Image: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse (Nik Dunn)

Sun, sun and more sun is in the forecast!

With that being said, it’s a great day to spend outside and if you’re looking for something to do, here are 5 things happening in and around Victoria today, Wednesday November 9th:

MX. Victoria at Friends of Dorothy Lounge

The original MX. is coming to Victoria, taking place the second Wednesday of every month at Friends of Dorothy Lounge!

The MX. was created as an opportunity for the 2SLGBTQ+ community to network, gather and socialize. This is also an opportunity to meet like-minded people outside of the club and off those lovely apps. Allies are encouraged to join!

Tickets are $12+GST in advance and $15 at the door – tickets include your first drink and snacks.

  • When: Wednesday November 9th, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: McRae’s, 1652 Mcrae Avenue

McRae’s Wednesday Night Trivia

Mcrae’s Bistro and Sixty Watt Trivia are joining forces to bring you a great Wednesday Night Trivia Event! Gather a team of eight  max and battle other teams in four rounds of trivia to see who reigns supreme. Prizes awarded each round to the winning team!

  • When: Wednesday November 9th, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: McRae’s, 1652 Mcrae Avenue

Beeswax Candle Making Workshop

During this two-hour workshop, participants will work with 100% pure beeswax, a natural, renewable resource. Beeswax candles emit a bright, healthful light within the same spectrum as the sun, generating negative ions that clean the air and invigorate the body.

Beeswax burns longer, drips less, and smells wonderful, naturally.

Although we have not finalized the details, we intend to make most of our beeswax candles using 100% pure natural beeswax in its natural yellow colour and scent, as well as one or two candles using de-aromatized white beeswax, allowing us to use some colour and scent.

Participants in this workshop will make:

  • four hand-dipped beeswax tapers (natural beeswax colour)
  • several small molded candles (pinecone, beehive, votive)
  • two travel tin container candles
  • two jam jar candles with added colour and scent, if desired
  • When: Wednesday November 9th, 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Where: Starlite Soap Studio Victoria, 764 Fort Street

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 9th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street

Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Learn some Canadian History this reading break at a 19th Century coastal artillery site and visit the oldest lighthouse in western Canada. This will be an all-day event, so bring a packed lunch and comfy shoes. The site has inside and outside exhibits, dress in layers! Carpooling is available. Sign up here.

  • When: Wednesday November 9th, starting at 9 a.m.
  • Where: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

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