Art Crawl

May 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 .

May 2017

May 3: Special Concert: Italian jazz pianist Vittorio Mezza
May 4: The Acoustics, accordion-based music
May 5: Matapa World Music Series: Waleed Abdulhamid
May 6: JAZZ: vocalist Julie Michels & pianist Adrean Farrugia
May 10: Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series
May 11: Hamilton Poetry Centre Open Reading
May 12: MOJO Men of Jazz Octet
May 13: A Love Electric with Todd Clouser, jazz-rock-psych 
May 14: Mother’s Day Special, Raine Hamilton & Piper Hayes
May 15:  Acoustic Moments: Reggae dinner and show
May 19: Matapa World Music Series: Tony Gouveia

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THEATRE

Hamilton Poetry Centre Open Reading
Thursday May 11, at 7 pm, Free
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12551
The Hamilton Poetry Centre presents its annual Open Reading. Everyone is welcome to attend and to read. Doors open 6:30, reading starts at 7:00. Please arrive by 6:45 to register. Established in 1983, the Hamilton Poetry Centre works to support and encourage the writing and appreciation of poetry, by conducting workshops and hosting Canada Council sponsored readings.

 

MUSIC

Special Concert: Italian Jazz pianist Vittorio Mezza 
Wednesday May 3, 2017, at 8 pm. $ TBA 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12540
Italian pianist and composer Vittorio Mezza is performing with George Koller (bass) and Ben Riley (drums). The concert at Artword Artbar is part of a 3-venue event celebrating famous Napoli melodies. Mezza‘s recent recording Napoli Jazz Songs offers jazz versions of familiar songs from his native Italy. 

The Acoustics, accordian-based music
Thursday May 4, 2017 at 8 pm, $10. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12518
The Acoustics, a lively band from the Hamilton area, play their own original folk-rock, world-roots music. Alfonso Spoto on accordion, Bonnie Bell on violin, and Vince Spoto on guitar/vocals. For the past 14 years, they have been cultivating their own unique music for local fans and venues. During this period they have released three studio CDs, their debut CD A Thousand Yesterdays  (Dec. 2003),Forever and a Day (Dec. 2007), and Erie Long (Jan. 2013). 

Matapa World Music Series: Waleed Abdulhamid 
Friday May 5, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets Advanced $20; Seniors & Students $15; Matapa Members $15; Door $25. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12502
Matapa World Music Series presents Waleed Abdulhamid. Multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer and film maker, Waleed was born in Sudan. He demonstrates his versatility on guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, kirin, darabhuka, marimba, congas, djembe, dumbek and tama. In addition to his many concerts and festival appearances, he has played and recorded with David Clayton Thomas, the Motown Legend Band “The Drifters”, Doug Riley, Jackie Richardson, Julie Black, Deborah Cox and Zaki Ibrahim. He also leads his jazz group Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble.
 

JAZZ: vocalist Julie Michels & pianist Adrean Farrugia
Saturday May 6, 2017, at 8 pm, $ TBA 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12525
Pianist Adrean Farrugia has invited renowned Toronto-based jazz vocalist Julie Michels to heat up the stage at Artword Artbar. Julie Michels is a unique and important feature on the Toronto jazz scene. Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. He plays occasionally at Artword Artbar and teaches music at Mohawk College, as well as juggling his busy touring schedule

Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series
Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 8 pm, $10/$5 students. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12553
The final evening of the season in the showcase series from Mohawk College Music, featuring teachers and students coming together to make music. The series is organized by pianist Adrean Farrugia and bassist Clark Johnston. Mohawk students for Wed May 10 are pianist Ian Brown, vocalist Leah Korkowski and drummer Nigel Stewart.

MOJO Men of Jazz Octet
Friday, May 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. 
To reserve call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12555
MOJO is the Men of Jazz Octet, a group of the area’s top jazz players.  The line up for the night will include: Jeff Plumbley trumpet, Darren Blundel alto sax, Lindsay Paul tenor sax, Don Templeton trombone, Dave Rubicini bari sax, Marc Girard guitar, Ethan Tilbury bass, and Ken Bower drums. Come on in and get your Mojo on with some great jazz in a truly energetic performance. Join this exciting group as they explore post-bop to modern compositions by jazz luminaries such as Freddie Hubbard, Bob Meyer, Kenny Dorham and Tom Kubis. Along the way the band will tip their hats to some of the stalwarts of the jazz octet like Dave Pell and Gerry Mulligan.

A Love Electric With Todd Clouser, jazz-rock-psych
Saturday May 13, at 8 pm, $tba. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12560
Blockbuster show at Artword! A Love Electric is a critically acclaimed rock trio born out of Mexico City’s jazz scene. Todd Clouser (guitar/vocals) of Minneapolis, USA, Hernan Hecht (drums), a longtime Mexico resident from Argentina, and Aaron Cruz (bass), a Mexico City native, form a band that over 4 years, 4 records, and nearly 500 concerts, has consistently accomplished the uncommon, making music on their own terms and touring the world.

Mother’s Day Special, Raine Hamilton & Piper Hayes
Sunday May 14, 2017. $ TBA 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12569
Singer-songwriter-violinist Raine Hamilton is on tour from Winnipeg. She teams up with Piper Hayes from Hamilton for a special Mother’s Day Sunday afternoon concert. Raine‘s music is resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Additionally, Piper Hayes is a critically acclaimed performer, singer- songwriter in the folk-pop mode, now based in Hamilton. In the past few years she has toured all over Canada and the USA, and has headlined three international tours.

Matapa World Music SeriesTony Gouveia
Friday May 19, 2017, at 8 pm. Tickets Advanced $20; Seniors & Students $18; Matapa Members $18; Door $25.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12502
Matapa World Music Series presents Tony Gouveia, an impressive voice of a new generation of fadistas (fado singers) in North America. Fado is the urban folk music of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Tony Gouveia was born in Lisbon, and came to Canada at the age of 13. He never forgot his roots nor the fados that his father used to sing at family gatherings. His debut fado album, O Nosso Fado, a compilation of fado standards reveals his deep passion and authentic vocal expression.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 19:00
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 14:30
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 20:00
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Escarpment as Muse [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Escarpment as Muse

Art Opening and Fundraiser Cabaret at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts! Join us in celebrating the work of 15 artists who are insprired by the escarpment. Saturday April 29, 2017

Opening 5:30, Fundraiser starts at 6:30. Buy your tickets online ($20) online at EventBrite or at the front desk at HCA.

Cabaret Night Featuring John Terpstra, Margaret Flood, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Tuesday Choir, Tiny Bill Cody and Mimi Shaw. Supporting the Bruce Trail Conservancy

Participating Artists: Amber Aasman, Donna Akrey, Gary Barwin, Lucy Gerritsen-Beardwood, Margaret Flood, Lisa Hannaford, Victoria Long-Wincza, Tor Lukasik-Foss, Matt McInnes, Cornelia Peckart, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Titi Postma, Christine Tarsitano, Anita Thomas, Matt Walker

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

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 17:30 to 22:00
HCA Gallery, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Craft Mart [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Craft Mart 

Bi-annual curated pop-up craft and design market
Friday, June 9, 2017
6:00 - 11:00pm 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 
12:00 - 6:00pm

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.

Interested in applying as a vendor? 

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 18:00 to 23:00
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:00 to 18:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

Home is Where We Are [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Home is Where We Are

by Katherine Murphy

Sat, Mar 25 - Sat, Apr 22, 2017
​Opening Reception: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 from 6-8 PM

 

 

Katherine Murphy’s practice explores personal and public places and the relationships between. For this show, Murphy reflects upon her pursuit for perpetual; repose and has included paintings from her series In Search of Quiet Place and Tents.

Katherine Murphy is a multidisciplinary artist with roots in painting. Her works often veer toward recorded memories and places. She has exhibited locally and internationally.

This exhibition opening will coincide with the HCA Concert Series featuring Janina Fialkowska taking place Sunday, March 26th at 4PM and the LaFayette Quartet on Sunday, April 9th at 2 PM.

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 22, 2017 (All day)
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
HCA Gallery, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

April 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 .

April 2017

April 1:  Em & Joss
April 5:  The Rough & Tumble, Will Gillespie, Daniel Whitener
April 6:  The Amy Project, the music of Amy Winehouse
April 7:  So Long Seven: jazz-world-folk blend
April 8:  Bluegrass with New Cumberland, + Ian Bell
April 12-13: Artword Theatre: The Man in the Vault
April 14:  Beg To Differ, special concert for Good Friday
April 15:  Acoustic Moments: Reggae dinner and show
April 20:  Singer-songwriter Keith Kitchen, w. guest Jacob Moon
April 21:  Singer-songwriter Allison Brown & The Assembly Line
April 22: Songwriter-in-the-round
April 23: Alex Whorms & Dana Swarbrick, EP release
April 26: Singer-songwriters Gina Horswood & Karen Morand
April 27: Spoken Word with Tamara Buckland
April 28: Jazz w/ the Aubrey Wilson Quartet
April 29: Corin Raymond + Treasa Levasseur & Brian Kobayakawa

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THEATRE

Artword Theatre: The Man in the Vault
Wednesday April 12 and Thursday April 13, 2017, at 8 pm, pwyc/$10
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12448
Artword Theatre presents The Man in the Vault by Ronald Weihs. Based on actual events, the play explores how a CIA counter-intelligence scandal in the 1960s telescopes into the present. What is the truth? How do you know if you have found it? A staged reading performed by Val Kay, Tom Dusome, Sean Emberley and Learie Mc Nicolls.

Spoken Word with Tamara Buckland
Thursday April 27, 2017, 8 pm.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12487
Another Open Mic for Spoken Word Artists, hosted by Tamara Buckland.

 

MUSIC

Em & Joss (Emily Kemp & Jocelyn Russell vocal duo)
Saturday April 1, 2017, at 8 pm. $10 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12245
The powerhouse vocal duo Em & Joss (Emily Kemp and Jocelyn Russell) sing a wide variety of genres, including rock, jazz, pop, folk and blues, with some originals in the mix. Their music is vocal-driven, full of rich, sultry harmonies that create a down-to-earth feel of true feminine beauty. Both are graduates of the Mohawk College Music Program and have been performing throughout the GTHA for a number of years. 

The Rough & Tumble, Will Gillespie, Daniel Whitener
Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 8 pm, $15/$10. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12294
A one-night-only music festival of folk, americana, bluegrass singer-songwriters at Artword Artbar. Three sets, headlined by Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler (The Rough and Tumble) on tour from the US, with guest sets by local songwriter Will Gillespie, and visiting bluegrass banjo-player Daniel Whitener.

The Amy Project, the music of Amy Winehouse
Thursday April 6, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12334
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 (with no backing tracks) by four talented performers: Marni Shuster as the voice of Amy,  Anthony Caradonna guitar/vocals, Ian Taylor bass/vocals, and Bob DiSalle drums/vocals. Amy Winehouse was nominated for 63 World Music Awards and won 25 times for her songs and recordings before her death in 2011 at the age of only 27. The Amy Project performance will cover most of the songs from her two main albums Frank and Back to Black, plus many more of her other recordings, and some unreleased covers and collaborations. This is not a tribute act but a respectful celebration of a talented and influential artist’s short body of work.

So Long Seven: jazz-world-folk blend
Friday April 7, 2017 at 8 pm, $15. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12286
So Long Seven, a wonderful band that includes Neil Hendry (guitar, mandolin), William Lamoureux (violin), Ravi Naimpally (tabla) and Tim Posgate (banjo), returns to Artword Artbar (photo from show last year). So Long Seven performs richly textured acoustic music that brings their diverse influences into a distinctly Canadian voice. Influenced by bands such as Punch Brothers, Shakti, Oregon and many others the band is breaking new ground. Together they are creating a seamless tapestry of sound through their original music, blending composition and improvisation.

Bluegrass with New Cumberland, + Ian Bell
Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. 
To reserve call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or  Book online
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12266
Back with some blazing hot bluegrass: 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 Rutledge string 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.  Special guest with an opening set on April 8 is the renowned Ian Bell, traditional music specialist, player of many instruments (guitar, button accordion, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, pipes) and member of many bands including Muddy York.

Beg To Differ, special concert for Good Friday
Friday April 14, 2017, at 8 pm, $tba. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12361
Beg To Differ Trio present a special Good Friday concert. Tim Ninehouse on keyboards, vocals; Doug Sikma on guitar; Steve Foster on drums. Unique renditions of blues, jazz and funk songs, drawing from a large musical repertoire from early blues roots to jazzified contemporary songs.

Acoustic Moments: Reggae dinner and show
Saturday April 15, 2017. Acoustic Moments Easter weekend special dinner & show. 
Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or Book online
**Dinner + show, doors 7:00, dinner 7:30 pm, $20 (MUST RESERVE by Apr 10).
**Show only, at 8:30 pm, $10 adv.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12363
Mr. Jay hosts another fabulous Acoustic Moments show & dinner, with world-class reggae music by The Riddim Riders Unplugged. Core members Franklin Joseph and Mike Rajczak are joined by vocalist Lauren Mikayla and lead guitar Keon Crosswell. Chef Learie Mc Nicolls will be cooking up some jerk chicken with rice and steam vegetables, Trinidad style, or a vegetarian stir fry option.

Singer-songwriter Keith Kitchen, w. guest Jacob Moon
Thursday April 20, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. 
To reserve call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or Book online
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12368
Saskatchewan’s Keith Kitchen brings his soothing voice and soulful acoustic guitar to the stage for the first time in Hamilton. His latest CD Orbits has been hailed as ‘absolutely mesmerizing collection of songs.’ Joined by special guest singer-songwriter Jacob Moon from Hamilton, this evening promises to be a tour-de-force of well-crafted songs, stories and guitar fireworks.

Singer-songwriter Allison Brown & The Assembly Line
Friday, April 21, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12394
Folk-roots singer-songwriter Allison Brown is back with a full band The Assembly Line: Jedd House upright bass, Dan Henshall on mandolin, Vera Colley on accordion and Allison Brown on guitar and vocals. Roots songstress Allison Brown brings crafted originals matched with classic roots repertoire, delivered with conviction and sweet and powerful singing.

Songwriter-in-the-round, host Duane Rutter
Saturday April 22, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12401
Duane Rutter, a guitarist and songwriter from Port Rowan, is hosting a songwriter-in-the-round evening at Artword Artbar feat. the music of Jay Linden, Caroline Wiles, Michael J Birthelmer, and Noah Zacharin.

Alex Whorms & Dana Swarbrick, EP release
Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 4 pm, $10 or by donation.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12455
Sunday afternoon special concert by pianist and singer-songwriter Alex Whorms, plus a guest set by singer-songwriter Dana Swarbrick. Alex will play piano and sing solo, and then joined by  Ailish Corbett (viola),  Scott Robinson (bass), Michael Panza-Beltrandi (guitar), Zachary Cropper (drums).

Singer-songwriters Gina Horswood & Karen Morand
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 8 pm, $10
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12455
Sunday afternoon special concert by pianist and singer-songwriter Alex Whorms, plus a guest set by singer-songwriter Dana Swarbrick. Alex will play piano and sing solo, and then joined by  Ailish Corbett (viola),  Scott Robinson (bass), Michael Panza-Beltrandi (guitar), Zachary Cropper (drums).

Jazz w. the Aubrey Wilson Quartet
Friday April 28, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 / $5 students
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12463
Jazz with the Aubrey Wilson Quartet, featuring Chris Bruder on piano, Tom Altobelli on bass, Sean Bruce Parker on drums and bandleader Aubrey Wilson on vocals.

Corin Raymond + Treasa Levasseur & Brian Kobayakawa
Saturday April 29, 2017, at 8 pm, $15
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12441
Songwriter Corin Raymond returns to Artword, accompanied by Treasa Levasseur on accordion, keyboard and back-up vocals and Brian Kobayakawa on bass. Corin Raymond is a troubadour whose robust veracity appeals to older folks and children alike. 

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 19:00
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 16:00
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 20:00
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

McMaster University Poets at Art Crawl [AGH Annex]

 

 

 

McMaster University Poets at Art Crawl

Hamilton Youth Poets (HYP) are opening the ring to McMaster university writers, poets, authors, performers, with enough steel to brave the grandest spoken word poetry stage at McMaster.

We are crowning the dopest poet at McMaster University at Friday’s Art Crawl. Poets will be scored by live judges from 0-12. The poets with the highest scores at the end of 2 rounds will be crowned University Slam champions and will represent mcmaster at Louder than a bomb Canada. It's going to be lit.

Top Poets will represent the university at Louder Than A Bomb Canada Poetry Festival (running May 5 - 20 at the AGH Annex.) It’s going to be a night of spit fire, and dope bars. Slam poetry is when the literary becomes competitive, as personal narratives weave with a skill set you can score.

Admission is FREE

WHEN: Friday, March 10, 7:00 pm doors
WHERE: AGH Annex 118 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K7, Canada

 

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
AGH Annex, 118 James Street North, Hamilton ON

March 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 .

March 2017

Mar 1:  Alex Tomowich & Jesse Martel, jazz duo.
Mar 2:  Samuel Bonnet Trio, w. guest Brad Cheeseman, jazz
Mar 3:  Cowboy Quartet: Vintage sounds with Tiny Bill Cody
Mar 4:  Cootes Paradise, Concert
Mar 8:  Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series
Mar 9:  Tamara Buckland hosts Spoken Word Open Mic
Mar 10:  Two Bands! Rock and Blues!
Mar 11:  Noche de poesia y musica (night of poetry and music)
Mar 15-16: Artword Theatre presents Mind Wars.
Mar 17: Adrean Farrugia Trio, feat, Drew Jurecka, jazz
Mar 18: Sufjan Stevens Tribute Night, host Brad Cheeseman
Mar 19: World Storytelling Day stories
Mar 22: Future is Female play reading
Mar 23: Hisaka w. George Keller, jazz vocalist from Japan
Mar 24: M.E Law and guests, singer-songwriter
Mar 25: Jennis folk-blues
Mar 29: Guitarist Doug Murphy
Mar 30: 60s Folk Revival Sing-a-long
Mar 31: Chris Wallace’s Many Names Jazz Trio

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THEATRE/PREFORMANCE 

Tamara Buckland hosts Spoken Word Open Mic
Thursday March 9, 2017, 8 pm.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12176
An Open Mic for Spoken Word Artists, hosted by Tamara Buckland. View the event on Facebook and message Tamara to sign up. 

Noche de poesia y musica (night of poetry and music)
Saturday March 11, 2017, at 8 pm, $15 or sliding scale. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12126 
We welcome back this year another Noche Bohemia (a night of poetry and music) called Grito de Mujer (Woman Scream), in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2017). The night is dedicated to raising awareness about violence against women and girls. There will be poetry and music. The poets include: Amaluna, Constanza Duran, and others TBA. Musicians TBA… 

Artword Theatre projects showcase - Mind Wars
Wednesday March 15 and Thursday March 16, 2017, at 8 pm. pwyc/$10.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12209
Artword Theatre presents Mind Wars: a theatre exploration about the 1960s, when politics became a struggle over reality and perception. Actual testimony and interviews bring back the Yippies vs the CIA, Black Activists vs the FBI, brainwashing, mind control and propaganda of the era. Conceived and assembled by director Ronald Weihs. This is the second in a series of theatre projects in the works, with Artistic Director Ronald Weihs. To find out more, and how to participate, or just attend, call 905-543-8512 or email: rweihs@artword.net, artword@artword.net

World Storytelling Day stories
Sunday March 19, 2017, from 2 to 4 pm.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12191
Come listen to stories! Members of The Burlington Storytellers’ Guild tell tales with the theme of Transformation, in honour of World Storytelling Day. Guild members are dedicated to the growth, development and expansion of oral tradition storytelling as an art form. 

Future Is Female play reading
Wednesday March 22, 2017, at 7:30.
Hamilton’s Make Art Theatre presents an evening of three play-readings as part of The Future is Female Festival. Featured readers are Cadance Allen, Liz Buchanan, Sean Emberley, Carlos Jimenez, Kenneth Johnson, Tina Kocic, Amy Noelle Milligan, and Amber Wood. The plays featured are: How to Date a Politically-Correct Feminist (Or, the Compassion Experiment) by Emma Harr, Press  by Alice Stanley Jr., and Low & Away by Demetra Kareman 

MUSIC

Alex Tomowich & Jesse Martel, jazz duo
Wednesday March 1, 2017, at 8 pm, $5.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12080 
Alex Tomowich (piano) and Jesse Martel (guitar) play a mixture of freely improvised jazz, as well as specially arranged jazz standards, and some jazz-based original compositions in multiple genres. Alex Tomowich is a jazz pianist studying music in the Applied Music program at Mohawk College and Jesse Martel is a jazz guitarist who graduated from the Applied Music program at Mohawk College.

Samuel Bonnet Trio, w. guest Brad Cheeseman, jazz 
Thursday March 2, 2017. at 8 pm, $15. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11974 
The Samuel Bonnet Trio, on tour from Montreal: Samuel Bonnet on guitar, Elli Miller-Maboungou on percussion and Julien Fillion on saxophone, with special guest Brad Cheeseman on bass. In 2015, the Samuel Bonnet Quartet received the “Coup de Coeur Prize” at the Montreal Vision Diversité competition and in July 2016 was selected to be part of the TD Jazz Competition, at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Cowboy Quartet: Vintage Sounds, w. Tiny Bill Cody
Friday March 3, 2017, at 8:30 pm, $15. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12039 
Tiny Bill Cody, vocals and guitar, and his Cowboy Quartet: Vintage Sounds show, with Mimi Shaw vocals/guitar, Orange McFarland bass, Jeff Griffiths drums. They will play your favourite country weepers, cowboy ballads, and early rock crooners. Not to be missed. 

Cootes Paradise Concert 
Saturday March 4, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or book online
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11965
A new powerhouse band of familiar faces: 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. Band members are: Amy Di Nino (drums), Wayne Krawchuk (guitar/vocals), Sue Leonard (vocals), Lily Sazz (keyboards/vocals), Ian Taylor (bass), Mark Volkov (flute, violin, sax).

Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series
Wednesday March 8, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 / $5 students.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12169
A new showcase series from Mohawk College Music, featuring teachers and students coming together to make music, organized by pianist Adrean Farrugia and bassist Clark Johnston. Mohawk students for Wed March 8 are Devon Savas bass, Cooper Hannahson drums, and Alex Tomowich piano.

Two Bands! Rock and blues!
Friday March 10, 2017, 8 pm, Art Crawl tip jar. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12174
A lively busy Friday night at Artword Artbar. Joey DePaiva, bass, and Shelby Crego, guitar, are bringing two bands from Mohawk Music, playing mostly rock and blues. One long set each. Band 1: Aoife Doyle vocals, Leah Korkowski vocals, Shirley Simpson vocals, Graysen Lee guitar, Shelby Crego guitar, Jamie Bekyarovich guitar, Joey DePaiva bass, Nik Hurst keyboards & piano, Cooper Hannahson drums. Band 2: Lauren Perreira vocals, Shelby Crego guitar, Olivia Brown bass, Miles Branaugh keys, Cooper Hannahson drums. 

Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series, jazz. 
Friday March 17, 2017, at 8 pm, $15 / $10 students.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12128 
Jazz with the Adrean Farrugia Trio featuring violinist Drew Jurecka.  Adrean Farrugia piano, Drew Jurecka violin/vocals, Clark Johnston bass. Drew Jurecka, violinist, has spent ten years playing jazz in Toronto, and has become an in-demand sideman and session player. Adrean Farrugia has been featured on more than 30 albums to date garnering multiple Juno awards and nominations and has performed internationally. Clark Johnston started his professional career as a bassist in 1994 and has since worked with the likes of Diana Panton, Peter Appleyard, Gene DiNovi, Reg Schwager, Don Thompson, John Sherwood, the Mike Malone Jazz Orchestra, as well as the Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra–just to name a few. 

Sufjan Stevens Tribute Night, host Brad Cheeseman.
Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12164
Come on and feel the Illinoise! Spend an evening hearing the music of Sufjan Stevens, delightfully reimagined and rearranged for an all-instrumental band of great local musicians

Hisaka, w. George Koller, jazz vocalist from Japan
Thursday March 23, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12199
Currently based in Tokyo, Hisaka visits Canada on occasion for performances to keep active in the world-wide music scene. Hisaka first came to Toronto in 2011 to pursue her music dream and became actively involved in the Toronto music scene, including the appearance of Jazz FM91.1 One Stop Vocal Jazz Safari

M.E. Law, and guests, singer-songwriter. 
Friday March 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 (or $15 includes CD).
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=12204 
Singer-songwriter M.E. Law returns to Artword Artbar. She brings tales of her life to the table: songs behind the stories and stories behind the songs, spiked with a gentle, ribald sense of humour, and at times aching honesty. All are delivered in a unique voice and style all her own. Opening set by local singer-songwriters Sarah Farr and Christine Leakey.

Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor
Saturday March 25, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?m=20170325&cat=7
Back at Artword Artbar! The wonderful  folk-blues duo Jennis brings together award-winning Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond‘s decades of experience writing and performing original blues and folk and the diverse musical experiences of veteran Toronto indie-scene multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. The unique blend of cello and dobro is also augmented by unusual sounds, such as didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator. It makes for a very entertaining performance, filled with energy, passion and humour.

Guitarist Doug Murphy
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?m=20170329&cat=7
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 8 pm, $10 reg / $5 students.
A return appearance of “It Is What It Is” — fusion psychedelic jazz featuring the far-out fabulous Doug Murphy on guitar, with Alana Gunn bass, Oscar Galbraith drums, Mike Ricci sax and flute. All original compositions, mostly by Doug himself. Also some free-form improvisations.

60s Folk Revival Sing-a-long
Thursday March 30, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?m=20170329&cat=7
This 60s Folk Revival sing-a-long concert features Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass). Imagine an evening that transforms the Artword Artbar into one of the 1960s coffeehouses of Yorkville or Greenwich Village. The lyrics have meaning, the voices are true and passionate in solo and in harmony, and the music inspires the audience to join in. The show covers the songs of the great singers and poets including Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Ian & Sylvia, Peter Paul and Mary, and Phil Ochs. Song-sheets are provided.

Chris Wallace’s Many Names Jazz Trio
Friday March 31, 2017, at 8 pm, $15 / $10 students.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?m=20170331&cat=7
A return visit from Chris Wallace‘s Many Names Trio feat Adrean Farrugia on piano, Artie Roth on bass, and Chris Wallace on drums. This top shelf trio will be playing classic jazz standards and modern compositions by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Esbjorn Svensson, Miles Davis, Mulgrew Miller and others.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 20:30
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 14:00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 20:00
Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton, ON

2017 Hamilton Winterfest

Winterfest is a celebration of the city of Hamilton and the beauty of the winter season. Hamiltonians are encouraged to get out, connect with others and explore the richness of their communities for 17 fun-filled days from February 4 to 20, 2017. This annual program is celebrating its 39th year with participating partners including neighbourhood associations, galleries, museums, theatres, and recreation centres.

Winter-inspired art, heritage and recreation programming in communities across the coity will move Hamilton residenst to get out, connect with others and explore for 17 days. Among the Hamilton Arts Council affiliated members participating in Winterfest are:

Discover for yourself that Hamilton is a city that doesn't hibernate in the wintertime! For more information and a complete schedule visit https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/festivals-events/2017-hamilton-winte...

Saturday, February 4, 2017 (All day) to Monday, February 20, 2017 (All day)
Various

REVEL: December Artcrawl [Form Contemporary Dance Theatre]

Come and check out what Form Contemporary Dance Theatre is up to! We'll be performing excerpts of our lastest work REVEL for one evening only! Come revel in a dance party for a night of genuine fun. Be the first to see a sneak peak of the Form CDT piece that will be performed as part of Variations of Silence, January 14th at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (facebook event on Form CDT fan page). 

Friday December 9th 2016 is Artcrawl on James St. N.   Come to the back studio on the ground floor at 126 James St. N in the Art Forms studio. The performance is at 8pm and is pay-what-you-can. Here is a link to the facebook event


And if that doesn't entice you, well then maybe red balloons will instead!

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 20:00 to 21:00
126 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

ArtsFEST 2016 [Historic Waterdown Arts & Events]

ArtsFEST 2016

Welcome to ArtsFEST 2016 – a celebration of the arts in all its forms, in historic Waterdown, Ontario. Nestled between Burlington and Hamilton on top of the Niagara Escarpment, Waterdown is one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario, and in its historic downtown core are some of the oldest buildings in the province, with great restaurants, cafes, and shops – the perfect place to hold an upscale family friendly festival featuring jazz, classical, folk & world music, fine art exhibits, dozens of artisan vendors, and all kinds of arts activities. There is something for everyone who appreciates arts & culture. ArtsFEST Waterdown – The Festival…refined!

ArtsFEST.ca is produced by Historic Waterdown Arts & Events – a registered non-profit organization, operating for the purpose of community building and the economic development of downtown historic Waterdown, by establishing it as a destination for arts, music and culture. Waterdown – GTA’s gateway to the Niagara Escarpment – is a growing community, new housing construction projects are springing up surrounding a historic downtown core. ArtsFest will be a focal point for residents of the community, engaging them with visitors from GTA and beyond, as they discover the cultural diversity of Canadian visual and musical artists, and the area’s local businesses.

For full info on the music and activities at the Festival, go to http://artsfest.ca/about-the-festival/

Or DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL GUIDE PDF.

WHEN: Saturday August 20 - Sunday August 21, 2016
WHERE: Various locations in downtown Waterdown
INFO: For further info email info@waterdownarts.org

Saturday, August 20, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, August 21, 2016 (All day)
Downtown Waterdown (various)

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