EVENTS GUIDE for Jan. 23 to 29

EVENTS GUIDE for Jan. 23 to 29


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. 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,

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, 604-876-3434.

Ventos: "Muy Caliente" concert by Vancouver-based woodwind quintet to feature Latin-inspired chamber music, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 at Peace Portal Alliance chapel, South Surrey. Tickets $15/$10 via Show info:

"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:, 604-542-3055.


Delta Arts Council open mic night held on last Friday of every month at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). "Open Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase." Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info:


Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair: Annual event to be held Thursday, April 24 at Sungod Recreation Centre (arena) in North Delta from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., featuring dozens of exhibitors. Last year’s event attracted 2,500 attendees, including students, parents and the general public. Info: 604-946-4141,


"Driving Miss Daisy": Play brought to Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage by Arts Club Theatre Company, 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,

"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

"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.


"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

"On the Line": A movie by Frank Tod followed by a dialogue about the Northern Gateway Pipeline, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. "Beautiful scenery, interesting conversations and facts about the proposed $5.5-billion oil pipeline," at Colebrook United Church, 5441 125A St., Surrey. All welcome.


Surrey Art Gallery: "(Da bao) (Takeout)" group exhibit on view from Jan. 25 to March 23; also, 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, 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,

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700,

Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. Info: 604-598-5898,


All Star Wrestling’s "New Years Resolutions" event Saturday Jan. 25 at Alice McKay Building, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m. start time. Multiple matches during the evening. Tickets range from $12 to $20 via 604-710-0872,


Indoor Land Rover Show hosted by the Rover-Landers of British Columbia club, on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds’ Agriplex facility, featuring articulation ramp, merchandise, raffle, movies, technical displays, awards and more, from noon to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per truck; walk-ins are free. Info online at


"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." To attend the conference, register at: 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

"Spice Road to Delta": Delta Welcoming Communities Program, in partnership with the Delta Libraries invites you to event on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m. at George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St., Delta. "While enjoying rich appetizers and drinks, you’ll learn abut the significance of spices from around the world. There will be a free gift or door prize also."


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 Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $3. For info, call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.


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,, 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. Info: 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, Oliver Gannon, Heidi McCurdy, Glenda Rae with Brett Wade, Jordan Carrier and others. Info:, 604-710-4929.

"Ignite A Dream": Formal evening of wine tasting, food and musical entertainment 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, South Surrey, in support of Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society program, which aims to provide underprivileged children of Surrey with educational opportunities. Event tickets $60, or $100 for two, 604-574-5785,


Surrey Trekkers Walking Club hosts a 10-kilometre walk on Saturday, Jan. 25 starting from Barnston Island ferry dock parking lot (104 Ave. east of 176 St.); registration starts at 9:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. New walkers are welcome. For more info, contact Dennis Hutton, 604-588-7520.

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:


Surrey Women in Business Awards: "Nominate a Surrey businesswoman in one of the five award categories: Entrepreneur, Corporate/Leadership, Professional, Innovator, or Not-for-Profit Leader." Nomination deadline is Feb. 7; event date is March 12. For info, contact Brianne Colbert, event marketing coordinator at Surrey Board of Trade, at or 604-634-0347.

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 or call 604-581-7130.

Business to Business networking reception hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at South Asian Health Centre. "This new facility will provide culturally tailored services for the South Asian community in the area of family and specialty medicine. A partnership between the Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice and Fraser Health, this initiative was spearheaded and developed by a group of local family physicians." Admission is free. Info: 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." Bring your questions for this evening session. ("Please note that at this time, Canadian library eBooks cannot be loaded to a Kindle."). At 8440 112th St., Delta, 604-594-8155.


Surrey Seniors’ Bazaar held on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre (13458 107A Ave., Surrey). "All are welcome and there will be light refreshments and musical entertainment, as well as some good bargains for all ages." To book a table, email Greg Nolan at, 604-329-7323.


White Rock/Surrey meeting Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Ave., Surrey. Speaker is Debbie McDonald with Semiahmoo Dental Humanitarian Team. She will give a presentation about her trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, where she worked with local dentists abroad. Guests welcome. Info: Helen, 604-536-8134.


Delta Idol: Talent contest seeks entries from performers age 10 to 19, deadline Jan. 30. Show date for this Delta Parks, Recreation and Culturebacked event is Friday, Feb. 28 at Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Submit audition video by email to and For info, call 604-952-3000.

Westcoast Harmony Chorus welcomes women singers to open rehearsals on Wednesdays in January, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Parkland Church, 9574 160 St., Surrey.

"Just Shoes": Call for artists for jurited exhibit on view from April 5 to 30 at Newton Cultural Centre. Deadline for entry is March 15 at 4 p.m. Digital entry only; send image, title, artist name, size, medium and price to