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Happy Friday, Victoria!

On today’s agenda we have world renowned comedians to watch, art battles to spectate, job fairs to attend, and more!

Get your weekend started right with these 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Art Battle at the Victoria Event Centre

12 talented artists will step up to the easel tonight to battle for artistic supremacy in 3 fast-paced rounds.

Watch the creative process unfold before your eyes and help vote for the winner, featuring great music and even better company. You can also purchase the paintings after the battle!

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

Jim Gaffigan Quality Time Tour

Don’t miss you chance to see comedian, actor, writer, producer, and two-time New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre tomorrow, Friday, April 12th!

Gaffigan is in Victoria for his ‘Quality Time’ comedy tour, and his performance is sure to feature his hilarious observations of life and experiences of fatherhood.

  • When: April 12th, Door open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • Tickets: Available online here

Edible Nursery Spring

Don’t miss your chance to pick up a huge variety of seasonal seeds, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers Mason Street City Farm!

New crops will be added every week as the weather warms up, and all plants are grown on-site at the urban farm without the use of synthetic or toxic sprays.

  • When: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Mason Street City Farm, 1015 Balmoral Road

Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival

It’s the penultimate day of the Paper Street Theatre Improv festival continues!

To celebrate its fourth year, instead of bringing in four companies, the Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival is bringing in four directors! This year’s festival features the Four Corners Collective: artistic directors from improv companies in Calgary, Red Deer, Victoria and Portland. Each night audiences will enjoy ensemble shows directed by the Four Corners Collec as well as feature sets by these accomplished artistic directors.

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard Street

Pacific FC Job Fair

Interested in being a part of the country’s newest soccer organization, Canadian Premier League?

Now’s your chance to meet staff from Victoria’s Pacific FC and chat about available positions in different departments, like production crew, servers, bartenders, ticketing, technical operator, game day activation crew, field day manager and more.

  • When: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Darcy’s Pub Westshore, 737 Goldstream Avenue