Rachel Stern

Seth Perry

Nanaimo comedians raising money for overdose prevention programs

Nanaimo comedy shows support AVI Health to provide food gift cards for clients.

Seth Perry
Author A.A. Riley and Shalema Gantt

VIDEO: Black History Month in Nanaimo celebrates diversity

Nanaimo African Heritage Society hosts events throughout February.

Author A.A. Riley and Shalema Gantt
The Cowichan Musical Society presents Oliver!

Cowichan Musical Society presents Oliver! at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

Oliver!, a musical based on Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist, shows in Nanaimo Feb. 11-12.

The Cowichan Musical Society presents Oliver!
Flotsam & Jetsam

Folk music tells West Coast history

NANAIMO – Flotsam and Jetsam takes the stage at Malaspina Theatre.

Flotsam & Jetsam
Denie MacIlquham

Robbie Burns and Chinese New Year Celebration held in Nanaimo

10th annual Nanaimo event fuses Chinese and Scottish cultures.

Denie MacIlquham
Chantelle Norris

Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet creates production focusing on Syrian refugee crisis

Endeavour is Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet's debut performance.

Chantelle Norris
Joanne Rowland and Ash Chandler-Pease star in Switzerland

Western Edge Theatre presents Switzerland – a psychological thriller

Western Edge Theatre company's production of Switzerland debuts in Nanaimo Friday (Jan. 20).

Joanne Rowland and Ash Chandler-Pease star in Switzerland
Pierre Simard

Classical composers featured during Vancouver Island Symphony concert

Vancouver Island Symphony performs during Classical Spirit concert at Nanaimo's Port Theatre.

Pierre Simard
Mike Allen and Miles Black are touring  across Vancouver Island performing songs from the duo’s latest album Bob’s Piano

Jazz musicians Mike Allen and Miles Black perform in Nanaimo

Duo tours Vancouver Island promoting latest album Bob's Piano, which honours Canadian jazz pianist Bob Murphy.

Mike Allen and Miles Black are touring  across Vancouver Island performing songs from the duo’s latest album Bob’s Piano
Big Wreck performs in front of a sold-out crowd at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Wednesday (Jan. 25) and in Victoria at Distrikt night club. The Nanaimo show is the band’s kick-off concert for its North American tour.

Big Wreck performs in Nanaimo during sold-out show

Big Wreck's Vancouver Island tour stops include Nanaimo and Victoria.

Big Wreck performs in front of a sold-out crowd at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Wednesday (Jan. 25) and in Victoria at Distrikt night club. The Nanaimo show is the band’s kick-off concert for its North American tour.
Witch Problems? is an animated short film about a Chinese-Canadian witch named Sage who dreams of becoming a film director.

Witch Problems? is a female-centric and ethnically diverse comedy

Carla Mah, who was born and raised in Nanaimo, is writing a co-producing the short film Witch Problems?

Witch Problems? is an animated short film about a Chinese-Canadian witch named Sage who dreams of becoming a film director.
Crimson Coast Dance Society’s upcoming season begins with The Mars Hotel

VIDEO: Crimson Coast Dance Society unveils new season

Nanaimo dance company's first show of the season The Mars Hotel shows Jan. 29 at the Port Theatre.

Crimson Coast Dance Society’s upcoming season begins with The Mars Hotel
Paul Myrehaug

Snowy tour full of laughter

Snowed in Comedy Tour stops at Nanaimo's Port Theatre Friday (Jan. 13).

Paul Myrehaug
Occupational Hazards

Nanaimo playwright Roneen Marcoux debuts Occupational Hazards

Dramatic reading of Occupational Hazards is part of TheatreOne's Emerging Voices series.

Occupational Hazards
Maino performs at the Queen’s in Nanaimo Sunday (Jan. 8). It is his only show on Vancouver Island during his Canadian tour.

Rapper Maino visits Nanaimo during cross-Canada tour

Maino's only show on Vancouver Island is in Nanaimo at the Queen's Sunday (Jan. 8).

Maino performs at the Queen’s in Nanaimo Sunday (Jan. 8). It is his only show on Vancouver Island during his Canadian tour.
Nanaimo’s Danny Bristol recently won a Joey Award in the monologue category and also received a nomination for Young Actor in a Short Film Award for a leading role in His First Time during the third annual Joey Awards gala.

Nanaimo’s Danny Bristol wins Joey Award

Young Nanaimo actor wins Joey Award for best monologue and is attending Studio 58 in Vancouver.

Nanaimo’s Danny Bristol recently won a Joey Award in the monologue category and also received a nomination for Young Actor in a Short Film Award for a leading role in His First Time during the third annual Joey Awards gala.
The Phil Dwyer Trio

Phil Dwyer Trio performs in Nanaimo at the Lighthouse Bistro

The Phil Dwyer Trio plays a mix of original and classic jazz songs.

The Phil Dwyer Trio
Lorna McLellan

Roaring Heart Theatre makes debut in Nanaimo

Nanaimo's newest theatre company Roaring Heart Theatre presents The December Man Jan. 5-8.

Lorna McLellan
Naomi Beth Wakan celebrated three years as Nanaimo’s inaugural poet laureate earlier this month during a special event at the Port Theatre. Nanaimo’s new poet laureate and the first youth poet laureate will be appointed in January.

Nanaimo poet laureate Naomi Beth Wakan says farewell

Nanaimo's inaugural poet laureate Naomi Beth Wakan is nearing the end of her three-year term.

Naomi Beth Wakan celebrated three years as Nanaimo’s inaugural poet laureate earlier this month during a special event at the Port Theatre. Nanaimo’s new poet laureate and the first youth poet laureate will be appointed in January.
Thayio Seo

Nanaimo’s Bohemia Ballet will perform during ArtStarts showcase

Ballet company founded by Nanaimo resident Ivana Ho displaying dances during ArtStarts conference in Vancouver.

Thayio Seo