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
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
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
“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
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
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
SCRIMP: VICTORIA EVENTS CENTRE SHOWS «OR» SPLURGE: ROYAL & MCPHERSON THEATRES SOCIETY EVENTS
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