You’ve made all the way through the end of April and into the first weekend of May!

Here are 5 events to help you celebrate FriYAY in and around Victoria:

Shrek: The Musical!

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

  • When: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m
  • Where: Royal Theatre & McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square/805 Broughton St

Cheese Tasting 101

If you wonder what “barnyardy” or “organoleptic” means, it’s because you haven’t taken this class yet!

You’ll learn the words to describe the taste, colour and texture of your favourite cheeses and how to use all of your senses to fully experience a cheese tasting.

  • When: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Ottavio Italian Bakery & Delicatessen, 2272 Oak Bay Ave

Light Up 4 Cystic Fibrosis 

Did you know that May is officially Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in British Columbia?!

The Parliament Building in Victoria will be lit up on May 3 for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month! It will be a beautiful night to head downtown to see the legislature in blue and green for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Take a photo, and tag @cfcanadawestern on IG with #lightup4CF | #aworldwithoutCF | #endCF

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Parliament Building, 501 Belleville St

Friday Night Roller Skating

Roller skating is making a comeback in Esquimalt, as Roller Skate Victoria and Esquimalt Parks and Recreation have teamed up to bring drop in roller skating to the Archie Browning Sports Centre curling rink on Friday nights.

It has been decades since public roller skating has graced the floors of the rec centre, and with the nostalgic resurgence of roller skating brought on by Roller Skate Victoria, the demand for a regular skating spot has become great enough for Esquimalt Parks and Recreation to step in and fill the void.

  • When: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Archie Browning Sports Centre, 1151 Esquimalt Rd

Interworld Art Show

Through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture, seven artists navigate the Interworld to produce works exploring time, transformation, the uncanny, and the secretive and silenced worlds of trauma and mental health.

  • When: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Archive ARC, 2516 Bridge St

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