Led ZepAgain.

Arts in Brief: Calling all Langley Zeppers

A Led Zeppelin tribute band is coming to Langley.

Self-proclaimed music stalker Jimmy Sakurai is back in Langley again this weekend, bringing to life his idol Jimmy Page on the stage of the Summit Theatre.

He’ll be joined by Irish-born singer David “Swan” Montgomery, who will be delivering an “uncanny portrayal of Robert Plant,” said show promoter Rob Warwick.

These two men are part of Led ZepAgain, a band performing a Led Zeppelin tribute on Sunday, May 29.

“Led ZepAgain captures the heart and soul of ‘the world’s greatest band,’ replicating the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience,” Warwick said.

Tickets are $32.50 and available from the casino’s guest services, 604-530-2211 or www.ticketweb.ca.

Young videographers tackle impairment in the workplace.

A pair of Grade 10 Walnut Grove students earned themselves honourable mentions for their video, which they made for a WorkSafeBC contest.

Ethan Eigenfeldt and Kevin Kim were among more than 120 students who entered, and their video earned them honourable mention status and $500.

The two-minute video, What Not To Do At Work, was entered in the Grade 8 to 10 category of the 11th annual video contest.

The video had to explore the topic of impairment in the workplace and what employers and workers can do to address the issue.

There were 55 videos submitted from 17 different schools in B.C.

Noted comic book author leads workshop

A leading Canadian pop surrealism artist and bestselling comic book author Camilla d’Errico is in Langley this weekend to lead a workshop at the Opus art store.

During her two-hour workshop on Sunday, May 29, d’Errico will focus on the techniques used to create a painting in the pop surrealist style using duo oils, plus offering a brief history lesson on the pop surrealism art movement before moving into demonstrating canvas prep, blending, as well as explaining medium mixing techniques and application of paint to canvas.

Her goal is to help “artists see the possibilities in the art world, and to expand their imagination by giving them an opportunity to learn a current style that is trend setting.”

With the legendary Stan Lee, Emma Roberts, Felicia Day, Neil Gaiman and even pop stars Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears among her biggest fans, d’Errico’s “luscious and thought-provoking artwork” has caused a stir during the past decade.

Her signature approach to her pop surrealistic paint style blends “the intrigue and imagination of soulful-eyed girls and their fantastic animal companions and melting rainbows – creating an inviting world of beauty, enchantment and playfulness,” she explained.

Info and registration: 604‑533‑0601.

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BBQ bash at Jubilee

Even before spring has officially ended, the folks in Bradner want to throw a summer bash.

And so they will this Saturday, May 28, at the Jubilee Hall (7989 Bradner Rd. in Abbotsford), featuring the musical stylings of Exit 123.

Tickets are $10, and include barbecue dinner at 7:30 p.m. followed by an evening of entertainment.

It’s expected to sell out again, said Jubilee Hall community association spokesperson Lynda Richards.

“Jubilee is well known for putting on great events and this one will be no exception,” she said. “Our huge dance floor, reasonably priced drinks, and fun crowd will get you moving and ready to usher in summer.”

Tickets are available at Wilway Lumber in Aldergrove or by calling 604-856-4375.

Freedom Rider shares

Freedom Riders Bev Mil will share some of her experiences in the U.S. during the segregation protests of the early 1960s.

On the first Thursday of each month the Fort Gallery hosts a variety of visual artists, writers and poets, and musicians from the local community.

During next week’s sesssion, on Thursday, June 2, Mill will share her life, the protests, and how she became involved in standing up for racial equality.

As well, several artists from the gallery’s current exhibit, the Plein Air Affair, will talk about their work.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays to Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m., with this monthly event being held from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Fort Gallery is located 9048 Glover Rd., or information is available online at www.fortgallery.ca.

Serving up in Cloverdale

An amphitheatre in Cloverdale is being converted into a two-day event focused on beverages and food, which is aimed at helping the kidney foundation and Operation Red Nose.

Grape & The Grain is being dubbed B.C.’s first and only spirit, wine, and beer festival that brings a variety of vendors together with local musicians, fare from Vancouver’s favourite food trucks, and the works from a number of artists in a May 28 and 29 outdoor festival at the Cloverdale fairgrounds.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch and Operation Red Nose will be benefactors of the event; both charities on site, running contests and games.

Tickets are $20. More info. including musician and vendor lineups are at www.thegrapeandthegrain.ca.

 

 

 

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