Back for its third year in a row, Victoria Buzz night is happening today at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre and it promises to be a roaring good time!
Here are 5 things to do in around Victoria:
The Victoria Royals are set to face their division rivals the Kelowna Rockets, and puck drop for the contest is at 7:05 p.m. – but doors open at 6 p.m., so you’ll have a chance to come to hang out with us beforehand.
- When: Puck drop at 7:05 p.m. – doors open at 6 p.m.
- Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
This special Speakeasy night will be Halloween themed so wear a costume! There will be a beginner swing dance lesson [8 pm], live swing jazz with Blackstick, guest performance with Rotten Apple Ruckus, silent film clips, and of course some great cocktails and ambience! Bring your friends for a jolly good time.
Tickets are $10 at the door and include a free drink ticket.
- When: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
Enjoy a spooky showing of the 1992 Bram Stoker’s Dracula! Gary Oldman plays Dracula against Winona Ryder and Keeanu Reeves’ Mina and Jonathan Harker in a colourful, provocative retelling of the iconic Victorian horror. Also, Anthony Hopkins gives a wild performance as Van Helsing, complete with accent and a wooden stake. And, there will be Free Pizza and Pop–as well as Halloween treats!
- When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: UVic McPherson Library, Room A003
n 1991 bassist and vocalist Chris Murphy and drummer Andrew Scott met while studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and with the addition of Patrick Pentland on guitar and vocals and Jay Ferguson on guitar, formed Sloan. A year later the band made their recording debut on the Halifax, Canada CD compilation “Hear & Now” before releasing their debut EP “Peppermint” (1991) on their own label Murderecords. In 1992 Sloan signed with Geffen Records and released their full-length debut “Smeared”.
- When: 8 p.m.
- Where: Distrikt Nightclub, 919 Douglas Street
Lila is a black police officer who shot a young unarmed black man. She’s been on leave from the police force, moved back in with her mother, Karen, and is drinking beer for breakfast. Tim is a white playwright who used Lila’s incident as a “jumping-off point” for his hit play. Now that play is being made into a Hollywood movie — without Lila’s knowledge.
- When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- Where: Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Avenue