Happy end of the short work week, Victoria!

To help kickstart your Easter long weekend we have concerts to attend, a century old astrophysical observatory to support, and more!

Without further ado here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Acoustic Vibes w/ Vince Vaccaro

Vince Vaccaro returns to the Westshore for another intimate acoustic performance!

The night will also feature guest openers: Julion Wright, Jaimey Hamilton Music, Alex Fraze Fraser, Morgan Buxton, and Mike Campbell!

  • When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. show starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Darcy’s Pub Westshore, 737 Goldstream Avenue

Stars and Suds!

Join the Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (FDAO) and Vancouver Island Brewing for an evening in support of education and outreach programs at the Centre of the Universe!

The night includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres, a tour of the brewery, a small silent auction, a 50/50 drawing, and a few words from FDAO Board Member and Host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, Bob Macdonald, and from Vancouver Island Brewing’s Marketing Director, Chris Bjerrisgaard.

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Vancouver Island Brewing, 2330 Government Street

Southern Resident Killer Whales – Priorities for Recovery

Check out this educational event hosted by Bob McDonald, host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, for a discussion on possibilities for recovery of critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales.

Topics range from fisheries closures and feeding refuges free from fishing and whale watching, to noise reductions from commercial vessels, recovery measures are controversial.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sunset Labs, 400 Herald Street

Choral Highlights Concert

Check out some of the best choirs from this year’s Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival at this highlights concert!

Performers include both professional and amateur choirs, youth and adult singers.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, 2121 Cadboro Bay Road

Esquimalt Farmers Market Indoor Market

Come check out this large and local indoor farmers market!

The market helps support local growers and producers who use environmentally sound farming practices and helps build connections within the community. And of course, the food is tasty, local, and fresh!

  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street

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