What’s happening in White Rock this winter? A new year means resolutions and fresh starts and new things to do in White Rock. Catch a comedy show, listen to live music, visit a gallery, enjoy live theatre and so much more.

Live at Blue Frog Studios
Blue Frog Studios | 1328 Johnston Road

In the style of Austin City Limits, Blue Frog’s 4800 square foot facility seats 100 lucky audience members for unique, up close and personal concerts with some of the world’s most talented entertainers. Immersive sound, world-class lighting and an unparalleled production team mean that this little studio puts on some pretty big shows!

Shows coming up at Blue Frog Studios include:

February 3 – Every Song is a Little Adventure – Joni Mitchell Tribute
February 10 – Johnny A … Just Me and My Guitars
February 15 – Mindi Abair & Band
February 17 – Locarno
February 22 – Led Zepagain Tribute to Led Zeppelin (SOLD OUT)
February 24 & 25 – Steelin’ in the Years – Music of Steely Dan

Morosan: The Man Who Painted White Rock
White Rock Museum | 14970 Marine Drive
January 17 – May 21, 2023

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.

Addictive Comedy
Peninsula Productions Theatre | 14600 North Bluff Road
February 23, 2023

Addictive Comedy, featuring dynamic comedians and seasoned performers, Lizzie Allan, Ellen Bradley-Cheung, Karina Lauren Cebuliak, Siobhan Coates and Donny! The show will feature stand-up comedy, improv, sketch comedy and the wildly popular Quiz Addiction Time!

Best Divorce Ever
White Rock Players Club | 1532 Johnston Road
February 2 – 19, 2023

Best Divorce Ever is a new play and a world-premiere comedy by Finnish playwright Ville Nummenpää. Otto and Anna have decided to part ways and since there were no guests at their wedding, they want to have a party for their divorce. But an unexpected visitor has questions that can only be answered by Otto and Anna revisiting key moments of their life together. An adult comedy about life and love, how we got here and what is next. 

Unique Perspectives
Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery | 15140 North Bluff Road
February 2-27, 2023

Paul Hyde, the former lead singer of Canadian band The Payola$, displays his resin-based artwork in this group exhibition on this February at the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery. Other artists showing their work include Dave Patterson, Kat McPhee, and Jim Davidson. McPhee specializes in expressionistic portraits, while Davidson will display figurative and abstract works inspired by his love of the Beatles. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm.

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
Peninsula Productions Theatre | 14600 North Bluff Road
February 17 – 19, 2023

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (Andrew Wood) and Melissa Gardner (Jane Mantle),  both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools”. While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children.

Craft Brewery Events
White Rock’s craft breweries invite you to enjoy big laughs, great music, tasty craft beer and good eats!

Galaxie Craft Brewhouse (1122 Vidal Street) hosts monthly comedy nights featuring a fresh lineup of comics each month. Tickets are on sale now for their February 17 event, and keep an eye on their social media for upcoming dates!

3 Dogs Brewing (15181 Thrift Avenue) hosts music trivia every Thursday night and has regular comedy nights and live music evenings.  You can also catch live music on Friday nights at The Beer Shack (1515 Johnston Road), and on February 14, they’re hosting a painting party with A Palette of Fun. Pre-book and enjoy an evening of creativity as you’re taught step-by-step how to paint your own Japanese Blossoms painting. And keep an eye on White Rock Beach Beer Company‘s (15181 Russell Avenue) social media for live music events.