Surrey is packed with great events this month, including Party for the Planet, Vaisakhi Day Parade, and more. Here are 10 things to do in April – enjoy!
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What: Five local, emerging artists share their perspectives from a Gallery residency. Working in a range of mediums from painting to beadwork and carving, artists Kelsey Sparrow, Naomi Kennedy, Alanna Edwards, Atheana Picha, and Avishka Lakwijaya will discuss their residency in the TechLab last summer, their resulting artworks, and their individual art practices. Along with displaying some of their work, they will present the videos they created for UrbanScreen.
When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
What: Explore Darts Hill Garden during its first public opening of the year. Darts Hill Garden Park awakens in April with an explosion of colour. The large collection of bulbs, perennials, shrubs, and trees provides blooms from early spring to late summer in an ever-changing palette, worthy of several visits.
When: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Darts Hill Garden Park – 1633 170 St, Surrey
Admission: By donation
What: Spring is in full bloom at Seedy Saturday. Whether you’re a budding green thumb or expert seed saver, there’s something for everyone at Stewart Farm House’s annual seed and plant sale. Purchase heirloom seeds and plants from local vendors, swap and exchange seeds, and chat with gardening experts.
When: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Stewart Farm House – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
What: Join Surrey Art Gallery at UrbanScreen for an evening of hands-on art activities, digital art, and electronic music. They will screen work created during the animation intensive from March, followed by a full playthrough of Sassoon’s current artwork on UrbanScreen showcasing Surrey’s geography in Liquid Landscapes. Music inspired by Liquid Landscapes will also be debuted. The artist lineup includes Yu Su (You’re Me), JS Aurelius (Ascetic House), Jean Brazeau, Scott W., Baby Blue (S.M.I.L.E), NuZi Collective, and Veron X/O.
When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – 13458 107a Ave, Surrey
What: Peek inside the boudoir of women from the past. See a variety of antique corsets and lingerie from the Antique Corset Museum. Collector, Melanie Talkington, will show her latest acquisitions.
When: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
What: Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann — the Bergmann Piano Duo — are famous for their razzle-dazzle playing and wide-ranging music choices. They’re teaming up with vocalist Nadya Blanchette to interpret some of the most memorable tunes of Broadway with music by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Stephen Sondheim.
When: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: Social hour at 10 am, performance at 11 am
Where: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey
What: The City of Surrey will host its ninth annual Earth Day celebration ‘Party for the Planet’ at Civic Plaza on Saturday, April 13 from 10 am to 6 pm. The signature Surrey event will feature the new Live Green World, offering environmental workshops, a sustainable marketplace, acoustic concert series and local vendors. Soulful singer Colin Bullock, indie pop duo Harlequin Gold, and children’s performers Bobs & Lolo will perform on the TD Main Stage, located inside Council Chambers.
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Civic Plaza at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
What: Everyone is welcome at the annual Vaisakhi Day Parade, featuring cultural floats, community performers and live music. To pay tribute to the harvest celebration roots of the parade, attendees are given free food and drink from hundreds of local residents and businesses.
When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Parade starts at Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar – 12885 85 Ave, Surrey
What: The Home Decor & Lifestyle Expo 2019 offers attendees the opportunity to see first-hand consumer lifestyle and product trends for all areas of the home, both inside and out, under one roof. The fair will feature giftware, kitchenware, electronics, realtors, insurance, immigration, security, information technology, decor, furniture and housewares.
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Punjab Banquet Hall – 8166 128 St, Surrey
What: Enjoy a cultural and artistic fusion of dance on two stages. Featuring performances by XBa School of Dance, The Wee Drams, Keri’s Highland Dance Studio, Vancouver Chinese Folk & Minorities Dance Association, Flamenco Del Mar, Tamanawis Secondary, Earl Marriott Secondary, and more. Also music performances, artists and exhibitors’ booths, and two food trucks.
When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Surrey City Hall – Atrium and Civic Plaza – 13450 104 Ave., Surrey