CAL­EN­DAR: Tuba Christ­mas

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SATUR­DAY, DEC. 8

Vic­to­ria Sym­phony presents Christ­mas Pops at the Royal Theatre. Tonight, 8 p.m. and Sun­day, 2 p.m. Tick­ets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.

Tenth An­nual Jon and Roy Hol­i­day Spe­cial at McPherson Play­house, 8 p.m. Tick­ets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.

Thirty-ninth an­nual Tuba Christ­mas, with more than 80 tubas and eu­pho­ni­ums at Mar­ket Square, 560 Johnson St., 1-3 p.m. By do­na­tion to the Times Colonist Christ­mas Fund.

God Is A Scot­tish Drag Queen: Christ­mas Spe­cial at Univer­sity of Vic­to­ria Far­quhar Au­di­to­rium, 7:30 p.m. Tick­ets at uvic.ca/far­quhar/events.

Oliver Swain’s Hol­i­day So­cial in­cludes some of Vic­to­ria’s top folk, jazz, celtic and blue­grass mu­si­cians all on stage to­gether. 1:30 and 7 p.m. at Vic­to­ria Event Cen­tre, 1415 Broad St. Tick­ets at Lyle’s Place and eventbrite.ca or at the door; oliv­er­swain.com.

Dis­cov­ery Walks Tours: Christ­mas In Old Vic­to­ria, 2 p.m. Starts out­side 26 Bas­tion Square (Burnes House) be­side the for­mer Mar­itime Mu­seum; Ghostly Walks: Ghosts of Christ­mas Past, 7:30 p.m. Start in front of Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, 812 Wharf St.; dis­cover­thep­ast.com.

'Tis the Sea­son with the Penin­sula Singers and fea­tur­ing Bill and the Kids Jazz Trio and Stages Dance Com­pany, 7:30 p.m. at Mary Win­spear Cen­tre, Sid­ney. Tick­ets at penin­su­lasingers.ca.

Trea­sure Is­land by the Lawyers on Stage Theatre So­ci­ety, tonight and Sun­day at Lang­ham Court Theatre, 805 Lang­ham Court. Tick­ets at lang­hamthe­atre.ca.

Blue Bridge Sings Christ­mas! with the Blue Bridge En­sem­ble at the Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra St., 8 p.m. Tick­ets at sa1.seatad­vi­sor.com.

Wait­ing for Christ­mas: An Im­pro­vised Sa­muel Beck­ett at In­trepid Theatre Club, 2-1609 Blan­shard St., 8 p.m. Tick­ets at eventbrite.ca.

Scuba Santa at Panorama Recre­ation Cen­tre. Get your photo with Santa un­der­wa­ter in your fes­tive out­fits. Mask and gog­gles pro­vided. 2-3 p.m. at 1885 For­est Park Dr. Tel. 250-656-7271.

Hol­i­day Bird Count Train­ing, a guided walk for ages 12 and up at Is­land View Beach Re­gional Park to learn about song birds, ocean ducks and other birds. 9-11 a.m., meet at the grassy area ad­ja­cent to the pic­nic shel­ter off Ho­ma­lthko Road. Cap­i­tal Re­gional Dis­trict Parks pro­grams, crd.bc.ca/parks; 250-478-3344.

Ea­gle Eyes, Ea­gles Trib­ute at the Os­borne Bay Pub, 1534 Joan Ave., Crofton, 8 p.m.; os­bornebay­pub.com; 250-324-2245.

Lit­tle Women at the Che­mai­nus Theatre Fes­ti­val, 737 Che­mai­nus Rd., Che­mai­nus, to Dec. 30. Tick­ets and per­for­mance sched­ule and tick­ets at chemai­nusthe­atre­fes­ti­val.ca

SUN­DAY, DEC. 9

The Orig­i­nal Har­lem Glo­be­trot­ters at Save-on-Foods Me­mo­rial Cen­tre, 3 p.m. Tick­ets at se­lec­ty­ourtick­ets.com or tel. 250-220-7777.

Twelth An­nual Carol-Along with the Car­il­lon. Gather un­der the Nether­lands Cen­ten­nial Car­il­lon, en­joy hot cho­co­late and cook­ies and at the end of the set, the car­il­lon is lit for the hol­i­days. 4:30-5:15 p.m. at Royal B.C. Mu­seum, 675 Belleville St.; roy­al­bc­mu­seum.bc.ca.

Pub­lic Meno­rah Light­ing. Com­mu­nity is in­vited to join Con­gre­ga­tion Emanu-El Syn­a­gogue, 5-6:30 p.m. at Cen­ten­nial Square.

Grif­fin & Sabine by Nick Ban­tock at The Bel­fry Theatre, 2 p.m. Tick­ets at tick­ets.bel­fry.bc.ca.

Sound­ings Vo­cal En­sem­ble presents Mu­sic of the Sea­son at St. Mary’s Angli­can Church, 1973 Cul­tra Ave., 2:30 p.m. Tick­ets at eventbrite.ca; sound­ingsmu­sic.com.

Skate with the Vic­to­ria Roy­als hockey team and Marty at Butchart Gar­dens’ out­door skat­ing rink, meet the team and get au­to­graphs. 3-4 p.m. Come early to earn a spot on the ice and book your skate upon ar­rival at the Vis­i­tor Cen­tre.; butchart­gar­dens.com.

Py­jama Prance Fun Run/Walk through the streets of Es­quimalt in your py­ja­mas with live mu­sic, silent auc­tion, run­ner’s swag and prizes. 9 a.m.-noon at Es­quimalt United Church, 500 Ad­mi­rals Rd. Reg­is­tra­tion: five items of food and/or do­na­tion of $10. All food and funds raised will go to the Rain­bow Kitchen. Tel. 250-661-6550, reg­is­tra­tion at py­[email protected]

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