When you're making your 'must attend' Christmas Craft Fair list, check it twice, 'cause if the Metchosin Christmas Craft Fair isn't on it....well, that's not nice.
There will be over 25 tables of local handmade items including the return of: Tuula's Almond Crunch and Cici's Candy Cane Crunch. If you missed out on these holiday favorites last year, it's time to stock up.
Free Admission and wheelchair accessible. Shop Local this holiday season!!
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Bring Your Mo’ to the Show: Compete in Victoria’s First Moustache Competition!
Scotch, Bourbon Milkshakes and Moustaches? Oh my!
In partnership with The Prostate Centre, the Victoria Film Festival is celebrating Movember with a new tradition this year. Of course, we’ll be screening a Quote-Along Anchorman on November 28th, but to top it off, we will also be hosting Victoria’s 1st Moustache Competition!
Victoria is a city that grows fantastic, west coast facial hair all year, but Movember is the month to recognize this furry fashion trend. So we are calling all moustache wearers – whether temporary or permanent – to bring those classy ‘staches down to The Vic Theatre and compete for the trophy and the title of Victoria’s Best Moustache 2014.
First place, as judged by an expert barber, will also receive a gift package courtesy of Uomo Modern Barber. The runner up, in 2nd place, will also win a prize, so come support the stellar ‘staches on display.
Can’t grow a mo’ of your own? Just enjoy the show! Audience members, whether moustachioed or perpetually smooth-skinned, are all encouraged to break out of their glass cases of emotion by dressing up and quoting their favourite lines alongside Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team. Play a game of ‘Pin the Moustache on the Queen’: 60% of the time, it works every time.
The Vic will also be serving $7 scotchy scotch scotch, and $8 bourbon milkshakes. This time, milk IS a good choice. With games, drinks, and a moustache contest, it’s the most fun you can have in a theatre.
Tickets are $15 and $5 from every ticket will be donated to The Prostate Centre in Victoria. Get your tickets in advance, as sales are sure to escalate quickly. This is a 19+ event.
Tickets are available online at: boxoffice.victoriafilmfestival.com, by phone at 250-389-0444, or in person at 1215 Blanshard St.
You stay classy, Victoria.
Taylor announced THE 1989 WORLD TOUR! Kicking off in Japan on May 05, 2015, the tour will hit North America and Europe before heading to Australia in December 2015.
Vance Joy, whose hit song “Riptide” was recently covered by Taylor, is supporting all North American dates and Shawn Mendes will also join the tour for select performances.
Best of all, her biggest fans will have the opportunity to get tickets early!
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public.* Members of the TaylorSwift.com e-mail list will also have access to pre-sale tickets.
Pre-sales for European shows start on November 4.
First round of pre-sales on select North American shows start on November 7.
The annual winter wonderland at The Fairmont Empress is expanding this year with the addition of a skating rink on the hotel's iconic front lawn overlooking the festively lit Victoria Harbour. This approximately 60' by 90' covered rink will offer public skating.
Skate rentals, Skate 'n' Date nights, and Family Skate afternoons are some of the ways to enjoy the tradition of winter skating. For groups there are Office Skates, Holiday Parties on Ice, and Break & Skate meeting options. Special seasonal festivities include Sunday Skates with Santa and Christmas Eve Skating with the Elves, hot cocoa, and cider.
The cost is $10 per person ($5 for children 10 and under); rentals are available at $5/pair.
Details Friday, Nov.28, 7:30 pm, doors open at 7 PM
The Metro Theatre: 1411 Quadra Street (at Johnson Street)
Victoria folk-pop artist Georgina Nicoll will perform a collection of original songs from her debut solo album, with guest musicians on back-up vocals, cello and percussion. An accomplished singer, pianist, composer and arranger, Georgina’s natural presence on stage draws the audience into the stories her songs relate. Heartfelt lyrics, soaring melodies, and carefully crafted arrangements are sure to please the ear and captivate the emotions.
Check out Georgina's music at www.georginanicoll.ca.
The holiday teddies are back! Head down to the Inner Harbour and visit the best-dressed teddy bears in town. Bear Wear takes place in the lobby of the Hotel Grand Pacific (463 Belleville Street) and all funds raised at this annual event go to support the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Vote for your favourite bear as many times as you like – the more times you vote, the better your chances at winning that bear in the raffle!
Band Bio: Psychedelic Soul, sometimes called Black Rock, is a sub-genre of Soul music, which mixes the characteristics of Soul with Psychedelic Rock. It came to prominence in the late 1960s and continued into the 1970s, playing a major role in the development of Soul and Funk music. Monophonics were formed in 2005 was originally an instrumental ensemble, but in the last 2 years their sound has evolved to encompass incredible, vocally driven songs.
The foundation of the band is the blistering funky drums of Austin Bohlman and soulful bass playing of Myles OMahony, fuzzy echo guitars by Ian McDonald, a powerhouse horn section made up of Ryan Scott, Nadav Nirenberg & Alex Baky and the swirling organ & dynamic vocals of Kelly Finnigan. The result is a psychedelic soul & heavy funk sound, which harks back to the styling of the late 60s and early 70s, all while keeping its feet planted firmly in the present
Alice vs Wonderland is a musical that is great for all ages!
The second show in Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s ‘Gold Standard’ season will be a sassy new and contemporary musical adaptation of a children’s classic – Alice Vs. Wonderland by Brendan Shea. Described as “Lewis Carroll meets Lady Gaga”, this psychedelic update of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland premiered at the A.R.T. (American Repertory Theatre) at Harvard University in 2010 before moving on to a critically acclaimed reception at the Moscow Art Theatre the following year.
In Shea’s version, an angst-ridden adolescent Alice unwittingly trades places with Mary Ann, the Wonderland version of herself. Now Alice must travel through a fantastical teenage dreamscape, challenged by Carroll’s canonical characters every step of the way. Transforming every time she eats or drinks, Alice is played by seven different actors, each evoking a different aspect of adolescence. Her various ‘selves’ get caught up meeting such iconic, yet marvelously re-imagined visions of characters such as the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen and many, many others while the young cast dances and sings in a musical world filled with popular songs of today by artists such as Kings of Leon, Big Data, Avril Lavigne, Icona Pop, Miley Cyrus, and many more! Keep reading...
Tickets for Alice Vs. Wonderland are available by calling Ticket Rocket at 250-590-6291, online at www.ticketrocket.org or in person at 1609-#2 Blanshard St. (Blanshard and Fisgard)
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Celebrates Christmas Lights Across Canada VICTORIA – Hon. Linda Reid, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, will host the annual Christmas Lights Across Canada celebration at the Parliament Buildings on Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00 pm. Also participating will be the Honourable Christy Clark, Premier and Carole James, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill.
This year’s celebration includes seasonal refreshments and features performances by the SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus, the South Park Elementary School Choir, the Mount Douglas Secondary Men’s Choir, and the Reynolds Secondary School Carol Band. At 7:30 pm the sequoia tree in front of the Parliament Buildings will be illuminated with over 2,500 energy-efficient LED lights.
Madame Speaker encourages everyone to attend this jubilant event. “Celebrating with all of Canada’s capital cities is a delightful way to light up our country at this time of year and enjoy the spirit of this festive season.”
Launched in 1985 by the former National Capital Commission, the Christmas Lights Across Canada program symbolically unites Canadians by linking federal, provincial and territorial legislatures in a festive display of lights.