What: Vancouver Island Blues Bash with The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Matt Schofield
Where: Ship Point outdoor stage
When: Saturday and Sunday (see jazzvictoria.ca for full details)
Tickets: $28 for each evening show, free performances by local bands starting noon daily
Shawn Hall of The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer doesn’t mind audiences smoking a little weed.
He may seem like just another hard-working Mountie. But the commander-in-chief at Gabriola Island’s RCMP detachment is also a popular newspaper humorist. Indeed, Cpl. Nathan Dame has readers as far as New York City. I encountered Dame’s column for the first time while visiting Gabriola last weekend. It’s a regular feature in the Gabriola Sounder. (Gabriola was once a two-paper island; however the rival Flying Shingle — “the voice of Gabriola since 1972” hung up its shingle a few years ago.)
What: Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival
Where: Downtown Victoria
When: Continues to Sept. 3
Tickets: Single tickets are $9 and $11. You must have a $6 Fringe button to see shows. For advance tickets, see intrepidtheatre.com or ticketrocket.co. Buy in person at Ticket Rocket at 101-804 Broughton St. or the festival box office at 1609 Blanshard St. The Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival can appear daunting.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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