Sunset over the Victoria Inner Harbour. Photo by Heather K Jones Photography

It’s the start of a new month, meaning new beginnings and new things to do!

Here are 5 things happening in and around Victoria today!

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

What: An incredible high energy program that is enjoyable from beginning to end — for one night only at the Royal Theatre! Robert Battle’s Mass is inspired by Verdi’s Requiem, deconstructing the vocal chorus. Performed to John Mackey’s percussion score.
In Battle’s Ella, two dancers try to match the manic virtuosity of Ella Fitzgerald, as heard in her mind-blowing recording of ‘Airmail Special.’
Kyle Abraham’s Untitled America features haunting music and raw interviews with ex-convicts and their families; an unflinching look at the impact of the prison system on African-Americans.
The Winter in Lisbon by Billy Wilson is a “heartfelt tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, a riot of color and rhythm” (The New York Times), on the occasion of the centennial of the late, great jazz trumpeter and composer.
Where: Royal Theatre
805 Broughton Street
When: 8 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

The Clean House: A Surreal Comedy by Sarah Ruhl

What: This theatrical and wildly funny play is a quirky comedy centred on Matilde, a young Brazilian cleaning woman who hates to clean and would rather be a comedian. Matilde works for Lane, a sharp doctor who is perfectly satisfied with her structured life. Lane’s sister Virginia loves to clean and sets up her own deal with Matilde, hoping that Lane doesn’t catch on. But Lane’s attention is diverted when she discovers that her husband and co-worker, Charles, is leaving her for his patient, the older and vivacious Ana. The Clean House is a piece written in the genre of magical realism; it’s a comedy about cancer, death, and love that dares to laugh in the face of trauma and celebrates the beautiful chaos of a messy life.
Where: Langham Court Theatre
805 Langham Court
When: 8 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Music Bingo

What: B: Bring a friend or just come by yourself!
I: Imagine the fun you can have kicking butt at music bingo!
N: New and exciting prizes to be won every week!
G: Get yourself to Yates Street Taphouse by 8pm on Tuesday!
O: Order your fave food or bevy and make a fun night of it!
New and exciting prizes to be won every week!
Where: Yates Street Taphouse Bar&Grill
759 Yates St
When: 8 pm – 11 pm

Black Sheep Comedy Open Mic at Logan’s Pub

What: Laugh the night away at the Black Sheep Comedy Open Mic night! You can either try and make people laugh or laugh because of some of Victoria’s best comedians!
Where: Logan’s Pub
1821 Cook Street
When: 8 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free!

Speakeasy

What: Join us every Tuesday at the VEC for swing jazz and cocktail culture in an old-timey Prohibition era setting.
Live jazz by the city’s favourite swing jazz musicians in the form of The Capital City Syncopators and The Flying Saucers.
Where: Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad St
When: 8 pm – 1 am
Cost: $10

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