Datebook: What's going on around Hamilton Halton?
Brantford Symphony Orchestra presents Sisters Soul, The Jeans 'n Classic Band, performing classics by the likes of Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Sanderson Centre. $42. 519-758-8090/800-265-0710, sandersoncentre.ca.
Things Are Swingin' features the Toronto All-Star Big Band in a musical revue revisiting the music of the ‘30s and ‘40s Swing Era, at Oakville Centre, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. $42.99. 905-815-2021/888-489-7784, oc4pa.ca.
Brantford Downtown Jazz presents guitarist Pavlo with new compositions featuring his trademark Mediterranean sound, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. at the Sanderson Centre. $30. 519-758-8090/800-265-0710, sandersoncentre.ca.
Brantford Music Club presents Alcan Quartet, classical string ensemble, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. at Sanderson Centre. $25. 519-758-8090/800-265-0710, sandersoncentre.ca.
The Strawbs – Acoustic, the band that evolved from 1950s bluegrass to encompass multiple genres including pop, blues and rock, perform Oct. 20, 7 p.m. in the Molson Canadian Studio at Hamilton Place. $60.50. 905-528-8095, hecfi.ca.
Charles T. Cozens Presents, features the Canadian composer, pianist and impresario, performing and conversing with musicians in a concert series at the Lincoln Alexander Centre. This month Cozens features Toronto’s a capella vocal quartet The Nylons, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. From $25. 905-528-5000 or lincolnalexandercentre.com
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band are on stage at Copps Coliseum Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. $83.50-$131. 905-528-8095, hecfi.ca.
Colin James, on tour celebrating his 15th album Fifteen, performs at Sanderson Centre Oct. 26, 8 p.m. with support act LeE HARVeY OsMOND. $49. 519-758-8090/800-265-0710, sandersoncentre.ca. He is also at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 19. burlingtonpac.ca.
Dan Hill performs in concert at the Hamilton Place’s Molson Canadian Studio, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. $55.75. 905-528-8095, hecfi.ca.
Lighthouse Canadian rock legends perform a benefit for Freedom House with special guest Ray Materick, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. at Sanderson Centre. $30 & $45. 519-758-8090/800-265-0710, sandersoncentre.ca.
Wingfield Lost and Found, by Dan Needles and directed by Douglas Beattie, the latest adventure for stockbroker-turned-farmer Walt Wingfield, starring Rod Beattie, in a one-man performance, is presented Oct. 16, 2 and 8 p.m. at Sanderson Centre. $41. 519-758-8090/800-265-0710, sandersoncentre.ca.
The Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show, featuring Canadian music from Maritime folk to modern pop, continues to Oct. 20 at 8585 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Mon.-Sat., 6:15 p.m. and selected 12:15 p.m. matinees. 905-374-1995, ohcanadaeh.com.