Theatre

Strange and Unusual [Staircase Theatre]

Strange and Unusual

By Nicholas Wallace & Luke Brown
Produced by Flat Earth 

Oct 11, 12 and 14, 18-21 all at 8pm
At the Staircase Theatre & Cafe

We all share a common delusion. We believe our world view is based on truth and logic – but whether you admit it or not, we all believe in something strange and unusual.​
In this 90 min show, Nick uses story telling and illusions to explore the world of conspiracy theories, superstitions, psychics and all things STRANGE AND UNUSUAL.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, October 14, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, October 21, 2017 (All day)
27 Dundurn St North, Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9

October Events at Artword 2017 [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, call 905-543-8512 / 905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

October 2017

October 11: Jazz duo Beats Workin': David Hurley + Charly Chiarelli, Wed Oct 11 (8:00 pm)
October 12: 60s Folk Revival Sing-along, Thurs Oct 12 (8:00 pm)
October 14: Latin American Peña w. Rosy Cervantes, Fri Oct 13 (8:00 pm)
October 15: Sad Boys Lit. Society, launch party for Mayami, Sun Oct 15, 6 pm (6:00 pm)
October 18: Jazz guitarist Chris Platt album release, Wed Oct 18 (8:00 pm)
October 19: Máire Ní Chathasaigh Irish harp +Chris Newman guitar, Thurs Oct 19 (8:00 pm)
October 20: BLUES: The Mike Almas Blues Band, Fri Oct 20 (8:00 pm)
October 21: The Sandplains Pickers (Ian Bell, the Schotts, Shane Cook, Matt Rait), Sat Oct 21 (8:00 pm)
October 24-29: 2017 Steel City Jazz Festival, Oct 24 to 29 (8:00 pm)

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THEATRE

Thursday to Saturday October 7, 2017.
Charly Chiarelli‘s classic hit show Cu’Fu? (So Who Did It?), Stories of a Sicilian Family, returns to Hamilton, for a two-week run at Artword Artbar. An Artword Theatre production written and performed by Charly Chiarelli, directed and dramaturged by Ronald Weihs. Cu’Fu?, the show that made him famous, is Charly’s hilarious and touching tribute to his crazy Sicilian family in the North End of Hamilton. His father’s bewilderment at the automatic record changer, his mother’s uncanny ability to read faces, and the unexpected reaction of both when they discover Charly is smoking “Mario Lanza”, create a portrait that is both affectionate and achingly funny.

LITERARY

Sunday October 15, 2017, at 6 pm, $5/pwyc. The Sad Boys Lit. Society presents: a Launch Party for Mayami. Come join the SBLS as they celebrate the release of Ben Robinson‘s chapbook Mayami, (Bird, Buried Press) a collection of poems about the rising tides. All funds raised at the door will be donated to 541 Eatery and Exchange.

MUSIC

Wednesday October 11, 2017, 8 pm. $10.
Beats Workin’, a duo from Kingston, returns to Artword. David Hurley on seven-string guitar and vocals and Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. They perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Thursday October 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or Book online
Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone (the Fall 2017 edition) returns to Artword Artbar. The 60s Folk Revival sing-along concert features Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass).

Friday October 13, 2017, at 8 pm. $10.
A Latin American Peña, an evening of music and poetry. Returning as the featured performer is Rosy Cervantes, lead singer of the band La Sana Rabia. Born in Cuernavaca, Rosy has an extensive career in Mexico where she founded La Sana Rabia in 2002, performing in blues festivals, tv shows and major venues all over the country.

Saturday October 14, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve tickets, call 905-543-8512.
The renowned Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band is coming back! The band: Randal Hillmandolin and vocals; Rocky Hill guitar and vocals; Tim McDonald banjo and vocals; Owen Mahoney bass and vocals.

Wednesday October 18, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
The Chris Platt Trio will be releasing their debut album, Sky GlowChris Platt guitar; Phill Albert bass; Mike Rajna drums. The album consists of entirely original compositions by Chris, drawing influence from Jazz, Blues, and Brazilian music.

Thursday October 19, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Irish harper Máire Ní Chathasaigh and virtuoso acoustic guitarist Chris Newmanare visiting Artword Artbar after they make a headlining appearance at the Northern Lights Harp Festival in Cornwall, Ontario on their North American tour. 

Friday Oct 20, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. To reserve call 905-543-8512,
An evening of original blues with Mike Almas and his wonderful Mike Almas Blues Band. Mike is a well known and respected songwriter, guitarist, and performer in the Southern Ontario region.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. The Sandplains Pickers are a new stringband from Southwestern Ontario, with musical styles ranging from old-time country and folk to western swing, and some blazing fiddle tunes. 

The 5th Annual  Steel City Jazz Festivalruns from October 24 to 29, 2017, at Artword Artbar and other venues. https://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Friday, October 6, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (All day)
Artword,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

From Ruthven to Passchendaele [Studio Babette Puppet Theatre]

From Ruthven to Passchendaele at SpringWorks 2017

Join Studio Babette Puppet Theatre for a unique experience as they honour the memory of those who served Canada in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, with this true story, poignant yet delightful, of one family's inspiring courage. Fourteen new table-top, rod puppets, on a multi-functional stage, recreate scenes that range from the meadows of Ruthven House, to the degradation of No-Man's-Land, to the antiseptic solace of the hospitals in London. Please plan to see this site-specific historical production that celebrates the continuing heritage of Brock's Rangers. In honour of the 100th Anniversary of World War One. The show is ideal for ages 10+, particularly middle-school children who will soon be studying WWI. It is also very appealing to history buffs and seniors.

Stratford Perth Museum
4275 Huron Road
(Highway #8, just West of Stratford)
Stratford, ON N5A 6S6


Sunday October 1 
SHOWS: 12:30pm & 3pm
2-2:30pm *FREE* Meet the Puppets!
 
Sunday October 15
12:30pm & 3pm 


Sunday October 22
1pm & 3pm

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 12:30
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 15:00
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:30
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 15:00
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 13:00
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 15:00
Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Road, Stratford, ON

A Few Good Men [Theatre Aquarius]

A FEW GOOD MEN

by Aaron Sorkin

Sep 20 – Oct 7, 2017

The electrifying play that became the legendary Oscar-nominated film! Military lawyers uncover a conspiracy at the highest level while defending their clients accused of murder in this tense, riveting courtroom drama by Aaron Sorkin, Academy Award-Winner (The Social Network) and creator of The West Wing and The Newsroom.

WHEN:  Sep 20 – Oct 7, 2017
WHERE:  Irving Zucker Auditorium, Dofasco Centre for the Arts, 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON
TIX:  Call Box Office at 905.522.7529 or toll free at 1.800.465.7529. Tickets can be purchased ONLINE
INFO:  email to aquarius@theatreaquarius.org or boxoffice@theatreaquarius.org
WEB: https://theatreaquarius.org/onstage/a-few-good-men/

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, October 7, 2017 (All day)
Dofasco Centre for the Arts, 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON

September Events at Artword 2017 [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 2017

September 9: Supercrawl Sat. events: Jazz Jam / Adam Carter, The Human Race, Brandon General, This Mad Desire
September 12: Jazz reunion: Chris Banks, Adrean Farrugia, Chris Lamont, Chris Gale
September 13: Richard Garvey and Friends
September 14: Beats Workin' with Charly Chiarelli & guests
September 15: McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles, songs & stories
September 16: Greg Oh, John Millard and Patricia O’Callaghan
September 17: The Full Pamela (Pamela Gardner) + Michel deQuevedo
September 20 - 21: Big Dance, Little Stage, w. Learie Mc Nicolls
September 22: JAZZ: Brad Cheeseman CD Release
September 23, 2017: Duane Rutter hosts Songwriters-in-the-Round
September 28, 29, 30, 2017: Charly Chiarelli's hit show Cu'Fu? returns

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THEATRE

Wednesday and Thursday, September 20 and 21, 2017, at 8 pm $10.
Big Dance Little Stage, our ongoing contemporary dance showcase series hosted by choreographer Learie Mc Nicolls, returns. The BDLS showcase provides an opportunity for dancers to showcase new work, explore improvisations, and build new collaborations. Line-up for Sept TBA. Live visuals by Judith Sandiford.

Thursday September 28 to Saturday October 7, 2017.
Charly Chiarelli‘s classic hit show Cu’Fu? (So Who Did It?), Stories of a Sicilian Family, returns to Hamilton, for a two-week run at Artword Artbar. An Artword Theatre production written and performed by Charly Chiarelli, directed and dramaturged by Ronald Weihs. Cu’Fu?, the show that made him famous, is Charly’s hilarious and touching tribute to his crazy Sicilian family in the North End of Hamilton. His father’s bewilderment at the automatic record changer, his mother’s uncanny ability to read faces, and the unexpected reaction of both when they discover Charly is smoking “Mario Lanza”, create a portrait that is both affectionate and achingly funny.

MUSIC

Thursday September 14, 2017, 8 pm. $10.
Beats Workin’ features Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. His duo partner from Kingston, David Hurley, can’t make it, so Charly has recruited his Hamilton pals Venesio DeSalvo on guitar and Ron Weihs on fiddle.  They will perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Saturday September 9, 2017, events for Supercrawl weekend:
* 4 to 6:30 pm: Music Jam (jazz, blues R&B and other genres) organized by Stephanie Sloss, with a house band: Devon Savas on bass, Travis Meyers on drums, Kyle Simmons on guitar.
* 7 to 10 pm, pwyc /suggested $5-$10: Melodic Pixel Media hosts a Supercrawl Saturday Songwriter Showcase: with The Human Race, Brandon General, This Mad Desire.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 8 pm, $15 reg/ $10 students.
Special show! The Great Reunion Concert: Chris Banks bass, Adrean Farrugia piano, Chris Gale saxophone, Chris Lamont drums.

Wednesday Sept 13, 2017, $10.
Our wandering minstrel Richard Garvey is back in town, with some friends (tba). http://www.richardgarvey.ca/

Thursday September 14, 2017, 8 pm. $10.
Beats Workin’ features Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. His duo partner from Kingston, David Hurley, can’t make it, so Charly has recruited his Hamilton pals Venesio DeSalvo on guitar and Ron Weihs on fiddle.  They will perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Friday September 15, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles are an Ancaster-based trio who perform original folk rock music and great story songs, many based on Ancaster’s history. These seasoned musicians are award winning songwriters/artists who sing fabulous three part harmonies. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 8 pm, $tba.
Greg Oh, John Millard and Patricia O’Callaghan met during their 6 year artistic residency at  Soulpepper Theatre. This repertoire is a fascinating evening of stories and songs ranging from Millard’s gothic Canadian solo repertoire to O’Callaghan’s elegant and playful cabaret selections, to Greg Oh’s remarkable solo work, including remarkable stories about the world of modern orchestral piano playing.

Sunday Sept 17, 2017, 7 pm, $10/pwyc.
Special concert. Melodic Pixel Media presents The Full Pamela (Pamela Gardner) and Michel deQuevedo. Pamela Gardner performs her songs backed by an all-star band of Hamilton musicians: Chris Bruder (The Altobeelays) keys; Jon The Bassist (Bring Me The Author/the human race) bass/vocals; Cameron Draper saxophone; Adam F Carter (the human race) drums/vocals; Hanna Bech glockenspiel/vocals.

Friday September 22, 2017 at 8 pm, $10.
Hamilton bassist/composer Brad Cheeseman presents music from his new album The Tide Turns. With: Robert Chapman (guitar), Kelly Jefferson (tenor sax), Sam Kogen (piano/keys), Marito Marques (drums), and special guest Adrean Farrugia (piano). 

Saturday September 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba.
Duane Rutter is back hosting another wonderful Songwriters-in-the-Round evening. The participants this time are: Rae Billing, Michael J. Birthelmer, Jay Linden, Gillian Nicola and Duane Rutter.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Saturday, September 9, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, September 30, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee [Theatre Ancaster]

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of six-graders (performed by adults) arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition as a larger metaphor for ‘life’.

WHERE: Performances at the Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. East, Ancaster
WHEN: Evenings: September 8, 9,15 & 16 at 8:00 pm; Matinees: September 10 & 17 at 2:00 pm
TIX: Adult: $27 | Senior: $24 | Student: $12; Order tickets by phone at 905-304-SHOW (7469)

Friday, September 8, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, September 17, 2017 (All day)
Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. East, Ancaster, ON

The Gin Game [Theatre Burlington]

The Gin Game

By Donald L. Coburn

Directed by David Mallis
Produced by Michelle Spanik

A dramatic comedy to start the season.

Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. With no visitors coming to see them the pair talk about their lives, their families and matters of the heart. They start to enjoy each other’s company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller’s inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident.

While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, much like the ongoing gin game.

WHERE: 2311 New Street, Burlington Ontario, Canada L7P 3N9
WHEN: September 15-16, 22-23, 28-29-30, 2017; Curtain 8:00 PM
TIX: 
Adult: $25, Student: $15, Senior: $22, Kid Shows: $10 general admission

Friday, September 15, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, September 30, 2017 (All day)
2311 New Street, Burlington, ON

Happy Times Nursery Rhymes at ArtFEST [Studio Babette Puppet Theatre]

Studio Babette at Waterdown ArtFest - August 19, 2017

AUGUST 19 11:00 AM FAMILY ZONE STAGE

Returning to ArtsFEST for a second year, Studio Babette Puppet Theatre will again entertain your little ones. Their intriguing miniature set for Little Red Riding Hood is a delight. Get ready to sing along with Happy Times Nursery Rhymes.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:00 to 13:00
Main and Dundas St, Waterdown, ON

The Paradise Project [Hamilton Aerial Group]

Presented by Hamilton Aerial Group

The Paradise Project is an outdoor theatrical spectacle taking place September 23rd 2017, 6:00 pm at Cootes Paradise, Princess Point Hamilton Ontario.  This a free event and is family friendly.  A 60 minute history of the area is told through story, puppetry, theatre, aerial acts, music, stilt walking creatures and song.  It is an event to raise awareness and celebrate the ongoing restoration, revitalization and conservation of this sensitive and important ecosystem.  Our vision includes giant puppets, elaborately costumed actors, dancers and musicians.    All artists will be paid for their work on this free public event and your contribution will help ensure this happens.

WHEN: Sat, Sept 23, 2017 at 6PM
WHERE: Meadow of Princess Point, Hamilton, ON

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00
Cootes Paradise, Princess Point, Hamilton, ON

Waterdown ArtsFEST [Historic Waterdown Arts and Events]

Waterdown ArtsFEST

Aug 19 & 20, 2017

ArtsFEST 2017 is 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!

DOWNLOAD MAP OF THE FESTIVAL HERE.

 

Saturday, August 19, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, August 20, 2017 (All day)
Downtown Waterdown on Griffin, Franklin, and Main Street

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