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.
"A Little Chamber Music": Surrey Symphony Society presents an evening of chamber music performed by the Microcosmos Quartet and Surrey Symphony Society chamber music students, 7: 30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Surrey Christian School auditorium, 15353 92nd Ave. Admission by donation.
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.
Maple Leaf Singers: 40-voice choir performs Christmas concert 2: 30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Crossroads United Church, 7655 120th St., North Delta. Tickets $15 for adults, $5 for pre-teen children. Call to reserve: Office 778-593-1043 or Margaret 604-596-8412.
Second Annual Gospel and Blues Christmas Show: Concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at First United Church (White Rock) is staged by Peninsula Productions, featuring music by John Lee Sanders and his five-piece band. Tickets are $25 in advance (at Tapestry Music, 1335 Johnston Rd., White Rock, online at tickets.surrey.ca) and $30 at door.
Jazz Vespers: Performances by local jazz musicians on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, 4 p.m., at Northwood United Church, 8855 156th St., Surrey. Admission by donation. Info: 604-581-8454. Nov. 25: Deanna Knight Trio; Dec. 9: Jennifer Scott/Rene Worst.
"Catch Me If You Can": Surrey Little Theatre opens its new season with comedy/mystery play written by Robert Thomas, to Nov. 24, at 7027 184th St., Surrey. Tickets are $15, 604-576-8451.
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.
Carol Night: Join the Harpeggio Ensemble and other musicians for an evening of carol sing & play along, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at New Hope Christian Church, 11838 88th Ave., North Delta. "Bring your musical instrument and music stand; words and music provided, open-mic solos." Free admission. Info: Kathy, 604-812-2428.
Ypres Chapter 48 Order of the Eastern Star's Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at Amazing Grace United Church, 12740 102nd Ave, Surrey. Cost is $6 per person, free for kids under three.
Christmas Carnival fundraiser at Gracepoint Community Church, 3487 King George Blvd., Surrey, on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Second annual event, admission by donation; game tickets are 50 cents each and hot dog and drink for $3. Carnival games, bouncy castles, cotton candy, cupcake walk, cookie decorating, hair wrapping and more. All money raised will go to Home for Every Child Adoption Society and Change a Life Foundation. Info: www.ahomeforeverychildbc.ca, 778-549-5052.
Women's Advent Service: Crescent United Church, 2756 127th St., will hold annual Women's Advent Service on Monday, Dec. 3. Refreshments are served at 7 p.m. and service is from 7: 30-8: 30. "This is an all-women's service to calm our hearts and minds before the busy season ahead. Musical presentation is by the Spirit Sisters."
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 open at 7 p.m. 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.
Central City Brewing Co.: Live music on stage Saturday nights at restaurant/bar, 13450 102nd Ave., at Central City, Surrey. 604-582-6620, centralcitybrewing.com.
Amber Jack's Tap House: Live music on Friday and Saturday nights, karaoke Wednesdays. Bar at Compass Point hotel, 9850 King George Blvd. Info: 604-588-9511. U-Lounge: Bar/restaurant at #1016051 24th Ave., South Surrey, with live music on select nights. Info: 604-542-8580.
Washington Avenue Grill: Live music Wed.-Sun. at upscale restaurant at East Beach (15782 Marine Dr., White Rock). 604-5414244, washingtonavenuegrill.com. White Rock Elks Lodge #431: Live music and special events on select nights at 1469 George St., White Rock, 604-538-4016, www.
whiterockelks.ca. Sandpiper Pub: Live music on select nights at 15595 Marine Dr., White Rock, 604-531-7625, www. sandpiperpub.net. Slainte, by the Pier: Irish restaurant/bar hosts live music Fri.-Sun., at 15057 Marine Dr. (West Beach), White Rock. 778-294-0066. Dublin Crossing: Stages live music at 18789 Fraser Hwy. 604-575-5470.
Shrine Fantasy Show promises to "amaze, surprise and entertain the entire family" when it comes to Bell Performing Arts Centre, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, featuring magic, illusions, juggling acts, comedy and more. Performers include Damien James (ventriloquist), Greg Tarlinas (juggler), Shelson Casavant (a magician showcased during the 2010 Winter Olympics' opening ceremonies). A portion of show proceeds are given to charity via the Shrine organization. Tickets are $25 at www.iMarktickets.com. For more show details, visit www. shrinefantasyshow.com.
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.
Jeremy Hotz's "The Magical Misery Tour" at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Tickets $42.50, 1855-985-5000, www.ticketmaster.ca.
Clova Cinema: 5732 176th St., Cloverdale. 604-574-1114.
Empire Studio 12 Guildford: 15051 101st Ave. 604-581-1716.
Strawberry Hill Cineple 12161 72nd Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400.
Hollywood 3 Cinemas: 7125 138th St. (Newton Centre, near 72nd Ave., Surrey). 604-592-4441.
Caprice 4: 2381 King George Blvd., South Surrey. 604-531-7456.
Rialto Twin Criterion: 1732 152nd St., S. Surrey. 604-541-9527.
Advent Film Festival on the Sundays of Dec. 2, 9 and 16 at Crossroads United Church, North Delta, at 6: 30 p.m. nightly. Admission by donation, at 7655 120th St. For film titles and more info, visit www.crossroads-unitedchurch.ca, call 778-593-1043.
White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. Admission by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival.ca. Nov. 30: "Lesson Plan," described as "a shocking eye-opener about how the values of fascism are taught in the middle of a democracy."
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"
South Surrey/White Rock Art Society, founded in 1959, meets on second Monday of month (except July and August), 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's church hall, 1480 George St., White Rock. Info: www.artsociety.ca.
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 operated by non-profit Watershed Artworks Society, at 11425 84th Ave. Info: 604-596-1029, watershedartworks. ca. November feature artist is photographer Peter Buxton: "Haida Gwaii - Mystical."
Newton Cultural Centre showcases works by local artists at 13530 72nd Ave. Info: 604-594-2700, www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca.
Surrey Urban Screen: Digital art shown on screen on side of building at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, at 13458 107A Ave. Exhibit can be viewed from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. Info: 604-598-5898, www.surreyurbanscreen.ca.
Jenkins Showler Gallery: Wide range of original Canadian art featured at gallery, at 101-15735 Croydon Dr., at The Shops at Morgan Crossing (new location), phone 604-535-7445, or go online, jenkinsshowlergallery.com. Gallery represents more than 40 artists.
Cheryl's Trading Post: Wide range of original Northwest Coast Art, Inuit and Peruvian art featured at gallery, #103-1711 152nd St. (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre), Surrey. Info: email email@example.com.
White Rock Museum + Archives: 14970 Marine Dr. 604-541-2222.
Surrey Museum: "Baskets for Barter" exhibit on view to Dec. 24 at 17710 56A Ave. Info: www.surrey. ca/heritage, 604-592-6956.
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.
Jump Joint Swing: Retro swing dance events held every Saturday night with host Kirk MacIntyre of Metro Kids Society, doors open 9: 45 p.m. at Jump Joint dance hall, #11012332 Pattullo Pl., North Surrey (next to Xcalibur Bowling). Admission fee $5, all ages, swing dance classes available. Net proceeds to Metro Kids Society, www.MetroKids.ca. For info, call Marie Welton (604-5360195), www.jumpjointswing.com.
Surrey Fiddlers Old Time Dance takes place at Clayton Hall (18513 70th Ave., Surrey ) on first Thursday of every month (except July and August), 7: 30 p.m. start time. Admission is $3. For info, call 604576-1066 or 604-538-3363.
Old-time dancing at Kennedy Hall: At 8870 120th St., Surrey, on the first Saturday of every month. "Fun for the whole family," from 8 to 11 p.m., with live music. Info: Jerry, 604-590-9506.
"Old Time Dance" at Sunnyside Hall: Events held at 1 p.m. every Monday (from Labour Day to end of June) at Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18th Ave. & 154 St., South Surrey. Live music. All seniors welcome. Info: 604-542-8449 or 604-575-8236.
Prose and Poetry event hosted by Libros Libertad, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Pelican Rouge cafe, 15142 North Bluff Rd., White Rock, featuring Manolis (who translated George Seferis' "Collected Poems") and Jan DeGrass ("Jazz with Ella").
"Local Author Sundays" events on select dates at Black Bond Books, 15562 24th Ave., South Surrey (604536-4444, blackbondbooks.com). Dec. 1, 1: 30 p.m.: Shelley Fralic, author of "Making Headlines."
Patient Voices Network hosts an orientation for individuals living in the community of White Rock/South Surrey at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. "Volunteers who join the network will be invited to participate in a variety of opportunities to share their experiences and contribute ideas for improving health care in B.C. and in their local community." For registration info and event location, see www.patientvoices.ca or call 604-742-1772.
"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.
Surrey Board of Trade's Christmas Party ("Seasonal Sizzle"): Networking business reception on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Eaglequest Golf Course (7778 152nd St.) from 5-8 p.m. This year's theme is "Christmas in Brazil." Dress is business attire. Attendees are encourged to bring a food or cash donation for Surrey Food Bank. Info: 604-581-7130, www. businessinsurrey.com.
Surrey/Delta Valley Women's Network hosts "Shop Till you Drop" event Nov. 28 from 11: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. at Eagle Quest Golf Course, on 152nd St., Surrey. Cost is $27 pre-booked or $30 at door. "Join professional business women and guests for a morning of networking. Enjoy a wonderful lunch and make some new friends. Come prepared for networking with business cards or brochures and share what you are passionate about in your business."
North Delta Writers Reading Series: "An evening of readings, literary fun and prizes" on select dates at George Mackie Library, North Delta. Next event at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 8440 112th St. To read work to audience, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: 604594-8155, www.fvrl.bc.ca.
Community dinner at Crossroads United Church: "Come and enjoy this free nutritious meal served in a casual, safe environment. All are welcome." Event on Saturday, Nov. 24; doors open at 4: 30 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., at 7655 120th St., North Delta. Info: www.crossroads-unitedchurch.ca.
Ukrainian Soul Food: Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available on Friday, Nov. 30 at a fundraiser from 4: 30 pm to 7: 30 pm at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108th Ave, Surrey. "Eat-in, take away or ready for your freezer." Info: 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
Boar's Head Madrigal Medieval dinner: Lyric Singers group hosts a "feast of food and song," 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Bethany-Newton United Church, 14853 60th Ave., Surrey. Tickets are $40, 604-5996803, email@example.com. Group info: lyricsingers.ca.
White Rock Museum & Archives 20th annual Holiday Market, to Dec. 20, featuring more than 24 local artists and crafters. Times are Monday-Friday from 10: 30am4: 30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4: 30pm, at 14970 Marine Dr., White Rock. 604-541-2221.
"A Real Gem" jewelry show Nov. 24-25 at Ocean Park hall, South Surrey. Jury for handcrafted work is ongoing; email arealpieceofwork@ hotmail.com for more information.
"Christmas on the Peninsula": Sale event Saturday Nov. 24 (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at Star of the Sea hall, 15262 Pacific Ave., White Rock, in event hosted by PAH Auxiliary Society's Aquarius Group. Christmas china, Santas, stuffed animals, decorative items for the home and more. Info: 604-535-1772, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yuletide Tea & Bazaar at St. John's church on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m., at corner of George and Russell, White Rock. Free admission; tea is $6. Info: Arlene Duff, 604-535-0462.
Watershed Artworks hosts Christmas artisan market ("Deck the Halls") on Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Ave. "Unique and original artwork and crafts for gifts or home decor." Entry is by donation to Deltassist Food Hamper Program. Vendor tables still available. Email June for an application, june.bergen.holt@gmail. com.
Crafty Affaire hosts Holiday Market Dec. 1-2 at Elgin Hall in South Surrey. "Crafty Affaire is a juried market to ensure that there is a best mix of handmade vendors." For more information, visit www.craftyaffaire. com.
11th annual Colebrook United Church Christmas Fair: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. at 5441 125A St., Surrey. Finger Labyrinth, woodwork, cards, Tupperware, hair feathering, jewelry and more, plus soup, sandwiches, coffee available at cafe.
Christmas Bazaar hosted by Semiahmoo House Society to benefit Surrey Food Bank, on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 13550 77th Ave, near King George Blvd. Event features more than 20 vendors. Info: Contact Teresa Randle, 604-592-1006, ext. 228, or email email@example.com.
Norman Foote: Award-winning family entertainer performs Friday, Jan. 4 at Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock, in event staged by Peninsula Productions. Tickets $10 via whiterockplayers.ca or 604-5367535.
"Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat!" show, with "Doodlebops Live!" on Jan. 26 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, in latest production from Koba Entertainment. Tickets $27.50 via www. StrawberryShorecakeOnTour.com.