Victoria International Jazzfest

The TD Victoria International JazzFest (formerly known as JazzFest International), is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians.

JAZZFEST 2017

The TD Victoria International JazzFest is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. The “grandfather” of music festivals serving audiences in Vancouver and Gulf Islands region, TD JazzFest offers its devoted audience a wide scope of programming comparable to much larger festivals in significantly larger urban areas. Since its inception in 1985, the festival has been presented and produced by the Victoria Jazz Society. The festival celebrates its 33rd anniversary in 2017.

The 2017 TD Victoria International JazzFest will take place from Friday, June 23 – Sunday, July 2. Stay tuned for lineup announcements!

THE VICTORIA JAZZ SOCIETY  202 – 345 QUEBEC STREET (HARBOUR TOWERS HOTEL)

E INFO@JAZZVICTORIA.CA P 250-388-4423 F 250-388-4407

TD Victoria International Jazzfest

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55th Annual Oak Bay Tea Party

The Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2017 marks the 55th year running. The Oak Bay Tea Party has two reasons to exist: a fun time for the community and helping service organizations raise funds.

Oak Bay Tea PartyThe Oak Bay Tea Party is an annual event in Oak Bay, British Columbia. 2017 marks the 55th year running. The Oak Bay Tea Party has two reasons to exist: a fun time for the community and helping service organizations raise funds.

Come on out and ENJOY!

The 2017 Tea Party will be held on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th at Willows Beach, Victoria, BC.

Tea Party Hours of Operation:

Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and
Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Shooting Star Amusements will be operating and selling wristbands Friday, June 2nd from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. only.  Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd & 4th are ticket sales only.  Hours of operation on Saturday are 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

For Parade information and forms, click on “Events” and follow the prompts.

For information about no parking and road closures, click here and scroll down to Parking Restrictions.

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Island Farms Victoria Day Parade

Victoria Day Parade - PlayInVictoria.netCelebrated every year on the last Monday before May 25, Victoria Day is a Canadian public holiday in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. For many, the date also informally marks the beginning of the summer season.

As the Island Farms Victoria Day Parade is the largest parade of the year in Victoria, there is no better place to spend your Victoria Day holiday than here! (see images from past years here via bradedwards.ca)

Previous years parades have featured approximately 150 parade entries – including Canadian and American marching bands, musical floats, cultural entries and festive clowns – and attracted tens of thousands of attendees.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. on Victoria Day every year and lasts for approximately three hours. The route begins at Mayfair Shopping Centre and winds its way along Douglas Street, before ending at Humboldt Street.

Click here for a direct link to the map of Parade Route

Parade Road Closures

Douglas Street from Finlayson to Belleville Streets will be closed to all north/south traffic from 8 a.m. until approximately 1:15 p.m. Please do not park along the parade route.

For BC Transit information on services click here.

Parking

Parking downtown at on-street meters and at City Parkades will be free on Victoria Day. Pay parking is in effect at the City’s surface parking lots 24/7.

Parking is available at the City’s four other parkades:
Bastion Square Parkade, 575 Yates Street
Broughton Street Parkade, 745 Broughton Street (below Central Library)
Centennial Square Parkade, 645 Fisgard Street
Johnson Street Parkade, 750 Johnson Street
View Street Parkade – 743 View Street

For more information about parking downtown, click here.

Registration Information

Register at: Island Farms
Phone: 250-360-5200
Registration Link: www.islandfarms.com

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Quadra Village Day

Quadra Village Day is a fun, free, family-friendly, all-ages event organized by a volunteer committee. Typically, more than 4,000 people from across the region participate in a broad range of activities which include breakfast, games and over four hours of entertainment on our stages.

Quadra Village Day - PlayInVictoria.netQuadra Village Day is a fun, free, family-friendly, all-ages event organized by a volunteer committee. Typically, more than 4,000 people from across the region participate in a broad range of activities which include breakfast, games and over four hours of entertainment on our stages.

Join us for Quadra Village Day 2017 : Saturday, May 13, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Drop by Kings Road (between Quadra and Dowler) from 9:30 am–1:00 pm, to help celebrate the Hillside-Quadra community and enjoy this fun, 100% FREE event for all-ages.

Come for the free breakfast (available from 9:30am–11:00am), and stay for musical and dance performances between 9:30am–1:00 pm.

Join in on the variety of fun activities will be available all day. Further details to follow!

Also, don’t forget to visit the information tables set up by local and neighbourhood community groups.

Interested in finding out more? Or wanting to know if there’s still time to volunteer for this fun event?

CONTACT US:
Quadra Village Day Planning Committee
c/o Quadra Village Community Centre
901 Kings Rd. Victoria
250-388-7696
quadravillageday@gmail.com

We encourage people to travel to Quadra Village Day by bus, bike, car-pool and foot. There is limited parking available at CDI College (access off Hillside). Parking regulations are in-force on surrounding streets.

Many thanks to our fabulous sponsors, supporters, volunteers and Planning Committee for making Quadra Village Day possible:

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Quadra Village Day May 13th – Here’s the stage line-up #yyjevents #yyjmusic

Come for the free pancake and continental breakfast, provided by Fairway Market, available to all at 9:30am to 11:00am. Ice cream cones are available around 11:30.

Stay for the musical and dance performances occurring on one of our two-stages between 9:30–1:00 p.m. Performances include The Leg-Up Program, Daniel Cook and the Radiators and Also check out the fun activities that will be available, including: carnival games, free haircuts (limited), bumper ball soccer, dolphin inflatable, gaming station, crafts, face painting, and much more.

May 13, 2017
Kings Road
Victoria, BC
9:30AM – 1:00PM

For more info visit: www.quadravillagecc.com/quadra-village-day

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6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun describes what people can expect at the 6th Annual Creatively United Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St., in Victoria, BC.

Creatively United Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 5 pm

The Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St, Victoria
Admission to the festival is free (outdoors and Clifford Carl Hall)
Ticketed Event Information

 

6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day
Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun describes what people can expect at the 6th Annual Creatively United Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St., in Victoria, BC.

History will also be made with Vancouver Island’s largest electric vehicle show spanning the entrance to the museum with electric motorcycles, bikes and cars.

University of Victoria Engineering students will showcase amazing new technologies, community groups will share resources and information on topics ranging from A-Z, and workshops include: Net Zero Buildings – Cost Savings and Benefits; Forests and Communities for the Future; The Life of a T-Shirt, a creative, hands-on upcyling and educational workshop; and Understanding Our Salish Sea and All It Can Be.

Try an electric bike, a community acupuncture session, make an artsy postcard with a message, play the game Megawatts & Marbles and listen to live music ranging from unique world beat to classic favorites within Clifford Carl Hall on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum.

Some of the presenters include: Order of Canada singer, composer, author, storyteller and keynote speaker Ann Mortifee; Emmy-nominated screenwriter, award-winning novelist and storyteller Pauline Le Bel; textile artist and creative up-cyclist Jaime Murdoch; international award-winning energy reduction leader Tom Zaban and many others.

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The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer TONIGHT @Sugar_NightClub @harpaxe @Leeroystagger

Atomique Productions and The Zone at 91-3 present…

THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER
plus Leeroy Stagger
Friday, April 21st
Sugar NightClub
Doors: 8:00PM
19+

Advance tickets: $20.00 – Available at Ticketfly

Your Link to #yyj tickets-PlayInVictoria.net

Continue reading “The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer TONIGHT @Sugar_NightClub @harpaxe @Leeroystagger”

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Sing Your Joy: Relations April 7-8 revisited @UnitedInOakBay @CoastLineCanada @SingYourJoy #yyjmusic

Sing Your Joy: Relations
A look back to April 7 – 8, 2017
Oak Bay United Church

SingYourJoy continues connecting our RELATIONS and building community through their passion for song. SingYourJoy is Victoria’s Young Adult Chorus under the direction of Christine Chepyha and Gordon Miller.

There latest performance took play at April 7th and 8th at Oak Bay United Church.  It featured the award winning fiddle group Coastline, a string ensemble comprised of BC’s top young musicians ranging from ages 14-21, coached and mentored by internationally acclaimed fiddler, Ivonne Hernandez. With intricate arrangements of traditional, original and contemporary fiddle tunes from around the world, Coastline is pushing boundaries and always having a great time whenever they play.

SingYourJoy: a non-auditioned chorus for young adults from all walks of life, joining our voices together in an exuberant expression of joy, building friendships, and growing community.

Photography & Video by: Brad Edwards Photography (BradEdwards.ca)

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International Stars of Magic Charity Performance

International Stars of Magic. Spend a magical evening with world-renowned magicians; Eric Bedard, Jason Verners, Shayne King, David Attwood, Kigen Martin and Heather and Sandra McNeill.

International Stars of Magic. Spend a magical evening with world-renowned magicians; Eric Bedard, Jason Verners, Shayne King, David Attwood, Kigen Martin and Heather and Sandra McNeill.

Join us at 6pm and enjoy close up magic with our walk-around magicians, balloon twisters, a silent auction, 50/50 draw and much more! Show runs from 7-9pm. TIckets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2899435 or call (250) 516-8735.

Eric Bedard, Magician to the Stars, is an award-winning magician whom David Foster calls the Magic Johnson of magicians. Eric Bedard is one of Canadas busiest corporate entertainers performing close-up magic and stage comedy magic shows at corporate functions around the globe. Whether entertaining with his Award Winning sleight of hand magic or his hilarious Comedy Magic Stage show, Eric Bedard continues to garner rave reviews from audiences world-wide.

Jason Verners, Canada’s Teen Sensation, has performed shows in iconic locations such as Las Vegas, Toronto and Orlando. He has a 3rd place standing in the International Youth Magic Championships. After Jason’s many successes and travelling all over the world he is returning home to help give back to community he grew up in and still calls home. Shayne King, The King of Magicians is one of western Canada’s leading specialists at interactive sleight-of-hand, involving the audience as the magic happens right under their noses and even in their own hands. His stand up/stage show is widely regarded as one of the most baffling and funniest around.

David Attwood, star of the David Attwood Show, has been a comedic magician for more than twenty years. David is also the host and CEO of Attwood Magic Studios and host of The Dave Attwood Show.

Heather and Sandra McNeill, The Magic of Zanthera. Heather and Sandra McNeill have been entertaining audiences for over 10 years. They have performed across Vancouver Island, and competed in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Seattle, winning international awards for their platform and stage acts. Kigen Martin, Martin the Magnificent. All proceeds from this exciting show go directly to the Ruth King Elementary School PAC.

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Blue Bridge Theatre’s People’s Choice Season starts in April #yyjarts @Blue_Bridge

Blue Bridge Theatre’s

People’s Choice Season

Blue Passes as low as $72.24!
plus GST

Call the box office TODAY! and purchase your subscription to our award winning four play summer theatre season!

The Caretaker by Harold Pinter – directed by Jacob Richmond
April 25-May 7

Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin  – directed by  Janet Munsil
May 30-June 11

Our Town by Thornton Wilder – directed by Brian Richmond
July 4 – July 16

Red Hot Cole! conceived and directed by Darcy Evans
Aug 1 – Aug 13

Our Box Office is open Tuesday to Saturday 12-4
(Closed March 24)

2657 Quadra St – 250-382-3370

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