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. White Rock Chamber Music concert Saturday, April 14, 7: 30 p.m. at Pacific Carlton Retirement Residence, 15366 17th Ave., Surrey. Everyone welcome. Admission: Suggested $5 donation, proceeds to Peninsula Arts Foundation. Featuring Sunny Shams, tenor, plus Van Deca vocal ensemble and Grace Lin, piano. Musica Intima: Vocal chamber ensemble performs Friday, April 20 at First United Church, White Rock. Tickets $25 advance, or $30 at door, tickets.surrey.ca. Concert produced by Peninsula Productions.
Jason Buie Band/Compound Blues Band: Concert celebrates the fifth anniversary of White Rock Blues Society on Saturday, April 21 at Rhumba Room bar, Pacific Inn Hotel, 1160 King George Blvd., South Surrey. Tickets $20/25, 6045426515, tickets.surrey.ca.
Michael Jerome Browne: Concert presented by White Rock Blues Society, Saturday, May 5 at Pacific Inn Hotel, South Surrey. Info: 604-542-6515.
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.
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.
Dublin Crossing: Hosts live music six nights a week (dark Mondays), at 18789 Fraser Hwy. 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.
"Mending Fences": B.C. premiere of Norm Foster comedy-drama (about a father-son reunion in Saskatchewan) staged by Surrey Little Theatre from April 19 to May 19, directed by Marko Hohlbein, at 7027 184th St., Surrey. Show times Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8 p.m., plus 2 p.m. on Apr. 29 and May 6. 6045768451, www.surreylittletheatre.com. "The Mikado": Production staged by Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society features Mark "Mr. O Canada" Donnelly in the starring role, May 9-19 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets and show 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. 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: "Cao Fei" exhibit by one of China's top young artists, on view from April 7 to June 10; "Vision Machine: Marianne Nicolson and Etienne Zack," April 7 to June 10; "Art by Surrey Secondary School Students" exhibit on view to April 29; also "Open Sound 2012" sounds works by Kristen Roos, to April 15. 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 April is potter Bev Mason's "Teacher & Student" exhibit, showcasing Mason's new works in clay and those created by students of the kids and adult winter session pottery classes (artists reception on Saturday, April 21, 1-4 p.m.). 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. 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 email@example.com.
White Rock Museum + Archives: Current exhibit "Emergency and Everyday Assistance: A History of Fire Rescue in White Rock," on view to the end of April at 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222.
Surrey Museum: "Unsinkable: Remembering the Titanic, 19122012" exhibit on view from April 10 to June 12. 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 to April 26. Info: 604-501-5566 or visit surreyfestival.com.
The Dream Team Dance Festival: The region's best emerging dancers in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, modern and musical theatre at Surrey Arts Centre on April 27-29. Guest-star adjudicators from Hollywood's Edge Performing Arts Centre will be awarding cash prizes, crystal trophies and Hollywood scholarships. Crystal Challenge Finals are on Saturday with your chance to win a trip anywhere WestJet flies (proceeds to Kids Help Phone). Event presented by Showtime Promotions. Admission $5 per day or multi-day tickets avail. (at door only). Info: 604-501-5566.
"IZM": Bboyizm Dance Company presents hour-long show of street dance moves choreographed by Crazy Smooth, 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage, Bear Creek Park. Info: 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
White Rock South Surrey Men's Probus Club: Club (for retirees and semi-retirees 55+) holds its next meeting Wednesday, April 10, 9: 30 a.m. start, at Chateau Cargill, 3550 King George Blvd., Surrey. Guest speaker will be John Morgan on "Finances for Seniors." Call Cliff Adams at 604 541-2509 for details and free admission info.
All Star Wrestling: "Friday the 13th" event 8 p.m. Friday, April 13 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds featuring Gangrel the Vampire Warrior vsw Vance Nevada, ASW Tag Team Titles, Scotty Mac vs. Disco Fury and other bouts. Tickets $12-20 at Central City Comix, Comics Scene, www.vtixonline.com, 604-710-0872. Also, meet the wrestlers post-show at Rockwell's Bar & Grill, 17530 64th Ave., 778-574-0301.
Astral Connections Internet Cafe and Gifts hosts workshops/ seminars at 7915 120th St., North Delta. Info: 604-543-8511.
Celebration 2012: Research @ Kwantlen: Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosts research event with workshops, poster presentations, student research and networking, at Surrey campus conference centre (12666 72nd Ave.), on Thursday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register at kwantlen.ca/research/ Celebration_2012. This free event is open to the public.
SHRED-A-THON event on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Semiahmoo mall parking lot. "Open to all residents and small business. Bring in your documents for safe and secure on-site shredding." This event is in partnership with Semiahmoo Mall, Sources South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank, 1-800-SHREDDING, City of Surrey, South Surrey Community Policing District Office.
Woody's Dance Club: Dance events for "mature crowd" held on select nights at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, with live music. Info: Helen Wood, 6047906071, email woodysdanceclub@ gmail.com. April 7: Underfire; April 20: Sally and the Mellow Tones.
Lucky D's Singles Club: For reservations, call 604-313-4475. Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey ) on first Thursday of every month (except July and August), 7: 30 p.m. start time. Admission is $3. For info, call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.
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, 604-590-9506.
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 recently published 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. 604-536-8333, www. semiahmooarts.com.
Delta Triathlon: 13th annual event on Saturday, April 21 involves swimming, cycling and running, for adults and youth. Volunteer opportunities. Visit www. deltatriathlon.ca for more info or call 604-946-3301.
Laura Szendrei 5 & 10K Walk, Run and Roll: Second annual event on Sunday, May 6 at Burnsview Secondary, North Delta, to benefit newly formed Laura Szendrei Memorial Scholarship Foundation Society. Each year, the society will present two sport scholarships to students from Delta secondary schools. Info: lswalkrunroll.com.
Surrey's Great Salmon Run: Saturday, May 12 at Tynehead Regional Park, with free family fun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8K/5K runs. Info: www.surrey. ca/greatsalmonrun.
Surrey International World Music Marathon: Inaugural event Sept. 28-30, with Cultural Music Miles, Finish Line Concert, weekend expo featuring food, music and activities, more. Info: www. surreymarathon.com.
Penny Savers' Thrift Store: "Join the Easter Bunny for great deals and candy for the kids on Saturday, April 7 at 82nd & Scott Road (behind Fountain Tire), Delta from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit Surrey Memorial Hospital."
North Delta Lions' Easter egg hunt: 44th annual event 2 p.m. sharp (rain or shine) on Sunday, April 8 at Sunbury Park, Dunlop at Centre St., North Delta. Info: 604-591-7782.
Surrey Pride Society's Easter Egg Hunt: Event on Sunday, April 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. "Come and join us at Surrey Pride Society's first ever Easter Egg Hunt. Join the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs and treats, paint some eggs and enjoy hot chocolate and food. Entry is by donation (suggested $10 per family)." Contact Jen at jen@ surreypride.ca for venue (private residence).
"Breakfast in the City" reception hosted by Surrey Board of Trade (new member induction), 7: 30-9: 30 a.m. Thursday, April 12 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Info: 604-581-7130.
Annual book sale hosted by The Canadian Federation of University Women (North Delta/ Surrey chapter), from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15 at Scottsdale Mall (7031 120th St., North Delta).
"A wide variety of donated books, both fiction and non fiction are offered for sale. Proceeds from the book sale provide annual bursaries to deserving female graduates of all five North Delta high schools, as well as a bursary to a female student from Kwantlen University." For more information, contact Barb at 6045946145 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.
Meet historical fiction author Jack Whyte: Jack Whyte is a beloved Scottish-Canadian novelist of historical fiction, living in Canada since 1967. You can meet Jack on Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m. at City Centre Library (10350 University Drive). To register, call 604-598-7426.
Party for the Planet: Second annual free two-day event April 27-28 at Central City plaza, Surrey, in celebration of Earth Day, featuring the bands Down With Webster, Raghav, The Boom Booms, Good for Grapes, plus many enrivonmentrelated activities and attractions.
Full details online at surrey. ca/partyfortheplanet.
Chorfest: Annual festival event hosted by BC Choral Federation welcomes singers for workshops, rehearsals, concert, banquet and more, from May 4-6 at Pacific Academy and Sheraton hotel in Guildford. Info: 604-733-9687 or www.chorfest2012.org.
Surrey Children's Festival: City of Surrey's 8th annual event fills Bear Creek Park and Surrey Arts Centre with family-friendly activities and shows for three days, May 24-26.
Free and ticketed performances at 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Vendor opportunities and volunteer positions available. For festival info, call 604-501-5598 or visit www. surreychildrensfestival.ca.
HSBC City of Bhangra Festival: Annual event produced by Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society includes four events in Surrey from May 31 to June 3, including "rePercussion" (May 31, 7: 30 p.m., Surrey Arts Centre), "Mehfil Night" (June 1, 8 p.m., Bombay Se restaurant), "Celebrate the Harvest" (June 2, 3 to 8 p.m., Central City Plaza) and "Bhangra House" (June 3, 1 to 5 p.m. Newton Recreation Centre). Info: www.
iGala hosted by Sources Community Resource Centres "a spectacular evening of technology, food, fun and dancing, featuring live and silent auctions and a futuristic dress code," 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Hazelmere Golf & Country Club, South Surrey. Tickets $125, 6045316266 (ext. 231), pacsgala.org.
"Just Birds": Open call for works in art show held in June 2012 at Newton Culture Centre. Deadline for entry is April 27. Info: www.artscouncilofsurrey. com, 604-594-2700.
"Arts 2012": Arts Council of Surrey invites submissions for yearly juried art showcase (on view June 23 to Aug. 19 at Surrey Art Gallery).
Submission deadline is May 18. Info: 604-594-2700.