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.
"Vaudevillians in Love": Concert featuring popular local seniors' entertainment troupe, 2 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 25 at White Rock Elks hall, 1469 George St., White Rock. Tickets $12/15, 604-535-8949, www.whiterockelks.ca.
Tiller's Folly: Long-established folk/roots band records a pair of concerts March 29-30 at White Rock's Blue Frog studio for a new DVD. For show info and tickets, call 604-542-3055 or visit bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's "Surrey Nights": Concert series continues Monday, April 23 at Bell Performing Arts Centre featuring music by Bach and Mendelssohn with featured violinist Dale Barltrop. Tickets $39, 6048763434, www.vancouversymphony.ca.
Fraser Heights Open Mic Session (unplugged): At Java Joe's Thursday, March 29, 6-7 p.m., at 10833 160 St., Surrey. Phone 604-584-0112; sign up at the door (sorry, no space for dance groups). Please bring a non-perishable donation for the food bank.
Open mic/jams at Sullivan Hall: Youth welcome (age eight to 18) on the first Saturday of every month at Sullivan Hall in Surrey, 64th Avenue at 152nd Street. Reservation required, email orvis.noel@gmail. com to get involved.
Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on stage Saturday nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 604-582-6620, centralcitybrewing.com.
Mirage: Dance club at 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. 604-583-8828.
Amber Jack's Tap House: Live music on Friday and Saturday nights, plus rock-blues jams Tuesdays hosted by Worms Hate Rain, karaoke Wednesdays, Kurt Thys acoustic show feat. special guests Thursdays, at Compass Point hotel, 9850 King George Blvd. Info: 604-588-9511.
U-Lounge: Bar/restaurant at #1016051 24th Ave., South Surrey, with live music on select nights. Info: 604-542-8580.
Ocean Beach: Dance music at hotel bar, 14995 Marine Dr., White Rock. 604-531-0672.
Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at upscale restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 6045414244, 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.
Beecher Street Cafe: Live music on select nights at intimate Crescent Beach restaurant, 12302 Beecher St. 604-538-1964, www. beecherstreetcafe.com.
Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, www. sandpiperpub.net.
Slainte, by the Pier: Irish restaurant/bar hosts live music Thurs.-Sun. nights, at 15057 Marine Dr. (West Beach), White Rock, also traditional Irish folk session Sundays at 2 p.m. 778-294-0066.
Iguana's Beach Grill: Live music on weekends at 14985 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-538-2891.
Dublin Crossing: Hosts live music six nights a week (dark Mondays), at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470.
"The Lion in Winter": James Goldman script ("Which of the king's songs will inherit the kingdom?") is produced by White Rock Players' Club, April 11-28 (select dates) at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Info: 604-536-7535, whiterockplayers.ca.
"Lend Me a Tenor": Ken Ludwig script ("It's not over even when the fat lady sings") produced by White Rock Players' Club, June 13-30 (select dates) at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Info: 604-536-7535, www.whiterockplayers.ca.
"The Mousetrap": Agatha Christie tale brought to White Rock's Coast Capital Playhouse stage by Peninsula Productions, July 11-28. Directed by Wendy Bollard. Show info: www. peninsulaproductions.org.
John Pinette: Just For Laughs tour brings award-winning Boston-born comedian to Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Friday, April 13. Show info and tickets: www.hahaha.com/ concerts, or call 1-855-985-5000.
Clova Cinema: 5732 176th St., Cloverdale. 604-574-1114.
Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.
Strawberry Hill Cineple 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441.
Caprice 4: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456.
Rialto Twin Criterion: 1732 152nd St., S. Surrey. 604-541-9527.
White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Admission by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival.ca. The film on Friday, March 30 (7 p.m.) is "Gasland," a look at the energy industry and the toxic consequences of "fracking."
Get Reel: Film series hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, with screenings held on select nights, 7 p.m. start. Tickets $10/11; Info: 604-536-8333, www.whiterockartscouncil.com.
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. April 12: Sheryl Salloum, author of "The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton."
Surrey Art Gallery: "Art by Surrey Secondary School Students" exhibit on view to April 29; also "Open Sound 2012" sounds works. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave. near King George Blvd. 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. Featured artist for month of March is Dave Stevens's exhibit, "Elemental Etudes" (studies in the elements of art). Info: 604-596-1029, watershedartworks.ca.
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. For month of March, exhibit is The Brass Band Art Group's "Organic By Nature" show, featuring works by five artists. Info: 6045942700, 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. Gallery 68: Neighbourhood art gallery and studio at 19141 68th Ave., in Clayton area of Surrey. Info: 604-576-1640.
Mind & Matter Art Gallery: Features a variety of works at 13743 16th Ave., South Surrey, 6045366460, mindandmatterart.com.
Jenkins Showler Gallery: Wide range of original Canadian art featured at gallery, at 101-15735 Croydon Dr., at The Shops at Morgan Crossing (new location), phone 604-535-7445, or go online, jenkinsshowlergallery.com. Gallery represents more than 40 artists.
Cheryl's Trading Post: Wide range of original North West Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Rock Museum + Archives: Current exhibit "Emergency and Everyday Assistance: A History of Fire Rescue in White Rock," on view to end of April at 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222.
Surrey Museum: The exhibit "BC Electric: More Than Just a Train" runs to March 24. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey. ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
Surrey Archives: Facility located at 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Info: 604-502-6459.
Historic Stewart Farm: Located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
Surrey Festival of Dance: Annual festival, one of the largest events of its kind in North America, welcomes 10,000 dancers to Surrey Arts Centre from March 24 to April 26. Info: 604-501-5566 or visit surreyfestival.com.
Hominum (Fraser Valley chapter) is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Next meeting is 7: 30 p.m. Friday, March 30. For info and meeting location, call Art (6044629813) or Don (604-329-9760).
Astral Connections Internet Cafe and Gifts hosts workshops/ seminars at 7915 120th St., North Delta. Info: 604-543-8511. Friday, March 23: "The Inner Power of Healing," 7 to 10 p.m.
Third Age Learning at Kwantlen (TALK) presents a one-session course entitled "The Psychology
of Persuasion" on Monday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 11: 50 a.m. at Kwantlen's Langley campus. Guest speaker, Allan Thain, is a seasoned communications consultant with a successful career in radio, television, public relations, government and advertising. For more information or to register, call 604-599-3077.
Surrey/ White Rock chapter of Osteoporosis Canada hosts a free public education forum on Thursday, March 29, 2-4 p.m., at Crescent Gardens Community Centre, 1222 King George Blvd., with speakers Dr. Sonia Singh and Krystie Cheong. RVSP to 604-542-4357.
Soul of the World Multicultural Choir: "We aim to bring people together by sharing in the rhythms, poetic language and harmonies of the world. We sing songs from around the world in many languages, presenting a message of peace and welcoming." All levels, languages, ages and abilities are welcome, no audition necessary. Facilitated Heidi McCurdy. The fee is $10 per session. Info: email@example.com, 604-538-7154.
South Fraser Community Band: Local musicians (advanced secondary level) are invited to perform with concert band, rehearsals Thursday evenings in South Surrey. "The band performs an exciting repertoire of 'pops' style selections and contemporary popular music." Info: Bill Hobbis, 6046184500, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handel Society of Music choir: New members welcomed by nonprofit organization, which practises at Northwood United Church, 88th Ave./156th St., Surrey. Info: 604-277-4319.
White Rock Children's Choir: Singers age five to 17 invited to join in song, by audition. "Every week more than 100 singers of all ages join together as members of White Rock Children's Choir family to share their love of singing and music under the leadership of artistic director Sarona Mynhardt." For more info, contact Mynhardt at 604-536-0236 or visit whiterockchildrenschoir.com. Westcoast Harmony Chorus: "We are a diverse group of women who love to sing and perform. We sing a cappella (unaccompanied music) in the barbershop style and other genres." Group rehearses Wednesday nights from 7: 15-10 pm at 9574 160th St., Surrey.
For membership and audition info, contact Judy Buchanan at email@example.com. Peace Arch a cappella Chorus: Singers wanted for female chorus, which rehearses Wednesday evenings (7: 15 to 10 p.m., walk-ins welcome) at Newton Bethany United Church, 148th St./60th Ave., Surrey. Proud member of Sweet Adelines International. "We meet to sing, to learn and to grow. Call 6042403308, www.peacearchsings.com.
Readings by the Salish Sea: Literary event staged by Semiahmoo Arts allows local published authors to read and answer questions about their work. At Pelican Rouge Coffee House, 15142 North Bluff Rd., White Rock, 604-541-8778. Next event is April 18, featuring poets Daniela Elza and E.D. Blodgett.
An Evening with Ben NuttallSmith: Local author reads from two novels ("Blood, Feathers and Holy Men" and "Secrets Kept/Secrets Told") at event hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at Pelican Rouge Coffee House, 15142 North Bluff Rd., White Rock. 6045368333, www.semiahmooarts.com.