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What’s Going On: February 3 to 16, 2016

February 3, 2016 by Pascale Archibald, student editor

Wednesday, February 3
Rally against student debt
Join students protesting against student debt at the legislature. Things get started at 11:30 am at Centennial Square; at 12 pm the rally starts at the BC legislature. The rally is being held by the Camosun College Student Society and the University of Victoria Students’ Society; see for more info.

Old Man Luedecke is coming to town to play two shows (photo provided).

Old Man Luedecke is coming to town to play two shows (photo provided).

Thursday, February 4
This old man, he played two
Old Man Luedecke is coming to town to play not one but two shows at the Northern Quarter, located at 1724 Douglas Street. The Nova Scotia banjo player will be performing at an early dinner show at 7:30 pm, followed by a regular show at 10 pm. Visit for info.

Friday, February 5 until Thursday, February 11
Classic pop-culture flicks return
Cineplex will be hosting its seventh annual celebration of pop-culture films this February. In this Canada-wide film festival, the company will be showing a week of sci-fi, fantasy, and cult fan hits in theaters. The reduced price of $6.99 per film is pretty enticing, especially with a line-up of classic movies such as Labyrinth, Inception, Ghostbusters, Mad Max: The Road Warrior, The Thing, and The Dark Crystal. Visit to see the complete list of movies and times or to purchase tickets.

Saturday, February 6
Every evergreen is green!
Ever wonder why Victoria is just so green? Find out with a free guided walk in Francis King Regional Park. A Capital Regional District guide will divulge the secrets of the evergreen from 1 to 2:30 pm, and all you need is to be eight or older to attend. If you’re interested in joining the walk, head over to the Nature Centre at the park, just off Munn Road. For more information visit

Sunday, February 7
Devonian exploration
No, unfortunately, this doesn’t involve time travel. Instead, it is a wonderful guided walk through the stunning Devonian Regional Park in Metchosin. The walk will take place from 1 to 2:30 pm, and those participating need to be over six years old. The meeting point is at the information kiosk in the parking lot off William Head Road. More information can be found at

Thursday, February 11
Hiking the potholes of Sooke
And by that I mean the Sooke Potholes Regional Park, of course! This free, guided, adult hike will give potential hikers a chance to explore this wonderful park and really challenge the guide’s knowledge of the local flora, fauna, and history. Pack a lunch and wear your sturdiest hiking shoes (and don’t forget that water bottle). Call 250-478-3344 by February 9 to pre-register. More info at

Thursday, February 11
Gathering to end violence toward women
The Moose Hide Campaign’s annual gathering to end violence toward both aboriginal and non-aboriginal women and children is taking place at 9 am at the Victoria Conference Centre, located at 720 Douglas Street. Men can participate by taking part in the one-day fast in honour of women and children living in violence. For more details, head over to

Saturday, February 13
Electrified cat’s tail…
…is in fact the name of a very common moss found in this area. To find out more about the plush mosses so readily spotted around here, check out this guided adult walk through Francis/King Regional Park. The fee is $7 and the walk will run from 10 am until 12 pm. Space is limited and pre-registration is required; call 250-578-3344 to sign up. For more information, visit

Saturday, February 13
Market Mardi Gras
The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is hosting a Mardi Gras night, with live bands and carnival performers. $45 advance tickets are available through Roast and Lyle’s Place or online at The event is for those over 19 only; doors are at 7 pm. For more information visit the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson’s Facebook page.

Sunday, February 14
Horth Hill hike
Just at the tip of the Saanich Peninsula lies the beautiful Horth Hill Regional Park; come explore it on this guided walk. The journey is tailored to those eight years of age and older and will require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes. If you’re interested in attending this walk, meet at the information kiosk in the parking lot just off Tatlow Road. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, February 16
J and J get lucky
Canadian singer-songwriters Jenn Grant and Joshua Hyslop will be bringing their tunes to Lucky Bar on February 16. Tickets are $12.50 and doors are at 8 pm. Tickets are available through Lyle’s Place and For more info on the show visit

Wednesday, February 17
Blues, folk, and soul
New Brunswick’s Matt Anderson is bringing his powerful voice and his diverse musical talents to Victoria with a performance at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria. Ticket prices range from $23 to $39; the show starts at 7:30 pm. Buy tickets online at or call the box office at 250-721-8480.

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