Jim Jefferies Unusual Punishment Tour

Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced the Unusual Punishment Tour, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada throughout the rest of the year.

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Date: December 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm
On-Sale: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC

“UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT” TOUR

Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced the Unusual Punishment Tour, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada throughout the rest of the year.

Jefferies has firmly established himself as one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, with a controversial and belief-challenging standup style that continues to surprise and entertain audiences across the globe. The tour announcement comes hot of the hells of his fifth major standup comedy special “Freedumb” which premiered July 1st, 2016 on Netflix.

Jefferies burst on to the scene in the United States after his popular debut HBO special “I Swear to God.” His additional successful comedy specials include “Contraband,” “Alcoholocaust,” and “Fully Functional.”

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Moscow Ballet’s 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, 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, Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic

“Sheer splendor and elegant dancing” Baltimore Sun

“Magical dream world” Grand Rapids Herald-Review

“Breathtaking athleticism … beautiful” Minneapolis-St Paul Pioneer Press

 “Expressive and a delight to watch” Washington Post 
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Derek Edwards in concert

Alls I’m Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life’s galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy — like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack.

Derek EdwardsDerek Edwards brings his new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, Alls I’m Saying, to the McPherson Playhouse on O​ctober 20 at 7​:30​ PM.

Alls I’m Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life’s galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy — like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack.

From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”

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Just For Laughs present: Demetri Martin – Let’s Get Awkward

Demetri Martin is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. He began doing stand-up comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Just for Laughs presents  Demetri MartinJust For Laughs is delighted to announce that stand-up, writer and person – Demetri Martin – will bring his show Let’s Get Awkward to the McPherson Playhouse, S​eptember 8 at 7​:00​ & 9​:30​ PM.

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Demetri Martin is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. He began doing stand-up comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Demetri has released two stand-up comedy albums and three hour-long stand-up comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, Demetri Martin Live (at the time).

Demetri created and starred in his own television series for Comedy Central called Important Things with Demetri Martin. Demetri’s first two books, This Is a Book and Point Your Face at This, were both New York Times Bestsellers.

Demetri recently wrote and directed his first feature film, Dean, which won the Founder’s Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for best narrative American feature film. CBS Films will release the film this month. In the fall, Demetri’s third book, If It’s Not Funny It’s Art, will be published by Hachette. It will feature his original drawings from Dean.

Demetri has brown hair and he is allergic to peanuts.

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RCMP Musical Ride – Victoria

The Victoria Military Music Festival Society is delighted to be the local partner in presenting the RCMP Musical Ride in Victoria and Colwood as part of a special Canada 150 tour.

We are delighted to be the local partner in presenting the RCMP Musical Ride in Victoria and Colwood as part of a special Canada 150 tour. The Musical Ride, with a full troop of 32 riders and their horses, consists of complex and thrilling cavalry figures and drills choreographed to music.
Admission to performances: FREE Admission, donations welcome.

** This is a free and unticketed event

Location: Topaz Park, Victoria
Showtimes: Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.*
Pre-Show: Additional participants to be announced.

Location: Royal Roads University, Colwood
Showtimes: Sunday, August 27, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.*
Pre-Show: Additional participants to be announced.
*Entertainment by local performers starts at 1:30 p.m. with the Musical Ride commencing at 2:30 p.m.

This event is part of the Canada 150 celebrations. We encourage you to dress up in red and white emblematic of Canada’s colours.

RCMP Musical Ride merchandise will be available on site for sale. Cash sales only.

It could be hot and sunny – so ensure you are protected from the sun.

Bring with you:
chairs or blankets
cameras
snacks

There will be plenty of photo opportunities. Chat with the Musical Ride team, mingle and enjoy the day!

Post your pictures to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Parking at both venues is limited, so to avoid frustration, please consider taking public transport.

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Butchart Gardens Open Air Performances August 13 – 19

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage.

Buchart_Gardens_signAll performances begin at 8 pm Except Firework Saturdays.

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Performances happen on the open air stage every evening in July and August and the lineup includes a wide variety of artists to suit almost every musical taste. All the entertainment is included with admission.

August 13 – 19, 2017

13-Odyssey
String Quartet
A potpourri of
classical, gypsy jazz
& pop

14-10 Strings &
a Goat Skin
High energy traditional
Irish, French, Acadian
and original songs

15-Chris Millington
& Dancin’
Contemporary pop
classics with dancing
on stage

16-Ricky Skaggs &
Kentucky Thunder
Nashville royalty,
45+ years of playing

17-The Bills
Victoriaʹs favourite
original West Coast
roots music

18-Rukus
The Golden Age of
Rock & Roll lives on

19-Rukus
The Golden Age of
Rock & Roll lives on
Show 6:15pm
Fireworks 9:15pm

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Butchart Gardens Open Air Performances August 6 – 12

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage.

Buchart_Gardens_signAll performances begin at 8 pm Except Firework Saturdays.

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Performances happen on the open air stage every evening in July and August and the lineup includes a wide variety of artists to suit almost every musical taste. All the entertainment is included with admission.

August 6 – 12, 2017

6-Montreal Guitar
Trio & California
Guitar Trio
Together at once, two
amazing groups

7-Tillers Folly
Songs about the West
Coast and its history

8-Chris Millington
& Dancin’
Contemporary pop
classics with dancing
on stage

9-ʺSoloʺ
Le Vent du Nord &
De Temps Antan
Two of Quebecʹs
premier bands

10-Jesse Cobb
Both bluegrass
& contemporary
mandolin

11-Groove Kitchen
Soul, funk, latin
& reggae
Good fun!

12-Mad Day Out
The Beatles live on!
Show 6:15pm
Fireworks 9:15pm

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Butchart Gardens Open Air Performances July 30 – August 5

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage.

Buchart_Gardens_signAll performances begin at 8 pm Except Firework Saturdays.

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Performances happen on the open air stage every evening in July and August and the lineup includes a wide variety of artists to suit almost every musical taste. All the entertainment is included with admission.

July 30 – August 5, 2017

30-Ballet Étoile
Modern & classical
ballet, lyrical
and humorous

31-Ballet Étoile
Modern & classical
ballet, lyrical
and humorous

1-Chris Millington
& Dancin’
Contemporary pop
classics with dancing
on stage

2-B.T.U.
Barney Bentall, Tom
Taylor & Shari Ulrich
Stars of the Coast
joined together

3-Four Chords
of Wood
Hard driving but
sweet bluegrass

4-Jim Byrnes
Juno Award winner,
outstanding blues artist
& storyteller

5-The Midnights
Rhythm & Blues,
Motown
Show 6:30pm
Fireworks 9:30pm

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Jon + Ra On The Breakwater Barge #yyjmusic @gvicharbour

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and Deanna Young Promotions
presents The Breakwater Barge. Join us Friday July 28st from 5PM to 9:30PM for Jon + Ra. Opening the night will be some sweet grooves from our buddy Dj Murge!!

This fantastic duo will have you swooning. Featuring Jon Middleton (of Jon and Roy) and Sierra Lundy on vocals. One of the highlights from last year’s barge season. Featuring a wide assortment of songs from originals to a breathtaking version of Son of a Preacher Man to a great rendition of Jackson.
Continue reading “Jon + Ra On The Breakwater Barge #yyjmusic @gvicharbour”

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Butchart Gardens Open Air Performances July 23 – 29

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage.

Buchart_Gardens_signAll performances begin at 8 pm Except Firework Saturdays.

Each summer The Gardens complements the sights and scents with a festival of daily concerts which take place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Performances happen on the open air stage every evening in July and August and the lineup includes a wide variety of artists to suit almost every musical taste. All the entertainment is included with admission.

July 23 – 29

23-Schryer, Byrne,
Dobres
Irish, Cape Breton
& Acadian music
by 3 masters

24-Bellflower
Indie-pop with an
orchestral ambience
from Montreal

25-The Commodores
Classic Big Band with
dancing on stage

26-Dockside Drive
Swing show band
music of the 50’s,
60’s & 70’s

27-The Choir with
Fox Glove
Contemporary pop
& folk songs

28-The Victoria
Symphony

29-Mad Day Out
The Beatles live on!
Show 6:45pm
Fireworks 9:45pm

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