Must See Events

Recurring Events in Victoria

Monday

EVERY DAY
Go-Karts & Monster Truck Rides
July & Aug, Open 7 days a week, 12-4pm (weather permitting). Saratoga Speedway, 2380 Macaulay Rd. Black Creek. 250.337.5024. www.saratogaracing.ca
 
MONDAY
 
Ghostly Walks

812 Wharf Street Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 Phone:  (250) 384-6698
7:30 pm and on many nights there are extra tours at 9:30 pm.
Each night of the week a different theme.
Ghostly Walks start outside the Visitor Information Centre, corner of Government and Wharf Street. Adults $14, students and seniors $12. Private tours by request.
 

Heron Rock Bistro

4 - 435 Simcoe Street Victoria, BC V8V 4T4 Phone:  (250) 383-1545
A short walk from Victoria's Inner Harbour
Live Blues, Gypsy Jazz Rock, R&B and Soul, Local beers and wines from around world, free parking.

 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 
 
GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people grieving the death of someone close. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. At GriefShare, you’ll learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. Each session will have a DVD segment and a time to ask questions or share personal thoughts. There is a fee for the workbook. Central Baptist Church-Victoria 833 Pandora Avenue, Victoria  More Info: Marina Schmaling central@shaw.ca  250-385-7786 

Tuesday

Ghostly Walks

812 Wharf Street Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 Phone:  (250) 384-6698
7:30 pm and on many nights there are extra tours at 9:30 pm.
Each night of the week a different theme.
Ghostly Walks start outside the Visitor Information Centre, corner of Government and Wharf Street. Adults $14, students and seniors $12. Private tours by request.
 
 

Tuesdays
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Divorce Care
 
 
Join this free weekly seminar for encouragement and support. Watch a DVD segment each week on a topic and have the opportunity to discuss it with the group. Location: Central Baptist Church-Victoria 833 Pandora Avenue, Victoria  More Info: Marina Schmaling central@shaw.ca 250-385-7786
 
 
Sin City: The Live Completely Improvised Serial
TuesdaysDoors at 7:30pm. Show at 8pm
Set in space in the near future, a team of astronauts are about to depart on a dangerous mission to a far galaxy. They must enter cryosleep so their spacecraft can travel through a wormhole. What will they discover when they awake, many Earth-years from now?Anything might happen - the show is completely unscripted and unrehearsed. The original tale will unfold on Tuesdays in 12 weekly installments, directed live by Ian Ferguson. Season 5 is only 12 episodes in total - do not miss out on one minute of the fun!Tickets go on sale at 7:30 at the door: $15 general $12 seniors/students.For information on punch cards and season passes, go to www.sincityimprovserial.com/box-office.htmlFor information and reservations, phone 778-440-0408.
 
 
Musical Potluck     

Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
 
"Musical Potluck" A weekly sharing of enjoyable singing, playing and listening. Group facilitators are musicians Patrick Smith (guitar, mandolin, whistles) and Alison Vardy (harp, hammered dulcimer, accordion) of Ptarmigan Music and Theatre Society. There's no cost and all are welcome to attend. Musical experience highly valued but not necessary!
 
 

Cost:
Free Event
Category:
Arts | Entertainment    Workshops (Arts)Concerts | Music    Blues | R&B    Celtic    Choir | Vocal Ensemble    Classical    Country | Bluegrass    Indie | Folk    Jazz    Pop | Rock    Roots    WorldEverything Else    Community    Workshops

Location:
James Bay New Horizons 234 Menzies Street, Victoria
This event is for AdultsSeniors

More Info:
Alison Vardy alison@alisonvardy.com 250.598.6679 Event Website

Wednesday

Ghostly Walks

812 Wharf Street Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 Phone:  (250) 384-6698
7:30 pm and on many nights there are extra tours at 9:30 pm.
Each night of the week a different theme.
Ghostly Walks start outside the Visitor Information Centre, corner of Government and Wharf Street. Adults $14, students and seniors $12. Private tours by request.
 
 
 

MEC Bike Maintenance 101: Cycle Touring Clinic

Wednesdays 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
 
 
Join us every Wednesday evening for a beginner bike maintenance clinic. The 101 clinic is designed to go over basic details to help keep your bike in working order.Please note that all of our 101 clinics are a recommended prerequisite to attending one of our more advanced 201 clinics.Cycle Touring: What to Expect and How to Pack - How to pack for a cycle tour- Equipment needed- How to do on-the-fly repairs- What to expect on your first cycle tour- How to train and eat- Route planning This is a knowledge-based clinic, and we will provide you with all the materials you might need. Come with questions and a sense of advanture!All Bike Maintenance Clinics meet in the Cycling Department.*Clinics are non-refundable, but are transferableRegister online at http://events.mec.ca/ or in person at MEC.
 
 

Cost:
General: $10 
 
 

Location:
Mountain Equipment Co op 1450 Government St, Victoria
This event is for Everyone

More Info:
Elizabeth Brady - Mountain Equipment Co-Op Victoria elizabeth.brady@mec.ca 250.386.2667 Event Website

Thursday

Ghostly Walks

812 Wharf Street Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 Phone:  (250) 384-6698
7:30 pm and on many nights there are extra tours at 9:30 pm.
Each night of the week a different theme.
Ghostly Walks start outside the Visitor Information Centre, corner of Government and Wharf Street. Adults $14, students and seniors $12. Private tours by request.
 

Esquimalt Famers Market 
Time: 4:30-7:30pm Location: Esquimalt Town Square Esquimalt Town Square (behind the library)  4:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m Head across the Johnson Street Bridge from downtown Victoria

 

Bastion Square Public Market
Time: 11am-4:30pm Location: Bastion Square 
Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street.

 

 

 

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Ratfish Stand Up Comedy 

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
 
Drops every week on Thursday, like comedy clockwork.

https://www.facebook.com/RatfishComedy
 
 

Cost:
At the Door: $5.00 
 
 

Location:
Ramada Victoria Hotel 123 Gorge Rd East, Victoria
 

 
 
 
 
Small Business Foundations Training

Every second Thursday starting March 19th, 2015 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Small Business Foundations Training

Ever had these stressful questions go through your mind?

“I don’t have enough time in my day”

“How do I know what kind of marketing actually works?”

“I can’t figure out the right pricing”

“How am I going to pay for employees?”

“Poor cashflow is stressing me out”

 Sound familiar?

Our Small Business Foundations Training provides answers.

You will learn ways to grow your business with limited time, resources and money. Join Clemens Rettich, the author of Great Performances: The Small Business Script for the 21st Century for an informative training series.

Training for Business Owners - You Get:

    • 26 bi-weekly 90-minute classes training you in the marketing, finances, human resources, management, and operations foundations of business for a monthly cost of $125 plus GST
    • small classes (4 – 6 participants) to learn the basics of growing a successful business.
    • a copy of Great Performances – The Small Business Script for the 21st Century and the workbook
    • support between classes and for one year following the classes, to help you grow your business

Register now as space is limited. 

Example Topics:

Building Teams :: Managing Money :: Time Management  :: Marketing  ::  Pricing  ::  Human Resources  ::  Values  ::  Leadership  ::  Business Strategies  ::  Engagement   ::   Productivity   ::   Training  ::  Budgeting    ::    Priority Management  ::  Expansion   ::   Operations   ::  Recruiting Innovation  ::  Retention  ::  Risk Management  ::  Retirement

Your Trainer

Clemens Rettich has an MBA in Executive Management from Royal Roads University and 25 years of experience coaching, facilitating, and mentoring in business, community, and arts organizations. He has done business in Europe, Asia, North and South America. For more information please check out his website at http://clemensrettich.com/.

For more information click here.
Other Dates for this event:
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015Thursday, April 16th, 2015Thursday, April 30th, 2015Thursday, May 14th, 2015Thursday, May 28th, 2015Thursday, June 11th, 2015Thursday, June 25th, 2015
 

Cost:
Adult: $125 
 
 

Location:
Victoria Executive Center 915 Fort Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults

More Info:
Heidi Kuster heidi@clemensrettich.com 2508852099 Event Website

Friday

Ghostly Walks

812 Wharf Street Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 Phone:  (250) 384-6698
7:30 pm and on many nights there are extra tours at 9:30 pm.
Each night of the week a different theme.
Ghostly Walks start outside the Visitor Information Centre, corner of Government and Wharf Street. Adults $14, students and seniors $12. Private tours by request.
 

Heron Rock Bistro

4 - 435 Simcoe Street Victoria, BC V8V 4T4 Phone:  (250) 383-1545
A short walk from Victoria's Inner Harbour
Live Blues, Gypsy Jazz Rock, R&B and Soul, Local beers and wines from around world, free parking.
 

Bastion Square Public Market
Time: 11am-4:30pm Location: Bastion Square 
Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street.

 
 
 
 

6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
 
 
DINNER THEATRE: KELT ECCLESTON'S KITCHEN PARTY
 
FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS | MARCH 13 - MAY 2
 
Enjoy classic cuisine such as pickled beet and goat cheese salad, free-range chicken, and hazelnut chocolate torte, followed by an evening of fun. Hosted by entertainer and actor Kelt Eccleston, this is a unique, entertaining night of engaging music, fascinating improv, head-shaking stories and laughter. 

Each week features a special mystery guest to join Kelt and his band on stage! Kelt’s Kitchen Party turns a room full of strangers into old friends.

Enjoy a carefully prepared three-course dinner in the elegance of the David Foster Foundation Theatre and experience the return of Dinner Theatre, amongst friends and family!

THE DAVID FOSTER FOUNDATION THEATREPre-Dinner Reception: 6:00-6:45pm

To reserve your seats, confirm availability, or to book your group, we are now accepting reservations by phone at 250.598.4556.

Enjoy this very special Dinner Theatre engagement at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel for $89 per person + tax

Overnight Packages available from $199 per person
 
 

Cost:
Adult: $89 + tax 
Category:
 

Location:
Oak Bay Beach Hotel 1175 Beach Drive, Oak Bay
This event is for AdultsSeniorsSinglesStudent / College

More Info:
Oak Bay Beach Hotel info@oakbaybeachhotel.com 250-598-4556 

 
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
Join us on the rooftop at Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar for live, local music every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm – 11pm. No cover!
 
Savour your favourite martini and a small bite while enjoying the music and amazing view.
 
Visit our website for the upcoming lineup of performers.
Location: Vista 18 740 Burdett Ave, Chateau Victoria Hotel, Victoria 
More Info: Vista 18 reservations@vista18.com 250.382.9258 
http://www.vista18.com/events/
 

Saturday

Ghostly Walks

812 Wharf Street Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 Phone:  (250) 384-6698
7:30 pm and on many nights there are extra tours at 9:30 pm.
Each night of the week a different theme.
Ghostly Walks start outside the Visitor Information Centre, corner of Government and Wharf Street. Adults $14, students and seniors $12. Private tours by request.
 

Heron Rock Bistro

4 - 435 Simcoe Street Victoria, BC V8V 4T4 Phone:  (250) 383-1545
A short walk from Victoria's Inner Harbour
Live Blues, Gypsy Jazz Rock, R&B and Soul, Local beers and wines from around world, free parking.
 

Salt Spring Islands Saturday Market
9am-4pm 
Location: Ganges on Salt Spring Island Admission: Free 
 

Sook Country Market
Time: 10am-2pm Location: Otter Point Road 
 
 

Bastion Square Public Market
Time: 11am-4:30pm Location: Bastion Square 
Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street.

 
 

James Bay Market 

Saturdays
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 

Corner Menzies & Superior James Bay, Victoria
 

More Info:
Sarah Maria 250-381-5323 

 
Food, Farmers, Artisans & Service Providers will offer a dynamic variety of quality handmade, homemade and homegrown products and the Market Info Booth will be serving up locally roasted coffee and seasonal drinks!

So come hang out at the James Bay Market; pick up some produce, a gift for yourself or a friend, a bite to eat and quench your thirst while you listen to beautiful music and the little people in your life will be stoked because there’s lots for them to engage with at the Kids Tent offering crafts, games, face painting & fun-shops that no kid can resist and every parent appreciates!

 
Moss Street Market
Saturdays10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
 
 
Every Saturday, rain or shine, you'll find friendly local farmers with tables filled to overflowing with a wide variety of fresh produce. Local artisans and chefs offer donuts, salmon burgers, breads, salsas, sauces, pestos, and more.
 
Come and meet the creators of unique and beautiful pieces, artists and artisans who create one-of-a-kind products specifically for the Moss Street Market. Moss Street Market is a 'make it, bake it, grow it' organic farmers market. Everything is local and produced by the person at the stall. There's local live music and fresh organic coffee.
 
Moss Street Market info@MossStreetMarket.com 250-361-1747
 
North Saanich Farmers Market
Saturdays
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
 
 
Seasonal produce, baked goods, honey, eggs, arts & crafts all grown or made by North Saanich farmers and artists. Live music every weekend.
 
Come out and support local growers and enjoy our country market.
 
For details visit: http://www.northsaanichfarmmarket.ca
St John's United Church Gardens - Saanich 10990 West Saanich Rd., Saanich More Info: Susan Mcintyre info@northsaanichfarmmarket.com 250-656-1236 
 
6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
 
 
DINNER THEATRE: KELT ECCLESTON'S KITCHEN PARTY
 
FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS | MARCH 13 - MAY 2
 
Enjoy classic cuisine such as pickled beet and goat cheese salad, free-range chicken, and hazelnut chocolate torte, followed by an evening of fun. Hosted by entertainer and actor Kelt Eccleston, this is a unique, entertaining night of engaging music, fascinating improv, head-shaking stories and laughter. 

Each week features a special mystery guest to join Kelt and his band on stage! Kelt’s Kitchen Party turns a room full of strangers into old friends.

Enjoy a carefully prepared three-course dinner in the elegance of the David Foster Foundation Theatre and experience the return of Dinner Theatre, amongst friends and family!

THE DAVID FOSTER FOUNDATION THEATREPre-Dinner Reception: 6:00-6:45pm

To reserve your seats, confirm availability, or to book your group, we are now accepting reservations by phone at 250.598.4556.

Enjoy this very special Dinner Theatre engagement at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel for $89 per person + tax

Overnight Packages available from $199 per person
 
 

Cost:
Adult: $89 + tax 
Category:
 

Location:
Oak Bay Beach Hotel 1175 Beach Drive, Oak Bay
This event is for AdultsSeniorsSinglesStudent / College

More Info:
Oak Bay Beach Hotel info@oakbaybeachhotel.com 250-598-4556 

 
Racing at Western Speedway

Saturdays Front gate opens at 4:30, Qualifying at 5:30, with racing to start at 6:30.
 
 
Enjoy weekly racing events at Western Speedway. Drifting competitions, Crash to Pass, Monster Trucks and Drag Racing are just some of the exciting events on the schedule this season!Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(13-18) Military $10.00,  Kids (7-12) $7.00, Family Pack (2 Adults, 4 Kids) $35.00.For the full schedule of events, go tohttp://www.westernspeedway.net/schedule/racing-schedule
 
 

Cost:
General: See prices above 
Category:
Sports | Recreation    Other    Outdoors    Sports

Location:
Western Speedway 2207 Millstream Rd, Victoria
This event is for Everyone

More Info:
Western Speedway george@westernspeedway.net 250-474-2151 

 
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
Join us on the rooftop at Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar for live, local music every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm – 11pm. No cover!
 
Savour your favourite martini and a small bite while enjoying the music and amazing view.
 
Visit our website for the upcoming lineup of performers.
Location: Vista 18 740 Burdett Ave, Chateau Victoria Hotel, Victoria 
More Info: Vista 18 reservations@vista18.com 250.382.9258 
http://www.vista18.com/events/

Sunday

First Metropolitan United Church

932 Balmoral Road Victoria, BC V8T 1A8 Phone:  (250) 388-5188
9:00am service with communion and 11am traditional worship each Sunday.
 

Ghostly Walks

812 Wharf Street Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 Phone:  (250) 384-6698
7:30 pm and on many nights there are extra tours at 9:30 pm.
Each night of the week a different theme.
Ghostly Walks start outside the Visitor Information Centre, corner of Government and Wharf Street. Adults $14, students and seniors $12. Private tours by request.
 

Metchosin Farmers'Market
Time: 11am-2pm Location: Metchosin Municipal Grounds 

 
Bastion Square Public Market
Time: 11am-4:00pm Location: Bastion Square 
Stretching from Victoria's waterfront on Wharf Street to Government Street.
 
Sunday Sails in Sooke
Sundays12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
 
Sooke Sailing Association is doing Sunday Afternoon Sails. You must be a club member $30 per person $60.00 per family), and we are going to be collecting a donation to the club ($30 per person suggested after the first sail). We need to know in advance if you are coming. We will have a choice of a Catalina 27, Crown 23 and Columbia 26. More boats are available if needed. No experience necessary, if you have a PFD bring it and warm and dry clothes, it is always colder on the water. We will meet at Mariners Village Marina in Sooke to leave the dock at 12:00PM. Best to park in the viewing parking lot and walk down. Contact us to make sure there is room and for more info watch the web page sookesailing.com and the facebook page. Please let us know if your plans change and you can't make it. Subject to sudden cancellation due to weather and availability of Skippers and crew.
 
 

Cost:
DonationSuggested: $30.00
Category:
Everything Else    Benefit | FundraiserSports | Recreation    On the Water

Location:
Mariners Village Dock Church and Sooke Rd, Sooke
This event is for Everyone

More Info:
Gord Fulcher gordeye@gordeye.com 250 415 3223 Event Website

 

Choral Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral
Sunday, March 15th, 2015 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
 
 
Choral Evensong is a weekly reflective Service of music and prayer

Music this week by Thomas Morley, Thomas Tallis, Robert Stone and Thomas Tomkins.
 
 

Cost:
Free Event
Category:
Concerts | Music    Choir | Vocal Ensemble    Classical

Location:
Christ Church Cathedral 930 Burdett Avenue, Victoria
This event is for Everyone

More Info:
Christ Church Cathedral Office frontdesk@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca 250.383.2714 Event Website