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Critic's picks: Music and art

Critic's picks: Music and art

MUSIC What: Vox Rea Where: Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney When: Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18.90 from https://tickets.marywinspear.
Popular Canadian comic Spencer (Spenny) Rice returns to the Island

Popular Canadian comic Spencer (Spenny) Rice returns to the Island

A comedy tour by Spencer (Spenny) Rice featuring music, video clips, and audience interaction qualifies as a must-see event, given the car-crash possibilities that have come to be associated with the Kingston, Ont. comedian.
Local authors take home awards at annual B.C. and Yukon book industry event

Local authors take home awards at annual B.C. and Yukon book industry event

Winners of the 2021 B.C. and Yukon Book Prizes were announced Saturday, with Victoria authors Robert Amos and Sara Cassidy emerging triumphant during the online gala. A jury for the 37th annual event selected five finalists in each prize category.
Victoria appearance by David Sedaris postponed for a third time

Victoria appearance by David Sedaris postponed for a third time

You have to give author and humourist David Sedaris credit for trying to make it to Victoria, even if he’s been unsuccessful in several attempts. The New York Times best-selling author’s appearance at the Royal Theatre on Nov.
Victoria Festival of Authors returns with expanded edition

Victoria Festival of Authors returns with expanded edition

ON STAGE What: Victoria Festival of Authors Where: The Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra St.), Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary (1772 Millstream Rd.), and victoriafestivalofauthors.ca When: Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 Tickets: Eventbrite.
Victoria Baroque back with Bach in return to in-person performances

Victoria Baroque back with Bach in return to in-person performances

ON STAGE What: Bach’s Tenor AriasWhere: St. John the Divine, 1611 Quadra St. When: Friday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30), and Sunday, Sept. 26, 2 p.m. (doors at 1:30) Tickets: $30 ($15 student/youth) from victoria-baroque.
Critic's Picks: John Coltrane tribute, B.C. Culture Days, jazz at Hermann's

Critic's Picks: John Coltrane tribute, B.C. Culture Days, jazz at Hermann's

MUSIC What: The Ryan Oliver Quartet’s 5th Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St. When: Friday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. (doors at 5:30) Tickets: $20 from hermannsjazz.
Times Colonist literacy grant application form

Times Colonist literacy grant application form

Fill in this form to apply for funding for literacy projects within the Times Colonist delivery area on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The deadline is Nov. 30, 2021.
British comic Eddie Izzard comes back to Victoria for the first time since 2013

British comic Eddie Izzard comes back to Victoria for the first time since 2013

English stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Eddie Izzard is bringing her Wunderbar tour to Canada in November with an 11-date trek that includes a stop in Victoria.
Dave Obee: Literacy fund drive reaches $62,480

Dave Obee: Literacy fund drive reaches $62,480

Yes, we know there is an election going on, along with other distractions. But literacy matters, now and into the future, so we are still doing what we can to raise money to boost it on Vancouver Island.