Three things to do this week (Oct. 24 to 26)

1. After its successful inauguration in 2013, the International Artist Day Festival in White Rock is back for three days this weekend. Kicking off on Friday evening (Oct. 24), IAD is hosting a gala at the White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russell Ave.)from 7 to 10 p.m. The event includes a showcase of 17 artists’ work, including Terry Isaac, David Patterson and more. There will also be an anonymous art show of 12×12” canvases that will sell for $150 each. Artists’ names are revealed on the back of each piece of work. Saturday’s (Oct. 25) IAD Fest after-party takes place at Blue Frog Studios, playing host to The Cooler Kings. Show starts at 8 p.m. For tickets and more info, visit IADfestival.com or call Semiahmoo Arts at 604-536-8333.

2. An award-winning author is going to be stopping by the Semiahmoo Peninsula on Saturday (Oct. 25) for a book launch, a Q & A session and a book signing. Kate Pullinger, who won the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for the Mistress of Nothing, will be at the Turnbull Gallery at the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre at 3 p.m. launching her latest book, Landing Gear. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 604-536-8333.

3. There are still more frights and fights to be had leading up to Halloween, and All-Star Wrestling isn’t being left behind. The local wrestling company is putting on FRIGHT NIGHT 2 this Friday (Oct. 24) at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey. Matches will feature tag teams, a fight for the heavyweight title, “anything goes” and more. This Halloween themed event begins at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $20 and can be purchased at Central City Comix (10221 King George) or at Allstar-wrestling.com.

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