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.
David Sinclair and Keith Bennett: Musical duo in concert Friday, Jan. 18 at Blue Frog recording studio/concert hall in White Rock, with special guest Ron Fairbairn. Show at 8 p.m. Info: 604-542-3055, bluefrogstudios.ca.
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.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne performs at New Year's Eve Blues Extravaganza event hosted by White Rock Blues Society, Dec. 31 at Pacific Inn Hotel's Rhumba Room bar, South Surrey. Tickets $100, 604542-6515, whiterockblues.com.
Irish New Year Party: Fourth annual event rings in 2013 at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Slainte by the Pier bar/ restaurant, 15057 Marine Dr., White Rock. Afternoon event runs from 2 to 5 p.m.; evening event on Dec. 31 ("The Roaring '20s Party") features music by Dominik Heins and Laine Henderson. Info: 778-294-0066, www.slaintebythepier.ca.
Mary's Gunns: Local rock band plays New Year's Eve bash Monday, Dec. 31 at Baselines Pub, 1938 152 St., White Rock.
Zeke's Liquor Cabinet band plays semi-formal party Dec. 31 at Dublin Crossing pub, 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. Tix $30, 604-575-5470.
Worms Hate Rain: Local band plays New Year's Eve event at Amber Jack's Pub, with free champagne and party favours for midnight, no cover charge. At Compass Point hotel, 9850 King George Blvd., Surrey. Info: 604-495-4091.
Brewmasters' Dinner at Central City Brewing Co., with live music by David Blair and David Anthony, prizes. Dinner ticket is $30 and requires a reservation, call 604-5826620.
Washington Avenue Grill restaurant/bar, on Marine Drive in White Rock, hosts Dec. 31 event with three-course meal and live music, $75. Info: 604-541-4244.
ULounge bar/restaurant in South Surrey spins top-40/house on Dec. 31 with $35 tickets (pre-sale) and $65 "celebration package." Info: 604-542-8580, ulounge.ca.
"Ultimate Dance Party" Dec. 31 at Delta Lion Pub in North Delta, with free champagne and appies at midnight. No cover. At 11186 84th Ave., 604-591-2111.
Mirage New Year's Eve: Fire & Ice, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Featuring Top 40, hip-hop, EDM and party anthem mixes. Advance tickets: $20 (prices subject to increase). www.ticketzone.com.
Caribbean New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance at Elgin Hall in Surrey, Dec. 31. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Music by Phynest (hip hop), DJs Carl and Kenyon playing soca, reggae, dance hall, Top 40 and more. Tickets, $39 or $25 for dance only. www.clubzone.com.
NYE 2013 at Ocean Beach in White Rock. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Dec. 31. Featuring video dance party with VJ James T and mystery prize giveaway every hour. Tickets $15 + service charges. www.clubzone.com.
Neon New Years, Xcalibur Bowling Centre, Surrey. 9 p.m.1: 30 a.m., Dec. 31. Tickets $55, includes unlimited bowling and shoes, live DJ & MC, party favours and more. xcaliburbowling.com, 604-580-2600.
New Year's Eve Buffet n' Play at The Great Escape, Surrey. 6-9: 30 p.m., Dec. 31. Event includes deluxe buffet, door prizes, 50/50 draw for adults. thege.ca, 604-530-1400.
Surrey Rockn New Year's Eve, Dec. 31 at Taquira Jalisco, Surrey. Features live music by Jim Abbott & the Storm and Taryn Laronge. Tickets are $100 each or $180 per couple. Info: www.clubzone.com.
Christmas train at Bear Creek Park: Ride on the train through the Christmas forest display and Santa's Golden Reindeer tunnel exhibit, open to Jan. 1, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices: Adults $6.50 +HST, children $6 +HST, kids under 2 years old $4.50 +HST, babies are free. Info: www.bctrains.com, 604-501-1232. Train station located at 13750 88th Ave., Surrey.
Body Slams for Toys: All Star Wrestling hosts charity show on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Elks hall in White Rock, 7 p.m. start. "Adults bring a packaged unopened toy for their admission and are encouraged to bring as many kids to the show as they can. Kids are free. It will be a good family show with lots of comedy spots as well as a 20-man over-the-top-rope Battle Royal as a main attraction." All donations to Christmas Bureau for White Rock/ South Surrey. Info: 604-560-0091.
Lagerstrom 'Light-Up': Annual Christmas light display raises money for Camp Goodtimes of Canadian Cancer Society. Located at 15466 91A Ave., Surrey. Info: lightup.ca.
Art and Lou's Christmas Lights: Display at 15097 90A Ave., North Surrey, features helicopter on roof, "walk-through/drive-by" display with nativity scene, more. Event on Dec. 22 from 6 to 9: 30 p.m. involves appearances by Santa and Frosty.
Kinna Family display: Donations accepted in support of the Pediatrics Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital at 16956 60A Ave., Cloverdale. Light display can be viewed until Jan. 2, Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m.
Wish Upon A Star: 13,000 lights, including Santa's sleigh and Reindeer, many characters and specialty lights all under the glow of a five-foot star, at Fraser home at 19368 62A Ave., Surrey. To get there, turn on 193B from 64th Ave. - "the guiding light of the star will lead your way."
Gheorghe and Rodica Grigore put up another Christmas lights spectacular with more than 50,000 lights at 6369 165A St., Surrey, including 200 icicles on house plus an 8-ft and 12-ft Santa Claus, musical Christmas lights show with 20 different songs. View between 5 and 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday and weekends 5 p.m. to midnight.
Seaquam Secondary's senior boys basketball team hosts tree-chipping event Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at school, 11584 Lyon Rd., North Delta. Pick-up service available (limited area, 604710-6026). Proceeds to team. Event sponsored by Morris the Arborist.
Charity Christmas Tree Chipping Furndaiser hosted by Knights of Columbus: By-donation event Saturday, Jan. 5 (10 am to 4 pm) and Sunday, Jan. 6 (noon to 4 pm) at St.
Matthew's Parish parking lot, 16079 88th Ave., Surrey. Info: Contact Doug Thomas, 604-218-2722, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surrey Fire Fighters' Charitable Society hosts 25th annual tree-chipping event on Saturday, Jan.
5 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at Newton Athletic Park.
Delta Arts Council presents "Festive Fun For Adults" with Patti McGregor, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 84th Ave., North Delta. "This is a one-hour music & comedy combo that includes lots of laughs & participation." Doors open at 2: 30 p.m. Admission $8 or 3 @ $20, includes free tea & coffee. Info 604581-6270 or 604-596-1025.
"Pinocchio": Panto production staged by White Rock Players' Club, to Dec. 29 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Info and tickets: 604-536-7535,
email email@example.com, whiterockplayers.ca. "Robinson Crusoe and the
Pirates": Ellie King's latest panto production for Royal Canadian Theatre Company is staged from
Dec. 20 to Jan. 6 at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Ave., at Bear Creek Park. Tickets range from
$14.95 to $23.95, or family pack of four tickets for $68. 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
Winter Solstice Celebration of Light: Semiahmoo Arts stages event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, with parade of lanterns and live performances at Centennial Park, White Rock. More info: www. semiahmooarts.com, 604-536-8333.
Jeremy Hotz's "The Magical Misery Tour" at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Tickets $42.50, 1855-985-5000, www.ticketmaster.ca.
South Surrey-White Rock Art Society/Semiahmoo Arts group exhibit at facility at Centennial Park, White Rock, to Jan. 3. Info: 604-536-8333, semiahmooarts.com. Surrey Art Gallery: "Full Circle Art Collective: Intersections," exhibit to Feb. 17. 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. Info: 604-596-1029, watershedartworks.ca. Featured during month of December: Kathy Lane, jewelry artist, with "Sticks & Stones" and other earthly treasures.
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.
Mind & Matter Art Gallery: Features a variety of works at 13743 16th Ave., South Surrey, 604-5366460, 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 Northwest Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surrey Museum: "Baskets for Barter" exhibit on view to Dec. 24. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956. 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.
White Rock Museum & Archives 20th annual Holiday Market, to Dec. 21, featuring more than 24 local artists and crafters. Event times are Monday-Friday from 10: 30am4: 30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4: 30pm, at 14970 Marine Dr., White Rock. 604-541-2221.
Norman Foote: Award-winning family entertainer performs Friday, Jan. 4 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, in event staged by Peninsula Productions. Tickets $10 via whiterockplayers.ca or 604-536-7535.
Robert Burns 19th annual dinner/ dance hosted by Tam O'Shanter
Dancers, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Star of the Sea hall, White Rock. "Enjoy an evening of Scottish entertainment, haggis and Ceilidh dancing." Tickets $52; call Janice at 604-536-7660 or Cheryl, 604-535-8949.
White Rock/South Surrey Hospice Society's annual Celebrate-A-Life event at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, South Surrey until Dec. 23, during mall hours. "This event is an opportunity for everyone to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one as
well as a chance to discover and learn more about the programs and services the Hospice Society offers to their community." More info: 604531-7484, whiterockhospice.org.
4th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards 2013: Nominate a Surrey business woman in one of the five award categories: Entrepreneur, Corporate/Leadership, Professional, Innovator or Not-for-Profit Leader. Nomination deadline is Feb. 8; event date is March 6. Info: www.businessinsurrey.com.