Local Entertainment

Chemainus author Robyn Gerland. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Gerland shares personal story of the season

Chemainus author’s offering features in Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas publication

Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite are appearing at the Chemainus Theatre Playbill Dining Room on Nov. 20 and 21. (Photo by Jon Blacker)

Popular blues duo playing two shows at Chemainus Theatre’s Playbill Dining Room

Braithwaite & Whiteley back in town for special dinner performances

Diamond Joe White is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Oct. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Head to the Duncan Showroom for the songs and stories of Diamond Joe

Diamond Joe White will be entertaining folks at the Showroom on Saturday, Oct 17

  • Oct 11, 2020
Philip Mix’s Paloma in Amsterdam, oil on linen. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus artist likes to Mix up his work into different categories

Portraits, landscapes and an abstract yacht series show incredible versatility

Philip Mix’s Paloma in Amsterdam, oil on linen. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Entertainment by ‘Papa’ Steve Hughes helps takes the blues away for people dwelling too much on COVID-19. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Downtown tunes

Musicians keeping folks entertained

Entertainment by ‘Papa’ Steve Hughes helps takes the blues away for people dwelling too much on COVID-19. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Larry Skaggs performs on the cello for the Pablo & Friends concert. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus Classical Concerts season opener in October already sold out

Waiting list being taken with only 40 tickets made available for social distancing requirements

Larry Skaggs performs on the cello for the Pablo & Friends concert. (Photo submitted)
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Andy McCormack on guitar for Tropic Mayhem at Waterwheel Park. (Photo by Craig Spence/Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society)

Mayhem ensues

That’s a good thing for entertainment at Waterwheel Park

  • Aug 29, 2020
Andy McCormack on guitar for Tropic Mayhem at Waterwheel Park. (Photo by Craig Spence/Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society)
‘Papa’ Steve Hughes of Chemainus performs some tunes downtown on a sunny Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Music to our ears

‘Papa’ Steve Hughes among the entertainers helping to chase the blues away in downtown Chemainus

‘Papa’ Steve Hughes of Chemainus performs some tunes downtown on a sunny Thursday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Hardware Girls followed JoHannah Knight in a great double-bill at the Waterwheel Park bandshell. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Double-bill of engaging entertainment

Knight, Hardware Girls perform at Waterwheel Park bandshell

  • Aug 13, 2020
The Hardware Girls followed JoHannah Knight in a great double-bill at the Waterwheel Park bandshell. (Photo by Craig Spence)
Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Exhibit showcases one side of artist’s wide-ranging personality

Skagfeld takes something from all of her life experiences

Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
The Copper Canyon Band – Doug Fitzpatrick (guitar/vocals), Gord Bigham (guitar/Vocals), Dawn Geddie (double bass) and Ian Smith (percussion) – took to the bandshell stage at Waterwheel Park Saturday, July 25, 2020, and put on a county and blues performance for the crowd. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Cultural Arts Society keeps the music coming to a restricted audience

Schedule announced to the end of August for Tuesday and Saturday performances

The Copper Canyon Band – Doug Fitzpatrick (guitar/vocals), Gord Bigham (guitar/Vocals), Dawn Geddie (double bass) and Ian Smith (percussion) – took to the bandshell stage at Waterwheel Park Saturday, July 25, 2020, and put on a county and blues performance for the crowd. (Photo by Craig Spence)
Mark Crissinger in the first performance at the Waterwheel Park bandshell of a rejuvenated summer program. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Music soothes the COVID beast

Cultural Arts Society launches a summer entertainment package with restrictions

Mark Crissinger in the first performance at the Waterwheel Park bandshell of a rejuvenated summer program. (Photo by Craig Spence)
Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)
The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to Saltair

Only 40 tickets available so get them soon if you’re interested

The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)
Cowichan Valley rapper Switch livestreamed a show on Facebook in April to great results. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley rapper Switch livestreamed a show on Facebook in April to great results. (Submitted)
Bob Johns displays his book, The Children of Wondria, written many years ago. He’s suddenly been inspired to write again with the opening of the Askew Creek Book Shop at the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

The Children of Wondria undergoes a revival from author Johns

The 18-year-old book makes family connections and inspires a sequel in the works

Bob Johns displays his book, The Children of Wondria, written many years ago. He’s suddenly been inspired to write again with the opening of the Askew Creek Book Shop at the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Edie Daponte’s shows are always popular. She’s been a regular at Pat’s House of Jazz. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Pat’s House of Jazz hopes for fall return

COVID-19 restrictions cancel last events on the spring calendar

Edie Daponte’s shows are always popular. She’s been a regular at Pat’s House of Jazz. (File photo by Don Bodger)
A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)

Hot ticket: Tickets on sale tonight for drive-in theatre at Cowichan Exhibition

Fresh Air Cinema bringing Onward and The Lion King to the big screen at the Cowichan Exhibition

A drive-in theatre will set up temporarily this weekend at the Cowichan Exhibition. Tickets go on sale Monday at 5 p.m. and are sure to go fast, with only 50 available each night. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Rainforest Arts Gallery is currently closed. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Rainforest Arts opens virtual gallery

Check out Peggy Grigor’s Gaia’s Garden exhibit until the end of June

  • May 14, 2020
The Rainforest Arts Gallery is currently closed. (Photo by Art Carlyle)