EVENTS GUIDE for Surrey (Oct. 27 and beyond)

Festivals, shows, concerts and more in our weekly calendar

Local blues-roots musician (and actor) Jim Byrnes returns to Surrey Arts Centre for a performance on Thursday


Jazz Vespers at Northwood United Church: Hour-long concert events on second and fourth Sundays at church, 8855 156th St., Surrey, 4 p.m. start, Nov. 13: Dave Guiney Swing Band; Nov. 20: The Arntzens 3 Generations; Dec. 4: Mighty Fraser Big Band, with Steve Maddock and Jennifer Scott; Dec. 11: Mass choir special event.

Jim Byrnes: The celebrated, St. Louis-born blues/roots artist in concert with guest Pat Chessell Band, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit

“Lennon: Through a Glass Onion” concert features the music and lyrics of John Lennon, in Rock.It Boy presentation, Friday, Nov. 4 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock. Tickets are $42.50 (plus fees), 604-536-7535,

“Four by Four” concert celebrates the songs made famous by The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, plus Motown, as part of regional tour presented by Rocklands Entertainment. Show on Friday, Nov. 11 at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre, 7 p.m. Tickets and info: 604-507-6355,


“Santaween” fundraiser hosted by Surrey Christmas Bureau on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Delta Lion Pub, North Delta. Cost is $25. “Join us for a holly, jolly, spooky evening at our annual Santaween Pub Night,” with a silent auction, pasta dinner, drinks, costume contest and more. Kids 12 & under $10. Info:, 604-690-8715.

“Double Down Against Cancer” event Friday, Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Elements Casino in Cloverdale, as fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society. Tickets are $60 pp. “Join us for a night of black jack, horse racing, live music, dancing and an amazing dinner while you fight back against childhood cancers. All proceeds will benefit the Canadian Cancer Society and will be used to fund pediatric cancer research.” More info:, 604-533-1816.


Latin concert and fundraising dinner on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Fleetwood Community Centre from 6 to 11 p.m., featuring music by Rhythm n’ Cello, J Welsh and Rio Samaya. Part proceeds to the Christmas Bureau. For info and tickets, visit or call 604-593-2448.


Canada 150 Tulip Planting event at Holland Park on Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 2 p.m. at 13428 Old Yale Rd., Surrey, as part of Bulbs for Beauty, a Surrey Parks initiative that works with schools, community organizations and residents to plant thousands of bulbs in Surrey each fall. Related events on Oct. 22 at Amelia Adams Park (85A Avenue & 121A Street) and Oct. 21 at Unwin Park( 13313 68 Ave., by playground). “Drop-in to a free community planting and join other residents to beautify your local parks. Events run rain or shine and all tools will be provided. Bring your own mug for hot chocolate after the planting.” Info:

Annual Dove Release Memorial event hosted by Surrey Hospice Society from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Bear Creek Park Pavilion, off 88th Ave., Surrey. Dove-release fee is $50, attendance free. “A beautiful way to honor your loved one.” Info:,


“Reflections of Vaudeville” annual show staged by Surrey-based The Vaudevillians on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 (at 2 p.m. daily) at Surrey Arts Centre, at Bear Creek Park, featuring song, dance and comedy skits from days gone by as a fundraiser for performing-arts students. Tickets are $22 by calling 604-501-5566 or visiting


Naad Festival 2016: Annual event presented by Surrey-based Naad Foundation, featuring music, dance and film at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage on Friday, Oct. 28, starting at 6 p.m. Featured are tabla ensemble with Akaljot Singh and Satpreet Singh and Baljit Singh, Kathak dance by Mangala Bhatt with classical fusion music by the Naad Fusion Band, plus the premiere of the short spoken word film “Our Victory,” written by Ajmer Rode and directed by Gurleen Kaur Suri. Info and tickets: call 778-883-2627 or visit

Diwali Fest: “Diwali Downtown” event at Surrey City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 3 to 7 p.m., featuring “the best of contemporary and classical Indian culture for the entire family. This year’s event will include over 15 unique music and dance performances, an Indian style bazaar (marketplace) featuring South Asian crafts and food.” Free admission. Info:


Potter’s “House of Horrors” will run from Oct. 1 to 31 at the garden shop’s Newton location, 12530 72nd Ave., Surrey. New “L’il Haunters” kids-only attraction, adult houses, plus Coffin Ride, a Haunted Photo Booth, Xtreme Paintball Massacre and more. For times, tickets and more info, visit


“Lunch with NDP Leader John Horgan” event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Friday, Oct. 28 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152 Street, Surrey). Hear his views on transportation, transit, housing affordability, education and other issues. For tickets and more info, call 604-581-7130.

2016 Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Gala event hosted by Surrey Board of Trade on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Six of Surrey’s best businesses and business people will be recognized in different award categories at the Academy Awards-style event. Tickets and info: 604-581-7130,


Peacock Bar & Grill: Live music, open-mic nights (Tues./Thurs.) and more at all-ages venue in Whalley, 10257 King George Blvd. Info: 604-584-1388,

Donegal’s Irish House: Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112,

Escape bar at Elements Casino: Live music and more on select nights at 300-seat licensed venue, 17755 60th Ave., Cloverdale. Info:

The Taphouse Guildford: Upscale music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Tuesday: Acoustic Night, 8 p.m. Wednesday: “Almost Famous Karaoke”; Friday/Saturday: live cover bands. Info: 604-583-8828,

Pancho’s Top 40 Rock Club: Live top 40 and classic rock. Tuesday karaoke, Thursday jam night. At 10768 King George Blvd., Surrey, 604-583-3536. Band and special-event info:

Dublin Crossing: Live music four nights a week at 18789 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. 604-575-5470,

Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on select nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. Info: 604-582-6620,


Central City Comedy at the Peacock Bar & Grill: Chris Griffin is featured at the next show, on Tuesday, Nov. 1 along with fellow performers Mark Hughes, Justin O’Hearn, Caleb Jeffries, Colin Sharp, Ed Hill and host Cliff Prang. Admission is $5. Venue at 10257 King George Blvd., Surrey. Info: 604-584-1388,,

Danny Bhoy: Scottish comedian returns to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Oct. 28 with “Commonwealth Comedian” show, 7:30 p.m. Tickets and info:

“Comedy Unscripted: Improv With a Twist” show features Vancouver TheatreSports League players, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage. Tickets $25/$20 via 604-501-5566 and


“The Dixie Swim Club”: Surrey Little Theatre stages play about five women, all former college swimmers, who reunite on an August long weekend. Directed by Mike Busswood. Staged from Oct. 20 to Nov. 19. Info:, tickets via

Lorne Elliott: “Chasing the Big Silly” show performed by the comedy veteran on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre, 8 p.m. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit

“East of Berlin”: Peninsula Productions continues its Staged Reading series with the Canadian play “East of Berlin,” by Hannah Moscovitch, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 14600 North Bluff Rd., White Rock, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets $10,

“The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper” show features Corin Raymond, a musician/storyteller, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit

“Call Mr. Robeson: A Life, With Songs” written and performed by Tayo Aluko in tribute to actor, singe rand civil-rights campaigner Paul Robeson, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage. For tickets and info, call 604-501-5566 or visit

“The Comic Strippers” adult-only show offers a male-stripper parody and improv comedy for audiences of all genders, on Jan. 28 at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre. “Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.” Tickets and info:, 604-507-6355,


Surrey Muse Writers is a bi-monthly free drop-in for writers who may want/need feedback on their works in progress. “We hope to create a safe place for writers to present work to see the impact of one’s writings, and to find helpful suggestions and feedback to improve it. We’ll have two facilitators and a resource person at each meeting.” Info and schedule to Nov. 19:


Viva Italia!” pasta night on Friday, Nov. 4 at Bethany-Newton United Church, 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. Fee is $15 for adults, $10 for kids aged six to 12, free for kids under age five. “Fun, food, music, silent auction and memorable activities. Dinner includes assorted pasta, salads, bread buffet, tea coffee and dessert bar. (Vegetarian & Gluten Free options available). Wine and soft drinks available at reasonable prices.” Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner 6-8 p.m. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will go to the Italian Red Cross Relief Fund. Info:, 604-599-6803.

Ukrainian “soul food” – perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht – available for sale on the last Friday of each month (including Oct. 28) as fundraiser at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave., Surrey, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer.” Info: call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.


MOSAIC Immigrant Professionals conference on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104th Ave., Surrey. “Celebrating 40 years of helping immigrants and refugees integrate into Canadian society, MOSAIC, with presenting sponsor RBC, offer you a full day of inspiring speakers, expert panels, educational workshops and exhibitors. Light refreshments will be served. Open to all, whether you are established or new to Canada.” Info:, 604-708-9300.


Surrey International Folk Dancing meets Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey. “No partner or costume required. Beginners welcome. $4 drop-in fee.” Info:, 604-496-4236,

Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey) on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $4. For info, call 604-576-1066.

Scottish Country Dance classes at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd St., Surrey. Hosted by White Rock Scottish Country Dance Club. “First class free, drop-in fee $5.” Events are held on Wednesday evenings each week, starting at 7 p.m. For info, call Maureen at 604-536-1367 or visit


Jamming at Fleetwood: Golden-agers are invited to join group of senior musicians that meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at 15996 84 Ave. “We play for the sheer pleasure of entertaining a dedicated audience who come in to listen or dance, every week. Lunch is available for purchase, and you can try your luck at winning a 50/50 draw.” Info: contact Mildred, email or call 604-789-5037.

Newton Seniors Centre Tennis Club seeks experienced, senior (55+) tennis players. “We are not a teaching club, so you must know how to play, serve and score.” For information, call Al or Sue at 604-594-8783, or Jan, 604-502-7844.


Sunshine Ridge Craft Market on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunshine Ridge Baptist Church, 6230 120th St., Surrey. Craft market in support of Chain of Love homes for abandoned and abused children in Brazil. Come and browse a varied selection of handmade goods in our gym, and enjoy a specialty coffee and some live music.” Info:, 604-543-7718.


“Brick Walls: Sharing Strategies on Tough Genealogy Problems”: Cloverdale Library presents event on Saturday, Oct. 29, with special guest, Cloverdale Library’s manager Laurie Cooke, who will discuss a fascinating piece of Surrey history. Co-sponsored by BC Genealogy Society, from 1-5 p.m. The cost is $20 (including food). “Additional $10 if you opt for a one-on-one, 15-minute appointment with an expert.” Register at Cloverdale Library or call 604-598-7327.

Fleetwood Cook Book Club meets bimonthly at Fleetwood Library on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Schedule includes event on Dec. 5 (Cookie Swap). “If you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes, grab your apron and sign up for the Fleetwood Cook Book Club. We pick the theme/books, and you select a recipe to make from that book, then we all get together to share a meal.” Call to register: 604-598-7346.


Clayton Heights Optometry is looking to feature Local artists at office, 103A-19151 Fraser Hwy., Surrey. “Are you an artist looking for a place to display your art? We feature an artist every few months on our waiting area wall with complete info on the artist. If you would like your painting, drawing, or photographic art displayed, email us at for consideration.”


Panorama Children’s Choir, under the direction of Dolores Scott begins their new semester with a focus on World Rhythms. No auditions. Ages K-7 New members welcome Tuesday afternoons at 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. “This is a place to share your voice with friends and shine as one!” Call 604 595-6718 to register. Info:

Maple Leaf Singers: “Meet new people, have fun, and reveal the song in your heart. Join the Maple Leaf Singers, a unique show chorus that includes singers from all parts of Metro Vancouver and performs at a variety of events. Baritone and bass voices particularly needed, but all are welcome. Learn more at Ask Anne Baird about joining at via email,


“Artists as Directors: Staging Still Life Scenes” artists’ panel with Torrie Groening, David Ostrem, and Davida Kidd, on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Surrey Art Gallery. Learn how the artists approach their “still life” artworks as a stage where the relationships between objects creates a story for us to interpret, with Brian Foreman as moderator. Free admission, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-501-5566,

Surrey Art Gallery: Until Dec. 4, the gallery delves into people’s changing relationship with objects through a cluster of exhibitions on the ‘still life’ genre of art, featuring works by Fiona Ackerman, Kelly Lycan, April Hickox, Jay Bundy Johnson and others. Gallery at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566,

PopUp Newton Gallery + Creative Hub: Gallery space in Newton features local artists and collectives, at 137th Street and 72A Avenue. Info: Until Oct. 29: AgentC Projects/Sonny Assu: “Process”.

Thursday Artist Talk: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on first Thursday of every month at Bear Creek Park facility, 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-501-5566,

Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700,

Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898,


Surrey Museum: Located at 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info:, 604-592-6956.

Historic Stewart Farm: Facility located at site of 1894 farmhouse and heritage gardens, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956,

Surrey Archives: Info: 604-502-6459 or 17671 56th Ave, Cloverdale.


Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441.

Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.

Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.


“Taking The Next Step” workshop hosted by Village Surrey on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Newton Cultural Centre, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey. Admission is free. “Have questions about becoming an official society? Wondering if your group should become a non-profit, charity, social enterprise, or just remain an informal group of awesome people? This workshop will help you consider what shape your group could take, as well as cover the basics of how to incorporate as a non-profit society under the BC Societies Act.” Info:, 778-988-3549.


Surrey Eagles Junior A hockey team plays home games at South Surrey Arena, 2199 148 St, Surrey. “Come see future NHL stars today. Fast-paced, family fun.” Info:, 604-531-4625 (GOAL).

Surrey Knights Junior B hockey team plays home games at North Surrey Recreation Centre. For schedule of games and ticket information, visit or call 604-534-1285.

Free swims sponsored by Westminster Savings, on Saturdays throughout the year. “Join us for our free family swims held once per month at each of our indoor pools. Free swims are part of Westminster Savings’ Project Better Balance.” Events are held at the North Surrey rec centre pool on the last Saturday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m., at South Surrey’s indoor pool on the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m., and at the Surrey Sport & Leisure pool on the third Sunday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m.


The Cloverdale Market: “Your Weekly Treasure Hunt” in two buildings with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots, open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, off 176th St. (Hwy 15) and 62nd Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-837-1676,


Surrey Singles Over 60: “Are you interested in meeting new people and having fun dancing, bowling, cards, dinners, picnics etc.? We are accepting new members based in the North Surrey/North Delta area, so call 604-594-2860 and ask for Lyla or Doug or Roy at 604-593-1918.”

North Delta Newcomers and Friends is a ladies social club. “Our fall activities are in full swing. If you are new to the area or would just like to meet some new people, please call and arrange to attend some of them (morning walks, coffee times, stitch and chat, card games, and par 3 golf, potlucks and our monthly dinners.” Info: call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974.

Surrey Beekeepers Association meetings held on third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. start at Honeybee Centre, 7480 176th St., Surrey. Contact Don or Fran Carter, 604-591-3262. “All welcome to attend and learn about bees.”

CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) North Delta/Surrey is a club open to all women graduates, students and associates who support the mission and ideals of CFUW, which provides annual scholarships and bursaries to deserving female graduates who are going on to university. The club meets monthly from September to June. Contact Heather at 604-591-7678 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.


Valley Women’s Network Luncheons held on last Wednesday of every month at Eaglequest Golf Club, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Event fee $27, or $30 at door for non-members. “Come share your business successes, goals with us and let us help one another.” Info:, 604-940-9355.


The Surrey Board of Trade seeks volunteers for three of its advocacy teams (Agriculture Team, Environment Team and Tourism, Arts & Culture Team). Contact or call 604-581-7130.

Surrey Hospice Society, which offers programs and services in hospice, palliative and bereavement care (all offered free of charge), needs volunteers and also donations to support its programs. Volunteers needed for resource centre (reception and general office work), palliative client care at Laurel Place and SMH and thrift store (retail, cashier, stocking, inventory duties). To help, call 604-584-7006, email or visit #1-15243 91st Ave., Surrey.

Surrey Art Gallery Association seeks volunteers for its gift shop at its Bear Creek Park facility. “If you enjoy meeting new people and local artists, being around unique and finely crafted artworks by artists from around the Lower Mainland, this is the place for you.” Contact Joan Owen, 604-531-8118.


“Sleep Problems and Epilepsy” session on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at City Centre Library, room 120, 10350 University Dr., Surrey, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free to attend. “Guest speaker, Dr. James Lee, a specialist in sleep medicine, explains the nature of the troubled relationship between sleep and epilepsy and offers helpful suggestions.” Info: Visit or call 604-853-7399.

Al-Anon: “When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon family groups can help.” Call 888-425-2666, M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program, on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Elim Village – The Oasis, 9008 158th St., Surrey. “A self-management program designed for people who have completed treatment and are living with or have been affected by cancer. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The workshop is facilitated by two trained lay leaders, many who are cancer survivors themselves. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.” Info:

Nar Anon: “If you have a family member or friend struggling with addiction problems, then Nar Anon may be the place for you. We meet on Tuesdays at Bethany-Newton United Church on the corner of 60th and 148th St. in Surrey. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.” Info:

Surrey Multiple Sclerosis support meetings held on the last Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, 9165 160th St., Surrey. Info: Contact Cheryl (, 604-581-3758) or Barb (778-373-0284).

Mental Health Family and Friends Info Night: “Support and information for friends and family of people struggling with mental illness. New members are always welcome,” on first and third Thursday of every month at Shirley Dean Pavilion, 9634 King George Blvd., Surrey (East entrance). For more information, call Katie: 604-585-5666, ext. 772534.

Tao Healing Group (formerly Soul Power) Surrey: “Learn simple but powerful self-healing techniques for any aspect of life, with Certified Healers and Teachers. Receive free healing and blessings.” Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., “Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.” By donation, info: 778-379-9920.

Canadian Mental Health Association (Delta) offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family, on first Wednesday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., 11715 72nd Ave., North Delta (house). Call 604-943-1878 to register.


Surrey English Language Centre provides free English language classes for new immigrants to Canada with proof of permanent residence, age 17 or older. “We offer full-time and evening LINC classes year-round, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.” To register, call 604-582-7479, email, visit 9801 King George Blvd. (suites #111 and #350), Surrey.

Free “English for the Workplace” classes at PICS in new Project Based Language Training Program (PBLT). “Students will learn and develop soft skills, job search, resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more.” Call 604-596-7722, ext. 138. Free childminding on site.







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