April Events

Pacific Opera Victoria: Midsummer Night's Dream

Dates: April 14, 16, 22
Location: Royal Theatre
Official Website: HERE

A spat between the king and queen of fairies spills into the human realm, creating a tangle of misdirected spells and misplaced love affairs. Sweethearts fall in and out of love with neither rhyme or reason, bumbling rustics try their hands at amateur theatricals with side-splitting results, and the fairies spread accidental chaos far and wide. Nothing is what it seems in this enchanting collision of worlds, as fairies, countryfolk, and moonstruck young lovers spin through a single magical night.

With Shakespeare's language and Britten's tone painting, this edgy fantasy is at once ethereal and hilariously down to earth.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased through the Royal & McPherson box offices, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas with Opening Guest, Coastline

Date: April 16
Location: Dave Dunnet Community Theatre
Time: 7:30pm
Official Website: HERE

Continuing their adventures through Scottish music and beyond, fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas joyously reinvent their instruments’ classic Caledonian partnership for the 21st century, with their 2014 album Abundance expanding their reach to take in Americana, gypsy-jazz and African elements.

Times Colonist 10K Run

Dates: April 24
Location: Downtown Inner Harbour
Official Website: HERE

Visit the official website for complete details, course map, start times, locations, volunteering and the family fun run.

Don Quixote

Dates: April 26 & 27
Location: Royal Theatre
Official Website: HERE

This ballet can be rightfully called one of the most popular performances in the ROYAL MOSCOW BALLET theater repertoire. The parade of sparkling and virtuoso dances that the ballet is generously saturated with is the most attractive feature of the performance where the plot does not matter that much any longer –it is the skill of the dancers that is emphasized. The cooperation between music and choreography provide the Don Quixote ballet with the qualities so eagerly sought after by real ballet admirers – these are the temperament, the emotion, and the fascination.  Beautiful scenery and costumes get the audience absorbed in the wonderful world of the ancient Spanish square. Perfectly synchronized, smooth and precise movements by the corps-de-ballet add special charm to the performance making the viewer increasingly involved in the emotional pace of the show.

Tickets start at $38 and can be purchased through the Royal & McPherson box offices, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.