15th Jul, 2010

Island in the Sun

And it sure is this week. Don’t miss the gorgeous summer weather with lots of sun, wind, fresh air and lots and lots to do!

deuce coupe

 

Leading off this weekend is the Deuce Days - those wonderful hot rods are parked down by the Empress and the Parliament Buildings. Be sure to see them over this weekend and enjoy every one of them.

 

moss street pi

 

The TD Art Gallery Paint In (for us old-timers, that’s the Moss Street Paint In) is on this Saturday from 11 till 4. Come out and see some of Victoria’s best artists display their work on Moss Street, from the Gallery on down to Clover Point at the foot of Moss. Lots of people, lots of art, lots of good, good times.

 

fnweaving

 

If fabric arts are what thrill you, then be sure to drop into the Art Gallery, to view SMASH, International Indigenous Weaving that will showcase work from the Coast Salish, Micmaq, American Southwest, Alaskan, and Hawaiian regions. Exhibit runs until late August.

 

streetcar

 

An American Classic! Brimming with the steamy sexuality of New Orleans, A Streetcar named Desire has continued to move audiences since its premiere in New York in 1947. Brought to you by the creative team that gave you last season’s critically acclaimed Death of a Salesman, with Tim Campbell as Stanley Kowalski, this production also reunites Thea Gill, as Blanche Dubois, and director Brian Richmond – the actor/director duo who first teamed up on the critical and box office smash hit Proof at the Belfry Theatre.

 

CPB

 

But we can’t neglect dance. The Canadian Pacific Ballet is once again hosting “Ballet under the Stars” Canadian Pacific Ballet opens Victoria’s premiere summer dance event July 20 in Market Square. Ballet under the Stars runs for 6 weeks, every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, featuring three different repertoires of classical and romantic ballet excerpts. This year’s repertoire will include Dying Swan and Black Swan Pas de Deux, the Pas de Trois from La Bayadere Act II, a new pas de deux ‘Circus Pas’ and a re-staging of the 1982 ballet ‘Dochas’.  To find out when specific ballets will be performed, to buy tickets and to find out all other event details please call 250-380-2522 or email info@canadianpacificballet.org.

victoria seals

 

And finally, the Victoria Seals, our own baseball club, will be home for games on July 23 – their first game back is on the 23 against the Yuma Scorpions. Don’t miss the excitement of pro ball right here at Athletic Park!

The Admiral Inn is located on the edge of Victoria’s inner harbour and is one of the cities most sought after accommodations. Our rooms and suites are spotlessly clean, cheap at twice the price and our comfortable beds will ensure you awake refreshed.We are within walking distance of all of the downtown tourist attractions, ideal for a family vacation, couple getaway or business visit. Please contact us through our website for more information regarding rates, specials and discounts. The Admiral is also pet friendly and we love kids.

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