The Japanese Garden in Royal Roads University - Photo by Heather K Jones

Outdoor and indoor music, markets, and…puppy trivia! Here are some things to do in and around Victoria on Friday, October 16th!

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, Friday October 16th:

Outdoor Music Fridays at Jagasilk in Victoria BC!

Outdoor Music Fridays extend into October at Jaga Silk! Book in-person or virtual zoom tickets at This Friday Sister Speak joins Truth & Dolphin and Steve Chmilar.

Sister Speak’s high energy, moving show features “Alt-Blues-World” and has led to European tours, festivals, headlining concerts at iconic venues and opening slots for Air Supply, The Doobie Brothers and Xavier Rudd among others.

Truth & Dolphin’s live performances feature a range of diverse musical perspectives from folk funk to poetry rock, with rotating accompanists. The project’s focus is on the musical energy, and the connecting piece is Nyberg’s book of poetry.

Steve Chmilar plays ideosyncratic, sometimes quirky original acoustic music. Steve currently lives in Sidney, BC where he delightfully paints every day to an ocean view and takes breaks with music jams.

  • When: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: 633 Courtney Street, Nootka Court

NPNA Pop-Up Market

The North Park Neighborhood Association hosts another pop-up market! Check out these vendors:

  • – fresh cut flowers
  • Justo’s Craft Dips – small batch hummus in many tasty flavours
  • Ed’s Soup Shack – quality made soup mixes with no added salt, sugar, or MSG
  • – beautiful baked goods that are 100% Vegan, and free of salt, oil, gluten and refined sugar
  • Songhees Events & Catering – fresh bannock and produce!
  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: St John the Divine parking lot at 1611 Quadra Street

Puppies n’ Pumpkins Virtual Trivia Night!

BC & Alberta Guide DOgs host a Virtual Trivia Night, brought to you by generous sponsor Family Insurance Solutions! Tuning into our Virtual Trivia Game is simple. The live game guide and game link will be sent to your email on registration, so you’ll be able to just click and play. No app download is necessary!
Tickets are $20 each. You will need to purchase a separate ticket for each person joining the game. Each player will need access to their own computer or mobile phone.
Round Topics for Puppies n’ Pumpkins:
– Thanksgiving Dinner
– Monster Mash
– Harvest Time
– “Oh My Gourd!”
– Scary Stuff
– ‘Dem Bones

Farm Fresh Fridays

The Market will be filled with locally-grown produce and fruits, as well as fresh-cut local flowers, handcrafted soaps, jewlery and prepared foods.

  • When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: 1701 Douglas Street, Victoria

Tomo at the Loft

A special acoustic evening with Tomo at The Loft Pub. He has been playing in local bands since the 80’s and is influenced by artists including Van Halen, Hedrix, Steve Vai and more.

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

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