(Photo by Esquimalt Farmers Market via Facebook)

Happy Thursday, Victoria!

Surprise, surprise, the forecast calls for hot — what better way to distract yourself from the heat than some live music, browsing in a market, and sipping cold beer during trivia?

Our selection of events for this Thursday feature that and more, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Check out a talented group of musicians at Hermann’s Jazz Club, wander the Esquimalt Farmers Market, dance all night at Paparazzi, and more!

Thursday Night Market in Sidney

Don’t forget about this fabulous street market that takes place every Thursday in Sidney!

Plenty of goodies to find, vendors to explore, and entertainment to enjoy along Beacon Avenue.

If you miss this week, no worries! They’ll be kicking around until mid-September to ensure you satisfy every market craving before the warm weather disappears.

  • Where: Beavon Avenue, Sidney
  • When: Thursday, August 17th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sprott Shaw College Anniversary

Sprott Shaw College is turning 120 years old and they’ve invited you to come and celebrate with them!

In recognition of this special occasion, they’re hosting an open-house event on all of their campuses with free food and refreshments available for guests.

Learn about Sprott Shaw’s history, participate in trivia contests, go on tours of the campus, meet and greets with past and present staff, and so much more!

  • Where: 
    • Victoria campus, 103 – 31 Bastion Square
    • Nanaimo campus, #6-140 Terminal Avenue
  •  When: Thursday, August 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Animal House: Summertime Radness

Kevyn Wyld and Moosetraks are excited to present their eighth installment of Animal House!

Bring all of your friends and party the night away with feature performers and special guests, Fourth Cycle Productions and the founder of Nokturnal Funk.

They will be giving away two passes to Fourth Cycle’s upcoming event ‘Rave Against the Machine’ — so, don’t miss out! Tickets are $10 via Eventbrite.

  • Where: 642 Johnson Street
  • When: Thursday, August 17th from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Thursday Trivia at Lighthouse Brewing

Lighthouse Brewing dares you to step forward with your brain full of useless facts and prove to everyone that they haven’t been useless at all!

Win bragging rights and some awesome prizes with your marvelously smart team.

There will, of course, be beer and other goodies to purchase while you play!

  • Where: 836 Devonshire Road Unit 2
  • When: Thursday, August 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Rowan Farintosh Group at Hermann’s

Hermann’s Jazz Club will be featuring another incredible evening with The Rowan Farintosh Group!

As described, you can expect to hear instrumental music rooted in jazz improvisation, while borrowing elements from funk, hiphop, and other popular genres.

All of the members include Rowan Farintosh on saxophone, Owen Chow on trumpet, Wes Carroll on guitar, Steven Taddei on bass, and Sascha Enns playing the drums.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students if purchased at the door!

  • Where: 753 View Street
  • When: Thursday, August 17th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

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