Entertainment

Fourth annual Nanaimo Idol talent competition comes to the Queen’s

Deadline for contestants to register is May 29 at midnight

Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Code Switching teen art group holds year end pop-up show

Exhibition begins with reception on Friday, May 25 and continues through the weekend

Nanaimo metalcore band the Innocent Truth performs at Malaspina Theatre

Hometown concert caps off mid Island “Pride of the Hated” tour

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Schmooze Productions presents 'Chicago' at Malaspina Theatre
Caravan Stage Company performs at Waterfront Suites and Marina
Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra presents 'Musical Dreams' at Malaspina Theatre
Vesna Ukrainian dancers to perform at Malaspina Theatre

Nanaimo Jazz Society Jazz Affair fundraiser comes to Coast Bastion Hotel

Event raises money for jazz education and programming in Nanaimo schools

Nanaimo Theatre Group hosts regional theatre competition next week

Theatre groups from Nanaimo, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Campbell River and Qualicum Beach face off

Syrian refugee artist Dema Maksod showing work at VIU library this summer

This is Maksod’s first Canadian exhibition since arriving in Nanaimo in November

Mulroney children to act as bridesmaids-page boys at royal wedding

Ben and Jessica Mulroney’s children will be in Saturday’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Nanaimo filmmakers receive $10,000 Storyhive grants for short film projects

Public vote determined the 47 winners of the nearly 300 B.C. and Alberta applicants

Douglas Coupland exhibit explores dark side of plastics on B.C. shores

Renowned artist uses plastics found on Haida Gwaii in upcoming display at Vancouver Aquarium

Artist Wilf Hatch brings photography and drawing show to Nanaimo Arts Council

This is the first exhibition being held at the council’s new location

Jazz meets tap in new Crimson Coast Dance production at Malaspina Theare

Nanaimo’s NOLA NightHawks jazz band is collaborating with tap dancer Timothy Allen

Queen tribute comes to the Port Theatre

‘Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic’ recreates the group’s 1986 world tour

Canada’s best news photos of the year are on display on Vancouver Island

If you love photojournalism, or even a great photograph of any kind, this is a show for you

Royal retreat of Windsor ready to party for Harry, Meghan

All roads seem to lead to Windsor Castle, a magnificent fortress perched high on a hill topped by the royal standard when the queen is in residence.

Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival happening this Saturday

Eleven writers and illustrators will give readings and presentations in downtown venues

Dancer Myriam Verzat hosts improv dance workshop at Nanaimo Rotary Fieldhouse

Verzat said improvisation concepts can be applied to daily life

Vancouver singer-songwriter Chris Ho performs at the Vault Café on May 10

Ho visits Nanaimo on his first tour since ending a self-imposed two-year hiatus

Nanaimo Pottery Co-op’s spring sale returns to Country Club Centre

Potters to offer a varierty of functional and decorative works just in time for Mother’s Day

Holy haute couture: Divine designs grace carpet at Met Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrated the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition