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Girl gets lost in new ‘Alice’ panto in Surrey, a full-circle adventure for creative team

Ellie King ‘handed the baton to the next generation of panto queens,’ Crystal Weltzin and Kerri Norris

 

A view of the Agriplex building during the Lumagica Surrey event, which continues until Dec. 30. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

December-long ‘light park’ event opens in Cloverdale as first in Canada for Surrey company

‘We’ve wanted to do this for quite a long time, so it’s really nice that it’s coming together here’

 

Vocal ensemble Belle Voci helps perform Handel’s “Messiah” in Fleetwood on Sunday, Dec. 12, with members of Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra. See listing under Concerts. (Submitted image)
Vocal ensemble Belle Voci helps perform Handel’s “Messiah” in Fleetwood on Sunday, Dec. 12, with members of Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra. See listing under Concerts. (Submitted image)
Inside the tent at Surrey Holiday Lights, a new ticketed event held at Surrey Civic Plaza until Jan. 2. (Submitted photo: Brandon Artis)
Inside the tent at Surrey Holiday Lights, a new ticketed event held at Surrey Civic Plaza until Jan. 2. (Submitted photo: Brandon Artis)
Melissa Burger sets up paintings at a previous Heart to Home Holiday Market, which returns to Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 27-28). Items sold include handmade silk scarves, original paintings, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, woodworks, homemade jams and jellies, and more. More info under Markets, below. (Submitted photo)
Melissa Burger sets up paintings at a previous Heart to Home Holiday Market, which returns to Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 27-28). Items sold include handmade silk scarves, original paintings, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, woodworks, homemade jams and jellies, and more. More info under Markets, below. (Submitted photo)
Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir returns to Surrey Arts Centre with its popular Christmas concert on Tuesday, Dec. 7. (Submitted photo)

Welsh Men’s Choir sings ‘heartfelt carols’ at Surrey theatre after two-year concert hiatus

‘Having the singers more spread apart has resulted in some unexpected benefits,’ music director says

Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir returns to Surrey Arts Centre with its popular Christmas concert on Tuesday, Dec. 7. (Submitted photo)
Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival returns Saturday, Nov. 20 at Surrey Civic Plaza. The day-long festival runs from noon to 10 p.m., with immersive light displays, live music, a Holiday Market, food trucks, free hot chocolate and family activities. Admission is free, and all the details are posted to surrey.ca/treelighting. (File photo: City of Surrey)
Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival returns Saturday, Nov. 20 at Surrey Civic Plaza. The day-long festival runs from noon to 10 p.m., with immersive light displays, live music, a Holiday Market, food trucks, free hot chocolate and family activities. Admission is free, and all the details are posted to surrey.ca/treelighting. (File photo: City of Surrey)
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3D Santa coming to Surrey’s Guildford mall in train-themed ‘North Star Experience’

‘Santa and his furry friends will make a virtual appearance’ at the end of 10-minute adventure

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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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Surrey-based music producer Intense in a promo photo.
Surrey-based music producer Intense in a promo photo.
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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Some of the entries in the 2018 Gingerbread Village competition at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Some of the entries in the 2018 Gingerbread Village competition at Central City Shopping Centre in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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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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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)
Steel & Oak, in New Westminster, is one of 11 breweries on the new North of the Fraser Ale Trail. BC Ale Trail photo

New Ale Trail takes craft beer enthusiasts north of the Fraser

The BC Ale Trail team is poised to pour on the local…

Steel & Oak, in New Westminster, is one of 11 breweries on the new North of the Fraser Ale Trail. BC Ale Trail photo
Jean Garnett in her home in Steveston. (Photo: Eseosa Eweka-Valentine)

A talk about TALK: Meet Jean Garnett, a face of Third Age Learning at Kwantlen

‘What I get out of volunteering in terms of learning new things, meeting new people, and the satisfaction of a job well done, more than outweighs the time and effort I put in’

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Jean Garnett in her home in Steveston. (Photo: Eseosa Eweka-Valentine)
Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.

All-Bach ‘treasure trove’ for pianist Silverman, who kicks off VSO’s ‘Surrey Nights’ concerts

The Vancouverite has curated a selection of Bach works, studied and honed through the pandemic

Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.
Alexandra Hall is where the Paranormal Spectrum Investigations event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in South Surrey. (submitted photo)

‘Spooky’ events at Surrey’s historic ‘Camp Alex’ leading up to Halloween

Paranormal Spectrum Investigations hosts event Oct. 23, followed by Beach House Theatre’s ‘Haunting Tales’

Alexandra Hall is where the Paranormal Spectrum Investigations event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in South Surrey. (submitted photo)