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Events Calendar

January 2015

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The Morning After Brunch

The Morning After Brunch

January 1, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Inn at Laurel Point

Event: Put off your New Year's resolutions one more day and join AURA for a relaxing, classic, brunch buffet.  Plus we've got the perfect morning-after cures - Inn-made Caesars and fresh-squeezed Mimosas.  Let us take care of you this New Year's Day and start 2015 off with a splash!  Adults $50, seniors $40, children 6-10 $24.50, under 6 free.  Reservations recommended - call 250-414-6739 or email reservations@laurelpoint.com.

 
 
A Viennese New Years

A Viennese New Years

January 1, 2:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Take part in a worldwide New Year’s Day tradition celebrating the romantic Vienna of Johann Strauss and his contemporaries. Our sixth annual concert starts the year off right with music, dance and song! Alain Truedel conducts Leslie Ann Bradley and Adam Fisher in this beautiful and beloved holiday concert.  Tickets start at $45, available through the Royal Theatre box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Helmcken House: Old Fashioned Christmas

Helmcken House: Old Fashioned Christmas

December 20 - 24, 26 - 31; January 2, 3, & 4, 12 - 4 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Step through the doors of the oldest house in British Columbia, still on its original site, and experience what Christmas would have been like in Victoria over 100 years ago.  Decorations, music, and first-hand accounts will take you back to Christmas past.  Included with museum admission, or by donation.

 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Helmcken House: Old Fashioned Christmas

Helmcken House: Old Fashioned Christmas

December 20 - 24, 26 - 31; January 2, 3, & 4, 12 - 4 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Step through the doors of the oldest house in British Columbia, still on its original site, and experience what Christmas would have been like in Victoria over 100 years ago.  Decorations, music, and first-hand accounts will take you back to Christmas past.  Included with museum admission, or by donation.

 
 
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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Christmas in Old Victoria Walking Tour

Christmas in Old Victoria Walking Tour

December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, & 21
Saturdays at 2:00 pm; Sundays at 10:30 am

Location: Meet in Bastion Square in front of old Maritime Museum

Event: Discover how Christmas was celebrated in Victoria from the days of Fort Victoria to the twentieth century on this 90-minute historical walking tour through Old Town. Rain or shine.  Adults $15, no reservations needed.  Purchase tickets from the guide.

 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Artisan's Corner @ The Victoria Public Market
 
 
Helmcken House: Old Fashioned Christmas

Helmcken House: Old Fashioned Christmas

December 20 - 24, 26 - 31; January 2, 3, & 4, 12 - 4 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: Step through the doors of the oldest house in British Columbia, still on its original site, and experience what Christmas would have been like in Victoria over 100 years ago.  Decorations, music, and first-hand accounts will take you back to Christmas past.  Included with museum admission, or by donation.

 
 
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
If I Can Dream
 
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
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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Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Artisan's Corner @ The Victoria Public Market
 
 
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Local's Night at Victoria Public Market
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
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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Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Artisan's Corner @ The Victoria Public Market
 
 
A Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream

January 19, 8 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Beloved characters, including Puck, Oberon and Bottom, come to life as Shakespeare’s beautiful story is intertwined throughout Mendelssohn’s incredible score in this performance by the Victoria Symphony. Narration and choral voices add to the majesty of this remarkable work. Tickets start at $30 and are available through the Royal Theatre box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Glorious Gershwin

Glorious Gershwin

January 22, 2 pm
January 23 & 24, 8 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Get wrapped up in the rhythms and melodies of the legendary George Gershwin! Magnetic pianist Ian Parker returns to perform classic Gershwin tunes including the famous “Rhapsody in Blue”. Conducted by our beloved Brian Jackson, this concert of symphonic works and brilliant show tunes showcases the best of one of the greatest composers of both Broadway and the concert hall.

 
 
Glorious Gershwin

Glorious Gershwin

January 22, 2 pm
January 23 & 24, 8 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Get wrapped up in the rhythms and melodies of the legendary George Gershwin! Magnetic pianist Ian Parker returns to perform classic Gershwin tunes including the famous “Rhapsody in Blue”. Conducted by our beloved Brian Jackson, this concert of symphonic works and brilliant show tunes showcases the best of one of the greatest composers of both Broadway and the concert hall.

 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Glorious Gershwin

Glorious Gershwin

January 22, 2 pm
January 23 & 24, 8 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Get wrapped up in the rhythms and melodies of the legendary George Gershwin! Magnetic pianist Ian Parker returns to perform classic Gershwin tunes including the famous “Rhapsody in Blue”. Conducted by our beloved Brian Jackson, this concert of symphonic works and brilliant show tunes showcases the best of one of the greatest composers of both Broadway and the concert hall.

 
 
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.

 
 
11th Annual Victoria Medical Society & Medical Staff Association's Gala Dinner

11th Annual Victoria Medical Society & Medical Staff Association's Gala Dinner

January 24, 2015

Location: Fairmont Empress

Event: This gala dinner welcomes incoming first year Island Medical Program students and introduces them to the Victoria medical community.  It is also a fundraiser for travel funding for medical students completing a Rural Family Practice Rotation, in order to better support rural medical practice.

 
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Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Artisan's Corner @ The Victoria Public Market
 
 
Wonder Sunday: Superheros unite!
 
 
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

January 25, 2:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: The retelling of this classic tale is sure to delight as the audience follows unlucky Jack. First he trades the family’s beloved cow for some magic beans, then he tangles with a giant when he tries to fix things! Join Dandi Productions and the Victoria Symphony for this wildly entertaining concert providing plenty of unexpected twists, and a constant parade of inspired theatrics.

 
 
 
Victoria AM Social "Maxer"
 
 
Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
Adventure around the world with Bateman & Foster

Adventure around the world with Bateman & Foster

January 28, 2015, 7 - 9 pm

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: In 1957 wildlife artist Robert Bateman and his best friend Dr Bristol Foster embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. Travelling around the world in a Land Rover these two young men set off to explore, document and discover the natural world. They used every means available to them: photo, film, paper, pen, and brush to capture a world that no longer exists.

 
 
Gerry Dee

Gerry Dee

January 28, 7:30 pm

Location: McPherson Playhouse

Event: Gerry Dee is the star and creator of CBC's hit sitcom Mr. D, and author of Teaching: It's Harder Than It Looks. He also appeared on Gerry Dee Sports Reporter on The Score. The 2013 winner of a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in A Continuing Comedic Role, he is a former Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Comic in Canada and was on NBC's Last Comic Standing.

 
 
ODC Dance
 
 
 
 
Victoria Yoga Conference
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Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Victoria Downtown Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm (Year-round)

Farmer's Market Location: inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street

Event: Victoria's food-focused year-round Farmers' Market, featuring local food, farms, artisans, food producers, and live music, takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday inside the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, which opened its doors in September, 2013.

 
 
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.

 
 
Goodyear Plays Brahms

Goodyear Plays Brahms

January 31, 8 pm
February 1, 2:30 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: After playing with the New York Philharmonic, Stewart Goodyear returns to perform Brahms’ passionate Piano Concerto no. 2. An exquisite solo by Principal Cello Brian Yoon is also a highlight of this concerto. Completing this concert is Beethoven’s buoyant and exciting 8th Symphony.  Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased through the Royal Theatre box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

 
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Happening this Month

23rd Annual Victoria Festival of Trees - November 19, 2014 to January 6, 2015
Skating at the Fairmont Empress - November 20, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase - November 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015
AURA Gingerbread Tea - November 22, 2014 to January 3, 2015
14th Annual Bear Wear - November 25, 2014 to January 5, 2015
Venus Sophia Christmas - November 28, 2014 to January 5, 2015
Jill Sharpe: Bone Wind Fire at the Madrona Gallery - January 17, 2015 to January 31, 2015
Anita Rydygier: Without Borders at Dales Gallery - January 29, 2015 to February 24, 2015

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