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Surrey’s Bear Creek Park Lights event runs from Nov. 5 to 19, daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. (except Nov. 11). Reserve tickets via surrey.ca or 604-501-5100. See listing under Attractions. (photo: surrey.ca)
Surrey’s Bear Creek Park Lights event runs from Nov. 5 to 19, daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. (except Nov. 11). Reserve tickets via surrey.ca or 604-501-5100. See listing under Attractions. (photo: surrey.ca)
Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez.(Twitter/@FilmUpdates)
Director Niki Caro (left) with ‘The Mother’ star Jennifer Lopez.(Twitter/@FilmUpdates)
Diljit Dosanjh in a scene from the comedy movie “Honsla Rakh,” which is set and filmed in Metro Vancouver. (photo: imdb.com)

It’s a hit: Vancouver-set Punjabi comedy movie breaks box-office record with Surrey talent

‘Honsla Rakh’ stars Diljit Dosanjh as a divorced dad caring for a baby on his own

Diljit Dosanjh in a scene from the comedy movie “Honsla Rakh,” which is set and filmed in Metro Vancouver. (photo: imdb.com)
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VIDEO: ‘Friends’ TV show musical coming to Surrey stage in 2022

Booked for the Bell, the musical parody features ‘We’ll Always Be There For You’ and other songs

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Attendees hold candles during a vigil for the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Burbank, Calif. A prop firearm discharged last Thursday by actor Alec Baldwin, while producing and starring in a Western movie in Santa Fe, N.M., killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Making of Alec Baldwin movie is halted after fatal shooting

Work on “Rust” has been suspended at least until the investigation is complete

Attendees hold candles during a vigil for the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Burbank, Calif. A prop firearm discharged last Thursday by actor Alec Baldwin, while producing and starring in a Western movie in Santa Fe, N.M., killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
A scene from Bright Nights in Stanley Park promo video.

Bright Nights return to Stanley Park with help of firefighters; tickets now on sale

Vancouver’s VanDusen Festival of Lights will also start Nov. 26

A scene from Bright Nights in Stanley Park promo video.
FILE - American actor James Michael Tyler poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in New York. Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at his home in Los Angeles from prostate cancer. He was 59. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)

James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on ‘Friends,’ dies

Tyler the most frequently recurring guest star on the iconic series, playing a Central Perk barista

FILE - American actor James Michael Tyler poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in New York. Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at his home in Los Angeles from prostate cancer. He was 59. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)
Candles are lit around a photo of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a candlelight vigil in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Hutchins died on Thursday after she was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin with a prop gun on a New Mexico film set. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jae C. Hong

Screen world ponders future of guns on sets after ‘Rust’ shooting

Experts are baffled that such a tragic incident could have taken place on a film set

Candles are lit around a photo of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a candlelight vigil in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Hutchins died on Thursday after she was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin with a prop gun on a New Mexico film set. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jae C. Hong
A sign offering film tours is seen at the entrance of the Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M. Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said. The director of the movie was wounded, and authorities were investigating. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting during ‘Rust’ filming

Court records indicate that an assistant director grabbed a prop gun off a cart and handed it to Alec Baldwin

A sign offering film tours is seen at the entrance of the Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M. Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said. The director of the movie was wounded, and authorities were investigating. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
The band Stickman at Surrey’s White Hart Pub last summer. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey pub to rock Halloween with live music by Alice Hardy and Stickman

The White Hart has been busy with live bands over the past couple of years

The band Stickman at Surrey’s White Hart Pub last summer. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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‘Josephine’ to hit Surrey stage with ‘burlesque cabaret dream play’ about 1920s star Baker

The touring production ‘shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality’

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Artist Amy J. Dyck is the guest speaker during a Thursday Artist Talk at Surrey Art Gallery on Nov. 4. (submitted photo)

Artist’s ‘journey through a crisis’ revealed at Surrey Art Gallery’s next talk

Also at the arts centre is ‘A New Normal: Digital Media Arts Symposium’ on Nov. 6, followed by another Heart to Home Holiday Market

Artist Amy J. Dyck is the guest speaker during a Thursday Artist Talk at Surrey Art Gallery on Nov. 4. (submitted photo)
A scene from Erasure’s “Time (Hearts Full of Love)” music video, directed by Surrey’s Stephano Barberis using submitted video of band members cut with footage filmed in and around East Vancouver. (Photo: YouTube)

‘Star Wars’-like holographics in new Erasure music video by Surrey-based director Barberis

‘It was all extremely surreal to me,’ he says of the ‘Time (Hearts Full of Love)’ clip

A scene from Erasure’s “Time (Hearts Full of Love)” music video, directed by Surrey’s Stephano Barberis using submitted video of band members cut with footage filmed in and around East Vancouver. (Photo: YouTube)
Corb Lund tips his hat during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Alberta country stars band together on song opposing Rockies coal mining

This Is My Prairie, features country luminaries including Brett Kissel, Terri Clark and Paul Brandt

Corb Lund tips his hat during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)

Muggins, B.C.’s famous wartime charity hound, celebrated in new book

Author Grant Hayter-Menzies also looks at the use of animals in war – at home and on the battlefield

In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)
The Desjarlais/Wong family home in Surrey is decorated for Halloween, at 12728 113B Ave., in the Bridgeview area. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
The Desjarlais/Wong family home in Surrey is decorated for Halloween, at 12728 113B Ave., in the Bridgeview area. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Jason Momoa, from left, Timothee Chalamet, and Zendaya pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Dune’ on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Denis Villeneuve’s dreams of `Dune’ reach the big screen

‘Dune’ finally makes its way to North American theaters Friday

Jason Momoa, from left, Timothee Chalamet, and Zendaya pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Dune’ on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Though the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is gone, the Season of the Wild hosted by Tourism Harrison River Valley aims to act as its spiritual successor and build on the legacy of wildlife awareness and conservation. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Tourism Harrison River Valley unleashes Season of the Wild celebration

Fall, winter celebration promises multiple events celebrating local wildlife

Though the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is gone, the Season of the Wild hosted by Tourism Harrison River Valley aims to act as its spiritual successor and build on the legacy of wildlife awareness and conservation. (Bob Friesen File Photo)
Stacey Chomiak’s queer, illustrated, young-adult memoir ‘Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story’ is being released on Oct. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. author says being gay and Christian is OK

Stacey Chomiak’s memoir aimed at LGBTQ youth makes peace with faith community and queer community

Stacey Chomiak’s queer, illustrated, young-adult memoir ‘Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story’ is being released on Oct. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Back in 2018, Anne Downton directs members of Westcoast Harmony Chorus at Parkland Baptist Church in North Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Zoom-ing Westcoast chorus grows during pandemic, now returns to rehearsals in Surrey

The dozens of singers have shown ‘unparalleled tenacity, strength, creativity, a huge sense of community’

Back in 2018, Anne Downton directs members of Westcoast Harmony Chorus at Parkland Baptist Church in North Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)