Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club: Archie Fisher, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Chaucer’s Pub, 122 Carling St.; tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door, available at Centennial Hall Box Office, Long & McQuade (725 Fanshawe Park Rd W), The Village Idiot (Wortley Village), and Chaucer’s/Marienbad Restaurant and at http://www.folk.on.ca
Eastside Bar And Grill: Sarah Smith, Friday, 10 p.m., $20 and $25 at the door; Foreigner Meets Journey, Saturday, 10 p.m.; Blues Jam, Sunday, 3 p.m.; Eastside Open Jam Night, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; 750 Hamilton Rd.; 519-457-7467.
Fox and Fiddle: Three Penny Piece, Thursday, 9 p.m.; Karaoke, Friday, 9 p.m.; 2 Man Advantage, Saturday, 9 p.m.; Comedy Open Mic, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.; 355 Wellington St.; 519-679-4238.
Jimbo’s Pub And Eatery: Karaoke with Maggie, Fridays, 10 p.m. and Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; Orlando Valenia Latin element dance band along with DJ Gambino, Saturday, 10 p.m.; 920 Commissioners Rd. E.; 519-204-7991 or visit http://www.jimbospub.ca
London Music Club: Acoustyle Open Mic, 7:30 p.m., Corin Raymond & band with Broomsticks & Hammers, 7 p.m., Friday; Shut the Front Door Impove, Saturday, 7 p.m.; SOUP Ukulele jam, Wednesday, 6:45 p.m.; 470 Colborne St.; 519-640-6996.
London Music Hall: Death Angel, Exmortus, Hell Fire, Monday, 8 p.m., $25; In Flames, Red, Arrival of Autum, Tuesday, 8 p.m., $39.50; 185 Queens Ave.; 519-432-1107.
London Wine Bar: Oliver Whitehead, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., no cover; 420 Talbot St.; for reservations, call 519-913-3400 or e-mail email@example.com
Lou Dawgs: North of Nashville showcase, Thursday, 8 p.m.; MW Trio, Friday, 10 p.m.; Little Magic Sam, Saturday, 8 pm.; Live Blues & Southern Brunch, Sunday, 2 p.m.; Open Mic, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; 519-204-0822 or visit loudawgs.com/london.
Mustang Sally’s: Geoff Masse Band, Friday, 9:30 p.m.; Wheel House, Saturday, 9:30 p.m.; Acoustic Jam with Alan Lynch, Smokin Dave, Don Oulette and Friends, Tuesdays, 10 p.m.; Lonnie Chicago, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.; 99 Belmont Dr.; 519-649-7688.
Norma Jean’s: Live Band Rockaoke, Thursday, 10 p.m.; Pterodactyl Problems, The Young Collective and Rachel and her Kind, Friday, 9:30 p.m.; London Fire Fights, 1-4 p.m. and Sandman: the only Metallica Sanctions tribute, 10 p.m., Saturday; Karaoke nite, Wednesday; 1332 Huron St.; 519-455-7711 or visit http://www.normajeans.ca
Richmond Tavern: Tom Dunphy’s Classic Country Music Show, Saturday, 4-7 p.m., pay what you can; The Stetson Brothers, Sunday, 4-7 p.m.; 172 King St., 519-679-9777.
Rum Runners: Lost in Japan, Brighter Green, Huttch, Dime, Thursday, 8 p.m., $7; Hiroshima Hearts & Run Coyote, Five Oceans, The Hypnotics, Friday, 9 p.m., $5; CID, Siconic, Mikey The Kid, Saturday, 10 p.m., $10; ; 178 Dundas St.; 519-432-1107.
St. Regis Tavern: Musical Chairs with Grackles, Saturday, 9 p.m., pay-what-you-will; 625 Dundas St.; 519-432-0162.
Wortley Roadhouse: Second Chance, Friday; Hot Tub Hippies, Saturday; Rev. Doug and The Old South Boys, Sunday, 4-8 p.m.; 190 Wortley Rd.; 519-438-5141.
Come Dancing: With Robert and Patricia, dance to ballroom, Latin and swing, Friday, 8 to 11 p.m., $10 includes cake and coffee; Polish Hall London, 554 Hill St., 519 421 7234.
Royal Canadian Legion – Dorchester: Dance to the music of 2 4 The Road, Friday, 5:30 p.m., $2; 1227 Donnybrook Dr.; free; 519-268-8538.
Royal Canadian Legion – Lambeth: Dance to the music of Two for the Road, Saturday, 2-5 p.m., free; 7097 Kilbourne Rd.; 519-652-3412.
Royal Canadian Legion – Victory: Dance to the music of Guydith Jamboree, Sunday, 4:30 p.m., $5; Wednesday Night Opry with Band Landry, Wednesday, 8 p.m., $8; 311 Oakland Ave.
Royal Canadian Legion – Woodstock: Dance to the music of Midlife Crisis, Saturday, 8 p.m. at 642 Dundas St., Woodstock; $5.
Social Dance: Sunday, 2-5 p.m. with Pete Howard music, doors open at 1:45 p.m.; $10; Dutch Canadian Club, 1738 Gore Rd.
Strathroy Jamboree: Play, dance, sing or listen, Thursday, 1-4 p.m., purchase lunch, made on location, 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. soup, fish & chips, sandwiches, pie; contact Harry and Elaine Hardy, 519 245 0906 or emailto: firstname.lastname@example.org; 147 Frank St., Strathroy.
Thursday Tunes: Senior dances, 1-3:30 p.m., Libro Hall, 239 Fleming Dr., Clinton; musicians, dancers and spectators welcome, donations at the door; 519-476-5922 or e-mail email@example.com
Tuesday Tunes: Old time fiddle and traditional style country music, 1-3:30 p.m., Seaforth Community Centre, 122 Duke St.; singers, musicians, dancers and listeners welcome, bring your own instruments; admission by donation; 519-357-1016.
Beal Robotics Science Expo: HB Beal Secondary School Raider robotics team hosts an annual science expo, Saturday, 1-3 p.m.; Interactive displays, experiments and robotics demonstrations is fun for all ages. Donation of a canned food item appreciated. Any questions please email: Bealrobotics@gmail.com; 525 Dundas Street.
Yuk Yuk’s: Comedy Night with Jeff Elliott, Friday and Saturday, 8 and 10:30 p.m.; 19+, Grandstand building, Western Fair District.
Port Stanley Train Rides: Ride the Santa Train and meet Old Saint Nick at Union Station, Saturdays and Sundays, departing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 pm., till Dec. 22; $15 adults, $9 for child 2-14 years; no advanced tickets, first come, first served; 519-782-3730 or visit http://www.pstr.on.ca
I Heart Beer Holiday Festival: Ugly Sweaters and Mac & Cheese, Friday, 6-11 p.m.; RBC Place London, 300 York St., visit iheartbeer.ca/london
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
1st Hussars Museum: Illustrating the history of the Regiment during the South African War, Great War, Second World War and Peacekeeping; hours: by appointment only, call 519-455-4533.
Art Emporium: Featured for November are Ron Pearce, Gianni Martino, Candy McManiman, Micheal Yates, Wilf Chappell, June-Anne Reid, Tom Scanlan, Shirley Mihlik Thompson, Kathy McKay; hours: Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 177 Main St., Port Stanley; 226-658-1888 or visit http://www.ArtEmporium.ca
Art with Panache: Featured artist for November is Tony Furlong; Fine Artists, Fine Art Show and Sale, ends Friday; Panache Artists’ Folk Art Challenge, ends Friday; Landscape Reflections: solo show by landscape artist Brigitte Granton, till Nov. 29; Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Talbot Centre, 140 Fullarton St.; 226-378-2587.
Aylmer-Malahide Museum: Stir the Pot looks at dining through the ages and the history of local restaurants, till Nov. 29; hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment; 14 East St., Aylmer; 519-773-9723.
Eldon House: London’s oldest residence contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris Family; hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; admission by donation; 481 Ridout St. N.; 519-661-5169 or visit http://www.eldonhouse.ca
Elgin County Heritage Centre: Voices from the Engraver: Canadian stamps and bank notes – design to printing – features original art, printing plates, videos, interactives, stamps and money, till Jan. 11; hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 460 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas; 519-631-1460 ext. 193; or visit http://www.elgincounty.ca/museum
Fringe Custom Framing and Gallery: Bloom – Unveiling the Figure: group art show and sale, till Nov. 30; 1742 Hyde Park Rd.; 519-204-0404 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Excavo Fine Art: Breakneck Glimmer, solo exhibition by Lauren Pelc-McArthur, till Dec. 14; hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m.; 711 Central Ave.; 519-719-3190; http://www.excavo.ca
Gallery in the Grove: Annual Gifts of the Season featuring handmade art and gifts, till Dec. 7; 2618 Hamilton Road, Brights Grove; 519-869-4643 or visit http://www.galleryinthegrove.com
Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre: Other Voices, sculptural clay work by Jeff Lounsbury, extended until Sunday; hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 2:30-5:30 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; 125 Centennial Lane in Victoria Park; 519-485-4691 or visit creativeartscentre.com
Komoka Railway Museum: Visit restored CN railway station, 1913 Shay steam locomotive, CN baggage car, items include telegraph keys, spike hammers, spike pullers, switch lanterns, steam gauges, a railroad safe, a baggage sleigh and a three-wheel velocipede; fall hours: Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon or by appointment; 131 Queen St., Komoka; 519-657-1912 or visit http://www.komokarailmuseum.ca
McIntosh Gallery: Angela Grauerholz: Ecrins Ecrans, till Dec. 14; hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; free; Western University, 1151 Richmond St.; 519-661-2111 ext. 87576.
Michael Gibson Gallery: 35 Year Milestone Exhibit features selected works by Graham Coughtry, Greg Curnoe, Roly Fenwick, Betty Goodwin, Harold Klunder, Wanda Koop, Robert Markle, Michael Snow and Takao Tanabe, till Nov. 23; hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 157 Carling St.; 519-439-0451 or visit http://www.gibsongallery.com
Museum London: Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat, till Jan. 5; Ways of Being: Yhonnie Scarce and Michael Belmore, till Jan. 5; London Lens: Ian MacEachern and Don Vincent, till Jan. 19; The Lost City: Ian MacEachern’s Photographs of Saint John, till Jan. 26; 421 Ridout St.; 519-661-0333.
Oil Museum of Canada: Christmas Open House, Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., our costumed staff will be taking our visitors back to the days of yore with treats and fun Christmas crafts; free admission with canned good for food bank; 2423 Kelly Rd., 519-834-2840 or visit http://www.oilmuseum.ca
Portside Gallery: Sue Shurish, Patti Fisher and Janice Howell are featured for November; 18 area artists displaying paintings, photography, jewelry, hand-painted scarves and cards; hours: daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 1871/2 Main St., Port Stanley; 519-782-7066 or visit portsidegallery.ca
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre: Contemporary Selections from the Permanent Collection: Celebrating 50 Years, till Feb. 15 in Gallery One and Two; White Walls and Substantial Forms: Small Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, till Feb. 15 in Gallery Three; hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, noon-3 p.m.; 301 Talbot St., St. Thomas; 519-631-4040.
Sunset Arts Gallery: Acrylic, oil, pastel, photography, pottery, watercolour, silk painting, fused glass, wood-turned art, non-representational abstract art; hours: weekends, noon-5 p.m. (until Dec. 15); 63 River Rd., Grand Bend; 519-238-6914.
The Art Exchange: Celebrating Autumn, group show of 15 Ontario artists reflects a variety of styles and methods of art making, till Nov. 30; hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 247 Wortley Rd.; 519-434-0000 or visit http://www.theartexchange.ca
Westland Gallery: Space Between: shared abstract art exhibit by Lisa Johnson and Johnnene Maddison, till Saturday; hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; 156 Wortley Rd.; 519-601-4420 or visit http://www.westlandgallery.ca
Woodstock Art Gallery: Life on the Back of a Turtle: Woodlands and Plains Indigenous Art, till Jan. 25; 449 Dundas St.; 519-539-6761.
Big Wreck: Saturday, 8 p.m. with Texas King, ; 19+ event, $39.50; London Music Hall, 185 Queens Ave., 519-434-1601.
bülow: Friday, 7 p.m. with Verzache, Ashs; admission $25; London Music Hall, 185 Queens Ave., 519-434-1601 or visit http://www.redscarf.ca/concert.
Christmas Gospel Concert: Roy LeBlanc’s A Tribute to Elvis Presley, Saturday, 7 p.m.; tickets $20, at the door and at church office, Monday through Friday or can be ordered online at http://www.eventbrite.ca; Exeter United Church, 42 James St., Exeter, 519-235-0860.; for more information follow us on Facebook or visit http://www.exeterunitedchurch.com
Don Wright Faculty of Music: Opera at Western: The Secret Gardener, Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m., tickets available by calling 519-672-8800; Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University.
Emm Gryner: Saturday, 8 p.m. with special guests Deni Gauthier; tickets $25 advance, $30 at the door; Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St., 519-672-7950 or visit aeolianhall.ca
Fortunate Ones: Thursday, 8 p.m. with special guests Sherman Downey; tickets $25 advance, $30 at door; Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St., 519-672-7950 or visit aeolianhall.ca
Gospel Music in the Church: Featuring The Gee Gee’s Sing Gospel from St. Marys, Sunday, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 235 Thames St. S., Ingersoll; free will offering.
Jazz for the People: Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.; London Public Library, 251 Dundas St., 519-661-4600, visit lpl.ca/programs
Jennifer Thorpe: Sunday, 2 p.m. part of Aeolian Heritage series; tickets $20 advance; Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St., 519-672-7950 or visit aeolianhall.ca
Karen Schuessler Singers: Shining Night concert, Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets: adult $25, senior $22, student $10 ($28/$25/$10 at the door); Wesley-Knox Church, 91 Askin St., visit http://www.kssingers.com
Leahy: Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $40 advance, $45 at the door; Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St., 519-672-7950 or visit aeolianhall.ca
London Singers & H.B. Beal Singers: A Choral Masterworks Concert, Sunday, 3 p.m.; tickets $30 at the door, $20 students; Dundas Centre Church, 482 Dundas St., 519-852-0916, visit http://www.thelondonsingers.ca
Marty Kolls: Play Too music video, and accompanying EP release, Friday, at Museum London, 421 Ridout St., 6:30-9 p.m.; tickets sold in advance for $10 at Grooves Records, Odyssey Records, Forest City Records and Marty Kolls and at the door for $15, all ages event.
Sweetwood Mac Live: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nick’s greatest hits, Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $10 advance or $12 at the door; German Canadian Club, 1 Cove Rd., 519-433-2901.
The Light of the East Ensemble: Sephardic Heart album release, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door, available at Chaucer’s/Marienbad, 519-679-9940, Centennial Hall Box Office, 519-672-1967, Long & McQuade North, 519-439-0101, Village Idiot (Wortley Village) and online at sunfest.on.ca or folk.on.ca
O Holy Night Nativity Display: A beautiful display of nativity sets that show the wonder of the birth of Jesus, come visit us and enjoy coffee, tea and cookies, Saturday, 1-3 p.m.; free; 970 Oxford St. W., 519-471-2290.
Saturday Morning Walks: Through Warbler Woods, 9 a.m., meet at small car park at 1560 Commissioners Rd. W., just south of Oxford St. parking on Chestnut Hill; walks are approximately one hour; families with children are welcome, no dogs; John Clark, 519-641-0442 or visit http://www.tvta.ca
Ska-Nah-Doht Village: Season’s Greetings, Sunday, noon till 4 p.m.; take a horse drawn wagon ride through the park, listen to the songs of the season, trim a tree for the birds and more; $8 per vehicle; Longwoods Conservation Area, 8348 Longwoods Road, 6.5 km west of Delaware, just southwest of Mount Brydges, 519-264-2420.
READINGS & SPEAKERS
Hindsight is 2020: The past meets the future as Western University History Department faculty deliver weekly talks: Associate Professor Frank Schumacher tackles Trump, Foreign Policy & Global Chaos, Monday, 7 p.m. at Central Library, 251 Dundas St., followed by Q&A; free drop-in event; 519-661-4600.
Stage for Change: About addiction, recovery and change with speakers Aaron Allen, Dani Strong, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St., 519-672-7950 or visit aeolianhall.ca SHOWS AND TOURS Hidden History of Hamilton Road: Join James Reaney as he discusses the History of Music in the Hamilton Road Area, Thursday, 7 p.m., free; Crouch Branch Library, 550 Hamilton Road, 519-455-4533.
Stratford Festival: Billy Elliott the Musical, till Sunday at Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford; 1-800-567-1600 or visit http://www.stratfordfestival.ca
BAZAARS & SALES
33rd Annual Toy and Craft Show and Sale: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Seaforth Agriplex and Community Centre Hall, 122 Duke St., Seaforth; admission $5.
ACW Bake Sale: Baked goods and preserves, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and noon, after services; St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Asking St. at Wortley, 519-432-1915.
Artisan Bazaar: 20 community vendors, 10 junior high young entrepreneurs, Rosie’s Steetery food truck, hot chocolate bar, door prizes, Saturday, 10 .m. to 2 p.m.; Montessori Academy, 742 Waterloo St.; $2 Christmas Market in Lovely London: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with handmade items; $3; Hellenic Community Centre, 133 Southdale Rd. W.
Christmas Sale & Luncheon: Home baking, jams and candy and jellies, candy and Christmas specialties, silent auction, lunch is soup, sandwich, sweet and beverage $5, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; London Citadel Church, 555 Springbank Dr., 519-472-2500.
Country Christmas Bazaar: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. including preserves, tearoom, crafts, silent auction, treasurers, jewellery, books and baking; St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 21557 Richmond St. N., Arva, 519-660-8177.
Food Fare & Christmas Craft Sale: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; frozen food, turkey pies, preserves, baking and craft vendors; St. Michael & All Angels Church, 397 Springbank Drive.
Garden Club of London Christmas Boutique: Unusual and unique home decor items all displayed from botanicals, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..; free; snacks, coffee, tea available; Civic Gardents Comples, 625 Springbank Dr.
Spirit of Christmas: Friday, 6:30-9 p.m. with music by James Masschelein and Gospel Express, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with music by Valleyview Male Chorus; event includes a juried craft show, Ten Thousand Villages; admission $5; Nairn Mennonite Church, 26459 Bear Creek Rd., Ailsa Craig, 519-232-4425.
Wellspring Christmas Craft Sales: YMCA Bostwick Branch, 501 Southdale Rd W., Thursday, 4-7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon; YMCA Stoney Creek Branch, 920 Sunningdale Rd. W.; all proceeds to support Wellspring London programs. http://www.wellspringlondon.ca Wortley Village Holiday Shopping: Extended hours, one-night-only promotions & special offers, draws and goodies at 14 locations throughout the village, Thursday, 4-8 p.m.; for more information visit http://www.facebook.com/events/463058604556495 or call 519-601-4420 or 519-432-0434.