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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.

Nanaimo association creating jazz festival

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

Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents The Nutcracker in Nanaimo

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

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.

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).

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.

Nanaimo artists display work during annual artwalk

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

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).

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.

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).

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.

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.

Lantzville clay artist spreads Christmas cheer

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

Violinist performs with the Vancouver Island Symphony

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

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.

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.

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’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.

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).

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).