Workshops

Craftadian Pop-up Handmade Market [Craftadian]

Craftadian has partnered with the Fall Bump, Baby and Toddler Marketplace to bring you a Craftadian Pop-up Handmade Market within the show. The Craftadian Pop-up will be located in the foyer.

Show Dates/Hours/Location

Fall Bump, Baby and Toddler Marketplace fet. Craftadian Pop-up (in the foyer)
Saturday November 4 & Sunday November 5, 2017; 9AM – 3PM (daily)
Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

Meet the Makers: The Craftadian pop-up will feature 20+ handmade makers with products geared to mom, baby, children and décor.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, November 5, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Staircase November Events [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 
November 2017

LITERARY

LIT LIVE Nov
Sunday, Nov 5 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Lit Live is a monthly reading series in Hamilton, Ontario. 

POETRY IN THE CAFE
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 07pm to 08:30pm
Celebrating Canadian Poets Published in Lummox 6  James Deahl Jennifer L. Foster Ellen S. Jaffe (first runner-up in the 2017. Lummox Poetry Contest) Donna Langevin John B. Lee (poet laureate of Brantford) Norma West Linder Deborah A. Morrison Lynn Tait Kate Marshall Flaherty and Debbie Okun Hill may also read.

THE MINI 6 MINUTE MEMOIR
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 07:30pm to 09pm
The Mini six Minute Memoir is a delightful themed storytelling night Hosted by Anne Bokma with performances by local community members. Details to be announced.

THEATRE

IMPROV FUN-DAMENTALS
Monday, November 6, 13 2017 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Learn improv comedy in a fun and supportive environment. Experienced improv comedy teachers from Staircase Improv will guide participants through the basics of improv comedy. A Beginners drop-in workshop open to improvisers of all experiences, and ages. Participants less than 16 years of age require parental accompaniment. Dress in comfortable clothing as movement is guaranteed.  Limited to 16 participants per class. Cost is $10. Cash only

IMPROV MASTERCLASS
Tuesday, November 7, 14 2017 from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. NorthOur Master Class is where Hamilton’s top improvisers come to test their mettle and get notes from their experienced peers. The public is welcome to watch, but participation is by invitation only. Admission is $10. Cash only. Workshop starts promptly at 7pm.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PETTY CRIME starring Jimmy Hogg
Friday, November 3, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
After a decade of touring Canada and the U.S. and fresh from a 23-show stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Englishman, Jimmy Hogg unleashes his multiple-award winning solo show A Brief History of Petty Crime in Hamilton. 

PIECE OF MIND: THE STAGE PLAY by Colleen Taffe
Saturday, November 4-5, 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
This thought provoking performance is brilliantly written and directed by playwright and Mental Health and Addiction Specialist Colleen Taffe.  It inspires audiences to be challenged by the unforeseen world of mental illness and its damaging effects of stigma, quite tangible in the black community. 

SHOW READY SERIES- WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays until November 9th from 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
A 5 week comedy improv series workshop aimed at producing a showcase show. Emphasis on teamwork and show craft. All levels welcome. 7- 10pm $75.00 + hst info@staircaseimprov.com

VENUS IN FUR
SHOWTIMES Thursday, November 2 Friday, November 3 Saturday, November 4 ​All shows at 8:00 PM
VENUS IN FUR A play by David Ives Thomas, playwright and director, is holding auditions for his adaptation of the controversial 1870s novel, Venus in Furs. After an unsuccessful day of casting he is confronted with Vanda, the unlikely actress who perfectly embodies his leading lady. Reality begins to blur as this audition spirals out of control and into a seductive power play… ​

JULIUS CAESAR presented by Make Art Theatre
Nov 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30
Julius Caesar is a fast-paced political drama about the conspiracy to kill the first Roman Emperor. When Caesar returns to Rome, not everybody is celebrating. His closest friend, Brutus, is troubled by Caesar's absolute power. Fearing tyranny, Brutus joins several other senators in a plot to assassinate his best friend. 
Directed by: Ryan M. Sero
Cast: Vicktoria Adam, Tyler Brent, Liz Buchanan, Scott Buchanan, Sean Emberley, Dina Hanson, Adam Lemieux Colin Palangio, Ryan M. Sero, Laura Welch

KINGFISHER DAYS by Firefly Collective
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
One summer, in an old stone fireplace beside her family cottage, a little girl discovers a letter from a delightfully self-absorbed Inca fairy princess. This begins a poignant friendship between the child, the princess and an elderly neighbor, to whom the fairy dictates her letters.  From the acclaimed memoir by the same author. ​​Directed by Denise Oucharek and starring  Myrna McBrien and Vince Carlin. 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3076247

MUSIC

OPEN MIC FOR MUSICIANS
Wednesday, Nov 1,8, 15 at 7 - 9:30
An awesome Weekly open-mic that happens every Wednesday night and is hosted by the very talented and dedicated Keith Toms. An amazing group of local musicians that have for the past year, managed to grow a supportive environment for all music styles regardless of age. Original works are loved dearly!  So come experiment, grow your chops, sit and listen…we have some of the best audience members in Hamilton! Beverage and food available

CHOIR NATION HAMILTON
Monday, November 6, 13 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Under the leadership of Brian Dexter, Choir Nation Hamilton is a great place to come together and have fun, improve your singing and learn from an exceptional teacher! Rehearsals and performances take place Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m. $15 per session for adults. $10 for seniors and students. Please have cash. 

JAMLAND POST SCREENING CONCERT
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm to Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:30 am
Jamland is more than a concert in the woods. It’s a state of mind. This documentary explores a grassroots music festival and includes poignant human interest stories. It’s a film about music, life, and love, and the way music can take us out of our day to day problems and make us feel better. Jamland is being screened at the Staircase Theatre as part of the Hamilton Film Festival on Thursday, November 9 at 9:00 pm. It is being shown with Et Tu, Dude?, another Ontario music documentary.

FILM

JAMLAND POST SCREENING CONCERT
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm to Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:30 am
Jamland is more than a concert in the woods. It’s a state of mind. This documentary explores a grassroots music festival and includes poignant human interest stories. It’s a film about music, life, and love, and the way music can take us out of our day to day problems and make us feel better. Jamland is being screened at the Staircase Theatre as part of the Hamilton Film Festival on Thursday, November 9 at 9:00 pm. It is being shown with Et Tu, Dude?, another Ontario music documentary.

THE 12th HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL
November 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Hamilton’s premiere independent film festival returns to the Staircase and multiple venues. For more information check our separate listing.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

Artist Talk – John Kissick [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Artist Talk – John Kissick

Painter and writer, John Kissick, creates abstract paintings that “feature a hybrid pictorial space which balances art-historical allusions with pop-culture references.” HIs exhibition record includes over 30 solo exhibitions in Canada, the USA and Germany. John was the subject of a mid-career survey, “John Kissick: A Nervous Decade,” which toured through Canada in 2012. He is the author of numerous catalog essays and articles for periodicals. His work has been exhibited at the Shanghai Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Mendel Art Gallery, among other institutions.

John has held numerous academic posts, including Head of Critical Studies at Penn State University’s School of Visual Arts, Dean of the Faculty of Art at OCADU from 2000 to 2003, and from 2003-2014 was Director of the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. He was elected into the Royal Canadian Academy for the Arts in 2005.

Learn more about John and his work at www.johnkissick.ca.

Tuesday, November 14 – 10:30 a.m. – Free.  No registration required.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:30
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON

12th Annual HFF [Hamilton Film Festival]

The 12th annual Hamilton Film Festival screens a juried selection of local & international independent films. We have hosted filmmakers travelling to our event from Australia, Austria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, US and all across Canada.
We connect filmmakers and give them another voice.

​We celebrate the art of movie making from concept to completion. From the budding filmmaker to the pro, we are always working to move the film industry in Hamilton... ​...a little further each year. 

This year's theme is MUSIC! Live music, panels, spotlight on film scores, movies with a music theme and more! Look for the guitar pick in the schedule to see the movies that have  strong music theme!

VENUES

STAIRCASE THEATRE
27 Dundurn St. N

ELAINE MAY THEATRE
25 Dundurn St. N

THE ZOETIC
526 Concession

WHEN: November 4th - 12th, 2017
TIX: Follow the LINK

To see the complete SCHEDULE follow the LINK.

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, November 12, 2017 (All day)
Various locations in Hamilton

Staircase October Events [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 
October 2017

LITERARY

LIT LIVE Oct
Sunday, Oct 1 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Lit Live is a monthly reading series in Hamilton, Ontario.
 

GRITLIT LITERARY FESTIVAL- HAMILTON A CELEBRATION IN STORIES
Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 10:00 am to 04:30 pm
Celebrating Canada 150, gritLIT is proud to present readings, interviews and a writing workshop celebrating local authors, themes and indigenous culture. Authors include: Shannon Bramer, Daniel Coleman, Sally Cooper, Cherie Dimaline, Krista Foss, Lee Maracle, John Terpstra, Zoe Whittall.

DAVID CHARIANDY IN CONVERSATION
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 07:00 pm
This event is presented by Penguin Random House Canada, Bryan Prince Bookseller, Centre for Community Engaged Narrative Arts (CCENA) at McMaster and the Staircase Theatre. Please join us for an evening of conversation as BC author, David Chariandy sits down to talk about his much anticipated new novel. Conducting the on-stage interview will be award-winning Hamilton author, Lawrence Hill. 

THEATRE

IMPROV FUN-DAMENTALS
Monday, Oct 23/30 at 7 - 8:30 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Learn improv comedy in a fun and supportive environment. Experienced improv comedy teachers from Staircase Improv will guide participants through the basics of improv comedy. A Beginners drop-in workshop open to improvisers of all experiences, and ages. Participants less than 16 years of age require parental accompaniment. Dress in comfortable clothing as movement is guaranteed.  Limited to 16 participants per class. Cost is $10. Cash only

IMPROV MASTERCLASS
Tue, Oct 17/31 at 7 - 9 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Our Master Class is where Hamilton’s top improvisers come to test their mettle and get notes from their experienced peers. The public is welcome to watch, but participation is by invitation only. Admission is $10. Cash only. Workshop starts promptly at 7pm.

CHARACTERS AND CONVERSATIONS- A lone woman play by Christina Whitfield
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Christina Whitfield has created a one woman evening showcasing her passion for film and television and telling stories. $5 from every ticket sold will go directly to Habitat for Humanity. Doors open 8pm for food and drink

SHOW READY SERIES- WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS
Wednesday, October 18/25, 2017 from 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
A 5 week comedy improv series workshop aimed at producing a showcase show. Emphasis on teamwork and show craft. All levels welcome. 7- 10pm $75.00 + hst info@staircaseimprov.com

 

STRANGE AND UNUSUAL- Magic and Illusion with Nicholas Wallace
Runs Oct 18-21 from 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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.

THE BIG SHOW
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
An interdimensional being summons a group of “teens with attitude” to help him defend the world from evil. Unfortunately, he accidentally summoned the high school drama group. Unable to fight, he assigns them the task of performing a monthly BIG SHOW that bring him up to speed about the current state of the earth. Music, comedy, magic and short films. Starring a rotating cast including Viktoria Adam, Tyler Brent, Luke Brown, Stephanie Hope Lawlor, Kristian Reimer, Ryan Sero, Nick Wallace and Laura Welch.

VENUS IN FUR
SHOWTIMES Thursday, October 26-Preview Friday, October 27-Opening night Saturday, October 28 ​Thursday, November 2 Friday, November 3 Saturday, November 4 ​All shows at 8:00 PM
VENUS IN FUR A play by David Ives Thomas, playwright and director, is holding auditions for his adaptation of the controversial 1870s novel, Venus in Furs. After an unsuccessful day of casting he is confronted with Vanda, the unlikely actress who perfectly embodies his leading lady. Reality begins to blur as this audition spirals out of control and into a seductive power play… ​

THE HAMILTON 7- A Night of Stories
Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Welcome to the Hamilton 7! We’re back after a highly successful run at this years Hamilton Fringe Festival! Come on out and hear some of your fave tellers and a few new ones! Join us for a gathering of finely crafted tales from professional local storytellers from diverse perspectives, experiences and realities. This edition of The Hamilton 7 will feature: Karen Ancheta Darla Biccum Sheldon Davis Tor Lukasik-Foss Marilo Nunez Lisa Pijuan-Nomura and a few more surprises! 

 

MUSIC

OPEN MIC FOR MUSICIANS
Wednesday, Oct 18/25 at 7 - 9:30
An awesome Weekly open-mic that happens every Wednesday night and is hosted by the very talented and dedicated Keith Toms. An amazing group of local musicians that have for the past year, managed to grow a supportive environment for all music styles regardless of age. Original works are loved dearly!  So come experiment, grow your chops, sit and listen…we have some of the best audience members in Hamilton! Beverage and food available

CHOIR NATION HAMILTON
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Under the leadership of Brian Dexter, Choir Nation Hamilton is a great place to come together and have fun, improve your singing and learn from an exceptional teacher! Rehearsals and performances take place Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m. $15 per session for adults. $10 for seniors and students. Please have cash. 

FALL INTO WISTERIUM MUSIC
Friday, October 27, 2017 from 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
“Wisterium Music is the passionate musical duo of Jennifer Molinaro (vocals/piano) and Celeste Konopka (violin). Their musical style blends jazz, folk and classical roots into rich acoustic soundscapes. Combining the harmonies of Debussy and Chopin with Celtic and Scandinavian melodies, Wisterium Music joyfully explores both well-known and original musical improvisations.

COMMUNITY

TRIBE MAYAFIRE presents SPOOKY SOUK bellydancing fundraiser for WelNepal
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 07:00 pm to 09:15 pm
Tribe Mayafire’s annual Bellydance fundraiser in support of WelNepal.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

Youth Studio Class: Teen Artist Experience [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.

The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday - 11AM–6PM, Thursday - 11AM–8PM, Saturday - 12–5PM, Sunday - 12–5PM, Monday, Tuesday Closed

 

Youth Studio Class: Teen Artist Experience

 

Learn how to make art and show it! Students will explore finding their curatorial and creative voices by sampling a number of different mediums and meeting artists and curators. Students will work together to present their work at the end of this 10 week class. All materials provided.

WHERE: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton ON
WHEN:Wednesdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6 *Registration Required

The Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton
905.527.6610 or email info@artgalleryofhamilton.com
http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:00 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 15:00
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West

Craftadian Christmas Markets

 

 

Craftadian Christmas Markets

 

Mississauga Christmas Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

** FREE SWAG BAG TO THE FIRST 50 SHOPPERS at 10AM ** (limit to one per family)

WHEN: Saturday November 11, 2017; 10:00AM – 4:00PM
WHERE: First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Road W, Port Credit Mississauga (beside Clark Hall)

Hamilton Christmas Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

** FREE SWAG BAG TO THE FIRST 50 SHOPPERS at 10AM ** (limit to one per family)

** FREE GIFT TO THE FIRST 50 SHOPPERS at 2PM ** (limit to one per family)

WHEN: Saturday December 2, 2017; 10:00AM – 4:00PM
WHERE: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road, Hamilton ON

 

 

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

AGH BMO World Film Festival [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

AGH BMO World Film Festival

Bringing the best in world cinema to Hamilton
October 13 to October 22, 2017
https://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/agh-bmo-world-film-festival/

The AGH BMO World Film Festival has showcased the best in world cinema for over eight years. This year’s festival will take place from October 13 to 22, 2017. Screenings of outstanding award-winning international, independent and Canadian films are presented annually at venues across the Greater Hamilton Area. Film lovers enjoy an engaging program of film screenings, talks, panel discussions and performances.

Join us for our best film festival yet:  10 days featuring an exciting program of over 50 award-winning Canadian and international films, representing 25 filmmakers from 25 countries in 18 languages!:  Click HERE for the festival line-up

The AGH BMO World Film Festival will be screening films and holding events at the following venues:

  • AGH ANNEX: 118 James Street North, Hamilton
  • COLLECTIVE ARTS BREWING: 207 Burlington Street East, Hamilton
  • ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON: 123 King Street West, Hamilton
  • LINCOLN ALEXANDER CENTRE: 160 King Street East, Hamilton
  • CINEPLEX CINEMAS ANCASTER: 771 Golf Links Road, Ancaster

Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 22, 2017 (All day)
Various locations

Lino Block Printing at Art Aggregate

Use your imagination in this fun and informative Lino Block Printing Class.

We will design and carve lino blocks and then use the blocks to create one-of-a-kind prints on either fabric or paper.

Bring a few ideas with you to class in order to jump right in and make the most of your time!

No experience neccessary.

Registration fee: $60.00

Register at Eventbrite.ca

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
Art Aggregate, 12-398 Nash Road North, Hamilton

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