Kayaking the Gorge. (Ernie Dickey)

From learning to code to building a lantern, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, August 19th.

Royal BC Museum Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises exhibition

A rare artifact crucial to determining hitherto unknown facts about the ancient Mayan civilization has just made its way to Victoria.

  • When: May 17 – December 31, 2019
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street

Learn to Code: Free JavaScript Workshop – Victoria

Putting the FUN in FUNdamentals. Introduce yourself to the world’s most popular programming language: JavaScript!

This workshop will be covering the basics of JS for people with little to no coding experience, where you’ll get the chance to explore the fundamentals of web development by building a web-based chatroom in the same vein as Twitch or Slack.

Class will be covering:
– JavaScript, including jQuery and Node.js
– HTML and CSS

  • When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: 524 Yates Street

RATFISH Comedy Show feat. Sean Proudlove

A lineup of favourite local stand-ups, headlined by the amazing Sean Proudlove and hosted by Mark Robertson. Tonight’s lineup includes Chelsea Lou, Shane Priestley, Evan Mumford, Ryan Gunther, Steve McMath, Mikey Dubs and Darren Millar. Admission $15 at the door or get tix online.

  • When: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  – Show begins at 8 p.m. sharp
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

Adult Lantern-building Workshop

Participants will work directly with the Artistic Director of the Salish Lantern Festival, Jennifer Witvliet, to build a fish lantern You will learn different papering and bamboo building techniques and will leave with a beautiful one of a kind work of art.

At this 4hr (2X 2hrs) workshop you will create an intricate, hand-made lantern that is yours to keep. The cost for this workshop is $40, which includes all materials. To RSVP or Register: [email protected]

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 9691 Fourth Street