THREE THINGS TO DO: ‘Herlarious’ laughs in Surrey for International Women’s Day

Also: KPU opens doors Saturday, and an Indian field hockey legend visits Surrey

Tanyalee Davis is featured in the “I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff” comedy event in Surrey.

1. Comedians Christine Lippa, Lisa Person, Katie-Ellen Humphries and Tanyalee Davis hit the stage for “I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff,” a “herlarious” show held in celebration of International Women’s Day. The night’s headliner is Davis (pictured), who has a form of dwarfism and currently stands three-foot-six (“and shrinking,” according to a post on Wikipedia). The gig, at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage on Wednesday, March 9, is tagged with the following warning: “This show contains adult material and situations. It may not be appropriate for all audiences.” And yes, men are welcome to attend. For tickets and more info, visit Tickets.surrey.ca or Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/11570.aspx, or call 604-501-5566.

2. More than a thousand people are expected at Kwantlen Polytecnic University’s open house at its Surrey campus this Saturday, March 5. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the doors are open for people to look around the campus, located at 12666 72nd Ave., Surrey. Jazz music, interactive exhibits and prizes are some of the attractions at the eighth annual event, registration for which (via Kpu.ca/openhouse) is encouraged. Learn the science behind flames dancing to music, try on an airbrush tattoo and get your hands dirty with some screen-printing. Parking is free, and here’s a bonus: You could walk away with free tuition to KPU if you’re lucky enough win one of three $500 tuition waivers. For more details, dial 604-599-3030 or email openhouse@kpu.ca.

3. Over at SFU Surrey, Balbir Singh Sr., India’s most decorated Olympian, will help launch a new book about his life on Saturday (March 5, 2 to 4 p.m.). The field hockey legend will speak during the interview-format event, at Westminster Savings Lecture Theatre (room 2600), 13450 102nd Ave., Surrey. The book, called “A Forgotten Legend,” was written by local journalist Patrick Blennerhassett, a former SFU student who travelled to Chandigarh, India to find Singh Sr. and document his story – one of resilience, redemption and survival. More details about the book can be found online at Nonpublishing.com.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

 

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