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.
"Country Gold" concert of tribute artists 8 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring Marty Edwards as Kenny Rogers, Wendy T as Dolly Parton/ Reba, Marion Deaton as Willie Nelson. Tickets/info: 604-507-6355, www.bellperformingartscentre.com.
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.
Supernatural - A Santana Experience: Concert on Friday, April 5 at Blue Frog Studios, 1328 Johnston Rd., White Rock, featuring guitarist Doug Towle and band. Tickets $35, www.dougtowle.com.
Delta Arts Council's Open Mic takes place Friday, March 22 at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). Patti McGregor is the emcee. Doors open at 7 p.m. Info: 604-581-6270.
"This is Cancer": Humour is brought to a very tough subject in show created by Bruce Horak and Rebecca Northan, staged Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at Surrey Arts Centre's studio theatre. Tickets $30/$33, 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
Jeremy Hotz's "The Magical Misery Tour" at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, March 21. Tickets $42.50, 1-855985-5000, www.ticketmaster.ca.
White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. On select nights; admission by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival.ca. Friday, March 22 film: "Religulous," in which Bill Maher takes on the current state of world religions. Discussion after the film.
The Floral Circle Group of White
Rock & District Garden Club will present a Floral Art display entitled "Floral World" at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre on Saturday March 16 during store hours. Club information: Angela, 604-536-3076.
Surrey Art Gallery: Contemporary Canadian ceramic art featured in three exhibits, to March 24. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave. near King George Blvd. Info: 604-5015566, 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. Featured artist for the month of March is Pat Morgan and his "The Language of Art, an emotional and visual expression of life."
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca. Exhibit for month of March is "Labour of Love," featuring works by Gunilla Lindgren and Catherine Sheppard.
The Loafing Shed Glass Studio's Spring Cleaning Sale March 16-17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with glassblowing demos between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., 9060 184th St., Surrey. Info: robertgaryparkes.ca.
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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.
Zero-360: Open-mic style literary event offers stage to local writers for maximum of 360 seconds (six minutes) each, on second Thursday of every month (next on March 14), 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.
Ukrainian Women's Association (Surrey branch) hosts workshops where participants can learn the art of writing pysanky, the Ukrainian Easter egg, on March 14 from 6: 45-9 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey. Each session is $15. To register, call 604596-2048.
Celtic Fest: Surrey Museum hosts special event Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 4 p.m., all ages, by donation. Family-friend event celebrates St. Patrick's Day with live music, dancing and community groups, at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. 604-592-6956.
White Rock Museum + Archives: "Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway" exhibit, to March 26. At 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222.
Surrey Museum: "The Vikings: Master Mariners, Traders, Colonists and Artisans" exhibit on display to April 13. 17710 56A Ave. Info: www. surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
"Spring Funk": Shiamak Davar International (Vancouver) presents dance showcase 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, as culmination of 10-week recreational dance workshops offered by Shiamak instructors in Metro Vancouver area. Tickets $17, 604-507-6355, www. bellperformingartscentre.com.
Boundary Bay Quilters Guild hosts meeting on Tuesday, March 19. "This month, another local quilter (Sonja Callaghan) brings her trunk show and speaks. We meet at the Sacred Heart Gym, 3900 Arthur Drive in Ladner. Doors open at 6: 30 pm and our meetings are from 7-9 p.m. Guests are always welcome for a $5 entrance fee." Info: www. boundarybayquiltersguild.ca, or call 604-948-0692.
19th Annual Seminar for First-time Home Buyers, presented by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (GVHBA) on Tuesday, March 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144th St., Surrey. The exhibit area, featuring new-home builders and home-related products and services, is open from 6-7 p.m. Admission to the seminar is free. Pre-registration is required (www.gvhba.org or call 778-565-4288).
Dinner/Dance at Crescent Legion 6 p.m. March 23, fundraiser for Kiwanis Children's Cancer Program. Door prizes, silent auction. Tickets $30 from Melange Gifts of Distinction in Ocean Park, 604-5411677, or call 604 538 3037.
SFU president Andrew Petter to discuss the "Opportunity Agenda" and what it means for Surrey and its future at Surrey Board of Trade luncheon Wednesday, March 20 at Eaglequest Golf Course, Surrey. Info: www.businessinsurrey.com.