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We’ve almost made it through the second week of 2019! There’s plenty of art to see today, and plenty to learn about the beauty of our own backyard.

Here’s five things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday January 10th!

West Coast Kayaking and Sea Otters Presentation

Marine biologist and West Coast Expeditions owner Dave Pinel is hosting a multimedia presentation on kayaking and sea otters in our backyard.

The presentation will highlight paddling in and around Vancouver Island’s Kyuquot Sound, and will touch upon the west coast’s wildlife, like the adorable sea otter.

  • When: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Ocean River Sports, 1630 Store Street

Lego Exhibition in Sidney

The creative force has arrived at the Sidney Museum with their newest presentation of the ever-popular Lego Exhibition celebrating over 60 years of Lego imagination. Dozens of Star Wars themed Lego models provide a special focus for this exciting exhibit, rounded out by hundreds of other Lego models including Hogwarts Castle and Lego model of the Bugatti Chiron automobile. Admission is always by donation.

  • When: Daily, 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Sidney Museum, 2423 Beacon Avenue

Opening Reception: Student and Instructor Art Show

The Esquimalt Rec Centre is holding a free celebration of the arts in their newly unveild Atrium Art Gallery!

Besides the art on display, there will be pop-up art booths for all ages, snacks, lessons, and presentations.

  • When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street

Willy Wonka Auditions

Calling All Actors!

Four Seasons Musical Theatre is holding auditions for their spring production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This revival celebrates the 10 year anniversary of FSMT’s original performance of this family favourite!

  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Four Seasons Musical Theatre, 1500a Admirals Road

Along the Shore – Meet the artists

Explore nature’s beauty through photography and meet the artists themselves at Moka House tomorrow.

The nature shots are captured in intensely personal ways and highlight the work of Sam Bufalini, a journalist with more than 40 years of experience in Canadian newspapers and newcomer Tamilynn Reed, who focuses on Victoria’s landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, shorelines.

Live Gypsy Jazz music will also be playing tonight!

  • When: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Where: Moka House Cook Street Village, 345 Cook Street

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