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Zimbabwean-Australian artist Jonathan Madzinga brings his touring art exhibition to Colwood in August, as Coast Collective Gallery hosts a collection of his works, July 31-Aug. 18. You can meet Madzinga at a reception Aug. 2. Photo Facebook

WATCH: Exhibit of colourful ‘living life’ paintings kick off busy August at Coast Collective Gallery

Meet Zimbabwe-Australian artist Jonathan Madzinga on Aug. 2, solo exhibit ends Aug. 18

Zimbabwean-Australian artist Jonathan Madzinga brings his touring art exhibition to Colwood in August, as Coast Collective Gallery hosts a collection of his works, July 31-Aug. 18. You can meet Madzinga at a reception Aug. 2. Photo Facebook
Seattle ambient music performer Cindy Reichel at the controls. She is among the artists performing in Banfield Park as part of the Wonderment festival, happening Aug. 3-4. Courtesy Garden City Electronic Music Society.

World of electronic musical wonders await at long weekend festival

Wonderment ambient/downtempo music festival slips into bridge plaza, Banfield Park Aug. 3-4

Seattle ambient music performer Cindy Reichel at the controls. She is among the artists performing in Banfield Park as part of the Wonderment festival, happening Aug. 3-4. Courtesy Garden City Electronic Music Society.
A guitarist performs as part of the annual Victoria Flamenco Festival in Centennial Square. This year’s event happens July 25-28, with more free events taking place in the Square. Photo by Amity Skala

Witness the passion and fire of flamenco in Victoria this July

Seventh annual Victoria Flamenco Festival features free and ticketed performances downtown

A guitarist performs as part of the annual Victoria Flamenco Festival in Centennial Square. This year’s event happens July 25-28, with more free events taking place in the Square. Photo by Amity Skala
Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France

Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France

Hermann’s Jazz Club presents Fin de Fiesta Flamenco’s new work, Sempiterno

Original flamenco show forged by artists in Spain and France
ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart

ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart

Victoria singer-songwriter embarking upon life after Towers and Trees

ADRIAN CHALIFOUR: Opening up his solo heart
Mural projects, like this one undertaken by former Victoria artist in residence Luke Ramsay, help liven up the city. Open Space is calling for artist proposals for a mural that would face Helmcken Alley off Bastion Square. The submission deadline is July 16. Photo courtesy City of Victoria

Calling all artists: mural project coming up

Open Space overseeing proposal submissions process for downtown wall painting

Mural projects, like this one undertaken by former Victoria artist in residence Luke Ramsay, help liven up the city. Open Space is calling for artist proposals for a mural that would face Helmcken Alley off Bastion Square. The submission deadline is July 16. Photo courtesy City of Victoria
Beacon Hill Little hosts the District 7 (Greater Victoria) Minors all-star tournament starting this Saturday (June 29) at noon. It runs through July 7 at Hollywood Park on Fairfield Road. Photo by Greg Descantes

Little League baseball playoffs heat up this weekend in Fairfield

Hollywood Park hosting District 7 Minors championship tournament, Majors at Hampton next

Beacon Hill Little hosts the District 7 (Greater Victoria) Minors all-star tournament starting this Saturday (June 29) at noon. It runs through July 7 at Hollywood Park on Fairfield Road. Photo by Greg Descantes
Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art

Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art

Mary Ploegsma’s unique chef/tattoo portrait series on display this month in Chinatown café

Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art
Rick Mercer, shown here ranting in Graffiti Alley in Toronto, hosts two shows for the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour Nov. 16 at the University of Victoria. (Rick Mercer Report)

Rick Mercer-led comedy team in for second Just for Laughs show at UVic

Comedy company will stage two shows Nov. 16 at Farquhar Auditorium

Rick Mercer, shown here ranting in Graffiti Alley in Toronto, hosts two shows for the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour Nov. 16 at the University of Victoria. (Rick Mercer Report)
This week’s presentation of Brave, bold and feminist: The future of philanthropy, brings special guest speakers to the Victoria Conference Centre theatre on Wednesday. The event is a lead-in to the Community Foundations of Canada’s international conference here June 6-8.

Conference Foundations of Canada’s international event a hot seller in Victoria

Special presentation here Wednesday features some of the top minds in feminist philanthropy

This week’s presentation of Brave, bold and feminist: The future of philanthropy, brings special guest speakers to the Victoria Conference Centre theatre on Wednesday. The event is a lead-in to the Community Foundations of Canada’s international conference here June 6-8.
Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others

Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others

Second annual Folktoria brings ethnic dance, foods to Centennial Square, June 8 and 9

Folk Festival Society promotes value of sharing international cultures with others
New charity ballgame to mark Doug Hudlin Day in Victoria

New charity ballgame to mark Doug Hudlin Day in Victoria

Late, beloved longtime umpire to be honoured with Hudlins vs. Fernwood game, June 8 at RAP

New charity ballgame to mark Doug Hudlin Day in Victoria
The Jim Cuddy Band comes to the city for a concert date Aug. 15 at Butchart Gardens, as part of the regional tourist attraction’s Spectacular Summer Evenings entertainment package. jimcuddy.com

Grammy, Juno winners light up Butchart’s summer in 2019

Spectacular Summer Evenings lineup includes Jim Cuddy Band, Serena Ryder and Los Texmaniacs

The Jim Cuddy Band comes to the city for a concert date Aug. 15 at Butchart Gardens, as part of the regional tourist attraction’s Spectacular Summer Evenings entertainment package. jimcuddy.com
Daniel Lapp directs the Joy of Life choir, which will be an integral part of this year’s Joy of Life Festival. The two-night event at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall features The Joy of Fiddle concert on Friday May 3, followed by the Joy of Song on the Saturday. Photo by Mark Nicol/courtesy Victoria Conservatory of Music

Musical joy emerges from fiddling and singing

Joy of Life Festival at Alix Goolden Hall on May 3 and 4 offers both for audiences

Daniel Lapp directs the Joy of Life choir, which will be an integral part of this year’s Joy of Life Festival. The two-night event at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall features The Joy of Fiddle concert on Friday May 3, followed by the Joy of Song on the Saturday. Photo by Mark Nicol/courtesy Victoria Conservatory of Music
Making meditative music for mental health

Making meditative music for mental health

Calgary duo to perform in James Bay as part of Home Shall be Here tour

Making meditative music for mental health
Royal and McPherson Society pleads its case to Victoria council

Royal and McPherson Society pleads its case to Victoria council

‘Dark days’ at Royal, user groups’ weekend priorities make scheduling other entertainment challenging

Royal and McPherson Society pleads its case to Victoria council
Elegant waterfront gala to launch new Ballet Victoria season

Elegant waterfront gala to launch new Ballet Victoria season

Tickets still available for Spring Soiree on April 26: meet the dancers, bid on great auction items

Elegant waterfront gala to launch new Ballet Victoria season
Crooner classics past and present in spotlight, courtesy of Ken Lavigne

Crooner classics past and present in spotlight, courtesy of Ken Lavigne

Island tenor prepares for upcoming concert tour of Let Me Be Frank!

Crooner classics past and present in spotlight, courtesy of Ken Lavigne
Full lineup in place for 2019 JazzFest; ticket sales launch Friday

Full lineup in place for 2019 JazzFest; ticket sales launch Friday

Excitement builds for this year’s 36th annual TD Victoria International Jazz Festival

Full lineup in place for 2019 JazzFest; ticket sales launch Friday
Heather Burns, musical director; Matthew Howe, director; and Sara-Jeanne Hosie, choreographer, gather around the piano at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. The trio are working with students on the college’s production of West Side Story, which plays April 19-27 at the McPherson Playhouse. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)

Life, career lessons abound in Broadway classic for local students

Canadian College of Performing Arts looks to tell theatre’s West Side Story

Heather Burns, musical director; Matthew Howe, director; and Sara-Jeanne Hosie, choreographer, gather around the piano at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. The trio are working with students on the college’s production of West Side Story, which plays April 19-27 at the McPherson Playhouse. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)