Events: November 7 – 20

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ART

Oak Bay Artists Fall Studio Tour
Tour around Oak Bay and meet local artists in their home studio. This free, self-guided event runs for two days featuring local paintings, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, and more. Check out art from 30 different local artists and get your Christmas shopping out of the way.
Nov. 15 & 16, noon to 4:30 p.m.
Oak Bay Artists’ home studios
Admission: free
For a self-guided tour map visit Studio Tours at oakbayartists.com

COMMUNITY

Victoria Writers Festival Workshops
Head to the public library for two free writing workshops presented by Victoria Writers Festival and the Greater Victoria Public Library. The workshops include, “Writing the Body: Yoga & Creative Writing,” and “Haiku and Beyond” with poet Terry Ann Carter.
Nov. 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m. & Nov. 8, 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton St.
Admission: Free
Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875 for more information

Mushroom Education Day
Join local mushroom expert Danielle Stevenson for two workshops for mushroom education day. The first is a free workshop focusing on mushroom companions for the garden and the second, which charges admission, focuses on how to grow your own mushrooms at home.
Nov. 8, 10-11 a.m., 2-4 p.m.
Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St.
Admission: Mushroom Companions workshop free, Grow your own mushrooms workshop $20, $15 members
For more information and registration please visit compost.bc.ca

Creative Collections Workshop
Cater to your inner archaeologist as you get a behind the scenes look at an artifact or specimen from the collection of the Royal B.C. Museum. By choosing either Human or Natural History you will make a creative response to the object you choose. These creative pieces may become part of the Creative Collections event occurring on Nov. 21.
Nov. 15, 1-4 p.m.
Royal B.C. Museum, 675 Belleville St.
Admission: $45, $40.50 for members
For tickets please visit sales.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

FOOD

Gluten Free Gala
This is a celebration of gluten-free foods for two days showcasing local, gluten free businesses. Bring your appetite and learn about celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. It’s also a great way to eat healthy and support local businesses.
Nov. 15 & 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd.
Admission: $8 advance, $10 door

MUSIC

Victoria B.C. Ska Society presents: Soul shakedown party
Head to Felicita’s to catch some of the best new soul and funk music around. Join the Ponderosas, Buckman Coe, and the New Souls for a groovy night filled with horn lines and dance moves.
Nov. 7, 9:30-1 p.m., doors at 9 p.m.
Felicita’s Campus Pub, 3800 Finnerty Rd
Admission: $13, $10 for students
Tickets available at Lyles Place, Ditch Records, UVic Information Booth, or online at ticketweb.ca

Sam Roberts Band
Join 100.3 The Q! and Atomique Productions as they partner together for The Q! Centre’s Housewarming Concert, celebrating the re-naming of the Bear Mountain Arena. The concert features Sam Roberts Band, Pigeon Park, and Mindil Beach Markets.
Nov. 12, doors at 6:30 p.m.
The Q! Centre (formerly the Bear Mountain Arena), 1767 Old Island Hwy
Admission: $29.50-$44.50, Box seats $54.50
Tickets available at Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records, Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, and online at selectyourtickets.com

THEATRE

Balletboyz
If you have an appreciation for ballet head to the Royal Theatre this November. An all male company performs two works showcasing their force and grace in the ballet genre.
Nov. 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m.
Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.
Admission: $29 and up
Tickets available at Royal and McPherson Theatres box office, or calling 250-386-6121, or online at rmts.bc.ca.

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