THURSDAY, OCT. 24
7:30 -9 p.m. Enjoy an evening with Michael Crummey, the 2013 Gustafson Distinguished Poet Chair. Vancouver Island University Building 355 Room 203 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25
8 p.m. -Midnight Medieval Halloween Dance with Chevy Ray and the Fins. Wear medieval costume. $15 advance or $20 at the door. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 at 129 Harewood Road.
4 -10 p.m. 9th Annual Nanaimo Global Film Festival. $10, $20 and $30 passes: www.nanaimofilmfest.org
8 -11 p.m. Halloween themed burlesque show where guests are encouraged to come in costume. $15 advance or $20 at the door. Vampishheart@hotmail.com 250-616-0122. North Gate Pub 6450 Metral Drive.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
11 a.m. -4 p.m. Get your dog's innermost yearnings read by pet psychic Yvonne at the Old City Quarter. Lobelia's Lair is taking donations to the SPCA for those curious about their canine's thoughts.
1 -4 p.m. Board game afternoon at the Nanaimo Harbourfront
Library. All-ages event is free, drop-ins are welcome to join. For more info contact Nathan McKay at email@example.com.
1 -2 p.m. 'Falling for Leaves' at Bowen Park lower picnic shelter for kids 3 -6 years old, with fall leaf crafts and activities. 2 p.m. Halloween storytime with creepy stories and songs, at the Harbourfront library.
9 p.m. Dave Gogo in concert at SimonHolt, showcasing his new album, 'Come On Down'. Tickets adult: $20 advance, at Simon-Holt, 6582 Applecross Rd.
SUNDAY OCT. 27
11 a.m. -2 p.m. First annual Spooktacular Amazing Science Race at the Bowen Park lower picnic site. For more info call 250-618-6683. Preregistration is recommended at: http://www.raceonline ca/events/details/?id=481
Noon -4:30 p.m. Nanaimo Dive Outfitters Halloween Bash at Neck Point Park, 1055 Morningside Dr. For more information call 250-756-1863.
1:30 -4 p.m. 2nd Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Grand Hotel. To book your tickets or for more information visit www.crimsoncoastdance.org or call the Grand Hotel at 250-758-3000.
7:30 -11:30 p.m. Halloween masquerade dance with Paul and Jess at the Royal Canadian Legion Br#256, 1630 E. Wellington Rd.
1, 4 and 7 p.m. Fringe Flicks presents 'Vanishing Point,' story of two Inuit communities at Avalon Cinema. www.theatreone.org
MONDAY, OCT. 28
7 p.m. Fringe Flicks 'Vanishing Point' at Avalon Cinema.
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