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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Night With Sinatra and Friends ft. Rick Michel April 4 #yyjmusic @rmts_victoria

Audiences will be taken back to the days of smokey dance halls, lounges and TV variety shows with A NIGHT WITH SINATRA & FRIENDS, performing at the Royal Theatre on A​pril 4, 2017 at 7​:30​ PM.

Fresh off a western Canadian tour, including a sold out show at Edmonton’s Winspear Centre, Rick Michel and Jeff Parry Promotions return to wow audiences with A Night with Sinatra and Friends. Anchored by Sinatra’s biggest hits like “Come Fly with Me”, “My Way”, “Strangers in the Night” and “New York, New York”, A Night with Sinatra re-imagines the variety show by bringing the biggest personalities of a generation to life to share the stage with Frank once again. The best part? Everyone is played by master impressionist Michel, without him ever leaving the stage.

NIGHT WITH SINATRA & FRIENDS Royal Theatre A​pril 4, 2017 | 7​:30​ PM


The Thinking Garden: Film launch @UVic David Lam March 1 #yyjevents

The Thinking Garden: Film launch

David Lam Auditorium (Maclaurin Building A144) UVic

University of Victoria 3800 Finnerty Rd.
Victoria British Columbia

Date of Event 03/01/2017
Time of event 07:00 PM

Price (CAD) 0.00

Event Website

Details Free public screening and launch of 'The Thinking Garden,' a documentary film about South African women sowing the seeds of change. 37 min. Q&A with filmmakers following. Three generations of women created a community garden in the dying days of apartheid. They called it “the thinking garden” – hleketani – a place where women gather to think about how to effect change.

Twenty-five years later the garden is still going strong, helping to confront the ravages of climate change, poverty and HIV/AIDS. Beautifully filmed against the backdrop of an epic drought now gripping southern Africa, The Thinking Garden tells the inspiring story of what can happen when older women take matters into their own hands and how local action in food production can give the most vulnerable people a measure of control over their food and their future. xiTsonga with English subtitles.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Gut Girls by Sarah Daniels@UVicPhoenix @UVic Feb. 9 #yyjarts

Gut Girls by Sarah Daniels

Phoenix Theatre at uVic
3800 Finnerty Rd
Victoria British Columbia v8w2y2

Date of Event 02/09/2017
Time of event 08:00 PM

Price (CAD)

Event Website

Details Directed by Alix Reynolds (MFA Candidate) Foul-mouthed and brash, an unrefined group of young women toil in the Cattle Market slaughterhouses. But not everyone thinks this is an appropriate way for women to earn a living! The gutting sheds are closed down when a well-to-do lady decides to improve their lot in life by training them as maids. The ‘gut girls’ quickly realize that this newfound employment comes at a high price. With sharp dialogue and dazzling humour, the historically inspired Gut Girls cuts right to the heart of women’s struggle for emancipation. Tickets are available through the Phoenix box office or over the phone and prices range from $15 to $26.

Please visit our website for more information.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Robert Bateman Centre presents 2 unique screenings Jan. 26 #yyjevents @batemancentre

Artist Presentation & Video Screening

The Robert Bateman Centre
470 Belleville St
Victoria BC V8V1W9

Date of Event 01/26/2017
Time of event 07:00 PM

Price (CAD) 15.00

Event Website

Details The Robert Bateman Centre is please to present a screening of REACHING BLUE – Finding Hope Beneath the Surface by Ian Hinkle and Andy Robertson, and REFLECTIONS – Art for an Oil Free coast by Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Watch the films, meet the artists, and take part in the panel discussion. Tickets include snacks and beverages along with admission to see our new temporary exhibit, Boxed Sanctuary. All proceeds go support the work of the Bateman and Surfrider Foundations. Tickets are $15 per person/$10 for TRBC members.