Fall leaves adding colour to the shore of Goldstream River. (cclawes/Instagram)

From learning about zero waste to a West Coast Burlesque, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday November 8th.

Introduction to Zero Waste Living

When you look through your trash, you’ll probably find discards that could be recycled, reused or repurposed or could have been avoided all together. Learn how to reprioritize your shopping habits and reduce the amount of clutter and excessive packaging or goods you bring into your home in the first place.

  • When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: 1319 Broad Street

Grim & Fischer by The Wonderheads – 1 night only

The Grim Reaper meets his match in Mrs. Fischer, a stubborn senior whose will to live is a force to be reckoned with. Equal parts hilarious and touching, this award-winning physical comedy is the story of a tenacious granny who comes face to face with the Grim Reaper himself and must put up the fight of her life to escape his definitive grip.

  • When: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Metro Studio Theatre – 1411 Quadra Street

MEOW-Vember- 2nd Annual Silent Auction and Film Fundraiser

A great night out to raise funds for Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue! Organizers are hosting a special screening of Kedi- A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known – along with a silent auction.

  • When: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: The Vic Theatre – 808 Douglas Street

Wet Coast Burlesque Presents: Beatles! Burlesque

“Help! We need somebody. Help! Not just anybody… We need you! To come enjoy this unique and Beatle-centric burlesque show. Each routine is fueled by Beatle-mania! Come see our local tease artists shake and shimmy to some of rock’s most pivotal tracks!”

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre  – 1415 Broad Street

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

If learning about ancient pyramids, hieroglyphs, and mummies sounds like an awesome way to spend your summer, then walk like an Egyptian down to the Royal BC Museum. The exhibit gives visitors a glimpse into all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.

  • When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Where: Royal BC Museum – 675 Belleville Street