What’s happening in White Rock this May? What feels like the longest winter ever is finally (fingers crossed) over! Spring has arrived, the blossoms are blooming, the temperatures are creeping up, and soon we’ll be getting more sunny days than rainy ones! Until then fill your spring calendar with music, culture, the beach and food!

Semiahmoo Potters Spring Sale
May 6, 2023 | Turnbull Gallery (14601 20th Avenue)
Over 40 local potters’ decorative and functional ceramics in a wide variety of styles and prices will be featured in this year’s Spring Sale.
Find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, a birthday, a wedding or for your own home.

White Rock Flea Market
May 6, 2023 | Star of the Sea Hall (15262 Pacific Avenue)
Search for vintage treasures at the monthly White Rock Flea Market. Vendors include vintage sellers, collectors, antique dealers and local artists from across the Lower Mainland.

Elvis Tribute featuring Darren Lee & the Memphis Flash
May 5 & 6, 2023 | Oceana PARC Playhouse (1532 Johnston Road)
The “World’s No.1 Elvis” is returning to his Canadian roots and looking forward to wowing young and old alike with his singular tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll.  You will be transported by the moves, the uncanny resemblance and the spot-on vocals as Darren Lee performs the hits, from “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” to “Love Me Tender”, “Viva Las Vegas”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, and everything in between. 

Bonnie Kilroe as Patsy Cline
May 11, 2023 | Oceana PARC Playhouse (1532 Johnston Road)
If you fancy a trip down nostalgia lane, back to a simpler time, then spend an evening with Bonnie Kilroe as she brings to life one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century.  She has performed her Patsy Cline tribute show around the world. You’ll hear the favorites along with less familiar but equally gorgeous songs like “I Love You So Much It Hurts”, “The Wayward Wind”, “Why Can’t He Be You” and “So Wrong”.  With the addition of such up-tempo numbers as “San Antonio Rose”, “Bill Bailey” and “Turn The Cards Slowly” there is something for everyone.  With each act there is a 1950s–style evening-gown change of costume.

White Rock Buskers & Comedy Festival
May 25 – 28 (buskers on May 27) | Uptown White Rock & Five Corners
The White Rock Buskers & Comedy Festival is back and the laughs are going to be bigger and better than ever. This May get ready to laugh all day and night in White Rock. On May 27, watch for free street busking performances featuring circus acts, musicians and amazing magicians as they perform at various outdoor venues around White Rock’s Uptown and Five Corners districts. And in the evenings of May 25, 26 & 27, North America’s most hilarious comedy acts take to the stage at businesses around White Rock for a series of ticketed comedy shows aimed specifically at adults. Produced by the White Rock BIA.

Morosan: The Man Who Painted White Rock
On now to May 21, 2023| 14970 Marine Drive
The latest exhibition at the White Rock Museum & Archives, “Morosan: The Man Who Painted White Rock”, is a retrospective exhibit featuring the artist’s works from the 1970s until Morosan’s death in 2008. A resident of White Rock since 1996, Morosan fell in love with the city and became a familiar sight around White Rock painting en plein-air wearing his straw hat, accompanied by his dog, Pebble. The White Rock Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Art Exhibition: The Best of 3 Dimensions
May 4 – 27, 2023 | Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery (15140 North Bluff Road)
The Sculptors Society of BC presents ‘The Best of 3 Dimensions’ at the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery. Featuring 11 Artists from around the Provence: Lynden Beesley, Kathi Bond, David Dumbrell, James Fletcher, Bruce Kleeberger, Laurent Maynard, Beverly Patterson, Sharon Reay, Linda Schmidt, Rom Simmer, and Bill Thompson. Highlighted will be sculptural work in a variety of media, including bronze, stone, terracotta, wood, found objects, and automata. (Thursdays & Fridays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)

White Rock Farmers Market
Every Sunday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Johnston Road & Russell Avenue
Winner of the best large market in BC in 2015, the White Rock Farmers Market is one of the most popular markets in the province! Lively and fun, kid-friendly and dog-friendly, it’s a wonderful way to spend the morning in White Rock, and who doesn’t love to support local farmers and makers?

Live Music

Check out who’s playing and where this month.

Blue Frog Studios
1328 Johnston Road
Canada’s hottest live recording theatre brings you up close and personal with some of the world’s greatest entertainers. The venue features updated world-class behind the scenes and audio recording technology, as well as high-quality sound and lighting throughout the theatre. Upcoming concerts include:

The Authentics – May 5 & 6
The Paperboys – May 12 & 13
The Blood Brothers – Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia – May 19
R&B Allstars – May 20
White Rock Buskers & Comedy Festival – May 26
Reckless: The Ultimate Bryan Adams Tribute – May 27

West Beach Bar & Grill
1101 Elm Street
West Beach Bar & Grill has a long history of bringing awesome local acts to White Rock.  Every Thursday through Sunday sit back and enjoy jazz, blues and classic rock. Check their Facebook page for this month’s lineup of performers.

The Beer Shack (1515 Johnston Road) – live music every Friday starting at 8:00 pm.

Galaxie Craft Beer (1122 Vidal Street) – Live music every Saturday starting at 8:30 pm

3 Dogs Brewing (#107-15181 Thrift Avenue) – Music Trivia every Thursday. Enjoy “name that tune” style music trivia every Thursday at 7:00 pm.  Name the title of the song, the artist and the year for a chance at prizes!

White Rock Beach Beer (15181 Russell Avenue)