Events : April 3 – 10

Culture Events


Thursday, April 3 – Saturday April 12

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sussex Vampire

“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sussex Vampire” is performed at Craigdarroch Castle (1050 Joan Cres.). Craigdarroch acts as the stage while the audience walks from scene to scene in this Holmes and Watson mystery about a merchant’s wife who lusts for blood. The show plays April 3–5 and April 9–12 at 8 p.m. Reservations are required and tickets ($26 general admission and $23 for Castle Members) must be purchased in advance.

Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6

Sound of Music Sing-a-long

The Vic Theatre will host a sing along of The Sound of Music. A costume contest with prizes accompanies the film. Attendees also receive a “fun pack,” with five props to use during the film. The show begins at 6:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 6, at The Vic Theatre (808 Douglas St.). Tickets are $20.


Friday, April 4

Dealing with Depression: Three Approaches

Guest panel members, including a Jungian psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, naturopath, and sandtray therapist, will give perspectives and share their approaches to dealing with depression. This panel takes place in Room A102 of the David Turpin Building at the University of Victoria, 7–9 p.m. Attendees may comment and ask questions. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for C.G. Jung Society of Victoria Members, and $20 general.

Saturday, April 5 

Historic Chinatown Walks

Victoria’s Chinatown, founded in 1858 during the Fraser River gold rush, is known as the oldest Chinatown in Canada. Enjoy a walking tour beginning at the Bright Pearl Statue at 1689 Government St., at 10:30 a.m., finishing at 12 p.m. Purchase tickets directly from the guides, in cash, starting 15 minutes before each tour. The tour costs $15 for general, $8 for children (age six to 11), and $13 for seniors and students.


Saturday, April 3

Demo by Olive the Senses: Dressing Your Greens for spring

Olive the Senses specialty food shop will demonstrate how to make four salad dressings from their olive oils, a traditional vinaigrette, citrus vinaigrette, creamy buttermilk dressing, and classic Caesar vinaigrette.

Show up from 12–1 p.m. at the Victoria Public Market in the Hudson Community Kitchen (1701 Douglas St.).


Wednesday, April 9

I did it my way: A memoir of a woman from Hong Kong

From 7–8:15 p.m., retired UVic professor Dr. Fong Woon will speak about her experience surviving the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, immigrating to Canada, dealing with racism in her search for employment as a professor, and seeking out an identity in Canada and Hong Kong. Attend room 105 in the Hickman Building at UVic.


Thursday, April 10


Canadian band Hedley, touring in support of their new album Wild Life, will perform at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.), with opening acts USS and Classified. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $34.50–$64.50 depending on seats.