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Yup, it’s Thursday already and the sun is still shining! Here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Trees Island Grown Presents: Higher Learning

In case you missed it, Trees – Island Grown – a local craft cannabis retailer – has been hosting a series of FREE educational seminars, titled ‘Higher Learning’ at their flagship location on Yates Street. For their second seminar, this local company is bringing back the experts to talk to you about safe consumption, and what products are right for your specific needs. Must be 19+ years of age to attend. Identification must be provided.

  • When: Thursday, October 11th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: 546 Yates St.
  • Admission: FREE

Frankenstein by David Elendune

Fresh from their recent Victoria Fringe box office smashes: Ian Case (War Of 1812) directs David Elendune’s (Sherlock Holmes & The Curse of Moriarty) adaptation of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, winner of the 2017 Classical Theatre Company’s Playwrighting Competition. Staying true to the essence of the original classic by Mary Shelley, David explores the humanity of the characters, and how this is tested through the moral dilemmas they face during the course of the action. This tale presents a once “unthinkable” concept that many could argue is becoming less of an “if” than a “when.” What defines life? What is the value of life? Does anyone have the moral authority over the creation or destruction of what constitutes existence? These are heady questions, but they can also be the stuff of nightmares, and as a prelude to the Halloween season Frankenstein delivers!

  • Where: Theatre Inconnu – 1923 Fernwood Road
  • When: 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Aerial Straps for Adults

The class is designed to build the strength and technique for a strong foundation to eventually accomplish some of the better-known tricks such as roll ups, split balances and meat hooks.
The class includes a warm up, strength training, specific technique and stretching. Students will learn at their own pace and level.
Aerial straps training is one of the most physically strenuous aerial disciplines to study and perform. Patience is required to safely and slowly build a vocabulary on this apparatus and often many months of work are necessary to achieve a single trick.

  • Where: The Rising – Victoria Centre for Circus Arts | 140-1047 Langford parkway
  • When: Every Thursday, until Dec 6. Starts at 7:45 p.m.

Comedy @ Saint Frank’s!

A weekly stand-up comedy show that blends hand-picked local talent with anything-goes open mic chaos! Each week there will be FIVE sign up spots available to brand new or established comedians!

  • Where:  Saint Franks – 1320 Broad Street,
  • When: Doors and open mic sign up at 7:30PM! Show at 8!

Youth Mindfulness Groups Information Session

The YMCA Mindfulness Groups offer a free 7-week psychoeducational and support group for young adults ages 18-30 who experience anxiety. Participants learn healthy coping skills, connect with other young people in the community, and get support all in a safe and friendly environment. Attending an information session is required to be registered for the program. To register, contact Fiona at, or 250-386-7511 ext 413.

  • Where:  Westhills Ymca-Ywca & Langford Aquatic Center – 1319 Westhills Drive
  • When: 5 p.m. to 7:30PM!

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