Steve Gidora and Juno nominee Neil Harnett will share songs from their latest CDs ("Jokers and Prophets" and "Somewhere," respectively) at 7: 30 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at West Beach Bar and Grill, Marine Dr./Elm St., White Rock.
Pied Pumkin: Folk trio returns for concert at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock on Friday, July 27, featuring Rick Scott, Shari Ulrich and Joe Mock. 1328 Johnston Rd., 604 5423055, email@example.com.
Johnny Vallis: A Tribute to Buddy Holly: Concert Friday, Aug. 31 at Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock. Tickets $39.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at theatre box office, or charge by phone, 604-536-7535 or online at www.whiterockplayers.ca. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7: 30 p.m.
"Diamond in the Rock" open mic night for young performers (19 and under) on the last Wednesday of every month (7 p.m.) at Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd., Surrey. Email Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Delta Art Council's next Open Mic will be at 7: 30 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489 88th Ave., North Delta. Singers, dancers, musicians, poets, comics - all are welcome to participate. Doors open at 7 p.m. 604-596-1025.
"The Mousetrap": Agatha Christie tale brought to White Rock's Coast Capital Playhouse stage by Peninsula Productions, to July 28. Directed by Wendy Bollard. Tickets $12-23. Info: www.peninsulaproductions.org, 604-536-7535.
John Pinette: Just For Laughs tour brings award-winning Boston-born comedian to Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Sept. 30. Show info and tickets: www.hahaha. com/ concerts, 1-855-985-5000.
Movies Under the Stars: Familyfriendly festival of films returns to Holland Park for four nights in August, with animated movies shown on a big screen Aug. 4 ("Toy Story 3"), Aug. 11 ("The Muppets"), Aug. 18 ("Despicable Me") and Aug. 25 ("The Lorax"). For event info, call 604-580-2321 or visit www. downtownsurreybia.com.
Surrey Art Gallery: "Emergent: Patrick Cruz, A.S. Dhillon, Debbie Tuepah" exhibit to Aug. 18, concurrent with "ARTS 2012" juried exhibit; "Water, Colours, Inspiration!" exhibition by Fraser Valley Watercolour Society, to Aug. 4; Open Sound 2012 continues with "Audio Migration" by Alex Grünenfelder, to Aug. 19. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave. near King George Blvd. Info: 604-501-5566, www.arts.surrey.ca. Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, watershedartworks.ca. Featured in July are works by Colin Delory in "Building Blocks" exhibit (intricate creations in wood).
White Rock Museum + Archives: Located at 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222. The exhibit "Semiahmoo Bay and Beyond: The Hidden Secrets of White Rock Waters," to Sept. 3. Surrey Museum: "LEGO: Myths & Muses" exhibit features creations made by LEGO Club of Vancouver, to Sept. 15. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-592-6956. Historic Stewart Farm: Located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey.ca/heritage.
Woody's Dance Club: Dance events for "mature crowd" held on select nights at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, with live music. Info: Helen Wood, 6047906071, email woodysdanceclub@ gmail.com. Live entertainment schedule: July 21: False Creek.
Old-time dancing at Kennedy Hall: At 8870 120th St., Surrey, on the first Saturday of every month.
"Fun for the whole family," from 8 to 11 p.m., with live music. Info: Jerry, 604-590-9506.
Call for buskers: White Rock Business Improvement Association needs performers for summer sets on plaza at East Beach. Call is for "musicians, artists, magicians, caricaturists, jugglers and beyond." For all qualified applicants, the BIA will cover busker permit fee as thanks for volunteer time.
Performance artists are asked to submit a video sample of performance (five to 10 minutes), along with contact info. Contact: Sherri Wilson Morissette, info@ whiterockbia.com, 604-536-4958. White Rock Players' Club hosts auditions for "Who Walks In The Dark" (an occult mystery by Tim Kelly from Bram Stoker's "The Jewell of The Seven"). Audition dates are Aug. 13-14, with callbacks Aug. 20. Performance dates are Oct. 10-27 under direction of Paul Kloegman. This is a non professional production. For information, email email@example.com.
"Local Author Sundays" events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604536-4444, blackbondbooks.com). On Sunday, July 22 from 2: 30 to 3: 30 p.m., store welcomes local author Ron Duffy signing his book "The Unquiet Land"; the setting is Ireland and the plot addresses complex subject matter, ranging from civil war to romance). Book launch for Gurpreet Singh's "Fighting Hatred With Love: Voices of the Air India Victims' Families" is on Saturday July 21 from 1: 30-4: 30 p.m. at Room 128, Fir Building, Kwantlen College in Surrey. Charlie Smith, Editor of Georgia Straight, will be the keynote speaker. The Air India victims' families will be in attendance. Tea and refreshments will also be served on the occasion.
2012 Fraser Valley Kidney Walk: Third annual event held Sunday, Aug. 12 at Bear Creek Park, Surrey, to promote organ donor awareness and raise funds for estimated 240,000 British Columbians who have kidney disease, or who are risk for the disease. Info: www. fraservalleykidneywalk.ca.
Ten Kwantlen Polytechnic University students are organizing an event to raise money for cancer research through Terry Fox Foundation. "We are holding our event on July 23 at Kwantlen campus in Surrey (12666 72nd Ave., Surrey) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be team supporters cutting their hair to donate for cancer-survivor wigs, a BBQ, a bake sale, a 50/50 draw, and a lot of fun."
Teen Programs at the Library: "There's lots going on for teens at Surrey Libraries this summer, from the traditional programs like book clubs to board games, Xbox gaming, photography club, knitting, movies, and more."Free. Visit www. surreylibraries.ca/teens. "Clean Up the World" event focuses on environmentalism Saturday, July 28 from 11 a.m .to 2 p.m. at City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., Surrey. Free event. Get tips on eco-gardening, test your recycling skills, crochet a bag out of plastic bags and more. Info: www. surreylibraries.ca. White Rock Library: 15342 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock. Info: www. fvrl.bc.ca, 604-541-2201. White Rock Chess Club meets at library Tuesdays at 6: 30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2: 30 p.m.; July 20: Stories on Wheels: Pangaea Arts.
Ukrainian Soul Food: Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available on Friday, July 27 at a fundraiser from 4: 30 to 7: 30 pm at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave, Surrey. Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer. For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313. White Rock Elks' pancake breakfast/lunch Sunday, Aug. 5 at East Beach in White Rock, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with Westcoasters Car Show. www. whiterockelks.ca.