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IMAX Victoria Film Festival

IMAX Victoria Film Festival

January 20 - February 14, 2016, varying times

Location: IMAX Victoria inside the Royal BC Museum

Event: The IMAX Victoria Film Festival is on!  Six films play daily on a rotating basis, including Bears, Antarctica, Van Gogh: Brush with Genius, Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey, and Alaska: Spirit of the Wild.  See all six with a festival pass for $38.75, or enjoy the festival plus all the films this year for $10 more with an Annual Pass.  Visit www.imaxvictoria.com for details and showtimes.

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MEC Victoria: Backcountry 101 - Map & Compass Navigation

MEC Victoria: Backcountry 101 - Map & Compass Navigation

February 1, 2016, 5 - 6:30 pm

Location: Mountain Equipment Co-Op, camping department

Event: Join MEC's camping specialists for a free one-hour clinic designed to introduce you to topographical maps, compasses and their use in backcountry navigation.

By the end of the session, participants will be familiar with topographic maps, the features that distinguish them from other types of maps and the reasons they are ideal for backcountry navigation, including:

 
 
MEC Victoria: Winter Road Ride Meet-Up

MEC Victoria: Winter Road Ride Meet-Up

February 2, 2016, 7 am

Location: Mountain Equipment Co-Op

Event: Winter Miles = Summer Smiles! We are excited to be hosting a winter cycle meet-up every Tuesday at 7am this winter!  Join us for a dynamic and engaging cycling workout with our energetic and experienced road cyclist, Andrew McCartney. We'll be working through the winter months to be ready come spring!

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Becoming BC Gallery: Royal BC Museum

Becoming BC Gallery: Royal BC Museum

February 2, 9, & 11, 2016, 11 - 11:30 am

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: In honour of Chinese New Year, join one of the museum's knowledgeable guides for a 30-minute spotlight tour of the Becoming BC Gallery on the third floor.  Stops in Chinatown, the railway and the cannery will help illustrate the contributions of the Chinese community to the history of our province.  Tours meet at the bottom of the up escalator on the main floor; included in the cost of museum admission.

 
 
Live @ Lunch - Black Pioneers of British Columbia
 
 
Lunch-Time Pipe Organ Concert

Lunch-Time Pipe Organ Concert

February 3, 2016, 12:15 - 12:45 pm

Location: St. Andrews' Presbyterian Church (wheelchair access from 643 Broughton Street)

Event: Sandra Fletcher will perform a program of pipe-organ music, including works by Fairbank (Toccata Gioioso, premier performance), JS Bach (Prelude and Fugue in G minor), Sumsion (Pastoral), and Dubois (Toccata) on Wednesday February 3.  Bring your lunch, bring a friend.  Admission by donation with proceeds towards the music ministry at St. Andrews.

 
 
 
Victoria Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival

Enjoy more than 100 films with the 2016 Victoria Film Festival. With film, food, and festivities around town it's a fantastically multifaceted 10-day experience. From politics to puppies, movements to meditation, to action, alternative lifestyles, anime, and many different cultures, the Victoria Film Festival brings fun to your February.

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The Victoria Yoga Conference

The Victoria Yoga Conference

The fourth annual Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) takes place on February 5 to February 7, 2016 at the Victoria Conference Centre and will host the yoga community for a weekend of inspiration, motivation and deep learning about the practice of yoga.

The VYC includes yoga classes and workshops, meditation workshops, teacher talk shops and a business series designed to assist studio owners and teachers on how to market themselves and truly make a business of their passion.

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The Illumination Event

The Illumination Event

The Illumination Event is seven carefully curated speakers with great ideas.

These speakers will share something they are passionate about, that lights them up.

At least one of them will light a spark in you.

We will also award the Breathe for Life 2016 Scholarship.

 
 
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
 
 
Love Poetry And Chocolate

Love Poetry And Chocolate

February 6, 2016, 1 - 3 pm

Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch

Event:  Join Victoria Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer and five other poets for a special afternoon of poetry readings, personalized poems, and chocolate. Drop-in: no registration required.

 
 
Lust Life Jazz Band Plays the Bengal Lounge
 
 
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
 
 
Through the Gaze of a Navel

Through the Gaze of a Navel

As part of the 2016 Victoria Yoga Conference, we bring you Through the Gaze of a Navel, a performance in the form of a yoga class that you can participate in or observe, led by self-proclaimed pop psychology expert Emelia Symington Fedy. A woman who has consumed every new-age pop-psych medicine she could get her hands on, from swimming with cosmic dolphins to crystal bowl vibrational healing to vaginal weightlifting classes, Emelia’s take is irreverent but the darkness she encounters is real.

 
 
David Vest
 
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IMAX Victoria Film Festival

IMAX Victoria Film Festival

January 20 - February 14, 2016, varying times

Location: IMAX Victoria inside the Royal BC Museum

Event: The IMAX Victoria Film Festival is on!  Six films play daily on a rotating basis, including Bears, Antarctica, Van Gogh: Brush with Genius, Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey, and Alaska: Spirit of the Wild.  See all six with a festival pass for $38.75, or enjoy the festival plus all the films this year for $10 more with an Annual Pass.  Visit www.imaxvictoria.com for details and showtimes.

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Victoria Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival

Enjoy more than 100 films with the 2016 Victoria Film Festival. With film, food, and festivities around town it's a fantastically multifaceted 10-day experience. From politics to puppies, movements to meditation, to action, alternative lifestyles, anime, and many different cultures, the Victoria Film Festival brings fun to your February.

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The Victoria Yoga Conference

The Victoria Yoga Conference

The fourth annual Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) takes place on February 5 to February 7, 2016 at the Victoria Conference Centre and will host the yoga community for a weekend of inspiration, motivation and deep learning about the practice of yoga.

The VYC includes yoga classes and workshops, meditation workshops, teacher talk shops and a business series designed to assist studio owners and teachers on how to market themselves and truly make a business of their passion.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Victoria Tea Festival Revival

The Victoria Tea Festival Revival

Come one come all!

From tea sommelier to the novice drinker, you are invited to attend the Victoria Tea Festival Revival.

Starting on February 7th, join us for a week of nightly seminars celebrating, tasting, and expanding knowledge on all things tea:

Feb 9: Exploring the Medicinals in Your Meal @ Nourish Kitchen and Cafe (7:00pm-8:45pm, 225 Quebec St)

Feb 11: Herbal Teas and Treats @ Amelia Lee Boutique + Nest & Cradle (6:00pm-7:30pm, 560 Yates St)

Feb 12: Maccha Tasting: Tea Cultivars @ Jagasilk (7:00pm-9:00pm, 633 Courtney St)

 
 
CineVic 25th Anniversary Retrospective Screening & After-Party
 
 
Family Day @ Victoria Public Market
 
 
Becoming BC Gallery: Royal BC Museum

Becoming BC Gallery: Royal BC Museum

February 2, 9, & 11, 2016, 11 - 11:30 am

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: In honour of Chinese New Year, join one of the museum's knowledgeable guides for a 30-minute spotlight tour of the Becoming BC Gallery on the third floor.  Stops in Chinatown, the railway and the cannery will help illustrate the contributions of the Chinese community to the history of our province.  Tours meet at the bottom of the up escalator on the main floor; included in the cost of museum admission.

 
 
Development Drinks
 
 
Live Your Best Life Using Law of Attraction

Live Your Best Life Using Law of Attraction

Join Michael Losier, best selling author of Law of Attraction and former radio host on Oprah and Friends. Michael makes a rare appearance in Victoria, BC to host a very special event on February 9th at 6:30 pm, marking the 2 millionth copy and the 12th anniversary of his best selling book. Michael is a leader in this worldwide phenomenon. His book has a global following and is printed in 35 languages.

Law of Attraction means “we attract into our lives what we give our attention to, whether wanted or unwanted.”

 
 
Chinese New Year Gala Dinner & Live Auction
 
 
2016 Moose Hide Campaign Annual Gathering
 
 
Becoming BC Gallery: Royal BC Museum

Becoming BC Gallery: Royal BC Museum

February 2, 9, & 11, 2016, 11 - 11:30 am

Location: Royal BC Museum

Event: In honour of Chinese New Year, join one of the museum's knowledgeable guides for a 30-minute spotlight tour of the Becoming BC Gallery on the third floor.  Stops in Chinatown, the railway and the cannery will help illustrate the contributions of the Chinese community to the history of our province.  Tours meet at the bottom of the up escalator on the main floor; included in the cost of museum admission.

 
 
The Barber of Seville
 
 
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
 
 
Death by Chocolate Buffet at the Empress
 
 
Mardi Gras at the Victoria Public Market

Mardi Gras at the Victoria Public Market

February 13, 2016, 7 - 11 pm

Location: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson

Event: Atomique Productions and Roast present Mardi Grasat the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson on Saturday February 13th, 2016. Complete with live bands, carnival performers, festive decor, New Orleans-inspired cocktails and dishes prepared by R​oast.​

Tickets are $45.00 each and are available for purchase in person at The Atomique Shop, ​L​yle’s Place and R​oast,​ or o​nline at Ticketfly.com.

 
 
Lust Life Jazz Band Plays the Bengal Lounge
 
 
The Barber of Seville
 
 
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
 
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IMAX Victoria Film Festival

IMAX Victoria Film Festival

January 20 - February 14, 2016, varying times

Location: IMAX Victoria inside the Royal BC Museum

Event: The IMAX Victoria Film Festival is on!  Six films play daily on a rotating basis, including Bears, Antarctica, Van Gogh: Brush with Genius, Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey, and Alaska: Spirit of the Wild.  See all six with a festival pass for $38.75, or enjoy the festival plus all the films this year for $10 more with an Annual Pass.  Visit www.imaxvictoria.com for details and showtimes.

 
 
Grammy Awards Viewing Party
 
 
 
The Barber of Seville
 
 
The Handmade Tale: An Improvised Atwood

The Handmade Tale: An Improvised Atwood

In a dystopic future Paper Street’s improvisers struggle with gender politics and identity - and to stay alive. Inspired by the works of renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood, this show captures her stark prose and her dark futuristic vision. If you've ever loved a book by Atwood, this is one show you cannot miss. Tickets cost $15.75 and can be purchased online. Takes place February 17 - 20 at 8 pm, at the Intrepid Theatre Club.

 
 
 
 
The Handmade Tale: An Improvised Atwood

The Handmade Tale: An Improvised Atwood

In a dystopic future Paper Street’s improvisers struggle with gender politics and identity - and to stay alive. Inspired by the works of renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood, this show captures her stark prose and her dark futuristic vision. If you've ever loved a book by Atwood, this is one show you cannot miss. Tickets cost $15.75 and can be purchased online. Takes place February 17 - 20 at 8 pm, at the Intrepid Theatre Club.

 
 
2016 Dine Around and Stay In Town

2016 Dine Around and Stay In Town

February 19 - March 6, 2016

Location: Various Victoria Restaurants

Event: Victoria's most anticipated dining event, Dine Around and Stay In Town, takes place February 19 through March 6.  Tickle your tastebuds and dive into Victoria's culinary scene at over 60 participating restaurants.  Restaurants will offer three-course menus costing $20, $30, $40, or $50 per person.

Don't just come for a bite, either - stay the night!  Many of Victoria's hotels offer accommodations during the event with rates of $79, $99, or $129.  

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Victoria Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival

Enjoy more than 100 films with the 2016 Victoria Film Festival. With film, food, and festivities around town it's a fantastically multifaceted 10-day experience. From politics to puppies, movements to meditation, to action, alternative lifestyles, anime, and many different cultures, the Victoria Film Festival brings fun to your February.

 
 
The Barber of Seville
 
 
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
 
 
The Handmade Tale: An Improvised Atwood

The Handmade Tale: An Improvised Atwood

In a dystopic future Paper Street’s improvisers struggle with gender politics and identity - and to stay alive. Inspired by the works of renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood, this show captures her stark prose and her dark futuristic vision. If you've ever loved a book by Atwood, this is one show you cannot miss. Tickets cost $15.75 and can be purchased online. Takes place February 17 - 20 at 8 pm, at the Intrepid Theatre Club.

 
 
Seedy Saturday

Seedy Saturday

February 20, 2016

Location: Victoria Conference Centre

Event: Victoria's annual community seed and garden show, with local and organic seeds, native plants, fruit/nut/olive trees, seed and used garden book exchanges, Master Gardeners, food and garden products, kids' activities, displays, expert speakers. Learn how to cut food costs by growing your own food - come for inspiration, education and networking! $7 cash at the door, under 16 free.

 
 
Lust Life Jazz Band Plays the Bengal Lounge
 
 
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
 
 
The Handmade Tale: An Improvised Atwood

The Handmade Tale: An Improvised Atwood

In a dystopic future Paper Street’s improvisers struggle with gender politics and identity - and to stay alive. Inspired by the works of renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood, this show captures her stark prose and her dark futuristic vision. If you've ever loved a book by Atwood, this is one show you cannot miss. Tickets cost $15.75 and can be purchased online. Takes place February 17 - 20 at 8 pm, at the Intrepid Theatre Club.

 
 
Chinese New Year Lion Dance

Chinese New Year Lion Dance

February 14, 2016, approximately 11 am

Location: Chinatown/Gates of Harmonious Interest

Event: The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association hosts the annual ceremonial Lion Dance on Fisgard Street by the Gates of Harmonious Interest.  This festive cultural event is one you won't want to miss.

 
 
Death by Chocolate Buffet at the Empress
 
 
3 Course Valentine's Day Dinner
 
 
Sweetheart Afternoon Tea @ Venus Sophia Tea Room
 
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2016 Dine Around and Stay In Town

2016 Dine Around and Stay In Town

February 19 - March 6, 2016

Location: Various Victoria Restaurants

Event: Victoria's most anticipated dining event, Dine Around and Stay In Town, takes place February 19 through March 6.  Tickle your tastebuds and dive into Victoria's culinary scene at over 60 participating restaurants.  Restaurants will offer three-course menus costing $20, $30, $40, or $50 per person.

Don't just come for a bite, either - stay the night!  Many of Victoria's hotels offer accommodations during the event with rates of $79, $99, or $129.  

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The Barber of Seville
 
 
 
Ballet Victoria: Tea For Tutu Preview - Romeo & Juliet

Ballet Victoria: Tea For Tutu Preview - Romeo & Juliet

February 23 & 24, 2016, 2 - 3 pm

Location: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Event: Ballet Victoria presents a special preview of their new show, Romeo & Juliet.  The event includes the preview performance, a question and answer session with the Artistic Director, and refreshments after the performance.  Free for seniors and children; a $10 donation is asked of adults to continue to support Ballet Victoria's programs.  The building is wheelchair accessible.

 
 
Ballet Victoria: Tea For Tutu Preview - Romeo & Juliet

Ballet Victoria: Tea For Tutu Preview - Romeo & Juliet

February 23 & 24, 2016, 2 - 3 pm

Location: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Event: Ballet Victoria presents a special preview of their new show, Romeo & Juliet.  The event includes the preview performance, a question and answer session with the Artistic Director, and refreshments after the performance.  Free for seniors and children; a $10 donation is asked of adults to continue to support Ballet Victoria's programs.  The building is wheelchair accessible.

 
 
Phantom of the Opera: St. Michael's University School
 
 
Phantom of the Opera: St. Michael's University School
 
 
 
 
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
 
 
Health Wellness & Sustainability Festival
 
 
Phantom of the Opera: St. Michael's University School
 
 
An Evening with New York Times best selling author of Eating on the Wildside, Jo Robinson

An Evening with New York Times best selling author of Eating on the Wildside, Jo Robinson

“If the organic movement needs a Joan of Arc I would surely nominate Jo Robinson. Her latest book illustrates why she is without a doubt the quiet anchor of the movement. Only Michael Pollan would come close to her superbly researched work.” - Bill Kurtis, television journalist and producer

Jo Robinson is a bestselling, investigative journalist who has spent the past 15 years scouring research journals for information on how we can restore vital nutrients to our fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, and dairy products.

 
 
Lust Life Jazz Band Plays the Bengal Lounge
 
 
 
 
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
 
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2016 Dine Around and Stay In Town

2016 Dine Around and Stay In Town

February 19 - March 6, 2016

Location: Various Victoria Restaurants

Event: Victoria's most anticipated dining event, Dine Around and Stay In Town, takes place February 19 through March 6.  Tickle your tastebuds and dive into Victoria's culinary scene at over 60 participating restaurants.  Restaurants will offer three-course menus costing $20, $30, $40, or $50 per person.

Don't just come for a bite, either - stay the night!  Many of Victoria's hotels offer accommodations during the event with rates of $79, $99, or $129.  

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Leap Year Birthday Party at LURE!
 
 
Brahms Double

Brahms Double

February 29, 2016, 8 pm

Location: Royal Theatre

Event: Victoria Symphony Concertmaster Terence Tam and Principal Cello Brian Yoon pair up to play the rarely heard and remarkable Brahms Double Concerto.  Schubert's Symphony No. 9 ("The Great") will be led by VS Principal Guest Conductor Bernhard Gueller to conclude the concert.  

Playlist: Staniland - Voyageur; Brahms - Double Concerto for Violin & Cello; Schubert - Symphony No. 9

 
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