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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, April 12th

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Happy Friday, Victoria!

If you’re looking to spend your evening dancing, Lucky Bar has an extra special pop punk night with three multiple local bands, and OK Charlie is back at Darcy’s Pub for their weekly jam!

In more of an observational mood? No problem! Head down to the Gorge Park Pavilion to check out some sculptures, or sit back and watch another amazing Intrepid Theatre show for their Incoming Festival.

Here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Friday, April 12th:

Sculpture Splash

This marvelous event celebrating the beauty of sculpture is being put on by the Township Community Arts Council (TCAC) in collaboration with the Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild (VISG)!

Sculpture Splash show and sale kicked off on Thursday, April 11th and will run until Sunday, April 14th—so there’s still plenty of time to check it out if you’re unable to on Friday.

This event is free for the public to attend!

  • Where: Gorge Park Pavilion, 1070 Tillicum Road, Esquimalt
  • When: Friday, April 12th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pop Punk Night at Lucky Bar

Come downtown for a special night at Lucky Bar, a Pop Punk Night!

Featured local bands include The Poubelles, The Poor Choices, Pooched and Pogo—each group featuring talented female members.

Sing along to their covers of pop punk anthems as well as some new original music!

Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance from either the bands or Cavity Curiosity Shop. $15 at the door.

  • Where: Lucky Bar, 517 Yates Street
  • When: Friday, April 12th at 7 p.m.

Intrepid Theatre: Incoming Festival

Returning for its second year, Intrepid Theatre is thrilled to present their Incoming Festival, a new festival with brand new performances promised to inspire, shock and excite.

It will take place from Thursday, April 11th to Saturday, April 20th at Metro Studio Theatre, located downtown!

The festival will feature a mix of local and touring artists, including some people that regulars may recognize and others that are making their debut!

Ticket prices vary by show, so you can purchase individual tickets or buy their three-day pass.

Similar to other Intrepid Theatre shows, Incoming Festival will offer their “Pay-What-You-10” tickets—which means that 10% of show tickets will be only $10.

  • Where:
    • Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street
    • Intrepid Studio, #2 1609 Blanshard Street
    • Festival Hub, #2A 1609 Blanshard Street
  • When: Thursday, April 11th to Saturday, April 20th—showtimes vary

OK Charlie at Darcy’s Pub

Popular local band OK Charlie rocks Darcy’s Pub every Friday!

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: Darcy’s Pub, 1127 Wharf Street
  • When: Friday, April 12th from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Wisdom of Wonderland

Celebrate visual artist Amy Frank’s new exhibition, The Wisdom of Wonderland at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill.

Within this powerful collection of pieces, she explores her own experience with mental health struggles and addiction to create a surreal adventure for her viewers.

“This show is not just about my journey—it’s an invitation to start a conversation. My story is one of resilience, personal empowerment, and hope, evocatively showcased by both my visual and written works,” Frank notes on the event page.

The Wisdom of Wonderland opened on April 3rd and will remain on display until April 28th.

  • Where: Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, 3220 Cedar Hill Road
  • When: Friday, April 12th from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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