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Nanaimo Ukulele Festival invites listeners to give instrument a try

Evening of performances followed by day of workshops

Artists showing at Nanaimo Art Gallery giving talk at Nanaimo River estuary

Steven Thomas Davies and Tania Willard have joint piece in gallery’s current show

Comedy and absurdity dominate Nanaimo Theatre Group’s coming season

Local theatre company recently released its 2019-20 season schedule

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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

Former Vancouver Island Symphony conductor releases cookbook

Marlin Wolfe’s ‘The Maestro’s Favourites: A Symphony of Taste’ includes recipes amassed over decades

Victoria Celtic band Knacker’s Yard closes out Old City Quarter music series

Group recently toured Ireland and the U.K. for the first time

Three folk singers from three islands take the stage at Cultivate Festival

Gabriola’s Gary Fjellgaard, Pender’s Lester Quitzau and Bowen’s Shari Ulrich join forces

Summertime Blues Festival on at Maffeo Sutton Park

It’s Day 3 of Nanaimo’s blues festival with performances until 10 p.m. tonight

Nanaimo Arts Council membership showing work in Ladysmith

Island Living Art Show opens at the Waterfront Gallery on Aug. 24

Nanaimo Art Gallery summer camp students present multimedia exhibition

Dazzle Camouflage ‘divining’ show inspired by the estuary ecosystem

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra presents free outdoor ‘best of’ concert

Ensemble brings ‘Music for a Summer’s Eve’ to Maffeo Sutton Park

Swollen Members rapper Madchild to perform at the Queen’s

Rapper’s new album ‘Demons’ reflects on his struggles with drug addiction

VIU professor writes over Shakespeare in new book of poetry

In ‘Sonnet’s Shakespeare,’ Sonnet L’Abbé superimposes her own poems over the sonnets of the Bard

Victoria singer Adrian Chalifour performs at the Vault

Former Towers and Trees frontman to release solo album this fall

‘End of an era’ as Gabriola Island art venue closes

Hive Emporium is second area gallery to shutter, after Nanaimo Arts Council in March

Jazz saxophonist touring the West Coast with one of his heroes

Weeds to play the Lighthouse Bistro with New York pianist David Hazeltine on Aug. 20

Hub City Cinema Society’s One-Minute Mobile Movie Challenge returns

Filmmakers have until Aug. 31 to submit 60-second cell phone movies

Australian guitarist kicks off North American tour on Vancouver Island

Daniel Champagne makes Gabriola Island debut at Hive Emporium

Potter will hold her first solo exhibition at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts

Artist-in-residence Kellsey Ronaghan presents ‘Meet the Collection’

Nanaimo Fringe Festival show tells story of an internet drug trafficker in exile

Local playwright Drew McLachlan makes Nanaimo Fringe debut with multimedia show ‘Oasis’

Memoir recalls life as a rookie Nanaimo salmon troller in the late 1970s

Author Kevin Roberts worked as a fisherman in the Strait of Georgia from 1974 to 1979