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SURREY EVENTS: ‘American Rock Legends’ in concert, plus plays, comedy & more

A guide to Surrey-area events, entertainment, attractions, groups and other activities
With backing band, Surrey-based musician Dan Hare plays the music of Bob Seger, CCR and John Fogerty with American Rock Legends, a tribute concert set to play Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, March 14. See listing under Concerts. (Contributed photo)


“Made In Italy”: Arts Club on Tour production of Farren Timoteo’s comedy about Italian immigrants in Jasper, Alberta, and Frank Martin’s dream of becoming a crooner, to March 9 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566,

“Cheaters”: Surrey’s Royal Canadian Theatre Company brings this Michael Jacobs comedy to Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at 2 p.m./7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, also 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17. “Allen and Michelle have been living together for 18 months. It is the first real relationship for both of them. Michelle thinks they should marry; Allen isn’t sure. His hesitancy drives her home to her parents for advice.” Tickets on, or phone 604-501-5566. At 13750 88 Ave., Bear Creek Park, Surrey.


Jazz Vespers in the Valley: Hour-longconcerts at Northwood United Church on select Sundays, 3:30 p.m., at 8855 156 St. “Jazz meets the Spirit in a time of reflection and prayer.” Suggested donation $10. Info:, or call 604-581-8454. March 17: Nick Apivor & Friends; April 7: Inlet Jazz Band; April 21: Trevor Whitridge Quartet; May 5: Kim Greenwood & Friends; May 26: The Caribbean Rhythms of Sweet Pan.

The BNS with Umaria and Randhir on tour, Saturday, March 9 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. “Experience the magic of Sri Lankan pop.” Tickets on or call 604-507-6355.

American Rock Legends tribute concert featuring the music of Bob Seger and CCR/John Fogerty performed by Surrey’s Dan Hare and band, on Thursday, March 14 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Tickets on or call 604-507-6355.

Coffee Concert: The Planets: Surrey Civic Theatres presents Sunday, March 17 concert at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage, 13750 88 Ave., featuring The Bergmann Piano Duo performing Gustav Holst’s masterpiece. “This Coffee Concert also includes the ever-popular social hour before the show.” Info and tickets: 604-501-5566, At 13750 88 Ave., Bear Creek Park, Surrey.

Rhythmic Remembrance concert Saturday, March 23 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave., presented by Naad Arts Centre Society. “World renowned Sitarist Ustad Muhammad Ashraf Sharif Khan (Germany) and his talented student Muhammad Assani will present Sitar Duet. Additionally, a Classical Fusion performance by IST (Indian Standard Time) featuring Dr. Bruce Harding (flute), Coach Sandhu (guitar), Sandy Khaira (drum), Amarjeet Singh (tabla) and Baljit Singh (dilruba). Dedicated to the late Tabla Guru Thakur Kishan Singh Ji.” Tickets on, or phone 604-501-5566. At 13750 88 Ave., Bear Creek Park, Surrey.

“Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers Story” in concert, on March 24 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Presented by: Paquette Productions. Tickets on or call 604-507-6355.

Four By Four tribute concert featuring music of The Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Motown and The Beatles, March 25 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Written by George Soloman, directed by Michael Chapman, and choreographed by Paul Holmquist. Tickets on or call 604-507-6355.

Bollywood Classics concert Wednesday, March 27 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage, presented by Naad Arts Centre Society. “Highly talented singers, instrumentalists and dancers will perform Bollywood classics. Prajakta Trehan and her group (Nrityanjali Kathak Dance Academy), Niki Patel and her group (Spirit of Dance Academy), Amarjeet Singh, Baljit Singh (Naad Arts Centre), Saanjh Jaura, Utkarsha Kal, Sanjay Arora, Gurjit Sikri, Manraj Hassan. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566,


NAAD Youth Festival on Saturday, March 16 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. Naad Arts Centre Society presents upcoming artists from 10 various organizations in the Lower Mainland focused on music and dance (Shyama-Priya, Naad Arts Centre, Sudnya Dance Academy, Mozaico Flamenco, XBa Centre of Dance, Akaaljot -Satpreet Singh, Arthur Murray Dance School, Nataraja Wellness, White Rock City Orchestra, Surrey India Arts Club). Tickets on, or phone 604-501-5566. At 13750 88 Ave., Bear Creek Park, Surrey.


Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 8 at Surrey Art Gallery, noon to 4 p.m. “Celebrate International Women’s Day through direct-action editing. Participants are welcome to come up with ideas for entries that need updating or creating. Pre-researched artists and artworks from the Gallery’s permanent collection will also be available for entry. No prior knowledge or practice of editing Wikipedia is required.” For more information, contact Event info:


Surrey Steps Up: “Join the movement of positivity” at event Friday, March 15, from 5 to 9 p.m., Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave. Free admission. “Surrey Steps Up is an annual showcase that highlights the positive impact youth have on the city. Celebrate the amazing young people who are transforming our schools and communities through good deeds, community projects, creating art and more. During this showcase, groups who have ‘stepped up’ in their communities will be able to share what great things they did.” Event held in partnership among City of Surrey, Surrey School District and Surrey RCMP. Register:


Ballet BC Presents ‘NOW,’ celebrating West Coast women creators, March 22-23 at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. “The program, which lands on International Women’s Day, includes return of Crystal Pite’s ‘The Statement’ along with two highly anticipated world premieres.” Tickets for ‘NOW’ start at $19 are now available at

Bhangra Vibes. Vol. VI at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Saturday, March 23, presented by VanCity Dance Club in sixth annual dance recital. “Enjoy lots of Bhangra, Dhol and other dance performances” starting at 5 p.m. Info and tickets: 604-501-5566,


Museum of Surrey: At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info:, 604-592-6956. “Everything is Still Awesome” LEGO exhibit, to March 30; “Lahore to London: A Journey of Chardi Kala” invites visitors to learn about the heritage and identity of many in the Sikh diaspora, to May 19.


Surrey Muse: Interdisciplinary art and literature presentation group meets on fourth Friday of each month except December (5:30-8:30 p.m.). Gatherings feature an author, a poet and an artist/performer at varying levels of artistic development, followed by an Open Mic session. Virtual gatherings continue for now. Info:,


Surrey Art Gallery: Multiple galleries at Bear Creek Park, 88 Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, “un/tangling, un/covering, un/doing,” to March 17; “Josh Hite: A Vista,” to April 21; “Art by Surrey Elementary School Students,” to April 21.

Newton Cultural Centre features works by local artists at 13530 72 Ave., at venue of the Arts Council of Surrey. For calendar visit, or call 604-594-2700.

Thursday Artist Talks: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on the first Thursday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info: 604-501-5566, On Facebook.surreyartgalleryassociation. March 7: Joanne Dennis, “Life Travels: A Generational Legacy.”


Naked Stage Productions Society auditions for “Bakersfield Mist,” by Stephen Sachs, and directed by Bridget Browning, on Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newton Cultural Centre,13530 72 Ave., Surrey. Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings, performances April 19-21. To schedule a 15-minute audition time for March 9, contact the producer, Kelly Thompson at “Include a recent headshot and acting resume and the role you are auditioning for with your request.”


Pinky Patel: “New Crown, Who Dis” comedy show 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. “Originally from Illinois, Pinky Patel is a PTA mom turned creator, comedian, and personality with a fan base of over 5 million. She is best known for her hilarious commentary and viral videos from her glam cave that have garnered over 89 million likes on TikTok.” Tickets on or call 604-507-6355.

Julie Kim: A Surrey Civic Theatres presentation of the Canadian comedian on Wednesday, March 13 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage theatre, with Syd Bosel, Rachel Schaefer.Audience advisory: Mature content and strong language. Tickets on, or phone 604-5091-5566.

Yuk Yuk’s comedy club at Elements Casino Surrey, with shows Friday/Saturday at 17755 60 Ave., Cloverdale. For calendar and tickets, visit or call 1-800-899-9136, ext. 0.


Donegal’s Irish House: Live music and jams at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112,

Whalley Legion’s Vimy Lounge: Live music Friday-Sunday, Tuesday karaoke at #102-10626 City Parkway, Surrey. Info: (604) 582-0697,

Dublin Crossing: Live music on stage at 18789 Fraser Hwy. 604-575-5470, online at

Mojitos: Latin music and more at The Turf Hotel, by bands and DJs, 12411 King George Blvd. Info: 778-223-6936,

Taphouse Guildford: Music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-583-8828,

Brewster’s Pub: Live music Saturday nights at 7380 King George Blvd. No cover. Info:,


Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford: 15051 101 Ave. 604-581-1716, Info:

Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72 Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400,


The Cloverdale Market: “Your Weekly Treasure Hunt” in two buildings with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots, open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, off 176 St. (Hwy 15) and 62 Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-837-1676,


Travel to Taiwan: Surrey Board of Trade and Surrey International Trade Centre is leading a 10-person business delegation to Taiwan to participate in the “Smart City Summit and Expo” between March 19-22, in Taipei. “The event features B2B matchmaking sessions and innovative forums.” Email .


Share the Vibe: SFU Surrey Community Mixer returns Friday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. at SFU Surrey Engineering Building (SRYE), 10285 University Dr. “Celebrate SFU’s impact in Surrey and hear from SFU President and Vice-Chancellor, Joy Johnson, and her vision for the future in What’s Next: The SFU Strategy. This lively evening will include a networking reception featuring an array of interactive food stations by local vendors, live music, and more.” For tickets, search event title on


Surrey Tree Sale Program: “Surrey residents can buy quality trees at an affordable price to help grow the urban forest.” Purchases are made online and then later picked up from the Surrey Operations Centre. First sale of 2024 is Feb. 28 to March 13 (while supplies last). Tree pickup takes place Sunday, March 24. Info:

Nature Work Parties: “Help care for Surrey parks by removing invasive plant species, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Remove invasive plant species, clean up litter, and enhance habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. Bring your family and friends; all ages are welcome.” For info and dates, visit


Authors Among Us: Surrey Libraries hosts local authors for online Q & A sessions. For a detailed calendar of events/authors, visit


The Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR) is offering free 3-hour online workshops every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm. “The goal of the workshop is to learn to identify different types of abuse, support survivors of abuse and learn how to find additional supports and resources for survivors of abuse.” Email nevr@kpu to register for a free VIP workshop. Info: 604-599-2267.


READ Surrey/White Rock Society’s Partners Program offers free, one-to-one tutoring for adults who want reading, writing or math support. “If you or someone you know needs literacy help, call Shanti at 778-242-7323 or email” Info at


MYzone and MYgame After School Drop-in Programs run from October to June at seven locations across Surrey. “These fun programs provide children ages 8-12 the opportunity to explore a variety of activities during critical after-school hours in a safe and fully supervised environment.” MYzone and MYgame are included with the purchase of a MY Fun Pass or annual children’s pass, via City of Surrey. To register for MYzone and MYgame without the purchase of a MY Fun Pass, a one-time fee of $27.75 per child and $16.75 per child, applies respectively. Info:


Guided Nature Walks at Surrey Nature Centre on various dates:“Join a Surrey Nature Centre team member for in-person guided walks to learn about nature and the diversity of Green Timbers Urban Forest. Walks are designed for all ages and will go rain or shine.” More info: 604-501-5100.

Surrey Trekkers Volksport Club: “A friendly walking club where everyone is welcome. We have a proud heritage as an associate of International Volkssporting with regularly scheduled walks throughout the Lower Mainland.” Walks are on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, most statutory holidays. Info:

Surrey Walks Together: City hall initiative encourages residents to “reconnect with others while walking to improve both mental and physical health.” Meeting locations are posted to Surrey Walks website ( along with other walking resources including trail maps, information on self-guided walks, walking groups, charity walks and more.


Senior’s bingo every Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in Whalley. Cards are 25 cents each. Telephone registration is required: 604-598-5898.

Surrey Singles Over Sixty: “We are a group that meet for dinners, card games, bowling, dancing, picnics etc. We are based in the North Surrey/North Delta area. New members (fully vaccinated) are welcome.” Call Georgie at 604-585-7304 or Bob at 778-545-5350.

TALK (Third Age Learning at Kwantlen): Program promises “creative and stimulating educational activities” for the 50-plus age group in Surrey and surrounding cities, with a mix of in-person and online events. TALK courses are “ideal for retirees who want to continue learning.” Fees range from $15 to $30, plus $10 annual membership fee. Info:, 604-599-3077.

Seniors Centre Without Walls: Join various presenters for telephone-based exercises, literature or coffee clubs, learning mindfulness or estate planning. View details for information about the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls initiative by Seniors Come Share Society and register by calling 604-531S-9400 ext. 205 or


Surreys Heritage Rail: One-hour rides start at Cloverdale Station. Arrive at least 15 minutes before departure to be able to enjoy all the rides. The adventure is accessible. Parking is available at the station, at 17630 / Highway 10. Info:

Bear Creek Park Train and MiniGolf: Mini train rides through the forest at Surrey’s largest park, 13750 88 Ave. For hours and rates, call 604-501-1232 or visit


Surrey Eagles: Junior hockey games at South Surrey Arena. For schedule and tickets, visit or call 604-531-GOAL (4625).


Surrey No Longer Alone Nar-Anon Family Group (for people affected by someone else’s drug use) in-person meetings on Monday evenings, from 7-8 p.m. at Bethany-Newton United Church, 14853 60 Ave., Surrey. Entrance at north side of the church.

Recovery Canada: “We are a free, in-person, self-help support group for people experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression. In-person meeting Tuesdays 1:30-3pm at St. Cuthbert Anglican Church, 11601 82 Ave, Delta BC. For more info contact Anita at or 604-788-4633. The virtual meeting will continue Thursdays 7-8:30 pm. Contact Gilles at for more info, or visit

Surrey Prostate Cancer Support Group meetings on last Saturday of month at Valley View Memorial Gardens 14644 72 Ave., Surrey (no meetings July and December). “Everyone is invited who are interested in knowing more about prostate cancer. Coffee & cookies provided. Call 604 594-5257.”


Surrey Singles Over Sixty: “We are a friendly group that meet for dinners, card games, bowling, dancing, picnics, walks, etc. Our club is based in the North Surrey/North Delta area. New members are welcome.” Call Julie, 604-218-2946.

Surrey Air Cadets: 278 Cormorant RCACS, launched in 2017, welcomes new members aged 12-18. “We parade (train) on Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. from September to June of each year,” at Princess Margaret Secondary School, 12870 72 Ave, Surrey. Info:, 778-832-0278.


Peace Arch Chorus: A capella group rehearses at Newton Cultural Centre under direction of Elvera Collier and assistant director Bev Feick. “Auditioned members are provided with excellent musical education and vocal coaching.” Chorus welcomes women to join. Info:

Aequitas Singers: ”Located in Surrey, Aequitas Singers is an adult-only, non-auditioned choir that sings to bring hope, to raise awareness of social justice issues, and to have fun.” New singers can attend rehearsals Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; for details, email Info:

Soundscape A Capella Chorus: A mixed-voice, auditioned community chorus for adults. Rehearsals Tuesday evenings at Fraser Heights Secondary, Surrey. Info:

Handel Society Choir invites new members. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. at Cloverdale Canadian Reformed Church, on 174 Street and 60 Avenue. Soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices wanted.” Phone 604 202 7801 for information.

Westcoast Harmony Chorus: Group rehearses in Surrey at Parkland Community Church (9574 160th St.) on Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m. “A group of women and people of marginalized genders who love to sing and are personally committed to excellence and lasting friendships.” New members sought. Visit for info.

South Fraser Community Band welcomes new members, particularly needing brass/horns. Rehearsals Thursdays 7:30-9:30 p.m., September to June, at Earl Marriott Secondary, 15751 16 Ave. Email, visit


Surrey Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has provided volunteer services and fundraising since 1947, and needs additional volunteers. “We manage the hospital gift shop, the lottery booth and hospital gift cart. All funds raised go towards enhancing patient comfort and promoting patient welfare, assisting with much needed hospital expansions and equipment, fostering good relations between Surrey Memorial Hospital and the community.” Visit the gift shop to learn more. Info:

Bell Performing Arts Centre seeks new volunteers. “Our volunteers gain experience in box office sales, ushering, concession sales, working with the public, and more. Get a backstage view of the arts in your community. Learn about teamwork, and experience the joy of giving something back to your community. Volunteers of various ages and all cultural backgrounds welcome.” For info call 604-507-6355. Application form on

Volunteer Cancer Drivers organization needs drivers in Surrey and other cities. Anyone wishing to become a volunteer driver can find more information at

Community Thrift Store: “Can you spare 4 hours a day to volunteer at Newton’s Community Thrift Store, a joint project of Surrey Hospice Society and Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society?” At 7138 King George Blvd. Call Donna at 604-599-9930 or visit to learn more.

Surrey Art Gallery docent program seeks volunteers to lead weekday school group tours of contemporary art exhibitions. Visit “Volunteering at the Gallery” page on or contact Chris Dawson-Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator,, 604-501-5198.

READ Surrey/White Rock Society is recruiting volunteer adult literacy tutors for their fall training. Info:

Fraser Health Crisis Line is marking 50 years of operation this year; that’s 50 years of 24/7 service delivered by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, contact the Fraser Health Crisis Line:

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