VICTORIA, BC—This Valentine’s Day, purge the urge to make a panicky last-minute Amazon purchase and spoil your sweetie instead with an unconventional gift you can enjoy together—a date at Night Shift: Vintage Valentines.
On Friday, February 14, the Royal BC Museum’s ever-popular adult-only party, Night Shift, returns for a fresh new take on romance. Night Shift is provocative and thought-provoking, blending purely delightful activities with intimate access to museum staff, collections and learning activities.
At Vintage Valentines, dance to live music by Hank Angel. Chill out with Sarah Osbourne and Elder Sister Plum. Enjoy vintage vinyl soul, funk and disco from DJs db Chessa and Hristo.
Sit in on ‘Sex Talks with Scientists’, featuring presentations about sex, reproduction and/or mate selection by museum scientists Victoria Arbour, Heidi Gartner and Henry Choong.
Enjoy archivist Genevieve Weber’s talk, ‘A Century of Writing on Love and Sex’, which will use records from our collections to explore the changing ways we have written about romance and desire.
Sip a cocktail while you explore the galleries. Strike a pose in the photo booth, create your own vintage valentine at the craft station, and revel in the bawdy burlesque of House of Cheek Productions. Join us for a Newlywed Game activity, inspired by the 1960s game show, for couples to test how well (or not) they know their dates.
This 19+ evening takes place from 8 pm to midnight on Friday, Feb. 14. $49.95 + taxes; 10% discount for members; ID required. For tickets, visit the Royal BC Museum’s online calendar. For up-to-date info about the event, visit our Facebook page.
Night Shift is presented in partnership with MRG Concerts.
About the Royal BC Museum: The Royal BC Museum explores the province’s human history and natural history, advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection. The museum and archives celebrate culture and history, telling the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire. Located in Victoria on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations), we are a hub of community connections in BC–onsite, offsite and online–taking pride in our collective histories.