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

Libby and Soledad Against the world

Libby doesn't want to be stared at anymore. Soledad is desperate for anyone to see her. A Latina and a black girl walk into a bar, does the sea of whiteness calmly drown them into silence and invisibility, or do the waves crash violently, as if to say "you don't belong.” They hold each other to stay afloat.

This is a devised theatre performance created as part of the McMaster School of the Arts Theatre and Film Honours Performance Series.

March 14th, 15th, & 16th at 12:30PM & 8PM
L.R. Wilson Black Box Theatre at McMaster University


Created by: Adeline Okoyo and Micaela Molina Morales

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:30 to Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 20:00
L.R Wilson Blackbox Theatre

DEMOS KRATOS, A McMaster School of the Arts Production by Marilo Nunez

Demos Kratos, a new play by Marilo Nuñez devised in collaboration with students at McMaster University.

What does it take to shift from democracy to dictatorship? Control of public spaces, gradual shifts in the law, a missing person, a military parade? It may seem a distant possibility here in Canada, but history tells us that shifts of power can come quickly and unannounced. Liberal democracies are showing signs of age, creaking at the hinges. Across the world intolerance and bigotry are finding new voices and the threat of dictatorship looms.

Inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, this original production by Hamilton Arts Award recipient Marilo Nuñez imagines a dark future that could be just around the corner. The play follows Libertad Cortez, who confronts oppressive forces challenging notions of freedom as she searches for her missing ancient grandmother.

Nuñez has been working with students as a playwright-in-residence since May, funded by The Socrates Project. In Theatre and Film Studies’ spring research and development class, Nuñez ran devising workshops with students and incorporated their story ideas, images, and design concepts into the writing of her play.


Black Box Theatre in L.R. Wilson Hall
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4L8

Show times and dates:

  • Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m (Preview)
  • Friday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
  • Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
  • Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
  • Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
  • Friday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
  • Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Matinée)
  • Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m (Closing)

Visit website

For tickets, call School of the Arts at 905-525-9140 ext: 27671 or purchase at McMaster’s Compass Information Centre. Tickets also available at the door.

Students – $10
Regular / Adults – $20
Seniors – Pay What You Wish

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 20:00 to Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 21:30
Black Box Theatre, L.R. Wilson Hall Building, McMaster University (1280 Main Street West, Hamilton ON)

Acting for the Camera [Theatre Aquarius Artist GYM]

Acting for the Camera

 Cost: $10
To register:
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,


Over the course of the evening we will cover:

• the difference between auditioning for film and TV
• 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]


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]



$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:

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


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:

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:


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!



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


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