Now retired from broadcasting, former TV news anchor Lloyd Robertson is touring in support of his new memoir The Kind of Life It's Been. The one-time CBC newsman is speaking at the Royal Botanical Gardens (680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington) on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W). For more information, call the store at 905-528-4508.
Westdale's Beth Jacob Synagogue (375 Aberdeen Ave.) is hosting a night of Jewish music on Tuesday. The event, titled Musical Treasures: Great Songs of Our Tradition, will feature two cantors accompanied by a live band. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. To purchase yours, call the synagogue at 905-522-1351.
Listen up, country music fans. Alberta golden boy Corb Lund coming to play the Molson Canadian Studio at Hamilton Place (1 Summers Lane) on Tuesday. The show starts at 8 p.m. (provided Lund's truck doesn't get stuck). Tickets are $43, available at Ticketmaster.ca.
Theoretical physicist Neil Turok is speaking at the McMaster Faculty Club on Tuesday. The topic of his talk is The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos, the book he's adapted from his 2012 Massey Lecture for CBC Radio. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, call Bryan Prince Bookseller at 905-528-4508.
Touring in support of his new album Tender is the Night, Nova Scotia-based songsmith Old Man Luedecke is bringing banjo licks and heartfelt lyrics to the Pearl Company (16 Steven St.) on Wednesday. Opening the show is Grey Kingdom (also known as Spencer Burton), a singer-songwriter who was born in Hamilton and grew up in B.C. The show starts at 8 p.m and tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, call the venue at 905-524-0606.
Described as a "mad musical dash through the history of Hamilton," James Street is premiering at the Lyric Theatre (434 King St. W) on Thursday. Written and directed by Ronald Weihs (with songs by tunesmith and journalist Mark McNeil), the romp chronicles the storied past of one of downtown Hamilton's most iconic thoroughfares. Tickets for Thursday's performance cost $19 for adults and $16 for students and seniors, available at Lyricshamilton.com. The show runs until Dec. 8.
It's as if Festivus has come early this year. Veteran comedian and sitcom star Jerry Seinfeld is delivering two standup performances at Hamilton Place on Friday. Show times are 7 p.m and 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $92 to $112, and are available at Ticketmaster.ca. Giddyup, folks!