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Happy humpday, Victoria. 

As we are halfway through a chilly work week, what better way to get out of the cold than to attend a local event happening near you?

From art shows to festive trees, here are five things to do in and around town this Wednesday, November 30th:

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Objects of Interest

A photographic exhibit of diverse works from two ongoing projects regarding the “object.” Objects found in nature, and objects found in everyday life. 

In a world where digital images are now ubiquitous, visual artist Gary Chilibeck discovers new ways of expressing familiar objects through his photographs. 

Gary attempts to find new ways of perceiving these objects through the use of cameras, scanners and software, altering the images for printing.

  • Where: New photographers gallery, 2449 Beacon Avenue
  • When: Wednesday, November 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UVic Artisans Market

Several local and student artisans will have a range of handmade crafts on display at the Artisans Market hosted by UVic and United Way. Located in the Michelle Pujol room of the SUB. 

Enter the raffle to win an artisan gift basket with all proceeds benefitting the UVic United Way campaign.

  • Where: University of Victoria’s Student Union Building, 3800 Finnerty Road
  • When: Wednesday, November 30, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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 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! There are options for 2, 4 and 6.

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

Bon Vivant’s Society presents C is for Cognac

Come and enjoy a variety of Cognac brandies, learn some seriously nerdy facts and let Shawn demystify the spirit.

Back from his whirlwind trip to France, Shawn’s expertise in brandy as a newly appointed Cognac Certified Educator by the BNIC makes him one of only three people in the country with this level of certification. 

  • Where: Clive’s Classic Lounge, 740 Burdett Avenue
  • When: Wednesday, November 30, starting at 6 p.m.

Festival of Trees 2022

If you’re taking a stroll downtown with friends or family, you won’t want to miss this beautiful winter wonderland display. Stop by and take a peek at the beautiful trees that are bound to leave you wishing you could take one home!

Festival organizers are excited to introduce a new tap-to-donate feature, on a vote-by-donation basis. Now you can simply tap your phone or card on the display podium to help show support.

  • When: November 17th until January 3rd, during regular shopping hours
  • Where: The Bay Centre, 1150 Douglas Street

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