Get your week started off right with these five things to do in Victoria today, Monday, March 11th.
Has Tinder lost it’s spark? Bumble become a fumble? Well never fear because Matchmaker Monday is here. Back by popular demand, the event is part mingling/dating event, part immersive retro variety hour and part live game show!
A retro space themed event and live game show night, complete with games, live performances, karaoke, prizes, and more! A place to mingle and meet new folks, start up a convo, and possibly take part in a round of our very own live dating game show: The Newlymet Game!
- When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
- Price: $12 Advanced Tickets / $15 At the Door; buy online
Prepare to experience opera as a part of the show! VIPG presents an Opera in a Box production of The Sleepwalker; a portable, no frills production capitalizing on the dynamic cast and recruitment of the audience to share a comedic folk tale of virtue and trust.
The Sleepwalker, is an English adaptation of Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula, a semi-seria opera in two acts set to a libretto by Felice Romani.
On the eve of a much celebrated wedding, a stranger comes to town, a phantom terrorizes the village and the villagers question the virtue of the bride. All is revealed when they learn how to trust each other in the finale.
- When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Where: North Douglas Church, 675 Jolly Place
- Price: $0 to $20; buy online
An eclectic show of artwork by six diverse artists: Gail Tovah Davidson, Mike Lathrop, Barb MacLeod, Niramon Prudtatron, June Haynes and Maureen Ness.
- When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where: Goward House Society, 2495 Arbutus Rd
God Knows Where I Am is the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who suffered from severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless, inevitably being committed for three years to a state psychiatric facility. She wanted nothing more than to be out of hospital, to live freely, but after being discharged with no followup died of starvation in an abandoned house during a harsh New Hampshire winter.
“God Knows Where I Am is an extraordinary film that portrays brilliantly the inner reality of an intelligent and creative human being suffering from a serious and life threatening mental illness. The viewer will come away with not only appreciation of this amazing person but also the dysfunction in our system of mental health that allows for preventable tragedy after tragedy. We must do better.
- When: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Where: Movie Monday, 2334 Trent Street
Mondays are the loveliest day of the week, if you’re into pierogis and comedy! Head to Sült Pierogi Bar and enjoy some great cocktails and awesome food while you watch open mic comedy! They’ve got Victoria’s Max Bank-Jaffe hosting. And closing the show, visiting from Vancouver, but popping up everywhere around town, Sophia Johnson!
- When: 7:30 p.m.
- Where: SüLT Pierogi Bar, 609 Yates Street