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EVENTS The International Day of Peace, Friday, 5-7 p.m. Victoria City Hall Antechamber with the mayor, Getting Higher Choir, Unity flags, a Peace Pole raising ceremony, poetry and more. department of New Inflatable at Commonwealth Pool.

Dip into the history of dance

Toronto dance archivist and historian Amy Bowring is hosting two free events at the Nellie McClung library branch: a talk Friday on the history of dance in Victoria and a workshop Saturday on archiving.

Travel back to Victoria in 1862 with symposium

Life in Victoria in 1862 is the focus of a special symposium to mark Victoria's 150th anniversary. Ron Greene, president of the Victoria Historical Society, said lecturers will present talks on a range of topics relating to Victoria in 1862.

Auditions and submissions

The Greater Victoria Police Chorus: A four-part male voice choir is welcoming new singers. Police and non-police invited to listen, Wednesday, 7: 30 p.m. Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3277 Douglas St. 250-383-7408. victoriapolicechorus.

Music in intimate setting

IN CONCERT What: Mattina Musica/Classical Coffee Concerts with Sarah Hagen When: Monday (Courtenay) and Tuesday (Nanaimo), 10: 30 a.m. Where: The Port Theatre Tickets: $25 regular, $22 members and groups, $15 students at tickets.porttheatre.

Concert preparation starts at Salvation Army

IN CONCERT What: Country Legends: A Tribute to Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash Where: McPherson Playhouse When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45.


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Shins evolve beyond Slang

Port of Morrow, the indie rock band's first album in five years, has a more synth-heavy, orchestrated sound

Rushdie dismisses threat

Salman Rushdie is dismissing the latest threat against his life as just talk. The author of The Satanic Verses says the threat "was essentially one priest in Iran looking for a headline.

AIDS walk to benefit locals

Victorians are encouraged to get walking to raise awareness of AIDS at this year's Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life on Thursday.
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