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Happy Friday everyone!

Here are 5 things in and around Victoria to help you get in the mood for some summertime weekend fun!

Rope for Hope Victoria 2019

Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope is a unique challenge event that calls on participants to fundraise in support of local wish-granting efforts, in exchange for an exhilarating experience to rappel down the 160 ft tall CIBC building in downtown Victoria.

Watch rappelers, including a Victoria Buzz reporter, scale the building over the course of the day!

  • When: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Where: CIBC (Bank of Commerce) Building, 1175 Douglas Street

Queer As Funk Spring Fling 2019

The Queer As Funk Spring Fling is a fantastic night of groovy funkdom featuring the explosive high-energy sounds of beloved Queer As Funk, along with some of the best local talent Victoria has to offer!

  • When: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Where: DaVinci Centre, 195 Bay St

2019 Mad Hatter’s Goes to the Improv

The 4th Annual Mad Hatter fundraiser is the signature fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria and is one of the premier fundraisers in Victoria. Join over 200 of Victoria’s business leaders and friends for an evening of fun and merriment as Mad Hatter’s goes to the Improv!

  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria, #301-1195 Esquimalt Rd

Dylan Tribute Night

Celebrate Dylan’s 78th Birthday in song with 8 wonderful local musical acts.

  • When: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Spiral Cafe, 418 Craigflower Rd

Comedypants: Victoria

Former Victoria Buzz staff writer and CBC Comedy NEXT UP winner, Alistair Ogden, is making his way back to the island to host ‘Comedypants’ – a stand-up show featuring a mix of local talent, touring professional comedians, and musical guests.

  • When: 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Ollie Quinn, 531 Pandora Ave