Kingston composer Marjan Mozetich is the subject of the documentary “Affairs of the Heart,” which is being shown again Tuesday evening at the Isabel. (Supplied Photo)
A couple of familiar faces from Canada’s music scene return to the Grand Theatre this week.
Bruce Cockburn, who once called the Sydenham area home, returns Tuesday with a new instrumental record, Crowing Ignites, in hand. There are just a couple dozen tickets left to see the masterful guitarist and writer of hits such as Wondering Where the Lions Are and If I Had a Rocket Launcher. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, who used to live in Kingston when he attended Queen’s University, returns Friday with his band and a new record as well. Save for two new songs, Countrywide Soul is a collection of covers and reworked songs. That show also starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $61.08 plus HST and handling fee.
Speaking of top-notch guitarists, Kingston musician Tom Savage is releasing a new record titled Great Beyond, and will be officially launching it Friday with a show at the Mansion. If you’re thinking you might give it a listen through a streaming service, you won’t find it as he’s chosen not to post it. Friday’s show will see Savage play tracks from his new solo record in its entirety before handing the stage over to the Mill Rights. He will then return to close off the night with his band Dead Root Revival. Tickets are $10, and the doors open at 8 p.m.
Also at the Mansion this week will be singer Jessica Mitchell, who brings her “Heart of Glass” tour, part 2, on Tuesday. Opening will be Kingston’s Abby Stewart. It’s an early show, starting at 7. Tickets are $12 in advance.
And for something completely different, there’s the Ghost Town Blues Band playing at Little Texas Roadhouse Thursday night. The award-winning, Memphis-based band also plays an early show at 7 p.m. Only 140 seats will be available; tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.
If you missed it at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival earlier this year, you’ll have another chance Tuesday to watch Affairs of the Heart, a documentary about Kingston composer Marjan Mozetich. The doc will be screened in the concert hall of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at, 7:30 p.m. After the screening, there will be a question-and-answer sessions with Mozetich and director Jamie Fleck. Tickets are $10.
Dance enthusiasts will have a couple of shows to choose from this week.
First up is the Rubberband Dance Company, which brings its show “Vic’s Mix” — based on the repertoire of choreographer Victor Quijada — to the Grand Theatre stage Saturday night. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance vary in price, from $17.34 (youths) to $44.64 (general public).
It’s not quite winter, yet the weather out West is to blame for the rescheduling of the World of Dance Live tour, featuring stars from the TV show of the same name and others, at the Leon’s Centre. So instead of it taking place Sunday afternoon, it now takes place Monday evening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $75.
Theatre Kingston kicks off its new season this week at the Baby Grand theatre.
Welcome to My Underworld, after being premiered at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Co., features works and performances by nine dramatists: Bilal Baig, Maddie Bautista, Samson Brown, Grace Thompson, Radha S. Menon, Ellen Ringler, Nikolette Erdelyi, Simone Dalton and Carolyn Hetherington. The pieces are woven together and directed by Kingston native, and two-time Governor General’s Award winner, Judith Thompson.
There will be six shows between Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon. Tickets are $35 ($18 for students and workers in the arts).
While Theatre Kingston offers its first production of the season upstairs in the Baby Grand Wednesday evening, downstairs in the main theatre at 7:30 p.m. it will be the one-night-only performance of Josiah Henson: From Slave to Saviour. The one-actor show stars Cassel Miles, who plays more than 30 characters, and is written and directed by Charles Robertson. If you buy a ticket and use the code “LLF,” $10 will be donated to the Limestone Learning Foundation.
There was a report this week that, for the first time since the 1980s, vinyl records would outsell compact discs.
To see for yourself, the Kingston Record Show returns to MacGillivray Brown Hall, between Earl and Clergy streets on Barrie. Admission is $2.