Rachel Stern

Alastair Knowles

Comedic duo brings quirky and innovative Christmas show to Nanaimo

Alastair Knowles and Aaron Malkin star in O Christmas Tea at the Port Theatre Dec. 8 and 9.

Alastair Knowles
Andrew Homzy

Nanaimo association creating jazz festival

Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association plans to host festival next year in September.

Andrew Homzy
Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers Alanna McAdie and Yosuke Mino will help bring the classic tale of The Nutcracker to life with the addition of Canadian elements such as polar bears during a performance at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Dec. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents The Nutcracker in Nanaimo

Royal Winnipeg Ballet respects Russian traditions while adding Canadian cultural elements to The Nutcracker.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers Alanna McAdie and Yosuke Mino will help bring the classic tale of The Nutcracker to life with the addition of Canadian elements such as polar bears during a performance at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre Dec. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.
Tawny Maclachlan Capon displays her Conversations; My Echo

Gabriola artist Tawny Capon exhibits work at Hive Emporium

Capon's artwork series Thirty Variations on a Theme inspired by Bach's classical piece, Goldberg Variations.

Tawny Maclachlan Capon displays her Conversations; My Echo
Chelsea Edwardson performs with Nat

Musicians pay tribute to Taylor Swift during acoustic concert

Nanaimo musicians perform commercial pop hits of Taylor Swift at the Dinghy Dock Pub Saturday (Nov. 26).

Chelsea Edwardson performs with Nat
Paul Watkins

Vancouver Island University lecture examines poet Wayde Compton’s work

Vancouver Island University English professor Paul Watkins discusses Compton's poetry book Performance Bond and Hogan's Alley.

Paul Watkins
Danielle Dickson adjusts her acrylic painting on an easel at Iron Oxide Art Supplies. Dickson displays her work along with Willow Friday

Nanaimo artists display work during annual artwalk

Annual art event held in Nanaimo's downtown and Old City Quarter features almost 40 artists.

Danielle Dickson adjusts her acrylic painting on an easel at Iron Oxide Art Supplies. Dickson displays her work along with Willow Friday
The Tourist Company performs at White Sails Brewing on Thursday (Nov. 24). Admission by donation.

The Tourist Company pays homage to space in latest album

The Tourist Company performs with Maverick Cinema at Nanaimo's White Sails Brewing Thursday (Nov. 24).

The Tourist Company performs at White Sails Brewing on Thursday (Nov. 24). Admission by donation.
Tyler Barnes a.k.a. Jinx performs during Hip Hops Toys for Tots.

Hip Hops Toys for Tots raises money to buy Christmas presents for children

Hip Hops Toys for Tots, annual charity fundraising concert, is at the Cambie Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

Tyler Barnes a.k.a. Jinx performs during Hip Hops Toys for Tots.
Ann Eriksson reads excerpts from her book The Performance Monday (Nov. 21) at the Harbourfront Library.

Ann Eriksson explores issue of homelesseness in latest novel

Author Ann Eriksson reads excerpts from her book The Performance at Nanaimo's Harbourfront Library Monday (Nov. 21).

Ann Eriksson reads excerpts from her book The Performance Monday (Nov. 21) at the Harbourfront Library.
People taking the self-guided Country Christmas Tour in Cedar-Yellow Point can see glassware created by Ted Jolda.

Cedar and Yellow Point artisans open doors for Country Christmas Tour

Self-guided Country Christmas Tour features galleries, artist studios, farms and shops - 18 destinations.

People taking the self-guided Country Christmas Tour in Cedar-Yellow Point can see glassware created by Ted Jolda.
Halle Ebdrup has been chosen to represent Canada as a member of Team Canada Dance.

Nanaimo dancer chosen to represent Canada as member of Team Canada Dance

Nanaimo's Halle Ebdrup competes in the World Dance Championships in Riesa Germany as a member of Team Canada.

Halle Ebdrup has been chosen to represent Canada as a member of Team Canada Dance.
Heather Goldminc is hosting a Clayworks Christmas at her studio in Lantzville Nov. 26-27.

Lantzville clay artist spreads Christmas cheer

Heather Goldminc hosts a Clayworks Christmas at her Lantzville studio No. 26-27.

Heather Goldminc is hosting a Clayworks Christmas at her studio in Lantzville Nov. 26-27.
Violinist Karl Stobbe performs as a guest artist during the Vancouver Island Symphony’s Romantic Spirit concert

Violinist performs with the Vancouver Island Symphony

Karl Stobbe performs as a guest artist during the Vancouver Island Symphony's Romantic Spirit concert.

Violinist Karl Stobbe performs as a guest artist during the Vancouver Island Symphony’s Romantic Spirit concert
Vancouver Island artist Pattiann Withapea displays her paintings

Vancouver Island artist displays artwork in Nanaimo’s Vault Café

Vancouver Island artist Pattiann Withapea displays her paintings at the Vault Café until the end of November.

Vancouver Island artist Pattiann Withapea displays her paintings
Audrey Rose

Craft fairs and markets in Nanaimo sell holiday wares

There are several Christmas and holiday craft markets in November for shoppers seeking handmade gifts in Nanaimo.

Audrey Rose

Documentary explores porn addiction among young children

Over 18 documentary, which explores the issue of porn addiction among young children, is being screened in Nanaimo Sunday (Nov. 13).

Nanaimo musician Mark Crissinger has been nominated for New Artist or Group of the Year for the 20th annual Maple Blues Awards. People can vote to determine category winners online at www.mapleblues.ca until Dec. 1 at midnight.

Nanaimo’s Mark Crissinger snags nomination for Maple Blues Award

Nanaimo musician Mark Crissinger is in the running for a Maple Blues Awards and needs votes to win.

Nanaimo musician Mark Crissinger has been nominated for New Artist or Group of the Year for the 20th annual Maple Blues Awards. People can vote to determine category winners online at www.mapleblues.ca until Dec. 1 at midnight.
Jesse Cook performs during a sold-out concert in Nanaimo on Saturday (Nov. 12).

Guitarist Jesse Cook performs on Vancouver Island during One World tour

Jesse Cook performs during a sold out concert at Nanaimo's Port Theatre Saturday (Nov. 12).

Jesse Cook performs during a sold-out concert in Nanaimo on Saturday (Nov. 12).
Brendan McLeod shares his observations on the human consciousness during his show Brain at the Port Theatre.

Storyteller shares struggles with OCD during show at Nanaimo’s Port theatre

Brendan McLeod presents his observations about the human brain during his show Brain at the Port Theatre Friday (Nov. 11).

Brendan McLeod shares his observations on the human consciousness during his show Brain at the Port Theatre.