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Home alone: Men will be boys, pugs will be pugs

Recently, my wife visited our daughter in Vancouver for the weekend. This provided a rare opportunity. You know, to paint the town red, rave it up, raise high the roof beam and things like that.

Light-up launches Oak Bay festival

Oak Bay officially kicks off the holiday season Saturday with a light-up event to herald the 12th annual Oak Bay Christmas Festival. This year, the opening celebration offers a greater variety of music and activities.

GoodLife marathon shows runners' goodwill

The runners may have hung up their shoes after last month's 2012 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, but their fundraising efforts leading up to the race helped raise $325,500 for local charities.


??? Good ?? Fair ? Poor ATINGS ????? Outstanding ???? Very Good Argo ???? (Caprice, SilverCity) Ben Affleck's wildly entertaining thriller takes one of Canada's proudest legends - the rescue of six American embassy workers by our diplomats during the

Raise funds for gardens

CHECK IT OUT Shop globally to help locally tonight, as a local business that sells fairtrade items from developing countries donates 15 per cent of purchases toward community gardens in Saanich.

Menu comes up short on Island wines

On my first visit to New York City in 1993, I had an experience that changed my life, for better and for worse. A young swain then, I was visiting a love interest who showed me the best the city had to offer.

Novelist Kogawa tells her story

Writer Joy Kogawa will give a free lecture downtown tonight, putting her own internment as a Japanese-Canadian during the Second World War in a global context.
Orwell classic updated with a Victoria angle

Orwell classic updated with a Victoria angle

ON STAGE Where: Intrepid Theatre Club, 2-1609 Blanshard St. When: Thursday through Saturday, then Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20, $16 (250-590-6291 or ticketrocket.

Cineplex faces lawsuit over discount ticket policies

A class-action lawsuit has been launched against Cineplex for allegedly not honouring cheap Tuesday pricing.

Auditions and submissions

Langham Court Theatre production of The 39 Steps, running March 2013. Auditions Dec. 8, 11 a.m. and Dec. 9, 1 p.m. at 805 Langham Court off Rockland Avenue. Details 250-384-2142 or langhamtheatre.