Van Netten Art
(Natasha van Netten, Victoria Event Centre)

Ease on into a pretty, colourful fall with some events! We have a whole batch of Things to Do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday October 6th.

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, Tuesday October 6th:

Springs and Scavengers: Waste and Water in Victoria, 1842 TO 1915

Point Ellie House Museum hosts an exhibit on the story of water and waste management in early Victoria. Through images, stories, and artifacts—including a spectacular collection of chamber pots— Point Ellice House weaves a story of basic human needs, and the struggle that early Victoria had in keeping up with them. Visitors will encounter the rapid expansion of the city’s water works, from a few simple wells on the edge of town to the damming of Elk/Beaver Lake and its pipeline of swampy-smelling water to Victoria’s fashionable homes. The exhibition showcases night soil scavengers—tradesmen who made a living manually removing sewage from the city’s homes. Springs and Scavengers connects the personal with the political. Visitors will peek into the water closets of the O’Reilly family, and learn of their business interests in the privatization of the city’s water supply. Visitors will discover how in early Victoria, marginalized communities—Chinese, Indigenous and Black—were involved in waste and water matters, and how they were both denied basic amenities and criticized for the lack of them. Admission by appointment only!
  • When: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Point Ellice House Museum & Garden, 2616 Pleasant Street

Natasha van Netten Art Show at the Victoria Event Centre

Natasha van Netten’s haunting paintings of whales will be on display at the VEC from October 1st to November 30th! Paintings are for sale; see details on the Facebook Event for prices and photos. Van Netten says her paintings focus on oceanography, marine biology, and other scientific fields.
  • When: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church – Online

James Bay United Church and the Victoria Jazz Community continue to be partnered together during the COVID-19 closures to bring you personal interviews with Victoria’s finest musicians. We hear about their influencers and musical passions and gain some insight through the playlists that they select for us through the evening.

RBCM@Home: Entomology Edition

Royal BC Museum curator of entomology Dr. Joel Gibson will be joined by graduate student from the University of Berkley, Nina Pak to discuss entomology in the classroom, at the museum and on the beaches.

Behind Us: A landscape painting exhibition

Diego Narvaez, who was awarded first prize in Mexico’s Landscape Painting Biennial Luis Nishizawa in 2017, will show his painting series, Behind Us, at Fortune Gallery in Victoria from October 3 – November 1, 2020.

  • When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Fortune Gallery, 537 Fisgard Street