Dance

October Events at the Pearl [Pearl Company]



An arts and performance facility in the heart of the Landsdale neighbourhood
of downtown Hamilton. The first floor houses the Pearl Gallery. The second floor
is a newly configured performance space for live music and theatre.

16 Steven St. 905-524-0606

Here's what's going on at The Pearl

October 2016

We continue to offer you the reasonably-priced, high-quality entertainment that you expect in The Pearl’s intimate, ambiance-laden, and acoustically unrivalled setting . (“Vibiest room anywhere.” Ruth Moody)  Anyone needing special attention or specific answers, or if you’d rather order from a person (!) please continue to pick up the phone or email:  info@thepearlcompany.ca  There are always tickets at the door for shows that are not sold-out.  The door remains cash-only.

OCTOBER

October 1, 7 & 8:  The Naked Ballerina
October 15: Amor Flamenco – An exploration of the heart
October 20 to 22 / 27 to 29 / and 31:  NEVERMORE

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Naked Ballerina: Sarah Murphy-Dyson
September 23, 24 & 30, October 1, 7, & 8
Two shows per night throughout. All shows start at 8:00pm. $20 /$15 students/seniors/un(der)waged.
http://thepearlcompany.ca/?p=6494
Every night throughout this impromptu run! “Discover the darkness behind the curtain, as the former Royal Winnipeg Ballet first soloist & Gemini Award winner brings you backstage into her world of blood, sweat and secrets. Illusions of perfection onstage and off are shattered as she seeks the courage to expose her truth to herself and the world.” Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine   “…a heartbreaking performance in this almost autobiographical story of a dancer coming to terms with the pain of being perfect. Murphy-Dyson’s script was compelling stuff and her stunning performance rocked The Pearl Company nightly.” Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator. What more is there to say?  The two quotes above say it all. This fabulously compelling story is an audience favourite and was named one of the top shows of 2015.

Amor Flamenco – An exploration of the heart
Saturday, October 15. Doors: 7:30 / 8pm start. $25 /$20 students/seniors/un(der)waged
http://thepearlcompany.ca/?p=6503
Join this troupe of talented flamenco artists as they take you on an emotional journey through the many facets of love, from mysterious strangers and budding romance, to moonlit encounters, raw emotion, heartbreak, and grief.  Amor Flamenco is a dynamic new production of flamenco dance and music, one of the world’s most passionate and complex art forms. The 7 member cast of dancers and musicians explore traditional and contemporary elements of flamenco’s explosive rhythms, percussive footwork, emotional dance, and spell binding music.

NEVERMORE
October 20 to 22 / 27 to 29 / and 31
Ticket price: $17. Doors 7:30 pm, Show 8:00. 
http://thepearlcompany.ca/?p=6511
Prepare to be thrilled, frightened, and enveloped by Nevermore, bringing audiences into the world of Edgar Allan Poe.  Based on some of Poe's best scary stories, Nevermore is a theatrical way to celebrate Hallowe'en with a taste of the macabre... Created and Performed by: Cady Allen, Peter Gruner, and Ryan M. Sero, (Artistic Director, theatre artist: actor and writer). Produced by Make.Art.Theatre, an independent theatre company founded in, and based out of Hamilton Ontario. Founded in 2010 with the idea of producing works they would want to see on stage, they have evolved into a company that produces plays they believe their audience too will enjoy.  Plays to make you think and laugh; plays good for both the heart and mind.

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ART ON THE WALLS:
The Pearl Company Art Collection!  Rock-bottom prices and lots of variety to choose from.
We've gotten it all out of storage and would love to have you take home a piece or two...

 

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

 

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, October 8, 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
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 20:00
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 20:00
The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St. @ King William, Hamilton

Culture Days at the Hamilton Public Library

Hamilton Arts Council is a Culture Days 2016 Community Organizer in collaboration with the Hamilton Public Library. This weekend you will find several free workshops, events and performances across many branches of the Hamilton Public Library. 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.

To learn more about Culture Days at the Hamilton Public Library, please follow this link. 

CENTRAL BRANCH

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Assyrian Arts Initiative- Our Art: Past and Present

The Assyrian Arts Initiative will teach participants how to write ancient Assyrian, both the early cuneiform and the later alphabetic based script (sometimes called Syriac). In fact the Assyrian language is what Jesus himself would have spoken as it was considered one of the common languages of the ancient Eastern world. You can try your hand at inscribing ancient cuneiform onto clay, or write in modern Assyrian. You might enjoy learning ancient folkloric dances which we still dance today, and try on some traditional Assyrian clothing, How about painting a Lamassu to take home as your own personal guardian, or making your version of the necklaces worn by ancient Assyrian Queens to wear. Join us for fun and education!
Organizer: Bet Nahrain Heritage Centre
Category: Heritage, Multi/Interdisciplinary 
Location: 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, Ontario

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Turkey Rhubarb's Last Waltz

After more than 20 years of making music with families in Hamilton and beyond, Turkey Rhubarb is retiring! Join the band for their final concert on the 4th floor of the Central Library. Fans of all ages are welcome as we celebrate many years of songs and stories together.
Organizer: Hamilton Public Library/Turkey Rhubarb
Category: Music 
Location: Central Branch, 55 York Blvd, 4th floor, Hamilton, Ontario

Saturday, October 1, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Central Library Oral Communal Chorus with Klyde Broox

Central Library Oral Communal Chorus with Klyde Broox is a digitally enabled two-hour, interactive, participant-centred, dubpoetry guided, improvisational, communal oral group creation and choral delivery session. It features an illustrative performance utilizing call and response audience-involvement techniques to generate a spontaneous collaborative multilingual spokenword poem. The process will “dub” verbal rhythms of different accents and languages together as units of sound and musical elements. Oral communal chorus presents poetry as interactive public art, a vibrant platform for community involvement, a viable instrument of social engagement and a powerful community strengthening engine. Everyone gets something to do all the time in this session and there is a lot of fun. One just has to be willing to use one’s voice.
Organizer: Klyde Broox
Category: Literature and Spoken Word , Theatre 
Location: 55 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario

Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Short Works Prize "What's Behind That?" Event

Find out "What's Behind That?" during the awarding of the Short Works Prizes for literature. Prize winners will read from their stories and poems and the audience will get an inside look at the thinking behind the writing. Featuring a performance by dub-poet Klyde Broox who will present poetry as interactive public art, a vibrant platform for community involvement, a viable instrument of social engagement, and a powerful community strengthening engine. Mohawk College music ensemble Art Pop performs their Culture Days composition "Up North". Composer Dusty Micale traces the road he traveled to bring this music to life.
Organizer: Hamilton Arts & Letters magazine, the Hamilton Public Library, and Bryan Prince Bookseller
Category: Literature and Spoken Word, Music 
Location: Central Library, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton, Ontario

ANCASTER BRANCH

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Shadow Puppetry @ Hamilton Public Library, Ancaster Branch

Kids will learn to create and use their own shadow puppets using simple household items they can recreate at home! ARTcentric’s drop-in shadow puppet workshop for kids age 3-8 that will have a large variety of craft supplies available to create their own shadow puppets. Once complete they can test them on a screen and learn how to create different looks by moving the light. Find us at Ancaster library as part of Culture Days @ Hamilton Public Library. Culture Days @ Hamilton Public Library will feature artists and arts organizations at library branches throughout the city of Hamilton. Hosted by the Hamilton Public Library this annual event is part of a city wide celebration of arts and culture.
Organizer: ARTcentric
Category: Crafts, Theatre 
Location: Ancaster Library, 300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, Ontario

BARTON BRANCH

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Songs from the Iroquois Bar, and beyond with Leapin' Laszlo
Leapin’ Laszlo will play play acoustic guitar and sing original songs from his two CDs, including "Songs From The Iroquois Bar", which was nominated in 2016 for the Contemporary Folk category in the Hamilton Music Awards. The songs are crafted with lyrics foremost in mind, offering people a chance to hear an original Hamilton singer/songwriter with themes of Hamilton in his music including The Iroquois Bar (a Hamilton geographical landmark also known as the Queen Street Hill), Victoria Park, and the environs of Dundurn Castle.
Organizer: Leapin' Laszlo
Category: Dance 
Location: Barton Branch, 571 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2Z3

Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Art Forms: Open Community Jam

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
Category: Dance 
Location: Barton Branch 571 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2Z3

RED HILL BRANCH

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Culture Days @ Hamilton Public Library: Arts in Society

“Culture Days @ Hamilton Public Library will feature artists and arts organizations at library branches throughout the city of Hamilton. Hosted by the Hamilton Public Library this annual event is part of a city-wide celebration of arts and culture.” This activity looks at the role of arts in a world of technological breakthroughs and how artists can contribute to societal change via their artform. Participants will be asked to bring an item that is important to their existence and connects them to the world. This item will be used to discuss the question "what is the role of art in society?"
Organizer: KAD Arts- Kojo Easy Damptey
Category: Multi/Interdisciplinary, Design 
Location: Red Hill Library, 695 Queenston Rd, Hamilton, Ontario

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Arts in Society with KAD Art

The arts have always played a role society. This activity looks at the role of arts in a world of technological breakthroughs and how artists can contribute to societal change via their artform. Participants will be asked to bring an item that is important to their existence and connects them to the world. This item will be used to discuss the question "what is the role of art in society?" Participants will then be asked to use an art form (discipline) to connect their item to the ideas that have been discussed. In creating an art piece participants will be exploring the path of making art for transformational change. A photographer and a videographer will be present to document and
Organizer: Kojo Damptey of KAD Arts
Category: Dance 
Location: Red Hill Branch, 695 Queenston Road, Hamilton, Ontario

SALTFLEET BRANCH

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sage for the Stage - A Little Bit of R&R

Through a series of theatre exercises, we invite the community to join us in creating a new 5-minute production within a 3-hour workshop. People will be asked to react to the information collected in the story gathering workshops. We will use our bodies collectively to reclaim and reconnect to a public space. Though the performance will have a structure pre-made, it will very much be the collective imagination and experience of all participants which will create the final product. The 5-minute production will be filmed for distribution among the participants and with consent will be publicly distributed over social media. No theatre experience is required; all people ages 13 and up are encouraged to attend.
Organizer: Sage for the Stage
Category: Theatre, Dance 
Location: Saltfleet Branch of the Library (131 Gray Road) , Hamilton, Ontario

SHERWOOD BRANCH

Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM
Learn to Wet Felt Your Own Bookmark

Over the course of this 40 minute workshop, visual artist, Chandra Rice, will walk you five steps to turn fluffy wool roving and other interesting fibres into a felted work of art that you can take home. Working in groups, you will take your turn laying out, wetting, soft felting, and fulling the fibres. At the end, the group will cut the finished felted work into bookmarks, and you will individually add the final touches to your piece. This is a great hands-on activity for all ages and skill levels. The wool seems to quickly and magically change from a big soft fluffy pile into a firm flat work of art, and offers lots of room for creativity.
Organizer: Chandra Rice
Category: Visual Arts, Crafts 
Location: Sherwood Branch of the Library (467 Upper Ottawa Street - east side), Hamilton, Ontario

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 11:40 AM
Learn to Wet Felt Your Own Bookmark

Over the course of this 40 minute workshop, visual artist, Chandra Rice, will walk you five steps to turn fluffy wool roving and other interesting fibres into a felted work of art that you can take home. Working in groups, you will take your turn laying out, wetting, soft felting, and fulling the fibres. At the end, the group will cut the finished felted work into bookmarks, and you will individually add the final touches to your piece. This is a great hands-on activity for all ages and skill levels. The wool seems to quickly and magically change from a big soft fluffy pile into a firm flat work of art, and offers lots of room for creativity.
Organizer: Chandra Rice
Category: Visual Arts, Crafts 
Location: Sherwood Branch of the Library (467 Upper Ottawa Street - east side), Hamilton, Ontario

Saturday, October 1, 2016 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM
Learn to Wet Felt Your Own Bookmark

Over the course of this 40 minute workshop, visual artist, Chandra Rice, will walk you five steps to turn fluffy wool roving and other interesting fibres into a felted work of art that you can take home. Working in groups, you will take your turn laying out, wetting, soft felting, and fulling the fibres. At the end, the group will cut the finished felted work into bookmarks, and you will individually add the final touches to your piece. This is a great hands-on activity for all ages and skill levels. The wool seems to quickly and magically change from a big soft fluffy pile into a firm flat work of art, and offers lots of room for creativity.
Organizer: Chandra Rice
Category: Visual Arts, Crafts 
Location: Sherwood Branch of the Library (467 Upper Ottawa Street - east side), Hamilton, Ontario

TERRYBERRY BRANCH

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Artwork of the Auchmar estate

Ink Drawings and paintings of buildings on the Auchmar Estate in Hamilton
Organizer: Norris Podetz
Category: Visual Arts, Heritage 
Location: Terryberry Library, Hamilton, Ontario

Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Off Camera Portrait Lighting for beginners

To demonstrate and practice simple portraiture lighting techniques for beginning photographers. Off camera flash, light angles (Rembrandt, Butterfly etc), Sharp vs soft shadows, umbrellas, creating a white & black background. If time permits a discussion of macro lighting techniques. Bring your own equipment if you wish (DSLR camera, flash)
Organizer: Fotograf Geissler
Category: New/Digital Media , Film or Video 
Location: 100 Mohawk Road West (Terryberry Library), Hamilton, Ontario

TURNER PARK BRANCH

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
AiDa Presents Improv & Theatre Games for ages 6-12

AiDa-Academy of Imagination & Dramatic Arts presents a Free Drama Workshop for ages 6-12 w/ Improvisations & Theatre Games. Mission-driven arts education to promote creative expression, self-discovery with dramatic arts fun while encouraging literacy, teamwork, leadership, respect, fair play, kindness, anti-bullying, volunteer mentoring to lift the human spirit. Workshop conducted by one of Canada's exceptional artists, award-winning founder, Kaime Sherman: YWCA Woman of Distinction-Arts & Culture, graduate The American Academy Dramatic Arts, Nominee The Spectator Reader's Choice Awards for Theater Instructor, Best Art School, Business that gives back to the community, Children's Entertainment & Summer Camp. Come join us Culture Days @ the library HPL Turner Park Branch- EXPLORE, DISCOVER, CREATE, and EXPRESS yourself and have FUN! No drama experience
Organizer: AiDa-Academy of Imagination & Dramatic Arts
Category: Theatre 
Location: Turner Park Library, 352 Rymal Rd. East, Hamilton, Ontario

Sunday, October 2, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
3D Mixed media Workshop Fun

This workshop will involve application of different mediums to create texture in a painting. It will include crackle, paste and plaster, and a variety of natural, interesting products to incorporate in 3D paintings. The healing flow and seemless colour application, modern vertical painting with crackles, branches, diamonds, wall sculpture and mixed media is a most inspiring technique for any age. Anna-Maria Wisniewski’s introductory workshop will show you the fun of working with mixed media on wood board and small canvas. Acrylic paints and metalic acrylics will be introduced to achieve seemless transition between colours. All will be shown in stages and pre-prepared as well due to drying process. Miniature canvases can be taken home after the activity. Presented by Anna-Maria Wisniewski of Abstrakt Décor.
Organizer: Anna-Maria from Abstrakt Decor
Category: Visual Arts, Crafts 
Location: Turner Park Branch, 352 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, Ontario

 

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 11:00

Adult Contemporary Dance Class (Alyssa Nedich Choreography)

Starting Wednesday, September 14th join Alyssa Nedich for contemporary drop in classes. This class is a great place for adult dancers of all different experience levels to work on foundations and technique, improvisation and choreography retention. Whether you are a seasoned dancer or looking for a new skill to develop, there is something for everyone in each one of our classes.


Where: Steps Performing Arts Centre Inc. 
When: Wednesdays from 9pm-10pm
Who: Any body looking to explore contemporary movement, ages 16+.
Cost: $15+ HST or $55+ HST for 4 classes.

We hope you will come and move with us.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 21:00 to Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 22:00
Steps Performing Arts Centre Inc., 1030 Upper James Hamilton, ON L9C 6X6

IMPROVISATION AND PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

 

in2improv presents

Improvisation and Performance for Social Change

Sunday (September 18th) 2:00 - 4:00 pm  

Fischer Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, 

123  King Street West

Email: jodyboston@gmail.com to register

 

Workshop:

Join dance maker S. Paola López and musician Chris Reyman in a workshop that will develop your collaborative skills through performance and improvisation. Paola and Chris are the co-founders of in2improv - an organization that uses these art forms to empower underserved communities in the US/Mexico border. For more information visit www.in2improv.org.

 

Biographies:

As a dancemaker, improviser and performance activist, Sandra Paola López R. (BFA, M.Ed.) has traveled throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Mexico and Canada. Driven by her commitment to social justice, Paola co-founded and now directs in2improv - an organization that empowers communities through performance and improvisation in El Paso, TX and neighbouring Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She has taught widely in both formal and informal education settings and given talks at national and international conferences including the prestigious TEDx series. Paola also has an active career as an independent artist and is currently a faculty member at the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.

 

 is a musician and educator currently living in El Paso, Texas. He has composed music for award winning short films that have been screened at over one hundred film festivals in twenty-five countries. As a pianist and accordionist, he performs in jazz and improvisation ensembles, most notably Koan, an interdisciplinary improvisation ensemble with Grammy-nominated saxophonist Mack Goldsbury. His research focusing on improvisation has been presented in New York City, Paris, at the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2014 and throughout Texas. Chris Reyman is an Assistant Professor of Commercial Piano at the University of Texas at El Paso where he works with students that are typically from underserved populations on creative music practices through performance, composition and collaborative music making. He is the co-founder of in2improv and is currently collaborating with Compaz, a non-profit organization in Juarez, Mexico to redesign their Contemporary Music program. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00
Fischer Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West

Variations of Silence [Form Contemporary Dance Theatre]

 

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. Form Contemporary Dance Theatre creates compelling dance performances that are extremely physical and emotionally charged.  Their work is begging to be watched. Please join the company for a post production reception at PRIME (9:00pm) 390 Brant St, Burlington, ON L7R 4J4 on Saturday Jan. 14th. 

“Storm & Silence by Form Contemporary Dance Theatre is beautiful, lyrical, sophisticated, and a pleasure to watch” - View Magazine

Form CDT will be leading their dance workshop: transFORM on Tuesday Jan. 3rd from 5:30-7:00pm in the Community Studio Theatre of the BPAC (free of charge).  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. All participants must be registered.  Click HERE to register now!

Please contact the company at info@formcdt.ca | www.formcdt.ca | @formcdt  for more information. 

 

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 19:30
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

September 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 http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

September 2016

Sept 9:  R&B and soul with Andre Bisson and band
Sept 10:  Supercrawl special, Blues w. Beg To Differ Trio
Sept 11:  Supercrawl special Jazz: Chris Maskell Quartet
Sept 17:  Acoustic Moments, special reggae concert
Sept 22:  Jazz vocal jam w. Sue Ramsay Trio
Sept 23:  Roots en Route events at Artword
Sept 24:  Hannah Shira Naiman, clawhammer banjo
Sept 25, 26, 28:  Roots en Route events at Artword
Sept 29:  60s Folk Revival Sing-a-long

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R&B and Soul with Andre Bisson and band
Friday September 9, 2016, 8 pm, $10. (Supercrawl weekend special concert at Artword Artbar.)
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11475
Kicking off our Fall season, award-winning soul and R&B vocalist André Bisson on guitar and vocals, with Loretta Hale on trumpet. Full band details coming. We saw them just before their Left With the Blues Across Canada Tour, and now they are back.

Supercrawl special, Blues w. Beg To Differ Trio
Saturday September 10, 2016, 8 pm, tip jar
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11568
Supercrawl special. An Artword favourite, the high-energy Beg To Differ Trio playing blues / jazz / funk - Tim Ninehouse on keyboards, vocals; Doug Sikma on guitar; Steve Foster on drums. Unique renditions of blues, jazz and funk songs, drawing from a large musical repertoire from early blues roots to jazzified contemporary songs.

Supercrawl special Jazz: Chris Maskell Quartet
Sunday September 11, 2016, afternoon 2 to 4 pm, $10 or by donation, students $5.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11478
Supercrawl special concert: Jazz with the Chris Maskell Quartet: Chris Maskell saxophone and compositions, Gentiane MG piano, Levi Dover bass, Louis-Vincent Hamel drums.
Chris Maskell is an emerging voice in the Montreal and Ottawa jazz scenes. As a recent graduate of the McGill University jazz program, he has had the chance to study with saxophonists such as Donny Kennedy, Frank Lozano and Remi Bolduc. At this performance, his group will present a mix of original music and jazz standards. The quartet is in Toronto on September 10th for a performance at the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival.

Acoustic Moments, special reggae concert
Saturday September 17, 2016. Details coming.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11486
Mr. Jay hosts another fabulous Acoustic Moments evening. Expect some world-class reggae music. Guests to be announced.

Jazz vocal jam w. Sue Ramsay Trio
Thursday September 22 and October 20, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 /$5.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11591
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.”

Roots en Route events at Artword
Friday Sept 23, 25, 26, and 28, 2016
Artword Artbar hosts four events during the Roots en Route Festival of World Music, Dance, Spoken Word, presented by Matapa.

Friday, ​Sept 23:  India to Scotland: Neeraj Prem & Ruth Sutherland | 8 pm, $25 | http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11536
Sunday, Sept 25:  Dance: Learie Mc Nicolls  |  8 pm, $15 | http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11537
Monday, Sept 26:  Trinite dance trio | 8:30 pm | http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11538
Wednesday, Sept 28:  Harrison Kennedy | 7:30 pm, $20.00 online | http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11462

Hannah Shira Naiman, clawhammer banjo
Saturday September 24, 2016, at 8 pm, cover tba.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11490
Hannah Shira Naiman, singer/banjoist from Toronto, brings you original songs, played on the clawhammer banjo, sung with the appalachian sound. “Songs not from the mountains, but from a rocky, rugged place.” Hannah stops by Artword Artbar on her way to a Bluegrass festival/conference in Virginia.

60s Folk Revival Sing-a-long
Thursday September 29, 2016, at 8 pm, $10.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=11496
Back by popular demand! Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone, a 60s Folk Revival sing-a-long concert, with Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass). Imagine an evening that transforms the Artword Artbar into one of the 1960s coffeehouses of Yorkville or Greenwich Village. The lyrics have meaning, the voices are true and passionate in solo and in harmony, and the music inspires the audience to join in. Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone recreates the songs of hope and social justice, messages that still resonate today. The show covers the songs of the great singers and poets including Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Ian & Sylvia, Peter Paul and Mary, and Phil Ochs. Song-sheets are provided.

 

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 20:00
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 14:00
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 20:00
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 20:00
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 20:30
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 20:00
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 19:30
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 20:00
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

ArtsFEST 2016 [Historic Waterdown Arts & Events]

ArtsFEST 2016

Welcome to ArtsFEST 2016 – a celebration of the arts in all its forms, in historic Waterdown, Ontario. Nestled between Burlington and Hamilton on top of the Niagara Escarpment, Waterdown is one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario, and in its historic downtown core are some of the oldest buildings in the province, with great restaurants, cafes, and shops – the perfect place to hold an upscale family friendly festival featuring jazz, classical, folk & world music, fine art exhibits, dozens of artisan vendors, and all kinds of arts activities. There is something for everyone who appreciates arts & culture. ArtsFEST Waterdown – The Festival…refined!

ArtsFEST.ca is produced by Historic Waterdown Arts & Events – a registered non-profit organization, operating for the purpose of community building and the economic development of downtown historic Waterdown, by establishing it as a destination for arts, music and culture. Waterdown – GTA’s gateway to the Niagara Escarpment – is a growing community, new housing construction projects are springing up surrounding a historic downtown core. ArtsFest will be a focal point for residents of the community, engaging them with visitors from GTA and beyond, as they discover the cultural diversity of Canadian visual and musical artists, and the area’s local businesses.

For full info on the music and activities at the Festival, go to http://artsfest.ca/about-the-festival/

Or DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL GUIDE PDF.

WHEN: Saturday August 20 - Sunday August 21, 2016
WHERE: Various locations in downtown Waterdown
INFO: For further info email info@waterdownarts.org

Saturday, August 20, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, August 21, 2016 (All day)
Downtown Waterdown (various)

BPAC August 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
EMAIL: bpac@burlington.ca

Event Listing for

August 2016

 

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Stacey Lee Gusé
Aug 02 6:30 PM
TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE! Stacey Lee can be found as the featured vocalist of the Canadian swing super group, The Western Swing Authority, singing an eclectic mix of Western swing, jazz and traditional country standards and original “ new classics”. Along with a band of musical peers, Stacey Lee is bringing an evening of country and roots music to Burlington.
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--stacey...

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Ricochet - Led By Adrean Farrugia
Aug 05 6:30 PM
FRIDAY JAZZ ON THE PLAZA! Founded in 2008, Ricochet is the brainchild of pianist/composer Adrean Farrugia. The band features compositions by Farrugia which attempt to fuse diverse influences such as jazz, classical, world music and pop. The band’s self-titled debut album was nominated for a JUNO award in 2010 for Best Contemporary Jazz Recording and has enjoyed expansive airplay across Canada and a dedicated and growing audience ofFans.
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--ricoch...

Intersection Dance: Halton Dance Network
Aug 06 3:00 PM
Intersection Dance is an open air celebration of dance for all! Each event will be part performance and part dance lesson. Come and see incredible dance in a summer setting and learn some moves from the artists.
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/intersection-dance--halton-...

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: The Monkey Bunch and Mark Correia
Aug 07 2:00 PM
SUNDAY FAMILY FUN! The Monkey Bunch are comic genius Shoshana Sperling, musician/songwriter Maury LaFoy and their musical friends – and they are here to change the way that you think of children’s music! Using lots of audience involvement, along with comedy, magic, and mind-readininf techniques, Mark Correia’s show is an entirely unique experience!
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--the-mo...

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Dave Barrett Trio with Michael Sadler (SAGA)
Aug 09 6:30 PM
TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE! David Barrett Trio was formed in early 2010, when David began composing music for an instrumental power trio. Michael Sadler is the singer of the famous Canadian progressive rock band Saga. From his beginnings as the lead singer of the Canadian rock outfit in 1977, through his many guest appearances, he consistently proves his knack for crafting high quality songs that combine irresistible melodies with great lyrical detail.
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--dave-b...

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Rob Tardik
Aug 12 6:30 PM
FRIDAY JAZZ ON THE PLAZA! In a career spanning over two decades, Rob Tardik has established himself as an award winning guitarist and contemporary jazz/world instrumental music artist. He has performed at venues all across North America the prestigious Glenn Gould Theatre in Toronto last October. Rob enjoyed a stellar release with his 2011/12 3rd CD release Balance, Energy, Laughter, Love (B.E.L.L.) which spawned 3 U.S Billboard singles two of which went Top 10. B.E.L.L. has also made the top 50 list of 2012 on SmoothJazz.com coming in at #15 and was a top 10 album (#6) for 2011 in “Smooth Jazz News magazine”.
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--rob-ta...

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Singalong Tim & The Pacifiers and The Sentimentalists
Aug 14 2:00 PM
SUNDAY FAMILY FUN! Sing Along Tim and The Pacifiers – A Toe Tappin’, Foot Stompin’, Tub Thumpin’, Finger Snappin’, Hand Clappin’, Whistle Blowin’, Jumpin’ Jamboree of Fully Interactive Folk Rock for Kids and the Whole Family. World renown mentalist Mysterion teams with the only female mentalist in the country, Steffi Kay creating a two person mind reading experience that is truly breathtaking.
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--singal...

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Bravura
Aug 16 6:30 PM
TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE! Bravura’s repertoire ranges from classic Broadway and pop, to Italian folk and classical. Seasoned performers all, the men of Bravura thrill with their scorchingly passionate, frequently funny, and always exciting blend of Canada’s finest baritone voices. Formed in January, 2010, Bravura is comprised of three of our country’s finest leading men from musical theatre, jazz, and opera: James Levesque, George Masswohl, Curtis Sullivan.
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--bravur...

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Barbra Lica
Aug 19 6:30 PM
FRIDAY JAZZ ON THE PLAZA! Barbra Lica is a fast-rising star in the Canadian Jazz scene and has been receiving accolades for a unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace. Based in Toronto, Canada, Barbra’s live show captivates audiences all over North America with her genuine warmth and confident stage presence.
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--barbra...

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Sonshine & Broccoli and Phil The Magic Guy
Aug 21 2:00 PM
SUNDAY FAMILY FUN! Lisa Sonshine and Brock (Broccoli) Burford have combined their musical talent, infectious enthusiasm and love of children to form one of Toronto's most popular children's musical acts. Kids will love Phil The Magic Guy's magic show, jam packed with laughs, audience interaction and amazing magic!
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--sonshi...

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Poor Angus
Aug 23 6:30 PM
TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE! A highland influenced quintet which evolved out of Hamilton Irish pub sessions, Poor Angus offers a progressive presentation of Celtic music, contemporary, while maintaining an ear to the past with crisp instrumentals and stellar 4 part vocal harmony. Poor Angus is Andrew Bryan, Ross Griffiths, Brian LeBlanc, D Jay Moons, and Joel Guenther.
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--poor-a...

SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Vincent Wolfe & the VegasNorth Seven
Aug 26 6:30 PM
FRIDAY JAZZ ON THE PLAZA! Canadian crooner Vincent Wolfe has built a reputation as one of the most original interpreters of song on the North American jazz and cabaret scene. His captivating warmth and vocal expressiveness have been described by Manhattan Transfer founding member Laurel Massé as “somewhere between Chet Baker and Mel Tormé… a wonderful place to be!” And according to legendary jazz singer Marlena Shaw, the Toronto native “has been blessed with a golden sound.”
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/summer-on-the-plaza--vincen...

OPA Winston Roberts Open 2016
Aug 27 10:00 AMAug 27 5:30 PM
GNC Live Well presents the ALLMAX, Professional Grade Supplements (in association with John Aiello and Winston Roberts), WINSTON ROBERTS OPEN.
http://www.burlingtonpac.ca/what-s-on/event_/opa-winston-roberts-open-20...

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, August 27, 2016 (All day)
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

14th ANNUAL ARTS OF AUGUST [LIVING ROCK MINISTRIES]

14th ANNUAL ARTS OF AUGUST

Living Rock  Ministries  is hosting the 14th annual Arts of August . This  art showcase  is open to youth 13-25 with the themes of Peace, Equality and Culture and the Grand Finale is August 18th at The Gas Works offering free admission to the public.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
 
14th Annual Arts of August: Youth Art Showcase – Thursday, August 18, 2016 – 6-9pm- The Gas Works, 141 Park St. N. Hamilton. Submissions, Sponsorship & Advertising still available.

Living Rock Ministries
Celebrating 30 Years of Serving At-Risk Youth!
30 Wilson Street, Hamilton, ON   L8R 1C5
 
Tel: 905-528-7625 (ROCK) ext 236
Email: veronica@livingrock.ca      Website:  www.livingrock.ca

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 18:00 to 21:00
The Gas Works, 141 Park St. N. Hamilton

2016 Hamilton Fringe BYOV/Site Specific [Hamilton Fringe Festival]

It's the Fringe's 13th Birthday!
July 14-24, 2016

Entering our teen years, the Fringe is taking this year to celebrate what it means to be #turning13! 48 companies will present over 300 performances in 11 days this July! With more than 40 companies offering up musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, and dramas, – there truly is something for everyone!

FULL SHOW LISTING HERE

FULL FRINGE SCHEDULE HERE

Bring Your Own Venues (BYOVs)

Staircase Café Theatre, (Main Space), 27 Dundurn St N

The Tragedy of Othella Moore

Sister Annunciata’s Secret

#dirtygirl

Staircase Café Theatre, (Elaine Mae Theatre), 27 Dundurn St N

It Came From Planet Plaid!

Act One; Scene Two

Staircase Café Theatre, (Bright Room), 27 Dundurn St N

All KIDding Aside

The Cockwhisperer

Tippi Seagram’s Happy Hour

Artword Artbar, (15 Colbourne St)

Toller

Once I Lived in the Box

Site Specific

Baltimore House, 43 King William St

The Teeny Tiny Music Show

 

The FRINGE bus:  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Ticket Prices:

  • At the Door Tickets: $10 - Tickets for each show will go on sale at the show’s venue ONE HOUR before show time. Cash only accepted at the door!
  • Gallery mini-Series: $8 - The Gallery mini-Series shows (which take place over each weekend of the festival) offer SHORT shows in SMALL spaces. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Patrons have the option of purchasing three types of Ticket Value Passes:

  • 1/ Fringe Binge Pass: $48. The pass is good for 6 “at the door” tickets (tickets cannot be booked in advance!) The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.
  • 2/ 10 Show Pass: $75. The pass is good for 10 “at the door” tickets (tickets cannot be booked in advance!) The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.
  • 3/ The Gallery mini-Pass: $18. This pass lets patrons into 3 Gallery mini-Series performances. The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.

There are a limited number of ticket passes available.

Tickets available online at:  hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

For news and updates, check out HamiltonFringe.ca. Also: Facebook Twitter.
Use the hashtag #HamFringe for all Fringe-related tweets!

Thursday, July 14, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, July 24, 2016 (All day)
Various [Hamilton, ON]

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