Capital City Stomp Swing Dance Weekend
Dance Victoria Studios (2750 Quadra St.)
Sept. 5, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Students: $18, Regular: $20 (At the door)
Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m. At the door
Tickets: Students: $23, Regular: $25 (At the door)
Join the Swing Dance Association of Victoria for this two-day swing dance weekend. Friday’s theme is “On a Coconut Island,” so be sure to dress as if you’ve crashed ashore on a deserted coconut island while attending a Lindy Hop cruise ship party (floral fabrics, tropical hair flowers, beach-inspired themes, and seashell prints). The night starts off with some beginner swing dance lessons; no experience needed. Just bring your dance shoes and water bottle, while followed by tunes from the Reuben Wier Quintet until 12:30 a.m.
On Saturday night the cabaret show begins at 8:00 p.m., featuring a black and white “Old Hollywood”-themed dress code. If you have a favourite film star from this classic time period you’ve always wanted to dress up as, this is your night! The cabaret show starts at 8:00 p.m., showcasing local talent such as Bourbon Street Band and international MC Mark Kihara.
Victoria Anarchist Bookfair
(1310 Gladstone Ave.)
Fernwood NRG Community Hall
Sept. 6, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sept. 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For anarchists and non-anarchists of all ages. Come and learn about anarchy, soap making, grant writing, and more. It includes book and information tables, workshops, readings, films, presentations, and many other things. Go to victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca for more information.
Bullen Park (1151 Lyall St.)
Sept. 12–14 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Come and get your ribs on! Esquimalt Ribfest features many different award-winning vendors from across Canada and the U.S. With events going on all day you can enjoy a side of music and entertainment with your food. This ribfest also offers the most important thing to your meal: beer and cider, available in their beer garden. Parking is extremely limited, cash only. Free admission. For more information go to esquimaltribfest.com.
Victoria Conservatory Of Music Open House Party
Victoria Conservatory of Music (900 Johnson St.)
Sept. 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Victoria Conservatory of Music is proud to present an open house for all ages. The Kerplunks, a multi-award winning children’s entertainment group, will be performing for the kids. DJs will also be performing at their Pandora Music Plaza and jamming with rock and folk artists. The instrument petting zoo features electronic drums, samplers and much more. The Melt grilled cheese truck will be attending this event and serving an Open House twist on their classic grilled cheese. With great food, free ice cream, and free concerts this open house is not one to miss. For more information, visit vcm.bc.ca.
Can/US Hot Jazz at Hermann’s Jazz Club
(753 View St.)
Tickets: $12 (At the door only)
Sunday, Sept. 7 & 21, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (All ages)
Enjoy New Orleans jazz with CanUS, complete with three-part harmony vocals and a lively band to back them. Regularly heard at Hermann’s Jazz Club, the band features classics from the ’20s all the way to the ’40s. Check out hermannsjazz.com for more details.