Culture

Diamond Cafe performing on stage. Photo provided by Diamond Cafe.

Diamond Cafe making funk pop waves in Victoria music scene

The irony of Diamond Cafe's popularity as a funk pop musician in Victoria is that it stems from an ethos of individualism and an early career rejection of the cookie…

New art exhibition “Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures” captures strength of old growth under threat

Late last month, the art exhibition Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures opened at the Legacy Art Gallery, reflecting upon our relationship with the old growth forests of B.C. Curated by…

Nick La Riviere and the Best Laid Plans jazz up Hermann’s Upstairs

Half the fun of going to a live event is the experience. There’s nothing quite like the rush of hearing a live band blare into life amongst a crowd of…
Movie Poster for the film Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder — the wackiest Marvel movie of all time

Taika Waititi’s latest Marvel movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, is filled with quirky and witty scenes; its offbeat sense of humour will knock your socks off.

In review: Melanin Magic wows Victoria Event Centre’s stage

Melanin Magic, an all-BIPOC production company, performed at the Victoria Event Centre on June 16. It was a community-based show focussed on uplifting burlesque performers of colour, and providing a…

Victoria Pride Parade returns to the city after two years

On June 26, the Victoria Pride Parade wound its way through downtown. Around 140 groups participated in this year’s parade, part of the first in-person Victoria Pride Festival since 2019.…

John’s Place: Where strangers become family

You may know John’s Place for its long line, exposure on the Canadian television series You Gotta Eat Here, or the almost five-star review on Google. You may have even…
Screenshot of "Shadow of the Rougarou". Screenshot sourced from @shadowofrougarou on Instagram.

In review: “Shadow of the Rougarou” a powerful representation of Métis people

A few weeks ago, I saw a post about a new show coming to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) streaming service called APTN Lumi on May 9. The show…
"Kindred" promo image. Photo sourced from belfry.bc.ca.

“Kindred”: The inherent comedy of a failed relationship

When a relationship ends, what comes next? How does someone rebuild their new life, and how do you do that when your ex-partner moves on? The Belfry Theatre's new comedy…

“Subject to Change” a reminder of the importance of galleries to artists

Subject to Change is the exhibition of 32 undergraduate students in the UVic Visual Arts program. Usually an annual exhibition, it was put on hold during COVID, but has returned…