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‘Xmas of Chaos’ at Surrey garden centre promises ‘twisted take on Christmas’

December haunts to offer ‘live horror theatre experience’ in Newton

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Bassist Jodi Proznick’s New Horizons band is featured during IronFest concerts. (submitted photo)
Bassist Jodi Proznick’s New Horizons band is featured during IronFest concerts. (submitted photo)
Musicians Sami Ghawi and Khyla Granstrom at a youth jam night in 2018, the first time they performed together. (submitted photo)

VIDEO: Musical ‘explosion’ at youth jam leads to ‘I Wanna Be Cool’ song about fitting in

Lyricist Khyla Granstrom, 22, sings about struggles of peer pressure as teen

Musicians Sami Ghawi and Khyla Granstrom at a youth jam night in 2018, the first time they performed together. (submitted photo)
teaser photo: Tom Jackson brings "Stories, Songs and Santa Causes” to Surrey Arts Centre's Main Stage on Nov. 19.

Tom Jackson brings ‘Stories, Songs and Santa Causes’ to Surrey with charity in mind again

‘People can expect singing, storytelling, and tomfoolery’ on Nov. 19

teaser photo: Tom Jackson brings "Stories, Songs and Santa Causes” to Surrey Arts Centre's Main Stage on Nov. 19.
Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)

Rock band Trooper to carry on without founding members McGuire, Smith

‘They are both healthy and happy, they’ve just decided that this is the best time to step back from the road and enjoy the life that this unplanned time-off has dropped them into’

Guitarist Brian “Smitty” Smith and singer Ra McGuire on stage with Trooper. (Photo: Stan Pietrusik/trooper.com)
Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will play in person and online pay-per-view shows Nov. 24, 25 and 26 at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. (Contributed photo)

Legendary bluesman Jim Byrnes returns to White Rock

Live show at Blue Frog Studio set for special broadcast in New Zealand

Legendary Vancouver-based blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist Jim Byrnes will play in person and online pay-per-view shows Nov. 24, 25 and 26 at White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios. (Contributed photo)
The romantic realism of Peninsula-based artist Chris MacClure will be featured in an upcoming year-end show at Marine Drive's Art Couture Gallery. (Contributed photo)

Diverse artists highlighted in White Rock show

Art Couture Gallery features work by MacClure, Hurst and Patterson

The romantic realism of Peninsula-based artist Chris MacClure will be featured in an upcoming year-end show at Marine Drive's Art Couture Gallery. (Contributed photo)
Surrey resident Vinay Giridhar directed the new documentary movie, “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” which sheds light on three South Asian adults (Kayden, Jag and Amar) and their stories of growing up gay. (Photo: visaff.ca)

Surrey director’s ‘Emergence’ doc film aims to educate about South Asians who grow up gay

The award-winning movie will play during Surrey’s Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

Surrey resident Vinay Giridhar directed the new documentary movie, “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” which sheds light on three South Asian adults (Kayden, Jag and Amar) and their stories of growing up gay. (Photo: visaff.ca)
A 600-DAY WAIT FOR “JOSEPHINE” ON SURREY STAGE: Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last Saturday, Oct. 30, for a well-attended matinee and a sold-out evening show. The entertaining “burlesque cabaret dream play,” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star, was the first in-person show on the stage since March 2020 – more than 600 days – due to pandemic gathering restrictions. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
A 600-DAY WAIT FOR “JOSEPHINE” ON SURREY STAGE: Florida-based actor, singer and dancer Tymisha “Tush” Harris brought “Josephine” to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage last Saturday, Oct. 30, for a well-attended matinee and a sold-out evening show. The entertaining “burlesque cabaret dream play,” about Josephine Baker, the 1920s-era star, was the first in-person show on the stage since March 2020 – more than 600 days – due to pandemic gathering restrictions. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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‘Snowed In’ comedians plan January show in Surrey on another B.C.-wide tour

Featured this year are Debra DiGiovanni, Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn and Paul Myrehaug

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New ‘Surrey Holiday Lights’ event adds twinkle to city in another ticketed ‘holiday experience’

MRG Group’s ‘Immersive Lights & Music Experience’ starts Nov. 25 at Civic Plaza, followed by Lumagica in Cloverdale

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Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club dancers outside Surrey Arts Centre, in Diwali Downtown Surrey “digital showcase” video on YouTube.

Diwali Fest features both in-person and online events for 2021

Diwali Downtown Surrey was a ‘digital showcase,’ and Canucks host Diwali-themed game Friday

Shan-E-Punjab Arts Club dancers outside Surrey Arts Centre, in Diwali Downtown Surrey “digital showcase” video on YouTube.
Laurie White as she is today in a photo taken for her book 10-33 - An Officer Down Steps Back Up. (Jesse Pound photo)

Felled by bullet as young Mountie, South Surrey’s Laurie White chronicles recovery in memoir

Now-retired officer’s book traces a bitter, yet inspiring 24-year journey

Laurie White as she is today in a photo taken for her book 10-33 - An Officer Down Steps Back Up. (Jesse Pound photo)
A view of Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival in 2018. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival returns to civic plaza Nov. 20, with ‘Holiday Lights’ to follow

Day-long event will feature live music, Holiday Market, immersive light displays and more

A view of Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival in 2018. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Broadcaster James Cybulski at Abbotsford Centre during the Abbotsford Canucks’ home-opening game on Oct. 22. Cybulski, a Delta resident, is the voice of the “NHL 22” video game produced by Burnaby-based EA Sports. (Photo: twitter.com/jamescybulski)

Calling EA’s NHL video games ‘a total dream come true’ for Delta broadcaster Cybulski

‘The whole reason I wanted to get into the (broadcasting) business was to be a play-by-play guy’

Broadcaster James Cybulski at Abbotsford Centre during the Abbotsford Canucks’ home-opening game on Oct. 22. Cybulski, a Delta resident, is the voice of the “NHL 22” video game produced by Burnaby-based EA Sports. (Photo: twitter.com/jamescybulski)
Delta Stageworks Theatre Society’s debut production, <em>Then & Now: Pandemic Life </em><em>Stories</em>, is happening Nov. 13 and 14 , 2021 at Ladner’s Genesis Theatre. (Delta Stageworks Theatre Society image)

Delta Stageworks debut to explore the ‘laughs and lows’ of lockdown life

Then Now: Pandemic Life Stories will run for two shows, Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, at the Genesis Theatre

Delta Stageworks Theatre Society’s debut production, <em>Then & Now: Pandemic Life </em><em>Stories</em>, is happening Nov. 13 and 14 , 2021 at Ladner’s Genesis Theatre. (Delta Stageworks Theatre Society image)
This image promotes Naked Stage readers theatre company’s production of “The Fighting Days” on the website nspsociety.com.

‘The Fighting Days’ for Surrey’s Naked Stage in return to in-person plays in Newton

For ‘readers theatre’ shows, four actors at Newton Cultural Centre from Nov. 12-14

This image promotes Naked Stage readers theatre company’s production of “The Fighting Days” on the website nspsociety.com.
Image from Douglas College theatre department’s production of “Love/Sick,” staged from Nov. 9-13.
Image from Douglas College theatre department’s production of “Love/Sick,” staged from Nov. 9-13.
“The Unforgivable” star Sandra Bullock in a scene for the movie filmed at Surrey City Hall. (YouTube photo)

VIDEO: New Sandra Bullock movie the latest in long list filmed at Surrey City Hall

Trailer released for ‘The Unforgivable,’ in theatres Nov. 24 before Netflix launch

“The Unforgivable” star Sandra Bullock in a scene for the movie filmed at Surrey City Hall. (YouTube photo)
Surrey’s Bear Creek Park Lights event runs from Nov. 5 to 19, daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. (except Nov. 11). Reserve tickets via surrey.ca or 604-501-5100. See listing under Attractions. (photo: surrey.ca)
Surrey’s Bear Creek Park Lights event runs from Nov. 5 to 19, daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. (except Nov. 11). Reserve tickets via surrey.ca or 604-501-5100. See listing under Attractions. (photo: surrey.ca)