This Friday is gunna be full of fun! We have classic movies, art battles and dragon boats – what more can you want!

Here are 5 amazing things happening in and around Victoria today!

Art Battle Victoria

What: 12 incredible painters will battle the clock and each other with audience vote determining the winner & all the original artwork will be available via silent auction as well! Join us for this wonderful evening of creativity and community!
Where: Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
When: 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: $15 – $20

Free-B 2018: Some Like it Hot

What: After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band’s sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.
Where: Cameron Bandshell @ Beacon Hill Park
When: 9 pm – 11 pm
Cost: Free!

Uptown Summer Market

What: They are thrilled to announce that Uptown will be hosting our first Summer Market on Uptown Boulevard this August. They have partnered with the Crafted Farmhouse Market to bring the Boulevard to life with an all day market featuring the best of local artisans, taste-makers and curators on Vancouver Island. They can’t wait for you to see all the local talented entrepreneurs and experience a one of a kind shopping experience.
Where: Uptown
3440 Saanich Rd
When: 12 pm – 9 pm

Aeriosa: Dancing Trees by the Salish Sea

What: Visit beautiful Saxe Point Park to see Vancouver-based Aeriosa perform “Dancing Trees
by the Salish Sea” high above the audience in the park’s majestic Douglas fir trees
Where: Saxe Point Park
When: Two exciting performances are scheduled, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

2018 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

What:  Teams from across the United States and Canada will compete in two days of racing, with a women’s Guts and Glory on Saturday and mixed Guts and Glory on Sunday. One of Victoria, BC’s most spectacular summer festivals and the only Dragon Boat Festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour.
Where: Inner Harbour
When: August 10th – August 12th
Cost: Free!

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

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