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Herbie Hancock

Weekend Roundup, October 21 to 23

Friday: Cirque du Soleil interprets Michael Jackson's greatest hits (photo by Osa Images)

Friday, October 21
Slip on your rhinestone-studded glove to applaud Cirque du Soleil’s highly anticipated Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. For three days only at the Air Canada Centre, the world-famous troupe brings the King of Pop’s world to life, complete with some of his most famous songs and choreography.

Savour the food and entertainment presented by numerous exhibitors at the weekend-long Delicious Food Show. Featuring top chefs from Toronto plus such TV personalities as Padma Lakshmi (from Top Chef), the event promises a filling mix of vendors and workshops for the kitchen. (more…)

Hot Date: Hancock Plays Gershwin

Herbie Hancock

OCTOBER 22 Herbie Hancock brings rhythm and soul to Toronto for a concert paying tribute to another American jazz master—George Gershwin. Accompanied by the Massey Hall Orchestra, Hancock is slated to perform a suite from Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s masterful Rhapsody in Blue, as well as additional selections for solo piano. Winner of 14 Grammy Awards and numerous other accolades, the jazz legend is known both for his inventive performance style and his respect for the genre’s roots. Expect a show that blends classicism and modernity in equal measure. Massey Hall,
8 p.m., $59.50 to $149.50; call 416-872-4255 or visit here to reserve.