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Back in 2018, Anne Downton directs members of Westcoast Harmony Chorus at Parkland Baptist Church in North Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Zoom-ing Westcoast chorus grows during pandemic, now returns to rehearsals in Surrey

The dozens of singers have shown ‘unparalleled tenacity, strength, creativity, a huge sense of community’

Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.

All-Bach ‘treasure trove’ for pianist Silverman, who kicks off VSO’s ‘Surrey Nights’ concerts

The Vancouverite has curated a selection of Bach works, studied and honed through the pandemic

Alexandra Hall is where the Paranormal Spectrum Investigations event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in South Surrey. (submitted photo)

‘Spooky’ events at Surrey’s historic ‘Camp Alex’ leading up to Halloween

Paranormal Spectrum Investigations hosts event Oct. 23, followed by Beach House Theatre’s ‘Haunting Tales’

Surrey-based musician Richard Tichelman sings a cover of Starship’s hit song “We Built This City” during an online broadcast of Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (YouTube photo)

‘We Built This City’: A new project pushes Surrey as ‘Canada’s up-and-coming Music City’

Two separate Surrey Music directories are part of the city’s new Surrey Music Strategy

Surrey-based musician Richard Tichelman sings a cover of Starship’s hit song “We Built This City” during an online broadcast of Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (YouTube photo)
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‘Festive light extravaganza’ coming to Surrey in December, with COVID vax pass mandatory

Lumagica planned at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, and Glow is a go in Langley as a drive-through event

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Artist Simranpreet Anand with her work at Vancouver Art Gallery, in the current “Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo” exhibit. (submitted photo)

Surrey artist Anand among 3 in Canada awarded Hnatyshyn Foundation prize

‘Being acknowledged like this is pretty incredible, and it motivates me to keep working’

Artist Simranpreet Anand with her work at Vancouver Art Gallery, in the current “Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo” exhibit. (submitted photo)
The Bear Creek Park Lights display in Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Surrey’s free Bear Creek Park Lights event returns with limited, pre-booked tickets

In November, the light and audio displays ‘will dazzle your senses with illuminated natural landscapes’

The Bear Creek Park Lights display in Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)
This week, Royal Canadian Theatre Company returns to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage with a production of the Noel Coward-written comedy “Blithe Spirit,” starring Ellie King. For details visit tickets.surrey.ca or call 604-501-5566. See listing under Theatre/Stage. (submitted photo)
This week, Royal Canadian Theatre Company returns to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage with a production of the Noel Coward-written comedy “Blithe Spirit,” starring Ellie King. For details visit tickets.surrey.ca or call 604-501-5566. See listing under Theatre/Stage. (submitted photo)
North Delta’s Burnsview Secondary is mounting an online performance of Music Theatre International’s <em>All Together Now!</em> on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 as both a fundraiser for the theatre department and a celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary. (Music Theatre International image)

Students, alumni performing in musical revue to mark North Delta school’s 50th anniversary

Burnsview’s online production of All Together Now! also a fundraiser for school’s theatre department

North Delta’s Burnsview Secondary is mounting an online performance of Music Theatre International’s <em>All Together Now!</em> on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 as both a fundraiser for the theatre department and a celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary. (Music Theatre International image)
A poster for the Christmas movie “Home Alone.”

Christmas concerts coming to Surrey, plus VSO’s ‘Home Alone’ movie/music at Orpheum

Surrey Arts Centre calendar includes the return of Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir in December

A poster for the Christmas movie “Home Alone.”
Singer Ben Klein entertains residents at Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey on Wednesday, Oct. 6, during an outdoor concert brought there by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Concerts return to Surrey care home, thanks to an organization that brings the music

‘To have high-level entertainment like this, it’s very special,’ says Czorny Alzheimer Centre’s rec director

Singer Ben Klein entertains residents at Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey on Wednesday, Oct. 6, during an outdoor concert brought there by Rick’s Heart Foundation. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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Surrey’s Shakti festival to show five films online over two days, Oct. 15-16

The word ‘shakti’ means ‘the female principle of divine energy, especially when personified as the supreme deity’

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‘Just for Laughs’ show in Surrey to feature Maz Jobrani’s comedy in January

At Surrey-area theatres, stage lights are turned on again after 18 months of pandemic-triggered darkness

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The newly-formed Delta Literary Arts Society is hosting it’s first event, “Killer Verse: A Night of Literary Terror,” at the now complete North Delta Centre for the Arts on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7pm. (Delta Literary Arts Society image)

Delta Literary Arts Society launching with Halloween-themed show

‘Killer Verse’ to feature fiction, poetry from Canadian horror writers, performances by local actors

The newly-formed Delta Literary Arts Society is hosting it’s first event, “Killer Verse: A Night of Literary Terror,” at the now complete North Delta Centre for the Arts on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7pm. (Delta Literary Arts Society image)
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VIDEO: ‘House of Horrors’ reopens in Surrey with new name and ownership, after a year off

‘Everybody here has been going 100 per cent, scrambling to make sure we have a good event,’ co-owner says

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Adriana Barraza stars the horror movie “Bingo Hell,” on Prime Video. (photo: imdb.com)

VIDEO: Surrey duo’s ‘Bingo Hell’ horror movie now streaming on Amazon Prime

Filmmakers Gigi Saul Guerrero and Raynor Shima showcased the feature at Texas festival

Adriana Barraza stars the horror movie “Bingo Hell,” on Prime Video. (photo: imdb.com)
Musician/bar operator Carlos Martinez outside Mojitos Pub, new to Surrey's Turf Hotel. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Latin music and more at Surrey’s newest nightspot, at Turf Hotel

‘We’re pretty proud of what we’ve accomplished so far,’ Mojitos Pub operator says

Musician/bar operator Carlos Martinez outside Mojitos Pub, new to Surrey's Turf Hotel. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Pat Chessell is a Celtic-Canadian” musician based in Surrey. (photo: patchessell.bandcamp.com)

Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination a first for Surrey’s Pat Chessell

‘I hope to make the awards show this April in Prince Edward Island,’ the musician says

Pat Chessell is a Celtic-Canadian” musician based in Surrey. (photo: patchessell.bandcamp.com)
Author/performer Ivan Coyote is one of three keynote speakers, along with Liz Hara and Karen Lord, during the 2021 Surrey International Writers’ Conference, an online-only event for a second year in a row, due to the pandemic. (File photo)

3 keynote speakers for Surrey International Writers’ Conference, online for 2nd year

Last October, the online-only SiWC saw more people registered than in previous years

Author/performer Ivan Coyote is one of three keynote speakers, along with Liz Hara and Karen Lord, during the 2021 Surrey International Writers’ Conference, an online-only event for a second year in a row, due to the pandemic. (File photo)
The Da Vinci Experience, on now at Tsawwassen Mills (5000 Canoe Pass Way), allows visitors to walk through the Italian polymath’s life and studio in a fully immersive visual experience and sensory exhibit featuring a 360-degree immersive room, a virtual visit to Da Vinci’s Florence studio, and replicas of his unique inventions reproduced based on the artist’s original drawings. (Submitted photo)

PHOTOS: ‘Immersive’ Da Vinci exhibit in Tsawwassen extended to early 2022

The Da Vinci Experience also features an educational program, learning curriculum for student visits

The Da Vinci Experience, on now at Tsawwassen Mills (5000 Canoe Pass Way), allows visitors to walk through the Italian polymath’s life and studio in a fully immersive visual experience and sensory exhibit featuring a 360-degree immersive room, a virtual visit to Da Vinci’s Florence studio, and replicas of his unique inventions reproduced based on the artist’s original drawings. (Submitted photo)