Local Entertainment

Colour and culture being painted onto plaza stairs in downtown Nanaimo

City commissions Humanity in Art muralists for ‘artistic intervention’ project

Retired master mariner in Nanaimo publishes memoir of a life at sea

John Anderson’s book: Of Times and Tides is a vivid memoir of decades in the shipping industry

Dance team has ‘good experience’ with take two on ‘World of Dance’

Dancers from Nanaimo and Duncan compete on reality TV show

video
Yellow Point Drama Group presents 'Grace and Glorie' at Cedar Community Hall
Nanaimo artists paint murals for inaugural Hub City Walls festival
ShowBiz Minute: Efron, Gilbert, Box Office
Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix

Vancouver Island Symphony presents new ‘pop up’ outdoor concert series

Small ensembles will perform in backyards in the Nanaimo area and beyond

Gabriola Island fibre artists present work inspired by wildlife and wilderness

Mixed-media exhibition ‘Forest Edge’ continues at the Centre Gallery until Aug. 7

Indigenous artists join together to add art to new Harewood skatepark

Joel Good of Snuneymuxw, Bracken Hanuse Corlett of Wuikinuxv and Klahoose First Nations collaborate

10th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival to be held online due to COVID-19

Festival will feature six productions by local, regional and international artists

Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy closes after eight years due to COVID-19

Bonnie Catterson founded the school in 2012 as ‘a place for the oddballs’

Nanaimo mystery writer explores cybercrime in new novel

Ardelle Holden holding virtual book launch for second novel, ‘Murder by Bits and Bytes’

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island drummers pay belated tribute to Neil Peart of Rush

Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer died of cancer at age 67 in January

Gabriola Arts Council presents six-week exhibition featuring 43 local artists

Precautions in place for organization’s first show since COVID-19 outbreak

Nanaimo singer creates online playlist for those missing local music

Elise Boulanger said project is in response to COVID-19’s impact on live concerts

Home dance videos to be part of this year’s Infringing Dance Festival

Crimson Coast Dance Society seeking ‘backyard dance’ submissions to compile into video

Music therapist plays socially distant concerts at Nanaimo long-term care home

Graylen Howard says music therapy is beneficial for those living with dementia

City of Nanaimo salutes father and son Hul’q’umi’num language advocates

Gary and Adam Manson receive 2020 Culture and Heritage Award for Honour in Heritage

Teenage artists explore life during COVID-19 in video exhibition

Nanaimo Art Gallery youth art group Code Switching unveils ‘I Move’

Nanaimo fiddle instructors recognized for contributing to city’s culture

Trish and Geoff Horrocks presented with Nanaimo’s 2020 Honour in Culture Award

Stz’uminus motivational speaker and musician named ‘emerging cultural leader’ in Nanaimo

Patrick Aleck is among the recipients of the city’s Culture and Heritage Awards

Nanaimo pianist and future doctor honoured for ‘excellence in culture’

Devon Joiner is among this year’s City of Nanaimo Culture and Heritage Award winners