What’s Up This Week: September 22 – 28

Wondering what’s happening this week in Nanaimo & Region? We’ve got you covered!

Featured Event: 2015 Culture Days (Fri-Sun, Sept 25-27)

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Culture Days celebrate all things Arts and Culture in BC, and during the three days there are numerous events that will showcase different sides of Nanaimo’s unique culture.

Friday- Sunday:

  • Silva Part 1: O Horizon @ Nanaimo Art Gallery: The exhibit is a contemporary art project that follows a thematic path from the microcosms of the forest floor, to the quantifying and processing of lumber, to the global distribution of forestry products.
  • A Terrible Beauty @ Nanaimo Museum: Edward Burtynsky in Dialogue with Emily Carr.

Saturday:

  • FEASTIVAL” @ Vancouver Island Conference Centre: Its an exciting showcase of the local food and beverage scene featuring some of the finest locally-sourced products, ingredients, talent and attractions on the mid-Island.
  • World of the Metis @ China Steps: get a glimpse of Metis History and a glance at the Metis today. Historical artifact display, traditional bannock, cultural conversation and sharing of information about the Metis Community in Nanaimo.
  • Nanaimo Arte de Carnevale @ Bowen Park: The Nanaimo African Heritage Society is celebrating Culture Days with live music performances.
  • Nanaimo Conservatory of Music Open House: Expect an afternoon of musical fun with mini lessons; an instrument petting zoo; performances by Conservatory students; prizes; refreshments and more!

Sunday:

  • Film Jam! @ Hub City Cinema Studio: Filmmakers of all kinds and experience come together to conceive and shoot a short film with the resources available in only 6 hours.
  • Just Kidding for Kids: Improv with Nicolle Nattrass: Participants (8-14years) will have fun exploring activities such as the Name Game, the Martha Game and other classic improv exercises that ignite the imagination.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd

10:00-11:00am: NS3’s Science Studio (Drop-In), 3004 Departure Bay Road, $4/child

7:00pm: On The Dock: The Distributors, Alex Wickett & Tora Leigh, Hart & Soul (live music), Dinghy Dock Pub, $20/adults (incl. ferry)

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd

10:00-11:00am: NS3’s Science Studio (Drop-In), 3004 Departure Bay Road, $4/child

10:30am-2:30pm: Mozzarella and Chevre Cheese Making Corse, Gabriola Island, $95/person, pls call 250-247-8635

4:00-6:30 pm: Bowen Road Farmers Market at Beban Park

7:00pm: QUEEN- It’s a Kinda Magic! Port Theatre, $59/adult

7:30pm: The Pete Magadini Trio in Concert, SimonHolt, $25/adult, $15/student

Credit: Queen It's a Kind of Magic

Credit: QUEEN – It’s a Kind of Magic!

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24th

10:00-11:00am and 3:00-5:00pm: NS3’s Science Studio (Drop-In), 3004 Departure Bay Road, $4/child (adults free)

4:00-9:00pm Maffeo-Sutton Park Market. FREE

7:00–9:30pm: Nanaimo Harbour Bird Nerd Tour, meet @ the Bastion, $25/adult

8:00pm: Live at Longwood, Longwood Brew Pub, FREE

Come learn about the Garry Oak eco-system with NS3!

Come learn about the Garry Oak eco-system with NS3 in their Science Studio!

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25th

10:00am-4:00pm: Morningstar Bison Ranch Tours, train ride $20/adult $5/child.

10:00am-6:00pm: McNab’s Corn Maze and Hayrides, $8/adult $5/child

12:00-4:00pm: Bastion Waterfront Farmers Market, next to the Bastion. FREE

6:30pm: Vancouver Theatre Sports Comedy Improv, VIU Drama Theatre, $10/adult

7:30pm: 2015 New Waves Festival: Making Tracks, Harbour City Theatre, $22/adult. “Making Tracks” is the centrepiece of the fifth New Waves Festival, a 10-day celebration of new writing that also includes staged readings of new scripts by Nanaimo-area writers.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26th

9:00am-12:00pm:NS3’s Science Studio (Drop-In), 3004 Departure Bay Road, $4/child

9:30am-10:30am: Art Lab- Saturday Studio (5-7year), Nanaimo Art Gallery, $12/child

10:00am-4:00 pm Morningstar Bison Ranch Tours, train ride $20/adult $5/child.

10:00am-4:00pm: Feastival!, Vancouver Island Conference Centre, $5/adult

10:00am-6:00pm McNab’s Corn Maze and hayrides, $8/adult $5/child

11:00am-12:30pm: Art Lab- Saturday Studio (8-12year), Nanaimo Art Gallery, $12/child

12:00-3:00pm: Arte De Carnevale, Bowen Park, FREE

2:00pm-4:00pm: Botanical Walk with Celestine Aleck, Newcastle Island, $5/adult

7:30pm: 2015 New Waves Festival: Making Tracks, Harbour City Theatre, $22/adult

7:30-10:00pm: PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol.2, Port Theatre, $6.30/adult

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27th

10:00am-2:00pm: Cedar Farmers Market at the Crow and Gate Pub Field in Cedar.

10:00am-4:00pm: Morningstar Bison Ranch Tours, train ride $20/adult $5/child.

10:00am-6:00pm: McNab’s Corn Maze and hayrides, $8/adult $5/child

1:00, 4:00 & 7:00pm: Fringe Flicks: I’ll See you in my Dreams, Avalon Cinema, $12

1:00-2:30pm: Culture Days with Nicolle Nattrass (8-14years), VIU Theatre Studio (Bldg 330), FREE

1:30-4:00 pm: Lantzville Farmers Market, St. Phillip’s Church (Lantzville), FREE

2:30pm: Port Theatre Spotlight: Bollywood Orchestra and Dancers: Spirit of India, Port Theatre, $40/adult, $15/student

Cedar Farmers' Market (credit: Local Loves Nanaimo)

Cedar Farmers’ Market (credit: Local Loves Nanaimo)

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28th

7:00pm: Fringe Flicks: I’ll See you in my Dreams, Avalon Cinema, $12. TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks season features new independent films which were selected for their artistic merit, content, and genre, with a focus on diversity and entertainment value. The first movie is a vibrant, funny and heartfelt film with Blythe Danner.

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For more local events, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com/events

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