David James & Big River's tribute to Johnny Cash: "A Little Cash After Christmas" concert Sunday, Dec. 30 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, tickets $42.50 plus fees via 604-536-7535, whiterockplayers.ca.
David Sinclair and Keith Bennett: Musical duo in concert Friday, Jan. 18 at Blue Frog recording studio/concert hall in White Rock, with special guest Ron Fairbairn.
Show at 8 p.m. Info: 604-542-3055, bluefrogstudios.ca.
Louise Pitre: "Canada's first lady of musical theatre" in concert Feb. 9 at Surrey Arts Centre. Tickets range from $25 to $33, 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
Valentine's Blues Extravaganza: Powder Blues Band and James "Buddy" Rogers perform Saturday, Feb. 16 at Rhumba Room bar, 1160 King George Blvd., South Surrey.
Info: tickets.surrey.ca, 604-501-5566. 54-40: Veteran local rock band in concert Feb. 16 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage, tickets $47.50, 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons (select dates) at Crescent Beach Legion, 3-6 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Info: 604-5917275, www.whiterocktradjazz.com.
Jazz Vespers: Performances by local jazz musicians on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, 4 p.m., at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Admission by donation. Info: 604-581-8454. Jan.
13: Company B; Jan. 27: Gergana Velinova Quintet; Feb. 10: Jennifer Hayes; Feb. 24: Dawn Pemberton & Friends.
Classical Coffee Concerts at Surrey Arts Centre's studio theatre: New series for 2012-13 season features 75-minute classical concerts by host pianist Sarah Hagen and special guests on select Thursdays, starting with coffee and pastries at 9: 30 a.m. and concert at 10: 30 a.m. Featured artists: Martin Chalifour, violin (Feb. 7); Ken Lavigne, singer (March 7).
Lagerstrom 'Light-Up': Annual Christmas light display raises money for Camp Goodtimes of Canadian Cancer Society. Located at 15466 91A Ave., Surrey. Info: lightup.ca.
Art and Lou's Christmas Lights: Display at 15097 90A Ave., North Surrey, features helicopter on roof, "walk-through/drive-by" display with nativity scene, more.
Kinna Family display: Donations accepted in support of the Pediatrics Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital at 16956 60A Ave., Cloverdale. Light display can be viewed until Jan. 2, Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m.
Wish Upon A Star: 13,000 lights, including Santa's sleigh and Reindeer, many characters and specialty lights all under the glow of a five-foot star, at Fraser home at 19368 62A Ave., Surrey. To get there, turn on 193B from 64th Ave. - "the guiding light of the star will lead your way."
Gheorghe and Rodica Grigore put up another Christmas lights spectacular with more than 50,000 lights at 6369 165A St., Surrey, including 200 icicles on house plus an 8-ft and 12-ft Santa Claus, musical Christmas lights show with 20 different songs. View between 5 and 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday and weekends 5 p.m. to midnight.
Christmas train at Bear Creek Park: Ride on the train through the Christmas forest display and Santa's Golden Reindeer tunnel exhibit, open to Jan. 1, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices: Adults $6.50 +HST, children $6 +HST, kids under 2 years old $4.50 +HST, babies are free. Info: www.bctrains.com, 604-501-1232.
Train station located at 13750 88th Ave., Surrey.
Winter Ice Palace: Cloverdale Arena is transformed into a winter wonderland for public skating sessions to Jan. 6 at 6090 176 St., Surrey. Info: 604-502-6410.
"Polar North" at North Delta Recreation Centre arena from Dec. 28 to Jan. 4, with igloo, penguins and other features. Public
skating sessions run all day, from as early as 10: 30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (except for Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, with times of 1: 30 to 3 p.m.). Group rentals will be available from Dec. 28 to 30; bookings include room rental for three hours, access to a kitchen for the group and 50 admissions. Call 604-952-3000 for details, or visit delta.ca.
"Holiday Break Skates" at White Rock's Centennial Park arena (14600 North Bluff Rd.) from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6. Admission is $3 for each session, with themes. Also, family "stick and puck" sessions run daily from 11: 30 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m., with family skate times from 12: 30 to 2: 30 p.m. For details, including rules and regulations, call 604-541-2171 or visit whiterockcity.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.
Seaquam Secondary's senior boys basketball team hosts tree-chipping event Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at school, 11584 Lyon Rd., North Delta. Pick-up service available (limited area, 604-710-6026). Proceeds to team. Event sponsored by Morris the Arborist.
Charity Christmas Tree Chipping Furndaiser hosted by Knights of Columbus: By-donation event Saturday, Jan. 5 (10 am to 4 pm) and Sunday, Jan. 6 (noon to 4 pm) at St.
Matthew's Parish parking lot, 16079 88th Ave., Surrey. Info: Contact Doug Thomas, 604-218-2722, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surrey Fire Fighters' Charitable Society hosts 25th annual tree-chipping event on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at Newton Athletic Park.
"Pinocchio": Panto production staged by White Rock Players' Club, to Dec. 29 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Info and tickets: 604-536-7535, email email@example.com, whiterockplayers.ca.
"Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates": Ellie King's latest panto production for Royal Canadian Theatre Company staged to Jan. 6 at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Ave., at Bear Creek Park. Tickets range from $14.95 to $23.95, or family pack of four tickets for $68. Info: 604-5015566, tickets.surrey.ca.
"A Little Musical About Little Women": KP Productions, a non-profit musical company that allows students to continue their love for musical theatre beyond
the classroom, stages play from Dec. 28-30 at Seaquam Secondary, 11584 Lyon Rd., North Delta. 7: 30 p.m. show nightly, admission by donation; all proceeds to The Centre for Child Development.
"Henry and Alice: Into the Wild": Comedy sequel to "Sexy Laundry" stars Beverley Elliott in Arts Club on Tour production, Jan. 15-26 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage. Tickets range from $25 to $43, 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
"The 39 Steps": Monty Python-flavoured Hitchcock spoof staged as part of Arts Club on Tour series, Feb. 26 to March 9 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage. Tickets $25 to $43, 604501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
"This is Cancer": Humour is brought to a very tough subject in show created by Bruce Horak and Rebecca Northan, staged March 15-16 at Surrey Arts Centre's studio theatre. Tickets $30/$33, 604-5015566, tickets.surrey.ca.
Clova Cinema: 5732 176th St., Cloverdale. 604-574-1114.
Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.
Strawberry Hill Cineple 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441.
Caprice 4: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456.
Rialto Twin Criterion: 1732 152nd St., S. Surrey. 604-541-9527.
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.
South Surrey-White Rock Art Society/Semiahmoo Arts group exhibit at facility at Centennial Park, White Rock, to Jan. 3. Info: 604-536-8333, semiahmooarts.com. Surrey Art Gallery: "Full Circle Art Collective: Intersections," exhibit to Feb. 17. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave. near King George Blvd. Info: 604-501-5566, 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 December: Kathy Lane, jewelry artist, with "Sticks & Stones" and other earthly treasures.
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca.
Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898, www.surreyurbanscreen.ca.
Mind & Matter Art Gallery: Features a variety of works at 13743 16th Ave., South Surrey, 604-5366460, mindandmatterart.com.
Jenkins Showler Gallery: Wide range of original Canadian art featured at gallery, at 101-15735 Croydon Dr., at The Shops at Morgan Crossing (new location), phone 604-535-7445, or go online, jenkinsshowlergallery.com. Gallery represents more than 40 artists.
Cheryl's Trading Post: Wide range of original Northwest Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Burns 19th annual dinner/dance hosted by Tam O'Shanter Dancers, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Star of the Sea hall, White Rock. "Enjoy an evening of Scottish entertainment, haggis and Ceilidh dancing." Tickets $52; call Janice at 604-536-7660 or Cheryl, 604-5358949.
Jump Joint Swing: Retro swing dance events held every Saturday night with host Kirk MacIntyre of Metro Kids Society, doors open 9: 45 p.m. at Jump Joint dance hall, #11012332 Pattullo Pl., North Surrey (next to Xcalibur Bowling). Admission fee $5, all ages, swing dance classes available. Net proceeds to Metro Kids Society, www.MetroKids.ca.
For info, call Marie Welton (604-5360195), www.jumpjointswing.com.
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 604576-1066 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.
"Old Time Dance" at Sunnyside Hall: Events held at 1 p.m. every Monday (from Labour Day to end of June) at Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18th Aveue and 154th Street, South Surrey. Live music. All seniors welcome. Info: 604-542-8449 or 604-575-8236.
Norman Foote: Award-winning family entertainer performs Friday, Jan. 4 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, in event staged by Peninsula Productions. Tickets $10 via whiterockplayers.ca or 604-5367535.