Theatre

Staircase December 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/

 
December 2017

MARKETPLACE

HANDMADE HAMILTON 2017
December 2, 3 2017 from 11:00 am to 05:30 pm 
Join us for the sixth Holiday edition of Handmade Hamilton. Featuring 32 of the finest makers of jewellry, textile art, ceramics, visual art, accesories, home decor and much more. It will be a great opportunity to find perfect and unique gifts for all those on your holiday list. Hosted in the historical Staircase Cafe Theatre, we invite you to spend some time shopping, having a bit to eat from the cafe, and taking time to meet up with excellant makers. The first 50 shoppers on both days will be gifted with a swag bag! Admission: $2

LITERARY

LIT LIVE 
Sunday, Dec 3 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Lit Live is a monthly reading series in Hamilton, Ontario. 

THEATRE

IMPROV FUN-DAMENTALS
December, 4, 11 2017 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 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

IMPROV MASTERCLASS
December,  5, 12 2017 from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. NorthOur Master Class 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.

FIGGY PUDDING with Jimmy Hogg
Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:00 pm
The award-winning British comedian, storyteller and Fringe favourite Jimmy Hogg (Curriculum Vitae, A Brief History of Petty Crime, Like A Virgin, Wisdom) returns with tales of Christmastime. BEST OF FRINGE: Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa, San Francisco, Minnesota, Boulder, Victoria.

SHOW READY SERIES- WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS
December 6, 13, 20 from 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
A 5 week comedy improv series workshop aimed at producing a showcase show. Emphasis on teamwork and show craft. All levels welcome. 7- 10pm $75.00 + hst info@staircaseimprov.com

HAMMER NIGHT LIVE
Friday, December 15, 2017 from 09:00 pm to 11:00 pm
To be announced but The lineup is RED HOT. 

SANTA SURVIVOUR 2017
December 15, 16 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
This thought provoking performance is brilliantly written and directed by playwright and Mental Health and Addiction Specialist Colleen Taffe.  It inspires audiences to be challenged by the unforeseen world of mental illness and its damaging effects of stigma, quite tangible in the black community. 

THE HAMILTON 7
Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Welcome to the Hamilton 7! We’re back after a highly successful run at this years Hamilton Fringe Festival! Come on out and hear some of your fave tellers and a few new ones! Join us for a gathering of finely crafted tales from professional local storytellers from diverse perspectives, experiences and realities. This edition of The Hamilton 7 will feature: Karen Ancheta Darla Biccum Sheldon Davis Tor Lukasik-Foss Marilo Nunez Lisa Pijuan-Nomura and a few more surprises! 

THE BIG SHOW
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm 
An interdimensional being summons a group of “teens with attitude” to help him defend the world from evil. Unfortunately, he accidentally summoned the high school drama group. Unable to fight, he assigns them the task of performing a monthly BIG SHOW that bring him up to speed about the current state of the earth. Music, comedy, magic and short films. Think Power Rangers meets Kids Incorporated teabagged by Kids in the Hall. Starring a rotating cast including Viktoria Adam, Tyler Brent, Luke Brown, Stephanie Hope Lawlor, Kristian Reimer, Ryan Sero, Nick Wallace and Laura Welch

MUSIC

OPEN MIC FOR MUSICIANS
Wednesday, Dec 6, 13 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

CHOIR NATION HAMILTON
December 4, 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Under the leadership of Brian Dexter, Choir Nation Hamilton is a great place to come together and have fun, improve your singing and learn from an exceptional teacher! Rehearsals and performances take place Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m. $15 per session for adults. $10 for seniors and students. Please have cash. 

STEEL SONGS- A Musical Theatre Open Mic Night
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
 

Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, December 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

December Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

December 2017

December 1: Mark McNeil: Tales from Hamilton
December 2: Bluegrass with New Cumberland
December 7 - 16: THEATRE: Charly Chiarelli’s new show Charly’s Piano

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MUSIC

Mark McNeil with Tales from Hamilton
Friday December 1, 2017, 8 pm, tip jar. 
Celebrated singer-songwriter and longtime Spectator reporter Mark McNeil will give you the inside scoop about the city we love. After 35 years of chronicling Hamilton, Mark knows where the bodies are buried and how to write a great song about them. Come hear about Jacko the Killer Monkey, Evelyn Dick, Rocco Perri, Einstein’s Brain, and many other twisted tales from the “biggest small town on the planet.” Joining him will be harmonica virtuoso Les Smith and tuba wizard Jay Burr. Les, who is also an incredible songwriter and heads the Hamilton Regional Songwriters Group, will do an opening set.

Bluegrass with New Cumberland
Saturday December 2, 2017 at 8pm $15
The New Cumberland bluegrass band from London Ontario: Tom Burns vocals and guitar,  Blair Heddle vocals, mandolin and dobro, Paul Hurdle vocals and banjo, Tom Rutledgestring bass, and Darrin Schott fiddle. Featuring inventive solo work, driving rhythms and three part vocal harmonies, New Cumberland’s musical integrity and joy in playing together resonates in every performance.

THEATRE

Charly's Piano
December 7 to 16, 2017. Artword Theatre’s seasonal offering is Charly’s Piano, a new play by Charly Chiarelli, directed by Ronald Weihs, produced by Judith Sandiford. It runs Tues to Sat at 8 pm, Sun Dec 10 matinee at 3 pm (no show Monday). Tickets $20 (905-543-8512).

Charly’s Piano is the true story about how Charly went to work as a psychiatric assistant at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto. The year was 1972, Toronto was full of music and hippies, and the Clarke was exploring new techniques in mental health. Charly, harmonica and all, fit right in. Pretty soon, he’s organizing a fundraiser to buy a piano for the patients to play. At first, no one signs up, but when the “Cat Lady” says she’ll sing Me and Bobby McGee, the idea takes off. Patients, doctors, nurses perform in a sell-out concert. But the story isn’t over. Charly and a patient known as “The Duchess” travel by public transit to a mansion on the outskirts of Toronto and buy the piano. And at Christmas, the piano is in the lounge, where Charly leads patients and staff (and audience) in Christmas songs and carols.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, December 31, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [Theatre Aquarius]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat
Lyrics by Tim Rice  |  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

November 20 - December 24, 2017

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favourite son! The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.

WHEN:  Nov. 29 – Dec. 24, 2017
WHERE:  Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William Street Hamilton ON. L8R 1A8
TIX:  Call Box Office at 905.522.7529 or toll free at 1.800.465.7529. Tickets can be purchased ONLINE
INFO:  email to aquarius@theatreaquarius.org or boxoffice@theatreaquarius.org
WEB: https://theatreaquarius.org/onstage/joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-d...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, December 24, 2017 (All day)
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON

ARTASIA #2017 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… CKA Artasia 2017 at the AGH

I Have A Right…/J’ai Un Droit… brings Hamilton’s Charter of Rights of Children and Youth to life through arts and cultural exchange. In collaboration with media artists Tyler Tekatch, Kyle Duffield, Joseph Browne, and Drew McEachern, CKA is shaping a large-scale interactive media arts mural to spark conversation around what it means to be Canadian and the rights we are afforded as Canadian citizens in this celebratory 150th year of confederation.

In partnership with the Pen Pal Project and indigenous educator Suzie Miller, the work features exchanges about Canadian children’s rights between participating children and 150 notable Canadians. Check out the full collection of children’s postcards and add your voice to the mix! Collected voice recordings can be added into the interactive installation.

Interactive media arts mural

Taking the form of a playful, surrealist collage, the interactive mural is composed of original drawings by the children who contributed to the charter. The mural invites participation, as viewers can trigger compelling interactive elements, including animations, soundscapes and music, that creatively interpret a child’s perception of the world. Abstract, immersive, playful and compelling, the mural will tour galleries and public spaces throughout the country in 2018 and beyond.

 

WHEN: November 24th, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of Hamilton Jean Ross & Fischer Gallery, 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON
RSVP: 905-528-402 or Register Here

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00
123 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8

Arts Dundas Weekend 2017

Thursday November 2nd – Sunday November 5th

Arts Dundas Weekend (ADW) celebrates all forms of arts culture in the local community. Join us for a fun packed weekend of free events!

Thursday November 2nd

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
1-3pm
Ensemble performance at the Carnegie Gallery  

Dundas Little Theatre
8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Friday November 3rd

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Patsy Peacock-Evans
Ralph Caterini
ADW 2016 award winner Laura Brandreth

Carnegie Gallery exhibiton opening 7-9:30pm

Dundas Valley School of Art
Faculty Exhibition 6-8pm

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
3-10pm
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Saturday November 4th

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Character Design Workshops
with Jonathan Royce

Children’s workshop 10:30-12:30pm
Teen workshop 1:30-3:30pm
FREE
Carnegie Gallery
Pre-registration required.
More information is available here.

Dundas Museum and Archives
Photography & Editing Artist Talk
2-3pm

Dundas Valley School of Art
Little Black Frame Mystery Art Night
7pm

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
10am-8pm
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Sunday November 5th

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Art Walk Guided Tour*
12:45pm outside the Carnegie Gallery

Tower Poetry Society Readings
2-3:45pm
Carnegie Gallery lower level

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
11am-4pm
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
2pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker open Rehearsal
11am-5pm

St. James Anglican Church
Photography Exhibition opening reception
1-3pm

*Art Walk 2017

The Tower Poetry Society in conjunction with The Dundas BIA Shops and Carnegie Gallery present Art Walk 2017.

Take a stroll down both sides of King Street between Cross and Sydenham for a unique opportunity to read poetry and see the works of art by Carnegie Artists that inspired the poets.

The works will be displayed in windows throughout various stores and businesses in the BIA. You may view the works of art and poetry beginning Thursday October 26th.

All events are free, except for performances by the Dundas Little Theatre.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, November 5, 2017 (All day)
Various locations, Dundas

It's Morning Now [Players Guild of Hamilton]

IT'S MORNING NOW

by Dermot Nolan
Director: Brad Rudy

Nov. 23, 24, 25*, 26**, 30, Dec. 1, 2*, 3** 2017

In honour of Canada's 150th anniversary, we proudly present a world premiere by a local playwright. This compelling drama explores an astonishing piece of Canadian history - the life and death of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, from Irish fugitive to heroic founding father of Confederation.

Check out the HPO's D’Arcy McGee Lecture presented in partnership with the Player's Guild, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, and the Dundas Museum and Archives.production of this new play.

 


Thursday, November 23, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, December 3, 2017 (All day)
Players Guild of Hamilton, 80 Queen St. South, Hamilton

November Events at the Pearl 2017 [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

November 2017

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:  info@thepearlcompany.ca  There are always tickets at the door for shows that are not sold-out.  The door remains cash-only.

November 3: David Hart & The Occasional Angels – SOLD OUT
November 4: Colour Film: Matthew de Zoete: New Songs 
November 11: Lori Yates with Hey Stella!
November 16 – 19; 23 – 26: Robert Knuckle’s Jackie Gleason and Friends

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THEATRE

Jackie Gleason and Friends
November 16 – 19; 23 – 26, 2017
Written by Robert Knuckle and Directed by Willard Boudreau
The cast of Jackie Gleason and Friends includes Tim Hevesi as Gleason and Dan Penrose as Toots Shor, Dan Anderson, Gail Edwards, Elaine Hale, Babe Schurter-Santi, Mike Durkacz and Tom Mays. Jackie Gleason and Friends is a two-act stage bio about the life of “The Great One,” Jackie Gleason. Born into poverty in Brooklyn and with little formal education, Gleason clawed his way to the top of the show-business world to become one of the most successful and wealthiest comedians of his time.

MUSIC

COLOUR FILM: New Songs + JUSTIN SAWICKI
http://thepearlcompany.ca/?m=20171104
Saturday, November 4, Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00pm. $20 / $15 students/seniors/wage-challenged. Music for your mind’s eye. With songs that play like home movies rich in imagery and characters, Colour Film is the stage name of Hamilton’s Matthew de Zoete. This concert will be an intimate ensemble performance of new songs – the raw material for a future album.

Lori Yates with Hey Stella
Saturday, November 11. Doors @ 7:30PM, Show Starts @ 8:30. Admission: $20.
Alternative country “supergroup” Hey Stella formed in 1998, and quickly gained a Lori Yates reputation as one of the premiere “live” acts in the country. Thousands of patrons caught Hey Stella (David Baxter, Bazil Donovan, Michelle Josef, Lori Yates) in the cavernous back room of Ted’s Wrecking Yard and Ted’s Collison during their five year weekly residency. Their irreverent and charming approach to traditional country tunes and their originals included; humor, pathos, stellar musicianship. The night often ended with Lori standing on a table belting out Leonard Cohen’s “So Long Marianne” while everyone in the bar sang along with her, making them a crowd favorite.

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton, ON

November Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, call 905-543-8512 / 905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

November 2017

Nov 2: RADIO Dial Trio (Stuart Laughton, Rebecca Campbell, Martin Worthy)
Nov 3: Cootes Paradise six-member roots band
Nov 4: Rae Billing and her band Crybaby
Nov 5: String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways
Nov 8: Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests
Nov 9: Latin Music peña with Marcelo Puente
Nov 10: Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues
Nov 11: MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet
Nov. 17: Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt
Nov. 21: The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar
Nov. 22: Timna & Dario Duo
Nov. 23: Pip with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton
Nov. 24: The Amy Project 
Nov. 25 Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble

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MUSIC

RADIO DIAL
Thursday November 2, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Stuart Laughton’s RADIO DIAL band performs for the first time as an acoustic trio. Stuart Laughton (vocals + many instruments), Rebecca Campbell (vocals) and Martin Worthy (guitar, drums, vocals) bring you an evening of beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies.

Cootes Paradise
Friday November 3, 2017, 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512
The powerhouse band of familiar faces returns to Artword Artbar: Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul.

Rae Billing and her band Crybaby
Saturday November 4, 2017, 8 pm, $15.
Alt-country songstress Rae Billing and her full band Crybaby: Rae Billing on vocals and acoustic guitar, Andrew Aldridge on guitar, Steve Koch on guitar, Greg Brisco on keys, James Henry on bass and Lucky Pete Lambert on drums.

String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways
Sunday November 5, 2017, at 7:00 pm, $15.
Early show with Barry James Payne and his String Bone band. String Bone is Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart and soul. Southern Ontario songwriter Barry James Payne, the architect of String Bone, has a new collection of songs and stories, Love & Highways, his second full-length recording.

Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests
Wednesday November 8, 2017, tip jar.
Our friend Tom Dusome is back with a new project — Water Bear is Tom Dusome and Alex T writing original songs that are honest, dealing with themes of autonomy, survival, and home. Some guests are on board for the evening: Babbage Industries and singer-songwriter Marie Avery. 

Latin Music peña with Marcelo Puente
Thursday November 9, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Artword Artbar becomes a peña folklórica (a folk-music club) for an evening of Latin music, featuring Chilean musician and activist Marcelo Puente with guests. Join us for acoustic Latin music, Latin folk and South American New Song (Nueva Cancion). Other performers includes Nancy Reyes and Constanza Duran.

Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues
Friday November 10, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Back at Artword Artbar! Jennis, the delightful folk-blues duo.  Jennis brings together Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s original blues and folk with the diverse musical experiences of Toronto multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor.

MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet
Saturday Nov 11, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve call 905-543-8512.
MOJO is the Men of Jazz Octet, a group of the area’s top jazz players.  The line up for the night: Don Templeton trombone, Jeff Plumbley trumpet, Lindsay Paul tenor sax, Darren Blundel alto sax, Dave Rubicini bari sax (group photo left), plus Marc Girard guitar, Joel Banks bass, and Ken Bower drums. 

Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt
Friday November 17, 2017, $10.
The Bossa Duo, vocalist Angela Turone and jazz guitarist Chris Platt, perform original arrangements and interpretations of bossa nova and samba favourites, written by some of Brazil’s most venerated composers and lyricists. With Pat Collins on bass. http://chrisplattmusic.ca/          http://www.angelaturone.com/

The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar
Tuesday November 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm. $20 / $15 for students, seniors.
The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar, a performance by leg Timofeyev and Vadim Kolpakov. Oleg Timofeyev is a pioneer in the revival of the Russian seven-string guitar. Vadim Kolpakov is the celebrated Russian-Roma (Gypsy) virtuoso, who grew up in Russian Roma musical tradition. The two musicians have been exploring an intricate mix of the written legacy of Russian guitar composers with the exciting living tradition of the Russian Roma (Gypsy).

Timna & Dario Duo (Brazil/Argentina)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 8 pm, $tba. Timna & Dario Duo (Timna Comedi and Darío Acosta Teich).  A beautiful Brazilian voice and  Argentinian guitar come together in exquisite arrangements that combine tropical rhythms with jazzy harmonies and a touch of contemporary music. 

Singer-songwriter Pip, with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton
Thursday November 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba. Singer-songwriter Pip writes distinctive and melodic art-pop songs with jazz and world elements. He will be joined by Brad Cheeseman (bass) and Jadon Haughton (drums).  Together they will fashion interpretations of new songs from the 2017 album Twenty-Four Obscurity Mills and other songs composed by Pip.

The Amy Project, stories/songs of Amy Winehouse
Friday November 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve.
The Amy Project is a musical and storied journey outlining the short but tragic life of Amy Winehouse, the late British soul, blues and jazz singer. The show is performed live, raw and acoustically by five talented performers: Marni Shuster as the voice of Amy,  Anthony Caradonna guitar/vocals, Ian Taylor bass/vocals, Amy DiNino piano/synth/vocals and Dominic DiNino drums. 

Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble
Saturday November 25, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba.
The Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble returns! This ensemble combines the ancient rhythms of Africa with the jazz harmonies of modern times. Waleed Abdulhamid (Composer/Band Leader) explains:  “We play melody on top of traditional jazzy chord progressions with a twist of African ancient rhythms. There is a place for African instruments such as gombri, lakoumbe, marimba in the music.”

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Staircase November 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/

 
November 2017

LITERARY

LIT LIVE Nov
Sunday, Nov 5 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Lit Live is a monthly reading series in Hamilton, Ontario. 

POETRY IN THE CAFE
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 07pm to 08:30pm
Celebrating Canadian Poets Published in Lummox 6  James Deahl Jennifer L. Foster Ellen S. Jaffe (first runner-up in the 2017. Lummox Poetry Contest) Donna Langevin John B. Lee (poet laureate of Brantford) Norma West Linder Deborah A. Morrison Lynn Tait Kate Marshall Flaherty and Debbie Okun Hill may also read.

THE MINI 6 MINUTE MEMOIR
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 07:30pm to 09pm
The Mini six Minute Memoir is a delightful themed storytelling night Hosted by Anne Bokma with performances by local community members. Details to be announced.

THEATRE

IMPROV FUN-DAMENTALS
Monday, November 6, 13 2017 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 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

IMPROV MASTERCLASS
Tuesday, November 7, 14 2017 from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. NorthOur Master Class 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.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PETTY CRIME starring Jimmy Hogg
Friday, November 3, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
After a decade of touring Canada and the U.S. and fresh from a 23-show stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Englishman, Jimmy Hogg unleashes his multiple-award winning solo show A Brief History of Petty Crime in Hamilton. 

PIECE OF MIND: THE STAGE PLAY by Colleen Taffe
Saturday, November 4-5, 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
This thought provoking performance is brilliantly written and directed by playwright and Mental Health and Addiction Specialist Colleen Taffe.  It inspires audiences to be challenged by the unforeseen world of mental illness and its damaging effects of stigma, quite tangible in the black community. 

SHOW READY SERIES- WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays until November 9th from 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
A 5 week comedy improv series workshop aimed at producing a showcase show. Emphasis on teamwork and show craft. All levels welcome. 7- 10pm $75.00 + hst info@staircaseimprov.com

VENUS IN FUR
SHOWTIMES Thursday, November 2 Friday, November 3 Saturday, November 4 ​All shows at 8:00 PM
VENUS IN FUR A play by David Ives Thomas, playwright and director, is holding auditions for his adaptation of the controversial 1870s novel, Venus in Furs. After an unsuccessful day of casting he is confronted with Vanda, the unlikely actress who perfectly embodies his leading lady. Reality begins to blur as this audition spirals out of control and into a seductive power play… ​

JULIUS CAESAR presented by Make Art Theatre
Nov 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30
Julius Caesar is a fast-paced political drama about the conspiracy to kill the first Roman Emperor. When Caesar returns to Rome, not everybody is celebrating. His closest friend, Brutus, is troubled by Caesar's absolute power. Fearing tyranny, Brutus joins several other senators in a plot to assassinate his best friend. 
Directed by: Ryan M. Sero
Cast: Vicktoria Adam, Tyler Brent, Liz Buchanan, Scott Buchanan, Sean Emberley, Dina Hanson, Adam Lemieux Colin Palangio, Ryan M. Sero, Laura Welch

KINGFISHER DAYS by Firefly Collective
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
One summer, in an old stone fireplace beside her family cottage, a little girl discovers a letter from a delightfully self-absorbed Inca fairy princess. This begins a poignant friendship between the child, the princess and an elderly neighbor, to whom the fairy dictates her letters.  From the acclaimed memoir by the same author. ​​Directed by Denise Oucharek and starring  Myrna McBrien and Vince Carlin. 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3076247

MUSIC

OPEN MIC FOR MUSICIANS
Wednesday, Nov 1,8, 15 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

CHOIR NATION HAMILTON
Monday, November 6, 13 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Under the leadership of Brian Dexter, Choir Nation Hamilton is a great place to come together and have fun, improve your singing and learn from an exceptional teacher! Rehearsals and performances take place Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m. $15 per session for adults. $10 for seniors and students. Please have cash. 

JAMLAND POST SCREENING CONCERT
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm to Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:30 am
Jamland is more than a concert in the woods. It’s a state of mind. This documentary explores a grassroots music festival and includes poignant human interest stories. It’s a film about music, life, and love, and the way music can take us out of our day to day problems and make us feel better. Jamland is being screened at the Staircase Theatre as part of the Hamilton Film Festival on Thursday, November 9 at 9:00 pm. It is being shown with Et Tu, Dude?, another Ontario music documentary.

FILM

JAMLAND POST SCREENING CONCERT
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm to Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:30 am
Jamland is more than a concert in the woods. It’s a state of mind. This documentary explores a grassroots music festival and includes poignant human interest stories. It’s a film about music, life, and love, and the way music can take us out of our day to day problems and make us feel better. Jamland is being screened at the Staircase Theatre as part of the Hamilton Film Festival on Thursday, November 9 at 9:00 pm. It is being shown with Et Tu, Dude?, another Ontario music documentary.

THE 12th HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL
November 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Hamilton’s premiere independent film festival returns to the Staircase and multiple venues. For more information check our separate listing.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

Cry Baby [Hamilton Theatre Inc]

CRY BABY

SHOW DATES: November 10-25, 2017

It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a "drape" (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby's moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison. It's Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats. Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film.

For more information visit:  http://hamiltontheatre.com

 

Friday, November 10, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, November 25, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Theatre Inc, 140 MacNab Street North, Hamilton

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