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Next show at The White Rock Playhouse is the drama The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, opening Feb. 2 (Google image).

‘Curious Incident’ is first White Rock Players Club show of 2022

Touching mystery sheds light on the world of those living with autism

Eleanor Collins with the new Canada Post stamp that features her. (Submitted photo: Michael Desjardins/Pinpoint National Photography)

Surrey’s Eleanor Collins, 102, featured on new Canada Post stamp as country’s ‘first lady of jazz’

She was among first Canadian women and Black artists in North America to host a national TV series

Actor/comedian Mary Walsh is now scheduled to perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Oct. 29, following the postponement of her February show there. (Submitted photo)

Surrey shows being cancelled or postponed due to health, capacity concerns

‘Artists (have) some very grave and legitimate concerns about travelling at this time,’ manager of performing arts says

Actor and poet Michelle Porter is one of the creators of the upcoming Poetry & Piano show running Feb. 12 and 13 at Peninsula Productions'  black box theatre in White Rock's Centennial Park. Contributed photo

White Rock live show offers a pre-Valentine’s treat

Poetry meets piano in limited-audience Peninsula Productions show

Actor and poet Michelle Porter is one of the creators of the upcoming Poetry & Piano show running Feb. 12 and 13 at Peninsula Productions'  black box theatre in White Rock's Centennial Park. Contributed photo
Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)

‘Oboe d’amour’ concert to kick off Winter Shows series in Surrey, with some changes

Event planners have opted to omit the usual pre-concert social hour Feb. 3 at Surrey Arts Centre

Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)
A still from Nancy Paterson’s “Garden in the Machine” multimedia installation, featured in the current “On Air” exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery. See listing below, under Art/Galleries. (Photo courtesy Surrey Art Gallery)

SURREY EVENTS: Concerts, comedy, ‘On Air’ at art gallery and more (for Jan. 19)

CONCERTS “Coffee Concert: Oboe d’amour”: Morning performance Thursday, Feb. 3 (11 a.m.),…

A still from Nancy Paterson’s “Garden in the Machine” multimedia installation, featured in the current “On Air” exhibit at Surrey Art Gallery. See listing below, under Art/Galleries. (Photo courtesy Surrey Art Gallery)
Kalyani Phadke’s “Lotus” mandala art. (submitted photo: Surrey Art Gallery)

‘Magic’ of mandala art revealed during Surrey gallery talk in February

Also, Panchal Mansaram’s work will be explored in an online conversation Feb. 5

Kalyani Phadke’s “Lotus” mandala art. (submitted photo: Surrey Art Gallery)
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‘Snowed In’ comedians coming to Surrey on tour already hit by show postponements

Debra DiGiovanni talks about joining Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn and Paul Myrehaug on B.C. leg of 13th-year tour

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Dinner-theatre show at Surrey hotel to feature ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ comedy

‘To our knowledge, this is the first time dinner theatre has been presented in Surrey,’ Royal Canadian company says

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Comedian Lizzie Allan returns to live shows with Connection Please! – running Feb. 3-5, with limited audience and pandemic protocols, at the Peninsula Productions theatre in Centennial Park. Contributed photo

White Rock comedienne connecting through laughter – at a safe distance

Lizzie Allan returns to in-person comedy with Connection Please!

Comedian Lizzie Allan returns to live shows with Connection Please! – running Feb. 3-5, with limited audience and pandemic protocols, at the Peninsula Productions theatre in Centennial Park. Contributed photo
Kites, dogs and dancers were featured in “Shadows of Eternity,” a show staged at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2012 by the Paws 2 Dance canine dance group. (File photo)

Free rent of Surrey’s Bell theatre to be won in new program that assists pandemic-hit groups

Some renters are postponing or cancelling events due to B.C.’s current gathering restrictions

Kites, dogs and dancers were featured in “Shadows of Eternity,” a show staged at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2012 by the Paws 2 Dance canine dance group. (File photo)
File photo White Rock pop duo Fionn will return to their roots for a Jan. 29 concert at Blue Frog Studios, also featuring Esteva.
File photo White Rock pop duo Fionn will return to their roots for a Jan. 29 concert at Blue Frog Studios, also featuring Esteva.
Lady Gaga at Surrey’s Mirage nightclub in 2008, from a video posted to the “alexandrajose” channel on YouTube.

Watch Lady Gaga sing ‘Just Dance’ at Surrey’s Mirage nightclub in 2008

Tickets for the show were $25, and Gaga’s debut album, The Fame, was released that week

Lady Gaga at Surrey’s Mirage nightclub in 2008, from a video posted to the “alexandrajose” channel on YouTube.
A scene from “Ascension,” a documentary focused on China’s industrial supply chain. The film and others will be screened during another online edition of KDocsFF, a social-justice documentary film festival, Feb. 18-27. (Photo: viff.org)

20+ films ‘seeking truth’ showcased in 10th KDocsFF festival in February

Surrey-based event is billed as Metro Vancouver’s premier social justice documentary film festival

A scene from “Ascension,” a documentary focused on China’s industrial supply chain. The film and others will be screened during another online edition of KDocsFF, a social-justice documentary film festival, Feb. 18-27. (Photo: viff.org)
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Trumpeter Jens Lindemann will perform with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Photo: trumpetsolo.com)

Trumpeter Lindemann in Surrey for VSO concert with 50% capacity Saturday

He’s the first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada

Trumpeter Jens Lindemann will perform with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Photo: trumpetsolo.com)
Tymisha “Tush” Harris stars in “Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play,” an online production from Surrey Civic Theatres from Jan. 20-22. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey digital stage for ‘Josephine,’ a one-woman musical about the fascinating Ms. Baker

Available for a fee starting Jan. 20, the production contains adult content and nudity

Tymisha “Tush” Harris stars in “Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play,” an online production from Surrey Civic Theatres from Jan. 20-22. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
First in Peninsula singer-songwriter-pianist Ben Dunnill’s series of single releases for 2022 is Song For Bowie, which drops on Jan. 8 on all music streaming platforms. (Contributed photo)

Tribute to music icon reveals new sides to Peninsula’s Ben Dunnill

Vocalist-pianist releases Song For Bowie on late legend’s birthday

First in Peninsula singer-songwriter-pianist Ben Dunnill’s series of single releases for 2022 is Song For Bowie, which drops on Jan. 8 on all music streaming platforms. (Contributed photo)
Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)

Hope episode kicks off 7th season of CBC’s Still Standing

New season shot under strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols

Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)
Surrey-raised rapper Merkules outside the Green Timbers-area house where he grew up. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Record low note, tour of rapper Merkules’ old Surrey house among entertaining stories

It was also fun to dig into the Cloverdale-area history of ‘Hot Rod,’ the lovably goofy 2007 comedy starring Andy Samberg

Surrey-raised rapper Merkules outside the Green Timbers-area house where he grew up. (File photo: Tom Zillich)