Events: February 28 – March 6

Arts 

Monday, March 3
Movie Monday presents: Marion Bridge
Stop by Movie Monday at Jubilee Hospital’s Eric Martin Pavillion for a free screening of Canadian feature film Marion Bridge at 6:30 p.m., starring a young Ellen Page. The screening is in collaboration with UVic’s Ideafest and the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C. Guest presenters include sociology professor Cecilia Benoit, and nursing assistant professor Lenora Marcellus.

Tuesday, March 4
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s admission-by-donation day
Take advantage of the monthly admission-by-donation day at Victoria’s largest art gallery, with over 18 000 works in its collection for you to explore. Current exhibitions include a Rembrandt Van Rijn etching collection, works by Emily Carr, and recent acquisitions and donations of Asian art. The Gallery is located at 1040 Moss St. and is open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Community 

Saturday, March 1
Amnesty International Film Festival 2014
Join Amnesty International for “Women In Film: Bringing Light to Dark Places” with films showing at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Victoria Event Centre, located at 1415 Broad St. Support the human rights organization by bringing a $10 suggested donation for each session.

 Sunday, March 2
Take a yoga break at Lululemon
Take your muscles for an end-of-weekend stretch at Victoria’s Lululemon, at 584 Johnson St. for an evening of free yoga. Mats, water, and tea will be provided. The session runs from 8–9 p.m.

Thursday, March 6
Drop in for some West Coast Swing
Put your textbooks down for an evening of free West Coast Swing classes at Dance Your Freedom Studio, 1011 Meares St. The best part about it: no partner necessary. The class takes place from 8:15–9:45 p.m.

Food & Drink

Saturday, March 1
Tea leaf reading in James Bay
If you are feeling spiritual, visit Ellenna for a 30-minute tea-leaf reading at James Bay Coffee and Books, 143 Menzies St. Your future awaits you, from 2–4 p.m., at a flat rate of $30.

Saturday, March 1
Victoria Beer Week 2014
Join Victoria Beer Week for a kick-off night at the Victoria Public Market from 7:30–11 p.m. For $50 you will have access to a selection from over 30 breweries in B.C. Beer Week runs until Sunday, March 9, and tickets may be purchased via victoriabeerweek.com. Cheers!

Lectures 

Thursday, Feb. 27
Learn about the Underground Railroad for Black History Month
As part of B.C. Black History Month, attend Ron Nicholson’s “Adam’s Journey to the Promised Land” at Oak Bay Library, 1442 Monterey Ave. The presentation chronicles the journey of a traveler during the Underground Railroad, told from a fourth-generation descendant’s perspective. Register through the Greater Victoria Public Library website, gvpl.ca. The hour-long presentation begins at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5
International Women’s Day: Real women, real success
Get inspired from 5–7 p.m. by a panel of four successful women from varying career backgrounds, at Alix Goolden Performance Hall. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at realwomenrealsuccess.ca.

Music 

Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1
Live jazz nights at Hotel Grand Pacific
Relax after a week of classes with an evening of drinks and live jazz in the Pacific Lounge of the Hotel Grand Pacific, at 463 Belleville St., near the harbour. Jazz guitar and vocal duo Eryn Sharpe and Leon Nagasaki will perform from 8–11 p.m.

Thursday, March 6
Play a round of music bingo
Drop by My Bar and Grill for a night of free music bingo from 7–10 p.m. and cheap wings starting at 4 p.m. This event will take place at 310 Gorge Rd. E.

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