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Happy Tuesday, Victoria!

On today’s agenda we have tasty local food to try, comedy shows to laugh at, the entire history of plant life to learn about, and more!

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

Gourmet Victoria Dinner & Drinks Tour

Join the team of Victoria’s Off the Eaten Track for a memorable gourmet food tour experience!

Take a guided evening stroll along the Blanshard Corridor from the Royal Theatre to City Hall and visit four of the team’s favorite restaurants for a progressive meal paired with delicious drinks.

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Meet at 804 Blanshard Street

Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Get in on this FREE workshop hosted by the City of Victoria to learn about the hazards that can affect our city, what to include in your home and vehicle emergency kits, what you can do to protect your home from an earthquake, and how to reunite with your loved ones after a disaster.

Learn what you can do to be prepared for a power outage, winter storm, earthquake, or a tsunami.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Avenue

Get Down Birthday Comedy Jam

Head down to Lucky Bar for a birthday comedy bash!

Evan Mumford will be hosting and Ryan Bangma is headlining. The rest of the line up includes, Morgan Cranny, Shane Priestley, Mikey Dubs, Rosa Graham, and Dan Duvall.

  • When: 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Where: Lucky Bar, 517 Yates Street

Victoria Housing Strategy Open House

Now’s your chance to learn more about the City of Victoria’s key priorities for the updated Victoria Housing Strategy.

Residents can learn more about housing actions that are in development and can provide input and recommend new actions for city staff to consider.

  • When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square

TALK: The story of plant life on Earth

Come learn about the story of plant life on Earth at the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House!

Land plants evolved roughly 500 million years ago and since their humble beginnings land plants have evolved into roots, leaves, seeds, and diverse physiologies. Barbara Hawkins will discuss the morphological and anatomical developments in plants that have allowed them to diversify and cover almost all of the Earth’s land surface.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Road