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Happy Thursday, Everyone!

Tonight offers pensive poetry, delicious beers, and jokes from one of the funniest people we know.

Without further ado, here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday January 17th.

True Tears Comedy

The true tears (of comedy) are back with another star-studded set of comics!

The venue for the night is the ultra cool Wheelies Motorcycles, and one of the comedians is Victoria Buzz’s own Alistair Ogden!

  • When: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Where: Wheelies Motorcycles, 2620 Rock Bay Avenue

Best Beers of 2018 & What’s in Store for 2019

You can sample some of the best beers that 2018 had to offer with ale expert Joe Wiebe. Joe hosts these friendly and relaxed classes once per month.

This month’s class covers Joe’s favourite picks of last year and gives tips on what watch out for in 2019!

  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: Vessel Liquor, 1609 Fort Street

FREE Drumming Workshop

All the tools you need to try your hand at drumming are available tonight!

First time drummers are welcome to check out this free drumming workshop by Drum Victoria. Drums will be provided and “the rhythms we play are powerful and surprisingly easy to learn”.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fairfield United, 1303 Fairfield Road

Ekphrastic Poetry Reading

You can join Victoria’s newest Poet Laureate, Yvonne Blomer, for an innovative night of poetry and art.

Art and poetry collide as three local poets join Blomer for a series of pieces that interact with the art of Robert Bateman.

  • When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville Street

Dungeons & Dragons for Juniors

Dungeons & Dragons has been growing in popularity world wide, and now’s the perfect chance for kids to try their hand at the creative game!

The games will focus on good roleplaying skills, adventure, thoughtful problem resolution, and of course fun! Supplies will be provided and interested parents are welcome to stay and watch.

  • When: 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Where: Gauntlet Games, 323-3980 Shelbourne Street