Calendar: The Next Five Days


7 p.m. Documentary 'Portrait of Resistance,' about activists Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge as they create provocative staged photographs about the environment, the rights of workers and the current global financial crisis. At Vancouver Island University, Building 356 Room 109.

7 p.m. Just For Laughs comedy tour plays the Port Theatre with four seasoned comedians: Tom Papa, Alonzo Bodden, Orny Adams, Darrin Rose and Ben Seidman.

7 p.m. Country on the Dock with Beth Anderson, Lee Billwiller and David Braun. At the Dinghy Dock pub. Tickets are $20 which includes return ferry and the show, at or from Lee Billwiller: 250-713-5423.



Various times Cocktail reception of Vancouver Island University's Festival of Trees at the VI Conference Centre. For more information call 250-591-5999.

7 p.m. The Worldbridger Film Series continues with 'BEN X', about a 'different' boy subjected to bullying and the plan he devises to get out of it. At Vancouver Island University, Building 356, Room 109.

8:30 -10:30 p.m. Hayley Sales with special guest Andrea Smith at Simon Holt restaurant. Tickets $20 advance at the venue or Fascinating Rhythm or $25 at the door.



10 -11:30 a.m. Historian Dr. Gordon Hak presents ''B.C.'s 1983 Solidarity Movement 30 Years On: Something for the Left to Celebrate or Best Forgotten?' as part of Vancouver Island University's Arts and Humanities Colloquium. In the Malaspina Theatre. All welcome.

7:30 -9 p.m. Casey St. Jones

comedy hypnosis tour, at NDSS on Wakesiah. Bring a can of food for the Nanaimo Community Food Ban for a $2 discount.



10 a.m. -2 p.m. The Nanaimo North Rotary Club will be selling 20lb and 40lb case lots of oranges and grapefruit in the Country Club Mall parking lot (SE Corner near the Hwy). Proceeds used by Rotary to support local community projects.

3 p.m. New York Times bestselling author Patrick Taylor, creator of the popular 'Irish Doctor' series reads at the Harbourfront Library. For more information call 250-753-1154.

7 p.m. -12 a.m. at the MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. With multiple musical acts like Terrazetto, Raices, Ries Vink, Andreas Andraschuck, Marty Steele and Heather Honey. Tickets $10 available at the MGM Restaurant. For more information contact Russ Der at

7:30 p.m. The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra presents 'Horns of Plenty,' on Saturday at Brechin United Church and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Edmunds Church in Parksville. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 students (under 12, free) at the Port Theatre Box Office, 250-754-8550 or at the door. More info at

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