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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Thursday, February 29th

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It’s officially the leap day of our leap year, Victoria!

Finish off your February with something inspiring, delicious, or funny with this collection of events we’ve compiled for you.

Catch the debut of play Something Rotten, check out a new bar, enjoy a discounted burger at Darcy’s Pub, or challenge you and your friends to an escape room!

Here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Thursday, February 29th:

Something Rotten at McPherson Playhouse

Check out this debut of Something Rotten, an outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce inspired by the Renaissance.

It’s playing at McPherson Playhouse from this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. until Saturday, March 2nd—following the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but keep getting out performed!

St. Michaels University School is proud to present a cast, crew, and orchestra of grade 9-12 students.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square
  • When: Thursday, February 29th at 7:30 p.m.

End Dive

If you’re looking for a moody and hipster atmosphere combined with sophisticated exposed brick and a backlit bar, End Dive is for you.

They feature a unique list of uniquely crafted cocktails as well as some delicious food menu items that have received wonderful reviews.

View their sample menu here.

  • Where: End Dive, 1802 Government Street
  • When: Thursday, February 29th from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Thursdays at Darcy’s Pub

Every Thursday they offer an exceptional deal on Smash Burgers!

Get one for $10 with the purchase of any beverage item—a perfect and affordable night out for you and your pals.

Come for the burgers, stay for the vibe and the performing band, The Pickups!

  • Where: Darcy’s Pub, 1127 Wharf Street
  • When: Thursday, February 29th from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (daily features available from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Horror Escape

Thrilling and challenging, these escape rooms are impressively decorated to immerse you in the terrifying story and difficult enough to keep you coming back!

Plus, their room themes will often rotate, so if you’ve already solved them all, newly introduced themes are just around the corner.

Tickets are $27 per person. Will you escape?

  • Where: Horror Escape, 523 Broughton Street
  • When: Thursday February 29th from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Artemis Whiskey Bar

This whiskey bar is an experience in and of itself—not are there a multitude of whiskey options, the atmosphere has been specifically curated to match their space theme and whimsical vibes.

As described on their website, it’s riddled with superstition, divination and charms, and is sure to offer a magical space for you and your friends.

They also offer a selection of cocktails with spirits such as gin, mezcal, and vodka.

  • Where: 560 Johnson Street
  • When: Thursday, February 29th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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