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Victoria Dining Guide

Victoria Dining Guide

Wondering where to dine in Victoria? I LOVE trying new restaurants, and I've been compiling my BIG list of favourite eateries for more than a decade. Click the fork-and-spoon image to read my Victoria Dining Guide.

Victoria Folkwest Festival Delivers 21 Performers and FREE Albums from the Milk Carton Kids


I actually got tears in my eyes when I realized that I’m going to miss this year’s FolkWest music festival. Don’t make the same mistake I did. Check at your calendar NOW and save August 11-12, 2012 for what promises to be one of the best musical weekends of the . . . → Click to read full blog


Final Chinatown Summer Night Market of 2011: Victoria, BC


Locals and visitors happily embraced the introduction of Victoria’s Chinatown Night Market this summer. The successful new event will be held one final time for 2011, on this coming Wednesday, September 28.

Stroll the 500 block of Fisgard Street between 5 pm and 9 pm to shop vendors’ wares and . . . → Click to read full blog


Rifflandia Music Festival Sept. 22-25, 2011: Save with Groupon Victoria!


The hippest fashion accoutrement to flash around Victoria this week will be an all-access Rifflandia wristband. The annual Rifflandia music festival just keeps getting BIGGER and BETTER, with 2011 headliners including City and Colour, Broken Social Scene, Cold War Kids, Mother Mother, and Blackalicious.

And that barely touches the list . . . → Click to read full blog


Victoria Electronic Music Festival, July 30-31, 2011


Fans of electronica have a festival all their own this weekend in Victoria, BC. The Victoria Electronic Music Festival program is extensive, including nightclub bookings at Hush, Sugar, and Lucky, a daytime festival both Saturday and Sunday in Centennial Square, and after-party events around town. (Click here to see . . . → Click to read full blog


Half-Price Instrument Rentals at Long and McQuade Music Store: Victoria BC

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“Guitars, basses, amps, pedals, sound systems, recorders, pianos, synthesizers, drum kits, band instruments, and more—get 50% off whatever you want.” The Long and McQuade half-price offer applies to any new rentals booked this Saturday, February 26, 2011, and you can reserve the instrument for up to one month. . . . → Click to read full blog


Sunday-Night Folk Music at Norway House is one of the Best Musical Bargains in Victoria BC


Every Sunday night at a little venue called Norway House, music lovers gather for one of the best musical bargains in Victoria. The Victoria Folk Music Society hosts local and international performers at this out-of-the-way spot on Hillside Avenue, charging non-members just $5 for feature shows and $3 on open-stage . . . → Click to read full blog


Super Cheap Victoria Symphony Tickets for Music Lovers 15 to 35 Years Old


My friend Ann-Marie is a super-sleuth when it comes to finding deals in Victoria. She generously shares her finds with me, and it is my great pleasure to share them with Scrimp or Splurge readers.

Her latest discovery is a program called vsSOUNDCHECK offered through the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. To . . . → Click to read full blog


Affordable Dance, Music, Theatre, Comedy, and More at the Victoria Event Centre



How has the Victoria Event Centre (VEC) slipped under my radar for so long? Operated by the Victoria Multi-Cultural Society, the VEC was established in 2003 to provide the city’s arts, entertainment, and non-profit communities with an . . . → Click to read full blog