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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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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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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Nanaimo Marine Festival & Bathtub Race

Since the inaugral race of 1967, the City of Nanaimo has been home to the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race and Nanaimo Marine Festival.

Help celebrate the 51st race and another whirlwind weekend including launch partystreet fairkids zonevendors and much more!

MAFFEO SUTTON PARK & SWY-A-LANA LAGOON PARK Downtown Nanaimo

Free events for the whole family all weekend include Arts & Crafts Fair, Kiddies Karnival, Food Vendors, a children’s Craft Tent, Born on a Board Wakeboard competition and more.

Friday July 21st: 4PM-11PM
Saturday July 22nd: 9AM-11PM
Sunday July 23rd: 10AM-5PM

KING NEPTUNE DANCE
Maffeo Sutton Park

Friday July 21st

Performers To Be Announced
General Tickets : TO BE ANNOUNCED
Kids 16 and under : $15

** General Tickets will be $60 on the day (if any available)

Tickets can be bought online (COMING SOON)

BATHTUB DAYS STREET FAIR
Downtown Nanaimo

Friday July 21st & Saturday July 22nd

Engaging performances and buskers will be keeping the streets alive with music, acts and dancing all day. Don’t miss the three-block vendor market. Diana Krall Plaza will be home to the Kid’s Zone and plenty of entertainment.

SHAW SAILPAST ON WHEELS PARADE
Downtown Nanaimo

Saturday July 22nd : 10:30AM

The SHAW Sailpast is a fun parade featuring the World’s Largest Bathtub, showcasing the racing Tubs and their sponsors and a variety of Community, Commercial and Military entries.

BATHTUB WEEKEND BEER GARDENS
Maffeo Sutton Park

This year’s Molsons Beer Gardens in Maffeo Sutton Park.

Friday July 21st: 4-10PM
Saturday July 22nd: 12-7PM
Sunday July 23rd: 11AM-4PM

QUALITY FOODS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS FIREWORKS
Nanaimo Harbour

Saturday July 22nd: 10PM

Award-winning fireworks display simulcast to music on 102.3 FM The Wave. It’s a signature event as part of the Nanaimo Marine Festival, the night before the World Championship Bathtub Races.

51st WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BATHTUB RACE
Georgia Strait

Sunday July 23rd: 11AM-4PM

Again this year, the race will start and end in Nanaimo Harbour. The finish line is below the Frank Ney statue at Maffeo Sutton park!

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33rd Islands Folk Folk Festival

The Cowichan Folk Guild (CFG) will proudly present the 33rd Islands Folk Festival on July 21 – 23, 2017 at Providence Farm in Duncan, BC.

33rd Annual Islands Folk Festival

The Cowichan Folk Guild (CFG) will proudly present the 33rd Islands Folk Festival on July 21 – 23, 2017 at Providence Farm in Duncan, BC. For directions, click here.  Music lovers from all over Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are invited to join this celebration of music, featuring all the best elements of a homegrown folk festival.

Adult Advance Weekend Passes are $125 plus GST –
Youth (over 12/under 19) passes are $62.50 plus GST        
Children under 13 get in free

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