Jack De Keyzer Band at Gunners Club on Oct. 27
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 email@example.com.
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.