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It’s the last day before the long weekend and there’s almost too much to do today!

Here are 6 things happening in and around Victoria today!

Annual Historic Military Encampment

What: Stroll through the fort amidst marquee and bell tents representing various periods from the 1850s to the 1950s. Historic re-enactors will bring to life stories from generations ago. Admire equipment, uniforms and motor vehicles from Canada’s military past.
Where: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
When: 10 am – 5 pm

Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers

What: Hey rockin’ people!
Authentic rock n roll and rhythm & blues from the internationally enjoyed Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers!
A night of rock n roll and country rhythm and blues. Perfect for a social, foot stomping grand old time. Dine, drink and dance the night away! Everybody welcome.
Shake it in the shade!
Where: Northern Quarter
1724 Douglas Street
When: 9 pm – 12 am
Cost: By donation

Ivan Decker

What: Audiences agree it is always a delight to watch Ivan perform his sharp, multi-layered observational comedy. He has performed stand-up comedy across North America and can be seen and heard as a part of the popular CBC radio program “The Debaters,” the Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy festivals for CBC Television and he recently made his American international TV debut on CONAN.
Where: View Royal Casino
1708 Island Highway
When: 8 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Get your tickets  here!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

What: Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
Where: North Douglas Church
675 Jolly Pl
When: 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

What: Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us.
With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.
Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.
Where: Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
When: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: $26.95

Victoria Academy of Ballet: Celebration de la Danse

What: At the completion of each year, students participate in the Annual Recital. This performance showcases the wonderful talent at Victoria Academy of Ballet and gives all students the opportunity to display their skills and progress learned over the course of the year.
Where: McPherson Playhouse
3 Centennial Square
When: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: $30

For more things to do, check out our events page!


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