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That’s a wrap, Victoria!

The weekend is here and it’s time to rest up and recover from such a busy week.

Whether you’re keen on visiting an array of market vendors selling locally made products or sitting back and relaxing as you watch live performances, these 11 events throughout Victoria offer fun times for everyone.

‘Meet the Makers Market’ at the Bay Centre

Grab your Galentines—it’s market time!

This Saturday, February 4th, the Bay Centre is hosting their first monthly Meet the Makers’ Market—and you’re invited.

Join the all-female hive mind behind Market Collective along with over 40 local and handmade artisans the first Saturday of the month.

  • Where: 1150 Douglas Street, Centre Court & Level Two
  • When: Saturday, February 4th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Colour of Ink

This documentary follows Victoria-born, Toronto-based ink maker Jason Logan, who produces custom-made inks from ingredients he finds in the natural and industrial environment.

Growing up on Gambier Island, Jason says the ocean and forests of BC raised him and set in motion his foraging and multisensory sense of the world.

The film features a variety of calligraphers, writers and tattoo artists all over the world who work with Jason’s customized inks.

  • Where: Captiol 6 Theatres, 805 Yates Street
  • When: Saturday, February 4th, 1 p.m.

Heart of the House

This exhibition highlights a selection of art and objects associated with West Coast modernism and the domestic interior from the mid twentieth-century. The works included come from the AGGV’s permanent collection as well as selected private collections.

The exhibition considers these works of art as integral to the concept of modern living that developed in mid-century British Columbia, whether part of a fully integrated interior or simply objects made and enjoyed by artists and collectors active in the mid-20th century.

  • Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street
  • When: Saturday, February 4th to Sunday, February 5th, 10 a.m.

Victoria Film Festival

The fest has 109 stories, with 82 feature-length and 26 short films. They will be screening movies from 27 nations, with one making its international debut and eight making Canadian debuts.

Fifteen of the movies have a female lead, and 44 have a female director. There will be five films that have Victoria-based filmmakers, including the feature A Cedar is Life.

  • Where: Various locations
  • When: Saturday, February 4th to Sunday, February 12th, 6:30 p.m.

Jewelry & Accessory Show

Celebrating handmade artistry. Beautiful, unique pieces made by local BC artists.

  • Where: 106 Superior Street
  • When: Saturday, February 4th to Sunday, February 5th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Global Warning: Pitbull Tribute night

You’re invited to a tribute to the one and only Mr. Worldwide.

  • Where: Capital Ball Room, 858 Yates Street
  • When: Saturday, February 4th, 10 p.m.

Silent Sky 

How can we measure our lives against the beauty of the universe?

Langham Court Theatre presents Silent Sky, a Drama by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Zelda Dean

  • Where: Langham Court Theatre, 805 Langham Court
  • When: Sunday, February 5th, 2 p.m.

Queer Youth Cabaret

New scripts, monologues, spoken word, songs, drag, and more! Local queer youth share their new work in this cabaret showcase. Facilitated by Kelly Legge. Hosted by drag performer Henrietta Dubet.

  • Where: Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard Street
  • When: Sunday, February 5th, 4 p.m.

Shostakovich Symphony No.9 

As World War II ended, Soviet composers were expected to produce bombastic music proclaiming victory, but Shostakovich hesitated.

In these dark hours, under a regime of control, he instead gave voice to light – in the bright and brief Symphony No. 9.

Accompanied by Richard Strauss’ contemporaneous 1945 string masterpiece and Copland’s haunting score, this is a program of expectations defied and beauty found in the strangest places.

  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street
  • When: Sunday, February 5th, 2:30 p.m.

Outstages: Carla Rossi and Pepper Pepper

GLOOP is Carla Rossi and Pepper Pepper—Portland, Oregon’s premier avant-garde drag duo—bringing you a 90-minute, partially improvised drag explosion sending up whiteness and wellness culture.

  • Where: Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard Street
  • When: Saturday, February 4th, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Blues

The Deb Rhymer Band is a Victoria British Columbia Canada favourite. The Deb Rhymer Band features Kelly Fawcett on guitar, Phil Albert on bass, Andy Graffiti on drums and Deb Rhymer on vocals.

Deb and the band have played all the various clubs and pubs in the Victoria music scene as well as a number of blues events and festivals.

  • Where: Hermann’s Upstairs, 753 View Street
  • When: Sunday, February 5th, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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