White Rock Chamber Music concert 7: 30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Crescent Gardens Retirement Residence, 1222 King George Blvd. (beside "Pink Palace" hotel), featuring Phoebe Yin (pianist), Antoinette Sommer (vocalist), Sandpipers Recorder Ensemble, Jessica Hebbel and Kim McCue of the Young Peoples Opera Society, Alex Chernets & Teresa Lu (piano duets) and Karen Lu (vocalist). Everyone welcome. Admission: suggested $5.
Blues for the Bank: Annual benefit concert for Surrey Food Bank's Tiny Bundles program features Agent C and Top Secret band plus special guests, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at Central City Brewing Co., 13450 102nd Ave., Surrey. Tickets $25, 604-581-2827.
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.
South End Summit: Annual concert features bands from Elgin Park, Semiahmoo and Earl Marriott secondary schools in South Surrey, 7: 30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Wheelhouse Theatre, 15751 16th Ave., Surrey, with special guest Vince Mai, trumpet, and emcee Margaret Gallagher, host of CBC Radio One's "Hot Air" show. Tickets $20/$15 via Semiahmoo Arts and Tapestry Music store.
Red Chamber: Concert presented by Peninsula Productions 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave.,White Rock. "Red Chamber straddles traditional and contemporary, whether it be ancient Chinese string-band music seldom heard in the west, bluegrass or jazz fusion." Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door, available at Tapestry Music 1335 Johnston Rd., White Rock, also tickets.surrey.ca.
Barracuda: The Music of Heart for Valentine's: Concert featuring Heart tribute band on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Blue Frog studio in White Rock. Tickets and info: 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.
Infinitus: String trio in concert presented by Peninsula Productions 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 at First United Church, White Rock. Tickets $25/$30, 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).
"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.
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.
Mirage: Dance club at 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. 604-583-8828.
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.
Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at upscale restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-5414244, 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.
Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, www. sandpiperpub.com.
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. 604-575-5470.
Mentalist Eric Samuels: "Acts of Astonishment": Live taping of show Friday, Feb. 15 at Blue Frog studio in White Rock. A RockItBoy Entertainment production. Tickets and show info: 604-542-3055, www. bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
"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.
"Bermuda Avenue Triangle": Surrey Little Theatre stages adult comedy written by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 16 at 7027 184th St., Surrey. Show times 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., plus 2 p.m. on Feb. 3 and 10. Production directed by Rita M. Price. Tickets $15, 604576-8451, brownpapertickets.com. Info: surreylittletheatre.com.
"The Good Game": White Rock Players' Club stages comedy by Roy Teed, about hockey players who reunite to face off against younger competition in a charity match, from Feb. 6-23 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Shows 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., plus 2: 30 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets and info: 604-536-7535, www. whiterockplayers.ca.
"Treasure Island": Classic story involving Long John Silver and crew is brought to stage by Surrey Youth Theatre Company (SYTCO) at Surrey Arts Centre from Feb. 22-24. Info: 604-501-5566, 604-538-9793.
"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.
"Agnes of God": Drama written by John Pielmeier staged by Peninsula Productions from Feb. 28 to March 9 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Play is based on "real-life drama and explores the clash between reason and faith." Tickets $18/$23, whiterockplayers.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.
"The Games Afoot": Playwright Ken Ludwig's comedy/thriller staged by Peninsula Productions from July 10-28 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Tickets $18/$23, whiterockplayers.ca.
"Bhaar": Film about state-sanctioned violence in Punjab presented by Canadian Sikh Coalition at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage from Jan. 12-13 (six show times). Admission $10, 604501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
"It's a Girl": Documentary film about gendercide in India and China presented by GirlKIND Foundation, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Kwantlen Poly-U in Surrey, as part of screening tour. Info and tickets: girlkind.org.
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. Jan. 25: "Surviving Progress," based on the bestseller ("A Short History of Progress") by Ronald Wright.
Jeremy Hotz's "The Magical Misery Tour" at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Tickets $42.50, 1855-985-5000, www.ticketmaster.ca.
XBA Dance showcase: Featuring contemporary dance by local dance company's junior, intermediate and senior groups, plus Serbian cultural ensemble Zavicaj! and dancers from Keri's School of Highland Dance in White Rock. Show times are 5: 30 and 8: 30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Ave. Tickets and info: 604-501-5566.
"Art for the Health of It": Special event involves discussion about the health benefits of art led by Sepia Sharma and Tammy Cripps-Chow, 1: 30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at George Mackie library, North Delta. Registration: call 604-594-8155.
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.
Surrey Art Gallery: Contemporary Canadian ceramic art featured in three exhibits, from Jan. 19 to March 24; "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. South Surrey/White Rock Art Society, founded in 1959, meets on second Monday of month (except July and August), 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's church hall, 1480 George St., White Rock. Info: www.artsociety.ca. Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility. Info: 604-501-5566, www.arts.surrey. ca. Jan. 10: Rain Longson. 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: 604596-1029, watershedartworks.ca. Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca. Golden Cactus Studio/Gallery: Works by Chris MacClure and Marilyn Hurst at 15177 Russell Ave., White Rock. Artist classes in acrylic and also artist mentoring. Info: 604-536-3049 or 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. Old-time dancing at Kennedy Hall: At 8870 120th St., Surrey, on the first Saturday of every month. 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 Ave. & 154 St., South Surrey. Info: 604-542-8449 or 604-575-8236.
Sources "Vegas" gala: Event April 6 at Hazelmere Golf & Country Club, South Surrey, with "Vegas glitz" dress code, food, fun and dancing in support of Sources Community Resource Centres (www. sourcesbc.ca). Event and sponsorship information: Natasha Raey, 778552-4538, email@example.com.
The Mighty Midgets: AllStar Wrestling returns to Cloverdale Fairground's Alice MacKay building on Saturday, Jan. 26 for show featuring Short Sleeve Sampson and Huggy Cub, plus others. Tickets range $12-$20, 604-710-0872, www. aswcanada.com, vtixonline.com.
James Moore, Federal Minister Responsible for British Columbia, discusses priorities for the Government of Canada for 2013 and looks toward the upcoming federal budget at Surrey Board of Trade luncheon Friday, Jan. 25 at Eaglequest golf clubhouse, Surrey. Info: 604-581-7130, www. businessinsurrey.com. 4th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards 2013: "Help us celebrate the successful women in Surrey that make our business community such a vibrant place! Nominate a Surrey business woman in one of the five award categories: Entrepreneur, Corporate/Leadership, Professional, Innovator or Not-for-Profit Leader." Nomination deadline is Feb. 8; event date is March 6. Presenting sponsor: Century Group. Info: www.businessinsurrey.com.
"Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat!" show, with "Doodlebops Live!" on Jan. 26 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, in latest production from Koba Entertainment. Tickets $27.50 via www. StrawberryShorecakeOnTour.com.
Surrey Youth Theatre Company (SYTCO) urgently needs an actor to play "Long John Silver" for its February production of "Treasure Island," at Surrey Arts Centre. Males and females age 17+ are welcome to audition. "We may possibly need a 'Ben Gunn,' if that part is more cast-able." Must be available late afternoons Mondays and/or Wednesdays for rehearsals in South Surrey. Contact Susan Pendleton, director via 604-5389793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Triathlon: Registration now open for 14th annual event, held on Saturday, April 20 - adult race at 7 a.m. and Kids of Steel race at 11: 30 a.m. Volunteers needed. Info: deltatriathlon.ca.
Charlottte Diamond brings her Hug Bug Band and kid-friendly songs to the stage at North Delta Secondary on Saturday, Jan. 26 for a 2 p.m. show. Tickets for the Delta School District-backed concert are $2 each via 604-952-5058 (Cindy) or email@example.com. Tickets are also available at all French Immersion schools in Delta.