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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Under Paris Skies – La Musique d’Edith Piaf

Edie Daponte presents Under Paris Skies – La Musique d’Edith Piaf; music and entertainment inspired by Paris.

Edie Daponte presents Under Paris Skies – La Musique d’Edith Piaf; music and entertainment inspired by Paris.

Edie and her 4 piece band will perform many of the French cabaret singer’s – widely regarded as France\’s national chanteuse – soulful and emotional numbers. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien; La Vie en Rose; Milord; Sous le Ciel de Paris and many more, interwoven with Edie’s engaging style of audience-interaction, and interpretation of the French numbers. She’ll also be mixing in some of Edith Piaf’s English songs and a few more that fit alongside Piaf’s oeuvre – inspired by a recent trip to Paris. Channelling Piaf, with her rich timbre and captivating stage presence, Edie aims for a completely authentic experience and her experienced band will help create the atmosphere of an intimate Parisian theatre.

Joining Edie are long-time collaborator Joey Smith on bass, and local favourites Karel Roessingh on piano, Jonathan Eng on drums and filling the important role of accordionist, Aaron Watson. All these talented musicians have long careers in the Vancouver Island jazz scene. Under Paris Skies will be a unique show allowing a larger audience to enjoy Edie’s expressive performance in Sidney’s beautiful Charlie White Theatre. Come along and feel yourself sink under the spell of the Parisian streets and the sounds they inspire.

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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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Nana Mouskouri Forever Young Tour coming to Victoria

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, NANA MOUSKOURI returns to Canada with the Forever Young tour. May 3, 2018 Royal Theatre Victoria

This is a new journey for Mouskouri, going back to the beginnings through the waters of youth, devoting her inspiration to the artists she’s met along the road, people from other countries, who taught her to love words and notes.

From Bob Dylan to Leonard Cohen to Joni Mitchell, to name but a few, she will celebrate their influence on her ongoing and marvellous 60 year career, in advance of the 2018 release of her 134th album. No, we haven’t heard the last of Nana Mouskouri. She’s singing again and it’s   a dream going on.  Her dream and ours. A dream for the makers of words and notes she never stopped honouring and serving. For Dylan, whom she kisses again, so tenderly and infinitely, as she resumes her journey around the world — her Forever Young Tour…

*Tickets starting at $51.25 | On sale October 20 at 10am | Ticket limit of 8.

Live Nation Presale Oct 18 at 10am to Oct 19 at 10pm
Facebook Presale Oct 18 at 10am to Oct 19 at 10pm
RMTS Presale Oct 18 at 10am to Oct 19 at 10pm

Direct ticket link

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

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Pumpkinfest returns to Galey Farms

Pumpkinfest is a great time for the whole family! Featuring live entertainment, face painting, kids games, hay rides, u-pick pumpkins, train rides, corn maze, playground, petting farm, children’s haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and this year our new Cow Train!

This annual event is running October weekends 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd, and 29th & 30th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Cost is $12 per adult $8 per child for one Train Ride ticket or one Corn Maze ticket. With your purchase of first ticket, second ticket at $5 (+taxes). Family Combo Pass (2 adults, 2 children) for $48 includes Corn Maze and Train Ride. Petting Farm is complimentary only with the purchase of first ticket or separately $2 per person.

All prices plus taxes.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

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DECATUR – “Badder Than Brooklyn” at Logans Oct. 19

If you’re a fan of Heavy Metal, we’ve scooped a show you may be interested in. Toronto metal messiahs DECATUR will be performing in Victoria on October 19th at Logan’s Pub as part of their cross Canada Tour in support of their debut album “Badder Than Brooklyn” produced by Gojira‘s Joe Duplantier at his studio in NYC Silvercord Studios in Brooklyn.
Named after their very own street of dreams in New York, where they recorded their debut album at Silvercord Studios in Brooklyn, DECATUR get their unique sound by being opened-minded, not just to each other in this band of brothers, but to different genres, not just of metal, but also the blues, rock ‘n’ roll and even pop. DECATUR’s criteria if it’s good, they can make it better! They focus on evolution not devolution. There is no fear of DECATUR repeating themselves musically; for them…the world is not enough. They see themselves as intrepid explorers, never playing it safe, always looking for new lands to conquer, and in the process drawing on creative powers they never knew they possessed.

Their debut album is all-killer, no filler! It doesn’t hide behind its production; it compliments it. These are truly songs of power and empowerment, a clarion call for strength in life’s battles…healing through headbanging. From the power shredding of “Into The Night” and the storytelling of the album’s title track “Badder Than Brooklyn” to the brutal beat down of songs like “Bottled Inside” and “Internal War”DECATUR feel modern metal has lost its way and they’re here to provide the road map forward to the future!

“We put a lot of effort into writing real songs and putting out a real album that hopefully touches a broad fan base. Our goal was to make sure that not only every single song had been thoroughly thought through, but that it was given all the attention and passion that we truly felt they deserved. We honestly feel like metal has lost its way a bit and we were set on writing something original and not following the trends of today such as low tunings, aggressive growling and perfectly lined up music and sound. We focused on the realness of ourselves and wanted to produce something that wasn’t always perfect and was as real and as honest as we could be. We did not need or want to hide behind production. We wanted our raw talent to be caught and portrayed to everyone. Our goal was to produce something from the soul, not from the computer.” says vocalist / guitarist Jay Sarrazin.
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Just Announced: Corb Lund & Ian Tyson • Royal Theatre

Atomique Productions presents…

Photo by Denise DeBelius

An Evening of Cowboy Songs & Stories with CORB LUND & IAN TYSON
Tuesday, January 9
Royal Theatre (Victoria, British Columbia)

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

Advance tickets: $34.50 – $49.50 + s/c
– Available online at rmts.bc.ca (bit.ly/CRBLNDVIC) or in-store at The Mcpherson (3 Centennial Sq.) and Royal (805 Broughton St.) Box Offices
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Spooky, smart and sublime at the Royal BC Museum in October @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents

VICTORIA, BC–Pull on a sweater, kick your way through the fallen leaves and head to the Royal BC Museum to explore the many special events and activities we’ve planned this October, including the final days of our feature exhibition Family: Bonds and Belonging. Continue reading “Spooky, smart and sublime at the Royal BC Museum in October @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents”

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Impulse Theatre presents PEEK-FEST Sept. 22-24 @impulse_theatre #yyjarts

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Impulse Theatre presents PEEK-FEST: a new festival for emerging performing artists in Victoria. The festival offers an exciting look at work in-development from some of the province’s most innovative creators, while seeking to grow the artistic development of local artists through professional training opportunities. Continue reading “Impulse Theatre presents PEEK-FEST Sept. 22-24 @impulse_theatre #yyjarts”

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