5 Community Events to Know About This Week: Oct 28-Nov 3

Halloween vegetables and dip in Jack o Lantern peppers on a wood background

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop

When: Sunday, October 28

Where: The Maritime Museum of BC, 634 Humboldt Street

Why: A fun way to add something special to your wardrobe this autumn is to make your own jewelry! The instructor will guide you through the creation process using beautiful sea glass as your medium, accompanied by stories of the history of various places around Vancouver Island.

Halloween Music Bingo

When: Wednesday, October 31

Where: Bartholomew’s English-Style Pub, 777 Douglas Street

Why: Get some yummy bites and catch all the Wednesday night deals like a burger and a sleeve of beer for $12.50 at Bartholomew’s Pub. There will be prizes for best costume so bring your A-game! Gather some friends and get ready to play some bingo.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

When: Wednesday, October 31

Where: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street

Why: Because it halloween of course! An amazing host will start off the night and the film will include all the interactive aspects it should, complete with all the rice throwing you could ask for. Costume contest included so break out your best Rocky Horror garb! If it’s your first time or your millionth time, the experience is must for the halloween season.

Gothic Beginnings and Monstrous Legacies: 200 Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

When: Friday, November 2

Where: UVic Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library, Room A005

Why: This free exhibit features rare editions of the famous Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The exhibit displays the wide literary influence that Shelley’s book has had on the world by showing off the numerous kinds of media it has transformed, from graphic novels to theatrical interpretations. While you’re there, go see the film, Mary Shelley, playing at Cinecenta October 28.

Victoria Craft Spirit Festival

When: Saturday, November 3

Where: Merridale Cider Distilleries, 1230 Merridale Road

Why: Meet the makers of 11 local distilleries and try their creations. The event tickets include a return ticket ride to the farm from locations all over lower Vancouver Island, two tasting tickets, and a souvenir tasting glass. There will be spirits, cocktails, and tasty bites from Merridale kitchen – so gather some fellow cocktail-lovers and be sure to book your tickets in advance.