Albright-Knox Art Gallery [HAC Art Bus Tour]

The Art Bus is heading to Buffalo to visit the Albright Knox Art Gallery. Join us for self-guided tours of their current exhibitions:

Window to Wall: Art from Architecture
Some of the greatest works of modern art aim to change our relationship to the world around us, allowing us to see it with new eyes. Window to Wall: Art from Architecture surveys the ways in which artists have turned their attention—and ours—to architecture, which shapes our daily lives but most often goes unnoticed. Featuring architectural sites both real and imagined, famous and familiar, their works reveal the formal, metaphorical, and social dimensions of our built environment.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85
Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period

Matisse and the Art of Jazz
Henri Matisse recognized the expressive potential of printmaking, and over the course of his career, he created a large body of graphic works that both informed and rearticulated themes he explored in other mediums. During the 1930s, the artist started making collages as studies for paintings and sculptures by arranging cut paper into decorative configurations. Bedridden during a prolonged convalescence following a serious operation in 1941, he began to consider further the possibilities that “painting with scissors” offered—an experiment that endured for the last decade of Matisse’s life.

WHEN: Feb. 24th, 2018, 12 PM Depart from Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catharine St. Return at 5 PM
TIX: Tickets - $35.00 + HST (includes Admission to Gallery)
DETAILS: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. The bus departs on schedule.
Passport + proper I.D. required to cross the border!


Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00
Various locations

Mambo Monday

Mambo Mondays is Hamilton's Bi-Weekly Salsa Event Happening on the 2nd & 4th Monday of Every Month! 

Join us in the heart of the arts district at L'etranger on James for a night of dance, to celebrate your Monday survival! 
Dancers & non-dancers alike are welcome to come, share in the joy that dance brings us all!

Starting with a 1 hour Beginner Lesson from 8:00-9:00pm by Alegria Dance Company, then dancing from 9:00pm on! 

$10 Cover includes lesson ($5 Social) 
60% Salsa 40% Bachata
No partner necessary!

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 20:00 to Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 00:30

Salsa Lessons in Hamilton

Make 2018 the year you step (or dance!) out of your comfort zone... Your years as a wallflower are over! Come meet new people, learn a new skill & stay healthy this year :). New Classes Begin Wednesday January 17th

Beginner Salsa (Wed 7:30-8:30-6 wks)
Pre-Intermediate Salsa (Thurs 7:30-8:30-6 wks)
Intermediate Salsa (Thurs 8:30-9:30-6 wks)
Open Level Bachata (Thurs 6:30-7:30-4 wks)

No Partner or Experience Necessary! 
*Registration is required*
Early Bird Registration Ends January 10th  
Online at www.alegriadancecompany.com
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624 Upper James Street (beside the Urban Zoo)
905 537 6451

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:30 to Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 21:30
624 Upper James Street Hamilton ON L9C 2Z1

Cloud Storage [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Cloud Storage

Opening: Sunday, February 11, 4 – 6 pm
Saturday, January 13 – Thursday, March 8, 2018

Harold Sikkema’s photography practice combines the camera click with code-craft. In Cloud Storage, he spins up a glut of wide-format skies, rolling up the heavens like a yoga mat. With his open source algorithm, you’re also invited to create panoramic spirals of your own.

Art & Music at HCA: Make a day of it!
Don’t miss Valerie Tryon in concert directly prior to the Cloud Storage opening.

For details and HCA Concert Series tickets, visit www.hcarts.ca

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James Street South, Hamilton
905 - 528 - 4020   www.hcarts.ca

Saturday, January 13, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, March 8, 2018 (All day)
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:00
HCA Gallery, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Winterfest Seedworks Sessions [Hamilton Arts Council]

Join the Hamilton Arts Council in partnership with the Seedworks Urban Offices as we present the Seedworks Sessions. These exclusive evenings of music are taking place as part of Hamilton's annual Winterfest 2018.

Scheduled Events

Dre Pao

WHEN: February 10, 2018

DETAILS: Dre Pao is a Songwriter/Recording Artist from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dre Pao’s music career launched in 2012 when he was discovered by Spanish recording artist Xuso Jones (Universal Music) while singing on a beach near Madrid, Spain (Murcia). The Canadian songwriter honed his craft through the advice and mentorship of JUNO Award winning producer Lenny DeRose (Walk Off the Earth, Barenaked Ladies, and The Tragically Hip). Dre would go on to work with Latin-music producer Juan De Sedas (Fito Blanko/David Bisbal) and build an online fanbase through covering songs in Spanish and English. drepaomusic.com

Mother Tareka

WHEN: February 16, 2018

DETAILS: Sax blasting, flute tooting, loop-pedal pumping MC Mother Tareka is a Syrian Palestinian artist, and an adopted Hamilton son. Tarek makes powerful Jazz Arabesque Afrobeat Funk HipHop music, and is musically known for his energetic live band arrangements, and intense political messages. mothertareka.com

PLEASE NOTE: both events are Limited seating so you MUST  REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Email: info@hamiltonartscouncil.ca for further information and to reserve your seats. 

TIME: Doors Open at 7:00 PM; Show Begins at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (both events)
WHERE: 126 Catharine St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1J4
TIX: FREE ADMISSION (Limited Seating RSVP Required - see above); Cash Bar (Wine + Beer + Non-Alcoholic Beverages available

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 20:00 to 21:00
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 20:00 to 21:00
Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catharine St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1J4

Acting for the Camera [Theatre Aquarius Artist GYM]

Acting for the Camera

 Cost: $10
To register: lbrown@theatreaquarius.org
Dates: January 16th, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 55 Wentworth St. South

Join co-founder's of Hamilton Film Centre's (HFC)

JUNO RINALDI , CBC's Workin' Moms, Degrassi, Arrow, The Killing, FRINGE, Supernatural and SHAUN SMYTH, FRINGE, Almost Human, Once Upon a time in Wonderland, The Killing, Arrow, Murdoch Mysteries in a rare opportunity to learn about,


Over the course of the evening we will cover:

• the difference between auditioning for film and TV vs.theatre
• how to take control of your audition
• how to make interesting choices
• breaking down the scene
• how to prepare your sides
• what casting directors look for
• what to look for in an agent
• next steps

*Participants will be required bring a memorized scene from a Film or TV episode.*

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St., Hamilton, ON

January at the Pearl 2018 [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

January 2018

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.

January 18 – 20 / 25 – 27: Women’s Words: 2 One Act Plays



Women’s Words: 2 One Act Plays: January 18 – 20 / 25 – 27. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. $25 / $20. 
The premiere of a new play by Allison ChisholmA Certain Slant of Light, directed by Annalee Flint with Tyler Brentand Maxie Liberman. And, an award-winning play written and performed by Natalia Bushnik, Maybelle’s Guide to Maintaining Perfection. www.nataliabushnik.com  More info to come!

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

Thursday, January 18, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, January 27, 2018 (All day)
The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton, ON

Preschool Puppet Playhouse [Studio Babette Puppet Theatre]

Join Studio Babette Puppet Theatre for a series of workshops for kids every Tuesday of each month for a fun filled time with puppet shows, puppet making workshops, music, rhymes & sing-a-longs, all with a unique Dundas connection. This series of workshops is being done in partnership with the Dundas Museum & Archives.

This event is running from 9 January 2018 until 12 June 2018. It is next occurring on 9 January 2018 10:00 am.

  • Upcoming Dates:
    • 9 January 2018 10:00 am
    • 13 February 2018 10:00 am
    • 13 March 2018 10:00 am
    • 10 April 2018 10:00 am
    • 8 May 2018 10:00 am
    • 12 June 2018 10:00 am

Space is limited so call Dundas Museum & Archives now to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas, Ontario

Ripcord [Dundas Little Theatre]


a comedy written by David Lindsay-Abaire 

Seniors Living has never been so dangerous! Featuring Bryan Fotheringham, Michelle LaHaise, David O'Garr, Jo Skilton, and Key Straughn.

Directed by Peter Lloyd

Produced by Jane Snider

WHERE: Dundas Little Theatre, Garstin Centre for the Arts, 37 Market St S, Dundas, ON
WHEN: Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27, Feb. 1, 2, 3, at 8 p.m. and Jan. 28 & Feb. 4, at 2 p.m
TIX: $25; call 905-627-5266

Friday, January 19, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, February 4, 2018 (All day)
Garstin Centre for the Arts, 37 Market St S, Dundas, ON

the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon [Centre 3]

the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon

Madsen Minax
Curated By: Sally Frater
January 8 - February 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 12 – 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts presents the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon. the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon features a selection of video and sound works that showcase Madsen Minax’s experimental approach to filmmaking and issues of representation. Informed by documentary, science fiction, magical realism, and fantasy, Minax employs the tropes of each within his practice to create works that operate outside of the categories of classification. Exploring themes of memory, the body, engagement, intimacy, and violence, the artist addresses the multiplicity that exists within states of transgression, the ongoing negotiation of identity, and the complications of familial relations.

Madsen Minax holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Northwestern University. He has exhibited and screened his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Anthology Film Archives, the Inside/Out Film Festival, the European Media Art Festival, Outfest, the London Fringe Film Festival, The British Film Institute and REDCAT Los Angeles. Currently a Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Fellow, the artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Burlington, VT.

Monday, January 8, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, February 17, 2018 (All day)
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
Centre 3, 173 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9,