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Hornby's eclectic August festival keeps on growing

IN CONCERT Hornby Festival featuring Jayme Stone, Los Pinguos, Alex Cuba, Ruth Moody, Emily Carr String Quartet and more When: Today through Aug.

Festival provides fitting anniversary tribute

With today marking Victoria's 150th anniversary, the timing could not be better for the Victoria Film Festival to incorporate a memorable slice of the city's moviemaking history into the latest edition of its popular summer Free-B Film Festival.

First Nations dancers on show

Witness a colourful display of First Nations singing, dancing and drumming at the 19th annual Yellow Wolf Powwow on the Tsartlip reserve this weekend.

Take a tour of artists' studios

For the next 10 days, art lovers are invited to tour 14 studios showcasing the works of 20 artists who have chosen to locate and draw their inspiration among the pastoral beauty of Metchosin and Sooke.

ZarYevka Ballet troupe pays homage to crime capers of the '40s and '50s with Thief on 42nd Street

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Fans become friends at bluegrass event

IN CONCERT 34th annual Coombs Bluegrass Festival featuring Dr. Banjo and Long Road Home, Old Time Fiddlers, Clover Point Drifters, the Breakmen and more When: Today through Sunday Where: Coombs Rodeo Grounds, 2595 Alberni Hwy.

Exhibits

Integrated Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday with 29 galleries and five offsite installations. Friday: Gallery open house 6-11 p.m. with Audio Visual Experience III at Vic Theatre, 8-11: 30 p.m.

Bright reprise hints at Mamma Mia's potential

REVIEW Mamma Mia! Where: Royal Theatre When: Tuesday evening. Runs until Sunday Tickets: $79, $89, available online at rmts.bc.ca, by phone at 250-386-6121 or at the McPherson Theatre box office. Partially obstructed view seats, $20 off.

Jackson brother regrets rows

Jermaine Jackson says he regrets the turmoil that has embroiled his family and hopes it can be resolved peacefully and privately. Jackson said in a statement Wednesday that he regrets any distress caused to his late brother Michael's three children.

Attractions

Historic Craigdarroch Castle. 1050 Joan Cres., daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. to September. 250-592-5323. Fairmont Empress Tours: The Grand Ol' Lady is 104. Tour guides in period costume tell you the history and the gossip, daily at 10 a.m.