Your weekly guide to all the events and activities happening in Surrey, White Rock and North Delta


“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged”: Fighting Chance Productions and White Rock Players’ Club present fast-paced comedy Aug. 6 to 23 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, starring Tom Gage, Ryan Mooney, Christopher Nash, directed by Julie Casselman. Shows Wednesday thru Saturdays at 8 p.m., matinees Saturday, Aug. 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $18/$20, 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.ca. Beach House Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” and the more kid-friendly “The Three Munschketeers, a Debbie Patterson-written adaptation of five stories by Robert Munsch,” on an outdoor stage at Crescent Beach from Aug. 11 to 17. Tickets and info: Beachhousetheatre.org.


Surrey’s Food Cart Fest: Events held Saturday afternoons in August at Surrey city hall plaza, starting Aug. 2 and ending Aug. 30. Many food trucks on site. Event planners are Vancity, Arrival Agency and Streetfood Vancouver.


Trooper: Long-established rock band performs Friday, Aug. 1 at White Rock’s Star of the Sea Hall, with guests Me and Mae and Tommy Alto. Tickets $52.50 for this 19+ concert, via Ticketweb.ca, 1-888-222-6608. Show info: RockitBoy. com.

AbraCadabra: ABBA tribute band performs Saturday, Aug. 2 at Clova Cinema as part of the movie theatre’s closing-weekend celebration, at 5732 176th St., Cloverdale. Tickets $30/$20, info at Clova.com.

Zakiya Hooker: Daughter of blues legend John Lee Hooker in concert Thursday, Aug. 14 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Doors 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets $35, Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html. August/Acoustic Groove: Concert double bill Friday, Aug. 15 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Doors 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets $35, Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html. Susan Jacks in concert Friday,

Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets are $45 via Bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html.

David James Big River’s tribute to Johnny Cash: Concert on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock, plus special guest Darla Kendrick as June Carter. Tickets $42.50 plus fees, 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.ca.

Valdy: Veteran folk performer in concert Thursday, Sept. 4 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets $25 via Bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html.

Willy the Poor Boys perform music of CCR on Friday, Sept. 5 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets $35 via Bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html.

Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on select Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey.

White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons (select dates) at Crescent Beach Legion, 3-6 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275, www.whiterocktradjazz.com.


Surrey Libraries presents Teen Makers Camp at City Centre Library: “Teens, join us for four weeks of making with digital design, book-making, website hacking, and costumes!” Thursdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on dates of July, 31, Aug. 7 and 14. “Zero experience necessary. Awesome supplies are provided.” Free. To register, call 604-598-7427.


Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more on stage at venue in

Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd.

604-584-1388, www.facebook.

com/olympia.resto. Tues. and Thurs.

open-mic night, live band jam night; Wed. “FreeStyle” hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.

Sawbucks Pub: Live music on select weekend nights, 1626 152nd St., South Surrey. “Almost Famous Karaoke” Thursdays, Trivia Night Tuesdays. 604-536-6420, Sawbuckspub.com.

White Rock Elks Lodge #431: Live music and special events on select nights, karaoke on Fridays, at 1469 George St., White Rock, 604-538-4016, www.whiterockelks.ca.

Five Corners Bistro, 15182 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock, Wednesday evenings featuring Al Wieb, virtuoso jazz guitarist and guests. Call 604-538-5455 for reservations. Dublin Crossing: Live music six

nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy.,

Surrey. 604-575-5470.

Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 604-582-6620, centralcitybrewing.com.

Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, www.sandpiperpub.com.

Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-541-4244, washingtonavenuegrill.com.


2014 White Rock Sea Festival takes place from Friday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 3 in White Rock, with live entertainment, Torch Light parade, beach volleyball and soccer tournaments, vendor market, Pirates

in the Park play area at Semiahmoo Park, Cupcake’s Teddy Bear Picnic, more. Info: Whiterockseafestival.ca.


“Party on the Pier” event celebrates 100th anniversary of White Rock pier on Thursday, Aug. 28, featuring music by Powder Blues Band and Mostly Marley, plus “food, fun and fireworks” on the landmark structure. Tickets are $100, each contains a $40 tax receiptable donation, via Semiahmooarts.com and 604-536-8333. Tickets can also be purchased at South Surrey Recreation Arts Centre office, 14601 20th Ave., Surrey. The event is a fundraiser for Semiahmoo Arts.


Summer Swap Meet hosted by White Rock’s First United Church (corner of Centre and Buena Vista) on the Saturdays of Aug. 9 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Come sell or come buy! Save the hassle of your own garage sale and enjoy some fellowship while recycling. Indoor and Outdoor tables. Great deals and more.” Call 604-531-4850 to sign up for a table or parking stall.


White Rock Farmers’ Market runs until Oct. 12 at Miramar Plaza, 15154 Russell Ave., on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Whiterockfarmersmarket.ca, 604-897-3276.

Firehall Farmers’ Market held every second Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave. Info: Facebook. com/FirehallFarmersMarket. Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market held Wednesday afternoons in summer at new home, on the plaza outside the new city hall in Surrey, from noon to 5 p.m. Info: Surreymarket.org.

Surrey Night Market: Open-air summer market for local residents to sell and consume a variety of local foods, services and goods. At Cloverdale Fairgrounds, Friday and Saturday nights from July 5 to Aug. 30, from 6 to 11 p.m., 17726 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info: Surreynightmarket.com.

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