1. â€˜FAIRY TALEâ€™ DANCE SHOW AT SURREY ARTS CENTRE:
Contemporary dance company Diskordanse returns to Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s Studio Theatre this weekend for the debut of â€œThe Collection,â€ choreographed by South Surreyâ€™s Nela H to original music by Dasha Duquette. The show, staged Friday and Saturday (May 29-30, 8 p.m.), is billed as â€œa stunning visual feast of dance artâ€¦ a new form of fairy tale unlike anything youâ€™ve seen before.â€ The intriguing characters, â€œall lured into entrapment by false hopes and promises,â€ 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 â€œCinderellaâ€ to Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s in a 4 p.m. performance at Surrey Arts Centreâ€™s Mainstage (Coastalcityballet.com).
2. SWIM TO CELBRATE GUILDFORD’S NEW POOL:
Check out Surreyâ€™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 â€œSplash,â€ 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. Saturdayâ€™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.
3. â€˜HUMAN LIBRARYâ€™ AT CITY CENTRE:
Whatâ€™s a â€œhuman library?â€ Find out Saturday (May 30, 1 p.m.) at City Centre library during the fifth-annual edition of Surrey Librariesâ€™ Human Library Program, at 10350 University Dr., Surrey. Attendees can have a one-to-one, 20-minute conversation with human â€œbooksâ€ â€“ people who are there to share their stories and experiences. This time around, the focus is on religions, beliefs and spirituality. â€œDespite being so plugged-in these days, we spend little time actually talking to each other in person,â€ says Ravi Basi, Surrey Librariesâ€™ multicultural librarian overseeing the program. Register now at the library, call 604-598-7426 or visit Surreylibraries.ca/4920.aspx.