The Victoria Event Centre (VEC) was established in 2003 and ...
Open / Operational
Melanin Magic | An Intimate Evening of Burlesque
Thursday, January 6th | 19 + | ID Required
Doors: 7PM | Show: 8PM
Purchase tickets at: www.victoriaeventcentre.ca
Hosted by: Erin Haley
Featuring: Scarlett Hummingbird, Versa Vice, Kash, Sensi Kat
We are excited to bring you an intimate evening of burlesque! Featuring an all BIPOC cast (black, indigenous, people of color) - illuminating performers who will intoxicate you not once but TWICE!
Our vision: To create a space where BIPOC can share and create art. A space created for BIPOC by BIPOC. We are dedicated to showing and representing our BIPOC community. We hope to encourage more BIPOC to perform and create art. You belong here and we want you here! Be willing to acknowledge and leap into our world as we see it everyday. We welcome people of all backgrounds to attend this event, but if you are attending as a non-BIPOC human, you are an invited guest and you must respect the space that is Melanin Magic. We aim to create a welcoming space for for people of all inter-sectional communities including but not limited to BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+.
≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Tickets should be purchased online in advance, through our website, to ensure availability. If space remains, additional tickets will be available at the door.
▪︎ Masks are required, except when seated.
▪︎ All ticketholders will be required to show proof of full vaccination at the door. More information about the BC Vaccine Card is available at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html
▪︎ Hand sanitizer is available on tables and at wall-mounted dispensers throughout the venue.
Read the VEC's full Covid safety plan here:
In the event that public health restrictions prevent this event from going ahead, all tickets purchased for this event will automatically be valid for the next rescheduled date. Refunds will be made available as needed - please email [email protected] to arrange.
≫ Safer Spaces ≪
▪︎ At the VEC there is zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. By purchasing a ticket and attending this event, you agree to conduct yourself with the utmost respect for everyone at this event. In the event that you do not, you may be asked to leave without a refund.
▪︎ If you feel uncomfortable at any time, please let a VEC staff person know and we will try to support you in the best way possible.
≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
▪︎ We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
≫ Accessibility ≪
▪︎ Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please make a note when purchasing tickets or contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
▪︎ There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
▪︎ The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once. See further details in the ‘Getting Inside’ section)
▪︎ If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
▪︎ Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet. There are two stalls in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5'x5' wheelchair clearance.
▪︎ More detailed venue accessibility info is available at: