From hockey to drag queens and a lot of interesting things in between, this is one Friday to remember! 

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

Victoria Royals Home Opener

The hometown team faces off against division rivals Prince George Cougars, in a game, you won’t want to miss. 

The home opener of the Victoria Royals is expected to sell out fast so make sure you get there early.

  • When: Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. 
  • Where: Save On Foods Memorial, 925 Blanshard Street

Rupaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World 

Witness a drag show that is unrivaled as the iconic reality TV series makes its stop in Victoria. 

Asia O’Hara throws one epic event with the help of friends Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Plastique Tiara, and other RuPaul’s Drag Race stars.

  • When: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
  • Where: Royal Theatre & Mcpherson Theatre Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square/805 Broughton Street

Global Climate Strike: March and Street Party 

The largest mobilization of the Global Climate Strike in Canada happens today 

Young and old alike will join together in downtown Victoria to demand government action for the protection of the environment.

  • When: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Legislature Building

Huun Huur Tu Tuvan Throat-Singers – Live in Victoria

Known for their ability to transform ancient songs into complex compositions, this Tuvan acoustic quartet has played all over the globe using traditional instruments to create funky rhythms. 

For almost 20 years Huun Huur Tu has introduced the world to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions and culturally enriching music. 

  • When: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
  • Where: First Church of Christian Scientist, 1205 Pandora Ave

The Bright side of Breakwater Barge 

Make your way to the Breakwater Barge for a performance by Victoria-based cover band  The Bright Side who will be playing a variety of classic hits from the 70s to early 2000s. Dance the night away to hits from Thin Lizzy, Katy Perry, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and more! 

  • When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • Where: The Breakwater Barge, 201 Dallas Road