RBCM Monsters
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A few spooky activities are popping up around the city…check them out in our list of things to do in Victoria!

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 on Wednesday, October 28th:

Mystery Movie at Cinecenta

An annual Cinecenta event, this is a special advance sneak preview of a brand new feature film. So new, it hasn’t yet been released in Victoria, but will be opening soon. Be among the first exclusive few to see a new film specially selected for Cinecenta’s savvy audience! It could be a comedy or a drama or a documentary; it could be in English or have subtitles…. Leap into the unknown! And then tell your friends that you saw it here first!

  • When: Showings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Where: Cinecenta, 3800 Finnerty Road

Comedy Night at the Mint

The Mint brings another hilarious group of comedians to their weekly Phillips Comedy Night. Each week Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance bring the most hilarious comedian’s in the city together for a wonderful evening of food, drink and fun! Seating is limited, be sure to book your table online! There are options for 2, 4 or 6 only.

  • When: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

RBCM@outside iNaturalist Edition

Join learning program developer and RBCM@Outside host Liz Crocker and Dr. Gavin Hanke, curator of vertebrate zoology, for a 30-minute dive into iNaturalist to learn how you can add your voice to science. The Royal BC Museum recently joined iNaturalist, a global online resource to document nature. We use iNaturalist for our own research and also to contribute our expertise in identifying the flora and fauna of BC and other parts of the world. Learn how you can use iNaturalist as a tool on your own, or, if you’re a parent or educator, how to use the platform in or outside the classroom or home. If you are curious about community science, iNaturalist is a great way to join the effort to document biodiversity.

Book a spooky pop-up theatre show

To celebrate this spooky season, Theatre SKAM’s Pop-Up Theatre Home Delivery presents The Quest for the Moon and Silly & Scary Stories!

The Quest for the Moon – About a solitary young fox who is best friends with the Moon. When the moon disappears one night, the fox embarks on a journey to find his friend. Original Story and Shadow Puppetry by Olivia Wheeler (runtime: 15 minutes).

Silly & Scary Stories – Silly & Scary Stories brings to life classic (and frightening!) folktales through the use of shadow play. Based off of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark as retold by Alvin Schwartz (runtime: 15 minutes).

HOW HOME DELIVERY WORKS
Pop-Up Theatre Home Delivery is where audiences book live shows to their home, event or community fair, etc. and the show is delivered on a pick-up truck stage.

You can find out more at www.skam.ca/pop-up

  • When: Book a 15-minute show any day until October 31, between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: You pick the location accessible by a pick-up truck!

RBCM@Home Kids: Making Monsters

Join Royal BC Museum exhibit artist Megan Anderson for this spooky session of monster making. Add to a doll or stuffie and make a Halloween creation.
If you would prefer not to use a doll or stuffie, you can use any material to create your monster. Gather up your craft supplies, and get ready for some scary fun.
Supplies recommended, but not required:

  • a doll or stuffie that you don’t mind permanently altering; markers, paint, etc;
  • a glue gun; pom poms; googly eyes; and any other craft material you would like to include

Bring it all! Megain will suggests ways to be creative with anything you have on hand.