EVENTS March 6- 11

COMMUNITY OPEN MIC INVITATION Victoria Writers’ Society sends an open invitation to writers and listeners for five evenings in March. Musicians and small groups are welcome, as a microphone system…

The cosmos and spoken word

The Victoria Festival of Spoken Word held its Festival Finale on Feb. 28 in front of a near-capacity audience at the Metro Theatre, an unassuming venue behind the vast Alix…

Fan Expo announces a shortlist of guests to this year’s convention

Vancouver sci-fi convention returns April 2015 Recently, Fan Expo Vancouver—not to be confused with Fan Expo Canada which will be happening in Toronto—released just a few of the names of…

EVENTS February 27–March 5

ART THE PRINCE OF VANCOUVER ART Nigel Prince, the executive director of Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery, has an eye for innovative projects, emerging talent, and bringing an international perspective to…

Victoria Festival of Spoken Word

The fifth annual Victoria Festival of Spoken Word (VFSW) began Feb. 23 and will continue until Mar. 1. Each night will champion a new concept like the “Instant Slam” (featured…

Brewing success at UVic

There were five categories, and each university could submit three entries to each category. UVic Brew submitted 12 entries, which was a challenging feat, as each entry was a required…

EVENTS February 20- 26

COMMUNITY CHINESE NEW YEAR AFTERNOON TEA Interested in trying reinvented Chinese eats and learning more about Chinese New Year? Join executive chef Rick Choy as he prepares a meal to…

Illy brings Australian rhymes to the Great White North

A form of music wholly invented and exported by our US neighbours, many of us have grown up with hip hop pervading every corner of cultural lives. But hip hop’s…

EVENTS Feb. 6-19

ART MARIMEKKO, WITH LOVE EXHIBITION Just in time for Valentine’s Day, check out the Finnish textile and clothing design company who revolutionized prints. These lively, ground-breaking prints were pioneered by…

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