"Driving Miss Daisy": Play brought to Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage by Arts Club Theatre Company from Thursday, Jan. 16 to Saturday, Jan. 25, at 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. "This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama follows the charming and moving adventures of a Southern matriarch and her chauffeur over their 25-year friendship, and reveals the power of the human heart to overcome prejudices and open itself to new possibilities." Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
"Becky’s New Car": Surrey Little Theatre stages Steven Dietz comedy from Jan. 30 to Feb. 22 (on select nights and days) at 7027 184th St., Surrey. Tickets are $15 via 604-576-8451 and surreylittletheatre.com.
"Hired Help": Former Delta Arts Council president Gina Stockdale in her self-written one-woman show, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 at Firehall Centre for the Arts, North Delta. "Vicky does the ironing while entertaining you with stories about her client with the forbidden room, her aging mum living in the care home and the ups and downs of her acting career." Tickets $10 at the door, info via www.deltaartscouncil. ca/hired-help.html.
"Gender Failure": Writer/storyteller Ivan Coyote and musician/author Rae Spoon bring together words, sounds and original music in "an exploration and exposÃ© of their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and, ultimately, how the gender binary fails us all." Staged Feb. 7-8 at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre, 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on select Sunday afternoons at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, starting at 4 p.m. Jan. 26: Kristian Braathen PK3+1 Laura Crema; Feb. 9: Diane Lines; Feb. 23: Dominik Heins Jazz/Swing Piano; March 9: Mighty Fraser Big Jazz Band; March 23: Jaclyn Guillou, vocalist; April 13: Christie Grace, vocalist.
"South End Summit" Big Band Concert: Annual musical showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at Wheelhouse Theatre, 15751 16th Ave., Surrey. Produced by Semiahmoo Art, featuring toetapping tunes by top-level musicians. Special "Stocking Stuffer" pricing good until Dec. 24. Tickets available at White Rock’s Tapestry Music ($19/$14 students and seniors). Info: www.semiahmooarts.com.
David Vest Band: Award-winning boogie-woogie piano player/singer performs with band Friday, Jan. 24 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, in co-promo with White Rock Blues Society. Info and tickets ($35): 604-542-3055, bluefrogstudios.ca.
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s "Surrey Nights" series: "Haunted Lovers: Don Giovanni and Francesca da Rimini" concert 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring Courtney Lewis, conductor, and Andrew Von Oeyen, piano. Tickets $40 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available) via www.vancouversymphony.ca.
"Dueling Pianos Show" featuring Dominik Heins and Carl Sonny Leyland doing three nights at Blue Frog Studios, on Thursday, Jan. 30, Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1. Nightly shows at 7 and 9 p.m., at 1328 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets and info: www.bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.
Randy "Elvis" Friskie and his Las Vegas Show Band on "That’s the Way it Is" tour of B.C., with concert date in Surrey Friday, Feb. 1 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. start. Tickets $39.50, 1-855-411-7500.
Encore Peninsula Concerts: Monthly classical music series of concerts on Sunday afternoons (3 p.m. start) at First United Church, in White Rock. Concert dates in series are Feb. 2, March 9, April 6 and May 4. Info: www.peninsulaproductions. org, 604-541-2199.
Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce: Blues band performs at Valentine’s Day dance party (Feb. 14) at Pacific Inn resort’s Rhumba Room bar, South Surrey, in event presented by White Rock Blues Society. Tickets $20 via tickets.surrey.ca, also at Tapestry and Surfside music shops. Info: www.whiterockblues.com.
Barracuda: Heart tribute band returns to Blue Frog Studios on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), 8 p.m. start. at 1328 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets are $35 via 604-542-3055, bluefrogstudios.ca.
Trilogy: Jazz trio features Miles Black, Jodi Proznick and Bill Coon in concert Saturday, Feb. 15 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Tickets are $35 via 604-542-3055, bluefrogstudios.ca.
"The Music of Ray Charles and James Brown" concert featuring Mike Henry on Friday, Feb. 21 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Tickets $35 via 604-542-3055, bluefrogstudios.ca.
Delta Arts Council open mic night held on last Friday of every month at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info: www.deltaartscouncil.ca.
Danny Bhoy in "Dear Epson" comedy show presented by Just For Laughs company, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets available via ticketmaster.ca and 1-855-985-5000.
"Ticket to Ride": Ski and snowboard film produced by Warren Miller Entertainment on screen 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring images from mountains around the globe. All tickets are $24 via 604-507-6355 and www.bellperformingartscentre.com.
White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock, by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival.ca. Jan. 31: "Bidder 70."
Get Reel: Film series hosted by Semiahmoo Arts at White Rock Community Centre, with screenings held on select nights, 7 p.m. start. Guest speakers lead a discussion following each film. Tickets $10/11; Info: 604-536-8333, www.whiterockartscouncil.com. Jan. 29: "Still Mine."
"A Feast for the Eyes: Exploring Food Through Art": Group exhibit focuses on food as inspiration, on view until Feb. 21 at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock.
Surrey Art Gallery: Works by Fraser Valley Quilters guild on view to Feb. 9. Gallery located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. Info: 604-501-5566, arts.surrey.ca.
Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, watershedartworks.ca.
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca.
Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898, www.surreyurbanscreen.ca.
White Rock Museum + Archives: At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, whiterock.museum.bc.ca. Currently on view: "Science As Art: Botanical Illustration of Canadian Tree Fruit Varieties," on loan from Kelowna Museums, features 10 watercolour paintings by Kelowna artist Joanne Beaulieu, to March 31.
"Let There Be Light!" one-day workshop in Surrey on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We (will) integrate the power of togetherness and writing to bring us a bit further away from the pain, isolation and loneliness of experiencing the loss of a loved one, and closer to hope. For details, email Marilyn Kroeker-Hahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-996-2960.
"Igniting A Spark" is a Delta environmental conference open to students from Grades 4 to 12 in B.C, event Feb. 21 (a Pro-D Day) at Seaquam Secondary in North Delta. "Students will network with youth, engage in relevant environmental issues, connect with sustainability organizations and hear from engaging speakers." Register at: greensymposium.drupalgardens.com before Jan. 31.
A "Gathering of Remembrance" will be hosted by Surrey Hospice Society at Valley View Memorial Gardens (Arbour Building) on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. "In support those who have experienced the death of a loved one, the evening will include music, readings and a candle-lighting ritual. A time of refreshments and mingling with resource staff will follow." Please register at 604-584-7006.
Bite of the Rock Festival: Eighth annual event Jan. 20 to Feb. 13 celebrates restaurants in White Rock with three-course meals priced at $15, $25, $35 and $45. Participating restaurants, along with featured menu items, are listed at www.whiterockbia.com.
Surrey Libraries host a Chinese New Year celebration (Year of the Horse) at City Centre Library on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. "There will be lots of free family fun including children’s crafts, official ceremony and blessing by Fortune Man (noon), multicultural musical and dance performances, storytimes and more. City Centre Library is located at 10350 University Dr., info at www.surreylibraries.ca.
Robbie Burns Day 20th annual dinner and dance, Saturday, Jan. 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Star of the Sea hall, 15262 Pacific Ave. Event hosted by the Tam O’Shanter Dancers. Tickets $55, info via 604-535-8949 or 604-288-2458.
Surrey Muse: Arts and literary event featuring poet Wanda John, author Jean Pierre Makosso and performer Dreadnaught. Open microphone to follow. Free admission. Venue is City Centre branch, Surrey Public Library, on Friday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Zero-360: Open-mic style literary event offers stage to local writers for maximum of 360 seconds (six minutes) each, on second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at Pelican Rouge coffee house in Central Plaza, 16th Ave at 152nd St., White Rock. Event hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, semiahmooarts.com, 604-536-8333.
Irish Poetry Night: Spoken word events hosted by Semiahmoo Arts on third Wednesday of every month at Jimmy Flynn’s Celtic Snug (new venue), 15065 Marine Dr., White Rock. For schedule and event info, see www.semiahmooarts.com or call venue, 604-538-8081.
"Blues for the Bank": Annual musical fundraiser for Surrey Food Bank on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104th Ave., Surrey, featuring Agent C and Top Secret band. Tickets are $20 via 604-581-2827. All net proceeds to the food bank’s Tiny Bundles program.
Beach House Theatre "Evening of Music" in support of theatre company’s summer productions at Crescent Beach, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at Wheelhouse Theatre (at Earl Marriott Secondary, South Surrey) featuring jazz music by Jodi Proznick with Oliver Gannon. Tickets and info: www.beachhousetheatre. org, 604-710-4929.
Investors Group Walk for Memories: Charitable event on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Eaglequest Golf Course supports Canadians affected by Alzheimer disease, at 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Global TV’s Mark Madryga is the event emcee. This year’s walk honours Stan Fryer and his wife, Shirley. "Stan has not only cared for his wife but has devoted time and effort to helping others coping with caring for their loved ones suffering from Alzheimer disease." Event info: www.walkformemories.com.
"Coldest Night of the Year" winter walk Feb. 22 hosted by Sources Community Resources Centres, in partnership with City of White Rock. "Event happening in 65 cities across Canada in support of our work here with the hungry, homeless and hurting." Info: www.sourcesbc.ca.
Surrey Board of Trade’s annual New Year’s Reception on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at its offices (#101-14439 104th Ave, Surrey) from 5 to 8 p.m. Surrey Board of Trade has partnered with FortisBC to offer a free workshop that can help you learn how to save energy and money, while making your business more environmentally sustainable, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7:45 a.m. start. Event location at Surrey Board of Trade conference room (#101-14439 104 Ave., Surrey). Free admission; to register, visit www.businessinsurrey. com or call 604-581-7130.
eBook workshop 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at George Mackie Library in North Delta. "Delta libraries are offering free eBook workshops to get you started borrowing library eBooks onto your eReader, tablet or computer." At 8440 112th St., Delta, 604-594-8155.
Anne Glover’s String Story Productions: Performer brings her strings and stories to Richardson Elementary in North Delta for 3 p.m. show on Sunday, Jan. 19, 11339 83rd Ave. Tickets $3, 604-952-5058.