SATURDAY, FEB. 23
Victoria Boat and Fishing Show with outdoor experts, exhibits, seminars, tackle, gear and boats. Saturday and Sunday at Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd. Details and tickets at canwestproductions.com/Home-Boat-Show
Balanchine, Robbins and Wheeldon by Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet, presented by Dance Victoria, 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Theatre. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.
Bluestravaganza III: Nine local bands for eight hours with West Coast Doctors, Preston McCool, Cal Batchelor, Blue Cadillac, The Deuces, Harris Gilmore and the Mojos, Dr. Bones, McKinley Wolf and The Jason Buie Band, starting at 4 p.m. at The Upper Deck, 229 Gorge Road E. Tel. 250-383-8212.
Celebrating 155 years of Victoria Chinatown History and Chinese New Year 2013 with music and dancing, Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m. at the Royal B.C. Museum, 675 Belleville St, Details at royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
The New Groovement, 9 p.m. at Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift St.; canoebrewpub.com
Dustin Bentall and the Smokes, and Lindi Ortega, 7 p.m. at Lucky Bar, 517 Yates St. Tickets at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records or ticketweb.ca
Byrds and B’s by Hexaphone, a six-member a cappella ensemble, 8 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3787 Cedar Hill Rd.; hexaphone.org
The Death Ballad Love Tellers Tour with Ben Sures, Bubba Uno and David P Smith, 8 p.m. at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre, 1983 Fairfield Rd. Tickets at tel. 250-598-7488.
Saffron, featuring Niel Golden on tabla, hang and percussion; Ken Hall on the Middle Eastern oud (lute), ney (flute) and guitar; and Enrique Rivas on guitar and tres, with poetry readings and a whirling dervish, 8 p.m. at Church of Truth, 111 Superior St.
Victoria Co-op Day, with a speech by Ian MacPherson on peace, co-operation and sustainability, as well as displays and door prizes. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fairfield United Church, 1303 Fairfield Rd. Donations to Creating Community Wellness Society; victoriahealthcooperative.ca
SUNDAY, FEB. 24
Concerts for Kids: Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead by Victoria Symphony, 2:30 p.m. at the Royal Theatre. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.
Pacific Baroque Festival 2013: Welcome to All the Pleasures: The Music of Henry Purcell. Final performance, Choral Evensong: Music from the Chapel Royal, 4:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral on Quadra Street.
67th Prairie Night in the Afternoon with a performance by the Greater Victoria Police Chorus, with social and refreshments to follow. 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Centennial United Church, 612 David St. Tel. 250-384-6424.
Electric Timber Co. at the Bard and Banker Pub, 1022 Government St., 8 p.m. Tel. 250-953-9993; vicpubco.ca
Tsukino-Con convention, organized by fans to promote anime, manga and other forms of Japanese pop culture at the University of Victoria; tsukinocon.com
Jazz at the Gallery with Melinda Whitaker, Brent Jarvis, Ken Lister and Hans Verhoeven, 2 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St. Tel. 250-384-4171.
Speaking in Tongues, final performance, 2 p.m. at the Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave. Tickets at tickets.belfry.bc.ca or tel. 250-385-6815.
Dixieland Express — New Orleans Jazz, 4-7 p.m. at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St. Tel. 250-388-9166; hermannsjazz.com
Old Cemeteries Society Tour presents a joint tour by the Old Cemeteries Society and the B.C. Black History Awareness Society for Black History Month. Sunday, 2 p.m. at Ross Bay Cemetery, meet in front of Oregano’s, Fairfield Plaza, 1516 Fairfield Rd. Cost: $5. Tel. 250-598-8870
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