"Catch Me If You Can": Surrey Little Theatre opens its new season with comedy/mystery play written by Robert Thomas (not to be confused with 2002 movie of same title), to Nov. 17 (Thurs.-Sat. evenings, matinee on Nov. 11) at 7027 184th St., Surrey. Tickets are $15, 604-576-8451. More info: www. surreylittletheatre.com.
"Phantom of the Panto": Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society production on stage at Surrey Arts Centre from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9. Info: www.fvgss.org.
"Pinocchio": Panto production staged by White Rock Players' Club from Nov. 30 to Dec. 29 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Info and tickets: 604-536-7535, email email@example.com, whiterockplayers.ca.
"Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates": Ellie King's latest panto production for Royal Canadian Theatre Company is staged from Dec. 20 to Jan. 6 at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88th Ave., at Bear Creek Park. Tix range $14.95 to $23.95, or family pack of four tickets for $68. Info: 604-501-5566, tickets. surrey.ca.
The Vaudevillians Hit Broadway: Event features local seniors' entertainment troupe on stage for two shows Saturday, Nov. 10 at Surrey Arts Centre, at 2 and 7: 30 p.m., in benefit of a bursary for local college students. Tickets $20/$22.50, 604-501-5566.
Just For Laughs comedy tour: A "Relationship Edition" of tour stops in Surrey on Friday, Nov. 23 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, featuring John Heffron (former "Last Comic Standing" winner), Debra DiGiovanni, Godfrey and Jim Breuer (one-time member of the "Saturday Night Live" crew). Show info and tickets ($42 each): ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000.
Allstar Wrestling: Return of the Vampire: Event Friday, Nov. 16 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds (Alice MacKay building) features Gangrel the Vampire Warrior (champ) vs. Fabulous Fabio and other matches, 7: 30 p.m. start. Tickets range from $12 to $20, aswcanada.com, vtixonline.com, 604-710-0872.
Surrey Historical Society meeting Nov. 10, 10 a.m. start in the downstairs meeting room of Surrey Archives building, 17671 56th Ave., Cloverdale. Following meeting, a presentation by Ryan Gallagher (aerial photos of Surrey, over the years) will be shown. Info: 604-576-9734.
"Soldier of the Horse": Join local author Robert Mackay after the Remembrance Day ceremony on Surrey Museum's plaza to learn about Surrey's connections to the World War I Canadian cavalry, and the importance of horses during the war, on Sunday, Nov. 11, noon to 1pm. Drop in, by donation, all ages. Info: 604-592-6956, www.surrey. ca/heritage.
Joy of Music Concert: Popular hospital fundraiser presented by Kay Hogg Goodwill Group, Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary, Thursday, Nov. 8 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Road, White Rock. Concert features award-winning Semiahmoo Jazz groups and Double Deuce, 6: 30 p.m. Tickets $20 via Peace Arch Hospital gift shop, Alicia at 604-5365634 or Wendy at 604-538-0162.
Cappella Artemisia: Ensemble performs Friday, Nov. 9 as part of White Rock Concerts series, at White Rock Baptist Church, 8 p.m., at 140th St./16th Ave. Info: 604-5356692, www.whiterockconcerts.com.
Jimmy D Lane: Blues guitar player performs Saturday, Nov. 10 at Pacific Inn hotel, South Surrey. $20, tickets. surrey.ca, 604-542-6515, 1160 King George Blvd.
David Myles Trio: Folk/jazz group does acoustic performance 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Surrey Arts Centre, Bear Creek Park. Tickets $30-$33 ($15 student rush), 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca.
Steelin' in the Years: Tribute to Steely Dan in concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Blue Frog studio/hall in White Rock, featuring A-list local musicians. Tickets and info: www.bluefrogstudios.ca.
Semi's Salute to Swing: 26th annual dinner/dance/concert Saturday, Nov. 17 at Semiahmoo Secondary, featuring the school's jazz bands and special guest Big City Soul, 5: 30 p.m., 1785 148th St., South Surrey. Tickets range $65-$90, 604-614-2693.
Alfie Zappacosta: Concert celebrates new "Live From Blue Frog" DVD, shows 7: 30 p.m. Nov. 2223 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall in White Rock. Tickets and info: www. bluefrogstudios.ca.
Melanie Dekker: Vancouver-based singer/songwriter in concert 7: 30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall in White Rock. Tickets and info: www. bluefrogstudios.ca.
Rock 'n' Roll Christmas: Legends of Rock 'n' Roll tribute artists in concert Friday, Dec. 7 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino and Roy Orbison. Tickets are $39.75, 604-507-6355. More info: www. LegendsofRocknRoll.com.
Mud Bay Blues Band: The Christmas Bash: Saturday, Dec. 8 at Blue Frog studio/concert hall, plus special guests. Gifts and door prizes courtesy of Arbonne International. Tickets/info: www.bluefrogstudios. ca/newshows.html, 604-542-3055.
Classical Coffee Concerts at Surrey Arts Centre's studio theatre: New series for 2012-13 season features 75-minute classical concerts by host pianist Sarah Hagen and special guests on select Thursdays, starting with coffee and pastries at 9: 30 a.m. and concert at 10: 30 a.m. Featured artists: Sarah Hagen, solo piano (Nov. 22); Martin Chalifour, violen (Feb. 7); Ken Lavigne, singer (March 7).
Surrey Tree-Lighting Festival: Annual event at Central City Plaza/SFU Surrey complex features a day of live music (Dragonette, Dear Rouge, many more) and family-friendly attractions on Saturday, Nov. 24 from noon to 8 p.m. Santa Claus arrives at 1 p.m.; tree-lighting ceremony at 6: 15 p.m. Full details at www.surrey.ca/treelighting.
Get Reel: Film series hosted by Semiahmoo Arts, with screenings held on select nights, 7 p.m. start. Guest speakers lead a discussion following each film. Tickets $10/11; Info: 604-536-8333, www. whiterockartscouncil.com. Nov. 28: "Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster"
Surrey Art Gallery: "Mirror Mirror: A juried exhibition of self-portraits" on view to Dec. 16; "Scenes of Selves, Occasions for Ruses: Dissolving the limits of the self and others through new forms of portraiture," on view to Dec. 16. Gallery is located at Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave. near King George Blvd. Info: 604-501-5566, www.arts.surrey.ca.
Watershed Artworks gallery shop: Works by local artists featured at North Delta facility, 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, watershedartworks.ca. November: photographer Peter Buxton's "Haida Gwaii - Mystical."
Surrey Museum: "Baskets for Barter" exhibit on view to Dec. 24. Museum at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey.ca/heritage, 604-5926956.
Creative Treasures 9th Christmas craft fair: "Twenty-eight crafters offer an exciting selection of treasures for Christmas decorating and giving" at East Delta Hall (corner Hwy. 10 and 104th St.) to Saturday, Nov. 10, daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraising sale hosted by the Kainos Auxiliary Group (Peace Arch Hospital) on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the hospital in front of the main-floor elevators. Quality China and crystal, many hand-knitted items including adorable machine-washable and dryable donkeys, teddy bears and dolls, also slippers and blankets. All proceeds to the P.A.H. Auxiliary.
Bazaar Days & Raffle at Newton Seniors Centre, on Thursday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 16 from 10: 30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. daily. "Get your Christmas shopping done early. Items for babies and children, adult and household. Enter our raffle to win one of our beautiful prizes." Event presented by the Bazaar Craft Group at 13775 70th Ave., Surrey.
Aquarius Group of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary present Christmas sale on Thursday, Nov. 15 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at Peace Arch Hospital lobby. Lots of Christmas items for the home. Info: 604-5351772, email@example.com.
Breakaway Hospital Auxiliary Group's annual fall fair on Sat. Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at clubhouse at 1840 160th. St., Surrey. "Come and enjoy a muffin and coffee and check out the handmade crafts, baking and much more." Info: Marg McElroy, 604-535-2233.
Cloverdale United Church women are hosting their annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 17575 58A Ave., Cloverdale. Tables are $25,call Marguerite Cryer at 604-574-5603.
"A Real Piece of Work": 11th annual holiday art and fine craft sale set for Nov. 17-18, plus "A Real Gem" jewelry show on Nov. 24-25, both at Ocean Park hall, South Surrey. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
14th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. Tickets $105+tax each or $1,000+tax for a table of 10. Dress is formal. Info and tickets: 604-581-7130.
"Moving to the Next Level: Financing, Buying and Selling Businesses": Half-day event, featuring three panels, hosted by Surrey Board of Trade and ACG at Sheraton hotel in Guildford, on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 7: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All-inclusive price is $100 plus tax. Info: 604-581-7130, www. businessinsurrey.com.
The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society (LMDSS) is celebrating National Down Syndrome Awareness Week. On Nov. 10, at 4 p.m., participate in a FUNdraising movie event at Clova Cinemas, 5732 176 St., Cloverdale (all proceeds benefit local individuals and families through the LMDSS). Tickets must be pre-purchased, 604591-2722. Info: www.lmdss.com.
St. Andrew's Pub & Ceilidh night: Friday, Nov. 30 at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152nd. St., Surrey, hosted by the Tam O'Shanters, with music by Braidwater band. Tickets $12, 604536-7660,604-535-8949.
Surrey Philosophers' Café: Thursday, Nov. 22, 11: 30 am, ABC Country Restaurant, 2160 King George Blvd. Topic to be discussed: Should marijuana be legalized? Presented by TALK: Third Age of Learning at Kwantlen. 604-599-3077; kwantlen.ca/talk.
Annual Fall & Winter Book Sale hosted by Rotary Club of White Rock ("great books at great prices; free book for every child accompanied by adult") on Saturday, Nov. 17 (9am4pm) and Sunday, Nov. 18 (10am4pm) at Rotary Field House, 14600 Rotary Way, South Surrey.
"Coping Through the Holidays": Surrey Hospice Society hosts event Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Surrey Arts Centre (program room), 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. "Join us for an evening of practical ideas to help people of all ages cope with grief on the difficult days, and an opportunity for informal sharing and questions. Refreshments will be provided. There is no fee for this evening." Pre-register by calling the Surrey Hospice Society office, 604-543-7006.
White Rock and District Garden Club welcomes new members to its next meeting, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Cranley Hall, 2141 Cranley Dr., South Surrey. 604-538-0496.
"Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite": Koba Entertainment production at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, Friday, Nov. 9. Tickets ($26.50) and info: www. MaxandRubyonTour.com.