Arts in Brief for Sept. 28

Music, art, gardening and mad hats coming up in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Prolific performer plays trombone to the conch shell

Nick La Riviere Quartet to perform in Qualicum Beach Oct. 1

The Nanaimo Blues Invasion is back for round two in Coombs

Three bands return after successful first invasion in May

The Children's Republic comes to the Belfry


    Free outdoor film screenings return to Victoria


      Nelly Furtado says her genre changes can be confusing for fans


        Prince Harry, Markle make first public appearance

        Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their public debut as in Toronto on Monday

        Out into nature after leukemia battle

        Qualicum Beach man publishes book on his recovery, all revenue to go to charity

        Rick Mercer ending ‘Mercer Report’

        Canadian comedian Rick Mercer decides to end ‘Mercer Report’ after 15 seasons

        Winnebago troubles can’t stop road duo on way to Parksville

        Winnie Brave to play some of their new music at the MAC

        ECHO Players season coming up in Qualicum Beach

        First performance is Hilda’s Yard Oct. 12

        Magicians to help new refugee family magically appear in Qualicum Beach

        First fundraiser for 2017 refugee sponsorship group features 3 magic acts

        High-energy funk coming to Errington

        Vancouver band Five Alarm Funk bringing new album to Island

        Performance poet bringing scientist’s tale to Qualicum Beach

        Jem Rolls to perform The Inventor of All Things at the Beaton’s

        Putting an ancient instrument on YouTube

        Harpist Josh Layne to perform at TOSH in Qualicum Beach Sept. 24

        The Handmaid’s Tale, Veep win top Emmy Award prizes

        Series based on Margaret Atwood novel also wins for writing, directing, acting

        The mermaids of the Cascadia Coast

        Author coming to Parksville to discuss new book on maritime women

        Normfest in Nanoose raises thousands for charity

        Event surpasses last-years total with $20,000 in donations

        Tragically Hip filmmakers say project came together fast

        Film follows band’s tour and faces the reality of Gord Downie’s incurable brain cancer diagnosis

        Beloved Qualicum Beach pooch gets taste of Hollywood

        Mister gets minor role in Pup Star production

        Acclaimed Scottish songwriter, guitarist to play in Qualicum Beach

        Simon Kempston headed to TOSH for Sept. 17 performance

        James Franco on first seeing ‘The Room’ in B.C.

        Franco watched “The Room” while shooting “The Interview” with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg in Vancouver