The Lowest Lanes have dried out their band gear from a Festival of Friends deluge that cancelled their mainstage performance in August, and are ready to hit the stage again . This time indoors. With special guests Ron MacDonald on standup bass and Steve Sinnicks on drums, the Lanes perform the show they nearly gave with a Halloween theme. More »
Carlos and his Five Reasons is a puppet play based on a traditional Spanish story, translated by Barbara Raimondi and Kerry Corrigan. The show runs about 40 minutes and is suitable for audiences age 4 to 10 years (and adults enjoy it as well). The show is performed by Studio Babette puppeteers Marie Franek and Helena Adamczyk. The puppets are designed and built by Marie Franek. More »
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery presents
Tales from the Gimli Hospital
from director Guy Maddin
2 shorts: Hospital Fragment and Dead Father
October 30, 2008, 7 pm
Studio/Meeting Room, Grimsby Public Art Gallery
Gallery Talk: Georgiana Uhlyarik from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 pm at Centennial Square
Georgiana Uhlyarik, Assistant Curator, Canadian Art, will bring an historical perspective to the current Og2 exhibition, Burning Cold. Using the three themes from her new installation of the Canadian collection at the AGO—power, myth and memory—she will discuss contemporary expressions of Canadian art and identity in tandem with their historical antecedents. Fee: $10. Visit www.oakvillegalleries.com for more information.
The communities of Oakville, Mississauga and Toronto are invited to take a ride on the Oakville Galleries ARTbus to galleries in the west GTA. Participants will be guided through the exhibitions presented at Oakville Galleries, Art Gallery of Mississauga and Blackwood Gallery by the showsďż˝ artists and curators. Snacks will be served. The bus will pick up and drop off in Toronto, Mississauga and Oakville. Go to www.oakvillegalleries.com for the schedule and complete descriptions of the exhibitions on the ARTbus tour. Fee: $10 per participant. More »
The next meeting of the Hamilton Storytelling Circle will take place on Monday October 27th at 7:30 pm in the usual place (Temple Anshe Sholom, 215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton).
I look forward to seeing you there.
Please bring a story, a listening ear, a friend, a musical instrument or all four!
by Donald Margulies
Presented by Dundas Little Theatre, October 24, 25, 30, 31, and November 1, 6, 7, & 8.
All performances at 8 p.m.
Garstin Centre for the Arts, 37 Market Street South, Dundas
Call 905-627-5266, or visit dundaslittletheatre.com for ticket information. More »
Evelyn Kelch Kathy Renwald Thomas Monte
October 10 – November 9, Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 12-5
Opening reception: Friday Oct 10, 7-10 pm (James North Art Crawl)
with appetizers by WILD ORCHID
you me gallery
330 James St. North, Hamilton ON, Canada L8L 1H2
(905) 523-7754 wwwyoumegallery.ca
The Fall 2008 AGH film series screens Mongol, a beautifully photographed film of a distant and exotic period in world history, on Wednesday, October 8 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.ďż˝ Tickets may be purchased online in advance at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, in person at the AGHďż˝s Front Desk during Gallery hours or at the venue door the evening of the screening beginning at 6:30 pm. More »
You Are What You Do, opening Friday, October 17, launches the Artword @ The Pearl theatre season. Artword Theatre’s first production in its new home at The Pearl Company, You Are What You Do is an original musical play based on true stories of the lives of working men and women. Written and directed by Artword’s Artistic Director Ronald Weihs, You Are What You Do is a high-spirited ensemble production, with a cast of six plus two musicians, that uses songs, mime and inventive staging to celebrate the energy and imagination of real people.
The production previews Thursday October 16, opens Friday October 17 and runs to Sunday October 26, with shows Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm, at The Pearl, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton. More »
Friday October 10: 8:30 pm The Pearl Coffee House features “Quarter to Nine”: Hamilton actor and singer Shari Vandermolen on vocals and Trevor Price on piano with jazz favourites, blues, and showtunes. Other surprise guest artists. Admission $10 at the door. The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St. 905-524-0606
Henry, a successful playwright is married to an actress, Charlotte, who is playing the lead in his current play. He has fallen in love with another actress, Annie, for whom he soon leaves Charlotte. But, is his new love ‘the real thing?’ Underlying the major themes of love and adultery are related concerns. Does art influence life? Can life imitate art?
The Players’ Guild of Hamilton Inc. presents
The Real Thing
By Tom Stoppard More »
Art Gallery of Hamilton is pleased to introduce
a special Touch Tour programme for individuals with vision loss
October is Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month and the Art Gallery of Hamilton takes great pleasure in joining this important celebration by welcoming new audiences to the Gallery. Throughout the month of October, AGH is pleased to offer Touch Tours for pre-booked groups allowing a broader audience to experience art in new and innovative ways. Access AGH is a new initiative that will be more fully explored in 2009, but in honour of Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, the Gallery is thrilled to introduce it for this special event. Touch Tours are available for student and adult groups of up to 15 people, and will focus on two to three specially selected works of art. More »
October 3: The bus for October 3 seems to be full already! This means we will have two buses that night. What fun…!
We have quite a different tour planned! First to Liaison College who will have their premises on display as well as an interesting art show. More »
Labour and editorial cartoonist Roy Carless, 87, continues to draw evocative and funny pictures that summarize Canada’s weird and wonderful political scene. During the month of October, The Pearl Company is hosting a show of new Carless black and white drawings.
Join us for the Opening on Thursday October 2, 2008 at 7 p.m. in The Pearl Company’s gallery space. Come and view these new works and meet the artist. Buy a drawing. Buy a copy of Roy’s book, The Carless Cartoon Collection: Not Bad for an Old Bastard (2006, Seraphim Editions) and have Roy sign it. Refreshments. Everyone is welcome! Call 905-524-0606 for gallery hours after the opening.
The Pearl Coffee House, Friday October 3, features “Echo Mile”, a 6-piece band of talented young Hamilton musicians and songwriters. They did a guest appearance last Friday. We were impressed and invited them back for more. For more about Echo Mile
Begins at 8:30 pm in the new second-floor performance space. Other surprise guest artists. $10 at the door
Seraphim Editions Book Launch celebrating four of this year’s new publications. Readings and refreshments, meet and chat with the authors and the publisher. Admission: Free.
Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era. Allan Briesmaster and Steven Mickael Berzensky, Editors. The first major anthology of poetry by men and women who grew up in the U.S. and then emigrated to Canada during the 1960s and ‘70s. It offers surprising insights into that watershed period. More »
Saturday October 4, 2008: 8:30 pm Tony Bird in Concert. This passionate Malawi-born song man, “The Father of African Folk-Rock,” delivers a far-ranging repertoire of exotic travelogues, love songs, topical and historical commentary and the moving, searching anthems of a mature poet. $15 adv, $18 at door.
Artword @ The Pearl, 16 Steven Street. Call 905-524-0606. More »
The Steeltown Friends of Mohawk Music invite you to join us at our ninth annual fall gala fund-raising concert , which will be held Saturday evening, October 18, at 8.00 PM at the McIntyre Theatre, Mohawk College main campus, Fennell Avenue and West 5th, on the “Mountain” in Hamilton, ON. More »
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