THREE THINGS TO DO: Award-winning jazzer plays Fleetwood church

Also: Royal Victorian Party on Sunday, some 'Reminiscing' by theatre group

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach gigs Sunday

1. Juno Award-winning smooth-jazzer Gabriel Mark Hasselbach is the musical guest at Northwood United Church’s fortnightly Vespers in the Valley concert, on Sunday, May 22 at the Fleetwood-area sanctuary. The Denver-born, Vancouver-based horn player, an original member of Powder Blues Band, will be joined on stage by vocalist Lisa Fennell, bassist Timothy Stacey, pianist Richard Freeman, guitar player Adam Rohrlick and drummer Terry Williams. Admission is free. Check it out at 8855 156th St., Surrey, starting at 4 p.m.

2. Party like it’s 1895 on Sunday afternoon (May 22) during the Royal Victorian Party at Historic Stewart Farm, from noon to 3 p.m. Queen Victoria’s birthday will be celebrated, of course, with a royal impersonator on hand to cut the cake and grant visitors with “selfies” and royal portraits. Waist coats and feathered hats are encouraged. As always, the Vancouver Morris Men perform, along with the Tiddley Cove Morris dancers and the Little Mountain Step ‘n’ Clog company and others. Also, guests can play croquet, make ice cream and hula-hoop on the farmhouse lawn, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Admission is by donation. For more details, call 604-592-6956 or visit Surrey.ca/heritage.

3. In a pair of 7:30 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday (May 20-21), Surrey-based Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents “Reminiscing,” billed as a “FUNdraising event of favourite performances from over 30 years of community theatre shows.” Featured are songs from Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, Broadway musicals and the variety of tunes that end up in the company’s Christmas pantomimes. Performers will include Samantha Andrews, Dann Wilhelm, Mike Balser, Chad Matchette, Michelle Collier, Peter Roberts, Dan Ariss and some surprise guests. Both shows happen at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets are $25 via 604-536-7535 and Whiterockplayers.ca/tickets.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

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