Calendar: Cherry blossoms and Charities.

23 03 2011

The cherry blossoms are out and so are the charities. Head out for a night on the town for a good cause.

If your into Canadian music, and waiting with bated breath for the Juno’s, this week’s giveaway is for you. Win the 2011 Juno Award compilation album by emailing calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: JUNO).

Dining Out For Life – Over 65 generous restaurants from across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands will donate 25% of your food bill to AIDS Vancouver Island. THURSDAY. For a complete list of participating restaurants, please visit diningoutforlife.com/vi_sponsors.php.

Twestival Victoria – An evening of food, entertainment and silent auctions. Proceeds support the Victoria Cool Aid Society. THURSDAY 7pm at the Empress (721 Government). SOLD OUT.  victoria.twestival.com.

VIKPA Silent Auction – Presented by The Vancouver Island Kidney Patients’ Association. Learn more about kidney month and help raise funds for VIKPA. Cash or cheque only. FRIDAY 9am-5pm at Royal Jubilee Hospital (1952 Bay). Free. vikpa.org.

The Magic of Origami – Join Stephen Tran for a lesson in playing with paper and experience the magic of turning a flat piece of paper into a three dimensional sculpture. Ages 9-12, registration required. FRIDAY 2:30-3:30pm at the GVPL Saanich Centennial Branch (3110 Tillicum). Free. 250-477-9030, gvpl.ca.

Fossil Fair – Bring fossils for identification. Kids can follow a scavenger hunt, make fossil and dinosaur rubbings, look at tiny fossils through microscopes, dig for fossils in a sandbox and take a fossil home as a treasure. SATURDAY-SUNDAY 10am-4pm at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary (3873 Swan Lake). by donation. 250-479-0211.

Domlander 2011 – British Columbia’s largest fetish farce competition and play party. With presentations by V.H. Studio Designs & the Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good. SATURDAY 8pm-1am at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $25/$20 Sagacity members. sagacitygroup.net/main.

Hitchcock and Hemlines – Charity fashion show featuring clothes inspired by Alfred Hitchcocks’s films. Proceeds support Victoria Women’s Transition House Society. SUNDAY 2pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $7/$5 students. hitchcockandhemlines@gmail.com.

Domlander 2011 – British Columbia’s largest fetish farce competition and play party. With presentations by V.H. Studio Designs & the Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good. SATURDAY 8pm-1am at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $25/$20 Sagacity members. sagacitygroup.net/main.

BC SPCA Wild ARC Open House – Come meet Beaker the Burrowing Owl and learn about the BC SPCA. Reservations required. SUNDAY-MONDAY noon-4pm at 1020 Malloch. spca.bc.ca/tourwildarc.

Art In Bloom – A week long celebration of fine art and all things botanical. The bi-annual fundraiser heralds the beginning of spring to Vancouver Island, and supports exhibitions and programming at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. MONDAY-April 2. For a detailed schedule of events call 250-384-4171 or visit aggv.ca/events/art-bloom.

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