THURSDAY, FEB. 13
4 -8 p.m. 'Love Me. .. Love You' pre-Valentine's Day event downtown. Sales, demos, snacks, massages and activities from participating merchants. More information: 250-591-3003.
7 -8:30 p.m. DISSOLVE one woman show at Malaspina Theatre. $15/adult $10/senior or student. Tickets available at the Haven Society and the Thirsty Camel. More information: 250-756-2452.
7:15 p.m. Nanaimo Buccaneers vs. Comox Valley Glacier Kings at Nanaimo Ice Centre.
7:30 -9 p.m. The First Train to Nanaimo at Bowen Park Complex. Presentation about a maiden train trip from Esquimalt to Nanaimo involving former Prime Minister John A. Macdonald. Presented by the Nanaimo Historical Society. Free. More information: 250-756-0931.
FRIDAY, FEB. 14
4 p.m. 2014 Maple Sugar Festival at Beban Park Auditorium. $7/adult $6/member $5/age 13-18 $3/age 6-12. More information: 250-729-2776.
5 p.m. Valentine's Day Dinner at Fairwinds Clubhouse. $34.99/adult. More information: 250-468-9915.
7:30 -9:30 p.m. Stories on Friday: What They Don't Tell You About Love at Unitarian Hall. Hosted by the Around Town Tellers. $5 at the door.
8 p.m. Valentine's Day burlesque at the Cambie. $10. More information: 250-616-0122.
SATURDAY, FEB. 15
9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. "Love your Home" trade show and speakers at Nanaimo North Town Centre. Free. More information: www.chbacvi.com.
10 a.m. -6 p.m. Benefit for sea turtle conservation at Hammond Bay Baptist Church. Artists, workshops and a benefit concert. Various costs. Tickets available at Arbutus Music.
3 and 7 p.m. Vancouver Island Symphony's Movie Music Mania at the Port Theatre. More information and tickets: www.vancouverislandsymphony.com or 250-754-8550.
SUNDAY, FEB. 16
2:30 p.m. Nanaimo Conservatory of Music presents Jane Coop at the Port Theatre. $38/adult $25 student. Tickets: 250-754-8550.
1, 4 and 7 p.m. Fringe Flicks: Gabrielle at Avalon Cinema. A drama about a developmentally disabled woman finding freedom and independence. $12 at the door. Also on Monday. Cash only.
MONDAY, FEB. 17
3 -5 p.m. Book launch of 'Those Island People' by Lynne Bowen at the Nanaimo Museum. Stories about interesting and unknown Islanders inspired by Bowen's former column with the Victoria Times-Colonist. More information: 250-753-1821.
8 -Noon Acoustic Monday at the Queens. $5 at the door. More information: 250-591-3980.
© Nanaimo Daily News