22sep(sep 22)2:30 pm16dec(dec 16)4:00 pmRock N’ Roll Meets Embroidery In Artwork Inspired By Diy Culture(september 22) 2:30 pm - (december 16) 4:00 pm Location: 13750-88 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada Cost: FREE
KATHY SLADE: THIS IS A CHORD. THIS IS ANOTHER. | SEPTEMBER 22−DECEMBER 16, 2018 | OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | 2:30-4PM Surrey, B.C. | Surrey Art Gallery
KATHY SLADE: THIS IS A CHORD. THIS IS ANOTHER. | SEPTEMBER 22−DECEMBER 16, 2018 | OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | 2:30-4PM
Surrey, B.C. | Surrey Art Gallery is pleased to announce another exhibit completing their four textile-themed shows this fall. Kathy Slade: This is a chord. This is another. opens Sunday, September 23 from 2:30 to 4pm. Admission is free. This solo exhibit explores Slade’s decade and a half long practice of making textile-based works that put sound at the centre of the image. Pop music, literature, art history, rock n’ roll, and film stills inform the artist’s embroidered panels created between 2002 and 2017. Her minimal, monochromatic works are charged with the passion of fandom and female desire to upturn power.
The embroiderer has been traditionally depicted in art as a quiet and lonesome female figure. In Slade’s artworks, however, a noisy, assertive spirit rips out of her stitched and printed images. One panel depicts Veruca Salt from the 1971 film Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory as she brazenly declares, “I want it now!” Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti (1940–1994), famous for a series of embroidered maps of the world, influenced Slade’s artistic practice.
In a series of panels reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s silkscreens, Slade shows Boetti playing the drums. Her largest installation is a pom-pom made of orange yarn, sitting silently on the Gallery floor but invoking the energy of cheerleading chants at pep rallies. Celebrating the do-it-yourself culture of both rock and roll history and non-professional textile-making, Slade’s work underscores the idea that we can all be artists.
The DIY culture of textile arts is echoed in her instructional abstractions of “Learn Guitar” manuals and stitched notations of guitar chords popular in rock music. The title alludes to the punk rock maxim first coined by Mark Perry in 1976: “This is a chord. This is another. This is a third. Now form a band.” and points to the ease with which anyone can be a rock star, an artist, a revolutionary.
Other artworks in the show include embroideries based on song lists scrawled on crumpled scraps of paper or inspired by sheet music of 1960s chanteuse Francoise Hardy and 1980s new wavers Duran Duran. The exhibition also features silk georgette scarves with slogans that range in references from New Order to Brexit.Surrey Art Gallery Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Jordan Strom says, “Kathy Slade gathers her miscellany and elevates them as lost moments from the not-so-distant past.
Her embroidered images may appear at first to be austere and meditative, but with closer examination, they unleash a raw energy—a raucous noise and yearning for a better world.”The opening reception will also celebrate Surrey Art Gallery’s other textile artworks on exhibit: Maggie Orth’s interactive colour-changing weavings in Moving Towards Stillness, the 20+ fibre-based artworks from the Gallery’s collection in Connecting Threads, and the abundance of beloved items for the home and wardrobe in The Art of Warmth by Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild.
About the Artist
Kathy Slade is a Vancouver-based artist, curator, and editor. She is currently completing her MA at European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland and holds a BA from Simon Fraser University. She works in a variety of media including textiles, sculpture, sound, performance, film, video, print, and publication. Through her practice, Slade points to moments and events in literature, art history, and popular culture from which to reimagine existing texts, to create looping structures, and to produce remakes that play on repetition and ideas of original and copy.
Recent solo exhibitions include I WANT IT ALL I WANT IT NOW, Walter C. Koerner Library, Vancouver, BC (2018) and Blue Monday, 4COSE, London, UK (2017). Slade founded READ Books at Libby Leshgold Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where she holds the position of Head of Publication and Communication. http://www.kathyslade.com/
The exhibition Kathy Slade: This is a chord. This is another. will be accompanied by a publication of the same name that documents the exhibition and includes essays by Brady Cranfield, Lina Morawetz, and Jordan Strom.
Admission to all exhibitions and events is free unless otherwise noted (donations gratefully accepted).
Panel and Opening Reception
Sunday, September 23 | 1:30−4pm
Celebrate the opening of our contemporary textile art exhibitions! A panel discussion with Connecting Threads artists Roxanne Charles, Bettina Matzkhun, and Ruth Scheuing will start at 1:30pm; reception follows at 2:30pm. Visitors will also have the opportunity to engage with a new participatory installation Bearing Witness by Roxanne Charles and Debbie Westergaard Tuepah and learn some weaving techniques in the process.
Saturday, October 20 | 2:30−4pm
Unravel the threads (figuratively speaking) in our textile exhibits Connecting Threads and Moving Towards Stillness to learn about how the artworks are made, what inspired them, and how they challenge our assumptions about art. Exhibiting artists Kathy Slade and Robin Ripley will accompany Gallery Curator Jordan Strom to share their reflections on their works!
About Surrey Art Gallery
Internationally recognized for its award-winning programs, Surrey Art Gallery is the second largest public art museum in Metro Vancouver. Founded in 1975, the Gallery presents contemporary art by local, national, and international artists, including digital and audio art. Its extensive public programs for children through to adults aim to engage the public in an ongoing conversation about issues and ideas that affect our communities and to provide opportunities to interact with artists and the artistic process. Admission is free.
Surrey Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Surrey, Province of BC through BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Surrey Art Gallery Association.
Surrey Art Gallery is located at 13750-88 Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada. 604-501-5566 | surrey.ca/artgallery HOURS: Tues-Thur 9am-9pm | Fri 9am-5pm | Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mondays and holidays.
September 22 (Saturday) 2:30 pm - December 16 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Diwali in B.C., taking place October 3 to November 17, is founded and produced by award-winning Artistic Director Rohit Chokhani. A provincial initiative aimed at making Diwali celebrations province-wide
Diwali in B.C., taking place October 3 to November 17, is founded and produced by award-winning Artistic Director Rohit Chokhani. A provincial initiative aimed at making Diwali celebrations province-wide over the next five years, Diwali in B.C. is an annual multicultural, multi-disciplinary, inclusive festival which aims to showcase artists from diverse backgrounds and different abilities to celebrate the festival of lights during the annual Indian New Year.
The artistic theme for the 2018 celebrations is ‘New Horizons’ and features theatre, dance, and culturally specific workshops across Vancouver, Coquitlam, Vernon, Maple Ridge, and Nanaimo. 2018 programming includes A Vancouver Guldasta at Vancity Culture Lab, Shyama at the York Theatre, The Believers Are But Brothers at Vancity Culture Lab, Bombay Black at various venues in B.C., Shiamak Vancouver at The ACT Arts Centre as well as the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre, and Arno Kamolika at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. Additional programming and details can be found here.
October 3 (Wednesday) 1:00 am - November 17 (Saturday) 1:00 am
10oct(oct 10)1:00 am20nov(nov 20)1:00 amA heartfelt and award-winning drama is the first of three Canadian shows in the Arts Club Series in Surrey(october 10) 1:00 am - (november 20) 1:00 am Location: Surrey Arts Centre - 13750 88 Avenue Cost: $29 to $49
The Piano Teacher, October 10-20 | Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre Surrey, BC | Surrey Civic Theatres presents the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of The
The Piano Teacher, October 10-20 | Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre
Surrey, BC | Surrey Civic Theatres presents the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of The Piano Teacher-lessons on life and love-at the Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88 Avenue) from October 10 to 20.
Sometimes theatre can create a safe space for conversations about complicated subjects at the same time as it creates a compelling and engaging experience. In The Piano Teacher Erin, a concert pianist, hasn’t touched a piano since her husband died. As Elaine, a piano teacher, gently reacquaints Erin with her instrument, other life changes follow. A simple update to Erin’s home, for instance, brings the unexpected companionship of a contractor, Tom.
Reviewers called the premiere production in 2017 “a beautiful meditation on grief, loss, and the healing power of music” (Georgia Straight), and an “incredibly moving piece of theatre, filled with maturity and thoughtfulness” (Vancouver Presents). It won the Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script.
About this touring production, which reunites the original actors, playwright Dorothy Dittrich said, “Now we have this beautiful opportunity to return to the story, to explore and try things that time and distance have allowed us to ruminate on, wonder about, and sometimes discover after the fact.”
The Piano Teacher kicks off the 2018/19 Arts Club Series at the Surrey Arts Centre with an all-Canadian lineup. Other shows are the spontaneously fun Blind Date (January 9–19, 2019) and the critically acclaimed musical tribute to Joni Mitchell Circle Game (February 20–March 2, 2019).
VALUE ADDED PERFORMANCES
· Opening Night Wednesday: Ticket buyers to the October 10 performance can arrive early to relax, socialize, and enjoy complimentary appetizers from 6:30pm.
· First Friday: Tickets to the October 12 performance include dessert and coffee after the show—with a chance of actor sightings.
· Paint at the Play: During the 4pm performance on October 13, child care for ages 6 to 11 with an experienced visual art educator is free for ticket buyers. Registration is through the Box Office at 604-501-5566.
· NEW—Pre-show Chat: On October 16 at 6:45pm in the lobby, playwright Dorothy Dittrich will offer an insider’s look into the show.
· Talkback Thursday: Audience members can stay in the theatre after the performance on October 18 for a chat with the actors.
· VocalEye: Live audio description of important visual details and physical actions is available for audience members with vision loss at the 4pm performance on October 20. Equipment (the use is free) must be reserved in advance through the Box Office.
- Tuesday to Thursday at 7:30pm
- Friday and Saturday at 8pm
- Saturday and Sunday at 4pm
- Running time is approximately 2 hours, including intermission
- $29 to $49 (includes all fees)
- Tickets Online: tickets.surrey.ca
- Box Office: 604.501.5566 | 13750 88 Avenue
Mature themes and strong language
Megan Leitch (Erin), Caitriona Murphy (Elaine), and Kamyar Pazandeh (Tom)
Scott Bellis (Co-director), Jenifer Darbellay (Costume Designer), Rachel Ditor (Co-director & Dramaturg), Sandra Drag (Stage Manager), Kyla Gardiner (Original Lighting Designer), Becca Jorgensen (Apprentice Stage Manager), Yvette Nolan (Original Director), Patrick Pennefather (Sound Designer), David Roberts (Set Designer), Ted Roberts (Tour Lighting Designer)
October 10 (Wednesday) 1:00 am - November 20 (Tuesday) 1:00 am
The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce and present The Enemy from Saturday, November 10 to Saturday, December 1, 2018. Set in a small town in
The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce and present The Enemy from Saturday, November 10 to Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Set in a small town in British Columbia, The Enemy is a contemporary interpretation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Dr. Stockman, played by Jenn Griffin, becomes a pariah when her discovery of pollution in the local Healthy Springs Spa and Water Park threatens the town’s tourism industry and economic well-being. What happens when truth is declared not to be the truth and disbelief is spread through social media, ‘fake news’ and shoddy journalism? Who is the enemy?
Adapted and directed by the Firehall Arts Centre’s Artistic Producer Donna Spencer, The Enemy is a political drama with a plot that intertwines an ethically compromised antihero, political extremism, corruption, environmental activism and a lack of accountability for the destruction of a town. The Enemy features performances by Jenn Griffin, Paul Herbert, Peter Anderson, Daniel Arnold, Sharon Crandall, Braiden Houle, Michael Scholar Jr., Donna Soares and Agnes Tong.
With regards to the choice of programming and producing this piece, Donna Spencer says, "Recently we witnessed a decision south of the border that many of that country's constituents did not support for good reasons. But the majority of those who had the power to vote supported the choice, angering thousands and potentially impacting hard-earned freedoms and rights. With the Firehall’s presentation of The Enemy, I have adapted Henrik Ibsen's drama – which asks the question, is the majority always right? – and applied it to a contemporary issue not unlike the one faced by Ibsen's version of Dr. Stockman. In this contemporary context of The Enemy, the role of Dr. Stockman is written as a female and illustrates the challenges that women face when confronting and disputing the ‘powers-that-be’ or as some would say ‘the old boys’ club’”.
Credits for The Enemy: Adapted and Directed by: Donna Spencer Performances by: Jenn Griffin, Paul Herbert, Peter Anderson, Daniel Arnold, Sharon Crandall, Braiden Houle, Michael Scholar Jr., Donna Soares and Agnes Tong Stage Management by: Dorothy Jenkins Lighting Design by: Kyla Gardiner Costume Design by: Stacey Steadman Video Design by: Pedro Meza Sound Design by: Alastair Wallace
The Enemy: November 10th – December 1st, 2018 | Firehall Arts Centre | 280 E. Cordova
Media Opening: November 14 at 8:00pm
Performance Times: Tues, 7pm | Wed-Fri, 8pm | Sat, 3pm & 8pm | Sun, 3pm | Wed, 1pm PWYC (Nov. 14, 21, 28)
Preview Performances: Nov. 10, 8pm | Nov. 11, 3pm | Nov. 13, 7pm | Nov. 14, 1pm (PWYC)
Tickets: From $20 at www.firehallartscentre.ca or 604.689.0926
November 10 (Saturday) 8:00 pm - December 1 (Saturday) 9:30 pm
Team from Ladakh en route to their First Appearance at Hayley Wickenheiser’s Annual Tournament After years of hard work on and off the ice, and thanks to
Team from Ladakh en route to their First Appearance at Hayley Wickenheiser’s Annual Tournament
After years of hard work on and off the ice, and thanks to special invitation from six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser, the players from Ladakh, India will arrive in Canada for the first time. The team, who overcame strong societal and familial pressures in an effort to grow the game of women’s ice hockey in India, will compete in the ninth annual Canadian Tire WickFest. Before heading to Calgary, the team’s first stop is in Surrey, where they will play an exhibition game.
Canadian Tire WickFest is one of the largest and most celebrated female hockey tournaments in the world. After nine successful years in Calgary, the Festival is also coming to Surrey from January 31 to February 3, 2019.
|India’s National Female Hockey team exhibition ice hockey game|
|Tuesday, November 13 2:30 p.m.: Exhibition ice hockey game begins|
|Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex - Arena 16555 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC V4N 0E9|
|Diskit Angmo, Defensive Player, India’s National Female Hockey Team Harjinder Singh, Coach, India’s National Female Hockey Team Laurie Cavan, General Manager, Parks, Recreation and Culture Robb Price, Co-Director, Canadian Tire Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival|
(Tuesday) 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
13nov2:30 pm2:30 pmFree International Female Hockey Game - Surrey Falcons take on Team India’s Ladakh2:30 pm - 2:30 pm Location: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex Arena, 16555 Fraser Highway Cost: Free
Come watch the the Surrey Falcons take on Team India’s Ladakh in a free exhibition game. Celebrating women in hockey, this exhibition game is kicking off the celebrations as a preview for the
(Tuesday) 2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us for our Fall Gala: A Night of Art and Inspiration in support of Moving Forward Family Services Our 3rd Annual Fall Gala will feature performances and art displays
Join us for our Fall Gala: A Night of Art and Inspiration in support of Moving Forward Family Services
Our 3rd Annual Fall Gala will feature performances and art displays by local artists with lived experiences of mental health, substance use or other health issues. Guests will have opportunities to explore the therapeutic value of art through speeches from distinguished presenters, entertainment, dancing, and hands-on activities such as felting, doll-making, colouring, drawing, and more! All this paired with a delicious buffet serving gourmet global cuisine.
About Moving Forward Family Services (MFFS)
All proceeds from this event will benefit Cyndi’s Centre for Children, the children and family branch of Moving Forward Family Services. MFFS provides instant access to free and low-cost counselling services which are often simply too expensive for most families. Cyndi’s Centre offers affordable art and play therapy to kids and their families, with a focus on prevention and intervention services. Your support will help strengthen the mental health of our children, families, and the Lower Mainland community.
We welcome you to a night of great art, dancing, food, while supporting a great cause!
(Friday) 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
You can support Moving Forward Family Services by attending their November 16th Fundraiser at Aria Banquet Hall in Surrey. Tickets are $40 for adult, $20 for children/youth/students - and they are 100 per cent tax deductible! A table for 8 is just $275. Tickets include entertain and dinner. Get tickets at:
If you want to purchase a table for 8, email firstname.lastname@example.org
16 (Friday) 6:00 pm - 17 (Saturday) 1:00 am
20nov7:00 pm9:30 pmIn Partnership with Steel & Oak, Dominion Bar + Kitchener Presents Tap + Table7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Location: 13475 Central Avenue, Unit D1, on Surrey Civic Plaza. Cost: $45+ tax + gratuity
Surrey, BC - Join us on 20 November in Surrey City Centre at Dominion Bar + Kitchen for an exclusive evening of Steel & Oak craft beer paired
Surrey, BC - Join us on 20 November in Surrey City Centre at Dominion Bar + Kitchen for an exclusive evening of Steel & Oak craft beer paired with delicious homemade classics.
On 20 November, from 7:00 -9:30 pm guests will enjoy a two-hour seating led by Dominion’s Head Chef, Dylan Ellis, and Steel & Oak’s Account Manager, Jay Schreiber. Guests receive a welcome beer and four samples of S&O favourites, like the Royal City Ale and Baltic Porter, and family-style handcrafted cheese, artisanal meats, tender prime rib beef sliders, and apple streusel.
This is a 19+ event, and to book your reservation visit, Dominion.im/TapNight
Event: Dominion Bar + Kitchen Presents Tap +Table
Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Where: 13475 Central Avenue, Unit D1, on Surrey Civic Plaza. Public underground parking is available beneath Civic Plaza. Access the parking lot from University Drive near the Surrey Public Library.
Price: $45+ tax + gratuity
Stay connected with us on social: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @DominionSurrey Hashtag: #DominionSurrey.
About Dominion Bar + Kitchen
Dominion Bar + Kitchen is owned and operated by Surrey-based Century Group, a mixed-use real estate development company responsible for 3 Civic Plaza in the centre point of Surrey City Centre. Dominion Bar + Kitchen is located in the lobby of Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection®, the first world-class hotel built in the area in over two decades. With views that overlook Surrey Civic Plaza, a vibrant public square with immediate transit access and pedestrian walkways, Dominion Bar + Kitchen is the culinary destination for residents of and visitors to Surrey.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
22nov(nov 22)4:00 pm19jan(jan 19)10:00 pmChristmas Glow – Celebrate the Warmth of the Season at the largest indoor Christmas festival in Langley4:00 pm - (january 19) 10:00 pm Location: Milner Village Garden Centre, 6690 216th Street, Langley, BC
Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of a million lights at Glow, the largest indoor Christmas festival
Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of a million lights at Glow, the largest indoor Christmas festival in Greater Vancouver. Our playgrounds and interactive features will entertain the kids for hours, while the adults kick back at our licensed bar and enjoy some live music. Glow’s illuminated sculptures are the perfect backdrop for selfies and holiday family photos. You can even whisper your Christmas list to Santa. Our Christmas Market showcases the best local artisans and boutique businesses, alongside delicious options from local food trucks. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside our cozy and spacious venue. OPEN LATE and INDOORS!
November 22 (Thursday) 4:00 pm - January 19 (Saturday) 10:00 pm
Antique & Collectable Market July 21 Sullivan.6306 152nd St. , Surrey8:30AM - 2:00PMCome hunt this heritage location for all kinds of vintage treasures...Hall $2 , Kids always free...
Antique & Collectable Market July 21 Sullivan.
6306 152nd St. , Surrey
8:30AM - 2:00PM
Come hunt this heritage location for all kinds of vintage treasures...
Hall $2 , Kids always free...
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
CandyTown is making its seventh annual return to Downtown Vancouver, transforming the heritage district of Yaletown into a winter wonderland on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The neighbourhood-wide celebration will
CandyTown is making its seventh annual return to Downtown Vancouver, transforming the heritage district of Yaletown into a winter wonderland on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The neighbourhood-wide celebration will host merchants through the Yaletown Business Improvement Association, featuring food, gifts, music and other local vendors. With over 15,000 attendees last year, the 2018 lineup of activities and sugar-packed fun is sure to bring in even more revellers.
Vancouver’s sweetest winter festival is geared to be fun for all ages. With Christmas crafts & gifts, life-sized Santa sleigh ice carving, dancing gingerbreads, specialty cocktails, live music, roving musicians and costumed characters, CandyTown is an event to ignite the festive spirits of even the most stubborn of Scrooges. Kids can create their own candy kebobs at the Candy Hut or visit jolly old Saint Nicholas and the Ice Queen.
Embark on a magical horse-drawn carriage ride outside the Roundhouse Community Centre Turntable and be led on a relaxing seaside jaunt along Pacific Boulevard, Hamilton and Davie streets with a suggested $2 donation to the B.C. Children’s Hospital to help spur on the horses.
New this year, CandyTown will expand onto Hamilton and Davie streets. Adults will have their own set of attractions to choose from on Hamilton Street where festival goers can dance the day away at an interactive public disco decked out with a glitter station, take a stroll through a life-sized inflatable igloo, or enjoy live ice sculpture demonstrations. Also on-site will be Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lot pop-up, and environment enthusiasts can check out the Vancouver Aquarium AquaZone Program and Science World’s ‘Science on the Spot’ demonstration station. 19 guests can eat, drink and be merry with a self-guided CandyTown Cocktail Tour, kicking off at the Vietnamese hot spot, House Special. Hearty appetites can flock to a diverse array of food trucks that will satisfy every craving, including Gary's Kettle Corn, Sable Shortbread, Cannoli King, Damien’s Belgian Waffles, Sweet Thea Bakery and more. The excitement continues onto Davie Street, where there will be an extension of artisan vendors and gift tents. Guests may also enjoy visits to Engine 374 – Canada’s most historic steam locomotive – decked out in twinkling Christmas lights for the holiday season.
Attendees are encouraged to bring cash for donations that will benefit BC Children’s Hospital, Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Rotary Club. Donations will be accepted for horse-drawn carriage rides and visits with Santa and the Ice Queen.
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NEPHEWS PAY TRIBUTE TO USTAD NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN ! TORCH bearers of the Qawwali tradition for over five centuries , the famed Pakistani duo of
NEPHEWS PAY TRIBUTE TO USTAD NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN !
TORCH bearers of the Qawwali tradition for over five centuries , the famed Pakistani duo of brothers RIZWAN & MUAZZAM will be remembering their legendary uncle NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at the iconic RIVE ROCK CASINO RESORT for what promises to be an evening of SUFI QAWWALI. Grandchildren of legendary qawwali singer USTAD MUBARAK ALI KHAN, who taught Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & their father MUJAHID MUBARAK ALI KHAN, Muazzam & Rizwan learned the art of qawwali from their father until his untimely death in 1996 & thereafter from their uncle Nusrat Sahab and needless to say that they too followed their family tradition.
Rizwan & Muazzam, along with their brothers & other family members, started their qawwali foray by performing at WOMAD RIVERMEAD FESTIVAL at Reading, England in 1998 & since have performed all over the world as they're the star performers at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in 2006 . Their fame has brought them laurels all over the world and KVP Entertainers hosted the talented duo at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, MASSEY Theatre, HAWELI Banquet Hall and BOLLYWOOD Banquet Hall in Surrey and in Victoria. Regulars at COKE Studio, Pakistan, the duo have performed with many prominent artists from around the world including SHAZIA MANZOOR and they took the world by storm when they remembered their uncle with a tribute in England & Australia.
The overwhelming success is now bringing them to their North American Tour in November 2018 which will also take them to the Canadian cities of Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Carrying on the tradition of centuries old Pakistani Qawwalis, KVP Entertainers is presenting the finest Pakistani qawwals at the iconic RIVER ROCK Theatre, which incidentally will be the first ever Qawwali Concert at the RIVER ROCK CASINO RESORT, on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 and the tickets at $35, 55, 75, 100 & VIP + $3 F.C. can be bought from www.ticketmaster.ca or www.kvpentertainers.com and KAMAL SHARMA can be reached at (604)833-1977 for more information.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 11:59 pm
KVP Entertainers join Rizwan & Muazzam , the nephews of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan , in wishing you all a very Happy & Prosperous DIWALI and they'll
(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Free family event offers holiday market and lighting of 58-foot Christmas tree Surrey, B.C. | Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the start of the holiday
Free family event offers holiday market and lighting of 58-foot Christmas tree
Surrey, B.C. | Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the start of the holiday season at the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival taking place Saturday, November 24 between noon and 7 p.m. at Surrey Civic Plaza. The lighting of the 58-foot tall Christmas tree-adorned with giant holiday decorations, lights and a star tree-topper-will be aired live on CTV Vancouver at 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Coast Capital Savings, the free annual community event will host a holiday market featuring local vendors and crafters, free photos with Santa, cookie decorating and a variety of family-friendly attractions. The Holiday Fun Zone on University Drive will offer food trucks and action-packed activities, including road hockey, soccer, inflatables and amusement rides.
“We are so pleased to once again partner with the City of Surrey to present the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival, a great event that brings families and the community together to kick off the holiday season,” said Maureen Young, Director, Community Leadership at Coast Capital Savings. “Coast Capital Savings is excited to support this holiday tradition that aligns so well with our commitment to build a richer future for youth in our communities.”
In addition to free activities, attendees will be treated to free live musical performances and children’s entertainers. Urban gospel and R&B singer Warren Dean Flandez will be joined by a 10-piece choir to headline the Main Stage before and after the inaugural tree lighting. Additional performers include soul singer Dawn Pemberton, award winning children’s performer and songwriter Jessie Farrell, and indie soul-pop band Lovecoast. Holiday choirs will perform on the Tree Riser Stage, Snowflake Stage and in the City Centre Library.
The Surrey Food Bank, Surrey Christmas Bureau, Sophie’s Place and the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society will be on site collecting donations. For more information and performance schedules, including Santa’s arrival time, visit surrey.ca/treelighting.
November 24 (Saturday) 7:00 pm - December 24 (Monday) 11:00 pm
The Cultch is proud to present Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz at the York Theatre from Wednesday, November 28, 2018 to Sunday, January 6, 2019.
The Cultch is proud to present Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz at the York Theatre from Wednesday, November 28, 2018 to Sunday, January 6, 2019.
East Van Panto returns for a sixth year, welcoming award-winning playwright Marcus Youssef to the creative team. Director Stephen Drover (East Van Panto: Hansel & Gretel) returns, along with Panto favourites Veda Hille, Dawn Petten, and Raugi Yu. This year’s production also welcomes Craig Erickson along with Christine Quintana as Dorothy.
Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz – Nanaimo and Hastings. There, Dorothy is pursued by a Wicked Witch, meets a trio of new friends, and embarks on a magical journey to the World’s Greenest City in search of brains, heart, courage…and yoga pants! Remember: there’s no place like Poco, there’s no place like Poco!
“Our Panto continues to be all about sharing the love,” says Corbin Murdoch, Managing Producer at Theatre Replacement. “After six years, what makes this exciting for us, and – we hope – for our audience, is that we get to keep inviting new artists to come and play. Marcus Youssef is a longtime friend and collaborator so we’re thrilled to have him on board this year, bringing his unique voice to the production.
He has chosen to move away from the traditional fairy tale and tackle Wizard of Oz, which is exciting. The story is such a popular culture touchstone, and it’s a joy to figure out how to honour that while putting the East Van Panto spin on it. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on for the last year.”
Heather Redfern, Executive Director at The Cultch adds, “The Panto is turning six! Time really flies when you’re having fun! The Panto is also about celebrating local artists, local places, and local families. It is for everybody and we are so thankful for all the love the Panto receives each year. This year, we’re excited to see the return of Panto faves Veda Hille, Dawn Petten, Raugi Yu and Stephen Drover, along with new additions to the Panto family: Christine Quintana, Craig Erickson, and celebrated playwright Marcus Youssef. Go Panto, Go!”
East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, The Cultch recommends East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz for ages 5 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
WHEN: November 28, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Previews: November 28-29 at 7pm
Performance Times: December 1, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 26 & 28-29 at 7 pm | January 2 & 4-5 at 7 pm
Matinees: December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 & 26-30 at 2pm | January 2-4 & 6 at 2pm
Relaxed Performance: December 2 at 2pm
ASL Interpreted Performance: December 9 at 2pm
Live Audio Description by Vocal Eye: December 22 at 2pm
WHERE: YORK THEATRE (639 Commercial Drive in Vancouver, BC)
TICKETS: from $24; On sale now at The Cultch’s Box Office, by phone at 604.251.1363,
or online at www.thecultch.com
*Child tickets just $24 for any seat in the house *(must be 16 and under)
**Family Packs from $146 **(Family Pack includes 2 adult 2 child tickets)
ADDED VALUE: Enjoy a post-show artist talkback on December 2, 27, 30, & January 3
November 28 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm - January 6 (Sunday) 3:30 pm
VISIT OUR 4TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET AT SOUTH SURREY REC. & ARTS CENTRE Buy local for everyone on your holiday list from 30 local vendors. NOV 30: 1PM-7PM DEC. 1:
November 30 (Friday) 1:00 pm - December 1 (Saturday) 4:00 pm