Category: something to do

  • ❄️? Victoria’s coolest & most lit winter ticket is ? Butchart Gardens after dark

    ❄️? Victoria’s coolest & most lit winter ticket is ? Butchart Gardens after dark

    What can I say, this is ITTTTT. I can’t recommend something more highly than this. It’s worth every penny of $35. We got in for free because the newspaper did a free ticket advent calendar promo.  (If they do it next year the same, you have to get 10 days of discarded papers in a…

  • Beltane Rave @ MORTUARY in Olympia, WA

    So this is what I get for being single, psychotic and fancy-free on FB in April 2023: only the greatest indoor rave ever. Put bluntly, I’m trying to go to every event I can get to at this venue.  Incredible. Allow me to elaborate: I couldn’t resist finding out more about the venue when the…

  • open:ended’s Friday The 13th party (Victoria BC) part 2 ✌️

    {Just so you know I wasn’t kidding about the goth dommy mommy, here’s an almost-audio-only sample.? And a still image. ?} Now, I would like, if I may, to take you on a rather wild journey…   The promo poster, I should have tried to snag one, maybe I’ll get it printed ?Let’s just rattle…

  • open:ended’s Friday The 13th party (Victoria BC) part 1

    Well, I said I’d be back (unlike the Babes On Babes events) and I damn-well meant it! THEY FIXED THE LIFT!!  A COUPLE PEOPLE CAME WITH THEIR 4-WHEEL WALKER/CHAIRS! This party was ✌️?✌️ I feel myself breaking into Songtefon… [TBC in Part 2]

  • Langley Buffet (spoiler: it’s incredible)

    Langley Buffet (spoiler: it’s incredible)

    Holy shit I was just complaining about how Mandarin doesnt charge $13 for lunch anymore and then I move walking distance of this place.  How fucking incredible is that?  Maybe it tells you something about the relative cultures of outlying Vancouver VS outlying Toronto; the wild west rises again, or something.  (We’re on the frontier,…

  • FREQUINOX end-of-summer party (Victoria BC)

    FREQUINOX end-of-summer party (Victoria BC)

    First order of business: this shit is not accessible.  The elevator is broken, it’s a steep staircase and it’s a fairsize flight to get up if you’re on wheels etc etc. I would hate to read this review if I had a prohibitive mobility issue or whathaveyou and very minimal desire to live vicariously through…

  • Royal BC Museum, summer 2023; Angkor and T. Rex

    Royal BC Museum, summer 2023; Angkor and T. Rex

    These are the current main exhibits at the RBCM through the fall, and here is the review: 1) the Angkor exhibit is very long and beautiful but only worth seeing if 2D images really do nothing for you, and 2) the T. rex exhibit is very short and lackluster but very worth seeing if you…

  • Mandarin ? restaurant chain in the GTA

    This article begins in Toronto a few months ago, when I dragged the friends I was staying with into a Mandarin with me for old time’s sake (mine, not theirs; they all seemed unclear on what Mandarin is, despite all being from Toronto).  But before I can explain what happened then that precipitated us leaving…

  • Sushi Legend is the best AYCE Japanese in the GTA

    Have you ever wanted to feel like noh face gorging itself at the bath-house in Spirited Away, eating a panoramic panoply of succulent meals? I can think of no better place than an All You Can Eat (AYCE) restautant chain in the GTA known to this day as Sushi Legend. Ten years ago when I…

  • ?Free south-island fireworks every saturday night ?

    If you want to see free fireworks on most-any random Saturday in the summer, you need to be on the water in Brentwood Bay at nightfall. The Butchart Gardens is doing weekly fireworks shows again after a dreary covid haitus! (Call Butchart Gardens in advance of heading to Brentwood and double-check that they’re doing a…