(Sunset at E&N Railway's Victoria Roundhouse/Photo by Mike Raposo)

From comedy to a live presentation on the arctic, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday February 27th.

Comedy Night at the Mint

Another Wednesday can only mean one thing, Comedy Night at the Mint!

Join hosts Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance as they bring together some of the funniest stand-up talent that Victoria has to offer.

  • When: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

Nat Geo Live! Florian Schulz: Into the Arctic Kingdom

His multi-year quest to document the Arctic took photographer Florian Schulz to the ends of the Earth. He camped for weeks in jarring winter conditions, accompanied traditional Inuit hunters and sailed the arctic waters, all to get an intimate look at life in the Arctic. There, he tracked families of polar bears, followed the vast caribou herds, and captured the Northern Lights in stunning detail. Through breathtaking imagery, the National Geographic photographer takes audiences on a legendary journey into the Arctic kingdom—with a special focus on the Arctic Refuge, one of the world’s last great wilderness.

This is a live presentation with accompanying photos and videos. There’s time for questions from the audience at the end of the approximately 70 minute presentation.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street

Stencil and Sign Making Class

Learn techniques to make beautiful, professional looking signs in this hands-on class. Hundreds of stencils to choose from! You will make 2 signs ($50 value) and automatically become a member of the “Stencil Club” ($30 value)…and have fun doing it!

  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: ReLoving Furniture, 101-751 Goldstream Avenue

Hummingbirds of BC

Alison Moran will talk about the hummingbirds we see in B.C., sharing some of what RPBO’s Hummingbird Project has learned about their migration, habitat use and breeding. She will also describe recent research into Rufous Hummingbird diet and some of the team’s investigations into hummingbirds in areas contaminated with agricultural pesticides.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road

Blender Presents – Daeodon + Guests!

Vinyl Envy & Blender have teamed up again to present a night of local music! 5 Bands for 5 Bucks and a DJ playing the whole night ! Capped off by a headlining performance from Daedon.

  • When: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
  • Where: Lucky Bar, 517 Yates Street