When guitarist Doug Towle decided to put together a tribute band, the musicians he had in mind all balked at the idea.
Silver Life Seniors Health & Wellness Expo hosted by CARP: A New Vision of Aging for Canada on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. at Pacific Inn Hotel, South Surrey. "A day of Breakfast, Beauty and Bling plus Tea Tours and Fun." Free admission, free parking, 1160 King George Blvd. Dr. Art Hister from Global TV will be speaking at 11 a.m. about "Yes You Can: A Simple Guide to a Longer, Healthier and Happier Life for Seniors."
ABRA Cadabra: Tribute band (formerly known as ABBA Cadabra) performs Friday, Sept. 14 at Coast Capital Theatre, 1532 Johnson Rd., White Rock. Tickets are $42.50 via www.whiterockplayers.ca.
Pied Pumkin: Folk trio returns for concert at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock on Friday, July 27, featuring Rick Scott, Shari Ulrich and Joe Mock. 1328 Johnston Rd., 604 5423055, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 6045917275, www.whiterocktradjazz.com.
A wide variety of free, family-friendly activities and attractions are planned for White Rock's annual Canada Day By the Bay event on Sunday, July 1.
Cee Lo Green will perform live June 23 at a charity event hosted the by Brian Jessel BMW dealership in Vancouver, and there's a Surrey hook: The seventh annual "Cabriolet" shindig includes Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation among its charitable recipients.
Semiahmoo First Nations' outdoor bandshell is the place to be Saturday evening (May 5) for a free concert by Their There, Behind Sapphire and another local band, Dogwood and Dahlia. The action at Marine Drive and Lee Street gets going at 6 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. or so, with donations welcome. Hopefully the sun shines on what should be a great concert at the beachside venue.
Robert Stelmach's vivid imagination never failed him, it was the craft of writing stories that caused him problems early in life.
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: 6045917275, www.whiterocktradjazz.com. Triple CD release party and dance featuring blues players Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Harpdog Brown and Brandon Isaak, on Saturday, March 24 at Rhumba Room bar, at Pacific Inn hotel, South Surrey. Tix $25, 604-542-6515, tickets.surrey.ca.
Blue Morris is on a mission to fuse the music of The Beatles with bumping, grinding burlesque dancing.
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: 604-591-7275, www.whiterocktradjazz. com. Feb. 19: Phoenix 5 +1; Feb. 26: Louisiana Joymakers.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is recruiting volunteers for its Income Tax Clinic Program, to assist lowincome S.U.C.C.E.S.S. members in preparing income tax returns in March and April. A series of trainings will be provided by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and/or the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) at Surrey office in February and March. Volunteers are required to speak/ read/write fluent English; second language in Arabic or Korean is preferred. For details, contact Becky Ip at 604-588-6869.
A pair of Surrey singers are in the running for the Variety's Got Talent contest title, with a showdown set for Friday, Feb. 3 at River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond. Cloverdale-based pop/rock performer Joe Given, 19, and South Surrey's Payton Rector, a Grade 9 student at Elgin Park Secondary, will be there with eight other top-10 finalists from across B.C., including Matthew Van Vooght of Delta. Two "People's Choice" contestants will also be in the mix, with votes tallied this week via YouTube (linked at varietysgottalent.ca, also a site for $10 tickets for the contest finals).
Spanish guitarist Doug Towle has performed at Langley's Arts Alive! street festival a five times during its 18-year history, but none as meaningful to him as this year's event.