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Author Lawrence Winkler launches new book ‘The Bolthole’ at Nanaimo North Library

The historical novel examines New Zealand’s pre-contact, Victorian and modern eras

Toronto sculptor Ayala Reznik is Gabriola Island’s April artist in residence

Reznik will be working on her series of figurines at the Haven from April 3 to 30

Winnipeg comedian Ryan McMahon performing at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre

McMahon describes his act as part stand-up, part lecture on value of storytelling

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Nanaimo Concert Band to perform at Maffeo Sutton Park
Infringing Dance Festival comes to Nanaimo venues July 5 to 8
Myc Sharratt CD launch at Nanaimo Bar
Schmooze Productions presents 'Chicago' at Malaspina Theatre

Edmonton rock group Scenic Route to Alaska coming to the Queen’s

Group is making its Nanaimo debut on its ‘Tough Luck’ CD release tour

Nanaimo filmmakers at work on first feature-length film

Darcy Touhey, Devon Kuziw and Maarten Bayliss first collaborated at Dover Bay Secondary School

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra to debut new Canadian composition at next concert

The ensemble will perform with guest pianist Sarah Hagen from Courtenay

Edmonton country singer Dan Davidson opens for Brett Kissel at the Port Theatre

Davidson, formerly of rock group Tupelo Honey, is having success in the country genre

Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association launches jazz concert series

The eight-part Have You Heard? series begins March 16 at the Shaw Auditorium

Martin Nolan and Terry Boyle bring Irish folks tunes to St. Andrew’s United Church

St. Patrick’s Day concert to feature traiditional Irish uilleann bagpipes

John McDermott joins the Vancouver Island Symphony for St. Patrick’s Day concerts

Performances will feature personal stories and traditional Irish ditties

Singer Ann Mortifee is giving a rare performance at the Port Theatre

Mortifee is sharing the bill with old friend folk-singer Rick Scott

The 19th annual Harbour City Jazz Society Jazzfest is coming to the Port Theatre

Concert will feature 200 high school students and guest vocalist Dee Daniels

Crimson Coast Dance Society marks 20th anniversary at annual general meeting

Founder Holly Bright says her group has helped grow contemporary dance in Nanaimo

Nanaimo author Alfred Cool launches new book, ‘The Haida Gwaii Detour’

Cool will hold readings at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library and the White Room

Alex Cuba and Alejandra Ribera coming to the Port Theatre

Duo previously collaborated on Cuba’s 2015 album, ‘Healer’

Islands Short Fiction Contest submission deadline one month away

Stories must not exceed 2,000 words, no entry fee for children