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The first weekend of April is shaping up to be a good one in Victoria with plenty to check out.

From concerts to a roller derby, here are 10 things to do this weekend.

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Things To Do In Victoria This Weekend

Friday, April 5

Arts | Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

For six weeks in April and May, over nine thousand Victoria-area students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts.

Music | Morgan James plus Elise Legrow

For a night of dazzling energy and pure artistry, this powerful combination of two sensational female voices is not to be missed at the new entertainment venue at Elements Casino, the Platinum Room.

Sports | Vikes Games

Come out and cheer on your basketball, soccer, women’s field hockey, women’s rugby, swimming, cross country and track teams at various events.

Music | The Best of Queen

The VS “will rock you” with legendary music of Queen in this electric symphony-rock tribute. Experience the harmonies, hits and nostalgia of one of the world’s most prolific rock bands including hits like We Are the Champions and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Orchestra | UVic Orchestra: Season Finale

The UVic Orchestra performs George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, and much more.


Photo: Eves of Destruction Roller Derby / Facebook

Saturday, April 6

Workshop | Sea Glass Jewelry Making Workshop

Spruce up your wardrobe this winter by accessorizing with sea glass – also known as “mermaid tears”! Create your own sea glass necklace, bracelet, earrings, or other one-of-a-kind jewelry at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia (Victoria, BC).

Garden | Abkhazi Garden Open House

Stop by to experience the garden, learn about the legacy of the Prince and Princess Abkhazi, enjoy Afternoon Tea, find out about upcoming events and meet some of the people behind this amazing heritage site.

Roller Blading | Roller Derby Triple Header

This triple header is a first for the Eves of Destruction and the highest level of derby you’ll see this season! Tickets start at $10.

Music | SingYourJoy in Concert

SingYourJoy has been delighting Victoria audiences with their enthusiastic choral performances for eight years. You can catch them at First Metropolitan United Church this weekend.

Yoga | Weekend of Free Yoga

On Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th, the New Yoga Studio at McTavish Academy Of Art will be hosting a weekend of free yoga! All of the amazing instructors who have been teaching classes at MAOA will be here to share the new studio with the you. Drop in to join them for class, or just to take a peek at the new studio.