The next five days


6: 30 p.m. Doors open on the ultimate swing night with Alice Francis from Germany. With child prodigy Conn Stewart and the Hot 7, and DJ All Good. For tickets call 250-754-6751. In support of Vancouver Island Crisis Society's youth suicide prevention programs.

7: 30 p.m. Stand-up comedy veteran Andrew Grose plays the Port Theatre. For tickets and information go to or call 250-754-8550.


8 - 10: 30 p.m. 'Spring Awakening,' a new musical from Schmooze Productions, opens at Nanaimo Centre Stage, 25 Victoria Rd. Parental advisory. For more information and tickets go to www.


9: 30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society's show and sale at Nanaimo North Town Centre. To April 14.

6 - 9 p.m. Nanaimo Kinsmen beer festival at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, 741 Third St. Tickets $28, only available in advance, at Lucky's Liquor Store, Quarterway Beer and Wine, Columbia Bakery, Northgate Liquor Store, Bayside Liquor Store (Parksville), The Globe Hotel (CHLY headquarters) and Piper's Meats. For more information call 250-585-2275.

8 p.m. Camille Miller CD release party with Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce at the Queen's, 34 Victoria Cres. Tickets $15, followed by Johnny Inappropriate.


1 - 4 p.m. Meet author Crissa Constantine, author of 'Love and Accept Yourself Now - A Memoir' at Chapters, 6670 Mary Ellen Dr.

7 p.m. The winning barbershop choruses and quartets from two days of regional juried competition perform at the Port Theatre in a gala show. For more information and tickets go to or call 250-754-8550.

7 p.m. The 15th annual James Bond gala at Vancouver Island Conference Center. Silent auction, food and entertainment. Funds go towards local youth programs. Presented by the Rotary Club of Nanaimo. For more information and tickets call 250-739-2258.


10 - 4 p.m. Model railroad show at Beb-an Park recreation centre Displays, sales refreshments and door prizes. Admission $5 adults, $10 family.

1 - 3 p.m. Beginning geneaology workshops at Nanaimo public library. Three week course teaches methods to research family history and find source material. Email or call branch at 250-753-1151 to book as slots are limited.

3 p.m. Free live music jam hosted by the Millstone Winery. Wine available by the glass downstairs. Everyone welcome for open mic, so bring an instrument or just relax. 2300 East Wellington Road.


7 - 9 p.m. Nanaimo Family History Society hosts their monthly meeting at Beban Park social centre, in rooms 7 and 8. For more information email nanaimo.

8 p.m. April Wine play the Port Theatre with founding member Myles Goodwin. For more information 250-754-8550.

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