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It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on… no? Not a fan of that one? Hmm. In any case, it’s finally that day of the week we all know and love!

Here’s five things to do in and around Victoria today. Make the most of it!

Uptown Summer Market

It’s the final Uptown Summer Market of the season! The Boulevard will be brought to life with an all-day market featuring the best of local artisans, taste-makers, and curators on Vancouver Island.

Where: Uptown, 3440 Saanich Road

When: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Murge’s Vinyl Voyage on the Breakwater

All aboard The Barge for a sonic journey brought to you by DJ Murge and his Vinyl Voyage. First setting sail at Song and Surf earlier this year, Murge’s Vinyl Voyage is a fan favourite—an adventure through the record box of a DJ at the top of his game. Wherever this journey may take us it’s sure to be drenched in funk, soul and good times.

Where: The Breakwater Barge, 201 Dallas Rd., Victoria

When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Integrate Arts Festival 2018

Whether by foot, by bike, or by shuttle, explore an integration of the arts in Victoria! The Integrate Arts Festival is an annual festival in downtown Victoria that is a highly needed opportunity for emerging artists in the city. The festival’s opening reception is tonight at 7 p.m.

Where: Full venue list online | Opening reception at 1800 Store St., Victoria

When: All weekend | Opening reception tonight at 7 p.m.

Admission: Free

Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers

Authentic rock n’ roll and rhythm & blues from the internationally enjoyed Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers! Perfect for a social, foot stomping grand old time. Dine, drink, and dance the night away! Everybody’s welcome.

Where: Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas St., Victoria

When: 9 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Sad Songs and Happy Hours with David P. Smith and Dallas Budd

Sharing a bill and a stage for the first time, Dallas Budd and David P. Smith soundtrack your Friday night, the beginning of your epic weekend with Sad Songs and Happy Hours. Solo sets will culminate in a collaborative mashup!

Where: Wheelies Motorcycles, 2620 Rock Bay Ave., Victoria

When: 8 p.m – 11 p.m.

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