The McMaster Summer Drama Festival (SDF) announces its eighteenth season, opening July 18, 2008 and running to July 26, 2008. Artistic Director Andrew Hadden asserts, “This year’s festival consists of four very unique shows. Each one is very bold in its own way. The audience will have the option to see a brutally honest and emotional drama (Closer), a quirky musical which explores contemporary pop culture (Six Women With Brain Death), a student-written adaptation of the classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet (Fair Verona) and a play which reflects on life and regret (Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women).”
Closer July 18, 20, 22, 24, 8 PM, July 19, 26, 2 PM
Fair Verona July 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 7 PM, July 19, 1 PM
Six Women With Brain Death July 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 8 PM, July 20, 2 PM
Three Tall Women July 18, 19, 22, 24, 7 PM, July 20, 26, 1 PM More »
Singer/songwriter Juanita Wilkins launches her new CD, “Four Corner Town” at The Pearl Company on Saturday July 19, at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the door, or by calling 905-524-0606. The Pearl Company is located at 16 Steven Street @ King William in Hamilton.
“Four Corner Town” is Wilkins’ second full length solo CD, and is a delightful collection of original songs that celebrate and sometimes lament the state of things in rural Ontario.
Every Saturday this summer on the waterfront. Meet Moo Wah from the Karen people and watch her weave a satchel ($12); talk to Lance Darren Cole about the ancient art of Venetian bookbinding and sing and dance with the Columbian jewellery makers and artists. Meet your community at the Sabawoon (sab-a-woon) Bazaar. There’s someone new to meet every week and original arts and crafts to discover.
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM More »
The Downtown Guelph Business Association will host the 6th Annual art on the street.
Sat July 19 from 11am until 5pm. This free, open air art exhibition & sale will feature artists from across Canada working in a broad range of media. Meander down Quebec Street to St. George’s Square in historic Downtown Guelph to meet the artists, be entertained by the inspired festival atmosphere, and perhaps even engage in your very own Act of Art. Visit www.downtownguelph.com for event details.
Downtown Guelph, all roads lead here.
Brian Jackson, conductor; Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders; Arcady Singers; Brogue
The Festival kicks its annual Proms blockbuster up a notch! From being piped in the building, then serenaded in the lobby by Celtic band Brogue, the audience encounters one musical surprise after another – alongside such favorites as Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and Rule Britannia.
Hamilton Place Great Hall, 1 Summer’s Lane, Hamilton
Saturday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.
$25 | $20 seniors | $10 students
MAKER’S MARKET: Third Saturday of every month
June 21, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, 2008: 10 am to 3 pm
Join us on the historic grounds of Christ’s Church Cathedral on James St. North for our monthly Makers’ Market!
Featuring UNIQUE items: • local art, pottery, photography, jewellery & fashion • vintage antiques, furniture, collectables, books & vinyl • local, organic and delicious farm-fresh foods The Makers’ Market also features: • free tours of the Cathedral • free walking tours of historic James North • entertainment, music and buskers throughout the Market
Makers’ Market 252 James St. N. Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3 P: 905.529.2323