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Tired of the sun setting at 2:00 p.m. (give or take an hour or two)? Already sick of the snow? 

Luckily for you, there are some great events happening that can whisk you out of town — whether you want to go to New York in the 1920s or Hawaii in the 2020s. 

Here are five amazing events happening in Victoria today, Tuesday January 21st:

Tiki Night at the Copper Owl

So you’re back to work after a very short break for Christmas, staring out the window, and already thinking you need a tropical getaway. 

Well step right up and give the Part-Time Tiki Teleporter a shot! Simply walk up the stairs at the Copper Owl and you will instantly be whisked away to another time and place! The destination is undisclosed, but with Audio Osmosis controlling the soundtrack, does it even matter?

  • When: 7:00 p.m. until late
  • Where: The Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas Street

Card Class

Learn the art of papercrafting in a fun, relaxed environment. All supplies needed will be provided to you, although it is recommended to bring your own double sided adhesive runner! 

Classes run every 3rd Tuesday, and are designed for everyone no matter their skill level. Beginners are welcome!

  • When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Location provided upon signing up

Café Scientifique 

UVic’s Café Scientifique provides insight into topics of popular interest that appeal to the lover of knowledge in all of us. They are also a fantastic opportunity to meet local researchers and discuss some of the most interesting and sometimes contentious research underway in Canada. 

This week, on January 21st, hear Dr. Sam Liu from the department of Exercise Science and Physical Health ask the all-important question: are smartphones making us unhappy?

  • When: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street

Speakeasy

Relive the magic of the Roaring ‘20s with a night of live swing jazz, classic cocktails, and swing dancing. They have two great bands alternating every Tuesday night: The Capital City Syncopators and The Flying Saucers. 

Tickets are just $10, and they come with a free drink… if you know the secret word!

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

Jazz Night at the James Bay United Church

With the help of local jazz legend Kelby MacNayr, James Bay United Church is bringing some of the best of the best in the Victoria jazz scene to the heart of James Bay, in a venue without distractions, where the focus is you, the music and the sacred space to listen.

This week, the music is provided by an all-star quintet featuring special guest David Valdes, an Alto Saxophonist from Kansas City, and Montreal Tenor Saxophone great Al McLean, celebrating music from Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: James Bay United Church, 511 Michigan Street