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From trivia to open mics, here are 7 things to do this weekend in and around Victoria, July 11 to 12

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:

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

Half Price at Royal BC Museum

Islanders will be able to access another low-cost source of entertainment this summer with half-price admission at the Royal BC Museum.

The BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture announced on Tuesday that they would be offering the half-price admission until Sept. 7, 2020.

  • When:  Daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: 675 Belleville Street

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: Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: 1011 Broad Street

Saturday Moss Street Market

Every Saturday, enjoy fresh, local produce, delicious food and handmade goods.

  • When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Moss Street near downtown Victoria

Forest Therapy Walks

Join Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide, to discover “Forest Bathing”, what it is, along with its health and wellness benefits. The event will start off with a one-hour discussion, followed by a one -hour “light” version of a forest therapy walk.

During a guided walk, Kelly will offer you a series of “invitations” or suggestions, to help you to slow down and connect with your senses. You are then invited to do what feels comfortable to you.  All guided forest therapy walks are then concluded with a final gathering, where they share tea brewed with local plants, and a light healthy snack.

  • When: Saturday, 1:30 pm. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: The Gardens at HCP, 505 Quayle Road

Drink & Think Trivia Sunday

Sunday is the happiest day in Victoria! All day Happy Hour and Drink & Think Trivia. So you think your’re smart?! Grab your friends and head down to the Times and flex your brain muscle.

  • When: Sunday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government Street

All-ages Open Mic at Ma Miller’s Pub

It is recommend bringing your own instrument for the time being and they are doing their part to sanitize all equipment/mics. This is an all-ages open mic! Kids welcome until 8 p.m. daily!

  • When: Sunday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Ma Miller’s Pub, 2903 Sooke Lake Road