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Theatre 

◆ PETER AND THE WOLF by the Nanaimo Theatre Group until Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m., matinees at 1:30 p.m. Tickets $13. Call 758-7224.

◆ VIGIL by TheatreOne at the Port Theatre Jan. 23-27 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets $28; $26/members; $17/students. Call 754-8550.

◆ ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT at Lady Smith’s Little Theatre Jan. 25-26. Tickets $28; includes dinner. Call 245-0658.

Events 

◆ ILLUSIONS ‘N’ MIRACLES Murray Hatfield performs at the Port Theatre Tuesday (Jan. 8) at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Call 1-800-268-7371 for tickets.

◆ COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA with Tommy Savitt, Steve Hoffstetter, Mark Crocker and Eric O’Shea at the Port Theatre Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $43.50. Call 754-8550. Mature language.

◆ THE BACKYARDIGANS Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens at the Port Theatre Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets $26.50. Call 754-8550.

Music 

◆ FREAK BOY plays the Harewood Arms Pub Saturday (Jan. 5), 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

◆ RACKET CLUB plays the Harewood Arms Pub Jan. 12, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

◆ WILLIAM JOSEPH classically interprets Dust in the Wind, Kashmir and more at the Port Theatre Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $32; $29.50/students and seniors. Call 754-8550.

◆ ELECTRIC by Vancouver Island Symphony with artistic director candidate Carlo Palleschi and oboist Pippa Williams Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre. Tickets $42; $40/members; $17/students. Call 754-8550.

◆ LITTLEHEAD plays the Harewood Arms Pub Jan. 19, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

◆ BILL JOHNSON plays the Harewood Arms Pub Jan. 26, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

◆ IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT with Jim Byrnes, Allison Crowe, Rick Scott, Shari Ulrich and more raise money for Open Minds Open Windows Society Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre. Tickets $27. Call 754-8550.

◆ HARRY MANX performs at the Port Theatre Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $28; $24/members. Call 754-8550.

◆ JAZZFEST with local music students and guest performers Feb. 15, 7 p.m., at the Port Theatre. Tickets $16; $12/students and seniors. Call 754-8550.

◆ GOTTA DANCE Gerald Van Wyck leads the Vancouver Island Symphony with B.C. Championship dancers Sarah Liang and Zillion Wong. Tickets $42; $40/seniors; $17/students; $5/EyeGo. Call 754-8550.

◆ GERALD LAROCHE opens the Maple Sugar Festival at the Port Theatre Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30; $26/members; $17/students; $5/EyeGo. Call 754-8550.

◆ BLACK UMFOLOSI performs at the Port Theatre Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $33; $29/members. Call 754-8550.

Ongoing

◆ OPEN MIKE NIGHT at the Vault, 499 Wallace St., hosted by Guy and Liesha, Monday, 7:30-11 p.m. Call 716-1632.

◆ ACOUSTIC BLUES JAM with Tommy Dodge and the Dirty Flannel Dawg Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at the Blues Underground.

◆ BLUES JAM with Michael Patrick every Wednesday, 8 p.m., at Tania’s.

◆ OPEN JAM with Tom Dodge and the Nanaimo Blues Society All-Stars every Thursday night, 7 p.m., at the Blues Underground, 10 Lois Lane.

◆ RICHARD KAY performs every Friday, 6-9 p.m., at New York Style Pizza. Call 754-0111.

Art 

◆ CHRISTMAS SHOW AND SALE at the downtown Nanaimo Art Gallery until Jan. 15. Call 754-1750.

◆ MARIANNE CLARKSON show of acrylic paintings at the Harbourfront Library throughout January.

◆ NEW YEAR NEW ARTISTS at Art 10 Gallery with Joanna Qureshi, Barbara Lorimer and Eummi Conacher works displayed throughout January.

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