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Courtesy of John Gogo - John Gogo is playing a one-man show at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. that tells the story of four generations of logging in his family, and on Vancouver Island.

Four generations of logging and mining stories in one Parksville show

John Gogo will share regional stories, family history, song at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge

Courtesy of John Gogo - John Gogo is playing a one-man show at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. that tells the story of four generations of logging in his family, and on Vancouver Island.
Courtesy of Claire Pollock - Silly, sassy, sexy - the Dirty Betty Show brings an all–female comedic variety show to the Parksville Community Centre on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. From left to right – Ashlee Ferral, Claire Pollock, Jennifer Perrin and Meaghan Hommy.

Silly, sassy, sexy – comedy show brings burlesque, drag and risque comedy to Parksville

The Dirty Betty Show plays in Parksville on Nov. 22

  • Nov 11, 2019
Courtesy of Claire Pollock - Silly, sassy, sexy - the Dirty Betty Show brings an all–female comedic variety show to the Parksville Community Centre on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. From left to right – Ashlee Ferral, Claire Pollock, Jennifer Perrin and Meaghan Hommy.
Emily Vance photo - The painting Bar O Branding is on display at the McMillan Arts Centre as part of Harold Allanson’s display. The show runs until Dec. 1.

Lifelike watercolours grace Parksville’s McMillan Arts Centre

Harold Allanson’s show on display at the MAC until Dec. 1

Emily Vance photo - The painting Bar O Branding is on display at the McMillan Arts Centre as part of Harold Allanson’s display. The show runs until Dec. 1.
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NEWS file photo - Billy Grimes (played by Barry Baker), right, and Roman Plushenko (played by Ted Girard) argue at a park bench in Brian March’s original dramatic comedy, Rappaport Revisited. The show was one of two performed as part of the 2018 Vancouver Island One-Act Play Festival in Qualicum Beach.

One-act play festival returns to Qualicum Beach’s Village Theatre

The Vancouver Island Juried One Act Play Festival runs Nov. 7-10

NEWS file photo - Billy Grimes (played by Barry Baker), right, and Roman Plushenko (played by Ted Girard) argue at a park bench in Brian March’s original dramatic comedy, Rappaport Revisited. The show was one of two performed as part of the 2018 Vancouver Island One-Act Play Festival in Qualicum Beach.
All-ages punk show in Coombs to support skate, surf, snow culture

All-ages punk show in Coombs to support skate, surf, snow culture

Pacific Board Culture Society supports board culture on Vancouver Island

All-ages punk show in Coombs to support skate, surf, snow culture
Courtesy of McMillan Arts Centre - MAC executive director Jennifer Bate gives a tour of the MAC’s digital media exhibit space which debuted this summer. Funds raised at the annual Rock Around the MAC fundraiser will go towards supporting the MAC’s many programs and exhibits.

‘Rock around the MAC’: Parksville fundraiser

McMillan Arts Centre event features live art, dancing

Courtesy of McMillan Arts Centre - MAC executive director Jennifer Bate gives a tour of the MAC’s digital media exhibit space which debuted this summer. Funds raised at the annual Rock Around the MAC fundraiser will go towards supporting the MAC’s many programs and exhibits.
Courtesy of The Wardens - A trio composed of current and former Canadian park wardens will be performing a mix of original storytelling and song at the Errington Hall on Nov. 1.

Band composed of Banff park wardens to play Errington Hall

‘You just can’t make this stuff up’: stories from a lifetime of national park service

Courtesy of The Wardens - A trio composed of current and former Canadian park wardens will be performing a mix of original storytelling and song at the Errington Hall on Nov. 1.
Courtesy of Wendy Alexander - Parksville’s Wendy Alexander lives in two worlds. When she’s not rehearsing for the role of Mimi in Opera Nanaimo’s upcoming performance of La Boheme, she’s waiting tables at the Rod & Gun pub.

Parksville opera singer brings old-world styles to Vancouver Island

Wendy Alexander to star in Opera Nanaimo production

Courtesy of Wendy Alexander - Parksville’s Wendy Alexander lives in two worlds. When she’s not rehearsing for the role of Mimi in Opera Nanaimo’s upcoming performance of La Boheme, she’s waiting tables at the Rod & Gun pub.
Courtesy of Raincity - Former Parksville resident and vocalist Claire Twiddy and musical counterpart Kaylar Chan rock out on stage together. The two are members of Raincity, a funk-rock band based out of East Vancouver that’s coming to the Errington Hall on Oct. 26.

Former Parksville funk rocker returns to Errington Hall

Vocalist Claire Twiddy and band Raincity to play Oct. 26 hometown show

Courtesy of Raincity - Former Parksville resident and vocalist Claire Twiddy and musical counterpart Kaylar Chan rock out on stage together. The two are members of Raincity, a funk-rock band based out of East Vancouver that’s coming to the Errington Hall on Oct. 26.
Jazz guitarist plays GZAL in Parksville

Jazz guitarist plays GZAL in Parksville

Jazz guitarist Howard Alden is coming to Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge on…

Jazz guitarist plays GZAL in Parksville
On Oct. 24, the 10-time Cesar award nominated French language film Sink or Swim will show at the Eaglecrest Golf Course. The 2018 film tells the story of middle-aged men on the brink of midlife crises who decide to form their local pool’s first-ever synchronized swim team for men.

Beach Flicks gears up for season 10 in Qualicum Beach

Series brings films to town in partnership with Toronto International Film Festival

On Oct. 24, the 10-time Cesar award nominated French language film Sink or Swim will show at the Eaglecrest Golf Course. The 2018 film tells the story of middle-aged men on the brink of midlife crises who decide to form their local pool’s first-ever synchronized swim team for men.
Painting collage brightens space at Parksville’s MAC

Painting collage brightens space at Parksville’s MAC

Donna Matilla and Tony Martin fill the room with vibrant colours in new exhibit

Painting collage brightens space at Parksville’s MAC
Emily Vance photo - Qualicum Beach Museum Manager Netanja Waddell tries out one of the interactive exhibits as part of the Royal B.C. Museum’s exhibit on indigenous languages.

Touring exhibit from Royal B.C. Museum highlights First Nations languages

Qualicum Beach Museum will be home to a variety of interactive stations

Emily Vance photo - Qualicum Beach Museum Manager Netanja Waddell tries out one of the interactive exhibits as part of the Royal B.C. Museum’s exhibit on indigenous languages.
Sherri Wade plays Gloria, a transplant from New York City, and Vicky Barta plays 90-year-old Grace, a Virginia native nearing death - submitted photo

REVIEW: ‘Grace and Glorie’ a moving tale of death and friendship

Two women convey characters convincingly and with humour

Sherri Wade plays Gloria, a transplant from New York City, and Vicky Barta plays 90-year-old Grace, a Virginia native nearing death - submitted photo
Bill Henderson of Chilliwack is a genuine Canadian music legend. Don’t miss this chance to hear him and his band. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Chilliwack’s Bill Henderson to play Parksville

Will be joined by former bandmate Claire Lawrence on Oct. 12

Bill Henderson of Chilliwack is a genuine Canadian music legend. Don’t miss this chance to hear him and his band. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Courtesy of Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge - Tri-Continental is a multi-Juno award winning trio playing at the Bayside Resort on Oct. 12.

Trio of award-winning musicians to visit Parksville

A ‘collaborative evolution’ spanning musical genres

Courtesy of Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge - Tri-Continental is a multi-Juno award winning trio playing at the Bayside Resort on Oct. 12.
The Bills to play Errington Hall

The Bills to play Errington Hall

The folk super-group will take the stage on Oct. 12

The Bills to play Errington Hall
File photo                                Dalyce Knight presses copper foil to a piece of glass in her stained glass studio in Nanoose Bay during a previous Nanoose Bay Thanksgiving Studio Tour.

Thanksgiving Studio Tour returns to Nanoose Bay

The annual event will feature three new artists

File photo                                Dalyce Knight presses copper foil to a piece of glass in her stained glass studio in Nanoose Bay during a previous Nanoose Bay Thanksgiving Studio Tour.
Courtesy of Bob Herbison - The Islands Luthier Guild Show will take place at the Errington War Memorial Hall on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show features luthiers from around Vancouver Island, including students from the Summit School of Guitar Building. Pictured: Mike Whitney and Harrison Voss work on their musical creations.

Guitar-makers to gather in Errington

Islands Luthiers Guild Show celebrating eighth year

Courtesy of Bob Herbison - The Islands Luthier Guild Show will take place at the Errington War Memorial Hall on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show features luthiers from around Vancouver Island, including students from the Summit School of Guitar Building. Pictured: Mike Whitney and Harrison Voss work on their musical creations.
From left: Vicky Barta plays Grace and Sherri Wade plays Gloria in the ECHO Players production of ‘Grace and Glorie’. (Submitted Photo)

ECHO Players present ‘Grace and Glorie’ in Qualicum Beach

Directed by Kelly Barnam, the play is a touching comedy about love and loss

From left: Vicky Barta plays Grace and Sherri Wade plays Gloria in the ECHO Players production of ‘Grace and Glorie’. (Submitted Photo)