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Can you believe that it’s already the last Monday of August?!

From live theatre and indigenous art to mourning a whale that captivated the world, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday, August 27.

Vigil for Deceased Southern Resident Orca Newborn

What: Come for a gathering of remembrance and support for J-35 (Tahlequah) and the Southern Resident killer whale community as they continue to suffer devastating losses to their family, as highlighted by the death of J-35’s newborn calf on July 24th. Tahlequah expressed her grief by carrying her deceased daughter on her head for an unprecedented 17 days and over 1000 miles. Scientists believe the calf did not survive due to chronic malnutrition of her mother throughout her pregnancy.
Where: Centennial Square
When: 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Cost: Free

The Boy in the Chrysalis

What: The Boy in the Chrysalis tells the story of a broken-hearted man—a grade school teacher by day, a drag queen by night—whose relationship has recently ended. Faced with the banality of everyday existence, this man does what he can to escape from his apartment, his routine—and his life. His story is a portrait of loneliness, compassion, and the fragile power of the imagination
Where: Langham Court Theatre
805 Langham Ct
When: 7 pm – 7:45 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Calvin Hunt

What: Calvin Hunt’s solo exhibition exemplifies his cultural knowledge and 45 years of carving experience. From Masks to Totem Poles, to Power Boards, this exhibition truly captures an evolution in fine art along with the diversity, spirituality and transformation of Kwakwaka’wakw culture.
As Calvin says” Fine art constantly evolves; it allows a lens through which the fluidity and creativity of the art of the Northwest Coast is expressed. Working within the elements of traditional Southern Kwakiutl art, my art work crosses the continuum of history and the present.”
Where: Alcheringa Gallery
621 Fort Street
Cost: Free


What: The story of a shoddy at best feminist navigating a life of CCM bikes, novelty t-shirts, middle-age, love at first sight and other similar nightmares. “A fearless performer, her candor is often shocking but it’s also hilarious” – Georgia Straight
Where: Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
When: Starts at 8 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!


What: Cory Thibert embodies his 19-year-old self as he uncovers the truth behind what sets his family apart. This coming-of-age story with a twist, explores what constitutes “normal” in our world and how having parents with (dis)abilities challenges what a family can look like.
Where: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – location
680 Courtney Street
When: Starts at 7 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

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