Haunted Legislature
(BC Leg)

It’s getting pretty spooky around here, and so are the events! Here are some things to do around Victoria on Thursday, October 29th.

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 on Thursday, October 29th:

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s “Dracula: Chapters 1 Through 8”

Bram Stoker’s iconic novel adapted by Brian Richmond, and read by the best of Blue Bridge Theatre’s acting ensemble. Be sure to catch both performances to experience all eight chapters.
Part One
‘In Black’
Chapters One Through Four (Oct 29 at 8pm)
Part Two
‘In White’
Chapters Five Through Eight (Oct 30 at 8pm)
  • When: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: The Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra Street

Bad Bs at The Vic – Attack of the Giant Leeches

Head on over to The Vic theatre for some terrific B movies schlock and horror. This Thursday check out “Attack of the Giant Leeches.” A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don’t believe them.

  • When: 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street

Halloween Event – ​Parliamentary Phantoms

This Hallowe’en season, connect with the spirit of famed architect Francis Rattenbury for an hour-long exploration of the eeriest tales of the BC Parliament Buildings. Learn the strange secrets of the Piano-Playing Speaker, the Premier’s Double, and the Vanishing House. You may even discover the lurid details of your host’s untimely demise.

Online sessions are offered via Zoom.

Email tours@leg.bc.ca for more information and to register. Please let us know the date and time of the session you would like to join.

Once confirmed, you will receive additional information on how to join the session via Zoom.

  • When: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Online via Zoom

2020 Esquimalt Farmers Market Fall Markets

Esquimalt Farmers Market heads into the fall season with a new time and location. For the final eight weeks of the season, you can see local growers and producers with terrific goods and services made with environmentally sound practices. There will be food trucks on hand too!

  • When: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Just outside the Esquimalt Rec Centre (527 Fraser Street), in the lacrosse box

One-man Frankenstein at Craigdarroch Castle

Victor Frankenstein created a monster. The terror and fear that the 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).