1. Salsa, merengue, cha-cha-cha, bachata, cumbia â€“ it sounds like a Latin dance party is happening at Amor Fitness in Newton. An all-ages â€œLatin Friday Nightâ€ event is held there on the second Friday of every month (next on Aug. 14), from 8 p.m. to midnight at #108-8056 King George Blvd. The music and entertainment is hosted by Hot Salsa Dance Zone, with lessons, food and free parking. Admission is $10, or $8 for students with ID. Check out the action online at Hotsalsadancezone.com or call 604-725-4654.
2. The clock is ticking on â€œArts 2015,â€ the annual showcase of local artistsâ€™ works at Surrey Art Gallery. The juried exhibit closes Saturday, Aug. 22, so thereâ€™s still time to check out the 51 diverse pieces, including paintings, drawings, glasswork, sculptures, fabric arts and photography. For details, call 604-501-5566 or visit Surrey.ca/artgallery.
3. Head out to Crescent Beach for Beach House Theatreâ€™s latest summer plays on an outdoor stage, this year graced with productions of Oscar Wildeâ€™s â€œThe Importance of Being Earnestâ€ and the more kid-friendly â€œMunsch Upon a Time,â€ a collection of stories by the wonderful Robert Munsch. Both shows are currently mid-run at Blackie Spit, so get on it or miss out. Full details are posted at Beachhousetheatre.org.