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Artword Theatre is back in action, with a four-show season of original plays with music, two new and two favourites remounted. For more information call Ron and Judith at 905-543-8512. We’re presenting these at: The Lyric Theatre, at 434 King … Continue reading
Wednesday February 6 at 8 pm, $5, pwyc. Jazz with the Fraser/Mason Fourtet features Thom Mason guitar, Kevin Fraser bass, Robert Early drums and Chris Stephens alto saxophone, playing mostly original music and some jazz standards.
Thursday February 7 at 8 pm, free. Acoustic Open Mic and Jam.
SNOW STORM. We will be open, but the Cat Bernardi Quartet won’t be able to get here. They will be back another time. James North Art Crawl, Friday February 8, 2013, from 8 pm, tip jar. The Cat Bernardi Quartet, … Continue reading
Saturday February 9 at 8 pm, $10. “Men in Black”, a dynamite concert with two brilliant singer-songwriters JP (Paul) Riemens and Edgar Breau. JP Riemens is one of our favourite singer-songwriters, as well as our collaborator on the upcoming May … Continue reading
Wednesday February 13, 7:30 pm, by donation (an all ages event). Social Pub Night, with live music and good conversation, hosted by the SAGE (scholastic artistic global education) school program run at Strathcona school. The program is designed to create … Continue reading
Thursday February 14 and Saturday February 16, at 7:30 pm. $10. Artword Theatre presents “Langston Hughes vs. Joe McCarthy”, a dramatic reading for Black History Month. With Jeremy Shand as Langston Hughes and Colina Phillips as the voice of the poems. … Continue reading
Friday February 15 at 8 pm, $5-10 donation. Acoustic folk trio Run for the Hills – Cindy Dell (vocals, guitar, fiddle, uke), Brennagh Burns (guitar, vocals), and Les Smith (guitar, harmonica, vocals), with guests Brandon General guitar and Amy Di … Continue reading
Saturday February 16, 9 pm doors, 9:30 show. $10. A Valentines Day Celebration with Solstice: Come out of the cold and let Solstice warm you up with their special blend of Latin music. Musicians Lil America and Javier Martinez, both with … Continue reading
Wednesday February 20, 2013. 8 pm. An evening of classical trio music performed by Ethan Lacey piano, Sarah Lawrence flute, Calypso McKnight violin, playing Shostakovitch, Caesar Cui, Astor Piazolla, among others. Some solo and duet works will also be played.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm. A special concert by Tich Maredza, from Zimbabwe, playing a guitar-based fusion of Zimbabwean contemporary rhythms and Afro-Jazz music, powered by messages of inspiration, hope, love and awareness on issues affecting humanity. Tich is a passionate … Continue reading
Saturday February 23 at 8 pm, $12 advance (call 905-385-1829), $15 door. Experience World Music! The Tribal Gallery presents a special concert by Feihong Nan playing the guzheng, the traditional Chinese plucked zither, an instrument with over 2000 years of history. … Continue reading
Sunday February 24 at 7:30 pm, $15. David Essig and Mark McNeil return to the Artbar for an evening of roots-inspired songwriting at its best. David Essig, a Hamiltonian for several years who now lives in B.C, is one of … Continue reading
Friday March 1 at 8 pm, $5/pwyc. A night of new music unlike any other! Sean Dowhaniuk is assembling an adventurous group of jazz musicians to explore music from, or inspired by, John Cage, John Zorn, James Tenney, and other … Continue reading
Saturday March 2 at 8 pm, $10. Rock at Artword Artbar! Join us for an acoustic set by Andreas, a five-piece rock band. “We intend to leave a mark.” Opening set by singer-songwriter Brennagh Burns. Andreas band members are Brian … Continue reading
Wednesday March 5, at 8 pm, cover tba. Jazz with Dimitri Mavridis Ensemble: Mark Thomson trumpet, Justin Golan piano, Travis Baynham guitar, Dimitri Mavridis bass, Keagan Early drums.
Thursday March 7 at 8 pm, tip jar. Folk band Miniver Sail: Simon Fallon – acoustic guitar and vocals; Chrisy Hurn – mandolin, banjo and vocals; Justin Hiebert – electric guitar and vocals; Nimal Agalawatte – upright bass; Chris Poirier– … Continue reading
Friday March 8 from 8 pm, tip jar: Music in the bar during the James North Art Crawl. One of our favourite jazz vocalists Emily Kemp is back with her band: Scott MacIntosh guitar, Jordan Snider drums, Tom Altobelli bass, … Continue reading
James North Art Crawl, in the Gallery for the month of March 2013: Nicole Babjak, an emerging artist from Burlington showcases her open-air sketches from around the world. “Windows to the World” is a collection of miniature watercolour and pen … Continue reading
Friday March 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Artword Artbar. All welcome. Join us for a memorial marking the passing of Hugo Chávez, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Community Memorial – Celebrating the Life, Work & Legacy … Continue reading
Saturday March 9, 2013, at 8 pm, $15 advance, $20 door. The Tribal Gallery presents the fabulous Cajun band from Toronto: Swamperella. It’s Mardi Gras season! Soozi Schlanger – fiddles, vocals, washboard; Peter Jellard – accordion, fiddles, vocals; Conny Nowe … Continue reading
OPEN MIC, on two Wednesdays in March: Bring your songs and your instrument. We have a piano! Wednesday March 13, and Wednesday March 20, at 8 pm. Free.
Thursday March 14 at 8 pm, $10 ($5 students and Mohawk alumni). Jazz with the Chris Bruder Quartet, featuring Mike Malone on trumpet and flugelhorn, Chris Bruder piano, Jon Stemmler bass, Sean Bruce Parker drums, playing favourite original compositions as … Continue reading
Friday March 15 at 8 pm, $8, at Artword Artbar. Buckshot describes the evening: “Close to the Truth” is an unlikely clash of show business and modern day lyricism. Singer/songwriter and performer Buckshot Bebee and Edgar Breau have come together … Continue reading
Saturday March 16, at 8 pm, cover $10. Allan Merovitz, singer / storyteller and star of “If Cows Could Fly”, is back in town with a special concert at Artword Artbar, ranging from Yiddish music theatre songs, to cowboy songs, … Continue reading
NEW! Sunday March 17, at 7:30, $10 ($5). What the Folk, our favourite a capella singers are back for a rousing evening of songs that may have something to do with St. Patrick’s Day. A multi-talented group of seven singers/instrumentalists … Continue reading
Monday March 18 at 7 pm, at Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St. The Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival Annual General Meeting. Anyone who is a Fringe member can attend, vote, and socialize.
Thursday March 21, at 8 pm. $10 advance/$15 door (advance bookings www.toypianocomposers.com). This concert SOLD OUT! “THRESHOLD/LE SEUIL”. Ensemble Paramirabo (Montreal) and the Toy Piano Composers (Toronto) are teaming up to present a cross-country tour of their collaborative concert “Threshold/Le … Continue reading
Saturday March 23, at 8:30 pm, $10. Tiny Bill Cody, performs an “incredibly fraudulant show” at Artword Artbar, as part of his “charlatan in residence” series at Artword Artbar and James North Gallery. www.tinybillcody.com Tiny Bill Cody is the stage … Continue reading
Wednesday April 3, at 8 pm, $5/pwyc. Jazz with the John Imre Quintet: John Imre – piano; Victor Agrippa – saxophone; Olivia Brown – bass; Brandon Munro – drums; Scott Taplay – guitar, playing jazz standards. With some special guests: … Continue reading
Thursday April 4 at 8 pm, $5. The Justin Golan Quartet, playing jazz and funky jazz: Justin Golan piano, Troy Dowding trumpet, Justin Rodin-Lehmann bass, Patrick Armstrong drums.
Friday April 5 at 8 pm, $5. The Justin Sawicki Band, featuring songwriter Justin Sawicki on vocals and guitar, with a modern take on traditional folk, country, and blues music. His recent CD Nothing for No One (2010) has been … Continue reading
SOLD OUT! Saturday April 6, at 8 pm. $15. New Cumberland, a bluegrass band from London Ontario: Tom Burns – vocals and guitar, Blair Heddle – vocals, mandolin and dobro, Paul Hurdle – vocals and banjo, Tom Rutledge – string … Continue reading
Saturday April 6, from 2 to 4:30 pm. Vocal guidance from a SOUL perspective. This is an all ages Vocal Workshop for those that have a passion for singing and want to work at strengthening their own vocal abilities and … Continue reading
Thursday April 11 at 8 pm, $5. Jazz with the Thom Mason Trio: Thom Mason guitar, Kevin Fraser bass, Robert Early drums.
Friday April 12, James North Art Crawl, from 8 pm onwards. Tip jar. Jazz in the bar with the Aubrey Wilson Quartet with Aubrey Wilson vocals, Chris Bruder piano, Sean Bruce Parker drums, and Tom Altobelli bass, playing a variety … Continue reading
Gallery month of April, and Friday April 12 Art Crawl, 7 to 10:30 pm: A group exhibition of paintings, sculptures, prints and installation work by Alicia Giansante, Emma Hale, Nikkie To and Ianitza Vassileva. These four emerging artists are currently all … Continue reading
Saturday April 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Fullstride Sounds presents Blakka’s Birthday Bash! An intimate evening of LYRICS & LAUGHTER with Blakka Ellis, Michael St. George, and Iatunbi. Part of Fullstride’s Blak Maple Series. Tickets: $15 presold, $20 at the … Continue reading
Wednesday April 17, from 6 pm to 9 pm approx (doors open at 5:30 pm). Conserver Society of Hamilton Annual General Meeting. www.conserversociety.ca
Thursday April 18, 7:30 pm, admission by donation (suggested $10). Alt-country band Azalea (Benjamin Hackett and Mia Cioffi) have put together an evening of music inspired by hope and love. Three distinctly different artists, thematically tied, coming together for a … Continue reading
Friday April 19, at 8 pm, $5. A group of local jazz musicians (Sean Dowhaniuk on guitar, Corey Sitek on saxophone, Ethan Tilbury on bass and Matt Wallace on drums) will perform Wayne Shorter‘s classic 1964 album Speak No Evil … Continue reading
NEWS! Be part of the live audience and get a free CD! This concert is being recorded live at Artword Artbar. We will make sure you get a copy of the CD that you help make! Saturday April 20 at … Continue reading
Thursday April 25, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested) SINGALONG with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis, singer-songwriters from Guelph. Come out and SING! They’ve got songbooks full of classic favourites — YOU request the songs, and we all sing them … Continue reading
2013: Friday April 26 (fourth Friday), Friday May 31 (last Friday!), at 8:00 pm. “PoeMagic“, a monthly evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox. All genres of spoken word poets welcome. Contact Klyde at email@example.com. “Steeped in oral … Continue reading
Saturday, April 27, at 8 pm, $12 at door $10 advance. Classical concert with the Azuline Duo (Emma Rush, guitar and Sara Traficante, flute), playing a wide variety of music for flute and guitar including works by Doppler, Oukourzounov, Dowland, … Continue reading
NEW DATES: May 1 to 5, 2013, six shows: Wed to Sunday at 7:30, plus a matinee Sunday at 2 pm. Artword Theatre’s four-play season at The Lyric 2012-2013 continues with a revival of our hit show Tobacco Troubadour, a … Continue reading
Tuesday May 7 at 7:30 pm. Book launch of “Jack Layton: Art in Action”, edited by Penn Kemp (300 pages) Quattro Press. The book has over 100 contributors, each telling surprising stories and anecdotes about Jack and the arts. The … Continue reading
Wednesday May 8, doors open at 6:30, panel and discussion from 7-9 pm. Free. Light snacks provided, cash bar. In soli? -Part 2: A panel, discussion, and social event about the tensions of being “in solidarity”. The Political Action Committee … Continue reading
Thursday May 9, 2013, at 8 pm, cover $10/pwyc. “A lovely lively folk concert” with The Blackwood Two and Richard Garvey on tour. Singer-songwriter Richard Garvey, from Kitchener is back with his delightful and thought-provoking roots and folk-based songs www.richardgarvey.ca … Continue reading
Friday May 10, James North Art Crawl. Music in the bar from 8 pm, tip jar: An Artword favourite, the lively high-energy Beg To Differ Trio playing blues / jazz / funk — Tim Ninehouse on keyboards, vocals; Doug Sikma … Continue reading
In the Gallery, month of May 2013, The Blues in Black and White, an exhibition of archival photographs by Robert Allison from the glory days of Albert’s Hall, the premier venue in the late 80s for blues musicians passing through … Continue reading
Saturday May 11 at 8 pm, $10. Folk and Beyond Double Bill: Matthew de Zoete and his Band, plus Ophelia Syndrome. Matthew de Zoete and his Band – www.matthewdezoete.com Imagine Nick Drake cheering up a bit and living long enough … Continue reading
Wednesday May 15, 8 pm, pwyc. Fred Butler and his Big Band (yes, on our small stage!), playing two sets of big band tunes from Duke Ellington classics to more modern big band charts written by local musicians. The band … Continue reading
Thursday May 16 at 8 pm, $5. The Gunter Ott Blues Band, part of our celebration of The Blues this month, featuring Gunter Ott on guitar and vocals, with bassist Ian Linton and harmonica ace Eric Rooker, and special guest … Continue reading
Friday May 17 at 8 pm, $5/pwyc. Another night of new music, unpredictable, exciting, unexpected. Jazz guitarist Sean Dowhaniuk is assembling an adventurous group of jazz musicians to explore contemporary jazz-based compositions and some free improvisation. (Photo left, by H. … Continue reading
Wednesday May 22 at 8 pm, pwyc/$5. Jazz with pianist Justin Golan and his band. Details coming.
Thursday May 23 at 8 pm, $7. Singer-songwriter Marie Avery hosts an evening of music with guests The Benefit of The Free Man and Peace and Love Heidi. Marie Avery has been described as ‘a voice that cuts through the … Continue reading
Friday May 24 at 8 pm, $15 advance, $20 door (reserve 905-543-8512). Artword Artbar is delighted to announce a special concert by the Juno award winning West Coast singer-songwriter Shari Ulrich with daughter Julia Graff and Ted Littlemore. Shari, an … Continue reading
Saturday May 25, 2013 at 8 pm $10 advance /$15 door. The Tribal Gallery presents the Mike Almas Blues Band in concert. A seasoned and talented guitarist, singer songwriter, Mike Almas has been recording and performing throughout North America for … Continue reading
Sunday May 26 at 7:30 pm, cover $5. The wonderful “What The Folk?” are back, a multi-talented group of seven singers / instrumentalists. They play a range of folk-based and classical music, ranging from instrumental celtic pieces to a capella … Continue reading
Wednesday May 29 from 6:30-8 pm. The Utah Tar Sands Roadshow, a presentation of Hamilton Freeskool! And from 8 to 8:30 pm, Tom Dusome, singer-songwriter, activist and free skolar, will perform a warm-up set for Andy and Ariana, here on … Continue reading
Wednesday May 29, 2013 at 8 pm, $5. Back again from Nova Scotia, duo Andy and Ariana, playing an original, acoustic fusion of roots, folk, jazz and world music. They’ve got a new CD! While Ariana weaves words and melodies … Continue reading
Thursday May 30, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested) SINGALONG with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis, singer-songwriters from Guelph. Come out and SING! They’ve got songbooks full of classic favourites — YOU request the songs, and we all sing them … Continue reading
Saturday June 1, 2013, at 8 pm, $15 door, $12 advance (call 905-385-1829). “Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery presents “Eh?!” Fiddle Trio: Anne Lederman, Emilyn Stam and James Stephens, playing play traditional and contemporary Canadian fiddle-based music. Between them, they … Continue reading
Sunday June 2, from 7-9 pm, admission by donation (suggested $10). Artword Artbar hosts its annual fundraising soiree in support of Guitar Hamilton’s International Guitar Festival, coming to the Hamilton conservatory of the Arts July 12 to 14, 2013. Hostess … Continue reading
Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 pm, cover $10. A special concert by songwriter Andrew Laviolette, on tour with his new self-titled album, and his trademark road-weary songwriting, tight finger picking and engaging storytelling. It has been 3 years (and hundreds … Continue reading
Wednesday June 5, at 8 pm, free. We will show some videos of our recent revival of Tobacco Troubadour, and more…
Thursday June 6 at 8 pm, $10.00. Grammy-nominated guitarist and singer Kyle Pacey presents an evening of original music, an eclectic mix of soul, roots, funk and R & B. Ever since we were blown away by Kyle’s playing with … Continue reading
Friday June 7 at 8 pm, $5. Please join us for a live recording of the Sean Dowhaniuk Group, with two sets of original music both old and new. Chris Platt solo guitar set @ 8pm. Sean Dowhaniuk Group @ … Continue reading
Saturday June 8 at 8 pm, $15 at door, $10 advance (call 905-543-8512 to reserve). Another hot evening of dynamite bluegrass music with virtuoso mandolin player Randal Hill (mandolin and vocals). On guitar and vocals, the rock-steady Johnny Frame. On … Continue reading
Wednesday June 12, at 8 pm, cover tba. Indie/post-rock musician Molitor (Liam Morrison and band, guitar, bass & drums). He has just released his debut EP and is touring with indie singer/songwriter Monica Pascoe. “Molitor is the brainchild of Toronto … Continue reading
Thursday June 13 at 8 pm, cover $5. Jazz with the Shields/Fielding/Stemmler Trio: Jon Stemmler bass, Bob Shields guitar and Adam Fielding on drums, playing a traditional style, with lots of jazz standards and some new compositions.
James North Art Crawl, Friday June 14, 2013, from 8 pm, tip jar. The Cat Bernardi Quartet, a jazz group comprised of Claire Lee on piano, Devin Patten on bass, Ben Corner on drums and Cat Bernardi on vocals. They … Continue reading
Saturday June 15 at 8 pm, pwyc. Double bill: The Sweet Nothings, and Say Goodnight, Gracie! The Sweet Nothings are Tom Shea (guitar and vocals), Jennifer Lockman (piano and vocals), and Angela Maccaroni (flute and vocals), playing a high-octane and … Continue reading
Wednesday June 19 at 8 pm, $5/pwyc. Jazz with the Thom Mason Trio: Thom Mason guitar, Kevin Fraser bass and Robert Early drums, playing some standards and originals.
Thursday June 20 at 8 pm, cover $10. Saskatoon born singer-songwriter Melanie Peterson performs songs from her new album “Unbreakable”. Melanie’s band includes Peter Collins on bass, Mitch Girio on banjitar/electric guitar and Pete Lambert on drums. Melanie creates a … Continue reading
Friday June 21 at 8 pm, $15 door $10 advance (reserve 905-543-8512). Singer-songwriter Sue Leonard performs songs from her new EP “Leonardville“. Sue’s band The Perfect Strangers” includes Carl Horton on piano, Neil Nickafor on bass, D&A (Doug & April-Mitchell … Continue reading
Saturday June 22 at 8:30 pm, cover $10. Fry Truck, our favourite alt-country star-studded band, is back at Artword Artbar. Band members playing tonight are: Dave Pomfret (guitar/vocals), Dan Medakovic (banjitar/vocals), Linda Duemo (drums/vocals/guitar), Carrie Ashworth (bass), playing original music by … Continue reading
Sunday June 23 from 11 am to 4 pm. “Open Mic for Open Streets” hosted by Ron the Fiddler. It’s the Open Streets Festival again (walk, ride, roll all day from 10 am to 5 pm up and down James … Continue reading
*Sunday June 23 at 2 pm, special edition of PoeMagic for Open Streets, at Artword Artbar’s Open Mic, corner of Colbourne and James. *Friday June 28 at 8 pm. PoeMagic, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde … Continue reading
IN THE NEWS! Noted by Leonard Turnevicius, classical music columnist in June 20 The Spec. Plus an in-depth interview on Cut From Steel Blog: http://cutfromsteel.com/project/learning-all-about-the-xifu-sagas/ SPECIAL CONCERT Sunday June 23 at 7 pm, $10 door, $8 advance (book xifusagas.ca/shows ). XiFu Sagas, … Continue reading
Wednesday June 26, at 8 pm, cover pwyc/$5. The Polyesther Jazz Quintet: Grace San Andres – vocal; John Imre – piano; Devin Patten – bass; Esther Matthew – trumpet; Keagan Early – drums
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested) SINGALONG with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis, singer-songwriters from Guelph. Come out and SING! They’ve got songbooks full of classic favourites — YOU request the songs, and we all sing them … Continue reading
Friday July 5, 8 pm. $5. An evening of music with Venn: Hayley Roscoe on vocals and piano, Sean Dowhaniuk guitars, Mike Rajna drums, Ethan Tilbury bass. A little description by Hayley: “We’re playing some contemporary songs from pop and … Continue reading
Saturday July 6 at 8 pm $10 / students $5. Jazz with Mike Malone trumpet and flugelhorn, Bob Shields guitar, Jay Burr tuba. The trio will be playing a mixture of their own material along with some jazz standards. Trumpeter … Continue reading
Wednesday, July 10, 8 pm, cover tba. Jazz with the Aubrey Wilson Quartet: Aubrey Wilson vocals, Chris Bruder piano, Sean Bruce Parker drums, and Tom Altobelli bass, playing a variety of jazz standards.
SPECIAL CONCERT Thursday July 11 at 8 pm, $20 (online link below). The Bicycle Opera Project: 14 wheels, 6 opera scenes, 4 voices, 3 instruments, and a sense of adventure, on tour! (Toronto July 4-7, and on tour July 11-28: Hamilton, … Continue reading
Friday July 12, James North Art Crawl. from 8 pm, tip jar. funky jazz with Justin Golan and his band: Justin Golan piano, Justin Lehmann bass, Tyler Dadswell guitar, Corey McBride saxophone, Pat Armstrong drums
Saturday, July 13, 3:00 pm, free. A summer celebration of People’s Poetry & Milton Acorn’s In a Springtime Instant: The Selected Poems: 1950 – 1986, featuring: James Deahl, Conrad DiDiodato, Trudi Down, George Down, Jennifer Foster, David Haskins, Norma West … Continue reading
Saturday July 13 at 8 pm, cover$10 (ca; 905-543-8512 to reserve). An intimate evening of song with vocalist Shari Vandermolen, and Steve McCrae on piano. We are long-time fans of Shari, and we are delighted she will be here. Shari … Continue reading
Two weekends of Beer Tap Takeover Tastings, plus some great music and some special programming. Friday August 9 (James North Art Crawl) from 8 pm, tip jar. Two sets of jazz standards and some new compositions by the Fred Butler … Continue reading
Two weekends of Beer Tap Takeover Tastings, plus some great music and some special programming. Saturday August 10, 8 pm, cover $5-$10. Special concert featuring Eugene Martynec, laptop wizard, with some real-time compositions, with Sean Dowhaniuk on guitar, Jennifer Lockman … Continue reading
Thursday August 15 at 8 pm, $5. Folk-rock band from Waterloo The Royal Streets, on tour: Algernon Friolet (vocals & guitar), Mike Demsey (guitar), Jillian Dowding (vocals), Eric Stirtzinger (guitar). Formed in November 2012, they have taken their energetic folk … Continue reading
Friday August 16: Two events tonight, plus more Beer Tap Takeover Tastings From 7 to 9 pm: something new! an Art Slam, organized by Gordon Puittinen. Watch the paintings being made, cheer on your favourites, plus voting and prizes. As Gord … Continue reading
Saturday August 17 at 8 pm: Final night of Beer Tap Takeover Tastings! PLUS jazz with guitarist Dan Pitt and saxophonist Corey McBride, playing jazz standards and some originals. Tip jar.
Unfortunately we had to cancel our tour to Delhi Aug 24 and Hagersville Sept 7. We will bring it back another way another time when circumstances permit. Tobacco Troubadour is a musical play about growing up in tobacco country in … Continue reading
Insurgent Theatre, film “The Shadow of Lucasville” Mon Aug 26 & theatre “Know Your Enemy” Tues Aug 27, 7 pm
SPECIAL EVENT: Monday August 26 and Tuesday August 27 at 7 pm. Artword Artbar is pleased to host Insurgent Theatre, currently touring with two projects: a film, The Shadow of Lucasville, screening and facilitated conversation, and their newest play Know Your … Continue reading
Sunday September 8 at 7:30 pm. Lit Live Reading Series for September: Brad Smith, Carmine Starnino, Heather J. Wood, Lil Blume, Safia Fazlul and Shannon Maguire. September’s LitLive features six fantastic writers — novelists, poets, anthologists — from near and … Continue reading
Thursday September 12 at 8 pm, pwyc. A live recording with The Man-Eating Anteaters. The band: Abigail Neale – alto sax; Jacob Sinclair – guitar; Sunjung Park – piano; Devin Patten – bass; Austin Gembora – drums. They will be … Continue reading
Artword Gallery: Sept. 12-22, 2013. “Flux”, a group exhibition by Alicia Giansante, Olivia Rozema and Jenn Shamo, all currently completing a degree in Studio Art at McMaster University. The artists will be present during Friday Sept 13 Art Crawl and … Continue reading
Friday September 13, 2013, James North Art Crawl (and first night of Supercrawl). Music in the bar from 8 pm, tip jar: An Artword favourite, the lively high-energy Beg To Differ Trio playing blues / jazz / funk — Tim … Continue reading
SUPERCRAWL: Artword Artbar showcases alt/indie rock bands Andreas & The Crimson Permanent, Sat Sept 14, 2013
Saturday September 14 (Supercrawl): open from 1:30 pm – afternoon 3-5: Jazz Plasma band: Brent on bass, Sergey on keyboard, Ivan on drums. – evening from 6 pm: Alt Rock Showcase at Artword Artbar! We’ve invited two interesting and original … Continue reading
Sunday September 15 at 2 pm. One of our favourite bands Ophelia Syndrome is planning something special. Here’s how they describe it: “an acoustic ‘esq’ performance in front of a live crowd, showcasing the new songs from our upcoming album, … Continue reading
Thursday September 19, 8 pm, pwyc/$5. Betty Supple, Tanacetum Vulgare, and Tom Dusome. Tom writes “After my cup of coffee in Guelph, I had to come back in style. This night of amazing singer/songwriters is just what I need for … Continue reading
Friday September 20 at 8 pm, cover tba: Folk-country band Paug Lake Road: Sharon Coward (lead vocals, guitar, fiddle); Katie Hurdon (backing vocals, ukulele, various rattles); Ingrid Lucy-Weinhold (banjo, backing vocals); Matt Aston (drums), and Max Ferderber (bass and swaggar). … Continue reading
Saturday September 21 at 8 pm: The Acoustics, an instrumental world/roots musical ensemble from Hamilton. For the past ten years, they have been cultivating their own unique world/roots music, with a lively upbeat Mediterranean sound. Alfonso Spoto accordion; Enzo Spoto, … Continue reading
Wednesday September 25, 2013, at 8 pm, no cover, tip jar. Mohawk Music Jam Night, mostly jazz, all musicians welcome. The evening is hosted by John Imre, playing our baby grand piano, Kevin Fraser on bass and guitar and Devin … Continue reading
Thursday Sept 26, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested) Thursday Oct 24, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested) Thursday Nov 28, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested) SINGALONG with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis, singer-songwriters from Guelph. Come out and … Continue reading
Friday September 27, 2013 at 8 pm, pwyc. Friday October 25, 2013 at 8 pm, pwyc. PoeMagic, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox. All genres of spoken word poets welcome. Contact Klyde at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Steeped in … Continue reading
Saturday, September 28 at 3:30 pm. Come to the book tour event for Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street by Mark Bray. Translating Anarchy tells the story of the anti-capitalist anti-authoritarians of Occupy Wall Street who strategically communicated … Continue reading
Saturday September 28 at 8 pm, $15 door, $10 advance (905-543-8512 or BUY ADVANCE TICKETS ON-LINE): Tia McGraff, with Tommy Parham, Canadian Country songstress, back from Texas and Nashville, and here at Artword Artbar with her CD release concert. Come … Continue reading
Wednesday Oct 2, CANCELLED Jazz with the Justin Golan Trio.
NEWS! Thursday October 3, 2013, at 8 pm, $10 (suggested donation). The great singer-songwriter Richard Laviolette has also joined the evening! Singer-songwriter Richard Garvey has taken over the evening and invited some fine friends Sarah Beatty and Anthony Damiao to … Continue reading
Friday October 4 at 8 pm, $10.00. Grammy-nominated guitarist and singer Kyle Pacey presents an evening of original music, an eclectic mix of soul, roots, funk and R & B. A musical force, Kyle Pacey has been described as Canada’s … Continue reading
Saturday Oct 5, 8 pm, $15 (reserve 905-543-8512). We are delighted to announce that Randal Hill & Friends are coming back with some Red-Hot Bluegrass! Virtuoso mandolin player Randal Hill sets the pace on mandolin and vocals, Charlie Street heats … Continue reading
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8 pm, $20 (CD and concert), $10 (concert only). Andrew Downing’s ANAHTAR project, with Andrew Downing – cello, Güç Basar Gülle – ud, Peter Lutek – clarinet, Debashis Sinha – percussion. Anahtar is the Turkish word … Continue reading
Friday October 11, 2013, James North Art Crawl, from 8:30, in the bar, tip jar. Pianist Ian Green and vocalist Kirsten Urbas present an evening of music from every era including Romantic music, ragtime, show tunes, jazz standards, pop, rock, … Continue reading
Friday October 11, 2013, James North Art Crawl. In the gallery, through October, the 3rd Vormittag Biennial Invitational, organized by the artist Irena Vormittag, a founding member of Arcadia Gallery in Toronto and Hamilton Artists Inc. in Hamilton Ontario. These … Continue reading
Saturday October 12, 2013 at 8 pm. $12 advance, $15 at door. The Tribal Gallery presents a special concert by renowned guitarist-bluesman Morgan Davis. [Advance tickets at Artword Artbar, call 905-543-8512 or BUY ADVANCE TICKETS ON-LINE]. For nearly four decades Morgan … Continue reading
Wednesday October 16 at 8 pm, $5/pwyc. The Simon Thompson jazz quintet. Victoria Cox – tenor saxophone, David Hollingshead – piano, Jonas Paavola – bass, Scott Taplay – guitar, Simon Thompson – drums.
Thursday October 17 at 8 pm, pwyc. Lori Yates‘ Creative Genius Songwriting Workshop presents: Sharon Washington, Kim Lister, Pete Harding, Monica Knott, Tiffany Thompson, Dave McDonald, Lily Sazz. In a songwriter-in-the-round setting, participants from Creative Genius Songwriting workshop will perform … Continue reading
Friday October 18 at 8 pm, cover tba. Andreas, the upcoming and coming rock band we like to hear from regularly have jumped in on short notice to play on Friday. It will be an acoustic evening with songs from … Continue reading
Saturday October 19 at 8 pm, $10. A special treat at Artword Artbar: “Another side of Trickbag” emphasizing the intimate blues and roots side of the band. This is a rare evening of Trickbag delving into their acoustic blues bag, … Continue reading
Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 8 pm, pwyc/$5. Jazz standards and some new compositions by the Butler Neale Nine. The line-up: Abigail Neale alto saxophone, Matt Lagan tenor saxophone, Fred Butler tenor saxophone, Andrew Hills bari saxophone, Marlon Brew trumpet, … Continue reading
Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 8 pm, tickets $15/$20 (call 905-543-8512). Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton, is delighted to announce an evening with Brazilian singer-songwriter Luanda Jones and her band. Born in Rio de Janeiro and now based in … Continue reading
NEW EVENT! Wednesday October 30 at 8 pm, pwyc. An intimate and heartfelt evening of music by Marc Pettigrew and friends. Marc says “I’m a rocker tempered by time. I’ll be performing mostly my own material.” Marc’s new CD “Second … Continue reading
Friday November 1 at 8 pm, at 8 pm, pwyc. Singer-songwriter and Artword favourite Mark McNeil has formed a new trio, The Flashbacks, where the accent is on Hamilton history and nostalgia. The group — with Cyndi Devereux on fiddle, … Continue reading
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8:00 pm, $10. An evening of music by Carol Greene and Wayne Krawchuk, with Ron Cole and Joe Gravina, celebrating their Crazy Love Recordings CD Release. The evening includes original music and covers. Carol Greene vocals, … Continue reading
November 7 to 17, 2013, a two-week run of Sky Gilbert’s new play An Evening with Lucky Jim Lacroix, written and directed by Sky Gilbert, featuring Stephanie Jones and Jason Cadieux of ECT (Essential Collective Theatre Company). The play is … Continue reading
Friday November 8, at 9:30 pm (after “Jim LaCroix”), tip jar, the James North Art Crawl. The fabulous Mimi Shaw and the Highnote Ramblers, with their a blend of rockabilly, 50’s R&B, old country, and original songs. Featuring Mimi Shaw … Continue reading
Saturday Nov 9 at 9:30 pm (after “Jim Lacroix”), $10. Three creative young solo singer-songwriters, Marie Avery, Amber Edgar and Lara Martin showcasing their new pieces. Marie Avery has been described as ‘a voice that cuts through the night like … Continue reading
Wednesday November 13, 2013, at 8 pm, cover tba. The wonderful Fred Butler Big Band, back again. details coming.
Friday November 15, 2013, at 9:30 pm (after “Jim Lacroix”). Jazz with the Aubrey Wilson Quartet: Aubrey Wilson vocals, Chris Bruder piano, Sean Bruce Parker drums, and Tom Altobelli bass, playing a variety of jazz standards.
Saturday Nov 16 at 9:30 pm (after “Jim Lacroix”), $10. Toronto-based folk-rock band Graydon James & the Young Novelists and Halifax singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon. In the span of three fast-paced years Graydon James & the Young Novelists have won a … Continue reading
Wednesday November 20, 2013, at 8 pm, no cover, tip jar. Mohawk Music Jam Night, mostly jazz, all musicians welcome. The evening is hosted by John Imre, playing our baby grand piano, and Devin Patten on bass. Last one until … Continue reading
Thursday November 21, 2013 at 8 pm, $10. Saskatoon born singer-songwriter Melanie Peterson returns to Artword Artbar with her band to deliver her personal brand of folk-pop from her album “Unbreakable.” BBC radio describes her self-penned songs as “beautiful stories … Continue reading
Friday November 22 at 8 pm,$15 suggested donation at the door. Backing each other up on an evening of original songs are four seasoned singer/songwriter southern Ontario artists: Cindy Dell of Port Dover (vocals, fiddle), Lester Smith of Hamilton (harmonica, … Continue reading
Saturday November 23, 2013, at 8 pm, $15. Back again (their spring show sold out, so reserve early!) New Cumberland, a bluegrass band from London Ontario: Tom Burns – vocals and guitar, Blair Heddle – vocals, mandolin and dobro, Paul … Continue reading
Sunday November 24, 2013 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, free. Tower Poetry Society and The Ontario Poetry Society present The Winter WarmUp Poetry Fest, with member readings and open mic. Featuring the Snowflakes & Icicles Raffle Draw sponsored by: Guernica Editions, Dundurn … Continue reading
Wednesday November 27 at 8 pm. Free admission. RAPS presents “An evening of Mexican cinema from the golden era”, a screening of Los olvidados (The forgotten ones), México, 1950, directed by Luis Buñuel’s (known in the US as “The Young … Continue reading
Saturday November 30, 2013, at 8 pm, $12. dE ZOETE UNCHAINED! New songs by Matthew de Zoete. With special guests Luke Michielsen and Sarah Beatty. Imagine Nick Drake cheering up a bit and living long enough to work with Beck. … Continue reading
Artword Theatre presents a two-week run (December 3 to 15, 2013) of a new comedy written by Ryan Sero and Charly Chiarelli, based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Charly Chiarelli plays a crusty Sicilian north-ender called Ebenezu Scrugi, and … Continue reading
Back on tap! Six taps = six craft beers. They were a big hit at Supercrawl, so we’ve stocked up. By colour from dark to light: winter seasonal (hint of chocolate and raspberry), the “Dark Side of Artword Artbar”, Lakefield … Continue reading
Tuesday December 17, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, free, cash bar and food available. . The Annual Green Drinks Seasonal Party, at Artword Artbar, for some relaxed socializing, featuring irreverent but ecologically correct “Carols”. Get your picture taken with Santa! In … Continue reading
NEW Xmas event added! Tuesday December 17 at 8 pm, cover tba. Abigail Neale (alto sax) and Fred Butler (tenor sax) are back with a Christmas special — their own jazz arrangements of some favourite Christmas tunes. They will be … Continue reading
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 8 pm, $10. Celtic Party evening with Alana Cline, a young and talented Celtic fiddler, in an instrumental duo with Leigh Cline on guitar and bouzouki. This father-daughter duo combine Irish, Cape Breton and Scottish styles … Continue reading
Thursday, December 19, 6 to 8 pm, free. Hamilton Friendship Association with Cuba invites you to their Holiday Season Open House, with live music, poetry and open mic and more! Light refreshments and cash bar. Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. … Continue reading
Thursday December 19, 2013 at 8 pm, pwyc. Lori Yates presents Creative Genius Songwriting Workshops Holiday Party! Performances by: Virginia Vader, Hannah Veldeven, Mary Jane Russell, Sharon Washington, and past workshop participants. Guest songwriter: Duane Rutter. http://www.duaneruttermusic.com/ Closing set: Lori … Continue reading
CANCELLED Friday December 20 at 8 pm, tickets at the door $18, advance $15 call 905-543-8512. A special Tribal Gallery presentation! Toronto-based Ukrainian fiddler Mark Marczyk and guests Hutsuly perform an evening of traditional Christmas tunes from the Carpathian region.
ICE STORM CANCELLATION Saturday December 21, 2013 at 8 pm $10.00 – $15.00 (sliding scale) Celebrating “Buzz” by the Woodshed Orchestra! with special guests Dani Nash and The Dinner is Ruined. Legendary Toronto drummer Dave Clark (Rheostatics, Gord Downie, Charles … Continue reading
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