(Royal BC Museum / Webcam)

Congrats! You made it to the midway point of the week. Here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday January 9th.

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: Auditions are scheduled for Jan 8, 9, 10th 6:30-9:30pm and Jan 12th 1 p.m to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Four Seasons Musical Theatre,
    1500a Admirals Road

Celtic Music Night at The Irish Times!

The Irish Times Pub was awarded “Best Entertainment Experience” (2018) and also “Irish Pub of The Year” (2017) for North American Irish Pubs at the Irish Pubs Global Federation. Knacker’s Yard is glad to be a part of this, and can be found performing at The Irish Times Pub every Monday and Wednesday night (unless they’re on the road!)

  • When: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Where: Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government Street

Comedy Night at the Mint

Each week Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance bring the most hilarious comedian’s in the city together for a wonderful evening of fun at the best venue for stand up comedy in Victoria.

  • When: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint Restaurant, 1414 Douglas Street

ORION Lecture: Indigenous Theatre in Canada with Yvette Nolan

Canadian playwright, director, and dramaturg, Yvette Nolan will speak about the history of Indigenous theatre in Canada.

In the forty years since James Buller kickstarted an Indigenous theatre in this country currently called Canada, Indigenous theatre makers have produced over 500 theatre pieces for the stage. However Canadians may only know of “The Rez Sisters”, and perhaps one or two more. From “Jessica” to “Moonlodge” to “Okinum”, from “Someday” to “Where the Blood Mixes” to “Bearing”, Nolan will address the work of the Indigenous theatre makers who have stood on the shoulders of those who came before.

  • When: 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre, 3800 Finnerty Road

Admission-by-donation at the Royal BC Museum

It’s “Community Days” at the Royal BC Museum, where admission to the museum will be by donation.

  • When: January 2nd – January 9th, 2018
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street

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