CALENDAR: Tuba Christmas
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]