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You’re almost to the weekend!

Here are 5 things happening in and around Victoria today!

8th International Women’s Day Luncheon

What: The luncheon will host inspiring keynote speakers Tracy Porteous, executive director of Ending Violence BC, and JR LaRose, former BC Lions and Be More Than A Bystander spokesman to talk about ending violence against women, toxic masculinity and male allies. Violence against women affects us all, however it has long been labelled a ‘woman’s issue’. Since the vast majority of perpetrators of relationship and sexual violence against women are males, the problem is equally a ‘men’s issue’. Sports icons are using their status and public profile to raise awareness about social issues, and we are proud to see the BC Lions engage on the issue of violence against women.
Where: The Union Club of British Columbia
805 Gordon St
When: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Cost: $85

International Women’s Day Festival: Bread and Roses

What: Bring your art, dance, poetry and music in honour & celebration for International Women’s Day. Everyone is welcome! This event is trans women inclusive, and they want it to be a safe space for everyone to participate. They want to be inclusive to women of all backgrounds, and acknowledge that feminism needs to be intersectional. Get in touch if there’s something you feel we could be doing better to make this event more inclusive and a safer space.
Where: Centennial Square
When: 3:30 pm – 7 pm
Cost: Free

The role of the sacred in Indigenous law and reconciliation

What:  Two of UVic’s leading Indigenous scholars, John Borrows and Val Napoleon, will discuss the sacred in Indigenous law and reconciliation.
Where: Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora Ave
When: 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free (But registration is needed)

Create Beauty: Spring Makeup Workshop

What: Be inspired by the fresh colours of Spring and infuse some life back into your current makeup routine. Learn which colours are best suited for you this season, and the creative tricks on how to apply them.
This workshop will also give you a sneak peek of the amazing new tools that Elate Cosmetics is launching in March.
Where: Eluma Creative
18A Bastien Square
When: 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Victoria Beer Week: All About the Wood

What: If you want to taste the most exclusive and rarest of beers, it’s all about the wood. Beer geek alert!
This is definitely the most specialized event on their schedule. Taste the difference that wood-aging makes in a wide range of beer styles, including sours, Brett-conditioned beers, barley wines, imperial stouts and others. The Victoria Public Market’s food vendors will be serving up their own masterpieces to go along with these special beers.
Where: Victoria Public Market
6 – 1701 Douglas St
When: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cost: $50 – Get your tickets here!

For more things to do, check out our events page!

 

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