Calendar: The Next Five Days


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 20-pound and 40-pound case lots of oranges and grapefruit in the Country Club Mall parking lot. Proceeds used by Rotary to support local community projects.

7 p.m. -12 a.m. Pennies for Haven fundraiser at the MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St. With multiple musical acts like Terrazetto, Raices, Ries Vink, Andreas Andraschuck, Marty Steele and Heather Honey. 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 at the Port Theatre Box Office, 250-754-8550 or at the door. More info at

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.



10 a.m. -3 p.m. Family Days at the Festival of Trees in the VI Conference Centre. Santa, along with Mrs. Claus and their Elves, will be there along with entertainment, interactive activities, beautiful tree gazing and a treat or two. Admission is by donation.

2 p.m. 'Short Pants and Tall Tales' - The Gabriola Players Winter Extravaganza pantomime at the Gabriola Community Hall on South Rd. Tickets $15 adult, $5 child.

7-10 p.m. BettySoo and Doug Cox play a blues show with two voices, a guitar and a dobro that gathers different places and sounds: low and high, north and south, hope and heartbreak. At Headliners, 2231 McGarrigle Rd. Tickets $20, $25 at the door.



All day. Nanaimo Arts Council Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre presents Shack Island by painter Tiki Westnedge plus SWAN artist Eileen Williamson's show Pirates and Dragons.

7:30 p.m. Canadian rocker Matthew Good Performs at the Port Theatre. Tickets: 250-754-8550.



7 p.m. Wordstorm spoken word event at Demeter's Vault, starts with open mic then featured performers. Information:

7 p.m. Banff Mountain Film Festival, Port Theatre. Tickets: 250-754-8550.

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