Calendar: Fall Can Be Fun Too

8 09 2011

Students are back at school and summer has indeed come to a close. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still fun to be had. Enjoy some art and wine at Art Incognito while raising funds for the Vancouver Island School of Art. Know a writer? Take them to Wired Words and find out what the writing profession is all about. Eat, drink and be merry at the Tibetan Cultural Society of Vancouver Island’s Tibetan dinner, Victoria’s Eat Here Now! festival or the Vining Street Block Party. There’s no excuse for boredom this weekend!

Art Incognito – Enjoy fine art, wine, silent auctions, treats and more at this fundraiser. FRIDAY 6-9pm at the Vancouver Island School of Art (2549 Quadra). $30. 250-380-3500.

Wired words – Writers of all genres (emerging or professional) are invited to this writers festival focusing on social media and new technological opportunities for writers. SATURDAY 10am-5pm at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $61. 250-208-4811.

Fantastic Fun Day- Games, music, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, and free coffee, hot dogs and hamburgers. SATURDAY 10am-2pm at St. Luke’s (3821 Cedar Hill Cross). Free. Cemetery tours at 11am & 1pm. 250-477-6741, stlukesvictoria.ca.

Tibetan Cultural Society of Vancouver Island – Hosts a fund raising dinner of authentic Tibetan food. Proceeds support the settlement of some of the 1,000 Tibetan refugees on Vancouver Island. SATURDAY 6pm at the Church of St. John the Divine hall (1611 Quadra). $25. 250-386-0211, tdolma@shaw.ca.

Eat Here Now! –  A family-friendly festival featuring some of the best farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, processors, vintners, brewers, coffee roasters and restaurants in the region. SUNDAY 11am-4pm in Centennial Square. Free.  victoriapublicmarket.com/events.

Vining Street Block Party – Woop it up with entertainment, food, silent auctions and more! 1-8:30pm at the corner of Stanley and Vining. Free.
African Marimba  Workshop- Learn how to play those big wooden xylophones you’ve seen people playing downtown! No musical experience necessary, all instruments supplied. SUNDAY 2-3:30pm at 1333 Gladstone. $20. 250-732-1950, info@bopoma.org.

Monday Magazine’s calendar is always looking for prize donations: tickets, books, CDs, gift certificates, you name it. If you’ve got something you’d like to donate to our blog give-aways, email calendar@mondaymag.com.





Calendar: Art, Workshops and Paris

6 04 2011

Enjoy the visual arts this week with the Island Illustrators 25th Anniversary, the Victoria Comic book Show, and the Vancouver Island School of Art’s open house. Or maybe you’d prefer to better yourself by learning to plant a container garden or improving your self confidence. If all else fails, spend an evening pretending you’re in Paris supping on French fair at An Evening in Paris.

The Island Illustrators Society 25th Anniversary Celebration – Featuring the book launch, sale and signing of Coastal Moments, a brand-new writing and drawing journal featuring artwork by 44 members of the Island Illustrators Society combined with chosen quotes from some of BC’s finest poets THURSDAY 6-9pm at the AGGV (1040 Moss). $13/$11 students and seniors/free AGGV members. islandillustrators.org.

Companion Planting in Container Gardens – Learn about companion planting to maximize flavour and pest control, square foot gardening concepts and culinary creations. With Amy Crook. Registration required. SATURDAY 10am-noon at the Esquimalt Rec Centre (527 Fraser). $20.  250-383-5800.

No Regrets – A workshop by singer and writer Heather Loewen based on her book 101 Reasons To Be Yourself.Positive change and creative liberation are at your fingertips. Registration required. SATURDAY 1:30-4pm at the Overleaf Cafe-Bookshop (1105 Pandora). $20. naturalreviews@hotmail.com.

An Evening in Paris – A full evening of live entertainment and great auction items to bid on, including original art pieces. Wonderful French appy’s and desserts are included in the ticket price. Proceeds support the new Arts Centre at Cedar Hill. SATURDAY 6:30-10pm at the Cedar Hill Rec Centre. $56. 250-475-7121, saanichlegacy.ca.

Comic Book Show – Come and experience the wide and varied universe of comic books. Thousands of examples from all eras, from the hottest books of the day to hard-to-find treasures of the past. Toys, non-sports card and other collectibles as well. Come buy, sell, trade or just browse around. Free comics (while they last). SUNDAY 11am-4pm at the Ukrainian Cultural centre (3277 Douglas). Free. 250-361-6227, gjcomics@shaw.ca.

Vancouver Island School of Art open House – See all the interesting work done by VISA students this semester. Instructors will be on hand for questions about upcoming courses. SUNDAY noon-4pm at VISA (2549 Quadra). Free. 250-380-3500.

Need a little inspiration for renovation season? Email calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: DESIGN) to win one of five weekend passes to the Home Design & Renovation Tour 2011 on April 16 & 17. This self-guided tour winds through some of Victoria’s most beautiful homes.








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