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It’s true what they say: April showers really do bring May flowers!

Get ready to bloom like the brightest of flowers this month, at these events in and around Victoria today:

Pacific FC vs. Valour FC (next home game)

Pacific FC is slotted to play their second home-game tonight as they take on Winnipeg’s Valour FC, and tickets are still available!

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Westhills Stadium, 1089 Langford Parkway
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online for both single games and season-ticket packages.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Summer Launch Event

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic and human-made debris in the world. This summer, the Maritime Museum of BC explores the issue of marine debris and ocean plastic with their Great Pacific Garbage Patch Exhibit!

Take in the exhibit in a unique after hours experience including a bar and hors d’oeuvres. Chat with local vendors who are working hard to target the problem in our community, followed by live music and engaging presentations.

  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Maritime Museum of British Columbia, 634 Humboldt St

Metamorphosis: Open Cinema screening 

Metamorphosis, an 85 minute film, captures the true scale of the global environmental crisis. Forest fires consume communities, species vanish, and entire ecosystems collapse.

Economic growth, tied to increased speed of resource extraction, has created a machine with the capacity to destroy all life. There will be a post-screening discussion after the movie.

  • When: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: FLUX Media Gallery, 821 Fort St

Tricked Out Trivia | STAR WARS Edition

This isn’t just any pub trivia – this is Tricked Out Trivia. Where it’s not about having the right answer, it’s about having the BEST and most hilarious answer. Make these comedians laugh and win some sweet stuff!

  • When: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Darcy’s Pub, 1127 Wharf St

Kelby MacNayr presents the music of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet

Kelby MacNayr and Friends play the music of the legendary Cannonball Adderley Quintet!
Cannonball Adderley is regarded as one of the greatest saxophonists in the history of the music, an heir to Charlie Parker and who’s sound was as jubilant as it was soulful.

The Quintet of Julian Cannonball Adderley caught the attention of the nation with its tight swing, sass and soul in the 50’s and early60’s and with its civil rights inspired music and its electric-influenced soul grooves in the 70’s. The band had such hits as Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Sack ‘O Woe and Work Song and MORE!

  • When: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St