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There’s a blue moon on the way, smoke is staying at a manageable level, so here are some things to do in and around Victoria for Friday, October 2nd!

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 2nd:

Buckman Coe

Buckman Coe’s 7th release Gathering Storm is about taking a stand for what you believe in and who you love. With Coe’s signature stylings of soulful R&B and rootsy world rhythms, it dances between the revolutionary and romantic. The two are inseparable – once we realize that it’s not about being radical – it’s about human kind and human kindness. Like his soulful influences who deliver messages of social justice, humanity and love, Buckman Coe doesn’t shy away from facing todays issues and does it with a booty-shaking feel-goodness. He believes in Universal Love and is saturated with a shameless optimism for humanity. Tickets are $20, book in tables of two, four, or six.

  • When: EARLY SHOW: 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. | LATE SHOW: 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

Farm Fresh Fridays

Every Friday from 11am to 6pm, the Market will be filled with locally-grown produce and fruits, as well as fresh-cut local flowers, handcrafted soaps, jewelry and prepared foods. They’re bringing the farmers market to the downtown core of Victoria!

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

The Girl in the Groove Online Album Release Party!

Vancouver Island-born musician Jen Hodge hosts an online release party for her new album, The Girl in the Groove. Expect songs, stories, and plenty of special guests, including Brooklyn trombonist Emily Asher, live music by Stephanie Wall & Clara Rose – The Bachroaches, and more.

Food Truck Friday – Cup-A-Roni Truck

Vancouver Island Brewing company continues with their epic Food Truck Friday patio feature. This Friday check out Cup-a-Roni, featuring BBQ’d Pepperonis, unique specialty items and finger foods with locally sourced fresh ingredients at fair prices.

  • When: 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Vancouver Island Brewing, 2330 Government Street

Once More With Feeling: An Unlicensed Buffie the Vampyre Slayer Parody

Returning for a second year, with some new COVID-19 guidelines, it’s Once More With Feeling! Based on the musical episode “Once More With Feeling” in season 6, Buffie and the gang are thrown into turmoil when a dancing demon is summoned to Sunnydale, forcing all the residents to sing out their inner-most thoughts and deepest secrets! Can their relationships survive the musical numbers? Check out the show in-person with some (very) limited seating, or via a live stream!

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