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What’s Happening: October 28-November 3

What’s Happening: October 28-November 3

Get ready for a mystical week of tarot card readings, a Pagan bonfire and an art show straight from the Upside Down. 

Cover illustration by Caitlin McDonagh.


Nov. 1 | Ile Sauvage Turns One Are you surprised that the new Victoria brewery you just heard about is turning one years old? Rock Bay’s Ile Sauvage, a.k.a. where you find all things sour beer, has a spacious tasting room (with double-decker seating upstairs) and for this night of celebrations, the brewery will have 19 beers on tap, music from DAGR//AP and will be treating guests to special deep-fried deliveries courtesy of Dumpling Drop. Tickets are $27.

Nov. 2 and 3 | Intuitive Art Festival Welcome to Victoria’s most metaphysical festival. The Intuitive Art Festival is a two-day celebration of spiritual thinkers, energy healers, holistic healing professionals and psychic readers from across Vancouver Island. There will be workshops and events showcasing everything from reiki to healing crystals. Admission is only $10 per person (which is a small price to pay for a glimpse into the future). 

Nov. 1 | Eat Stay Play Launch Party Haven’t spent as much time exploring the tasty bounty of the Cowichan Valley as you’d like? Well pay attention,taste buds. Brentwood College in Mill Bay will be hosting this special tasting event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with vendors like Valley Cider Company, Cherry Point Estate Wines, Blue Grouse Estate Winery, Unsworth Vineyards, Small Block Brewing Co., Red Arrowing Brewing Co., Farm Table Inn and more. 

Oct. 31 | Fernwood Halloween Bonfire 2019 Just when you think Victoria feels like the big city,it offers up a quaint and community-driven event like this. The annual (and very popular) Fernwood Halloween Bonfire at Steveston Park is an all-ages crowd pleaser, and this year will be taking place from dusk-ish until 10 p.m. Bring your camping chair, wool blanket, and guitar or harmonica if you fancy. Costumes optional. 


Nov. 2 | The Future is Queer It’s a night of live performances from Sweet Tooth Burlesque Revue, Queen TIARA Manila, Drag House Bromance, Adam Lamborghini: Drag King, Junk Male and more for this LGBTQ2S+ fundraiser. Door prizes, a silent auction and good-old-fashioned 50/50 draw are just icing on the rainbow cake. All proceeds go directly towards organizations providing safe and accessible counselling services. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Salt Spring Island

Now through Nov. 13 | Shadow Show Artist Melanie Thompson is offering viewers a chance to see sculptures in a different light with her Shadow Show. Working with materials that play with light and transparency, she’s created a series of woven, delicate pieces that range from alien oblongs and vases to vaguely cocoon-like forms. Not only does the sculptural object confront the eye with something new, but there’s this other dimension, a shadow world that tells a different story entirely.

Know of an event or cool gathering that we missed? Email us at breakwater@gmail.com, or keep us in the loop on Instagram and Facebook.

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