Rachel Stern

Bringing Down the Wall is Saturday (March 11) at the Port Theatre. The concert raises money for Nanaimo District Secondary School's music program.

Pink Floyd tribute concert raising money for Nanaimo District Secondary School’s music program

Tribute concert created by a group of musicians who want to help young musicians access music programs.

Bringing Down the Wall is Saturday (March 11) at the Port Theatre. The concert raises money for Nanaimo District Secondary School's music program.
Hayden Hugh

Nanaimo Christian School Students create opera The Road to Freedom

Nanaimo Christian School opera, which shows Wednesday and Thursday (March 8-9), raises awareness about slavery.

Hayden Hugh
Colin James stops in Nanaimo for two performances during his Blue Highways Tour. He performs March 6 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Colin James pays tribute to his idols on latest album

Colin James performs two shows in Nanaimo as part of his Blue Highways tour.

Colin James stops in Nanaimo for two performances during his Blue Highways Tour. He performs March 6 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Wee Tipple Party in Nanaimo offers fine whisky

Annual Wee Tipple Party held in Nanaimo offers tastings of scotch and whisky from around the world.

Artist Bill Helin will have a live painting demonstration Saturday (March 4) from noon to 4 p.m. during the 18th annual West Coast Women’s Show

Bill Helin exhibits fashion painting during women’s show

West Coast Women's Show runs Saturday to Sunday (March 4-5) at Nanaimo's Beban Park.

Artist Bill Helin will have a live painting demonstration Saturday (March 4) from noon to 4 p.m. during the 18th annual West Coast Women’s Show
Nice Horse performs as Tom Cochrane's backing band during his Mad Mad World Tour show in Nanaimo Monday (Feb. 27).

Nice Horse opens for Tom Cochrane in Nanaimo

Four piece band, Nice Horse, hits the road with Cochrane during his Mad Mad World Tour.

Nice Horse performs as Tom Cochrane's backing band during his Mad Mad World Tour show in Nanaimo Monday (Feb. 27).
The Nanaimo Art Gallery’s latest exhibit Landfall and Departure: Prologue examines the Nanaimo harbour from various perspectives.

Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Prologues exhibit examines harbour

Prologues on display at the Nanaimo Art Gallery until March 25.

The Nanaimo Art Gallery’s latest exhibit Landfall and Departure: Prologue examines the Nanaimo harbour from various perspectives.
Alternative pop artist Cassandra Maze performs at the Queen’s March 3 as part of her tour to promote her latest single Wait.

Alternative pop artist Cassandra Maze releases latest single

Cassandra Maze performs in Nanaimo at the Queen's March 3.

Alternative pop artist Cassandra Maze performs at the Queen’s March 3 as part of her tour to promote her latest single Wait.
Two time Juno Award winner Kiran Ahluwalia performs at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre March 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Kiran Ahluwalia’s music speaks a universal language

Juno Award winning Kiran Ahluwalia performs at Nanaimo's Port Theatre March 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Two time Juno Award winner Kiran Ahluwalia performs at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The first jazz recording was made by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1917. Band members included Henry Ragas

Nanaimo musicians honour jazz’s first recording with anniversary concert

Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association hosts anniversary concert celebrating jazz's first recording.

The first jazz recording was made by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1917. Band members included Henry Ragas
Musician Rick Scott

Vancouver Island Symphony hosts music education concert

VI Symphony music education concert welcomes hundreds of kids to Nanaimo's Port Theatre.

Musician Rick Scott
Dancers Ivana Yang

New year celebration

NANAIMO – Chinese Lunar New Year Gala was held at Beban Park social centre on Sunday.

Dancers Ivana Yang
Esme Laidlaw

VIDEO: Nanaimo District Secondary School actors shake up Port Theatre

Musical comedy, All Shook Up, features the hits of Elvis Presley and shows in Nanaimo Feb 23 and 24.

Esme Laidlaw
Mélisande [Électrotrad] performs during the Maple Sugar Festival Du Sucre D’Érable

Nanaimo’s Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre D’Érable runs Feb. 24-26

Nanaimo's Maple Sugar Festival features numerous entertainers including Mélisande and Vesta Fire.

Mélisande [Électrotrad] performs during the Maple Sugar Festival Du Sucre D’Érable
Pianist Sarah Hagen performs Rachmaninoff’s complete Opus 32 on Feb. 21 at the Port Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Sarah Hagen performs solo show at the Port Theatre

Sarah Hagen performs Rachmaninoff's complete Opus 32 at Nanaimo's Port Theatre Feb. 21.

Pianist Sarah Hagen performs Rachmaninoff’s complete Opus 32 on Feb. 21 at the Port Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
Love.Be.Best.Free

Tap dancers weave comedic story about love

Love.Be.Best Free, presented by Crimson Coast Dance Society, shows in Nanaimo Sunday (Feb. 19)

Love.Be.Best.Free
Zachary Tannar is asking people to submit their ideas for the Apollo Project. One idea will be selected by Tannar and he will create a video to bring the idea to a larger audience.

Nanaimo filmmaker seeking project ideas

Zachary Tannar launching the Apollo Project to gather ideas that can change the community and create a short film.

Zachary Tannar is asking people to submit their ideas for the Apollo Project. One idea will be selected by Tannar and he will create a video to bring the idea to a larger audience.
The Lunar New Year Dinner Gala is being held Feb. 12 at Beban Park's social centre.

Nanaimo Lunar New Year celebrates community connections

Nanaimo event features a buffet dinner and more than 20 entertainers.

The Lunar New Year Dinner Gala is being held Feb. 12 at Beban Park's social centre.
Glass artist Hollie Benoit

Trio of artists exhibiting artwork at Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Exhibit runs at Nanaimo's Art 10 Gallery until the end of February.

Glass artist Hollie Benoit
The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival features 16 films including Lemonade Mafia by U.S. filmmaker Anya Adams. The festival runs from Friday and Saturday (Feb. 10-11) at Malaspina Theatre.

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival screens flicks

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival held in Nanaimo at Malaspina Theatre Feb. 10-11.

The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival features 16 films including Lemonade Mafia by U.S. filmmaker Anya Adams. The festival runs from Friday and Saturday (Feb. 10-11) at Malaspina Theatre.