‘Three Things to Do This Week’ in Surrey, North Delta


Contemporary dance company Diskordanse returns to Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre this weekend for the debut of “The Collection,” choreographed by South Surrey’s Nela H to original music by Dasha Duquette. The show, staged Friday and Saturday (May 29-30, 8 p.m.), is billed as “a stunning visual feast of dance art… a new form of fairy tale unlike anything you’ve seen before.” The intriguing characters, “all lured into entrapment by false hopes and promises,” include the angered Glass Queen, the rebel Crystal Princess, the Preserved Flower, the Still Goddess, the silenced Voice and the curious Surrealist Bird. For tickets, visit Tickets.surrey.ca or call 604-501-5566; for show details, go to Diskordanse.ca or Facebook.com/diskordanse. Also Saturday, Coastal City Ballet brings its new version of “Cinderella” to Surrey Arts Centre’s in a 4 p.m. performance at Surrey Arts Centre’s Mainstage (Coastalcityballet.com).


Check out Surrey’s newest aquatic facility Saturday (May 30, noon to 3 p.m.) during grand-opening celebrations of the new pool at Guildford Recreation Centre. Free swimming, prizes, refreshments and water-sport demos are part of the fun, along with the unveiling of “Splash,” a new piece of public art by New Yorker Michael Krondl. Highlights of the new facility include an eight-lane 50M Olympic-size main pool, leisure pool with spray features and a lazy river, waterslide, family-friendly hot tub, steam room and dry sauna. Saturday’s event will also mark the completion of a youth park located on the south side of the building, at 15105 105th Ave., Surrey. Info: Surrey.ca/events, 604-501-5100.


What’s a “human library?” Find out Saturday (May 30, 1 p.m.) at City Centre library during the fifth-annual edition of Surrey Libraries’ Human Library Program, at 10350 University Dr., Surrey. Attendees can have a one-to-one, 20-minute conversation with human “books” – people who are there to share their stories and experiences. This time around, the focus is on religions, beliefs and spirituality. “Despite being so plugged-in these days, we spend little time actually talking to each other in person,” says Ravi Basi, Surrey Libraries’ multicultural librarian overseeing the program. Register now at the library, call 604-598-7426 or visit Surreylibraries.ca/4920.aspx.


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