Posts By: Melissa Faye Reid

Mushroom workshop an educational exercise in sustainability

If you are interested in learning about the mystical world of fungi, join Jessica Wolf for a workshop on growing your own mushrooms in Errington, B.C. Workshop participants will learn about harvesting wild mushrooms and create their own grow kits. Wolf is passionate about wild foods and foraging plants that carry medicinal properties. “I have… Read more »


April 3–May 1 ART VICTORIA ARTISTS MAKING A SCENE IN THE ’60s A new exhibit comes to Legacy Art Gallery featuring an array of works from Victoria artists in the 1960s. Making a Scene was curated by UVic graduate Emerald Johnstone-Bedell and a team of student interns. The exhibit will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, textiles,… Read more »

Event Calendar

March 26–April 2 COMMUNITY EASTER LUNCH The Cook Street Village Activity Centre will be hosting a three-course Easter lunch accompanied by the musical talents of Goward House Singers. Lunch consists of salad and mixed veggies, ham with honey glaze, scalloped potatoes, and chocolate cake for dessert. Bring your family and friends and take the pressure… Read more »

EVENTS March 20-26

COMMUNITY SPEAK OUT FOR OUR FOOD SYSTEMS Is growing your own food something that is important to you? Head down to City Hall and show support for local food systems at the City of Victoria’s Budget and Strategic Plan Meeting. Hear about proposed plans for community-based food systems that include growing edible plants in green… Read more »

Mad, musical Mozart takes over the Phoenix stage

On Wednesday, March 11, UVic’s theatre department presented the second preview night of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. The Department of Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts students tell the tragic tale of musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and court composer Antonio Salieri. It is a tale of jealousy, genius, and the debilitating… Read more »

EVENTS March 12-19

COMMUNITY RUSHING TOWARDS GOLD A new gold rush exhibit will be opening at the Royal B.C. Museum, and archivist Ann ten Cate gives a behind-the-scenes look at its production. This is a big project with curatorial, exhibit, and design staff coming together to create an informative and fun production. Get a sneak peek of what… Read more »

EVENTS March 6- 11

COMMUNITY OPEN MIC INVITATION Victoria Writers’ Society sends an open invitation to writers and listeners for five evenings in March. Musicians and small groups are welcome, as a microphone system is supplied. Bring in poems, stories, novels, or songs to share with others. Feel free to observe, perform, and connect with local writers and artists…. Read more »

EVENTS February 27–March 5

ART THE PRINCE OF VANCOUVER ART Nigel Prince, the executive director of Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery, has an eye for innovative projects, emerging talent, and bringing an international perspective to the scene. Join Prince, the latest Visiting Artist in UVic’s Department of Visual Arts series, as he discusses his thoughts on the current art scene…. Read more »

Get along with Analog

Odario Williams, creator and lead singer of Grand Analog, describes himself and his bandmates as “music nerds.” They’re interested in what year an album was recorded, how it was recorded, and in recreating the idea of sampling.

EVENTS February 20- 26

COMMUNITY CHINESE NEW YEAR AFTERNOON TEA Interested in trying reinvented Chinese eats and learning more about Chinese New Year? Join executive chef Rick Choy as he prepares a meal to delight your senses. Reservations are required so call 250 380 4458 to reserve seating. Feb. 18–28, recurring daily Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St. Admission:… Read more »