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As we move through phases of re-opening and re-entry, it is vital that we continue to care for ourselves and each other. Fun is still out there! Sometimes, we can feel trapped, anxious, even scared. Though it is uncertain what the future holds, there remain countless ways to connect. Take another breath, then take a browse through this weeks schedule of events!

May 15th – Missing the THEATRE? (Please read in over-dramatic tone) Well, The Canadian Play Thing hosts a show tonight at 7pm. Digby and Glass is a tale of an ambitious election campaign gone morally asunder!

May 16th – Fresh produce, local artisans, handmade crafts… The perfect way to spend a Saturday is at Moss Street Market. Remember your physical distancing skills, and support Victoria makers!

May 17th – Our lovely friends at Be Improv are hosting a whole HOUR of playtime today. Join the vibrant Brett for an afternoon of virtual games, guaranteed to elicit laughter!

May 18th – So many of us have new hobbies! Metchosin ArtPod is an island-based collective that hosts portrait painting each Monday! Hone your skills with any medium you like and have fun.

May 19th – Back at it again, the Royal BC Museum has a program this week on sustainability of food! Join museum curator of botany, Dr. Ken Marr, at noon for a discussion about the process of plant domestication.

May 20th – What’s this? Gamify your mental health? Kelli Dunlap has created a slew of games to help calm, contain, and confront mental health concerns. We highly recommend Ellie Beagle: Therapy Dog!

May 21st – This is the time of viral conspiracy theories and crazy ideas. Royal Roads
will host a webinar today on the logic of “pandemic era” theories, helping us explore the wildest parts of human imagination.

That’s all folks! Join us again next week for more entertaining events!

Week two, but there’s more to do!

Being house-bound continues, but so do the wonderful things for us to be involved with. Talented artists, local community members, and hundreds of people across the globe are at home. Against it all, though, we are finding ways to connect to one another!

One of the strongest convictions we have at Enigmatic Events Collective is that things are better together! These weekly lists are a way for us to connect to you, to our community, and to the rest of the world. During times when it seems like we are alone, it is vital to feel a sense of inclusion! While you might not be joining a sport, watching, learning, dancing, and creating with others can help you feel closer (instead of socially distant!)

With this in mind, please enjoy this week’s list of things to enjoy from home!

March 27th- Have you been keeping creative while cooped up? Mo Willems, author and illustrator of popular childrens’ books such as Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Knuffle Bunny, has started a lunchtime doodle channel! Join Mo weekly as he teaches simple tactics for daily doodles.

March 28th- There is something about the magic of being read a story. Well, now you can join the Enchanted Fables princesses this weekend for live storybook readings and activities! Saturday at 1 pm visit with the fairest princess and Sunday at 1 pm, don’t forget your glass slippers. Stay updated with their page to keep up on future events!

March 29th- Social isolation has some of our creativity pretty stumped. The Belfry Theatre in Victoria is offering a collection of COVIDeos with answers to the question “how do we create theatre together in a time of physical distancing and self-isolation, and what form can that theatre take?” Join at 7pm tonight and stay for the talk-back at 8:15pm.

March 30th- We won’t stop telling you how great roleplaying is, but we know some of you would rather listen to your RPGs. Podcasts are popping up from all over! Some of our favourites are the local NerdsEtc, the musically talented BomBARDed, and the ever present Critical Role.

March 31st- Love Harry Potter? Like puzzles? Need some escapism? This Hogwarts-themed online escape room is designed by a Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA! Enjoy the wizardry of the great internet.

April 1st- Ivy League schools are incredibly prestigious, and now you can attend one from home! Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale are all offering online options for FREE!

April 2nd- Become a literary legend. These abridged versions of popular books are sure to make you laugh, and maybe even learn something new.

If you have suggestions on what should come next, let us know!