Music

Music of Spain & South America [Azuline Duo]

May 27, 2017 at 7pm

Wesley United Church, 651 Highway 8 (Fruitland Road)

Azuline Duo features award-winning young musicians Sara Traficante (flute) and Emma Rush (guitar).  This ensemble pushes the boundaries of their instruments and conventional programming with unusual and rarely heard pieces both historical and contemporary, and a dynamic onstage presence that engages the audience from the first note.  

$20/$15 cash at the door
More info: www.azulineduo.com or (905) 807 4792

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
Wesley United Church, 651 Highway 8 (Fruitland Road)

I Have A Right... J'ai Un Droit... [Culture for Kids]

 

Since 1999, Culture for Kids in the Arts has reached over 50,000 children and youth with innovative, high quality arts education programs. Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) is dedicated to providing access to quality arts programming to children and youth in the greater Hamilton region.

 

I Have A Right... J'ai Un Droit...

Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) announces the Canada 150 project launch of  I Have A Right… / J’ai Un Droit…, to hear young citizens’ voices, to call on 150 notable Canadians for a response to the Hamilton Charter of Rights of Children and Youth, and to turn the tide of awareness, attention, and action towards the well-being of Canada’s future generations. 

Kids can see 150 years ahead… O Canada, can you hear the stories of tomorrow?

You are welcome to attend our public launch event on June 1st, 2017 from 11am-12pm at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton ON. 

The 2015 renewal of the Hamilton Charter of Rights of Children and Youth was a huge sucess therefore bringing more attention to the gaps in the Canadian understanding of childrens rights. 

Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) announces the Canada 150 project launch of  I Have A Right… / J’ai Un Droit…, to hear young citizens’ voices, to call on 150 notable Canadians for a response to the Hamilton Charter of Rights of Children and Youth, and to turn the tide of awareness, attention, and action towards the well-being of Canada’s future generations. For more information, chech out the LINK

WHEN: June 1st, 2017 11am - 12pm
WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON
RSVP: 905-528-402 or Register 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Just Listen: Special Concert [Hamilton Children's Choir]

Just Listen: HCC Special Concert 

Come celebrate the end of the 2017/18 Season for the Hamilton Children’s Choir. This concert will feature our Ilumini & Esprimas Choirs, as well as creative lighting and choreography.

WHEN: Saturday, june 3, 2017 
Matinee: 3pm 
Evening: 7:30pm 
WHERE: The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton

INFO: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/just-listen-hcc-special-concert-tickets-34077654181

For details visit:  http://hamiltonchildrenschoir.com

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 15:00
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 19:30
The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton

The Little Mermaid [Theatre Ancaster]

 

Theatre Ancaster is a community musical theatre company with a reputation for quality productions.  Our mandate is to present excellent quality live musical theatre to the community and to assist in the development of musical theatre among the adults and youth of the community.

 
Theatre Ancaster Presents

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB), in partnership with Theatre Ancaster, is undertaking its ninth major musical theatre production from February to June 2017. The classic story of Ariel the Little Mermaid will be presented by the students of the ArtSMART Co-op Musical Theatre Program.

WHEN: Student Matinees: May 29 - 31, June 1 & 2 and June 5 to 8 at 10:30 a.m.; Public Performances: June 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 4 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School Auditorium, 145 Magnolia Drive, Hamilton, ON
TIX: Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $5; Purchase tickets at School Cash On-line or at the door. Seats are general admission.

For more information please call 905-383-3337 x617 or email Joanne Baker at jobaker@cogeco.ca

 

Monday, May 29, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, June 10, 2017 (All day)
Theatre Auditorium at Ancaster High School 374 Jerseyville Rd, Ancaster.

Don't Laugh (Unless I'm Trying To Be Funny) [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

DON'T LAUGH (UNLESS I'M TRYING TO BE FUNNY)

A fundraiser for Rook's Theatre

Join Rook's Theatre for its first event - a night of musical theatre, stories, special guests and comedy. Starring Stephanie Hope Lawlor with musical director Shane O'Regan and special guests Daniel Coz, Mary-Maria Bourdeau, and Kaleigh Gorka.

WHEN: May 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM
WHERE:    Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON
TIX: https://www.bruha.com/event/909

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

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

KinderFest [Culture for Kids]

Since 1999, Culture for Kids in the Arts has reached over 50,000 children and youth with innovative, high quality arts education programs. Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) is dedicated to providing access to quality arts programming to children and youth in the greater Hamilton region.

 
KINDERFEST

Culture for Kids in the Arts is excited to announce the return of Kinderfest! Entertain and inspire your child this Spring at Kinderfest: an intimate, multi-arts festival that supports the emotional and intellectual development of children aged 0 – 6 years. This year, Kinderfest features Little Yarn Stories, an aesthetically rich performance designed to captivate and stimulate young minds, performed in both French and English by Montreal’s Puzzle Theatre. Watch as yarn - all shapes, colours, and sizes - comes to life weaving stories, images, emotions and more! Little Yarn Stories will delight young audiences with its 40-minute performance and puppet-making workshop following the show.

Check out the write-up about this year's Kinderfest on our blog!

WHEN: May 31, 2017 at 10AM, 1PM and June 01 at 10:00am
WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON
INFO: kinderfest2017.eventbrite.ca OR email events@ckarts.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 13:00
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Windermere String Quartet [Hammer Baroque]

The Windermere String Quartet has become known for their “ Sparkling, straightforward interpretations” and “an attractive earthy honesty”. Formed in 2005, the WSQ has brought innovative and exploratory programming for over a decade, shinning a light on under-represented composers of the late 18th and 19th century. You may have caught them in one of their acclaimed concerts during their series throughout Ontario or from one of their recordings. However, This Saturday May 20th join the WSQ for their first concert in Hamilton at Rock on Locke, as they perform Mozart and Schubert on period instruments. For more information on the Windermere String Quartet, check out the LINK

Suggested donation:  $15​​
The Rock on Locke
320 Charlton Ave. West, Hamilton
Hamilton, ON

http://www.hammerbaroque.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 16:00
320 Charlton Ave. West, Hamilton

40th Annual Concert [Canadian Orpheus Male Choir]

 

The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir (COMC) is a respected Canadian amateur male voice choir 
that aspires to a masterful standard of choral music with an ensemble of 40 members ages 19+, 
known as the men who love to sing. Founded in 1977, this Hamilton-based registered charity 
performs to build community, support charitable causes and entertain. Covering pop, traditional 
and folk songs, spirituals, jazz numbers and hits from musicals, they've sung in Roy Thomson Hall, 
the Burlington Performing Arts Centre and Hamilton Place, among others, and helped raise some 
$800,000 for charities.

40th Annual Concert

COMC's 40th Annual Concert will be performed with special guests Margaret Bardos, Loralee McGuirl, the Lads and Gents of the Hamilton Children's Choir, Music Director Simon Irving and Accompanist Christine Chesebrough.

COMC is a proud supporter of the Hamilton Spectator Newspaper in Education program and the Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund.

WHERE: Westdale United Church, 99 North Oval, Hamilton, ON L8S

WHEN: Sat, May 13 from 7PM – 9PM

TIXhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/40th-annual-concert-tickets-33926043710

INFO: http://comc.ca/this-seasons-events/

 

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
Westdale United Church, 99 North Oval, Hamilton, ON

Happy Birthday Canada [Dundas Valley Orchestra]

Happy Birthday Canada
 

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Music of various genres that celebrates Canada’s 150 years featuring the Dundas Celebration Singers, Douglas Miller, Flautist and Dundas Pipes & Drums. Event starts at DUNDAS DRIVING PARK with Funding from Canada 150 and ends with concert at  3 PM at ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH, 29 Park Street West, Dundas, Ontario (Corner of Cross & Park Sts.)

Music includes:

  • T. Versluis - Carillon-Fanfare for Orchestra
  • H. Somers    Little Suite for String Orchestra on Canadian Folk Songs (Strings)
  • H. Cable     Newfoundland Sketch ( Brass)
  • D. Claman     Hockey Night in Canada
  • T. Pehkonen    Shapes of Things to Come   Winner of the 5th Annual Student Composer Contest
  • L. Thomas, Arr.    From the Hills of  Cape Breton, Valse Frontenac, & Oma Bema with Douglas Miller, Flautist
  • B. Gimby     Canada
  • L. Thomas, Arr.   Happy Birthday Canada with Dundas Celebration Singers and the DVO with audience sing-along 

Admission is FREE. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.
Contact Margaret Jamieson at 905-387-4773 or jambol@rogers.com. Reception following concert.

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER FOR THIS EVENT

WHERE: St. Paul’s United Church 29 Park Street West, Dundas, ON
WHEN: May 28, 2017 at 3 PM. 
INFO: http://www.dundasvalleyorchestra.ca/

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 15:00 to 17:00
St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park Street, Dundas, ON

Staircase May 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/

 
MAY 2017

LITERARY

LIT LIVE May
Sunday, May 7 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Lit Live is a monthly reading series in Hamilton, Ontario. For more info follow our separate LINK.

 

THEATRE

SUNDAY IMPROV MIXER
Sunday, May 7/14/21/28 at 7 - 9 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Novice to veterans coming together every Sunday to play with other improvisers from around the city and beyond. This is a chance to meet, play,laugh,watch and learn from other improvisers and get more stage chops! Audience members are welcome to watch Hamilton’s improvisers mix it up together

IMPROV FUN-DAMENTALS
Monday, May 8/15/22/29 at 7 - 8:30 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Learn improv comedy in a fun and supportive environment. Experienced improv comedy teachers from Staircase Improv will guide participants through the basics of improv comedy. A Beginners drop-in workshop open to improvisers of all experiences, and ages. Participants less than 16 years of age require parental accompaniment. Dress in comfortable clothing as movement is guaranteed.  Limited to 16 participants per class. Cost is $10. Cash only

ADVANCED IMPROV
Tuesday, May 9/16/23/30 at 7 - 9
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Advanced Improv is where Hamilton’s top improvisers come to test their mettle and get notes from their experienced peers. The public is welcome to watch, but participation is by invitation only. Admission is $10. Cash only. Workshop starts promptly at 7pm.

STEEL SONGS: A MUSICAL THEATRE OPEN MIC NIGHT
Thursday, May 11
Hosted by Kristian Reimer with accompanist Shane O’Regan.

BROWNIE POINTS PLAY READING
Wednesday, May 24 at 8PM
The Staircase Theatre and The Playwrights Guild of Canada are pleased to present a FREE Reading of Nicolle Natress’ Original work BROWNIE POINTS (Boldly going where no Brownie has gone before) as part of the PlayConnect program.

MindPLAY Mental Health Theatre Festival
Friday May 26 - Sunday May 28
MindPLAY, Hamilton’s Premiere Mental Health Theatre Festival runs May 26th, 27th, and 28th at the Staircase Theatre Bright Room and Main Space.
Group 1 shows will be on Friday at 7 PM (Bright Room) and Saturday at 1 PM (Bright Room) feat. You, Me, and Us Theatre presents "YellowZoned”, RFA presents "The Kid”, The Thompson Production Group presents "Stonewalled”, and Notapom Productions presents "The Dark Days”. Group 2 shows will be on Saturday at 7 PM (Bright Room) and Sunday at 1 PM (Main Theatre) feat. Squirrel Suit Productions presents "The ADHD Project”, Borderline Productions presents "BorderLine Me”, Transcendant King presents "Weal of Dysphoria”, Pink Wig Theatre Company presents "The Pink Elephant”, and Kintsukuroi Productions presents "Slip, Knit, Purl”.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students. Tickets on sale now at https://www.ticketscene.ca/series/474/

STORY TELLING THROUGH IMPROV COMEDY
Saturday May 27 from 9AM to 4PM
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
With instructor Hugh MacLeod, this Saturday intensive class will focus on using improv comedy tools to tell spontaneous stories in real time.  Explore unique and fun ways to let the story flow, dance around writer’s block and laugh your way to compelling narratives. No improv experience required. 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.

THE HAMILTON 7: A NIGHT OF STORIES
Sunday May 28 from 7:30 – 9PM
Welcome to the Hamilton 7! Come join us for a gathering of fine crafted tales from professional local storytellers from diverse perspectives, experiences and realities. The Hamilton 7 are: Karen Ancheta, Darla Biccum, Sheldon Davis, Tor Lukasik-Foss, Hitoko Okada, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Josh Taylor, and Corin Raymond. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Get tickets by emailing girlcancreate@gmail.com. Limited seating. Please reserve in advance.

 

MUSIC

OPEN MIC FOR MUSICIANS
Wednesday, May 3/10/17/24/31 at 7 - 9:30
An awesome Weekly open-mic that happens every Wednesday night and is hosted by the very talented and dedicated Keith Toms. An amazing group of local musicians that have for the past year, managed to grow a supportive environment for all music styles regardless of age. Original works are loved dearly!  So come experiment, grow your chops, sit and listen…we have some of the best audience members in Hamilton! Beverage and food available

THE ANDRE BISSON BAND
Friday, May 12 at 7:30 – 9:30
An evening of music featuring a unique set of acoustic instruments such as cello, violin, double bass, guitar, percussion and much more. A collection of original music with heavy influences in soul, blues & roots, & gospel. TICKETS – $15 Advance $20 Door

Monday, May 1, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

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