Calendar: May Day Weekend

28 04 2011

Take advantage of the improving weather and get out on the town. Whether you’re a Royalty fan or an Ol’ West officianado, this weekend has fun for you.

Rise & Shine with the Royals – Enjoy a full English breakfast buffet with eggs, kippers, baked beans, fried bread, fruit and pastries while watching the Royal wedding live, FRIDAY 3-11am at the Empress (721 Government), $50. Or bring picnic blankets and chairs and attend the Royal Subject’s Tea, noon-3pm on the Empress lawn, free to attend/$20 for “afternoon tea-to-go.” 250-384-8111.

Cupcakes & Corsets – An evening of beautiful lingerie and cupcakes. Learn about sexy outfits and shop at sale prices. FRIDAY 7-9pm at Balance Studio (112-733 Johnson). $7. 250-889-3435.

Nimrod Shoot – Come experience Cowboy Action Shooting, one of the fastest growing sports in North America. Receive instruction from our experienced cowgirls and cowboys and then try your skill at shooting six gun revolvers, lever action rifles, and shotguns. SATURDAY 9am-3pm at the Victoria Fish and Game Association (700 Holker). $35. 250-656-2520.

Big Cheese Cut – Come see the kitchen boys and girls of Ottavio cut the largest wheels of cheese made in the world today. Watch as they crack, cut, and slice their way through domestic and imported wheels of cheese. SATURDAY 11:30am-3:30pm at Ottavio Italian Bakery (2272 Oak Bay). Free. 250-592-4080.

Get Medieval – The Society for Creative Anachronism invites the public to a time of yesterday, with combative knights and dancing Ladies. SATURDAY Noon-4pm at Rudd Park (3259 Irma). Free. 250-995-2882.

The Future of Electoral Reform – Speakers include Bob Simpson, independent MLA; Jane Sterk, leader of the BC Green Party; and Dennis Pilon, political scientist. Hosted by Fair Vote Canada. SATURDAY 1:30-3:30pm in room A110, the Social Sciences and Mathematics Building (UVic). Free. 250-384-0666.

Ultimate hobby & Toy Fair – The Island’s biggest toy and hobby fair. With a silent auction to raise proceeds for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. SUNDAY 8am-3pm at Pearkes Arena (3100 Tillicum). $3/free for children. 250-385-8697.

May Day Celebration – Come rais a glass and celebrate Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse’s fourth anniversary. SUNDAY 11am-6pm at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse (2487 Mount St. Michael). Free. seacider.ca.

Battle of the Atlantic Tribute – Model warchips will parade to honour all sailers who served and died in the longest battle of the Second World War. SUNDAY noon-2pm at the Harrison Model Yacht Pond (Dallas at Government). Free. 250-385-9552.

Win the Drlcts album, No When It Counts, by emailing calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: DRLCTS).

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