ANGIE’S ARTS: Taste of Sidney coming soon

Arts in brief: Reading series resumes at the Red Brick Cafe.

A Taste of Sidney

This evening of film and feasting at the Mary Winspear is a foodie’s dream come true. Restaurants and wineries of Sidney and the Peninsula come together at a Grand Tasting to offer treats and tidbits to delight even the most discerning of palates.

Jazz-swing fusion band Loungerino will perform live, entertaining those still noshing until the screening of Trattoria in the Charlie White Theatre.

The Grand Tasting runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Trattoria begins at 7:15.

Tickets are $40, available at the box office, marywinspear.ca, or by calling 250-656-0275, and include the Grand Tasting and the film.

To watch a trailer for Trattoria, visit http://bit.ly/1FUGqeE.

 

Red Brick welcomes authors for reading series

June’s edition of the Red Brick Readings series welcomes award-winning poet and novelist Pamela Porter, winner of the Governor General’s Award for her children’s book The Crazy Man, and Monique Gray Smith, whose creative non-fiction book, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, is a revealing glimpse into the 20th-century history of Canada’s First Peoples.

The reading is at 7 p.m., Friday, June 5 at the Red Brick Café, 2423 Beacon Ave. Advance tickets are $10, available at Tanner’s Books in Sidney, and Munro’s Books in Victoria. Proceeds will go toward funding the 2015 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.

For more information, visit sidneyliteraryfestival.ca.