CALLS for ARTISTS

DECEMBER 2019


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Arts Club: The Shoplifters – Meet Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over any senior citizen’s deal. When a grocery store theft goes awry, her elaborate life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous security guard and his affable mentor. | Jan 9–Feb 9 | Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston St | artsclub.com

Bell Performing Arts Centre: 2020 Chinese New Year Gala – White Rock & South Surrey Chinese Society welcomes you to join with us, our community, all our family and friends, get together reaching out to cheer and celebrate. Enter into our lucky draw! | Jan 11 | Banquet Dinner: 5:30pm | Live Entertainment: 6:30 -8:30pm | Adult $25, Child $20 | Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144th St, Surrey | bellperformingartscentre.com

Blue Frog Studios: West Coast Chicago – Celebrating the music of Chicago |Jan 18, 7pm & 9:15pm | 1328 Johnston Road, White Rock | bluefrogstudios.ca

Naked Stage Productions: You Will Remember Me – by Francois Archambault. An intergenerational story about the impact of memory loss. Edouard, a university professor and prominent public figure, must confront his dementia in conjunction with his fractured family. | Feb 28, 29, Mar 1 | Tickets: brownpapertickets.com or at the door | Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72 Ave, Surrey| nakedstage.net

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company: Finally, to close our season, we’re launching the western Canadian premiere of Norm Foster’s ‘Screwball Comedy’. Based on the 1930’s movie genre, this hilarious comedy will definitely have you rolling in the aisles. | March + April |For more details: rctheatreco.com

Surrey Civic Theatres: Main Stage and Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, and Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall. Tickets Online: tickets.surrey.ca | Box Office: 604-501-5566. Event info: surrey.ca/theatre. Sign up for ENews & Updates: surrey.ca/enews

Surrey Festival of Dance: The dates have been set for the 54th Surrey Festival of Dance. Once again Spring 2020 will abound in dance as nearly 10,000 dancers take to the stage at the Surrey Arts Centre. | Mar 30 – April 30 | info@surreyfestival.com | surreyfestival.com

Surrey Little Theatre: The Late Christopher Bean – A family who rented a room to a struggling artist finds out that his art is posthumously valuable. Then hilarity and misunderstandings and greed take centre stage as they gather the paintings that could sell for millions. | Surrey Little Theatre 7027 184th St Surrey | Jan 23 – Feb 22 | For further details: surreylittletheatre.com



Performance

Come sing with us! Peace Arch Chorus is a women’s a cappella Chorus which sings barbershop style harmony. We rehearse every Wed night at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72 Ave, Surrey, 7pm | Guests are welcome | peacearchsings.com

Dansing Tones Association: Dance classes designed for special needs kids of all abilities to develop current skills and learn new ones in a positive and fun environment. | 778-877-4222 | facebook.com/dansingtones

Handel Society of Music: Producing fine choral performances while actively promoting the artistic development of young musicians. | handelsociety.ca

Lyric Singers of Surrey: Looking for experienced singers with an interest in performing serious classical and contemporary music. | lyricsingers.ca

Place des Arts: Offers classes and private lessons for all ages during the day, after school, in the evening and on weekends. |Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam | 604-664-1636 | info@placedesarts.ca | placedesarts.ca/music

The Maple Leaf Singers: Do you love to sing? The Maple Leaf Singers invite you to join our dynamic show chorus. We perform a varied repertoire, including Broadway and movie musical numbers; gospel, folk, classical, and inspirational pieces; and swing, rock, and pop hits. Practices run 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Monday evenings at Burnaby Lake Pavilion.
All are welcome to audition. | 778-245-4445 or joinus@mapleleafsingers.com | mapleleafsingers.com

Sudnya Dance Academy: Learn to dance the vibrant rhythms, full of grace and expression in Bharata Natyam-Classical Dance of India. | All skill levels and ages 3+ are welcome to join | Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72 Ave, Surrey | sudnyadanceacademy@gmail.com

Surrey Arts Centre, 13750-88 Avenue. Get creative! Surrey Civic Theatres offers classes and day camps for children, youth, and adults. What can you register for? | surrey.ca/theatre (Performing Arts Classes) or 604-501-5100

Surrey International Folk Dancing Society: Learn folk dances set to ethnic music from around the world in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. | Every Thursday, 7 – 9pm | surreyfolkdance.org

Surrey Festival of Dance: The dates have been set for the 54th Surrey Festival of Dance. Once again Spring 2020 will abound in dance as nearly 10,000 dancers take to the stage at the Surrey Arts Centre. | Mar 30 – April 30 | Registration available online, deadline: Dec 20 | info@surreyfestival.com | surreyfestival.com

Westcoast Harmony Chorus: Welcoming new members at all experience levels. | Rehearsals Wed 7:15 – 10:15pm | Parkland Community Church, 96 Ave & 160 St, Surrey | westcoastsings.com

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Literary

Canadian Authors: Metro Vancouver presents Michael Mirolla, of Guernica Editions in Toronto. | Jan 8, 7 – 9pm | Alliance for Arts Culture, Suite 100 – 938 Howe Street, Vancouver | All are welcome | CA members free, Students $5, others $10 at the door

Cedar Bark Poets: Community-led poetry group affiliated with Friends of The Grove meets on 2nd Sat of each month. | cedarbark@friendsofthegrove.ca

Open Mic Night at 100 Braid St Studios: You can shine as a guest artist whatever your talent, whatever your age! Bring your performance down to the studio to share with a warm, welcoming crowd. You have up to 8 minutes per time slot. We’ll have a different featured artist hosting each event. | Cash Bar & Snacks Available |First Monday of the month | 7 – 10pm | Sign-up Starts at 7:15pm | 100 Braid St Studios, New Westminster | 100braidststudios.com/events

Poetic Justice Reading Series: Every Sun (except holiday weekends and the month of Dec). Come early & sign up. | Open Mic. 3 – 5pm. | The Heritage Grill, Back Room, 447 Columbia St. New Westminster | poeticjusticepnw@gmail.com

Sanjana Karthik: Everyone’s Writing and Open Mic Events: Writing Club (All Ages), 2nd Wed each month, 7-8pm | Open Mic (All Ages), 4th Wed each month, 7-8pm | South Surrey Rec Centre, Room MP6 (location for Both) | To receive free bi monthly booklets and/or for a chance of getting your work published, Email: skarthik.study@gmail.com | wordstouchsouls.blogspot.com

Sea to Sky Review: Online literary journal devoted to showcasing the best writing in British Columbia – We are a literary journal featuring poetry and prose, but we also welcome interviews and reviews, artwork and photography, now open for submission. | Seatoskyreview.ca

Surrey Muse Gatherings: Each gathering features an author, poet, and a performer/artist at varying levels, followed by an open mic session. | City Centre Library, Room 418 | By Donation | 4th Fri of every month except Dec | 5:30 – 8:30pm | surreymuse.wordpress.com

White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club: Meets on the third Wed of each month (except Dec) at the White Rock Library. Each reader has five minutes to present their work and may ask for gentle critiquing. Bring ten copies of your work to share and a beverage. | 15342 Buena Vista Ave | wrandswc@gmail.com

Write On: Join the ‘Write On’ Club and enjoy constructive critiques, readings and writing support. New members are welcome.| Ocean Park Branch 12854 17 Ave, Surrey | 604-502-6449| surreylibraries.ca

Zero to 360: This long-running Open Mic Series meets the 2nd Thursday of most months (not December, July or August) at Turnbull Gallery. Any genre, but all readers are limited to 6 minutes (360 seconds). | Sign-up at 7pm, readings at 7:30pm | South Surrey Arts & Rec Centre, 14601-20th Ave


BC ALLIANCE FOR ARTS & CULTURE: Calls

To ensure Surrey artists are aware of the many Provincial ‘Calls for Entry’ happening throughout the year, we will provide a link here to the BC Alliance for Arts & Culture ‘Calls for Artist’ page.

BC Calls For Artists