The Rockingbyrds: Acoustic guitar and vocal trio performs classic songs during two shows Friday, Jan. 22 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock. Band features Rachael Chatoor, Russell Marsland and Jeff Neill. Info and tickets: Bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html, 604-542-3055.
Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on second and fourth Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, 4 p.m. start. Jan. 24: Company “B” Jazz Band with Jennifer Hodge; Feb. 14: Glenda Rae, Brett Wade, Miles Black; Feb. 28: Candus Churchill, vocals (Nina Simone Tribute); March 13: James Danderfer and Karin Plato; March 20: Laura Crema Trio with Bill Coon.
South End Summit: Annual concert featuring Semiahmoo Peninsula-based high school bands and, this year, a tribute to Dal Richards, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Wheelhouse Theatre at Earl Marriott Secondary School, 15751 16th Ave., South Surrey. Tickets: $20 /$15 seniors, students. Available at Tapestry Music (White Rock) or Semiahmoo Arts (604-536-8333 or online: semiahmooarts.com). Event presented by Semiahmoo Arts.
“A Bohemian Rhapsody” concert presented by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as part of its Surrey Nights series, 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. “Celebrating all things Bohemian, this concert features one of Mozart’s wildest opera overtures, and his famous, brilliant Prague Symphony.” Info and tickets: Vancouversymphony.ca, 604-876-3434.
Dominik Heins: Surrey-based boogie-woogie pianist in concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at Crossroads United Church, 7655 120th St., North Delta. Heins will perform music from the 1930s and onward, as well as his own compositions. “Watch his fingers fly over that keyboard, or listen to him croon in the style of Harry Connick Jr.” Tickets $15 each (can be reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org) or at the door.
“The Lonely: A Tribute to Roy Orbison”: Thursday, Jan. 28 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, tickets are $42.50 (plus charges) at www.bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html, 604-542-3055.
Pre-Valentine’s Night Out jazz concert on Saturday, Feb. 6 at North Delta’s Firehall Centre for the Arts, featuring Linda Szentes and Jazzlinks band. “A variety of popular love songs and ballads from the ‘30s to the ‘50s which have since become jazz standards.” Tickets $20/$10 via 604-596-4485.
Sal Ferreras and Drum Heat: In concert Feb. 12 at Surrey Arts Centre, 8 p.m., at 13750 88 Ave., Surrey. “Sal Ferreras will bring together some of Surrey’s most outstanding world music and jazz artists, such as percussionists Gurp Sian, Rayman and Karn Bhuller, bassist Jodi Proznick and pianist Miles Black, to stoke the musical fires of Drum Heat.” Event is a benefit for Arts Umbrella Surrey. VIP ticket $125 (includes premium seating and private reception), regular ticket $50, via Tickets.surrey.ca and 604-501-5566. Event website: Artsumbrella.com/events/sal-ferreras-and-drum-heat.
John Mann: Concert by Spirit of the West singer highlights his “The Waiting Room” album, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage. Info: Tickets.surrey.ca and 604-501-5566.
“Exhilarating Soundscapes” concert presented by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as part of its Surrey Nights series, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. “Maestro Tovey conducts a magnificent concert that explores a world of exhilarating soundscapes.” Info and tickets: Vancouversymphony.ca, 604-876-3434.
Classical Coffee Concerts series at Surrey Arts Centre’s studio theatre with host pianist Sarah Hagen. Concerts held monthly on select Thursdays starting at 9:30 a.m. “Socialize over coffee, tea, and goodies in the lobby, followed by a concert.” Concerts in series continue Feb. 25 (with Nicolò Eugelmi, viola) and March 10 (with Søren Bebe, jazz piano). Series presented by Surrey Civic Theatres. Info: 604-501-5566, Tickets.surrey.ca.
Encore Peninsula Concerts: International classical musicians in White Rock in annual series, featuring Sunday-afternoon concerts on Jan. 31, Feb. 28, April 17 and May 15, 3 p.m. performances at White Rock First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Show and ticket info: 604-541-2199, Whiterockcity.ca.
Blues for the Bank: Annual concert fundraiser for Surrey Food Bank’s Tiny Bundles program, featuring the band Agent C and Top Secret, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Tickets and info: 604-581-2827, Thornleycreative.com.
Delta Arts Council open mic night at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta) on last Friday of each month. “Open Mic gives local talent the opportunity to share and showcase.” Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4/person at the door. Info: Deltaartscouncil.ca.
New Year’s Wrestle-lutions: All Star Wrestling event Friday, Jan. 29 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds’ Alice McKay building, 7:30 p.m. show time. Featured: ASW Tag Team Title match between Team USA (Azeem The Dream& Christopher Ryseck) and Sikh and Destroy (Jinder Mahal & Gama Singh Jr.), and more. More info: Allstar-wrestling.com.
Donegal’s Irish House: Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112, Donegalspub.com/events.html.
Escape at Elements Casino: Live music and more on select nights at 300-seat licensed venue, 17755 60th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Elementscasino.com. Jan. 22-23: Kokosoul; Jan. 29: Emily Chambers & Co.; Jan. 30: Apollo’s Crush; Feb. 3: Elvina Kong & Lee Lung Kei; Feb. 5-6: Quickness; Feb. 12-13: Rob Eller Trio; Feb. 19-20: YVR; Feb. 26-27: Robyn & Ryleigh.
The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Tuesday: Acoustic Night, 8 p.m. Wednesday: “Almost Famous Karaoke”; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands. Info: 604-583-8828, Thetaphouse.ca.
Pancho’s Top 40 Rock Club: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. At 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info: Panchosnightclub.com.
Dublin Crossing: Live music four nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470, Dublincrossing.com.
Olympia Pizza: Live music, comedy and more at venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. 604-584-1388, Facebook.com/olympia.resto. Tues. and Thurs. open-mic night.
Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. Info: 604-582-6620, Centralcitybrewing.com.
Vir Das: Comedian from India performs at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, on Friday, Feb. 26 as part of JFL NorthWest Comedy Festival. Tickets available via the website JFLNorthWest.com.
“In A Blue Moon”: Play written by Lucia Frangione is staged at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage to Jan. 23, via Arts Club on Tour. “Through memories and photographs, a tender love story unfolds (among three people) as they begin to thread together a new understanding of family.” Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
“Funny Little Thing Called Love”: Comedy play written by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, staged at Surrey Little Theatre from Jan. 28 to Feb. 27. For tickets ($15) and show times, call 604-576-8451 or visit Surreylittletheatre.com or Brownpapertickets.com.
“Cats”: Popular musical staged by Fighting Chance Productions from Jan. 27 to Feb. 7 at White Rock’s Coast Capital Playhouse. Tickets are $20-$35 via Whiterockplayers.ca and Ticketstonight.ca. For show dates and times, visit Fightingchanceproductions.ca.
“Seeds”: Eric Peterson of TV’s ‘Corner Gas’ stars in Annabel Soutar-penned play, a dramatic retelling of the legal battle between a Saskatchewan farmer and bio-tech giant Monsanto. The Porte Parole production is staged at Surrey Arts Centre on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m. show times. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.surrey.ca.
Peninsula Productions’ Staged Play Reading Series: “How I Learned To Drive,” by American playwright Paula Vogel and directed by Guy Fauchon, is showcased at event 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 at Semiahmoo Arts Centre, 14600 North Bluff Rd., White Rock. Tickets by donation. Mature themes (not suitable for a young audience). Info: Peninsulaproductions.org.
“Nashville Hurricane”: Musical starring actor/musician Chase Padgett staged Feb. 6 at Surrey Arts Centre’s main stage. “Forty years ago, a legendary guitar prodigy arose from nowhere, conquered the music industry, and vanished without a trace. Padgett brings to life the rise and the demise of the best damn guitar player you’ve never heard of.” Show presented by Surrey Civic Theatres; for tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit Tickets.surrey.ca.
“4,000 Miles”: Nicola Cavendish stars in “an uplifting story of growing up and growing old,” an Arts Club on Tour production at Surrey Arts Centre from Feb. 17 to 27. Show info and tickets: Tickets.surrey.ca and 604-501-5566.
Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $4. For info, call 604-576-1066.
Scottish Country dance classes are held on Wednesday evenings each week (from September to end of April) at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey, starting at 7 p.m. First class is free for newcomers. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit Wrscdc.org.
“Latin Friday Nights” on second Friday of each month at Amor Fitness, 8 p.m. to midnight at 8056 King George Blvd., Surrey. All ages, admission $10. “Spicy dance party featuring all night dancing with REAL Latin music. Dress to impress.” Info: 604-725-4654, 604-808-2311, Hotsalsadancezone.com.
Swing dance lessons: Drop-in sessions at Jump Joint Swing, #110-12332 Pattullo Pl., Surrey. For event dates, email email@example.com, call 604-536-0195, visit Jumpjointswing.com.
PechaKucha Night Surrey Vol. 5: “Engaging Central City” event on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m., Centre Stage at City Hall, Surrey. Event to showcase some initiatives of SFU students involved with the Surrey community in fast-paced presentations (20 images are shown for 20 seconds each), ranging from growing vegetable gardens in shopping carts to after-school programs and place-making projects. At 13450 104th Ave., 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/theatre.
Surrey Kids Read: “A fun, free family event to celebrate Family Literacy Day,” on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Guildford Town Centre’s Centre Court, 10355 152 St, Surrey. Featuring rockin’ children’s entertainer Tony Prophet, African Stages storyteller Comfort Ero, storytelling magic by Silly Suzie, Walter & Jazzy mascots, face painting, prizes, more. Info: Surreylibraries.ca/5032.aspx.
Make Believe Birthday Parties: “Celebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more.” Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Must pre-book by calling 604-592-6956.
Music Jammers: Seniors (50+) invited to join in lively two-hours of music, dancing and fun, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy House Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Drop-in fee 35 cents. “Call ahead to make sure we’re not cancelled that week.” 604-594-2717.
InFlux open studio night at Surrey Art Gallery on Friday, Feb. 5 from 8 to 11 p.m. Voice looping, knitting, and filmmaking are just some of the activities that will transform the gallery into a large open studio for this edition of inFlux.” At 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.
Surrey Art Gallery: “Surrey Photography Club” exhibit to Feb. 7; “Tony Westman: Becoming Surrey-Journey through the Invisible City” on view to Feb. 21; “Graeme Patterson: Secret Citadel” on view from Jan. 16 to March 20; “Art by Surrey Secondary School Students” from Feb. 13 to May 1. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, Surrey.ca/artgallery.
AgentC Gallery: Art collective’s new “pop-up” space in Newton, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: AgentCprojects.com.
Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility, 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-501-5566, Arts.surrey.ca. Feb. 4: Abbotsford-based artist Bill Stewart discusses his art sculptures, made from trees and rocks.
Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, Watershedartworks.ca.
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, Artscouncilofsurrey.ca.
Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. To Jan. 31, “Salmon People” (by Julie Andreyev and Simon Overstall) “considers the shared ecologies of nonhuman and human animals through a depiction of the survivors of the salmon cycle of life, combined with video of the Surrey landscape taken from the surrounding waters of the Fraser River.” Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898, Surreyurbanscreen.ca.
Surrey Museum: Located at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info: Surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
Historic Stewart Farm: Facility located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
Surrey Archives: Info: 604-502-6459 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.
Surrey Multiple Sclerosis support meetings held on the last Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160th St., Surrey. Info: Contact Cheryl (email@example.com, 604-581-3758) or Barb (778-373-0284).
Mental Health Family and Friends Info Night: “Support and information for friends and family of people struggling with mental illness. New members are always welcome,” on first and third Thursday of every month at Shirley Dean Pavilion, 9634 King George Blvd., Surrey (East entrance). For more information, call Katie: 604-585-5666, ext. 772534.
Tao Healing Group (formerly Soul Power) Surrey: “Learn simple but powerful self-healing techniques for any aspect of life, with Certified Healers and Teachers. Receive free healing and blessings.” Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., “Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.” By donation, info: 778-379-9920.
Canadian Mental Health Association (Delta) offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family, on first Wednesday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., 11715 72nd Ave., North Delta (house). Call 604-943-1878 to register.
Reach Inclusive Preschool in North Delta to host open house on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 10921 82nd Ave. “Meet the teachers and see our facility. Parents, caregivers and children welcome.” Info: 604-946-6622, ext 308, or visit Reachdevelopment.org/reach-developmental-preschool-north-delta.html.
Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. “We offer full-time and evening LINC classes year-round, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.
Free “English for the Workplace” classes at PICS in new Project Based Language Training Program (PBLT). “Students will learn and develop soft skills, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more.” Call 604-596-7722, ext. 138. Free childminding on site.
Newton Seniors Centre Tennis Club seeks experienced, senior (55+) tennis players. “We are not a teaching club, so you must know how to play, serve and score.” For information, call Al or Sue at 604-594-8783, or Jan, 604-502-7844.
Ukrainian “soul food” – perogies, cabbage rolls and borstch – available for sale on the last Friday of each month as fundraiser at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” Info: call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. “Our fall activities are in full swing. If you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new people, please call and arrange to attend some of them (morning walks, coffee times, stitch and chat, card games, and par 3 golf, potlucks and our monthly dinners.” Info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.
Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. start at Honeybee Centre, 7480 176th St., Surrey. Contact Don or Fran Carter, 604-591-3262. “All welcome to attend and learn about bees.”
CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) North Delta/Surrey is a club open to all women graduates, students and associates who support the mission and ideals of CFUW, which provides annual scholarships and bursaries to deserving female graduates who are going on to university. The club meets monthly from September to June. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.
Business Plan Workshops hosted by Seeds from Jan. 25 to April 6 at City Centre Library, Surrey. “Start or improve your business. Get the tools you need to successfully start or improve your business, plus one-on-one coaching from expert advisors and consultants.” Free. Info: email@example.com, 604-800-9010, seedsbdc.com.
Workshop series in January hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on various topics, including Dealing with Employment Standards (Jan. 26) and Managing the Dynamics of Change (Jan. 27). All of the two-hour sessions are held at Surrey Board of Trade office (#101-14439 104th Ave., Surrey), starting at 8 a.m., with fees ranging from $25 to $35. To reserve a seat, visit Businessinsurrey.com/sidebar-events or call 604-581-7130.
Surrey Board of Trade 2016 Economic Forecast luncheon at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152nd St., Surrey) on Thursday, Feb 4. Panel speakers are Robert Levy, Managing Director, Border Gold Corp. and financial commentator, CKNW; Jeff Scott, President & CEO, Fraser Surrey Docks; Greg Hoing, Director of Projects and Business Development, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association, and Eamonn Percy, founder, Percy Group Capital & Business Advisors. Topic: What’s expected for our local, provincial, federal and international economies – and what that means to your business or not-for-profit association. Info and tickets: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.
Former BC Lion Angus Reid speaks about gambling addiction at Surrey Board of Trade luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 11 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey). For tickets and info, visit Businessinsurrey.com or call 604-581-7130.
Lunch with Robin Silvester, CEO of Port Metro Vancouver: Surrey Board of Trade event Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Eaglequest Golf Course, Surrey. “He will explore opportunities for trade-enabling activity in Surrey, navigating a course towards a sustainable future that addresses economic, environmental and community concerns at the local, regional, and national levels.” Tickets and info: Businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.
Valley Women’s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of every month at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Event fee $27, or $30 at door for non-members. “Come share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.” Info: Valleywomensnetwork.com, 604-940-9355.
“Maker Meetups” held on Friday nights at City Centre Library (6:30 to 8:45 p.m.), encouraging people to “learn arts and science concepts by making actual objects” in an open workshop format. Events held in partnership with Maker Cube, a non-profit organization that aims to create the first Makerspace in Surrey. Info: Surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/5798.aspx.
The Cloverdale Market: “Your Weekly Treasure Hunt” in two buildings with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots, open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, off 176th St. (Hwy 15) and 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-837-1676, Cloverdalemarket.ca.
North Delta Farmers Market: Events on Sundays at Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112th St., North Delta. Food trucks, live music, vendors, more.Info: Northdeltafarmersmarket.com. Winter hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Surrey Board of Trade seeks volunteers to serve on event/project teams for 2016, including Surrey Business Excellence Awards, golf tourney, Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards and Women in Business event and Youth Mentors. For info, call 604-581-7130 or visit Businessinsurrey.ca.
Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program seeks volunteers for program, now in its 45th year of helping individuals prepare their income tax and benefit returns. To volunteer, individuals must be willing to work with their local community organization and have a basic understanding of income tax. The CRA offers free training and tax preparation software to community organizations and their volunteers. Training sessions start in January. Info: call 1-888-805-6662 or visit Cra.gc.ca/volunteer.
Surrey RCMP’s Auxiliary Constable Program is recruiting volunteers who assist police officers with community-based policing and crime-prevention programs. Auxiliaries complete a basic training program that consists of 250 hours of classroom and practical instruction. A number of information sessions will take place in January. For dates, times, requirements and registration information, call 604-507-5984, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Surrey.rcmp.ca.
Surrey Hospice Society, which offers programs and services in hospice, palliative and bereavement care (all offered free of charge), needs volunteers and also donations to support its programs. Volunteers needed for resource centre (reception and general office work), palliative client care at Laurel Place and SMH and thrift store (retail, cashier, stocking, inventory duties). To help, call 604-584-7006, email email@example.com or visit #1-15243 91st Ave., Surrey.
Surrey Art Gallery Association seeks volunteers for its gift shop at its Bear Creek Park facility. “If you enjoy meeting new people and local artists, being around unique and finely crafted artworks by artists from around the Lower Mainland, this is the place for you.” Contact Joan Owen, 604-531-8118.
Panorama Children’s Choir, under the direction of Dolores Scott begins their new semester with a focus on World Rhythms. No auditions. Ages K-7 New members welcome Tuesday afternoons at 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. “This is a place to share your voice with friends and shine as one!” Call 604 595-6718 to register. Info: Doloresscott.com.
Maple Leaf Singers: “Meet new people, have fun, and reveal the song in your heart. Join the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique show chorus that includes singers from all parts of Metro Vancouver and performs at a variety of events. Baritone and bass voices particularly needed, but all are welcome. Learn more at Mapleleafsingers.com. Ask Anne Baird about joining at via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441. Hollywoodcinema.ca.
Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.
Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.