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.
Susan Jacks: Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter performs two shows Oct. 5-6 at Blue Frog, White Rock. Tickets $49.50 plus fees, bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
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 Tuesday, Oct. 30 features humourist, storyteller and musician. Tickets $30/33, 6045015566, surrey.ca/arts.
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"
The West Fine Art Show: Threeday exhibit runs Sept. 7-9 at Indian Springs Land and Cattle Ranch, 19339 8th Ave., South Surrey, featuring celebrated artists and celebrity guests. Free admission. Gallery hours: Friday, 7pm-10pm, Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Information: www.westart.ca, www. indspire.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. Feature exhibit for month of September: Bonnie Gies' "Once an Artist, Always an Artist," an exploration of the adaptation of art to support physical challenges.
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.
Historic Stewart Farm: Located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
Oktoberfest Dinner and Dance hosted by Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club on Oct. 6, featuring the band Rheinlander and authentic Bavarian dinner, 6 p.m. doors. Music is from 7: 30 to 11: 30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 604-535-8366 or email email@example.com. On the web: www.sfgc.ca.
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.
MUSEUMS 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.
"Phantom of the Panto": Auditions for this Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society production are held on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 6, by appointment only. To book an audition, email fvgssproducer@ gmail.com (you'll receive a return email with audition date, time and location). Show rehearsals begin Sept. 11 for performance dates Nov. 28 to Dec. 9 at Surrey Arts Centre. More info: www.fvgss.org.
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.
Clea Roberts, author of "Here Is Where We Disembark": Experience the Yukon of awardwinning poet Roberts, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 27 at Pelican Rouge Coffee Co., at White Rock's Central Plaza, (SW corner of 152nd Street & 16th Avenue). Free admission.
Bolivar Heights Community Association is holding its annual Bolivar Days on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the lower portion of the park, between 132A St. and 136th St., off 115th Avenue. Beer garden, live music. "This is a chance for all members of our area to come out and see what changes we have and will make in our neighbourhood."
The BC Lung Association's Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath: Two-day, 200KM trek from White Rock to Cultus Lake on Sept. 8-9, involving 350+ riders of all ages. "Trek is a weekend getaway where outdoor and cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can put their lungs and legs to the test while forming lifelong friendships." Info: www.bicycletrek. ca, 604-731-5864. Participants must fundraise a minimum $475.
Registration fee is $25.
Surrey Board of Trade's Breakfast in the City networking reception: Thursday, Sept. 6 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave.). Info: www. businessinsurrey.com.
Surrey Board of Trade hosts Business to Business Networking Reception at 5 Star Catering, at Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. "Enjoy fine food and refreshments while seeing what they have to offer in catering for your business, at your location or theirs!" At 5640 188th St., at Highway 10. Info: www. businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130.
XBa Dance Co. registration open houses: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 3 to 6 p.m. Studio open for final registrations.
Dance Styles: Contemporary, Modern, Xtreme Ballet, Lyrical, HipHop, Breakdance. The most complete and exciting dance programs for adults." At #6-1990 152nd St., Surrey. Info: 6042209679, email@example.com, www.xba.ca.
White Rock Farmers' Market: 13th season of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, garden products, specialty food items and more, Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whale Wall, between Johnston Road and 15154 Russell Ave., Miramar Village Plaza, White Rock (to Oct. 7). Info: whiterockfarmersmarket.ca.
Surrey Urban Farmers' Market: Event held every Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. at outdoor courtyard of North Surrey Recreation Centre, 10200-block of 135th St., Surrey (to Oct. 3). Info: www.surreymarket.org.
Ukrainian Soul Food (perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch) will be available on Friday, Aug. 31 at a fundraiser from 4: 30 pm to 7: 30 pm at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey.
Crafty Affaire is calling for submissions for its Harvest Market held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Burnsview Secondary School in North Delta and Holiday Market to be held Dec. 1-2 at Elgin Hall in South Surrey. Application deadline is Sept. 1. "Crafty Affaire is a juried market to ensure that there is a best mix of handmade vendors." For more information, visit craftyaffaire.com. "Back to School" Kidswapmeet Saturday, Sept. 15 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds (6050 176th St.), at Shannon & Alice Mckay Buildings.
150 vendors selling new and gently used kids' items. All indoor. Come early for best selection. Doors open at 9 a.m. Contact Susan, 6045138880, or email kidswapmeets@ hotmail.com.
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." Final event for summer is Aug. 31 from 10: 30 a.m. to noon. All ages, drop in, by donation. At 17710-56A Ave., Cloverdale, 604-592-6956.
"Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon": Animated characters from hit TV show come to life for three shows Sept. 8 at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey, at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Show produced by Koba Entertainment. Tickets are $26.50 at the box office. Info: www. ToopyAndBinooOnTour.com.
"Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite": Koba Entertainment production, featuring rabbit siblings from hit TV cartoon, comes to Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey on Friday, Nov. 9. Tickets ($26.50) and info: MaxandRubyonTour.com.
Surrey International World Music Marathon: Inaugural event Sept. 28-30, with Cultural Music Miles, Finish Line Concert, weekend expo featuring food, music and activities. Info: www. surreymarathon.com.