Night Shift: Vintage Valentines

This year we celebrate love, lust and everything in between with a vintage-inspired Valentine’s day event.

In addition to exploring the galleries, you can dance to live music by Hank Angel and chill out with Sarah Osbourne and Elder Sister Plum. DJs db Chessa and Hristo will both bring vintage soul, funk and disco on vinyl to the galleries. Capture the moment at our photo booth, create your own vintage valentine at the craft station and take part in some of the many activities taking place throughout the night including a burlesque performance by the House of Cheek. House of Cheek Productions brings intersectional and inspiring burlesque for Victoria audiences with a bit of sensuality.... a dash of comedy... and a whole lot of cheek.

This adult-only evening is sure to get your heart racing.

Event Schedule

Time: Event: Location:
8:00 PM Doors Open  
8:00 PM Bar and food service begins Second and third floors
8:00 - 10:00 PM DJ db Chessa Sea Shore, second floor
8:00 - 11:30 PM Craft Station Totem Gallery, third floor
8:30 - 9:15 PM Elder Sister Plum performance Farm, third floor
8:30 PM Consent Caption talk Our Living Languages, third floor
8:30 - 10:30 PM Sex Talks with Scientists Wildlife Photographer of the Year
9:00 - 10:00 PM Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur Wildlife Photographer of the Year
9:00 PM Reproducing without a Bone tak Our Living Languages, third floor
9:15 - 9:35 PM House of Burlesque Performance Old town, third floor
9:30 PM A Century of Writing on Love and Sex talk Our Living Languages, third floor
9:45 - 10:30 PM Sarah Osborne performance Farm, third floor
10:00 PM DJ Hirsto Sea Shore, second floor
10:00 PM Weapons of Love talk Our Living Languages, third floor
10:30- 12:00 AM Hank Angel performance Old Town, third floor
10:30 PM Invertebrate Mate Selection talk Our Living Languages, third floor
11:30 PM  Last Call  
12:00 AM  Event ends  
  Surprise serenades second and third floor
  Photo booth Climate Change, second floor
  Cootie catches Delta diorama, second floor
  Valentines voting Wildlife photographer of the Year, second floor
  Vintage Romance films Majestic Theater, third floor
  Newlywed Game Century hall, third floor
  Craft station Totem Gallery, third floor
Bar and Food Location
Full Bar Landings, second floor and third floor
Top up Bar Ship, third floor
Food Forest, second floor and entrance to ship, third floor


Please be advised that the Royal BC Museum will be taking photographs at this event for use in materials in support of the Royal BC Museum’s mandate. Outside commercial photography is prohibited.

This is a 19+ only event. Valid photo ID is required for entry. To ensure the safety of our guests and museum collections alike, Security will conduct ID, bag and spot checks at the entrance. Prohibited items include any controlled substance, alcohol (not purchased at the event) and dangerous items. Any items not permitted at the event will be collected at the door prior to entry. The Royal BC Museum will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

The Royal BC Museum hosts events where everyone is responsible for maintaining space that is safe for all participants. Safer space means everyone at the event is free from all forms of oppression and anything that can harm or limit our well-being. This includes expressing opinions in a respectful manner and respectfully accepting others’ rights to do the same.

Security and Royal BC Museum staff reserve the right to refuse or revoke entry to guests. These decisions will be made to ensure the safety and security of other guests and the Royal BC Museum.

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