What’s Up in Nanaimo: Feb. 17-22

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17TH

3:00-6:00pm: Island Roots Farmers Market, Pleasant Valley Social Centre, FREE

Visit Nanaimo’s only indoor winter farmers’ market! Local vendors provide healthy, fresh, delicious locally grown and produced foods, as well as some locally made artisan crafts.

6:00-9:00pm: Super Bowl Meals, Costin Hall (Lantzville), $65

Bring your appetite! And enjoy the three custom creations at the end of class. On the menu: Fiesta Burrito Bowls Asian Flavour Bowls Healthy Breakfast Bowls

7:00-10:00pm: NMA and Decadence (live music), The Queens, $5

Enjoy an evening of great big band jazz, junk, latin music from some of the best musicians in Nanaimo.

7:00pm: Intimate Acoustic Evening with Jenn Grant, Dinghy Dock Pub, $20 (incl. ferry)

Jenn Grant has been touring steadily around the globe since the release of her two time Juno nominated album, Compostela. See her in this intimate and unique location.

7:00pm: SHREK-THE MUSICAL, Port Theatre, $15

The Nanaimo District Secondary School Theatre Group presents this smash musical hit based on the movie Shrek.

Shrek

7:00-9:00pm: 2016 Heritage Summit, Nanaimo Museum , FREE

The Summit will heighten heritage awareness in the community during Provincial Heritage Week and highlight the work of the many local organizations interested in heritage issues.


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18TH

10-12am and 3-5pm: NS3’s Science Studio (Drop-In), 3004 Departure Bay Road, $4/child (adults free)

Let your kids explore a variety of hands-on activities like our marble wall, wind tunnel, microscopes and more!

7:00pm: SHREK-THE MUSICAL, Port Theatre, $15

The Nanaimo District Secondary School Theatre Group presents this smash musical hit based on the movie Shrek.

7:00-8:30pm: Tina Jones Live, The Haven (Gabriola Island), $20

Join Tina Jones and special guests as they celebrate the release of her debut album Quickening. Opening for Tina is acclaimed singer-songwriter Cameron Latimer

8:00-10:00pm: Live at Longwood, Longwood Brew Pub, FREE

Enjoy an evening with live music, craft beer and a Nanaimo Bar Cheese Cake

9:30pm-2:00am: Madchild LIVE, The Queens, $30/adv $40/door

Party the night away with Canadian hip hop stars and rappers in one of Nanaimo’s prime live music locations. madchild


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19TH

6:00pm: VIU Mariners vs Camosun Chargers, VIU Gym, $6/adult

Join the excitement when the VIU Women’s Volleyball team hosts the Camosun Chargers.

7:00pm: Nanaimo Global Film Festival, Vancouver Island University, $7/door

The Nanaimo Global Film Festival will show 26 documentaries that present local and global challenges and successes

7:00pm: Nanaimo Clippers VS Powell River Kings, Frank Crane Arena, $5-20

Cheer on our local Junior A hockey team as they take on their rivals the Kings.

7:00-10:00pm: Live Folk Music, Hope Lutheran Church, $5 sugg. donation

Enjoy an evening of original folk artists, playing music from around the world.

7:30pm: Time: A Tribute to Pink Floyd, Port Theatre, $35

Local musicians play tribute to one of the most  influential rock groups in history.

8:00pm: R&B Allstars , The Queens, $26/adv $30/door

Back on popular demand, this original band has been in the business for many, many years and you can see them live in one of Nanaimo’s live music hot spots.

R&B allstars


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20Th

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

9:30-12:30pm: Art Lab Studio, Nanaimo Art Gallery, $12/child

Let your kids connect with artists, experiment with materials, learn new techniques, and have fun with art making.

10:00am-5:00pm: 10th Annual Naked Bungy Jump for BCSS, WildPlay, $55

The eye-popping event is the only day when guests (age 18 and older) strip themselves of everything but their courage and take a life-changing 150′ leap to raise funds for BC Schizophrenia Society.

naked bungy (wildPlay)

All day: Nanaimo Global Film Festival, Vancouver Island University, $7/door

The Nanaimo Global Film Festival is back this year with 26 documentaries that present local and global challenges and successes

2:30pm: Winter Recital, Nanaimo Conservatory of Music, FREE

The Nanaimo Conservatory of Music invites you to enjoy the wonderful and talented music student performers. Refreshments will be served.

5:00-8:00pm: Coldest Night of the Year Walk, John Barsby Community School, $25

Help the Island Crisis care in raising funds for the homeless and hurting in Nanaimo. Join the over 160 pre-registered walkers, a light meal will be served. Registration opens at 4pm.

6:00pm: Nanaimo Clippers VS Powell River Kings, Frank Crane Arena, $5-20

Cheer on our local Junior A hockey team as they take on their rivals the Kings.

7:00-9:00pm: Flamenco de la Costa, Harbour City Theatre, $17/adv $20/door

Founder of Flamenco de la Costa Janine Wood is joined in song and dance by artist Gwyneth McIntosh, Jake Lee on Guitar, and Jan Bat.

8:00pm: R&B Allstars , The Queens, $26/adv $30/door

Missed them on Friday? Here is your chance to see the band with the white tuxedos perform live in one of Nanaimo’s live music hot spots.


SUNDAY FEBRAURY 21ST

10:00am-5:00pm: 10th Annual Naked Bungy Jump for BCSS, WildPlay, $55

With the slogan “FREE from Stigma, fear (and your pants)” this eye-popping event sees guests take a life-changing 150′ leap to raise funds for BC Schizophrenia Society.

naked bungy

10:30-2:30pm: Cheese Making Course, Gabriola Island, $95 registration required

Learn how to make Mozzarella and Chevre from cheese master Paula. After the “hard” work enjoy a lunch with cheese and wine.

12:00- 1:30pm: Free Skate, Frank Crane Arena, FREE

Test your skating abilities and go for a spin on the ice.

1:30-4:00pm: Wacky Olympics, Beban Pool, general admission

The Olympic disciplines for the entire family! Who can master the Amazing Race Obstacle challenge, or dominate in the slip and slide or splash competition? Well you;ll have to come and see who your competition is.

wa

1pm, 4pm & 7pm: TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks: Jimmy’s Hall, Avalon Cinema, $12

Recounting the incredible true story of activist Jimmy Gralton and his deportation from Ireland during the country’s ‘Red Scare’ of the 1930s.

2:00-5:00pm: Nostalgia Jazz & Gospel Concert, Brechin United Church, $25/adult

Join the Nanaimo African Heritage Society in celebrating Black History Month. The concert will feature Gina Williams, Maureen Washington and her Jazz Combo and the African Watoto Fusion Dancers.


MONDAY FEBRAURY 22ND

7:00pm: TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks: Jimmy’s Hall, Avalon Cinema, $12

Recounting the incredible true story of activist Jimmy Gralton and his deportation from Ireland during the country’s ‘Red Scare’ of the 1930s.

7:30pm: LED ZEPAGAIN-A tribute to Led Zepplin, Port Theatre, $40

LED ZEPAGAIN captures the heart and soul of “the world’s greatest band”, replicating the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience.

lz

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

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