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

A Christmas Carol at the Belfry Theatre
    Onegin fills the Belfry Theatre
      The Handmaid's Tale more believable in Trump era: Atwood
        The Children's Republic comes to the Belfry

          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

          Organ music in Parksville to send audience out into cosmos

          Quirks and Quarks’ Bob McDonald featured in first performance of organ series