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From improv that feels like theatre to Royals playoff of hockey, here are five events happening in Victoria this April 9th.

Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival

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. Plus, a powerhouse ensemble of improvisers from around the Pacific Northwest including Calgary, Red Deer, Vancouver, Bellingham, and Portland!

Each night audiences will enjoy ensemble shows directed by the Four Corners as well as feature sets by these accomplished artistic directors.

  • When: April 9th to 13th
  • Where: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Speakeasy & Stripes

Dress up in your favorite striped attire for an extra special stripe themed Speakeasy night on April 9th, 1920. There will be a beginner swing dance lesson [8pm], live swing jazz band [The Capital City Syncopators], the sweet ragtime sounds of Rotten Apple Ruckus, a performance by the Seaside Swing Dance company, and of course some great cocktails and ambiance!

  • When: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

Vic Voices Writing Workshop with World Poetry Slam Champion Ian Keteku

The 10th Annual Victorious Voices Festival is the island’s biggest youth spoken word poetry event of the year! Featuring the High School Slam Championships, workshops and feature performances by award-winning poets, it is three days of mind blowing spoken word art.

  • When: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: City Studio Victoria, 709 Douglas Street

The Sticky Quiz

This fun and competitive quiz night is on at the Sticky Wicket tonight!

Sixty Watt Trivia is hosting the quiz, which is designed for teams of 8 people or less. The quiz has 4 hard hitting rounds of questions, and is completely free. There’s also prizes for the winning team!

When: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Sticky Wicket, 919 Douglas Street

Vancouver Giants vs. Victoria Royals Round 2 – Game 3

The scintillating series between Victoria and Vancouver continues this evening at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre.  The second round series between the two clubs is now at 2-0 for the Giants. Let’s fill the barn and let’s get loud, Victoria!

  • When: Doors open at 6 p.m. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
  •  Where: Save On Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • Tickets: Playoff tickets can be purchased in-person or online