James Shepherd & the Bare Bones, with guest Stephen
Selski: CANCELLED White Rock Blues Society event Saturday, March 2 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall, White Rock.
MuchMo': Band plays Motown hits 7: 30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Crescent Beach Legion hall, Surrey. Tickets $10 adv., $15 at door.
Nearly Neil: Bobby Bruce's tribute to Neil Diamond (nearlyneil.com) performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Cloverdale Legion hall. Tickets are $13.50 via the bar, at 17567 57th Ave., Surrey.
Pat Chessell Band: Celtic-fueled sounds in pre-St. Patrick's Day concert Saturday, March 9 at at Blue Frog studio/concert hall, White Rock. Tickets $25, www.bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html.
Sway: A Tribute to Michael Bublé featuring singer Adam Lucas, 7: 30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. A Rock.It Boy Entertainment production. Tickets $42.50, 604-5367535, whiterockplayers.ca.
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.
Jazz Vespers: Performances by local jazz musicians on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, 4 p.m., at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Admission by donation. Info: 604-581-8454. March 10: Shannon Thue Trio; March 24: Don Stewart; April 14: Karin Plato Quartet; April 28: Mighty Fraser Big Jazz Band; May 12: Hot Mammas & Arntzens; May 26: Steve Maddock Quartet; June 9: Mighty Aphrodite Trio; June 23: Jennifer Scott Quartet.
Classical Coffee Concerts at Surrey Arts Centre's studio theatre: New series for 2012-13 season features 75-minute classical concerts by host pianist Sarah Hagen and special guests on select Thursdays, starting with coffee and pastries at 9: 30 a.m. and concert at 10: 30 a.m. March 14: Cellist Ariel Barnes.
"Diamond in the Rock" open mic night for young performers (19 and under) on the last Wednesday of every month (7 p.m.) at Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd., Surrey.
Dublin Crossing: Hosts live music six nights a week (dark Mondays), at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604575-5470.
Bogy's Gastropub: Live music and special events at bar in Cloverdale, 5640 188th St. (at Hwy 10). 778-5742649, bogysgastropub.com.
Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 604-582-6620, centralcitybrewing.com.
Wheelhouse Pub: Nightclub-like bar weekends at 12867 96th Ave., Surrey. 604-584-9311, www. berezanhg.com/pubs.html.
Amber Jack's Tap House: Live music on Friday and Saturday nights, karaoke Wednesdays. Bar at Compass Point hotel, 9850 King George Blvd. Info: 604-588-9511.
Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, www. sandpiperpub.com.
Slainte, by the Pier: Irish restaurant/bar hosts live music Fri.-Sun., at 15057 Marine Dr. (West Beach), White Rock. 778-294-0066.
"The 39 Steps": Monty Python-flavoured Hitchcock spoof staged as part of Arts Club on Tour series, to March 9 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage. Tickets $25 to $43, 604-5015566, tickets.surrey.ca.
"Agnes of God": Drama written by John Pielmeier staged by Peninsula Productions from Feb. 28 to March 9 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Play is based on "real-life drama and explores the clash between reason and faith." Tickets $18/$23, whiterockplayers.ca.
"This is Cancer": Humour is brought to a very tough subject in show created by Bruce Horak and Rebecca Northan, staged March 15-16 at Surrey Arts Centre's studio theatre. Tickets $30/$33, 604-5015566, tickets.surrey.ca.
"Home Fires": Comedy-drama by Jack Heifner ("A heartwarming story of a Texas woman trying to raise her three teenage children during hard times in Second World War") staged by Surrey Little Theatre from April 18 to May 18, at 7027 184th St., Surrey. Info and tickets: 604-576-8451, surreylittletheatre.com.
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.
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.
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.
South Surrey/White Rock Art Society, founded in 1959, meets on second Monday of month (except July and August), 7 to 9 p.m. at St.
John's church hall, 1480 George St., White Rock. Info: www.artsociety.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.
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.
Golden Cactus Studio/Gallery: Works by Chris MacClure and Marilyn Hurst at 15177 Russell Ave., White Rock. Artist classes in acrylic and also artist mentoring.
Info: 604-536-3049 or email email@example.com. 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, 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.
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.
Canadian Mental Health Association (Delta branch) is running another "Living Life to the Full" course facilitated by Carolyn Bell, MA. "The course is useful for low mood, depression, and anxiety, and covers strategies for feeling better now, and runs for eight, enjoyable 90-minute sessions.
CMHA Delta has received very positive feedback from all those who have previously taken this course."
Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. from March 2 to April 27 (no class March 30), cost $150, at 11715 72nd Ave., North Delta. To register, call 604-943-1878 or email info.delta@ cmha.bc.ca.
White Rock Rotary Annual Big Book Sale at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, South Surrey, runs from Sunday, March 3 to Sunday, March 10. "Thousands of books to tempt readers of all ages at prices hard to beat."
Beach House Theatre co. hosts pub-night fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 28 at Ocean Park Village Pub in support of its summer 2013 staging of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at Crescent Beach. Info: 604-710-4929, www.beachhousetheatre.org.
St. David's Day Celebration Saturday, March 2 from 3-8 p.m.: A Celtic salute to all things Welsh, with leek soup and traditional Welsh cakes. Admission is by donation to Elks Children's Camp. Info: 604-5384016, www.whiterockelks.ca.
Business Fraud Awareness Dialogue: Hear from industry panel experts on what is happening now and how you can prevent unnecessary financial loss for your business and staff at Surrey Board of Trade event, 7: 30 a.m. Thursday, March 7 at Guildford Golf Course, 7929 152nd St., Surrey. Free admission, www.businessinsurrey. com, 604-581-7130.
Surrey Women in Business Awards luncheon Wednesday, March 13 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey. To register, call 604-581-7130 or visit www. businessinsurrey.com.
"Imagine Surrey: Urban Planning For Our New Downtown": Event on Saturday, March 2 runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey. "A free open house event for Surrey's new downtown. Great speakers, displays and a Lego building challenge for families." More information at http: //www.surreylibraries.ca/5593. aspx, info at 604-598-7426.
"Tynehead Trails" fresh-air hike Saturday, March 2 from 10: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. at Tynehead Regional Park, Surrey. "Join a park interpreter.for an easy to moderate walk at Tynehead Regional Park and explore its wondrous forest, field and river habitats. Wear clothing suitable to the weather and comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots. Meet at the parking lot off 96th Avenue." Open to all ages, fees $5.50 for adults, $3.25 for senior/youth. Register at www. metrovancouveronline.org or call 604-432-6359.
Cancer Fundraiser Vendor Fair, benefitting "Lymphomaniacs" team on Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Free admission, 32 vendors on site. Info: email@example.com.
eCollection workshops at George Mackie Library in North Delta on eBooks (2 p.m. March 2), eAudio (2 p.m. March 7), eMagazines (7 p.m. March 21) and eBooks for children (2 p.m. April 4), 8440 112th St., North Delta. Free admission. Info: 604-594-8155, www.fvrl.bc.ca.
Baby Fair in North Delta on Saturday, March 2 from 9: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Ave. Exhibitors to offer baby-related products, services. Vendors should contact Muriel Kerr via Muriel_kerr@telus. net or 604-267-7380, visit www. deltaecd.com.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosts open house on Saturday, March 2 from 11 am to 3 pm at KPU's Surrey Campus (12666 72nd Ave.). "Explore and discover the opportunities Kwantlen offers including their broad range of programs, engaged faculty, new bachelor's degree programs, and more. Campus tours, presentations, food, refreshments, and prizes including tuition awards, technology products and gifts cards, will be offered throughout the day." For more information or to register, visit www.kwantlen.ca/openhouse.