Theatre

Acting for the Camera [Theatre Aquarius Artist GYM]

Acting for the Camera

 Cost: $10
To register: lbrown@theatreaquarius.org
Dates: January 16th, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 55 Wentworth St. South

Join co-founder's of Hamilton Film Centre's (HFC)

JUNO RINALDI , CBC's Workin' Moms, Degrassi, Arrow, The Killing, FRINGE, Supernatural and SHAUN SMYTH, FRINGE, Almost Human, Once Upon a time in Wonderland, The Killing, Arrow, Murdoch Mysteries in a rare opportunity to learn about,

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Over the course of the evening we will cover:

• the difference between auditioning for film and TV vs.theatre
• how to take control of your audition
• how to make interesting choices
• breaking down the scene
• how to prepare your sides
• what casting directors look for
• what to look for in an agent
• next steps

*Participants will be required bring a memorized scene from a Film or TV episode.*

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St., Hamilton, ON

Preschool Puppet Playhouse [Studio Babette Puppet Theatre]

Join Studio Babette Puppet Theatre for a series of workshops for kids every Tuesday of each month for a fun filled time with puppet shows, puppet making workshops, music, rhymes & sing-a-longs, all with a unique Dundas connection. This series of workshops is being done in partnership with the Dundas Museum & Archives.

This event is running from 9 January 2018 until 12 June 2018. It is next occurring on 9 January 2018 10:00 am.

  • Upcoming Dates:
    • 9 January 2018 10:00 am
    • 13 February 2018 10:00 am
    • 13 March 2018 10:00 am
    • 10 April 2018 10:00 am
    • 8 May 2018 10:00 am
    • 12 June 2018 10:00 am

Space is limited so call Dundas Museum & Archives now to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas, Ontario

Ripcord [Dundas Little Theatre]

RIPCORD

a comedy written by David Lindsay-Abaire 

Seniors Living has never been so dangerous! Featuring Bryan Fotheringham, Michelle LaHaise, David O'Garr, Jo Skilton, and Key Straughn.

Directed by Peter Lloyd

Produced by Jane Snider

WHERE: Dundas Little Theatre, Garstin Centre for the Arts, 37 Market St S, Dundas, ON
WHEN: Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27, Feb. 1, 2, 3, at 8 p.m. and Jan. 28 & Feb. 4, at 2 p.m
TIX: $25; call 905-627-5266

Friday, January 19, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, February 4, 2018 (All day)
Garstin Centre for the Arts, 37 Market St S, Dundas, ON

Pinocchio [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]

 

Pinocchio

$10.00 – $85.00
February 3, 2018

Activities start at 11am; Concert begins at 2pm

The young and young-at-heart will enjoy this full-day of symphony-themed fun! Join us for an afternoon of musical activities followed by a one-hour concert featuring the tale of Pinocchio set to music.

Purchase a family day-pass* (two adults/seniors and two children) or single person day pass and take part in pre-concert musical activities, including the create-your-own-puppet station, story-time with Suzie Sunshine and instrument petting zoo, to name a few. All day-passes include pre-concert musical activities and the one-hour concert at Mohawk College.  Activities are recommended for children aged four and up.

*A $5 lunch voucher, per person, is included in each child, adult and family pass, to be used at Mohawk College’s marketplace.

Daniel Warren, conductor
Suzie Sunshine, narrator

Saint-Saëns: The Swan and The Elephant from Carnival of the Animals
Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Gandolfi: Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland

For more information visit:  http://hpo.org/concert/marz-homes-family-concert-experience/

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 11:00 to 17:00
Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

Cirque Goes to the Cinema [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]

 

Cirque Goes to the Cinema

$10.00–$67.00

January 20, 2018, at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)

Combining the wonder of Cirque, the magic of the movies and the beauty of the HPO, this amazing concert experience returns to Hamilton for a cinema-inspired performance by the acrobats and aerialists of Cirque de la Symphonie. Cirque is an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theatres and arenas. The company includes skilled veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen join the HPO as they perform music from James BondMission ImpossibleJurassic ParkRaiders of the Lost ArkPirates of the Caribbean and more.

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conductor

Arrive early and join us for the FREE Inside the Music: Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm.

For more information visit:  http://hpo.org/concert/cirque-de-la-symphonie-2/

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 19:30 to 22:00
Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

High School Musical Onstage [Hamilton Theatre Inc]

High School Musical Onstage (Youth Production)

SHOW DATES: February 16-25, 2018

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on HTI's stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Disney's High School Musical is fun for the whole family.

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

 

Friday, February 16, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, February 25, 2018 (All day)
140 MacNab Street North, Hamilton, ON

Hamilton Learning Series [Artsbuild Ontario]

 

You're Invited! ArtsBuild Ontario’s Space Rentals Workshop Series is coming to Hamilton!
 
We know many creative organizations and small businesses rely on rental revenues to support their operations. That's why ArtsBuild Ontario is proud to present the Learning Series - a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around ArtsBuild's core programs, including SpaceFinderArtsBuild Ontario is thrilled to partner with Hamilton Arts Council to bring our Space Rentals Workshop Series to the community of Hamilton.

This day of learning will cover two important topics around space rentals - Space Rentals for Beginners (9 AM - 12 PM) and Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals (1 PM - 4 PM). Join us for one session or both!

Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE!

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/space-rentals-workshop-series-hamilton-tickets-41017518502

 

1) Space Rentals for Beginners
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location | Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

Space rentals are a significant revenue source that contributes to the sustainability of many creative organizations and small businesses. Using examples from the sector, this half-day workshop will cover how to define, target and engage with current and new renter audiences. This workshop is for any arts professional looking for ways to expand their current renter audience or just starting a space rental program. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for any arts professional looking to diversify their skill set around space rentals and revenue development.

2) Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location |  Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

What does it mean to manage risk in your rental space? What is your organization’s attitude towards potential hazards? In this half-day workshop, we will cover what creative venues and small businesses need to know about operational, financial and legal risk when it comes to renting out space. This workshop is open to all creative venues and small businesses currently offering space rentals. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for smaller/newer rental spaces expecting to grow as well as arts professionals looking to better understand risk in space rentals.

For more information or to register please contact Eilidh at eilidh@artsbuildontario.ca

 

ArtsBuild Ontario has partnered with Hamilton Arts Council to bring these workshops to the community. Hamilton Arts Council exists 

to strengthen the role of the arts and culture in the City of Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community. We would like to thank Hamilton Artists Inc. for generously donating their space for this event.

The Learning Series is presented by ArtsBuild Ontario as a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around our core programs: SpaceFinder Canada, Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, Energy Conservation and Asset Planner for the Arts. The Learning Series is generously support in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

The Learning Series is funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The leading grantmaking foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00
Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

I Am An Artist Awareness Campaign Launch

I AM AN ARTIST

Artistry is a vision within the creative soul. It is a literary, visual, digital, and an audible spark that propels one to create and be creative. Artists share this creativity through many mediums and enhance the lives of others with this energy. “I am an Artist” is a representation of creators and their craft – a window into the many disciplines that produce “art” and “artists”. Through digital technology, we can begin to unravel the purpose, the energy, and the soul of each artist within various sectors of art and design. Although a single compilation, the singular beauty of each artist is displayed through their passion.

Join the Hamilton Arts Council as we invite all of the Hamilton community to attend a celebration to launch our new #IAMANARTIST media campaign!

The Hamilton Arts Council has installed 30 banners along the King William Street Art Walk in order to celebrate the diversity of Hamilton's Artistic Community and to showcase the many disciplines which fall under the moniker "Artist".  The project has been sponsored with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, Incite Foundation for the Arts, Orbital, Impressive Printing, the Hamilton Community Foundation, and the City of Hamilton. Hamilton Arts Council staff will be on-hand to share news of the other projects we are workingnon.

The "I Am An Artist" awareness campaign includes a micro-site at www.iamanartisthamilton.com which will also launch December 8, 2017. As well, Hamilton-area artists can use the hashtag #IAMANARTIST to promote their work and practice. We hope you will join us in this vibrant social media awareness campaign to showcase the creative diversity of our community.

Follow the link to see more on the I Am An Artist campaign.

WHEN: December 8th starting at 7PM

WHERE: Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North (main level of the Lister Block)

TIX: Admission is FREE; light refreshments will be served

INFO: Annette Paiement, Executive Director, Hamilton Arts Council, (905) 481-3218 or executive@hamiltonartscouncil.ca

 

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Magnify [Redeemer University College]

Magnify

See "Magnify",

Join us as we mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and begin the Advent season with Genevan psalms, Lutheran chorales and Bach’s Magnificat. The Redeemer Concert Choir will perform with a professional orchestra and soloists, and invite the audience to join with some congregational singing.

WHEN: December 1st from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Redeemer University College, 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON
TIX: Contact box office at 905-648-2131 x4211. Online tickets can be found HERE.
INFO: https://www.redeemer.ca/events/magnify/

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 19:30
Redeemer University College, 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON

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

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