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

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Welcome to March, Victoria—we’re that much closer to spring!

Kick off your weekend in the best way with this rad selection of activities happening throughout the city.

For example, the forever favourite Wildlife Photography of the Year exhibit launches this Friday and runs until June, Ocie Elliott will be performing at the Royal Theatre, you can catch an award-winning Victoria Film Festival movie, and much more!

Without further ado, here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Friday, March 1st:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Community favourite exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year will be returning to the Royal BC Museum this Friday!

This exhibit uses the power of photography to raise awareness around animal advocacy and environmental conservation while showcasing some of the world’s best nature photography.

Grab your family and friends and see what was worthy of display this year up!

If you can’t make it on Friday, it’ll be around until June 2nd.

  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
  • When: Friday, March 1st to June 2nd during museum hours

Ocie Elliott at The Royal Theatre

Check out the graceful harmonies between Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy as they perform together as Ocie Elliott—a soulful Victoria-based duo.

their songs have been featured multiple times in Grey’s Anatomy, in addition to sync placements on New Amsterdam, Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias, and more. They scored a Juno Award nomination in 2022 for Breakout Artist of the Year.

Tickets start at just over $30 and can be purchased here.

If you miss their Friday performance, they’re returning on Saturday for another show.

  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street
  • When: Friday, March 1st at 8 p.m.

500 Days in the Wild at Vic Theatre

500 Days in the Wild won the Audience Favourite Award at this year’s Victoria Film Festival and will now be screening at the Vic Theatre to give everyone the chance to catch it!

This inspirational movie follows filmmaker Dianne Whelan on her extraordinary six-year journey completing the Trans Canada Trail.

Tickets are just over $13 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street
  • When: Friday, March 1st at 4:45 p.m.

Brass Camel at VEC

The Victoria Event Centre (VEC) is thrilled to welcome audiences to the captivating reality that is Brass Camel—a Vancouver-based prog-funk quintet full of young, talented musicians.

Their collective accomplishments include performing at New York’s Apollo Theater, jamming with guitar icon Les Paul, racking up countless studio sessions and covering hundreds of thousands of miles on the road before coming together.

Tickets are $17.50 in advance and $20 at the door.

  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • When: Friday, March 1st at 8:30 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.)

Murder Weekend at Langham Court Theatre

Prepare to delve into the thrilling murder mystery story presented by the Langham Court Theatre!

The story follows a newly married couple that have just taken over an old country house and plan on running it as a hotel.

They await their first guests, who have booked the hotel in order to play a murder game in which they re-enact a true murder from the past…but it soon becomes clear there is more to the weekend than just a game!

Tickets are around $19 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: Langham Court Theatre, 805 Langham Court
  • When: Friday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m.

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