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Forecast calls for fairytale snow and reindeer

Canadian Pacific Ballet stages fantasy based on Andersen's Snow Queen

Authentic taste of Mexico is here, and cheap. Olé!

If you think a crunchy yellow tortilla shell with ground beef and shredded orange cheese is a taco, then you've never had one. Don't take my word for it, visit Victoria's newest Mexican restaurant, Oralé, and ask owner Scott Martin.

Vancouver troupe sheds light on Edison's inventive rival

Expect a non-traditional approach including tap-dance confrontation

Authentic taste of Mexico is here, and cheap. Olé!

ORALÉ Address: 1002 Johnson St. Victoria Phone: 250-590-3370 Hours: Open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Major credit cards and Interac accepted. Wheelchair accessible.

Casual dining in a rustic, family-friendly setting

Every now and then, I get an urge to head out to French Beach to clamber around the driftwood and rocks for a couple of hours. My friend Vicki thought it sounded like a good idea and joined me on my most recent visit.

Guitarist relishes freedom of trio

What: Jake Langley Trio Where: Hermann's Jazz Club When: Tonight at 8 Tickets: $15 advance, $18 door (tel.

Casual dining in a rustic, family-friendly setting

STONE PIPE GRILL Address: 2038 Otter Point Rd. Sooke Phone: 250-642-0566 Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Major credit cards and Interac accepted. Wheelchair accessible.

Beyond Skin Deep

Buddy Guy sings praise of new era in America

Artist's forms in clay revel in material reality of sculpture

Sculpture comes in many forms. Contemporary artists often rely on "found objects" or assemblages of various items. The traditional methods are the subtractive (carving away material) and the additive (building up forms).

Spoonful co-founder surprised by acoustic gigs

Woodstock veteran reunites with pal from '60s jug band