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Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)

Vancouver Island DJ Whipped Cream’s dream jumps off her board with Coachella gig

DJ to play the same days as Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion

Whipped Cream, a DJ from Nanaimo, will be performing at Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., on April 16 and April 23. (Brandon Densley/Dnz.media photo)
The works of Tony Grove (bottom), Dawne Brandel (top right) and Patt Scrivener (top left) will be shown at the Bayside Gallery, located in the dining room of the Bayside Oceanfront Resort in Parksville, until June 30, 2022. (Submitted photos)

3 artists to exhibit their works at the Bayside Gallery in Parksville

Tony Grove, Dawne Brandel and Patt Scrivener have work on display until June 30

The works of Tony Grove (bottom), Dawne Brandel (top right) and Patt Scrivener (top left) will be shown at the Bayside Gallery, located in the dining room of the Bayside Oceanfront Resort in Parksville, until June 30, 2022. (Submitted photos)
The Oceanside Concert Choir at the 2019 Christmas concert. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Concert Choir to perform at Knox United Church in Parksville

Concert to be held Sunday, April 10, with suggested donation of $15

The Oceanside Concert Choir at the 2019 Christmas concert. (Submitted photo)
Brandon Isaak will play at the Knox United Church in Parksville on April 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. (Christian Kuntz photo)
Brandon Isaak will play at the Knox United Church in Parksville on April 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. (Christian Kuntz photo)
Brandon Isaak will play at the Knox United Church in Parksville on April 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. (Christian Kuntz photo)
Brandon Isaak will play at the Knox United Church in Parksville on April 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. (Christian Kuntz photo)
Paul Otten, left, and Helen Austin, right, make up the Juno award winning Canadian duo Big Little Lions, and will play Qualicum Beach on Friday, April 8. (Submitted photo)

Canadian-duo Big Little Lions to pay tribute to Simon and Garfunkel in Qualicum Beach

Show will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall

Paul Otten, left, and Helen Austin, right, make up the Juno award winning Canadian duo Big Little Lions, and will play Qualicum Beach on Friday, April 8. (Submitted photo)
Penticton-born musician Nikita Afonso, shown in a 2021 publicity photo taken at the Pan Pacific Vancouver in Vancouver, where she performs weekly. (Mitch Francis photo)

Errington War Memorial show first Vancouver Island performance for Nikita Afonso

Portuguese international music award winner performs April 9

Penticton-born musician Nikita Afonso, shown in a 2021 publicity photo taken at the Pan Pacific Vancouver in Vancouver, where she performs weekly. (Mitch Francis photo)
From left: Ben Plotnick, Karrnnel Sawitsky, Eric Wright and Trent Freeman will play the Qualicum Community Baptist Church as The Fretless on Monday, April 4, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Canadian quartet The Fretless plays Qualicum Beach Community Baptist Church

Two fiddlers, a violinist and a cellist take the stage Monday, April 4, 2022

From left: Ben Plotnick, Karrnnel Sawitsky, Eric Wright and Trent Freeman will play the Qualicum Community Baptist Church as The Fretless on Monday, April 4, 2022. (Submitted photo)
From left: Peggy Pearce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sherri Wade and John Felice will appear in ECHO Players’ newest production ‘How It Works’ at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, which will run April 21 until May 8, 2022. (Submitted photo)

ECHO Players set to stage production of ‘How It Works’ in Qualicum Beach

Performance to run from April 21 to May 8 at Village Theatre

From left: Peggy Pearce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sherri Wade and John Felice will appear in ECHO Players’ newest production ‘How It Works’ at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, which will run April 21 until May 8, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Penticton-born musician Nikita Afonso, shown in a publicity photo, who won 2021 ‘Song of the Year’ award at the International Portuguese Music Awards, will play the Errington War Memorial Hall on April 9, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Penticton-born musician Nikita Afonso, shown in a publicity photo, who won 2021 ‘Song of the Year’ award at the International Portuguese Music Awards, will play the Errington War Memorial Hall on April 9, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Cindy Mawle in her studio in Bowser on March 18, 2022, next to several renditions of the seascape mural she worked on which will be displayed in downtown Bowser in early April. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Unique seascape mural to be displayed in downtown Bowser

Artist Cindy Mawle creates 4 renditions of Denman and Hornby Islands

Cindy Mawle in her studio in Bowser on March 18, 2022, next to several renditions of the seascape mural she worked on which will be displayed in downtown Bowser in early April. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Cree musician Ed Peekeekoot will play the Qualicum Beach Community Hall for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club on Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Cree musician Ed Peekeekoot will play the Qualicum Beach Community Hall for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club on Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Qualicum Beach welcomes back ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (PQB News file photo)
Qualicum Beach welcomes back ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (PQB News file photo)
Jesse Recalma, left, and Mathew Andreatta, right, both Musqueam and Qualicum First Nations artists, have curated the ‘Ems Syiyum’ Indigenous art exhibit that can be viewed at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until April 30, 2022. (Submitted photos)
Jesse Recalma, left, and Mathew Andreatta, right, both Musqueam and Qualicum First Nations artists, have curated the ‘Ems Syiyum’ Indigenous art exhibit that can be viewed at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until April 30, 2022. (Submitted photos)
The Knox United Church in Parksville at 345 Pym St. (PQB News file photo)
The Knox United Church in Parksville at 345 Pym St. (PQB News file photo)
Nathan Tinkham, left, and Gary Fjellgaard, right, will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on March 25, 2022, at 7 p.m. for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
Nathan Tinkham, left, and Gary Fjellgaard, right, will perform at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall on March 25, 2022, at 7 p.m. for the Oceanside Folk Roots Club. (Submitted photo)
The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)

Canadian music legend Valdy to play Errington War Memorial Hall on March 26

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m.

The Errington War Memorial Hall at 1390 Errington Rd. (PQB News file photo)
Anne Cateaux released her debut novel, Shimmy, after a decade of working on getting it published. (Photo courtesy of Anne Cateaux)

Ladysmith author explores love and friendship in debut novel

Shimmy answers ‘where do pets go when they die?’

Anne Cateaux released her debut novel, Shimmy, after a decade of working on getting it published. (Photo courtesy of Anne Cateaux)
Artwork by Linda Greig, left, and Katherine Meredith, right. (Submitted photos)

McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville to host 4 exhibits through end of March

Works by Linda Greig, Katherine Meredith, DeCosmos Fine Arts Society and 6 photographers

Artwork by Linda Greig, left, and Katherine Meredith, right. (Submitted photos)
John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied

Vancouver Island author’s first novel has a broad target audience

‘The Big One’ will have mass appeal to Islanders, adventurists, and others

John Carswell has just published his first fiction novel, “The Big One.” Photo supplied
Jennifer Scott, left, and Rene Worst. (Submitted photo)

TOSH: Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst play Qualicum Beach March 6

Vancouver jazz couple to play as part of Music on Sunday Concert Series

Jennifer Scott, left, and Rene Worst. (Submitted photo)
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