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Happy Tuesday, Victoria!

The weather is calling for rain, so we have put together a mix of events that are sure to keep you warm and happy.

Check out Heckler’s one year anniversary for their trivia events, have a joyous time at Nurse Blake’s comedy show, listen to some authentic Cuban music at the James Bay United Church, and much more!

If this sounds great to you, here’s more information 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Tuesday, August 29th:

Nurse Blake: Shock Advised

Comedian Blake Lynch — a.k.a. Nurse Blake, is not only one of the most influential media figures out there right now, he’s also a dedicated healthcare advocate and trauma nurse!

You may recognize him from social media platforms such as TikTok, where he entertains nearly 4 million followers and has gone viral with over 300 million views on his lighthearted videos that derive from his personal experience working in healthcare.

On Tuesday, August 29th his new 100 city Shock Advised tour is bringing him to Victoria and he’ll perform at the Royal Theatre for everyone that hopes to catch this phenomenon in action!

Ticket prices vary depending on the package you’re hoping to grab, but general admission starts at $57.50.

  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street
  • When: Tuesday, August 29th at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.)

Tuesday Night Jazz

Join the jazz night regulars and newcomers at the James Bay United Church for a special performance from Adonis Puentes, Valentin Puentes, and Miguelito Valdes!

Puentes is a Juno award-winning, Cuban-born singer and is thrilled to present an authentic piece of Cuban music.

As described, their set was inspired by the infectious sound and style that inspired the international hit movie the Buena Vista Social Club!

Admission is by donation ($20 is the recommended donation, but anything is accepted with gratitude).

  • Where:  511 Michigan Street
  • When: Tuesday, August 29th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Heckler’s Trivia Anniversary

It’s officially been one year since Heckler’s starting hosting their popular and beloved Sixty Watt Trivia event!

Catch them on their special anniversary for the chance to win some additional prizes — including some cash rewards.

Bring your pals and your thirst for good beer, Tuesday’s trivia is for the passionate and knowledgeable folks looking to shake up their week with some high-energy fun!

More information will be posted soon, so keep an eye on the event page.

  • Where: 123 Gorge Road East
  • When: Tuesday, August 29th at 7 p.m.

BAD DOG at Victoria Fringe Festival

Check out the new charming and absurd comedy, BAD DOG, from the creators of Knife Skills — it will be playing as a part of the 2023 Fringe Festival in Victoria.

The festival kicked off on Wednesday, August 23rd and will be presenting a lineup of unique and exceptionally talented works like this one until Sunday, September 3rd!

BAD DOG is described to have a heart of gold and tells the story of a pandemic puppy and the cat next door as they attempt to find their forever home.

Tickets for this show are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. All tickets have to be purchased in advance and you’ll need a Fringe Button to partake!

  • Where: SKAM Satellite Studio, 849 Fort Street
  • When: Tuesday, August 29th at 8:30 p.m.

The Greatest Show on Earth

Don’t forget to check out highly-renowned artist and humanitarian Tanya Bub’s newest exhibition at the Gage Gallery in Bastion Square!

Through her art, Bub seeks to raise awareness regarding the prejudices faced by Victoria’s un-housed community, and hopes to gather funds for Our Place Society, who support them.

Attractions will include central pieces like Sitting with Grace — described as a large, fascinating sculpture made from paper, wire and up-cycled garbage, of an unusual human figure that takes the form of a throne.

Additionally, if you have any unused art supplies, Bub invites the public to drop off unused art supplies at the gallery during her show.

Donated supplies will be distributed amongst the Our Place community!

  • Where: Gage Gallery, 19 Bastion Square — open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • When: Tuesday, August 22nd to Sunday, September 10th during gallery hours

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