CAL­EN­DAR: Beethoven opera, Art of the Cock­tail

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SATUR­DAY, OCT. 13

Pa­cific Opera Vic­to­ria presents Fide­lio by Beethoven at the Royal Theatre, 8 p.m. Tick­ets at rmts.bc.ca or 250-386-6121.

The Comic Strip­pers, the comedic fic­ti­tious male strip­per troupe at the McPher­son Play­house, 8 p.m. Tick­ets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121. Tenth an­nual Art of the Cock­tail, a night of cock­tail sam­pling fea­tur­ing unique and familiar spir­its from the finest ar­ti­san and re­gional dis­tillers. Tonight, 7-9:30, at Crys­tal Gar­den, 713 Dou­glas St. Tick­ets at bit.ly AoTC2018Tick­ets. Planet Earth Po­etry fea­tur­ing Jónína Kir­ton and Dvora Lev­inr at Hill­side Cof­fee and Tea,1633 Hill­side Ave. Fri­days, 7:30-9 p.m.; plan­etearth­po­etry.com. The Vic­to­ria Jazz So­ci­ety Presents: Halie Loren, 8 p.m. at Her­mann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St. Tick­ets at rmts.bc.ca or 250-386-6121. Vic­to­ria Fall Home Expo. To­day, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. and Sun­day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pear­kes Re­cre­ation Cen­tre, 3100 Til­licum Rd.; home­show­time.com Coast Sal­ish Pit Cook. A hands-on op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the tra­di­tional method of food prepa­ra­tion used by Coast Sal­ish peo­ple at Fort Rodd Hill and Fis­gard Light­house na­tional his­toric sites. RSVP at eventbrite.ca, tel. 250-478-5122 or pc.con­ser­va­tion.bc@pc.gc.ca. Clas­sics at Craig­dar­roch Movie Se­ries fea­tur­ing a screen­ing of the 1922 film, Nos­fer­atu, 6 p.m. at Craig­dar­roch Cas­tle, 1050 Joan Cres. Tick­ets at the­cas­tle.ca in­clude snack, cash bar avail­able.

The Sid­ney Fine Arts Show fea­tur­ing a di­verse se­lec­tion of paint­ing, sculp­ture, fi­bre arts, pho­tog­ra­phy and more. To­day, 10 a.m.9 p.m. and Sun­day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mary Win­spear Cen­tre, Sid­ney; mary­win­spear.ca. Dis­cover the Past Ghostly Walks Hal­loween Tour, nightly to Oct. 31 at 6:30,7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Meet out­side Vis­i­tor Info Cen­tre, 812 Wharf St. at Gov­ern­ment Street; dis­cover­thep­ast.com. The Old Farm Mar­ket Gi­ant Pump­kin

Weigh-off with awards for Gi­ant Pump­kin and Gi­ant Squash, Pret­ti­est Pump­kin and more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Old Farm Mar­ket, 5164 Fran­cis St., Cowichan; gpc1.org.

Oys­ters, Au­thors, and Ale Auc­tion ,a show­case of novice and pro­fes­sional writ­ers, live mu­sic, a silent auc­tion and a sam­pling of oys­ters and ales, in sup­port of com­mu­nity lit­er­acy ini­tia­tives. 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Rix Cen­tre for Oceanic Dis­cov­er­ies at the Bam­field Marine Sci­ences Cen­tre, 100 Pachena Rd., Bam­field. Tel. 1-250-728-3301; bam­fieldmsc.com.

SUN­DAY, OCT. 14

Huggett Con­ducts Baroque Mu­sic at Uni­ver­sity of Vic­to­ria Far­quhar Au­di­to­rium, 2:30 p.m. Tick­ets at tick­ets.uvic.ca or tel. 250-721-8480.

A Salmon Story, a guided walk for ages five years and up at Sooke Pot­holes Re­gional Park. 1-2:30 p.m., meet at park­ing lot No. 2. Cap­i­tal Re­gional Dis­trict Parks pro­grams, crd.bc.ca/parks, tel. 250-478-3344.

Night Watch by the St. Lukes Play­ers, 2 p.m. at 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Tick­ets at stluke­splay­ers. org.

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