WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23
6:30 -8 p.m. Multicultural Speaker Series featuring special guests sharing information and stories about their country of origin. Countries being covered throughout the monthlong series include: China, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. Free and open to the public at the Nanaimo Rugby Clubhouse. 6700 Dover Road.
6:30 -8 p.m. Nanaimo Museum's lantern tours. Participants will be taken on a guided walk through downtown and taught about haunting events from Nanaimo's history such as reputed ghost sightings and public hangings. $15/adv and registration is required. Program@nanaimomuseum.com 250-753-1821. Also runs on Friday, Oct. 25.
THURSDAY, OCT. 24
8 a.m. -noon: Medieval Halloween Dance with Chevy Ray and the Fins. Everyone is encouraged to wear medieval costume. $15/adv or $20 at the door. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 at 129 Harewood Road.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25
4 -10 p.m. 9th Annual Nanaimo Global Film Festival. $10, $20 and $30 passes: www.nanaimofilmfest.org 8 -11 p.m. Drop Dead Sexy Burlesque Show. Halloween themed
burlesque show where guests are encouraged to come in costume. $15/adv or $20 at the door. Vampishheart@hotmail.com 250-616-0122. North Gate Pub 6450 Metral Drive.
SATURDAY, OCT. 26
11 a.m. -4 p.m. Come and get your dog's innermost yearnings read by
pet psychic Yvonne at the Old City Quarter and Hallows Faire. Lobelia's Lair is taking donations to the SPCA for those curious about their canine's thoughts. Other activities include trick-or-treating for the kids and a pet costume parade.
1 -4 p.m. Board game afternoon at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library.
Come alone or bring friends and family for an afternoon of games. This fun, all-ages event is free of charge and drop-ins are welcome to join. For more info contact Nathan McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 p.m. Dave Gogo in concert at Simon Holt, showcasing his new album, 'Come On Down'. Tickets adult: $20 advance, at Simon Holt 6582 Applecross Rd,
SUNDAY OCT. 27
11 a.m. -2 p.m. First annual Spooktacular Amazing Science Race at the Bowen Park lower picnic site. For more info call 250-618-6683. Preregistration is recommended at: http://www.raceonline. ca/events/details/?id=481
Noon -4:30 p.m. Nanaimo Dive Outfitters Halloween Bash at Neck Point Park, 1055 Morningside Dr. For more information call 250-756-1863.
1:30 -4 p.m. 2nd Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Grand Hotel. To book your tickets or for more information visit www.crimsoncoastdance.org or call the Grand Hotel at 250-758-3000.
7:30 -11:30 p.m. Halloween masquerade dance with Paul and Jess at the Royal Canadian Legion Br#256, 1630 E. Wellington
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