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Fally Ipupa, a performer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will bring his band to Surrey for the AHFOMAD festival (African Heritage Festival of Music and Dance) on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 4. (Photo: festivalafrica.org).

African festival to fill Surrey Civic Plaza with music, dance and food on Labour Day weekend

Tickets are required for Sept. 4, but the first two festival days are free

Fally Ipupa, a performer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will bring his band to Surrey for the AHFOMAD festival (African Heritage Festival of Music and Dance) on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 4. (Photo: festivalafrica.org).
An all-ages drag brunch was on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 21). Pictured is Eva Scarlett. (Sobia Moman photo)

PHOTOS: Drag show in Surrey entertains a crowd while raising money

The show was run by Surrey’s Pivot Theatre company

An all-ages drag brunch was on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 21). Pictured is Eva Scarlett. (Sobia Moman photo)
Online poster for Pivot Theatre’s event on Sunday, Aug. 21.

‘All-ages drag brunch’ show Sunday to raise money for new Surrey theatre company

Pivot Theatre will stage shows at Bethany-Newton United Church starting this fall

Online poster for Pivot Theatre’s event on Sunday, Aug. 21.
David Patterson’s semi-abstract florals, such as Living Well, illustrate his “art as a universal voice” concept. (Contributed photo)

Noted painters team for South Surrey show

Chris MacClure and David Patterson’s work featured at GS Company, Semiahmoo Centre.

David Patterson’s semi-abstract florals, such as Living Well, illustrate his “art as a universal voice” concept. (Contributed photo)
Wildlife artist Leo Recilla. Contributed photo.
Wildlife artist Leo Recilla. (Contributed photo)

Surrey Art Gallery talks return with wildlife artist

Leo Recilla first in new series of illustrated lectures

Wildlife artist Leo Recilla. Contributed photo.
Wildlife artist Leo Recilla. (Contributed photo)
Julio Avila Cuban Band. (Submitted photo)
Julio Avila Cuban Band. (Submitted photo)
Matt Truex, a Los Angeles-based archive representative with Warner Bros. Discovery, adjusts a Superman costume for the new “Surrey on Screen” exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Museum’s new ‘Surrey on Screen’ showcases movies, TV shows filmed here, plus old Clova projector

‘It’s been so much fun putting this together and learning about how much has been filmed here,’ curator says

Matt Truex, a Los Angeles-based archive representative with Warner Bros. Discovery, adjusts a Superman costume for the new “Surrey on Screen” exhibit at the Museum of Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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White Rock author Keith Costelloe's first novel, Drawn Into Danger, is a page-turning evocation of the seductive appeal – and underlying perils – of Algeria for a young English expatriate in the late 1970s. Alex Browne photo

White Rock author’s book draws readers into world of danger

Algerian thriller is a stunning debut novel for White Rock’s Keith Costelloe

White Rock author Keith Costelloe's first novel, Drawn Into Danger, is a page-turning evocation of the seductive appeal – and underlying perils – of Algeria for a young English expatriate in the late 1970s. Alex Browne photo
The Afro Caribbean Cultural Summerfest of Surrey kicked off its inaugural celebration on Saturday, August 13 for a two-day event. Musical stylings of the Caribbean band, The Sweet Pan Steel Band was enjoyed by many on Sunday afternoon. (Sobia Moman photo)

VIDEO: Surrey’s first Afro Caribbean Summerfest a success in representation, cultural appreciation

The inaugural event ran from Aug. 13 to 14 and saw over a thousand people come out

The Afro Caribbean Cultural Summerfest of Surrey kicked off its inaugural celebration on Saturday, August 13 for a two-day event. Musical stylings of the Caribbean band, The Sweet Pan Steel Band was enjoyed by many on Sunday afternoon. (Sobia Moman photo)
To debut in Surrey in mid-September, Meghan Gardiner’s play “To Perfection” will star Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan. In this story, Gloria, a former celebrity TV chef (Allan), is finally reuniting with her estranged grandchild, Alex (Takei). However, the temperature heats up when Alex comes out as non-binary and opens a ‘genderational’ divide. (Submitted photo)

Play time: Surrey theatre companies line up comedies, musicals, monologues this fall/winter

On Aug. 21, fledgling Pivot Theatre to host drag-show fundraiser ‘Drag Out Your Friends’ in Newton

To debut in Surrey in mid-September, Meghan Gardiner’s play “To Perfection” will star Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan. In this story, Gloria, a former celebrity TV chef (Allan), is finally reuniting with her estranged grandchild, Alex (Takei). However, the temperature heats up when Alex comes out as non-binary and opens a ‘genderational’ divide. (Submitted photo)
In “Encanto,” a Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. The animated comedy will be shown Saturday, Aug. 13 at Surrey’s Holland Park, as part of the Movies Under the Stars series. See listing under Movies.
In “Encanto,” a Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. The animated comedy will be shown Saturday, Aug. 13 at Surrey’s Holland Park, as part of the Movies Under the Stars series. See listing under Movies.
Benzo and winner Humuza Bazira at the end of the Red Bull Dance Your Style regional qualifier in Vancouver early this month. (Submitted photo: Spencer Watson/Red Bull Canada)

Surrey street dancers dominate qualifier for Red Bull-hosted national championship in Toronto

Humuza Bazira aims for world title after winning fan-vote regional event in Vancouver

Benzo and winner Humuza Bazira at the end of the Red Bull Dance Your Style regional qualifier in Vancouver early this month. (Submitted photo: Spencer Watson/Red Bull Canada)
Vancouver Zion Mission Choir and Coram Deo Foundation have partnered to present a benefit concert Aug. 25 at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (Submitted photo)

Choir’s Aug. 25 benefit concert to help deafblind people ‘navigate daily life’ in South Korea

$100,000 is the fundraising goal for event at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Vancouver Zion Mission Choir and Coram Deo Foundation have partnered to present a benefit concert Aug. 25 at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (Submitted photo)
Delta resident Rami Kahlon stars in <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>, the flagship production in the 2022 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts. The play runs Aug. 5-7 and 12-14 at the Campbell Valley Red Barn in Langley. (Submitted photos)

Delta actor starring in modern stage adaptation of classic Punjabi folk tale

Rami Kahlon stars as Sahiban in Surrey-set Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban Story

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Delta resident Rami Kahlon stars in <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>, the flagship production in the 2022 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts. The play runs Aug. 5-7 and 12-14 at the Campbell Valley Red Barn in Langley. (Submitted photos)
Photo posted to “Jurassic Fest Surrey” event on Facebook.

City cancels permit for ‘Jurassic Fest Surrey,’ which has ghosted ticket-buyers for months

‘I haven’t seen any money yet, and I haven’t seen anything about the event actually happening’

Photo posted to “Jurassic Fest Surrey” event on Facebook.
The band Too Much of Anything in a promo photo.

VIDEO: White Rock band rocks ‘Just for the Night’ with QOTSA-like song 4 years after forming

Too Much of Anything trio set to perform Aug. 20 at Portside Pub in East Vancouver

The band Too Much of Anything in a promo photo.
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Cassidy Hergott (left, as Doris) and Natalie Peters (Enid) in Peninsula Productions' version of Agatha Christie’s "The Stranger," to be staged at the company’s studio in Centennial Park from Aug. 18-28. (Contributed photo: Kat Siemens)

‘Stranger’ things: Rarely-staged Agatha Christie story to play theatre in White Rock park

‘Lost classic’ script promises vintage suspense from Peninsula Productions, with Alex Browne directing

Cassidy Hergott (left, as Doris) and Natalie Peters (Enid) in Peninsula Productions' version of Agatha Christie’s "The Stranger," to be staged at the company’s studio in Centennial Park from Aug. 18-28. (Contributed photo: Kat Siemens)
Image from the poster for “Macaroni Soup,” an animated short by Surrey-based filmmaker Alayna Y.

Surrey-based animator’s ‘Macaroni Soup’ stirs interest at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Six-minute story follows a young woman who falls in love with a waitress in a Hong Kong-style café

Image from the poster for “Macaroni Soup,” an animated short by Surrey-based filmmaker Alayna Y.
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