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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, April 19th


At last, it’s Friday, Victoria!

Start your weekend off with a gigantic hoorah by treating yourself to something fun and fulfilling.

There’s a great mix of events happening around the city, including a live re-telling of the classic tale, Anne of Green Gables, live music at Sticky Wicket and a burlesque pop-up market downtown!

Don’t forget about Intrepid Theatre’s Incoming Festival—there’s only a couple of more days to catch it.

Here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Friday, April 19th:

Anne of Green Gables

For lovers of classic tales and theatre, the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is bringing L.M. Montgomery’s timeless piece, Anne of Green Gables to the McPherson Playhouse stage.

Starting on Friday, April 19th and running for eight performances, this adaptation of the longest-running Canadian musical is sure to captivate audiences and bring a renewed love for the story.

This will be the CCPA’s first production of Anne of Green Gables, and will mark the finale of their 25th anniversary season and has a significant number of CCPA alumni on the creative team.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square
  • When: Friday, April 19th to April 27th—eight performances

Live Music at Sticky Wicket

The Sticky Wicket invites you and your pals to start your 420 weekend off with a bang!

Celebrate with headlining artist Dopethrone, who’s sharing the stage with Severed Arm, Moonbather and Stinkhorn.

As described, it’ll be a night of sonic intensity and heavy vibes as they present an unforgettable concert featuring some of the most powerful names in the stoner/doom rock and metal scene!

Tickets are $23 and can be purchased here.

Where: Sticky Wicket, 702 Courtney Street

  • When: Friday, April 19th at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Close Talker at Lucky Bar

To celebrate an upcoming album titled, The Sprawl, Saskatoon’s Close Talker will be taking over Lucky Bar!

Joining them will be special guests Nova Scotia project of Paul Murphy (of Wintersleep), Postdata and local support from Savannah Read.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: Lucky Bar, 517 Yates Street
  • When: Friday, April 19th at 7 p.m.

Pop-Up Sparkle Shop

This community event is jam-packed with fabulous opportunities for everyone to enjoy!

This market will feature burlesque costumes, vintage peices, festival and swim wear, bejeweled hats and headpieces, accessories, performer photos, candles and so much more.

Meet people within the burlesque community and have a blast!

  • Where: Ollie Quinn Optometry, 531 Pandora Avenue
  • When: Friday, April 19th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Intrepid Theatre: Incoming Festival

It’s not too late to catch Intrepid Theatre’s Incoming Festival—presenting an abundance of new and unique performances.

It started on Thursday, April 11th and will run until Saturday, April 20th across a couple of different theatres downtown!

Take a look at their schedule and ticket prices here.

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

*Bonus Event: Pacific FC Game

Watch our local team Pacific FC take on Valour FC!

Come with your family and friends and immerse yourself in the high energy, grab yourself some treats to enjoy during the game, and cheer as loudly as possible.

Ticket prices vary depending on your section, but you can purchase those here.

  • Where: Starlight Stadium, 1089 Langford Parkway
  • When: Friday, April 19th at 7 p.m.

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