It’s Monday and that means Community Arts Reporter Shirley Camia shares her top arts and entertainment picks for the week ahead.
On Monday, November 21st, the charismatic singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Band will be at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Robbie Robertson sits down with George Stroumboulopoulos to chat about his incredible life, music, art and his unforgettable collaborations with people such as Ronnie Hawkins, Bob Dylan, and Martin Scorsese. The event comes as Robertson is publishes his new memoir, Testimony. Everyone who buys a ticket gets a signed copy of the book. Rush tickets to this event are still available. 7pm. For more information, go to tiff.net.
For four nights, another Canadian music icon, Gordon Lightfoot, will be at Massey Hall. The internationally celebrated singer-songwriter marks his 160th appearance at the historic venue with this series of four concerts, from November 23rd to the 26th. 8pm. Get your tickets at masseyhall.com.
After 76 years of playing, a couple dozen recordings, and two – yes two – retirements, one of Canada’s most treasured jazz piano players is really saying goodbye. Oliver Jones will be at Jazz Bistro for three nights on his farewell tour – November 24th to the 26th. 9pm. Reserve your table at jazzbistro.ca.
If you can’t make it, he’ll also be at JAZZ.FM91 for a special Live to Air on Thursday, November 24th. Ross Porter will be your host. Tune in at 7pm.