Tango Festival, Friday through
Sunday. Events Friday: Duo Tangabrazo: Tango-Jazz and Tango with a dash of Latin at Hermann's Jazz Club, 8 p.m.
Tickets; $15 advance/$18 door or passion4tango.com.
Ryder Hesjedal Homecoming, with parade starting at 3: 30 p.m. at Marriott hotel on Humboldt Street and continuing along Government Street to Centennial Square; events at the square, 3: 50 to 7 p.m. Welcome home for Victoria cyclist Hesjedal who won Giro d'Italia race.
Urbanite at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., 8 p.m., with music by DJ Longshanks with tours of exhibits by Curator Mary Jo Hughes.
Tickets: $11.$15. Tel. 250-384-4171 or urbanite.evenbrite.com.
Tenth annual Victoria Shakespeare Festival at Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, bring lawn chair or blanket, 7: 30 p.m. As You Like It (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and Much Ado About Nothing (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) to Aug. 18.
Tickets: $10 to $32 at TicketRocket.org
Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story at Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave., today to Aug. 19, Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. matinÃ©e Saturday at 4 p.m, Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 to $40.Tel. 250-385-6815; tickets.belfry.bc.ca.
Henry IV - Part I, presented by KeepItSimple Theatre Productions at Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra St., Tuesday through Sunday to Aug. 18., 7 p.m. Tickets: $17.50 ticketrocket.org.
Little Shop of Horrors, presented by the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre,
tonight at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $24.50 and up. Tel. 250-386-6121.
Folk West 2012, Saturday and Sunday at Royal Athletic Park, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Entertainment on stage from 11 a.m. featuring Caravan, Milk Carton Kids plus artisans, food, beer garden and family events; folkwest.ca.
Tango Festival Saturday and Sunday. Saturday: Quartango concert at Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets: $26 advance/$30 door.
Go to passion4tango.com.
Music in the Garden with more than 60 artists displaying their art, music; classic cars, children's entertainment, plant showcase and sale at Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Rd., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $12/$9/$11/$8; info at hcp.ca.
Free-B Film Fest. Every Saturday in August at Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park. Bring blankets and snacks.
Tonight: Harry In Your Pocket, 9-11 p.m. Tel. 250-389-0444 or freebfilmfest.com.
Victoria's Largest Little Airshow, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. by Victoria Radio Control Modelers Society at Michell Airfield, Lochside Drive. For more information, go online to vrcms.org/airshow.
Suddenly Sasquatch, a musical by the Peninsula Players at the Muse Winery, 11195 Chalet Rd., North Saanich, tonight 7: 30-9: 30 p.m. Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets: $25. Go to musewinery.ca.