From The Rock to murder mysteries, events happening in greater Victoria this spring offer something for everyone.
Below is a roundup of some of these products.
annual show rock ‘n’ roll till spring
Lambrick Park Church, 1780 Feltham Rd.
After celebrating its 100th anniversary last season, the Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Association is back with its annual Jury Spring Show. The annual event, taking place April 21st from 1pm to 8pm and April 22nd from 9am to 3pm, will feature exhibits, door prizes, silent auctions, seed sales, vendors and Club sales and tea.
Admission is by donation at the new venue.
The brisk touch serenades the audience
Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd.
Now in its 35th season, the Palm Court Light Orchestra presents a musical featuring students from Oak Bay High School as special guests. Concerts start at 2 p.m. and are priced at $45 for students and $99 for adults per season, or $15 for students and $37 for adults for a single concert. Tickets can be purchased at Munro’s Books, Long & McQuade or at the door.For more information, call 250-748-9964 or visit palmcourtorchestra.com.
Commemorating five decades with songs
Shoal Center, 10030 Resthaven Dr.
The Victoria Mendelssohn Choir will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Richmond Singers with a special concert. Held from 7pm to 9pm, tickets are $20 on-site (cash only) or purchased in advance at Tanner’s Books in Sydney.
Arts and crafts fill Sydney venue
Mary Winspear Center, 2243 Beacon Ave.
The Saanich Peninsula Arts and Craft Society’s annual craft fair returns to Sydney this month. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the exhibition features original paintings, sculptures, pottery, fiber and textile arts, fine crafts and jewellery. The event will take place on Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm, with a special patron’s evening on Friday 28 April.
For more information, please visit spacsociety.com.
song of spring
April 29, May 13
Join the Ensemble Laude Choral Society for Wellspring, a bright, energetic burst of spring music showcasing the work of modern Canadian women composers.
Wellspring will perform two concerts at First Christ Church Victoria on April 29th at 7pm and St Mary’s Church in Saanichton on May 13th at 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on-site.For more information, please visit ensembleaude.org website.
Time to board this murder mystery
Mary Winspear Center, 2243 Beacon Ave.
A final telephone rings in Sydney, a request to board the Orient Express and witness the identification of the murderer by Detective Hercule Poirot. The Peninsula Entertainment cast and crew are gearing up for the upcoming release of Murder on the Orient Express. Countless volunteer hours have been put into this production – through a collaboration with the Mary Winspear Center – and viewers will feel like they are on a train, solving mysteries alongside Poirot.
Tickets can be purchased online tickets.marywinspear.ca Or call the Box Office at 250-656-0275. For more information, please email [email protected].
Examine past mistakes by talking
James Bay New Horizons Associates, 234 Menzies Street
The Victorian Historical Society’s May presentation features Jordan Stanger-Ross and Michael Abe on Past Mistakes, Future Choices: A Japanese History in Canada. Focusing on the mistreatment of Japanese in the 1940s, this presentation will cover efforts to deal with this history in Canada and explore how we can learn from the past to build a more just future.
The event begins at 7:15 pm with refreshments and networking and is free for members and $5 for guests.
Shellfish celebration takes over James Bay
Macdonald Park, 212 Niagara Street
The 2023 Spot Prawn Festival returns to James Bay with a two-day event featuring BC spot prawns, rugby, local artisans, live music and fun.For more information, please visit facebook.com/spotprawnfestival.
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