10 things to do in Surrey this October

Sep 22 2018, 6:06 pm

October has arrived in Surrey, and there’s lots of fall fun to be had. Here is our list of 10 things to do around the city this month, including Boo-Seum, Arsenic and Old Lace, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Métis Paddle Carving

  • What: An opportunity to learn about Métis people and culture through a hands-on activity. Pat Calihou will be teaching and guiding participants towards making their own unique paddles.
  • When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: City Centre Library – Room 120 – 10350 University Dr., Surrey
  • Register: Online, free

Thursday Artist Talk: Hannah Bennett – “Art and the In-Between”

  • What: In this illustrated talk, Bennett shares her ideas, techniques, wins, and failures in leading an artistic practice. Following her talk, participants are invited to stay for a free mini-workshop on collograph printing where you can make your own textured print using her small etching press.
  • When: Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

The Piano Teacher


The Piano Teacher/City of Surrey

  • What: An Arts Club Theatre Company production by Dorothy Dittrich. Erin, a concert pianist, hasn’t touched a piano since her husband died. As Elaine, a piano teacher, gently reacquaints Erin with her instrument, other life changes follow. A simple update to Erin’s home, for instance, brings the unexpected companionship of a contractor, Tom. Audience advisory: Mature themes and strong language.
  • When: Various dates from Wednesday, October 10 to Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $29-$49

Flashlight Mysteries

  • What: Learn about local night animals in the day use area through activities, performances, exhibitors and storytelling.  Lanterns will lead you to Detective Headquarters where park interpreters will introduce the mystery. Nancy the spider is hosting a masquerade party for local nightlife. Help her figure out which animal has crashed her party as you collect clues at stations along the trail.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Surrey Bend Regional Park – 10238 168 Street, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Fleetwood Labyrinth’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • What: Join others in walking the labyrinth in Fleetwood to the sounds of live, meditative music performed by a harpist or violinist. This event is in honour of Fleetwood Park Labyrinth’s 10th Anniversary. Free birthday cake will be provided.
  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Fleetwood Park – 15802 80 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Tree House Storytime

  • What: A fun, fall story inside the treehouse at Redwood Park then explore the forest on a guided seasonal sensory walk. Parent participation required.
  • When: Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Redwood Park – 17900 20 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Latin Fiesta

  • What: Bring the family to the Museum of Surrey for a vibrant fiesta of all the senses that includes crafts, dancing, food and more.
  • When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Admission, Free

Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player

  • What: David Scheel’s show pokes fun at modern living and current events using his enormous range of comic voices and accents. Think Victor Borge with a dash of Robin Williams.
  • When: Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

Arsenic and Old Lace


Arsenic and Old Lace/The Royal Canadian Theatre Company

  • What: A classic black-comedy and a Broadway hit starring Boris Karloff before it was adapted for film with Cary Grant. Jaqueline Becher, Michael Charrois and Steve Weller are two dotty sisters and their very scary and menacing nephew who comes to visit, complete with his crazy sidekick plastic surgeon.
  • When: Friday, October 26 to Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online


  • What: Design your own take-home Jack O’ Lantern, go on a spooktacular scavenger hunt in the exhibit galleries, guess the ghoul and guts and compete for best costume and strut your stuff in our parade.
  • When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free
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