Each episode Culture Vulture TV brings you the TOP 10 events on Vancouver Island. Each episode Culture Vulture TV brings you the TOP 10 events on Vancouver Island.
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1. Just for Laughs Presents Demetri Martin at the McPherson Playhouse (September 8th)
Demetri Martin is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. He started his stand-up career in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Demetri recently wrote and directed his first feature film, Dean, which won the Founder’s Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for best narrative American feature film.
2. ‘Wild Flight: Conquest of the Skies’ at IMAX Victoria (through September)
Wild Flight: Conquest of the Skies 3D uses the very latest science and stunning special effects to uncover the 300-million-year story of flight as never before. The most advanced filming technology allows us to show the beauty and excitement of life on the wing, from the fastest predatory falcons to the most acrobatic of insects, night flyers like owls and bats, and the soaring and gliding specialists capable of traveling huge distances.
3. Rifflandia (September 14th – 17th)
Rifflandia turns 10 this September! Join the party throughout multiple venues in Victoria as the city hosts Musicians such as Moby, July Talk, Bonobo, Zed’s Dead and many more. This interactive festival engages the whole city and focuses on the growing Music Scene that brings musicians, music lovers and local businesses together for a magical weekend.
4. Nanaimo Jazz Fest (September 15th – 17th)
New Orleans is coming to town to celebrate the inaugural Nanaimo International Jazz Festival this September. For 3 days and nights Nanaimo’s downtown will be hopping with the beats and grooves of live jazz. The Festival will put Jazz in Diana Krall Plaza, as well as a ‘Jazz Krall’ in other downtown cafes and public spaces throughout the event.
5. Canadian Craft Tours (throughout September)
What a better month to take a tour of a Brewery or Vineyard!? Canadian Craft Tours operates tours to many Vancouver Island Breweries and Wineries. Experience the Island through the eyes of our talented Brewers, Distillers and Winemakers, and come engage with homegrown BC this Fall.
6. Chemainus Theatre presents Jeeves Takes a Bow (September 8th – 30th)
Bertie Wooster has bitten off more of The Big Apple than he can chew. All attempts to inflict his charming ineptitude on America and break into show biz are foiled by a kooky childhood friend “Binky” and vengeful thug “Knuckles McCann”. Will his illustrious manservant Jeeves save the scene and the day?
7. Ranch Tours at Morning Star Bison Ranch (Fridays – Sundays through September)
Up in the pristine Cassidy Highlands just south of Nanaimo BC lies a home where the buffalo roam on beautifully sculpted fields. Join a tour on the Buffalo Bus conducted by the Ranch’s own Buffalo Bob (Bob Wilson) where you will ride into the fields and interact with the Bison up close.
8. Old Time Fiddle Jamboree (September 16th)
The Coombs Old Time Fiddlers, Branch 11 of the BC Association, host this annual Fiddle Jamboree to showcase Canadian Old Time Music. Fiddlers and accompanying musicians from Vancouver Island and beyond gather on stage to present a full afternoon of great traditional music from the many cultures in Canada.
9. Friday Night Casks at White Sails Brewing (Fridays through September)
Every Friday White Sails Brewing taps a brand-new cask, bursting with unique and creative flavour combinations. The cask taps at 5 pm and is available as long as it lasts. Get here before its gone!
10. The University of Victoria presents God is a Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming (September 16th)
A cross between Dame Edna and Billy Connolly, with a dollop of Eddie Izzard! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from the 10 Commandments to Trump in a hilarious two act comedy of biblical proportions!