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. May 20: Jen Hodge All Stars; May 27: The Creole Jazz Band; June 3: End-of-Season party with Jim Armstrong Quartet.
Jazz Vespers: Performances by local jazz musicians 4 p.m. Sundays (except summer) at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Admission by donation. Info: 604-581-8454. May 27: Tom Arntzen Trio; June 10: Deanna Knight & Hot Club of Mars; June 24: Karin Plato.
Carlos del Junco: Award-winning Canadian blues harmonica player returns in concert 8 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall in White Rock. Tickets and show info: bluefrogstudios.ca, 604-542-3055.
David Gogo: Nanaimo-raised blues guitarist in concert Saturday, June 9 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall in White Rock, with guest singersongwriter Bobbi Schram. Doors 7 p.m., show 7: 30 p.m. Info and tickets: bluefrogstudios.ca/newshows.
Kennedy Singers: Group's summer concert ("Music, Music, Music") 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at Kennedy Seniors Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. Tickets $5, 604-594-2717.
Delta Arts Council's Open Mic at the Firehall Centre for the Arts: Performers are invited to take part Friday, May 25 at 11489 84th Ave., North Delta. MC Patti McGregor encourages singers, musicians, poets, actors and dancers to share their talent. The gathering is like a 'Back Stage Club' for performers to share their work. General public is welcome. Admission $4 (for performers & audience). Doors open at 7 p.m. Info: 604-581-6270.
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.
Memphis Blues: Live blues music Thursday nights featuring David "Boxcar" Gates and others, from 6 to 10 p.m. at #50-2443 161A St., South Surrey, at Grandview Corners mall. Info: 604-531-8005, www. memphisbluesbbq.com.
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. 778294-0066.
Dublin Crossing: Hosts live music six nights a week (dark Mondays), at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470.
"Mending Fences": B.C. premiere of Norm Foster comedy-drama (about a father-son reunion in Saskatchewan) staged by Surrey Little Theatre 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. 604-576-8451, www. surreylittletheatre.com.
"The Mikado": Production staged by Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society features Mark "Mr. O Canada" Donnelly in the starring role, to May 19 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., White Rock. Tickets and show info: 604-536-7535, whiterockplayers.ca.
John Pinette: Just For Laughs tour brings award-winning Boston-born comedian to Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Show info and tickets: www.hahaha. com/ concerts, 1-855-985-5000.
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.
South Surrey and White Rock Art Society presents an exhibition of more than 100 original works, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and 10 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Centennial Park, 14600 16th Ave., White Rock. Admission is by donation to Semiahmoo Arts, a non-profit society that supports the arts on the Semiahmoo Peninsula.
Info: www.artsociety.ca. Surrey Art Gallery: "Cao Fei" exhibit by one of China's top young artists, on view to June 10; "Vision Machine: Marianne Nicolson and Etienne Zack," to June 10; Open Sound 2012 continues with "Audio Migration" by Alex Grünenfelder, to Aug. 19. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave. near King George Blvd. Info: 604-501-5566, www.arts.surrey.ca.
Firehall Centre for the Arts: "Abstract Art on Fire" exhibit of works by Irma Bijdemast on view to May 31, 11489 84th Ave., North Delta. 604-597-3434.
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 during month of May: Textile artist Vera Buxton's "Textile Inspirations"
- "A vibrant collection of yarns and fabric that have been knitted, ruffled and sculpted into beautiful scarves, collars and necklaces. Info: 6045961029, watershedartworks.ca.
White Rock Museum + Archives: Located at 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222.
Surrey Museum: "Unsinkable: Remembering the Titanic, 19122012" exhibit 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.
"Old Towne Market": Cameron Academy of Classic Dance production features ballet and modern dance for shows Saturday, June 2 at Surrey Arts Centre's main stage, at 1 and 6: 30 p.m. Tickets $15.10/17.25, 604-501-5566.
Fabulous Feet 2012: Surrey Dance Centre Inc. presents performances by dancers and singers from age three to adult, in jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, tap and more, shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at Surrey Arts Centre (main stage). 604-501-5566.
Pacificaires Performing Arts Society: A showcase of jazz, lyrical, ballet, musical theatre and colour guard by award-winning team, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at Surrey Arts Centre (main stage), Bear Creek Park. 604-501-5566.
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarves": McBride School of Dance's family-oriented production features dancers from age three to adult performing ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern and musical theatre, shows at 7 p.m. June 16 at 2 p.m. June 17 at Surrey Arts Centre (main stage). Info: 604-501-5566.
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. May 26: False Creek; June 23: The Diggers.
"Old Time Dance" events held at 1 p.m. every Monday (from Labour Day to end of June) at Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18th Ave. & 154 St., South Surrey. Live music. All seniors welcome. Info: 604-538-5657 or 604-575-8236.
Call for entry for 11th annual holiday art and fine craft sale "A Real Piece of Work," set for Nov. 17-18, and "A Real Gem" jewelry show on Nov. 24-25, both at Ocean Park hall, South Surrey. Jury for handcrafted work is ongoing; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
Rick Hansen's Many in Motion Relay: Special event in Surrey commemorates Rick Hansen's original "Man in Motion" world tour on Saturday, May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex, 16555 Fraser Hwy. Activities include face painting, crafts, DJ and live music, Surrey Celebration Dance Team, sport demos, food and beverages. Info: 604-502-6353.
Surrey Food Bank's 10th Annual Breakfast With The Bank: "Join us for a free continental breakfast and one hour of inspiration and information about Surrey Food Bank. We expect over 700 guests from all sectors of our community and hope to raise over $100,000 in one hour." This annual event happens at 7 a.m. Friday, May 18 at Bollywood Banquet Hall (#201 8166 128 St., Surrey). Info: Call Katrina at 604-581-5443 ext. 105, or email events@ surreyfoodbank.org.
"Living a Healthy Life with a Chronic Condition": Workshop events from May 17 to June 21 at Guildford Recreation Centre, 15105 105th Avenue, Surrey, on Thursdays from 9: 30 a.m. to noon. Register: Call 604-940-1273, email@example.com.
NightShift Street Ministries fifth annual Charity Golf Classic is Tuesday, May 29 at Redwoods Golf Course. Admission $230 for golf, lunch and dinner (pre-paid upon registration); dinner-only fee is $60. Info: britney@nightshiftministries. org. Phone 604-953-1114.
Surrey Board of Trade's annual Networking Golf Tournament is Thursday, June 14 at Morgan Creek Golf Course. Format is "Texas Scramble," admission $265 + HST for golf and dinner (pre-paid upon registration); dinner-only fee is $70. Event supports NightShift Street Ministries Society. 604-581-7130.
Surrey Board of Trade Business VIP Reception on Friday, May 25 (7: 30 to 9 a.m.) at Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88th Ave., at Bear Creek Park) for a special breakfast and tour of Surrey Children's Festival. RSVP to Heather Booth, Surrey Board of Trade Communications Co-ordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-581-7130.
White Rock RCMP and White Rock Fire Department hosts Annual Open House Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine) at White Rock RCMP/Fire Department, 15200-block Pacific Ave., White Rock. Family-friendly activities include Mini Musical Ride (Pony Rides for Kids), Kids Bike Safety Rodeo (bring your bicycle & helmet), Mountines in Red Serge, Safety Bear, Soft Ball Throw, emergency vehicles, games, more.
Evergreen Care Home (1550 Oxford Street, White Rock) is celebrating 50 years of care. All past and present staff and volunteers are invited to join for a Celebration BBQ on Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus grounds. There will be food, entertainment, music, facepainting and more. Info: Email email@example.com.
Delta Diggers Garden Club Annual Plant Sale: Event is on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta (back parking lot). 604-535-2642.
Rotary Club of White Rock's 2012 LobsterFest: Event 5: 30 p.m. Saturday May 26 at Eaglequest Coyote Creek, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Tickets are $75 via Mark Hambrook @ 604-671-7498, mhambrook@ shaw.ca or Liza Muyco @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live and silent auctions, wall of wine, draws, dancing (music by Circle of Friends). Proceeds to Centre for Active Living in White Rock.
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair: Large annual event returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds from May 18-21, with invitational rodeo featuring competitors from around the world (five rodeo performances May 19-21). Tickets and info: www. cloverdalerodeo.com, 604-576-9461. 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. Info: 604-501-5598, www. surreychildrensfestival.ca.
Alexandra Festival: 38th annual community festival held at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in the Crescent Beach area of South Surrey on Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with entertainment on outdoor stage, family activities, arts and crafts show/sale, food, more.
Shuttle to site from Legion hall at 2643 128th St. Info: www.alexhouse. net, 604-535-0015.
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. CityOfBhangra.com, www.vibc.org. Surrey Pride Festival: Annual event celebrated July 8 at Holland Park, Surrey, with several related events leading up to the festival, including Stonewall Youth Dance, a live cabaret night and community picnic. Info: www.surreypride.ca.