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If you are not planning to storm Area 51 this Friday, there are a number of safer ways to celebrate the start of the weekend. 

Here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today:

Rooftop Kick Off: Soul Jam

A soulful night of live music and a rooftop party to start your Friday evening featuring: Cara Bateman, Allison McKnight, Emily Mark, and Boo Boo Bears Midnight Jammies.

  • When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Where: Swans Hotel, 506 Pandora Ave

West My Friend Album Release (With Symphony)

Local indie musical trio will be celebrating their album release for their fourth album “In Constellation”, recorded with 53-piece symphony orchestra.

They will also be celebrating their 10th Birthday and 650th show. And yes, there will be cake. 

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Where: Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave

Murge X Neighbour X Kenzie Clarke  

Murge and friends celebrate the release of the new single “Climbing”. DJ Kenzie Clarke also returns on the decks and will be performing with Neighbour. 

  • When: 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Where: Lucky Bar, 517 Yates Street 

Melanie Lyne Mayfair Grand Opening

The Fall Collection of the retailer has arrived, and to celebrate there will be cocktails, giveaways, and more! 

  • When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Where: Mayfair Shopping Mall, 3147 Douglas Street 

Vintage Halloween Fair

It’s Victoria’s very first Vintage Halloween Fair!

Two floors of retro costumes, vintage styles, spooky accessories, obscure oddities, and more. Be early to prepare for next month’s festivities.

  • When: 4 p.m – 9 p.m. 
  • Where: Leonardo Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street