Cinderella [Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts]


WHEN: Saturday May 27 7:30PM and Sunday May 28 2PM
WHERE: Mohawk College’s McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON

Hamilton City Ballet in association with Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts is proud to present CINDERELLA - music by Sergei Prokofiev, staged by Max Ratevosian and Melania Pawliw with students of Hamilton City Ballet, Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, and guest artists.

Founded by Max Ratevosian and Melania Pawliw, Hamilton City Ballet first opened its doors in September 2001 in downtown Hamilton, Ontario and has since moved to their new location in Dundas. The school offers children, teens and adults unique and innovative classes, from Moms & Tots Ballet to traditional Vaganova-based professional classical ballet training, as well the innovative Dance for Parkinsons’ program for people with Parkinsons.

The school's commitment is to provide students with instruction of the highest standard in a healthy and happy environment, while focusing on excellence of technique, the development of artistry, self-confidence and creativity.

For details visit:

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 19:30
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 14:30
Mohawk College’s McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON

Don't Laugh (Unless I'm Trying To Be Funny) [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]


A fundraiser for Rook's Theatre

Join Rook's Theatre for its first event - a night of musical theatre, stories, special guests and comedy. Starring Stephanie Hope Lawlor with musical director Shane O'Regan and special guests Daniel Coz, Mary-Maria Bourdeau, and Kaleigh Gorka.

WHEN: May 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM
WHERE:    Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James Street South, Hamilton
905 - 528 - 4020

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

KinderFest [Culture for Kids]

Since 1999, Culture for Kids in the Arts has reached over 50,000 children and youth with innovative, high quality arts education programs. Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) is dedicated to providing access to quality arts programming to children and youth in the greater Hamilton region.


Culture for Kids in the Arts is excited to announce the return of Kinderfest! Entertain and inspire your child this Spring at Kinderfest: an intimate, multi-arts festival that supports the emotional and intellectual development of children aged 0 – 6 years. This year, Kinderfest features Little Yarn Stories, an aesthetically rich performance designed to captivate and stimulate young minds, performed in both French and English by Montreal’s Puzzle Theatre. Watch as yarn - all shapes, colours, and sizes - comes to life weaving stories, images, emotions and more! Little Yarn Stories will delight young audiences with its 40-minute performance and puppet-making workshop following the show.

Check out the write-up about this year's Kinderfest on our blog!

WHEN: May 31, 2017 at 10AM, 1PM and June 01 at 10:00am
WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON
INFO: OR email events@ckarts.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 13:00
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Little Fairy Tales for Little People [Studio Babette Puppet Theatre]

3 Little Pigs & Little Red Riding Hood + workshop

Once again, Studio Babette Puppet Theatre returns to the little festival on Park Street in Dundas, for more puppet fun, and a drop-in workshop too! Join Studio Babette as they perform two of their acclaimed shows as part of the Made in Dundas Community Family Festival. The company will perform The 3 Little Pigs from 11AM and 2:30PM and Little Red Riding Hood at 12 noon. There will also be a special Puppet Workshop form 1PM to 2PM.

For more information on the Made in Dundas Community Family Festival go to:

Studio Babette Puppet Theatre strives to provide quality puppet performances in a myriad of styles, which reflect the European background of traditional puppet forms, combined with the unique artistry of modern Canadian puppetry. Studio Babette explores heritage themes, and stories from the many cultures which contribute to the wonderful fabric of Canadian life. Our productions represent the creativity and hard work of a vibrant community of local artists, craftspeople and promoters in the Hamilton area.

WHERE: Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas, ON
WHEN: 11am - 3pm 

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 11:00 to 15:00
Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas, Ontario

Strange and Unusual [Theatre Aquarius]

Strange and Unusual

By Nicholas Wallace & Luke Brown
Produced by Flat Earth 

May 11 – 13, 2017


We all share a common delusion; that our world view is based on truth and logic, and that we would never believe in something unquestionably weird. But we do. Whether you admit it or not, we all believe in something weird. Using magic and storytelling, illusionist Nick Wallace investigates the world of superstitions, psychics and other weird beliefs in a show not to be missed.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 20:00
Dofasco Centre for the Arts, 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON

BPAC May 2017 Events [Burlington Performing Arts Centre]



Providing the people of Burlington
with a broad range of excellent performance
opportunities that will both inspire and delight.

440 Locust Street, Burlington ON, L7S 1T7

PHONE: 905-681-2551

Event Listing for

May 2017



Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl
Written and Performed by: Rebecca Perry
Director: Matt Bernard
May 04-06, 7:30PM and May 06, 2:00PM
Anthropology graduate Joanie Little is stuck working as a barista. Rather than let this get her down, she decides to make the most of her “underemployment”. So, much like Jane Goodall did with chimpanzees, this upbeat Miss studies her only available subjects: the customers of her coffee shop “jungle”... hilarity ensues!

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal: Minus One
May 4, 8:00 PM
Performing at gripping speed, thirty-five dancers jump, spin, and then melt into movements that are slower, hypnotic, though still inspired, before coming full circle to explosive expressiveness.

Lunch at Allen's - A Concert for Jake
May 8, 8:00 PM
Jake Thomas was severely injured in a catastrophic accident, leaving him a paraplegic. Jake is Ian’s son, a father of four and a filmmaker. Due to his expertise in the integration of film and music, Jake was the obvious choice to direct and edit the debut Lunch At Allen’s Live DVD for EMI Music Canada. There is no question that a love for one another runs deep in the Lunch At Allen’s group. Within days of the accident, Murray, Marc and Cindy were talking about what they could do to help Jake and family with the financial challenges that lay ahead … and so began the idea for these concerts. 

Once on this Island-Burlington Student Theatre
May 26, 7:30 PM 
Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens. See the popular Student Theatre Senior Company perform! Both exhilarating and haunting, Once on this Island combines elements of Romeo & Juliet and The Little Mermaid.

Dancing Among the Stars
Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 7PM
Artistic Dance Scene presents "Dancing Among the Stars 2017", an exciting night of dance performed by our Recreational and Competitive Dancers! Come cheer them on as they showcase their hard work from this year and dance their way into your hearts!


That's The Way It Is-Live 
May 11, 8:00 PM
Elvis - Vegas - LiveInspired by the hit motion picture "That's The Way It Is" Steve Michaels takes you back to 1970, recreating highlights from this compelling and fascinating movie concert that documented the King's triumphant return to the stage. 

An Evening with The Ink Spots
May 12, 8:00PM
By 1954, Charlie Fuqua and Deek Watson had each formed their group called The Ink Spots and Bill Kenny was working solo as "Mr. Ink Spot." Kenny's hit recordings in the U.S. include "It Is No Secret" with the Song Spinners and " That's Just My Way of Forgetting You ". 

Harbourtown Sound Canada 150
May 13, 7:30 
Canada is 150 years old - Harbourtown Sound 15 and it will be our pleasure to present our interpretation in song of some of the music written and arranged by Canadians over the years. Our guest this year will be a chorus from Germany who will be singing a cappella in both English and German.

Symphony on the Bay: An Evening at the Proms 
May 14, 3:00PM 
Maestro Claudio Vena, Music Director and Conductor
Soloists Robert Pilon (Tenor) and June Crowley (Soprano)
“A Favourite British Tradition” 


Thursday, May 4, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (All day)
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

May 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 To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at .

May 2017

May 3: Special Concert: Italian jazz pianist Vittorio Mezza
May 4: The Acoustics, accordion-based music
May 5: Matapa World Music Series: Waleed Abdulhamid
May 6: JAZZ: vocalist Julie Michels & pianist Adrean Farrugia
May 10: Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series
May 11: Hamilton Poetry Centre Open Reading
May 12: MOJO Men of Jazz Octet
May 13: A Love Electric with Todd Clouser, jazz-rock-psych 
May 14: Mother’s Day Special, Raine Hamilton & Piper Hayes
May 15:  Acoustic Moments: Reggae dinner and show
May 17 - 18: Artword Theatre: Charly’s Piano w. Charly Chiarelli
May 19: Matapa World Music Series: Tony Gouveia
May 20: Ronley Teper's Lipliners
May 24: Singer-Songwriters NLX, Tara Holloway, Sammi Morelli
May 25: Roots troubadour Nudie
May 26: The Mike Almas Blues Band
May 27: The On-Topic Trio
May 30: Mairi Rankin & Ailie Robertson



Hamilton Poetry Centre Open Reading
Thursday May 11, at 7 pm, Free
The Hamilton Poetry Centre presents its annual Open Reading. Everyone is welcome to attend and to read. Doors open 6:30, reading starts at 7:00. Please arrive by 6:45 to register. Established in 1983, the Hamilton Poetry Centre works to support and encourage the writing and appreciation of poetry, by conducting workshops and hosting Canada Council sponsored readings.

Artword Theatre: Charly’s Piano w. Charly Chiarelli
Wednesday May 17 and Thursday May 18, 2017, at 8 pm, pwyc/$10.
Artword Theatre presents Charly’s Piano, a new work-in-progress featuring Charly Chiarelli. This is the fourth in a series of monthly theatre projects-in-progress, with Artistic Director Ronald Weihs.



Special Concert: Italian Jazz pianist Vittorio Mezza 
Wednesday May 3, 2017, at 8 pm. $ TBA
Italian pianist and composer Vittorio Mezza is performing with George Koller (bass) and Ben Riley (drums). The concert at Artword Artbar is part of a 3-venue event celebrating famous Napoli melodies. Mezza‘s recent recording Napoli Jazz Songs offers jazz versions of familiar songs from his native Italy. 

The Acoustics, accordian-based music
Thursday May 4, 2017 at 8 pm, $10.
The Acoustics, a lively band from the Hamilton area, play their own original folk-rock, world-roots music. Alfonso Spoto on accordion, Bonnie Bell on violin, and Vince Spoto on guitar/vocals. For the past 14 years, they have been cultivating their own unique music for local fans and venues. During this period they have released three studio CDs, their debut CD A Thousand Yesterdays  (Dec. 2003),Forever and a Day (Dec. 2007), and Erie Long (Jan. 2013). 

Matapa World Music Series: Waleed Abdulhamid 
Friday May 5, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets Advanced $20; Seniors & Students $15; Matapa Members $15; Door $25.
Matapa World Music Series presents Waleed Abdulhamid. Multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer and film maker, Waleed was born in Sudan. He demonstrates his versatility on guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, kirin, darabhuka, marimba, congas, djembe, dumbek and tama. In addition to his many concerts and festival appearances, he has played and recorded with David Clayton Thomas, the Motown Legend Band “The Drifters”, Doug Riley, Jackie Richardson, Julie Black, Deborah Cox and Zaki Ibrahim. He also leads his jazz group Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble.

JAZZ: vocalist Julie Michels & pianist Adrean Farrugia
Saturday May 6, 2017, at 8 pm, $ TBA
Pianist Adrean Farrugia has invited renowned Toronto-based jazz vocalist Julie Michels to heat up the stage at Artword Artbar. Julie Michels is a unique and important feature on the Toronto jazz scene. Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. He plays occasionally at Artword Artbar and teaches music at Mohawk College, as well as juggling his busy touring schedule

Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series
Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 8 pm, $10/$5 students.
The final evening of the season in the showcase series from Mohawk College Music, featuring teachers and students coming together to make music. The series is organized by pianist Adrean Farrugia and bassist Clark Johnston. Mohawk students for Wed May 10 are pianist Ian Brown, vocalist Leah Korkowski and drummer Nigel Stewart.

MOJO Men of Jazz Octet
Friday, May 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. 
To reserve call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512
MOJO is the Men of Jazz Octet, a group of the area’s top jazz players.  The line up for the night will include: Jeff Plumbley trumpet, Darren Blundel alto sax, Lindsay Paul tenor sax, Don Templeton trombone, Dave Rubicini bari sax, Marc Girard guitar, Ethan Tilbury bass, and Ken Bower drums. Come on in and get your Mojo on with some great jazz in a truly energetic performance. Join this exciting group as they explore post-bop to modern compositions by jazz luminaries such as Freddie Hubbard, Bob Meyer, Kenny Dorham and Tom Kubis. Along the way the band will tip their hats to some of the stalwarts of the jazz octet like Dave Pell and Gerry Mulligan.

A Love Electric With Todd Clouser, jazz-rock-psych
Saturday May 13, at 8 pm, $tba.
Blockbuster show at Artword! A Love Electric is a critically acclaimed rock trio born out of Mexico City’s jazz scene. Todd Clouser (guitar/vocals) of Minneapolis, USA, Hernan Hecht (drums), a longtime Mexico resident from Argentina, and Aaron Cruz (bass), a Mexico City native, form a band that over 4 years, 4 records, and nearly 500 concerts, has consistently accomplished the uncommon, making music on their own terms and touring the world.

Mother’s Day Special, Raine Hamilton & Piper Hayes
Sunday May 14, 2017. $ TBA
Singer-songwriter-violinist Raine Hamilton is on tour from Winnipeg. She teams up with Piper Hayes from Hamilton for a special Mother’s Day Sunday afternoon concert. Raine‘s music is resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Additionally, Piper Hayes is a critically acclaimed performer, singer- songwriter in the folk-pop mode, now based in Hamilton. In the past few years she has toured all over Canada and the USA, and has headlined three international tours.

Matapa World Music SeriesTony Gouveia
Friday May 19, 2017, at 8 pm. Tickets Advanced $20; Seniors & Students $18; Matapa Members $18; Door $25.
Matapa World Music Series presents Tony Gouveia, an impressive voice of a new generation of fadistas (fado singers) in North America. Fado is the urban folk music of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Tony Gouveia was born in Lisbon, and came to Canada at the age of 13. He never forgot his roots nor the fados that his father used to sing at family gatherings. His debut fado album, O Nosso Fado, a compilation of fado standards reveals his deep passion and authentic vocal expression.

Ronley Teper's Lipliners with Dave Gould
Saturday May 20, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
From Toronto, the surprising and delightful Ronley Teper’s Lipliners, plus a special guest opening set by Hamilton’s ever-inventive Dave Gould. Children at heart who love comedic, poetic, theatric, yet at times provocative storytelling, alongside truly magical music and visuals, will enjoy themselves.

Singer-Songwriters NLX, Tara Holloway, Sammi Morelli
Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 8 pm, $10.
Three singer-songwriters team up for a great night of music. NLX from Hamilton, now NY-based. Tara Holloway now back in her hometown Ottawa. Sammi Morelli  from BC.

Roots troubadour Nudie from PEI
Thursday May 25, 2017, at 8 pm, $tba.
Roots troubadour Nudie returns to Artword, on tour in Ontario, from his current home base of Charlottetown, PEI. His authentic style of music and songwriting is captured on his 2014 album Remember This. It is the soundtrack of relationships and heartache, delivered with wit and charm, and coated in the sounds of 1960s West Coast country soul.

Mike Almas Blues Band
Friday May 26, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
An evening of original blues with Mike Almas and his wonderful Mike Almas Blues Band with Joanne Augustyn, vocals/percussion, Cameron Colburn, drums, Michael Gieseking, bass/vocals. Mike is a well known and respected songwriter, guitarist, and performer in the Southern Ontario region.

The On-Topic Trio
Saturday May 27, at 8 pm, $10.
Jazz with the On Topic Trio, a collaborative effort from guitarist Kim Ratcliffe, drummer Aubrey Dayle from Toronto, and bassist  Brad Cheeseman from Hamilton. Each a leader of his own solo project, the trio was formed in early 2015, and are now putting aside other musical endeavors to perform in this trio setting.

Celtic duo Mairi Rankin & Ailie Robertson
Tuesday May 30, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba.
A special concert by Celtic duo Mairi Rankin and Ailie Robertson, on tour in Canada. They are part of the Celtic band Outside Track, who played at Artword Artbar last year. Now they are doing a little tour as a duo (after a full tour with the whole band).

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Sister Act [Hamilton Theatre Inc]


PHONE: 905.522.1715


SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice!

SISTER ACT is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International

Written by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner
Additional Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Music by Alan Menken

Director - Dustin Jodway
Assistant Director - Bethany Charters
Producers - Richelle Tavernier & Lucia Crespo
Musical Director - James Medeiros

Kameel Copeland, Beth Rogers Cassey, Doug Caldwell, Brydie Huffman, Emily Bolyea-Kyere, Catherine Silverglen, Owen Welch, Kevin da Silva, Caleb Timmermans, Devin France, Mason Micevski, Ed Canning, Inese Hill, Elenie Ketsetzis, Kristi Boulton, Christopher Bull, Breann Jodway, Concetta Roche, Rose Usenica

WHERE: Studio Theatre, 140 MacNab St. N., Hamilton
WHEN: May 12, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2017 @ 8PM; May 13, 21, 2017 @ 2PM
TIX: Call box office at 905-522-3032

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 14:00
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 14:00
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 20:00
Hamilton Theatre Inc, 140 MacNab Street North, Hamilton, ON