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HAMILTON ARTS WEEK - JUNE 2 TO JUNE 9, 2018

Presented with support from the City of Hamilton, First Ontario Credit Union,

Liuna Station, Liuna Local 183, and The Cotton Factory

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 WARM UP with FRIDAY FREE NIGHT 
PARTNER + VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT
June 1, 2018   4 PM - 9 PM  Free Admission, Tour the Gallery at 6PM, Cocktails at 6:30, Performance at 6:45 with David Hudson Dance Company, 7PM Bel Canto String Academy followed by DJ Stylo Starr spinning tracks for dance, networking and socializing. 

Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West

Take part in a Free Friday Pre-Launch for Hamilton Arts Week!  Pop-up concerts from the Bel Canto Strings, dancer David Hudson, and more.  At 7pm in the Fischer Gallery,  the return of ShowGameShowDown, an infectiously lo-fi and interactive re-staging of your favourite classic television game shows by  gifted performers Jody Boston and Treasa Levasseur.   Recurring Free Friday components such as a Youth Council Life Drawing, and free 6pm exhibition tour will also be offered. This event is co-organized by the Hamilton Arts Council, as part of Hamilton Arts Week June 2-9.

KICK OFF CELEBRATION
June 2, 2018
4 PM Opening with The Spirit Bear Drummers,
Night Market with over 30 artists, 
Interactive Art & Live Performance,
Hamilton Aerial Group, Bel Canto Strings, changer music,
TH&B Collective, Jonny Blonde + Nellie James    
9 PM Documentary Film Screening 
        METRIC: DREAMS so REAL 
11 - 1 AM Live Music in the Mule Spinner  with
KOJO “Easy” DAMPTEY, TINY BILL CODY  + UK CINEMA
Partners: art gallery of hamilton, Nickle brook, Cotton Factory, Mule Spinner
Location: The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N.
FREE ADMISSION, CASH BAR

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101in1 DAY - ART SUPPLY SWAP
June 2, 2018 10 - 2:PM  Evergreen Community Storefront, 294 James St. N. 

SMOKEY HOLLOW STUDIO TOUR
June 2, 9 AM - 5 PM  June 3, 11 AM - 4PM  4 Groups with 40 + Studios in Downtown Waterdown, Kilbride, Carlisle, + Flamborough. Presented by  Historic Waterdown Arts + Events, 23 Griffin St. Waterdown | Info: artistsinthecountry.ca, the creativehub.ca, escarpmentartists.ca  Start the tour at the Creative Hub, 23 Main St. South, Waterdown. Pick up a map and carry on from there. 

ART BUS STUDIO TOUR: JUNE 3, 2018 - #HamiltonArtsWeek Edition. Our next Art Bus Studio Tour is sponsored by Attridge Transportation Inc., The Seedworks Urban Offices and the City of Hamilton Economic Development. We will visit 40+ Studios starting in Downtown Waterdown. The Smokey Hollow Studio Tour presents the workshops of artists in Waterdown, Flamborough, Killbride and Carlyle.

Art Bus Studio Tour Depart from The Seedworks Urban Offices at 11:00 AM, Return to The Seedworks Urban Offices at 5:00 PM. Go to the EVENTRBRITE listing here.

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LIT LIVE READING SERIES
Featured Artists

Nathaniel Moore | Carolyn Smart |Stephen Heighton |Shane Neilson

| Michael Knox | Anne McDonald

JUNE 3, 2018, 7 PM,

Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. N. PWYC

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BOOK LAUNCH + READING

LIVING IN THE TALL GRASS: POEMS OF RECONCILIATION 
CHIEF STACEY LAFORME

Opening Song Bradlee Henry and Introduction by Elizabeth Grey 

June 4th, 7 PM Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St N. 

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BUILDING CULTURAL LEGACIES COLLAGE EXHIBITION & PARTY | June 5, 2018, 7PM-9PM | Exhibition of Collages from Inaugural | Collage Party with Drew Taylor. Grab a drink + glue stick + contribute to the exhibition | DJ Trisha Leigh Lavoie 60’s French pop + weirdo realness on turntables | WHERE: RedChurch Cafe + Gallery, 68 King St. East | FREE ADMISSION

 

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HAMILTON THEATRE DIVERSITY LONG TABLE
June 5, 2018, 8:00PM
Join some of Hamilton's emerging independent theatre makers for dialogue and discussion on increasing inclusivity and diversity in Hamilton's theatre spaces.
Location: Staircase Theatre 27 Dundurn St. North

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ART AWARDS 
Celebrate Hamilton's vital arts community at the 2018 City of Hamilton Arts Awards. The event will be a dynamic tribute to the arts in Hamilton and will feature a catered reception, (cash bar), art installations, performances, live music and - of course - the announcement of the Award recipients!
June 6, 2018 Reception: 5:30 pm
Awards ceremony: 7 PM Theatre Aquarius,190 King William Street

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EXODUS BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE with LAZO + RIDDIM RIDERS
REGGAE DANCE PARTY June 7, 2018. 8 PM - 11 PM
The Casbah, 306 King St. W. Tickets $20

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ART WEEK BBQ
June 8, 2018, 4 PM - 6PM with Jonny Blonde, artists Derek Paul & Susan Edwards,
and SOBi Hamilton, who will have ride demos and ride-time give-aways
Location: The Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catharine St. N.  FREE

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TOGETHER  IN DANCE SYMPOSIUM & SHOWCASE
3 - 6 PM  FREE June 8, 2018
Hamilton Conservatory of Dance brings together the local dance 
community, funders,  city representatives, local businesses + community
organizers to engage, + explore the current void in the dance landscape
in an effort to make significant difference in the artistic environment of
Hamilton in partnership with the Hamilton Arts Council with support
from Canadian Heritage.
WHERE: HCA Dance Theatre, 126 James St South

Together in Dance SHOWCASE (as part of  Arts Crawl)
7-9 PM and Dance Party (all proceeds in support of Dusk Dances)
from 9 PM -12:55 AM
WHERE: Academica Hall, 242 James St. North

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SALSA CONGRESS
June 9, 2018, 4PM - 7PM 
7 PM Dinner with Nellie James
8:30 PM Salsa + Bachata Dance Social
The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Avenue N. 
Tickets $45 For Info:  www.salsasoulproductions.ca

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D A N C E   E V E N T S 

HAMILTON VINTAGE BALL HAMMER HOPPERS SILVER SCREEN THEME DANCE PARTY 
June 2ND, 2018 8PM - 11PM  at The Scottish Rite Club 
Tickets $35 students, $30 seniors Purchase on-line www.hammerhoppers.com 

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DANCE in THE BRIGHT ROOM
6 PM  TO THE POINTE DANCE PROJECT WITH ALYSSA NEDICH
6:30 PM  BEEKAA ABRAHAM
June 4, 2018  The Staircase Theatre 27 Dundurn St. N., PWYC Donation

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THE MID-WEEK MAMBO
Presented by Salsa Soul Productions
530 PM - 730 PM June 6, 2018
Commotion on King, 115 King Street East, 3rd Floor, Hamilton, ON

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FREE ADULT DANCE CLASSES 
Canada's National Academy of Dance Education
 June 2 - 9TH, 2018 Free 

For complete schedule visit https://www.facebook.com/cnadedu/  

To register email: info@cnadedu.com 
2481 Upper James St. Mount Hope

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FORM CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE 

6:00 PM June 7, 2018 | Dance Performance at RedChurch Gallery and Cafe, 68 King Street East, www.formcdt.ca for tickets and information.

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M U S I C   L I S T I N G S 

AFTERSCHOOL OPEN MIC 
Ancaster Branch, Hamilton Public Library
10:30 AM June 2, 2018 

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SACKVILLE UKELELE BAND LISTEN and SING ALONG 
Sherwood Branch, Hamilton Public Library
10:30 AM June 2, 2018

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HAMMER BAROQUE
Presents Alessandro Scarlatti’s “Folly in Love”featuring Capella Intima + the Nota Bene Baroque Players, sung in Italian with projected translations. 
2:30 PM  June  2, 2018  |  Cotton Factory, 3rd Floor Event Space, 270 Sherman Ave. N. 
$15  Suggested Donation
www.HammerBaroque.com for ticket information

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HAMILTON YOUTH STEEL ORCHESTRA: STEELPAN ON THE WATERFRONT  |  Hamilton Waterfront Stage, Discovery Drive  ( near Williams Cafe )  5:30 PM  | June 2, 2018

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NATHAN FLEET LIVE
7:00 PM June 2, 2018 
The Casbah Lounge 306 King Street West

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ACOUSTIC BLEND CAFE COFFEE HOUSE PRESENTS: THE LIFERS

Live acoustic music supporting local Canadian talent,
Melrose United Church,
8 PM June 2, 2018

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DAVE HAUS & SPECIAL GUESTS
9 PM June 2, 2018  This Ain’t Hollywood

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BIG SHINY DWAYNE
Dwayne Gretzky Does the 90's 
Power up the Game Boy, frost those tips and break out the butterfly clips because Big Shiny Dwayne returns and this time we’re bringing the 90's show on the road!   | Absinthe Hamilton, 38 King William St Hamilton, ON | 9 PM June 2, 2018| TICKETS $25 

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BOB WEGNER TRIO
8 PM June 3, 2018 The Pearl Company
16 Steven St, Hamilton, ON L8L 5N3. Admission:TBC

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SONG CRAFTERS CIRCLE WITH PETER TIGCHELAAR and RABBI HILLEL LAVERY-YISRAELI.
Songs of Prayer and Lamentation. 
7:30PM June 7, 2018, The Flagship Gallery  

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SOUTHERN SUPPER WITH DUANE RUTTER 
Presented by Mississippi Queen 
Dinner and a show with Duane Rutter. Cost of ticket includes set meal. $45 | Doors at 6PM Music & Food 6:30PM - 8:30PM | Mississippi Queen Foods, 635 King St E Hamilton, ON |June 7, 2018

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BLOOM
This event will showcase women of color making music in Hamilton.
June 7, 2018  8 PM  Presented by COBRA

Location: This Aint Hollywood 345 James St. N. 

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NOON HOUR CONCERTS PRESENTS SANDRA RAMUNNO
12 PM June 8, 2018 | Central Library, 1st Floor Hamilton Room
55 York Blvd. FREE

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SPIRIT BEAR DRUMMERS
A live vocal and drum performance during Art Crawl
June 8, 2018 | Evergreen Community Storefront , 294 James St N, Hamilton ON

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ART CRAWL PRIDE STYLE
9 PM June 8, 2018 This Aint Hollywood
345 James St N. Admission:TBC

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#AFTERCRAWL w/ BORN IN THE EIGHTIES 

Absinthe Hamilton, 38 King William St Hamilton, ON | 10 PM June 8, 2018| $10 

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HPO ENSEMBLE LIVE AT TRUE NORTH GALLERY
Spend a musical afternoon at True North Gallery. The ensemble includes violinist Cecilia Chang, violist Elspeth Thomson, and cellist Laura Jones June 9, 2018, Cocktails 2 PM - 4 PM Performance 4 PM - 5 PM | True North Gallery, 23 Griffin St, Waterdown, ON. Admission: FREE

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THE RULES LP RELEASE PARTY
9 PM June 9, 2018 Absinthe Hamilton
38 King William St Hamilton, ON

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HAMILTON REMEMBERS IMANTS KRUMINS
9 PM June 9, 2018 This Aint Hollywood
345 James St N. Admission:TBC

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SOUTHERN SUPPER WITH BIG RUDE JAKE 
Presented by Mississippi Queen 
Dinner and a show with Big Rude Jake. Cost of ticket includes set meal. $45 |Doors at 6PM Music & Food 7PM - 9PM | Mississippi Queen Foods, 635 King St E Hamilton, ON |  June 9, 2018

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GORE PARK SUMMER PROMENADE

June 5  LOFI
June 6  TEA DANCE WITH RSCDS Hamilton
June 7 MONTEREY JACK
June 8  I (HEART) HAMILTON

12 - 2 PM Each Day

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MARGARET LINDSAY HOLTON
715 Beach Blvd, Studio 3 - Side Entrance
Visit the studio of an award winning artist on the Hamilton Beach Strip  
JUNE 3, 2018 3 PM - 5 PM

LIFE DRAWING with AVERY TANNER
7 PM June 5, 2018  Tuesday Drop Ins, Live Model  $10
Location: The Cotton Factory, Rm 206 Mill Building, 270 Sherman Ave. N. 

3D DESIGN TINKER CAD WORKSHOP |  Central Library Maker Space, 10 AM June 2, 2018 

BISHOP PARK SUMMER EXPLOSION | Painting shapes, flowers & butterflies 
|  Stinson Creative Lab 1:30 PM, June 2, 2018 

BOOKMARK ART INTERVENTION | Central Library Living Room | 2 PM June 2, 2018 

HILLCREST STUDIO OPEN HOUSE | Visit the studio and see the newest work of Lorraine Roy Art Textiles & Janusz Wrobel Photography| 10 AM - 5 PM June 2 & 3, 2018 | Hillcrest Studio | 103 Hillcrest Ave, Dundas, ON L9H 4X3

FLAGSHIP GALLERY AFTERNOONS and EVENINGS: MONDAY TO SATURDAY. See Art Exhibitions for details. 

LITTLE ARTISTS  | Turner Branch, Hamilton Public Library Explore Art Techniques Ages 0 - 4  | 10:15 AM  June 4, 2018 

IMRPOV FUNDAMENTALS | Learn improv comedy in a fun + supportive environment. Cost $10
The Staircase -Elaine Mae Theatre | 7PM June 4, 2018

ART CLUB @ CENTRAL | A weekly drop-in program for anyone interested in making art. 12-18 years. | Central Library, 4th Floor Program Room, HPL | 1:30 PM June 5, 2018

CONQUER THE BLANK PAGE | This one day workshop will show you how to develop blank pages.| Ancaster Branch, HPL | 2:30PM June 5, 2018                                                 

HPL MAKERSPACE MEETUP | We have tools, equipment, and space. It's up to you what you make | Central Library, HPL | 6:30 PM June 5, 2018

MASTER IMPROV CLASS | Our Master Class is where Hamilton’s top improvisers come to test their mettle. Location: The Staircase -Elaine Mae Theatre | 7PM June 5, 2018

WILD CARD WEDNESDAY IMPROV | A Comedy show so improvised it doesn't even know what it will be the next week. | The Staircase -Elaine Mae Theatre | 7PM June 6, 2018

AiDa DRAMA WORKSHOP TUESDAY: IMPROV | Dramatic activities for kids aged 6-12 + Youth Initiative Mentor | The Churchill Park Clubhouse | 167 Cline Ave North | 4:30 PM June 6, 2018 

MAKE ART! | Drop-in program is geared to tenns interested in making art. 12-18 years | Central Library | 4 PM June 7, 2018

OLDER ADULT WRITING CIRCLE | Connecting local authors with local readers, while enhancing writing skills. Group is lead by an instructor | Central Library, 4th Floor Program Room | 10 AM June 8, 2018

ART AGGREGATE | Join a class on June 5, 6, or 7, see Eventbrite & Facebook to register| Art Aggregate, 398 Nash Road North, Unit 12, Hamilton ON L8E 2W5| June 5-7, 2018

FREE PROJECT CONSULTING WORKSHOP | We will be hosting a free project consulting workshop, bring plans, an unfinished project or just ideas and we will help you trouble shoot!| Art Aggregate,  398 Nash Road North, Unit 12, Hamilton ON L8E 2W5 | 2PM - 7PM, June 6, 2018 

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A R T   E X H I B I T I O N S 

OPENING RECEPTION:  HEATHER MOORE + STEPHEN ALTENA Life Still + In Bloom 
7 PM June 1, 2018 Carnegie Gallery  | 10 King St. W., Dundas ON

CAROLYN DOVER: ON THE RIDGE
June 1 - June 9  Earlscourt Gallery | 215 Ottawa Street North

FASHION TO THE FUTURE
1 PM - 4 PM  June 2 , 2018 | Dundas Museum & Archives - 139 Park St W, Dundas, ON L9H 1X8

LUHAIB AL- BAYATI EXHIBITION
10 AM - 4 PM  June 2 - 9, 2018 | ICAA Main Gallery - 689 Barton St E

REFUGEE MONTH ART EXHIBITION
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM June 2 - 9 , 2018 | Hamilton City Hall, Second Floor

OPEN STUDIO WITH DARIUS WIECZOREK, 12 NOON - 9 PM June 4, 2018 The Flagship Gallery, 237 James St. N. Hamilton ON T. 905 577 8585

OPEN STUDIO WITH GEORGE LANGBROOKE, 1 PM - 4:30 PM June 5, 2018 The Flagship Gallery, 237 James St. N. Hamilton ON T. 905 577 8585

THROUGH YOUR LENS: MCMASTER OUTDOOR SCULPTURE TOUR, Explore the outdoor sculpture of McMaster campus in this 1 hour guided tour, 12 - 1 PM June 5 + 7, 2018 and 6PM - 7PM, McMaster Museum of Art

OPEN STUDIO WITH JAMES TUGHAN 1 PM - 9 PM  June 6, 2018 The Flagship Gallery, 237 James St. N. Hamilton ON T. 905 577 8585

OPEN STUDIO WITH GWENDOLYN STARKS 1 PM - 4:30 PM June 7, 2018 The Flagship Gallery, 237 James St. N. Hamilton ON T. 905 577 8585

OPEN STUDIO WITH JANICE MCDERMOTT 1 PM - 4:30 PM June 8, 2018 The Flagship Gallery, 237 James St. N. Hamilton ON T. 905 577 8585

MEET THE ARTIST + BOOK SIGNING, JOSH TIESSEN STUDIO GALLERY, 1 PM, June 8, 2018,148 King St E, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1L5

NUSTEEL ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM 7PM-10PM, June 8, 2018, Centre(3) for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

ED ARCHIE NOISECAT: SALISHAN CLANS | An exclusive showing of his recent, custom carved jewelry in sterling and gold and lost wax castings of carved wax masters by award winning, Salish artist Ed Archie Noisecat | 6PM-9PM, June 8, 2018 | DeMontigny Boutique/Gallery 197 james St N Hamilton ON L8R 2L2 

RACALMUTESE MARIA SS. DEL MONTE/ALL SOULS CHURCH AMATEUR ART DISPLAY | The Festival in honour of Maria Del Monte will be celebrating its 30th year stemming from Our Lady of All Souls Church on Barton Street near James Street.  Elementary and high School Students in Hamilton are asked to display the theme of our festival through Art.  Also the 96 year old church will be open to the public to view the beautiful paintings.  The art of All Souls comes to life, feel free to enter the doors and explore this local treasure | 7PM - 10PM June 8, 2018 |All Souls Church, 21 Barton St W, Hamilton ON  L8L 1A2

OPEN STUDIO WITH ELIZABETH MALARA 1 PM - 4:30 PM June 9, 2018 The Flagship Gallery, 237 James St. N. Hamilton ON T. 905 577 8585

MELISSA NEIL: VISITATION  June 2-9, 2018 | Gallery 4, Central Library, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

JORDAN DUNLOP: DYSLEXIC ALCHEMY June 2-9, 2018 |  Gallery4Annex, Central Library, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

CHANDRA RICE: A RUSTED DEVELOPMENT June 2 -9, 2018 | Living Room, Central Library, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

LACIE WILLIAMSON: INFESTATION: THE ENTOMOLOGY SERIES  June 2-9, 2018 | Turner Park Gallery,  Turner Park Branch, 352 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton, ON L9B 1C2

MEGHAN BRAKEWELL JUNE 2-9, 2018 | Stoney Creek Gallery, Stoney Creek Branch,  777 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5J4

CORNELIA PECKART AND BRUCE TRAIL PILGRIMAGE ART PROJECT COLLABORATORS: ESCARPMENT AS MUSE - SIDE TRAIL PROJECT June 2-9, 2018 | Barton Gallery, Barton Branch, 571 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2Z3

STEPHEN ALTENA: EVERYTHING'S GONE PINK June 2-9, 2018 | Dundas Gallery, Dundas Branch, 18 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON L9H 2S2

SANDEE EWASIUK: PAINTINGS FROM THAILAND June 2,3,6,7,8,9, 2018 | Kirkland Lynch Studio Gallery, 654 Spring Garden Road, Burlington, ON L7T1J2

B CONTEMPORARY: SPRING EXHIBITION OF GALLERY ARTISTS  June 2-9, 2018 | B Contemporary Gallery, 226 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3

CENTRE(3) MEMBERS' GALLERY EXHIBITION June 3-30, 2018 | Opening reception June 8, 2018 7PM - 10PM | Centre(3) for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

2017-2018 ART EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITION: ENRICHING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH THE ARTS June 1 - July 7, 2018, Opening rception June 8, 2018, 7PM-10PM | Centre(3) for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

BEN NAVAEE EXHIBIT 2018 June 1-21, 2018, 1PM -5PM Ben Navaee Gallery, 47 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Y3

FIONA KINSELLA AND PAUL LISSON: THE SKY ABOVE IS BLUE HAMMER | June 2, 8, and 9, 2018| 12PM - 5PM| opening reception June 8, 2018 7PM - 10PM | The Assembly Gallery, 4 Cannon St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 1Z5 

ART IN THE WORKPLACE 26TH EXHIBIT | June 4-8, 2018 | 8AM- 6PM | The Atrium at McMaster Innovation Park | 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

OPENING RECEPTION FOR JUDE JOHNSON'S ANNE FOSTER WINDOWS DISPLAY | June 8, 2018 | 6PM - 9PM |Created by local musician and visual artist Jude Johnson, the window display includes artwork and objects that celebrate Hamilton’s rich music history. The opening reception will include remarks from Johnson and performances by Hamilton musician Bruce Tournay | Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre| 28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

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T H E A T R E 

CLIT WIT A RUDE FEMINIST AWAKENING
The Staircase - Main Theatre | 7PM-9PM June 3 & 4, 2018

DEATH ABOARD THE DUCHESS BY CHELSEA PETTY
The Staircase - Main Theatre | 1:30PM & 7:00PM June 6, 2018 | 7:00 PM June 7, 2018

STEPHANIE AND SHANE MEET STEPHEN | The Staircase - Main Theatre | 8:00 PM June 8, 2018

OPRY GOLD STARRING LEISA WAY AND THE WAYWAYRD WIND BAND | Performing the hits of the Queens and Kings of Country Music | Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON| 7:30 PM June 8 & 9, 2018

STUDIO BABETTE & ANCASTER HERITAGE SOCIETY:
PULCINELLA IL CAMERIERE | Ancaster Branch, HPL | 12:15 PM June 9, 2018 

HWSB PROGRAM OF THE ARTS PRESENTS: RODGER & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL |  Glendale Secondary School, 145 Rainbow Drive, Hamilton, ON | 11 AM June 4,5,6,7 2018 | 7:00 PM June 5,7,8, 2018

CHEKOV'S THE BEAR | The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St, Hamilton, ON L8L 5N3 | 8 PM June 1, 2,7,8, 9 2018 

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L I T E R A R Y   E V E N T S 

LIT LIVE
The June installment of the LitLive reading series will feature authors Nathaniel Moore, Carolyn Smarth, Stephen Heighton, Shane Neilson, Michael Knox, and Anne McDonald | 7PM June 3, 2018 | The Staircase | 27 Dundurn St N

POETRY READING BY TOWER POETRY SOCIETY
A reading by Canada's oldest poetry society featuring Roy J. Adams, Gaiyle J. Connoly, Susan A.J. Davis, John Di Leonardo, Jennifer Lynn Dunlop, Rhoda Hassmann, Joanna Lawson, Valerie Nielsen, David Royce Phillips, Jennifer Tan, Jim Tomkins, and Ed Woods
June 3 from 2-4PM | Staircase Theatre, in the Bright Room . PWYC

AN EVENING FOR BOOK LOVERS Join us as we celebrate all things literary with author Alison Pick. Registration required, please call (905) 546-3200 | 7PM June 8, 2018 | 1st Floor Wentworth Room, Central Library | 55 York Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

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TALKS AND PANELS

THE MALHAR GROUP AND INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
A presentation on the history, evolution, and theory of Indian Classical Music
7 PM  June 5, 2018 | The Staircase- Cafe, 27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3C9 Cost: TBC

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CLUB DE LECTURE FRANCOPHONE: L'ORAGERAIE BY LARRY TREMBLAY | Recontres du Club de Lecture Francophone ont lieu un fois par mois, la premier jeudi du mois | Central Library, 4th Floor Program Room | 7 PM June 7, 2018

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CALL AND RESPONSE 2018 | presented by the Afro Canadian Caribbean Association, hosted by 2005 Hamilton Arts Award for Literature winner, dub poet KLYDE BROOX

BROOX applies performed poetry as a public-engagement artistic activity. CALL and RESPONSE is a town-hall/panel discussion/participant-enabling performance-discourse blended event. It features several presenters delivering waves of 2 or 3-minute readings + performances punctuated by commentary + dialogue. Designed to generate vital discussion +  instigate critical reflections on the transformative functions + roles that art + artists might play to publicly negotiate a historically timely actualization of contemporary Hamiltonians’ shared visions of equal rights + justice for all Canadians | Afro Canadian Caribbean Association Community Banquet Centre, 754 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 3B1 | 6PM - 9PM June, 9, 2018

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V I S U A L   A R T S  I N T E R V E N T I O N S + festivals

IMAGINE IN THE PARK CHILDREN'S ART CELEBRATION, A free interactive arts celebration for kids, Location: Gage Park, June 2, 2018  10:30 - 5 PM 

BARTON VILLAGE FESTIVAL | A free family festival celebrating all things local, including artists, crafters, and entertainers | June 2, 2018 12 PM | Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON

SIDEWALK ARTS, Artist creat en plain air coutside the Hamilton Store, 165 James St. North

RED TREE ARTISTS' COLLECTIVE: ACROSS THE STREET, Artists and passers-by create art in cross walks. Location: Dunsmure Road and Province Street North. June 2, 2018  10 - 12PM and 2 - 4PM 

COOTES DRAWS | June 4 from 9:40 AM - 3 PM | Cootes Paradise E.S. Arts Council is holding their annual Grade 1 to 5 Cootes Draws. Students have the chance to sketch their school and community in this wonderful outdoor event guided by local visual artists and inspired by music played by local musicians | WHERE: Cootes Paradise E.S. (front garden), 900 King St W, Hamilton | Phone: (905) 522-0601 | FREE admission

COLLECTIVE ARTS AND CRAFTERNOONS AT THE SAINT | Arts And Craft Free For All Thursday Afternoon | June 7, 2018 3PM - 7PM | This Aint Hollywood, 345 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 1H3

ART BATTLE HAMILTON | Live competitive painting, 13 artists, 3 rounds, 1 winner | 7:30 PM June 7, 2018 | The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson St N, Early Bird Tickets $15 | $20 at the door | Students $10

WAHC PA-DAY CAMP: JOURNEYS BY LANTERN WITH HITOKO OKADA | In this camp day that combines stories of migration, work and art, kids will learn about natural dyes and try their hands at dyeing Japanese paper with common household items | For ages 7-11, pre-registration is required, $20 admission, subsidized spots are available, no one turned away due to lack of funds June 8, 2018 9 AM Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, ON L8L 1B5

AFTERNOON PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR WITH THE MONDAY PAINTERS GROUP | 1PM - 3 PM June 8, 2018 | Dundas Museum & Archives - 139 Park St W, Dundas, ON L9H 1X8 | FREE 

CONCESSION STREET FEST | Day packed of fun for the whole family - live music, crafts, vendors, street performers, dancing, kids activities and sidewalk sales | Concession Street, from Upper Wentworth to E 25th | June 9, 2018 10AM - 8PM

KING WILLIAM PRESENTS SOUL SATURDAY | Live music, art, and activities | June 9, 2018 1PM - 8PM  King William Street, from James St N to John St N 

CHILDREN'S INTERNATIONAL LEARNING CENTRE: CANADA'S MOSAIC | Celebrate the rich diversity of Canada by exploring fashion, food and family fun.  Discover cultural roots, music and dance June 2,3,9, 2018 12PM - 3PM & June 8, 2018 5PM - 8PM Children's International Learning Centre, 189 King William St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A7 http://www.cilc.ca/

MEDIA PARTNERS

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PROGRAM PARTNERS 

The Cotton Factory |  Art Gallery of Hamilton  | Hamilton Economic Development | Seedworks Urban Offices  |   Mule Spinner  |  Jonny Blonde  |  Nellie James  |   Workers Arts and Heritage  |  SOBI Hamilton| Hamilton Public Library |  Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts |  Red Church Cafe + Gallery |  Historic Waterdown Arts and Events | 100in1Day | Downtown BIAThe Malhar Group  |  ICAA  |  Dr. Disc |  This Ain't Hollywood  |   LIUNA Station  |  Canadian HeritageCIMA   | MusicOntario | True North Gallery | EvenToBe | The Staircase Theatre | Co-Motion on King | Canadian Heritage | Salsa Soul | Little Caesar's Pizza | The Casbah | Evergreen Community Storefront | David Hudson Dance Company | Afro-Canadian Caribbean Association | AIDA | Bell Canto Strings | TH&B Collective | Hammer Hoppers | To The Pointe Dance Project | Form Contemporary Dance Theatre | CNADE | Hillcrest Studio | Tower Poetry Society | Hammer Baroque | HYSO | Absinthe Hamilton | COBRA | Acoustic Blend | Renaissance Music | Theatre Aquarius | The Flagship Gallery | Studio Babette | Mississippi Queen | HWDSB Program of the Arts | Carnegie Gallery | Earsl Court Gallery | Dundas Museum & Archives | McMaster Museum of Art | Centre(3) | DeMontigny Boutique/Gallery | B Contemporary | Ben Navaee Gallery | All Souls Church | Art Battle Hamilton | CILC | Imagine in the Park | Barton Village BIA | Redtree Artists' Collective | The Hamilton Store 

 

Interested in becoming a partner? Email: Executive@hamiltonartscouncil.ca