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A scene from Pixar’s “Toy Story 4.” (Youtube.com)

Drive-in theatre pops up in Surrey with ‘Toy Story 4,’ for one night only

‘Everyone must remain in the car before and during the movie,’ say planners of the Aug. 21 event

A scene from Pixar’s “Toy Story 4.” (Youtube.com)
Surrey City Orchestra is among Metro Vancouver culture grant recipients this year. (File photo)

Surrey music, theatre groups get share of $300,000 in Metro Vancouver grants

This year, Metro Vancouver received 106 applications from organizations seeking $768,011 in funding

Surrey City Orchestra is among Metro Vancouver culture grant recipients this year. (File photo)
The Beauty Shop Dolls will perform Aug. 26 as part of the City of Surrey’s Sounds of Summer concert series. (Photo: beautyshopdolls.com)

Surrey’s Sounds of Summer series to hit stages across city, beginning Aug. 12

Tickets to free, outdoor concert series capped at 100 per show

The Beauty Shop Dolls will perform Aug. 26 as part of the City of Surrey’s Sounds of Summer concert series. (Photo: beautyshopdolls.com)
Pivot Theatre, a new community theatre group in Surrey, is officially launching. The group held a yard sale Saturday (Aug. 7, 2021) at the Newton Cultural Centre to help raise funds for their upcoming first production. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

New community theatre group launches in Surrey

Pivot Theatre hosted a yard sale to fundraise for its upcoming first production later this fall

Pivot Theatre, a new community theatre group in Surrey, is officially launching. The group held a yard sale Saturday (Aug. 7, 2021) at the Newton Cultural Centre to help raise funds for their upcoming first production. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Cindy Mochizuki’s “Autumn Strawberry” is featured at Surrey Art Gallery this summer. (File photo)
Cindy Mochizuki’s “Autumn Strawberry” is featured at Surrey Art Gallery this summer. (File photo)
Barnston Island ferry. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Barnston Island ferry. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
A drive-in movie event at Semiahmoo Park tonight will benefit the Semiahmoo First Nation Youth Group. Black Press file photo

Drive-in movie tonight to benefit Semiahmoo First Nation youth group

Pre-registration required to watch screening of Raya and The Last Dragon

A drive-in movie event at Semiahmoo Park tonight will benefit the Semiahmoo First Nation Youth Group. Black Press file photo
Delta Stageworks Theatre Society is hosting the three-week My Mother’s Story for Diverse Voices writing workshop Aug. 8, 15 and 22, both online and in person. The program is led by Vancouver actor and author, and member of Delta Stageworks’ artistic team, Marilyn Norry. (Submitted photo)

Delta Stageworks hosting diversity-focused writing workshop

My Mother’s Story for Diverse Voices Workshop running Aug. 8, 15 and 22, both in person and via Zoom

Delta Stageworks Theatre Society is hosting the three-week My Mother’s Story for Diverse Voices writing workshop Aug. 8, 15 and 22, both online and in person. The program is led by Vancouver actor and author, and member of Delta Stageworks’ artistic team, Marilyn Norry. (Submitted photo)
Alyson Thorpe's watercolours are among the works featured in the upcoming Garden Art Show in South Surrey. Contributed photo

Garden event showcases Semiahmoo Peninsula painting trio

Sandra Tomchuk, Alyson Thorpe and Cheryl Bodnar celebrate ‘end of isolation’

Alyson Thorpe's watercolours are among the works featured in the upcoming Garden Art Show in South Surrey. Contributed photo
The Semiahmoo Potters and the Fraser Valley Potters Guild are once again joining forces for a show and sale of both decorative and functional work, to be held at the the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery at Central Plaza for the month of August. Contributed photo

White Rock ceramics show to feature work by 30 artists

Pop-Uptown Gallery at Central Plaza offers everything from functional to whimsical pieces

The Semiahmoo Potters and the Fraser Valley Potters Guild are once again joining forces for a show and sale of both decorative and functional work, to be held at the the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery at Central Plaza for the month of August. Contributed photo
Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell are seen in White Rock Players Club’s most recent show, the online revue Duets, directed by club president Rebekah MacEwan. The club will attempt a full season of live shows at White Rock Playhouse starting in September. Rebecca Sutherland photo

Live theatre to return to White Rock Playhouse in the fall

Theatre troupe cautiously optimistic about upcoming season

Kerry O’ Donovan and Melissa Funnell are seen in White Rock Players Club’s most recent show, the online revue Duets, directed by club president Rebekah MacEwan. The club will attempt a full season of live shows at White Rock Playhouse starting in September. Rebecca Sutherland photo
Synth-pop duo Erasure. (Photo: facebook.com/erasureinfo)

Surrey video director ‘ecstatic’ to work with his favourite band since childhood

Stephano Barberis hired to do Erasure’s tour visuals and also direct music video for a song

Synth-pop duo Erasure. (Photo: facebook.com/erasureinfo)
White Rock singer-songwriter Richard (Tichelman) has been named grand prize winner in the Virtual Jim Beam National Talent Search. Contributed photo

National title for White Rock pop musician Richard Tichelman

Jim Beam online talent search win boosts career momentum

White Rock singer-songwriter Richard (Tichelman) has been named grand prize winner in the Virtual Jim Beam National Talent Search. Contributed photo
Brownsville Bar Park. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Brownsville Bar Park. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
RCA Records presented a Tribute to Ray McAuley at the Newton Inn in February 1980, featuring an all-star band of B.C. Country Music Association members JC Cadeau, Gerry Hughes, Perry Mann, Ed Molyski, Norman Jones, Mark Telford and Jess Less. Admission was $3. The tribute concert is recalled in a book by Surrey resident Ray Ramsay, “Promo Monkey: My Life as a Bellhop in the Waldord Hysteria.” (Photo courtesy Ray Ramsay)
RCA Records presented a Tribute to Ray McAuley at the Newton Inn in February 1980, featuring an all-star band of B.C. Country Music Association members JC Cadeau, Gerry Hughes, Perry Mann, Ed Molyski, Norman Jones, Mark Telford and Jess Less. Admission was $3. The tribute concert is recalled in a book by Surrey resident Ray Ramsay, “Promo Monkey: My Life as a Bellhop in the Waldord Hysteria.” (Photo courtesy Ray Ramsay)
Dolly Parton talks about her “Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol” musical in a promo video posted to Youtube in 2018.

Dolly Parton Christmas musical promised by Arts Club, but touring shows on hold

This fall at Surrey Arts Centre, audiences should expect to see some shows staged there

Dolly Parton talks about her “Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol” musical in a promo video posted to Youtube in 2018.
Redwood Park's "fairy forest." (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Redwood Park's "fairy forest." (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Michael Charrois as Jack Pudding in “The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood,” produced for the stage by Merrie-Makers Travelling Players. (submitted photo)

‘The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood’ staged at Surrey park in Summer POP! series

Show times at Glades Garden are Aug. 12-14; tickets available online and by phone

Michael Charrois as Jack Pudding in “The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood,” produced for the stage by Merrie-Makers Travelling Players. (submitted photo)
TEASER PIC. Comedian Jessica Pigeau will headline a Laugh Wild comedy show in Surrey on July 27.
TEASER PIC. Comedian Jessica Pigeau will headline a Laugh Wild comedy show in Surrey on July 27.