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

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

HCA Family Day Open House

Curious about the world of dance? Itching to try a musical instrument? Interested in painting or making patterns in clay? The Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts is inviting the community to enjoy free arts workshops on Monday, February 20 as part of 2017 Hamilton Winterfest.

From 10am-4pm, youth, kids, adults and of course families can try interactive workshops in visual art, dance, and music. Individuals of all ages interested in dance may choose to drop in and learn moves from the latest Broadway musicals or take introductory classes in ballet, modern, and lyrical. Aspiring musicians can sample private lessons on a variety of musical instruments, join an all-ages drum circle, or learn to sing at vocal improv. Participants are encouraged to channel their creativity and imagination throughout the day.

“We are very excited to offer free arts programming on Family Day,” said HCA Artistic Director Vitek Wincza. “It’s a fun opportunity for families to explore different art forms together, and a great way to build a strong community in Hamilton.”

All of the classes are taught by working professionals and HCA faculty members. Instructors include HCA's Head of Ballet Denise van Es, Alyssa Nedich, winner of the Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Award for Best Dance Instructor (2014 and 2015) and choreographer of Communal Solace, premiering at the upcoming Frost Bites Festival; internationally recognized Yamaha music educator Teresa Sanecki and new faculty member and percussion teacher Kevin Fournier; as well as local artists Ayda Ghaffari and Lucy Gerritson Beardwood, who are leading painting and clay workshops, respectively.

A full schedule of arts activities can be found at All classes take place in Hamilton Conservatory for the Art’s historic facilities at 126 James Street South. Most workshops are drop-in.  However, individuals who are interested in trying private piano class must book in advance by calling 905-528-4020.

Monday, February 20, 2017 (All day)
126 James Street South, Hamilton

BPAC February 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

February 2017


Some Enchanted Evening
Feb 01 8:00 PM
Four of Canada's most acclaimed singers salute Canada 150 with a celebration of 150 years of musical theatre and operetta. Ben Heppner, Rebecca Caine, Jean Stilwell, Gary Relyea along with Music Director, David Warrack will treat you to an evening you won’t soon forget.

Rant Maggie Rant
Feb 02 7:30 PM
Rant Maggie Rant takes traditional Celtic music as their foundation, then liberally and unapologetically colours outside the prescribed lines. The ensemble is from Stratford, Ontario.

Stewart Goodyear
Feb 03 8:00 PM
Proclaimed "a phenomenon" by the Los Angeles Times and "one of the best pianists of his generation" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young pianist as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer.

The Western Swing Authority with special guest Wendell Ferguson
Feb 04 8:00 PM
This stellar cast of musical peers and friends share a common love of Western Swing music, and together create a sound that fuses the old with the new, paying homage to the roots of traditional music in their own “new classic” original songs. Opening for The Western Swing Authority is Wendell Ferguson.

The Judgement of Paris by Tom Allen
Feb 05 11:45 AM
A mix of cabaret, history and story-telling with timeless music by Debussy and Ravel, as well as original songs by the performers. Featuring: Patricia O'Callaghan, Bryce Kulak, Kevin Fox, Lori Gemmell, and Tom Allen.

Receiver of Wreck by Matthew Heiti
Feb 09 7:30 PM  |  Feb 10 7:30 PM  |  Feb 11 2:00 PM  |  Feb 11 7:30 PM
A shoe salesman chops off his foot with an axe. An esthetician has hers amputated by an outboard motor. At opposite ends of the same country, staring out at two different oceans, two people each lose something on the same day and are sent crashing together toward the dark heart of Canada.

Feb 11 8:00 PM
Robert Dubac’s THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? is an international comedic phenomenon! Described by The New York Times as “Hilarious... a one man tour de force!” it is hands down one of the funniest solo shows you will ever see.

An Evening of Song and Dance
Feb 12 7:30 PM

ONCE by Enda Walsh, Marketa Irglova, Glen Hansard
Feb 14 2:00 PM  |  Feb 14 8:00 PM
The national touring company of ONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, it tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

African Guitar Summit
Feb 16 7:30 PM
Indulge in the sounds of the finest Canadian guitarists of African origin: African Guitar Summit. This star-studded collective is a fantastic and unique achievement for African music. The group has won 2 Juno Awards for World Music Album of the Year (2005, 2007).

Sarah MacDougall
Feb 17 7:30 PM
Born in Sweden, Sarah MacDougall is becoming known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. Swedish magazine Nöjesguiden declared her “One of Sweden’s best singer/songwriters.”

Diana Panton
Feb 18 7:30 PM
Diana Panton has quietly become one of the brightest lights on the jazz scene today. Her ethereal voice and strong aesthetic vision have earned her numerous honours, including a Juno win for her RED release, three prior Juno nominations, two Silver Disc Awards in Japan, eight Hamilton Music Awards and a host of nominations for the National Jazz Awards.

British Legends - Live in Concert
Feb 18 8:00 PM
The Producers of Abbamania present "British Legends - Live in Concert". The show features the musical hits from Adele, David Bowie, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and The Bee Gees.

The Balloon Tree
Feb 19 11:00 AM
Leap from reality into a Renaissance world filled with secret passageways, wizards, magic spells, music, sword fighting and of course lots of balloons! In this adaptation of the classic Phoebe Gilman book, audiences gleefully help Princess Leora as she searches the village for the one object that will save her – a balloon! Ideal for children ages 3-6.

Symphony on the Bay: Romance & Passion that Rocks the Soul
Feb 19 3:00 PM
Soloist Juno Award Winner Alfie Zappacosta, Singer-Songwriter

Feb 21 8:00 PM
Returning to Burlington, Whitehorse is a roots noir duo with an innovative approach and intense chemistry. Together, Hamilton natives Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland defy the math of one plus one with a big sound based on layers of live looping.

Infinity by Hannah Moscovitch
Feb 23 7:30 PM  |  Feb 24 7:30 PM  |  Feb 25 2:00 PM  |  Feb 25 7:30 PM
The cynical, skeptical daughter of a theoretical physicist and a composer, Sarah Jean’s clinical approach to love meets with little success. In this absorbing drama infused with science and classical music, three exceptional minds collide like charged particles in an accelerator.

Back To The 80's
Feb 24 8:00 PM
Roadtrip Live invites you to join us on Friday, February the 24th, 2017, at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, for the next show in our live retro concert series BACK TO THE 80s!If you enjoyed our 60s Experience and Rocking the 70s you will LOVE this new show!It's going to be an excellent evening!We have a whole new cast of dancers, singers and musicians and some surprise guests that will thrill you and chill you and bring all your great memories flooding back with music from the decade of fun and excess, the 1980s! We hope to see you all there!

Boogie Down - Competitive Showcase
Feb 26 2:00 PM
Boogie Down Studio's Competitive ShowcaseThe Competitive Team's first performance of the year. The company will be showcasing their routines that will be brought to multiple stages throughout this 2017 Competitive Dance Season.

Burlington Comedy Festival (Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2017)
Feb 26 2:00 PM  |  Feb 27 8:00 PM  |  Feb 28 8:00 PM  |  Mar 01 8:00 PM
2017 Burlington Comedy Festival. Show content is intended for a mature audience and is not censored. Lineups are subject to change. See DETAILS for show dates, comics, and to buy tickets.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 19:30
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 11:45
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 19:30
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 19:30
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:00
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 19:30
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 11:00
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 15:00
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 19:30
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 19:30
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 14:00
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 20:00
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 20:00
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

2017 Hamilton Winterfest

Winterfest is a celebration of the city of Hamilton and the beauty of the winter season. Hamiltonians are encouraged to get out, connect with others and explore the richness of their communities for 17 fun-filled days from February 4 to 20, 2017. This annual program is celebrating its 39th year with participating partners including neighbourhood associations, galleries, museums, theatres, and recreation centres.

Winter-inspired art, heritage and recreation programming in communities across the coity will move Hamilton residenst to get out, connect with others and explore for 17 days. Among the Hamilton Arts Council affiliated members participating in Winterfest are:

Discover for yourself that Hamilton is a city that doesn't hibernate in the wintertime! For more information and a complete schedule visit

Saturday, February 4, 2017 (All day) to Monday, February 20, 2017 (All day)

Public Launch of

On April 3, 2017, Our Musical Event Listing Service Is Being Launched. 

To celebrate, we're providing other Hamilton Arts Council members with a free six-month subscription (a $54 value based on $9/month). To be eligible, contact us at on or before April 3, 2017. We have an Event Listing Agreement and a discount code for you to use.

The service will help you easily and conveniently achieve your publicity goals. EVERY event of your organization will be included and supported on our event site, and on our social media channels.

How It Works

  • We receive your event information in a way that is convenient for you, for example:
    • You send emails or text messages directly to our representative
    • Upload your existing event listings from your website
    • Upload and enhance from your existing Facebook event(s)
    • Upload and enhance from your existing Google Calendar event(s)
    • Phone call to our office voice mail
    • Carrier pigeon (kidding)
  • Your page will include a custom event calendar for your organization.
  • Instant publishing of your events on this website.
  • Sharing of your events on our Twitter feed @ghmusician
  • Sharing of your events on our Facebook feed @hamiltonmusicianmedia
  • Commitment to helping build your audience and advance your music in whatever way we can!
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 00:01 to 12:59

2017 PA Days [Workers Arts & Heritage Centre]



2017 PA Days at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre

@ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Want to provide your child with some fun, unique learning experiences that connect the arts with the culture and history of working people in Canada? Look no further than our popular PA Day programs! Our full day camps are facilitated by professional artists and educators, and include a wholesome lunch and snacks throughout the day.

January 27th, 2017     Telling Textiles with Hitoko Okada

Inspired by the banners in our winter exhibition Fabric of Resistance, this camp will teach explore how people can communicate through combining images, words and fabric. After learning some easy tricks to working with textiles, kids will make big and small banners that both show and tell their ideas for making the world a better place for everyone.

June 9th, 2017     Working Kids’ Blues with Treasa Levasseur 
In this fun-filled hands-on musical camp day, participants will explore various instruments, learn to sing some traditional union and work songs, journal their ideas, and ultimately create and record their own blues song inspired by art in our main gallery exhibition.

For ages 6-12; pre-registration is required. Admission for each PA Day session is $20. Subsidized spots are available—no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. For more information or to register, download and fill out out a registration form (doc and pdf formats) or contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or

For more information visit:

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton

transFORM: Contemporary Dance Workshop [Burlington Performing Arts Centre]

A FREE Workshop with FORM Contemporary Dance Theatre

Tuesday, January 3 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the Community Studio Theatre

This workshop will flow through various exercises to find avenues to access confidence, explore and express creative range and physicality. Tuning awareness to the sensations, feelings, emotions and ideas that are naturally present and allowing them to blossom into breathtaking movement. 

At the end of the workshop there will be time devoted to discuss and reflect on the material covered and to ask questions. 

This workshop is designed for dancers with at least 1 year of contemporary dance (or related) experience.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age.   Maximum participants: 20.   FREE!

All participants must be registered.  Click HERE to register now!

Form Contemporary Dance Theatre: VARIATIONS OF SILENCE

Jan 14 2:00 PM  |  Jan 14 7:30 PM
VARIATIONS OF SILENCE takes the audience on an intoxicating journey through three separate and distinct dance works exploring exquisite beauty, brute strength, and thrilling darkness: I:Variations, Revel, and Storm and Silence.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 19:30
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 19:30
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 14:00
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 19:00
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 17:30
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 14:00
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 20:00
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

BPAC January 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

January 2017


Form Contemporary Dance Theatre: VARIATIONS OF SILENCE
Jan 14 2:00 PM  |  Jan 14 7:30 PM
VARIATIONS OF SILENCE takes the audience on an intoxicating journey through three separate and distinct dance works exploring exquisite beauty, brute strength, and thrilling darkness: I:Variations, Revel, and Storm and Silence.

Lee Ann Womack
Jan 14 8:00 PM
When progressive traditionalist Lee Ann Womack dug into her roots, she found herself connecting harder than ever. The Way I’m Livin’, her first album in 7 years, earned two rounds of Grammy nominations – 2015 Country Album of the Year, 2016 Best Solo Country Vocal Performance and Country Song for Chances Are - as well as nods for the Americana Music Association Album and Artist of the Year.

Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera
Jan 19 7:30 PM  |  Jan 20 7:30 PM  |  Jan 21 2:00 PM  |  Jan 21 7:30 PM
Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera is a non-stop, high energy, one-man show using original music and physical theatre to tell the parodied story of two brothers living the hip-hop life.

Jan 22 2:00 PM
Aga-BOOM cuts through the barriers of language and culture with the universally loved art of slapstick and the infectious humour of physical comedy. Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Spotlight 2017
Jan 22 7:00 PM
SPOTLIGHT 2017 Showcasing all of the Burlington Dance Company's 2017 solos, duets, and trios in their first performance of the year.

Taste of Burlington Launch 2017
Jan 24 5:30 PM
Join us for a chance to meet the 21 restaurateurs from the 2017 Taste of Burlington program at their interactive food stations and sample their delectable cuisine.

Live and Local Music Series: Laura Cole & Tomi Swick
Jan 27 7:30 PM
Take advantage of an all-in price of $25 by purchasing your tickets before September 30!

Fernando Varela
Jan 28 8:00 PM
Fernando Varela sets the standard for what true musicianship is all about. A new David Foster protégé, Fernando’s unique voice and infectious passion lights up the stage. Fernando will be accompanied by the 19-piece Toronto Concert Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Kerry Stratton.

Jan 29 2:00 PM
You are cordially invited to attend “A Tribute to Dean Martin and Ella Fitzgerald” with the Toronto All-Star Big Band.Step back to an era when ‘Swing’ reigned supreme in Burlington. Come and join us and experience an evening of great swing music and assist The Burlington Knights of Columbus with their charitable works. One of the most exciting bands around, The Toronto All-Star Big Band revives the spirit style and sound of that golden age of the big bands.The 26-piece Toronto All-Star Big Band wows crowds everywhere they perform. Much more than a concert! The Toronto All-Star Big Band recreates defining moments of the music from the 1930's, 40's and 50’s. Tunes by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the Andrews Sisters and more...will bring back memories and make new ones!

Los Lobos
Jan 31 8:00 PM
More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything


Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 19:30
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 19:30
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 14:00
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 19:00
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 17:30
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 19:30
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 14:00
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 20:00
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

REVEL: December Artcrawl [Form Contemporary Dance Theatre]

Come and check out what Form Contemporary Dance Theatre is up to! We'll be performing excerpts of our lastest work REVEL for one evening only! Come revel in a dance party for a night of genuine fun. Be the first to see a sneak peak of the Form CDT piece that will be performed as part of Variations of Silence, January 14th at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (facebook event on Form CDT fan page). 

Friday December 9th 2016 is Artcrawl on James St. N.   Come to the back studio on the ground floor at 126 James St. N in the Art Forms studio. The performance is at 8pm and is pay-what-you-can. Here is a link to the facebook event

And if that doesn't entice you, well then maybe red balloons will instead!

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 20:00 to 21:00
126 James Street North, Hamilton, ON