Kitchenware of the 60s, 70s, and 80s [Art Gallery of Burlington]



The Art Gallery of Burlington is an award winning gallery located in the heart 
of Burlington, Ontario. Spanning over 44,000 square feet, our space boasts 
seven equipped art studios, three galleries, a one of a kind gift shop, an 
exhibition courtyard and year-round conservatory. We stage as many as 10 
regional, national and international exhibitions a year, and are home to the 
world’s largest acclaimed collection of Canadian contemporary ceramics 
and seven fine craft guilds.


April 26 to June 18, 2017

Location: Perry Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday May 25, 5pm-7pm

An economic boom, the comfortable modernism of Swedish design, and a wave of young traditionally trained potters schooled in the Leach-Hamada tradition led to the birth of the modern ceramic movement in Canada. This generation of potters took functional forms and explored them as personal expressions that made them art for everyday living.  In doing so they created forms that still are as fresh today as when they were created.  This style is seeing a rebirth today – this is a chance to see the source.

Image credit: Ann Roberts, Casserole, 1973.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, June 18, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON

GROW Investment Workshop [Ontario Trillium Foundation]

Ontario Trillium Foundation - GROW stream workshop

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is currently hosting in-person workshops and webinars for nonprofits interested in applying for grants under our popular Grow Investment Stream

Grow grants are designed for community projects that will:

  • Launch, replicate, or adapt an already proven, evidence-based program
  • Increase in scale to impact more people
  • Improve and increase the positive impact in the community

Plan to attend one of our workshops or on-line Webinars so that your organization will be ready to submit a good quality grant application ahead of the June 28, 2017, deadline for Grow grant applications. The full-day workshops, led by experienced OTF staff, will take community organizations through a Grow grant application step-by-step.

We hope you’ll join us at a local session or webinar. Please feel free to share these exciting opportunities with other organizations in your community.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 from 9 AM to 4 PM
INFO: Register here for the HAMILTON GROW Workshop

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00

Lit Live May 2017 [Lit Live Reading Series]

Founded by Hamilton writer Kerry Schooley 1994, Lit Live is a literary reading series in Hamilton, Ontario
featuring a diverse and exciting range of writers from across Canada and from Hamilton
at 7:30pm on the first Sunday of each month, from September to June.
For the 2016-17 season, our location is The Staircase Theatre.



LitLive continues their new season with five diverse writers reading from
their books of short stories, poetry, novels,and possibly from new work. In addition, this season features guest emerging writers.

  • Adrienne Gruber reads from Buoyancy Control
  • Eva Tihanyi reads from The Largeness of Rescue
  • Patricia Keeney reads from Orpheus in Our World
  • Pam Mordecai reads from Red Jacket
  • Armand Garnet Ruffo reads from The Thunderbird Poems
  • Kyle Chhatwal reads as the evening's Emerging Writer

WHEN: Sunday, May 7 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Staircase Theatre & Cafe, 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton
INFO: Follow on Twitter at @LitLiveReadings or on Facebook.
WEB: http://litlive.blogspot.ca/

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
The Staircase Cafe and Theatre, 27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton

Staircase April Events [Staircase Theatre]



 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

APRIL 2017

Friday April 21, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Cafe - 27 Dundurn St. North 

All are welcome at a poetry reading on Friday April 21 by Madhur Anand at The Staircase Theatre. The reading is part of John Douglas Taylor conference, Resilience in a Multispecies World, organized through the department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster. The reading is open to the public, and will take place from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Anand has a PhD in theoretical ecology from Western University, and is currently a professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. Light snacks will be provided, and attendees can purchase beverages (licensed).

For more information, visit resiliencejdt2017.wordpress.com

Thursday April 27, 2017 at 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
Cafe - 27 Dundurn St. North 

The Mixup 2: It’s Your Turn
The Mixup is a monthly performance event where artists and non-artists come together to show off and play. We are accepting submissions for our second show at the Staircase Cafe Theatre. Message The Mixup at themixup.hamont@gmail.com for more information.

What would you do with 10 minutes onstage? It’s your turn.

cover at the door, $5.00 per person 

Friday April 28, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Cafe - 27 Dundurn St. North  

Wisterium Music is the passionate musical duo of Jennifer Molinaro (vocals/piano) and Celeste Konopka (violin). Their musical style blends jazz, folk and classical roots into rich acoustic soundscapes. Combining the harmonies of Debussy and Chopin with Celtic and Scandinavian melodies, Wisterium Music joyfully explores both well-known and original musical improvisations.

For more information: http://staircase.org/?ai1ec_event=wisteria-in-concert&instance_id=11915 

Saturday April 29, 2017 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North

This Saturday intensive will focus on creating comedy personas on the fly. The process uses movement, observation, vocalization and history to create honest and real comedic characters. Improv experience recommended by not essential.

Cost is $75. Contact info@staircase.org to sign up. Wear comfortable clothing. Lunch break is from noon to 1pm. Lunch is NOT provided. Class size is limited to 12 people. This course is part of the Staircase Improv Core Curriculum. Ages 16 and up.

Pre-registration is required http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2904896


Friday, April 21, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

Speaking With Many Tongues [LitChat]

LitChat is the literary salon for those interested in getting together once a month.
There is a different host and theme each month.  LitChat is supported by the
Hamilton Public Library and Hamilton Arts Council.

Venue for LitChat is the WENTWORTH ROOM, Central Branch, Hamilton Public Library.

Speaking with Many Tongues

TUES MAY. 09, 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

What does it mean to write in more than one language? 
What does it mean to include other languages in your English writing? 
An invitation to discuss and share work.

GARY BARWIN is the author of 21 books of poetry and fiction. His bestselling novel Yiddish for Pirates was a Governor General’s Award and Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist and his latest poetry collection No TV for Woodpeckers was just published by Wolsak & Wynn. He will be Writer-in Residence at HPL/McMaster University in 2017-2018. Barwin lives in Hamilton, Ontario and at garybarwin.com



Monday, May 9, 2016 - 19:30
Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton

2017 Spring Market [The Cotton Factory]


Hamilton’s Creative Arts Centre in the heart of lower Hamilton
In the heart of lower Hamilton, this former industrial building from 1900 is a prime example of adaptive reuse.
It has been transformed from a cotton mill into a creative industries complex, with space for workshops, galleries,
office space for creative professionals, and studios for artists.   Filmmakers, photographers and special events
are also drawn to the building by its unique aesthetic and its historic charm.

270 Sherman Avenue North, Suite 201,
Hamilton ON, L8L 6N4
Phone +1 905 547-8256
Email info@cottonfactory.ca

Cotton Factory Spring Market

May 6 – May 7 from 10AM to 4PM

The Cotton Factory - 270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton 

The tenants of Hamilton's Cotton Factory are at it again! Don't miss this incredible two day outdoor handmade market! Join us Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7th from 10am-4pm both days for amazing shopping, live music, food and lots more! The talented artists and business owners of the Cotton Factory offer stunning and one of a kind art, clothing, classes and handmade goods from every medium imaginable. Bring the kids, call a friend and come enjoy a great weekend in The Courtyard - located off the back parking lot next to The Loading Dock.


Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton

With Glowing Hearts [Hamilton Children's Choir]

With Glowing Hearts Annual Spring Concert

Come hear the voices of Hamilton Children’s Choir sing a wide range of repertoire! Our annual spring concert features choirs Komenci, Esplori, Esprimas, Ilumini, and Lads & Gents.

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4PM
WHERE: Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: glowingheartshcc.eventbrite.ca

For details visit:  http://hamiltonchildrenschoir.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 16:00
Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

John Johnson [Hamilton All Star Jazz Bands]


         John Johnson

Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Show Time: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:30pm
Location: OLD FIREHALL - located at 334 Wilson Street East in Ancaster

Ticket Price: $26.00 | Purchase tickets online or in person at Cavallo Nero Restaurant

TERRY PROMANE (trombonist, tuba-player, arranger) is a Toronto low brass specialist, active in jazz and commercial music. He has worked with innumerable international jazz names including Kenny Wheeler, Bill Holman, Maria Schneider, Vince Mendoza, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mel Torme.

For more information visit this link. 

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 19:30
Old Firehall 334 Wilson Street East

Orchestral Odyssey [Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra]


The Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra invites you to its big Season Finale! Come and hear the combined might of the Hamilton Philharmonic and Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Symphony Orchestras!

WHEN: May 6th, 2017 at 2PM
WHERE: Salvation Army Meadowlands, 187 Stone Church Rd, Ancaster, ON
TX: Adult: $35 ($30 Eventbrite or pre-sale); Senior/Student: $30 ($25 Eventbrite or pre-sale); 12 and under: free with Adult
INFO: info@hpyo.com
Pre-sale ends April 29th, please contact the HPYO office for details

Eventbrite link 


Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 14:00
Salvation Army Meadowlands, 187 Stone Church Rd, Ancaster, ON

Georgia O'Keefe [Carnegie Gallery]

The Carnegie Gallery presents the Carnegie Lecture Series:


Georgia O’Keefe was a trailblazing figure in American modernism. Join artist and DVSA instructor Regina Haggo as she leads a discussion on the work of O’Keefe which will coincide with the AGO’s major retrospective of the art and legacy of this profoundly influential artist.

On May 6th, join the Carnegie Gallery for their Georgia O’Keeffe at the AGO Bus Tour. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the beautiful innovative art of Georgia O’Keeffe. Making its only stop in North America at the AGO, Georgia O’Keeffe features more than 80 works of art capturing the essence of her deeply personal connection to the landscape, architecture and nature that inspired her iconic style. 

This talk and tour is part of the Carnegie Lecture Series of engaging, entertaining, and educational illustrated talks.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 from 7-8:00pm
TIX: Members $10, Non-members $12; available from the Carnegie Gallery.
WHERE: Carnegie Gallery, 10 King St. West, Dundas, (905) 627-4265
INFO: carnegie@carnegiegallery.org 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:00
Carnegie Gallery, 10 King St. West, Dundas, ON