WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15
6:30 -9:30 p.m. Boating Basics (pleasure craft operating card) Course at Gabriola Elementary School. $80. Register and pay online at www.cps-ecp.ca More information: 250-247-8961.
7 p.m. Nanaimo Clippers vs. Victoria Grizzlies at Frank Crane Arena. Tickets available at the Nanaimo Clippers office or by phone: 250-751-0593.
7 -9 p.m. Tango lessons at Fibber Magees. Open to the public. Every Wednesday. More information: 250-591-0650.
THURSDAY, JAN. 16
4:30 -6 p.m. Brendan Tang gives a talk about his art practice and trends in the art world at VIU. Free event. Building 200, room 203. More information: 250-753-3245 ext. 2397.
6 -9 p.m. Drop-in life drawing class at VIU. $5 at the door. Open to the public. Building 325 room 213. More information: 250-753-3245 ext. 2213.
7:15 p.m. Nanaimo Buccaneers vs. Comox Valley Glacier Kings at Nanaimo Ice Centre. Tickets available at the game. For season tickets: email@example.com.
FRIDAY, JAN. 17
Various times Food Bank Ferry Fridays.
Ride the Protection Island Ferry by donation to the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank. Every Friday in January.
4 -9 p.m. Nanaimo Early Spring Home Expo 2014 at Beban Park Auditorium. Free event. More information: www.homeshowtime.com
7 -10 p.m. The Big Mess at ACME Food Co. Free event. Reservations strongly recommended: 250-753-0042.
7 p.m. Nanaimo Clippers vs. Powell River at Frank Crane Arena. Tickets available at the Nanaimo Clippers office or by phone: 250-751-0593.
7:30 p.m. A festival of concertos, featuring British Baroque violin virtuoso Kati Debretzeni. At St Andrew's United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St. Tickets $25, child $5, senior $23, student, $5 at Fascinating Rhythm, Arbutus Music, and Heaven on Earth Health Food.
SATURDAY, JAN. 18
4 -8 p.m. Chinese New Year and Robbie Burns Celebration, at the Bowen Park auditorium. Tickets $20, children 10 and under $10. Full table reservations available for groups of eight or more. Contact Swan MacIlquham at 250-729-9948 or email Nanaimo Chinese Language and Art Center at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets available in advance only.
6 -9 p.m. Beer, burger and burlesque fundraiser for nine-year-old Jevan Freeman, with the Diva Dolls burlesque troupe. Tickets $15, at the Diva Doll Boutique on Commercial St.
7:30 p.m. Crimson Coast Dance Society and Peggy Baker Dance Projects present 'coalesce and armour,' an evening with performances that include iconic dancer Peggy Baker and a pre-show presentation. At the Port Theatre, 250-754-8550 or www.porttheatre.com
SUNDAY, JAN. 19
2 p.m. Writer, producer, author, lecturer, children's advocate and "Baby Beluga" singer Raffi sings at the Port Theatre. For tickets call 250-754-8550 or www.porttheatre.com
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