It’s pumpkin month, everybody! Welcome October with some great things to do right here in Victoria on Thursday, October 1st.
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 October 1st:
Victor Frankenstein created a monster. The terror and fear that monster inspired is legendary. But do you know the real story? Do you dare listen to it in the upper reaches of Craigdarroch Castle on a dark October night?
Actor Jason Stevens makes a rare non-Christmas appearance in the Craigdarroch Castle dance hall with his interpretation of this classic gothic horror story. If you’ve been delighted by Jason’s one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, you won’t want to miss his gripping take on Frankenstein.
Please note: Frankenstein takes place in the Castle’s dance hall, located on the fourth floor (there are 87 steps and no elevator in the Castle).
- When: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Crescent, book online via Eventbrite.
- When: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Just outside the Esquimalt Rec Centre (527 Fraser Street), in the lacrosse box
- When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street
Victoria Festival of Authors, sponsored by the Greater Victoria Public Library, hosts a conversation with writers John Barton, Lorna Crozier, Kyeren Regehr and Madeline Sonik. With strong voices and distinct styles, their works span the range from poetry to prose, memoir to fiction. Join them for a panel moderated by Darrel J. McLeod that will be as intriguing as the works are diverse. Darrel will facilitate a free-ranging discussion on a variety of topics beginning with style, structure, form, and their relationship to content.
- When: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Where: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, book tickets online
- When: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street