RAFFI plays the Royal Theatre

Raffi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first and still best-selling album, Singable Songs for the Very Young. Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic song, “Baby Beluga”.

Raffi in concert November 19thRaffi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first and still best-selling album, Singable Songs for the Very Young. Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic song, “Baby Beluga”.

Once called “the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world” (Washington Post) and “Canada’s all time children’s champion” (Toronto Star), Raffi is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations’ Earth Achievement Award.

Proceeds benefit The Centre for Child Honouring.

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The Comic Strippers

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits.

A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY

The Comic Strippers - Victoria October 14, 2017

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. The Comic Strippers perform at the McPherson Playhouse on O​ctober 14, 2017 at 8​:00​ PM.

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them.

Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

Winner of ‘BEST LIVE PRODUCTION’ at The Canadian Comedy Awards 2016

★★★★★ “Extremely Funny!”
UK Fringe Review

“The show is suitable for both men and women… entertaining ride where anything goes.”
Rip It Up Magazine

“One of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever seen.”
Vancouver Sun

THE COMIC STRIPPERS
McPherson Playhouse
O​ctober 14, 2017 | 8​:00​ PM
Tickets are $44.50*

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An Evening With The Rat Pack

The legendary Rat Pack lived and died the high life of booze, broads and bright lights, always projecting a sense of detachment and serenity.

The Rat Pack - PlayInVictoria.netThe legendary Rat Pack lived and died the high life of booze, broads and bright lights, always projecting a sense of detachment and serenity.

Through it all, they always remained just outside the radar of understanding… the most distant stars in the firmament. Dean Martin’s biographer (Nick Tosches) once noted very appropriately, these guys are what the Italians call a menefreghista… “one who simply doesn’t give a damn”.

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Original Legends of Rock n Roll presents
AN EVENING WITH THE RAT PACK
McPherson Playhouse
O​ctober 4, 2017 | 7​:30​ PM
Discounted tickets are $49.00*

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Rifflandia Festival 10th Anniversary

This September 14-17, the tenth annual Rifflandia Festival will transform the city of Victoria, featuring a truly diverse line-up of artists across numerous stages, all within walking distance in the city’s beautiful and historic downtown core.

Rifflandia Festival - Victoria - PlayInVictoria.netAtomique Productions

Rifflandia Festival 2017 – The 10th Anniversary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k36HFZeogtE

The 3-4-ALL Festival Bundle is also available for purchase! Three festivals (Phillips Backyard Weekender, Rock The Shores, and Rifflandia) in one bundle.

Plan your summer now. Purchase here.

This September 14-17, the tenth annual Rifflandia Festival will transform the city of Victoria, featuring a truly diverse line-up of artists across numerous stages, all within walking distance in the city’s beautiful and historic downtown core. Previous artists includes Jurassic 5, Modest Mouse, Mother Mother, De La Soul, Zeds Dead, Macklemore, The Flaming Lips, and more.

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Bob Dylan in Concert

Bob Dylan is one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th century whose career began in the early 1960s with songs that chronicled social issues like war and civil rights.

Dylan and his band will travel north to Canada for a month-long string of 18 gigs that travel from Kingston, Ontario on June 27th to Victoria, British Columbia on July 27th.

Bob Dylan is one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th century whose career began in the early 1960s with songs that chronicled social issues like war and civil rights

Singer, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when his songs chronicled social Bob-Dylan-005.jpgunrest. Early songs
such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving behind his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone”, recorded in 1965, enlarged the range of popular music.

Rumour has it, that his last visit to Victoria saw him order out food from Pagliacchi’s.  Perhaps this time, he’ll eat in?

http://barsnbands.net/listings/events/42147/

Tickets
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2017 Rock The Shores – Cancelled

ROCK THE SHORES
July 21st – 23rd, 2017
West Shore Parks and Rec Lower Fields
All Ages

This July 21-23, Rock The Shores returns to Colwood, BC. Taking place on West Shore Parks and Rec’s lower fields, the event features world-class talent in a premium festival setting.

Rock The Shores Cancelled for 2017July 21 – 23, 2017

In a note posted on Facebook, the announcement of the cancellation of the 2017 Rock The Shores:

“Dear friends and music lovers, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone this year’s festival. The good news is we’ll be back next year!

Over the past five years we have enjoyed building the event to what it has become. We are proud of every artist we have booked, and we are so grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way, first and foremost our ticket buyers!

Our goal from the beginning was to build THE annual rock festival for Islanders, and we remain 100% committed to this. The present year in particular has presented multiple challenges towards achieving this goal – challenges that threaten to undermine the future and viability of the event. These include the limited availability of suitable headline talent coupled with increasing market saturation and competition in a year of national celebration.

So, rest assured the journey is far from over. We will keep everyone posted.

Please visit www.rocktheshores.com for ticketing options.”

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Michael Jackson Tribute Show

Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances spanning his early days as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreaking theatrics in the 80s and his continued domination of Pop culture into the 21st century.

Songs include Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, PYT, They Don’t Really Care About Us and many more.

Get the full Michael Jackson concert experience with accomplished impersonator Dantanio – electrifying in his role as Jackson – plus a live band, choreographed dancers, authentic costumes, state-of-the-art sound and theatrical lighting, vision and effects. Truly a mind-blowing stage production – do not miss it!

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The 2017 Phillips Backyard Weekender

This July 7-9, party with 3000 of your closest friends at the Phillips Backyard Weekender – a 19+ licensed event in the very awesome and large Phillips Backyard, located at the Phillips Brewery in Victoria, BC.! Disguised as a brewery parking lot by day, the Phillips Backyard magically transforms into an outdoor music super-party for three unforgettable nights.

Phillips Backyard Weekender - Victoria BCAtomique Productions and The Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. present…

The 2017 Phillips Backyard Weekender

PBW 2016 Recap Video

The 3-4-ALL Festival Bundle is also available for purchase! Three festivals (Phillips Backyard Weekender, Rock The Shores, and Rifflandia) in one bundle.

Plan your summer now. Purchase here.

This July 7-9, party with 3000 of your closest friends at the Phillips Backyard Weekender – a 19+ licensed event in the very awesome and large Phillips Backyard, located at the Phillips Brewery in Victoria, BC.! Disguised as a brewery parking lot by day, the Phillips Backyard magically transforms into an outdoor music super-party for three unforgettable nights. Set against the backdrop of our beloved local craft brewery in the open air of downtown Victoria’s communal backyard, The Phillips Backyard Weekender is a summer highlight not to be missed. Previous year’s artists include Milky Chance, Bahamas, The Funk Hunters, De La Soul, The Cat Empire, Charles Bradley, USS, and more!

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2017 Victoria Pride Week

The Victoria Pride Society’s mission is based on empowerment. We empower those who are – or think they might be – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, friends and allies.

Victoria Pride Week - PlayInVictoria.netThe Victoria Pride Society’s mission is based on empowerment. We empower those who are – or think they might be – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, friends and allies.

The Victoria Pride Society was born from a casual picnic in Beacon Hill Park over 20 years ago. Since the time of its creation, the Victoria Pride Society has focused on supporting the inclusiveness, accessibility, and diversity of Pride Week events. Today, we are one of a few national Pride Societies who encourage all people to walk the Pride parade route – generating thousands of people ‘proudly’ walking the streets of Victoria for themselves, colleagues, or loved ones.

As our community, sponsors, and supporters grow, so too does the opportunity to share who we are, where we come from, and most importantly, our personal pride. Being ‘proud’ transcends any one week of any given year. Being ‘proud’ is an achievement garnered throughout a lifetime. The Victoria Pride Society is here to provide support, connection, education, and celebration for every individual in their own quest to be proud.

Don’t forget to download a copy of our bylaws and constitution.

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Tall Tree Music Festival

2017 marks the eighth annual Tall Tree Music Festival held atop Browns Mountain in beautiful Port Renfrew B.C. Canada. Tall Tree Music Festival, one of B.C.’s premier music festivals rounds out its lineup with exciting and diverse emerging artists and established favourites. The three-day multiple stage and onsite camping festival is expanding this year with more capacity, vendors, activities and sponsors than ever before. Selling out in 2015 and 2016, Tall Tree 8 is expanding due to interest and demand from Western North America.

Tall Tree Music Festival Line-up

Port Renfrew, BC: Tall Tree Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup, Featuring:

BEATS ANTIQUE LIVE – TOKYO POLICE CLUB – SHAPESHIFTER NZ

EASY STAR ALL STARS – DJ NU-MARK – GOLDFISH – STYLUST BEATS

CAVE SINGERS – JESSE ROPER – K+LAB – JON and ROY

SKIITOUR –  MOONTRICKS – WORTHY – GRAND ANALOG – MAT THE ALIEN – FAKE SHARK – MARCUS VISIONARY – NEON STEVE – WOOFAX – PIGEON HOLE – LAZY SYRUP ORCHESTRA – EVERYMAN

MARQUES WYATT – ASTROCOLOR – ROB PAINE – CALEB HART & THE ROYAL YOUTHS

YOUNGBLOOD – SAM WEBER – ILLVIS FRESHLY – QUOIA – FOX GLOVE – MURGE

THE NEW GROOVEMENT – DAVID BECKINGHAM – DOWNTOWN MISCHIEF

WILD ROMANTICS – CROATIA – ODELL FOX –  LAYTEN KRAMER

XAVIER – MT DOYLE – GENERIC – EMOTIONZ FT. J-LEON

OUTSIDER – SOLOMON POTASHNICK – SOLOMONIC SOUND SYSTEM

TAVIS E TRIANCE – SAM KLASS – DJ NIGEL – AKELA – THE BOOTY TUTORS – HRISTO – GI BLUNT

THE FUNKEE WADD- FRASE – KLASH AKT – DJ ANGER – PRIMITIVE – TRIPLE XL – MR B – HUBBZ

 GUY CROSS – SPEEDYSHOES – CRIPPLED WHEEL PETE – DJ SURGERY – AGT FUNK – BENDY

CONER – SPECIAL ED -KIRTAY b2b SMASHA – SOULDIER –

PRIEST – STRANGE THING – TUCK IN TYLER – DJ PRAIZ

Tall Tree Comedy Circus produced by: Paul & Shiraz

VISUALS BY: Optik –  BLNTFKTRY – Woodhead

LIGHTING PRODUCTION BY: Spencer S. and Michael F.

At the end of 2016, festival organisers asked the Tall Tree Festival community what they would like to see from the event as far as booking talent was concerned. Overwhelmingly Tall Tree was told that people enjoyed the strong Canadian lineup, however wanted to see some higher tier acts that they may not be regularly exposed to.

“So we listened,” comments Mike Hann, Festival Director. “This year we are happy to say that we have talent originating from 7 different countries. The artists that are coming to Tall Tree in 2017 are billed on festivals worldwide, not just in Canada. We couldn’t be more excited for them to come and experience everything that is amazing about Vancouver Island and Tall Tree!”

Notable International Acts:

Shapeshifter (New Zealand): Record-breaking New Zealand tours, scene-setting appearances at festivals like Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Big Day Out and Parklife, sold-out performances across Europe, worlds-colliding collaborations with Symphony Orchestras, multiple music awards, four EPs and five LPs — three with platinum sales — and an army of fans who return to relive the experience time and time again: the towering achievements of Shapeshifter, the future-shocked soul outfit who hail from Christchurch New Zealand, were built by a living, breathing band of musicians, with all the form-changing sonic possibilities live instrumentation offers.

GoldFish (South Africa): Their genre-defying mix of live instruments, House beats and searing live performances has seen Goldfish go from impromptu jams at a tiny beach club in Cape Town to headlining Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, cracking a top 10 on the US iTunes Dance chart, a residency at Pacha Ibiza with David Guetta and DJ’s like Fedde le Grand knocking at their door to do remix their tracks. It’s almost hard to believe that not very long ago they were just Dom and Dave, two music students who lived a relatively chilled life of surfing and playing music in their home town Cape Town.

Beats Antique (USA): Celebrating its tenth anniversary with its tenth studio release, the Bay Area’s wildly innovative performance dynamo Beats Antique emerges from the studio with a brand new album and stage show to mark the milestone. With legendary sets at some of the most iconic venues and festivals around the world and collaborations with superstars from Les Claypool to Bassnectar, the next chapter in the trio’s story takes them back to a mysterious world.

Easy Star All-Stars (USA): The Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003. Thanks to their best- selling tribute album releases, Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006), Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009), Dubber Side of the Moon (2010), and Easy Star’s Thrillah (2012), as well as original albums First Light (2011) and Until That Day (2008), the Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. Since 2009, the All-Stars have played over 350 shows in over 30 different countries on 6 different continents, truly establishing themselves as one of the top reggae touring acts in the world.

DJ Nu-Mark (USA): Founding member of Jurassic 5

Worthy (USA): Founding member of Dirty Bird Records

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