February 4th
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Ready to swing, dance, and sparkle? Here are five places to do just that on Tuesday, February 4th.

Cafe Historique

Colonial-drawn borders rarely depicted, or necessarily cared for, lived realities on the ground, and they have thus been responsible for many disputes and conflicts over the last century. 

But as UVic’s Dr. Martin Bunton explains in this talk, the border drawn by British officials to divide Sudan from Egypt has given rise to a rather unique set of stories — including that of “Bir Tawil,” the last unclaimed sliver of land on earth. As one journalist who recently visited concluded, “there is nothing else quite like it on the planet.” 

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

Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand at Open Space

On Tuesday, February 4th, musician, producer, and spoken word artist Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand is coming to Open Space to perform a solo set. He will perform new improvisational work in response to the gallery exhibition When Raven Became Spider.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Open Space Gallery, 510 Fort Street

Speakeasy

Reminisce 1928 with a night of live swing jazz, classic cocktails, and swing dancing. Speakeasy has two great bands alternating every Tuesday night: The Capital City Syncopators / The Flying Saucers. There will be a beginner dance lesson at 8PM with the live jazz set starting at 8:30 p.m. At the band break, you can stay entertained with a feature performer.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Where: The Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

Help Shape Our Seniors Action Plan — Town Hall

Canada’s senior population is growing and it’s important that our community is inclusive and age-friendly so that seniors can lead healthy and active lives, and stay involved.

Join the City of Victoria for their Town Hall at City Hall and help shape their Seniors Action Plan. The focus of this town hall is aligned with the work of the City’s Seniors Task Force, who will share their draft recommendations for a Seniors Action Plan at a series of upcoming open houses for public feedback.

  • When: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: City Hall, 1 Centennial Square

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Dance Victoria presents the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company for one night only! Playful and entertaining, this skewed view of traditional ballet is a perfect, polished parody of the highest order. The TROCKS’ inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their humorous approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces, has made them loved around the globe.

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street