Or reserve by calling 905-543-8512.
Artword Artbar hours Dec 3 to 15: door open 7 pm for 8 pm show, Sundays 2 pm for 3 pm show.
To get in touch, email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton. A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the LLBO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals. On the lower level, Artword Gallery has monthly curated exhibitions. Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator March 29, 2012 says "Artword Artbar is a cosy little licensed listening room on Colbourne at James St. N., that always features interesting live music."
Your hosts: Ronald Weihs & Judith Sandiford 905-543-8512, c:905-912-9083, email@example.com
Here’s the link to Gary’s Smith’s article in The Hamilton Spectator, Mon Dec 2, 2013
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 our show is called (what else?) Scroogissimo! Throw in a dash or two of zany comedy (Sero-style), some Christmas carols, and plenty of fun. Directed and dramaturged by Ronald Weihs. Performed by the Artword Theatre Ensemble: Charly Chiarelli, Pamela Gardner, Paula Grove, Valeri Kay, Gordon Odegaard, Jeremy Shand, with Jennifer Lockman on piano. Click here to download the Scroogissimo poster for legal paper.
Right: Jeremy Shand as Marley’s Ghost and Charly Chiarelli as Ebenezu Scrugi (production photo by Adam Carter)
Where: Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street (cabaret style seating, theatrical stage)
Preview: Tues Dec 3 at 8 pm, $10
Wed-Sat Dec 4-7 at 8 pm (Fri Dec 6 SOLD OUT)
Matinée Sun Dec 8 at 3 pm (SOLD OUT)
Wed-Sat Dec 11-14 at 8 pm (Sat Dec 14 SOLD OUT)
Matinée Sun Dec 15 at 3 pm (SOLD OUT)
Tickets: regular $25, advance $20 (call 905-543-8512 to book), children $12
Seating limited, must reserve. BUY TICKETS ON-LINE. or call Artword Artbar at 905-543-8512. Read more…
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 Spearin) and his multi-headed celebration emancipation experience known as The Woodshed Orchestra pilots through the classic dance music styles of New Orleans Rock n’ Roll and R&B, Ska, Soul, Reggae, Rock, Blues, Country, New Wave, Cajun, Tex-Mex, Pop, Torch Odes and Calypso, in an extraordinary celebration on their new 2013 release “Buzz“. The Woodshed Orchestra is “a funky, uplifting, joyful ride every time.”
Dani Nash: www.daninashmusic.com
The Woodshed Orchestra! http://www.thewoodshedorchestra.com
The Woodshed “Buzz” CD! http://zunior.com/products/the-woodshed-orchestra-buzz Read more…
Friday December 20 at 8 pm, cover tba. A special Tribal Gallery presentation! Toronto-based Ukrainian fiddler Mark Marczyk (of Lemon Bucket Orkestra) and friends perform an evening of traditional Christmas tunes from the Carpathian region. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve.
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 Yates. http://www.loriyates.com/
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.
Guests are invited to stay on after the open house for a PWYC evening of music by Lori Yates and friends, as they showcase what they have learned in Lori’s Creative Genius songwriting workshops!
The HFAC executive and Community Committee will be on hand to welcome our members and friends. They will announce the HFAC’s exciting program for Black History Month, in February of 2014, as well as discussing on-going Cuba friendship work, including the recent and extremely successful Africa’s Unknown War Symposium in Toronto. The symposium commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Battle at Cuito Cuanavale. We would also like as 2013 comes to a close to thank the many individuals and organizations that have made Hamilton Cuba Friendship work a success! If you need a ride or have questions or concerns, please contact us at info@cubacanada,org.
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 to create their own sound. They also include occasional Balkan tunes in their sets. www.alanacline.com www.leighcline.com
Alana Cline is a Toronto-based Celtic fiddler who combines Irish, Cape Breton and Scottish styles to create her own sound. Alana has studied with Cape Breton fiddler Sandy MacIntyre, among others, and with All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Maeve Donnelly. In 2008 Alana became the first Canadian to be accepted to the auditioned Meitheal School of Irish Traditional Music in Limerick, Ireland with Paul O’Shaughnessy of Altan as one of her instructors. She has also studied fiddle at the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts in St. Ann’s, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Alana has a self titled CD EP. “Alana is an inventive, energetic and imaginative musician who has a particularly vibrant and distinctive style of fiddle playing.” Maeve Donnelly.
Leigh Cline is a guitarist, producer and sound engineer. The music he plays focuses on Black Sea, Greek and Turkish music with echoes of the Caucasus and Celtic music. Read more…
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 bringing some of their Big Band lineup as well. A great way to get into the spirit.
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 the Spirit of Christmas, bring a non-perishable item for the food bank. In the Spirit of Jolly, wear your wildest Christmas get-up; RSVP’s are appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Drinkers are invited to stay on for the Butler-Neale Septet, featuring Fred Butler on tenor sax and Abigail Neale on alto sax, playing their own jazz arrangements of seasonal tunes and Christmas favourites, 8 pm, pwyc.
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 Red Lager, Lakefield IPA (India Pale Ale, west-coast style), light seasonal (hint of orange), Lakefield Organic Blonde. Ask for the “six-for-6″ deal.
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. That’s the vision Matthew de Zoete conjured on his latest album Colour Film and took on tour all over North America and Europe. Now free from the shackles of the last album, he’s back with a band for a performance of all new and unreleased songs. www.matthewdezoete.com
Luke Michielsen‘s brand of indie-folk recalls Neil Young guitar themes mixed with Counting Crows vocals. Resident musician at Kitchener hotspot Imbibe Food/Drink, this singer songwriter has two solo albums and a third on the way. If you like sincere and sometimes deadpan between song banter, then he’s your new favourite Canadian folk singer. Check out his new videos here http://lukemichielsen.com/music-videos/
Sarah Beatty writes contemplative folk songs with spacious arrangements. She deftly occupies the space between country, blues, jazz, and soulful roots – leaving nothing extraneous or cluttered. Her music shines with her dynamic vocals, expressive lyrics, and engaging melodies. The result is a sonic landscape that is cohesive, completely familiar, and yet all her own. www.sarahbeatty.ca
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 and the Damned”).
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others. The film won the Golden Ariel for Luis Buñuel at the Ariel Awards, and Best Director: Luis Buñuel at the Cannes Film Festival.
Guest speaker Andrès Miramontes, Mexican social activist and philosopher attending McMaster University, will introduce the film and facilitate discussion after the screening.
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 Press, Snowapple Press, Brick Books, Hidden Brook Press, Canada Cuba Literary Alliance, HMS Press, Creative Vocalization Studio, Serengeti Press, The Azrieli Foundation and Magni Frame. Many exciting prize packages of brand new books and CDs to win!