Shirley Camia’s Top 3 – Week of December 5

It’s Monday and that means Community Arts Reporter Shirley Camia shares her top arts and entertainment picks for the week ahead.


He’s a jazz/funk legend, who has played with everyone from Parliament-Funkadelic, Prince, and The Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

This week, catch saxophonist Maceo Parker live in concert as he plays shows across Ontario:

Wednesday, December 7th – Kingston
Thursday, December 8th – St. Catharines
Friday, December 9th – Markham
Saturday, December 10th – Burlington

For details on all of the above shows, go to


Watch Ebenezer Scrooge as he’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, in Charles Dickens’s classic, A Christmas Carol.

The Soulpepper production is on stage now at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery District.

After every performance, Soulpepper welcomes theatre goers to donate to The Stop Community Food Centre.

A Christmas Carol runs until Saturday, December 24th.

For more information, and to buy tickets, go to


On Thursday, December 8th, one of Canada’s most unique and prolific singer-songwriters is at Hugh’s Room for a highly anticipated event.

Jane Siberry is releasing her latest record, Angels Bend Closer.

Since this show is so popular, it may sell out, but luckily, if you can’t make this one, there is another one on Sunday, December 18th.

To buy tickets and to book a table, go to