EVENTS GUIDE for Jan. 29 and beyond (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta)
Norman Foote: Juno award-winner performs with young singers from Surrey as his backup choir in family concert co-presented with Surrey International Childrenâ€™s Festival, on Jan. 31 at Surrey Arts Centre. All seats $12, 7 p.m. concert, info 604-501-5566.
Dueling Pianos with The Piano Men: Las Vegas-style performance Saturday, Jan. 31 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Show info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.
Cory Weeds Quintet plays the music of Art Blakey: Jazz concert Friday, Feb. 6 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, 8 p.m. start. Show info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.
St. Mark Concert Series: â€œSteve Maddocks in a concert of hot jazz for a cool season,â€ Sunday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. at St. Mark Ocean Park, 12953 20th Ave., South Surrey. Tickets $15 plus service charge. Refreshments included. Funds go into St. Mark Ministries based on need at the time. Tickets: Brownpapertickets.com/event/1147796, 604-535-8841.
Valentineâ€™s Day Dance Party with Janeâ€™s Blonde at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. â€œBring your lover (or find a new one) and dance the night away with Janeâ€™s Blonde, a local party-rock sextet that will put the groove in your heart on Saturday, Feb. 14.â€ Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.
Arsen Shomakhov: Blues guitarist in Valentineâ€™s Day Dinner & Dance concert at Pacific Inn Resortâ€™s Rhumba Room on Saturday, Feb. 14, with guest Ellie Johnson. 1160 King George Blvd., South Surrey. Tickets 604-542-6515, Whiterockblues.com.
John Mann: Spirit of the West singer/guitarist in concert Friday, Feb. 20 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, 8 p.m. Show info: Bluefrogstudios.ca.
Steelinâ€™ in the Years: The Music of Steely Dan: Tribute performance Saturday, Feb. 21 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Shows at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.
Jim Byrnes with the Sojourners: Local blues performer with musical guests, Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.
Led Zepagain: California-based tribute to Led Zeppelin performs Friday, March 6 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, 7 p.m. show. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.
Classical Coffee Concerts: Pianist Sarah Hagen hosts 75-minute classical concerts on select Thursday mornings at Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s studio theatre. Coffee and pastries at 9:30 a.m., concert start time 10:30 a.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre. Concert schedule: Feb. 26 (Sarah Hagen and Bergmann Piano Duo); April 2: (Sarah Hagen and Nicholas Wright).
Encore Peninsula Concert series, in partnership with City of White Rock, presents six concerts as part of 2014-15 series at White Rockâ€™s First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., on Sundays (select dates only) starting at 3 p.m. Info: 604) 501-5566 and press 1 and Tickets.Surrey.ca; tickets can also be purchased at White Rock Community Centre, Kent Street Activity Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre. Concerts include Feb. 22 (Elizabeth Bergmann & Marcel Bergmann, Canada), March 29 (Sihana Badivuku, violin, Kosovo, and E. Skovorodnikov, piano) and April 26 (Hugues Leclere, piano, France).
Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on second and fourth Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, starting at 4 p.m.
White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons (select dates) at Crescent Beach Legion, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-591-7275, Whiterocktradjazz.com.
All-Star Wrestlingâ€™s â€œSuperbrawlâ€ event at Cloverdale Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 31, featuring Gorgeous Michelle Starr (in final match) vs. Azeem the Dream. Tickets start at $15, details at Allstar-wrestling.com or call 604-710-0872. A post-show â€œmeet the wrestlersâ€ event will take place at Rustyâ€™s Pub, 17770 56th Ave., Surrey.
Delta Arts Council open mic night at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta), on last Friday of each month â€“ next on Jan. 30. â€œOpen Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase.â€ Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info: www.deltaartscouncil.ca.
Beijing Shadow Play Art Troupe: Regional tour in celebration of Chinese New Year stops at Surrey city hallâ€™s Centre Stage on Feb. 20-21, in dramatic storytelling performance involving silhouettes made of leather shapes (shadow puppets) projected onto a white screen. Tickets for performances are $15 plus s/c via 604 501-5566 and Tickets.surrey.ca; tickets for workshops in the library are $10 plus s/c. Show times on Feb. 20 are 4 and 7 p.m., with 5 p.m. workshop. Shows on Feb. 21 at 1 and 3 p.m., 2 p.m. workshop.
2015 Chinese New Year Gala Celebration, 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. â€œWhite Rock & South Surrey Chinese Society will hold a celebration gala for 2015 Chinese New Year,â€ including dinner. â€œThis year the musicians and dancers come from many different cultural backgrounds. Our Society will take this opportunity to encourage the Chinese Canadian and immigrant families to make positive contributions to the multicultural society of Canada.â€ For tickets and questions, contact Davie, 604-537-7339. Bell info: 604-507-6355.
The Taphouse Guildford: Live music three nights a week at upscale bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.
Dublin Crossing: Live music six nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470, Dublincrossing.com.
Sawbucks Pub: Live music on select weekend nights, 1626 152nd St., South Surrey. â€œAlmost Famous Karaokeâ€ Thursdays, Trivia Night Tuesdays. 604-536-6420, Sawbuckspub.com.
Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, Facebook.com/olympia.resto. Tues. and Thurs. open-mic night, live band jam night; Wed. â€œFreeStyleâ€ hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.
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, 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.
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, Sandpiperpub.com.
Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-541-4244, washingtonavenuegrill.com.
Steel School of Irish Dance presents its Winter Recital 2015, 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Bell Performing Arts centre, 6250 144th St., Surrey. â€œDonâ€™t miss this great night of live Irish dancing featuring all levels.â€ Tickets $14.50 to $17.50, 604-507-6355.
â€œIâ€™ll Be Back Before Midnightâ€: Mystery thriller runs from Jan. 29 to Feb. 21 (Thurs. to Sat., 8 p.m., plus Sunday matinees Feb. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.) at Surrey Little Theatre. Tickets 604-576-8451, firstname.lastname@example.org, Surreylittletheatre.com.
â€œSide By Side By Sondheimâ€: Musical showcase illustrates the wide range of Stephen Sondheimâ€™s abilities and those of his equally amazing collaborators, staged by White Rock Playersâ€™ Club from Feb. 4 to 28 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Tickets are $18 adults, $16 students, seniors, and CCS members, 604-536-7535, Whiterockplayers.com.
â€œLike Father, Like Son? Sorryâ€: Comedy-theatre show Feb. 6 at Surrey Arts Centre. â€œRevealing the fears, worries and surprises of being a new father, Chris Gibbs manages to explore the Superman myth, pop heroes in general, the perils of being overweight, the complexities of marriage, and other everyday issues.â€ Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.
â€œMike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Huntâ€: Koba Entertainment brings theatrical production, based on CG-animated TV series, to Surreyâ€™s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Feb. 14. The show will take â€œaudiences on an interactive and eye-opening adventure for the whole family complete with an enchanting world of medieval castles, plucky trolls and flying dragons.â€ Tickets and info: 1-855-985-5000, MikeTheKnightOnTour.com.
Cheesecake Burlesque Revue on Feb. 14 at Surrey Arts Centre. â€œWith a mission to celebrate classic burlesque with a modern twist, this bevy of beauties will shimmy their way into your hearts and show you how to bump â€˜n grind for Valentines.â€ Tickets and info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.Surrey.ca.
â€œSteel Magnolias:â€ Peninsula Productions brings Robert Harling story to Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, from March 4 to 14, directed by Wendy Bollard. Show times 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., plus 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 7. Tickets adults $25, or $20 for students/seniors, at 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Info: 604-536-7535, Peninsulaproductions.org.
Ukrainian â€œsoul foodâ€ (perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch) will be available on Friday, Jan. 30 at a fundraiser at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey. from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. â€œEat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.â€ For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
Canadian Mental Health Association (Delta) offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family, on first Wednesday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., 11715 72nd Ave., North Delta (house). Call 604-943-1878 to register.
â€œLose the Boozeâ€ this February and support life-saving cancer research: BC Cancer Foundationâ€™s 28-day alcohol-free challenge â€œwill have you trading in your wine for water and raising funds to support cancer research benefitting patients across the province.â€ Register at Losethebooze.ca.
Surrey Libraries celebrates Family Literacy Day with its annual celebration, Surrey Kids Read, on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Guildford Town Centreâ€™s Centre Court from noon to 3 p.m. â€œThe popular free, family event will feature performances by childrenâ€™s musician Tony Prophet, storytelling by Silly Susie, and a ventriloquist show by Wendy Stuart,â€ plus face painting, activities, and information for children and families.
Literacy Night at St. Bernadette Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 13130 65B Ave., Surrey. â€œSpecial guest author Eric Wilson will give a presentation to Gr. 3-7 students and families. A member of the local library will be reading to pre-school to grade 2 students. There will be games, book exchanges, the Scholastic Book Fair, debate club presentation, and more. Everyone is welcome.â€ Info: 604-596-1101, Stbernadetteschool.ca.
Make Believe Birthday Parties: â€œCelebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more.â€ Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Must pre-book by calling 604-592-6956.
Groundhog Day in Newton: Event on Sunday, Feb. 1 hosted by Newton Business Improvement Association from noon to 2 p.m. at The Grove in Newton, 13730 72nd Ave. â€œBring your whole familyâ€ to â€œfree, family-friendly event. â€œGiant tree stump with Lou Jack (Early Pioneer) the Groundhog, crafts table for kids & goodie bags presented by Deserres and the Youth Arts Council, groundhog photo board for pictures donated by Fast Signs, Groundhog Day coupons/token for promotions at our local businesses, live music by Neil Harnett (Neilharnett.com), closing ceremony with Lou Jack the Groundhog popping out to determine the length of winter, free screening of â€œGroundhog Dayâ€ the movie at Hollywood 3 Cinemas at 2 p.m. Info: Tinyurl.com/groundhognewton, 604-593-2294.
Curling lessons for Seniors 55+, daytime curling leagues Tuesday and Thursday at Delta Thistle Curling Club. Info: 604-594-2323.
Music Jammers: Seniors (50+) invited to join in lively two-hours of music, dancing and fun, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy House Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Drop-in fee 35 cents. â€œCall ahead to make sure weâ€™re not cancelled that week.â€ 604-594-2717.
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.
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.
Experience Sights and Sounds South of the Fraser: Talk and Tour with Taryn Hubbard and Anne Murray at Surrey Art Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. â€œHow well do you know the city and community you live in? Experience the sights and sounds of Surrey and the South of Fraser region through a talk by Open Sound 2015 artist Taryn Hubbard and a tour of Views from the Southbank I with ecologist and historian Anne Murray. The two will join Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom for an informal conversation following the tour. Admission to this event is free. At 13750 88th Ave., Surrey, 604-501-5566.
â€œSurvivorsâ€: Seven courageous artists display their works in a multi-media show of visual and written art, to Jan. 30 at Newton Cultural Centre gallery, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey.
Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery kicks off 40th anniversary with exhibits about Surrey and its region, including â€œViews from the Southbank I: Histories, Memories, Mythsâ€ (to March 15), â€œRe:Source: A Living Archive 1975âˆ’2015 (to Dec. 13) and â€œTaryn Hubbard: Surrey City Centre nÃ©e Whalleyâ€ (to March 15). Also, Crescent Beach Photography Clubâ€™s â€œGlobal Viewsâ€ exhibit on view to Feb. 8. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.
South Surrey/White Rock Art Society, founded in 1959, meets on second Monday of month (except July and August), 7 p.m. start, at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, 14601 20th Ave., Surrey. Info: www.artsociety.ca.
Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility, 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Arts.surrey.ca. Feb. 5: Get a behind-the-scenes look at illustrating a classic fairytale from local artist Deborah Morriss.
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, 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, Surreyurbanscreen.ca.
Mind and Matter Art Gallery: At 13743 16th Avenue, South Surrey, 604-536-6460, Mindandmatterart.com.
Coffee Gallery at the Tate: Local gallery with 20 local artists, at #59-7238 189th St. Surrey (facing on 72nd Ave., at 189th). Visit www.CoffeeGalleryattheTate.com.
Cherylâ€™s Trading Post: Wide range of original Northwest Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email email@example.com.
Surrey Museum: Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
White Rock Museum + Archives: â€œCritical Care: A history of Hospitals in a Border Townâ€ exhibit on view from Jan. 17 to May 31. At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, whiterock.museum.bc.ca.
Historic Stewart Farm: Facility located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
Surrey Archives: Facility is closed for maintenance until March 21, 2015. Enquiries at 604-502-6459 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.
Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. â€œWe offer full-time and evening LINC classes year-round, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. We have been helping people adapt to life in Canada for over 20 years through English language training and information on Canadaâ€™s laws, government, health care, culture, communities, workplace and more.â€ To register, call 604-582-7479, email email@example.com, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.
The Surrey-White Rock HUB meeting promoting safe cycling will meet Feb. 3 and March 3 at 7 p.m. in Newton Senior Center, 13775 70th Ave., Surrey.
On the occasion of 67th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Radical Desi will be hosting a dialogue on the â€œgrowing threat of pro-Hindu nation terrorism in Indiaâ€ on Saturday Jan. 31, 2015 at Whalleywood Friendship Center, 13565 King George Blvd., Surrey, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Former BC Premier Ujjal Dosanjh will be keynote speaker. â€œDosanjh has been critical of religious fanaticism and had recently condemned the sectarian activities of Hindu fundamentalists under the Modi government in India.â€ Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: 778-862-2454.
Old Timers Hockey Tournament April 6-9 at Planet Ice/Great Pacific Forum (North Delta). Players who are or will be 70 years of age during 2015 are eligible, cost $60. Teams will be selected by a draft of all registered players. â€œEarly registration is requested as we may need to add additional teams this year, need to confirm ice.â€ Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, call 604 830-0295.
Delta Triathlon: 16th annual event, race day is on Saturday, April 5. Visit Eventsonline.ca for race registration and Delta.ca/triathlon for more information, including volunteer opportunities.
Monday Night coed drop-in soccer (18+) at KPU Surrey, 6 to 8 p.m. Event fee is $5 by debit/credit. Beginners welcome.Info: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mixed Singles over Sixty in White Rock/South Surrey: Social active group offering theatre, dinners out, golf, dancing, walking and much more. For more info, contact Colin at 604-538-7799. On the web: seniorsoversixtyclub.weebly.com.
Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. start at Honeybee Centre, 7480 176th St., Surrey. Contact Don or Fran Carter, 604-591-3262. All welcome to attend and learn about bees.
Seniors Singles Travel Club: â€œWe offer group tours for solo travellers. Meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement.â€ Info: Singlestravelclub.ca, call Val 604-669-6607, ext. 304.
Newcomers Club of White Rock and South Surrey is a club for women who are new to the area. The club meets the first Tuesday of the month (September to May) at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2350-148 St., Surrey. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting from 7-9. First visit is free. Membership is $35 per year. Visit Wrssnewcomers.com for more information.
Toastmasters by the Sea group meets Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Info: Bev, 604-536-2175.
CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) North Delta/Surrey is a club open to all women graduates, students and associates who support the mission and ideals of CFUW, which provides annual scholarships and bursaries to deserving female graduates who are going on to university. The club meets monthly from September to June. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.
North Delta Newcomers and Friends: â€œWe are a ladies social club and if you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new friends, please call and arrange to attend one of our activities (morning walks, coffee gatherings, Par 3 golf, card games, stitch and chat, book club and monthly dinners).â€ Club info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.
PechaKucha Night Surrey Vol. 2: â€œYoung Entrepreneursâ€ event on Feb. 4: â€œBe entertained and informed by short, fast-paced presentations (20 slides for 20 seconds each) by young Surrey entrepreneurs. The evening kicks off with a musical performance by an up-and-coming Surrey band.â€ Event co-presented by Surrey Civic Theatres and Surrey Board of Trade. Tickets $15, 6:30 p.m. start time at Centre Stage at City Hall, Surrey. 604-501-5566.
Surrey Board of Trade 2015 Economic Forecast Lunch at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey) on Thursday, Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m. start. Keynote speaker is Douglas Porter, chief economist and managing director, BMO Capital Markets. Topic: Whatâ€™s expected for our local, provincial, federal and international economies â€“ and what that means to your business or not-for-profit association. Tickets and info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.
Surrey Women in Business Awards: â€œDo you know a successful woman in Surrey that makes our business community a more vibrant place? Nominate her for a Surrey Women in Business Award in one of the four award categories: Entrepreneur, Corporate/Leadership, Professional, or Not-for-Profit Leader.â€ Nomination deadline is Feb. 6; event date Thursday, March 5. For info, contact Brianne Colbert at Surrey Board of Trade, email@example.com or 604-634-0347.
World Wetlands Day event hosted by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society, Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club, Little Campbell Valley Watershed Society and A Rocha Field Centre, on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 31 from 8:45 a.m. to noon, at Semiahmoo Fish & Game Clubhouse, 1284 184th St., Surrey. Guided walks of hatchery, wetlands. All ages welcome, rain or shine. Bring walking shoes. To register, email Marg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley Womenâ€™s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of month (including Feb. 25) at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Event fee $27, or $30 at door for non-members. â€œCome share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.â€Info: Valleywomensnetwork.com, 604-940-9355.
Charity fundraiser at Star of the Sea Centre, White Rock: More than 90 vendor tables with crafts, antiques collectables, memorabilia, retro, art, household items and more. Event held on first Saturday of every month. 50/50 draw, door prizes, free parking, rain or shine. Info: Call Brian Hoven, 604-536-1947.
â€œGogo with The GOGOS and The Timewalkersâ€ dance Saturday, Feb. 28 at Crescent Beach Legion, South Surrey, with dancing, silent auction, craft sale and snacks in support of local Grandmothers to Grandmothers group (Stephen Lewis Foundation). 1960s attire optional. Tickets $30 per person, 604-542-4775, 604-538-2922.
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.
Learn to Square Dance event Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Chuck Bailey Rec. Centre, 13458 107A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-591-2841, email email@example.com.
â€œLocal Authorâ€ events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444, Blackbondbooks.com).
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 Flynnâ€™s Celtic Snug (new venue), 15065 Marine Dr., White Rock. For schedule and event info, see Semiahmooarts.com or call venue, 604-538-8081.
â€œFrozenâ€ Sing-A-Long Fundraiser for Variety on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Newton, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7125 138th St., Surrey. â€œFamilies are invited to a special showing of Frozen Sing-A-Long at the Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Surrey. Entrance by donation (minimum $6) which includes popcorn and a drink. The event is a fundraiser for Variety – The Childrenâ€™s Charity.â€ Contact Salima Manji for more information, 778-878-7253.
White Rock winter market runs every Sunday to Dec. 14 at Elks Hall on George Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Whiterockfarmersmarket.ca, 604-897-3276.
North Delta winter market happens Sundays at Sunbury Hall, on Dunlop Road. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Surrey winter market held every second Wednesday at city hall, between noon and 4 p.m., ending in May. Info: surreymarket.org.
â€œSupporting the Reluctant Readerâ€ workshop for parents and educators on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Guildford Public Library, 15105 105th Ave., Surrey, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fee $10. â€œLearn multi-sensory strategies for at home and in the classroom for children who are struggling with reading or writing.â€ Call 604-591-5156 to register. Info; Ldafs.org.
Surrey Little Theatre to hold auditions for â€œTruth And Reconciliation,â€ written by Etan Frankel and directed by Alaina Holland, on Feb. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St., Surrey. Required are two women and four men. Credible Spanish accents are needed for some roles. For more info, visit Surreylittletheatre.com or call 604 576 8451.
Panorama Childrenâ€™s Choir, under the direction of Dolores Scott begins their new semester with a focus on World Rhythms. No auditions. Ages K-7 New members welcome Tuesday afternoons at 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. â€œThis is a place to share your voice with friends and shine as one!â€ Call 604 595-6718 to register. Info: Doloresscott.com.
Maple Leaf Singers: â€œMeet new people, have fun, and reveal the song in your heart. Join the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique show chorus that includes singers from all parts of Metro Vancouver and performs at a variety of events. Baritone and bass voices particularly needed, but all are welcome. Learn more at Mapleleafsingers.com. Ask Anne Baird about joining at via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441. Hollywoodcinema.ca.
Caprice White Rock: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456. Hollywoodcinema.ca.
Rialto White Rock: 1732 152nd St., White Rock. Info: 778-878-7786, Hollywoodcinema.ca.
Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.
Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.