Rachel Stern

Vancouver Island University students curate latest exhibit at The View Gallery

Vancouver Island University students curate latest exhibit at The View Gallery

Post Portrait exhibit on display until April 6 at The View Gallery at VIU’s Nanaimo campus

Vancouver Island University students curate latest exhibit at The View Gallery
Folk-roots musician Allison Brown performs on Gabriola

Folk-roots musician Allison Brown performs on Gabriola

Show is March 30 at the Hive Emporium and features Nanaimo musician Sean Patton

Folk-roots musician Allison Brown performs on Gabriola
Les Grands Ballets Canadians de Montréal performs in Nanaimo at Port Theatre

Les Grands Ballets Canadians de Montréal performs in Nanaimo at Port Theatre

Ballet show is April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Les Grands Ballets Canadians de Montréal performs in Nanaimo at Port Theatre
The Tea Party performs Transmission in its entirety at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

The Tea Party performs Transmission in its entirety at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Tea Party performs at the Port Theatre Tuesday (March 28) at 7:30 p.m.

The Tea Party performs Transmission in its entirety at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre
Dustin Anderson, a.k.a. the Purple Pirate, performs during Purple Pirate’s Magic Pirate Ship show at the Port Theatre Saturday (March 25) at 2:30 p.m. (Photo Contributed)

Purple Pirate show at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre takes audience members on magical voyage

Purple Pirate’s Magical Pirate Ship show part of Festival Nanaimo’s PirateFest events downtown

Dustin Anderson, a.k.a. the Purple Pirate, performs during Purple Pirate’s Magic Pirate Ship show at the Port Theatre Saturday (March 25) at 2:30 p.m. (Photo Contributed)
Bassist Rene Worst

Musicians pay tribute to Gordon Lightfoot during concert on Gabriola

Impressions of Lightfoot concert is Sunday (March 19) at the Roxy on Gabriola Island

Bassist Rene Worst
David Gogo performs during David Gogo’s Birthday Blues Bash with His Buddies at the Port Theatre Saturday (March 18).

David Gogo performs at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre during David Gogo’s Birthday Blues Bash

Guitarist David Gogo celebrates his birthday with concert at Port Theatre

David Gogo performs during David Gogo’s Birthday Blues Bash with His Buddies at the Port Theatre Saturday (March 18).
Iron Kingdom performs at the Queen’s on March 23 with Malevolents

Iron Kingdom rocks the Queen’s in Nanaimo

Iron Kingdom plays heavy metal with Malevolents, Battlesworn and Deep Space Burnout.

Iron Kingdom performs at the Queen’s on March 23 with Malevolents

Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre presents hard-hitting, gritty comedy about beauty

Reasons to Be Pretty, by playwright Neil LaBute, premieres March 24 at Nanaimo’s Harbour City Theatre.

DuffleBag Theatre actors perform in Peter Pan

Nanaimo’s TheatreOne takes audience members to Neverland

Nanaimo theatre company presents Peter Pan as part of its Just Kidding Series on Saturday (March 18).

DuffleBag Theatre actors perform in Peter Pan
Sarah Cashin

VIDEO: Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre presents hard-hitting, gritty comedy about beauty

Reasons to Be Pretty, by playwright Neil LaBute, premieres March 24 at Nanaimo’s Harbour City Theatre.

Sarah Cashin
Rant Maggie Rant performs as a guest artist with the Vancouver Island Symphony during the Lucky Irish Spirit concert Friday (March 17).

Vancouver Island Symphony embraces its Irish spirit during St. Patrick’s Day concert

Vancouver Island Symphony concert features guest artist Rant Maggie Rant

Rant Maggie Rant performs as a guest artist with the Vancouver Island Symphony during the Lucky Irish Spirit concert Friday (March 17).
Delfeayo Marsalis performs with the Vancouver Island University Big Band Thursday (March 16) at 7:30 p.m. at Malaspina Theatre.

Delfeayo Marsalis performs with Vancouver Island University’s Big Band

Jazz trombonist conducts numerous free workshops at Vancouver Island University.

Delfeayo Marsalis performs with the Vancouver Island University Big Band Thursday (March 16) at 7:30 p.m. at Malaspina Theatre.
Young actors from Kismet Theatre Academy star in Fame Jr.

VIDEO: Young Nanaimo Kismet Theatre actors star in Fame Jr.

Musical Fame Jr. premieres in Nanaimo at Harbour City Theatre on Friday (March 17).

Young actors from Kismet Theatre Academy star in Fame Jr.
Nanaimo rock band Wise Youngblood is competing in CBC's Searchlight competition.

Nanaimo rock band Wise Youngblood needs votes to advance in CBC’s Searchlight competition

Voting for Round 2 of CBC's Searchlight competition ends Monday (March 13).

Nanaimo rock band Wise Youngblood is competing in CBC's Searchlight competition.
Ingrid Jensen performs as a guest artist during Jazzfest

Jazz musician Ingrid Jensen returns home to perform during Jazzfest

Jazzfest helps raises money for Nanaimo school band programs.

Ingrid Jensen performs as a guest artist during Jazzfest
Nanaimo hip hop artist Tyler Barnes

Nanaimo hip hop artist Jinx TK releases new album Mic Titan

Positive message in hip hop music attracted Nanaimo artist to the genre.

Nanaimo hip hop artist Tyler Barnes
Nanaimo Musician Association Big Band members are celebrating the group’s 50th anniversary with a concert Sunday (March 12).

Nanaimo Musicians Association Big Band celebrates 50th anniversary

Big band hosts anniversary concert in Nanaimo Sunday (March 12).

Nanaimo Musician Association Big Band members are celebrating the group’s 50th anniversary with a concert Sunday (March 12).
Sydney Hayduk performs in Village Ax March 14

Theatre show takes audience members into a ‘fantastical realm’

Village Ax shows March 14 at Nanaimo's Port Theatre as part of its Offstage series in the lobby.

Sydney Hayduk performs in Village Ax March 14
Martin Nolan performs Celtic music on the Irish uilleann pipes along with Pierre Schryer and Adam Dobres on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Simonholt.

VIDEO: Irish uilleann pipe player Martin Nolan performs with trio at Simonholt

Musician presents Celtic songs in honour of St. Patrick's Day at Simonholt in Nanaimo March 16.

Martin Nolan performs Celtic music on the Irish uilleann pipes along with Pierre Schryer and Adam Dobres on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Simonholt.