Can you believe that August is already over half way through? Can’t really blame you, y’know what they say – time flies when you’re having fun!
Here are 5 amazing things happening in and around Victoria today!
What: Nerd Nite is coming to Victoria BC! Welcome to the first edition of this global science event, where enthusiasts talk about their passion in the company of beer in an informal atmosphere. Our audience consists of anyone who is interested in science, geeky subjects and other passions!
In their first edition of Nerd Nite Victoria, we have three outstanding speakers, talking about a range of topics:
Guy Rosario – “Hacking for Fun and Profit”
Nienke van der Marel – “Planet formation: how to study a million year construction process”
Logan Francis – “The origins of your favourite organic molecules from comets to kombucha”
Where: Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
When: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
What: The Soul Sessions is an evening of connection, learning and community. This intimate event features inspirational women speakers talking about what body, mind and spirit mean to them. Take some time to slow down, learn something new, have a conversation, and build connections in a meaningful way. In the words of Oriah Mountain Dreamer in the Invitation “It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.”
Where: Flourish Victoria
18A 26 Bastion Square
When: 7 pm – 9 pm
What: Join award-winning playwright and author Clem Martini in a reading of his rollicking novel, The Comedian.
The Comedian is the story of comedy in the Roman Republic, and of Titus Maccius Plautus, principle comic playwright of his time. Licking his wounds after a series of artistic flops and financial disasters, Plautus fled to the countryside. Now he’s back in Rome, ready to produce a new play despite a plethora of creative and financial barriers. Redolent with the sights and smells of the ancient world, The Comedian is a rowdy, boisterous ride through the realm of theatre in its infancy.
Where: Greater Victoria Public Library
735 Broughton Street
When: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
What: Monterey members and guests (19+ years of age) will enjoy a delicious dinner before an entertaining evening of karaoke! Whether you choose to sing or to cheer on your peers, plan to be a part of the fun!
Where: Monterey Recreation Centre
1442 Monterey Ave
When: 5:35 pm – 8 pm
Cost: $16.50 each (or $12 for Monterey Members).
What: Each week there will be live music from local musicians, a free all ages beverage garden with beer from Hoyne Brewing Company and cider from Salt Spring Wild Ciderand Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, kids activities in the Kids Tent, local farmers, artisans, and of course – food trucks! Bring your reusable shopping bags to stock up on fresh, local fruits and vegetables.
Where: Oaklands Sunset Market
1-2827 Belmont Avenue
When: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
For more things to do, check out our events page!