Just another beautiful night at Ogden Point Pier. (@crislmf via Instagram)

It’s Friday, and the end of August is here! Before you head back to school, why not check out some events for August 28th.

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, Friday, August 28:

Ylang Ylang – 4 Artists 4 Days

Quebec artist Ylang Ylang wraps up the fifty-fifty arts collective and Feed The Arts in the CRD’s presentation of 4 artists in 4 days. Tune in to Ylang Ylang’s brooding, experimental electronic music online and check out their latest album, Interplay. The performance is free but you can donate to artists by purchasing from their bandcamp page or by adding them to your streaming playlists.


Theatre SKAM presents Backliners, a comedy about vulnerability and the anxiety of feeling out of control. It is a new SKAM Young Company play written by Ellery Lamm (2019 Pick of the Fringe: Best Original New Work, Best Drama, 2018 Pick of the Fringe: Overall Favourite Show, Bravest Show) and directed by Mikaela Haeusser. Donations welcome through canadahelps.org.

  • When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Online at Youtube

Singing on the Roof of the Royal Theatre!!

Soprano singer Alison Ward takes to the rooftops to belt out some classic opera. The last in a series of pop-up performances, and one that people will be sure to remember. Come gawk at the spectacle and enjoy some beautiful opera ringing through the city.

  • When: 2 p.m.
  • Where: The Royal Theatre, 3 Centennial Square

The Groove Diggers at the Loft Pub

Come jam with The Groove Diggers at The Loft Friday, Aug 28! Don’t miss out on these top 40’s hits and classic party music that keeps the night alive. $10 cover, or book online at loftpubvictoria.com.

  • When: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: The Loft Pub, 229 Gorge Rd. East

Friday Night Blues with Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk

Hermann’s Jazz Club hosts an online showing of Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk. Originally from Saltspring Island, Auntie Kate is a charismatic singer with a style all her own. The Uncles who will be joining Kate are: Tom Bowler, guitar and vocals Bil Underwood, bass and vocals Joe Kovacs, drums and general nonsense Darcy Phillips, keyboards. Donations welcome at ArtsOnView.ca/Donate