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CVTV TOP 10 Vancouver Island Events: May

Each episode, Culture Vulture TV brings you the TOP 10 Vancouver Island events, in a video under 3 minutes. Shot on location this episode at Il Covo Trattoria, an Italian restaurant in James Bay in Victoria BC. 

  1. Langham Court Theatre presents Proof (June 9-24)

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde finishes its run on May 6, and Proof begins June 9th. Can a young woman whose principal education in advanced mathematics from her crazy father be the author of a brilliant mathematical proof? Delving into the sacrificing nature of family relationships, this engaging drama explores the depths of love and the mystery of brilliance.

http://www.langhamtheatre.ca/

  1. 2 Pianos 4 Hands – Chemainus Theatre (April 6 – May 14)

Ted and Richard dream about becoming classical pianists. But they have to deal with pushy parents, bizarre teachers, life-consuming practice, stage fright and agonizing Conservatory examinations. Revel in the incredible results of this hilarious and moving journey by these talented dueling pianists.

http://chemainustheatrefestival.ca

 

  1. IMAX films Dream Big, Amazon Adventure and Walking with Dinosaurs (May 19)

Amazon Adventure tells the story of Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the rainforest in the 1850’s. Dream Big: Engineering Our World will transform how we think about engineering – from the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots. Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet transports audiences back to Cretaceous Alaska with large dinosaurs,

http://imaxvictoria.com

  1. Theatre Inconnu presents Jocasta Regina (May 2-20)

Through a modern retelling of the classic Oedipus story – from Queen Jocasta’s perspective – Nancy Huston succeeds brilliantly in challenging the norms of moral authority. In a fight to preserve the life she cherishes, Jocasta is prepared to accept the “unacceptable.”

http://www.theatreinconnu.com/2017/01/jocasta-regina/

  1.  Alice Munro Stories at Belfry Theatre (April 18-May 14)

The master of the contemporary short story, Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. In this world premiere, two of Alice’s short stories will be performed in a unique theatrical event that celebrates her exceptional language and the audience’s imagination.

http://www.belfry.bc.ca/alice-munro-stories/

  1. Island Farms Victoria Day Parade (May 22)

Celebrate Victoria Day at the Island Farms Victoria Day Parade. It is home to Victoria’s largest parade of the year, welcoming over 100,000+ annually to see Canadian and American marching bands, musical floats, cultural entries, and festive clowns.

http://www.gvfs.ca/

  1. Mother’s Day High Tea (May 14)

The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden is hosting a four course Mother’s Day High Tea. There are three seatings (11am, 1pm & 3pm) with a medley of amazing fresh baked goods and your choice of Silk Road loose-leaf tea.

http://www.abkhaziteahouse.com/

  1. Cheese and Meat Festival (May 20)

Explore the smells, tastes and textures of cheese charcuterie and accompaniments while pairing them with wine, cider, beer, and mixed drinks. The festival will consist of two tasting sessions and have an on-site store to allow attendees to buy the products they love.

http://www.cheeseandmeatfestival.com/

  1. African Cultural Week & AfriCaFest 2017 (May 20-28)

AfriCa Fest 2017 will introduce first-rate, international artists to the Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver art communities. For the first time, directly from Paris, Pulchérie is pleased to present world-renowned choreographer and dancer Merlin Nyakam.

https://www.facebook.com/events/287122555053479/

  1. 6th Annual Victoria Goddess Run (June 4)

This women’s running event features a 5K, 10K and Kids Run along with a weekend of fun events. The Victoria Goddess run is an opportunity for women to celebrate the power that we can embrace when we work together to reach our goals. With room for every level of runner or walker and lots of swag, it’s no wonder this run has been named one of Canada’s best.

http://victoriagoddess.com/