Arts and Entertainment

Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis

BC Arts Council to administer support for both organizations and individual artists

Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
White Rock-based comedian/therapist/musician/rapper Lizzie Allan says Addictive Comedy’s rebranding as ‘Hilarapy’ more accurately reflects the broader range of issues her program addresses through humour. (Beverly Malcom photo)
White Rock-based comedian/therapist/musician/rapper Lizzie Allan says Addictive Comedy’s rebranding as ‘Hilarapy’ more accurately reflects the broader range of issues her program addresses through humour. (Beverly Malcom photo)
Toronto-based vocal group Cadence will perform at Surrey’s Centre Stage theatre on the night of Friday, March 13. See listing under Concerts.
Toronto-based vocal group Cadence will perform at Surrey’s Centre Stage theatre on the night of Friday, March 13. See listing under Concerts.
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3
A scene from the comedy play “Im Hussein: Double Trouble,” as shown in video posted to imhussein.com.

Comedy cancelled in Surrey for use of ‘blackface’ caught in misunderstanding

Touring production ‘Im Hussein: Double Trouble’ rescheduled for March date at Bell theatre

A scene from the comedy play “Im Hussein: Double Trouble,” as shown in video posted to imhussein.com.
Five of the 12 young actors in Surrey Youth Theatre Company’s production of “Naked Rat Mole Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience” are, from left to right, Sahil Jagpal, Ruby Forte, Bria Pickering, Aleksa Dolecki and Kate Spratt. The show will be staged at White Rock Playhouse on March 7-8. (submitted photo)

MINTY: ‘Rat’ tales for young actors with Surrey theatre company

‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed’ hits a stage in White Rock in March

  • Feb 4, 2020
Five of the 12 young actors in Surrey Youth Theatre Company’s production of “Naked Rat Mole Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience” are, from left to right, Sahil Jagpal, Ruby Forte, Bria Pickering, Aleksa Dolecki and Kate Spratt. The show will be staged at White Rock Playhouse on March 7-8. (submitted photo)
‘Empowerment ambassadors’ bring Cheesecake Burlesque Revue to Surrey

‘Empowerment ambassadors’ bring Cheesecake Burlesque Revue to Surrey

Champagne Sparkles and others with Victoria-based troupe have toured the world since 2006

‘Empowerment ambassadors’ bring Cheesecake Burlesque Revue to Surrey
Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce on display at Royal BC Museum

The classic car has been a favourite for Beatles fans from Victoria and internationally

Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Sold-out in Surrey: the ‘Second Coming of Delamont’s ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen’

Sold-out in Surrey: the ‘Second Coming of Delamont’s ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen’

‘The title tends to scare a few people away,’ Victoria-based performer says of his hit show

Sold-out in Surrey: the ‘Second Coming of Delamont’s ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen’
Christian Bale (foreground) and others gear up in the racing drama “Ford v Ferrari,” now playing at Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Newton. For show times visit hollywood3.ca.
Christian Bale (foreground) and others gear up in the racing drama “Ford v Ferrari,” now playing at Hollywood 3 Cinemas in Newton. For show times visit hollywood3.ca.
Fondue is back

Fondue is back

Slow food with a heart

  • Dec 20, 2019
Fondue is back
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage
Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets

Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets

Fresh produce, unique crafts, live music and more for visitors

  • Aug 16, 2019
Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artistic journey from sign painting to fine art

  • Jul 10, 2019
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes
Genevieve Charbonneau draws inspiration from Cowichan Valley homestead

Genevieve Charbonneau draws inspiration from Cowichan Valley homestead

Singer-songwriter’s music is rooted in folk and old-time country

  • Jun 14, 2019
Genevieve Charbonneau draws inspiration from Cowichan Valley homestead
Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you

Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you

Personalized songs a thoughtful wedding gift

  • May 27, 2019
Songwriter Sandy Zeleznik will compose a song just for you
Indigenous artist Carey Newman is a witness to our times

Indigenous artist Carey Newman is a witness to our times

Artworks address social and environmental issues

  • Apr 24, 2019
Indigenous artist Carey Newman is a witness to our times
Tony James outside the Royal Theatre. Lia Crowe photography

Producer Tony James Created Legend Concert Series

Vancouver Island native has had a lifelong love of the theatre arts

  • Jan 2, 2019
Tony James outside the Royal Theatre. Lia Crowe photography
Elements Casino Victoria Transformed

Elements Casino Victoria Transformed

Vancouver Island casino expands and adds gaming, entertainment and dining options

  • Aug 30, 2018
Elements Casino Victoria Transformed