event: The Original Legends of Rock'n'Roll presents Elvis & Friends in Concert!  Featuring: Donny Edwards as Elvis, Lou Nelson as Tom Jones, Laura Gillespie as Anne Murray, Bobby Brooks Wilson as Jackie Wilson, and the Legendary Memphis Beats Rock'N'Roll Band.  

Tickets are $43 and can be purchased through the Royal & McPherson box offices, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
On the Road: The Art of the Fictional Travelogue
 
 
Kindness Meter Kick off

Kindness Meter Kick off

April 15, 9 am 

Location: Fort Street (midblock crosswalk)

Event: Fort Street business owners, Mayor Lisa Helps, Councillor Charlayne Thornton-Joe, and Police Chief Frank Elsner kick off the new Fort Street "Kindess Meter", which will collect funds for The 9-10 Club and Pacifica Housing's Streets to Homes Program.

 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2015, 4 - 5 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces.  $5/kid, chaperone required - advanced preregistration.  On Wednesdays, work with local installation-based artist Alysha Farling, and on Thursdays, work with watercolour artist Richard Wong.

 
 
Moccasin Making Workshop

Moccasin Making Workshop

April 15 & 22, 2015, 5 - 7 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Join multi-media artist and moccasin maker Lindsay Delaronde for a workshop about the history and construction of moccasins.  After visiting our ethnology collection and observing the diversity of styles, you’ll have your opportunity to make your own.

 
 
Think Local First 3rd AGM
 
 
 
 
The Island Big Band ft. Bobby Shew
 
 
Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2015, 4 - 5 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces.  $5/kid, chaperone required - advanced preregistration.  On Wednesdays, work with local installation-based artist Alysha Farling, and on Thursdays, work with watercolour artist Richard Wong.

 
 
 
 
Laila Biali and The Radiance Project
 
 
Bike To Work Week Launch
 
 
Def Leppard
 
 
Derek Edwards: Baloney and Wine

Derek Edwards: Baloney and Wine

April 17, 7:30 pm

Location: McPherson Playhouse

Event: Derek Edwards' Baloney and Wine is an uproarious romp through the increasingly strange quirks of our daily routines.  It's relentless and brazen, a tightly woven commentary about human nature ... a 'richly textured cut above delivered with pace and authority'.  Tickets start at $46 and can be purchased through the McPherson box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
 
 
Victoria Law Day

Victoria Law Day

April 18, 2015, 10 am - 2 pm

Location: Victoria Courthouse

Event: The Victoria Law Courts will be open to the public on Saturday, April 18, 2015, for the annual Law Day event from 10:00-2:00.  Members of the public are invited to come and see the courthouse, tour cells and sheriffs’ vehicles, learn at a talk from judges, and watch a K-9 demonstration put on by the Victoria Police Department.  Attendees will even get to see the dastardly Prince Hans of the Southern Isles on trial for attempted murder of Princess Anna and Princess Elsa!  

 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Saturday Sketch

Saturday Sketch

Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm

Location: Bateman Centre

Event: Drop-in sketch classes, using the inspiration of Bateman's work, join local artists in the gallery and unleash your creativity.  All ages, all abilities welcome - no registration required.  Free for members or with the cost of admission.

 
 
My Fair Lady Sing Along Cinema

My Fair Lady Sing Along Cinema

April 18, 2015, 6 pm (doors at 5:30 pm)

Location: The Vic Theatre

Event: The Vic Theatre presents 'My Fair Lady Sing Cinema'!

This 1964 classic is coming to the Vic Theatre April 18th, for Sing Cinema. Join us at 6PM for this 50-year old loverly classic, and sing about 'Rain in Spain', among other time-honoured sing-a-long standards. Tickets: $20 and include a movie-themed props bag to help you sing and act along.  Costumes are encouraged - a contest will be held before the screening.

 
 
Gallery Opening Event: Art Atelier

Gallery Opening Event: Art Atelier

April 18, 2015, 7 pm

Location: Art Atelier 546

Event: Art Atelier at 546 Yates Street in downtown Victoria is pleased to announce its opening Saturday April 18 at 7:00p.m. The owners, artist Guillermo Mier and photographer Laurie June, are thrilled to add Art Atelier 546 to Victoria’s rich art culture. It will include a working studio space with alternating exhibits in multiple medias featuring Canadian and international Fine Art and photography. 

 
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Sustainable Beauty Day @ designHouse Salon

Sustainable Beauty Day @ designHouse Salon

April 20, 2015, 12 - 6 pm

Location: designHouse Salon

Event: Haircuts and manicures will be by donation on April 20th at designHouse Salon; funds raised will go to support the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, which aims to re-establish the Breadnut Tree in El Salvador.  Even if you're not interested in receiving a service, please come by to enter to win Davines gift package, bid on the silent auction, donate to plant trees, or learn about how Davines has taken sustainability to the next level.  Services are on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
 
Book Signing: Lisa Ahier, The SOBO Cookbook
 
 
Rise Above Plastics Film Screening

Rise Above Plastics Film Screening

April 21, 2015, 8 pm

Location: Solstice Cafe

Event: In a celebration of Earth Day, The Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island is hosting a Rise Above Plastics event at Solstice Cafe.

The night will include a 45 minute screening of Bag It and a panel discussion with local speakers sharing stories of how they have voluntarily reduced or eliminated single use plastics from their businesses and personal lives.

 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2015, 4 - 5 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces.  $5/kid, chaperone required - advanced preregistration.  On Wednesdays, work with local installation-based artist Alysha Farling, and on Thursdays, work with watercolour artist Richard Wong.

 
 
Moccasin Making Workshop

Moccasin Making Workshop

April 15 & 22, 2015, 5 - 7 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Join multi-media artist and moccasin maker Lindsay Delaronde for a workshop about the history and construction of moccasins.  After visiting our ethnology collection and observing the diversity of styles, you’ll have your opportunity to make your own.

 
 
Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

Afternoon Exploration: Art for Earth

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2015, 4 - 5 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Meet local artists involved in the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Week Festival and help create collaborative art pieces.  $5/kid, chaperone required - advanced preregistration.  On Wednesdays, work with local installation-based artist Alysha Farling, and on Thursdays, work with watercolour artist Richard Wong.

 
 
The Shriners Variety Show 2015
 
 
Book Launch: Trish Cull, Raoul Fernandes, & Patrick Friesen
 
 
Camosun College Visual Arts Show
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Massive Marine Garage Sale

Massive Marine Garage Sale

April 25, 2015, 9 am - 1 pm

Location: Ogden Point

Event: The Maritime Museum of BC hosts its 12th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale.  You will find a wide range of marine and recreational items with sellers packing the warehouse at Ogden Point and along the pier outside.  Free parking.

 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Saturday Sketch

Saturday Sketch

Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm

Location: Bateman Centre

Event: Drop-in sketch classes, using the inspiration of Bateman's work, join local artists in the gallery and unleash your creativity.  All ages, all abilities welcome - no registration required.  Free for members or with the cost of admission.

 
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Camosun College Visual Arts Show
 
 
 
 
TC10K 2015

TC10K 2015

April 26, 2015, 8 am - noon

Location: Downtown Victoria - race begins and ends at the Legislature Buildings

Event: The TC10k celebrated its 25th year of running in 2014 and the 26th Annual is going to be on April 26, 2015. The TC10K is certified by BC Athletics and attracts an excellent field of elite runners as well as thousands of participants that register as part of a team or as an individual.

 
 
Kelby MacNayr & Friends

Kelby MacNayr & Friends

April 26, 2015, 7:30 pm

Location: Hermann's Jazz Club

Event: Miguelito Valdes (trumpet), Roy Styffe (sax), Tony Genge (piano), Scott White (bass), and Kelby MacNayr (drums), performing music from Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderly, and more.  Tickets are $20 ($18 for UJAM and VJS members)

 
 
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

April 27, 2015, 8 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Finnish sensation Elina Vahala makes her Victoria Symphony debut, playing Mendelsson's Violin Concerto, one of the foremost concertos of the Romantic era.  Sibelius' Symphony no. 4, an introspective journey through struggle and despair, is followed by his glorious and uplifting Symphony no. 7.  The world premiere of Oesterle will also take place.  Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased through the Royal & McPherson box offices, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
Victoria AM Social "Maxer"
 
 
 
 
Victoria Indoor Farmers' Market at the Hudson
 
 
Dining Out For Life 2015

Dining Out For Life 2015

April 30, 2015 (all day)

Location: Participating restaurants across Vancouver Island

Event: When you dine at one of dozens of participating restaurants in Victoria on April 30, 25% of their food sales will be donated to support AIDS Vancouver Island's programs in our community.  Helping others is as easy as raising your fork! 

 
 
Pacific Design Academy Open House

Pacific Design Academy Open House

April 30, 2015, 4 - 7 pm

Location: Pacific Design Academy

Event: Come to the Pacific Design Academy's Open House and find out how you can express that creativity in a career in Building Technology, Fashion Design, Interior Design, or Graphic Design, 3D Animation, Acting, Motion Picture Production, Photography, or Business of Sound.

 
 
Ted Talks: Imagination: Body & Spirit

Ted Talks: Imagination: Body & Spirit

April 30, 2015, 7 - 8 pm

Location: Greater Victoria Public Library

Event: GVPL and the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria invite you to a screening of two TED Talks followed by a discussion. TED Talks: Miwa Matreyek "Glorious Visions in Animation and Performance" and Kitra Cahana "My Father Locked In His Body But Soaring Free". Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-GVPL(4875) for more information.

 
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