Friday, September 23, 2016

Just Announced: Band of Rascals Nov. 12 @sugar_nightclub #yyjmusic @AtomiqueEvents @bandofrascals

Band of Rascals plus Fake Shark and High Noon to Midnight will perform at Sugar NightClub on Saturday, November 12th.
Advance tickets are on sale now at and Lyle’s Place.
Full event details here.

Marianas Trench - Nov. 3 @SOFMCVic #yyjmusic @LiveNationWest @mtrench @ShawnHook

Marianas Trench

November 3, 2016
Save On Food Memorial Centre
Special Guest: Shawn Hook

Multi-Platinum selling progressive pop band Marianas Trench are embarking on their second headlining tour in Canada this year, “Marianas Trench and the Last Crusade,” which kicks off on November 1st in Prince George, BC at CN Centre.  The tour will bring them to the capital city on November 3 to the Save On Foods Memorial Centre

Go to for more info and to purchase tickets.

Excited to be returning home to Canada, the Vancouver-based four-piece announces, “Grab your treasure map and your compass cuz we’re going on an adventure! We can’t wait for our coast to coast quest for the holy grail of rock…and all of Canada is invited!”

Joining the band on tour is Canadian singer/songwriter, Shawn Hook, who is born and raised in British Columbia. Shawn’s musical journey has proven that he is an emotive and soulful singer. His live performances are equally as impressive, showcasing his remarkable depth and vocal range. Recently, he performed with Hailee Steinfeld at the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards. His sophomore album, Analog Love was released on June 2015 via Universal Music Canada. On the heels of the release, Shawn celebrated “Sound Of Your Heart” a standout track on the record, being certified Platinum in Canada.

Full tour info:

Confabulation presents all true stories about "Firsts!" @ConfabStories #yyjevents

Confabulation presents all true stories about "Firsts!"

Venue : Victoria Event Centre

Adress: 1415 Broad Street, (between Pandora & Johnson),
Victoria, BC V8W 2B2 Canada

Date: 10/13/2016

Time: 7:30: PM
End Time: 10:0: PM

Cost : $10.00

Twitter: ConfabStories

Details: Confabulation, the all-true storytelling series known and cherished in Montreal & Toronto, is heading across the country, getting on a ferry, and setting up shop in Victoria, BC!

With our first show in *Victoria*, it only seems fitting to return to the very beginning of Confabulation, with the theme that started it all — Firsts! Expect true stories, told by the people that lived them, about first: kisses, punches, dances, votes, losses, friends, enemies, travels, moves, jobs, firings, marriages, divorces, babies, performances, brushes with the law, explosions…anything and everything!

Join co-hosts Cassandra Togneri & Carol-Lynne Michaels on the 3rd Thursday of every month, starting on Oct 13, 2016.

For the inaugural Victoria show, we’re excited to announce our first storytellers.
*If you want to share your story, send us your pitch here:!* (Deadline to submit: Monday, October 3rd)

Tickets: $5 at the door (special launch price!)
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm
For more information about Confabulation, visit:

THE BARRA MACNEILS Nov. 16 #yyjmusic @BarraMacNeils

CeltFest Vancouver Island presents THE BARRA MACNEILS 

An East Coast Christmas Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:30pm McPherson Playhouse, #3 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC T Tickets are $44.50 or $39.50 for groups of 6+, plus tax and service charges For tickets visit the Royal & McPherson Theatres box office, or call toll-free 1.888.717.6121 For info:

CeltFest Vancouver Island invites everyone to celebrate an East Coast - styled Christmas with Canada's first family of Celtic music. The Barra MacNeils return to Victoria November 16, 2016 to kick off the holiday season. Steeped in Cape Breton tradition with strong Celtic roots and musical artistry, this diversely talented group of siblings sells out shows around the world. They’ll be showcasing the captivating vocals, harmonies and extraordinary musicianship alongside spirited step dancing, that are famously featured on their popular Christmas TV specials.

Appearing with the family in Victoria’s McPherson Playhouse will be Vancouver Island-based master piper RenĂ© Cusson and a dynamic dance troupe of Highland and step dancers under the direction of CeltFest founder Carolyn Phillips-Cusson--- bringing together multiple generations in the Celtic community, as tradition dictates.

Former FBI art crime expert shares secrets #yyjevents @Uvic

Former FBI art crime expert shares secrets

He’s uncovered stolen paintings by Rembrandt and Goya, recovered $300 million in art and antiquities and was instrumental in the creation of the FBI’s rapid deployment Art Crime Team. Now, Robert K. Wittman will mark the 50th anniversary of the University of Victoria’s Department of Art History & Visual Studies when he shares insider secrets of the international art theft world in a public lecture.

"Robert Wittman is the ideal choice for our 50th anniversary event,” says department chair Erin Campbell. “He demonstrates the impact art history can have on the world, and his participation in classes during his visit is typical of the kind of exciting, expert-based, hands-on learning that happens in AHVS.”

With 20 years as an FBI special agent behind him, Wittman has since instructed international police and museums in investigation, recovery and security techniques and is now the New York Times bestselling author of Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures. His latest book is The Devil’s Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich.

While on campus, Wittman will also engage with AHVS students, notably in the new elective Art Crimes: Fakes, Forgeries and Fraud. His public talk will also feature Art History & Visual Studies alumna Alison Ross—the owner, appraiser and auctioneer at Kilshaw’s.

What: Public lecture: “Saving $300 Million in Art & Antiquities: True Tales from the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones” When: Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Room B150, Bob Wright Centre, UVic

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

UVic is accessible by sustainable travel options including transit and cycling. For those arriving by car, pay parking is in effect. Evening parking is $2.50. Parking info and campus maps: