The seeds for a greener planet are being sown in Surrey, one tree at a time.
Central City Plaza is the place to be for Surrey's free Party for the Planet, a two-day festival that kicks off Friday afternoon, April 27.
Down With Webster, Raghav and The Boom Booms will headline Surrey's Party for the Planet, April 27 and 28 at Central City plaza.
Gallery 7 presents Robinson Crusoe runs until Jan. 28, at MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets at the House of James, Abbotsford, or call 604-852-3701 or 1800665-8828.
Cinema -- Reel on the River
Theatre, etc. -- ONT auditions
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MUSIC -- MARK DONNELLY AND KIDS
For three shows in Surrey this Saturday (Sept. 10), some toe-tapping tunes penned by Evan Lurie will make kids sing and dance.
Uptown Lounge: Local musicians perform at afternoon concert events with self-serve bar, 4: 30 to 7 p.m. at White Rock Community Centre (just west of whale wall on Russell Ave.). Admission $2, info online at semiahmooarts.com or call 6045368333. Oct. 14: Oliver Gannon and guest; Nov. 18: Neil Harnett; Feb. 17: Jodi Proznick and Tilden Webb.
Fathead: Blues band in concert Friday, Sept. 16 at Rhumba Room bar, Pacific Inn Hotel, South Surrey. www.whiterockblues.com.
White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons (select dates) at Crescent Beach Legion, 3-6 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Call 6045917275 or 604-536-1567, online at whiterocktradjazz.com.
"A Bedfull of Foreigners": Royal Canadian Theatre Company brings British-style farce to Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock, to Aug. 28. Script involves two different couples booked into the same room at a hotel located on the France-Germany border. Shows Wed-Sat at 8 p.m., also Sundays at 2: 30 p.m. Tickets $23 for adult, $19 seniors (plus service charges). Info: 604-536-7535, www.rctheatreco.com.
White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons at Crescent Beach Legion with house band Red Beans & Rice, 3-6 p.m.; remaining show dates this summer are Aug. 14, 28, at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Call 604-591-7275 or 604-536-1567, online at whiterocktradjazz.com.
White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons at Crescent Beach Legion with house band Red Beans & Rice, 3-6 p.m.; show dates this summer are July 10, 17, 24, and Aug. 7, 14, 28, at 2643 128th St., South Surrey.
A third show time has been added to the Sept. 10 run of The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extraordinary Aliens at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre. Show times are now at 1, 4 and 7 p.m., show producer Paquin Entertainment announced Tuesday. For info and tickets, see www.TheBackyardigansOnTour.com.
CONCERTS ... White Rock Trad Jazz Society: Presents three-hour concert/dance events Sunday afternoons at Crescent Beach Legion with house band Red Beans & Rice, 3-6 p.m. at 2643 128th St., South Surrey. Admission: $8/10. Call 604-591-7275 or 604-536-1567, online at www.whiterocktradjazz.com.
An event on Friday, June 24 (7 to 9 p.m.) celebrates the opening of annual "ARTS 2011" exhibit and also "John Cranswick: A Quiet Nature," at the Bear Creek Park facility. "ARTS 2011" features juried works by more than 50 established and emerging visual artists from Surrey and beyond, while "A Quiet Nature" offers a look at environmental-themed images by Surrey-based Cranswick. Both exhibits are on view until Aug. 21, along with Ellen Moffat's "vBox" sculpture/musical instrument piece and "From the Land of Five Rivers" show, done in recognition of The Year of India in Canada. Info: 604-501-5566.
Semiahmoo Academy of Music of South Surrey will be hosting two public performances at Semiahmoo Mall on Saturday, June 11 from 2-4 pm and on Sunday, June 12 from 2-4 pm. Performances by talented students age five to 18. Venue is between the food court and the mall entrance to Save-On-Foods.