10 things to do in Surrey this February

Jan 25 2019, 6:44 am

Lunar New Year, Fred Penner, and more! Fill your February schedule with our picks of 10 things to do around Surrey this month.

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

Brain & Other Stories

What: A two-part performance by spoken word artist, former Canadian poetry SLAM champ, theatre artist, and musician Brendan McLeod. Brain is an upbeat, intense story about the miracle of the mind.

When: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave., Surrey
Tickets: Online

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Nicomekl Riverfront Park World Wetlands Event

Nicomekl Riverfront Park Wetland / City of Surrey

What: Attend a keynote presentation by Dr. Sean Boyd, Research Scientist from Environment Canada Wildlife Research Division, Science and Technology Branch. Then go on a walking tour of the wetland and riparian areas at the future Nicomekl Riverfront Park. Celebrate and converse with environmental professionals, enthusiasts and interested individuals. Wear waterproof footwear for the walking tour.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where: Elgin Community Hall – 14250 Crescent Rd; Nicomekl Riverfront Park – 14391 Crescent Road & 3600 King George Boulevard
More Info: Online

Thursday Artist Talk: Joanne Dennis, “Opening the Doors”

What: Local artist Joanne Dennis has made a series of paintings inspired by the doors that have caught her attention in her travels. Her paintings are made from rich acrylic glazes, textures, and oil pastels. Journey with Dennis through the stories of these doors and the creative processes they’ve opened up for her. There will be time for questions and conversation following the talk. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Art on the Loose

What: Bring your detective hat and track down clues at Surrey Art Gallery’s first art scavenger hunt. Given a list of clues, you’ll use your senses and detective skills to complete the challenge. Through the process, you’ll discover a variety of artwork in the Gallery and around the Surrey Arts Centre, such as a responsive sound piece and a spinning artwork. Attendees are welcome to dress like a detective.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Fred Penner

What: Many of today’s parents grew up with Fred Penner, watching him on CBC TV (Fred Penner’s Place, 1985-1997), and singing along to “The Cat Came Back” and “Sandwiches.” Fred’s career as a musician and television personality has endeared him in the hearts of Canadians of all ages, and he continues to write catchy, thought-provoking tunes that kids and their parents can share and enjoy.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Lunar New Year

What: Come celebrate Lunar New Year at the Museum of Surrey with Dragon and Lion Dances, sample festive Chinese New Year cuisine, learn Chinese Calligraphy, and more. In partnership with the Chinese Village Club.

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Tickets: Admission, Free

Artists in Conversation

What: Hear exhibiting artists Camille Turner and Jérôme Havre, with special guest Wayde Compton, reflect on the collaborative film project Triangle Trade installed in Surrey Art Gallery’s TechLab.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 4 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Family Day at the Museum

What: What did families do for fun before TVs and video games? Board games! Spend quality time with loved ones just like families would have done 100 years ago.

When: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Sketching with Dinosaurs

Sketching / City of Surrey

What: View the Jurassic beasts from Museum of Surrey’s feature exhibition, Dinosaurs Unearthed, to be inspired and sketch. Artists of all ages and skillsets welcome. Please bring your own supplies to this free, drop-in event.

When: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission:
 Free

Classic Book Club

What: Join Historic Stewart Farm on the last Thursday of each month and enjoy an evening discussing favourite Victorian-era books in the cozy farmhouse with friends, tea and homemade goodies. The first book discussed on February 28, 2019, will be Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, circa 1814. While a tentative book schedule is set, the group will have feedback on the book selection for the remaining seven sessions.

When: The last Thursday of every month.
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
Register: Online or by phone at 604-501-5100 with the barcode 4631386.