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It’s the first weekend of February already!? 2018 is just flying by. Make the most of the start of the month by taking advantage of one of the many great events happening in Victoria.

Here are just a few of the fun things going on from February 2nd to 4th!

Friday, February 2nd

1. UVic Vikes vs. Eastern Washington U. Eagles

What: BCIHL Hockey: University of Victoria Vikes vs. Eastern Washington University Eagles
Where: Ian Stewart Complex
3964 Gordon Head Rd
When: 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: Admission by donation!
($5 suggested amount)

2. Couples Dance Workshop

What: In this class, we will be doing a romantic routine to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. The price is per couple and you are required to bring a partner. As this is a romantic routine, it is suggested to bring someone you’re comfortable being close with.
Where: Passion and Performance
202-3301 Douglas Street
When: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $40 per couple

3. Clothing Swap & Potluck Extraordinaire!

What: The folks at UniTea want new clothes — actually, and also just to get rid of some! Anyway, so you know the drill! Bring yer wears, swap it for some news, eat some food, and talk to humans!
Where: UniTea house
1219 Hillside Ave,
When: 6 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Free!

4. Victoria Royals vs. Medicine Hat Tigers

What: Come cheer on your very own Victoria Royals as they battle it out against the Medicine Hat Tigers!
Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
1925 Blanshard St
When: Puck drops at 7:05 pm
Cost: $14 – $28

5. VFF 2018 Opening Gala and Film

What: Get ready to do your best Gay Gordon as we whisk you off to the Highlands of Scotland for a romp through the heather where you’ll be kicking up your heels to The Slowpokes Ceilidh Band for a wee bit o’ dancing.
There will be golf and whisky tastings by the Union Club of BC. The best of Spinnakers Brewpub beer and cider, and you’ll be as ‘fu’ as a puggie’ after the delights prepared by Table 21. Enjoy Sheringham Distillery cocktails and wine, courtesy of the Victoria Films & Entertainment Corporation and Cultural Multi-Media of Victoria Ltd.
Where: (8 pm) Victoria Conference Centre Theatre – 720 Douglas St,
(9:30 pm) Centre Court at the Bay Centre – 1150 Douglas St
When: Movie starts at 8 pm, Gala starts at 9:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $79

6. Peninsula Panthers vs. Nanaimo Buccaneers 

What: Come cheer on your local VIJHL Hockey team! The Peninsula Panthers battle it out against the Nanaimo Buccaneers!
Where: Panorama Recreation Centre
1885 Forest Park Drive
When: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $5 – $9

7. Comedy Vertigo

What: Live stand-up comedy at the University of Victoria, featuring some of the cities funniest comedians!
Where: The Vertigo Lounge, in the University of Victoria’s Student Union Building, 3800 Finnerty Rd
When: Doors 6:45 / Show 7:15
Cost: Admission by donation (suggested $5)

Saturday, February 3rd

8. Royal Canadian Legion #91 LA Booksale & Mini Garage Sale

What: Booksale  Paperbacks $1.00 and Hardcovers $2.00 to $4.00
Mini Garage Sale $1.00 to $3.00 Items
Wheel-chair accessible
Where: Royal Canadian Legion #91 (Langford)
761 Station Ave
When: 11 am – 3 pm
Cost: Free Admission

9. In Conversation With Armistead Maupin

What: A look at a warm, winning and much-accomplished writer who is best known for a series of novels, a miniseries and his almost daily column titled Tales of the City which was a key catalyst for changing sexual politics in America. Followed by a conversation with Armistead Maupin hosted by Richard Crouse of CTV’s Pop Life.
Where: Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas St
When: 1 pm
Cost: $15 per regular ticket
$49 per VIP ticket

10. Black History Month 2018 at the Library

What: Begin the celebration of Black History Month and find out about the events in February 2018. Members of the BC Black History Awareness Society will be available to showcase their displays, talk about upcoming events, and answer any questions you may have.
Where: Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch
735 Broughton St
When: 12 pm – 2 pm
Cost: Free admission!

11. Winter Urban Edible Gardening Workshop w/ Solara Goldwynn

What: Join Solara from Hatchet and Seed to explore what’s alive and edible this time of year in the garden. Hatchet & Seed is a local family-owned & operated ecological landscape business that specializes in creating landscapes that produce food, medicine and fodder; increase soil carbon; foster bio-diversity and absorb and store water.
Where: Nourish in the Harbour
225 Quebec St
When: 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: $45 for single ticket
$80 for 2 tickets

12. The Riot Grrrls Burlesque Revue present: Burlesque Herstory

What: The Riot Grrrls Burlesque Revue is bringing you another high-energy, patriarchy-smashing, politically-oriented alternative burlesque show! This show highlights social phenomena from the early 1900s until now, from a feminist perspective.
Where: Metro Studio Theatre
1411 Quadra St
When: 7 pm – 9 pm
9:30 pm – 11 pm
Cost: $17 – $30

Sunday, February 4th

13. SHINE Fashion Tea

What: A fashionable afternoon in Fairmont Empress Hotel’s iconic Crystal Ballroom, hosted by fashion lover, super dad and co-host of Love It or List It Vancouver’s Todd Talbot and actor Rebecca Talbot that will include an elegant afternoon tea luncheon, 2018 Spring Fashion Show with Canadian and Internationally acclaimed designers Alex S YuConnally McDougallKARL LAGERFELD RTW Spring 2018 & Michael Kors NYC Spring Runway ’18 collection PLUS a chic silent auction table filled with all the lovely things our stylish event attendees will love, live music and a celebrity guests! Live music by Craig Henderson
Where: The Fairmont Empress Hotel
721 Government St
When: 12 pm – 4 pm
Cost: $125 – $200

14. Wonder Sunday: Animals of Culture

What: The year of the dog will start in February, and to celebrate the Chinese New Year, we’ll explore the museum’s Chinatown, make paper lanterns and learn more about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
Where: The Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville St
When: 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost: Included with admission

15. LGBTQ Climbing Night

What: You must already be belay-tested at Crag X.
You do *not* need to bring your own climbing partner. They can match up solo climbers after introductions.
You must be 16 years old or older to participate. If you are 16-18 years old, your parent or guardian must sign the Crag X waiver. They can do this online.
Where: Crag X Climbing Gym
769 Pandora Ave
When: 5:30 pm – 8 pm
Cost: $5 for members
$20 for non-members

16. All Ages Art Class

What: Camas Books and Eddy Graham will be hosting an exciting evening of creative experience. There will be painting, drawing and artistic exploration through your own choice of either guided teaching or your own free flow of creating! In an atmosphere that embraces individuality, we will all explore the inner world and bring it to paper and canvas.
Where: Camas Books and Info Shop
2620 Quadra St
When: 6 pm – 8 pm
Cost: By donation

17. It’s A DRAG Sunday

What: Paparazzi presents…
It’s a DRAG Sunday
Come down and see your local drag Queens, King’s, and Things perform on the main stage… JUST FOR YOU!
Where: Paparazzi Night Club
642 Johnson St
When: Starts at 11pm
Cost: $5 cover

18. Watch the Super Bowl at one of many local spots!

For more things to do, check out our events page!