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. SOLD OUT.
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.
Delta Arts Council's Open Mic: Singers, musicians, actors, poets and dancers welcome at event, Friday, Jan. 25 at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). Patti McGregor is the emcee. Doors open at 7 p.m. Info: 604-581-6270.
"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.
Surrey Shines: Annual showcase of local youth talent Saturday, Feb. 2 at Surrey Arts Centre, presented by Youth Arts Council of Surrey. Event to feature breakdancing, contemporary dance, solo singing, bands and other creative performances, starting at 7 p.m., 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Tickets $12 for students/$15 for adults, 604501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
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, to Jan. 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.
"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 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, with post-film Q&A conversation with Wright via Skype.
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.
The Mighty Midgets: AllStar Wreslting 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.
Irish Poetry Nights: Semiahmoo Arts and Irish Club of White Rock stage events on third Wednesday of month at Slainte by the Pier bar/ restaurant on Marine Drive, White Rock, 7: 30 p.m. Contact: Ray Fynes, 604-542-3667.
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. Surrey Board of Trade 2013 Economic Forecast Lunch featuring Jock Finlayson, executive VP of Business Council of BC, Thursday, Feb. 7 at Eaglequest golf clubhouse. "What's expected for our local, provincial, federal and international economies, and what that means to your business, and/or not-for-profit association." Info: www. businessinsurrey.com, 604-581-7130. 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.
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.
"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 required, call 604-5948155.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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. Charlottte Diamond brings her Hug Bug Band and kid-friendly songs to the stage at North Delta Secondary on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. show, in English, French and Spanish. Tickets for the Delta School District-backed concert are $2 each via 604-9525058 (Cindy) or costerreicher@ deltasd.bc.ca. Tickets are also available at all French Immersion schools in Delta.