Upcoming Events in Victoria BC

 We host small events in Victoria BC and have the following guidelines:

Mondays! | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Sign up starts at 6pm | Free!

It’s back! Get back to the basics with our acoustic Open Mic night. Come out with your instrument or borrow our acoustic guitar or keyboard! Please bring 2 to 3 songs (we usually allow 2 songs each to start, with the option of a second round if time allows!). Beginners are most definitely welcome! 

We have hot and cold drinks, fresh baked goods, and sandwiches made to order, cold or on the grill, and usually homemade soup (some eves we may run out of soup.)

*Yes, the open mic is on most holiday Mondays! **Except 2023, we will miss Dec 25! We are on for Jan 1, 2024! 

Doors open at 6pm! Come and sign up on the night of the open mic!



Monthly Event–usually the first Thursday of the month.

still upcoming 2023 dates: Aug 3; Sept 7; Oct 5; Nov 2; Dec 7  | 6:00 to 8:30 pm | Free!

Share your writing–poetry, fiction, or non-fiction–in a ten-minute slot at our monthly Writer’s Open Mic! 

All experience levels are welcome–beginners to experienced writers. First time readers are always especially appreciated. And: we'd love for our writers to have an appreciative audience, so please come on out if you are not a writer or currently writing too!

*Please note, reading starts at 6:30, and the event sometimes ends before 8:30, if all readers are finished before then.

Sign up ahead of time at info@gigiscafe.ca or at the start of the event! 

Doors open at 6pm!

Also: we have a selection of books writtten by local authors for sale every day of the week, and welcome new books if you have one you would like to sell here!


 Sunday afternoons live music by donation! We welcome musicians to play for us. Please email us if you would like to set up a date.

*Most* Sunday afternoons we feature local or touring live music by donation to the musicians. 2-4pm. 

Please email if you want to check someone is playing coming Sunday and come on out and support your local coffee shop and musicians!