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Can you believe we’re already halfway through the month? Here’s a list of events to keep you grounded for October 17th and 18th!

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 six things to do October 17th and 18th!

Blue Bridge’s Salon Series: Oliver Swain

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre presents the Salon Series: join some of Victoria’s finest musicians for a series of intimate Sunday afternoon concerts. This Sunday check out JUNO and Western Canadian Music Award nominated roots artist Oliver Swain with an afternoon of Gospel, Old-time and Country music.

  • When: Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Blue Bridge at the Roxy, 2657 Quadra Street

Audrey in the Afternoon: Love in the Afternoon

The Vic Theatre presents Audrey Hepburn in a series of showings. This Saturday check out a matinee showing of “Love in the Afternoon.” A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.

  • When: Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street

Comedy Brunch at the Mint

Comedy and breakfast foods! What a combo! Come enjoy brunch while being entertained by the most hilarious comedians in the city! Seating is very limited, be sure to book your table online! There are options for 2, 4 or 6 only.

  • When: Sunday, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint Restaurant, 1414 Douglas Street

Market Collective Grand Opening

Market Collective, a pop-up shop featuring local artisans, makers, designers and food producers, celebrates their grand opening at The Bay Centre. Enter a draw to win one of four $50 gift certificates (no purchase necessary). Find the new store on the second floor, directly access from Soft Mac.

  • When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: The Bay Centre, 1150 Douglas Street

Avram McCagherty Trio

Live music at Pagliacci’s Restaurant! Local Traditional Jazz authority Avram Devon McCagherty hosts an evening of vintage jazz featuring Victoria’s finest players. Prohibition Era Riverboat music with Banjo or Gypsy, Latin Klezmer Swing with guitar.

  • When: Sunday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Pagliacci’s Restaurant, 1011 Broad Street

Vox Americana with Taylor Ashton & Dana Sipos

VOX AMERICANA, a new series and celebration of Americana music hosted by Oliver Swain on the third Saturday of every month, kicks off with two incredible singer/songwriters: Taylor Ashton and Dana Sipos.

Brooklyn based Taylor Ashton became an underground legend as the frontman of Fish & Bird. His unique lyrical style and inventive genre-agnostic approach has earned him superfans across Canada, the U.S., and the UK. Taylor just released his first solo album ‘The Romantic’ and this will be Victorian’s first chance to hear his new incarnation.

Dana Sipos is an acclaimed Canadian songwriter described as “slightly strange and completely mesmerizing.” She tours extensively, occasionally by canoe, tall ship, train and bicycle. Trick of the Light was released on Roaring Girl Records and nominated for English Songwriter of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Book your tickets online!

  • When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

David Vest: Sexy Blues

David Vest and his fellow bluesicians explore the erotic and romantic appeal of blues music. Yes, blues lyrics can be racy and even raunchy, but this music at its best is filled with humour and sophisticated wit, celebrating love and lust as aspects of civilized life, proving that songs can be sexy without being sexist.
Blues music celebrates life well-lived under difficult conditions, and it lifts up the tings that matter. It relishes those moments when language manages to say the almost unsayable, as in “Do what you did when you did what you done last night.” It’s almost as though the great blues masters were echoing Shakespeare, who wrote, “Thou was begat; to get it is thy duty.”
Damian Graham, drums; Tom Bowler, guitar; Ryan Tandy on bass and David Vest radiating the 88s.
You can donate directly to the musicians and this venue at
  • When: Saturday: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street

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