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10 things to do in Surrey in January

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Daniel Chai Jan 03, 2018 8:00 pm 829

Surrey is packed with fun events in January, such as ice skating, concerts, and more. Fill your schedule with our 10 things to do around the city this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Thursday Artist Talk on Public Art in Surrey

  • What: What kind of public artworks does Surrey have? How do they get chosen? If you find yourself asking these questions, chances are you’d enjoy learning about the City’s Public Art Program at this free talk by Public Art staff.
  • When: Thursday, January 4, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where:  Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Nature Story Time

  • What: Join Surrey Nature Centre by the cozy fire for nature story time. Stories will change each day.
  • When: Now to Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm daily
  • Where: Surrey Nature Centre – 14225 Green Timbers Way, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Winter Ice Palace

  • What: The 20th Annual Winter Ice Palace is a winter wonderland at Cloverdale Arena. Find some time to skate across the old fashioned pond.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Cloverdale Ice Arena, 6090 176 Street, Surrey
  • Tickets: $4.50/person, $3.25 for skate rentals; $1.75 for helmet rentals. Free admission for Recreation Pass holders.

Misery: An Arts Club on Tour Presentation

  • What: Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by his “Number One Fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up in her secluded home in the mountains of Colorado. While Annie nurses him back to health, Paul soon realizes that he is not her guest, but her captive. Angered that he has killed off her favourite character, Annie forces Paul to resurrect her in a new book—and Paul soon finds himself writing for his freedom…and his life. Based on the novel by Stephen King.
  • When: Wednesday, January 10 to Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $29-$49

Gamelan Music Field Trip

  • What: Visit artist George Rahi in his studio in Vancouver to see how he creates gamelan musical instruments out of recycled materials and make some music in the group jam session. No previous music or art skills required.
  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107a Ave, Surrey
  • Register: Contact Edward Westerhuis at [email protected] or by phone at 604-591-4194. Free.

Sledge Hockey – Try It Day

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Sledge Hockey/City of Surrey

  • What: Try to shoot the puck, move your sled and play games with experienced coaches and staff. All equipment is provided, and participants (ages six and older) will also get the chance to learn about adapted sport programs and services provided by the City of Surrey.
  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: 4:15 to 6:15 pm
  • Where: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex Arena – Rink #1 – 16555 Fraser Highway, Surrey
  • Register: Online, Free

Curator’s Talk and Opening Reception

  • What: Celebrate the opening of Surrey Art Gallery’s two winter exhibits. Many Visions, Many Versions features the work of 24 contemporary artists from four major indigenous artistic traditions in India: the Gond and Warli communities of Central India, the Mithila region of Bihar, and the narrative scroll painters of West Bengal. Throughout the lobby, enjoy the traditional and contemporary quilts with Canadian themes in the quilting exhibit Canada, eh! by Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild.
  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Chalk Talk featuring Linda Edgecombe

  • What: Learn how to navigate your world with more commitment, passion and strength. Chalk Talk, presented by Self-Advocates of Semiahamoo, promises to be an engaging evening with motivational speaker Linda Edgecombe. Linda has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as an expert in “Shifting Perspectives” and has been voted one of the top 60 motivational speakers in the world.
  • When: Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Semiahmoo Society – 15306 24 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Petunia and the Vipers

  • What: Petunia began his illustrious career by busking his way through Canada and the NYC subways, playing over 150 shows a year to enthralled audiences stumbling on the next best musical gem. Since then, he has racked up the achievements with several celebrated solo releases and frequent tours spanning continents.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7:30 pm
  • Where: Ocean Park Hall, 1577-128 Street, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Good Lovelies with special guest Desirée Dawson

  • What: Over the course of their decade-plus career, Juno-winners the Good Lovelies — Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Sue Passmore — have covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core. Special guest and CBC Searchlight winner, Desirée Dawson kicks off the concert with her ukulele, soulful tunes, and powerful voice.
  • When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $29-$49

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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