(Downtown Victoria / Jay Wallace)

We’re into the final two months of 2020! Here are some things to do around Victoria on Thursday, November 5th.

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 Thursday, November 5th:

The Chuckle Berries – A Salute to Chuck Berry and the roots of Rock & Roll

Rock and roll, my Best Beloved, was not born of paint by numbers, three-chord simplicity. No. It was the voodoo alchemy of swing, blues, R&B, gospel, Louisiana roots, sex, rebellion, irrepressible acoustic and barely electrified instruments, and those incredibly captivating, sweet and sweaty voices. Oh the voices! And in the case of the mighty Chuck Berry, the purest, most inspired and unparalleled rockin’, rhythmic and meaningful poetry. Let four of Victoria’s most renowned musicians wrap you in their passion for these roots, help put Chuck’s time and music in clear perspective, and get you all reelin’ and a-rockin’!

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street

The Flying Saucers

Traditional swing, ragtime and blues styles of music with joyful energy and heartfelt virtuosic delivery. The instrumentation is bass, guitar, sax and drums.

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

Downtown Community Centre Board Games

The Downtown Community Centre hosts an afternoon of fun at the Board Game Café. Play games in a supported team environment. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of the program, there is limited capacity. All participants are required to sign up for sessions either in-person at 775 Pandora, email at dcc@coolaid.org, on the phone (250)-383-0076, or via Facebook.

  • When: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Community Centre, 755 Pandora Ave.

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

Linocut Workshop | Linocut for Absolute Beginners: Gift Tags

Make your mark with this workshop at Esquimalt Community Arts Hub! Beautiful stamps are easy-peasy once you learn the basics with instructor Angelique Bulosan.

In this beginner linocut workshop, you will learn how to carve beautiful stamps, make unique gift tags and use various carving mediums. Angelique will show you some of her favourite linocut artists and discuss materials as well as various applications for your stamps.

You don’t need to be an expert at drawing! Angelique provides optional templates. So no worries if you haven’t drawn much besides a stick figure!

  • When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: 901 Esquimalt Road