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The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre reopening in a limited capacity

Theatre has been closed since March due to COVID-19

  • Oct 23, 2020
The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied
Nanaimo-based ceramic artist Joe Lyons is presenting his first solo exhibition, ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction,’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-based ceramic artist showcases variety of bottles in first solo show

Joe Lyons presents ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts

Nanaimo-based ceramic artist Joe Lyons is presenting his first solo exhibition, ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction,’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Toronto poet Robert Priest is presenting an online reading on Oct. 24. (Photo courtesy Allen Booth)

Nanaimo spoken word society presents online reading by prolific Toronto poet

Robert Priest to dip into 40-year catalogue for upcoming Zoom reading

Toronto poet Robert Priest is presenting an online reading on Oct. 24. (Photo courtesy Allen Booth)
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Nanaimo singer Elise Boulanger releases her new single, ‘Cigarettes et rosé’ on Oct. 11. (Photo courtesy Laura Baldwinson)

Nanaimo singer releasing new single inspired by overheard conversations

Elise Boulanger to unveil ‘Cigarettes et rosé,’ accompanying ukulele tutorial video to come

Nanaimo singer Elise Boulanger releases her new single, ‘Cigarettes et rosé’ on Oct. 11. (Photo courtesy Laura Baldwinson)
Lee Porteous will be one of the performers at the Duncan Showroom’s storytelling event later this month. (Photo Submitted)

Duncan Showroom hosts storytellers series

Monthly shows will be broadcast live on YouTube

Lee Porteous will be one of the performers at the Duncan Showroom’s storytelling event later this month. (Photo Submitted)
Joëlle Rabu and Nico Rhodes present No Regrets, a live-streamed and in-person show featuring the songs of French singer Édith Piaf at the Port Theatre on Oct. 17. (Photo courtesy Vital Image)

Nanaimo mother-son duo pay tribute to Édith Piaf in Nanaimo

Vocalist Joëlle Rabu and pianist and arranger Nico Rhodes present ‘No Regrets’ show Oct. 17

Joëlle Rabu and Nico Rhodes present No Regrets, a live-streamed and in-person show featuring the songs of French singer Édith Piaf at the Port Theatre on Oct. 17. (Photo courtesy Vital Image)
Local poets Ian Cognito and Pat Smekal are releasing their latest collection, ‘Old Bones and Battered Bookends.’ (Photo courtesy Literacy Central Vancouver Island/Image by Jacques Gamelin)

Nanaimo area poets release anthology on aging

Ian Cognito and Pat Smekal present ‘Old Bones and Battered Bookends’

Local poets Ian Cognito and Pat Smekal are releasing their latest collection, ‘Old Bones and Battered Bookends.’ (Photo courtesy Literacy Central Vancouver Island/Image by Jacques Gamelin)
The Arts Alive sculpture Winds of Time by Linda Lindsay which sat in front of the Pharmasave on Oak Bay Avenue in 2019 has been purchased anonymously and will be mounted in the King George Terrace parking lot. (Photo from OakBay.ca)

Winds of Time breezes onto Oak Bay lookout

Donor bought Arts Alive sculpture for Oak Bay lookout

The Arts Alive sculpture Winds of Time by Linda Lindsay which sat in front of the Pharmasave on Oak Bay Avenue in 2019 has been purchased anonymously and will be mounted in the King George Terrace parking lot. (Photo from OakBay.ca)
The cover of Kristin Butcher’s new book. Photo supplied.

Campbell River author tries out new genre for upcoming trilogy

Kristin Butcher kept her book grounded in real world, with some fantastical elements

The cover of Kristin Butcher’s new book. Photo supplied.
Nanaimo psychedelic rock band Moths and Locusts – Angus Barter, Dave Bean, Valentina Cardinalli, Mike Breen, Dave Read and Samantha Letourneau (from left) – is marking its 10th anniversary with the release of its latest album ‘Exoplanets.’ (Photo courtesy Dave Bean)

Nanaimo psychedelic rock band marks 10th anniversary with new release

Moths and Locusts’ new LP ‘Exoplanets’ includes recordings made over the last 10 years

Nanaimo psychedelic rock band Moths and Locusts – Angus Barter, Dave Bean, Valentina Cardinalli, Mike Breen, Dave Read and Samantha Letourneau (from left) – is marking its 10th anniversary with the release of its latest album ‘Exoplanets.’ (Photo courtesy Dave Bean)
Vancouver Island Regional Library is presenting an online reading by Saskatchewan poet laureate Bruce Rice on Oct. 27. He will read from his new book ‘The Vivian Poems: Street Photographer Vivian Maier.’ (Photo courtesy Gary Robins/Available Light Studio)

Vancouver Island Regional Library presents reading by Saskatchewan poet laureate

Bruce Rice will read from new book about a photographer who found posthumous success

Vancouver Island Regional Library is presenting an online reading by Saskatchewan poet laureate Bruce Rice on Oct. 27. He will read from his new book ‘The Vivian Poems: Street Photographer Vivian Maier.’ (Photo courtesy Gary Robins/Available Light Studio)
The Bateman Foundation’s outdoor learning program starts Oct. 10. Registration is $120 for juniors and $126 for adults. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)

Nature Sketch program returns in Victoria with COVID-19 safety protocols

Bateman Foundation reintroduces in-person wildlife and art lessons

The Bateman Foundation’s outdoor learning program starts Oct. 10. Registration is $120 for juniors and $126 for adults. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)
Country star Jess Moskaluke is playing Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre for four nights, Oct. 8 through 11. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Country star Jess Moskaluke rides into Sidney

Juno Award winner plays Mary Winspear Centre Oct. 8 to 11

Country star Jess Moskaluke is playing Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre for four nights, Oct. 8 through 11. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
COVID Creations opens at the Art Gallery

COVID Creations opens at the Art Gallery

Rental and sales exhibition features works by 34 local artists

  • Oct 8, 2020
COVID Creations opens at the Art Gallery
Emily Carr show wraps up Canadian Tour at Royal BC Museum

Emily Carr show wraps up Canadian Tour at Royal BC Museum

Fresh Seeing opens with exclusive addition of T’anuu

  • Oct 8, 2020
Emily Carr show wraps up Canadian Tour at Royal BC Museum
Antimatter festival adapts

Antimatter festival adapts

Hybrid model brings 100 films

  • Oct 8, 2020
Antimatter festival adapts
Nanaimo-born children’s author Penny Chamberlain is releasing her first adult novel, ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key).’ (Photo courtesy Frances Litman/submitted)

Nanaimo-born author releasing novel about a strange illness in a small town

Penny Chamberlain to hold live-streamed reading of ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key)’

Nanaimo-born children’s author Penny Chamberlain is releasing her first adult novel, ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key).’ (Photo courtesy Frances Litman/submitted)
The Vancouver Island Symphony recently announced its 2020-21 ‘Symphony from your Sofa’ live-streaming concert series. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)

Vancouver Island Symphony announces 2020-21 live-streaming concert series

‘Symphony from your Sofa’ series features small in-person theatre shows broadcast online

The Vancouver Island Symphony recently announced its 2020-21 ‘Symphony from your Sofa’ live-streaming concert series. (Photo courtesy Heydemann Art of Photography)
Peter Shostak’s “This was our hockey rink,” a 22- by 35-inch oil on canvas, is showing Oct. 3 in the West End Gallery downtown. (Peter Shostak Image)
Peter Shostak’s “This was our hockey rink,” a 22- by 35-inch oil on canvas, is showing Oct. 3 in the West End Gallery downtown. (Peter Shostak Image)
Tanya Bub’s sculpture of Takaya on Discovery Island. The five-foot tall driftwood wolf will be on display at the Empress Oct. 1 to 24. (Tanya Bub Photo)

Artist creates five-foot driftwood sculpture of Takaya

Ode to Discovery Island wolf will be displayed at Empress Hotel

Tanya Bub’s sculpture of Takaya on Discovery Island. The five-foot tall driftwood wolf will be on display at the Empress Oct. 1 to 24. (Tanya Bub Photo)