"Concerto Stars" concert features young pianists with Lions Gate Sinfonia and guest performer Ian Parker, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Event hosted by South Fraser branch of BC Registered Music Teachers Association. Tickets $30/$24, 604507-6355.
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.
under) on the last Wednesday of every month (7 p.m.) at Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd., Surrey.
If you've ever wondered where and how artists get a leg up into the art world, one popular - if not well-known route - is through local art groups, such as Surrey Artwest Society.
We are different - all of us. All different. The differences are at once amazing, challenging, interesting, ethnic, cultural, religious and intellectual. Of all the people on this planet, or even just in B.C., no two of us are exactly alike, not even identical twins. Genetically, of course, we are all human - homo sapien. Astounding.
Bill Johnson: Blues guitarist in concert Saturday, March 23 at Pacific Inn Resort's Rhumba Room bar, South Surrey, in event presented by White Rock Blues Society. Tickets $20 via tickets.surrey.ca., info at www.whiterockblues.com.
Carlos del Junco & the Blue Mongrels: Acclaimed blues harmonica player and band in concert Friday, March 15 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall, White Rock. Tickets $35, www.bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html.
"The 39 Steps": Monty Python-flavoured Hitchcock spoof staged as part of Arts Club on Tour series, to March 9 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage. Tickets $25 to $43, 604-5015566, tickets.surrey.ca.
James Shepherd & the Bare Bones, with guest Stephen
Barracuda: The Music of Heart for Valentine's: Concert featuring Heart tribute band Saturday, Feb. 9 at Blue Frog studio in White Rock.
Surrey Shines, a youth talent showcase, filled Surrey Arts Centre's main stage with song and dance Saturday.
No contest, no prizes, no pressure - just a chance to perform on a big stage for an attentive crowd.
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.
More than a dozen bands, duos and solo performers were ready to shine during auditions for a talent show in Surrey.
David James & Big River's tribute to Johnny Cash: "A Little Cash After Christmas" concert Sunday, Dec. 30 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, tickets $42.50 plus fees via 604-536-7535, whiterockplayers.ca.
During the fall months each year, Alan Cedargreen can be found telling bad jokes, singing silly songs and prancing around a cold rehearsal hall or warm stage, with or without a wig.
Winter officially begins Dec. 21. That will be the day with the fewest daylight hours. Dark, dark, dark. Ah, but we have come a long way in the history of the human race and can artificially light up the dark days. We know how.
Melanie Dekker: Vancouver-based singer/songwriter in concert 7: 30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall in White Rock. Tickets and info: www. bluefrogstudios.ca.
Joy of Music Concert: Popular hospital fundraiser presented by Kay Hogg Goodwill Group, Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary. "Back this year in a larger venue to accommodate everyone on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532