Grace Galore set to perform at Send Newbs burlesque show (Photo by Fatale Productions)

It’s Thursday and that means we’re one day away from soaking in the joy of the weekend.

Until then, why not pass the time with a local activity?

From delectable cocktails to local hop-hop performances here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria this Thursday, February 9th:

For the Love of Hip Hop 2

For The Love Of Hip-Hop 2, is bringing together a handful of Hip-Hop Artists from Vancouver Island together for an unforgettable night of Hip-Hop!

  • Where: Lucky Bar, 517 Yates Street
  • When: Thursday, February 9th, starts at 7 p.m.

Fatale Production Presents: SEND NEWBS!

New acts or new performers bringing their latest to the stage! Victoria’s best drag and burlesque performers have been working up a storm to bring you their latest acts and you’re here to welcome and make it rain on them!

FEATURING: Miss Chaquita Banana (Vancouver), Grace Galore (Vancouver), Betsy Bottom Dollar, Gala Vega, Sylvester Stalletto, Chai Tease, Poppy Puffter, Shirley Tease, Sweetness the Clown Slut

  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • When: Thursday, February 9th, Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Vancouver Cocktail Week Pop-Up Soirée

Join us for a Vancouver Cocktail Week pop-up cocktail extravaganza with guest bar stars travelling to Victoria from the World Class team.

World Class 2019 Canadian Winner Chris Enns, 2021 Global Champion James Grant and 2022 Global Champion Massimo Zitti will present their cocktails to the guests alongside the Fairmont Empress bar team.

Enjoy the passed canapés, live music and creative cocktails in a beautiful historic setting.

  • Where: Fairmont Empress, 721 Government Street
  • When: Thursday, February 9th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

VINcabulary: Tasting Climates (Cool vs Warm)

What’s the difference between Cool Climate and Warm Climate Wines? Jason will discuss, and you will taste in your glass.

  • Where: Vessel Liquor, 1609 Fort Street
  • When: Thursday, February 9th, starts at 7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Urban Indigenous Identities & Voices

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) invites you to join us for a free participatory panel exploring urban Indigenous identities & voices in the context of UNDRIP legislation.

We welcome everyone who is interested in this conversation, Indigenous or non-Indigenous. Speakers include:

  • Kim Van Der Woerd – Owner and Lead for Strategy and Relations at Reciprocal Consulting
  • Ry Moran – Associate University Librarian at the University of Victoria and Founding Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Janice Simcoe – Former Chair, Aboriginal Education & Community Connections at Camosun College
  • Ron Rice – Executive Director of the Victoria Native Friendship Centre
  • Jace Meyer (panel moderator) – Owner of COYA Productions
  • Where: Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue
  • When: Thursday, February 9th, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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