Three Things to Do This Week (in the Surrey area)

1. Salsa, merengue, cha-cha-cha, bachata, cumbia – it sounds like a Latin dance party is happening at Amor Fitness in Newton. An all-ages “Latin Friday Night” 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 “Arts 2015,” the annual showcase of local artists’ works at Surrey Art Gallery. The juried exhibit closes Saturday, Aug. 22, so there’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 Theatre’s latest summer plays on an outdoor stage, this year graced with productions of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” and the more kid-friendly “Munsch Upon a Time,” 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.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

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