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Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Canadian rocker playing two sold-out shows at Mary Winspear Centre in October

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting
Onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan

Onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan

After winning Gelato Festival gold, Stefano Mosi will compete at North American finals in 2020

Onward and upward for Victoria gelato artisan
Scotland’s Skerryvore is a multifaceted, eight-piece group that fuses Celtic folk with rock, pop, jazz, funk, country and Cajun to create a distinctive high-energy sound. They’re in concert at McPherson Playhouse on Oct. 6, one of just three performances in Canada. Photo contributed

Scottish flavours abound at the McPherson during Skerryvore’s return

Acclaimed Celtic rock fusion band here Oct. 6; whisky tasting, acoustic pre-show added

Scotland’s Skerryvore is a multifaceted, eight-piece group that fuses Celtic folk with rock, pop, jazz, funk, country and Cajun to create a distinctive high-energy sound. They’re in concert at McPherson Playhouse on Oct. 6, one of just three performances in Canada. Photo contributed
Seth Asch (front left) and Kevin Tahouney, co-owners of Cenote along with Scott Lansdowne (inset photo), and bartender James Harrison are proud of the downtown establishment’s win at the Art of the Cocktail gala last year. They’ll be back for this year’s Victoria Film Festival fundraiser event, happening Oct. 19 at the Crystal Garden. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

Behind Bars: People’s Choice winner back for Art of the Cocktail

Expect something special from Cenote for this Victoria Film Festival fundraiser Oct. 19

Seth Asch (front left) and Kevin Tahouney, co-owners of Cenote along with Scott Lansdowne (inset photo), and bartender James Harrison are proud of the downtown establishment’s win at the Art of the Cocktail gala last year. They’ll be back for this year’s Victoria Film Festival fundraiser event, happening Oct. 19 at the Crystal Garden. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
Fiddle follow-up: national treasure headlines Winspear show

Fiddle follow-up: national treasure headlines Winspear show

Gordon Stobbe joins JJ Guy, local star Nellie Quinn for Canadian Fiddle Celebration on Oct. 5

Fiddle follow-up: national treasure headlines Winspear show
Catch the Motown sound on stage in Oak Bay

Catch the Motown sound on stage in Oak Bay

Dave Dunnet Community Theatre hosting Motown Magic on Oct. 3

Catch the Motown sound on stage in Oak Bay
Renowned storyteller and author Richard Van Camp is among many writers who bring their literary talents to the Victoria Festival of Authors this week. Photo by William Au

Victoria Festival of Authors celebrates the art of writing

Five-day event Oct. 2-6 features readings, workshops and more from decorated literary talents

Renowned storyteller and author Richard Van Camp is among many writers who bring their literary talents to the Victoria Festival of Authors this week. Photo by William Au
CFL scores a coup, snags superstar Keith Urban as halftime show headliner

CFL scores a coup, snags superstar Keith Urban as halftime show headliner

Big game goes Nov. 24 in Calgary, part of week-long festival, tickets still available

CFL scores a coup, snags superstar Keith Urban as halftime show headliner
New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre

New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre

Foggy Isle Film Festival happens Sept. 26 at the Victoria Event Centre

New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre
Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music

Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music

Indian, Spanish influences seen in Nritya, coming Sept. 26 to Glenlyon Norfolk School theatre

Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music
Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family

Interactive dinner theatre happening Sept. 26-29 at the Edelweiss Club in James Bay

Fugget about it! Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding invites you to join the family
Even the bands get into the spirit of Halloween during the Royal BC Museum’s annual Night Shift event. Tickets for this year’s party Oct. 26 go on sale online and in person Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum

Night Shift Halloween tickets on sale now

Royal BC Museum’s adult-only costume event expected to sell out quickly

Even the bands get into the spirit of Halloween during the Royal BC Museum’s annual Night Shift event. Tickets for this year’s party Oct. 26 go on sale online and in person Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Photo courtesy Royal BC Museum
This unique home at 1370 Dallas Rd. is among five residences featured on this year’s Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s House Tour, happening Sept. 22. Photo courtesy Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Tour Government House and other homes, enjoy art along the way

The Art Gallery’s 66th annual House Tour features artists at work, artistic floral displays

This unique home at 1370 Dallas Rd. is among five residences featured on this year’s Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s House Tour, happening Sept. 22. Photo courtesy Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Victoria folk trio West My Friend launches their new sound and a new album, In Constellation, this month at the Alix Goolden Hall. Moss Photography

Victoria’s West My Friend reaches for stars with new album

Folk trio to unveil layered symphonic sound at album release concert Sept. 20 at Alix Goolden Hall

Victoria folk trio West My Friend launches their new sound and a new album, In Constellation, this month at the Alix Goolden Hall. Moss Photography
Award-winning Greater Victoria author Esi Edugyan and her book Washington Black head up a strong list of finalists for the 2019 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. The finalists for this award and the Victoria Children’s Book Prize were announced Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Edugyan leads shortlist for 2019 Butler Book Prize

Finalists announced for Victoria top literary awards, winners to be announced at Oct. 9 gala

Award-winning Greater Victoria author Esi Edugyan and her book Washington Black head up a strong list of finalists for the 2019 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. The finalists for this award and the Victoria Children’s Book Prize were announced Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
UVic unveils Farquhar highlights for next season

UVic unveils Farquhar highlights for next season

From comedy to dance to acrobatics and more, there’s lots to look forward to in 2019-20

UVic unveils Farquhar highlights for next season
Art of all shapes and sizes will be on display and for sale at Art + Fare 5, set for Sept. 21 at the Union Club. The event is a fundraiser for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s family programs. File photo

Art + Fare fundraiser boosts Gallery’s family programs

Sept. 21 event at the Union Club features art for sale, gourmet food and musical entertainment

Art of all shapes and sizes will be on display and for sale at Art + Fare 5, set for Sept. 21 at the Union Club. The event is a fundraiser for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s family programs. File photo
VICTORIA FRINGE FEST: There’s always something new to discover on stage

VICTORIA FRINGE FEST: There’s always something new to discover on stage

33rd annual live theatre festival has numerous styles and topics to choose from

VICTORIA FRINGE FEST: There’s always something new to discover on stage
Roy and Rosemary headline the inaugural Great Canadian Sing concert, Sept. 8 at the Royal Theatre. The public was asked to list their favourite inspirational songs, the top 10 of which will be performed singalong style at the concert. Photo contributed

Take your opportunity to sing at the Royal Theatre

Great Canadian Sing debuts Sept. 8 with inspirational music, talented performers, singalong format

Roy and Rosemary headline the inaugural Great Canadian Sing concert, Sept. 8 at the Royal Theatre. The public was asked to list their favourite inspirational songs, the top 10 of which will be performed singalong style at the concert. Photo contributed
These pieces by Fern Long, along with one other, make up her new installation in Commercial Alley, based around the theme of ‘home.’ Her concept was selected from a group of 19 submissions to the City of Victoria recently in the annual call for proposals to fill this temporary outdoor gallery space. Artwork by Fern Long, collage by Monday Magazine

Panels proliferate in Victoria’s Commercial Alley Art Gallery

City artist Fern Long’s themed works will be on display through August 2020

These pieces by Fern Long, along with one other, make up her new installation in Commercial Alley, based around the theme of ‘home.’ Her concept was selected from a group of 19 submissions to the City of Victoria recently in the annual call for proposals to fill this temporary outdoor gallery space. Artwork by Fern Long, collage by Monday Magazine