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‘Star’ time for Surrey’s rebranded Crescendo Operatic Society with grant-winning show

Dolores Scott-directed company hits the Bell theatre’s big stage on Friday, Dec. 2

 

Lady Winter and lit attractions at the entrance of the Lumagica Surrey light festival at Cloverdale Fairgrounds during a preview event Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS: New-look Lumagica Surrey festival lights up Cloverdale Fairgrounds for a month-plus

In competition with Langley’s Glow, Surrey’s second-year event features interactive light displays, music, dance, festive food and more

 

DJ Alibaba (aka Al Lamons) with business partner Vera JM Friesen at the Vancity Soul Skate event at the PNE’s Rollerland building on Nov. 20, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

A chance to roller dance: Surrey DJ Alibaba spins new VanCity Soul Skate nights at PNE

‘It’s just a chance to roller dance, or roller boogie, as we used to call it back in the day,’ Al Lamons says

 

Starting Friday (Nov. 25), the second annual Lumagica Surrey event returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds with light displays, live music, festive food, visits with Santa and more. Tickets are required. See lumagica.ca for all the details. (Photo: lumagica.ca)
Starting Friday (Nov. 25), the second annual Lumagica Surrey event returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds with light displays, live music, festive food, visits with Santa and more. Tickets are required. See lumagica.ca for all the details. (Photo: lumagica.ca)
A Ready-Mix Concrete truck rolls through Cloverdale in December 2019 during the Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. (File photo: Olivia Johnson)

Surrey Santa parade will roll in Cloverdale, but no lit Big Rigs event in City Centre

Cloverdale parade returns after being cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-related issues

A Ready-Mix Concrete truck rolls through Cloverdale in December 2019 during the Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. (File photo: Olivia Johnson)
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Surrey City Orchestra’s ‘Nutcracker’ to hit stage with dancers & singers as endowment fund grows

‘Surrey is the only city in Canada that lacks a professional orchestra, and we’d like to give it one,’ SCO president says

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A scene from “SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.”

Four movies free to see at Surrey theatre during Cineplex’s Community Day, for BGC Canada

You’ll have to pick one movie to watch during the morning show times Nov. 19 at Strawberry Hill

A scene from “SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.”
Santa tosses candy canes into the crowd during a previous edition of Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Santa tosses candy canes into the crowd during a previous edition of Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival. (Photo: surrey.ca)
BEAR CREEK LIGHTS AT BEAR CREEK PARK: Event Nov. 4 to 18 (closed Remembrance Day, Nov. 11), from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily. Entry every 30 minutes. “This year, enjoy a reimagined display that brings nature to the forefront, featuring stunning light displays that enhance the natural landscape of the park. Enjoy a safe, accessible, family-friendly light display throughout the park’s one-kilometre garden walking loop. Food trucks will be available on select nights.” Free, tickets required for entry. Info: 604-501-5566, email partnersinparks@surrey.ca. Park at 13750 88 Ave. (Photo: Surrey.ca)
BEAR CREEK LIGHTS AT BEAR CREEK PARK: Event Nov. 4 to 18 (closed Remembrance Day, Nov. 11), from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily. Entry every 30 minutes. “This year, enjoy a reimagined display that brings nature to the forefront, featuring stunning light displays that enhance the natural landscape of the park. Enjoy a safe, accessible, family-friendly light display throughout the park’s one-kilometre garden walking loop. Food trucks will be available on select nights.” Free, tickets required for entry. Info: 604-501-5566, email partnersinparks@surrey.ca. Park at 13750 88 Ave. (Photo: Surrey.ca)
A view of the “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Expericne” exhibit, which opens Friday (Nov. 4) at Vancouver Convention Centre East. (Submitted photo)

‘Beyond King Tut’ opens in Vancouver exactly 100 years after the boy king’s tomb discovery

The latest ‘immersive’ exhibition showcases life in ancient Egypt

A view of the “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Expericne” exhibit, which opens Friday (Nov. 4) at Vancouver Convention Centre East. (Submitted photo)
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Pre-Halloween ‘War of the Worlds’ reading in Surrey for new Pivot Theatre company

Pivot Theatre artistic director says the script still thrills, 84 years after infamous radio broadcast

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Kim Baird. (File photo)

‘Reconciliation 101’ talk in Surrey with former chief of Tsawwassen First Nation

‘We’re still in the truth-telling of reconciliation,’ says Kim Baird, guest speaker at Nov. 7 event

Kim Baird. (File photo)
The band Post-Modern Connection will perform during the Brewhalla Beer & Music Festival at the Agriplex hall at Cloverdale Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 29. See listing under Festivals. (Photo: facebook.com/postmconnection)
The band Post-Modern Connection will perform during the Brewhalla Beer & Music Festival at the Agriplex hall at Cloverdale Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 29. See listing under Festivals. (Photo: facebook.com/postmconnection)
Face painting is part of the fun at another Newton Spooktacular event, planned for Saturday, Oct. 29. (File photo)
Face painting is part of the fun at another Newton Spooktacular event, planned for Saturday, Oct. 29. (File photo)
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Creepy clowns haunt new ‘Zycho Zerkus’ house and comic at Surrey Halloween attraction

‘Every year we repaint the entire place, almost starting from scratch,’ says the in-house artist

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Mandrake the Magician: A Surrey Archives-hosted online event will celebrate the life of the Surrey magician, in a virtual talk on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. His son Lon Mandrake, also a magician, along with his wife, Linda, “will delve into the compelling local history of their late father (and father-in-law) – a mentalist, illusionist, escapologist, ventriloquist, and stunt performer whose career spanned over 60 years.” Info: 604-501-5100 or surrey.ca/archives. (File photo)
Mandrake the Magician: A Surrey Archives-hosted online event will celebrate the life of the Surrey magician, in a virtual talk on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. His son Lon Mandrake, also a magician, along with his wife, Linda, “will delve into the compelling local history of their late father (and father-in-law) – a mentalist, illusionist, escapologist, ventriloquist, and stunt performer whose career spanned over 60 years.” Info: 604-501-5100 or surrey.ca/archives. (File photo)
Giant insects created from carved pumpkins at the Pumpkins After Dark event in Burnaby. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Pumpkins After Dark event lights up Burnaby park with jack-o-lantern art

Photo-op creations displayed with sound effects, music and lighting

Giant insects created from carved pumpkins at the Pumpkins After Dark event in Burnaby. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)

Comedy tour brings Seattle talent to B.C.

Washington comedian joins OK, Dope crew across province

Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)
American alt-rock band Cake plays this year’s Summer Night Concerts series at the PNE Fair, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Submitted photo)

Q&A with Cake, pre-PNE: Singer John McCrea on the new album, Twitter politics, one ‘Cake Forest’

The fair’s Summer Night Concerts start Saturday with The B-52s ‘farewell tour’ show

American alt-rock band Cake plays this year’s Summer Night Concerts series at the PNE Fair, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Submitted photo)
An aerial view of the Bose Corn Maze in Surrey. (File photo)

Surrey’s Bose Corn Maze won’t open for 2nd straight year, with spring’s wet weather to blame

Last summer was first time in 22 years the corn maze didn’t operate at corner of 64 Ave. and 156 St.

An aerial view of the Bose Corn Maze in Surrey. (File photo)