EVENTS GUIDE for May 15 to 21 (Surrey, White Rock, North Delta):
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair: 2014 edition of the annual event runs from Friday, May 16 to Monday, May 19 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, with five rodeo performances, midway rides, live music, Cloverdale Cowboy Cook Off Rib Fest & BBQ Competition, West Coast Lumberjack Show, World Freestyle Skateboarding Round-Up, Agri-Zone and more. Info and tickets: 604-576-9461, www.cloverdalerodeo.com.
Surrey International Childrenâ€™s Festival: 10th annual event gets â€œUp Close and Magicalâ€ from May 22 to 24 at Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park, Surrey, featuring a wide range of shows and activities for kids and families. Performers for 2014 include Eric Litwin (author of the first four â€œPete the Catâ€ picture books), Australiaâ€™s Erthâ€™s Dinosaur Zoo, Will Stroet, the show â€œJakeâ€™s Giftâ€ from Juno Productions and more. School and group tickets now on sale; general audience tickets will be on sale April 15, via 604-501-5566 and www.surrey.ca/childrensfestival.
Blues Brothers Too: Tribute band plays hits from the movie and more, two shows Friday, May 30 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Show info and tickets: bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
Ernie Watts with the Marc Seales Trio: Two-time Grammy nominee Watts returns to Blue Frog Studios in White Rock on Saturday, May 31, two shows. Show info and tickets: bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
Janeâ€™s Blonde: Dance-rock band plays hit songs at Sawbucks Pub on Saturday, May 31, 1626 152 St., South Surrey. No cover charge. 604-536-6420, www.sawbuckspub.com.
The Fab Fourever: Acclaimed Beatles tribute band performs Friday, June 6 at Clova Cinema. Tickets range from $15 to $30 via the theatre box office, 5732 176th St, email FabFourever.ClovaTickets@gmail.com.
â€œSnowbirdâ€ tribute concert features the music of Anne Murray, featuring Nova Scotia-based singer Laura Gillespie, two shows Friday, June 13 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Show info and tickets: bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
â€œGone Countryâ€: Benefit concert for cancer-related charities on Saturday, July 26 at Cloverdaleâ€™s Millennium Park Amphitheatre, featuring Chad Brownlee, Brett Kissel, One More Girl, Karen Lee Batten, The Washboard Union and DJ Jaxon Hawks. The $25 â€œearly birdâ€ tickets are on sale until the end of March at www.twinscancerfundraising.com; in April and beyond, theyâ€™re priced at $35. Itâ€™s a 19-and-over party.
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.
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.
Delta Arts Council open mic night held on last Friday of every month at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). 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.
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. â€œFreeStyleâ€ hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua.
The Mirage: Dance club and live music (select nights) at 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. 604-583-8828.
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. â€œJazz Lounge every Wednesday evening with Rice Honeywell on keyboard and Bob Storms on reeds. 604-538-5455.
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.
â€œThe Drawer Boyâ€: Play written by Michael Healey is staged to May 17 at Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St., Surrey. A â€œhumourous, heartwarming play about the simple pleasures of friendship, storytelling and remembrance.â€ Info: www.surreylittletheatre.com.
â€œPinkalicious!â€: Musical staged by Surrey Youth Theatre Company (SYTCO) on Saturday, May 31 (11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and Sunday, June 1 (2 p.m.) at Wheelhouse Theatre at Earl Marriott Secondary, South Surrey. For details, search for event at brownpapertickets.com.
â€œBarefoot in the Parkâ€: Romantic comedy by Neil Simon staged by White Rock Playersâ€™ Club from June 4 to 21, at Coast Capital Playhouse on Johnston Road, White Rock. The play, directed by Marko Hohlbein, is about newlyweds who are at odds their apartment, their neighbours and their sex life. The cast features Becca Strom as Corrie, Ryan Mooney as Paul, Raymond Hatton as Victor and Cindy Peterson as Mrs. Banks. Info: 604-536-7535, www.whiterockplayers.ca.
Greek Food Festival in Surrey: Annual event held from June 6 to 15 on grounds at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 13181 96th Ave., Surrey, featuring Greek food, music dancing, vendors and more. Free admission. Info: Visit greekorthodoxsurrey.org, call 604-496-5099, email email@example.com.
Clova Cinema: 5732 176th St., Cloverdale. 604-574-1114.
Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.
Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441.
Caprice 4: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456.
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. May 30: â€œOccupy Love.â€
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.
Mind & Matter Art Gallery: Features a variety of works at 13743 16th Ave., South Surrey, 604-536-6460, mindandmatterart.com.
Surrey Art Gallery: â€œRuptures in Arrival: Art in the Wake of the Komagata Maruâ€ exhibit on view to June 15. Gallery located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, arts.surrey.ca.
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 (new, permanent meeting site). 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. Info: 604-501-5566, www.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. Sandra Cattermoleâ€™s â€œPatters in Nature,â€ a collection of natural wonders in pastel and paint, is featured during month of May.
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca. Featured during month of May: â€œNeo-Identityâ€ by Thomas Nelles.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surrey Museum: â€œEchoes of Komagata Maru: 1914-2014â€ and â€œFakes & Forgeriesâ€ exhibits on view to May 24. Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
White Rock Museum + Archives: At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, whiterock.museum.bc.ca. Exhibit on view from May 17 to Sept. 1: â€œPlay On! Water Sports & Recreation of Times Gone By.â€
Historic Stewart Farm: 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 located at 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-502-6459.
Historic Stewart Farmâ€™s â€œRoyal Victorian Partyâ€ celebrates Queen Victoriaâ€™s birthday on Sunday, May 18 from noon to 3 p.m. (all ages, admission by donation). From 1 to 3 p.m., enjoy the capers of Vancouver Morris Men and Tiddly Cove Morris as they perform colourful traditional Cotswold dances. At 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. 604-592-6956.
Surrey Museum hosts Discovery Saturday: Asian Heritage Day on Saturday, May 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. Explore the diversity of Asian cultures through music and dance performances, childrenâ€™s take-home crafts and games and interactive displays hosted by local Asian community groups. At 17710-56A Ave., Cloverdale. 604-592-6956.
Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council (www.fvepc.com) invites professionals from financial and estate planning fields to the Wednesday, May 21 dinner meeting. Mike Goldberg (Sauder School of Business, UBC) will address Surreyâ€™s competitive position in the global economy with his talk, â€œCan Surrey Really be a True Global City? For Sure and Hereâ€™s Why.â€ Event 5:45 p.m. start at Eaglequest Golf Centre (Coyote Creek) 7778 152nd St., Surrey. RSVP to email@example.com, cost $60. Guests and new members welcome.
â€œADHD: The Good, The Bad, The Brilliantâ€ educational session on Thursday, May 29 at Panorama Ridge Secondary School Theatre, 7 to 9 p.m. at 13220 64th Ave., Surrey. Presentation to provide an introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the neurology that creates it, and tools to help kids with ADHD learn more, and stay on task. Pre-register at Eventbrite or at www.ldafs.org, 604-591-5156.
40th reunion for Delta Senior Secondary and South Delta Senior Secondary (classes of 1974) will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Sundance Inn (6574 Ladner Trunk Rd., Delta). Tickets $30. Please RSVP. DSS74 grads contact Mary Jo (Glen) Ohl firstname.lastname@example.org; SDSS74 grads contact Deb (Reimer) Tremain email@example.com.
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.
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 www.semiahmooarts.com or call venue, 604-538-8081.
â€œLocal Author Sundaysâ€ events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444, blackbondbooks.com).
â€œEvening for Autismâ€: Second annual fundraiser hosted by Central City Brewers + Distillers on Saturday, May 24 at SFU Surrey, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 via centralcitybrewing.com/autism.
â€œA Taste of B.C.â€™s Finestâ€: Semiahmoo House Societyâ€™s 10th annual fundraiser on Saturday, May 24 at the organizationâ€™s South Surrey headquarters. Proceeds from the event benefit the non-profit societyâ€™s recreation and leisure program, for people with disabilities. Tickets are $70; call 604-536-1242 for details, or visit www.atasteofbcsfinest.ca. Raffle prizes at the event include a 2014 Kia Rio vehicle, a vacation package for Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, a Vista Dâ€™oro winery package and more.
â€œHooked on Shakespeareâ€ fundraiser hosted by Beach House Theatre Company on Friday, June 13 at Hooked Fish Bar, on Beecher Street at Crescent Beach. Event to benefit the companyâ€™s summer productions, tickets $50 per person, with a live auction and 50/50 draw. Info: www.beachhousetheatre.org.
White Rock Sea Festival fundraiser dance on Saturday, June 14 at Sandcastle Pub, 1938 152nd St., South Surrey, with swing, Latin and ballroom music by DJ Greg Marchand, dance lessons by Brian Udal, auction, free parking, etc. Tickets $18 each via Sandcastle Fitness Club, 604-531-6255.
Call for Entries in ARTS 2014 exhibit: Arts Council of Surrey invites submissions for ARTS 2014, annual juried visual art exhibition at Surrey Art Gallery from June 28 to Aug. 30. Submission deadline for entry forms: May 21, 4 p.m. Download call and entry form from www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca (scroll left side column to â€œcalls for entryâ€), call 604-594-2700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for street performers in White Rock: Applications for buskers are currently being accepted. Buskers, also known as street performers, will be performing along the waterfront and in uptown White Rock. Call 604-541-2199 or visit www.whiterockcity.ca/busking for more information.
Color Me Rad: Cloverdale Fairgrounds will be dusted with a rainbow of hues May 31 during this for-profit 5K event, in which participants are blasted with bombs of coloured corn starch. Fee to register is $35, plus service and processing fees, via colormerad.com.
Surrey Innovation Awards Dinner: Surrey Board of Trade, in partnership with Lexxon Training, presents inaugural event on May 21, celebrating innovators across all industries of Surrey businesses. Event will feature keynote speakers Ferio Pugliese, president of WestJet Encore, and Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Info: www.businessinsurrey.com/sidebar-events.
Business networking reception at Semiahmoo House Society: You will be able to tour The Treehouse and learn about the Semiahmoo House Societyâ€™s plans for a truly inclusive community during event, on Wednesday, May 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 15306 24th Ave., Surrey.
Free To Be Artisan Show and Sale, on Saturday, May 17 at Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre, 188th Street & #10 Hwy, Cloverdale. Free admission, paintings, woodturnings, pottery, photography, weaving, glassware. Info: http://artisanshow.wix.com/artisan-show, 604-530-7304.
Delta Diggers Garden Club annual plant sale, Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to noon in the back parking lot at the Kennedy Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Ave., Delta.
Whole Lotta Art call for artisan vendors for event on Sunday, May 25 at 11425 84th Ave., North Delta. â€œWatershed Artworks Societyâ€™s spring artisan market will be held under the trees of our parking lot in the social heart of North Delta. Vendors, contact June by May 5, via email, email@example.com, call 604-572-5128.
2014 Annual Surrey Board of Trade Networking Golf Tournament set for Thursday, June 5 at Morgan Creek Golf Course, South Surrey. Format is Texas Scramble. Sponsorship opportunities are available, email Brianne Colbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-634-0347. Info: www.businessinsurrey.com.
Teen Jam Sessions: â€œEnjoy playing the guitar? Come jam with us! Bring your own guitar or use one of ours.â€ Events on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., to May 27 at City Centre Library Teen Lounge. Free admission. Sign up at the library or call 604-598-7431. For more info, email email@example.com.
NFB Film Club at Semiahmoo Library: Surrey Libraries have partnered with the NFB (National Film Board of Canada) to screen animated short films for the whole family at the library. â€œThese unique and creative short films will take you to magical places and make you think!â€ Open to all ages; children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Drop in. Session at 4 p.m. on June 3 at Semiahmoo Library (1815 152nd St., Surrey), 604-592-6900, www.surreylibraries.ca.
White Rock Library: 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca, 604-541-2201. White Rock Chess Club meets at library Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
George Mackie Library: 8440 112th St., North Delta. Info: 604-594-8155, www.fvrl.bc.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 at 604-592-6956.
SASSY Awards call for nominations: Organizers of fourth annual event (Service Above Self Surrey Youth) seek nominations for awards in seven categories (community service, environmental leadership, international service, overcoming adversity, performing and visual arts, sportsmanship and youth leadership). Cash prizes, plus all award nominees have chance to win â€œtrip of a lifetimeâ€ courtesy of White Rock Travel and G Adventures. Nominations accepted until Sept. 26; gala event Friday, Nov. 21 at Surrey Arts Centre. Info: www.sassyawards.ca, www.facebook.com/SASSYAwards, www.surrey.ca/youth.