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.
"An Evening of Chamber Music": Surrey Symphony Society presents concert 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Sunnyside United Church, 15639 24th Ave., Surrey. Tickets are $10. Featured are the society's chamber music students and faculty. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
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.
Oliver Gannon Quartet, with Miles Black, Jodi Proznick and Blaine Wikjord, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall, White Rock. Tickets and show info: www. bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html, 604-542-3055.
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. Jan. 27: Evan Arntzen and his band "Black Stick"
"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 on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Surrey Arts Centre, presented by Youth Arts Council of Surrey. Event to feature break-dancing, contemporary dance, solo singing, bands and other creative performances, starting at 7 p.m., 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults, 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca. Mentalist Eric Samuels: "Acts of Astonishment": Live taping of show Friday, Feb. 15 at Blue Frog studio in White Rock. Tickets and show info: 604-542-3055, www. bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.html.
"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.
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. MUSEUMS
White Rock Museum + Archives: "Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway" exhibit, to March 26. At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222.
Robert Burns 19th annual dinner/ dance hosted by Tam O'Shanter Dancers, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Star of the Sea hall, White Rock. Tickets $52; call Janice at 604-536-7660.
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.
"Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat!" show, with "Doodlebops Live!" on Friday, Jan. 25 (two show times) at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, in latest production from Koba Entertainment. Tickets $27.50 via www.StrawberryShorecakeOnTour. com.
Viva Surrey! event raises funds for Surrey Christmas Bureau, 6: 30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at St. Bernadette parish hall, 6543 132nd St., Surrey, featuring tribute artist Luisa Marshall, salsa band Moviendolo and Hot Salsa Dance Zone showcase. Tickets $15, call 604-581-9623 or visit www.christmasbureau.com.
Read arts columnist Melanie Minty's review of "Henry and Alice: Into the Wild," at Surrey Arts Centre, online at WWW.THENOWNEWSPAPER.COM
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