Art Crawl

Cloud Storage [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Cloud Storage

Opening: Sunday, February 11, 4 – 6 pm
Saturday, January 13 – Thursday, March 8, 2018

Harold Sikkema’s photography practice combines the camera click with code-craft. In Cloud Storage, he spins up a glut of wide-format skies, rolling up the heavens like a yoga mat. With his open source algorithm, you’re also invited to create panoramic spirals of your own.

Art & Music at HCA: Make a day of it!
Don’t miss Valerie Tryon in concert directly prior to the Cloud Storage opening.

For details and HCA Concert Series tickets, visit www.hcarts.ca

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James Street South, Hamilton
905 - 528 - 4020   www.hcarts.ca

Saturday, January 13, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, March 8, 2018 (All day)
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:00
HCA Gallery, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

SWARM 2017-18 [Hamilton Artists Inc.]

SWARM: Annual Members Exhibition

November 25, 2017 – January 13, 2018

Pick-up party (artists and sales): January 13th, 2017, 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to announce it’s annual members exhibition, SWARM! This exhibition showcases the original artwork of our members, representing the richness and diversity of artistic practices in Hamilton. We would like to thank our members and community, as well as all of you who have helped us over the years, for making Hamilton Artists Inc. your artist-run centre.

Want to kick off your holiday shopping with the gift of Art? With over 100 participating artists, this is an excellent opportunity to find a unique gift, while supporting local artists (who receive 100% of the proceed of their sales)!

Exhibiting Artists:

Donna Akrey, Michael Allgoewer, Stephen Altena, Callie Archer, Carol Ashurst, Gerten Basom, Liz Bates, Kathleen Beckett, Gillian Bochenek, Laura Brandreth, Carol Bristow, Judi Burgess, Andrew Butkevicius, Barry Coombs, Sabryna Correa, Dayle Crawford, Co-Lab-Fab-Jab, Vanessa Cress Lokos, Ian Danac, Agata Derda, Tzvia Devor, Timothy de Vries, Amanda Dreise, Kristina Durka, Chuck Eelhart, Chris Erskine, Robert Ezergailis, Suzan Fawcett, Fernando Desshani, Herbert Fodor, Jim Forbes, Lex Forbes, Marg Forbes, Leslie Furness, Reg Gilmore, Tannice Goddard, Cait Gouton, Sean Greenberg, Anthony Haley, Dina Hamed, John Haney, Jane Hill, Catherine Hodgson, Natalie Hunter, Amanda Immurs, Janice Jackson, Amanda Jameson, Vanessa Johnston, Svava Thordis Juliusson, Abedar Kamgari, Bethany Kenyon, Stephen James Kerr, Andrea Kita, Pat Kozowyk, Juliana LaChance, Katherine A. Laird, Jason Lee Rhyno, Lori Le Mare, Mary-Ellen Lemelin, Rosetta Long, Claudette Losier, Bogdan Luca, Panchal Mansaram, Michelle Manzoni, Maria H Sarkany, Adam Matak, Royston Mayberry, Andrea McIntyre, Andrew McPhail, Luis E Morillo, Chris Motherwell, Charity Mugi, Lisa Narduzzi, Melissa Neil, Taien Ng-Chan, Abby Nicholson, Aleda O’Connor, Andrew O’Connor, Maureen Paxton, Peter Pona, Titi Postma, Carol Priamo, Gord Pullar, Eileen Reilly, Susan Robinson, Paul Ropel-Morski, Kate Ross, Susan Ross, Simone Sciascetti, Kat Serediuk, Ljuba Simović, Chantelle Stringle, Anita Thomas, Christina Ugge, Jessica Vellenga, Tess Visser, Wendy Wilson, Nikola Wojewoda, Roger Wood, Josh Woods, Allan Wright, Janice Ykema, Adrian Zenisek

Saturday, November 25, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, January 13, 2018 (All day)
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

December Art Crawl Screening [Factory Media Centre]

December Art Crawl Screening

Friday, December 08, 2017 from 6 – 10pm

Free Admission

WE CAN'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE
Dir: Alanis Obomsawin
Screening at 6:00pm (2 hrs 40 mins)

In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a complaint against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada, accusing it of discrimination. They argued that the family and child support services made available to First Nations children on reserves and in Yukon were underfunded and inferior to those offered to other Canadian children. Indigenous children were also six to eight times more likely to be placed in foster care—more often than not in non-Native homes. This situation was reminiscent of the assimilation and trauma caused by residential schools, which was also widely discussed during the trial.

Including the many appeals, the legal process spanned nine long years before finally ending in victory for the plaintiffs in 2016. We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice gives a voice to those involved in this legal battle, notably Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the FNCFCSC, who endured government spying and retaliation as a result of her central role in the trial. Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin guides us through the intricacies of the legal system while never losing sight of the real issues at stake: the welfare of children and the survival of Indigenous cultures.

BIRTH OF A FAMILY
Dir: Tasha Hubbard
Screening at 8:40pm (1 hr 20 mins)

Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard.

Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care. Now all in middle age, each has grown up in different circumstances, with different family cultures, different values and no shared memories. Birth of a Family follows them through the challenges, trepidations and joys of their first steps towards forming their family.

Meeting all together for the first time, they spend a week in Banff, Alberta, sharing what they know about their mother and stories about their lives and the struggles they went through as foster kids and adoptees. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.

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Factory is located at 228 James Street North in downtown Hamilton. The main gallery space is wheelchair accessible. Our washrooms are gender-neutral but unfortunately are not wheelchair accessible.

Opening: Friday, December 08, 2017 

905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.cainfo@factorymedia.ca

 

Friday, December 8, 2017 (All day)
Factory Media Centre - 228 James Street North, Hamilton

I Am An Artist Awareness Campaign Launch

I AM AN ARTIST

Artistry is a vision within the creative soul. It is a literary, visual, digital, and an audible spark that propels one to create and be creative. Artists share this creativity through many mediums and enhance the lives of others with this energy. “I am an Artist” is a representation of creators and their craft – a window into the many disciplines that produce “art” and “artists”. Through digital technology, we can begin to unravel the purpose, the energy, and the soul of each artist within various sectors of art and design. Although a single compilation, the singular beauty of each artist is displayed through their passion.

Join the Hamilton Arts Council as we invite all of the Hamilton community to attend a celebration to launch our new #IAMANARTIST media campaign!

The Hamilton Arts Council has installed 30 banners along the King William Street Art Walk in order to celebrate the diversity of Hamilton's Artistic Community and to showcase the many disciplines which fall under the moniker "Artist".  The project has been sponsored with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, Incite Foundation for the Arts, Orbital, Impressive Printing, the Hamilton Community Foundation, and the City of Hamilton. Hamilton Arts Council staff will be on-hand to share news of the other projects we are workingnon.

The "I Am An Artist" awareness campaign includes a micro-site at www.iamanartisthamilton.com which will also launch December 8, 2017. As well, Hamilton-area artists can use the hashtag #IAMANARTIST to promote their work and practice. We hope you will join us in this vibrant social media awareness campaign to showcase the creative diversity of our community.

Follow the link to see more on the I Am An Artist campaign.

WHEN: December 8th starting at 7PM

WHERE: Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North (main level of the Lister Block)

TIX: Admission is FREE; light refreshments will be served

INFO: Annette Paiement, Executive Director, Hamilton Arts Council, (905) 481-3218 or executive@hamiltonartscouncil.ca

 

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

December Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

December 2017

December 1: Mark McNeil: Tales from Hamilton
December 2: Bluegrass with New Cumberland
December 7 - 16: THEATRE: Charly Chiarelli’s new show Charly’s Piano

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MUSIC

Mark McNeil with Tales from Hamilton
Friday December 1, 2017, 8 pm, tip jar. 
Celebrated singer-songwriter and longtime Spectator reporter Mark McNeil will give you the inside scoop about the city we love. After 35 years of chronicling Hamilton, Mark knows where the bodies are buried and how to write a great song about them. Come hear about Jacko the Killer Monkey, Evelyn Dick, Rocco Perri, Einstein’s Brain, and many other twisted tales from the “biggest small town on the planet.” Joining him will be harmonica virtuoso Les Smith and tuba wizard Jay Burr. Les, who is also an incredible songwriter and heads the Hamilton Regional Songwriters Group, will do an opening set.

Bluegrass with New Cumberland
Saturday December 2, 2017 at 8pm $15
The New Cumberland bluegrass band from London Ontario: Tom Burns vocals and guitar,  Blair Heddle vocals, mandolin and dobro, Paul Hurdle vocals and banjo, Tom Rutledgestring bass, and Darrin Schott fiddle. Featuring inventive solo work, driving rhythms and three part vocal harmonies, New Cumberland’s musical integrity and joy in playing together resonates in every performance.

THEATRE

Charly's Piano
December 7 to 16, 2017. Artword Theatre’s seasonal offering is Charly’s Piano, a new play by Charly Chiarelli, directed by Ronald Weihs, produced by Judith Sandiford. It runs Tues to Sat at 8 pm, Sun Dec 10 matinee at 3 pm (no show Monday). Tickets $20 (905-543-8512).

Charly’s Piano is the true story about how Charly went to work as a psychiatric assistant at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto. The year was 1972, Toronto was full of music and hippies, and the Clarke was exploring new techniques in mental health. Charly, harmonica and all, fit right in. Pretty soon, he’s organizing a fundraiser to buy a piano for the patients to play. At first, no one signs up, but when the “Cat Lady” says she’ll sing Me and Bobby McGee, the idea takes off. Patients, doctors, nurses perform in a sell-out concert. But the story isn’t over. Charly and a patient known as “The Duchess” travel by public transit to a mansion on the outskirts of Toronto and buy the piano. And at Christmas, the piano is in the lounge, where Charly leads patients and staff (and audience) in Christmas songs and carols.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, December 31, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Fall Craft Mart [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Craft Mart 

Bi-annual curated pop-up craft and design market

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to announce the return of it’s annual Craft Mart*. Craft Mart* is an bi-annual curated pop-up craft and design market that hosts talented and avant-garde makers. Its aim is to bring together the talented work produced by crafters and designers from across the region and beyond. Since its inception in 2013, Craft Mart* has grown into a highly anticipated market showcasing some of the best makers from across disciplines. Craft Mart* features the very best in jewellery, paper/ prints, ceramics, toys, clothing, accessories, housewares and apothecaries from artisans from Hamilton and the surrounding regions. Located at Hamilton Artists Inc. at the corner of James and Cannon, Craft Mart* will be open to the public during an Art Crawl weekend.

Hours:
Friday, November 10, 2017 from 6:00 - 11:00pm 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 12:00 - 5:00pm

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:00 to 23:00
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00 to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 17:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

Arts Dundas Weekend 2017

Thursday November 2nd – Sunday November 5th

Arts Dundas Weekend (ADW) celebrates all forms of arts culture in the local community. Join us for a fun packed weekend of free events!

Thursday November 2nd

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
1-3pm
Ensemble performance at the Carnegie Gallery  

Dundas Little Theatre
8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Friday November 3rd

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Patsy Peacock-Evans
Ralph Caterini
ADW 2016 award winner Laura Brandreth

Carnegie Gallery exhibiton opening 7-9:30pm

Dundas Valley School of Art
Faculty Exhibition 6-8pm

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
3-10pm
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Saturday November 4th

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Character Design Workshops
with Jonathan Royce

Children’s workshop 10:30-12:30pm
Teen workshop 1:30-3:30pm
FREE
Carnegie Gallery
Pre-registration required.
More information is available here.

Dundas Museum and Archives
Photography & Editing Artist Talk
2-3pm

Dundas Valley School of Art
Little Black Frame Mystery Art Night
7pm

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
10am-8pm
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Sunday November 5th

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Art Walk Guided Tour*
12:45pm outside the Carnegie Gallery

Tower Poetry Society Readings
2-3:45pm
Carnegie Gallery lower level

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
11am-4pm
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
2pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker open Rehearsal
11am-5pm

St. James Anglican Church
Photography Exhibition opening reception
1-3pm

*Art Walk 2017

The Tower Poetry Society in conjunction with The Dundas BIA Shops and Carnegie Gallery present Art Walk 2017.

Take a stroll down both sides of King Street between Cross and Sydenham for a unique opportunity to read poetry and see the works of art by Carnegie Artists that inspired the poets.

The works will be displayed in windows throughout various stores and businesses in the BIA. You may view the works of art and poetry beginning Thursday October 26th.

All events are free, except for performances by the Dundas Little Theatre.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, November 5, 2017 (All day)
Various locations, Dundas

WINTER Craft Mart* Smart Design & Craft [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Craft Mart 

Bi-annual curated pop-up craft and design market

WINTER Craft Mart* Smart Design & Craft

Art Crawl Friday November 10, 6-11pm
Saturday November 11, 12pm-6pm

Join us for Friday night during Art Crawl and all day Saturday for a pop-up market featuring the best of avant-garde craft and design.

Craft Mart* is an annual curated craft show hosted by Hamilton Artists Inc. Its aim is to bring together the talented work produced by crafters and designers from across the region and beyond. Since its inception in 2013, Craft Mart* has grown into a highly anticipated market showcasing some of the best makers from across disciplines. Craft Mart* features the very best in jewellery, paper/ prints, ceramics, toys, clothing, accessories, housewares and apothecaries from artisans from Hamilton and the surrounding regions.

You can check out our vendors and sneak peaks of all their amazing work HERE

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:00 to 23:00
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 12:00 to 18:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

November Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, call 905-543-8512 / 905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

November 2017

Nov 2: RADIO Dial Trio (Stuart Laughton, Rebecca Campbell, Martin Worthy)
Nov 3: Cootes Paradise six-member roots band
Nov 4: Rae Billing and her band Crybaby
Nov 5: String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways
Nov 8: Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests
Nov 9: Latin Music peña with Marcelo Puente
Nov 10: Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues
Nov 11: MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet
Nov. 17: Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt
Nov. 21: The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar
Nov. 22: Timna & Dario Duo
Nov. 23: Pip with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton
Nov. 24: The Amy Project 
Nov. 25 Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble

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MUSIC

RADIO DIAL
Thursday November 2, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Stuart Laughton’s RADIO DIAL band performs for the first time as an acoustic trio. Stuart Laughton (vocals + many instruments), Rebecca Campbell (vocals) and Martin Worthy (guitar, drums, vocals) bring you an evening of beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies.

Cootes Paradise
Friday November 3, 2017, 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512
The powerhouse band of familiar faces returns to Artword Artbar: Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul.

Rae Billing and her band Crybaby
Saturday November 4, 2017, 8 pm, $15.
Alt-country songstress Rae Billing and her full band Crybaby: Rae Billing on vocals and acoustic guitar, Andrew Aldridge on guitar, Steve Koch on guitar, Greg Brisco on keys, James Henry on bass and Lucky Pete Lambert on drums.

String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways
Sunday November 5, 2017, at 7:00 pm, $15.
Early show with Barry James Payne and his String Bone band. String Bone is Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart and soul. Southern Ontario songwriter Barry James Payne, the architect of String Bone, has a new collection of songs and stories, Love & Highways, his second full-length recording.

Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests
Wednesday November 8, 2017, tip jar.
Our friend Tom Dusome is back with a new project — Water Bear is Tom Dusome and Alex T writing original songs that are honest, dealing with themes of autonomy, survival, and home. Some guests are on board for the evening: Babbage Industries and singer-songwriter Marie Avery. 

Latin Music peña with Marcelo Puente
Thursday November 9, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Artword Artbar becomes a peña folklórica (a folk-music club) for an evening of Latin music, featuring Chilean musician and activist Marcelo Puente with guests. Join us for acoustic Latin music, Latin folk and South American New Song (Nueva Cancion). Other performers includes Nancy Reyes and Constanza Duran.

Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues
Friday November 10, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Back at Artword Artbar! Jennis, the delightful folk-blues duo.  Jennis brings together Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s original blues and folk with the diverse musical experiences of Toronto multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor.

MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet
Saturday Nov 11, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve call 905-543-8512.
MOJO is the Men of Jazz Octet, a group of the area’s top jazz players.  The line up for the night: Don Templeton trombone, Jeff Plumbley trumpet, Lindsay Paul tenor sax, Darren Blundel alto sax, Dave Rubicini bari sax (group photo left), plus Marc Girard guitar, Joel Banks bass, and Ken Bower drums. 

Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt
Friday November 17, 2017, $10.
The Bossa Duo, vocalist Angela Turone and jazz guitarist Chris Platt, perform original arrangements and interpretations of bossa nova and samba favourites, written by some of Brazil’s most venerated composers and lyricists. With Pat Collins on bass. http://chrisplattmusic.ca/          http://www.angelaturone.com/

The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar
Tuesday November 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm. $20 / $15 for students, seniors.
The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar, a performance by leg Timofeyev and Vadim Kolpakov. Oleg Timofeyev is a pioneer in the revival of the Russian seven-string guitar. Vadim Kolpakov is the celebrated Russian-Roma (Gypsy) virtuoso, who grew up in Russian Roma musical tradition. The two musicians have been exploring an intricate mix of the written legacy of Russian guitar composers with the exciting living tradition of the Russian Roma (Gypsy).

Timna & Dario Duo (Brazil/Argentina)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 8 pm, $tba. Timna & Dario Duo (Timna Comedi and Darío Acosta Teich).  A beautiful Brazilian voice and  Argentinian guitar come together in exquisite arrangements that combine tropical rhythms with jazzy harmonies and a touch of contemporary music. 

Singer-songwriter Pip, with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton
Thursday November 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba. Singer-songwriter Pip writes distinctive and melodic art-pop songs with jazz and world elements. He will be joined by Brad Cheeseman (bass) and Jadon Haughton (drums).  Together they will fashion interpretations of new songs from the 2017 album Twenty-Four Obscurity Mills and other songs composed by Pip.

The Amy Project, stories/songs of Amy Winehouse
Friday November 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve.
The Amy Project is a musical and storied journey outlining the short but tragic life of Amy Winehouse, the late British soul, blues and jazz singer. The show is performed live, raw and acoustically by five talented performers: Marni Shuster as the voice of Amy,  Anthony Caradonna guitar/vocals, Ian Taylor bass/vocals, Amy DiNino piano/synth/vocals and Dominic DiNino drums. 

Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble
Saturday November 25, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba.
The Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble returns! This ensemble combines the ancient rhythms of Africa with the jazz harmonies of modern times. Waleed Abdulhamid (Composer/Band Leader) explains:  “We play melody on top of traditional jazzy chord progressions with a twist of African ancient rhythms. There is a place for African instruments such as gombri, lakoumbe, marimba in the music.”

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

October Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, call 905-543-8512 / 905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

October 2017

October 11: Jazz duo Beats Workin': David Hurley + Charly Chiarelli, Wed Oct 11 (8:00 pm)
October 12: 60s Folk Revival Sing-along, Thurs Oct 12 (8:00 pm)
October 14: Latin American Peña w. Rosy Cervantes, Fri Oct 13 (8:00 pm)
October 15: Sad Boys Lit. Society, launch party for Mayami, Sun Oct 15, 6 pm (6:00 pm)
October 18: Jazz guitarist Chris Platt album release, Wed Oct 18 (8:00 pm)
October 19: Máire Ní Chathasaigh Irish harp +Chris Newman guitar, Thurs Oct 19 (8:00 pm)
October 20: BLUES: The Mike Almas Blues Band, Fri Oct 20 (8:00 pm)
October 21: The Sandplains Pickers (Ian Bell, the Schotts, Shane Cook, Matt Rait), Sat Oct 21 (8:00 pm)
October 24-29: 2017 Steel City Jazz Festival, Oct 24 to 29 (8:00 pm)

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THEATRE

Thursday to Saturday October 7, 2017.
Charly Chiarelli‘s classic hit show Cu’Fu? (So Who Did It?), Stories of a Sicilian Family, returns to Hamilton, for a two-week run at Artword Artbar. An Artword Theatre production written and performed by Charly Chiarelli, directed and dramaturged by Ronald Weihs. Cu’Fu?, the show that made him famous, is Charly’s hilarious and touching tribute to his crazy Sicilian family in the North End of Hamilton. His father’s bewilderment at the automatic record changer, his mother’s uncanny ability to read faces, and the unexpected reaction of both when they discover Charly is smoking “Mario Lanza”, create a portrait that is both affectionate and achingly funny.

LITERARY

Sunday October 15, 2017, at 6 pm, $5/pwyc. The Sad Boys Lit. Society presents: a Launch Party for Mayami. Come join the SBLS as they celebrate the release of Ben Robinson‘s chapbook Mayami, (Bird, Buried Press) a collection of poems about the rising tides. All funds raised at the door will be donated to 541 Eatery and Exchange.

MUSIC

Wednesday October 11, 2017, 8 pm. $10.
Beats Workin’, a duo from Kingston, returns to Artword. David Hurley on seven-string guitar and vocals and Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. They perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Thursday October 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or Book online
Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone (the Fall 2017 edition) returns to Artword Artbar. The 60s Folk Revival sing-along concert features Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass).

Friday October 13, 2017, at 8 pm. $10.
A Latin American Peña, an evening of music and poetry. Returning as the featured performer is Rosy Cervantes, lead singer of the band La Sana Rabia. Born in Cuernavaca, Rosy has an extensive career in Mexico where she founded La Sana Rabia in 2002, performing in blues festivals, tv shows and major venues all over the country.

Saturday October 14, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve tickets, call 905-543-8512.
The renowned Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band is coming back! The band: Randal Hillmandolin and vocals; Rocky Hill guitar and vocals; Tim McDonald banjo and vocals; Owen Mahoney bass and vocals.

Wednesday October 18, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
The Chris Platt Trio will be releasing their debut album, Sky GlowChris Platt guitar; Phill Albert bass; Mike Rajna drums. The album consists of entirely original compositions by Chris, drawing influence from Jazz, Blues, and Brazilian music.

Thursday October 19, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Irish harper Máire Ní Chathasaigh and virtuoso acoustic guitarist Chris Newmanare visiting Artword Artbar after they make a headlining appearance at the Northern Lights Harp Festival in Cornwall, Ontario on their North American tour. 

Friday Oct 20, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. To reserve call 905-543-8512,
An evening of original blues with Mike Almas and his wonderful Mike Almas Blues Band. Mike is a well known and respected songwriter, guitarist, and performer in the Southern Ontario region.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. The Sandplains Pickers are a new stringband from Southwestern Ontario, with musical styles ranging from old-time country and folk to western swing, and some blazing fiddle tunes. 

The 5th Annual  Steel City Jazz Festivalruns from October 24 to 29, 2017, at Artword Artbar and other venues. https://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Friday, October 6, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (All day)
Artword,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

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