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The sun is shining and we’re at the midway mark of the week!

As we inch closer to the weekend, more Christmas events will be announced, in the meantime, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria this Wednesday, November 16th:


Around the World in 80 Days

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre is inviting audiences to rediscover a sense of discovery and adventure with Toby Hulse’s adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days!

Join Phileas Fogg as he races from continent to continent after wagering an incredible sum of money that he can travel around the world in 80 days.

Based on a novel written by Jules Verne in 1872, Around the World in 80 Days! explores Victorian era’s fascination with innovations that opened a world of possibilities to travelers and adventurers.

  • When: Wednesday, November 16th, 1 p.m., doors open at: 12:30pm
  • Where: Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, 2657 Quadra Street

Robert Bateman: Heart and Home Exhibit

he Robert Bateman: Heart and Home exhibit illuminates the inspirations, connections and soul of an artist steeped in nature. The collection is comprised of extraordinary artwork and pieces, some never-before-seen and meant for an audience of one. It captures the intimate occasions of birthdays, holidays, and the love that Robert Bateman shares with his close family and friends. Just like capturing the fleeting moments of light in the natural world, Robert savours the moments of creating gifts to express his care.

Step into Robert’s studio and be immersed in the artist’s space. In the next room, you’ll enter a Bateman Christmas in the 90s with a 54” sculpted Nutcracker with a mischievous grin standing beside a handcrafted Christmas crèche. The journey continues with paintings, drawings, and furniture pieces gifted to loved ones.

  • When: Wednesday, November 16th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: The Bateman Gallery, 470 Belleville Street

Fall Food & Whisky Release

“Summer is finally over and we are ready to unveil the latest rendition of the culinary menu from Chef Josh Chilton. On top of that, we will be releasing our own whiskies in collaboration with Stillhead Distillery.”

Piercy’s Rye is a blend of five different ryes specifically chosen by the Clive’s team, blended then finished in a Vancouver Island Petit Milo cask.

Best of Both Worlds is a cask strength single malt aged in ex Cognac Barrels. Head down and experience Chef’s new menu along with some fantastic new whiskies.

  • When: Wednesday, November 16th, starts at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Clive’s Classic Lounge, 740 Burdett Avenue

Music Bingo at Fernwood Inn

The NTS is hosting another Music Bingo night with prizes and raffles. We are raising funds to support the creation and connecting of more environmentally sustainable, safe and fun local trails. Please come out and join in on the fun and tell your friends too!

  • When: Wednesday, November 16th, starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fernwood Inn, 1302 Gladstone Avenue

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 comedians 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.

Seating is limited, be sure to book your table early!

  • When: Wednesday November 15th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

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