Rockstar Nights
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Why wait for the weekend when there’s plenty to do around town on a Thursday? Victoria Buzz has the latest on events in the area.

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, Thursday, August 13th:

Rockstar Nights at the Loft Pub

The second installment of Rockstar Nights features a mix of live music, music bingo and “scary’oke!” An evening of music and fun hosted by the SuperSauce Band at the Loft Pub. Reserve your table online at

  • When: 7 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Loft Pub, 229 Gorge Rd. East

August Garden Work Party

Fernwood NRG hosts a COVID-19 conscious garden work party along with dinner for volunteers. Help with sheet mulching the orchard, refreshing garden paths, putting up plant information signage, installing a new garden bed, and doing some planting. Anyone hoping to get involved bring their own gloves, mask, and water bottle (refills will be available). Some tools will be available as well as a sanitizing station but please bring your own tools if possible to limit contact exposure. If you are interested in forming new connections to your community and your food system, please email to volunteer!

  • When: 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Fernwood NRG, 1240 Gladstone Avenue

Caliente Dance Open Practice

Caliente Dance is back in studio with “distance dancing!” No partner required but space is limited to 10 students. $5 drop-in fee, call 250-881-6141 or email for more details. An instructor will be present to help with questions you might have and to provide some Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue and other music!

  • When: 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Studio 4 Athletics, 715 Yates St.

Downtown Community Centre Board Games

Starting Thursday August 6th, 2020, join the Downtown Community Centre at the Board Game Café to play games in a supported team environment.

  • When: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Community Centre, 755 Pandora Ave.

Submersive Socials at the Mint

The Mint Victoria and Submersive Tribe have teamed up to bring you a weekly showcase of the freshest local talent and friends of Submersive every Thursday night! Tell your friends, The Mint on Thursday nights is the place to be for underground electronic music in Victoria.

  • When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Where: The Mint Victoria, 1414 Douglas St.