January 23rd at the Atrium
(Photo by Jay Wallace Images)

Indulge your fancy side this evening and watch one of the most unique classical music concerts you’ll ever see. Set in the gorgeous Atrium, you can enjoy Mozart with a Martini in your hand — what’s better than that? 

And if that’s not glamorous enough for you, head to the Royal Theatre for some of the world’s finest drag stars and all the glory they bring with them. 

Here are five opulent things to do this Thursday, January 23rd, in Victoria!

Mozart and Martinis

New to symphonic music and looking for a different type of concert? The VS is introducing a new concert experience, with a chance to mix and mingle with your friends and the orchestra, enjoying good food and drink in a unique venue in downtown Victoria, all while listening to one of history’s greatest composers: Mozart.

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Atrium, 800 Yates Street

It’s Just Drag

With a record of sold out shows in the capital city, event production company TFD Presents is bringing one of their most popular drag shows, ‘It’s Just Drag,’ to Victoria for the second year in a row.

On January 23rd 2020, local Victoria drag artists will be joined by the iconic Emmy-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni, Brooke Lynn Hytes and Monet X Change. Brooke Lynn Hytes, a Toronto-born drag queen and ballet dancer, was the runner up in season 11, while Brooklyn native Monet X Change took the crown in season 4 of All Stars.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street

Rising Tides – Indigenous Food Security Conference

 

Rising Tides: Climate Justice & Indigenous Food Security Conference in Ceremonial Hall at the First People’s House brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, scholars, activists and community members to create an interactive and dynamic learning experience around climate change and food security.

  • When: January 23rd and 24th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: First People’s House at the University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road

Fundraiser for Australia’s Wildlife

Recognizing the devastating fires in Australia, Darcy’s Pub is hosting a fundraiser with live music to support the effort in helping sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. All money raised — cover is by donation, and $3 from every pint sold will be donated — goes to WIRES Organization Australia (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Services).

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Where: Darcy’s Pub – Downtown, 1127 Wharf Street

OK Charlie at Canoe Brewpub

OK Charlie brings the absolute best of both the modern and retro. Playing songs that fill dance floors, excite crowds, and leave people in the highest of spirits. Formed in Victoria BC, the band regularly plays to some of the most energetic and enjoyable crowds around.

  • When: January 2nd, 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Where: Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift Street