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1. Saturday (July 9) is a busy one for community festivals in Surrey, with the Whalley’s Corner Community Festival happening at 108th Ave. and King George Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Third annual event features motorcycle and hot rod show ‘n’ shine, crafts, live music, vendors and activities for kids. Down the hill, Bridgeview Community Festival will take place at Bridgeview Community Centre and adjoining Bridgeview Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with bouncy castles, train rides, a tiki climbing wall, bubble science with Science World, a butterfly release with Surrey Nature Centre and more.
2. At Newton PopUp Gallery, an opening party is planned on Saturday (July 9, 6 p.m. start) for a ceramic group exhibition and artist residency investigating femininity, ritual and perception. Until July 29, The Dusty Babes present “Vanity Publishing” at the gallery (137th Street at 72A Avenue), featuring art by collective members Amelia Butcher, Angela Hopkins, Sam Knopp, Heather Lippold, Emily Ludington, Carly Mucha, Katherine Neil and Dana Vallee. The exhibit, held on the heels of a Fraser Valley Potters Guild showcase, can be viewed from Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For details, visit facebook.com/PopUPNewton or Dustybabes.com.
3. Bell Performing Arts Centre will be alive with Bollywood-style moves and grooves on Saturday (July 9) during another Shiamak Summer Funk dance showcase, dubbed “Rise of the Champions” and ready to hit the stage from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is a celebratory culmination of a 12-week recreational dance workshop offered by Shiamak Davar International’s instructors in Surrey, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby. Show tickets are $17 via 604-507-6355, or visit Bellperformingartscentre.com.