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We’re in for a beauty of a weekend with some great events. Below are 8 things to do in and around Greater Victoria this weekend, including a Craft Crawl Fair!

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 eight things to do today, November 14th to 15th!

Sooke Winter Market

Visit the grounds of the Sooke Region Museum for the Sooke Winter Market! There will be food trucks, Thai food, bread, baked goods, preserves, spirits, food vendors, clothing, artists and more. This is a unique West Coast market!
COVID-19 protocols are in place to create a safe and welcoming market for everyone.
Rain or Shine the market will go on!

  • When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road

Hugh Fraser Tribute with The Nick La Riviere Band

The Nick La Riviere Band will be performing two full shows (an early and late seating) of Hugh Fraser’s compositions. Nick La Riviere will be doing his best to recreate Hugh’s fantastic energy and approach to performance. This will be a very different performance from the usual ‘Nick La Riviere Band’ shows that feature original songs and more vocal/R&B/funk type tunes, but it will be a great and entertaining show nonetheless.
If you aren’t familiar with Hugh’s music, don’t let that stop you from attending
Get your tickets early, remember there’s a limited seating capacity for everyone’s safety. And if you can’t make it down, tune in on the livestream.

Audrey in the Afternoon: Charade

The Vic Theatre presents its latest showing of Audrey Hepburn classics: Charade.

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

  • When: Saturday,  2:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street

Themed Trivia Night: The Office Edition

One of The Mint’s most popular trivia nights: The Office is coming back to Victoria bigger and better than ever! These ones always sell out fast so get your tickets early. Come with a team of up to 6 people or even try it solo. Take part in three rounds of trivia from some of the most memorable episodes of one of the most popular TV shows in history! Questions will range from easy to extremely tough for those who think they know it all. Lots of prizes to be won! This time, we have an actual cast member of The Office, who will be asking their very own trivia question during the game!!! Who is it? You gotta be there to find out!
Event 1: Doors open 5pm, Event starts: 530pm
Event 2: Doors open 8pm, Event starts 830pm
The Mint will have an Office themed food & drink menu so get there early!
  • When: Saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

Parks & Pathways Group Ride

North Park Bike Shop is hosting a group ride (maximum 10 participants due to COVID-19 restrictions). The shop is calling this ride the Parks & Pathway loop, which will be about a 20km to 25km tour of the city utilizing the Galloping Goose, the Saanich Centennial Trails and then back down the Lochside Trail into the city and back to the shop.
90 to 95% of the ride will be on bike lanes, gravel trails, and of course the odd wooden trestle along the way. This is a no-drop ride, so we’ll adjust the speed as needed but expect a leisurely pace. The loop should take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
North Park Bike Shop says this as an easy to moderate ride, there are a couple hills to get the heart going but not too strenuous.
The ride is capped at 10 riders and pre-registration is required before showing up for the ride. Select “Going” on the Facebook event to register. Tour details and weather updates will be provided through this invite.
Participants must wear masks while meeting at the shop for the start and end of the tour as well as anytime when stopping along the ride. Riders will be practising social distancing on and off the bike, staying 2 metres apart from each other. Hand sanitizer will be available but bringing your own is recommended as well. Commuter bikes, gravel bikes, mountain bikes, or e-bikes would be perfect for this ride! Dress for the unpredictable weather! Water is important to bring, and light snacks. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the forecast, and will update the event page as needed. If things look questionable the morning of, we may postpone the ride until the next fair-weather Sunday.
If all goes well and Mother Nature decides she’ll support this we’ll be meeting at the shop at 9:30am for a 10:00am departure! Sunday November 15th.
  • When: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: North Park Bike Shop, 1833 Cook Street

November Pop Up Farmer’s Market

North Park’s monthly pop-up market will take place this Sunday at Royal Athletic Park!
The following vendors are confirmed:
Flowerbike.ca – fresh cut flowers
Justo’s Craft Dips – small batch hummus in many tasty flavours

Charlottes Preserves (cash only) – delicious jams and jellies for every occasion

Unity Jun – probiotic honey elixir made with organic green tea and honey

Foodonthe Run Canada – fresh corn tortillas and handmade tamales

Songhees Events & Catering – fresh bannock and produce!
Please follow the entrance and exit signage, sanitize your hands upon arrival at the market, and wear a mask if you are able. Masks will be available if you do not have your own
  • When: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Avenue

The 3rd Annual Originals Showcase

The 3rd Annual Originals Showcase features songs from 6 work-in-progress musicals composed and performed by local talent, and a preview of our original musical coming next spring: I Stand Accused. The in-theatre audience votes which of the 6 musicals is chosen for the 2020/2021 season.
Livestream and In-theatre Tickets at: starrystarryskies.com/shows
Snow White: A riveting re-telling of the classic tale.
Una & Mirren: A love story set during the Scottish Rebellion in the 17th century.
Echos of a Dying Sun: The sequel to Little Bird, chronicling the tragic reunion of musicians Robin and Reggie in 1979.
In It to Win It: A young female boxer fights to make her way to the top, while battling tumultuous relationships.
The Sirens: A 1990s girl group faces off against a boy band to win the American Band Title.
In the First Degree: A female detective hunts for a serial killer in this 1940s film noir.
I Stand Accused: A regency era story following two intertwined families, an upper class orphan reuniting with her estranged uncle, and a lower class family facing financial ruin as the head of their house awaits trial for a crime he did not commit.
  • When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, 2657 Quadra Street

YYJ Craft Crawl

Check out our detailed breakdown of this year’s Craft Crawl!
  • When: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Here’s a list and a map of all the vendors available each day.

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