Places to go….things to do

By Christine Hagen

James Bay New Horizons

234 Menzies Street; 250-386-3035;

Tuesdays11:45 am                      Hot Lunch

Wednesdays2 pm                      Movie & Popcorn

Thursdays  Noon                       Soup & Bun Lunch

Last Thursday of the Month     Out to Lunch Bunch (Noon at the Restaurant)

Fridays10 am                             Friday Forum – A variety of guest speakers


Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

1040 Moss St.; 250-384-4171;

To May 28           Life with Clay

To Sept 4            Close to Home

To Sept 4            Moving Forward by Looking Back

First Tuesday of each month: Admission by donation


The Robert Bateman Centre                       

470 Belleville St.; 250-940-3630;

May 3-June 25     Rooted in History: Celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystem


The O’Bistro - The Oswego Hotel

500 Oswego St.; 250-940-7500;

Wednesdays 6-8 pm             Jazz Nights


Pacific Lounge - Hotel Grand Pacific

463 Belleville St.; 250-386-0450;

Saturdays 8-11 pm                  Live Music


The Mint – Phillips Comedy Nights

1414 Douglas St.; 250-386-6468;

Wednesdays 8 pm


Hermann’s Jazz Club

753 View St.; 250-388-9166;

May 7                                     The Anton Schwartz Quintet



(Inside the Royal BC Museum); 250-953-4629

For current presentations and show times refer to:


Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville St.; 250-356-7226;

To Oct 1                                    Terry Fox Exhibit


Alix Goolden Performance Hall

900 Johnson St.; 250-386-5311;

May 5-7                                    Joy of Life Festival


Belfry Theatre

1291 Gladstone Ave.; 250-385-6336;

To May 14                                 Alice Munro Stories


Langham Court Theatre

805 Langham Court; 250-384-2142;

To May 6                          Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

June 9-24                        Proof


The Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

2657 Quadra St.; 250-382-3370;

To May 7                        The Caretaker

May 30-June 11              Born Yesterday

July 4-11                         Our Town


McPherson Playhouse

#3 Centennial Square; 250-386-6121;

May 5-7, 12-14                 Sunset Boulevard

May 16                            Gerry Dee Live

May 19                             Victoria Academy of Ballet

May 28                            The Kerplunks

June 1-2                          Beauty and the Beast Jr.

June 5                             Whitney, Rod, Tina & Roy Tribute


Royal Theatre

805 Broughton St.; 250-386-6121;           

May 1                                Miller Conducts Sibelius

May 5-7                            Celtic Celebration with Ken Lavigne

May 9                               An Evening with David Sedaris

May 13                               Miller Conducts Shostakovich

May 20                              Beauty and the Beast

May 27                               Boston Dance Collective

May 30                               Dean Brody’s Beautiful Freak Show

June 23                              Mavis Staples

June 25                              An Evening with Ziggy Marley


Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

1925 Blanshard St.; 250-220-7777;                       

May 16                                Stars on Ice

July 27                                Bob Dylan & His Band


Farquhar Auditorium

University of Victoria; 250-721-8480;

May 11                                  Victoria Soul Gospel Choir

May 29                                 Year End Concert-Reynolds Secondary School Band

June 17                                 Stages’ 37th Annual Celebration of Dance


Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival

Topaz Park; 250-598-0120;

May 20-22




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