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Vancouver Island Symphony Presents: The Road to Carnegie Hall with Ken Lavigne
Sun Feb 10 at 2pm
A voice like liquid gold, "Outstanding" and "Just plain exhilarating" are only a few of the words used to describe this Chemainus based singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer
Paul Mercs Concerts presents:
DIANA KRALL'S "Glad Rag Doll World Tour"
Sun. Feb. 3 ~ 8pm SOLD OUT
Leadership Vancouver Island presents: STACEY HOLLOWAY- Dealing With Difficult People Who Drive You Nuts
Mon. Feb. 4 ~ 7pm
Critical Skills For Every Facet Of Your Life. A two hour active, participatory presentation, charged with energy, humor and creativity with Conflict Resolution Specialist Stacey Holloway
Classical Coffee Concert with SARAH HAGEN and Martin Chalifour
Tue. Feb 5 ~ 10:30am
Concert Master from the LA Philharmonic. Back by popular demand, the Port Theatre lobby is the perfect setting for the intimate Classical Coffee Concert Series. Refreshments courtesy of Perkins Coffee Co.
The Port Theatre presents: RUBBERBANDance Group
Sat. Feb 9 ~ 7:30pm
Hip Hop dancer Victor Quijada draws on the roots of urban dance to extract the spontaneity, while classically trained ballerina Anne Plamondon incorporates structured technique into the group's contemporary choreography.
Vancouver Island Symphony presents: BACK...BY POPULAR DEMAND: KEN LAVIGNE
Sun. Feb 10 ~ 2pm
Audiences love Ken Lavigne wherever he goes, not only for his heart and soul-touching music and humour. Ken embraces the audience with the best-loved songs of all time and his stories of life on the road as a performer.
Dancestreams Youth Dance Co. presents DANCE ODYSSEY 2013
Sat. Feb 16 ~ 7:30pm
Odyssey brings together dancers from studios throughout the Island, from Victoria to Port McNeill and features a multitude of dance styles from ballet to contemporary, tap and hip hop. An exuberant, energy-filled show for all ages and tastes.
Stuart McLean's THE VINYL CAFÉ
Thu. Feb 28 ~ 7:00pm SOLD OUT
South Island Musical Theatre Society presents: Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!
Sat. Mar 2 ~ 7:30pm & Sun. Mar 3 ~ 2pm
A Western Indian territory just after the turn of the last century provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.
High Tide Concerts presents: B.B.King Live!
with special guest David Gogo
Tue. Mar 5 ~ 7:30pm SOLD OUT
The Port Theatre presents: DIGGING ROOTS
Sat. Mar 9 ~ 7:30pm
New leaders of an old-school rebel music, they produce a sound blurred between the lines of roots, rock, hip hop and blues which earned them a Juno Award for Best Aboriginal Album of the Year in 2010.
GeeDan Concerts presents: TERRI CLARK
Sun. Mar 10 ~ 7:30pm
With more than four million albums sold and more than a dozen Top 10 hits to her credit, Alberta native Terri Clark is an eight-time, fan-voted Canadian Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and multiple Juno winner. Terri was a member of the Grand Ole Opry at the age of fifteen - the first and only Canadian female member to date..
Classical Coffee Concert with SARAH HAGEN and Megan Skidmore, soprano
Tue. Mar 12 ~ 10:30am
Back by popular demand, the Port Theatre lobby is the perfect setting for the intimate Classical Coffee Concert Series. Complimentary coffee, tea and treats courtesy of Perkins Coffee Co.
Legends of Rock 'n Roll presents: BEATLES VS. STONES
Tue. Mar 12 ~ 7:30pm
For decades the battle has raged. Which is the greatest band? Now Fab Fourever, Canada's top Beatles tribute band, and Satisfaction, America's #1 Rolling Stones tribute, will try and settle the score. The two greatest bands of all-time will face off in an onstage duel that their original fans could only dream about. All seats $39.75
Vancouver Island Symphony presents: SERENADES FOR SPRING
Sat. Mar 16 ~ 7:30pm
Guest artist: NadyaBlanchette, Soprano The strings of the VI Symphony and the rapturous voice of NadyaBlanchette serenade the oncoming Spring with the passion of Bartok, creative delight of our own Maestro's world premiere, introspection with Barber's emotionally fueled Adagio, soaring sensations with Rachmaninoff and joyous deliverance with Tchaikovsky.
Nanaimo Conservatory of Music presents: KRYSTOF JABLONSKI
Sun. Mar 17 ~ 2pm
International piano superstar, fresh from a touring engagement in Japan, Mr. Jablonski will present an afternoon of Frederic Chopin's greatest hits. Program highlights include the Polonaise in A flat major (Op. 53), the Prelude in E minor (Op. 28 No. 4), and Andante Spianato& Grand Polonaise in E flat major (Op. 22).
Glacier Media Group presents: SIMON SINEK
Mon. Mar 18 ~ 7pm
Described as "a visionary thinker with a rare intellect," Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. A trained ethnographer and author of "Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action", Sinek has met with an array of leaders and organizations, including: Microsoft, Intel, and 3M. Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think-tanks in the world. He is also active in the arts and not-for-profit world.
Glacier Media Group presents: My Father and The Man in Black
Wed. Mar 20 ~ 7pm
This award-winning 90 minute film opens with a special live set by David James and Big River of your favourite Johnny Cash songs and will be followed by a Q&A with director Jonathan Holiff. Never-before-seen Cash memorabilia will be on display including the gold 45rpm for "A Boy Named Sue"!
The Port Theatre presents: FLAMENCO ROSARIO
Sat. Mar 23 ~ 7:30pm
The company explores the possibilities of flamenco by crossing boundaries of history and culture, incorporating dancers from other dance traditions, international dance artists, musicians and vocalists into the development of new work.
High Tide Entertainment present: HOLLY COLE
Mon. March 25 at 7:30pm
Just back in Canada from Tokyo, Japan, Canadian song stylist, jazz singer and multi-Juno Award winner Holly Cole has made a name for herself as one of the most inspired and inspiring contemporary interpreters of popular song for over twenty years.
GROUPS, CLASSES AND COURSES
Communications Leadership Program
Tues 7am - ABC Family Rest.- Mary Ellen Dr.
Wednesdays 7:15am -Investors building (Uplands& Turner Rds)
Fridays 6:30am - Hope Lutheran Church (Cilaire School - Dep. Bay Rd) effective program for better listening, thinking and speaking.
Nanaimo Hard of Hearing Group
3rd Monday of each month Christ Community Church, Bowen Rd.
Meetings start 1.30pm.
Those suffering with a hearing deficiency are welcome.
For more info contact: President PatMcEachern, 250-616-2962.
Howie James plays MGM Restaurant
Sat. Feb.2, 9 and 16 from 5-8pm.
Got Pop Presents: SAID THE WHALE
with RUN WITH THE HEARD & Mr. Goshness
The Nanaimo Entertainment Centre, 46 Nicol St., Nanaimo
Fri Feb 8 at 630pm
Got Pop Presents: ON THE DOCK w/ Alexandria Maillot, Paul Cimolini, Mike Bauche
The Dinghy Dock Pub, 8 Pirates Lane, Nanaimo
Wed Feb 13 at 7pm
A Cappella Plus presents My Foolish Heart
Sun Feb 17 at 2:30pm
Brechin United Church
A Cappella Plus presents their annual Valentine concert of love songs, My Foolish Heart. This concert features a wide variety of songs portraying all aspects of love from the 16th Century Pierre Certon piece Je ne Lose Dire to Adele's 2011 song Someone Like You. Timeless classics like Mood Indigo, My Foolish Heart and Someone to Watch Over Me will be on the program, as well as a traditional song from Scotland and the American south. After the concert enjoy refreshments.
Tickets: door, Fascinating Rhythm, the Quilted Duck and Mulberry Bush Bookstores.
Sat, Feb 23 - 'Hart & Soul' @ Driftwood Bistro, Nanaimo 7-10 pm (No Cover)
Wed, Feb 27 - 'Hart & Soul' @ Dinghy Dock, Protection Island - (Tix $20 incl ferry)Fri, Mar 8 - 'Dave Hart' @ Wee Tipple , Grand Hotel, Nanaimo, (Tix $75)
Sat, Mar 30 - 'Dave Hart' @ Driftwood Bistro, Nanaimo 7-10 pm (No Cover)
Serious Coffee Open Mic Nights
Serious Coffee, Commercial St
Thursdays at 6pm- 9pm. Everyone is welcome.
Maple Sugar Festival
Feb15 - 17, Beban Park Centre
For more information visit: www.francophonenanaimo.org
Food Share Nanaimo
Pine Street 250-753-9393
Feb. 19 - Food Security Talk on CHLY Radio from 11am - 12pm - Host Crystal Dennison ED of Food Share.
March 3 - Annual Seedy Sunday Bowen Park. Information @ email@example.com
Wed Feb 13, March 13 - Good Food Box
Scratch, afterschool cooking program - Teens 13- 8yrs, John Barsby Secondary, Thurs. 3:30 - 5pm
African Heritage Society - Black History Month
- Feb 10 at 3.30pm - Gospel Concert , Brechin United Church
- Feb 17 - Musician partnership with Maple Sugar Festival
- Feb 24 - Closing Ceremonies, Beban Park Auditorium
THE ULTIMATE COMEDIAN: Tom Green Edition
Local Nanaimo comedians compete for the chance to open for Tom Green at his show in March!
34 Victoria Cres., Nanaimo
Sat February 9
Tickets are $10 and available from the comedians or at the door.
Navy League Cadets Bottle Drive Fundraiser
Sat Feb 9, 9am-3pm
Navy League Cadet Hall, 750 Fifth Street, Nanaimo (VIU campus)
Please drop off your returnables (liquor, wine, beer, juice, pop)
to the Navy League Cadet Hall
or call Lynn Wilby, 753-6154, for pick up (large amounts only).
Nanaimo Foodshare Society
271 Pine Street, Nanaimo
The Good Food Box - available the 2nd Wed of each month
Order this healthy box for $10 at Food Share - this box will provide 2 weeks of food and 75% of fruit and veg servings!
Kiting for Kids --- April 2013
Supporting BCChildrens Hospital All donations directly to Childrens Miracle Network Charity
4 brave Vancouver Island Kite surfers challenge the Georgia Straight to a chilly crossing this April! Nanaimo to Sechelt and then attempt a return! Information and Donation: www.kitingforkids.com, Facebook - kite for kids, Twitter - @kitingforkids
Art 10 Gallery's February Feature Exhibition - Pat Palmer
Feb 1 - 28
Art 10 Gallery, North Town Centre, cnr Rutherford Rd & Hwy 19A.
A show of a collection of oil paintings by Nanoose Bay artist, Pat Palmer called "Moving Into the 21st Century"
Pat Palmer 250-802-1373