1. Another Blues for the Bank musical fundraiser should make for a feel-good time Saturday night (Jan. 23) at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. The Chris Thornley-led Agent C and Top Secret band is featured at the dance, a 10th-annual benefit for Surrey Food Bank’s baby-focused Tiny Bundles program. Attendees are promised a night of music, dancing, special guests and “adult beverages” at the event, sponsored by Surrey Board of Trade. The music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at 15269 104th Ave., Surrey. Tickets ($30) are available at Thornley Creative Communications (#15-15243 91st Ave., Fleetwood) or by calling 604-581-2827.
2. Audience members will be within “petting distance” for the two-week run of “Cats” at White Rock’s Coast Capital Playhouse. The Ryan Mooney-directed Fighting Chance Productions show features a cast of 20 and all the music of the hit Broadway spectacle, but in a more intimate venue. “‘Cats’ was the second big Broadway show I ever saw,” Mooney recalled. “I was enamoured with the music and the simplicity of the story. Not only is it a musical that has stood the test of time, but it’s the perfect introduction to live theatre” – or maybe that should be purr-fect, I’m not sure. Anyhow, tickets are priced from $20 to $35 at Whiterockplayers.ca and Ticketstonight.ca. For more show details, visit Fightingchanceproductions.ca.
3. This is the final week to see “Salmon People,” the digital-art photography showcase at Surrey Urban Screen, located on the side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre (13458 107A Ave., Surrey). The images, by Julie Andreyev and Simon Overstall, reveal the life of fish in the Fraser River, with views of the surrounding Surrey landscape. The Surrey Art Gallery-backed exhibit closes Jan. 31; check it out daily starting 30 minutes after sunset, until midnight. For more details, visit Surreyurbanscreen.ca.