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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

(Photo: Twitter@SurreyRCMP)
Surrey Mounties, pet owners, bracing for Halloween

Last year the Surrey RCMP received 147 fireworks complaints on Diwali and 121 on Halloween

(Delta Police Department photo)
Delta police investigating after another teen girl followed in Tsawwassen

Police say a man in a burgundy car approached teen girls on at least two, possibly three occasions

White Rock RCMP are searching for Richard John Lewis, who is wanted on warrants for assault and uttering threats. (RCMP handout)
White Rock RCMP searching for wanted man

Richard John Lewis is wanted on warrants for assault, uttering threats

A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Seven more Surrey schools reporting COVID-19

INTERACTIVE TABLE: Search for schools, organize by exposure dates

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates the COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 case count jumps by 287, another senior home outbreak

Two more deaths recorded, community outbreak in Okanagan

An untitled Emily Carr painting of Finlayson Point was donated to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by brothers Ian and Andrew Burchett. The painting had been in their family for several decades. (Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)
Never before seen painting by famed B.C. artist Emily Carr gifted to Victoria gallery

Painting among several donated to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The B.C. Centre for Disease control is telling people to keep an eye out for the poisonous death cap mushroom, which thrives in fall weather conditions. (Paul Kroeger/BCCDC)
Highly poisonous death cap mushroom discovered in Comox

This marks first discovery on Vancouver Island outside Greater Victoria area

100 Mile Conservation officer Joel Kline gingerly holds an injured but very much alive bald eagle after extracting him from a motorist’s minivan. (Photo submitted)
Rescued bald eagle that came to life in B.C. man’s car had lead poisoning

Bird is on medication and recovering in rehab centre

Janet Austin, lieutenant governor of B.C., was presented with the first poppy of the Royal Canadian Legion’s 2020 Poppy Campaign on Wednesday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
PHOTOS: B.C. Lieutenant Governor receives first poppy to kick off 2020 campaign

Janet Austin ‘honour and a privileged’ to receive the poppy

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Premier-elect John Horgan and cabinet ministers are sworn in for the first time at Government House in Victoria, July 18, 2017. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Pandemic payments have to wait for B.C. vote count, swearing-in

Small businesses advised to apply even if they don’t qualify

The B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch has issued a decision about the actions of an elementary school teacher in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley elementary teacher suspended for grabbing, shoving, yelling at kids

Roxann Rojas will lose her legal authority to teach for two weeks from Oct. 25 to Nov. 7, 2020

A raccoon paid a visit to a Toronto Tim Hortons on Oct. 22, 2020. (shecallsmedrew/Twitter)
Who are you calling a trash panda? Raccoon takes a shift at Toronto Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons said animal control was called as soon they saw the surprise visitor

Most Read