Treat your post-election hangover with some fun things to do around Victoria! Here are some events for Wednesday, November 4.

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, November 4th:

Live at the Baumann | Megan Latham – Opening Night!

Join the Pacific Opera for mezzo-soprano Megan Latham’s My 3 C’s: Copland, Cancionnes, & Corona. Known for her warm, earthy voice, Megan will share an evening of songs that weave through a musical journey celebrating honesty, angst, and humour.

Whether you are seeking nostalgia for the past, feeling frustration with the present, or striving to experience positivity for the future, an hour together with heart-lifting music and fellow opera lovers will remind you that we really are living through this crazy thing called life together.

Performances offered in-person in the Wingate Studio for a physically distanced audience.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road

Comedy Night at the Mint

The funniest way to spend a Wednesday is Phillips Comedy Night at The Mint! 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!

Wildly popular and always new, Phillips Comedy Night is a hilarious night out. Come downstairs and enjoy the delicious west coast Himalayan cuisine that the Mint is famous for.

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

RBCM@Home Kids: Emily Carr Inspired Art Making with Jeri Engen

To celebrate the exhibition Emily Carr: Fresh Seeing, RBCM @ Home (Kids) will have three sessions over three months that will explore Emily Carr as an artist and her art making through hands-on projects.

Looking closely at postcards and paintings created by Emily Carr, we’ll make our own postcards using pictures and words to communicate the importance of place. This session will explore Emily Carr’s use of abstraction by creating simple shapes, and we’ll put that into practice while we develop our own artwork.

And because you’ll be making postcards, when you are done you can send it along to someone you love.

Supplies needed:

  • Recycled cardboard or heavy cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Oil pastels or crayons

Jeri Engen has been working in art education for over 25 years in elementary schools, galleries, museums, community art organizations and teaching in her own private studio, Kudzu Studio.

Play Reading – East of Berlin by Hannah Moscovitch

The Belfry Theatre presents an online play reading of East of Berlin by Hannah Moscovitch
Performed by Aidan Guerreiro, Esmé Laidlaw, and Dawson Rutledge / directed by Michael Shamata.
Standing outside his father’s study in Paraguay, Rudi is smoking cigarettes, trying to work up the courage to go in. It has been seven years since he stood in that same spot; seven years since he left his family and their history behind him. As a teenager, Rudi discovered his father’s shocking past and fled to Germany. While there, he follows in his father’s footsteps by studying medicine, and falls in love with Sarah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and comes to terms with a frightening past that was never his own. Questioning redemption, love, guilt, and the sins of the father, East of Berlin is another theatrical gem from the brilliant Hannah Moscovitch.

Fake It So Real – Book Launch

Fake It So Real Book Launch: The Most Fun You Can Have During a Pandemic!

Come out of hiding and (SAFELY) celebrate the publication of Susan Sanford Blades’ debut novel, Fake It So Real (Nightwood Editions, 2020).

All guests will receive a free Fake It So Real face mask upon entry. Free admission but all guests must RSVP with their additional guests to enter.

Join us for a reading from Fake It So Real, followed by Music Bingo with a playlist inspired by the novel. And PRIZES!!

Signed books can be purchased before the launch at Munro’s Books. There will also be books and Fake It So Real 2020 Canadian Tour T-shirts for sale at the launch.
  • When: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street