W. Ian Walker's Book Signing Event at Indigo Ancaster Location



Your attention please...come and meet W. Ian Walker, the fellow who has tackled ADHD and won!  Hamilton Members,,, here is your opportunity to come and invite your family and your neighbours to interact with Ian, ask him some questions and pick-up his now international book "Stirring My Soul to Sing, Overcoming ADHD Through Song"... at Indigo Ancaster Book store. 737 Golf Links Rd, Unit 1, Ancaster, ON L9K 1L5 on March 30th from 1:00-3:00 p.m

Come meet the author who has wrestled with ADHD in his own artistic way! As a 1st time author, the book is doing very well in 28 international book stores and websites. 

There will be some special "give-aways" at this event and some special guests have been invited.  Ian will be giving a reading from his book. 

You won't want to miss this great opportunity to meet Ian and his team! RSVP here to let us know if you or a family member will attend at


Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00
Indigo Ancaster Bookstore, 737 Golf links Road, Ancaster, ON L9K 1L5



On February 23rd Hamilton’s Bach Elgar Choir is presenting Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction film masterpiece Metropolis with live soundtrack performed by the 60 voice Bach Elgar Choir. The brainchild of Bach Elgar’s Artistic Director Alexander Cann, the live score performance promises to be a wonderful cinematic and choral experience.

“The film, a dazzling art-deco epic of the struggle between man and machine is considered one of the greatest films* ever.”  says Cann.  “The setting is Melrose United Church, a huge 1928 gothic architectural gem on Locke Street in Hamilton. Combined with the dramatic expressionistic choral soundtrack performed in the dark, Metropolis has probably never found a more evocative setting.”   

The Bach Elgar Choir will be joined by instrumentalists Connor Bennett (reeds), Evelyn Charlotte Joe (bass), Chris Palmer (guitar) and Krista Rhodes (organ, piano) in the performance of music by Ravel, Ives, Honegger, Oliveros, and Canadian composer Harry Freedman.  The music also features original choral compositions influenced by the work of Toronto choral conductor Christine Duncan, who workshopped components of the soundtrack with the choir.

Don’t miss this extraordinary creative experience in the heart of Hamilton.  

WHEN: SATURDAY, February 23rd, 2019    7:30 pm

WHERE: Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave, Hamilton Ontario

TICKETS: available from a choir member; online at ; or at the door (if not sold out) $35; $30 for seniors; $15 for students; children under 12 are free.


*Metropolis is #35 on the British Film Institute list, and one of Time Magazine's top 100 films of all time.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 19:30 to 22:00
Melrose United Church, 89 Homewood Ave., Hamilton

Art of Time Ensemble: I Send You This Cadmium Red

The script in this performance piece is based on letters about colour between writer/painter John Berger and his painter/filmmaker friend John Christie. But their words come alive through added layers of music, composed by Gavin Bryars and performed by Andrew Burashko’s Art of Time Ensemble, against a backdrop of two screens featuring animated brushstrokes from director Bruce Alcock.

The piece started out at a radio work for the BBC. This multidisciplinary, multi-sensory feast was directed by Daniel Brooks, and produced by Andrew Burashko of Art of Time Ensemble.

“A film, a painting, an essay, a concert – and yes, a play – all at once…Extraordinary.” – Macleans

Cast: Julian Richings as John Berger, and Alon Nashman as John Christie

Registration to come. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified when registration becomes available.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 20:00 to 21:30
Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University main campus

who we are in the dark: Peggy Baker Dance Projects

Peggy Baker, one of the most influential contemporary dancers in the world, fuses dance, indie rock and visual art in this exploration of darkness and light. Seven dancers from the Peggy Baker Dance Projects are accompanied by live music from Arcade Fire members Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld.

who we are in the dark fuses daring contemporary dance with supercharged live music and sophisticated design elements from artists working with pigment, projection, and light.

The series of contrasting tableaux are further enriched and expanded by video projections, lighting effects, and paintings from visual artist John Heward.

$15/ticket. All proceeds support Socrates Student Leadership initaitives.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 905-525-9140 ext. 26848

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 20:00 to 22:00
FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Dundas Book Signing for Stirring My Soul to Sing, Overcoming ADHD Through Song"

Come celebrate with W. Ian Walker on November 10th at Dundas Baptist Church, 201 Governors Rd, Dundas ON L9H 3J7

from 2-5:00 p.m.  


He will share some music, stories from his book and display his new videos from his YouTube channel. ADD/ADHD family members are welcome!  Looking forward to seeing dear family and friends from DBC!


For more information please check 

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 14:00 to 17:00
201 Governors Rd, Dundas ON L9H 3J7

Hamilton Book Signing for "Stirring My Soul to Sing, Overcoming ADHD Through Song"

Come celebrate with W. Ian Walker on September 15th at Hamilton Christian Fellowship Church, 135 Strathcona Ave, Hamilton, ON  from 2-5:00 p.m.  

He will share some music, stories from his book and display his new videos from his YouTube channel. ADD/ADHD family members are welcome!

For more information please check


Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 14:00 to 17:00
135 Strathcona Ave, Hamilton, ON

Valerie Tryon at Winterfest [HCA Concert Series]

HCA Concert Series Presents:

Valerie Tryon

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Recital Hall
126 James St South, Hamilton, ON
Tickets: Regular $25, Senior $20, Student $15 or call 905-528-4020 

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (HCA) is heating up its programming in February to celebrate 2018 Hamilton Winterfest, with a Valentine’s Day weekend concert featuring internationally-acclaimed pianist Valerie Tryon in its acoustically-perfect Recital Hall. Tryon brings an eclectic programme that includes Grieg, Scarlatti, Debussy, Liszt, Schubert, Haydn, and more.

Tryon has played in most of the major concert halls and appeared with many of the leading orchestras and conductors in Britain. Her career has taken her to North America where she has appeared in such cities as Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Washington, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She now lives in Canada where she is the Artist-in-Residence at McMaster University, but spends a part of each year in her native Britain. Valerie Tryon has been awarded several distinctions for her services to music. She was an early recipient of the Harriet Cohen Medal. More recently, the Liszt Memorial Plaque was bestowed on her by the Hungarian Minister of Culture in recognition of her lifelong promotion of Franz Liszt’s music.


Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Winterfest Seedworks Sessions [Hamilton Arts Council]

Join the Hamilton Arts Council in partnership with the Seedworks Urban Offices as we present the Seedworks Sessions. These exclusive evenings of music are taking place as part of Hamilton's annual Winterfest 2018.

Scheduled Events

Dre Pao

WHEN: February 10, 2018

DETAILS: Dre Pao is a Songwriter/Recording Artist from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dre Pao’s music career launched in 2012 when he was discovered by Spanish recording artist Xuso Jones (Universal Music) while singing on a beach near Madrid, Spain (Murcia). The Canadian songwriter honed his craft through the advice and mentorship of JUNO Award winning producer Lenny DeRose (Walk Off the Earth, Barenaked Ladies, and The Tragically Hip). Dre would go on to work with Latin-music producer Juan De Sedas (Fito Blanko/David Bisbal) and build an online fanbase through covering songs in Spanish and English.

Mother Tareka

WHEN: February 16, 2018

DETAILS: Sax blasting, flute tooting, loop-pedal pumping MC Mother Tareka is a Syrian Palestinian artist, and an adopted Hamilton son. Tarek makes powerful Jazz Arabesque Afrobeat Funk HipHop music, and is musically known for his energetic live band arrangements, and intense political messages.

PLEASE NOTE: both events are Limited seating so you MUST  REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Email: for further information and to reserve your seats. 

TIME: Doors Open at 7:00 PM; Show Begins at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (both events)
WHERE: 126 Catharine St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1J4
TIX: FREE ADMISSION (Limited Seating RSVP Required - see above); Cash Bar (Wine + Beer + Non-Alcoholic Beverages available

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 20:00 to 21:00
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 20:00 to 21:00
Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catharine St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1J4

January at the Pearl 2018 [Pearl Company]

An arts and performance facility in the heart of the Landsdale neighbourhood
of downtown Hamilton. The first floor houses the Pearl Gallery. The second floor
is a newly configured performance space for live music and theatre.

16 Steven St. 905-524-0606

Here's what's going on at The Pearl

January 2018

We continue to offer you the reasonably-priced, high-quality entertainment that you expect in The Pearl’s intimate, ambiance-laden, and acoustically unrivalled setting . (“Vibiest room anywhere.” Ruth Moody)  Anyone needing special attention or specific answers, or if you’d rather order from a person (!) please continue to pick up the phone or email:  There are always tickets at the door for shows that are not sold-out.  The door remains cash-only.

January 18 – 20 / 25 – 27: Women’s Words: 2 One Act Plays



Women’s Words: 2 One Act Plays: January 18 – 20 / 25 – 27. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. $25 / $20. 
The premiere of a new play by Allison ChisholmA Certain Slant of Light, directed by Annalee Flint with Tyler Brentand Maxie Liberman. And, an award-winning play written and performed by Natalia Bushnik, Maybelle’s Guide to Maintaining Perfection.  More info to come!

The Pearl Company
905 524-0606
16 Steven St. @ King William, Hamilton

Thursday, January 18, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, January 27, 2018 (All day)
The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton, ON

Alex Pangman [Hamilton All Star Jazz Bands]


Alex Pangman

Saturday January 27 8:00pm
Location: Old Fire Hall 334 Wilson St. East, Ancaster
Showtime: 8:00 pm  |  Doors: 7:30 pm
Tickets $35.00 online or call 905-966-'DUKE' (3853)


Canada's "Sweetheart of Swing" - a superb stylist and Juno nominee

For more details visit:


Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00
Old Firehall Arts Center, 334 Wilson Street East, Ancaster