“Well I just got paid today, got me a pocket full of change.” The Texas boogie-blues trio, touring in support of its new, growling and gleaming La Futura album, bypasses Toronto and heads up to slot-machine country. Nov. 10, 9 p.m. $65 to $80. Casino Rama, Orillia, Ont., 1-855-985-5000.
The Met – Live in HD: The Tempest
“It’s a musical and theatrical vision of magical, transformative power,” says The Guardian. On Cineplex screens across North America, Thomas Ades’s operatic interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by the Quebec wunderkind Robert Lepage, is beamed live from New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Nov. 10, 12:55 p.m. $19.50 to $25.93. cineplex.com.
Bob Dylan, with Mark Knopfler
Easily one of the greatest singer-songwriters, he would never stoop to rhyming “Dylan” with “Gordon.” Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. $40 to $145. Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St., 1-855-985-5000.
Easily one of the greatest singer-songwriters, he would never stoop to rhyming “Gordon” with “Dylan.” Nov. 14 to 17, 8 p.m. $45 to $85. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., 416-872-4255.
The new album from the hotly tipped Australian psychedelic-rockers is Lonerism. Never has solitude, to paraphrase a song title from their previous LP, been such bliss. Nov. 12, 7 p.m. (doors). $20 (sold out). Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St.
The charismatic beat poet and bluesy mouth-harp player has collaborated with everyone from the Prague Symphony Orchestra to the Madison 22 Review burlesque troupe. For two shows here, he appears with the latter, no oboists involved. Nov. 16, 9 p.m., $16. Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., ticket.web.ca; Nov. 17, 7 p.m. $16. Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., 416-850-4579.
Jekyll and Hyde
One-time American Idol contender Constantine Maroulis is twice the man in the Broadway-bound musical about good, evil and double-billing. Also in the cast is Deborah Cox, the R&B star who plays a corset-popping prostitute. Nov. 14 to 18. $29 to $150. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St., 416-872-1212.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire? Max Frisch’s classic farce serves as a morality play, involving the all-too-human ability to ignore the evil we strongly suspect. Michael Ball, Sheila McCarthy and Fiona Reid star, with new incidental music from local singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge. Nov. 15 to Dec. 9 (previews begin Nov. 11). $24 to $99. Bluma Appel, 27 Front St. E., 416-368-3110 or canstage.com.
The Little Years
John Mighton’s meditation on lost potential has been “polished into a gem,” wrote Globe theatre critic J. Kelly Nestruck, upon the minimalist drama’s reworked revival last year at Stratford. Irene Poole again stars as a disappointed adult whose early scholastic desires in the 1950s were stifled, while her poet brother received nothing but encouragement. Nov. 14 to Dec. 16 (in previews now). $21 to $53. Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Ave., 416-531-1827 or tarragontheatre.com.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Wilder than a Mad Hatter’s tea party and a classic in the making, Christopher Wheeldon’s freshly choreographed and superbly scored adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s fantasy tale returns after its big-hit appearance here a year ago. To Nov. 25. $25 to $239. Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., 416-345-9595.
Gravity of Centre
From Montreal’s vibrant RUBBERBANDance Group, a hustling piece for five dancers – representing a family or a tribe – works with raw movement to a hip-hop score. Nov. 16 and 17, 8 p.m. $19.50 to $34. Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W., 416-973-4000.
LITERATURE & LECTURE
People are talking about Naomi Wolf’s latest work at dinner parties anyway, so why shouldn’t the famous feminist author do it herself, and promote the book in the process. On Wednesday, Ms. Wolf presents her controversial Vagina – “bad news for everybody who has one,” wrote Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum – at Grano Ristorante. Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. $100 (includes book and dinner). 2035 Yonge St., 416-361-0032.
Robin Williams, with David Steinberg