Several events in Surrey celebrate International Women’s Day

. The Surrey Arts Centre hosts a number of famed female comedians on Friday, March 7, for the show “I Am Woman Hear Me Laff.” Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at

. The City Centre Library’s women’s workshop includes street strategies for women presented by Surrey RCMP. The workshop runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register, call 604-501-5100.

. The 12th annual Shakti Awards Gala honours International Women’s Day on Saturday. Twelve local women will be awarded this year. Tickets for this event can be purchased at