CAPITOL ONE JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY TOUR • The Capital One™ Just For Laughs Comedy Tour is back - and this year's Relationship Edition has issues! Last Comic Standing winner John Heffron hosts a line-up featuring Canada's sweetheart Debra DiGiovanni and returning tour favourite Godfrey, along with special guest SNL alum Jim Breuer. Catch these hilarious comedians with their hysterical insights on relationships (or lack thereof), talking about everything from family to marriage to dating - and everything in between. Nov 8, 7:30pm. //Hamilton Place, 1 Summer’s Lane
COMEDY @ THE CORKTOWN • Hosted by Patrick Coppolino. Every Wednesday, 8pm. No cover & cheap drink specials. //The Corktown, 175 Young St.
COMEDY OPEN MIC • Last Wed. of every month. //This Ain’t Hollywood 345 James N.
GERRY DEE - LIFE AFTER TEACHING • Gerry Dee is the star of CBC's new sitcom Mr. D, and also appears on Gerry Dee-Sports Reporter on The Score and NBC's Last Comic Standing. Catch Gerry Dee on his Life After Teaching Tour. This former Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Comic in Canada is a comedian you do not want to miss. Touching upon marriage, fatherhood and his years as a teacher, Gerry Dee will certainly provide you with a night of laughter you will never forget. Dec. 16, 7:30pm. hecfi.ca //Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane
IMPROV BOOT CAMP • Drop-in improv comedy workshops. Mondays 7pm or 8:30pm. //The Staircase, 27 Dundurn N. 905.529.3000
JEFF DUNHAM - DISORDERLY CONDUCT • Jeff Dunham kicks off his all new “Disorderly Conduct” worldwide tour. The new tour offers his global fan base a brand new show packed with more laughs than ever before. Dunham’s famed troupe of sidekicks are back: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself. Dec. 7, 8pm. hecfi.ca //Copps Coliseum, 101 York Blvd.
JOE AVATI LIVE • Joe Avati is one of Australia’s top comedy exports. He is also the worlds number one selling bilingual comedian. His massive cult following sees him crisscross the globe performing his unique brand of comedy on both sides of the Atlantic. Oct. 27, 8pm. hecfi.ca //Hamilton Place, 1 Summer’s Lane
NEIL HAMBURGER • America's #1 Funnyman! Neil Hamburger with special guest, Nick Flanagan and opening jokesters Barry Taylor & Mayce Galoni. Hosted by Patrick Coppolino. Sept. 13, 8pm. //The Casbah, 306 King W.
PURE FOKUS COMEDY NIGHT • Come check out Much Music’s Eddie Della Siepe from Video On Trial and Hamilton's own Larry Smith from comedy at Club 54 and the House of Comedy for an amazingly funny night of standup comedy! Sept. 29. Tickets are selling out fast. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Bring a non perishable food item to get $5 off the ticket price (at the door only) //The Mountain Theatre, 526 Concession
STAND UP AT THE STAIRCASE • A new weekly comedy show feature two new comics every week showcasing some of Canada's most talented stand-up comedians. Sundays, 9:20pm. $5 at door. //The Staircase, 27 Dundurn N. 905.529.3000
WAM BAM COMEDY JAM • Every Tuesday, 10pm w/ host Brenda Lennie //Cat 'N' Fiddle 174 John S.
WEEKLY COMEDY AT WAXY’S • Host Brandon Sobel brings Canada's funniest comedians to Waxy's Deli every Thursday except the first of each month. 8:30pm. For tickets email email@example.com or call 905.537.6694 //Waxy’s Deli 202 King E.
SUPERCRAWL • SUPERCRAWL is an annual event that celebrates the diversity of James North, our multi-disciplinary arts community, and the incredible spark that results with our unique mix of cultures, businesses and creative people. Performanecs include Black Bird Studios Fashion Show, Circus Orange, Citadel Theatre Showcase, City Voices Exhibition, Festitalia Film Night, Hamilton Ti-Cats Autograph Session, The Naked Beat Drum Circle, The Toronto Hyperbolic Crochet Reef, Zacada Circus School/Russian Bar Trio. Musicians include B.A. Johnston, Born Ruffians, C.A. Smith, Elk, Great Lake Swimmers, Hollerado, K’naan, Terra Lightfoot, Young Rival and more! Sept. 14-15. For more info visit supercrawl.ca //James St. N.
FIX OUR WORLD FESTIVAL • Environmental Festival Ride your bike, Walk, Bus, Skateboard, Rollerblade. Bring your own reusable containers, dish washing station, Alkaline water station by Water land, Beer Garden by Lake of Bays Brewery. We are Bullfrog Powered with100% Green Energy! Musicians: Brian Melo, Melissa-Bel, Jamila B, Weekend Riot Club, John Bauld, David Hickey, Dan Medakovic, Motion Grove, Mark McNeil, Dawn Before Descent, Kojo Dampety. Featured Artist Nancy McLeod Sept. 15-16. Free admission. For more info visit fixourworld.ning.com //T.B. McQuesten Park near Limeridge Mall (1199 Upper Wentworth and Lincoln Alexander)
THE TELLING TALES FESTIVAL • The fourth annual Telling Tales Festival will take place on Sept. 16, 10am-4pm at the very picturesque and historic Westfield Heritage Village. Rain or shine! Admission is free, but donations to literacy are welcome. As always, Telling Tales will feature a gigantic buffet of Canada’s richest literary talent. Kids are encouraged to meet their favourite authors, illustrators, storytellers and musicians. Meet Erin Bow, Annika Dunklee, Deborah Ellis, Cary Fagan, Natalie Hyde, Marthe Jocelyn, Lynne Kittredge-Fox, Lesley Livingston, Norah McClintock, Ruth Ohi Gillian O’Reilly, Richard Scrimger, Marsha Skrypuch, Ted Staunton, Kevin Sylvester, Vikki VanSickle; musicians Rob Blunsdon, Jude Johnson, Gary Sault, Turkey Rhubarb; and storyteller Rita Cox. For more info visit tellingtales.org //Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Road
ANCASTER FAIR 2012 • This year the Fair will be fully open on the Thursday night. All buildings will be open and entertainment is being planned including a Demolition Derby, our 3rd Annual "Got Talent" competition, and a Showcase of our Local Musicians. Sept. 20-23. For more info visit ancasterfair.ca //Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. Ancaster
GORE PARK SUMMER PROMENADE • Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, until Sept. 15. 11am-5:30pm. The Promenade festival will include local vendors showcasing handcrafted jewellery, antiques, artwork, health analysis booth, clothing, handmade fashion accessories and all your favorite food trucks from the surrounding area. //Gore Park
haunted hamilton ghost walks • Our Ghost Walk of Downtown Hamilton takes you right to the heart of the City where you will learn about many local hauntings including The Royal Connaught Hotel, The Right House, Hamilton Place, Whitehern, St. Paul's Church and the link that puts the world's most infamous serial killer in Hamilton. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to tour start time. Sept. 15, 7:30pm. Oct. 25, 7pm. • Ghost walk of the Hermitage Ruins. Didn't anyone tell you not to go into the woods at night? Ignore them with a walk to the ruins of a haunted mansion! Ghostly encounters are common as it's just your group alone in the dark. Featuring the Legend of Lover's Lane, the ghost of Woodend, satanic cults, and the angry coachman that still walks the woods at night and more! Meeting location, detailed driving directions and a very special dinner deal will be e-mailed to you after reserving Free Parking included with your Ghost Walk ticket. Sept. 29, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm. Oct. 20, various times between 7pm & 10pm. Nov. 3, various times between 7pm & 10pm. • Ghost Walk of The Custom House. On this Indoor Ghost Walk, you'll visit everything from the attic to the basement, and everything in-between. Throughout all of the different businesses that have passed through Hamilton's historic Custom House, one thing has remained the same... it's notoriously haunted! There are at least 25 lost spirits confined its walls. Tour starts in the main lobby at 51 Stuart Street (at Bay St.) Oct. 6, 8pm. Oct. 26, various times between 6pm & 10:30pm. Oct. 28, various times between 5:30pm & 10pm. • Details and Reservation at ghostwalks.com
MIRACLES FOR MITCHELL BENEFIT ROCK CONCERT • Mitchell Condren is a 15 year old boy from Kilbride, Ontario who became paralyzed on May 20th, 2012 through a dirt bike accident. Road Show Venue Productions in association with Elite Landscaping of Waterdown are running a benefit event to raise funds for Mitchell's family to do modifications to his home and offering support from his community. 10 bands performing. We have two segments with five bands in each. Currently we have 30 volunteers helping out with the catering and security. Tickets are available at the Brown Dog Coffee Shop @ Main and Dundas in Waterdown for $25 for a segment of 5 bands. Sept. 15, Noon-11pm. //Memorial Hall, Waterdown
STORIES IN THE STONES • Unless indicated otherwise, Robin McKee's "Stories in the Stones" cemetery tours commence at 11am and last for about two hours. On each occasion there will be a lively and informative tour of selected grave sites in historic Hamilton Cemetery. You will be introduced to some of Hamilton's interesting personalities and be enriched in your knowledge of local history. The tours take place rain or shine. Be sure to bring the necessary food, drink and clothing needs. No reservations are required. FREE. War of 1812 Tour, Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27. Nov. 3. Hamilton 1st Tour, Sept. 22 & 23. Power of the City Tour, Oct. 6. Masonic Tour, Oct. 20. Veterans Tour, Nov. 10 & 17. For more info visit hamiltonhistory.ca //Hamilton Cemetery 777 York Blvd.
BASH FOR ANGELIKA 1947-2012 • Great music, food, and guests. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Sept. 16, 4pm until close. //Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William
HAMILTON PAGAN PRIDE DAY • Pagans and friends gather to celebrate the Harvest Season! Free Admission to all activities! Learn more about various Pagan beliefs and traditions at our Information Table. Take part in one of our free workshops on many esoteric and fascinating topics. Browse the wares of over 30 merchants offering clothes, jewelry, soaps, oils, and much more. Guest speakers Kerr Cuhulain and Selena Fox. Guest musicians Heather Dale and SJ Tucker. Please bring non-perishable food items for Hamilon Food Share. So bring a camping chair, some sunscreen, an open mind and join us for a fantastic day at Hamilton’s 10th Annual Pagan Harvest Festival! Sept. 16, beginning at 9am. //Gage Park
BURLINGTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE • Be inspired: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a presentation with world renowned Dr. Jane Goodall! BurlingtonGreen and the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada welcome acclaimed primatologist, environmentalist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall for a special evening of stories from the field, her reflections on global conservation and hope for the future of the planet. Sept. 19, 7pm. • Deolinda is a project from Lisbon (Portugal) inspired by fado (a sad Portuguese folk song with guitar accompaniment) and its traditional roots in order to create original songs based on Portuguese traditional and popular music. Sept. 26, 7:30pm. • Mayor Rick Goldring is hosting The Mayor's Cabaret - a variety show with special guests Lighthouse and The Arrogant Worms, along with some very talented local artists. Sept. 29, 8pm. • With an amazing eight albums under his belt, Matt Andersen has been called “Canada’s greatest guitarist.” Oct. 10, 8pm. • The Burlington Concert Band presents the music from the great films of our times featuring guest flautist Mate Szigeti. • Echoes of Erin. Direct from Ireland for one show only, a colorful and exciting show of traditional Irish Music, Song, Dance, and Humor featuring a troupe of all-Ireland Award winning performers. Oct. 20, 8pm. • Young Québec harpist Valérie Milot, described as a “very refined” artist by La Presse, Montréal, has an impeccable technique and is such a colourful and powerful musician that she challenges all the clichés about her instrument. Oct. 21, 11:45am. • England's beloved Oysterband returns to Canada for a national tour, marking what will be their first Canadian dates in two and a half years. Combine revved-up folk dance rhythms and remarkable lyrics with pointed social commentary, exceptional musicianship and insanely catchy melodies, and you've got Oysterband. Oct. 23, 8pm. • Arlo Guthrie. A celebration of Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. Oct. 26, 8pm. • Broadway Binge. A sensational musical extravaganza starring Sheila Brand, star of London’s West End and Broadway and Franklin Penny, veteran film musician/vocalist. Musical back-up for this great show will be the fabulous, award-winning 17 piece big band ‘Sophisticated Swing’. Oct. 27, 8pm. • American roots, blues, gospel, bluegrass, folk, and country have been folded into the languorous, smoky melodies, trademark musicianship and unmistakably haunting voice of Margo Timmins. Cowboy Junkies' music falls into no specific genre, but the influence of each weaves its way into the mix. Nov. 2, 8pm. • Pavlo’s decades-long love affair with the guitar has resulted in an indescribable one-of-a-kind fusion of Mediterranean musical styles. Nov. 23, 8pm. • Celebrate Christmas this year with the multifaceted voice of Songstress Rosanna Riverso, as she performs Holiday Classics along with some original compositions from her new album “The Gift of Christmas”. Nov. 25, 4pm. • A stellar presence on the Canadian music scene, Cindy Church has acquired national acclaim as one of the best singers in the country and an international reputation for her musical adeptness across country, jazz, blues, gospel and swing styles. Nov. 28, 7:30pm. • Five-time Grammy Award-winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee David Clayton-Thomas has a unique voice that will stop you in your tracks. The former lead singer of Blood, Sweat and Tears has toured the world, performed for millions of fans and sold more than 300-million records throughout his 40-year career. Accompanied by a brilliant 11-piece jazz band, this highly creative musician delivers a sizzling live show that features some of his classic hits like “You’ve Made me so Very Happy” and “Spinning Wheel”. Nov. 29, 8pm. • A joyous evening celebrating Elvis Presley’s greatest Christmas Carol, songs, inspiration, and classic hits featuring Stephen Michael Kabakos with choral style arrangements. Dec. 2, 7:30pm. • An evening with Florence K is like a musical voyage around the world with her blend of styles from bossa nova, blues, pop to Cuban. Dec. 6, 7:30pm. • Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season with the incomparable John McDermott. The Celtic/Canadian superstar shares some of his most memorable and heartwarming songs from his Christmas and holiday catalogue favourites. Dec. 12, 8pm. • The renowned brass section of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra brings its astonishing precision and ringing sound to The Burlington Performing Arts Centre for a very special concert featuring classical and popular brass favourites, sacred and popular music of the season, and a carol sing-along! Dec. 16, 3pm. • A Leahy Family Christmas offers audiences incredible step-dancing, fiddle-playing and song-singing. Known for their unique blend of musical styles, a distinct repertoire and an explosive on-stage talent and energy, Leahy is one of Canada’s most sought after exports. The Leahy Family promises the full spectrum of holiday music from best-loved carols and tunes to fiery Celtic jigs and medleys. Dec. 18, 8pm. • For more info visit burlingtonpac.ca //BPAC 440 Locust St. 905.681.2551
LIVE ON LOCKE • Live on Locke Concert Series, in support of An Instrument for Every Child. Doors at 7pm. Steven Page, Sept. 21. Ron Sexsmith, Oct. 19. Holly Cole, Nov. 2. Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Dec. 7. For more info visit www.liveonlocke.com //Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave.
HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA • Mozart & Beethoven. Featured artists include Leslie Newman, Erica Goodman, and HPO Music Director James Sommerville. Program highlights include Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and the world premiere of a new concerto written by Omar Daniel. Sept. 22. • Basia Bulat with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Guest conductor Martin MacDonald. Concert highlights include songs from Basia’s latest album and special arrangements for orchestra by Owen Pallett, arranger for Arcade Fire. Oct. 13. • Ravel & Shostakovich. Featured artists include Ian Parker on piano and guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger. Program highlights include Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major and Suite from Mother Goose and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Nov. 10. • Wicked Divas. Featured artists include Broadway vocalists Alli Mauzey and Nicole Parker and guest conductor Matthew Kraemer. Program highlights include music from Bizet’s opera Carmen as well as Broadway musicals Wicked, Chicago, Titanic, My Fair Lady, and more. Dec. 1. • Adrianne Pieczonka/Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Benefit Gala. Critically acclaimed soprano Adrianne Pieczonka joins the Philharmonic for an unforgettable night of operatic music. Tickets $225 (includes performance and encore reception), $125, $75 and $50. • All performances begin at 7:30pm. For more info, visit hpo.org or call 905.526.7756. //Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane
LINCOLN ALEXANDER CENTRE • Charles T. Cozens, Canada's internationally known composer, performs and converses with eight acclaimed musicians in an intimate, new concert series. Spanish singing sensation Fernando Lima and Hamilton's own Sarena Paton. Sept. 23. • The Nylons, Toronto's famed a capella vocal quartet: JUNO-nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album of 2011. Oct. 21. • Micah Barnes , Jazz, Cabaret & Pop. Nov. 25. • Andrea Menard, Vancouver Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Storyteller. Dec. 23. • For tickets call 905.528.5000 //Lincoln Alexander Theatre 160 King E.
OPEN STREETS HAMILTON • Open Streets Hamilton would like to invite you to join us at our next event, celebrating two fantastic open streets locations: James St. N., 10am–5pm AND McMaster University campus & Sterling St., 11am–4pm. Sept. 23. Shuttle buses will be available between James Street North and McMaster University! openstreetshamilton.ca
MCMASTER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS CELEBRITY CONCERT SERIES 2012-2013 • From baroque to cabaret, from classical strings & romantic piano to gypsy jazz guitar, this year will have something for every music lover. Performances start at 8pm. Denis Chang Manouche Quartet (Gypsy Jazz Guitar), Sept. 28. Shulman, Telner, & Fagan (Flute, Piano, & Voice), Oct. 26. Adi Braun (Jazz Vocalist), Nov. 16. //McMaster University 1280 Main St W. (Convocation Hall, University Hall 213)
A RECITAL OF ENGLISH SONG • With John Laing (piano), and Janet Obermeyer (soprano). Sept. 29, 7:30pm. Adults $15; Students $5.00 to reserve call 905.527.3505 //The Church of the Ascension, 64 Forest Ave.
5 at the first • Hamilton’s newest chamber music series. Hear amazing sounds, meet wonderful people. Water Journeys, Sept. 30, 3:30pm. Alone and Together, Nov. 2, 7:30pm. For more info visit 5atthefirst.weebly.com //The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 170 Dundurn S.
CRUSH HUNGER • The First Monster Jam Canada Food Drive to Crush Hunger! Meet Cam McQueen, Northern Nightmare Driver & Monster Jam 2012 World Freestyle Champion, who will be on-site collecting food & signing autographs! Be one of the first 400 people to donate 5 non-perishable canned goods to Hamilton Partners in Nutrition, in support of Student Nutrition Programs, & receive a complimentary Monster Jam voucher to the upcoming Hamilton Show! Oct. 3, 8am-7pm. For more info visit monsterjamcanada.ca //Lime Ridge Mall Parking Lot, 999 Upper Wentworth St.
THE WIGGLES • The Wiggles, the fast-dancing, fun-loving Fab Four from Down Under, are returning to Canada with their brand new show ‘Celebration’, which will reunite Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page with Anthony, Jeff, and Murray for their final tour together as the original Wiggles. After 21 years of entertaining and educating children around the globe, Red Wiggle Murray Cook, Yellow Wiggle Greg Page and Purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt have decided to hang up their trademark colored jerseys to a new generation of Wiggles starting in 2013. The Wiggles have entertained children throughout the world for over two decades and are bringing all the excitement and joy of their movies and television shows right before your eyes, live on stage! Oct. 7, 11:30am & 3pm. //Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane
ALL THINGS DELICIOUS • All Things Delicious: A Celebration of Culture, Community & Cuisine is a three part series centered around local food, entertaining and community. The goal is to highlight and celebrate the diverse range of exceptional food and food sources we have in our own backyard. Featuring local restaurants, The Hamilton Farmers Market and celebrity chefs. Most importantly, a portion of ticket sales will be benefiting the local St. Matthew’s House food bank. Oct. 19, 7pm: Mix & Mingle: How to Host a Terrific Dinner Party. Hosted by Chef Ted Corrado & Mary Cath Altobelli. This social evening will cover menu planning, a cooking demonstration, spirit pairings and great tips on incorporating entertainment and decor into your event. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Nov. 9, 7pm: Cooking Demonstration and Full-Service Meal. Hosted by Chef David Adjey. At this event, participants will watch and take part in a cooking demonstration and enjoy a fantastic meal prepared by celebrity chef David Adjey (“Restaurant Makeover” and “The Opener” - Food Network). //Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summer’s Lane
ANNEX UNPLUGGED • ANNEX Unplugged is an innovative series of acoustic world music performances. Held in the intimate setting of the new AGH Design Annex, located in Hamilton's James Street North Arts District. ANNEX Unplugged is a celebration of Hamilton’s diversity and creativity. Louis Simão, Evaristo, MC Michael St. George. Oct. 19, 8pm. //118 James St. N.
ALPHA-1 WRESTLING: THE FINAL HURRAH • Alpha Male Title Match: Rollins v Alexander. 2/3 Falls Match: O’Shea v Del Bruno. Unsanctioned Fight For Survival: Sane v Kings. Tag Team Match: Steady Ballers v Checkmate. Elimination 6 Man Tag: Page, Cheech & Wave v Dysfunction & Sixx. Krane. $10. Oct. 21, 4pm. For more info visit alpha-1wrestling.com //Germania Club of Hamilton, 863 King E.
HAUNTED HISTORICAL HALLOWEEN • Bone up on your history and folklore and discover the origins and traditions of Halloween’s past. Lots of fun for the whole family. Oct. 26 & 27, 6:30-9:30pm. For more info call 1.800.883.0104 or visit westfieldheritage.ca //Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton
REMEMBRANCE DAY • Nov. 11. Burl-Oak Naval Veterans are holding a 30 minute ceremony at the Naval Ships Memorial Monument in Spencer Smith Park at Burlington's Downtown Waterfront. All are welcome to attend. 9am. Remembrance Day Parade begins at Central Public School. 10:30am. (Down Brant to Elgin - Elgin to Locust - Locust to Ontario). The Royal Canadian Legion is holding a 45-60 minute ceremony at the Cenotaph, just outside City Hall (426 Brant St.). All are welcome to attend. 11am.
BROTT MUSIC FESTIVAL • Christmas Family Special sing-a-long. Nov. 18, 7pm. Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 11, 7:30pm. For tickets call 1.888.475.9377 or 905.525.7664 or visit brottmusic.com //Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St.
BURLINGTON CIVIC CHORALE • A Touch of Christmas. Joseph Haydn's Small Organ Mass or Sancti Joannis De Deo, will set the stage for our seasonal celebration of chamber music for choir, strings and organ. Nov. 24, 7:30pm. For more info call 289.337.6777 or visit burlingtoncivicchorale.ca //St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burl.
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS • Enjoy Westfield by candlelight and feel the warmth of the season through music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas. Christmas shopping is available at the Gift Shop and the restaurant features light meals and refreshments. Dec. 1, 8, 15 from 5-9pm. For more info call 1.800.883.0104 or visit westfieldheritage.ca //Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton
BURLINGTON CHRISTMAS PARADE • Hosted by the City of Burlington and local Rotary Clubs, this annual Christmas Parade features 65 entries including bands, colourful floats, clowns, mascots and jolly St. Nick himself. The Burlington Teen Tour Band Boosters will be collecting non-perishable food items to support local food banks. Children are encouraged to bring their letters for Santa for collection during the parade by Canada Post letter carriers. Remember to help support the efforts of the volunteer committee who organize the parade by contributing a loonie or toonie. Representatives of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club will be collecting on behalf of the committee during the parade. The parade starts near the Burlington Mall at the corner of Prospect Street and Guelph Line, marches along Guelph Line to New Street, travels west along New Street to James Street, then north on Brant Street. The parade route finishes at Brant Street and Caroline. Dec. 2, 2pm.
CHRISTMAS TABLE • Experience an old fashioned Christmas show, bonfire and a four-course historical dinner. Dec. 9, 5-9pm. For more info call 1.800.883.0104 or visit westfieldheritage.ca //Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY • Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas and celebrate the season where traditions of an earlier time are brought to life with horse and wagon rides, carol singing and Father Christmas. Seasonal refreshments are available at the restaurant, candies at the Confectionery and one-of-a-kind shopping at the Gift Shop. Dec. 16, 12-4:00pm. For more info call 1.800.883.0104 or visit westfieldheritage.ca //Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Rockton
SALUTE TO VIENNA • A magnificent re-creation of Vienna’s world famous New Year’s Concert featuring a stellar cast of over 75 musicians, European singers and charming dancers. Ring in the New Year with famous Strauss waltzes, polkas & operetta excerpts. Dec. 30, 2:30pm. //Hamilton Place, 1 Summer’s Lane
Out Of Town
ANGELSTONE INTERNATIONAL SHOW JUMPING TOURNAMENTS • Angelstone Tournaments is pleased to announce in 2012 it will host four world class Show Jumping Tournaments until Sept. 30 in Rockwood, Ontario. Attendees include 10 time Olympian Ian Millar, Olympic Silver Medalists Jill Hensewood and Mac Cone, Canadian Show Jumping Champions Yann Candele, Beth Underhill and the host of the event the 2008 Canadian Show Jumping Champion Keean White. Event highlights include: Every Saturday evening at 5:30pm will feature the Grand Prix, followed by a live concert - Admission is free for all. Two $7,500 Scholarships are available to local kids in the community though our 2012 initiative "Commitment to Educate". Meet the athletes and the horses following each Grand Prix event. Angelstone is pleased to be able to offer the most affordable family entertainment in the area (FREE) For more info visit angelstone.co //8720 Wellington Rd. #50, Rockwood
ART BUS • Friday Night Art Gallery Tours. Sponsored by Judy Marsales Real Estate. Catch the bus Sept. 14 (Ottawa Street Stroll, James North Art Crawl, Tiger Group Gallery). $15/$10 students & artists. Reserve your seat, call 905.524.0606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Meet 6:30pm at The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St. thepearlcompany.ca
ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON • Fall art sale Nov. 29 & 30 from 11am-9pm and Dec. 1 & 2 from 12-5pm. New works by over 50 artists. Free admission. • Exhibits: Kim Adams' Bruegel-Bosch Bus on permanent display. Alex Colville: Horse and Train, on semi-permanent display. From Rude to Rodin. Ongoing in 2012. The Tanenbaum African Collection. Ongoing in 2012. Hamilton Port Authority: A Century in Pictures, until Oct. 14. Nature and Spirit: Emily Carr’s Coastal Landscapes. Until Oct. 28. Valérie Blass. Until Sept. 23. Fresh Meet. Until Jan. 27. Places We Call Home: Mohawk College Student Renderings of Ontario Buildings. Oct. 20-Feb. 10, 2013. Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno. Oct. 13-April 28, 2013. The Eye of Napoleon. Nov. 10-May 5, 2013. • Every Sunday at 2pm, learn more about the exhibitions on view with our expert Docents. • Art @ Lunch series 12:15pm.. This intimate Docent-led series makes connections between artworks and exhibitions in fun new ways. Following the talk, enjoy more discussion over lunch at the cafe at AGH. Colour Your World - How Artists Use Colour. Oct. 3. High And Low - Art That Makes You Look. Nov. 7. Man Of The Hour - Male Figures In Art. Dec. 5. • Tea & Tours. Join AGH Librarian and Docent Helen Hadden for a tour of selected exhibitions, followed by tea and conversation in the cafe at AGH. Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 at 3pm. //123 King W. 905.527.6610
ARTWORD ARTBAR • Linda Joyce Ott ‘Dancing Around The Void’. Artist will be present Sept. 14. //123 King W. 905.527.6610
B CONTEMPORARY • Judy Singer. The Light Within. Until Sept. 29. Reception Sept. 14, 7-11pm. //b contemporary 226 James N. 289.389.3949
BOLD ARTISTE • The art studio will be selling and promoting the creations of established and emerging artists located in Hamilton and the surrounding area. Bold Artiste: Nancy Winlove-Smith. Paintings by Johannes H Vloothuis, Kenneth Vloothuis, and Sue Gunter. Jewellery artists: Julie Johnson, Dafna Bener, Patricia Lopez de Vloothuis. Glass artists: Laura Potier, Ken Holden, Kelly Lowe. //6 Bold Street boldartiste.com
BURLINGTON ART CENTRE • Colleen O’Reilly - Garden Spirits. Until Sept. 23. Reid Flock and David Thai: Neo-Modernism. Until Oct. 21. Reception and artit’s talk Sept. 30, 2-4pm. Burlington Hooking Craft Guild - Juried Exhibition. Until Sept. 16. Show of Summer Camp Student Artwork. Until Sept. 16. A Natural World: Jean Maddison and Lynn Huntley Wyczolkowski. Sept. 15-Nov. 11. Reception Sept. 30, 2-4pm; Artists’ talk Oct. 28, 1:30pm • Fireside Lounge Gallery: Latow Photographers Guild: Peter Young, Aug. 29-Sept. 25. Leonie Holmes, Sept. 26-Oct. 30. Burlington Fibre Arts Guild, Sept. 29-Oct. 28. Reception Sept. 30, 2pm. • Art In Progress Series. Let’s Talk about Art over coffee: Grants for the Starving Artist, Sept. 9, 2-3:30pm. Free. To register call 905.632.7796x307 //1333 Lakeshore Road.
CARNEGIE GALLERY • Light and Shadow. New work by WAAH members. Until Sept. 30. //10 King W, Dundas 905.627.4265
EARLS COURT GALLERY • Lines of Vision. Gordon Leverton & Michael Zarowsky. Until Oct. 6. John Miecznikowski, Margaret Lock, Katherine MacDonald and Rae Bates. Oct. 11-Nov. 12. "Fast" Group exhibition with Mike Smalley, Diana Menzies and others. Nov. 15-Jan. 5. //Earls Court Gallery 215 Ottawa N. earlscourtgallery.ca
THE FOCUS GALLERY • Clean Salvage. A new exhibition by Christopher Lori. Until Sept. 8. New Nov. Exhibition by John Visser. //The Focus Gallery, 66 James N.
GALLERY ON 4 • Svava Thordis Juliusson, until Sept. 30 Steve Mazza, Oct. 1-31. Jean Crankshaw, Nov. 1-30. Lalie Douglas, Dec. 1-31. //Central Library, 55 York Blvd. 905.546.3200x3405
THE GALLERY ON THE BAY • Main Gallery: Over 30 works from the Estate of Gerald Zeldin. Until Oct. 14. Reception Sept. 21, 7-10pm. With live jazz by Henry Strong and Nick Deutsch. barry Hodgson new works Oct. 19-Nov. 11. Reception Oct. 19, 7-10pm. Dawson & Dobson Nov. 16-Dec. 16. Reception Nov. 16, 7-10pm. Studio Gallery: Scott Abbott new paintings Oct. 19-Nov. 11. Reception Oct. 19, 7-10pm. Christmas show (gallery artists) nov. 16-Dec. 16. Reception Nov. 16, 7-10pm. //231 Bay N. 905.540.8532. galleryonthebay.com
GALLERY T. FRANCIS • Works by Alex Colville, Ken Danby, Philip Pearlstein, T.R. MacDonald, Tom Forrestall, Alan Bateman, Rauschenberg Posters, F.B. Taylor, Rod Paget, Gene Young, Tim Francis. //259 James N. 905.522.2990
HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. • David Lattanzi, Paul Lattanzi, David Maceachern. Oct. 11-Nov. 4. Anuual Members Exhibition. Nov. 8-Dec. 16. In the Cannon St Gallery: Steven Laurie - Jacked! Until Oct. 28. In the James St North Gallery: Erika and Peter Reisenberger. Until Oct. 7. In the Foyer: Deux Contes d’une Ville/Two Tales of a City - Broken City Lab Catalogue Launch. Sept. 14-15. On The Cannon St. Wall: “Flyers” by Bryce Kanbara. //155 James Street N.
JAMES NORTH ART COLLECTIVE • Second Friday night of every month @ 7pm all galleries in the area display their new art. //328 James N. Jamesstreetnorth.ca
JERRY HISH CARTOON STUDIO • HisHterical Toons. A wall to wall exhibition of humorous drawings, paintings and sculptures to tickle your funny bone. This Super Crawl, Sept. 14 & 15. //Entrance at 226 James St. North, through the b contemporary gallery, up the stairs, or go around to the rear alley off Robert St.
MANTA CONTEMPORARY • Join us for the Grand Opening of Manta Contemporary with an artist reception for ‘Megacosms’, a never before seen collection of works by Toronto artist Stephen Seguin. Sept. 14, 5-11pm. //Hamilton, 51 King William St.
MCMASTER INNOVATION PARK • 9th Art in the Workplace Exhibit. Until Nov. 15. //The Atrium, MIP, 175 Longwood Rd. S.
MCMASTER MUSEUM OF ART • Takao Tanabe. Chronicles Of Form And Place. Until Dec. 8. Reception Sept. 13, 6-8pm. Artist’s talk Sept. 14, 12:30-1:20pm. Conspiracies of Illusion: Projections of Time & Space. Until Nov. 3. Reception Sept. 13, 6-8pm. Artit’s talk Sept. 20, 6-8pm. Panel discussion, Oct. 18, 6pm. //McMaster Museum of Art 1280 Main W. 905.525.9140 ex.23241
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS • The award-winning Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibit, ZimSculpt, returns to the RBG. Mining the richness of Zimbabwe’s geology, featured artists Patrick Stephani and Passmore Mupindiko will create powerful works of art that depict the stories of the natural world and the culture and traditions of their home land, as well as abstract forms that are powerfully evocative. Until Oct. 8. 10am-8pm. //RBG, 680 PLains Rd. W. (Hendrie Park)
YOU ME GALLERY • The Occasionally Annual Whirligig Show. Until Sept. 14. //You Me Gallery 330 James N. 905.523.7754. youmegallery.ca•
WORKERS ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE • The Thread Winds Into The Past. The Life and Work of Leonard Hutchinson. Until Sept. 30. Reception Sept. 14, 7:30pm. Broken City Lab. As of 2012 We Are Alive & Well: Four Years In Windsor & Beyond. Sept. 14-Dec. 21. Reception Sept. 14, 7pm. //WAHC, 51 Stuart St.
THE ALDERSHOT PLAYERS • Dearly Departed. by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones. In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible belt, the beleagured Turpin family proves that living and dying in the south are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19, 26, 27 dinner & show. Oc.t 18, show only. For tickets call 905.381.1441 thealdershotplayers.com //West Plains United Church 549 Plains Rd., Burlington
THE BALTIMORE HOUSE PLAYERS’ GUILD • Blithe Spirit - an improbable farce in three acts. Novelist Charles Condomine is in for the ride of his life after holding a seance for research purposes. Noel Coward wrote this ethereal side-splitter and it is The Baltimore House's very first official production; just in time for Hallowe'en! Oct. 26,27, Nov. 2,3 at 7:30pm. For more info visit BaltimoreHouse.ca //Baltimore House, 43 King William St. 1.289.396.4830
BINBROOK LITTLE THEATRE • The Foursome by Norm Foster. Four old college chums, home for their 15-year reunion, hook up for a round of golf and to share their successes and failures. A warm, funny play that takes place entirely on the eighteen holes of the golf course. During this “friendly” game of golf the competition and swaggering grow at each tee, and long held secrets are revealed. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Box Office: 905.692.5076 or email: email@example.com //2-2600 Hwy 56, Binbrook
BURLINGTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE • “Three Gals in Concert” – a musical comedy celebrating family, friendship and Christmas. Nov. 30, 7:30pm. • Miss Caledonia. The year is 1955. Desperate to escape the drudgery of life in RR#2 Caledonia, Peggy Ann Douglas has a plan, she will simply become a movie star – and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant. Dec. 2, 2pm. • A Tottering Biped Theatre production: The Santaland Diaries. Meet the quintessential elf gone bad as he relives a series of less-than-merry misadventures in David Sedaris’ hilarious antidote for holiday havoc. Spend some time with the irreverent Crumpet, one of Santa’s little helpers, during the Macy’s Christmas shopping rush as he copes with thousands of shoppers and their kiddies as recalled by one of America’s pre-eminent humourists. This production is not recommended for young audiences. Dec. 14, 7:30pm. • Zeus Entertainment presents: Aladdin. A rip-snorting, interactive musical comedy for the whole family in the traditional British pantomime style. Dec. 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7pm. Dec. 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 2pm. • For more info visit burlingtonpac.ca //BPAC 440 Locust St. 905.681.2551
DRURY LANE THEATRE • Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein. Nov. 2-Dec. 1. For more info visit drurylane.ca //Drury Lane Theatre 2269 New Street, Burlington
Hamilton Theatre Inc. • Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers is a musical based loosely on the 1844 novella The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas, pere. The story is a contemporary nature vs nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins who were separated at birth. The twins' different backgrounds take them to the opposite ends of the social specturm, one becoming a councillor, the other unemployed and in prison. Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 8pm. Nov. 18 at 2pm. For tickets call 905.522.3032 //Hamilton Theatre Inc. 140 MacNab St. N.
HAMMER ENTERTAINMENT • Next to Normal. by Brian Yorkey. Diana Goodman, a suburban housewife, struggles through life as she battles mental demons in the form of bipolar disorder coupled with hallucinations that stem from a trauma sixteen years earlier. Oct. 19-27. • Forever Plaid - Plaid Tidings by Stuart Ross. Dec. 7-15. • For tickets call 905.981.7245 //Citadel Theatre, 28 Rebecca St.
MAX & RUBY IN THE NUTCRACKER SUITE • Koba Entertainment is pleased to present its latest theatrical production, Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever - Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite – Max and Ruby are ready to bring this holiday classic to a new generation of fans this fall. Dec. 13, 6:30pm. hecfi.ca //Hamilton Place, 1 Summer’s Lane
THE PEARL COMPANY • The Quarterly: A Night of Live Performance. Tickets:$15. An amazing night of performance from some of the finest in Theatre, Dance, Comedy and Music! Curated and hosted by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, featuring the talent of: Jeremy Freiburger – Theatre; Caroline Niklas Gordon – Dance; Mimi Shaw – Song; Colette Kendall – Comedy; Ann McDougall – Story. $15 Sept. 22, 8pm. //The Pearl Company 16 Steven St. 905.524.0606 thepearlcompany.ca
THE PLAYERS’ GUILD OF HAMILTON • Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell is a comedy about getting lost to find yourself. The heroine is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on a holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. She does escape to Greece, has a hilarious and engaging adventure, and changes her life. Directed by Diane Brokenshire. Sept. 28, 29, Oct. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13. • 1812 - An Inquiry. While the structure is fictional, the facts are historically accurate. The audience is invited to witness a courtroom drama that simulates a public inquiry into the War of 1812. Nov. 23, 24, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8. • For tickets call 905.529.0284. For more info visit playersguild.org //The Players' Guild of Hamilton, Inc., 80 Queen St. S.
THEATRE ANCASTER • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Sept. 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 8pm. • Hairspray. Nov. 16, 17, 23, 24 & Dec. 1 at 8pm. Nov. 18, 25 & Dec. 1 at 2pm. • Ho-Ho-Holiday Music in the Old Firehall. Family show with Santa at 7pm. Mellow show in cabaret style at 8:30pm. Dec. 11. For more info visit theatreancaster.com //The Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. E., Ancaster
THEATRE AQUARIUS • See How They Run. The theatre season opens with a bang with this hilarious, classic British farce! In a single night of glorious misunderstanding, the vicarage of Merton-cum-Middlewick is beset by nosy neighbours, meddling maids, brandied befuddlement, visiting vicars, sinister spies and an entirely implausible number of misplaced trousers. Sept. 19-Oct. 6. • Where the Blood Mixes is a beautiful Canadian play about family, loss, redemption and healing. Floyd and Mooch, raised in residential schools, must confront their past when Floyd’s daughter Christine returns to Kumsheen after twenty years, to discover her past and her family. Nov. 7-24. • Dust off your Beatle Boots and get ready to take the Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey as Theatre Aquarius rocks your holiday with this spectacular rock revue from the creators of the smash hit “Poodle Skirts to Platform Shoes”! Celebrate the music that defined a generation and set popular music on its ear forever! You’ll be dancing in the aisles once again to the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, The Kinks, The Animals, The Hollies, The Who and many, many more! High-energy hilarity with an ensemble cast that will knock your socks off! Dec. 8-31. • For tickets call 905.522.7529. For more info visit theatreaquarius.org //190 King William St.
THEATRE BURLINGTON • Wrong For Each Other. A comedy by Norm Foster. Sept. 21-22, 27-29, Oct. 4-6. • Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp by Vic Hyde. Annyal Children’s show. Nov. 23-25, 29-30, Dec. 1. For tickets call 905.637.1728 or visit theatreburlington.on.ca //Theatre Burlington’s Drama Centre 2311 New Street, Burl.
VILLAGE THEATRE WATERDOWN • Run For Your Wife. Nov. 16-18, 23-25, 30 & Dec. 1. For tickets call 905.690.7889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org //317 Dundas E., Waterdown
Out Of Town
SHAW FESTIVAL 2012 • Festival Theatre: Ragtime until Oct. 14. Present Laughter until Oct. 28. His Girl Friday until Oct. 5. Royal George Theatre: Misalliance until Oct. 27. French Without Tears until Sept. 15. Come Back, Little Sheba until Oct. 19. Court House Theatre: A Man And Some Women until Sept. 22. The Millionairess until Oct. 6. Hedda Gabler until Sept. 29. Trouble In Tahiti until Oct. 7. • For more info visit shawfest.com //Niagara-On-The-Lake|
STRATFORD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2012 • Festival Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing until Oct. 27. The Matchmaker until Oct. 27. 42nd Street until Oct. 28. Henry V until Sept. 29. Avon Theatre: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Until Oct. 28. Studio Theatre: The Best Brothers. Until Sept. 16. Hirsch, until Sept. 14. Tom Patterson Theatre: Cymbeline, until Sept. 30. Elektra, Until Sept. 29. Wanderlust, until Sept. 28. • For more info visit stratfordfestival.ca //Stratford
BURLINGTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE • Beau Idéal’s production of ‘Land of the Eternals’ will take you on an exciting journey of love, laughter, folklore, and conflict while showcasing the artistry and athleticism of skating, dancing, and much more. With a blend of unique and creative storytelling, diverse music and original choreography, ‘Land of the Eternals’ promises to deliver an unforgettable evening of entertainment! Sept. 14-15, 7:30pm. • Returning to The Centre after two sold out shows last season, the incomparable State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents the beloved classic ballet, The Nutcracker. Featuring traditional choreography and sparkling imagery, this ballet is a timeless holiday tradition and a perfect way to enjoy the season. Dec. 14, 7pm & Dec. 15, 2pm, 7pm. • For more info visit burlingtonpac.ca //BPAC 440 Locust St. 905.681.2551
2012 AGH BMO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL • The 2012 AGH BMO World Film Festival features several exciting new events that complement the outstanding roster of films and celebrate filmmaking in Hamilton: Opening Night Celebration – Salsa Style. Everyone is invited to come to a tropical dance party with DJ Suave, salsa lessons, drumming, street dancing, sangria and tapas. Cash Bar. Free admission. Sept. 21, 9pm. //AGH, 123 King St. W. • Urban Revival Films: Explorations in City Planning, Design and Architecture, a film series as well as a panel discussion and interactive talk, presented in partnership with Renew Hamilton. EntitledBuilding Spaces: Intersections between Architecture and Film, the evening will explore how filmmakers and architects are creating new environments and experiences for us to explore and how filmmakers, urban designers and architects are collaborating to spark an urban revival. Sept. 26, 8pm. //AGH Design Annex, 118 James No. Hamilton. • Inaugural Script Showcase, a selected script or screenplay will be read aloud by professional actors at a forum moderated by Genie-nominated director and screenwriter Richie Mehta. Sept. 28, 8pm. //AGH Design Annex, 118 James N. • Cinema Hamilton Incite Awards, hosted by local celebrity J.R. Diggs, is a celebration of the artistic excellence represented by Hamilton’s film community. Local filmmakers will have an opportunity to win prizes in eight categories. Sept. 30, 6:30pm. //Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St. • Festival showtimes: Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas: Easy Money. Sept. 21, 7pm. Beasts Of The Southern Wild. Sept. 22, 7pm. Hysteria. Sept. 23, 7pm. Farewell, My Queen. Sept. 24, 7pm. Inescapable. Sept. 25, 7pm. Cosmopolis. Sept. 26, 7pm. The Intouchables. Sept. 27, 7pm. Trishna. Sept. 28, 7pm. Headhunters. Sept. 28, 9pm. The Lady. Sept. 29, 7pm. Pina 3D. Sept. 30, 7pm. Westdale Theatre: The Salt Of Life. Sept. 22, 1pm. To Rome With Love. Sept. 22, 4pm. Norwegian Wood. Sept. 23, 1pm. 2 Days In New York. Sept. 23, 4pm. Marécages (Wetlands). Sept. 29, 1pm. Take This Waltz. Sept. 29, 4pm. The World Before Her. Sept. 30, 1pm. Boy. Sept. 30, 4pm. Art Gallery of Hamilton: Flamenco, Flamenco. Sept. 23, 7pm. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? Sept. 25, 7pm. Urbanized. Sept. 27, 7pm. Alive From The Divis Flats. Sept. 28, 7pm. SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas: Your Sister’s Sister. Sept. 24, 1pm. Where Do We Go Now? Sept. 24, 4pm. Moonrise Kingdom. Sept. 24, 7pm. We Have A Pope. Sept. 26, 1pm. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Sept. 26, 4pm. Safety Not Guaranteed. Sept. 26, 7pm. //For more info visit www.aghfilmfest.com
ANCASTER FILM FEST • Beasts of the Southern Wild, Oct. 15, 1pm & 7:15pm. ancasterfilmfest.ca //Silver City Ancaster
MOUNTAIN THEATRE MACABRE • Screening of psychedelic thriller ‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’. Set in a retro-future 1983 the film paints a devastating portrait of New Age dreamers who have gone beyond science, beyond spirituality and beyond sanity in their experiments to discover the secret to human happiness and the untapped potential of the human mind. Sept. 19, 7pm. $10 //The Mountain Theatre, 526 Concession St.
THE STORE MOVIE • A local Hamilton based movie, starring Hamilton comedians. Two idiots stage a robbery of the convenience store they work at, and everything goes wrong. Sept. 15. $10 //The Staircase, 27 Dundurn N.
BATTLEFIELD HOUSE MUSEUM & PARK • Apple Festival. Join us for fall-time harvest fun in Battlefield Park. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, games, pumpkin decorating, demonstrations, entertainment, and don't forget to enter the Battlefield Bake-Off. Sept. 29, 9am-4:30pm. • Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Lecture Series: Brian Kerman presents "British Authority over democratic/legal rights and authoritarian rule before and during the War of 1812" Oct. 9, 7:30pm. Free. Dr. Megan Brickley presents findings from her research on the soldiers’ remains from the Battlefield Cemetery at Smith’s Knoll. Nov. 13, 7:30pm. Free. • Austen-Tacious: A Regency Romp. Experience the elegance and grace of the regency period as we celebrate the writings of author Jane Austen. Costumes, music, dancing, readings and refreshments bring the charm of the early 19th century to life. Nov. 24, 7pm. $16.95. • Gingerbread House Workshop. Leave all the work and mess to us! Children will decorate their own pre-made, homemade gingerbread house to take home then gather around for old-fashioned toys and a visit from St. Nicholas himself. Dec. 9, 1pm. $24.95. //77 King St. W., Stoney Creek
DUNDAS MUSEUM & ARCHIVES • From the self-sufficient First Nations and early settlers to the convenience foods of today, Canadian food historian and international lecturer, Dorothy Duncan, presents an overview of one of the most unique and fascinating food histories of the world and how it continues to change to serve Canadians from coast to coast. Enjoy this introduction to the diverse culinary history of Canada followed by a tour of the Dundas Museum's exhibit, 'Come and Get It! 200 Years of Eating in the Valley'. Sept. 28, 7pm. Free admission. dundasmuseum.ca //139 Park Street W. Dundas
DUNDURN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE • The Heights: A War of 1812 Tour of Dundurn National Historic Site. Dundurn Castle is built on the history of the War of 1812. You will begin at the Hamilton Military Museum to uncover the history surrounding the property. Discover evidence of military fortifications as the tour takes you outdoors to The Hamilton Cemetery and Dundurn Park. The guided tour will end with a look inside Dundurn Castle focusing on the 1812 architectural features which Sir Allan MacNab would later incorporate into his well-known home. Sept. 15 from 10am-12:30pm. • Ladies of the House. Please join us for a special interest tour of Dundurn Castle. Costumed staff will take you on a guided tour of the lavish home built by Sir Allan MacNab for his family. This tour will focus on the MacNab women and other influential women of the time period. Oct. 7-28, 1pm. • On the first day of Christmas Dundurn opens its doors for FREE! We would like to invite everyone to kick off the first day of our Victorian Christmas with us. Join costumed interpreters for a free tour of the lavish home of Sir Allan MacNab and his family. The Castle will be decorated by The Garden Club of Hamilton with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers. Bring your family and share a Hamilton holiday tradition. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the Good Shepherd's pantry! Nov. 24, 12-4pm. • Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the Castle in Victorian splendour with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers. Bring your family and share a Hamilton holiday tradition. Nov. 24-Dec. 30. 12-4pm. • Dundurn Castle is your premiere site for an authentic Victorian Christmas cooking experience. Your culinary journey begins as you are greeted by our costumed cooks who lead you below stairs to our 19th century kitchen for a very unique and entertaining experience preparing seasonal desserts! A tour of Dundurn decked out for the season is also included. Dec. 1, 9am-12pm. • Dough-Re-Me. Family fun is on the menu! Come to Dundurn and prepare some tasty treats in the historic kitchen below stairs. While they are baking in the oven, costumed interpreters will guide you on a tour of the home. Then complete your visit with a tasting of your delicious treats. Dec. 2, 10am-1pm. • Christmas Evening Tours. Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall, followed by an extended tour of MacNab's lavish home and a chance to sample an assortment of traditional Christmas foods served in the historic kitchen. Dec. 7-9, 14-6, 21-23 from 7-9pm. • Little Angels. Bring the whole family to this fun morning of crafts, baking and tasting. The cooks have selected some delicious holiday recipes for kids to make and taste. Everyone will make a special Christmas craft to take home too. Come to the historic kitchen and bake-up some fun memories. A tour of the house lavishly decorated for the holidays is included. Dec. 16, 10am-1pm. • Ring in the New Year. Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening. Sir Allan MacNab was very proud of his Scottish Ancestry and celebrated the New Year surrounded by family and friends. Ring in the New Year at Dundurn with music, an extended tour of MacNab's lavish home and a chance to sample an assortment of traditional holiday foods served in the historic kitchen. Dec. 28-30. 7-9pm. //610 York Blvd. 905.546.2872
FIELDCOTE MEMORIAL PARK & MUSEUM • Bicentennial 1812 Exhibit: Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize. This exhibit will explore Ancaster's experience during the War of 1812, highlighting the Bloody Assize. Against the backdrop of the re-created courtroom of the former Union Hotel, view giant paintings of the prosecutors and accused, explore the evidence and judge for yourself. Discover the impact of the war on local farmers and residents, amidst the surroundings of an 1812 barn interior. Until Sept. 1, 2014. • Join Mr. Ancaster - Jim Green, Winner of the 2010 T. Melville Bailey Heritage Award - on a historical mystery bus tour of Ancaster farms, including a visit to a local dairy farm! Followed by tea and sweets at the Ancaster Old Town Hall. The bus leaves from the Old Town Hall parking lot, 310 Wilson Street. Oct. 27, 1-4pm. • A one-day introduction to the intricate processes of Medieval Illumination, traditionally used to adorn manuscripts and high art. Nov. 18, 10am-4pm. //64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster 905.648.8144. • Join us at the Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street, for live music, hot cider, cookies and prizes. We will be collecting food donations for local food banks. Dec. 14, 7-9pm.
HAMILTON CHILDRENs MUSEUM • Join us for a day of adventure and Pirate Talk, Pirate Games, and Pirate Treats. Dress up like a Pirate and join our Pirate Parade through Gage Park. Swashbuckling Parade and scavenger hunt begins at 11am, 1pm, and 2pm. Sept. 15. • School is out! Beat the winter blahs, join us for a beach party in December. Bask under the palm tree, nibble on fruity treats and create spectacular colourful beach themed crafts. The sun always shines at the Hamilton Children's Museum. Dec. 27-Jan. 13. (Closed Boxing Day and New Year's Day) • Celebrate the New Year with friends and family at the Hamilton Children's Museum. The theme is BLUE with a tropical twist, so put on your best winter beach party outfit and enjoy the fun. Take part in beach party games and crafts, enjoy light refreshments and join us in a count down to Blue Year's Eve at 1pm, 2:30pm, 3pm and 4:30pm. Please note that during busy times, there may be a short, outdoor wait for admittance to this popular museum. At such times, visits may also be limited to one hour Dec. 31, 11am-5pm. //1072 Main St.E. 905.546.4848
HAMILTON MUSEUM OF STEAM & TECHNOLOGY • Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days. Catch a ride on miniature coal-burning steam-powered trains. Sept. 30 from 10:30am-4pm. • Hamilton Makes Steel. From the very beginning of settlement, workers in Hamilton made materials from iron. Eventually our city became the largest steel-manufacturing centre in the country. The industry continues today in many forms. Steel-making shaped the landscape, the life-style and the population. This exhibition details the history of iron/steel manufacturing in Hamilton, looking at the processes and changes in the occupation, its products and its workers. Oct. 5-June 25, 2013. • In honour of Thomas Keefer, who designed the technology that Hamilton's Waterworks came to adopt, children are invited to learn about the engineering process. Children will have the opportunity to design and build machines to take home. Nov. 3, 12-2pm. • Join us in celebrating the birthday of Thomas C. Keefer, builder of the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks and a founder of Canada's engineering profession. This year we will be unveiling a copy of a portrait of Mr. Keefer that was painted by the famous Canadian artist, George Fosbery. Nov. 4, 12-4pm. • Explore the Science of Ice and Snow during the holidays. Activities include slinging a snow ball with a trebuchet, sliding contests, ice shuffleboard, and making snow decorations, and mini snow persons to take home. Dec. 27-30. 12-4pm. //900 Woodward Ave. 905.546.4797
WHITEHERN HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDEN • Finishing Touches: Jewelry and Accessories from the McQuesten Collection. This first exhibit in Whitehern's "Red Curtain" series will feature never-before-seen jewelry and accessories from the McQuesten Family. Marvel at lockets featuring the family members as children, and accessories as seen in family photographs. Sept. 18-Nov. 11. • On an evening visit to the McQuesten home, hear excerpts from the family's personal letters, papers, and obituaries that provide insight into the private lives of the family, interspersed with facts about Victorian mourning rituals. Then visit The Stable for tea, sweets, and entertainment. Oct. 27. • Decorate your own 1930's-style paper mache pumpkin to take home; play pumpkin-themed games and decorate and eat a pumpkin face cookie. Fun for the whole family. Oct. 28. • Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. Once a year we reveal the family's toys under a tree adorned with whimsical decorations in the style of the 1880s. The table is set with the china they used for Christmas and New Year's from the 1850s when they visited Grandpa, to the 1930s when Tom entertained his fellow politicians. Cedar roping and satin ribbon complete the picture. Nov. 24-Dec. 30. • Families are invited to explore Whitehern and discover the rooms transformed into illustrations from the beloved Christmas classic: A Visit from St Nicholas. Original toys, storybooks and postcards on display will reveal how the McQuesten children experienced Christmas in the 1880s. Visit The Stable to hear period Christmas carols, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and take advantage of a unique photo opportunity to have your family appear as an illustration in the story, complete with kerchiefs and night caps. Leave with a parting gift of a recipe for making sugarplums. Dec. 9. • Celebrate the holiday season with your family. Enjoy a casual visit to view the McQuesten Childhood Christmas in the home, then visit The Stable for a seasonal concert and sing-along with refreshments. Dec. 16 & 23. //41 Jackson St. W 905.546.2018
AGH AUTHORS’ EVENINGS • Two authors of recently published biographies present insights into two iconic Canadian artists: Tom Thomson and Lawren Harris. The many mysteries of Tom Thomson. According to Roy McGregor, author of ‘Northern Light’ and Globe and Mail columnist, Tom Thomson is "a Canadian icon, half art and half mystery." Is he a philandering deadbeat or visionary artist and gentleman, victim of accidental drowning or deliberate murder? Join us as Roy McGregor discusses his perspective. Nov. 13, 6:30pm. • Lawren Harris: Champion of Canadian Art. Dr. James King, author of Inward Journey: The Life of Lawren Harris, the first full-length biography of the great Canadian painter, examines the public persona of one of the founders of the Group of Seven and the inner struggles and complexity of the man behind the mask. Dr. King is Distinguished University Professor in the Department English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. Nov. 20, 6:30pm. //Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King W.
BRYAN PRINCE BOOKSELLER • Join us to find out about the scary side of local life as author, Mark Leslie presents his latest book, Haunted Hamilton. Sept. 14, 8pm. Free. //Central Library, 55 York Blvd. • Celebrate the official release of Sleeping Funny, the debut short story collection by Journey Prize winning author (and Hamiltonian), Miranda Hill. Sept. 17, 7pm. RSVP, space is limited. //Studio 12, 126 James N. • We kick off the 2012 Hamilton Author Series with bestselling author Terry Fallis (Up and Down). The Hamilton Author Series is presented in association with the Hamilton Public Library. Sept. 20, 7pm.$15 //Gallery on the Bay, 231 Bay St N. • We host an intimate evening of literature with bestselling authors: David Bergen (Age of Hope); Steven Heighton (Dead are More Visible) and Susan Swan (Western Light). Sept. 22, 7pm. Free. RSVP, space is limited. • The Hamilton Poetry Centre kicks off their 2012-2013 season with an evening featuring Julie Berry. Free admission, everyone welcome. Sept. 27, 7:30pm. //1060 King W. • Hamilton Author Series welcomes authors, Ian Hamilton, Brad Smith and Scott Thornley for an evening of mystery and country noir. Sept. 28, 7pm. //Gallery on the Bay, 231 Bay St. N. • Release of I Am Canada: Call to Battle, the latest young adult book by local writer, Gillian Chan. Sept. 30, 2pm. Free. RSVP, space is limited. //Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King St W. • We are very pleased to present an evening of fine literature with our friends at A Different Drummer Books. Guest authors for the night are: Shauna Singh Baldwin (Selector of Souls); Linden MacIntyre (Why Men Lie) and Emily Schultz (The Blondes). Oct. 4, 7pm. $10 //Burlington Arts Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Rd. • The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes Hamilton poet, Amanda Jernigan. Oct. 18, 7:30pm. Free admission, everyone welcome. //1060 King W. • Join us to hear Salman Rushdie in conversation with Charles Foran. Mr Rushdie will be making a very special appearance in Hamilton to discuss his latest book, Joseph Anton: A Memoir, which chronicles his life following the publication of Satanic Verses. Oct. 26, 7pm. $45 tickets go on sale Sept. 18 & include a copy of “Joseph Anton: A Memoir”. //Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King E. • The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes poet, James Langer. Free admission, everyone welcome. //1060, King W. • We are very happy to announce a special evening with Lloyd Robertson, the longest-serving TV news anchor in Canadian history. Mr Roberston will be discussing his new memoir, The Kind of Life It's Been. $10 Nov. 26, 7pm. //RBG, 680 Plains Rd. W. • For more info about any of our events call 905.528.4508
AMBITIOUS CITY TOASTMASTERS • Learn valuable leadership and communication skills in a fun club. Tuesdays 6:55-9pm. For more info call 905.318.1981 //Hess Street School, 107 Hess Street North (rear entrance)
ANTIQUE POST CARD SHOW & SALE • Over 24 tables of professional post card dealers will have in excess of three-quarters of a million antique post cards for sale at prices starting from just a couple of dollars. Collectors of local history cards, topical cards, view cards, sports cards or stamps will find something to interest them. The dealers will be glad to look at personal collections of post cards and value them, possibly even making an offer to purchase. Free parking, Free admission. Sept. 30. 10am-4pm. //Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre, 10 Market St. S., Dundas
BIZARRE BAZAAR • Bizarre Bazaar is a Gathering of Fetish vendors. A Great Place to Learn about the lifestyle. "Shades of Reality". Oct. 13. For more info visit clubedge.net/BizarreBazaar.html
CELEBRATE RECOVERY • A Christ-centered 12 step recovery program. Fridays, 7pm. email@example.com //84 York Blvd., 905.525.3341
CONTRA DANCE • Live Music; Newcomers welcome; all dances taught by caller; no partner necessary; free contra basics 7:45pm, Dance starts 8pm. $10. Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15. hamiltoncontra.ca //Erskine Presbyterian Church Hall, 19 Pearl St. N., entrance on Morden.
DUNDAS WESTOVER ARTISTS ART SHOW • Come to the 7th annual Westover Artists Art Show and Sale and see streetscapes, impressionism, portraits, landscapes and original art cards by Dundas artists. Have an idea for a painting? Commission requests welcome. The artists can even create your unique work of art from a photo. Free admission, refreshments and parking. Oct. 20 & 21, 10am-4pm. //Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre, 10 Market St. S. (Corner of King and Market), Dundas.
EAGLE WORLDWIDE FAMILY FUN DAY • All Welcome. Free barbeque, face painting, kid's activities, dream interpretation booth, music and more! Sept. 15, 1-5pm //Gage Park
FALL ARTISAN & CRAFT SHOW • Hosted by Branch 551 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Sept. 29, 10am-4pm. Free admission and parking. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org //79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
GET BACK TO NATURE HIKES • Enjoy the great outdoors and spend healthy, active quality time with your friends and family. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, fox tracks, deer and other seasonal sightings. Sundays, 2-3:30pm at different RBG locations. Trails are rocky and muddy and not suitable for most standard strollers. In the event of inclement weather, call the weather update line at 905.527.1158x404. Meet at the varying locations depending on the Sunday. For more info visit www.rbg.ca //RBG 680 Plains Road West 905.527.1158
GREEN VENTURE • Picking and Preserving. After a Summer’s hard work learn how to preserve your produce in this hands on workshop. Sept. 22, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm. //Parkview SS.
GUIDED MEDITATION • Join in guided meditation and learn to still the chatter in your mind. Sessions are led by Kelly, an experienced meditation practitioner, and are offered in a tranquil outdoor setting. 7am and 8pm. Free/PWYC. To register call 289.396.6888
HAALSA FREE PUBLIC LECTURES SERIES • In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven — Sue and Jim WaddingtonSept. 15, 8pm. • Peter Gzowski and the Complexities of Biography — Rae Fleming. Nov. 10, 8pm. • Searching for Signatures of Life in Astrobiology — Prof. Gregory Slater. Dec. 1, 8pm. For more info visit haalsa.org //McMaster hospital (MUMC), Ewart Angus wing, Rm. 1A1
HAMILTON ALTERNATIVE HEALTH GROUP • Meetings every Wednesday 7-9pm. Share tips and secrets. Guest Speakers. Free to the public. RSVP 905.528.2218 //769 King St. W.
HAMILTON AREA TOASTMASTER CLUB • Meeting locations and times. Monday, 7pm //Hamilton #1: 79 James St. S. • Wednesday, 7pm. //ACCESS: 423 King St. E. • Wednesday, 7:15pm. //Steel Town: 1527 Upper James St. //Stoney Creek: 890 Queenston|
HAMILTON FARMERS’ MARKET• Market Fresh Cooking Demonstration, free: Festitalia at the Market, Sept. 22, 11am-12pm. • For more info visit hamilton.ca/farmersmarket //Hamilton Farmers’ Market 35 York Blvd
HAMILTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB • Come out to learn and enjoy dances from various cultures. HIFDC is a non-profit recreational adult dance club. Please join our circle on Fridays, 8-11pm. Each Friday dance session is $8. An annual membership rate is also available. Wear comfortable shoes. No partners required. For more info visit hamiltonfolkdance.ca //St Paul’s Anglican Church, corner of King W. & Haddon Ave. in Westdale
HAMILTON VIDEO FILM MAKERS • Do you make videos? Want to meet with other video enthusiasts? Hamilton Video Film Makers meeting Oct. 6, 7pm. Please enter from rear parking lot. hvfm.ca //Stoney Creek Legion, King St. E., Stoney Creek
INTUITION SEMINAR • Do you ever feel indecisive, confused or unsure as to what to do in a specific situation or in your life? Come learn the 3 simple steps to develop and improve your ability to use your intuition to gain clarity and guidance. Join us Sept. 22, 7-9pm. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Get more info and register at tinyurl.com/IntuitionSeminar or call 905.746.2168 //Moksha Yoga Hamilton, University Plaza, 101 Osler Drive, Unit 108A Dundas|
LANDFILL TOURS • Bring the whole family for a free tour of the Glanbrook Landfill on Sept. 29, 10am-2pm. Stick around for a free BBQ. No parking at the landfill – take the shuttle from St Mark School, 43 Whitedeer Rd. Please wear flat, closed-toe shoes. For more info visit hamilton.ca/waste or call 905.546.2489|
LAUGHTER YOGA • Every second and fourth Tuesday, 7-8pm. Drop-by, free to everyone. For more info visit laughyourselfhealthy.ca //Sam Lawrence Park, west of Upper Wellington (Jolley Cut) on Concession St
THE LINK • The Link is an outdoor grass labyrinth, a healing garden and a wooded nook. Open 24/7, free and accessible. It is a place of peace and quiet and might be a welcome retreat for stressed students. People can go on their own or request a Bethesda host by emailing email@example.com //Bethesda United Church, 584 Garner Road West, Ancaster
MAD STUDENTS SOCIETY • Peer support and advocacy group of/for (potential) students with lived experience of psychiatric systems, madness, mental illness, mental health disabilities, etc. MSS hosts monthly meetings and moderates an active, private, email discussion listserv. Next Hamilton meeting: Sept. 20, 4:30-6:30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for location details or to join the listserv. For more info visit www.madstudentsociety.com
MCMASTER TOASTMASTERS • Practice communication and leadership skills in a fun, supportive environment. Wednesdays 6:55-8:30pm. For more info call 905.318.1981 //Room 1J10 in McMaster Hospital
Mental Health Rights Coalition • Drop in peer support Mon-Fri 11am-4pm. //20 Jackson St W. Suite 206. 905.545.2525. mentalhealthrights.ca
MOOD MENDERS SUPPORT GROUP • Offering coping skills and educational forums for individuals afflicted with Depression or Bipolar Disorder, and their family members or support persons. Featuring guest speakers, facilitated group discussions, and literature on support venues. Find hope and knowledge among peers on your journey to wellness. Free to attend. Second Tuesday of each month 7-9pm @ St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fontbonne Building, 3rd floor, Stelco Amphitheatre, at 301 James S. and the fourth Tuesday of each month 2-4pm @ First Pilgrim United Church, 200 Main E.
RBG SPEAKERS SERIES • On The Wild Side: Taking Naturalistic Planting to a New Level. Author, lecturer, international expert Keith Wiley presents leading-edge ideas on naturalizing garden spaces. Sept. 13, 7-9pm. $18. Pre-registration required. Register online at www.rbg.ca //RBG 680 Plains Road West 905.527.1158
SYRIA - UNRAVELING FICTION FROM FACT • Celebrated McMaster Professor Atif Kubursi offers an antidote to a circumscribed media narrative that is designed to promote military intervention. What are the causes of this interventionist drive, and what are its potential consequences? Sept. 13, 7:30pm. //McMaster Hospital, Ewart Angus Centre, Room HS1A6
TAI CHI • Free Sundays 9-11am. For more info call 905.527.7255 //947 Rymal Rd. E.
WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP • Join us to hear Mark Funk, from the Hamilton Conservation Authority, speak about "What are we doing to clean up Hamilton Harbour?” Sept. 17, 7:30pm. //South Gate Presbyterian Church, 120 Clarendon Ave.
THE WELL PRESENTS: COFFEE NIGHT • Coffee Night is a place to meet friendly folks in a relaxed atmosphere, play cards or chat about what’s going on in Hamilton and beyond, and catch up with volunteers and staff on what’s been happening at The Well. All are welcome to enjoy this LGBTQ positive space. Free refreshments available. Bus tickets provided upon request. Coffee Night takes place on the first and third Thursday of every month 7-9pm. //Homegrown Hamilton Cafe 27 King William St.
BALLET JORGEN CANADA • Ballet Jörgen Canada is looking for 6-10 student dancers and 2 theatre students to participate in the Nov. 3, 2012 performance of Swan Lake at the Hamilton Place. Auditions will be held on Oct. 9, 7pm. To register to audition visit balletjorgencanada.ca/Education and submit the registration form. For more info call 416.415.5000x4928 or email email@example.com //Binkley United Church, 1570 Main St. W
Hamilton Theatre Inc. • Holding auditions for the upcoming production of ‘Godspell’. Sept. 21 & 22nd with callbacks on Sept. 23. Please bring your own sheet music or cd. An accompanist will be provided. Ability to read sheet music will be an asset. If you play an instrument please come prepared to show if off. This production is to be Produced by Richelle Tavernier-Clements, and will feature the talents of Director Matt Moore, Choreography by Diane Hines and Musical Director James Medeiros. The show will run February 22, 23, March 1,2,7,8 & 9 at 8pm and March 3 at 2pm. Auditions are made on a walk-in basis, but appointments may be made with producer firstname.lastname@example.org or 289.440.8170 //Hamilton Theatre Inc. 140 MacNab St. N.
JOHN LAING SINGERS • The John Laing Singers is a chamber choir known for choral excellence and intriguing programming. Based in the Hamilton-Burlington-Oakville area, we sing a mix of engaging and innovative choral repertoire that spans the centuries, under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Roger Bergs. We are inviting new voices to join us for our 2012-2013 concert season. For audition info, contact email@example.com
PUSH YOUTH THEATRE • Holding auditions for Twelfth Night Orpheus and Eurydice. Ages 16-22. Please prepare a monologue (of your choice), no more than two minutes in length. Photo/Resume optional. Sept. 18, 5:30-8:30pm. To book audition, or more info, please visit our website at www.hbyouththeatre.com. //The Lyric Theatre, 434 King W.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL • We accept all genres and program the festival based on the best films. There are no forms to fill out and we prefer that you don’t submit bios / press material We only want to watch the films. If accepted, we will get those things from you. Deadline is Sept. 14. The fees have not changed. $5 for shorts (under 30) $10 for features (over 60) If your film is between 30 and 60 minutes lets make it $7.50. hamiltonfilmfestival.com //Staircase 27 Dundurn N.
HARBOURFRONT CENTRE • Harbourfront Centre is on the hunt for a few good Dachshunds (47 to be precise) to take centre stage in an upcoming World Stage contemporary performance installation. We can promise that you and your pooch will be in very good hands- all while participating in what's sure to be one of the most talked about events of the year! If you have a Dachshund and want to participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416.973.4237 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com
VILLAGE THEATRE • Village Theatre is pleased to accept proposals to direct this season’s winter and spring shows: The Underpants by Steve Martin (adapted from Carl Sternheim) Performance Dates: Feb 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, Mar 1, 2 & The Emperor’s New Clothes by Karen Boettcher-Tate (based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen) Performance Dates: April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, May 3, 4, 5. Deadline for Proposals to Direct: September 30. To submit proposals or for more info contact: Elaine Hale, Planning Coordinator: email@example.com