28th Apr, 2009

More going on in the city

Spring really does seem to have arrived – the flowers are gorgeous! You should see the tulips in the Admiral’s front garden, and the cherry blossoms are making pink clouds whenever a breeze comes up. City life continues – culture is as gorgeous as the flowers and performances are world class.

Mark Lupin, violinist, is performing at Alix Goolden Hall on May 9 – tickets can be obtained from the MachPherson/Royal Theatre Society.

At the Belfry, they’re winding up this year’s season with “The Ends of the Earth” by Morris Panych – it has been called ‘hysterical . . . like a metaphysical Marx Brothers movie.” The delightfully warped tale reminds us that fear can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Tuesdays to Saturday 8 pm, Saturday matinees at 4 pm, Sunday matinees at 2 and Wednesday matinees at 1. Running now until May 14.

The Pacific Festival of the Book is running for the 4th year – it’s a wonderful place to meet authors, listen to readings, take some workshops and generally smooze with the book lovers and writers in our town.  May 4-15th in a variety of venues.

And don’t forget our Victoria Day weekend is coming up – there’ll be lots to do: the Highland Games and Celtic Festival at Topaz Park will be running – and a ceilidh is a party like no other! Come out and learn to dance, to sing and to drink as the Scots do! The Victoria Day Parade on the 18 is an always popular highlight of the weekend. The Canadian Pacific Ballet is dancing “Victoria and Albert” that weekend – see our last post for details. Remember too, that we have a special on that weekend, to encourage you to come and help us celebrate the special day of our city’s namesake:

For any 2 (two) consecutive nights between
May 15 and 18, you’ll pay only
per night.
Add a third night and you’ll pay only
(based on double occupancy and before taxes.)

That price includes a continental breakfast from 7:30 am to 9:30 am, free parking, loaner bicycles, lobby internet access, wireless room access and all the tea, coffee or hot chocolate you want in the lounge from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm.

That’ll guarantee you can attend the Highland Games and catch the parade – with lots of quiet rest in between!

For dance aficianados there’s the Uno performances running from May 21 to 31 – Intrepid Theatre presents Canada’s one-and-only international festival devoted to outstanding one-person shows. Comedy, drama, physical theatre, dance and performance art.

On May 30, come out and support the Victoria Symphony at a sexy urban party in our sleepy (not really!) suburban city. Some of Victoria’s hottest musicians, food by Truffles – one of the best catering companies around, btw, and ‘a few surprises.’ All proceeds to the Victoria Symphony.

We’re gearing up for summer – so come on out now and stay with us before the crowds really arrive! We look forward to seeing you.

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