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It was a short week and yet we’re still super excited it’s Friday. From talent show watching to ornament making to date nights and more, here are 5 things to do to kickstart your weekend in Victoria.

TuShow: Tutti Launch Gala

Come celebrate the launch of Tutti, Victoria’s new delivery service (that can bring you way more than just food) with TuShow, a promising new talent show.

Auditions for TuShow have been in the making for some time, and these finalists are sure to put on a great show at Tutti’s Launch Gala in Elements Casino Victoria.

  • When: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Elements Casino Victoria, 1708 Island Highway

Clay Imprint Ornament Workshop

Drop in to Oak Bay’s ‘Fired Up!’ (especially if you have children) to get clay hand or foot imprints made for holiday ornaments.

The imprints will be made, dried, and fired up all at the downtown location, and the Fired Up! staff will paint your ornaments with your preferred colours while you wait.

  • When: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: 1801 Fort Street

Bumble + Hive Date Night

Feel like it’s been ages since you and your special someone have had a night off from the kids? Well take a well deserved night off with the help of Bumble + Hive Play Centre at the Victoria Public Market.

Bumble + Hive will watch your little ones in their fun play space while you get to paint the town red, or just kick your feet up and open a bottle of red wine at home.

Don’t forget to register ahead of time!

  • When: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas Street #6

Festival of Trees 

The 27th Annual Festival of Trees at the Bay Centre has begun! See the Bay Centre transformed into a glowing forest of hand-decorated trees. Share in the spirit by voting for your favourite (like ours 😉), with all proceeds supporting the most urgent health care needs of kids in BC.

Trees will be on display at the Bay Centre starting November 15, 2018, through January 7, 2019.

endūr pop-up store grand opening

A B.C. company, endūr apparel creates quality socks, underwear, and other clothing that looks great and feels super comfy.

Their pop-up store in Uptown opened today and there’ll be appetizers and store discounts!

  • When: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Uptown, 3440 Saanich Rd.