Community Events

Thursday, February 22nd

Open Mic Night

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music

Every Thursday evening from 9pm until Midnight is "Open Mic Night". House guitar available or you can bring your own. If you can play, come and play.

Live Entertainment at "The Nanaimo Bar"

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music

Live Entertainment series at "The Nanaimo Bar". All shows are $5 cover unless otherwise stated. Feb.24 with A Farkin' Jazz Conspiracy is $10 Mar.1 with Rachel Lark is $10 Thank you.                

Friday, February 23rd

Adult Hockey 101

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:00am | Community, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Hockey, Sports

This program is for adults and youth and is ideal for a great family hockey experience. Qualified instructors take you through the basics of holding a stick, stickhandling and passing and, of course, playing the game. Basic learn-to-skate ability is a requirement. Minimal gear requirement is helmet...

Upper Island Music Festival

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Major Events, Music, Seniors, Teens

The purpose of the Upper Island Musical Festival (UIMF) is to advance, promote and develop the Musical Competition Festival movement and to encourage the study and practice of speech arts, drama, music, and dance. Each year UIMF gives out more than $14,000 in bursaries to deserving participants....

Call Out To Artists

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Community

Nanaimo Arts Council is looking for submissions for the Port Theatre, Bee's Knees and Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Deadline for submissions are as follows: Bee's Knees - Feb, 19 at 4pm Vancouver Island Conference Centre - Feb.28  Port Theatre - March 1 at 10am  

FEB.23,24-Nanaimo Sings Festival 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:30pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Major Events, Music

Nanaimo Sings! Choral Festival Society presents Festival 2018, a three-day choral extravaganza with 2 days of Festival Mini-Concerts at St. Paul’s Anglican Church and a Gala Concert finale at the Port Theatre on February 25. For Mini-concerts Schedule, go to Nanaimo Sings! website    

FEB.23,24,25-Maple Sugar Festival 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:00pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Music

Celebrate the zest of French Canadian culture! A major event tapping into culture, friends & fun! With the famous plaid dinner, energetic live performers & music, Festival Market, Kids' Corner, Lumberjack and more. Fri Plaid Dinner! Adult/$25, Children 4 -12yrs $15, Children 0-3yrs FREE! ...

Storytelling Workshop: The Art and Craft of Storytelling

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:30pm | Arts, Community, Talks & Workshops

Join facilitators Margaret Murphy, Rachel Miller and Lee porteous in exploring the delights of sharing oral stories. This fun, relaxed, day and a half workshop will take you through the practical and fundamental steps in preparing, learning and sharing a short story. You will learn how to present...

Pay It Forward

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:30pm | Community, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Seniors

Everyone welcome to join in this inspiring evening. Following a potluck dinner, those who wish to participate put $10 into a hat; a name is drawn and that person receives the $ to do something good n the community and report back to the group next month. This is a deeply introspective process...

Nanaimo Clippers vs Surrey Eagles

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Hockey, Sports

Nanaimo Clippers at home against Surrey Eagles, 7pm.