Pumpkins at Michell Bros. Farm in Central Saanich (Photo by Sherry Shamblin)

The long weekend may be over but Tuesday is packed with some events to help you carry on the holiday cheer!

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

Parent & Child Drop-in Art 

Dress in some messy clothes and head over to down to this early learners’ painting class best suited for parents and children ages 1-5.

Take home what you paint and learn alongside an early childhood educator for this weekly drop-in art time. 

  • When: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m
  • Where: Oaklands Community Association, 1-2827 Belmont Avenue 

Thrush Hermit and Shotgun Jimmie 

Make your way down to the Capital Ballroom to jam out to the tunes of alternative rock band Thrush Hermit and singer-songwriter Shotgun Jimmie, for a night of live Canadian music for old fans and new.  

  • When: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. 
  • Where: Capital Ballroom, 858 Yates Street 

Hello Exhibition!

Royal BC Museum opens its door for an introduction to their exhibits for children along this guided tour, with the feature exhibit Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises!

  • When: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street 

Dinner & A Drag Show VIII

Interested in a night of live entertainment with your meal?  Chaz Avery and #yyjdrag host the eighth performance that brings together drag performers and late Happy Hour specials.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street 

Pizza & Sushi 

Can’t decide between pizza and sushi? Well, now you don’t have to!

Experience a night of culinary fusion where Italian and Japanese foods are both options, mixed in with some live music to top it off. 

  • When: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: 4012 Dawnview Crescent