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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Wednesday, February 28th

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Happy mid-week, Victoria!

There’s lots to choose from this Wednesday depending on your mood and social levels, so you’ll be able to find something that caters to your needs.

For something more relaxed, attend a poetry book launch at Fortune Gallery, or an organ concert at Christ Church Cathedral.

If you’re looking to turn up the heat, the Vicious Poodle’s Drag Bingo or OK Charlie at Irish Times Pub is sure to fit the bill!

For all of this and more, here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Wednesday, February 28th:

Best Canadian Poetry Book Launch

Join Biblioasis and Munro’s Books at Fortune Gallery for the Victoria launch of the Best Canadian Poetry 2024 anthology—edited by Bardia Sinaee and series editor Anita Lahey!

The event will be hosted by Yvonne Blomer and will feature readings from Victoria poets such as Nicholas Bradley, Kayla Czaga, Hilary Clark, Anna Moore, and Joanna Streetly.

The anthology will be available for purchase!

  • Where: Fortune Gallery, 537 Fisgard Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 28th at 7 p.m.

Pacific Baroque Festival: Concert Two

Gather with fellow classical music lovers at the Christ Church Cathedral for Le Nuove Musiche 2: Venice and Milan—Monteverdi to Verdi.

This performance is a part of the Pacific Baroque Festival, which will be running until Saturday, March 2nd.

Organ will be performed by Edoardo Bellotti, and he will play music from influential artists such as Andrea Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi, Francesco Cavelli, Tomaso Albinoni, and more.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased via Eventbrite. If you wish to buy festival passes to catch the other performances, you can do so here.

  • Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Avenue
  • When: Wednesday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m. (concert pre-talk begins at 7 p.m.)

Comedy Night at The Mint

Dim the lights and set the stage—Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance have picked another great lineup for this Wednesday’s comedy night!

Always new and always filling up fast, be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here!

  • Where: The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 28th from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Drag Bingo at Vicious Poodle

The Vicious Poodle is well known across the city and is said to host some of the most interactive and enjoyable gay bar experiences!

They have plenty of events throughout the week, including their loved Drag Bingo taking place every Wednesday.

Grab your pals and make sure you grab a table as soon as you can—spots fill up fast!

  • Where: The Vicious Poodle, 726 Johnson Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 28th at 8 p.m.

OK Charlie at Irish Times Pub

Popular local band OK Charlie rocks Irish Times Pub every Wednesday!

They bring the best of both modern and retro to the stage, always playing songs that fill dance floors, excite crowds, and leaves people feeling fantastic.

No tickets necessary, just arrive ready to have a great time!

  • Where: Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 28th from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

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