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Bastion Square hosting free comedy night Thursday

Bastion Square hosting free comedy night Thursday

The Bastion Square area will be home to a multi-faceted event Thursday with neighbourhood revitalization as its focus.
Victoria Film Festival saluting James Bond on Friday

Victoria Film Festival saluting James Bond on Friday

Organizers of the Victoria Film Festival are saluting James Bond by returning to one of the spy franchise’s most celebrated entries for a swanky affair on Friday.
IMAX Victoria welcomes first Canadian premiere in almost two years this weekend

IMAX Victoria welcomes first Canadian premiere in almost two years this weekend

The first première at IMAX Victoria in more than 18 months is set for this weekend, which comes at an opportune time for fans who are making the seasonal switch and turning to indoor activity for their entertainment.
Critic's picks: Michael Kaeshammer, Holding Ground, Until the Flood

Critic's picks: Michael Kaeshammer, Holding Ground, Until the Flood

MUSIC What: Michael Kaeshammer Where: The Port Theatre, 125 Front St., Nanaimo When: Friday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35 ($15 for students) from the Port Theatre box office (250-754-8550) or online from porttheatre.
Documentary about disgraced pharmaceutical CEO helmed by Victoria-raised filmmaker

Documentary about disgraced pharmaceutical CEO helmed by Victoria-raised filmmaker

Brent Hodge didn’t need an elevator pitch with a TV executive in order to secure financing and distribution for his latest documentary, Pharma Bro. This is the type of film that sells itself.
Duo embarks on tour of Vancouver Island, with a stop at Hermann's Jazz Club

Duo embarks on tour of Vancouver Island, with a stop at Hermann's Jazz Club

Nanaimo bluesman David Gogo went from a relatively busy September to an outta-site October, one that will see him play 11 shows in 16 days.
Los Angeles-by-way-of-Toronto star has four shows in town this weekend

Los Angeles-by-way-of-Toronto star has four shows in town this weekend

JP Saxe waited years for his debut album to arrive, which it eventually did — squarely in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
Briony Penn, Leslie Gentile win Victoria Book Prizes

Briony Penn, Leslie Gentile win Victoria Book Prizes

Victoria Book Prize winners were announced Sunday during a Victoria Festival of Authors gala, with writers Briony Penn and Leslie Gentile each receiving $5,000 for their efforts.
In streaming series Maid, you'll recognize locations from all over Greater Victoria

In streaming series Maid, you'll recognize locations from all over Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria takes centre stage tonight as Maid — a locally-shot 10-episode series with considerable star power behind it — comes to Netflix after nine months of shooting on Vancouver Island.
Film about Victoria photographer premieres at Vancouver Film Festival

Film about Victoria photographer premieres at Vancouver Film Festival

The life of groundbreaking photographer Hannah Maynard, who lived in Victoria from 1862 until her death in 1918, has been the subject of dramatic interpretation over the years, including a hit play from Victoria playwright Janet Munsil.