Entertainment

Bruce Graham

Local band Perish on the run

Band finds support from rock legend Marc LaFrance

  • Feb 23, 2011
Bruce Graham
Steve Palmer will be performing for the Sooke Coffee House on Saturday

Folk singing road-survivor has paid his dues

Steve Palmer on tap at Coffee House Saturday night

  • Feb 16, 2011
Steve Palmer will be performing for the Sooke Coffee House on Saturday
Charlene George

Sewing seeds for the future generation

T’Souke textile artist Charlene George

Charlene George
Murder and Mayhem in the Old West

Murder and Mayhem in the Old West

Sooke Harbour Players present dinner theatre

Murder and Mayhem in the Old West
Trumpeteer Jim Stubbs will be the featured soloist at the Feb. 19 and 20 concerts with the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players.

Salutations to Spring!

Join the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players on Saturday, February 19 at the Edward Milne Community Theatre, and Sunday February 20 at 2:30, at the New St. Mary’s Church, for the cheerful sounds of Haydn and Telemann, master-minded as always by Norman Nelson.

  • Feb 15, 2011
Trumpeteer Jim Stubbs will be the featured soloist at the Feb. 19 and 20 concerts with the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players.
The Sooke Bluegrass Festival is taking a breather this year. So many amazing musicians performed at the Sooke Flats festival over the years. The Sooke River Bluegrass Festival Society will continue to function and support local bluegrass and is actively seeking new venue possibilities for future events.

Bluegrass Festival takes a break

What would have been the tenth staging of a consistently popular festival will not be happening at Sooke Flats on the the Fathers’ Day weekend.

  • Feb 15, 2011
The Sooke Bluegrass Festival is taking a breather this year. So many amazing musicians performed at the Sooke Flats festival over the years. The Sooke River Bluegrass Festival Society will continue to function and support local bluegrass and is actively seeking new venue possibilities for future events.
Members of the cultural planning task force met on February 8 to begin the process of preparing a vision for the future of the arts and culture of the Sooke region. Pictured are Judy Gilligan
Members of the cultural planning task force met on February 8 to begin the process of preparing a vision for the future of the arts and culture of the Sooke region. Pictured are Judy Gilligan
A portrait of Laylie will be featured at Serious Coffee.

Portrait retrospective mounted

Sooke artist Bill Skuce will be mounting an exhibition of portriats completed between 2000 and 2011. Gordon Doucette, owner of Serious Coffee in Sooke, is hosting the retrospective.

  • Feb 8, 2011
A portrait of Laylie will be featured at Serious Coffee.
Twice-monthly bluegrass jams have resumed

String session

  • Feb 8, 2011
Twice-monthly bluegrass jams have resumed
Finding the spirit in art

Finding the spirit in art

T’Sou-ke Spirit Festival

Finding the spirit in art
“The King” will entertain the folk at the Legion on Sunday.

Are you lonesome tonight?

Virtual Elvis to perform at dinner show

“The King” will entertain the folk at the Legion on Sunday.

Developing an arts and culture plan

On December 20 community volunteers – representing over 30 organizations, came forward to attend the initial meeting of the Cultural Planning Project. They brought with them a wealth of ideas, energy, and enthusiasm to begin a collaborative process that would focus on improving arts and culture in the Sooke region.

  • Feb 1, 2011
Dennis Lakusta gathers no moss. He will perform on Saturday

Dennis Lakusta, a provocative, topical songwriter

What do Elvis Presley, Monty Hall, Charles Darwin, the Apollo 13 mission, Coronation Street, the Pope, Teletubbies, Jean Cretien, the Devil, God, George Bush and two grown men shopping at Value Village all have in common?’

  • Feb 1, 2011
Dennis Lakusta gathers no moss. He will perform on Saturday
A blazing January sunset makes the barn and shed at Woodside Farm look like a film set.

Setting sun

  • Feb 1, 2011
A blazing January sunset makes the barn and shed at Woodside Farm look like a film set.

Film night presents Occupation Has No Future

February 9 is the date for the next Awareness Film Night. This month will feature the film Occupation Has No Future and speaker Kevin Neish, a Victoria man who was on board the Gaza aid boat that was ambushed by Israeli commandos last May resulting in nine civilian deaths.

  • Feb 1, 2011
Sooke Phil Notes: Concerts celebrate spring

Sooke Phil Notes: Concerts celebrate spring

Well ladies and gentlemen, it hardly seems possible that January is almost at a close. Our first month has given us rain, rain and more rain. My wonder dog Wylie just loved the gift of snow. She thought it had snowed just for her. Romping, snuffling and playing were the order of the day.

  • Jan 25, 2011
Sooke Phil Notes: Concerts celebrate spring
Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson’s Year of the Rabbit

Pets ‘n’ Meat 2011

  • Jan 25, 2011
Jan Johnson
The Current Swell concert at the Community Hall on January 22  was a roaring success. Close to 300 attended and enjoyed four hours of music provided by three local Vancouver Island bands. Judging by the vibrating dance floor and the screaming crowd

Rockin’ to the bands

  • Jan 25, 2011
The Current Swell concert at the Community Hall on January 22  was a roaring success. Close to 300 attended and enjoyed four hours of music provided by three local Vancouver Island bands. Judging by the vibrating dance floor and the screaming crowd