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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, September 1st


September…how did we get here?

We don’t know about you, but despite summer flying by, we’re pretty excited to welcome the oncoming autumn weather!

But there’s no need to panic about the cold just yet! Friday calls for sunny and warm, so let’s keep the energy going as we skip into the long weekend.

Enjoy a fabulous evening of Drag artist performances, attend an outdoor art festival, or catch live music at various stellar locations across Victoria!

If any of these catch your interest, here’s that and more for the 5 things to do this Friday, September 1st:

Icesis Couture

That’s So Drag is back for their 4th fabulous event starring Canada’s Drag Race Season 2 Winner, Icesis Couture!

Hosted by Honey Dewme and Eddi Licious, you’ll be graced by Couture’s presence, and  Drag stars Rogue and Kara Juku will also be joining in on the evening’s festivities.

Grab your besties, put on the most stellar outfit in your closet, and purchase your tickets before they’re gone!

Tickets are between $25 to $40 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: Capital Ballroom, 858 Yates Street
  • When: Friday, September 1st at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)

Out There Art Festival

Returning to Quadra Village is the interactive and community-based event, Out There Art Festival hosted by Alter Arts Society, and it will run from Friday, September 1st to Sunday, September 3rd.

This fun-filled weekend will kick off with a welcome celebration on Friday at 6 p.m. and will continue with whole days of spectacular outdoor activities and entertainment.

Additional entertainment will include live music, workshops, and interactive art installations!

General festival passes are $15 and can be purchased here — proceeds go towards the artists!

  • Where: Jackson Park, 3173 Jackson Street
  • When: Friday, September 1st at 6 p.m. to Sunday, September 3rd at 5 p.m.

Live Music at Lucky Bar

In the mood for some rockin’ live music, dancing, and good drinks all around?

Grab all of your friends and head downtown to Lucky Bar to catch two bands, Cold Flame and Shale perform with special guest, Posh Coat!

Tickets are around $16 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: 517 Yates Street
  • When: Friday, September 1st from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Dylan Night at Butchart Gardens

A beautiful tribute to Bob Dylan amongst the magnificence of Butchart Gardens—sounds pretty good to us!

The six-person band, Canadian Beauty, will be taking the stage at the park’s amphitheatre and will have a collection of Dylan favourites ready to go.

This event is included in the admission price to enter the gardens, so no need to worry about an additional charge.

  • Where: 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay
  • When: Friday, September 1st at 8 p.m.

Vibrate Victoria

Hermann’s Upstairs will be hosting a HUGE jam night with Vibrate Victoria to end the summer on a high note!

There will be two separate rooms set up for all of your wants and desires—a bass room and a house room.

Party it up with your favourite local DJs this Friday and bop over to Hermann’s!

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: 753 View Street 2nd floor
  • When: Friday, September 1st from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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