Events: January 30 – February 5

Culture Events
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Saturday, Feb. 1
Phoenix Theatre open house
UVic’s Phoenix Theatre is hosting an open house for aspiring theatre students, including a tour of the theatres, meeting current students and faculty, and a pizza lunch. Think a theatre degree might be in your future? Then register online at The event is in the Phoenix Theatre from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.=

Tuesday, Feb. 4
Art for cheap
Check out Victoria’s art scene for cheap. Drop by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to view works by artists such as Emily Carr and Carole Sabiston, for a quiet way to spend your Tuesday evening. Admission is by donation, and the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  located at 1040 Moss St.


Friday, Jan. 31
Celebrate Chinese New Year
Come join the Chinese New Year celebration and Lion Dance in Victoria’s Chinatown. A colourful parade with live music and traditional dancing will make its way along Fisgard Street from 12–2 p.m. This lively annual event is traditionally celebrated throughout China and in Chinese culture is the equivalent to January 1st New Year’s celebrations.

Sunday, Feb. 2
The Victoria Flea Market
The Victoria Flea Market has arrived. Hit up 2014’s first Victoria Flea Market at the Leonardo Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street. It begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at 2 p.m. As over 50 sellers showcase vintage goods and collectible items, there is definitely a bargain to be found. The flea market only costs $2 to attend.

Wednesday, Feb. 5
Victoria Farmers’ Market
Have you been to the Victoria Downtown Farmers’ Market yet? It is January, after all, so don’t let that New Year’s resolution slide. Skip bringing your lunch to work or school, and step up your health food game, while supporting your local economy. Stop in for some fresh and delicious produce from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hudson Public Market, located in the midst of downtown at 1701 Douglas St.

Food & Drink

Monday, Feb. 3
Cooking Mexican cuisine
Take a Mexican cooking class with Red Seal Chef Heidi Fink. Learn how to make authentic Mexican cuisine, and get a tasty meal out of it. The three-hour class will take place from 6–9 p.m. at Creating Occasions, located at 776 Spruce Ave. The price of the class is $90.


 Monday, Feb. 3
‘Spiriting Away the Homeless’ awareness lunch and learn
Gain awareness at the “Spiriting Away the Homeless” Lunch and Learn. UVic Professor Simon Springer gives a lecture on the plight of homeless people in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This event takes place 12:30–1:30 p.m. in the David Strong Building C130 on UVic campus. Free and open to the public.


Sunday, Feb. 2
Get groovy with live jazz

For a sophisticated end to your weekend, get groovy with live jazz at Hermann’s Jazz Café at 753 View St on Sunday from 4–7 p.m. Cover is $12. The CanUS Group performs New Orleans-style jazz tunes from the past. It’s a sure way to dance away your end-of-weekend blues. More details available at

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Who doesn’t like karaoke? Grab some friends and hit up My Bar Grill, 310 Gorge Rd. The tunes start at 8:30 p.m. and last until close. Oh, and house wine is only $4. Singing your heart out has never been so much fun. Check out for details.