The Nutcracker [Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts]


A Hamilton production!
Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
McIntyre Theatre, Mohawk College, Hamilton

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts is excited to announce the upcoming performances of Tchaikovsky's THE NUTCRACKER - staged by Max Ratevosian and Melania Pawliw, produced in collaboration with Hamilton City Ballet and the Hamilton City Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Mate Szigeti. 

Over 100 performers & 30 musicians from Hamilton and surrounding areas share the stage in this magical winter ballet tradition! Come see our performances and help support Hamilton's very own NUTCRACKER ballet!

Please note that the live orchestra performs on Friday and Saturday evenings only.

For details visit:

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 19:30
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 14:00
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 19:30
McIntyre Theatre, Mohawk College - 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton

BPAC December 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

December 2016


Old School Yule: A Matt Dusk Christmas
Dec 01 8:00 PM
What better way to escape a cold, snowy night with the holidays approaching? Let the warmth of renowned singer Matt Dusk’s crooner style take you on a fun journey celebrating the joy of holiday classics with a cool, big band sound!

Burlington Concert Band 14TH Annual Christmas Concert
Dec 02 8:00 PM
Join the Burlington Concert Band for their annual Christmas Concert. Filled with holiday favourites, your whole family will be singing along.

Burlington Ballet Theatre – The Nutcracker
Dec 03 7:00 PM | All In Price $38
The Nutcracker features all the traditional elements of this most festive of ballets: The Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker Prince, The Ice Queen, and a Christmas Tree, and, of course, Tchaikovsky's most famous score. Burlington Ballet Theatre breathes new life into this production and has created a very traditional classical ballet that brilliantly showcases the technical and artistic talents of the dancers.

Symphony on the Bay: French Connection
Dec 04 3:00 PM
Soloist Winona Zelenka, Cello

The Nutcracker – State Ballet Theatre of Russia
Dec 07 7:30 PM | Dec 08 2:00 PM | Dec 08 7:30 PM
This treasured holiday adventure follows a little girl's journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice, performed to the sounds of Tchaikovsky's beloved music. The Nutcracker is a favourite of generations of children and children-at-heart.

Wonderful World of Christmas, Graceland Edition
Dec 09 8:00 PM | One All-In Price: $64.50
Inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, this Yuletide spectacular is hosted by none other than the man himself. Steve Michaels sings the Christmas classics as well as serenading you with the King’s own holiday season favourites. The Wonderful World of Christmas is a Graceland of wonderment, celebrating the most glorious time of the year.

Maceo Parker
Dec 10 8:00 PM
Saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can. Always at the forefront, Maceo has been a common thread in the history of funk

A Next Generation Leahy Christmas
Dec 11 3:00 PM
This December, join The Next Generation Leahy as they share the magic of Christmas with you. Doug Leahy and his wife Jennifer, together with their children, bring over three generations of Leahy musicianship to their celebration through music, song, and dance.

'Twas The Night Before Christmas - A Family Holiday Concert
Dec 17 7:30 PM
Holiday cheer fills the theatre when maestro Charles Cozens takes to the stage to conduct the 30-piece Burlington New Millennium Pops Orchestra in a special holiday concert that has something for everyone!

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Dec 22 7:30 PM | Dec 23 2:00 PM | Dec 23 7:30 PM
This enchanting holiday production is a delight for all ages! Follow Scrooge on his sometimes joyous, sometimes scary, but always fascinating journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas.


Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 19:00
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 15:00
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 19:30
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 14:30
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 19:30
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 20:00
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 15:00
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 19:30
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 19:30
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 14:00
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 19:30
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

BPAC November 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

November 2016


The 5 Browns
Nov 02 8:00 PM
The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. They became the first family of five siblings ever accepted to New York's Juilliard School simultaneously.

Quartetto Gelato
Nov 04 8:00 PM
Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy show pieces, multi-instrument mastery and a World Accordion Champion – this is Quartetto Gelato.

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre: Major Motion Picture
Nov 05 7:30 PM
Major Motion Picture explores timely themes of surveillance, otherness, propaganda and belief through eccentric and lawless characters. A hybrid performance language includes infrared technology and an on-stage surveillance system alongside Out Innerspace Dance Theatre’s trailblazing movement invention.

Tokyo Police Club
Nov 05 8:00 PM
Indie-rockers Tokyo Police Club continue to tour the world and put out a steady stream of acclaimed albums. Dave Monks, Greg Alsop, Graham Wright, and Josh Hook have harnessed their primal and instinctual joy to make Tokyo Police Club's tightest, brightest, and raddest batch of songs to date, with their two-part and self-released Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness EPs being let loose in 2016.

I.aM.mE Dance Crew
Nov 06 3:00 PM
I.aM.mE Dance Crew are the reigning champions of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew Season 6! Their self-titled style “Brain Banging” is a series of connections and large scale visual that create shapes and puzzles with the human body. An incredible show for people of all ages.

The Once
Nov 09 7:30 PM
Newfoundland-based band The Once have been quietly making a name for themselves in their native Canada. They’ve collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards and earned two Juno nominations for best Roots/Traditional Album.

Nov 09 8:00 PM
Less than five months after meeting for the first time, Collabro won Britain's Got Talent and the rest, as they say, is history. Collabro are Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Thomas Redgrave, who first got together in a north London pub, having met through mutual friends and social media. The world's number one musical theatre vocal group, they signed with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music, and their career has since skyrocketed in the UK and Internationally.

HDSB Creating A Scene
Nov 10 7:00 PM
Creating a Scene - this event is held in the evening and features many drama and dance performances from elementary and secondary students.

Julie Crochetiere
Nov 11 7:30 PM
Julie Crochetiere has been practicing her craft since she was seven, playing classical piano and then trumpet. When she was seventeen she got a gig with a society band and quickly learned a repertoire of 200 songs.

ABBAMANIA with Changes (David Bowie) & Night Fever (The Bee Gees)
Nov 11 8:00 PM
ALL-IN Prices:Regular $54.00Senior 65+ $48.00Details to come

The Nylons Farewell Tour
Nov 12 8:00 PM
The Nylons are renowned for their vibrant live shows, featuring dazzling harmonies, smooth arrangements, tight choreography, and fabulous showmanship. With seven gold and platinum recordings, this four-member vocal group is one of Canada's top international success stories.

Ensemble Vivant
Nov 13 11:45 AM
Ensemble Vivant, “Canada’s Chamber Music Treasure” (Toronto Star), receives accolades internationally and continues to impress their audiences. Since its inception over 25 years ago, Ensemble Vivant has been a pioneer in the piano chamber music world, championing exciting, innovative programming ranging from classical to Latin and jazz styles.

Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Nov 17 8:00 PM
From Toronto to New York, Budapest to Berlin, audiences around the world are hailing the Lemon Bucket Orkestra as folk music revolutionaries. Since their start four years ago, the band has grown from its initial quartet of buskers to a fifteen-piece guerrilla folk force with an army of grass roots followers and mainstream fans at home and abroad.

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band with special guest The Cooper Brothers
Nov 18 8:00 PM
Perhaps best known as the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi’s hit film The Blues Brothers, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band make their highly anticipated return to Burlington for a not-to-be missed performance.

Rotary Burlington Music Festival: 2016 Grand Festival Concert
Nov 19 7:00 PM
The Rotary Burlington Music Festival is the only festival of its kind in Burlington geared toward cultivating the musical talent of youth. The Festival culminates in the wonderful Grand Festival Concert, featuring many of the winners from the two weeks of competition. It is an opportunity for some of the best young musicians who are studying piano, woodwinds, strings, guitar, voice and speech arts to perform in a concert hall, to strive for excellence, to learn from others, and to enhance their musical studies. Enjoy an evening of talents from rising stars!

Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Shanghai Nights
Nov 22 7:30 PM
From juggling, contortion, and unicycles, to hoop-diving, balancing acts, magic, and more, audiences will be dazzled by this awe-inspiring performance! Gather your friends and family together for Shanghai Nights - a night you won't soon forget.

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà
Nov 25 8:00 PM
One of the most prominent violin virtuosos of her generation, Angèle Dubeau has been leading an exceptional career for almost 40 years in the great concert halls of the world. Dubeau is joined by La Pietà, a string orchestra with piano, composed of all top-ranking female musicians, amongst the best in the country.

Harbourtown Sound Christmas Show
Nov 26 2:00 PMNov 26 7:00 PM
Join Harbourtown Sound for their annual Christmas Concert at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
Nov 27 2:00 PM
Mermaid Theatre offers an imaginative blend of innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects and delightful music with short productions of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.

Quinn Sullivan
Nov 30 8:00 PM
16 year old Quinn Sullivan is quickly gaining quite a reputation among today’s most respected guitar players and musical artists. He has been touring the world with his mentor and friend, Buddy Guy, promoting his latest album, Getting There.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 19:30
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 20:00
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 15:00
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 07:30
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 20:00
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 19:00
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 19:30
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 20:00
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 11:45
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 19:00
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 19:30
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 14:00
Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 14:00
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 20:00
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

Party and Workshop [Hamilton International Folk Dance Club]

Established in 1984, the Hamilton International Folk Dance Club is for adults (18 years or over) who like to dance. Our purpose is to learn and enjoy dances from various cultures. Instruction is provided so that all participants can join in, and the emphasis is on participation rather than performance. Participants do not need a partner or previous dance experience. The only requirement is low-heeled comfortable shoes with good support for dancing.

Fridays, September 9 to December 9, 2016 and Fridays, January 6 to June 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Special Events/Parties for 2016-2017 Season

Sept 9    First Dance Session
Sept 30  First Party
Oct 28    Halloween Party
Nov 25   Party and Workshop with Dale Hyde
Dec 9    End-of-the-Year Party

Jan6      First Session of New Year
Jan 27   HIFDC's 33th Anniversary Party
Feb10    Valentine Party
Mar 17   Party and Workshop with Adam Kossowski
Apr 14    No HIFDC Dance session - Good Friday
May 19   No HIFDC Dance session - Ontario Folk Dance Camp at Waterloo
June 2    End-of-Season Party

St Paul’s Anglican Church, 1140 King St W.
Corner of King Street West and Haddon Avenue, 
in Westdale (near McMaster University), West Hamilton.

For details visit:

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 20:00

Front [Redeemer University College]

Judith, a proud matriarch, makes bomb detonators for the war in a London factory. Her husband is missing and her two children are being forced to grow up much too quickly.

See Robert Caisley’s Front, a story of one woman’s perseverance in face of the Blitz, performed in the Redeemer Auditorium from November 22 to 26.

Matinees and evening performances are available. Evening performances are each weeknight from 7 – 9 p.m.

Brunch and dinner theatre options are also available, and listed below.

Tuesday, November 22
Registration at 9:30 a.m.
Brunch served at 10:00 a.m.
Performance at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, November 26
Dinner served at 5:30 p.m.
Performance at 7:30 p.m.

For more information and to reserve tickets, please contact:

Danae Montgomery, Box Office Coordinator
905-648-2131 x4211



Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 11:30
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 19:30
Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave, Hamilton, ON L8P 2M4

Scholarship Recital [The Duet Club of Hamilton]

The Duet Club of Hamilton presents our 2016 Scholarship Winners' Recital, Sunday, November 6, at 2:30 pm at Melrose United Church, Homewood & Locke Streets.  Hear in recital talented young Hamilton area musicians who have won the Duet Club's 76th annual scholarship competition.  Tickets $18, Sr./St.$15, 12 & under Free.  For tickets and information:  905-304-8945.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 14:30
Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave, Hamilton, ON L8P 2M4

Amanda Acorn - multiform(s) [Workers Arts & Heritage Centre]



Join us for multiform(s), an immersive multimedia dance performance in WAHC’s main gallery by Amanda Acorn.

This program is in support of Patternmaker, an exhibition by Carey Jernigan and Julia Campbell-Such. Admission is free, or by donation.

A veritable immersion for the spectator, overlooking and surrounding an arena, multiform(s) hypnotizes. An iteration of the solo work, multiform, five dancers and two musicians cycle through relentless repetitions of movements repeated ad-infinitum. The body, both mechanism and magician; a perpetually pulsating, thrashing and undulating energy object. multiform(s) compels us toward continued, exhaustive watching, dissolving the boundaries between abstract form and its containment through choreography.

Choreography by Amanda Acorn. Created with and performed by Jonathan Adjemian, Kate Nankervis, Ellen Furey, Jolyane Langlois, Germaine Liu, Ann Trépanier and Kathia Wittenborn

Sound performed live by Jonathan Adjemian/Hoover Party and Germaine Liu. Costume Design by Sarah Doucet.

Amanda Acorn is an award winning dance artist based in Toronto. As a dancer she collaborated as a company artist with Dancemakers from 2011-2015. Other engagements include work with Dana Michel, Susie Burpee, Brenden Fernandes, Helen Husak, Lady Janitor, Benjamin Kamino, Isabel Lewis, Lemi Ponifasio and Heidi Strauss. Her own works are intimate sensorial encounters for both the stage and unconventional spaces, that engage with aesthetic and the building of environments using a choreographic frame. She has been presented in Montréal, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa. Her first group work multiform(s) was awarded the Canadian Stage Award for direction at SummerWorks Performance Festival (2015) and was recently presented at Festival TransAmériques in Montréal. She is the emerging artist in residence at Dancemakers 2016 – 2018.

For more information about this program, please contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at or (905) 522-3003 ex. 29

Auxiliary programs of Patternmaker by Carey Jernigan & Julia Campbell Such are made possible through the generous support of ArcelorMittal Dofasco.


Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 19:00
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 09:30
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton L8L 1B5

BPAC October 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

October 2016


Luke McMaster
Oct 07 7:30 PM
Luke’s shows are built around his unique take on the Blue Eyed Soul and early Motown musical landscape. Heavily influenced by such icons as Al Green, Hall & Oates and Marvin Gaye, Luke’s performance delivers an alluring mix of raw energy and passion.

Micah Barnes
Oct 08 7:30 PM
Having cut his teeth in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto while still a teenager, Micah became a well-loved singer-songwriter on the Queen Street scene before joining The Nylons and touring the world.

Crystal Shawanda with special guest JW-Jones
Oct 12 8:00 PM
Crystal has recorded three independent albums and has a full-time gig at the famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge on the Broadway strip in Nashville. Having played the 2013 US presidential inauguration, and winning a 2013 Juno Award, she will make you feel every word with her powerful voice. Opening for Crystal Shawanda is Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones.

Live and Local Music Series: Gillian Nicola & Justin Sawicki Band
Oct 14 7:30 PM
The first thing that strikes listeners about Hamilton’s Gillian Nicola is the strength of her vocals. Nicola’s diverse sound includes folk, rock and alt-country influences. Justin Sawicki has been active in the Hamilton music scene since 2003.

Carol Welsman - Swing Ladies, Swing, A Tribute to Singers of the Swing Era
Oct 14 8:00 PM
An exciting show featuring vocalist and jazz pianist Carol Welsman with the 32-piece Burlington New Millennium Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Charles Cozens.

Burton Cummings, Up Close and Alone
Oct 15 8:00 PM

Double-Double Duo
Oct 16 11:45 AM
In a classy, dynamic, fun, and technologically advanced show, Double-Double Duo uniquely fuses classical showpieces with rock, pop, jazz and world music. Performers Kornel Wolak (clarinet) and Michael Bridge (digital accordion) are both internationally-renowned soloists.

Piaf! The Show
Oct 18 8:00 PM
Piaf! The Show tells the amazing story of the life and career of singer/actress Edith Piaf through classic French music. The audience is taken on a journey through the streets of Montmartre during the time of La Vie en Rose.

James Ehnes @40
Oct 19 8:00 PM
Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, Canadian violinist James Ehnes has performed in 37 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls.

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
Oct 20 7:30 PM
Four-time Juno Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Officer of the Order of Canada, soprano saxophonist/flautist Jane Bunnett once again brings the soul of Cuba to the hearts of Canadian music lovers.

The Nylons Farewell Tour
Oct 21 8:00 PM
The Nylons are renowned for their vibrant live shows, featuring dazzling harmonies, smooth arrangements, tight choreography, and fabulous showmanship. With seven gold and platinum recordings, this four-member vocal group is one of Canada's top international success stories.

The Lightning Thief by Rob Rokicki and Joe Tracz
Oct 23 2:00 PM
Mythological monsters, gods of Mount Olympus, satyrs and lightning bolts abound in this highly anticipated musical theatre adaptation of Rick Riordan’s first book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Recommended for children ages 7 and up.

Broadway Today
Oct 26 8:00 PM
A lively and captivating concert presentation of contemporary theatrical works with three singers and the 26-piece Burlington New Millennium Studio Orchestra. Broadway Today was conceived, developed and arranged/orchestrated by Maestro Charles Cozens and includes hits from Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Wicked, The Sound of Music, and Miss Saigon, among many others.

Iceland by Nicolas Billon
Oct 27 7:30 PM
Oct 28 7:30 PM
Oct 29 2:00 & 7:30 PM
A confrontation between a real estate agent and a tenant takes an unexpected turn. Iceland confronts our collective complicity in capitalism, through the lives of ordinary people. This performance contains content for mature audiences only.

Gerry Dee
Oct 28 8:00 PM
The son of Scottish immigrant parents, Gerry Dee was born in Scarborough, Ontario and grew up in Toronto. Gerry’s sitcom, Mr. D, which he created, writes for, and stars in, premiered in January 2012 on CBC to 1.3 million viewers. This performance may contain content for mature audiences only.

Forever Tango
Oct 29 8:00 PM
The longest-running tango show in Broadway history! Forever Tango features fourteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist, and an on-stage eleven piece orchestra, in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina.

Symphony on the Bay: A Drummer’s Paradise
Oct 30 3:00 PM
Maestro Claudio Vena
Music Director and Conductor
Soloist Beverly Johnston, Marimba



Friday, October 7, 2016 - 19:30
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 19:30
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 19:30
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 20:00
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 11:45
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 20:00
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 20:00
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 19:30
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:00
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 14:00
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 20:00
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 19:30
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 19:30
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 14:00
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 19:30
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 20:00
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 15:00
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

Culture Days Hamilton



Culture Days is dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. Through an annual three-day national celebration each September, hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of cities and towns come together on a voluntary basis and invite Canadians to participate in free interactive and “behind the scenes” activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Arts Market
Hamilton Artists Inc. presents the Arts Market, an outdoor market featuring the work of local artists in Hamilton.
Organizer: Caitlin Sutherland
Category: Visual Arts, Multi/Interdisciplinary — Discussion
Location: 155 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario

Friday, September 30, 2016 11:00 AM to 6:00PM and Saturday, October 1, 2016 12:00 PM to 5:00PM
FREE Admission [Art Gallery of Hamilton]
Come to the Art Gallery of Hamilton and see masterworks from the Gallery's collection, recognized as one of the best in Canada. See favorites and rarely seen works in Collection Classics; Evolution of Form: 150 Years of Sculpture from the Collection; and Staging Abstraction: Paintings from the Collection. Celebrate the 200 anniversary of the founding of the city of Hamilton in Saga of a City: Hamilton at 200 years. On October 1 and 2 enjoy free tours of the exhibitions at 1:00 p.m.
Organizer: Art Gallery of Hamilton
Category: Visual Arts — Excursion
Location: 123 King Street West, Hamilton 

Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00PM
Play Reading of Jane Jacobs' SYSTEMS OF SURVIVAL
A play reading of Jane Jacobs' SYSTEMS OF SURVIVAL, adapted for the stage by Brian Morton. 
Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics, was written by Jane Jacobs in 1992, The book describes two fundamental and distinct ethical systems, or syndromes as she calls them, that of the Guardian and that of Commerce. They supply direction for the conduct of human life within societies.
This stage adaptation was prepared in the spring of 1993 for a reading at McMaster University, and was created with Jane Jacobs' permission and cooperation.
There will be a talk back and discussion after the reading.
Organizer: Theatre Erebus Inc.
Category: Theatre, Literature and Spoken Word — Behind-the-scenes, Discussion
Location: The Pearl Company Theatre, 16 Steven St, Hamilton, Ontario

Friday, September 30, 2016 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
imagineNATIVE Screening: Canadian Indigenous Shorts
Canadian Indigenous Shorts
Presented in Partnership between Hamilton Artists Inc. and ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
This exciting partnership will feature outdoor screenings of the following program in Hamilton Artists Inc.'s ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyar
Inuit High Kick by Alethea Arnaquq- Baril
The Visit by Lisa Jackson
Wapawekka by Danis Goulet
Lumaajuuq by Alethea Arnaquq- Baril
Burnt by Alejandro Valbuena
Shi-shi-etko by Marilyn Thomas
Savage by Lisa Jackson
File Under Miscellaneous by Jeff Burnaby
Rain date: Saturday, October 1, 9:00 pm
Organizer: Caitlin Sutherland
Category: Film or Video, Indigenous — Discussion
Location: 155 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario

Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
INC.spots is an event for Inc. members and the public to meet, discuss art and exchange ideas. It is an event inspired by the Pecha Kucha presentation style that has a format of fast-paced and concise presentations involving multiple speakers. INC.spots encourages Inc. members to present their practice, whether it is focused on their previous and/or current studio practice, projects and influences and invites the public to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about artists practicing in Hamilton.
Organizer: Caitlin Sutherland
Category: Visual Arts, Multi/Interdisciplinary — Discussion, Behind-the-scenes
Location: 155 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario 

Friday, September 30, 2016 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturday, October 1, 2016 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
YAAP activity: Mural Making in Gallery Alley
Join in a live mural painting session! Come by to help Amber Aasman create a large-scale mural or to see her in action. 
Amber is a Culture Days Youth Arts Ambassador, and her project is kindly supported by Culture Days, the Ontario Arts Council, TD Bank, and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority Propeller Project. 
Gallery Alley is a large-scale mural project in Beasley neighbourhood, where residents and businesses have come together to improve their neighbourhood through the arts. Join us as we make this dream a reality!
Organizer: Amber Aasman
Category: Visual Arts — Hands-On Activity, Collective Creation
Location: 234 Mary Street, Hamilton, Ontario 
Directions: We will be painting in the alley BEHIND this house - please come through the alley entrance on Robert Street between Mary and Elgin St. We will have signs posted as well.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Open Rehearsal - CD Launch and mini-concert!
An afternoon of beautiful music at the Rock on Locke! 

3:00-4pm - Open Rehearsal with the Bach Elgar Choir
4:00-5pm - Capella Intima CD launch and Open Rehearsal
5:00-6pm - Azuline Duo mini-concert and Open Rehearsal
Join us at the Rock on Locke for three fantastic events. Alexander Cann leads the BEC in folksong repertoire from their season opener from 3-4 pm.
Capella Intima`s debut recording for Musica Omnia will be launched at 4pm, with a few selections performed, and a chance to see how the ensemble prepares for its next concert.
Azuline Duo has recently recorded Romanza- Music from Spain and South America. Hear about their artistic process, and pick up a CD! 
Refreshments will be available!
Organizer:Bach Elgar Choir
Category:Heritage, Music — Behind-the-scenes, Discussion
Location: 320 Charlton Ave. West, Hamilton, Ontario

Saturday, October 1, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Guided Tour and Linocut Printmaking Workshop
Organizer: McMaster Museum of Art
Category:Visual Arts — Hands-On Activity
Location: 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario

Saturday, October 2, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Art Forms will lead an open community jam session with instruments and noise-makers of all kinds, anyone can join in! Art Forms’ strong group of musical youth regularly get together to jam and create music. They will join artist-instructors to start live jams at the Library, inviting anyone to grab an instrument to join.
Organizer:Art Forms Youth Art Studio
Category: Music - Collective Creation
Location: 571 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario

Sunday, October 2, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00PM
Social Media 101 for Artists
Having an online presence using social media is one of the most effective ways of connecting professionally and personally with others. Key to social media is sharing content because sharing attracts followers. Let's talk about how to begin interacting with followers and build your brand. As you gain an audience, you’ll want to promote yourself and your artwork – I’ll show you how. 1 hour class with FAQ. Sunday. Course Fee: FREE. Limit: 15 students, pre-registration required.
Organizer:Tracee Lee-Holloway, DVSA
Category:New/Digital Media , Visual Arts — Discussion, Hands-On Activity
Location: 21 Ogilvie Street, Dundas, Ontario

Sunday, October 2, 2016 9:30 AM to 12:30AM
Build Your Online Portfolio - Squarespace for Artists​​
Squarespace is the preeminent platform for artists looking to host an online portfolio of their work. Here’s your chance to discover why. Get an introduction to Squarespace’s versatility and ease of use, learn time saving tips and tricks and start building your own online portfolio website that shows and SELLS your art – all of it easily managed by you! While demonstrations will be done on the big screen, students are encouraged to bring their own WiFi enabled laptop so they can follow along. Some computer experience is a must. Sunday. Course Fee: FREE. Limit: 15 students, pre-registration is required.
Organizer:Tracee Lee-Holloway, DVSA
Category:New/Digital Media , Visual Arts — Discussion, Hands-On Activity
Location: 21 Ogilvie Street, Dundas, Ontario
















Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day)
Sunday, October 2, 2016 (All day)

October Events at Artword 2016 [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 .

October 2016

October 1:  Kitchen Orkestra celtic/balkan band +country singer Mackenzie Hunter 
October 2:  Zula Presents: Nick Fraser Quartet
October 5 & 6:  Big Dance Little Stage
October 7:  Jazz, fusion, funk w. Nezqwik
October 8:  Corin Raymond's Moving to Hamilton show
October 12:  Shavini Fernando, jazz and K-pop
October 13:  Zula Presents: Samuel Blaser Quartet + Hübsch/Martel/Zoubek
October 14:  Jazz/blues/soul vocalist Siona Neale
October 15:  Scott Merritt, w. Jeff Bird
October 20:  Jazz vocal jam w. Sue Ramsay Trio
October 21:  Jazz with the Artie Roth Quartet
October 22:  Bluegrass with New Cumberland
October 26:  Steel City Jazz Festival, Andrew Downing's Otterville
October 27:  Steel City Jazz Festival, Kite Trio + Brad Cheeseman
October 29:  Steel City Jazz Festival, Jazz Vocalists double bill, The Ault Sisters & Aubrey Wilson
October 30:  Steel City Jazz Festival, Mike Malone Trio


Kitchen Orkestra celtic/balkan band +country singer Mackenzie Hunter
Saturday October 1, 2016, at 8 pm, $10.
Kitchen Orkestra is an acoustic band that likes to dip into many styles, serving up sizzlin’ balkan melodies, cookin’ celtic tunes, and fresh original songs. They are coming to Artword Artbar as a quartet: Hayley Ryerson violin and voice, Felix Mills cajon and percussion, George Chenery upright bass, and Graham Mansfield mandolin.
Opening the evening is Hamilton country singer-songwriter Mackenzie Hunter vocals & guitar, with her original songs, backed by AJ Astle bass, Chris Bray guitar, Sam Goswell drums (all members of the country cover band The Dukes).

Zula Presents: Nick Fraser Quartet
Sunday October 2, 2016, at 2 pm, $15.
Zula Presents a concert in their fall line-up of new music. The Nick Fraser Quartet: Nick Fraser drums, Tony Malaby saxophones, Rob Clutton double bass, AndrewDowning cello.
The lifeblood of free jazz can be found in musicians’ efforts to push beyond existing habits and practices. They court the danger of the unknown and unpredictable. To that end, drummer Nick Fraser decided to cross swords with NYC free jazz saxophone titan Tony Malaby. The result is an album of strong playing by engaged players matching wits in real time, weaving their sounds together to make a whole cloth, not separate threads.

Big Dance Little Stage
Wednesday and Thursday, October 5 & 6, 2016, 8 pm, $10.
The next edition of Big Dance Little Stage, our ongoing contemporary dance showcase series hosted by choreographer Learie Mc Nicolls. The BDLS showcases are an exciting opportunity for dancers to showcase new work, explore improvisations, and build new collaborations. Line-up includes a new work in progress by Lisa Emmons with dancer/violist Anthony Rapoport. Live visuals by Judith Sandiford. More coming.

Jazz, fusion, funk w. Nezqwik
Friday, October 7, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 /$5.
Nezqwik, a 7 piece band from Hamilton, plays jazz, hip hop, fusion, funk, R&B. They are inspired by Snarky Puppy, The Funky Knuckles, Lettuce, and various other groups of jazz-ish nature. Members: Aleef Mehdi guitar, Alex Teeuwsen drums, Dyheim Stewart guitar, Jaden Raso bass, Mark Bissessar trumpet, Tim Bangma tenor sax.

Corin Raymond’s Moving to Hamilton show
Saturday October 8, 2016 at 8 pm, $15.
A concert by songwriter Corin Raymond, accompanied by Treasa Levasseur on accordion, keyboard and back-up vocals and Brian Kobayakawa on bass. Corin writes: This is my We’re Movin’ to Hamilton! show. Me and my gal will be unloading into our Gibson home the following week.

Shavini Fernando, jazz and K-pop
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 / $5 students.
Shavini Fernando sings a solo evening of jazz standards (with some K-pop). Shavini is a vocalist, songwriter and a recent graduate of Mohawk College (Diploma of Applied Music with Honours). She also performed in Artword Theatre’s recent production of MacBush the Musical (returning this November). Special guest Shahani Fernando will join her sister Shavini on the K-Pop (Korean pop) tunes.

Zula Presents: Samuel Blaser Quartet + Hübsch/Martel/Zoubek
Thursday October 13, 2016, at 8 pm, $15 or tba.
Zula Presents a concert in their fall line-up of new music.
Samuel Blaser Quartet (Berlin/NY/Barcelona/Lucerne): Samuel Blaser trombone, Russ Lossing piano, Toto Gucci bass, Gerry Hemingway drums. Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser, known for blending progressive post-bop with early music, heads a tribute to the late, ever-stimulating jazz eccentric Jimmy Giuffre, with crack band which includes master drummer Gerry Hemingway.

Jazz/blues/soul vocalist Siona Neale
Friday October 14, 2016, 8 pm, $10.
Hamiltonian Siona Neale sings jazz/blues/soul classics, as a duo, Midnight Flame, with bassist Brent Gelhar. Remembrance is a key theme, with timeless songs by Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, and some originals. Whether singing about social justice or loss, joy or tragedy, Neale brings you to the heart of the matter, to the roots of the story behind the song. Neale has a dual career in Europe and Canada. “One of Canada’s most vibrant cultural exports” (Polish Canadian Embassy), Siona Neale captivates audiences with her magnetic energy, deep, dark voice, and sizzling moves. She easily navigates between her Caribbean and rock and roll, soulful North American heritages.

Scott Merritt, w. Jeff Bird
Saturday October 15, 2016, at 8 pm, $15. Book online.
Scott Merritt is back on tour with the second pressing of his new record Of, with Jeff Bird (Cowboy Junkies) accompanying on upright bass and other instruments. The record Of received Best of 2015 from both Macleans: (… he uses his ukulele and little else—a pump organ, a clarinet, sparse upright bass courtesy of Cowboy Junkie Jeff Bird—to craft evocative vignettes and melodies … powerful in their hushed intimacy and quietly insistent rhythmic pulse.) And Slate: (It is a small, exquisite record played with glittering precision mostly on a tenor ukulele… The sound is ideal for these elusive, imagistic songs about memory and mortality. If you seek it out, it will take hold of you.)

Jazz vocal jam w. Sue Ramsay Trio
Thursday October 20, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 /$5.
Jazz vocalist Sue Ramsay hosts two more jazz vocal jams, backed by Bob Shields on guitar, Adam Fielding on drums and Clark Johnston (or a sub) on stand-up bass. With some storytelling in the mix. Seasoned singers and students all welcome. Sue says: “I want to create an environment where singers can do their thing and promote whatever they’re working on.  And I get to try out new material and jam with my trio. I have often found being a singer is a lonely road. The path is not always clear but so much easier with a network of friends around.” 

Jazz with the Artie Roth Quartet
Friday October 21, 2016, at 8 pm, $15 / $10 students.
The Artie Roth Quartet performs new music from their recent album Discern. The Toronto-based jazz group: Artie Roth acoustic bass/compositions, Geoff Young electric guitar, Anthony Michelli drums, Mike Filice saxophone. Their music is aggressive, melodic and groovy, and at other times sublime and spacious. Full of catchy melodic hooks and bass lines, Discern is cutting-edge composing and improvisation influenced by Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Dave Holland. Discern was co-produced by Grammy nominated, Genie award winning New York/Hamilton-born producer Roman Klun at the historic Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, Ontario. As a leader, Artie released Parallels in 2005, Currently Experiencing in 2013 and released Discern in fall 2015.

Bluegrass with New Cumberland
Saturday October 22, 2016, at 8 pm, $15.  Book online
Back with more smokin’ hot bluegrass! The New Cumberland bluegrass band from London Ontario: Tom Burns – vocals and guitar,  Blair Heddle – vocals, mandolin and dobro, Paul Hurdle – vocals and banjo, Tom Rutledge – string bass. Special guest for Oct 22 is multi-Juno award-winner John P. Allen on fiddle. [To reserve call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or book online.] Featuring inventive solo work, driving rhythms and three part vocal harmonies, New Cumberland’s musical integrity and joy in playing together resonates in every performance.

Steel City Jazz Festival, Andrew Downing’s Otterville
Wednesday October 26, 2016, at 8 pm. $15/$10 students.
Andrew Downing’s Otterville, a co-production with Zula Presents and Steel City Jazz Festival. Andrew Downing, cello; Michael Davidson, vibraphone; Tara Davidson, alto saxophone; Paul Mathew, bass; Nick Fraser, drums. “The song-like compositions and the virtuosity of the musicians take a sweet and nostalgic snapshot of the slow passage of time in the country and the joys that can bring.”

Steel City Jazz Festival, Kite Trio + Brad Cheeseman
Thursday October 27, 2016, at 8 pm.
An evening of New Jazz Compositions, a double bill with Kite Trio from Montreal and Brad Cheeseman Trio from Toronto.
Kite Trio: Eric Couture, guitar; Eric Drew, drums; Paul Van Dyk, bass. Brad Cheeseman Trio: Brad Cheeseman, bass;  Adrean Farrugia, piano; Adam Fielding, drums.

Steel City Jazz Festival, Jazz Vocalists double bill, The Ault Sisters & Aubrey Wilson
Saturday October 29, 2016. 8 pm, $15/$10 students.
Steel City Jazz Festival presents a double bill of Jazz Vocalists: The Ault Sisters and Aubrey Wilson Quartet.
Aubrey Wilson Quartet: Tom Altobelli, bass; Chris Bruder, piano; Sean Bruce Parker, drums; Aubrey Wilson, vocals.
The Ault Sisters: Amanda Ault, vocals; Alicia Ault, vocals; Alanna Ault vocals; Tom Altobelli bass; Chris Bruder piano; Jordan Snider drums.

Steel City Jazz Festival, Mike Malone Trio
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7:30 pm,. $15/$10 students.
Steel City Jazz Festival presents the Mike Malone Trio: Mike Malone, trumpet; Adrean Farrugia, piano; Bob Shields, guitar


Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton



Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 20:00
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 14:00
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 20:00
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 20:00
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 20:00
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 20:00
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 20:00
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 20:00
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 20:00
Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 19:30
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton