Entertainment

Colwood’s Juan de Fuca branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library is the latest location in the region to be featured in a Netflix original production, appearing in Rescued by Ruby earlier this year. (Greater Victoria Public Library/Facebook)

Colwood library added to growing list of Netflix filming locations

Three original Netflix productions have now been filmed in Greater Victoria

Nancy Walt will be showing her art at the Persimmon Drive location. (Courtesy of Nancy Walt)

Scattered Artists’ summer home studio tour returns to Saanich

19th annual art tour features 22 artists, five venues within biking distance

Nancy Walt will be showing her art at the Persimmon Drive location. (Courtesy of Nancy Walt)
Westshore Community Concert Band performing on Canada Day in 2015. Registration for the new season will take place Sept. 6 in the lower parking lot at The Forge Church in Colwood. (Contributed by Mike Dominy)

Westshore Community Concert Band celebrates 20 years of music

The orchestra brings local musicians together to perform at nearby community events

Westshore Community Concert Band performing on Canada Day in 2015. Registration for the new season will take place Sept. 6 in the lower parking lot at The Forge Church in Colwood. (Contributed by Mike Dominy)
The Victoria Guitar Society presents classical guitarist Jacob Cordover on Aug. 13 in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at UVic. (Courtesy Victoria Guitar Society)

Performer brings jazz, pop, contemporary guitar to University of Victoria stage

Jacob Cardover performs Aug. 13 in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

The Victoria Guitar Society presents classical guitarist Jacob Cordover on Aug. 13 in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at UVic. (Courtesy Victoria Guitar Society)
Drummers perform during the traditional eye dotting ceremony to start the annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival at Ship Point in 2016. The event returns to the Inner Harbour this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dragons, dogs and intriguing rocks on tap for Greater Victoria audiences

Trio of events offer culture, fun, entertainment and, of course, food

  • Aug 12, 2022
Drummers perform during the traditional eye dotting ceremony to start the annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival at Ship Point in 2016. The event returns to the Inner Harbour this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tyler Scott Hoover, a professional Spider-Man cosplayer and model, is pictured in the classic costume of the Marvel comic superhero. In August 2022, as the iconic character marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merchandise, fans like Hoover reflect on Spider-Man’s appeal across race, gender and nationality. (Tyler Scott Hoover via AP)

As Spider-Man turns 60, fans reflect on diverse appeal

‘We should always be open to the possibilities’

Tyler Scott Hoover, a professional Spider-Man cosplayer and model, is pictured in the classic costume of the Marvel comic superhero. In August 2022, as the iconic character marks 60 years in the vast, imaginative world of comic books, movies and merchandise, fans like Hoover reflect on Spider-Man’s appeal across race, gender and nationality. (Tyler Scott Hoover via AP)
This 1966 replica Ford Shelby Cobra is one of more than 40 cars that will be part of the Victoria Sports and Import Car Show on Aug. 13. (Photo courtesy of John Rogers)
This 1966 replica Ford Shelby Cobra is one of more than 40 cars that will be part of the Victoria Sports and Import Car Show on Aug. 13. (Photo courtesy of John Rogers)
Sober Fest is coming to the South Vancouver Island Rangers’ property in Langford later this month. (Black Press Media File)

New festival coming to Langford sells out within days

Sober Fest is focused on providing a safe space while raising funds for those living with addiction

Sober Fest is coming to the South Vancouver Island Rangers’ property in Langford later this month. (Black Press Media File)
Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Aug. 8 as a musical guest, and played her latest single Narcissist, which dropped midnight July 29. (Photo credit Todd Owyoung/NBC)

B.C. teen singer performs new single on ‘The Tonight Show’

Lauren Spencer-Smith was the musical guest Monday, Aug. 8, on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith appeared on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Aug. 8 as a musical guest, and played her latest single Narcissist, which dropped midnight July 29. (Photo credit Todd Owyoung/NBC)
Voice acting is considered an essential human component of an industry that’s projected to earn $204 billion by 2025 according to a market report by Lucintel. (Pixabay)
Voice acting is considered an essential human component of an industry that’s projected to earn $204 billion by 2025 according to a market report by Lucintel. (Pixabay)
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Northwest B.C. musician to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Ontario university

Alex Cuba will become Doctor of Laws at Queen’s University in October on heels of Grammy win

Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Triple Threat Performers brings the iconic musical Grease to Brentwood’s Pioneer Park over two weekends in August. (Courtesy Triple Threat Performers)

Upcoming Events: Lots to do and see on the Saanich Peninsula in August

Musical theatre, art exhibit, car show and more on tap this month

Triple Threat Performers brings the iconic musical Grease to Brentwood’s Pioneer Park over two weekends in August. (Courtesy Triple Threat Performers)
The cast of “Bullet Train” pose on the red carpet at the film’s premiere on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Pictured from left is Logan Lerman, Masi Oka, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tyree Henry, Bad Bunny, Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz and director David Leitch. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ pulls into station with $30.1M

Comeback season pushed box office receipts close to pre-pandemic levels, but quiet looms in cinemas

The cast of “Bullet Train” pose on the red carpet at the film’s premiere on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Pictured from left is Logan Lerman, Masi Oka, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tyree Henry, Bad Bunny, Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz and director David Leitch. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kelly McCormack plays Jess McCready in Prime Video TV series “A League of Their Own,” which uses the hit film as the basis for a new story. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Anne Marie Fox-Prime Video TV
Kelly McCormack plays Jess McCready in Prime Video TV series “A League of Their Own,” which uses the hit film as the basis for a new story. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Anne Marie Fox-Prime Video TV
Detail from the painting ‘Curiosity’ created specially for the exhibition. (Ice Bear painting)

Renowned Ojibway artist IceBear sees solo exhibition

Exhibition at Portals Gallery until Aug. 20

  • Aug 7, 2022
Detail from the painting ‘Curiosity’ created specially for the exhibition. (Ice Bear painting)
Sooke alternative rock band Shale has a busy lineup heading into the fall with gigs planned for the South Island, including Edward Milne Community School in October. (Contributed - Serena Haley Photography)

Sooke indie band taps into new popularity

Shale members surprised at how quickly their reputation and following have grown

Sooke alternative rock band Shale has a busy lineup heading into the fall with gigs planned for the South Island, including Edward Milne Community School in October. (Contributed - Serena Haley Photography)
Visitors admire artists’ work at last year’s Bowker Creek Brush Up. This summer’s 17th annual outdoor show and sale happens Aug. 14 and feature artists of varying ages. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bowker Creek welcomes young talent for 17th Brush Up in Oak Bay

Oak Bay show and sale Aug. 14 features all-ages artists, youth musicians

Visitors admire artists’ work at last year’s Bowker Creek Brush Up. This summer’s 17th annual outdoor show and sale happens Aug. 14 and feature artists of varying ages. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush of Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry have advanced to live shows in ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Pictured here, the two at the Vancouver Island Exhibition in 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush of Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry have advanced to live shows in ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Pictured here, the two at the Vancouver Island Exhibition in 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)