Sunset from Christmas Hill (Robert Fraser)

Don’t let your Monday blues carry over into Tuesday!

Here are 5 events happening in and around Victoria to help you celebrate this gorgeous day:

UNO Fest 2019: REALBOY

Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest of solo performance returns May 1 – 11 for year #22. This 11-day festival showcases an eclectic mix of genres, styles and backgrounds with shows, artists and audience encounters from across Canada.

Previously under the working title (Bonhomme), REALBOY is an evolving performative investigation into ways and means to smash the patriarchy, reimagine superheroes and lovebomb the boys. Performed by director clown rapper Britt Small and featuring Hank Pine and an audience guest.

  • When: Wednesday May 1 to Saturday May 11 – see full schedule
  • Where: Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street

Tea for Tutu – Alice in Wonderland

Tea for Tutu is Ballet Victoria’s favourite seniors program for creating communities. Ballet Victoria delights seniors and children with 45 minutes of free ballet performances in a friendly community atmosphere with tea and cookies donated by our sponsors Serious Coffee, and Daniel Vokey of Patisserie Daniel.

It is an opportunity for the audience to enjoy a preview of the upcoming performances and to interact with the dancers.

  • When: 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Where: Ballet Victoria, 643 Broughton Street

Chris Hadfield at Mary Winspear Centre

Exploration: Where We’re Going Next. Canada’s most renowned astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield, will be hitting the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing in his “Exploration: Where We’re Going Next” tour. The tour will see the heavily decorated astronaut, engineer and pilot discussing the history and future of space exploration.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue

The Philosopher Kings

Juno Award Winners The Philosopher King’s return to Victoria on May 7th, at Distrikt.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Where: Distrikt Nightclub, 919 Douglas Street

Alan Doyle

Canadian musician and actor Alan Doyle, best known as the lead singer of Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea will be performing in Victoria tonight.

  • When: 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street