March in White Rock brings us the promise of Spring as blossoms start to appear and the sun feels just a little bit warmer! This year, March also promises all sorts of fun! St. Patrick’s Day is here, there’s Spring Break to look forward to, and for the culture lover, there’s a wonderful collection of productions, concerts and art exhibits.
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
Emmy winner and Caldecott honoree Mo Willems is back, once again teaming up with Deborah Wicks La Puma, composer of Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”, for this world premiere, rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza. Grab your friends and watch as Wilbur, a clothes-loving mole rat with exceptional style, navigates the pressure to be just like everyone else. With tail-shaking tunes, empowering messages of individuality, and classic Mo Willems humour, this musical is sure to rock audiences of all ages. This delightful little story of following your own bliss as long as it doesn’t hurt someone else and letting others do the same is a lesson many in our society could learn. Book your tickets here.
March 7 & 8, 2020
White Rock Playhouse Theatre
1532 Johnston Road, White Rock
“Annual Herstory”: Art on Display
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the City of White Rock and Semiahmoo Arts have invited artists showcasing the power of women and gender parity. International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year in many countries around the world. According to the United Nations, “it is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.” Created in partnership with the City of White Rock and Semiahmoo Arts, the Art on Display program ensures art is visible and accessible to the community. In a series of themed juried exhibitions held throughout the year, Art on Display showcases works in a variety of media by community and regional artists.
Sundays, between March 1 – May 15, 2020
Opening Reception: Mar. 5, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
White Rock Community Centre
15154 Russell Avenue
Live at Blue Frog
Celtic Roots band Tiller’s Folly and dancer/percussionist/singer Joel Hanna will be performing a potent mix of Celtic music and dance to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day this March. For over twenty years, Tiller’s Folly has been uniting the past with the present as modern-day storytellers of lore. The toast of the Pacific Coast, they have performed across Canada, to the British Isles and throughout the USA, sharing their memorable blend of energy, history, musicality, romance and just plain fun.
Dancer and choreographer Joel Hanna has been called “one of the most exciting dancers to ever step on the world stage.” and is known for his athletic and boundary-breaking mixture of tap dance, musical percussion, Irish dance, and martial arts. Joel will also be joining Tiller’s Folly on bodhran, guitar and vocals for this string of shows.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Doors 6:00 pm | Music 7:00 pm
Get tickets here.
Blue Frog Studio
1328 Johnston Road
Better Nudes & Gardens
Head to White Rock’s Landmark Pop-UpTown Gallery from March 4 to March 28 for a cup of tea and a new show of life drawings, vintage clothing, and upcycled furniture. A play on the well-known ‘Better Homes & Gardens’ magazine, the exhibition by artist Susan J. Falk, Tony O’Regan, Marilyn Dyer and Kat Siemens aims to capture an atmosphere of graceful living and send an environmentally-sensitive message through the use of recycled material, naturism and the garden-style setting. A formal opening reception will be held Saturday, March 7, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
March 4 – 28, 2020
Landmark Pop-UpTown Gallery
15140 North Bluff Road