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Thanksgiving Studio Tour returns to Nanoose Bay

The annual event will feature three new artists

Nanaimo Theatre Group begins 2019-20 season with ‘The Odd Couple’

Production pays tribute to playwright Neil Simon who died last summer

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Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra performs at Malaspina Theatre
Kirkwood Academy presents 'The Nutcracker' at the Port Theatre
'A Christmas Carol' at Harbour City Theatre
Western Edge presents 'Our Ghosts' at Harbour City Theatre

Nanaimo drag queen joined by ‘drag sister’ in new production

Joe Bembridge’s Miss Ellen Q to perform with Calgary’s Visa De’Klein

East Coast country singer Jimmy Rankin performs at the Port Theatre

Rankin gets back to his maritime roots on new album, ‘Moving East’

Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour to feature record number of artists

More than 100 artists to demonstrate and display their work over long weekend

Nanaimo singer Elly Parker releases first album in 19 years

CD release concert for ‘Life Gets Better’ to take place at St. Andrew’s United Church

Vancouver heavy metal band Iron Kingdom to play the Cambie

Group recently released fourth album, ‘On the Hunt’

New Nanaimo theatre company staging debut production at Kismet Theatre

Dark Matter Theatre presents ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’

Renowned Montreal dance artist Margie Gillis coming to the Port Theatre

‘Evolutions’ features new interpretations of Gillis’s body of work

Yellow Point Drama Group staging ‘Importance of Being Earnest’

Oscar Wilde play follows two men using the same pseudonym and satirizes the Victorian upper class

Gabriola Arts Council presents first ‘Gabriola Reads’ literary showdown

Event to be hosted by Sheryl MacKay of CBC’s North by Northwest

VIU creative writing prof and GG Award-winning poet launches new poetry book

Robert Hilles’s ‘Shimmer: Love Poems’ is his first book devoted to the topic of love

Renowned Canadian cellist brings comeback tour to Nanaimo

Ofra Harnoy recently released her first recording in 20 years, ‘Back to Bach’

Nanaimo’s Schmooze Productions presents 20th anniversary musical revue

‘Reflections’ features performances from the 17 musicals Schmooze has staged

Port Theatre’s Spotlight series getting underway

This year’s season includes music, dance, theatre and multimedia performances

Vancouver Island Symphony starting 25th anniversary season

Black tie gala dinner and fundraiser to be held at Coast Bastion Hotel

Nanaimo rapper Sirreal to tease double album at the Queen’s

Sirreal said records reflect “both aspects” of his personality

Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores German faux First Nations subculture

Artist Krista Belle Stewart shows photos, videos and items from east German ‘Indianer’

Jazz guitarist Sam Kirmayer performs at the Lighthouse Bistro

Kirmayer’s new trio features guitar, drums and organ