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It’s back!

After a several month hiatus due to the pandemic, our daily list of things to do in and around Victoria is returning this week.

As you head out to activities and events, please follow the restrictions and guidelines that these businesses require to keep their employees and patrons safe during the pandemic.

As always, wash your hands, wear masks, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel sick or show symptoms!

Without further ado, here are five things to do today:

Live Music Happy Hour at Pagliacci’s Restaurant

Pagliacci’s will be hosting live bands daily outside on their patio, with no cover and there will be drink specials.

  • When: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: 1011 Broad Street

RBCM@Home goes to Barkerville

Take a virtual road trip to one of BC’s most beloved historic sites, Barkerville Historic Town and Park, located in the Cariboo Mountains. Billy Barker’s legendary gold strike on Williams Creek triggered a multi-billion dollar industrial revolution that literally built a province. Today, the extraordinary historic town of Barkerville stands as a living testament to BC’s golden beginnings.

Meet the Tantalus Winemaker!

Way West Wines is proud to host David Paterson, the winemaker at Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna, BC. Having established the hallmark by which BC Rieslings should be measured, Tantalus now also creates some delightful Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Sparkling wines.

Local wine educator and fellow agent Sharwan Khanna who will be on hand with David on the patio of Poco in Trounce Alley. The tastings will all run each about 30 minutes and will be socially distant and weather permitting, outdoors. Make sure to reserve your spot.

  • When: There will be 8 sessions starting at 11 a.m. – see event for more.
  • Where: Poco, 616 Trounce Alley

VIP Summer Screenings: Knives Out

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel has launched its new VIP Summer Screenings. A combination of Classic films and new releases will be presented in their David Foster Foundation Theatre each Tuesday evening throughout the summer.

Knives Out will feature this evening, a 2019 American mystery film.

Each ticket includes complimentary parking, one glass of sparkling wine, a bottle of water, local charcuterie board and pre-packed theatre snacks such as popcorn and licorice. Tickets are $40 each and physical distancing measures are in place.

  • When: Doors open at 7:40 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Drive

Lego exhibit at the Sidney Museum

The Sidney Museum reopened to visitors late last month and that includes their ever-popular LEGO exhibit which, according to a statement from the museum, includes a wide range of themes like Star Wars, Minecraft, Friends, Harry Potter, Batman and vintage sets.

  • When: Every day until July 11 to see the Lego exhibit
  • Where: The Sidney Museum, 2423 Beacon Avenue