Jack De Keyzer Band at Gun­ners Club on Oct. 27

The Expositor (Brantford) - - ENTERTAINMENT - Preview wel­comes story ideas and news of com­ing arts and en­ter­tain­ment events The dead­line is 4 p.m. Tues­day. Sub­mit in­for­ma­tion to Ent., The Ex­pos­i­tor, 195 Henry St., Build­ing 4, Unit 1, Brant­ford, N3T 5C9, or e-mail brex.preview@sun­media.ca.

An­nual va­ri­ety con­cert at St. Paul’s United Church, 48 Broad­way St. W., Paris, on Sun­day at 3 p.m., Fea­tur­ing St. Paul’s choir en­sem­ble di­rected by Stephanie Bur­goyne with John W. Van­der­tuin at the church’spipe-or­gan.In­stru­men­tals by Sean Col­well, trum­pet, and a string en­sem­ble. Col­lec­tion only.

Fall Mu­sic Crawl pre­sented by Brant­ford Sym­phony Or­ches­tra on Sun­day at 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. En­joy three mini-con­certs at three his­toric sites: the Brant­ford String Quin­tet at Glen­hyrst Gallery Coach House, the Brant County Singers at Mo­hawk Chapel and the BSO Brass Quin­tet at the Cana­dian Mil­i­tary Mu­seum. Tick­ets for all three con­certs are $30. They are avail­able at www.brant­fordsym­phony.ca/ event/fall­mu­s­ic­crawl. For more info call 519-759-8781.

The Jack De Keyzer Band with spe­cial guest Guy (Wilkie) Wilkes per­forms Fri­day, Oct. 27, at the Gun­ners Club, 115 Henry St., Brant­ford. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show­time at 9 p.m. Tick­ets are $15 in ad­vance and $20 at the door. Avail­able at Brant­ford Mu­sic Cen­tre, Mi­croplay, Sammy’s Rec Room and the Gun­ners Club. new ex­hibit, The Look of Things, fea­tures the works by Mur­ray Favro and Keith Shearsby.

The artists en­gage with the idea of use­ful­ness, of func­tion­al­ity, and of value. As such, they com­pli­cate the cu­ri­ous re­la­tion­ship be­tween art ob­jects and work­ing in­stru­ments, be­tween artis­tic ex­pres­sion and tools. Each sculp­tural ob­ject in the ex­hi­bi­tion can be -- or once was -- used in a pur­pose­ful way to ma­nip­u­late the phys­i­cal world as we know it, yet in the gallery it ex­ists as an art ob­ject -- not to be han­dled, touched, or ma­nip­u­lated. This is pre­cisely where some of the work’s ten­sions lie with in­trigue; though, it does more than that -- it also throws un­cer­tainty at the ways in which we per­ceive and ma­nip­u­late the tan­gi­ble world around us, both phys­i­cally and visu­ally. Favro and Shearsby seek to un­hinge the fab­ri­ca­tion of art in an age of masspro­duc­tion, the logic of vis­ual per­cep­tion, and the dy­nam­ics of ev­ery­day items.

The ex­hibit will be on dis­play at Glen­hyrst, 20 Ava Rd.. to Sun­day, Nov. 26.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Glen­hyrst at 519-756-5932 or email info@glen­hyrst.ca.

TheCoun­ty­ofBran­tPublicLi­brary will cel­e­brate On­tario Pub­lic Li­brary Week from Oct. 15 to 21.

The li­brary will kick it off with its an­nual fall book sale at the Paris branch on Saturday. Bring your own bag or box and fill it for $5. Doors open at 10 a.m.

On Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., a pro­gram high­light­ing the County of Brant’s unique mu­si­cal his­tory will take place at the Bur­ford branch.

Thun­der­bird Record­ings was owned and op­er­ated by Jim Al­li­son, a man who bled coun­try mu­sic, and Tom Ry­er­son’s book, That Brant County Sound! tells his story.

Ry­er­son’s book also ex­am­ines Thun­der­bird’s ros­ter of 18 acts as well as the tri­als and tribu­la­tions of run­ning a small la­bel in 1970s Canada.

Ry­er­son will speak and there will be per­for­mances by two artists con­nected with Thun­der­bird Records: Paul Newell and Ki­ley Joe Mas­son.

The event is free but reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

A group of award-win­ning writ­ers of mys­tery and sus­pense, known as the Deadly Dames, will be hav­ing a panel dis­cus­sion on the crime writ­ing world and the state of crime fic­tion to­day at the Paris branch on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m.

The panel will fea­ture Cather­ine As­tolfo, Janet Bolin, Ali­son Bruce, Melodie Camp­bell, and Joan O’Cal­laghan. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

Reg­is­tra­tion can be done at www. brantli­brary.ca or by con­tact­ing any Brant County li­brary.

Ilana Lands­berg-Lewis, co-au­thor of the book Pow­ered by Love, and co-founder and ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Stephen Lewis Foun­da­tion, will be among the spe­cial guests on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at an event at the Brant­ford Golf and Coun­try Club, 60 Ava Rd.

By the time the AIDS pan­demic in Africa had reached its height in the early 2000s, mil­lions of chil­dren had been or­phaned.

In the face of over­whelm­ing loss, the grand­moth­ers of Africa stepped in to hold fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties to­gether.

Joanna Henry and pho­tog­ra­pher Alexis Mac­Don­ald, along with Lands­berg-Lewis, have doc­u­mented this story by vis­it­ing eight African coun­tries to in­ter­view and pho­to­graph hun­dreds of grand­moth­ers who have re­claimed hope and res­ur­rected lives. Sev­eral years after they stepped in to save their com­mu­ni­ties, these grand­moth­ers have now cre­ated a so­cial move­ment fo­cussed on em­pow­er­ing women and chil­dren.

Pro­ceeds from the event and roy­al­ties from the sales of Pow­ered by Love will be di­rected to the Lewis foun­da­tion to sup­port or­ga­ni­za­tions run by and for African grand­moth­ers who are rais­ing chil­dren or­phaned by AIDS.

Brant Theatre Work­shops’ con­tri­bu­tion to the Lawren Har­ris birth­day party will be pre­mier­ing at the San­der­son Cen­tre lobby on Sun­day.

The play com­bines Har­ris’s own po­etry, theatre scenes and live vis­ual art by Six Na­tions’ artist Thomas An­der­son.

Writ­ten and di­rected by BTW’s artis­tic direc­tor, Peter Muir, the play tells the story of Har­ris dur­ing the First World War and the im­pact war had on the artists that gave birth to the Group of Seven.

Har­ris is played by An­drew Von Lukaw­iecki. Tom Thom­son is played by Cullen Jackson and A.Y. Jackson is played by Nick King. Through­out the play, artist An­der­son cre­ates the set with his en­ter­tain­ing vis­ual art in front of the au­di­ence’s eyes.

The pro­duc­tion opens on Sun­day at 2 p.m. To re­serve tick­ets call the box of­fice at 519-758-8090. Ad­mis­sion is $15.

As part of Glen­hyrst Art Gallery’s birth­day cel­e­bra­tions for Har­ris, BTW will be per­form­ing in the Coach House on Fri­day, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Sun­day, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. Very lim­ited seat­ing is avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.brantthe­atre.com

The Hal­loween spirit is tak­ing over Glen­hyrst Art Gallery of Brant in Oc­to­ber.

Medium Su­san Dins­more and the Six Na­tions In­ves­ti­gat­ing Para­nor­mal En­coun­ters team will be at Glen­hyrst on Oct. 27.

Dins­more will talk about spirit and her gift and pro­vide im­promptu read­ings from the au­di­ence. The ses­sion be­gins at 7 p.m. and ends with a ghost tour of the Glen­hyrst Grounds fin­ish­ing at 9 p.m. The cost for the ses­sion is $25.

The Six Na­tions ghost hunt­ing team will be at Glen­hyrst from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. They will be­gin their ses­sion with a pre­sen­ta­tion of the ghostly find­ings at Glen­hyrst fol­lowed by a real ghost hung of the build­ings.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets go to www.glen­hyrst. ca . Those who wish to par­tic­i­pate in both events can do so for a dis­counted rate of $40.

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