Archive for July, 2007

Hamilton Fringe, Talk Thirty to Me: August 11, 12, 15, 18, 19

“How is it that I’m thirty and all I own is like, a laptop and a tent?”

Oyster Productions Presents

Talk Thirty To Me

An original verbatim play by Oonagh Duncan

“Four Stars!” ­ Eye Weekly

Fresh from its sold-out Toronto run, see the documentary play that’s “not
just good—it’s brilliant!”

(For performance times see Hamilton Fringe 2007 Schedule (Adobe Acrobat).)

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Hamilton Fringe: August 10 – 19


hamilton_fringe.jpgJuly 25, 2007 – Hamilton, Ontario… The Hamilton Fringe Festival is gearing up for ten days of uncensored theatre, making downtown Hamilton the cultural place to be August 10-19.


20 companies will be performing in four venues at the Downtown Arts Centre (28 Rebecca Street) while one company performs at the Pearl Company (16 Steven Street).


Tickets are only $8 each and available at the door. A Fringe Pass ($60 for 10 performances and can be used for two people) can be purchased in advance at the Fringe Office in Jackson Square (just along from Denniger’s). Everyone needs to buy a Fringe “Backer” Button ($2 each). Once bought the button is good throughout the entire Festival (as long as you don’t lose it).

Hamilton Fringe 2007 Schedule (Adobe Acrobat) More »

Tiny Bill Cody at AGH: July 27

The Folk Behind the Music:

Hamilton musicians join host Tiny Bill Cody at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Date: Friday, July 27, 2007
Time: 7:00
Location:  Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden, Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King
Street West, Hamilton

Tickets:  AGH Members $5    Non-Members $6 More »

An Evening With Kent Monkman: July 26

Art Gallery of Hamilton presents

An Evening with artist Kent Monkman

Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton

Tickets:  AGH Members $10   Non-Members $15   Students/Seniors $12
Join us for an artist’s tour and talk with Kent Monkman. Explore the drama,
humour and vast talent that are all equal parts of the current AGH
exhibition, The Triumph of Mischief.  Monkman is an artist of Cree ancestry
who works with a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video,
performance and installation. His work tackles the canon of art and
cinematic history by deconstructing images and narratives of Aboriginal
people as interpreted by 19th century European artists.  For more
information, please visit

Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact the AGH Educator at
905-527-6610, ext. 272.Join us for an artist

A Canadian Journey, Art of the Arctic: July 26 – August 7

A Canadian Journey

featuring the Artwork of
Valerie Russell, Ana Maria Jurpik, Linda Mackey
an exhibition of work from the artists journeys to the Arctic
and other northern Canadian destinations.

July 26 – August 7, 2007
Opening Reception Friday July 27, 6-8pm
Bluffs Gallery
1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3
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The Newspaper: Hamilton Fringe, August 11 – 19

4paper_picture_copy.jpgThe Hamilton fringe
And global village idiot productions presents

The Newspaper

Written and Performed by Tony Molesworth

While reading The Daily newspaper Tony Molesworth a Veteran of the comedy scene presents A fast paced a series of comedic funny one liners and Topical commentary in a Leno-esk style Monologue of about The daily News on a wide range of Headline subjects like Environment, Religion, Health, Travel, Financial, Crime, Sports, Entertainment ,Science and The of course the Personals. A collection of 20 years of writing comedy and jokes boiled down Into 50 min show . Hundreds of wise cracked asides on everything we see in the Newspaper that will Machine gun your funny bone.. More »

Best of Second City: August 4

SRFFsecond_city_eflyer.jpgS I M C O E R O T A R Y F R I E N D S H I P F E S T I V A L
Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival & Norfolk Arts Centre present THE BEST OF SECOND CITY
1st Annual Comedy Night! Sat Aug 4 at 8 pm. Simcoe Composite School Auditorium,
Norfolk and Wilson St., Simcoe, ON. Tickets $25.00

Contact the Lighthouse Festival Box Office 888-779-7703
or the Haldimand-Norfolk Information Centre at 1-800-267-9434

40th Annual Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival – August 4, 5, 6th 2007
Wellington Park – Downtown, Norfolk Street & Bonnie Drive

Summer in the Park: July 8

lana.jpgSummer in the Park 2007

Celebrate summer in the Lansdale Neighbourhood

Sunday, July 8, 1-5 pm – JC Beemer Park (at Victoria and King William)

Click on thumbnail for details.

Historical Perceptions Summer Tours: July 7, 21, August 4, 25

Hamilton CemetaryRobin McKee’s “Stories in the Stones” cemetery tours commence from the entrance to the Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard (across from Dundurn Castle), at 11:00 am and last for about two hours. On each occasion there will be a lively and informative tour of selected grave sites in historic Hamilton Cemetery. You will be introduced to some of Hamilton’s interesting personalities and be enriched in your knowledge of local history. The tours take place rain or shine. Be sure to bring the necessary food, drink and clothing needs. No reservations are required. There is no charge for the tours. More »

AGH Film and Video Festival: August 9

ph9.jpgAGH International Film and Video Festival

Thursday, August 9, Time: Dusk (9:00 pm)
AGH International Film and Video Festival 9
Bell Canada Award and Screening
Price: AGH Members $4 | Non-Members $5 More »

AGH Family Fun Day: July 29, August 26

Family Fun Day
Sunday, July 29, Sunday, August 26
AGH kids
Sundays are Fun Days at the AGH! On the last Sunday of each month, bring your family to the AGH for exciting hands-on activities inspired by child-friendly art. More »

AGH Film, Junebug: July 19

AGH film series presents… Junebug

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 12:00pm
Directed by Phil Morrison, (2005, U.S.A, 106 min.)
*Rated R for sexual content and language
Price: AGH Members $6, Students & Seniors $7, Non-Members $8

A dramatic comedy about a posh Chicago dealer of outsider/folk art, who travels to North Carolina to pursue a reclusive artist and her new husband’s family: his crisp mother Peg, taciturn father Eugene, angry brother Johnny, and Ashley, his sparkling and pregnant wife. Award-winning performances by the entire cast burst this film wide open. Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2005; Oscar Nomination 2006. More »

Tandava: July 12

An Outdoor Concert with Tandava

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 7:30pm
AGH performance
Location: AGH, 123 King St. W
Price: AGH Members $12, Students/Seniors $14, Non-Members $15

Outdoor concert in the AGH Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden. In case of rain, concert will be in the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion. More »

Exploring Canadian Folk Art: July 5

Exploring Canadian Folk Art with Dr. Stephen Inglis

Thursday, July 5, 2007
Member Event
Dr. Stephen Inglis, Director General of Research and Collections of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, will speak about the development of folk art in Canada. As an expert in the field, he brings a unique and in-depth insight to the significant works in Wit & Whimsy through two inspiring programmes:
an afternoon tea and an evening lecture. More »

George Hunter’s Canada: to July 9

George Hunter’s Canada: 1945-55 runs till July 9

18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby. Information

This exhibition features 103 black and white photographs taken by George Hunter as he traveled across Canada during the decade 1945-55. For his more than sixty year career as a photographer, archivist and historian his mission has been to capture the beauty of the Canadian landscape and also to record the working life and the faces of the people that he encountered. This exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Mississauga and curated by Robert Freeman.

Art Gallery of Hamilton: Jun 30-July 2

Art Gallery of Hamilton open Canada Day long weekend

Please note that the Art Gallery of Hamilton will be open Canada Day
weekend – Saturday, June 30th, Sunday, July 1st and Monday, July 2nd from 12 noon to 5 pm daily. More »

MAKER’S MARKET: July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15


Join us on the historic grounds of Christ’s Church Cathedral on James St. North for our monthly Makers’ Market!

Third Saturday of every month • June – Sept • 10am – 4pm (June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15) More »

Storytellers 15th Annual Conference: July 4 – 8

story.jpgS T O R Y T E L L E R S O F C A N A D A

15th Annual Conference, July 4 -8. Public Concerts $20 featuring celebrated Canadian storytellers.
Hamiltonians Jack Street and Charly Chiarelli, will be guest Story tellers on Thurs night.
Courage, Hope and Dreams on Thurs July 5, 8 pm, Liuna Station 360 James N.
Stories from Hamilton, Stories at the Heart on Sat July 7, 8:00 p.m.
Temple Anshe Sholom 215 Cline St N. More »

It’s Your Festival, Gage Park: June 29 – July 2

This 37th edition of our Festival will be celebrating Canada’s 140 th Birthday for 4 fun-filled days, from June 29th to July 2nd, 2007.

It’s Your Festival is organized by Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council and 4,000 dedicated volunteers. For the past 37 years, this event has attracted upwards of 6 million people with an attendance of over 250,000 in 2006. More »

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