1. Canâ€™t get the kids to sit still during a ballet performance of the Nutcracker each holiday season? Then perhaps the lovable TV duo Max and Ruby â€” the cartoon bunny siblings known to kids since 2002 â€” can give young ones an appreciation for classical music as theyâ€™re whisked away into the classic Nutcracker Suite in a live performance this Thursday. Max and Ruby become characters set to the music of Tchaikovsky; hitting the stage at Surreyâ€™s Bell Performing Arts Centre at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 each and can be purchased by calling 604-507-6355 or at Bellperformingartscentre.com.
2. Step back in time this Saturday (Nov. 15) as the Viking Winter Festival comes alive at the Surrey Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. The Reik Felag Norse Culture Recreation Society will re-enact a traditional winter solstice Viking feast for visitors through costumes, crafts, food and stories of yore. History buffs attending the festival can even make a Santa Lucia candle crown and solstice feast gifts at the by-donation event. The Viking Winter Festival begins at 1 p.m. at the Surrey Museum (17710 56A Ave.).
3. If you just canâ€™t get enough of spicy Indian food, then thereâ€™s good news for you at the Surrey Chapters (12101 72nd Ave.) this Saturday (Nov. 15). Best-selling Indian cookbook author Anupy Singla will be leading a talk on the health and curative benefits of traditional Indian spices at the launch of her latest cookbook, Indian For Everyone: The Home Cookâ€™s Guide to Traditional Favourites. The free, open to the public event begins at 2 p.m.