Posts Categorized: Culture

The coolest art crawl of all

Victoria’s 2018 Integrate Festival thrills for another year Among the slew of music festivals, concerts, events, and other summer festivities in Victoria, a unique event dedicated to the arts flourishes each year at the end of August. The Integrate Arts Festival entered into its 12th year this summer, hosting a multitude of different events that… Read more »

Here’s how to kick-off the new school year

UVSS hosts week of activities starting Wednesday Sept. 5 There will be plenty of reasons to step into the Student Union Building (SUB) during your time as a UVic student — maybe you need your fourth coffee of the day, you need to print a 20-page essay before class in 10 minutes, or you’re attending a student… Read more »

Fringe 2018: Learning to love “To Hug”

Pepper spray, pink dresses, and airports — all you need, really Like many great stories, Jon Bennett: How I Learned to Hug begins in an airport. In the play, Bennett manages to make it to the airport three hours early but is held up by security due to a canister of pepper spray in his suitcase and… Read more »

Fringe 2018: Last-chance picks

Your last chance saloon picks for what to watch this weekend Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future Kitt & Jane return to the Victoria Fringe in An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future, and this time they mean business. Former attendees might remember our two eighth-grade pals, played to… Read more »

Lost in landscape, Passenger releases expansive new album

Passenger scours North America for a place to belong in latest record Runaway It’s been a few years since the mega hit “Let Her Go,” but now English singer-songwriter Passenger has taken his indie style and merged it with some classic American inspiration for his new album Runaway. This is a heavily interconnected album with songs… Read more »

Fringe 2018: Waiting for the world to end

The Last Garden is the poignant one-man show at this year’s Fringe that you need to see What would you do if you were the last person on earth? For the main character of The Last Garden, the answer is tend to a collection of flowers inside a garbage can, which just happens to be… Read more »

Fringe 2018: Department store drama

Four teens, a mom, and a rabbi walk into a fitting room . . .  The Fitting Room has returned to the stage for this year’s Fringe festival, revised and refreshed. The work of local artists, nearly all of whom are UVic writing and theatre grads or current students, is on display in this creative, contemporary, and insistent… Read more »

Great Canadian Beer Festival flows back in to Victoria

Canada’s longest-running craft beer tasting festival is back Every year, Royal Athletic Park is filled to the brim with a mix of over 9000 locals and tourists visiting one of the most popular beer tasting events in Canada—The Great Canadian Beer Festival. If there’s something to be sure of, it’s that this festival (running on… Read more »

From dawn ‘til busk

The streets of Victoria are filled with two things — tourists and buskers. The latter are pretty interesting, it turns out On any given summer day, Alyssa Jean Klazek can be found dancing barefoot on the sidewalk of the inner harbour, guitar in hand. Busking keeps her on her toes — both literally and figuratively — as she pulls from her… Read more »

At 32, Fringe festival as exciting as ever

Popular UVic-heavy theatre festival kicks off August 22 The Fringe Festival may be in its early 30s, but it’s not showing any signs of a mid-life crisis. The festival, now 32 years old, runs from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2, spanning across Victoria with a plethora of theatrical genres in a cultural explosion of comedy,… Read more »