Ross Bay Cemetery is full of trees in bloom and makes for a serene late afternoon spring wander. (ItkasanImages)

The weather is warming up and Spring is around the corner! Here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday March 18th.


Play Reading – In Absentia by Morris Panych

Four seasons after her husband’s disappearance, Colette remains emotionally motionless, isolated in a country cottage, waiting for word, or perhaps even more significantly, a connection. A young stranger in a jean jacket waves to her from the frozen lake—a sign? She emerges to give him her husband’s parka—strangely, the boy has a likeness to Tom. A moving story of vanished love enlivened by Panych’s trademark humour.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Avenue

Ghostly Hounds // Naomi Kavka // Max Marshall at Vinyl Envy

An eclectic evening of folk music by Ghostly Hounds, Naomi Kavka, and Max Marshall.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Where: Vinyl Envy, 1717 Quadra Street

The Sult Mine Open Mic Comedy

Head to Sült for great food, cocktails and open mic comedy! They’ve got the sultry Sara Emmett hosting and bartending badboy Patrick McCann featuring.

  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: SüLT Pierogi Bar – 609 Yates Street

 The Robert Bateman Centre 

This Spring Break, March 18th – March 31st,  the Robert Bateman Centre is offering free entry to all youth, aged 18 and under!

From our interactive Birdsong Gallery to the Virtual Reality Experience and multi-media video, there is something for everybody – as well as a scavenger hunt and art exploration map!

  • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: The Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville Street

Open Gaming – Mare Nostrum

Social gaming night – play new games, meet new people.  This time, come and play in the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean (Mare Nostrum, if you speak Latin, but you don’t need to).

Play: Traders of Carthage, 7 Wonders, Ave Cesar!, Downfall of Pompeii, Concordia and Imhotep

  • When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: The Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville Street



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