Arts and Entertainment

Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. The episode featuring the Agassiz chef will air on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. PST. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)

Agassiz chef set to compete on ‘Wall of Chefs’

Tammy Wood is a former MasterChef Canada contestant

Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. The episode featuring the Agassiz chef will air on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. PST. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)
Warren Kimmel stars in Shylock, Peninsula Productions’ first social-distanced staged reading, in two performances on Sept. 27. Contributed photo.

‘Shylock’ pandemic debut for White Rock company

Peninsula Productions presents one-character, distanced reading

Warren Kimmel stars in Shylock, Peninsula Productions’ first social-distanced staged reading, in two performances on Sept. 27. Contributed photo.
Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision

Filmmakers relying on virtual world to build buzz at Toronto film festival

TIFF’s 45th edition runs Sept. 10-19 with a mix of digital and socially distanced physical screenings

Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision
Mama Bear is an animal study by Jess Rice. (Contributed photo)

Distanced South Surrey show offers ‘art unmasked’

Pandemic protocols in place in garden setting

Mama Bear is an animal study by Jess Rice. (Contributed photo)
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Prince Harry and Meghan sign production deal with Netflix

Prince Harry and Meghan have signed a deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Canada House in London. Six months after detangling their work lives from the British royal family, the couple have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. The two recently relocated to Santa Barbara, California, with baby Archie. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
White Rock Players Club’s The Humans features (left to right) Janine Guy, Michelle Collier, Jenessa Galbraith, Andy Wood, Patte Rust and Reg Pillay. (Contributed photo)

Human comedy for challenging times coming to White Rock stage

Director says White Rock Players Club production is COVID-19 appropriate

White Rock Players Club’s The Humans features (left to right) Janine Guy, Michelle Collier, Jenessa Galbraith, Andy Wood, Patte Rust and Reg Pillay. (Contributed photo)
Nela Hallwas and Lyn Verra-Lay with one of the windows of their exhibit, Flow, at the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery at Beecher Place. (Contributed photo)

New collective debuts with Crescent Beach show

Nela Hallwas and Lyn Verra-Lay team for ‘Flow’

Nela Hallwas and Lyn Verra-Lay with one of the windows of their exhibit, Flow, at the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery at Beecher Place. (Contributed photo)
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QUIZ: Meet the Simpsons

How much do you know about this iconic television family?

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The deadline to enter Pacific Community Resources Society’s ‘Creativity is Contagious’ art competition is April 30. (Submitted file photo)

B.C. community service provider hosts friendly art competition for youth

Theme for Pacific Community Resources contest is ‘finding the silver lining in difficult times’

The deadline to enter Pacific Community Resources Society’s ‘Creativity is Contagious’ art competition is April 30. (Submitted file photo)
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.