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Coming Soon: Arts events Nanaimo

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By Arts Editor Cheryl Folland

WHAT

Festival Nanaimo, multi-faceted community festival running throughout Nanaimo.

WHERE

The month of March, various venues.

WHY BE THERE?

Covering all avenues of art, performance, music, theatre, visual, dining, beer tastings and more, finishing with the third annual PirateFest taking place March 22-25. For more information on activities and ticketing information visit festivalnanaimo.com.

WHAT

The Old City Laugh Lounge starring Patrick Maliha of Vancouver, BC, with special guests Andrew Mack, Riley Aquino, and more.

WHERE

March 10, at Old City Station Pub, 150 Skinner St. Two shows  at 7 pm and 9 pm. Tickets $10 per show, available at the The Old City Station Pub or online at ticketzone.com.

WHY BE THERE?

Who doesn’t need a hearty laugh after a long winter? Sit back, relax with friends, and laugh your heart out.

WHAT

“Bringing Down the Wall”, a Pink Floyd Tribute Night.

WHERE

March 11 at The Port Theatre.

WHY BE THERE?

Performed by Our Project, a collective talent seeking to promote musical education,“Bringing Down The Wall” has been more than two years in the making. Tickets are priced at $30 and are available at the box office or by contacting the Our Project Facebook Page. All proceeds will be donated to the NDSS music program.

WHAT

A new Inuit lm for Fringe Flicks: Maliglutit (Searchers).

WHERE

March 12 at 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm, with another evening screening March 13 at 7 pm. Screenings are at Avalon Cinemas located in Woodgrove Mall.

WHY BE THERE?

The film was inspired by the classic John Ford western where a husband pursues the violent man who kidnapped his wife and destroyed their home. Created by award winning filmmaker, Zacharias Kunuk, you won’t want to miss out on this piece of Canadiana.

WHAT

15 Minutes of Infamy, a cabaret style evening, featuring local artists Kevin Parker, Pat Smekal, Ian Cognito, Bobbi Schram, and Judy Millar.

WHERE

March 15, at 7 pm, at The Nanaimo Bar, cover $5.

WHY BE THERE?

Pat and Ian will share two sets of poetry in response to one another, sure to be a treat as neither artist has heard each other’s reflection.

WHAT

Lion Bear Fox CD release launch party, with special guest: Wise Youngblood.

WHERE

March 25, doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm at The Port Theatre. Tickets are $22 plus s/c or $35 for VIP tickets (rows A-E), available online now at porttheatre.com or in person at the box office.

WHY BE THERE?

This amazing folk-rock group hails from Vancouver, BC. They were selected by BC’s Peak Performance Project as one of Canada’s top 20 unsigned bands. Blending folk, rock, gospel and blues with original vocal styles, you don’t want to miss out.