CALENDAR: Playing to the Crowd

8 02 2012

This week is all about welcoming performers to Victoria; from a classic horror film star to the energetic Hedley front-man Jacob Hoggard who got his start on Canadian Idol. Who can forget that classic head-turning scene in The Exorcist? Little Regan herself will be here to talk details as part of the Vic Film Fest. And for early Valentine shoppers, the craft fair in Fernwood is a good start – otherwise surprise your sweetheart Modern Family-style and join in the flashmob fun!

Vic Film Festival: Linda Blair and The Exorcist – An in-person interview with Linda Blair followed by a screening of horror classic “The Exorcist” on the big screen.7pm FRIDAY at Capitol 6 (805 Yates). $30., 250-389-0444.

February Fox Fair – A craft fair featuring local, handmade clothing, jewellery and more to help you shop for your sweet Valentine. Bring cash and a reusable bag to this second annual community market. SATURDAY 10am at the Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone).

Flashmob: Are You My Type? – Help promote the need for blood donation by taking part in a flash mob-style dance in support of Canadian Blood Services.TUESDAY 12:30pm at the Bay Centre (1150 Douglas).,

Hedley – With Classified, Karl Wolf and My Name is Kay. SATURDAY 7pm at Save on Foods Memorial (1925 Blanshard). $29.50-$45.

Calendar: Mighty Miniature Fun

2 02 2011

The Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society brings out it's best boats this weekend.

This week, the Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society and Gottacon prove that fun can come in small packages. If that doesn’t float your boat, head out to the VFF Opening Gala or the Psychic Spring Fair.

If the future has you worried, email (SUBJECT:2012) to win 101 You Should Know About 2012: Countdown to Armageddon…or a Better World?, by Mark Heley. Find out what the Mayan calendar has in store, according to Heley.

Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society – One of the largest model exhibitions. Large models will be on display tables and the club’s portable pool for running smaller radio controlled craft. Spectators are invited to talk with any members present and vote for their favourite model. FRIDAY-SUNDAY at the Westshore Mall (2945 Jacklin). Free. 250 385-9552

GottaCon – This hobby based gaming convention celebrates its third year. Board, card, and fantasy game tournaments, costume contest, and the latest in board games. FRIDAY 5pm-SUNDAY 7pm at the GR Pearkes  Centre (3100 Tillicum).  $40. 250-388-6432.

VFF Opening Gala – Kick of the Victoria Film Festival with a film viewing and reception. See the Atrium transformed into a magnificent South Polar spectacle. FRIDAY, film 6:45pm at Capitol 6 (805 Yates), Gala 9pm at the Atrium (800 Yates). $40 (film and gala).

Paint Your Character House – Everything you need to know about painting your character home with the chance of winning 10 gallons of Kelly-Moore premium paint. WEDNESDAY 7pm in the Windsor Park Pavilion (2451 Windsor). By donation.

Psychic Circle Spring Fair – Find out what the future has in store for you. MONDAY-February 11 9:20am-9pm, February 12 9:30am-5:30pm, February 13 11am-5pm. Free. 250-478-4226.

Let’s Have a Ceilidh – The Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society invites the public to an evening of dancing and ceilidh performances. No partner required. Wear soft-soled shoes. Registration appreciated. FRIDAY 7:30pm at the Victoria Dance Studios (2750 Quadra). Free. 250-598-0207.

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