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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Wednesday, April 17th


Happy Wednesday, Victoria—we’re almost over the hump!

Raise your spirits at Fernwood Inn’s comedy night, dance your heart out at band KSAR’s birthday party, or catch another incredible and unique theatrical show at Intrepid Theatre’s ‘Incoming Festival’!

In case you’ve forgotten, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit is still on and awaits your curious eyes.

Here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Wednesday, April 17th:

KSAR Birthday Concert

Come prepared to dance Victoria, this’ll be a birthday celebration unlike any other!

Local band KSAR officially turns one-year-old and they’re hosting a party with special guest, violin weilding sorceress iLLann.

In case you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to KSAR yet, their song is described to have strong balkan, middle eastern dance and afrobeat influences that are interlaced with contemporary pop, indie rock, and chamber folk styles.

This live show will be colourful and exuberant, fun, danceable and emotionally charged!

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and can be purchased here.

  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • When: Wednesday, April 17th at 8 p.m.

Fernwood Comedy Night

Head over to the iconic Fernwood Inn for another evening of live comedy with local talent!

This month will feature Dan Duvall, Alex Forman, Henok Meresa, Nash Park, Julya Van Der Sloot, Dylan Williams, and Amy Walsh.

Tickets are $15, and there will also be a full food and drink menu available.

  • Where: Fernwood inn, 2005 Fernwood Road
  • When: Wednesday, April 17th at 8 p.m.

Earth Day with Esquimalt Parks and Recreation

The Township of Esquimalt Parks is coordinating an Earth Day celebration that will include working with schools and community members to raise awareness for environmental impact and keeping our forests healthy.

Activities will include invasive species removal, planting local species, trail building and more.

Contact them for details on how you can get involved!

  • Where: Highrock Cairn Park
  • When: Wednesday, April 17th from 10 a.m. to 2 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 across a couple of different theatres downtown!

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

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Community favourite exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has returned to the Royal BC Museum as of March 1st!

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!

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

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