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14 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, March 3rd-4th

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You made it to the first weekend of March, Victoria!

The days are getting brighter and the air is feeling fresher.

As we head closer and closer to spring the best way to wait out the last few weeks of winter what better way to pass the time than by enjoying an event in your area!

From wedding shows to Royals hockey games here are 14 events happening in and around Victoria this weekend:

Innamind Recordings 

Kursk, founder of Innamind Recordings finally makes his long awaited Victoria debut. After amazing performances at Shambhala Music Festival’s Grove stage and Init Again in 2022, Kursk is set to bring his signature sound in full force for this evening.

Innamind Recordings, established in 2011, has been a driving force in the dark, minimal dubstep genre, featuring releases from top names like Gantz, Epoch, Headland, Bengal Sound, Karma, Boofy, Eva808, and De-Tu.

  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, 9 p.m.

Vancouver Giants vs Victoria Royals

The Victoria Royals biggest rivals, the Vancouver Giants, will be facing off for the last time in the regular season this Saturday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Puck drops at 6:05 p.m.

  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, 6:05 p.m.

Victoria Women’s Expo

The Victoria Women’s Expo is a two-day consumer event that takes place on March 4th and March 5th at Pearkes Recreation Centre.

This year’s event include interactive photo booth, door prizes, seminars and the first 100 people through the doors will get a swag bag!

  • Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road
  • When: 
    • Saturday, March 4th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 5th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Victoria Fundraiser Purim Party

For those not familiar with Purim it’s basically Jewish Halloween and we’re planning a big party to have some fun and raise more money for our Syrian refugee sponsorship. Need we say more? Didn’t think so.

There will be a DJ, dancing, drinks, snacks, and prizes for the best costumes. Tickets will be limited so hold the dates, get a babysitter start working on your costumes and get a ticket before they sell out. Adults only (must be legal drinking age).

Theme = Superheros and Supervillains.

  • Where: White Eagle Polish Hall, 90 Dock Street
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, Doors open at 8 p.m.

Hecklers: Live Stand-up Comedy

Featuring the best comics from Canada and Beyond. Comics as seen and heard on Just for Laughs, Comedy Central, HBO, CBC, The Comedy Network and more!

  • Where: Hecklers Bar & Grill, 123 Gorge Road
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, 7 p.m. to  8:30 p.m.

South Island Vinyl Record Show

A variety of vendors selling vinyl records, CDs, cassettes and other related items. Great for collectors and music lovers!

  • Where: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, starts at 10 a.m.

Saturday Evening Social w/ Jon Lee

We at Footwork Entertainment are committed to bringing people together to create unity through community, producing unique dance experiences.

We are dedicated to elevating Vancouver Island’s electronic dance and associated social and arts communities while providing a platform for our local talent to play beside legendary, internationally acclaimed artists, always creating space for fresh talent to showcase their skills.

  • Where: Hermann’s Upstairs Lounge, 753 View Street
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, 7 p.m.

Spring Breakers: Beach Party

Come out to the craziest party the Spring Breakers have thrown yet! Instead of having one DJ, they are bringing in FOUR.

You’ll get to dance to all your favourite top 40, hip hop, house, and throwback sounds brought to you by Jansom, Doza, Prezzy & Lex.

Featuring a ton of themed decorations and surprises for the event, including some major prizes provided by Jagermiester. Videographers, photographers, and your favourite interviewer, Griffin Buckley, on-site.

  • Where: Capital Ballroom, 858 Yates Street
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, 10 p.m.

Modern Wedding Show

Victoria’s famed Modern Wedding Show returns this weekend, and you’re invited!

The premier wedding and event showcase on Vancouver Island, it all happens this Sunday, March 5th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the iconic Crystal Garden.

Prepare to be immersed in breathtaking visual displays from carefully selected vendors, and expect nothing less than chic, elegant, sophisticated inspiration at the 10th anniversary of this coveted event.

Tickets are still available and you can grab yours online—and we’ve also partnered with Modern Wedding show to give away a VIP ticket package to one lucky winner—you’ll find those contest details below!

  • Where: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street
  • When: Sunday, March 5th, from11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Raffi

Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer and advocate whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings includes his iconic song, “Baby Beluga”.

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

Dancing in the Moonlight

After an amazing response to our first “Dancing in the Moonlight: SAUNA & SILENT DISCO on the beach, we are offering more throughout the Winter and Spring. Come shake it out, let loose, and soften into stillness, body, mind, and soul!

A beautiful way to get together with friends, take a date, celebrate a special day, or meet new people. And did you know that adding exercise to your sauna multiplies the benefits?

  • Where: Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood
  • When: Sunday, March 5th, 6 p.m.

1st Assistant Camera Workshop

Join instructors 1st assistant camera person Michael Fisher (Prey, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City) and cinematographer Kelly Conlin (Blood Buddies, Canada’s A Drag) in this two session, hands-on workshop teaching the theory and practice behind being a 1st assistant camera person on a film set.

The workshop is held over 2 days: March 5 and March 12 and each class is 4 hours (12-4 p.m.).

  • Where: Fernwood Community Association, 1923 Fernwood Road
  • When: Sunday, March 5th, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Music at the Market

Welcome to Music at the Market! An open mic session with our Victoria community.

Weekly on Sundays from 2-5 pm come on down, sign up for a 15-minute slot (about three songs), and grab a coffee with your friends!

Spend the afternoon singing and snacking and listening to some awesome tunes.

  • Where: Rock Bay Market, 2725 Rock Bay
  • When: Sunday, March 5th, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrating Elders in East Asian Art

This lecture explores ancestral portraits of family elders and statues of the old Confucius as the embodiment of educated wisdom at the heart of the government. Dr. Young also illustrates Daoism’s and Buddhism’s reverence for longevity and the elderly that is embodied in symbols of flora and fauna

  • Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street
  • When: Sunday, March 5th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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