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Reconciling Self | Connie Watts

June 13 - September 06 | | 10:00AM - 05:00PM

Reconciling Self | Connie Watts June 14 to September 6 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, June 13, 5 to 7 pm Join us and meet the artist! Artist Talk: Saturday, September 6, 2 pm 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5S5 (entrance 5D, building 330) 'Reconciling

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Water Parks

August 28 | | 09:00AM - 08:00PM

Cool off this summer at one of Nanaimo's many water parks! Open daily till Sept, 9 am - 8 pm. Locations include Departure Bay Kiwanis Park, Deverill Square Park, Harewood Water Park, Mansfield Park. FMI 250.756.5200  

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Pottery Show and Sale

August 28 | | 09:30AM - 05:30PM

Whimsical sculptural and decorative functional pottery at Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre during the month of August. Open mall hours. Free. FMI 250.756.6136

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Art Exhibit

August 28 | | 10:00AM - 05:00PM

The Nanaimo Art Gallery (Campus) is hosting a feature exhibit by Connie Watts called Reconciling Self until Sept 6. Watts is a contemporary First Nations artist working with traditional Northwest Coast forms. Admission is free. FMI  250.740.6350  

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Museum Feature Exhibit

August 28 | | 10:00AM - 05:00PM

‘Canada Day 1’ is a travelling exhibit from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 1. Showing at the Nanaimo Museum till Sept 1. Admission $2/adult, $1.75/student or senior, $0.75/children 5 - 12, free/children under 5. FMI

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HBC Bastion and Noon Hour Cannon Firing

August 28 | | 10:00AM - 03:00PM

Come and experience some of Nanaimo's rich history! The Hudson Bay Company's Bastion is open 10 am - 3 pm until Labour Day, Pioneer Plaza on Front Street. Admission by donation. Heritage interpreter on site. FMI www.nanaimomuseum.ca  

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Art Exhibition and Sale

August 28 | | 10:00AM - 05:00PM

‘Coastal Expressions’ takes place Aug 16 - Sept 6 at the Nanaimo Art Gallery - downtown. Featuring works by members of the Nanaimo Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Free. FMI 250.754.1750  

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Summertime Music Series

August 28 | | 11:00AM - 02:00PM

Free outdoor lunchtime concert series every Thursday till Aug 28 in downtown Nanaimo’s ‘Lois Lane’, just down the China Steps. 11 am - 2 pm. Bring your lunch! FMI/lineup visit www.dnbia.ca

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Westwood Lake Swimming

August 28 | | 12:00PM - 06:00PM

Lifeguards on duty daily till August 31, 12 noon till 6 pm. FMI 250.756.5200  

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Live Music

August 28 | | 01:30PM - 03:00PM

Courtesy of the Harbour City Seniors, ‘Howie James’ (Aug 7 - guitar), Marty Steele (Aug 14 - keyboard), Terry Lowry (Aug 21 - saxophone and keyboard) and Cliff Marcil (Aug 28 - vocalist) perform at the Bowen Auditorium at

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Pioneer Cemetery Tours

August 28 | | 01:30PM - 02:15PM

The 2nd and 4th Thurs of July and Aug at 1:30 pm. Discover stories buried in BCs 3rd oldest cemetery! $10/person, pre-registration required. 45 min tour. FMI www.nanaimomuseum.ca

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Live Theatre

August 28 | | 04:00PM - 06:00PM

‘Freud’s Last Session’ by Mark St. Germain plays at the Studio Theatre, 9574 Bare Point Rd in Chemainus from Aug 20 - 30. Matinee and evening shows available. FMI/tix www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca  

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Park Market

August 28 | | 05:00PM - 09:00PM

A late summer market at Maffeo Sutton Park! Thursdays 5 - 9 pm until the rainy season starts. All-inclusive vendor and street performer market including fresh produce, arts and crafts, antique and flea market vendors, home-made products, clothing and more! Street performers

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Open Mic Night

August 28 | | 06:30PM - 09:00PM

Come relax in downtown Nanaimo! Spoken word/music at Serious Coffee on Commercial Street every Thursday from 6:30 - 9 pm. Songwriters draw for studio time. FMI Guy at 250.618.2924  

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Live Theatre

August 28 | | 08:00PM - 11:00PM

The epic musical  “Les Miserables’, a tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France,  shows at Chemainus Theatre Festival June 6 - Sept 7 with 2 pm and 8 pm shows available. FMI/tix www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca

 

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Live Music

August 28 | | 09:00PM - 11:55PM

The last Thursday of every month the 'Herbicidal Maniacs' are live in concert at The Globe. West Coast original folk rock. Free. Band website: www.herbicidalmaniacs.ca/ venue website: www.globehotel.ca  

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