We’re really sorry we missed our regular Things to Do yesterday, but we’re back to our regularly scheduled event listings today!

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 15th:

Late Nights at the Gallery of Nature!

The Bateman Gallery of Nature offers after-hours admission is by donation, with two amazing nature-themed exhibits: The World of Robert Bateman is a brand new show that celebrates the artistic process and environmental advocacy of this Canadian icon, and Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land is an in-progress installation exploring the lessons of the Grizzly.

Want to discuss what you’ve just experienced over a cold beverage and some tuna tataki? Head downstairs to the Steamship Bar & Grill, home of Victoria’s most scenic patio. Tell them you’ve come from the gallery to get an exclusive discount!
A full list of the gallery’s physical distancing policies is available here: https://batemanfoundation.org/visit/

  • When: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: Steamship Terminal, 470 Belleville Street

The Little Prince and New Works

New creations that explore humanity in all its forms. Quanz’s Wistful to Rachmaninov’s classic “Vocalise” shows how love is eternal even as we grow apart. “Polovtsian Dances” to Borodin’s “Prince Igor” expresses the intensity and power of rival groups. Finally, follow the journey of The Little Prince as he travels through the universe and tells tales of his planet and the wonderful, mysterious, and enlightening people he meets along the way.

Tickets are very limited, book online now!

  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Kirk Hall, 680 Courtney Street

Harry Siegel and the Tyrants of Jazz

Live Music at Pagliacci’s! Forcing any and every genre through a dinner music filter. Young, talented and ready to shred. Harry Siegel: guitar and The Tyrants of Jazz are Steven Taddei on bass as well as Mike Zurmehly: drums.
  • When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Pagliacci’s Restaurant, 1011 Broad Street

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).