Local Entertainment

Nanaimo artists decorating beer jugs for Growler Howler charity auction

50 per cent of proceeds from art show at White Sails Brewing benefit Nanaimo and Area Land Trust

Nanaimo Fiddle Society camp instructors and students show off their skills

Free concerts coming to Maffeo Sutton Park on Aug. 6 and 9

Mid-Island opera singer performing works by lesser-known women composers

Cowichan Valley’s Eve Daniell coming to St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Aug. 11

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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’s Summertime Blues Festival expanding its borders

Aug. 22-25 festival to feature performers from across Canada and the United States

Painter takes stylized look at familiar Island sights

Michael Tickner is Art 10 Gallery’s featured artist for August

Nanoose Bay artist illustrates best selling B.C. fly fishing book

Nana Cook renders meticulous copies of flies tied by BC fishing greats

Around Town Tellers return to Nanaimo Fringe Festival

Tellers presenting original stories and folk tales from around the world

‘The Amazing Race Canada’ comes to Nanaimo area

Stops include Deep Bay Marine Field Station, Petroglyph park and Horne Lake Caves

Crash Test Dummies mark 25th anniversary of classic album at Port Theatre

Winnipeg band is celebrating 25 years since release of ‘God Shuffled His Feet’

Calgary metal band Widow’s Peak stops in Nanaimo on first cross-country tour

Last year group released self-produced debut EP ‘Graceless’

Gabriola Island play ‘Shield Maiden’ to make off-Broadway debut this fall

Playwright Melanie Teichroeb appealing to fans to help bring the play to New York

Vancouver Island Short Film Festival now accepting submissions

Local filmmakers enter for free with two spaces reserved for Island-made films

Mid-Island opera singers in the spotlight at ‘Voices in the Vineyard’

Opera Nanaimo raising money to stage ‘La Bohème’ at Malaspina Theatre

Actress makes Nanaimo Fringe debut with ‘Narcissistic B*tch (the Musical)’

Carolyn Thomas stars as leader of support group for survivors of narcissism

Nanaimo is the next stop on ‘The Amazing Race Canada’

Episode will air on Tuesday, July 30 at 9 p.m. on CTV

Nanaimo student writes cat tale for ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Short essay by VIU student Liz R. Sparkes appears in ‘Life Lessons from the Cat’

Local poet publishes book inspired by Nanaimo’s history, geography and people

‘Sweet Home Nanaimo’ is Greg Skala’s first solo book of poetry

City of Nanaimo, Lions club partner to fund mural at Maffeo Sutton Park

Artists asked to submit proposals for mural on southwest wall of Lions Pavilion

Mamma Mia! smashes Chemainus Theatre Festival ticket sales record

Total expected to surpass 30,000 tickets sold before the show ends summer Island run

Nanaimo teen with viral video headlining first concert at Port Theatre

Lauren Spencer-Smith, 15, has been recording new songs with Grammy-winning producer