(Discover Tectoria / VIATEC)

It’s Thursday, which means you’re just one step closer to the weekend!

Whether it’s attending the Island’s largest tech expo or taking in some seriously sweet tunes, check out a few of these spectacular events that will surely keep you entertained this Friday-eve.

PechaKucha Night Victoria VOL. 19

A fashion line created from repurposed materials, community entrepreneurialism, becoming an “overnight success” in 69 years, the art of typography, exploring health in movement, using Improv in daily life, capturing people’s story through portraiture, inventing a one-of-a-kind electric bike and…..hear from an installation artist + photographer, a reluctant but capable Arts Curator and a multi-disciplinary artist and cultural tattoo practitioner that works with hand poke + skin stitching!

  • Where: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street
  • When: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $18

Back to the 00’s

Ready for a night filled with your favorite throwbacks from the early 2000’s?! Come out and celebrate the 27th the right way with tons of drink specials, free giveaways and great music.

  • Where: Upstairs Cabaret, #15 Bastion Square
  • When: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Cost:  $10

Discover Tectoria 2020

Discover Tectoria is a FREE to attend exposition of more than 75 Greater Victoria tech companies, research projects, interactive displays and community partners – all under one roof!
Attendees get to interact with innovators and their creations to better understand who and what is driving Victoria’s largest industry. Whether you want to inspire youth to stay in math and science, research co-op and job opportunities or attend some of the talks, this event can keep everyone busy, all day!


  • Where: Crystal Gardens, 713 Douglas Street
  • When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Known for his uncompromising blend of jazz and funk-infused house and breaks, Mr. B is a Village Stage veteran, having played at the festival as well as work on the Village Stage team for many years. His sets are focused on bringing people together in positive ways through music, this comes through in his seamless mixing of timeless classics with future favorites that maintain pop appeal without sacrificing underground sensibilities.

  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • When: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Cost: $10

Self Care Workshop

Prioritizing care of ourselves can be so important so that we are able to participate in and feel strong in our wider communities.
In this compact workshop, participants will: Learn about the importance of self-care/community care. Have an opportunity to communicate their experience and need for self-care with others with similar experiences. Develop awareness about the many forms self-care can come in (beyond the bubble bath). Have access to tools to better understand what self-care looks like for them

  • Where: Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street
  • When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

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