Coming Soon: Arts Events Nanaimo

By Arts Editor Cheryl Folland What VIU CREATE Conference. January 30 to March 19 Where Nanaimo Campus. Free. Why be there? Recognize the diversity of programs at VIU, either as a participant getting your work out there, or as a lover of all things artistic and creative. Contact for more information. What The Pack … Continued

Charmed by Sugar N’ Spice: Sleigh Bells Ring

Above: 📷 Diana Pearson By columnist Diana Pearson The Sugar N’ Spice Holiday Burlesque and Drag show was held December 16, 2016, at the Harbour City Theatre on Victoria Rd. in Nanaimo. It was a charming evening, full of fun, inclusive, sexy, and expressive performances. Debut performances by Justina Winters and Lana Del Raymond, performances by Clara … Continued

Potted Potter: 7 books, 70 minutes, 2 actors

By Arts Editor Brendan Barlow You may have heard my CHLY Masthead interview with Daniel Clarkson, writer and creator of the wildly popular and soon to be arriving in Nanaimo, Potted Potter. This so-called “unauthorized Harry Potter experience” began in the UK, and has since made its way all over the world. The piece condenses the seven … Continued

Comedian Debra DiGiovanni returning to Nanaimo this October

By contributor Sarah Packwood Award-winning Canadian comedian, Debra DiGiovanni, will be performing at The Port Theatre on Tuesday, October 18 at 8 pm. The event will run for about two hours and fellow Canadian comedian, Kyle Bottom, will be opening the show. DiGiovanni’s routine is set to include anecdotes and observations of her daily life from … Continued

Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation

Above: Royal Winnipeg Ballet performing Going Home Star. Photo by Samanta Katz By contributor Chantelle Spicer One possibility of art is to take a topic and reframe it into a visual language that offers different perspectives to the viewer. It is a way to engage the mind and emotions, creating a space to discuss difficult subjects … Continued

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