Killin’ Time Band: The Killin’ Time Band, produces a wildly entertaining sound blending pop rock, blues, country, funk and Reggae to create a full roots rock experience. Their catchy, danceable, heady mix of fun tunes is what music should be all about – a celebration of life. The Killin’ Time Band is proving they are a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian music scene. Saturday, April 11, 9:00. $10 at the door.
Jazz Connection Big Band Returns to The Pearl for the second in their four-concert series, Fridays: Apr 10, May 15, then Saturday, June 20, (in ‘connection’ with a Community Art Opening). The Jazz Connection Big Band is a 20-piece band based in Hamilton, made up of musicians dedicated to playing great, straight-ahead jazz in a big band setting. More »
Return of the Prodigal
This speaker series features recent college and university graduates who have majored in fine arts, art history or related programs giving illustrated talks based on their own research or work in the studio.
Maeve Hanna currently works as a Bilingual Educator at Oakville Galleries and is completing a curatorial internship with the Art Gallery of Hamilton. She recently returned from a year abroad in Corsica, France where she was teaching English in primary education. More »
Art Gallery of Hamilton’s TNT (Thursday Night Talks) presents:
CREATIVE CITIES: Can the Arts Save Hamilton?
Cities everywhere are looking for ways to regenerate themselves. Join us on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm as the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s TNT (Thursday Night Talks) presents Creative Cities: Can the Arts Save Hamilton? at the AGH, 123 King Street West, downtown Hamilton. More »
The Suicide, by Nicolai Erdman
A brilliant and penetrating satire about an unemployed man who contemplates suicide and is besieged by spokespeople of discontented groups, from butchers to intellectuals, who want him to turn his suicide into a gesture on their behalf. Erdman’s genius was recognized by his contemporaries including Brecht, Stanislavsky and Meyerhold. The latter two competed to do The Suicide. Stalin gave permission to present the play only after Gorki pleaded with him, but it was not allowed to open following a year of rehearsal. More »
East meets West head-on in this hilarious 1940s-style updating of the perennial Gilbert and Sullivan classic. With the music transmuted into blues, Cab Calloway sing, hot gospel, scorching torch songs and “Three Little Maids” turned into an Andrew Sisters’ show-stopper, this zoot-suited, tap-dancing, colourful show is certain to provide the ideal evening out for the whole family. More »
Jeff Christie From the Inside Out- new ceramics More »
Artword Theatre’s third play in its 2008-2009 season at The Pearl — Sunamabeach, a new show by Charly Chiarelli. March 25 to April 5, 2009, Wed to Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 3 pm. Wed $10, Thur-Sun reg $20, std/sen $15. Tickets 905-548-0341. An irreverent look at Hamilton through the eyes of Charly Chiarelli, who grew up in the Sicilian North End. Charly comes back and finds that life is a “sunamabeach”. More »
The Curious Savage by John Patrick
Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it. Her grown-up stepchildren, trying to get their hands on the fortune, commit the widow to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” Here, Mrs Savage and her newfound friends conspire to dispose of the stepchildren. The finale is a delightful fantasy where each sanatorium “guest” realizes at last some hopeless dream, and the audience sees kindness and affection triumph over greed and dishonesty. More »
Mini Mocho Press
presents a poetry reading by Ellen S. Jaffe (author of Water Children)
Monday, March 30, 2009 ~~ 7:30 p.m.
Sky Dragon Centre ~~ Bread & Roses Cafe, 16 King William St., Hamilton
Part of Mini Mocho’s 20-year anniversary/closing readings
call 905-308-7683 or email ejaffe (at) sympatico (dot) ca for more information
The Winter 2009 AGH film series screens the thought-provoking documentary Examined Life on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 pm at the Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas, 2 King Street West, downtown Hamilton.
works by Brian Johnston, Diane Cizek, Gary Wolfe
and featuring two paintings by Walter Hickling
March 13 -22
Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 7-10 pm (James North Art Crawl Nite!) with appetizers by WILD ORCHID More »
The Players’ Guild of Hamilton presents
Fairy Tales and Rockin Rhymes in our Funky City, Hamilton
March Break Fun
Once Upon A Tick Tock Time
produced by Martin & Michele Futrell
Directed by Maureen Dwyer More »
Les Poupées Russes
FACTORY WORKS SCREENING SERIES
2nd Friday of every month
Friday March 13, 2009
Starts at 7 PM Artist Discussion and Q & A at 8:30 PM More »
Sunday, March 22, 2009, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Hamilton Storytelling Circle is presenting this year’s theme
You are invited to the Mandell Auditorium, Temple Anshe Sholom
215 Cline Avenue North, Hamilton More »
As a recently transplanted Torontonian who now lives and works in Hamilton, I’m having my first Hamilton exhibition at the Sunrise Gallery from March 7 to April 5. I’d like to invite you to the Meet the Artist Reception on Saturday, March 7 from 2 to 5 pm. More »
A Letter From The Co-Chairpersons Of The Board
Get ready for some changes at The Factory: Hamilton Media Arts Centre!
The new board of trustees is pleased to announce that, after much deliberation, we have begun the process of a complete overhaul of The Factory: Hamilton Media Arts Centre. We acknowledge that there have been great strides made during the life of the organization to date. However, in order to truly fulfil its mandate as the Hamilton Media Arts Centre, the Factory must be completely restructured, reorganized, and reopened. More »
KRIMA! … what a shame
Hamilton Performance, Sunday March 8
Downtown Arts Centre, 28, Rebecca Street
THINGS happen to good people in unexpected places, suddenly – Just when you least expect it: a drink spills, a window breaks, a siren screams, the world becomes loud…or silent. “KRIMA!….what a shame” we say, in a totally different voice, when the something forces itself deeply into our lives. More »
ACTORS/READERS NEEDED AT ‘BLUE ANGEL GALLERY’
On MONDAY, March 09th, at 7:00 pm, The Blue Angel Gallery will host a script
readings /workshops. Andre Ciere and Christine Whitlock will workshop their children’s Christmas feature film script ‘CROSSING GUARD SANTA’. More »
The Art Gallery of Hamilton’s March Break Mania!, Monday, March 16 to 20, is an engaging week-long Art Camp programme in which children, in three separate progammes, discover art forms through the centuries by participating in hands-on art-making with artist-educators and Gallery exploration.
For children ages 6 to 9 and ages 10 and older, Art Through the Ages uses AGH exhibitions as a starting point, helping children to develop observation and insight into the works of Canadian and international artists. This programme is available in both morning and afternoon sessions. Participants may sign up for one day or for the entire week, with the further option of signing up for half or full days. More »
The Ends of the Earth
by Morris Panych
directed by Theresa Cooke
A cast of remarkable characters, a panorama of places, a collision of paranoia and truth: this is the world explored by contemporary Canadian playwright Panych in his award winning, surreal comedy. Join Frank and Walker on their entertaining journey to the Ends of the Earth.