Your Island Events – October, 2012

Updated – October 9th
This is something new we are attempting here at Two Hungry Blokes. As passionate as we are about food, we are equally passionate about supporting our local communities. I can only hope that through the listings of local events among the islands, we can help point our readers to fun activities but at the same time we can support local independent businesses as well.

A post will be made monthly with that month’s events listed (and those in the near future). The post will be kept updated.

To find out more about an event, click on the event name for a link to their information.

Chemainus TheatreChemainus, September 21st – October 27th

By Lucia Frangione, directed by Sara-Jeanne Hosie, with music by Royal Sproule, Lewis Frere, Mark Lewandowski and Jason Bertsch.

Blessing of the Animals
Christ Church CathedralVictoria, October 4th

Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis, Patron Saint of Animals. Bring your pet for a special blessing to be held on Christ Church Cathedral’s south lawn.

The Cocktail Series – Goldfinger
Vic TheatreVictoria, October 5th

For our last call, the Cocktail Series invites you into a world of secret agents, fast cars, and sexy martinis (shaken, not stirred if you please) . Goldfinger, third in a series legendary James Bond films, highlights an era of espionage set in the 60s.

The Ride To Beat Breast Cancer
Shell Gas Station on Trans Canada Highway at Spencer – Langford, October 6th

A leisurely 2 hr ride, around Victoria, to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

After the ride, the Legion will be open for lunch (refreshments). So…here’s how the fundraising will take place: Donations will be accepted at the end of the ride, at the Langford Legion. For every $10, you donate, you will receive an entry into the draw barrel. And, as you can see we have plenty of draw prizes, thanks to all the donations! The more you donate…the more chances you have of winning!

We will have a large area reserved for us, inside the Legion, and will have full access to the kitchen and lounge! So, let’s have some fun…for a good cause!

Zero Mile Harvest Festival
O.U.R. EcovillageShawnigan Lake, October 6th

Another year passed with so much growth….in the gardens, 2 new buildings (Yep – come and check out the advancement on the Zero Mile Meal Eatery!), and personally for so many of us at OUR ECOVILLAGE. It is time to Harvest OUR efforts and celebrate. With all of this years accomplishments and community building connections we would like to share the bounty.

DeDfest Victora – Horror Film Festival 2012
Vic TheatreVictoria, October 6th

Get ready Victoria! DEDfest returns to the west coast this October in conjunction with the 2012 Victoria Zombie Walk! This years all day horror fest will feature 4 splat-tastic films including new festival favourites and old classics! PLUS: Prizes, vendors, beers & more!

The Royal Theatre Sings!
Royal TheatreVictoria, October 7th 

A special behind-the-scenes of Verdi’s Macbeth.
In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the City of Victoria, tour the Royal Theatre, Victoria’s historical venue for the performing arts. The Royal Theatre is the home for Pacific Opera Victoria’s productions. Get to know your opera company and the people who make the magic!

Dracula – The Blood Is the Life
Craigdarroch CastleVictoria, October 10th – 31st

This October a blood moon shall rise, unhallowed ground shall spread, and Hell shall be unleashed upon the city of Victoria when the world’s most famous force of evil descends and takes root at Craigdarroch Castle.

Giggling Iguana Productions and Launch Pad Productions proudly present “Dracula – The Blood is the Life”, October 10-31, 2012.

“Dracula – The Blood is the Life” is adapted from Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel by Launch Pad’s David Radford and Christina Patterson, the team that adapted theaward-winning “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. This new adaptation mixes the iconic Dracula story with a dose of demonic exorcism, led by the famous vampire hunter Professor Abraham Van Helsing. You may think you’ve seen the story of Count Dracula, but you’ve never seen it like this.

The Constant WifeSt. Luke’s Players
St. Luke’s Hall – Gordon Head –  Saanich, October 10th – 14th & 17th – 21st

St. Luke’s Players begin their 2012-13 season with a popular comedy set in upper class London in the 1929’s. This comedy of modern manners espouses that as long as a wife is supported by her husband she must remain faithful. When the tables are turned, freedom becomes a currency with which both must pay. Written by W. Somerset Maugham and directed by Don Keith, this production opens our season with this captivating comedy of ” modern” marriage and manners

Hot Pink: 4th Annual PEERS Fundraiser
Dance Victoria BallroomVictoia, October 13th

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue is hosting a fabulous fundraiser for PEERS featuring the Truth Sound System. Come enjoy an evening of dazzling entertainment and dancing to classic soul vinyl along with a silent auction, nibbles, glitter makeovers, a photo booth and more!

Moss Street Market
Moss Street & Fairfield Road – FairfieldVictoria, October 13th

4th Annual Art of the Cocktail
Crystal GardenVictoria,  October 13th – 15th

Take a three-day journey into the art, craft, and tradition of the cocktail at the Art of the Cocktail festival, October 13th – 15th in Victoria, BC. The Grand Cocktail Tasting will open the door to a world of elegant spirits, while the Cocktail Workshops will pique your inner mixologist, and the professional bartender competitions will impress even the most seasoned cocktail enthusiast.

All proceeds from Art of the Cocktail go to the Victoria Film Festival.

Concert: 54-40 with guests Grapes of Wrath
Royal TheatreVictoria, October 19th 

Moss Street Market
Moss Street & Fairfield Road – FairfieldVictoria, October 20th

An Indian Classical Music Concert: Sarangi Duet and Tabla
David Lam Auditorium – MacLaurin Building – University of Victoria School of Music – University of VictoriaSaanich, October 21st

Society For Indian Classical Arts (SICA), a student club at University of Victoria presents “Sarangi Duet with Tabla: An Evening of Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music on two Sarangis and Tabla” by Dilshad Khan (Sarangi), Sabir Khan (Sarangi) and Hanif Khan(Tabla).
Sarangi (sau=hundred, rang=colors of sound) is a short necked bowed string instrument of India that is said to mimic the human voice very closely as chromatically it can produce many sounds. The artists belong to the Sikar Gharana and were trained by the Sarangi maestro Padma Bhushan Ustad Sultan Khan. All the artists performed extensively worldwide, collaborated with many renowned artists as well as played music in many bollywood movies. Dilshad Khan performed along with Ustad Zakir Hussain on 2009 Grammy winner “Global Drum Project”. Sabir Khan recently played on a record of Lady Gaga just to name a few examples of artists achievements. Don’t miss this beautiful music experience with these wonderful artists here in Victoria.

Moss Street Market
Moss Street & Fairfield Road – FairfieldVictoria, October 27th

Ask an Expert Victoria
The Vic TheatreVictoria, October 30th

Join us on October 30th in Victoria, to ask your burning questions about breast cancer and breast health to some of the brightest minds in the field. Find out the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment as we move forward to the goal of a future without the fear of breast cancer by 2020.
Our experts for the evening are Dorothy Yada, Victoria Breast Health Centre, Dr. Peter Watson, BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island, and Jules Sesia, stand up comic and survivor. The event will take place at The Vic Theatre. Doors open at 7PM.

Please RSVP by emailing rsvp at to ensure your spot.

A Closer Walk with Patsy ClineBlue Bridge Repertory Theatre
McPherson PlayhouseVictoria, October 30th – November 10th

By Dean Regan, starring Sara-Jeanne Hosie and directed by Brian Richmond.

Wingfield’s Folly
Chemainus TheatreChemainus, October 31st – November 17th

By Dan Needles and starring Rod Beattie.

Intrepid Theatre ClubVictoria, November 21st – December 1st

Intrepid Theatre brings to Victoria audiences a stage adaptation by David Elendune from the novel of George Orwell.

Out of Hand – 24th Annual Artisan Christmas Fair
Crystal GardenVictoria, November 23rd – 25th

A celebration of fine crafts, artisan food & the decorative arts.

Diversity HQ: Year 150 in Victoria City
Blanshard Community Centre – Blanshard Community – Victoria, November 24th

A celebration of diversity in Hillside Quadra featuring 150 photos artfully displayed, food and good company. Part of Victoria`s 150th birthday festivities. See you at the HQ — Blanshard Community Centre!

The Gifts of the Magi
Chemainus TheatreChemainus, November 30th – December 30th

A Christmas musical. From O. Henry stories, book & lyrics by Mark St. Germain, music & lyrics by Randy Courts.

3rd Annual Naughty But Nice Peep Show
The Metro Studio TheatreVictoria, December 14th

Featuring the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue.

Inside Opera: Albert Herring
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall – McLaurin Building – University of Victoria School of Music – University of VictoriaSaanich, January 27th, 2013

INSIDE OPERA with Robert Holliston is a FREE opera preview to help you discover even more about each original POV production. Hosted by Principal Coach Robert Holliston, INSIDE Opera allows more people – seniors, students, truly anyone – to explore POV’s productions, whether they have opera tickets or not. Subscribers can bring friends, and it’s all free. Just call to reserve.

Gottacon 2013
George R. Pearkes Community Recreation CentreSaanich, February 1st – 3rd, 2013

Our company is GottaCon Conventions and we host an annual hobby based gaming event called GottaCon. GottaCon is a three-day broad spectrum gaming convention that is held annually on the first weekend in February in Victoria, British Columbia. GottaCon celebrates the science fiction and fantasy genres, covers many related hobbies and offers a one stop experience for the fans and enthusiasts of those genres.

The vision of GottaCon is to host something for everyone including free-play and tournaments in board games, collectible/non-collectible miniatures, collectible trading cards, role-playing games, and electronic gaming as well as demonstrations, contests, information sessions, workshops, a variety of exhibitors.

Victoria Film Festival
Victoria, February 1st – 10th, 2013

The mission of the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival is to expose youth and adults to a broad range of cultural, artistic and philosophical ideas and lifestyles through the presentation of film, video, and new media in order to stimulate critical analysis and inspire an interest in using the medium as a creative tool.

3rd Annual Bump & Grind Valentine
The Metro Studio TheatreVictoria, February 16th

An event featuring Cheesecake Burlesque Revue.

Inside Opera: Tosca
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall – McLaurin Building – University of Victoria School of Music – University of VictoriaSaanich, March 24th, 2013

INSIDE OPERA with Robert Holliston is a FREE opera preview to help you discover even more about each original POV production. Hosted by Principal Coach Robert Holliston, INSIDE Opera allows more people – seniors, students, truly anyone – to explore POV’s productions, whether they have opera tickets or not. Subscribers can bring friends, and it’s all free. Just call to reserve.

Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food & Wine
Victoria, July 18th – 21st, 2013

Taste uncorks Thursday July 18, 2013 with an evening tasting of more than 100 British Columbia wines and local cuisine prepared by top Vancouver Island chefs. Not just a wine festival, this culinary tourism experience is an extra long weekend of tastings, seminars and events…a festival with a culinary conscience!

2013 CIBC Run for the Cure
University of VictoriaSaanich, October 6th, 2013

A fundraising run for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


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