Deep Wireless Festival
When: Saturday until May 30
Where: Artscape Whychwood Barns
This ninth edition of the annual month-long fest celebrating radio’s legacy brings together artists like Charles Stankievech (pictured) who are expanding the horizons of the medium. Complete with performances, installations and broadcasts, it’s a true homage to the spirit of the radio. $10-$15, passes $30-$40. See www.deepwireless.ca for venues and schedule.
Donlands and Mortimer
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Kapisanan Cultural Centre, 167 Augusta
All-ages shows and prog-rock don’t seem like a natural fit, but on their Scylla EP, local six-piece Donlands and Mortimer combine jazzy pianos and richly harmonized chords with the exuberance we’ve come to associate with under-19s–friendly indie-pop. With Wax Mannequin, more. $8.
When: Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: Sound Academy, 11 Polson
If Iceland melted, audaciously ambient band Sigur Rós would be rescued right after Björk. With his bandmates taking time off to spend with family, Jónsi Birgisson is touring behind his first solo effort, Go. Note: the May 1 show is cancelled. Tickets honoured at Apr. 30 show; refunds available at point of purchase. $41.25.
A Jew Grows in Brooklyn
When: Until May 16
Where: Panasonic Theatre
After its incredible success on Broadway, this musical comedy now makes its Canadian debut. Created, written and performed by actor-musician Jake Ehrenreich, this autobiographical effort revolves around Ehrenreich’s childhood and his search for his identity and desire to be a real American. $25-$60. 416-872-1212. Visit www.mirvish.com.
When: Until May 8
Where: Deleon White Gallery
Wingéd embraces the tradition of the remake by deconstructing present-day humanity with profiles of mythological characters Icarus, Lucifer, and Phoenix. $18-$20. www.whetstoneproductions.com.
When: April 30, May 1, 30 & 31
Where: Massey Hall
Don’t go to Eddie Izzard’s four shows expecting to see him in spike heels or that to-die-for little number from his Dress to Kill special. The cross-dressing comic is in “boy mode” for this current tour, his biggest ever in Canada, in part because folks on this side of the Atlantic sometimes misread his sartorial habits.
Deep Wireless Festival