King Kong Escapes
(King Kong Escapes)

Thursdays in Victoria are perfect event days! We have all the things to do in and around town today, August 20.

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 20:

Hillside-Quadra Seedling Distribution Day

A second round of the City of Victoria’s Get Growing program continues with a FREE seedling distribution day in Quadra Village. No registration is required, plants will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s highly recommended to bring a tray or box to transport multiple plants home.

  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Quadra Village Community Centre, 901 Kings Rd

Turned-out Coffee!

Dress up in your stylish best and head out to the patio at Bear + Joey on Cook St! COVID-19 cramping your style? Sick of sweatpants? Grab a coffee and wear a getup that makes you feel positive.

  • When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: Bear + Joey, 1025 Cook St.

Summer Nights at the Gallery of Nature!

The Bateman Gallery of Nature is back with late night summer openings! Admission by donation gets you entry to two amazing nature-themed exhibits: Castaways, a contemporary installation made from entirely recycled materials, and The World of Robert Bateman, a show celebrating the artistic prowess and environmental advocacy of a Canadian icon.

  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: Steamship Terminal, 470 Belleville St.

Free-B 2020 – King Kong Escapes

Free-B Film Festival continues with showings of classic schlock movies, and tonight they’re featuring King Kong Escapes! When a mechanical replica of King Kong is unable to dig for the highly radioactive Element X at the North Pole, the evil Doctor Who and his sponsor Madame Piranha (Madame X in the American release) decide to kidnap the real Kong. Register for a seat online at

  • When: 9 pm
  • Where: Fort Common, 1019 Blanshard St. (access through gate beside Be Love)

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.