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Critic's picks: Breakout West, Nutcracker, Heather Ferguson

Critic's picks: Breakout West, Nutcracker, Heather Ferguson

Our art's writers top picks for the week ahead.
Writer who spent her youth in Victoria wins CBC Poetry Prize honours

Writer who spent her youth in Victoria wins CBC Poetry Prize honours

Lise Gaston, who was born in Toronto, won the award for her poem James .
With violence and drug use at its front doors, fence goes up at Alix Goolden Hall

With violence and drug use at its front doors, fence goes up at Alix Goolden Hall

"We need to protect our building and make sure that anyone who wants to come to the conservatory can enter in a safe fashion.”
Popular performer Johnny Reid brings his record-setting tour to Vancouver Island in May

Popular performer Johnny Reid brings his record-setting tour to Vancouver Island in May

The tour by the multiple Juno Award winner is in support of his 11th studio album, Love Someone, which arrived in October.
Pacific Opera Victoria returns to the Royal Theatre for upcoming season

Pacific Opera Victoria returns to the Royal Theatre for upcoming season

The season will include live in-person productions of Carmen and Don Giovanni — which were previously scheduled but cancelled due to the pandemic.
Doug Jarvis named executive director of Open Space

Doug Jarvis named executive director of Open Space

Doug Jarvis stepped into the role of acting executive director following the death Raj Sen earlier this year.
Music series beams live shows from Campbell River across the country

Music series beams live shows from Campbell River across the country

The performances are a way to aid musicians affected by the pandemic.
Relationship inspires musical duo Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk

Relationship inspires musical duo Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk

Kreviazuk is interested in the science of relationships, and has enjoyed the experience of balancing her at-home life with Maida and their at-work experiences
Roxy Theatre on the market, as Blue Bridge aims to reduce debt

Roxy Theatre on the market, as Blue Bridge aims to reduce debt

Blue Bridge Theatre Society has put the Roxy Theatre — home to Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre since 2013 — up for sale. The 225-seat building at 2657 Quadra St. is listed with Colliers Canada for $1.49 million.
Book review: Light approach brings B.C. history to a new audience

Book review: Light approach brings B.C. history to a new audience

Book features vignettes drawn from our history – as told by the ghost of a real-life person, Jock Linn