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5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday August 9th


It’s a hot one this week, folks: temperatures are forecast to reach 25 degrees Celsius today before cooling off over the weekend. Don’t you wish there was something you could do to beat the heat?

Here’s five events (well, maybe just four events) to help keep you cool this hot, hot Thursday.

The Summer Hotness Show

Told you it was hot this week. Passion and Performance’s hottest show of the year comes to Capital Ballroom, and you won’t want to miss it. With an intimate venue, the Hotness Show is an experience unlike any other P&P production. So come down and let off some steam, as they heat things up with their newest and sexiest routines.

When: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Capital Ballroom, 858 Yates Street

Tickets: General admission $25; door tickets $35; available online

Sidney Night Market

Every Thursday night from June to August, Beacon Avenue is closed to traffic and transformed into one of the most spectacular, festive street markets on Vancouver Island.
There’ll be over 150 vendors offering everything from locally grown produce, handmade jewellery by local artisans, one of a kind clothing, toys, flowers, handmade soaps, home-made breads, jams, fudge and so much more. There’s truly something for everyone!

When: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Beacon Avenue, Sidney

Concord Floral by Jordan Tannahill

Produced by Theatre SKAM and directed by Kathleen Greenfield, Concord Floral has been described as a “brilliant modern Canadian fable” and “scary as all get out.” The play, based on the book by Jordan Tannahill, re-imagines Giovanni Boccaccio’s medieval allegory The Decameron in a contemporary Canadian suburb, in which ten teens must flee a plague they have brought upon themselves. The Theatre SKAM production will be staged in the most unlikely of places: an abandoned retail outlet.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 747 Fort Street (the old Staples store)

Admission: $25 general admission; $15 student/senior; available online

Cluny Macpherson & his Sweet Buddies

Join Cluny and fellow Country Squall alum Adam Cleland as they host a night of new songs and time-tested classics. They may even have some very special guests in tow. Y’all come!

When: 9 p.m – 11:30 p.m.

Where: Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas Street

Admission: By donation

Art Soiree

Presented by Esquimalt’s Township Community Arts Council, join artist-in-residence Thierry Keruzore for a talk and demo at the Tudor House Liquor Store. Enjoy a complementary exclusive wine tasting with their in-house sommelier and indulge in some food provided by Red Barn Esquimalt!

When: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Tudor House Liquor Store, 533 Admirals Road

Admission: $10; pre-registration required

Myles Sauer
Former staff editor and writer at Victoria Buzz.

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