Moscow Ballet presents Swan Lake

40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s lavish Swan Lake. “Brimful with feeling” says the New York Times.

40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s lavish Swan Lake. “Brimful with feeling” says the New York Times. Moscow Ballet’s traditional telling of the tragic Swan Lake story includes award-winning dancers and lavish costumes. Celebrate Russian ballet and the beauty of the world renowned dancers in Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake.

“Expansive… brimful with feeling ….elegantly generous”
New York Times

“Expressive and a delight to watch”
Washington Post

Ticket Details

*Tickets starting at $37.50

Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time.  Tickets may be available from the box office.

More info: https://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/moscow-ballet-swan-lake-2018-royal-theatre

 

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Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band 40th Anniversary

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s. They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s.  They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band released a new CD in 2015 called “Still Burnin it Up” and they have just come off a successful Western Tour to Alberta and BC, as well they played two hot sets on the mainstage at the Island Folkfest this past summer as well as blowing folks away at the Vancouver Island Blues Bash on the Labour Day weekend.  To top it all off they won the right to represent BC at the International Blues Challenge in White Rock in July 2014 and traveled to Memphis in January of 2015 to compete.

The current line up includes Hank Lionhart, Mark Comerford, Andy Graffiti, Lonnie Glass, Dave Rowse and Wayne Kozak.  This is a show that will sell out early!

Check out Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band website here

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a family friendly festival. Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown local talent thrown in!

Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival August 30 – September 3 2018

Times Vary – full festival schedule to follow

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is a  family friendly festival.  Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown local talent thrown in! Dotted around the downtown core will be “Pitch Stop” pop-up locations where buskers will entertain and inspire. Pitch Stops across Downtown Victoria include Ship Point (Main Festival Site), The Bay Centre, Market Square, Bastion Square, Millie’s Lane (opposite Agrius Restaurant) & CRD Square.

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association along with supporting partners Tourism Victoria, Greater Victoria Harbour Agency, and the Hotel Association of Greater Victoria.

India Mela

This INDIA MELA (festival) is part of ICCA’s contribution to its local community. A MELA means a gathering or a fair that incorporates arts, culture, music, food, sports and other celebratory elements.

India Mela Victoria

The India Canada Cultural Association (ICCA) is a registered, non profit society mandated to celebrate and raise awareness about the power, diversity and color of India’s rich culture – to create a stronger and more cohesive Victoria community.

The ICCA is driven by community and volunteers and it has been contributing to Victoria for more than 5 decades. In that time it has raised more than $500,000 for various charities and humanitarian efforts ranging from international earthquake relief programs to local programs like the children’s hospital and the Tour de Rock cops for cancer…

Its primary icon event is the annual VICTORIA INDIA MELA. This INDIA MELA (festival) is part of ICCA’s contribution to its local community. A MELA means a gathering or a fair that incorporates arts, culture, music, food, sports and other celebratory elements. It is a way of life in India and its an opportunity to share the richness of the Indian culture, create community partnerships and demonstrate a healthy way of life.

photo credit: kevin dooley via photopin (license)

Victoria Flamenco Festival

The Victoria Flamenco Festival is a dynamic and diverse community festival with ever-increasing local support and involvement. It is a venue for Vancouver Island Flamenco artists and students to develop their art through workshops and to share their passion with the greater community through performance opportunities.

Victoria Flamenco Festival

Flamenco de la Isla was formed in June of 1998, and incorporated as a Society in July of 1998. The board of directors was formed by students and afficionados of the art of Flamenco.

Learn more about the Flamenco de la Isla Society at our website

As presenters of the Victoria Flamenco Festival we are proud to support Flamenco on Vancouver Island.

Victoria Flamenco Festival vision statement: The Victoria Flamenco Festival is a dynamic and diverse community festival with ever-increasing local support and involvement. It is a venue for Vancouver Island Flamenco artists and students to develop their art through workshops and to share their passion with the greater community through performance opportunities. We envision the VFF as a thriving Flamenco destination where national and international artists, students, and aficionados will develop connections through artistic collaborations.

Festival Mexicano

For the 10th year, the Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria will host Festival Mexicano.

2017 Festival Mexicano VictoriaFor the 12th year, the Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria will host Festival Mexicano. Festivities kick off the on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. with Latin dance, live music, mariachi band and folklore dancers at the Centennial Square.

The Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria organizes this annual celebration as a way of promoting great food, music and dance. This year featuring a Mariachi Band “Los Dorados”. All the activities in Centennial Square are free and the focus on children and families. Music, mariachi music, dance, Salsa dance lessons and much more.

Free admission. The weekend is packed full with professional Latin music and dance performances, traditional Mexican food, craft vendors, workshops, dance lessons, games and pinatas. Admission is free for all Centennial Square programming.

 

RUCKUS ROYALE with the West Coast League of Legendary Wrestlers

A spectacular wrestling show featuring wild grudge, feuds, and brawls of the West Coast – now recognized as one of Victoria’s biggest performing arts events of the year.

Witness the WCLOLW as they “ruin the sanctity of professional wrestling”.

The West Coast League of Legendary Wrestlers presents:

RUCKUS ROYALE
Home to the newly bled & nearly dead.

A spectacular wrestling show featuring wild grudge, feuds, and brawls of the West Coast – now recognized as one of Victoria’s biggest performing arts events of the year.

Witness the WCLOLW as they “ruin the sanctity of professional wrestling”.

DOORS at 7PM.
FIRST FIGHT at 8PM sharp.
Don’t be late, you definitely don’t want to miss a single match.

CASH BAR
19+
MERCH TABLE
SNACKS
HALF-TIME SHOW by THE MUSSEL &THE FLEX
& AFTERPARTY

$16 earlybird (before April 1)
$20 in advance
$25 at the door

Earlybird tickets available before April 1st.

Low-income ticket options available – email us at: westcoast.lolw@gmail.com
The WCLOLW humbly cracks skulls on unceded Songhees and Esquimalt land.

Introduction to Auditions w/ Joanne Wilson

Joanne Wilson, veteran actor and acting teacher (VAD Arts, Screen Actors Studio), is offering a 3 hour workshop on June 2, 2018. This workshop will introduce you to some of the basics of auditioning for film & TV; how to slate for the camera, how to act with a ‘reader’, and how to quickly find an objective and create relationship within the scene. She’ll also offer a few tips on how to deal with those auditioning nerves!

Victoria has seen an increase in both indie locally produced independent productions, as well as films and TV shows coming in to film on the island. It’s an exciting time to step into the world of film and screen acting, but how do you go about it?

Joanne Wilson, veteran actor and acting teacher (VAD Arts, Screen Actors Studio), is offering a 3 hour workshop on June 2, 2018. This workshop will introduce you to some of the basics of auditioning for film & TV; how to slate for the camera, how to act with a ‘reader’, and how to quickly find an objective and create relationship within the scene. She’ll also offer a few tips on how to deal with those auditioning nerves!
We are offering 4 special spots for participants that want to work directly with Joanne on camera, and 20 places for auditors. There’s much to be learned from watching people step up in front of the camera! So, join us and let this be the year that you take the first steps into the world of film and screen acting!

Joanne Wilson’s Bio: Joanne Wilson has appeared in such films as: I She Made Them Do It, Tron Legacy, K*ll For Me, Cascadia, The Mermaid Chair, Stranger with My Face, Trophy Wife, Whispers and Lies, Cross Roads, and Augusta Gone. Her TV credits include: Motive, The Intruders, Arrow, The L Word.

In theatre, Joanne received outstanding reviews for her portrayal of Amanda Wingfield in the Tennessee William’s classic The Glass Menagerie for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Joanne has also appeared on stage at The Citadel Theater, Chinook Theatre, Workshop West, and the Chemainus Theatre Festival, among others.

The Salvage Men

Vox Humana is proud to present the Canadian premiere performance of “The Salvage Men” composed by Emmy award-winning composer Jeff Beal. Inspired by “De Profundis” (by Oscar Wilde) and the composer’s own personal struggle with illness, “The Salvage Men” is a deeply emotional five-movement work for a cappella choir. Repertoire: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf (BWV 226) – J.S. Bach The Salvage Men – Jeff Beal

Vox Humana is proud to present the Canadian premiere performance of “The Salvage Men” composed by Emmy award-winning composer Jeff Beal. Inspired by “De Profundis” (by Oscar Wilde) and the composer’s own personal struggle with illness,

“The Salvage Men” is a deeply emotional five-movement work for a cappella choir. Repertoire: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf (BWV 226) – J.S. Bach The Salvage Men – Jeff Beal *Canadian premiere Concord – Benjamin Britten Negra Sombra – Leila Lustig *world premiere Tabula Rasa – Don Macdonald Kyrie (from Mass for double choir) – Frank Martin Virgencita – Arvo Pärt Fair in Face – Healey Willan I Beheld Her, Beautiful As a Dove – Healey Willan Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One – Healey Willan

Performance: June 1st, 2018 – 7:30 PM (doors open at 7 PM) Location: Alix Goolden Performance Hall (907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria) Tickets: $20, Free (25 and under) For more information visit www.voxhumanachoir.ca