The Royal Canadian Theatre Co. presents Funny Money March 16 and 17. (RCTC photo)

Fun and fundraising for arts events

Langley arts and entertainment round up.

Before entertaining theatre-goers in Vancouver and New Westminster, Langley director Ellie King is presenting her latest theatre production a little closer to home this week.

King and her theatre troupe, the Royal Canadian Theatre company, presents Funny Money, running Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17 at Surrey Little Theatre.

Mild-mannered accountant Henry Perkins, on his way home on the SkyTrain, has picked up a briefcase full of money – $2.5 million to be exact.

King calls it one of the “funniest farces ever written,” noting it’s suitable for adult audiences looking for a good belly laugh. Tickets are at 604-501-5566 or tickets.surrey.ca.

Artists wanted

It’s year 25, and even though Arts Alive Festival is still six months away, the call is going out now for artists wanting to take part.

“We are now taking bookings for vendor space for Arts Alive 2018,” said Downtown Langley Business Association executive director Teri James.

“With more than 200 visual and performing artists, this must attend festival has become a signature event in the Lower Mainland,” James said.

It’s a free, family-oriented festival featuring artists, performers, artisans, and a children’s venue aimed at inspiring creativity in youngsters.

For more information or to register, artists can visit www.downtownlangley.com.

St. Paddy’s fun?

In the mood to dance and celebrate St. Paddy’s Day?

Langley Elks are hosting an evening of entertainment with impersonator Steve Hillis, of Voices of Legends. He performs songs by Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, CCR, Buddy Holly, and Johnny Cash.

The St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser is being held Saturday, March 17 at the Masonic Hall in Langley City. Tickets are $15 and available from Barb Gee at 604-889-1160.

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