2014 Victoria Kidney 2.5K Walk/ 5K Fun Run Clover Point, 1332 Dallas Rd. Sun. August 17, 9 a.m. Join the movement to support and raise money for kidney disease research. Victoria will host its seventh Kidney Walk at Clover Point this coming Sunday. You can register as an individual, or join a team! Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on the day of the run. For more info, visit victoriakidneywalk.ca.
Tales from an Afghan Village Seasons Above the Bay B&B, 1919 Pritchard Rd. Cowichan Bay Sun. August 24, 2–5 p.m. Join the Canadian Women for Women of Afghanistan for an afternoon in a beautiful summer garden. Enjoy treats, tea, and a market experience of Afghan village stories, jewelry, and other handcrafted items. Tickets are $25.
37th Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival Victoria’s Inner Harbour. August 29–31 Come enjoy the wonderful craft of traditional boats, including yachts and workboats, put on display by their owners and cared for by boatyards, trades people, and admirers. For more info, visit classicboatfestival.ca.
Fibrations St. Ann’s Academy, 835 Humboldt St. Sun. August 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come experience this (free) community celebration of fibre artists through hands-on activities and vendors, showcasing spinning, weaving, crocheting and other fibre crafts. Along with various demonstrations, there will also be a toonie raffle with prizes made from local artists and stores. For more information, visit fibrationsvic.wordpress.com.
Mud David Foster Foundation Theatre, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Dr. Tues. August 26, 6:15–9:30 p.m. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Mud is the adventure of two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Admission is $24. For more information or to book tickets, call 250-598-4556.
Fringe Theatre Festival Various venues August 21–31 Enjoy 11 days of untamed and uncut live entertainment theatre, including over 300 performances. Tickets are $9/$11 or get a 5-day pass for $57 (but don’t forget your Fringe button!). For descriptions, times, and venue details, visit victoriafringe.com.
Three Toonies for Tunes The Church of Truth, 111 Superior St. Tuesdays, August 19–26, 7:30–9 p.m. Drop in singing for anyone wanting to sing with members of the Gettin’ Higher and High Noon Choirs. All voices are welcome. Learn songs, rounds, and chants from many cultures and eras. Tickets are $6 at the door. For more information: call 250-995-8731 or email Gloria@gettinhigherchoir.ca.
Summer Recital Series Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Ave. Sat. August 23, 2014, 4–5 p.m. Violinist and Victoria Symphony member Müge Büyükçelen-Badel joins pianist Kelly Charlton in an afternoon of Brahms and de Falla in the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral. Admission is by donation.