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From Sidney’s awesome summer street market to live underground improv, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Sidney Street Market

The Sidney Street Markets is officially back for its 20th summer season!

Come see why nearly 5,000 people attend the outdoor market, which is packed with local food vendors, live music, unique merchandise, and more. Every Thursday until the end of August, the town of Sidney will close down Beacon Ave to vehicle traffic to make room for walkers and the dozens of outdoor vendors.

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Beacon Ave, Sidney

Entertainment Village – Live at the Mint!

Entertainment Village presents Comedy Coalition – Live at the Mint!

Victoria’s A-Team of Improvised Comedy, Entertainment Village, are back at the Mint to bring hilarious improvised skits. Special guest Mikey Dubs will also be performing his signature stand-up comedy which will inspire some of the improv scenes!

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint Restaurant, 1414 Douglas Street

Saanich Community Meeting

Saanich residents and Vancouver Island community members as a whole are invited to join Saanich and Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May for a discussion at the University of Victoria today.

Feel free to speak about any issues you feel affect the community.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: University of Victoria  – Bob Wright Building – Room B150, 3800 Finnerty Road

Hedwig and The Angry Inch at Capital Ballroom – 19+

Head down to the Capital Ballroom for the Victoria premiere of Hedwig and The Angry Inch!

Hedwig and The Angry Inch tells the tale of how a “slip of a girlyboy” from communist East Berlin becomes the “internationally ignored song stylist” known as Hedwig after a botched sex change operation. Hedwig examines her quest for her other half, for love, and ultimately her identity. Featuring a groundbreaking rock musical score by Stephen Trask.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Capital Ballroom, 858 Yates Street

Esquimalt Farmers Market Outdoor Season in Memorial Park

With the weather heating up its time to check out Esquimalt’s huge outdoor Farmer’s Market!

The market helps support local growers and producers who use environmentally sound farming practices and helps build connections within the community. And of course, the food is tasty, local, and fresh!

  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Memorial Park, 1230 Esquimalt Road