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.
Jazz Vespers: Performances by jazz musicians on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, 4 p.m., at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Nov. 25: Deanna Knight Trio; Dec. 9: Jennifer Scott/Rene Worst.
Classical Coffee Concerts at Surrey Arts Centre's studio theatre: Concerts on select Thursday mornings, 10: 30 a.m. Featured artists: Sarah Hagen, solo piano (Nov. 22).
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.
Delta Arts Council's Open Mic: Singers, musicians, actors, poets and dancers are welcome to join event on Friday, Nov. 30 at Firehall Centre for the Arts (11489 84th Ave., North Delta). Patti McGregor is the emcee. Doors at 7 p.m. Info 604-581-6270.
"Diamond in the Rock" open mic night for young performers (19 and under) on the last Wednesday of every month (7 p.m.) at Roadhouse Grille, 1781 King George Blvd., Surrey.
"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); additional shows on Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24, 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 at Surrey Arts Centre from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9. Info: fvgss.org. "Pinocchio": Panto production staged from Nov. 30 to Dec. 29 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock. Info and tickets: 604-536-7535.
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.
White Rock/South Surrey Jewish Community Centre presents a movie night premiering the documentary "Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria," on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Elgin Park Secondary theatre. Director/ producer will be attendance for discussion following movie, 7: 30 p.m. start. Tickets $10/person, all welcome. Advance ticket available as well as tickets at the door. Contact Michelle at 604-541-9995 or email@example.com www.wrssjcc.org.
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"
Fourth Annual Family History Show and Tell: Event on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10: 30 am to 12: 30 pm at Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A St. No charge, but donations welcome. "Join us and bring whatever you've made to honour your ancestors." Preregister by calling 604-598-7328, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Poetry Night in Punjabi and Urdu: George Mackie Library (in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch, Vancouver) invites public to an evening of poetry in Punjabi and Urdu on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6: 30-8 pm, 8440 112th St. Two published poets/authors will discuss, read and answer questions about their work. Info: 604-594-8155.
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 (9am-4pm) and Sunday, Nov. 18 (10am-4pm) at Rotary Field House, 14600 Rotary Way, South Surrey.
Sunshine Hills Elementary's Christmas Gift and Craft Fair: Event on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at school gym, 11285 Bond Blvd., North Delta. Featuring crafts from local artisans, great gift ideas, stocking stuffers, used childrens' books, photos with Santa and face painting, plus coffee, hot chocolate and lots of baked goodies.
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. Items for babies an children, adult and household. 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.
"Kids Swap Meet" Nov. 17 at Cloverdale Fairgrounds (6050 176th St.), from 9 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. New and gently used kids items for sale; small business are welcome, too." Info: 604-588-9919.
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. Jury for handcrafted work is ongoing; email arealpieceofwork@ hotmail.com for more information.
Semiahmoo Arts' Christmas Art Fair, featuring local artists and artisans, on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10 am to 4 pm at facility, 14600 North Bluff Rd., White Rock (building to the right of Centennial Arena). Info: 604536-8333, semiahmooarts.com.
Teen Pizza and Games: "Do you live to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Then come to the library for some fun-filled hours of gaming and free pizza," Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St., North Delta.
Surrey Libraries' Live Decorator Challenge: Submit a photo of your best work to earn a spot in the contest. Three finalists will be picked from submissions to participate in a live decorator challenge at City Centre Library on Thursday, Nov. 22. More than $500 in prizes provided by Potters. Shelley Levis, lead designer at Potters, will be judging. Entry deadline is Nov. 19. For more info: www.surreylibraries. ca. This challenge is part of the Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for Surrey Libraries.
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.
14th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. 604-581-7130.
Fraser Valley Real Estate Council (fvepc.com) invites professionals from financial and estate planning fields to its Nov. 20 dinner meeting, on "preparing a Business or Private Practice for Sale - start developing your exit plan." At Eaglequest Golf Centre (Coyote Creek), 7778 152nd St., Surrey. RSVP to LDaschuk@ telus.net. Cost is $60.