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5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday May 12th


First off, don’t forget the sunscreen, Victoria!  Today is the start of the heat wave warning.

While the temperatures will be high, so will be the weekend with events, but first we got to kick it off with our Friday list of events.

Without further ado, here are 5 things to do in Victoria this Friday, May 12th:

Esquimalt Buccaneer Days

Wakey Wakey, Esquimalt! By fan affair, Buccaneer Days is returning to the township this weekend!

The 3-day event will take place from Friday, May 12th to Sunday the 14th at Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Sport Centre.

  • When: Friday, May 12th to Sunday, May 14th
  • Where: Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Sport Centre, 1151 Esquimalt Road

Quazar’s X Bay Centre Arcade Pop-up

Play some arcade games downtown! This spring and summer there will be no shortage of things to do in Victoria and the Bay Centre just added one more thing to that long list!

They are teaming up with Quazar’s to bring in a wide variety of arcade games that people can play any time of the day during the shopping centre’s hours of operation.

  • When: May 8th to July 4th, during Bay Centre hours of operation
  • Where: The Bay Centre, 1150 Douglas Street

Paint & Sip Night

Join Kaleidoscope and Splatters Art Studio for Paint and Sip Night, an exclusive event (for adults only) that promises to be an entertaining evening of artistic exploration!

Led by the expert guidance of Amy Marson from Splatters Art Studio, this evening offers the perfect opportunity to express your creativity and unwind amidst the company of like-minded individuals. Whether you are an experienced artist or a novice in the world of art, this event caters to all levels of proficiency.

All supplies, including paint and brushes will be provided, ensuring an immersive and hassle-free experience for all participants. With step-by-step instructions and personalized guidance, you can expect to leave this event with a unique and personalized masterpiece that you can cherish for years to come.

  • When: Friday, May 12th,  from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.
  • Where: 613 Pandora Avenue

Emo Nite- Victoria

$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Living The Dream Foundation.  Not a band. Not DJ’s. They just throw parties for the music they love.

  • When: Friday, May 12th, doors open at 9 p.m.
  • Where: Upstairs Cabaret, 15 Bastion Square

Come From Away

With two sold out weeks at the Royal Theatre, Come From Away has broken all Victoria records for ticket sales. By popular demand, another four shows have now been added.

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street
  • When: Thursday, May 11th, but runs until May 24th
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