BPAC March 2017 Events [Burlington Performing Arts Centre]



Providing the people of Burlington
with a broad range of excellent performance
opportunities that will both inspire and delight.

440 Locust Street,
Burlington ON, L7S 1T7

PHONE: 905-681-2551

Event Listing for

March 2017


Balé Folclórico Da Bahia: Bahia of All Colours
Mar 02 8:00 PM
Balé Folclórico Da Bahia is the only professional folk dance company in Brazil, formed in 1988. This marvelous company, with its dancers, musicians and singers, represents the culture, the traditions, the beliefs, the history, the colors, the music, and the movements of the people of Bahia.

Live and Local Music Series: Mary Simon & Stuart Laughton’s Trumpet Romance
Mar 03 7:30 PM
With a certain je ne sais quois of lyrical sensibility, melodious composition and timeless storytelling, Mary Simon has a “gritty roots rock” sound, not to be missed. Stuart Laughton returns to the Live and Local Series with his one man multi-media show, Trumpet Romance, using narration, trumpet, guitar, harmonica, and a series of projected images – filled with gentle self-irony and humour.

Eliana Cuevas
Mar 04 7:30 PM
Born to a musical family in Venezuela, Eliana Cuevas grew up to the sounds of salsa, joropo, pop and Brazilian music, writing her first song by the age of nine. Cuevas has since grown into an accomplished singer-songwriter and bandleader with unlimited colours in her compositional and lyrical palette.

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera: Puccini’s Tosca
Mar 04 7:30 PM
Come and experience the magic of live opera!

Larry Carlton
Mar 09 8:00 PM
Four‐time Grammy winner, “Titan of Tone” award recipient and legendary guitar great, Larry Carlton is one of the most influential, prolific and original guitarists in the industry. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and dozens more.

Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble: Swingin’ with Oscar
Mar 10 7:30 PM
Jazz lovers will not want to miss this tribute to jazz legend Oscar Peterson! With his band, the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble, Rémi Bolduc composes and plays numbers that convey his formidable energy and spontaneity.

Vienna Boys Choir
Mar 10 8:00 PM
The famed Vienna Boys Choir continues to delight music lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd-pleasing repertoire that includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music .

Menopause the Musical
Mar 11 8:00 PM
Come see it for the first time or come love it again and see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing and raving about for years! Set in Bloomingdales department store, four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra, come to realize they have more to share than they ever imagined!

Rhythm of the Dance
Mar 19 4:00 PM
An inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history, this beautiful dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent! The National Dance Company of Ireland uses modern art forms of dance and music; this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient, combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology.

Stephen Fearing
Mar 22 7:30 PM
Stephen Fearing’s music embodies a fierce intelligence, a haunting candor, and a steady-handed pursuit of fleeting beauty. He exudes an abiding love for his craft and a respect for his audience that is reflected in two Juno awards and a touring circuit across Canada, Europe and the US.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: The Honouring
Mar 27 8:00 PM
The Honouring is a site-specific multi-disciplinary performance honouring First Nations warriors of the War of 1812 and features Onkwehonwe families who sacrificed to protect Haudenosaunee sovereignty, culture and land.

André-Philippe Gagnon
Mar 29 8:00 PM
André-Philippe Gagnon’s uncanny ability to deliver an impression per minute of fun will leave you gasping for more. His comedy and fast-paced delivery creates a total entertainment experience. Just a few of this vocal chameleon’s characters include Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Enrique Eglesias, Barry White, Bono, and the list goes on.


Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 19:30
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 19:30
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 16:00
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 19:30
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 20:00
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

Pippin [McMaster Musical Theatre]


By McMaster Musical Theatre



Tickets now available for McMaster Musical Theatre's  Pippin, February 24 - March 4!

Riding high off of last year's The Drowsy Chaperone, MMT has brought together a patchwork of actors, singers, dancers, and even circus performers to put on this dazzling Broadway hit right here in Hamilton. Just $15 for all students, and $20 general admission!

Ticket reservations at

Show Dates:

February 24th- 8pm

February 25th- 2 and 8pm

February 26th- 2pm

March 1st- 8pm

March 2nd- 8pm

March 3rd- 2 and 8pm

March 4th- 2 and 8pm

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 14:00
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 14:00
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 20:00
Chester New Hall, McMaster University 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario

March 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

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


March 2, 3, 4: Sam Sheppard’s Fool for Love
March 16 – 18; 23 – 25: King Lear



Fool For Love
March 2, 3, 4. 7.30 doors, 8:00 start. Tickets $25 each.
The idiomatic voice of American playwright and actor Sam Shepard provides the electrical currents that ignite “Fool for Love,” Two former lovers meet in a run-down motel room in the Mojave Desert.  Eddie tries to convince May to rekindle their romance and move to a farm in Wyoming. May has moved on with her life but Eddie is still living in past.  The couple is caught in an emotional power struggle where the past haunts the present. Directed by Paul Groulx, The Artful Gauntlet Theatre Company. Featuring Jennifer Farrugia, Michael Sbrocchi, Rod Mctaggart, Dave Guthrie. You don’t want to miss Sam Shepard’s gritty classic about dangerous love. The play was a finalist for the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

King Lear
March 16-18 @ 8pm, March 19 @ 2pm, March 23-25 @ 8pm. Tickets $20.
The 9M Theatre Company presents its inaugural production: William Shakespeare’s King Lear. The production will showcase many of Hamilton’s talented Shakespearean actors, including actor/musician Jordan Abraham in the title role. King Lear is a man who gives away his Kingdom and, in doing so, loses himself and his mind. He is alone, fragile, caught in a storm, helpless to stop the tragic events unfolding around him. But just when he has lost everything, it seems he may have found his humanity. A play with ambitions of power, sword fighting, classic speeches, dark humour, disastrous romances, and familial love, it’s sure to have something for everyone. Whether you are a Shakespearean scholar, or looking for an exciting night of theatre and storytelling, here is King Lear!






David McLaughlin: Works From a Lifetime
David’s furniture and his glassworks will all be on display. One of the most memorable stops on the Art Bus tours comes to The Pearl. After forty years of arts and crafts, a Multicraft Gallery has been established for the marketing and disposal of the accumulated creative production of David McLaughlin of Hamilton Ontario. All of David’s work is utterly unique yet pulls us into a past and to shapes and colours that we know and grasp.  His works in glass are forceful, eye-catching, and unique.

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


Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 14:00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 20:00
The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton, ON

Annie Jr. [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!


Annie Jr.

Directed by Kat Baranowsky & Danielle Viola
Vocal Director: Danielle Viola
Choreographer: Kat Baranowsky
Producer: Broadway Bound Dance Studio

Annie Jr is presented by Broadway Bound Dance Studio and is directed by Kat Baranowski and Danielle Viola. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. This musical is performed by youth ages 6-16 and is perfect for a family friendly outing!

WHEN: March 2, 3, 4 at 7PM, matinee March 3 at 11 AM
WHERE: The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: 905-529-3000 or go to; for ages 14+ yrs
TIX: $15.00 (Reserved Seating); e
mail or call 905-692-2973

Check the LINK!

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 11:00
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 20:00
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton, ON

Women of Manhattan [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!


Women of Manhattan

Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Krista Colosimo

First produced in 1986 in New York City, Shanley’s play tells the story of Rhonda Louise, Billie, and Judy, three best-friend Manhattanites. The play weaves their three stories together, all dealing with the ups and downs of life and love. Shanley’s script investigates the nature of friendship and gives a beautiful “slice of life” drama which, while set in Manhattan, resonates across all times and places. Every bit as funny as it is moving, Women of Manhattan is a play of depths, tears, laughter, and life.

Cast (in Alphabetical Order): Cadence Allen, Stephanie Hope Lawlor, Amy Noelle Milligan, Ryan M. Sero, and J Shand.

WHEN: February 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th at 7:30pm
WHERE: The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: 905-529-3000 or go to; for ages 14+ yrs
Tickets $20; Available at the door and online through Brown Paper Tickets (additional charges apply).

Check the LINK!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 19:30
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 19:30
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 19:30
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 19:30
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton, ON

Artist GYM: Acting on Camera [Theatre Aquarius]

Acting on Camera for Film and Television

About the Workshop

Join instructor Juno Rinaldi (CBC's Workin' Moms, Degrassi, Arrow, The Killing, Fringe, Supernatural) for a 6 week intensive course on acting for the camera. This will be the first of its kind course being offered right here in Hamilton! NO need to schlep it to Toronto for once!

With limited space, participants will get a rare chance at lots of individualized attention, feedback and support. Participants will be required to memorize and prepare given sides each week. We will work on sides that are shooting currently in the GTA and get a feel for what you would be going out for!

In addition the intensive will cover:

  • how to take control of your audition
  • how to make interesting choices
  • breaking down the scene
  • find out what makes you unique
  • how to prepare your sides
  • what casting directors look for
  • defining your process
  • next steps

About the Instructor

Juno began performing at the age of six in National Film Board films and in local school productions. Neighbours with the Canadian film maker Anne Wheeler, Juno had the chance to audition for a part in one of her films, The War Between Us while she was still in grade 12. After booking the lead and spending two months on location in New Denver, BC,  Juno knew this is what she wanted to do. She enrolled in the prestigious Theatre Training program Studio 58 in Vancouver and graduated with honours. Juno has appeared in such TV productions as Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Killing, Arrow, Supernatural, Fringe, Robson Arms, These Arms of Mine and Psych. And in Films such as, Life, Jennifer’s Body, The Tooth Fairy and The Linda McCartney Story. Juno is currently set to release Elbow Grease, four webisodes she co-wrote and starred in. Juno is a award winning playwright and theatre actor. She has collaborated as a writer and actor on many theatre productions throughout Canada and is co-founder of the darkly comedic comedy troupe, Theatre Melee. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband and two sons.

Theatre Aquarius’ GYM is a program developed for professional performing artists, emerging artists, theatre students, and anyone interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts. Our mission is to support artists by providing monthly mentorship and training led by skilled instructors and experienced working professionals. Every month, workshops, panels, and keynote speakers will be offered as part of our program. Our focus is to provide a creative space that is accessible and affordable to all artists in the community. 

COST: $280.00; please make all checks payable to Juno Rinaldi. E-transfers can be sent to
TO ENROLL: Interested applicants should fill out the APPLICATION and return along with a recent photo and resume to
COURSE DATES: Classes are 1:00 – 4:00 on the following dates April 23. April 30, May 7, May 14, May 28, June 4
INFO: Contact Luke Brown at


Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St., Hamilton, ON

March 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 To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at .

March 2017

Mar 1:  Alex Tomowich & Jesse Martel, jazz duo.
Mar 2:  Samuel Bonnet Trio, w. guest Brad Cheeseman, jazz
Mar 3:  Cowboy Quartet: Vintage sounds with Tiny Bill Cody
Mar 4:  Cootes Paradise, Concert
Mar 8:  Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series
Mar 9:  Tamara Buckland hosts Spoken Word Open Mic
Mar 10:  Two Bands! Rock and Blues!
Mar 11:  Noche de poesia y musica (night of poetry and music)
Mar 15-16: Artword Theatre presents Mind Wars.
Mar 17: Adrean Farrugia Trio, feat, Drew Jurecka, jazz
Mar 18: Sufjan Stevens Tribute Night, host Brad Cheeseman
Mar 19: World Storytelling Day stories
Mar 22: Future is Female play reading
Mar 23: Hisaka w. George Keller, jazz vocalist from Japan
Mar 24: M.E Law and guests, singer-songwriter
Mar 25: Jennis folk-blues
Mar 29: Guitarist Doug Murphy
Mar 30: 60s Folk Revival Sing-a-long
Mar 31: Chris Wallace’s Many Names Jazz Trio



Tamara Buckland hosts Spoken Word Open Mic
Thursday March 9, 2017, 8 pm.
An Open Mic for Spoken Word Artists, hosted by Tamara Buckland. View the event on Facebook and message Tamara to sign up. 

Noche de poesia y musica (night of poetry and music)
Saturday March 11, 2017, at 8 pm, $15 or sliding scale. 
We welcome back this year another Noche Bohemia (a night of poetry and music) called Grito de Mujer (Woman Scream), in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2017). The night is dedicated to raising awareness about violence against women and girls. There will be poetry and music. The poets include: Amaluna, Constanza Duran, and others TBA. Musicians TBA… 

Artword Theatre projects showcase - Mind Wars
Wednesday March 15 and Thursday March 16, 2017, at 8 pm. pwyc/$10.
Artword Theatre presents Mind Wars: a theatre exploration about the 1960s, when politics became a struggle over reality and perception. Actual testimony and interviews bring back the Yippies vs the CIA, Black Activists vs the FBI, brainwashing, mind control and propaganda of the era. Conceived and assembled by director Ronald Weihs. This is the second in a series of theatre projects in the works, with Artistic Director Ronald Weihs. To find out more, and how to participate, or just attend, call 905-543-8512 or email:,

World Storytelling Day stories
Sunday March 19, 2017, from 2 to 4 pm.
Come listen to stories! Members of The Burlington Storytellers’ Guild tell tales with the theme of Transformation, in honour of World Storytelling Day. Guild members are dedicated to the growth, development and expansion of oral tradition storytelling as an art form. 

Future Is Female play reading
Wednesday March 22, 2017, at 7:30.
Hamilton’s Make Art Theatre presents an evening of three play-readings as part of The Future is Female Festival. Featured readers are Cadance Allen, Liz Buchanan, Sean Emberley, Carlos Jimenez, Kenneth Johnson, Tina Kocic, Amy Noelle Milligan, and Amber Wood. The plays featured are: How to Date a Politically-Correct Feminist (Or, the Compassion Experiment) by Emma Harr, Press  by Alice Stanley Jr., and Low & Away by Demetra Kareman 


Alex Tomowich & Jesse Martel, jazz duo
Wednesday March 1, 2017, at 8 pm, $5. 
Alex Tomowich (piano) and Jesse Martel (guitar) play a mixture of freely improvised jazz, as well as specially arranged jazz standards, and some jazz-based original compositions in multiple genres. Alex Tomowich is a jazz pianist studying music in the Applied Music program at Mohawk College and Jesse Martel is a jazz guitarist who graduated from the Applied Music program at Mohawk College.

Samuel Bonnet Trio, w. guest Brad Cheeseman, jazz 
Thursday March 2, 2017. at 8 pm, $15. 
The Samuel Bonnet Trio, on tour from Montreal: Samuel Bonnet on guitar, Elli Miller-Maboungou on percussion and Julien Fillion on saxophone, with special guest Brad Cheeseman on bass. In 2015, the Samuel Bonnet Quartet received the “Coup de Coeur Prize” at the Montreal Vision Diversité competition and in July 2016 was selected to be part of the TD Jazz Competition, at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Cowboy Quartet: Vintage Sounds, w. Tiny Bill Cody
Friday March 3, 2017, at 8:30 pm, $15. 
Tiny Bill Cody, vocals and guitar, and his Cowboy Quartet: Vintage Sounds show, with Mimi Shaw vocals/guitar, Orange McFarland bass, Jeff Griffiths drums. They will play your favourite country weepers, cowboy ballads, and early rock crooners. Not to be missed. 

Cootes Paradise Concert 
Saturday March 4, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or book online
A new powerhouse band of familiar faces: 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. Band members are: Amy Di Nino (drums), Wayne Krawchuk (guitar/vocals), Sue Leonard (vocals), Lily Sazz (keyboards/vocals), Ian Taylor (bass), Mark Volkov (flute, violin, sax).

Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series
Wednesday March 8, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 / $5 students.
A new showcase series from Mohawk College Music, featuring teachers and students coming together to make music, organized by pianist Adrean Farrugia and bassist Clark Johnston. Mohawk students for Wed March 8 are Devon Savas bass, Cooper Hannahson drums, and Alex Tomowich piano.

Two Bands! Rock and blues!
Friday March 10, 2017, 8 pm, Art Crawl tip jar.
A lively busy Friday night at Artword Artbar. Joey DePaiva, bass, and Shelby Crego, guitar, are bringing two bands from Mohawk Music, playing mostly rock and blues. One long set each. Band 1: Aoife Doyle vocals, Leah Korkowski vocals, Shirley Simpson vocals, Graysen Lee guitar, Shelby Crego guitar, Jamie Bekyarovich guitar, Joey DePaiva bass, Nik Hurst keyboards & piano, Cooper Hannahson drums. Band 2: Lauren Perreira vocals, Shelby Crego guitar, Olivia Brown bass, Miles Branaugh keys, Cooper Hannahson drums. 

Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series, jazz. 
Friday March 17, 2017, at 8 pm, $15 / $10 students. 
Jazz with the Adrean Farrugia Trio featuring violinist Drew Jurecka.  Adrean Farrugia piano, Drew Jurecka violin/vocals, Clark Johnston bass. Drew Jurecka, violinist, has spent ten years playing jazz in Toronto, and has become an in-demand sideman and session player. Adrean Farrugia has been featured on more than 30 albums to date garnering multiple Juno awards and nominations and has performed internationally. Clark Johnston started his professional career as a bassist in 1994 and has since worked with the likes of Diana Panton, Peter Appleyard, Gene DiNovi, Reg Schwager, Don Thompson, John Sherwood, the Mike Malone Jazz Orchestra, as well as the Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra–just to name a few. 

Sufjan Stevens Tribute Night, host Brad Cheeseman.
Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Come on and feel the Illinoise! Spend an evening hearing the music of Sufjan Stevens, delightfully reimagined and rearranged for an all-instrumental band of great local musicians

Hisaka, w. George Koller, jazz vocalist from Japan
Thursday March 23, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Currently based in Tokyo, Hisaka visits Canada on occasion for performances to keep active in the world-wide music scene. Hisaka first came to Toronto in 2011 to pursue her music dream and became actively involved in the Toronto music scene, including the appearance of Jazz FM91.1 One Stop Vocal Jazz Safari

M.E. Law, and guests, singer-songwriter. 
Friday March 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 (or $15 includes CD). 
Singer-songwriter M.E. Law returns to Artword Artbar. She brings tales of her life to the table: songs behind the stories and stories behind the songs, spiked with a gentle, ribald sense of humour, and at times aching honesty. All are delivered in a unique voice and style all her own. Opening set by local singer-songwriters Sarah Farr and Christine Leakey.

Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor
Saturday March 25, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Back at Artword Artbar! The wonderful  folk-blues duo Jennis brings together award-winning Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond‘s decades of experience writing and performing original blues and folk and the diverse musical experiences of veteran Toronto indie-scene multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. The unique blend of cello and dobro is also augmented by unusual sounds, such as didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator. It makes for a very entertaining performance, filled with energy, passion and humour.

Guitarist Doug Murphy
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 8 pm, $10 reg / $5 students.
A return appearance of “It Is What It Is” — fusion psychedelic jazz featuring the far-out fabulous Doug Murphy on guitar, with Alana Gunn bass, Oscar Galbraith drums, Mike Ricci sax and flute. All original compositions, mostly by Doug himself. Also some free-form improvisations.

60s Folk Revival Sing-a-long
Thursday March 30, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
This 60s Folk Revival sing-a-long concert features Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass). Imagine an evening that transforms the Artword Artbar into one of the 1960s coffeehouses of Yorkville or Greenwich Village. The lyrics have meaning, the voices are true and passionate in solo and in harmony, and the music inspires the audience to join in. The show covers the songs of the great singers and poets including Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Ian & Sylvia, Peter Paul and Mary, and Phil Ochs. Song-sheets are provided.

Chris Wallace’s Many Names Jazz Trio
Friday March 31, 2017, at 8 pm, $15 / $10 students.
A return visit from Chris Wallace‘s Many Names Trio feat Adrean Farrugia on piano, Artie Roth on bass, and Chris Wallace on drums. This top shelf trio will be playing classic jazz standards and modern compositions by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Esbjorn Svensson, Miles Davis, Mulgrew Miller and others.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 20:30
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 14:00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 20:00
Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton, ON

Comedy of Errors [Theatre Aquarius]

The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare

Produced in association with Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, and Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque

March 8 – 25, 2017

William Shakespeare makes his Theatre Aquarius debut as his riotous tale of mistaken identity gets a “No-Holds Bard”, relentlessly hilarious new staging! When fate conspires to reunite not one, but two sets of long-lost identical twins, madcap mishaps are only the beginning! A family comedy that may possibly include infidelity, theft, madness and demonic possession. The Comedy of Errors is more fun than you ever thought a masterpiece could be!

To purchase tickets, follow the LINK

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 14:00
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 14:00
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 20:00
Theatre Aquarius 190 King William Street Hamilton ON. L8R 1A8

How We First Met [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!


How We First Met

An Improvised Celebration of Love

Join us at The Staircase for our 8th year of Celebrating Love! Embark on a side-splitting improvised journey through meeting, dating, and mating as selected couples tell their “how we first met” stories. The show has featured couples - married 50 years, dating 3 weeks, straight, gay, conservative, liberal - even friends and families - all celebrating a common bond; the struggles, hilarity, and ultimate triumphs of this kooky crazy thing we call love.

WHEN: February 10, 11, and 14, 2017 - 8 to 9:30 pm
WHERE: The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: 905-529-3000 or go to; for ages 14+ yrs
TIX: $15 each, $25/couple

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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton, ON

La Nuit du Frisson Cirque Cabaret [Hamilton Aerial Group]

Hamilton Aerial Group presents

La Nuit du Frisson - A WinterFest Cabaret

February 11, 2017 - 7 to 9 pm - Doors @ 6 pm
The Cotton Factory,  3rd floor event space, 270 Sherman Ave. North
Tickets: $20 or pay what you can.
Theatre, Aerial Performances, Live Music, Contemporary Dance, Artisanal Food.

Hamilton Aerial Group's annual cabaret fundraiser is a night filled with circus, high flying aerial acts, siltwalking, music, dance and theatre. A unique theatrical cabaret showcasing the fantastic aerial and stilt performances by Hamilton Aerial Group and their talented community of local artists who make puppets, costumes, music, dance and theatre.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. North, 3rd floor, Hamilton, ON