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Nanaimo-based ceramic artist Joe Lyons is presenting his first solo exhibition, ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction,’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-based ceramic artist showcases variety of bottles in first solo show

Joe Lyons presents ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts

Toronto poet Robert Priest is presenting an online reading on Oct. 24. (Photo courtesy Allen Booth)

Nanaimo spoken word society presents online reading by prolific Toronto poet

Robert Priest to dip into 40-year catalogue for upcoming Zoom reading

Former Nanaimo youth worker Ralph Frank has released his first children’s book about inappropriate touching, ‘Lady B Spots Trouble.’ (Photo courtesy Lucy Frank)

Former Nanaimo youth worker pens children’s book about inappropriate touching

Ralph Frank’s ‘Lady B Spots Trouble’ teaches children that it’s OK to say ‘no’

Local poets Ian Cognito and Pat Smekal are releasing their latest collection, ‘Old Bones and Battered Bookends.’ (Photo courtesy Literacy Central Vancouver Island/Image by Jacques Gamelin)

Nanaimo area poets release anthology on aging

Ian Cognito and Pat Smekal present ‘Old Bones and Battered Bookends’

Local poets Ian Cognito and Pat Smekal are releasing their latest collection, ‘Old Bones and Battered Bookends.’ (Photo courtesy Literacy Central Vancouver Island/Image by Jacques Gamelin)

Nanaimo mother-son duo pay tribute to Édith Piaf at the Port Theatre

Vocalist Joëlle Rabu and pianist and arranger Nico Rhodes present ‘No Regrets’ show Oct. 17

Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery reopens with new feature display

Painter Keiko Bottomley is October’s featured artist

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Yellow Point Drama Group presents 'Grace and Glorie' at Cedar Community Hall
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Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court
Nanaimo singer Elise Boulanger releases her new single, ‘Cigarettes et rosé’ on Oct. 11. (Photo courtesy Laura Baldwinson)

Nanaimo singer releasing new single inspired by overheard conversations

Elise Boulanger to unveil ‘Cigarettes et rosé,’ accompanying ukulele tutorial video to come

Nanaimo singer Elise Boulanger releases her new single, ‘Cigarettes et rosé’ on Oct. 11. (Photo courtesy Laura Baldwinson)

Vancouver Island Regional Library presents reading by Saskatchewan poet laureate

Bruce Rice will read from new book about a photographer who found posthumous success

Nanaimo psychedelic rock band marks 10th anniversary with new release

Moths and Locusts’ new LP ‘Exoplanets’ includes recordings made over the last 10 years

Gabriola Museum celebrates 25th anniversary

Two-day event held to mark occasion with activities, displays and self-guided tour

Nanaimo-born author releasing novel about a strange illness in a small town

Penny Chamberlain to hold live-streamed reading of ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key)’

The Vancouver Island Symphony recently announced its 2020-21 ‘Symphony from your Sofa’ live-streaming concert series. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony announces 2020-21 live-streaming concert series

‘Symphony from your Sofa’ series features small in-person theatre shows broadcast online

The Vancouver Island Symphony recently announced its 2020-21 ‘Symphony from your Sofa’ live-streaming concert series. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)

Nanaimo comedian brings ‘Covid Safe Comedy’ to the Queen’s

Peter Hudson hosting twice-monthly comedy showcase

Nanaimo guitarist puts decades-old tunes on tape on new instrumental album

Paul Bezooyen’s ‘Another World’ includes compositions dating back to the ’80s

Nanaimo author releases second book about ace Island doctor

Lawrence Winkler holds online reading for ‘The Next Casebook of Doctor Sababa’

Lantzville ceramic artist hosts fall and winter craft market

Heather Goldminc and guest artists to display seasonal wares at Clayworks Studio

Best of the City: Live-streaming in quarantine

Arts and entertainment community resilient in the face of a pandemic

Married couple bring Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks tribute show to the Queen’s

Ex-Nanaimoites performing in Nanaimo for the first time since last year

Film about missing and murdered indigenous women makes Nanaimo debut

A mother and daughter search for answers in Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s ‘Rustic Oracle’

Snuneymuxw artist brings aquatic designs to Nanaimo’s Beban Park pool

Work by artist Eliot White-Hill is being installed at the pool this month