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Round out your Thursday with our ensemble of 5 things to do around Victoria today, October 26th. A new beer makes its way to Victoria taps, an outrageous comedy show is in town, and more.

Swans new Beer Launch: Thomas Uphill Amber Ale

  • What: Thomas Uphill was the Fernwood MLA for 40 years from 1920-1960, the longest tenure in British Columbia history. His career coincided with Prohibition, and Mr. Uphill was disturbed about the common man’s inability to enjoy a well deserved beer at the end of the day. He famously stood up in Legislature and declared: “Beer is as necessary to the worker as milk to the baby… Hands off the workers’ beer!” Come taste Swans’ new brew and share a toast to Thomas Uphill!
  • When: Thursday, October 26th.
  • Time: 7:00pm.
  • Where: Swans Brewery & Pub, 506 Pandora Ave.
  • Tickets: Free!

Music Bingo at Bartholomew’s Pub

  • What: This isn’t just any ordinary Music Bingo tonight. Because it’s Music Bingo, and wing night. On a Thursday! Which means you and your music-loving-wing-munching friends can have a double whammy at Bart’s. You can also enter their draw for the Grand Prize of a Gatewood outdoor table – drawn November 20th! Select sleeves of Driftwood brews go for
  • When: Thursday, October 26th.
  • Time: Music Bingo starts at 7pm.
  • Where: Bartholomew’s Pub, 777 Douglas St.
  • Tickets: Free!

Two Girls, One Pup Comedy Tour

  • What: Christina Walkinshaw & Kathleen McGee are both critically-acclaimed comics who have appeared on Just for Laughs and other major comedy festivals, and tour coast-to-coast with their stand-up acts. This is a rare opportunity to catch two of the most hilarious headliners, and most immature 30-somethings in Canada, on the same bill.
  • When: Thursday, October 26th
  • Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm.
  • Where: The Duke Saloon, 502 Discovery street
  • Tickets: $15, available at Eventbrite.com

Nightmare before Christmas @ Paparazzi

  • What: Come and join us for some FREAKY FUN Thursday October 26th @ Paparazzi Night Club! Prepare yourselves and some of Victoria’s favourite drag performers take to the stage for a midnight treat hosted by the hilarious and unpredictable ELECTRA SOCKET! $4 drink specials and DJ ronnyb await!
  • When: Thursday, October 26th.
  • Time: 10:00pm – 2:00am.
  • Where: Paprazzi Nightclub, 642 Johnson Street.
  • Tickets: Free cover!

Nautical Nights Speaker Series: Colin & Julie Angus

  • What: What does it feel to ride out a hurricane in a rowboat? This is exactly what Julie and Colin Angus experienced during their record-breaking row across the Atlantic Ocean, voyaging from Portugal to Costa Rica, as part of their human powered journey around the world. Julie and Colin will be sharing stories from their Atlantic Row, and will also be outlining their next project; an attempt to cross the Atlantic once again, but in an entirely different craft. The team are developing an unmanned autonomous boat, and are hoping to be the first to cross the Atlantic with a crew-less ship.
  • When: Thursday, October 26th.
  • Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm.
  • Where: The Maritime Museum of BC, 634 Humboldt St.
  • Tickets: $8-$10.50, available at Ticketrocket.co