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Hello, Friday!

There’s plenty of musical events happening in the city today. On the agenda we have orchestral renditions of Queen, a local band album release show, and a celebration of manscaping.

Kick start your weekend with 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Victoria Symphony’s The Best of Queen

Come experience the music of one of the most prolific rock bands rock bands of our time – with a symphony flare!

Join the Victoria Symphony at the Royal Theatre tonight for their presentation of ‘The Best of Queen’, combining the sounds of an orchestra with the iconic rock notes of the legendary artists.

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street

One Take Super 8 Event

Head down to the Metro Theatre for this special short film event!

Explore a series of 3-minute short movies filmed in one continuous on Super 8 Film. There’s no editing and no re-takes, and the filmmakers will be seeing their finished films for the first time along with the audience!

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street

John and Roy ‘Here’ Album Release

Come join Victoria band John and Roy for their album release show at Capital Ballroom!

Their 8th album to date, ‘Here’ was recorded in the quiet forests of Vancouver Island and captures the themes of love, presence, joy, and hardship in the West Coast.

  • When: 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Where: Capital Ballroom, 858 Yates Street

Manscape Spa, 10th Anniversary

On April 4th, 2009, men around Victoria got a whole lot tidier.

Now, 10 years later, Manscape Spa is holding a weekend full of fun activities for their 10 year anniversary! Tonight the spa will be holding a Happy Hour style party complete with food, drinks, music, food, fun, and swag to be won.

  • When: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Manscape Spa, 748 Douglas Street

UVic Orchestra: Season Finale

Join the UVic Orchestra for their last concert of the season featuring special guests, the UVic Voice Ensemble!

Before the concert begins there will be music in the University Centre lobby with the Sobremesa Saxophone Quartet, and the concert’s finale will be a duo performance featuring the Orchestra’s instruments and the Voice Ensemble’s vocals! UVic students receive free admission.

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: UVic – Farquhar Auditorium, 3800 Finnerty Road