January 16th Diamond Cafe
(Sierra Ritch / Diamond Cafe Facebook)

Take the chance today to discover your new favourite band, whether it’s the energetic OK Charlie at Canoe, the melancholic Fog Lake, or the high-key and sexy Diamond Cafe! 

Here are five fun things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday January 16th.

Diamond Cafe at Upstairs

Diamond Cafe is the solo project of Canadian multi-instrumentalist Tristan Thompson. Out of his bedroom he blends the sounds of synth pop and R&B with a beautiful touch on sex and love. He’s joined by amazing local support in Sussy, Cartoon Lizard, and Babe Corner. 

  • When: Doors at 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Upstairs Cabaret, #15 Bastion Square 

Fog Lake at Lucky Bar 

Aaron Powell is better known by his lo-fi singer songwriter moniker Fog Lake where he creates music that’s been described as “a complex collage of nebulous angst and heartfelt nostalgia,” and he is joined by fellow indie icons Foxes in Fiction and Katie Laine.

  • When: Doors at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Lucky Bar, 517 Yates Street

Confabulations YYJ: Renovations

Join co-hosts Cassandra Togneri & Carol Lynne Michaels on Thursday, January 16th, for an evening of all-true stories told by the people that lived them. Inspired by the theme “Renovations,” these are stories about rebuilding, rebranding and recalibrating.

  • When: Doors at 7:00 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

OK Charlie at Canoe Brewpub

OK Charlie regularly plays to some of the most energetic and enjoyable crowds around and brings the absolute best of both modern and retro music.

Formed in Victoria, B.C., the band plays songs that fill dance floors, excite crowds, and leave people in the highest of spirits.

  • When: 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Where: Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift Street

Nature X – Origins of the OneTree Exhibit 

John Lore is the owner of Live Edge Design in Duncan BC and co-founder of the OneTree Exhibit.

Through slides and discussion, John will talk about the origins of the oneTree idea, the life and history of our current special tree, its epic salvage operation and the artists that are immortalizing it. He will also touch on ways that the public and design professionals can honour and use trees that come into their lives.

  • When: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature, 470 Belleville Street