Archive for November, 2007

Strata Vocal Ensemble “Snow on Snow”: December 9

S T R A T A   V O C A L    E N S E M B L E

We have been hard at work preparing a wonderful Christmas concert entitled “Snow on Snow”, which includes a world premiere performance of a work by acclaimed composer Abigail Richardson. As usual, the incredible Erika Reiman will be at the piano.

Please join Strata Vocal Ensemble at 3pm Sun Dec 9 at MacNeill Baptist Church in Westdale. Strata are a 15 voice chamber choir, who made it to the National Semifinals in the 2006 CBC Choral Competition. Directions, ticket information and our poster are available at

Miles Davis Tribute: December 2

M I L E S    D A V I S    T R I B U T E

The Jazz Event of the Year! Sun Dec 2 at the Sheraton Hotel (Tonic Lounge) with Nick Brownman Ali. Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpeter by NYC Village Voice magazine & Brownman’s Electryc Trio, 2007 National Jazz Award winner  for Electric Group of the Year. Adrean Farrugia, Hamilton Bred virtuoso on piano rhodes and synth.

Opener: Hamilton Dub poet laureate Klyde Broox.

Doors open at 7pm  Show 7:30-11pm tix Adv. $15 Door $20 Students w/id $10
Cheapies, Dr. Disc , Putting on the Ritz, Déjŕ vu, Payne Music, Picks & Sticks.
For more info call: 905 928-3865

Arts Hamilton, Grand Opening: December 7

A R T S     H A M I L T O N

Dec 4 – 31: Arts Hamilton Annual Christmas Member’s Show

Dec 7:  Please join the Board of Directors and staff of Arts Hamilton on Dec 7 from 6:30 – 9pm as they celebrate their Grand Opening of their new location in Hamilton’s International Village . Refreshments will be served, music will be played, everyone is invited.
Visit AH web site for details and more info or call 905-481-3218

AGH Film Series screens “Once”: December 5

AGH film series presents the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award Winner


The AGH film series screens the charming and heartfelt film Once on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm at the Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas, 2 King Street West, downtown Hamilton.

Tickets are $6.00 for AGH Members, $8.00 for students and seniors and $10.00 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased online in advance at , in person at the AGH’s Front Desk during Gallery hours or at the venue door the evening of the screening beginning at 6:30 pm.

Featuring Glen Hansard from the Irish band The Frames, Once tells the story of two strangers drawn into each other’s world; a street musician and a classical pianist. More »

Artists’ Holiday Studio Tour: December 1 & 2

Saturday Dec. 1, 2007 & Sunday Dec. 2, 2007
Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Welcome to our Sixth
Artists’ Holiday Studio Tour.

The artists on this tour hope that you enjoy visiting our homes and studios as you browse through more types of art than you can imagine. Find the perfect Christmas gift for your friends and family as we wish you
“Happy Holidays”. More »

Raffle and Live Art Auction: December 7

Carnegie Gallery presents:

Design Hope
Out of the Cold Charity Fundraiser

Raffle and live Auction to take Place at The Dundas Valley School of Art
the evening of December 7th

ON DISPLAY NOVEMBER 27- December 6 at the Carnegie Gallery
10 King St. West Dundas 905 627-4265

December Hours, M. T. W. S. 10-5 Th. F. 10-7 Sun. 1-4 More »

Christmas Chamber Concert: December 16

Carnegie Gallery presents:

The Annual Nancy Cassels Christmas Chamber Concert

December 16th, 3 pm
free admission

10 King St. West Dundas 905 627-4265

Brenda Uchimaru Singers at the Carnegie Gallery: December 1

Carnegie Gallery presents

For Seasonal Gift Giving … and Always

December 1-30

Opening Reception~
The Brenda Uchimaru Singers
Saturday, December 1st 2-5pm

10 King St. West Dundas 905 627-4265

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Jan Wong reading from Beijing Confidential: November 29

Jan WongArt Gallery of Hamilton presents a special Literary Event

Jan Wong: Beijing Confidential

Co-presented with A Different Drummer Books and Bryan Prince Bookseller

Art Gallery of Hamilton is pleased to present a special literary event with renowned journalist Jan Wong as she discusses her latest work Beijing Confidential on Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 pm at the AGH’s Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion.

Tickets are $5.00 for AGH Members and $7.00 for Non-Members. Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the AGH Front Desk during Gallery hours or by calling 905-527-6610, ext. 232. More »

Cambridge Galleries – Jane Hook Sculpture Installation: to December 2

Jane_Hook_installation.jpgJane Hook

Full Circle: Evolving Family Studies

October 27 – December 2, 2007
Cambridge Galleries, PRESTON
435 King Street East, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada N3H 3N1
T 519.653.3632 or 519.621.0460

Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 12-8:30 pm; Sat 9:30 am – 5:30 pm;
Sun 1 – 5 pm

From the artist’s statement:

Full Circle is a series of Ľ to ˝ life size family portraits. Each family has chosen its own pose and worked with me over many sessions. Their choice of pose tells a much truer story than any choice I may make. The families presented here live within the greater Cambridge region. They live visibly and invisibly amongst us, depending on our focus. Difference (and sameness) lives harmoniously side by side. More »

Brandi Disterheft Jazz Trio dinner and concert: December 21

Brandi DisterheftToo Good To Miss Arts in Concert

Holiday Cheer featuring The Brandi Disterheft Jazz Trio and painter Laurie Wonfor Nolan

Fri Dec 21. 6pm Reception & Art Exhibit -7pm Dinner & Concert.

Held at EastDell Estates Winery, Beamsville. An evening full of the Art of Living with wines, culinary delights, live performing arts and a not to be missed intimate jazz performance.

Included with your $95.00 ticket is an exhibit reception of artworks by acclaimed painter Laurie Wonfor Nolan, a delectable meal paired with the award winning wines of EastDell Estates Winery and a concert by The Brandi Disterheft Jazz Trio ( with a simultaneous live performance painting by Laurie Wonfor Nolan.

For more specific info visit:
Tickets: 1-877-700-3130 or On-line

A Garland of Christmas Carols: December 1

The John Laing Singers
invite you to start your Christmas season with

A Garland of Christmas Carols

Sat Dec 1 at 8pm. Central Presbyterian Church Corner of Charlton & Caroline Sts, Hamilton.

Christmas choral treasures and a stunning collection of new carols composed by John Laing.

Tickets are $22 ($19 s/s) Call 905-628-5238 1-877-628-5238
Email: info (at) johnlaingsingers (dot) com visit

The Nutcracker: December 14 – 16

nutcracker_poster.jpgThe Hamilton Holiday Tradition continues…
The Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble presents:

The Nutcracker

starring the National Ballet of Cuba & Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

The Nutcracker is a wonderful opportunity for talented young dancers to perform with professional artists, dancers, choreographers, and musicians. This year we are pleased to announce that dancers will have the opportunity to share the stage with The National Ballet of Cuba. More »

Chocolate Dreams and The Nutcracker: December 16

nutcracker.jpgThe Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble presents

Chocolate Dreams Brunch

Enjoy a delicious brunch and lavish chocolate dessert buffet followed by a magical
performance of the Nutcracker Ballet.

Featuring the National Ballet of Cuba and the Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble. Music by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Meet legendary ballerina Alicia Alonzoa and take a photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Sun Dec 16 from 11am till 1:30 pm. Held in the Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom.
Brunch & Nutcracker $94.50 adult $58.50 children, Brunch only $55.75 adult $32.50 children.
To order your tickets please contact 905-517-2445 or e mail
Visit their website at

Rhythm and Stomp: December 2

G R I M S B Y    P U B L I C    A R T    G A L L E R Y

Rhythm and Stomp

Family Concert/ Grimsby Music Series~ Percussion
Sun Dec 2 @ 2 pm, $5/ ticket
Maximum of $20 per family
Tickets are available at the GPAG.

G R I M S B Y    P U B L I C    A R T    G A L L E R Y
18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby

Hamilton Literary Awards: November 28

Arts Hamilton and The Grand Farewell present….

15th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards

Nov 28, Westside Concert Theatre, Call 905-481-3218 for your tickets. $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.

Visit AH web site for details and more info or call 905-481-3218. Located in the International Village B.I.A across from Denningers – 279 King St East.

Arts Hamilton – David Purser Photographs: November

David_Purser.jpgA R T S H A M I L T O N

Arts Hamilton Gallery in the Village.

Month of November: Nature in the Wild Photography by David Purser.

On display from November 9th -30th , Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:30am – 5pm/ Thurs- Call Ahead

Opening reception Nov. 9th from 7 – 9pm

Click Here to View David’s Gallery

Xmas Art Party at the Pearl Company, Dec. 1. Open House Dec. 2

Gary Santucci and Barbara Milne are hosting a

“Yule Love Art” Party and Sale

Dec 1 from 7 pm to 12 at the Pearl Company, 16 Steven St in Hamilton. here will also be an Open House on Sun Dec 2 from 12- 5pm.

Come join us as we celebrate the season with a fun and festive arts salon; a meet and greet the artists with lots of music and merriment. You will find a wide variety of unique art pieces by over 20 artists just right for the gift giving season. If you’ve been to a party at The Pearl, you know you’ll have a great time, so bring your friends!

Call 905 524-0606 for more info.

Ethan Claymore: November 23 to December 8

The Players’ Guild of Hamilton Inc. presents


By Norm Foster
Produced by special arrangements with Playwrights Guild of Canada

Show Dates: Nov 23*, 24, 29, 30; Dec 1, 6, 7, 8, 2007
All performance At Guild House, 80 Queen St. South at the corner of Jackson St. More »

Exit Strategy (formerly Pinteresque) final performances: Nov. 15 to 24

Exit Strategy PosterMT Space Theatre presents:

Exit Strategy (Pinteresque)

“…good physical theatre, thumping with life and spirit…” NOW magazine

“…filled with resonance and powerfully enacted by the four talented players…” The Record

This is the last chance to see The MT Space’s latest creation Exit Strategy (Pinteresque) returning to Kitchener after its successful run at Toronto’s SummerWorks Theatre Festival.

Nov. 15 -24, 2007
The Registry Theatre
122 Fredrick St., Kitchener, ON

Performances at 8 pm Thursday through Saturday – Sunday Matinee at 2pm

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