CALENDAR: Beethoven opera, Art of the Cocktail
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 email@example.com. 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.