Sir Jerry’s Scared Silly Halloween Show and Dress Up
Tricks and treats – the faux-Brit prankster has more than a few up his sleeve. He also has tunes for tots, pop music for little people, a mania for music-hall fare and a somewhat psychedelic panache. Think of a Yellow Submarine captained by Pee-wee Herman, with the Monty Python troupe as his crew. Oct. 26, 1 p.m. $5 ($10 for a family of four). Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., thedrakehotel.ca or 416-531-5042.
Global Cabaret Festival
A fan of Patricia O’Callaghan? Find a seat at one of the Young Centre’s five theatres and wait for the snazzy singer to arrive. At a candlelit festival of three pop-songbook tributes and a dozen cabarets, Ms. O’Callaghan is involved in five of the productions, including something interesting called The Judgment of Paris, which concerns the story and music of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. To Oct. 27. $22 to $25. 50 Tank House Lane, globalcabaret.caglobalcabaret.ca or 416-866-8666.
Bigger than Garfunkel and better than Carney, Art Toronto is a four-day blockbuster spread across 200,000 square feet. The contemporary fair boasts panel discussions, lectures and representation from more than 100 galleries from 14 countries. Art nerds are well looked after, but the dogs-playing-poker people shouldn’t be intimidated at all, with something of interest in all price ranges. To Oct. 28. $14 to $20. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., tiafair.com.
Don’t let him be misunderstood. That’s all the singer from Newcastle asked for in 1964, and, now, nearly 50 years later, the boom-boom man with the brown-ale voice has carved out a career of unmistakable music, be it British Invasion blues or Aquarius-age funk rock. He’s fronted War and the Animals. He’s spilled the wine. He’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Are we clear? Oct. 26, $49.50 to $69.50. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., masseyhall.com or 416-872-4255.
The Delicious Food Show
You’ve scouted out which cooking demos you wish to attend. You’ve marked down which tastings appeal to you. And you know all about the book signings, workshops and culinary battles. In short, you’re cooking with gas. And if you’re not, there’s almost certainly a vendor at this foodie affair who can help you with that. To Oct. 27. $10 to $22. Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Blvd., deliciousfoodshow.com.