January 2nd Fan Tan Alley
Fan Tan Alley / Colin Smith

Happy Wednesday, Victoria!

We’re almost one week into February, can you believe it? Today we’ve got hockey to watch, free VR to try, and comedy to enjoy.

Here’s five things to do in and around Victoria today.

Victoria Royals Vs. Seattle Thunderbirds

Watch the Royals battle it out with the Seattle Thunderbirds tonight!

When: Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street

States of Play

Come explore 8 different installations at this Victoria Film Festival multimedia exhibition!

The installations showcase a variety of short films that have been show in previous Victoria Film Festivals, and often feature some type of viewer interaction.

When: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Atrium, 800 Yates Street

VR at the Library

Want to try out Virtual Reality for FREE?

The Victoria Film Festival is pulling out all the stops this year and is hosting a free VR event today. Come check out a series of fully immersive programs that have been curated by the festival.

When: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street

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

Victoria Chess Club at the Library

Fancy yourself a tactical mastermind?

Put your skills to the test with the Victoria Chess Club who welcome drop in players every Wednesday. The games are fun but competitive, so bring your A game!

When: 6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Where: The Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street