(Corey Hart / Facebook)

Welcome back to the work week, Victoria!

From drag shows to the legendary Corey Hart performing at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

The Sult Mine Open Mic!

What could be better than pierogis and comedy?

Head down to SüLT Pierogi Bar for a hilarious night of comedy featuring the sultry songbird Sammy Ray Benty and local comedy star Dan Duvall.

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: SüLT Pierogi Bar, 609 Yates Street

Drag, Queers & Beers

Come see the Phillips Tasting Room transformed into a brand new runway for a Pride Month drag performance celebration!

Tonight’s event will feature three of the city’s campiest drag artists and promises lots of lewks, moves, tomfoolery, and zesty queens.

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Phillips Tasting Room, 2000 Government Street

Drop-In Art Studio

Looking to flex your creative side?

Head down to the Downtown Community Centre for a free drop-in session at their fully supplied art studio. The studio is an open space where you’re free to work on your own projects, with paints, canvas, pencils, pastels, and sketch books available to use and volunteers ready to assist you.

  • When: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Community Centre, 755 Pandora Ave

Open Mic at The Mint with Pete McMastar

Come showcase your talent, whether it’s music, comedy, dance, spoken word or poetry… you name it! Registration begins at 8:30pm with the showcase starting at 9pm and continuing til late, and Pete will have some instruments to get some jams going!

Not a performer? Come down and support your faves while enjoying your favourite food and drinks at The Mint!

  • When: 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

Corey Hart – Never Surrender Tour 2019

Corey Hart, of “Sunglasses at Night” fame, is performing in Victoria tonight for one show only!

Over his 20+ year career, Hart has sold over 16 million records worldwide and amassed 9 consecutive US Billboard Top 40 Hits He’s also won multiple Juno awards, and was nominated for a Grammy. In 2016, he was indicuted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. This tour is also the first one that the OG Canadian musician has put on since 1986.

  • When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Save On Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street