Calendar: The Next Five Days


11 a.m. Princess Royal Day ceremony at the Bastion commemorating the arrival of early coal mining families in Nanaimo. Free and open to the public.

6 p.m. Mark Crissinger EP release at Corner Bistro. The singer songwriter releases his six-song EP 'Terra Nova.' No cover charge. 250-591-0509 for reservations.



10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors' Annual Crafty Fair at the Bowen Park Complex. Free.

5 - 8 p.m. Nanaimo Cultural Plan Open House at the Nanaimo Museum, Last chance for input on the widespread need for creative space for community arts.

7 p.m. 'Seussical the Musical' at Port Theatre. A musical based on Dr. Seuss books put on by Kirkwood Academy. $20/adult $15/child or senior. Also shows on Friday. Tickets:

7:15 p.m. Nanaimo Buccaneers vs Westshore Wolves at Nanaimo Ice Centre. $9/adult $8/student or senior $5/kids.

8 p.m. Monty Python's 'Spamalot' at Nanaimo Centre Stage. A musical comedy based on the film Monty

Python and the Holy Grail. Tickets $25 in advance at Continues to Saturday.



6 p.m. Third annual Trinity Craft and Info Fair at the Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre. Crafts, toys, concession and bake sale. Also open Saturday. More information: 250-585-2719.

7 p.m. 'Mind Map' one-man comedy show at Acme Food Co. $10. Advance tickets available at Acme Food Co. Call 250-753-0042 for reservations.

7 p.m. The Nanaimo Clippers vs. Victoria at Frank Crane Arena. Tickets: or at the box office.



10 a.m. -4 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 craft sale on East Wellington Rd. Christmas gift ideas and lunch available. For more information call Marie at 250-753-8128.

11 a.m. -5 p.m. 15th annual Artwalk throughout downtown Nanaimo, with more than 50 artists opening their private homes and studios to the public. For more information call Tanya at 250-716-8989.

10 a.m. -4 p.m. Departure Bay Elementary school Christmas craft fair, with local and handmade paper craft, crochet toys, felted wool, ornament and adornment, jewelry and more. In the gym.

8 p.m. Legendary bluesman Jim Byrnes plays at the Queen's, 34 Victoria Cres. Tickets $20, at the venue or call 250-754-6751.


SUNDAY, DEC. 1 2:30 p.m. The 21-voice Island Consort Chamber Choir starts December in song, with a concert at Brechin United Church. Tickets $18, under 12 free, available at the door. For more information go to

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