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5 things to do in and around Victoria on Thursday, June 13th

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Welcome to a fun Thursday, Victoria!

Party with iconic drag star JIMBO, catch the Swiftsure Big Band and Brenda Morie at Hermann’s Jazz Club, vibe at a silent disco and much more.

If you’re a hockey fan, we’ve included somewhere you can catch the next Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers game too!

Hoping for something chill? The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is hosting their opening reception for the annual summer art show and sale.

Here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Thursday, June 13th:

Swiftsure Big Band with Brenda Morie

Head downtown to Hermann’s Jazz Club and catch the Swiftsure Big Band—a dynamic 17 piece ensemble, featuring vocalist Brenda Morie!

They’re described as a captivating group of musicians that pay tribute to jazz and blues icons like Natalie Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bessie Smith.

Their performances transport audiences to the golden age of jazz with a delightful blend of classic jazz, swing, and blues.

  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street
  • When: Thursday, June 13th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

JIMBO’s Drag Circus: North American Tour & Wrap Party

JIMBO is calling on all carnies and clowns to attend the final Drag Circus North American show at Royal Theatre!

Ticket prices starting at $46 and can be purchased here.

Plus, there’s a hot and fabulous after party at Victoria Odd Fellows that everyone is invited to—celebrate with the cast and crew!

It’ll be hosted by Vanderpuss and special guests, with featured DJs Almost Magic and Honey Disco.

Tickets for the after party are $25 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: 
    • Final show: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street
    • After party: Victoria Odd Fellows, 1315 Douglas Street
  • When: Thursday, June 13th
    • Final show: starting at 8 p.m.
    • After party: from 10 p.m. to late

Silent Disco at Willows Beach

In honour of Pride month, a silent disco celebrating two wonderfully talented queer artists will be hosted at Willows Beach and everyone is invited!

Featured are DJs Anchor Hill and AppleCat, each bringing you a mix of bass genres and techno tunes.

Come for the wonderful sunset views, great music, dancing and fantastic company!

Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here.

  • Where: Willows Beach, Bowker Beach Access
  • When: Thursday, June 13th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Summer Small Works Show & Sale

Don’t miss the opening reception for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s annual Summer Small Works Show & Sale event, which runs until August 31st.

This show celebrates talented artists that are local to Victoria and Vancouver Island, and you’ll get the chance to chat with them about their work at the reception!

Stop by for a glass of wine, browse a huge range of artworks at accessible price points, and help them kickstart the summer season of celebrating local artists.

  • Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street
  • When: Thursday, June 13th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Catch the Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers Game

The James Bay Inn Pub is hosting a watch party for the nail-biting Game 3 in the Edmonton Oilers vs. Florida Panthers series!

Gather with pals and shout at the TV together in a vibrant pub atmosphere, surrounded by good food and beer. Pints of beer will be $5.75 and wings are $0.90 per wing!

You can also check out our older article (when the Canucks were still in it) of other locations likely showing the playoff game.

  • Where: James Bay Inn Pub, 270 Government Street
  • When: Thursday, June 13th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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