Red Beans & Rice Jazz Band plays hot dixieland jazz every Sunday afternoon (3-6 p.m.) through Aug. 25 at the Crescent Legion Hall, 2643 128 St., South Surrey. Dancing, full bar and soft drinks. $10 general admission.
"I'll Remember You": Randy "Elvis" Friskie performs tribute to The King on the anniversary of his death, with Las Vegas Show Band, on Friday, Aug. 16 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, 7:30 p.m. Tickets and info: 604-507-6355, www. bellperformingartscentre.com. Masabo: West African band/dancers on stage 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Event presented by Ubuntu Ogogo as fundraiser for Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, tickets $20/$12 via 604-584-7868 or 778-565-3555.
Ernie Watts: Grammy Awardwinning saxophonist performs two shows Sunday, Sept. 1 at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, with shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets $35 via bluefrogstudios.ca.
Darren Lee and the Memphis Flash: Elvis tribute band performs Thursday, Sept. 5 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Tickets $45 via 604-536-7535, www.whiterockplayers.ca.
Vivace: Classical/pop vocal quartet performs at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, on Friday, Sept. 6, in concert presented by Rock.It Boy Entertainment. Tickets and info via www.whiterockplayers.ca, 7:30 p.m. show time.
Red Green: Duct tape-loving comic (aka Steve Smith) performs 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets and info: 604-507-6355, www.redgreen.com.
Crescent Beach Invitational Concours d'Elegance: Annual car show returns Saturday, Aug. 31 to Blackie Spit Park, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dozens of rare and exotic automobiles on display. Event info: www.crescentbeachconcours.com.
"Twelfth Night" and "Munsch Ado About Nothing": Beach House Theatre Company stages two productions at Crescent Beach from Aug. 13-18, on outdoor stage. Tickets and info: beachhousetheatre.org.
Movies Under the Stars: Outdoor movie series at Holland Park in Surrey during month of August, at King George Boulevard and Old Yale Road. Movies begin at dusk, with pre-movie events in the park. Aug. 17: "Kung Fu Panda 2"; Aug. 24: "The Croods"; Aug. 31: "Bollywood Under the Stars."
Surrey Art Gallery: "Divining Natures," featuring works by Mary Frances Batut, Elizabeth Carefoot and Deborah Putman, to Aug. 31; "ARTS 2013" juried exhibit of established and emerging artists, to Aug. 31. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. Info: 604-501-5566, arts.surrey.ca.
Botany Walk at Stewart Farm: "Discover natural remedies and other herbal wonders as you explore the park and farm with an expert herbalist. Learn to identify a variety of 'plants with a purpose.' Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Event on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
White Rock Farmers' Market: Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 15154 Miramar Plaza, White Rock (beside "Whale Wall"), to Oct. 13. Info: whiterockfarmersmarket.ca. Surrey Urban Farmers' Market at North Surrey rec centre courtyard every Wednesday afternoon in
summer, ending Oct. 9. To get involved as a vendor or entertainer, call 778-228-FARM (3276) or visit www.surreymarket.org.
Firehall Farmers' Market held every second Sunday in North Delta at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dates for summer include Aug. 18, Sept. 1 and Sept. 15. For info, search Facebook or call Anne Janzen, market manager, 778-688-2663.
Surrey Muse: Arts and literary event featuring author Robert Pepper-Smith, poet Kevan Anthony Cameron, also known as Scruffmouth, and filmmaker Kagan Koh. Open microphone to follow. Free Admission, donations welcome. Event is on Friday, Aug. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Centre Library.
FUNDRAISERS Cinemazoo and Urban Safari Rescue Society hosts open house as fundraiser, on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1395 176th St., South Surrey. "Help us raise much needed funds to house and feed 250 exotic animals/98 species who have been abandoned, mistreated or surrendered by their owners." Garage sale, barbecue, face painting, more. Info: 604-299-6963, email@example.com.
Surrey Board of Trade's Summer Sizzle Rooftop Reception, hosted by the Sandman Suites Surrey-Guildford and Moxie's Grill and Bar, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 5-7 p.m. "This popular event is a great way to wrap up the summer business season!" At 10608 151A St., Surrey. Admission $20 + GST, www.businessinsurrey. com, 604-581-7130.
Eid celebration at George Mackie Library in North Delta: In partnership with the B.C. Muslim Association, the library offers a time of learning to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid ul Fitr. Food, henna artists and cultural displays will be shared with our community on Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 8440 112th St., North Delta. Info: 604-594-8155, www.fvrl.bc.ca.
Surrey Libraries and SOS Children's Village BC present the "SOS Prep Squad" at Cloverdale Library (5642 - 176A St.). "This free, drop-in program is for 10-to 13-year-olds who want to be better prepared in Math and Language Arts for the upcoming school year. Kids will get individual attention specific to their learning needs from qualified teachers who provide a safe, positive, and fun learning environment for your child." Drop in Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30-1 pm from Aug. 13-29. Info: www.surreylibraries.ca, 604-598-7320.
Great Canadian Craft Fair: Fall Into Craft event will take place Saturday Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15, daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at
Cloverdale Agriplex. There is room for 200 exhibitors at the show. Info: greatcanadiancraft.com.
Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society Annual General Meeting to be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at Bear Creek Park/Surrey Arts Centre, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. "Meeting and the annual presentation of the Jack Sims Award for that FVGSS Member who has gone above and beyond in their contribution to the Society and its' members." Info: www.fvgss.org. White Rock Players' Club Annual General Meeting on Sunday, Aug. 25 at Coast Capital Playhouse. Following the AGM will be a members appreciation BBQ. Info: 604-536-7535.
North Delta Minor Hockey Association welcomes new and returning players to register for the 2013-14 season. Info: www.ndhockey.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Surrey International World Music Marathon: presented by Central City, is the 2nd annual event that will hit the streets of the city Sept. 29. Offering a full, half, 5K walk/run, relay and kids run, the event is about fun and fitness with unique themed "cultural miles" featuring world music along the
route. Details and race registration at www.surreymarathon.com.
Surrey Symphony Society auditions for Surrey Youth Orchestra, Intermediate Strings, Junior Strings and Chamber Music 2013/14 concert season will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Surrey Christian Secondary Campus (15353 92nd Ave., Surrey). Programs available for musicians ages 7-20. Visit www.surreysymphony.com or email email@example.com for more info and to arrange an audition. Performers sought for 2013/2014 White Rock Chamber Music series, which begins on Oct. 12 at Crescent Gardens Retirement Community, 1222 King George Blvd., South Surrey. "Concerts will be held on the second Saturday of each month from October to May." Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Auditions for "Scrooge, The Carol with an Attitude" to be held starting Aug. 17 at Sunshine Hills Church at 6749 120th St., North Delta. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org; performance dates in December. "We are looking for people of all ages from school aged children (grade three and above) up to the very important role of Scrooge himself. It's a musical so we'd love to hear from singers and there are also roles for people who dance."
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