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2015 Hamilton Fringe Festival Official Venues

Hamilton Fringe Festival celebrates the spirit of PLAY
for its 12th anniversary year!
July 16-26, 2015

Teetering on the edge of our teen years, the Fringe is taking this year to pay special tribute to the energy and playfulness of youth! Running in tandem with the Pan Am games this year’s Fringe is packed with high-octane performance adventures: 48 companies will present over 300 performances in 11 days this July!

FULL SHOW LISTING HERE

FULL FRINGE SCHEDULE HERE

Official Venues:

Hamilton Theatre Inc: (140 Macnab St North)

A Magic Show with a Brief Musical Interlude

The Abigail

Cave 10

The Djinns of Eidgah

A Thousand Natural Shocks

Citadel Theatre: (28 Rebecca St)

The 10/10/10 Project

B & E Basehead

Form and Fixation

Panacea!

The Princess of Porn: The Musical

Scribe!

SILK

Theatre Aquarius: (190 King William St)

A Tension to Detail

Guruguru

JESTERS INCOGNITO

Much Ado About Nothing

Tasteless

Thumped (Part of Family Fringe)

Where Are You Cinderella (Part of Family Fringe)

Mills Hardware: (95 King St E)

Death and Dating

Finding Mr Right

The Happiest Story I Know

KNEEL! DIAMOND DOGS

Richard Lett: Sober But Never Clean

Rukmini’s Gold

 

The FRINGE bus: Friday July 17th 6:30pm  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

The Fringe Club: The Baltimore House: 43 King William St

Ticket Prices:

  • Regular Shows: $10
  • Gallery mini-Series Ticket Price: $8
  • Kids 12 and under at Family Fringe Ticket Price: $5
  • All Box Office Proceeds go directly to Fringe Artists.
  • Each patron is required to make a one-time purchase of a Fringe Backer Button ($5)
  • NO LATECOMERS ACCEPTED at any Fringe shows.

Tickets available online June 24, 2015: 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 16, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, July 26, 2015 (All day)
Various [Hamilton, ON]

2015 HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL

Hamilton Fringe Festival celebrates the spirit of PLAY
for its 12th anniversary year!
July 16-26, 2015

Teetering on the edge of our teen years, the Fringe is taking this year to pay special tribute to the energy and playfulness of youth! Running in tandem with the Pan Am games this year’s Fringe is packed with high-octane performance adventures: 48 companies will present over 300 performances in 11 days this July!

FULL SHOW LISTING HERE

FULL FRINGE SCHEDULE HERE

Official Venues:

Hamilton Theatre Inc: (140 Macnab St North)

Citadel Theatre: (28 Rebecca St)

Theatre Aquarius: (190 King William St)

Mills Hardware: (95 King St E)

Bring Your Own Venues (BYOVs)

Staircase Café Theatre: (27 Dundurn St N)

The Players’ Guild: (80 Queen St S)

Artword Artbar: (15 Colbourne St)

Art Forms: (226 James St N)

Gallery mini-Series Venues:

b contemporary gallery: (226 James St N)

Factory Media Centre: (228 James St N)

Hamilton Artists’ Inc: (155 James St N)

The FRINGE bus: Friday July 17th 6:30pm  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

The Fringe Club: The Baltimore House: 43 King William St

Ticket Prices:

  • Regular Shows: $10
  • Gallery mini-Series Ticket Price: $8
  • Kids 12 and under at Family Fringe Ticket Price: $5
  • All Box Office Proceeds go directly to Fringe Artists.
  • Each patron is required to make a one-time purchase of a Fringe Backer Button ($5)
  • NO LATECOMERS ACCEPTED at any Fringe shows.

Tickets available online June 24, 2015: 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 16, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, July 26, 2015 (All day)
Various [Hamilton, ON]

Hamilton Kicks It Up!

www.hamilton.ca/attractions/2015-pan-am-games/hamilton-kicks-it-events

Signature sites

CultureMania & Viva Pan Am Junior Soccer Celebration - July 9 to 12 Gage Park

  • Programming will consist of VIVA Hamilton Junior Soccer Celebrations, large LED screens for viewing, a Cultural Arts Area (including Pan Am themed art presentations), a Parade of Cultures in park, Best Cultural Presentation contest, Pan American Ambassadors & High Commissioners Information Centre, Foods of the World highlighting the Pan Americas, entertainment focused on Pan American nations, including international/Pan American specific marquee performers, with Latin American/Caribbean focus.

Pan Promenade at Celebration Square and Art Explosion - July 10 to 24 Gore Park

  • For 14 days (11 am to 11 pm), Gore Park will be a central destination to celebrate the TO2015 Pan Am Games. Gore Park is the historical heart of Hamilton, accessible, free and open to all. The Promenade’s main centre stage will feature cultural entertainment throughout the day. A variety of Pan American cultures represented in our local music scene will be showcased, as well as key Canadian musical acts.  The “Pan Am Art Explosion” will showcase specially designed sculptures of exploded soccer balls on top of a smooth base.

Hamilton World Music Festival - July 17 to 19 Gage Park

  • The Hamilton World Music Festival consists of three days of free music and arts, free educational workshops for children and youth, for local musicians, artists, and community members who bring the world together in Gage Park.  The Festival will feature local artists, world musicians based throughout the rest of Canada, international world musicians including Latin and Central America together with multicultural foods. In addition, the festival will create opportunities for local musician to work in collaboration with international artists to showcase the cultural diversity to Hamilton’s tourists and residents.

Hamilton Waterfront Pan Am Cultural Showcase & Fireworks - July 25 to 26 Waterfront

  • A signature free two day closing festival, The Hamilton Waterfront Cultural Showcase will feature high profile international and world renowned local musicians, dance troupes, art displays and performance groups (i.e. Hamilton Aerial Group and Circus Orange). This will provide a common area for the community to gather to watch the Games’ final sporting events, enriched with entertainment on a large stage. Food trucks will be available for lunch & dinner service, with an opportunity to showcase arts and craft vendors. Come and watch CBC’s coverage of the Gold Medal Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. The event culminating in a spectacular fireworks display on the Hamilton Harbour, on a barge generously donated by McKeil Marine Limited and Heddle Marine Services.
Satellite sites

International House Viewing Station - July 14 to 24 Ferguson Station

  • The International Village will be transforming Ferguson Station into “International House”, including foods, entertainment and a viewing station with lounge seating. Each day over the lunch hour they will have musical talent showcasing a different nation in that day’s soccer match. On July 12, they will hold a marketplace that will feature goods from various ethnic groups in the area.

International Food Court/ Food Central - July 11 to 26 Ottawa Street

  • The Ottawa Street BIA will create an “International Food Court” with food trucks to become “food central” for athletes, attendees, ticket holders and visitors to Hamilton. Each food truck and restaurant along Ottawa Street will serve food from the Pan America’s with a Canadian twist. When possible, they will also offer entertainment that reflects the rival teams playing on that particular day.

ArtMatch & Pop-up Shop Multi-Arts - July 12 to 26 Barton Street

  • Artmatch is part of a larger project connecting art, artists, art works and artistic process to the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Presentation of artworks in offsite locations and storefronts along Barton Street near CIBC Stadium is part of this larger event. Approximately seven artists will create a piece that explores and challenges the theme of commodification, consumption and commercialization of the spectacle. Each artist will be offered a studio residency at Centre3 to create new work in either print media or new media.
Stay, Play and Explore

 

Friday, July 10, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, July 26, 2015 (All day)

City of Hamilton Arts Awards & After Party

2015 City of Hamilton Arts Awards

The City of Hamilton Arts Awards is one of the oldest municipal-led arts awards programs in Canada. The Arts Awards celebrates Hamilton’s vibrant arts community and recognizes the many individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to arts and culture in our community.

Join us in celebrating Hamilton’s dynamic arts community at the 2015 Arts Awards! Kicking off at 6:30 p.m. - all are invited to mingle at a welcome reception featuring art, entertainment and light refreshments. The awards ceremony (starting at 7:30 p.m.) will honour the achievements of local artists and will feature live performances. A reception where you can celebrate the 2015 award recipients and enjoy more engaging art experiences will follow.

Our Master of Ceremonies this year is David Brennan, and we are proud to present art and performances by: 

  • Lisa Pijuan-Nomura
  • DJ Donna Lovejoy
  • Emma Rush with Bel Canto Strings
  • Christopher Reid Flock
  • Clifford Meyers
  • Tyler Tekatch
  • Defining Dance Movement
  • Tuesday Choir

Download the Event Poster here.

2015 City of Hamilton Arts Awards Nominees

Please download PDF list of the Arts Awards Nominees. The winners of the Arts Awards will be announced at the event on Thursday June 4th, 2015, at Theatre Aquarius beginning at 7:30pm.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be kept up to date on event developments. Tag your own event posts with #HAA2015 to help tell the story of the night!

WHERE: Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William Street, ON
WHEN: Thursday June 4, 2015 | 7:30 (doors open at 6:30)
TIX: Book your tickets now! Event is FREE to attend and tickets are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit https://2015hamartsawards.eventbrite.com to reserve your tickets OR call 904-546-2424 ext. 7612.
INFO: Call (905) 546-2424 extension 4514 or go to artsawards@hamilton.ca
WEB: Go to the Arts Awards LINK

After Party

New this year, the Hamilton Arts Council will host the Official After-Party across the street at Steel Lounge in a post-event celebration of the arts! Whether you're ready to dance the night away with Golden Era Ghetto Blasters (a.k.a DJs Kid Funky J & Nathan Lovesspaceships) on the second floor or enjoy cocktails and tapas on the main floor lounge, the Hamilton Arts Council after-party is not to be missed! Order tickets via Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-awards-after-party-tickets-16803910950?aff=efbevent

 

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 18:30 to 22:30
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 22:30 to Friday, June 5, 2015 - 00:30
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William Street, ON

100 in 1 Day Hamilton

Small ideas. BIG CHANGE

100In1Day is a global festival of civic engagement coming to Hamilton for the first time on Saturday, June 6, 2015.  Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to participate in small initiatives to spark change. Share your vision for a better city.  Join the movement today by submitting your intervention, participating in a workshop or helping to spread the word. It can be a simple, low-cost way for you to showcase your ideas for a better city, stronger community or more resilient neighbourhood.

Submit by June 1st at 11:59pm

An urban intervention is a community-based project led by an individual, community-based group, or an organization. These projects, be they whimsical and fun or based in a commitment to social justice and change, are a simple, often low-cost way for people to showcase their ideas for a better city. They can already exist or be created just for this event. Interventions can create opportunities for community engagement and volunteerism. Examples of interventions from other cities include:

  • Art installations or street art Community-based storytelling or performances
  • Planting community gardens or conducting a park clean-up
  • Screening socially conscious films
  • Community potlucks
  • Recreational games such as soccer, jump rope or hopscotch
  • Setting up a free lemonade stand and talking to passer-bys

All 100 in 1 Day interventions are intended to spark ideas and solutions to community challenges – essentially a giant citizen-led brainstorming session and series of actions to make our cities a better place. They transform the city, and inspire participants and onlookers alike – fostering a strong sense of community and positive change.

100In1Day is a festival of civic engagement that involves individuals and organizations in the creation of small-scale projects or initiatives known as urban interventions. Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to spark change. 100In1Day began as an idea and quickly became a global movement. Launching in 2012 in Bogota, Colombia with 250 urban interventions and over 3,000 participants, it has since inspired transformative action in 18 cities around the world.

Last year 10,000 people in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax united and created over 400 urban interventions, joining a movement of citizen-driven action that is taking place around the world. This year, Hamilton, Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver are looking for 100 actions each from individuals, community groups or organizations. Visit 100in1day.ca to submit your intervention or to find information about workshops where you can learn more, meet people and develop your idea.

Join us on June 6th, 2015 and begin re-imagining how you could make your city a better place to live.

Small actions. BIG CHANGE.

100In1Day is presented by Evergreen and the Hamilton Arts Council is proud to be one of the organizing partners in this founding year.

WHEN: June 6th, 2015
WHERE: Various across Hamilton (check site for details)
INFO: Please contact Aurelia Dalinda at adalinda@evergreencityworks.ca for more information.
WEB:
https://hamilton.100in1day.ca/

 

 

Saturday, June 6, 2015 (All day)
Various [Hamilton, ON]

Air [Tottering Biped Theatre]

Tottering Biped Theatre & the Burlington Performing Arts Centre present:

Air

by Trevor Cop & Richard Beaune

The body itself transforms to tell stories of life in the elevated state. In the reinvented Mime tradition of Marcel Marceau...

One spontaneously expands to galactic size and climbs the stars. One climbs into a pit and down their subconscious. One hunter becomes the hunted. One flies. One dies. In a series of physical high impact sequences, Air explores the elevated state – physical, spiritual and psychological. Physical theatre performer Trevor Copp uses movement to launch into places where words cannot follow. Don’t miss this production, brought to you from the company that presented First Dance and The Last 15 Seconds.

“He moves with beautiful fluency…simply too creative for words. Highly skilled….a fresh fusion between acting and modern dance” - View magazine

Talk backs will be held after each of the performances with various members of the company.

Part of the Theatre Series!

WHEN: January 21-23 (evenings at 7:30 PM; January 23 matine at 2:00 PM)
WHERE:  Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington ON, L7S 1T7
TIX: Regular Price: $29 + $2.50 Fee and HST (You Pay $35.60); Series Price: $26.10 + $2.50 Fee and HST (You Pay $32.32)
INFO: 905-681-2551 or email: bpac@burlington.ca
WEB: totteringbiped.ca or by email to info@totteringbiped.ca

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 19:30
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 19:30
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 14:00
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 19:30
Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington ON, L7S 1T7

Frostbites [Hamilton Fringe]

FROST BITES WINTER PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL

FROST BITES is Hamilton’s first site-specific, winter theatre festival. The event features a diverse array of hot local artists (film makers, dancers, playwrights, choreographers, and more) presenting performance ‘bites’ throughout the building and grounds, promising to heat up The Cotton Factory during the coldest month of the year!

WHERE: At The Cotton Factory (270 Sherman Ave North)
WHENFebruary 11 at 7-10:30pm, February 12 at 7-10:30pm, February 13 at 7-10:30pm, February 14 at 1-4:30pm
TIX: http://hamiltonfringe.ca/frost-bites-tickets/

Frost Bites Show Listings

Seven artistic companies will perform multiple times each show for a total of more than 30 performances each evening! The shortest show is 3 minutes, the longest 21 minutes. Click on each show for description and more details:

DEVA
(To the Pointe Dance Project)

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SUN
(Mooncalf Theatre)

THE HIDDEN ONE
(Unveiled Productions)

LIATORP
(Proper Slang)

THE MEMORY PROJECT
(Sector N Collective)

NOW (Here)
(Shepherds Pie Productions)

ONE SMALL DROP
(One Small Drop)

Tickets

Single Ticket: $20 
Grants entry into as many show as you can manage in a single day!

Frequent Frost Pass: $35 
Pick up a Frequent Frost Pass and you can return to the festival as often as you like!

For MORE TICKET INFO CLICK HERE

How does it work?

7 artistic companies have created site-specific performances that will take place throughout the building and grounds of The Cotton Factory. Each company will perform multiple times over the 3.5 hour show window.

  • Each production has an assigned colour
  • There are colour-coded FLAGS that correspond to each show’s colour. These will be available in the Festival Lounge (3rd floor of the Cotton Factory)
  • There are as many flags as there are seats to the show. Seating is very limited for some shows!
  • Pick up a flag for the next show you want to see.
  • An usher will guide all flag-bearers to the show of their choice approximately 5 minutes before the show start time.
  • When the show begins, the flags will be available for the NEXT performance of that show
  • Individual schedules for each performance will be posted along with the corresponding flags
  • Confused? Ask one of our Frost Bites Volunteers for help! (They will be the ones dressed in white aprons)
The Festival Lounge

Join us on the third floor of the Cotton Factory in the warm and inviting Festival Lounge. We will be serving Steam Whistle at the bar and we’ll have snacks available for purchase on site. The Festival Lounge is a great place to mingle with fellow festival-goers between shows and share stories about your favourite experiences of the night!

FROSTBITES is planned in partnership with members of The ALERT Program:Artistic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training Program 2015/16 ALERT team. ALERT is an education program run by the Hamilton Festival Theatre Company, providing an opportunity for young up-and-coming artists to come together to learn, collaborate, and grow. The 2015/16 team is a diverse group– playwrights, directors, designers, actors, producers – and they have worked hard to make this festival possible!

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 19:00 to 22:30
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 19:00 to 22:30
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 19:00 to 22:30
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30
The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave North, Hamilton, ON

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