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To debut in Surrey in mid-September, Meghan Gardiner’s play “To Perfection” will star Rae Takei, left, and Patti Allan. In this story, Gloria, a former celebrity TV chef (Allan), is finally reuniting with her estranged grandchild, Alex (Takei). However, the temperature heats up when Alex comes out as non-binary and opens a ‘genderational’ divide. (Submitted photo)

Play time: Surrey theatre companies line up comedies, musicals, monologues this fall/winter

On Aug. 21, fledgling Pivot Theatre to host drag-show fundraiser ‘Drag Out Your Friends’ in Newton

Benzo and winner Humuza Bazira at the end of the Red Bull Dance Your Style regional qualifier in Vancouver early this month. (Submitted photo: Spencer Watson/Red Bull Canada)

Surrey street dancers dominate qualifier for Red Bull-hosted national championship in Toronto

Humuza Bazira aims for world title after winning fan-vote regional event in Vancouver

Vancouver Zion Mission Choir and Coram Deo Foundation have partnered to present a benefit concert Aug. 25 at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (Submitted photo)

Choir’s Aug. 25 benefit concert to help deafblind people ‘navigate daily life’ in South Korea

$100,000 is the fundraising goal for event at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Vancouver Zion Mission Choir and Coram Deo Foundation have partnered to present a benefit concert Aug. 25 at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. (Submitted photo)
Delta resident Rami Kahlon stars in <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>, the flagship production in the 2022 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts. The play runs Aug. 5-7 and 12-14 at the Campbell Valley Red Barn in Langley. (Submitted photos)

Delta actor starring in modern stage adaptation of classic Punjabi folk tale

Rami Kahlon stars as Sahiban in Surrey-set Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban Story

  • Aug 5, 2022
Delta resident Rami Kahlon stars in <em>Dooja Ghar (The Other House) – A Mirza Sahiban </em><em>Story</em>, the flagship production in the 2022 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts. The play runs Aug. 5-7 and 12-14 at the Campbell Valley Red Barn in Langley. (Submitted photos)
Photo posted to “Jurassic Fest Surrey” event on Facebook.

City cancels permit for ‘Jurassic Fest Surrey,’ which has ghosted ticket-buyers for months

‘I haven’t seen any money yet, and I haven’t seen anything about the event actually happening’

Photo posted to “Jurassic Fest Surrey” event on Facebook.
The band Too Much of Anything in a promo photo.

VIDEO: White Rock band rocks ‘Just for the Night’ with QOTSA-like song 4 years after forming

Too Much of Anything trio set to perform Aug. 20 at Portside Pub in East Vancouver

The band Too Much of Anything in a promo photo.
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Cassidy Hergott (left, as Doris) and Natalie Peters (Enid) in Peninsula Productions' version of Agatha Christie’s "The Stranger," to be staged at the company’s studio in Centennial Park from Aug. 18-28. (Contributed photo: Kat Siemens)

‘Stranger’ things: Rarely-staged Agatha Christie story to play theatre in White Rock park

‘Lost classic’ script promises vintage suspense from Peninsula Productions, with Alex Browne directing

Cassidy Hergott (left, as Doris) and Natalie Peters (Enid) in Peninsula Productions' version of Agatha Christie’s "The Stranger," to be staged at the company’s studio in Centennial Park from Aug. 18-28. (Contributed photo: Kat Siemens)
Image from the poster for “Macaroni Soup,” an animated short by Surrey-based filmmaker Alayna Y.

Surrey-based animator’s ‘Macaroni Soup’ stirs interest at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Six-minute story follows a young woman who falls in love with a waitress in a Hong Kong-style café

Image from the poster for “Macaroni Soup,” an animated short by Surrey-based filmmaker Alayna Y.
Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.

Winners of 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Musicians honoured from across Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.
White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days kicked off their final day, Sunday, July 31 with a morning car show which brought out nearly a thousand spectators. The show was complete with all types of cars, music and food trucks to enjoy. (Sobia Moman photo)

PHOTOS: Car-enthusiasts unite for White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days Car Show

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days ran the last weekend of July, concluding on Sunday

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days kicked off their final day, Sunday, July 31 with a morning car show which brought out nearly a thousand spectators. The show was complete with all types of cars, music and food trucks to enjoy. (Sobia Moman photo)
The band Top City performs a free concert Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Clayton Community Centre, 6:30 p.m., as part of the city’s Sounds of Summer series. See listing under Concerts. (Photo: facebook.com/topcityhorns)
The band Top City performs a free concert Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Clayton Community Centre, 6:30 p.m., as part of the city’s Sounds of Summer series. See listing under Concerts. (Photo: facebook.com/topcityhorns)
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Presto, he’s president: World’s largest magic organization now led by Surrey’s Billy Hsueh

‘It just feels really good to represent an organization that I’ve been part of since I was, like, 11’

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Music and meditation to fill Surrey City Hall, plaza during new 2-day festival in August

Transformational Theatre’s inaugural in-person festival follows online concert in May 2021

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The City of Delta is hosting a screening of the feature documentary “Emergence: Out of the Shadows” on Aug. 13, 2022 at North Delta Centre for the Arts (11425 84 Ave, Delta, BC). (Sher Films image)

‘Emergence’ doc to be screened at North Delta Centre for the Arts

Award-winning film explores struggles of being Queer in the South Asian community

  • Jul 27, 2022
The City of Delta is hosting a screening of the feature documentary “Emergence: Out of the Shadows” on Aug. 13, 2022 at North Delta Centre for the Arts (11425 84 Ave, Delta, BC). (Sher Films image)
The Washboard Union performs at the Gone Country fundraising concert Saturday, July 23 in Cloverdale. (Photo: Kari Simpson)

PHOTOS: Gone Country benefit concert raises record $842,000 in Cloverdale

The Washboard Union capped a day of country bands at event, paused by pandemic since 2019

  • Jul 25, 2022
The Washboard Union performs at the Gone Country fundraising concert Saturday, July 23 in Cloverdale. (Photo: Kari Simpson)
The City of Surrey hosted the 15th annual Surrey Fusion Festival at Holland Park in Surrey on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The free event goes from 11 am- 10 pm July 23-24, 2022. The festival will feature 40 cultural pavilions, vendors, an Indigenous Village, eight stages, a kid zone and amusement rides. The cultural pavilions will also seek to educate the public on their history and traditions and how they relate to this year’s theme of “CommUNITY.” (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Surrey Fusion Festival fills Holland Park with music, food, cultures of world

The event’s 2022 theme ‘CommUNITY’ was displayed at more than 40 cultural pavilions at park

The City of Surrey hosted the 15th annual Surrey Fusion Festival at Holland Park in Surrey on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The free event goes from 11 am- 10 pm July 23-24, 2022. The festival will feature 40 cultural pavilions, vendors, an Indigenous Village, eight stages, a kid zone and amusement rides. The cultural pavilions will also seek to educate the public on their history and traditions and how they relate to this year’s theme of “CommUNITY.” (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)
White Rock Pride Society hosted the first annual family day to celebrate Pride in Miramar Plaza in White Rock on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The family-friendly event featured entertainment, food trucks, a kid’s zone, a silent auction, and a vendor market. Jaylene Tyme, pictured, was one of the many performers at the event (Markus Kislig photo)

PHOTOS: Hundreds showed their Pride at the White Rock Family Day event

White Rock Pride Society and the city closed out the Pride festivities this weekend

White Rock Pride Society hosted the first annual family day to celebrate Pride in Miramar Plaza in White Rock on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The family-friendly event featured entertainment, food trucks, a kid’s zone, a silent auction, and a vendor market. Jaylene Tyme, pictured, was one of the many performers at the event (Markus Kislig photo)
Music is performed on veena during an event hosted by Sanskriti Cultural Awareness Society of BC, which is planning another Festival of India at Surrey’s Holland Park on Saturday, July 30. (Submitted photo)

Back-to-back festivals celebrate India, Jamaica at Surrey park on July’s final weekend

Holland Park to host Festival of India, followed by Jamaica Day Festival

Music is performed on veena during an event hosted by Sanskriti Cultural Awareness Society of BC, which is planning another Festival of India at Surrey’s Holland Park on Saturday, July 30. (Submitted photo)