13th May, 2009

You gotta come see this!

There is just so much going on around Victoria this weekend – you’re missing out if you don’t drop by for at least one of the events!

Tickets may still be available for the Canadian Pacific Ballet performances of Victoria and Albert May 16 and 17 – if you book two nights with us (at $99.00, based on double occupancy and subject to availability) we can reserve tickets for you. Just let us know!

The Celtic Festival is gearing up – there’s going to be a strong man competition. So, daytime you indulge in Scots culture and sports, night you go to the ballet – can there be any better way to spend the Victoria Day weekend? May 16 & 17, Topaz Park.

If you’re feeling like a rowdy good time, the Luxton Rodeo is on this weekend as well – Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road. We can’t allow free parking for your horse (the city frowns on that) but the Petting Zoo might be persuaded! May 16 – 18.

If you’re interested in light classical music, and music from shows, check out the Palm Court Orchestra, in Duncan on May 17, at the Cowichan theatre. Music from Brigadoon and Carosel, featuring soprano Nancy Washeim.

If Jazz is more your thing, then Herman’s Jazz Club is the place for you! This weekend, there’s a Latin Jazz jam and a women’s showcase – along with good food and great drinks. What more could you ask?

May 18 and 19, the Maritime Museum in our own Bastion square is participating in International Museum days. This year the focus is on environmental conservation. Best of all, free admission.

If you’re into other forms of dance besides ballet, you might want to check out the Body Talk project. May 14 to 18, it’s free dance classes – hip hop and First Nations – offered by Urban Spirits Dance Company, being held in Nanaimo. For more information, click on the Vancouver Island Events link, to the right.

There’s more coming up – stay tuned for information about the Jazz Festival, and lots of other events happening in June and July, and be sure to book well in advance for the Festival – most of the city’s hotels are sold out for this week long party.

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