It’s no secret Fernwood Bites is one of Victoria’s standout events of the year: it’s a blissful mix of eats, drinks and hob nob in one of the city’s most cherished neighbourhoods. Our only gripe? Waiting the 12 long months until it rolls around again. Not anymore. It’s as if event organizer Fernwood NRG heard ... Read More
Take even a casual look around and you’ll find a slew of gratis events and ‘first-time free’ experiences up for grabs in Victoria. Here are 17 ways to eat, sip, learn and play without taxing your plastic.
If you haven’t heard of Victoria musician Sam Weber yet, you’re about to thank us. The 23-year-old Vancouver Island songwriter has played more than 150 shows in the past two years, including appearances at Canadian Music Week, Tall Tree Music Festival, Rifflandia and SunFest — and we’re willing to bet that he’s about to blow ... Read More
If the glorious weather this past week has got you dreaming about the epic adventures summer will bring, behold the lineup announcement for Tall Tree Music Festival. Tall Tree is as classic West Coast as it gets — picture thousands of people camping on a mountain-top in Port Renfrew while an incredible lineup of musicians ... Read More
If you love dancing to heavy bass music as much as I do, you’ll know that closing times in Victoria nightclubs come all too soon — particularly when the shows you’re eager to catch are few and far between. Cue Dub Selekta’s Champion Sound, a new series that will showcase amazing local and international underground ... Read More
When I heard about the first Future Soul dance night at the Copper Owl back in September, I marked it in my calendar months ahead of time, eagerly anticipating the event. Since Hush Nightclub closed in 2014, there hasn’t been a weekly or even monthly underground electronic music night in Victoria that’s really stuck around. ... Read More
Lucky you if you’re a ticket holder for the sold out Coeur de Pirate show at Alix Goolden Performance Hall (Atomique Productions) on Feb. 19 — you’re in for a treat. I first heard about Montreal-born indie songstress and pianist Béatrice Martin (aka Coeur de Pirate) when I was living in Ontario. She was 18 ... Read More
If there’s anything more quintessentially Victoria than two 20-something surfers selling boutique clothing and surf boards out of a solar-powered shop on a lot once used as a dumpster staging area, I’ve yet to see it. That’s the scene I stumbled upon on Saturday when I parked on Discovery Street to scoot into Capital Iron ... Read More