Ah, can you smell that? The long weekend’s coming, and we’re so excited about it! There’s still a couple days before that happens though, but have no fear; there’s still plenty of stuff to get up to in the meantime!
Here’s five things to do in and around Victoria today:
This bi-weekly event is back by popular demand, and runs for the month of August. You don’t want to miss out on this feast that feeds for two for only $35, and includes crab, mussels, clams, prawns, sausage, red potatoes, and corn poured onto your table. Chow down with some friends, get your hands a little dirty, and Rooftop will provide the bibs. Be sure to arrive early, as they have limited amounts available and don’t take reservations!
Where: Rooftop Patio, 919 Douglas St., Victoria
When: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: $35 for two people
Come to Fernwood Square and enjoy some live music as well as the artistic talents of the market’s many vendors. The curated market features food trucks, drink stands, and small businesses ranging from pottery, skincare, textiles, home decor, and more. There’s even a raffle ticket draw to win a gift basket of the week!
Where: Fernwood Square, corner of Fernwood and Gladstone
When: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The fifth annual Eventide Music Series continues with another night of free music in Centennial Square. This time around, enjoy the gnarly punk stylings of Jo Passed, Bad Hoo, Necking, and C.R.O.W.N.!
Where: Centennial Square
When: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The Phatfunks are a Victoria-based group of six young musicians ages 16 to 19, and combine old-school funk, R&B, and jazz fusion with a rock-solid rhythm section. The band is currently gigging and writing in preparation for the recording of their debut EP, but in the meantime, you can catch them live tonight at Hermann’s Jazz Club!
Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St., Victoria
When: Doors at 6 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m.
Admission: Register online; all-ages show
…No, we don’t mean the hit film starring Johnny Depp. The Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre presents their stage production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which premiered earlier this week. Inspired by the gruesome but extraordinarily popular Penny Dreadful novels of the 19th century, the elegant pop opera has thrilled international audiences since its premiere in 1979. Directed by Blue Bridge Artistic Director Brian Richmond, this chamber version of the popular work promises a bold new visual re-conception by Richmond and his design team.
Where: Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, 2657 Quadra St., Victoria
When: 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $25–$52 | Purchase online