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Five Victoria Fringe Festival Picks of 2022

6 Aug

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Aug 24 to Sept 4, 2022
Various Venues

It’s business as usual for the Victoria Fringe Festival this year, and it’s almost a return to pre-pandemic form. That is, I can’t help but notice that there’s fewer international acts. That’s because not every part of the world has fully recovered from the pandemic or it still has travel restrictions in place. Until the latter lifts, it’s tough to get a true representation of all the acts touring this year.

Intrepid Theatre is no doubt being cautious in who to bring to the garden city. I’m just glad we have an event despite continous changes to where events can take place or the fact some venues, namely Langham Theatre is still temporarily closed.

Even though Mochinosha Company isn’t listed (they were a staple pre-pandemic), I hope once when travel restrictions to and from certain countries are lifted, they will be back! Suspicously missing is St. Michaels University School (SMUS) Summer Musical Theatre graduating performance. They usually perform a play every year, but ever since the pandemic hit, there hasn’t been a lot of news about what’s happening with them.

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Beyond Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience is Coming to Victoria!

23 Jun

Beyond Van Gogh The Immersive Experience,Begins Oct 14th, 2022

Anyone who wants to see Van Gogh’s works come alive has another chance as Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience isn’t leaving this province just yet! After a very successful run in Vancouver It’s next stop is Victoria, BC and it’s setting up shop in the heart of Oak Bay! Here, art lovers can become completely immersed in more than 300 of the greatest works of post-Impressionist artist. They can see all of his art liberated from its two-dimensional limitations into a three-dimensional experience that exhilarates every sense and brings to life one of the most influential artists the world has known.

From the Press Release:

The sensory extravaganza is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group and will open in Victoria at the Starry Night Pavilion at Bayview Place on October 14. Open for a limited engagement, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience was created by French-Canadian Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio.

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[Victoria, BC] Quick Takes on Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair Return!

14 May

[Victoria, BC] Quick Takes at Victoria's Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair

Day one at Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair shows this city was certainly anxious for its return. I saw a small lineup at the door when I arrived around 10:30am. I’m sure everyone wanted to find something cool to take home. I saw happy youths with nerf guns and adults with other nifty goods leaving as I was waiting to get inside.

I had only two goals in mind: see if I can pick up any LEGO Ninjago product (the selection was super slim) and if I can find that one elusive comic book to finish my Marvel’s ROM (Sorry, IDW) collection. I wondered if I could nail the Doctor Fate Series Three and Four. Mail order makes it too easy, but the thrill of the hunt is what makes attending shows like this fun. And quite often, I end up buying something else instead….

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Victoria, BC’s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair is Back for 2022!

10 May

Victoria's Ultimate Hobby and Toy FairMarch 15 & 16 From 9 to 3pm
Pearkes Recreation Centre
Victoria, BC

Victoria‘s Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair is finally back! After nearly two long years of being on hiatus because of the pandemic, this event now has the go-ahead to resume. The organisers are recommending that people still wear masks because of the concentrated space, but otherwise those who opt not to won’t be turned away.

This event is run by the staff of Cherry Bomb toys is a mini festival of all things pop culture one could buy or admire. Local clubs (VicLUG will be in attendance and unconfirmed is the 501st Legion), vendors and private sellers are rotating each day. Whether people are visiting to browse or pick up something for their collection, it’s a show many locals are anxious to see. Some folks even like attending while in cosplay!

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Brian Richmond’s Adaptation of Dracula Continues at Blue Bridge Theatre!

23 Feb

Dracula eBook by Bram Stoker | Rakuten KoboBlue Bridge Theatre
2657 Quadra St
Victoria, BC

Showtimes:
Saturday, February 26, 2022

  • Dracula In Black – 5:00 pm
  • Dracula In White – 6:30 pm
  • Dracula In Red – 8:00 pm

Artistic Director Brian Richmond‘s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic 19th century gothic horror story is back! The next part of the dramatised reading of parts one and two is set to thrill, and this time it’ll be Dracula in Red.

For avid radio drama enthusiasts, there’s over six hours of material to get reacquainted with, or those who want to get to the meat can partake in a particular section. Each colourized section focuses on a specific group of chapters, so that attendees are only getting part of a greater picture, which will cumulate to the ultimate confrontation with the master of darkness himself!

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