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What Next 2013 Festival of New Music: April 11 – 20, 2013

What NextThe Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s What Next Festival of New Music is an exciting exploration into what composers are writing today. Music and art intersect at this year’s festival with new works for chamber orchestra, works for instruments and electronics, and contemporary chamber music. Explore what music looks like and what art sounds like at the 2013 What Next Festival.

For tickets call the box office at (905) 526-7756.

Tactical Urbanism: May 2

Tactical UrbanismThe HBSA presents Mike Lydon from The Street Plans Collaborative in New York City ( in a keynote looking at community-led urban interventions. Tactical Urbanism projects are typically small scale or short term, strategic projects designed to test or temporarily deploy urban design strategies and ideas. More »

Staircase May Events, featuring The Devlin Monologues 2, Dianne and Me: May 25, 26


MAY 25 8PM
Hamiltons Best Kept Secret is back! More »

WAHC & The Factory present Working Visionary: Jack Chambers: May 24

JChambersEzine.jpgWAHC is very pleased to partner with the Factory Media Arts Centre to present Working Visionary: Jack Chambers a screening and speakers program on a pioneer in Canadian art and artists’ rights, Jack Chambers.

The event will feature: Curator Tyler Tekatch, Filmmaker Chris Lowry and Kristian Clarke, Executive Director of CARFAC and will include screenings of a documentary about Jack Chambers by Chris Lowry; Chambers, Tracks and Gestures (1982) as well as Chambers’ film masterpiece Hart of London (1970) More »

Niagara Dance Company, “Pearl”: June 8 – 10

Pearl.jpgNiagara Dance Company is proud to present an evening of exhilarating contemporary dance in the final Main Stage Performance of our 2011/12 season. Our performance presents choreography by two local choreographers, Artistic Director Mary Jo Mullins and veteran interdisciplinary artist Elizabeth Chitty, as well as a special opportunity to see work by Toronto modern dance legend, Peter Randazzo. More »

Fieldcote Museum – Tastes, Tales and Tunes of 1812 with Ian Bell of Muddy York: June 9

Bread and Ballads: Tastes, Tales and Tunes of 1812

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Visit the Fieldcote grounds for a delightful afternoon listening to songs and stories of 1812 as played by the nationally-renowned Ian Bell of Muddy York and enjoy a sampling of our version of some rustic soldier’s fare. Wander through the museum exhibit on the Bloody Assize of 1812 and watch our volunteer quilters as they demonstrate their sewing skills on our Bloody Assize commemorative quilt. More »

Hamilton Storytelling Circle, May 28

The Hamilton Storytelling Circle will be meeting on May 28 at 730pm, Temple Anshe Sholom, 215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton

Please bring a story, a listening ear, a friend, or all three.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Best Regards,


Brant Taletellers Guild – Cabaret featuring Dan Yashinsky: May 25

Brant Taletellers Guild – Cabaret Friday 25-May-2012 at the Brant Park Inn – featuring Dan Yashinsky.

Dan Yashinsky reweaves old stories with new yarn. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm. Dan will tell the story of Mister Globus and Laughing Boy, his version of a Grimm fairytale. It’s about a CEO whose claim to fame is making everything the same, and how a certain dragon helps Laughing Boy on his quest to find something that “can’t be bought, will never be sold, is free – yet more precious than gold.” More »

AGH, Emily Carr: Opens May 12

big_raven.jpgA new exhibition of 38 masterworks by the celebrated Canadian artist Emily Carr opens at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on May 12 and will be on view through October 28, 2012. Several of the works exhibited in Nature and Spirit: Emily Carr�s Coastal Landscapes have never been seen before in Hamilton. More »

Art Crawl, Victoria and Deborah Pearce: May 11, 2012

May_12.JPGVictoria and Deborah Pearce
James North Art Crawl
Friday May 11th, 7:30 – 10:00 pm.
173 James Street North,
Third Floor, Hamilton

Hamilton Spectator, Story Meeting: May 24, 2012

story_meeting.jpgSo What’s a Story Meeting?
This is when each respective media outlet assembles their news and current affairs teams to review and discuss what stories, segments or features they are going to cover and why.

This is YOUR opportunity to pitch your story to the mainstream media in our community.

When? Thursday, May 24, 7pm
Where? The Hamilton Spectator Auditorium (44 Frid St, Hamilton)
Cost? None! More »

Niagara Dance Company, “Pearl”: June 8 – 10


A formal Main Stage presentation of contemporary dance work by Elizabeth Chitty, Mary Jo Mullins and Peter Randazzo

Friday June 8th 2012 8:00 pm
Saturday June 9th 2012 8:00 pm
Sunday June 10th 2012 2:00 pm More »

Munday Nuns Reunited: June 2, 2012

munday_nuns_reunited.jpgTHE LYRES with THE MUNDAY NUNS (re-united) & THE MAGIC SHADOWS

This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James St. N., Hamilton, ON

Grimsby Art Gallery, Xtracurricular: Opens May 18

A High School Art Exhibition
May 18 June 3, 2012
Opening reception: Friday May 18 from 4 – 6 pm More »

Bach Elgar Choir, “Mega-Vespers”: May 11, 12 2012

MegaVespers.jpgBach Elgar Choir
presents Mega-Vespers

Friday May 11, 2012 7:30 pm. Melrose United Church 86 Homewood Ave., Hamilton
Saturday May 12, 2012 7:30 pm Westdale United Church 99 North Oval, Hamilton. More »

you me gallery, Peter Kirkland: Opens May 11 (Art Crawl)

Painting_April_2012__2.jpgPETER KIRKLAND New Paintings
Large scale paintings on canvas and wood continuing the artists exploration of allusive organic forms.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 7 – 10 pm (James North Art Crawl)
appetizers by Wild Orchid

Exhibition continues to June 3. Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 12-5

you me gallery
330 James St. North, Hamilton ON, (905) 523-7754,

Linda Joyce Ott, “The Earth Laughs in Flowers”: Artist Reception May 11

chrysanthemum.jpgI would like to invite you to The Earth Laughs in Flowers, an exhibition of my photographs celebrating the chrysanthemums of Gage Park.

The exhibition is on throughout May at Gallery on 4, Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, 55 York Blvd.

Meet the Artist Reception: Friday, May 11, 6:30 to 9:30 pm (Art Crawl evening) More »

Earls Court Gallery, An Introduction: Opens May 10

an_introduction.jpgAn Introduction is a selection of local artists that Earls Court Gallery would like to highlight to Hamilton and the surrounding area. The show features encaustic work by Bruno Capolongo, pop art by Julio Ferrer, an industrial look by Clarence Porter, and large lively floral by Victoria Pearce. These artists exhibit strong technic in illustrating realism paintings with their own painterly stylistic. In addition, there will be several other surprise artists involved! More »

Grandmothers Walk to Fight Aids in Africa: June 9, 2012

we_stride.jpg“On Saturday, June 9th 2012, grandmothers from across Canada will walk in solidarity to show their support of African grandmothers who are crucial to the survival of whole communities in the struggle against the AIDS pandemic.

Grandmothers are also hoping to raise money to provide critical services and support for African grandmothers and the children orphaned by AIDS in their care. Pledges and donations can be made either on-line at, or at the event, to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. More »

Carnegie Gallery, Shows May 04 – May 27

May 04 � May 27
north gallery- Cirvan Hamilton, Elise Muller
Wood and Stone
The Stone Tree Studio, are Cirvan and Elise, who live in a land of stone and wood near Dorset ON. For 20 years Cirvan has been building with wood in an evolution of style from rustic furniture to timber framing to very fine furniture. Cirvan has trained at Rosewood Studio School of Fine Woodworking completing the Craftsman program. He has won awards for his designs of tables and chairs. He designs and builds fine furniture in a variety of wood to suit your home or cottage and welcomes custom orders. He regularly exhibits his work in local studio tours and galleries as well as at Stone Tree Studio in Dorset Ontario where he lives with his wife Elise and 2 daughters. More »

Players Guild, “The Sunshine Boys”: May 4 – 19

sunboys.jpgThe Players’ Guild of Hamilton Presents
The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon
Directed by: Diane Brokenshire�Produced by: Enid Aaron

This is Neil Simon’s “ham on wry”. Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed
vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of
Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs. More »

Brant Taletellers Guild: May 2, 2012

The Brant Taletellers Guild Storytellers meeting will be at, The Station Coffee House & Gallery, 5 Wadsworth St., Wednesday, 02-May-2012 @ 7:00PM to 8:30PM

The Station Coffee House & Gallery is at the Via Train Station in Brantford

Following is the web site link

This month’s suggested theme is, Family Stories (Real or Imagined) More »

CLiC Landscapes Fundraiser: May 26, 2012

CLiC Landscapes

A gala fundraising celebration of Canada’s iconic geographic wonders and incredible diversity

CLiC Landscapes will be a whimsical evening of socializing and dancing under the Northern Lights. Enjoy a fabulous selection of hors d’oeuvres, special Sweet Ice Snow Cones cocktails, the funk, soul and reggae sounds of local band Brothers du Monde, and captivating performances by Zero Gravity. More »

Hamilton Theatre Inc, “Xanadu”: April 27, 28, May 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12

xanadu_poster.jpgXANADU OPENS IN 8 DAYS!! get your tickets ASAP! The show is an hilarious roller disco of a time!

Ticket Line: 905-522-3032

XANADU follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. More »

Ladybird Animal Sanctuary Spring Jamboree/Fundraiser: May 13, 2012

SpringJamboree2012_web_000.jpgLadybird Animal Sanctuary
Spring Jamboree/Fundraiser

Sunday, May 13th, from 1pm to 5pm
at The Pearl Company 16 Steven St. Hamilton
Got to for more info More »

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