Lit Live October 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 2017-18 season, our location is The Staircase Theatre.


LitLive starts their 2017-18 season with five writers reading from their books of short stories, poetry, novels,and possibly from new work.

  • Alban Goulden reads from As If
  • Michael Knox reads from Harshley Purring
  • Suzanna Derewicz reads from Maggie Monologue
  • Jamie Tennant reads from Captain of Kinnoull Hill
  • Christopher Levenson reads from A Tattered Coat Upon a Stick
  • Joanne Arnott reads from Halfling Spring: An Internet Romance

WHEN: Sunday, October 1st 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, October 1, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
Staircase Cafe and Theatre, 27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton

Voice of the Flute [5 at the First]

5 at the First Chamber Music Series presents their 8th season opening concert

The Voice of the Flute

Feat. Leslie Newman, flute, with Roman Borys, cello & Jeanie Chung, piano

Our 8th season opens with stellar Canadian musicians and a program curated to enchant, amaze and delight. Principal Flute of the Hamilton Philharmonic, our featured performer Leslie Newman has been described as powerful and sensitive as she gives life to the music. While still a teen, Leslie made her debut with the Toronto Symphony and has since performed with orchestras across Canada and abroad. Her recital appearances have brought her from Chicago to Taipei to Columbia, and her recordings have won critical praise from the Gramophone. We are thrilled that she has created this virtuosic and varied program, and is joined by two of Canada's most lauded chamber musicians.


  • Joseph Schwantner Black Anemones
  • Francis Poulenc Vocalise-Étude
  • *Barbara Monk Feldman The Loons of Black Sturgeon Lake (for solo flute)* CANADIAN WORK
  • Sergei Prokofiev Sonata in D major, Op. 94
  • Heitor Villa Lobos Assobio a Jato
  • Carl Maria von Weber Trio in g-minor, Op. 63

WHERE: First Unitarian Church,170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton ON
WHEN: Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 3pm
TIX: www.universe.com/voiceoftheflute; At the door: $20 Adult, $15 Senior, $5 Student/unwaged, FREE Under 12


Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 15:00
First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton, ON

Urban Green: artscarp [Centre 3]


Located at the heart of Hamilton’s arts district in Ontario, Centre[3] offers world-class facilities for traditional print-making (lithography, silkscreening, intaglio and more…) and state of the art digital media facilities.

Urban Green: artscarp

Curated By: Sally Frater
September 23 - December 2, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 30 – 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Sam Lawrence Park

Urban Green: artscarp presents the work of nine artists who explore themes of migration, ecology and public space.

Artists: Delio Delgado, Cesar Forero, Insoon Ha, Abedar Kamgari, Isabel M. Martinez, Levente Sulyok, José Luis Torres, Daryl Vocat, C. Wells

Ontario Ink 150 presents seven artists who created street banners that explore their relationship between Canada and their individual history. Join us in celebrating our cultural, environmental and historical landmark through the eyes of our artists.

Artists: Simon Frank, Alex Jacobs-Blum, Ingrid Mayrhofer, Andrew McPhail, Roda Medhat, Dana Prieto, Stylo Starr.


Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, December 2, 2017 (All day)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 15:00 to 18:00
Centre 3, 173 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9,

Trailers & Teasers [AGH BMO World Film Festival]

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.

The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday - 11AM–6PM, Thursday - 11AM–8PM, Saturday - 12–5PM, Sunday - 12–5PM, Monday, Tuesday Closed


AGH BMO World Film Festival
Trailers & Teasers

Trailers and Teasers is the official AGH BMO World Film Festival Launch Party.This year for the first time, our launch event will be held in the new home of the AGH BMO World Film Festival, The Lincoln Alexander Centre. Be there as we unveil this year’s line-up of award winning films, plan your festival and meet your fellow film lovers! Tickets for all World Film Festival screenings go on sale for the first time at this event. In addition, we are excited to announce that immediately following the event we will be screening Beatriz at Dinner.

The AGH BMO World Film Festival runs from October 13 – 22 – visit this page for more details!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King Street East, Hamilton, L8N 1B2
TIX: FREE admission!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1B2

Duty & Glory [Dundas Museum and Archives]

Duty & Glory: A Salute to the 77th Wentworth Regiment

Sept 23 - Feb 17, 2017

This exhibition explores the rich history of the Regiment through the lives of the men who trained and fought with the militia. Explore a replica military Bell tent, showing an authentic look at the grueling military training as Canadian soldiers prepared for the First World War. On display include militia garb spanning half a century, highlighting the brave stories of the men who would have worn them. The exhibition will finally give due prominence to the heroic life of Major Albert Edward Kimmins and his ultimately tragic end. Our terrific collection of black and white photographs from the turn of the 20th century will accompany the artifact.



Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, February 17, 2018 (All day)
139 Park St. West, Dundas, ON

Florian Hoefner [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Florian Hoefner

Saturday, Sept 23 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
HCA Recital Hall, 126 James St S, Hamilton, ON
Tickets: Regular $20, Senior $15, Student $15
www.HCArts.ca or call 905-528-4020

Florian will present the music from his new solo album "Coldwater Stories" (Origin Records).
More info: www.florian-hoefner.com. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
HCA Recital Hall, 126 James St S, Hamilton, ON

Russian Celebrations [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]

Russian Celebrations

September 23 at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)

Music Director Gemma New kicks off the 17-18 Season with electrifying Russian classics. Canadian violinist and Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster Martin Chalifour makes his Hamilton solo debut in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic yet graceful Violin Concerto, while colourful and energetic works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin round out the program. The suite from Stravinsky’s breakthrough ballet The Firebird ends this concert with a bang, as your HPO brings this dazzling and colourful score to life.

Gemma New - conductor
Martin Chalifour - violin

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Borodin: Prince Igor Polovtsian Dances
Stravinsky: Firebird (1919 Suite)


Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:30
First Ontario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

Open House [Creative Hub]

The CREATIVE HUB is a partnership of Creative Works, and Creative Insight Pottery, who have finally made their dream come true to create a real Arts & Pottery Centre in the heart of our picturesque Victorian village of Waterdown.


Open House

Join the folks at The Creative Hub in Waterdown for an Open House of their facilities.

WHEN: Sept. 23
WHERE: 3 Main St South, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H0
289 895 9506 or email info@thecreativehub.ca


Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day)
3 Main St South, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H0

Mini Monster Market [Steel City Studio]

Steel City Studio is a membership based creative collaboration space. Simply put, Steel City Studio is a collaboration of creativity. It is a place where like minded individuals who share a passion for creating can collaborate. The result is a nurturing space for makers, artists, and their community.


Mini Monster Market

Hey folks ~ What better way to enjoy the first day Hallowmonth? Get your freaky fix with us and spend your Sunday amongst all things SPOOKY! Steel City Studio, Beast and Bones & Used Muse Vintage proudly present the very first of its kind: Hamilton's Mini Monster Market! We are ready to kick off the scary season with an eclectic mix of vintage finds, one of a kind handmade treasures, unique artwork and so much more. Trick is, it will be hard to resist treating yourself!

WHEN: Sunday, October 1, 12:00pm-5:00pm
WHERE: Steel City Studio, 327 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00
Steel City Studio, 327 King Street East, Hamilton, ON