The Victoria Poetry Project has moved online due to COVID-19, and they’re back with Tongues of Fire open mic nights! This Wednesday’s spoken word event will feature Billie the Kid, a K’ai Taile Dené and Nehiyaw spoken word poet and storyteller. Originally from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, she currently resides in Kingston, Ontario, the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. Admission by donation (suggested $0-$10), emailed to vppfunds[at]gmail[dot]com.
You can also sign up as an artist! To sign up for the open mic, between 4:30-7:30 PM on Sept 16, email Blake at juliette.b.jacob[at]gmail[dot]com with your stage name and “ToF open mic” in the subject line. 12 spots, 5 minute max please including banter. First come, first served!
Sixty Watt Trivia is back, sponsored by Driftwood Brewery. Teams of up to eight people will test their knowledge of…everything! Teams of three or less get a free point each round to keep the competition tight. Four rounds of quizzing for every skill level will make the evening a night to remember. It’s free to play, and prizes abound! .
Giving $100 to your favourite local charity can do good. But just imagine if you could convince 99 of your friends to also gave $100 too! This is the first online event for 100 Men Who Care, a group that gets together to nominate a favourite charity for everyone to vote for. The chosen charity is provided $100 per member. More details available at 100menvictoria.org.
Unquiet Minds and Foundry Victoria host an online spoken-word workshop for youth aged 12 to 24 years old. Join guest Poet and Writer Sami Al-Khalili, a beatboxing, poetry-spreading, vocalist based in Kelowna, BC.