1. Guildford’s The Taphouse bar plays host to a B.C. Country Music Awards showcase on Friday night (Oct. 23), with performances by Robyn & Ryleigh, Sons of Daughters, Karen Lee Batten and Rod Black, at 15330 102A Ave., Surrey (call 604-533-5088 to reserve seats). The 38th annual BCCMA Awards weekend continues Saturday at Coquitlam’s Executive Plaza Hotel with an artist-development workshop featuring Surrey-raised Lisa Brokop, would-be MP Bob D’Eith and others, followed Sunday by the awards gala at the Hard Rock Casino. For more details, call 1-855-985-5000 or visit Ticketmaster.ca.
2. For teens and preteens, a Halloween Pool Dance Party is happening Saturday (Oct. 24) at Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre. The evening event is held in the water and also on the pool deck at the Fleetwood facility, with DJ-played music, dance floor, a “zombification” booth, underwater hockey, a poolside haunted house and more, starting at 8:30 p.m. and ending at 12:30 a.m. Tickets for the pool party, first held last year and hosted by the city’s Surrey Youth department, are $3.50 each and available by calling 604-501-5100 (quote event number 4417324). The pool is located at 16555 Fraser Hwy. More details are posted at Surrey.ca/youth/273.aspx, or call 604-501-5036.
3. A four-day Oktoberfest celebration at Cloverdale Agriplex continues this weekend (Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24), with action happening from 5 p.m. to midnight. Beer-loving attendees can expect plenty of Bavarian-style food, DJ’d music and games such as darts, “competitive beer pong” and rock ‘n’ roll bingo. The party is planned by Phoenix Productions (Phoenix-Productions.ca) and features a free shuttle bus that runs to the site from King George SkyTrain station. General-admission tickets are $25, or $30 at the door. For details, call 778-400-8708 or email email@example.com.