EVENTS GUIDE for Surrey (Jan. 26 and beyond)

Concerts, plays, festivals and more in our weekly calendar

Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann perform the music of Pink Floyd on Saturday. See listing under Concerts.

Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann perform the music of Pink Floyd on Saturday. See listing under Concerts.


Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on second and fourth Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, 4 p.m. start, Jan. 29: Andrea Menard Trio.

An Acoustic Evening with Jimmy Rankin on Friday, Jan. 27 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Mainstage. “One of Canada’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Jimmy entertains us, moves us deeply, and takes us to the best party. He will be joined onstage by guitar player and accompanist Jamie Robinson. Opening the show with their unique blend of roots, blues, and rock are Babe Gurr, Steve Hilliam and Adam Popwitz, a new Vancouver-based trio known as Mainstreet Muze.” Info: 604-501-5566,

Wish You Were Here: The music of Pink Floyd & more for 2 pianos, featuring Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann, on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Centre Stage venue at Surrey City Hall. Event presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, 604-501-5566,

The King: A Musical Tribute to Elvis concert featuring Donny Edwards, on Friday, Feb. 3 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, with band The Cadillac Kings featuring the Uptown Hornz. Tour is presented by Schell Shock Ent. Inc. and TCB Rock and Roll Legends. Tickets are $46.25. Info:, 604-507-6355.

“From Bach to Brubeck” concert features pianist Marcel Bergmann and percussionist Rod Thomas Squance in afternoon performance, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre, at Bear Creek Park. Part of the Classical Coffee Concert Series, presented by Surrey Civic Theatres. Info: 604-501-5566,

“Bringing Down the Wall”: Tribute to Pink Floyd’s iconic “The Wall” album features the band Our Project in a benefit concert for Sarah McLachlan School of Music, on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Mainstage. Tickets $35 at, 604-501-5566.

“Tribute to George Zukerman”: Concert celebrates the lifelong work of the retired artistic director of White Rock Concerts, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring Elmer Iseler Singers, Borealis String Quartet, James Campbell (clarinet), Bergmann Piano Duo. “Hear Mozart, Brahms and Gershwin in a ‘one of a kind’ spectacular evening to honour Mr. Zukerman’s outstanding contribution to classical music in Canada.” Tickets are $30, 604-507-6355,

“An Evening with Frank Mills”: Concert features music by “Mr. Music Box Dancer,” on Friday, May 5 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Info:, 604-507-6355.


“Share a Smile”: Fourth annual event is a Valentine’s party hosted by Team Miracle Maya at Surrey’s Bombay Banquet Hall, on Saturday, Feb. 11 with food, dancing, entertainment by hip-hop artist Saint Soldier and more. “Help Team Miracle Maya raise $100,000 in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.” For info, email or call 604-613-5242. Info:,


“Black History Month Celebration by African Stages Association of BC,” on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage, 13436 104 Ave. Entry by minimum donation of $10. “Celebrate Black History Month 2017 with a world renowned Poetic Prophet and dramatized storytelling,” with special guest Neal Hall, a U.S.-based ophthalmologist and multiple award-winning international poet. Info:, 604-767-1471.


Groundhog Day in Newton event on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at 13730 72nd Ave., Surrey. “Join Lou Jack the Groundhog in the Newton Grove for a pajama party to celebrate an early Groundhogs Day! Complete with crafts, games and hot chocolate, the third annual (event) is sure to have something for everyone. Start the day off with a free pancake breakfast. Get a chance to learn a more about the Newton community and see if winter is ending early. Stick around for live entertainment with Ginalina Music and Surrey Dance Company.” Info:


Surrey Health and Wellness Convention: Lark Group-sponsored event runs from Jan. 27-30 at City Centre 1 (across from Surrey Memorial Hospital), 13737 96 Ave., Surrey. Explore informative exhibit tables about natural medicine, fitness, wellness, yoga and more. For main concvention, free admission and free hourly lectures and demonstrations; for specialty workshops, prices vary. Info:

The Construction Expo: Event on March 11-12 at Cloverdale Agriplex. “New products, new ideas, new services & new businesses – these are the 4 words that better describe The Construction Expo 2017. Innovation, trends, quality materials, contemporary architecture, green technologies and solutions will be in the spotlight, during the 2 days of the fair.” Info:, or call 604-726-0500.


“Under the Big Top” ice show celebrates the 50th anniversary of North Surrey Skating Club on March 4. Info:


Ahfomad ‘16: African Heritage Festival of Music & Dance event on Feb. 16-18 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall and atrium, featuring Blakk Rasta (Ghana), David J. David, Desiree Dawson, Sister Says, plus food, crafts and more. Tickets and info:, 604-501-5566,


Surrey Muse: Arts and literary event featuring poet Manolis, author LP Wallinger and performer Enrico Renz, on Friday, Jan. 27 at City Centre library, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Featured art by Rubbina Gogi. Open microphone to follow and begins with Randeep Purewall. Hosted by Fauzia Rafique. Free admission.

KPU Reads event with Anosh Irani, author of “The Parcel,” on Monday, Jan. 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the southwest corner of the first floor of Coast Capital Savings Library, KPU’S Surrey campus. 12666 72nd Ave. Free, open to the public. To register and for more info, visit


“Google Partners Connect” event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Thursday, Jan. 26 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. “Join us for a complimentary breakfast and information session to learn more about effectively marketing your business online. Google, the web’s top search engine, is teaming up with Savvy Search Marketing, a local Premier Google Partner, to help you succeed. Gain insight about the latest trends in digital marketing that can help grow your business.” Call 604-531-3397 for info, or visit

“Building BC’s Knowledge Economy: Surrey Leads the Way” luncheon event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. “Drawing upon the example provided by recent developments in Surrey, Simon Fraser University president Andrew Petter will discuss what further steps governments, universities and communities can take to realize the province’s full potential in areas such as health, environmental and creative technologies.” Info, tickets:, 604.581.7130.

“2017 Economic Forecast Lunch: First 100 Days of Trump and Canadian Businesses” event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade, on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. “Hear from a panel of expert speakers on what’s expected for our local, provincial, federal and international economies – and what that means to your business or not-for-profit association.” To register, visit or call 604-581-7130.

8th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards: Margaret Trudeau is guest speaker at event, Thursday, March 9 at Sheraton hotel in Guildford. Info: Email or, call 604-581-7130. Surrey Board of Trade is now accepting nominations for event, presented by Vancity. Nomination deadline is Feb. 8.

Trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi organized by Surrey Board of Trade starting on April 3. Rate of $2,995 for a seven-day trip, for members of SBOT. “Come travel with the SBOT and explore Dubai and Abu Dhabi with like-minded business professionals and owners. The SBOT has worked diligently to set up industry tours in these cities. We are happy to customize your trip to include key business meetings, making this eligible for tax deductions.” Info:


“ASW Rumble” event presented by All Star Wrestling, on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Alice McKay building at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, Surrey, 7:30 p.m. bell time. “Wrestlers compete for a Rumble Style Match. Winner to receive title shot of their choosing Feb 11 at Cloverdale.” Tickets are $21front row and $15.75 General Admission. Info:, 604 710 0872.


Peacock Bar & Grill: Live music, open-mic nights (Tues./Thurs.) and more at all-ages venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. Info: 604-584-1388,

Donegal’s Irish House: Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112,

Escape bar at Elements Casino: Live music and more on select nights at 300-seat licensed venue, 17755 60th Ave., Cloverdale. Info:

The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Tuesday: Acoustic Night, 8 p.m. Wednesday: “Almost Famous Karaoke”; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands. Info: 604-583-8828,

Pancho’s Top 40 Rock Club: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. At 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info:

Dublin Crossing: Live music four 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. Info: 604-582-6620,


“The Comic Strippers” adult-only show offers a male-stripper parody and improv comedy for audiences of all genders, on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre. “Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.” Tickets and info:, 604-507-6355,


“Twelve Angry Men”: Play staged by Surrey Little Theatre co. from Jan. 26 to Feb. 25, based on TV show by Reginald Rose, directed by Lance Peverley. Info: 604-576-8451,

“Concord Floral”: Dora Award-winning play, starring B.C. youth and set in an abandoned greenhouse during a plague, is about fear, courage and reckoning in the time of youth, staged at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre on Feb. 3-4. Presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, in partnership with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Shadbolt Centre For the Arts, and Touchstone Theatre. Audience advisory: Strong language and mature themes. Info: 604-501-5566,

“Hamelin: A New Fable”: Kid-friendly production from Axis Theatre Company offers Leslie Mildiner’s heart-tugging musical retelling of ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ featuring five performers, live music, mask work and puppetry, at Surrey Arts Centre’s Mainstage on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. start time. For ages five and up, presented by Surrey Civic Theatres in partnership with Surrey International Children’s Festival. Running time approximately 50 minutes, no intermission, plus a 10 minute post-show talkback. Tickets $10/$15, 604-501-5566,

“The Graduate”: White Rock Players’ Club stages story made famous in film starring Dustin Hoffman, from Feb. 8 to 25 at Coast Capital Playhouse. “Don’t miss Benjamin Braddock stumble his way through post-college life and straight into the infamous Mrs. Robinson’s arms. This is your chance to catch a cinematic classic on stage.” Tickets:, 604.536.7535.

“Noel Coward in Two Keys”: Naked Stage, a Reader’s Theatre presents the Noel Coward script at Newton Cultural Centre from Feb. 24 to 26, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey, starring George Stone, Lorraine Landry, Clive Ramroop and Deanna Vowles, directed by Ed Milaney. Tickets are $15 via and at the door. Info:

“Belfast Girls”: Peninsula Productions presents Canadian premiere of Jaki McCarrick’s play, about five young women who escape starvation in 1850 Ireland by winning passage on a ship bound for Australia as part of Earl Grey’s “orphan scheme.” At Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock from March 1 to 11. Visit


Ukrainian “soul food” – perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht – available for sale on the last Friday of each month as fundraiser at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” Info: call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.


Surrey International Folk Dancing meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey, from September to June. “First time free, no partner required. Wear comfortable shoes.” $4 drop-in fee. Info: Call Dale, 604-496-4236,

Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on first Tuesday of every month, except July and August, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4. For info, call 604-576-1066.

Scottish Country Dance classes at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Hosted by White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club. “First class free, drop-in fee $5.” Events are held on Wednesday evenings each week, starting at 7 p.m. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit


Maestro Bramwell Tovey, music director of the VSO, speaks at KPU’s next Third Age of Learning Kwantlen (TALK) event, from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The TALK series “provides those 50 years of age and over with creative and stimulating educational activities.” Tovey will lead the audience through a typical day at the VSO while revealing some of the secrets behind the music performed. Event at KPU’s Surrey Campus, Conference Centre, Cedar 1205 A/B. Info: Registration deadline is Jan. 26. The event is $20 for the public, $15 for TALK members and KPU staff, and free for KPU students.


KDocs documentary screening of “Flin Flon Flim Flam,” in which a Canadian mining company stands accused of murder, corruption and environmental atrocities, at KPU’s Surrey campus on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. After the screening, filmmaker John Dougherty will lead a panel discussion/Q&A with KPU faculty, students and community members. Free admission; attendees must pre-register at Event at 12666 72nd Ave., Surrey, in Fir 128. Doors open with free refreshments at 4:30 p.m. Info: Visit


“March Into Retirement” event on Tuesday, March 7, from noon to 3 pm, at Fleetwood library, 15996 84th Avenue, Surrey. Seniors and families are welcome to hear “step by step seminar to help you transition into a happy retirement.”Host is Comfort Keepers,, 604-541-8653.

Jamming at Fleetwood: Golden-agers are invited to join group of senior musicians that meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 15996 84 Ave. “We play for the sheer pleasure of entertaining a dedicated audience who come in to listen or dance, every week. Lunch is available for purchase, and you can try your luck at winning a 50/50 draw.” Info: contact Mildred, email or call 604-789-5037.

Newton Seniors Centre Tennis Club seeks experienced, senior (55+) tennis players. “We are not a teaching club, so you must know how to play, serve and score.” For information, call Al or Sue at 604-594-8783, or Jan, 604-502-7844.


The Cloverdale Market: “Your Weekly Treasure Hunt” in two buildings with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots, open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, off 176th St. (Hwy 15) and 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-837-1676,


French storytimes, or “Contes en Français!” at City Centre Library on Thursdays until March 2, from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. “Families can enjoy stories,  rhymes and songs in French. All ages and language levels welcome.” Register at the library (10350 University Dr., Surrey) or call 604-598-7427.

Fleetwood Cook Book Club meets bimonthly at Fleetwood Library on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “If you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes, grab your apron and sign up for the Fleetwood Cook Book Club. We pick the theme/books, and you select a recipe to make from that book, then we all get together to share a meal.” Call to register: 604-598-7346.


Auditions for “Homechild” will take place at Surrey Little Theatre, 7027 184th St., on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2pm and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6pm. “Required are 3 men and 4 women ages 40s-70s and one girl 8 to 10 years old.” For more information or email


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,

Surrey Art Gallery: Gallery at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, “Scott Billings: A Risky Jump,” to March 19; “Out of Sight: Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton” and “Zoopraxis: Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Kingdom,” to March 5; “Don Hutchinson: From Form to Fantasy,” to March 19. “Federation of Canadian Artists Fraser Valley Chapter,” to Feb. 4.

PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub: Gallery space in Newton features local artists and collectives, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info:

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. Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898,


Surrey Museum: Located at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info:, 604-592-6956.

Historic Stewart Farm: Facility located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956,

Surrey Archives: Info: 604-502-6459 or 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.


Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441.

Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716,

Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.


Surrey Eagles Junior A hockey team plays home games at South Surrey Arena, 2199 148 St, Surrey. “Come see future NHL stars today. Fast-paced, family fun.” Info:, 604-531-4625 (GOAL).

Surrey Knights Junior B hockey team plays home games at North Surrey Recreation Centre. For schedule of games and ticket information, visit or call 604-534-1285.

Free swims sponsored by Westminster Savings, on Saturdays throughout the year. “Join us for our free family swims held once per month at each of our indoor pools. Free swims are part of Westminster Savings’ Project Better Balance.” Events are held at the North Surrey rec centre pool on the last Saturday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m., at South Surrey’s indoor pool on the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m., and at the Surrey Sport & Leisure pool on the third Sunday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m.


Cloverdale Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of the month, from September to June, at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70th Ave., Surrey. Annual membership is $20, drop-in fee is $3. For information, contact Nancy, 604-530-4197.


Surrey Singles Over 60: “Are you interested in meeting new people and having fun dancing, bowling, cards, dinners, picnics etc.? We are accepting new members based in the North Surrey/North Delta area, so call 604-594-2860 and ask for Lyla or Doug or Roy at 604-593-1918.”

North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. “Our fall activities are in full swing. If you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new people, please call and arrange to attend some of them (morning walks, coffee times, stitch and chat, card games, and par 3 golf, potlucks and our monthly dinners.” Info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.

Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on 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.”

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.


Valley Women’s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of every month at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Event fee $27, or $30 at door for non-members. “Come share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.” Info:, 604-940-9355.


Alzheimer Society of B.C. seeks volunteers to help Surrey families live well with dementia. The society is looking for a volunteer to facilitate its local caregiver support group. “This involves leading a monthly meeting, maintaining group attendance records and using Society materials to provide information to the group.” A time commitment of three to six hours per month is required. Training is provided. Contact the Resource Centre at 604-449-5000 or Info:

SurreyCares Community Foundation seeks three volunteers to join the organizing committee for the gala awards event “Serving with Distinction,” on Feb. 28. “Use your skills in organization, planning, or décor to help us to celebrate the charitable work done here in Surrey. Other volunteer opportunities are available.” Email Karen at, or call 604-591-2699.

The Surrey Board of Trade seeks volunteers for three of its advocacy teams (Agriculture Team, Environment Team and Tourism, Arts & Culture Team). Contact or call 604-581-7130.

Surrey Hospice Society, which offers programs and services in hospice, palliative and bereavement care (all offered free of charge), needs volunteers and also donations to support its programs. Volunteers needed for resource centre (reception and general office work), palliative client care at Laurel Place and SMH and thrift store (retail, cashier, stocking, inventory duties). To help, call 604-584-7006, email or visit #1-15243 91st Ave., Surrey.

Surrey Art Gallery Association seeks volunteers for its gift shop at its Bear Creek Park facility. “If you enjoy meeting new people and local artists, being around unique and finely crafted artworks by artists from around the Lower Mainland, this is the place for you.” Contact Joan Owen, 604-531-8118.


Al-Anon: “When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon family groups can help.” Call 888-425-2666, M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Elim Village – The Oasis, 9008 158th St., Surrey. “A self-management program designed for people who have completed treatment and are living with or have been affected by cancer. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop is facilitated by two trained lay leaders, many who are cancer survivors themselves. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.” Info:

Nar Anon: “If you have a family member or friend struggling with addiction problems, then Nar Anon may be the place for you. We meet on Tuesdays at Bethany-Newton United Church on the corner of 60th and 148th St. in Surrey. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.” Info:

Surrey Multiple Sclerosis support meetings held on the last Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160th St., Surrey. Info: Contact Cheryl (, 604-581-3758) or Barb (778-373-0284).

Mental Health Family and Friends Info Night: “Support and information for friends and family of people struggling with mental illness. New members are always welcome,” on first and third Thursday of every month at Shirley Dean Pavilion, 9634 King George Blvd., Surrey (East entrance). For more information, call Katie: 604-585-5666, ext. 772534.

Tao Healing Group (formerly Soul Power) Surrey: “Learn simple but powerful self-healing techniques for any aspect of life, with Certified Healers and Teachers. Receive free healing and blessings.” Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., “Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.” By donation, info: 778-379-9920.


Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. “We offer full-time and evening LINC classes year-round, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

Free “English for the Workplace” classes at PICS in new Project Based Language Training Program (PBLT). “Students will learn and develop soft skills, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more.” Call 604-596-7722, ext. 138. Free childminding on site.

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