Happy Friday-eve!

Whether you want to take in some great music or test your own musical skills, there’s plenty to take part in this Thursday and it all promises to be a ton of fun!

Drumming Circle

Drumming connects you to your primal heartbeat, to your inner self, to your mother earth and to the community. You cannot help but feel wowed when your energy is elevated through the pure sound of the drum.

  • Where: St. Luke Cedar Hill, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road
  • When: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Cost is sliding scale $10.00 – $20.00/person

Protecting Our Coast: The Shifting Role of BC’s Lighthouses

Lighthouses and their keepers’ original role has been to protect vessels travelling along the coast from crashing into dangerous shoreline. As technology and society continues to change, so too has the role of the lighthouse.

  • Where: The Maritime Museum of BC, 634 Humboldt Street
  • When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 – $10

Museum Happy Hour: History Ignite

Teachers, educators, and history buffs will enjoy five provocative Ignite presentations.

Ignite is a series of five minute presentations, where each presenter must use 20 slides, which auto-advance every 15 seconds.

  • Where: Sticky Wicket, 919 Douglas Street
  • When: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

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.

  • Where: Canoe BrewPub Marina & Restaurant, 450 Swift Street
  • When: 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Testimony Of A Residential School Survivor

Visit the David Strong Building in Room C116 to hear from Ray Tony Charlie, a professed residential school survivor who has healed and learned to thrive despite his difficult history.

Come hear Ray share his experience in the schools, and educate yourself on a part of Canadian history that is too often ignored.

  • Where: David Strong Building (UVic), Ring Road
  • When: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.