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Here are five things to do in and around Victoria this Friday.

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 7th:

Food Truck Fridays featuring the Very Good Butchers

Vancouver Island Brewing is opening up their patio for some socially distanced eats and treats. This week they’re hosting The Very Good Butchers, a local producer of handcrafted vegan meals. Vancouver Island Brewing will also feature their vegan certified beer, for the perfect pairing.

  • When: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Where:  Vancouver Island Brewing, 2330 Government St.

Theatre SKAM’s Pop-Up Theatre at Royal Athletic Park

Theatre SKAM brings a pop-up show to Royal Athletic Park with a theatre mounted on the back of a flatbed truck! The family-friendly content is created by four young local artists and is free to watch. If you enjoy the show, you can also talk to SKAM about booking the pop-up theatre for your own neighborhood!

  • When: 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Ave

Farm Fresh Fridays at Victoria Public Market

The farm season is already past the halfway point but you can still find plenty of fresh, locally grown and produced goods at Victoria Public Market on Friday. This week K&L Orchards in Gordon Head will be bringing in the market’s first harvest of local figs! Check them out along with other local producers like Silver Rill Farm, Oceanview Farm, Cure Charcuterie, French Oven Bakery, and so much more.

  • When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas St #6

Red Cedar Cafe Grand Opening

Non-profit meal program Red Cedar Café now has a restaurant space, and they’re inviting the local community to eat, drink, and celebrate their grand opening! The company has provided over 15,000 free meals to those in need since COVID-19 hit Victoria. Red Cedar Café relies on donations from the public and a pay-what-you-can model to supply folks with badly needed food. Come down and say hello!
  • When: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: 537 Johnson St.

The Purrverts play Quaranbeats

Quaranbeats, an online concert series presented by Vinyl Envy and Pacific Knorth will feature local band The Purrverts. The Purrverts describe their sound as “psychedelic, noir, spaghetti western inspired” and uniquely them.