Sunset from Christmas Hill (Robert Fraser)

The weekend has arrived! Here are 9 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, Friday, January 20, to Sunday, January 22, 2017.


  • What: YUKON BLONDE plus Louise Burns, Fintan O’Brien, the magic of Jason Verners
  • When: Friday, January 20 – Starts at 9:00 PM
  • Where: Sugar Nightclub
  • Tickets: $16 Online or can also be purchased at Lyle’s Place.

YYJ Rocktographers

  • What: Victoria’s photographers’ top concert shots of 2016. Over 30 images will be on display. Live music, beverages and more.
  • When: Friday, January 20 – Sunday, January 22
  • Where: Fort Tectorial, 777 Fort Street
  • Tickets: Online or at the door (cash only)

Friday from 7:00-9:00pm (tickets, 19yrs+). Live Music: Kirsten Ludwig, Jeff Kalesnikoff, The Depressions

Saturday from 12:00-6:00pm (by donation) and 7:00-9:00pm (tickets, 19yrs+). Live Music: Wise Child, DJ Boitano

Sunday from 12:00-6:00pm (by donation)

Victoria Whiskey Festival

  • What: Grand tasting, whiskey school, masterclasses and more.
  • When: Friday, January 20 – Sunday, January 22
  • Where: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
  • Tickets: Available Online

Run Meet Up

  • What: Join MEC weekly for a free group run. No experience required, and beginners are welcome. Weekend runs are usually longer, and have two leaders for different pace groups or distances, as the group requires.
  • When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Where: 1450 Government St – All runs start and end at the Victoria MEC store, and happen rain or shine

Victoria Health Show

  • What: Wide variety of health resources from over 100 exhibitors on site. Healthier choices for your family, pets, self and home.
  • When: Saturday January 21 from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday January 22 from 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road
  • Tickets: $8/adult, $6/senior and students, under 12 FREE

Dance Days

  • What: Zumba, pole dancing, swing, ballet, barre plus more!! Dance studios around town will be offering ten days of adult dance classes for free. Please check the site for location and times of each dance class offered.
  • When: Friday, January 20 – Sunday, January 29
  • Where: Dance Victoria, 2750 Quadra Street
  • Admission: FREE

Tillicum Centre Antique and Collectible Show

  • What: Dealers on both levels. Buying and selling. Free appraisals. Fine china, jewellery, art glass, silverware, art, small furniture and more.
  • When: Friday, January 20 – Saturday, January 28, during mall hours
  • Where: Tillicum Centre, 3170 Tillicum Road

O-Canada 150 Paintings Celebration

  • What: Landmarks, historical figures, celebrities, sports icons and what represents Canada in 150 paintings by local artist Timothy Wilson Hoey is on display for public viewing.
  • When: Friday, January 20 until Tuesday, January 24
  • Where: Trounce Alley Gallery, 616 Trounce Alley

Lego Exhibit

  • What: Amazing Lego models on display. Includes a street scene, Disney “Fantasy Castle,” Star Wars diorama depicting the Hoth Planet and much more.
  • When: now until Friday March 31 from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: The Sidney Museum, 2423 Beacon Avenue
  • Admission: by donation