Victoria has some pretty wonderful musical, cultural and artistic events all year round. Here are our February picks for what to see in music, art and the stage.

Cape Breton’s golden (bad) boy

A certain enfant terrible, fiddler Ashley MacIsaac, will join local guitar whiz Quinn Bachand on another stop in a 10-year off-and-on gig.  >  February 9, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Through time and space

Collage works that transport you through the vortex of time and space are the stuff of Victoria artist Elyse Longair’s solo show, Space Probe. It’s a visual riff on science fiction dreams that’s at once monolithic, disturbing and maybe just possible.  >  February 9 to March 9, Fifty Fifty Arts Collective

Opera’s greatest love story

How many opera companies does it take to stage La Traviata? Turns out it’s five of Canada’s leading professional companies, including Pacific Opera Victoria, in a historic staging of Verdi’s masterpiece. Wait ’til you see the set! 
>  February 14 to 24, Royal Theatre

This article is from the January/February 2019 issue of YAM.