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From earthquake drills to classic Halloween events and job fairs, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Jodi Picoult presents A Spark of Light 

The New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is coming to Victoria on Thursday to promote her new book, ‘A Spark of Light’.

  • When: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave
  • Admission: $37. Click here to purchase.

Trees Island Grown Presents: Higher Learning

Trees is bringing back their three reigning industry experts to talk to you about using cannabis to manage pain, replacing prescription medication with cannabis, and how people can overcome opioid addictions with the use of cannabis.

  • When: Thursday, October 18th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: 546 Yates St.
  • Admission: FREE

Must be 19+ years of age to attend. Identification must be provided.

Shake Out BC

Drop, cover, and hold on! This is your invite to join hundreds of thousands of British Columbians (and over 18.9 million people worldwide) in the largest earthquake drill in the province.

  • When: Thursday, October 18 at 10:18 a.m.
  • Where: Wherever you are (which is hopefully under the sturdiest table you can find)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Metro Theatre this Halloween Season for another high-energy, audience participation, no-holds barred, performance to make you shiver with antici… pation. Newly engaged sweethearts Brad and Janet become stranded with a flat tire during a storm – their only ray of light coming from the mansion of mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is tested, they meet a houseful of wild characters. Directed by Britt Small, and featuring some of Victoria’s best performance and design talent, this show is a high energy cult-classic that has to be experienced..

  • Where: Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra St.
  • When: First show October 17th. Last show October 28th. 11 total – full listings here.

WorkBC Victoria 2018 Job Fair

Looking for a job? Head to the WorkBC Job Fair.

Featured Employers Include:

Fairway Markets
Canadian Tire
Slegg Lumber
Serenity Home Care
Homewood Health
Comfort Keepers
GAIN Group
BC Pension Corp
BC Transit
Better Choice Staffing
M’akola Housing
Elements Casino
Compass Group
WIS International
Fairmont Empress
Toys R Us
Mark’s Work Wearhouse
We Care Home Health
St. Elizabeth Health
Reliable Controls
BC Corrections
Knappett Construction
Carpenters Union Local 1598
Bin 4 Burgers
Tim Hortons
Coast Capital Savings
Footprints Security
University of Victoria

.. and many more! Bring resumes and be dressed to impress!

  • When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Central Baptist Church Victoria – 833 Pandora Ave