March brings us all sorts of fun on the calendar. Spring arrives, St.Patrick’s Day is here, and of course, there’s Spring Break to look forward to. Fill up your calendar with these fun family events and meaningful productions happening right here in Surrey.
The unforgettable Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn were just two of the stars of the Screwball Comedies that were so hugely popular in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s. Fast-talking, gag cracking hilarity that had them rolling in the aisles back in the day, has been given an update and made even funnier by the foremost of popular Canadian playwrights – the brilliant Norm Foster. The Western Canadian Premiere of this affectionate and hilarious spoof featuring outrageous characters with the added spice of a mystery is brought to Surrey by the Royal Canadian Theatre Company. The run runs March 13 & 14 at the Main Stage at the Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88 Avenue), and tickets are available online here.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early at the Museum of Surrey (17710 56a Avenue). Celtic Fest takes place on March 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and will be filled with family-friendly activities. No need for Irish blood … celebrate all things Celtic and enjoy the captivating music of the fiddle and accordion. Kids can get creative with Celtic crafts and hope for some Irish luck with a scavenger hunt in the galleries. Don’t forget to wear your green!
Next month, people around the world will celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, which is also known as the “Festival of Colours”. Holi marks the arrival of spring and celebrates fertility, colour, love and the triumph of good over evil. Celebrate Holi Fest in Surrey on March 21 at the Taj Park Convention Centre (8580 132 Street), with by joyously throwing coloured powder on each other and dancing to Bollywood, Punjabi and Top 40 music. Tickets are $20 and colours are included.
Competitive Paint Off
Get a behind the scenes look at the artist process at the Competitive Paint Off at the Surrey Art Gallery (13750 88 Avenue) on March 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. 12 Artists will face off in four rounds using oil sticks. Audience members will get to vote for their favourite works and the winners from the first three rounds will face off in a final showdown.
Spring Break takes place in Surrey from March 16 – 27. The kids are out for two whole weeks, so make the best of it in Surrey. The Historic Stewart Farm (13723 Crescent Road) is hosting Spring Break Drop-Ins: Farm Life both weeks of Spring Break. Drop into the Farm to experience how Surrey’s pioneers lived. Each day will have a theme, including spring cleaning, cooking in the kitchen, leisure time and more. The farm is open its regular hours during Spring Break with hands-on activities from 12 to 3 pm Tuesday, March 17 to Thursday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 24 to Thursday, March 26. Pack snacks and your boots and enjoy themed activities and some old fashioned fun!