Calendar: The Next Five Days


7:30 p.m. The Annual Advent Candlelight Service, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. All welcome.



11 a.m. -8 p.m. Free drum lessons Week at Harbour City Music, 615 Townsite Rd. Contact Mike Harrison at or 250-591-1177 to find out how.

5 -7 p.m. Nanaimo Art Gallery Ornament and Holiday event at the Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Rd. Join Master of Ceremonies Kait Burgan at The Grand Hotel's annual treelighting in support of Nanaimo Art Gallery. Tickets $25 each, or five for $100, at the Galleries or the venue.

6:30 -8 p.m. Women and gay, lesbian and transgendered bicycle repair night at Hub City Cycles, 12 Lois Lane. Focus on repairing flat tires. Anyone who would typically feel intimidated by bike shops welcome.

11 a.m. -3 p.m. Live Christmas trees for sale at the NALT plant nursery, 3145 Frost Rd. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and weekdays behind the NALT office, 140 Wallace St.



6:30 -8:30 p.m. Nanaimo beader's circle, a collaboration between NAC, Mid Island Metis Association and the Women's Centre meets at the MIMA office, 109-285 Prideaux St.

7 p.m. On the Dock with Brady Calancie at the Dinghy Dock pub. Tickets Tickets $20 which includes return ferry & the show.

8 p.m. -1 a.m. Rolla Olak kicks off his Winter Wolfpack tour at the Corner Lounge on Bastion St. $5.



6 -8 p.m. Third annual empty bowl evening hosted by Woodlands Student Council, 1270 Strathmore St. Each ticket costs $10 for students and $15 for adults, and all proceeds will be given to the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank. Call 250-753-2271 to buy tickets.

8 -10:30 p.m. Last weekend to catch Schmooze Production's musical 'Spamalot' at Nanaimo

Centre Stage, 25 Victoria Rd. Also on Friday and Saturday. 250-739-0721 or FRIDAY, DEC. 6 7:30 p.m. Vancouver Island Symphony's Cirque de la Symphonie Christmas circus extravaganza. Also on Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre, 250-754-8550.

10 a.m. -5 p.m. Annual art sale at VIU, An opportunity to purchase original artworks directly from the artists. For more information call Jason at 250-753-3245 ext.2213.

7:30 p.m. Disney's MULAN, performed by Red Room Studio Headliners School of Performing Arts. at the VIU's Malaspina Theatre, 900 Fifth St. With performers aged 6-11. For more info call 250-585-1811.

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