The Special Tease, Killing Vogue, Midnight Runners and Grace Under Pressure live at The Mirage on Friday, Sept. 27, at 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Show 9 p.m., www.themiragenightclub.ca.
Moving Pictures: The Music of Rush: Tribute band performs Saturday, Sept. 28 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, 7 p.m. show. Tickets and info: www.bluefrogstudios.ca.
"Faithful Voices": Gospel concert featuring Seattle artist Malcolm Oliver, youth band PS 98 and St. Matthew's choir Chorus Angelorum, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at St. Matthew's Catholic church, 16079 88th Ave., Surrey. Tickets $10 each, 604-589-2448.
Karen Lee Batten: Country vocalist from Abbotsford performs Friday, Oct. 4 at The Mirage, with guests Me & Mae and The Jardines, at 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Show 9p.m., www.themiragenightclub.ca.
"40 Million Salmon Can't Be Wrong": Environment-themed concert weaves together songs, stories, art images and science, Saturday, Oct. 5 at Blue Frog Studios, White Rock, featuring Holly Arntzen, Kevin Wright, Roy Henry Vickers, Russ George. Tickets $35, bluefrogstudios.ca.
Jane's Blonde: Pop-rock party band plays the hits at video-shoot showcase, 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at The Olympia, 10257 King George Blvd. Tickets $10 each, or two for $15. Info: http://tinyurl.com/l4we6vc. New Orford String Quartet: Performs Friday, Oct. 18 as part of White Rock Concerts series at White Rock Baptist Church. Info: 604-535-6692, www.whiterockconcerts.com.
JW-Jones: Canadian blues guitarist brings high-energy band to Pacific Inn Resort bar on Saturday, Oct. 19. Info/tickets: whiterockblues.com. The Dominik Heins Show featuring Wendy Bollard: Local boogie-woogie pianist and singer in semi-scripted show Saturday, Oct. 19 at First United Church, White Rock. Tickets $25 via tickets.surrey.ca.
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: "Surrey Nights" series concert Monday, Oct. 28 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, featuring conductor Simon Wright. 604-876-3434. Colin James: Guitarist and singer brings "Up Close and Personal" acoustic tour to Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Nov. 10, with guest musician Chris Caddell. Tickets and info: 604-507-6355, bellperformingartscentre.com. Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on select Sunday afternoons at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, starting at 4 p.m. Oct. 13: Tom Pickett and Candus Churchill.
Delta Arts Council welcomes singers, musicians, actors, poets and dancers at event Friday, Sept. 27 at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). "This south-of-the-Fraser 'Backstage Club' has members with a full range of entertainers and styles. No bands." Patti McGregor is the emcee. Doors open at 7 p.m. Info: 604-581-6270.
Just For Laughs tour: "Comedy Rat Pack" will perform at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, Nov. 21 as part of national tour, featuring Tom Papa, Godfrey, Orny Adams, Darrin Rose and Ben Seidman. Tickets via ticketmaster. ca, seats $39 to $49.50. Show info: www.hahaha.com/comedytour.
Five Corners Bistro, 15182 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. "Jazz Lounge every Wednesday evening with Rice Honeywell on keyboard and Bob Storms on reeds. Reservations/info: 604-538-5455.
Dublin Crossing: Live music six nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470.
Bogy's Gastropub: Live music and special events at bar in Cloverdale, 5640 188th St. (at Hwy 10). 778-574-2649, bogysgastropub.com.
Exotica Show Lounge: Live music on select nights at Turf Hotel venue, 12411 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-580-1811.
Wheelhouse Pub: Nightclublike bar weekends at 12867 96th Ave., Surrey. 604-584-9311, www.berezanhg.com/pubs.html.
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. U-Lounge: Bar/restaurant at #10-16051 24th Ave., South Surrey, with live music on select nights. Info: 604-542-8580.
Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-541-4244, 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.
Mirage: Dance club and live music (select nights) at 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. 604-583-8828.
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.
Spying on Spiders: Metro Vancouver-hosted event Saturday, Sept. 28 at Tynehead Regional Park, Surrey, from 10 a.m. to noon. "Explore the forest and search for spiders! Don't be afraid. Come closer to see what makes these creatures so fascinating." Join a park interpreter to find out how these arachnoids capture their prey in the sticky strands. For ages 6+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $8/adult; $4.25/child/youth/senior. Advance registration required, via www.metrovancouveronline.org or 604-432-6359 (quote barcode 5271).
"A Night on Broadway Goes Hollywood": Several local opera singers, including show organizers Christopher Simmons and Debra DaVaughn plus Lindbjerg Show Choir, perform hits from "Showboat," "Rent" and other musicals in yearly fundraiser for Surrey Food Bank, two shows Saturday, Oct. 5 (at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.) Tickets and info: 604-501-5566.
"The Foursome": Golf-related laughs from playwright Norm Foster in Surrey Little Theatre's seasonlaunching production, Oct. 3 to 26. Info: 604-576-8451 or visit www.surreylittletheatre.com.
"The Crucible": Witchcraft-related tale by Arthur Miller staged by White Rock Players from Oct. 9-26 at Coast Capital Playhouse. Info and tickets: 604-536-7535, www.whiterockplayers.ca.
"Boeing-Boeing": Arts Club Theatre Company brings mile-high comedy, about a swingin'-60s architect attempting to land a trio of stewardesses, to Surrey Arts Centre from Oct. 16 to 26. 604-501-5566. "Hound of the Baskervilles": Ellie King directs Sherlock Holmes' greatest adventure for production at Newton Cultural Centre from Oct. 23-31, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. Tickets and info: 604-594-2700, www.baskervilles.org.
"The Barber of Barkerville": Family-friendly production from Vancouver Opera is a set-in-Barkerville story based on Rossini's comic "The Barber of Seville," show 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at White Rock Elementary, 1273 Fir St., White Rock. Tickets are $10 via tickets.surrey.ca. "Death and the Maiden": Peninsula Productions stages Ariel Dorfman drama keying on the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, Nov. 26-30 at Semiahmoo Arts studio at Centennial Park, White Rock.
"Rumpelstiltskin": Panto written by Dave Baron staged by White Rock Players from Nov. 29 to Dec. 28 at Coast Capital Playhouse. Info and tickets: 604-536-7535, www.whiterockplayers.ca.
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum": Musical written by Stephen Sondheim staged by White Rock Players' Club from Feb. 12 to March 1, 2014, at Coast Capital Playhouse. Info and tickets: 604-536-7535, www.whiterockplayers.ca.
"Oh What a Night": Musical revue features the hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at Bell Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 13, as part of cross-Canada tour. Show details are online at www.ohwhatanighttribute.com, tickets via 604-507-6355 and www.bellperformingartscentre.com.
Surrey Art Gallery: "Sarindar Dhaliwal: Narratives from the Beyond" and "Figuring Ground: Sylvia Grace Borda and Jeremy Herndl," both on view to Dec. 15; "Art Beat" Surrey ArtsWest Society exhibition, to Nov. 24. Gallery located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. Info: 604-501-5566, 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.
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.
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.
Coffee Gallery at the Tate: Local gallery with 20 local artists, at #59-7238 189th St. Surrey (facing on 72nd Ave., at 189th). Visit www.CoffeeGalleryattheTate.com.
Mind & Matter Art Gallery: Features a variety of works at 13743 16th Ave., South Surrey, 604-536-6460, mindandmatterart.com. 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 email@example.com.
White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock, by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival. ca. Sept. 27: "The Economics of Happiness."
"Orgasm Inc.": Documentary film to be screened Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey campus), featuring post-film discussion with filmmaker Liz Canner. Event starts at 4 p.m., info online at kpu.ca/missrep.
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.
White Rock Museum + Archives: "Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Transformative Power of Craft" exhibit on view to Oct. 15. At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222, whiterock. museum.bc.ca.
Surrey Museum: "Wind Work, Wind Play: Weathervanes & Whirligigs" exhibit on view to Dec. 21. At 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956. Historic Stewart Farm: "Nobody Here But Us Chickens" exhibit on view to Nov. 9. Located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
Allstar Wrestling's "Wrestle Reunion" event Friday, Sept. 26 at Alice McKay Building (Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050A 176th. St., Surrey), featuring alumni Buddy Wayne, Rocky DellaSerra, Mike Edwards and others. Tickets are $20 front row, ringside $15, bleachers $12, in advance at Comics Scene-Evergreen Mall in Fleetwood and Central City Comix. Info and tickets: www.vtixonline.com and 604-710-0872.
Ukrainian "soul food" (perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch) available on Friday, Sept. 27 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey. "Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer." For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
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, 604-574-9118.
Surrey Muse: Arts and literary event Friday, Sept. 27 at City Centre library, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring author Fabiola Naguib, poet Diego Bastiannutti and performer Sam Migliore. Open microphone to follow. Free Admission, donations welcome. "Local Author Sundays" events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604-536-4444, blackbondbooks.com).
Surrey International Writers' Conference: 21st annual event Oct. 25 to 27 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, with workshops designed to educate and inspire writers of any experience. Book fair Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with authors in attendance. Info: www.siwc.ca.
Irish Poetry Nights: Semiahmoo Arts and Irish Club of White Rock stage events on third Wednesday of each month at Slainte by the Pier bar/restaurant on Marine Drive, White Rock, 7:30 p.m. Contact: Ray Fynes, 604-542-3667.
Zero-360: Open-mic style literary event offers stage to local writers for maximum of 360 seconds (six minutes) each, on second Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. at Pelican Rouge coffee house in Central Plaza, 16th Ave at 152nd St., White Rock. Event hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, semiahmooarts.com, 604-536-8333.
Dr. Alan Davis, president and vice-chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), will present an overview of VISION 2018 -KPU's new strategic plan, and its economic importance to Surrey and South Fraser businesses at luncheon event Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 St., Surrey). Admission $35 + GST each or $210 + GST for a table of six. Info: www.businessinsurrey. com/sidebar-events or call 604-581-7130.
Surrey Board of Trade's Manufacturing Industry Reception: Event on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Surrey Board of Trade office (#101, 14439 104th Ave., Surrey) from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Surrey Board of Trade Business-to-Business & the Arts networking reception: 10th-anniversary event hosted by the Surrey Arts Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Live entertainment, food and more, plus emcee Jackson Davies and salute to Surrey's new Civic Treasures. Info: 604-581-7130.
Craft Fair at Cloverdale United Church on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. Crafters wanted, contact Marguerite Cryer at 604-574-5603. "Come check out lovely crafts, bake table, books and lunch."
Colebrook United Church Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors wanted, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Dora the Explorer in "Search for the City of Lost Toys": Live production performed on Oct. 12 (multiple show times) at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. A Koba Entertainment Production. Show info and tickets: www.DoraLiveCanada.com.
Make Believe Birthday Parties: "Celebrate your birthday at Surrey Museum. Invite your friends and choose from themes like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Cowboy/Cowgirl, Ancient Egypt and more." Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. $12.50 per child (birthday child is free). Must pre-book at 604-592-6956.
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.
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