SATURDAY, MARCH 23
The Secret Garden, presented by Ballet Victoria, tonight at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the McPherson Playhouse. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.
One World, presented by Pearson College with 160 students from 80 countries, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Royal Theatre. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.
Purple Day Plane Pull for Epilepsy, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Viscount Aero Centre, 9800 McDonald Park Rd., Sidney; victoriaplanepull.ca
Hodaya! Hebrew for Thanksgiving: A multicultural concert in thanks for support of Congregation Emanu-el for the 150th celebration with Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra, Louise Rose, Daniel Lapp and the Sara Marrieros Trio; 8:30 p.m. at Alix Goolden Hall. Tickets at vcm.bc.ca or the door.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, presented by the University of Victoria, 8 p.m. at Phoenix Theatre. Tickets at tel. 250-721-8000.
Macquarie Rink of Dreams, a 24-hour marathon of hockey to support Help Fill A Dream, starting Saturday at noon, Bear Mountain Arena with Tailgate Party on Saturday, noon-3 p.m. in the parking lot with Tom Thumb Cars, Kids Zone, cartoon characters, games, music and food; macquarieprivatewealth.ca
WordsThaw 2013: Inaugural Spring Symposium with B.C. and Alberta writers, panelists and readers at the University of Victoria; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at UVic’s Human and Social Development Building; malahatreivew.ca/events/wordsthaw
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
Ruddigore, presented by Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society, 2 p.m. at the Charlie White Theatre, 2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney Tickets at marywinspear.ca or tel. 250-656-0275.
The French Connection: French Impressionist music with harps and a chorus of children from the Victoria Children’s Apprentice Choir singing the magical Pie Jesu in Fauré’s Requiem; 2:30 p.m. at New St. Mary’s Church, 4125 Metchosin Rd. Tickets at sookephil.ca
B.C. Cadets Honour Band 2013 under the direction of Lieutenant Navy Camil Bouchard, performing at the Royal Theatre, 1:30 p.m. Tel. 250-386-6121.
SPARK Festival presents the final performances, Little One, 2 p.m., and Belfry 101 Live, 8 p.m., at the Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave. Tickets at belfry.bc.ca or tel. 250-385-6815.
Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme presents the classic 1950s’ talk show, 8 p.m. at Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.
UVic Philomela Women’s Choir performing repertoire from England, France, United States and Canada. 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, East Saanich Rd. Tel. 250-652-5392.
Vocal Jazz Spring Showcase: Moods of March with director Wendell Clanton, 8 p.m. at UVic. Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Tel. 250-721-8559.
36th Annual Dart-a-Thon, a fundraiser to send children with disabilities to Camp Shawnigan, Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Unit 12, 753 View St. followed by a silent and live auction to 6 p.m. Tel. 250-383-4923.
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