(Victoria Buzz)

Brrrr, it’s been a wet and chilly week here in Victoria!

If you’re tired of being cooped up waiting for it to pass, then why not usher in the new month with this list of fun options?

From LQBTQ+ comedy to an immersive cinema experience here are 5 ways to stay warm while enjoying fun events in and around Victoria:

Live at Lunch: traveling through deep time

Live at Lunch is a monthly series where you can hear directly from curators, archivists, staff and researchers at the Royal BC Museum as well as fascinating community members and guests.

Three natural history curators, Dr Victoria Arbour, Dr Gavin Hanke and Dr Henry Choong, will take you on a trip through deep time using the collections of the Royal BC Museum to illustrate the vastness of the history of earth and what deep time tells us about our changing climate.

  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 1st, 12 p.m.

Ever Deadly

An immersive, visceral music and cinema experience, Ever Deadly features Tanya Tagaq, avant-garde Inuk throat singer, and was created in collaboration with award-winning filmmaker Chelsea McMullan. This documentary explores Tagaq’s transformation of sound with an eye to colonial fallout, natural freedom and Canadian history.

  • Where: 3800 Finnerty Road
  • When: Wednesday, February 1st, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Black History Month launch and reception

On February 1st, you’re invited to engage with the community as guests learn about collective BC Black History while enjoying the wonderful music of singer-songwriter Caleb Hart. This is a 19+ event and formal dress is encouraged.

Catered by Stir It Up, those in attendance will enjoy authentic Caribbean soul food. If you plan on attending, organizers encourage guests to reserve their spot.

  • Where: Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 1st, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Acoustic Open Mic

With a grand piano and PA for vocals, you’re invited to sit in or come as an individual, a duo or group to showcase songs or first time on stage in a supportive environment, Great way for singer songwriters to try new songs.

  • Where: Herman’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 1st, 7 p.m.

Lesbihonest, Pitchin’in Productions

In its formality, this is a one-hour, one-woman comedic show following Piccini’s journey of “coming outs”; relaying the unravelling and rebuilding of self-identity, alongside societal shifts towards LGBTQ+ people.

In reality, it’s a girl with a mic and a lifetime of stories to share. It took 35 years to live, 5 to write, and an hour to perform. If you love stand-up, this one is for you!

  • Where: Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 1st, 7 p.m.

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