CALENDAR: GREASE AND EMCEES

21 03 2012

Get funky with it this weekend and support local DJ’s at the Sunset Room, take in Aussie hip hop group Bliss N Eso or check out the Island’s best musicians, SATURDAY at the Fort Cafe. There’s also a variety show for the kids to finish Spring Break strong, and an important breast cancer awareness event. Plus, once again…

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Win four tickets to Grease on Ice, or tickets to Celebrate Kids: A Variety Show for this weekend! Email calendar@mondaymag.com (subject WIN) or comment below and tell us why you should win.

BASSLINE WARFARE: ROUND 2 – DJ battle with Whoa Grenade. FRIDAY 10pm at Sunset Room. $10/$15.

GREASE ON ICE – Take a classic movie, throw in incredible talent, choreography and music and you have an amazing  show that is sure to delight and entertain the whole family. SATURDAY 2pm and 7pm. Also SUNDAY 1pm at Archie Browning Sports Centre (1151 Esquimalt). $15. 250-412-8510, 250-412-8500, racquetclubofvictoria.com.

VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE SHOWCASE – With Ryan McMahon, Michael Tension, Spaceport Union and more. SATURDAY 8pm at the Fort Cafe. $7.

CELEBRATE KIDS: A VARIETY SHOW – A variety show for children with dancers, singers, martial arts and much more. Refreshments for sale. SUNDAY 2pm at the Centennial United Church (612 David). $2/$5. 250-384-6424, centen1@telus.net.

BLISS N ESO – With Rich Bros and guests. Hip hop. MONDAY 9pm at Upstairs. $20.

CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION: ASK AN EXPERT – Researcher Dr. Peter Watson and Dorothy Yada, Breast Health Patient Navigator from Vic General Hospital present the latest info on breast cancer research and breast health. Jules Sesia, a breast cancer survivor and comic shares her story. TUESDAY 7pm at Saanich Commonwealth Pool (4636 Elk Lake). Free. 250-384-3328, tryan@cbcf.org.





Calendar: Merry Christmas!

21 12 2011

The trees have been trimmed, families have gathered and Christmas is here. Monday Magazine wishes you and your loved ones the best of the season and the happiness for the new year.

The Magic of Christmas – Take a stroll around the beautifully lit gardens and see if you can find all of the 12 days of Christmas distplays. THURSDAYS-SATURDAY 9am-9pm, SUNDAY 1pm-9pm, & MONDAY-Jan. 6 9am-9pm at Butchart Gardens (800 Benvenuto). $3-$25. butchartgardens.com/christmas.

Helmcken House Old-Fashioned Christmas – Discover the Christmas traditions of early Victorians at Helmcken House with activities and crafts. THURSDAYS-WEDNESDAYS noon-4pm. To Dec. 31 at 675 Belleville. Free with museum admission/by donation. 250-387-2137.

Christmas Spirit Community Dinner – Enjoy a free meal and a fun family oriented Christmas Day. Registration required. Two seatings. Noon & 3pm at The Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church (1800 Quadra). Free. 250-472-1040, christmasspiritdinner.ca.

Festival of Trees – Enjoy beautifully decorated trees and help raise funds for The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. THURSDAYS-WEDNESDAYS to Jan. 6 at the Empress (721 Government). By donation. fairmont.com/empress.

Father Christmas – Visit with Father Christmas. SATURDAY & MONDAYS-THURSDAYS 11:30am-4:30pm to Dec. 24 in the Old Town Exhibit of the Royal BC Museum (675 Belleville). $10-$15. royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.

Email calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: CHRISTMAS) to get a little something extra in your stocking. No peeking!





Calendar: Christmas Light-up

23 11 2011

The season of giving is nearly upon us, so get an early start with this weeks events. Help the Lymphoma Foundation and the Victoria SPCA by attending their fundraisers or head out to an Out Of Hand Artisan Fair or the United Way Book/Record Sale. And don’t forget to top of your weekend events with the Christmas Tree light-up in Centennial Square.

PMAFund Lymphoma Foundation Silent Auction – With special guest performance by Daniel Stolfi, comedian, actor and Lymphoma survivor. THURSDAY 5:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $30. pmafund.com.

Out of Hand Artisan Fair – An incredible selection of handmade, beautiful and sometimes delectable gifts. Fashion shows, cocktails and DJ Friday night and live music in the lounge Sunday. FRIDAY 10am-9pm, SATURDAY 10am-6pm & SUNDAY 10am-5pm at  the Crystal Gardens (713 Douglas). $8/$7 students & seniors. outofhand.ca.

Victoria SPCA Silent Auction FundRaiser – A night of fun with appetizers, beverages and a silent auction, Proceeds support raised the Friendly Neighbor Organization. FRIDAY 7pm at Vshoen Boutique (620 Broughton). By donation. 250-361-6709.

Nautical Wreath Workshop – Give this Christmas a nautical flare with your very own Nautical Wreath. Includes rope and ribbon. Please bring any other decorations you may wish to add and gardening gloves. Registration required. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1- 5pm. Cost is $29. 250- 385-4222, ext. 113.

4th Annual Christmas Tree Light-up – Bring the family to the annual lighting of the giant sequoia tree and enjoy musical performances, roving entertainment, ice sculptures and free treats. SATURDAY 4-5:30pm in Centennial Square. Free. Followed by the Island Farms Santa Light Parade on Government. Visit victoria.ca and click on What’s New?

United Way Book & Record Sale – Discover thousands of great reads and catchy tunes for $2 each. A silent auction of typewriters, collectable books, records, and rarities runs the duration of the sale. Proceeds support the United Way of Greater Victoria. TUESDAY 9am-5pm, WEDNESDAY 9am-8pm & Dec. 1 9am-5pm. in the Michele Pujol room, the Student Union Building (UVic). Free. unitedway.uvic.ca/events/events.php.

Looking for more excitement? Send an email to calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: GIVE) to win this weeks mystery prize.





Calendar: Christmas? Already?!?

16 11 2011

Has the twinkle of tinsel started to catch your eye? Are you finding glitter in inexplicable places? Has peppermint been added to your latte? If so, then you might be suffering from the side effects of “Early Christmas.” The solution? Vaccinate yourself with this weeks events.*

*May include Christmas Craft Fairs, politics, goodies and fun.

Urbanite – This South Asian-infused evening will feature live music and video performance, collaborative storytelling and of course some custom cocktails and seasonal drafts served up by Canoe Brewpub. FRIDAY 8-11pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). $13/$11 AGGV members. 250-384-4171.

TEDX – 14 speakers with ideas worth spreading, three live performances, and interactive media exhibitions. SATURDAY 9am-6pm at the Victoria Conference Center (720 Douglas). $50. tedxvictoria.com.

Greek Christmas Bake Sale and Snack Bar – Featuring delicious home-made Greek desserts and pastries associated with the Xmas season. Souvlaki, Gyros, spanakopita, other delicacies and freshly made loukoumades will be available at the Snack Bar. All proceeds support of the Victoria and Vancouver Island Greek Community Society cultural programs and for charity purposes. SATURDAY 10am-5pm at the Greek Community Centre (4648 Elk Lake Drive). Free. 250-479-9391, michaelikonomou@shaw.ca.

Scandinavian Craft Fair – Crafts, baking, jewellry, Norwegian sweaters and more. SATURDAY 10am-4pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). Free. 250-598-2603.

Goward House Society Craft Fair – Find the handcrafted presents your loved ones adore. Tea room open. SATURDAY 10am-4pm at Goward House (2495 Arbutus). $2. 250-477-4401, gowardhouse.com.

Victoria Downtown Farmers’ Market – Farm tables loaded with the best locally produced meat, cheese, bread, ice cream, honey, produce, sprouts, jams, mushrooms, salt, preserves and more. SATURDAY 11am-3pm at Market Square. Free. victoriapublicmarket.com.

Rally for Political Reform – Find out what’s wrong with our political system and how to fix it. Listen to great speakers, Dr. Budd Hall, Dr. Janni, Ken Wu, and others. Presented by the People’s Assembly of Victoria. SATURDAY noon at Centennial Square. Free. occupyvictoria.ca.

Crystal Singers’ Holiday Shopping Fair – With Partylite, Epicure, Jockey, Guatemalan Scarves, Arbonne, Avon, Universal Books, Tupperware, Silpada and Nelia C. Caye Jewellery and more. SATURDAY 1-3pm at St. Peter’s Church (3939 St. Peters St.). Free. 250-727-3538, crystalsingers.ca.

Christmas Bazaar & Tea  – Featuring Crafts, Books, White Elephant, Jewelry and More. Proceeds support the Victoria Cat Rescue Corps’ Spay & Neuter fund. SATURDAY 1-4pm at Knox Presbyterian Church (2964 Richmond Rd). Free. 250-656-1100, victoriacatrescue.com.

Nautical Wreath Workshop – Give this Christmas a nautical flare with your very own nautical wreath. Please bring any other decorations you may wish to add and a good pair of gloves. We recommend thick gardening gloves. Materials provided.  Registration required. FRIDAY-SUNDAY & Nov. 26-27 1-5pm at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $29. 250- 385-4222 ext. 113, mmbc.bc.ca/about-2/whats-new-at-the-museum/.

Not enough? Email calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: MYSTERY!) to win our ever-popular mystery prize! Tickets? Books? Fairy dust and magic? Enter to find out.





Calendar: Happy Halloween!

26 10 2011

It’s that time again. Ghoulies and ghosts have massed in search of candy and your only hope of survival is to join them!

Psychic circle – See what your future has in store. Tarot, palm, aura, past lives, clairvoyance, clairsentients, channels and more. THURSDAY-SUNDAY at the Bay Centre (1150 Douglas). Free/$35-$50 for individual sessions. 250-478-4226.

Enchanted Halloween – A celebration of glowing illuminations, spooky decor, music, performance and mystical fun for all ages. FRIDAY-SUNDAY 5-9pm at Heritage Acres (7321 Lochside). $15/$10 children & seniors. EnchantedHalloween.com.

GHOST SHIP – Come dressed as a once dead, now walking boat-gone-down victim and win a prize for: best dead man, dead woman or dead couple. Reservations required. FRIDAY 6:30pm at the Superior (106 Superior). Free. 250-380-9515.

Ghost hunt at the MMBC – Dawn Kirkham, clairvoyant medium and member of PARAVI Victoria’s Paranormal Research Society will use her many years of experience to facilitate a ghostly investigation of the Maritime Museum of BC. Participants will use investigative devices to seek out the unknown that resides in the walls of the Museum. Registration required. FRIDAY & Nov. 5 10pm at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $63. 250-385-4222 ext. 113.

Xchanges Halloween Bash – Raise funds for the Xchanges Gallery while whooping it up. SATURDAY 7-10pm in suite 4E, 2333 Government. By donation. 250-382-0442, xchangesgallery.org.

Harvest Moon Ball – Includes workshop, dance, guest performances and refreshments. Semi-formal. SATURDAY 7:30-11:00pm at Les Passmore Centre (286 Hampton). $18. classicballroom@shaw.ca.

Island singles Halloween dance – Couples welcome. Prizes for best costumes. SATURDAY 9-11pm at the DaVinci Centre (195 Bay). $15. 250-383-8041.

Halloween Dance – Music by Kumbia Latin Band. SATURDAY 9pm at White Eagle Polish Hall (90 Dock). $12. 250-882-3797.

Victoria Bulldog Walk – Dress up (or not) with your dog and join fellow bulldog enthusiasts for a walk. Proceeds support the BC SPCA. Registration required. SUNDAY 1pm at Pearkes Rec Centre (3100 Tillicum). By donation. melaniedmdsouza@hotmail.com.

Hallowe’en At The Royal BC Museum – An ol’ fashioned Hallowe’en party with riddles, fortune telling, mask making and stories in the museums Old Town. Don’t forget to wear your costume. SUNDAY 1-3pm at the Royal BC Museum (675 Belleville). 1-888-447-7977, royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.

Trick or Eat – Drop off food donations for people in need. MONDAY 6-8pm in room A120, the Social Science & Mathematics building (UVic).trickoreat.ca.

If you’d rather ignore Halloween all together, email calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT:HUMBUG) to win passes to the 22nd Annual First Chance Christmas Craft Show.





Calendar: Get Steamy

21 09 2011

Anachronism seems to be on the menu this week. Get your fill of steampunk at the Steam Expo or learn how to navigate using the stars. Get your pets blessed by the Friars of St. Francis of Assisi or look into the past with a Night Sky Viewing.

Steam Expo – Discover the collision of history, technology, imagination and attitude that make up the world of steampunk. SATURDAY & SUNDAY at Craigdarroch Castle (1050 Joan). Weekend pass $40. victoriasteamexpo.com.

Basset Hound Picnic – Honor the splendor that is the basset hound at this annual picnic. Includes blessing of pets by the Friars of St. Francis of Assisi. SATURDAY 10:30am at Dominion Brook Park (8732-8864 East Saanich). Free. 250-382-1754.

Starry Night Navigation – Learn the methods and science behind navigation using the stars, moon and planets. Then test your skills out on the water aboard one of Five Star’s Whale Watching’s signature vessels. SATURDAY 6:30-9:30pm at the Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $85/$65 for youths(6-18 years). 250-385-4222.

Night Sky Viewing – Enjoy the wonders of the night sky with the Victoria Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Including inside activities for adults and children, equipment demonstrations and audiovisual presentations relating to the night sky. Outside observing activities will take place weather permitting. MONDAY 6:30-10pm at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association (1330 Fairfield). Free. 250-380-6358.

Win a prize pack and two tickets to Vox Humana’s CD release concert for Summer Rain by emailing calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: VOX). Enter ASAP, as the the concert is this SATURDAY (Sept 24).





Calendar: Fall? Not Yet!

31 08 2011

Noooooooo! Not yet!

Are the leaves outside looking a little brown? Does it feel a little colder than it did yesterday? Give denial a hand by distracting yourself with this weeks events.

Greek Fest – Offering an array of authentic Greek food, desserts, baked goods, a Greek deli, arts and crafts, continuous live music and folk dancing from many different cultures including Greek, Middle Eastern, European and others.  THURSDAY-MONDAY 11am at the Greek Community Centre (4648 Elk Lake). Free. greekfest.ca.

Saanich Fair – Celebrate the end of summer with a good ol’ fashioned fair. Includes midway, exhibitions, rides, competitions and more. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8am-9pm, MONDAY 8am-6pm at the Saanich Fairgrounds (1528 Stellys Cross). Free-$10. saanichfair.ca.

Stand Up Paddle Board Race – Head down to the beach and enjoy a BBQ, and paddle board races. SUNDAY 10am at Gyro Park. Free. 250-218-0711, surf-sup.ca.

Chess in the Square – Learn to play giant chess, blitz, casual games and more. Presented by the Victoria Junior Chess Society and the DVBA. SUNDAY noon-4pm in the CRD Plaza (Centennial Square). Free. victoriajuniorchess.com.

Fall Flair Fashion Show – Local fashion, appies, drinks, silent auction items and door prizes, plus a live fashion show featuring media personalities from KOOL FM, /A\ Vancouver Island and CFAX. WEDNESDAY 8pm at The Atrium (800 Yates). $20. tourderock@bellmedia.ca.

Due to overwhelming popularity, the mystery prize is back! Email calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT:MYSTERY) to win!








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