SATURDAY, JAN. 19
Victoria Symphony presents Parker Plays Gershwin at the Royal Theatre, tonight at 8 and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.
Robbie Burns Dinner, hosted by Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band, 6 p.m. at Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney. Tel. 250-383-6182.
Best of the Blues with Harpdog Brown and Brandon Isaak, 8 p.m., at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre, 1983 Fairfield Rd. Tickets at tel. 250-598-7488.
The Victoria Whisky Festival, featuring tastings, workshops, masterclasses and seminars, today and Sunday at the Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St. Schedule of events at victoriawhiskyfestival.com. Sold out.
Hidden Truths: Amnesty International Film Festival featuring four films in two sessions, 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St. Details at amnestyinvictoria.ca.
The Best of Elton John with the Vancouver Island Symphony and 80-member Symphonic Choir, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre, 125 Front St., Nanaimo. Tickets and details at porttheatre.com. Tel. 250-754-8550.
Are We Family at the Bard & Banker Pub, 1022 Government St., 8 p.m. Tel. 250-953-9993; vicpubco.ca.
You Show: The Runaway by Mika Laulainen, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Intrepid Theatre Club, 1609 Blanshard St. Tickets at ticketrocket.org or tel. 250-590-6291.
Winter Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Market Square, inner courtyard. For more information, go to victoriapublicmarket.com.
Saxophone Class Recital with University of Victoria School of Music students from the studio of Wendell Clanton, 8 p.m., Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Tel. 250-721-8559.
I Want to be in Theatre Day at the Phoenix Theatre, University of Victoria: Annual open house for high school students to discover what life is like in the theatrical spotlight, for prospective students and the public; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, go to finearts.uvic.ca/theatre.
Inspired Wellness Intuitive Fair with psychic readings, massage, energy healing and holistic services, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 111 Superior St. For more information, go to redgatehealtingstudio.com.
SUNDAY, JAN. 20
Burns Memorial Tea and Concert at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, 680 Courtney St. Gather at Robert Burns Statue in Beacon Hill Park at 2 p.m. for reading and pipes followed by tea and concert at 2:30 p.m. For more information, go to sacsvictoria.com.
The Showdown: Seven solo performers, seven minutes to perform. Audience votes for their favourite performer, and the winner wins cash. 8 p.m. at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St. Contact: email@example.com.
World Religion Day 2013: Eight world faiths represented in panel discussions, with music, displays and refreshments. The theme of the day is Justice and Compassion: Where is the Balance? 1:30 p.m. at the University of Victoria, David Lam auditorium, MacLaurin Building.
Victoria Juggle and Flow Festival hosted by UVic Juggling Club, with 30 workshops and Renegade juggling show. Details at web.uvic.ca/~juggling.
Family Sunday: Traces: Fantasy Worlds and Tales of Truth, 2-4 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St. Details at aggv.ca.
Friends of B.C. Archives presents Dorothy Mindenhall: Unbuilt Victoria, on architectural plans that were rejected by the public. Royal B.C. Museum Newcombe Hall, 2 to 4 p.m., 675 Belleville St. Tel. 250-598-1835.
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