You know what you need more of in your life? Things to do! Here are some events in Victoria on Thursday, October 8th.

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 8th:

Virtual Tea & Talk – The Canadian Arctic Expedition: The Karluk Tragedy’s Awful Unauthorized Sequel

Join the Maritime Museum of BC (virtually) for a talk on “The Canadian Arctic Expedition: The Karluk tragedy’s awful unauthorized sequel.”
Museum volunteers, archival staff, and educators present unique artifacts from the museum collection, surrounded by discussions of maritime history and other seaworthy topics. For this week’s talk, join museum volunteer Caroline Preston to discuss part two of the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-18). When the ship Karluk was trapped in the ice and drifted nearly to Wrangel Island off Siberia; 12 out of 25 survived in a harrowing example of heroism, frailty and a flawed leader, Vilhjalmur Stefansson. This talk’s focus is on his unauthorized “colonization” of Wrangel Island for Canada (1921-23). Out of five (including one token young Canadian), only the Inupiat woman Ada Blackjack survived.
Tea & Talks are $5.00 + GST, register online to receive a Zoom link, and settle in to hear and engage with our speaker.

One-man Frankenstein at Craigdarroch Castle

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

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

Submersive Socials at The Mint

Ever wanted to get to know the humans behind Submersive Tribe better? Do you have some burning questions for us, or perhaps you’re just looking for something social, cozy and groovy to do with your Thursday nights this winter? The Mint Victoria and Submersive Tribe have teamed up to bring you a weekly showcase of the freshest local talent and friends of Submersive every Thursday night! Tell your friends, The Mint on Thursday nights is the place to be for underground electronic music in Victoria.
  • When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

Little Marty & The JukeJoint – How Blue Can You Get?

Little Marty & The JukeJoint are: Little Marty on vocals and harmonicas, Matt Pease on drums, Kid Carson on guitars and Casey Ryder on upright bass. Check out their interpretation of 40s and 50s juke joint music!
  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street