Mambo Monday

Mambo Mondays is Hamilton's Bi-Weekly Salsa Event Happening on the 2nd & 4th Monday of Every Month! 

Join us in the heart of the arts district at L'etranger on James for a night of dance, to celebrate your Monday survival! 
Dancers & non-dancers alike are welcome to come, share in the joy that dance brings us all!

Starting with a 1 hour Beginner Lesson from 8:00-9:00pm by Alegria Dance Company, then dancing from 9:00pm on! 

$10 Cover includes lesson ($5 Social) 
60% Salsa 40% Bachata
No partner necessary!

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 20:00 to Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 00:30

Salsa Lessons in Hamilton

Make 2018 the year you step (or dance!) out of your comfort zone... Your years as a wallflower are over! Come meet new people, learn a new skill & stay healthy this year :). New Classes Begin Wednesday January 17th

Beginner Salsa (Wed 7:30-8:30-6 wks)
Pre-Intermediate Salsa (Thurs 7:30-8:30-6 wks)
Intermediate Salsa (Thurs 8:30-9:30-6 wks)
Open Level Bachata (Thurs 6:30-7:30-4 wks)

No Partner or Experience Necessary! 
*Registration is required*
Early Bird Registration Ends January 10th  
Online at
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624 Upper James Street (beside the Urban Zoo)
905 537 6451

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:30 to Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 21:30
624 Upper James Street Hamilton ON L9C 2Z1

Hamilton Learning Series [Artsbuild Ontario]


You're Invited! ArtsBuild Ontario’s Space Rentals Workshop Series is coming to Hamilton!
We know many creative organizations and small businesses rely on rental revenues to support their operations. That's why ArtsBuild Ontario is proud to present the Learning Series - a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around ArtsBuild's core programs, including SpaceFinderArtsBuild Ontario is thrilled to partner with Hamilton Arts Council to bring our Space Rentals Workshop Series to the community of Hamilton.

This day of learning will cover two important topics around space rentals - Space Rentals for Beginners (9 AM - 12 PM) and Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals (1 PM - 4 PM). Join us for one session or both!

Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE!



1) Space Rentals for Beginners
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location | Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

Space rentals are a significant revenue source that contributes to the sustainability of many creative organizations and small businesses. Using examples from the sector, this half-day workshop will cover how to define, target and engage with current and new renter audiences. This workshop is for any arts professional looking for ways to expand their current renter audience or just starting a space rental program. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for any arts professional looking to diversify their skill set around space rentals and revenue development.

2) Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location |  Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

What does it mean to manage risk in your rental space? What is your organization’s attitude towards potential hazards? In this half-day workshop, we will cover what creative venues and small businesses need to know about operational, financial and legal risk when it comes to renting out space. This workshop is open to all creative venues and small businesses currently offering space rentals. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for smaller/newer rental spaces expecting to grow as well as arts professionals looking to better understand risk in space rentals.

For more information or to register please contact Eilidh at


ArtsBuild Ontario has partnered with Hamilton Arts Council to bring these workshops to the community. Hamilton Arts Council exists 

to strengthen the role of the arts and culture in the City of Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community. We would like to thank Hamilton Artists Inc. for generously donating their space for this event.

The Learning Series is presented by ArtsBuild Ontario as a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around our core programs: SpaceFinder Canada, Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, Energy Conservation and Asset Planner for the Arts. The Learning Series is generously support in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

The Learning Series is funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The leading grantmaking foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00
Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

I Am An Artist Awareness Campaign Launch


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 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


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

The Nutcracker [Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts]


A Hamilton production!
Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
McIntyre Theatre, Mohawk College, Hamilton

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts is excited to announce the upcoming performances of Tchaikovsky's THE NUTCRACKER - staged by Max Ratevosian and Melania Pawliw, produced in collaboration with Hamilton City Ballet and the Hamilton City Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Mate Szigeti. 

Over 100 performers & 30 musicians from Hamilton and surrounding areas share the stage in this magical winter ballet tradition! Come see our performances and help support Hamilton's very own NUTCRACKER ballet!

Please note that the live orchestra performs on Friday and Saturday evenings only.

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 19:30
McIntyre Theatre, Mohawk College - 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton

Workshop / Studio Grand Opening [Art Aggregate]

Join Art Aggregate for their Grand Opening celebration! There will be beverages provided by Collective Arts and Steam Whistle Brewery and great food by State & Main, Mr. Corn and Wally Parr Sausages!

The newest, most exciting makers space has opened in Hamilton! Their ribbon-cutting will take place at 6pm with dignitaries in attendance. Look forward to art created by a variety of live artists and a beautifully curated gallery showing.

As well as enjoying music from the Y108 Street Team all day, additional entertainment will be provided by the Goggin-Carroll Irish Dancers and performances from The Maysides and "JJ" from JJ and The Pillars throughout the evening!

WHEN: Saturday, September 23rd as we celebrate our GRAND OPENING from 3pm until midnight!
WHERE: 398 Nash Rd. North, Unit 12, Hamilton, ON

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 15:00 to 23:59
12-398 Nash Road North, Hamilton, ON

The Paradise Project [Hamilton Aerial Group]

Presented by Hamilton Aerial Group

The Paradise Project is an outdoor theatrical spectacle taking place September 23rd 2017, 6:00 pm at Cootes Paradise, Princess Point Hamilton Ontario.  This a free event and is family friendly.  A 60 minute history of the area is told through story, puppetry, theatre, aerial acts, music, stilt walking creatures and song.  It is an event to raise awareness and celebrate the ongoing restoration, revitalization and conservation of this sensitive and important ecosystem.  Our vision includes giant puppets, elaborately costumed actors, dancers and musicians.    All artists will be paid for their work on this free public event and your contribution will help ensure this happens.

WHEN: Sat, Sept 23, 2017 at 6PM
WHERE: Meadow of Princess Point, Hamilton, ON

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00
Cootes Paradise, Princess Point, Hamilton, ON

15th Annual Arts of August [Living Rock Ministries]


Living Rock  Ministries  is hosting the 15th annual Arts of August . This  art showcase  is open to youth 13-25 with the themes of Peace, Equality and Culture and the showcase is on Thurs. August 24, 2017, from 6-9pm at the Gas Works.

15th Annual Arts of August: Youth Art Showcase – Thursday, August 24, 2016 – 6-9pm- The Gas Works, 141 Park St. N. Hamilton. Submissions, Sponsorship & Advertising still available.

Living Rock Ministries
Celebrating 30 Years of Serving At-Risk Youth!
30 Wilson Street, Hamilton, ON   L8R 1C5
Tel: 905-528-7625 (ROCK) ext 236
Email:      Website:

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00
The Gas Works, 141 Park St. N. Hamilton

Waterdown ArtsFEST [Historic Waterdown Arts and Events]

Waterdown ArtsFEST

Aug 19 & 20, 2017

ArtsFEST 2017 is 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!



Saturday, August 19, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, August 20, 2017 (All day)
Downtown Waterdown on Griffin, Franklin, and Main Street

International Ballet Summer Camp [Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts]


International Ballet Summer Camp  July 17-28, 2017



Hamilton Academy of Performing offers a summer program in collaboration with the Hamilton City Ballet Arts and the Vancliffen Arts Foundation for local and international students from ages 5 to 20. 


  • Day and overnight camp
  • Safe and friendly environment
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Programs designed to improve students’ technical and artistic abilities
  • Performances
  • Beautiful 5000 sq. foot location in the heart of Dundas
  • Full kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave
  • Outdoor playground
  • Trip to the community pool
  • Week-end trips for out-of-town students
  • Quiet & safe neighborhood
  • Close to downtown Dundas – shops, cafes, restaurants, Carnegie Art Gallery, DVSA, Dundas Museum, Dundas Driving Park
  • Close to the Escarpment, walking trails, waterfalls
  • Easy bus access


Monday, July 17, 2017 (All day) to Friday, July 28, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, 108 Park Street West, Dundas ON