Johnny Vallis: A Tribute to Buddy Holly: Concert Friday, Aug. 31 at Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at theatre box office, or charge by phone, 604-536-7535 or online at www.whiterockplayers.ca. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7: 30 p.m.
Blues by the Sea: Second annual R&B festival at Semiahmoo Park in White Rock on Saturday, Sept. 1, featuring Brickhouse, Todd Wolfe Band, Jason Buie, Arsen Shomakhov, Velvet Bulldozer, Blues Puppy, Dave "Boxcar" Gates, Ellie Johnson. Tix $15, free for kids 12 and under, or family pass for $40, at Tapestry, Surfside and via surrey.ca/arts. Info: 604-617-8453.
ABRA Cadabra: Tribute band (formerly known as ABBA Cadabra) performs Friday, Sept. 14 at Coast Capital Theatre, 1532 Johnson Rd., White Rock. Tickets are $42.50 via www.whiterockplayers.ca.
"Diamond in the Rock" open mic night for young performers (19 and under) on the last Wednesday of every month (7 p.m.) at Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd., Surrey. Open Mic Night at Firehall Centre for the Arts in North Delta: Event on the last Saturday of the month.
Start time 7: 30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 11489 88th Ave., North Delta. Info: 604-596-1025.
Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on stage Saturday nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 604-582-6620, centralcitybrewing.com.
Amber Jack's Tap House: Live music on Friday and Saturday nights, karaoke Wednesdays. Bar at Compass Point hotel, 9850 King George Blvd. Info: 604-588-9511.
Memphis Blues: Live blues music Thursday nights featuring David "Boxcar" Gates and others, from 6 to 10 p.m. at #50-2443 161A St., South Surrey, at Grandview Corners mall. Info: 604-531-8005, www. memphisbluesbbq.com.
U-Lounge: Bar/restaurant at #1016051 24th Ave., South Surrey, with live music on select nights. Info: 604-542-8580.
Ocean Beach: Dance music at hotel bar, 14995 Marine Dr., White Rock. 604-531-0672.
Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at upscale restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 6045414244, washingtonavenuegrill.com. White Rock Elks Lodge #431: Live music and special events on select nights at 1469 George St., White Rock, 604-538-4016, www. whiterockelks.ca.
Beecher Street Café: Live music on select nights at intimate Crescent Beach restaurant, 12302 Beecher St. 604-538-1964, www. beecherstreetcafe.com. Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, www. sandpiperpub.net.
Slainte, by the Pier: Irish restaurant/bar hosts live music Fri.-Sun., at 15057 Marine Dr. (West Beach), White Rock. 778-294-0066.
Dublin Crossing: Hosts live music six nights a week (dark Mondays), at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470.
"Little Shop of Horrors": Fighting Chance Productions/White Rock Players co-pro staged to Aug. 25 at Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock, featuring Kerry O'Donovan and Melissa Clark. Show times 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., plus Sunday matinees at 3 p.m., at 1521 Johnston Rd. Info: 604-536-7535, www. whiterockplayers.ca.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream": South Surrey-based Beach House Theatre Society brings popular Bard story to tented theatre ("Shakespeare by the Sea") at Crescent Beach from Aug. 15-19, at Blackie Spit. All shows times are sold out. Info: www. beachhousetheatre.org.
John Pinette: Just For Laughs tour brings award-winning Boston-born comedian to Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Sept. 30. Show info and tickets: www.hahaha. com/ concerts, 1-855-985-5000.
Lorne Elliott: "The Upside of the Downturn": Comedy/music show at Surrey Arts Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 30 features humourist, storyteller and musician. Tickets $30/33, 604-501-5566, surrey.ca/arts.
White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Admission by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival.ca.
Get Reel: Film series hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, with screenings held on select nights, 7 p.m. start. Guest speakers lead a discussion following each film. Tickets $10/11; Info: 604-536-8333, www. whiterockartscouncil.com. Sept. 26: "Monsieur Lazhar"; Oct. 17: "Dangerous Method"; Nov. 28: "Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster"
Movies Under the Stars: Familyfriendly festival of films returns to Holland Park for four nights in August, with animated movies shown on a big screen Aug. 18 ("Despicable Me") and Aug. 25 ("The Lorax"). Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets; refreshments will be available at the barbecue hosted by North Surrey Lions Club. For event info, call 604-580-2321 or visit www. downtownsurreybia.com.
Summer Outdoor Movie Nights at The Shops at Morgan Crossing: Movies start at dusk at 15765 Croydon Dr., South Surrey. Aug. 16: "Men in Black 3;" Aug. 23: "Monty Python & the Holy Grail".
Grp4Art artists (Virginia Chin, Roxsane K.Tiernan, Marjorie Wong and Kathleen Susan Young) are participating in a group exhibition "TRANSITIONS" at Newton Cultural Centre Gallery, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. The exhibition showcases each artist's evolving interpretation and creativity and will run from Aug. 1-30. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: www. MyArtClub.com/Grp4Art.
Gordon S. Thorne: Works by this Surrey-based artists are on view for the month of August at Ocean Park Library, 12854 17th Ave., South Surrey.
Surrey Art Gallery: "Emergent: Patrick Cruz, A.S. Dhillon, Debbie Tuepah" exhibit to Aug. 18, concurrent with "ARTS 2012" juried exhibit; Open Sound 2012 continues with "Audio Migration" by Alex Grünenfelder, to Aug. 19. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave. near King George Blvd. Info: 6045015566, www.arts.surrey.ca.
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. Featured during month of August are works by adventure photographer and filmmaker Eoghan Moriarty.
Golden Cactus Studio: Every Wednesday evening, visual artists are invited to drop by Golden Cactus Studio, 15177 Russell Ave., White Rock, for networking and inspiration Drop in between 5 and 8 p.m. to talk with other artists and art collectors at the working studio/gallery. For info, call Chris MacClure or Marilyn Hurst at 604-536-3049 or email email@example.com.
Coffee Gallery at the Tate: Local gallery with 20 local artists, at #597238 189th St. Surrey. Visit www. CoffeeGalleryattheTate.com.
White Rock Museum + Archives: Located at 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222. The exhibit "Semiahmoo Bay and Beyond: The Hidden Secrets of White Rock Waters," to Sept. 3.
Surrey Museum: "LEGO: Myths & Muses" exhibit features creations made by LEGO Club of Vancouver, to Sept. 15. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
Woody's Dance Club: Dance events for "mature crowd" held on select nights at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, with live music. Info: Helen Wood, 6047906071, email woodysdanceclub@ gmail.com. Live entertainment schedule: Aug. 25: Jet Set.
Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey ) on first Thursday of every month (except July and August), 7: 30 p.m. start time.
Admission is $3. For info, call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.
Old-time dancing at Kennedy Hall: At 8870 120th St., Surrey, on the first Saturday of every month. "Fun for the whole family," from 8 to 11 p.m., with live music. Info: Jerry, 604-590-9506.
Creative Writing Contest hosted by Semiahmoo Arts: "We're hoping to find three entries that will be read as part of the official opening ceremonies of a labyrinth being built by the City of Surrey in the beautiful seaside setting of Kwomais Point Park (1367 128th St.). The word Kwomais means 'Place of Vision.' While those words don't need to appear in the entry, the theme of 'vision' should be apparent in your creation." Deadline is Sept. 21. Cash prizes. Email entries (embedded in body of the message, no attachments) to literary@ semiahmooarts.com Include "Vision Contest" in the subject line.
Call for entry for 11th annual holiday art and fine craft sale "A Real Piece of Work," set for Nov. 17-18, and "A Real Gem" jewelry show on Nov. 24-25, both at Ocean Park hall, South Surrey. Jury for handcrafted work is ongoing; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Commemoration of 70th anniversary of Dieppe raid in 1942: Event at White Rock Elks Lodge (1469 George St.) from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. Music from the 1940s by the band Fyne Tuned, plus dinner. Tickets $10, www. whiterockelks.ca, 604-538-4016.
XBa Dance Co. Registration Open Houses: Saturday Aug. 25, 1pm to 4pm and Tuesday, Sept. 4, 3pm to 6pm. Studio open for final registrations. At #6-1990 152nd St., Surrey. Info: 604-220-9679, info@ xba.ca, www.xba.ca.
Online author visits for teens: City Centre Library in Surrey hosts events with acclaimed authors via internet chat sessions, in computer learning centre. Event on Wednesday, Aug. 22 with Marissa Meyer, author of "Cinder," from 2 to 3: 30 p.m. Info: 604-598-7426.
White Rock Library: 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. Info: www. fvrl.bc.ca, 604-541-2201. White Rock Chess Club meets at library Tuesdays at 6: 30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2: 30 p.m.; Aug. 24: Summer Reading Club wind-up with Chris Hamilton.
George Mackie Library: 8440 112th St., North Delta. Info: 6045948155, www.fvrl.bc.ca.
Midsummer celebration at Francis Park (160th St. and 83rd Ave., Fleetwood Community Centre) on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Bring your lawn chair and your friends and enjoy a summer afternoon listening to the music by the Circle of Friends Band. Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and drinks prepared by the N. Surrey Lions club will be available for purchase. Proceeds go to the Surrey Food Bank." This event is sponsored by the Fleetwood Senior Centre members.
Swap meet of kids' stuff: At Cloverdale Fairgrounds (6050 176 St., Surrey) on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. "New and gently used kids items for sale. Rent a table and make yourself a profit. Small business are welcome, too." 604-588-9919.
Teddy Bear Picnic: Event Saturday, Aug. 25 at Historic Stewart Farm, South Surrey, from 1: 30 to 3 p.m. "It's picnic time for teddy bears and the children they own! Bring your favourite bear or stuffed animal for a teddy bear hunt, a teddy bear judging contest, and ice cream and lemonade. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Fee for session $8 (3-5yrs). At 13723 Crescent Rd., 604-592-6956.
Mythic Fridays at Surrey Museum: "Discover the exciting history and captivating mythology of the Mediterranean as you create Greek, Roman and Egyptian gods and artifacts, with different 'mythic' crafts each week. Be sure to include a visit to the museum's 'LEGO: Myths & Muses' exhibit." Events are Fridays in July and August from 10: 30 a.m. to noon. All ages, drop in, by donation. At 17710-56A Ave., Cloverdale, 604-592-6956.