Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Allison Piano Presents: A Tribute to Bill Evans & Jim Hall Aug. 29 @allison_piano #yyjmusic @HermannsJazz

Allison Piano Presents A Tribute to Bill Evans & Jim Hall 
featuring Miles Black & Rob Cheramy

Venue: Hermann's Vic.

Date 08/29/2014

Start Time: 08:00 PM
End Time: 10:30 PM

Price (CAD) 20

Website or Facebook Page www.allisonpiano.com

Allison Piano is celebrating 40 Years in Victoria with a Tribute to Bill Evans & Jim Hall Concert featuring: Miles Black & Rob Cheramy Sublime,mellow tones to soothe the soul played with amazing artistry.This duo will move you and capture your imagination. I hope to see you there,Catherine.753 View St.

Email catherineallison@shaw.ca

Twitter: @allison_piano

The Blackwood Two Sunday August 31 Norway House #yyjmusic @theblackwoodtwo #folk

The Blackwood Two

Victoria Folk Music Society: The Blackwood Two, Folk/Roots duo, after Open Stage, August 31Norway House (1110 Hillside), $5.

With a passion for old-time fiddle tunes and songs from the southern USA, the Blackwood Two play an engaging blend of original and traditional material that thoughtfully meanders through various folk traditions.

Megan McCaffrey (fiddle, vocals) and Dan Belgue (guitar, clawhammer banjo, vocals) have been performing their unique brand of folk-grass together for over four years. They’ve been steadily honing their sound since the day they met busking on the streets of Victoria and have taken their act from coast to coast several times, including stops at festivals such as Arts Wells, Winterfolk, and the Vancouver Island Music Fest.

The duo has also participated in Via Rail’s onboard entertainment program, performing on trains from Toronto to Vancouver.


4th Annual Tweed Ride Returns to Victoria #yyjevents @GVCC #yyj

Tweed Ride Returns to Victoria for its Fourth Year

Victoria, BC- The Tweed Ride is returning to Victoria for its fourth year, hosted this year by the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition. 

The Tweed Ride is a bicycle ride to recreate the spirit of a bygone era with riders dressed in classic tweed or smart looking outfits. 

Pre-registration for the ride is required. The registration fee is $10. Children under 12 are free. Register at www.tweedridevictoria.ca

All proceeds from the event will goto support Bicycles for Humanity, a grassroots movement that donates used bicycles to people in developing countries. 

The ride begins at St. Ann's Academy and ends at Esquimalt Gorge Park with tea provided by David's Tea. Bring a lunch to have with your tea. 

WHAT: 4th Annual Victoria Tweed Ride in support of Bicycles for Humanity
WHERE: Begins at St. Ann's Academy, ends at Esquimalt Gorge Park.
WHEN: Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 11am
COST: $10 per rider, children under 12 free.

Goldtream Station Evening Market Wednesday Aug. 27 5 - 8 PM #yyjevents @Goldstream_Mkt

If you love the Saturday Market at Veterans memorial Park, you will love this Evening Market, tomorrow night from 5 - 8 PM.  Same great location and an amazing list of vendors from all over with a great selection of homemade crafts, ornaments, food, treats and services.

PIV Photography is going to be there with a one time only, $20 portrait sitting, that we are calling "Portraits In The Park."  A great opportunity to get the family out for that one last picture for the Summer of 2014. 

Always a great idea to include one in a Christmas Card, or pin to the fridge, or get professionally framed. Book your time today by contacting us at admin@piv.photography.  You will receive two edited images ready for printing.  Plus, you keep the digital image.  (See a sample of a recent shoot of ours below).

There are a limited amount of spaces with sittings taking place every 15 minutes.  Bring the family, the kids, grandma and grandpa and we'll do the rest.

Also, check out our complete line of greeting cards, prints and frames too.

The Goldtream Station Evening Market, tomorrow night 5 - 8 PM.


The Victoria Wine Festival Has Arrived Sept. 26 #yyjevents #winefest

The Victoria Wine Festival Has Arrived

On September 26th Victoria, BC welcomes it’s only dedicated international wine festival

Wine connoisseurs and those curious about wine will be able to tour the world of wine right in their own backyard. The first annual Victoria Wine Festival, featuring an extensive selection of international wines, will present tastings and seminars focused on enhancing wine enjoyment for everyone ranging from the wine novice to the avid enthusiast. Held in the Parkside Resort, VWF will present over two hundred wines from around the world. 

Wines have been selected by a board of sommeliers to appeal to a range of tastes and preferences, offering opportunities to taste new wines, learn about the art of winemaking and discover more about the flavours and aromas that make each wine unique.

“We have worked to create a dedicated wine festival that offers an array of  international wines that consumers do not normally have the opportunity to taste here at home,” explains David Bain, Event Manager and founder of the Victoria Wine Festival. “We are enthusiastic about building the knowledge of the average wine consumer, unveiling new wines and showcasing beloved standard wineries to veteran consumers.”

Tastings run 3:30 to 6:00 and 7:00 to 9:30. During tastings, participants will sample a variety of wines in a grand tasting style. Seminars about wine and winemaking will be held between the tastings. Tickets include wine samples, palate cleansing tapas and coffee. Guests will also enjoy live classical music during the event.

Wines selected for the festival represent excellent value in a range of prices. The majority of the wines are in an everyday drinking category, representing what most consumers purchase when buying for a dinner party or to enjoy at home.

“It is important to us that most of the wines at the Festival represent what the majority of people are buying most of the time,” says Bain. “It’s wonderful to taste very expensive bottles of wine and experience exclusive vintages, and we have those at the Festival. It is more important to us to broaden people’s experience and hopefully inspire them to try something different the next time they are shopping for a bottle.”

Festival participants will be able to purchase some of the vintages at an onsite liquor store set up exclusively for the event.

Nick La Riviere's Brand New Original Band Sept. 27 #yyjmusic @HermannsJazz Club @niclariv

Nick La Riviere's Brand New Original Band,

featuring opening guest Geoff Lundstrom

Venue: Hermann's Jazz Club

Date 09/27/2014

Start Time: 08:00 PM
End Time: 11:00 PM

Price (CAD) 20

Facebook Page www.facebook.com/events/1538702353019512

Join Nick La Riviere (harmonizer trombone, vocals), Aidan Miller (piano), Reuben Wier (guitar), Sean Drabitt (bass), and Damian Graham (drums) for an exciting night of all original music.

Nick is one of Victoria’s busiest musicians. He’s played with touring bands that have taken him across Canada, the USA, Mexico, and as far as Germany. Now Nick has been working hard on composing, arranging, and recording his own new compositions for an album that will be released next year. The album features music in many genres - rather like the mix of gigs Nick plays with other people’s bands as a sideman. Everything from pop, soul, straight up jazz, and more. His variety of compositions have been compared to artists like Ben Folds, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Sam Cooke.

Join the band on September 27th for a sneak preview of some of the music that will appear on the new album. The 5 piece band faithfully attempts to reproduce the big multi-layered sound of the album - especially using Nick's programmable harmonizer to create the sound of the full horn section.

Opening guest: Geoff Lundstrom - www.geoffreylundstrom.com

Reservations are highly recommended - email info@hermannsjazz.com to claim your table and guarantee entrance if it sells out. Cover is $20 at the door, or $15 for students, members of UJAM and VJS.


West My Friend 200th Show and 5th Birthday Aug. 31 @WestMyFriend #yyjmusic

West My Friend

TIME: Aug. 31 7-9 p.m.

LOCATION: First Metropolitan United Church

932 Balmoral Rd, in Victoria (corner Quadra and Balmoral)

DETAILS: West My Friend is hot! The Victoria quartet, which recently opened for the Arrogant Worms, is a unique voice in the city’s music scene with everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk and four-part harmonies. The group of Eden Oliver on vocals and flute, Alex Rempel on mandolin and vocals, Jeff Poynter on accordion and Adam Bailey on bass and vocals has just released its second album “When The Ink Dries.”

COST: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, children under 12 free with an adult. Tickets available online or at Long and McQuade, Lyle’s Place, Larsen Music and the FirstMet church office.

FURTHER INFORMATION: www.firstmetvictoria.com