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Critic's picks: Victoria Latin Festival, Victoria Bicycle Music Festival, John Reischman

Critic's picks: Victoria Latin Festival, Victoria Bicycle Music Festival, John Reischman

Our arts reporter’s top picks for the week of Aug. 4 to Aug. 10.
'You can call me Junko': Meet the man behind Vancouver's wild yellow beast art installation

'You can call me Junko': Meet the man behind Vancouver's wild yellow beast art installation

"It’s just my passion. It’s a reason to live, and it makes me feel alive," he explains.
Northern B.C. Grammy winner Alex Cuba gets mural painted in his honour

Northern B.C. Grammy winner Alex Cuba gets mural painted in his honour

The mural in Smithers B.C. is a tribute to the local Latin pop singer’s lifetime of achievements
Tens of thousands gather for Victoria Symphony's Splash Around Town finale, bringing 'joy and community'

Tens of thousands gather for Victoria Symphony's Splash Around Town finale, bringing 'joy and community'

The Inner Harbour was packed with people on Sunday night, enjoying the music of La Nef, Steven Page Trio, and the Victoria Symphony, and the spectacle of a fireworks show. If there was concern about a low turnout, it quickly vanished.
Musicians make a splash Sunday in big show on legislature lawn

Musicians make a splash Sunday in big show on legislature lawn

Musical performances today at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Night ends with fireworks.
To the beat of the heat: With temps in mid-30s, Sunfest festival lives up to name, delights thousands

To the beat of the heat: With temps in mid-30s, Sunfest festival lives up to name, delights thousands

Country music festival at Cowichan Valley’s Laketown Ranch continues until Sunday. Performers include Madeline Merlo, Randy Bachman, Orville Peck, and Darius Rucker.
Sunfest festival poised to make a grand return to Lake Cowichan this weekend

Sunfest festival poised to make a grand return to Lake Cowichan this weekend

More than 50 performances are on tap for the country music festival, July 28-31 in Lake Cowichan, including a few big ones: Darius Rucker, Randy Bachman, and Hardy.
From underground risers to mainstream staples, here are five don't-miss Sunfest artists

From underground risers to mainstream staples, here are five don't-miss Sunfest artists

Critic's picks: Eats & Beats Beach Party in Colwood; Hornby Festival; and Comox's Filberg Festival

Critic's picks: Eats & Beats Beach Party in Colwood; Hornby Festival; and Comox's Filberg Festival

Squamish carver Ryan Cook set to appear as a judge on Discovery's 'A Cut Above'

Squamish carver Ryan Cook set to appear as a judge on Discovery's 'A Cut Above'

First episode of chainsaw competition series, which stars actor Adam Beach as host, to air Aug. 8.