Ring in the New Year with your hosts Ron and Judith at Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne Street. A friendly upbeat evening of music, food and fun. Featuring the fabulous Fred D. Smith Band (Fred D. Smith guitar and vocals, Karen Johnson vocals, Midnight Jon guitar, vocals, banjo and Peter Sisk bass and vocals). We’ll open up around 8 pm. Cover $25 includes band and food. Limited seating. MUST RESERVE, call 905-543-8512.
Frankly Speaking: An Evening of Caribbean Comedy and the Oral Traditions with Rhoma Spencer,
& Humourous Calypso with Roger €˜Rajiman€™ Gibbs
Come and hear Picong, Mauvais Lange, gyaff, ole talk**, and more…
Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton
Saturday December 19 at 8pm, Admission $10 (Call 905-543-8512)
Celebrate the holiday season and warm your hearts with laughter.
**That translates to “sassy insults, spicy gossip, idle chat” – Rhoma takes issues of the day and turns them on their heads, Trinidad-style, with humour and hilarity.
Rhoma is joined by singer and guitarist Roger Gibbs. His critically-acclaimed first solo CD ‘Spirit of Calypso’ is a mix of Caribbean Acoustic original and traditional songs. http://www.spiritofcalypso.com/ Read more…
Have a Seasonal Party at Artword Arbar! Friday December 18 at 6:30 pm — a gourmet buffet meal (by Chefs Jesse Chambers and Jeremy Marlow of Seasons Catering) at a reasonable price, with good company, in a friendly atmosphere, and some great music as well. You bring the friends, we do all the rest.
Starting at 6:30 for mingling and appetizers, mains at 7:30. Around 8:30 pm live music by Jennifer Lockman piano, Tom Shea guitar and Marcy Hull vocals, a mix of jazz standards and original songs.
$24.50 per person, plus cash bar. Limited seating, reservations essential — call 905-543-8512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more…
Arts Hamilton Artshare, with host Dave Pomfret, has a special evening of music from the talented Hamilton singer/songwriters who contributed to this year’s Design Hope cd. All proceeds from the sale of the cd, and donations, go the Hamilton’s Out of the Cold Program, a city-wide initiative in a number of churches that offers hot meals and shelter to the city’s homeless from November to March.
Here is a link to an image version of the press release for Design Hope Songwriters Project new cd – Design Hope Vol 4: Love is Everything: http://www.designhope.ca/media.html Read more…
Light refreshments provided by HCL, cash bar.
Wednesday December 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm
Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street (off of James Street North just south of Barton). This is a free event — RSVP to email@example.com.
“Festival of Lights and Peace: Songs and Stories”
Channukah songs, stories, Yiddish, Hebrew, Klezmer
Allan Merovitz, singer and storyteller
with Jordan Abraham, accordion, and Ronald Weihs, fiddle
Sunday December 13 at 7:30 pm, $10 (info and reservations: 905-543-8512)
Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton
Poets for Peace present a Cabaret to celebrate Human Rights Week featuring poetry, music, and performance, to draw attention to the human rights deficits here in Canada.
Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 pm. Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton.
This free event headlines bill bissett. Also appearing are: Simon De Abreu, James Deahl, Conrad Didiodato, Dave Haskins, Paulos Ioannou (from Toronto), Ellen Jaffe, Honey Novick (Toronto), Jenn Pidgeon (Kitchener-Waterloo), Jeff Seffinga, and Stan White (Brantford) – and
the Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton & Area
For more info: James Deahl, 905-312-1779 firstname.lastname@example.org
In concert: Michael Pickett, with his solo show UNPLUGGED/ NO BORDERS. Compelling, brilliant, unique! An eclectic, captivating storyteller a la Delta Blues, Country, Americana, delivered with muscular guitar riffs, virtuoso award winning harmonica, and a voice dripping with sly insights.
Saturday December 12, 2009 at 8 pm.
Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton. Tickets $10. Intimate venue, limited seating. Reserve 905-543-8512.
Videos from Dec 12 by Hamilton Blues Lovers:
Second Friday of each month is James North Art Crawl! Be there!
7:00 to 10:00 pm: Artword Gallery, Ellen Irving, paintings
– Artword Artbar, bookseller Ray Gamble, and other book related stuff
10:00 pm onwards: Artword Artbar, post-crawl performance – spoken word with Slim Volumes and the Barwins, Klyde Broox and Jeff Seffinga.
A special Arts Hamilton Artshare evening Wed Dec 9, earlier start 7:30 pm:
Journey of Peace presents an Evening of Music introducing Mist the Mistrykidd and Jehangir Khan. PWYC.
A Journey of Peace: Stories of hope and healing for those who live with war. http://www.journeyofpeace.ca/
Singer-songwriters Mark McNeil and Duane Rutter will mix it up with a unique blend of roots, folk and Americana-oriented music at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., on Saturday Dec. 5, 8 pm to 11 pm. $5 cover. Mark’s new CD Greetings from Hamilton has been nominated for a Hamilton Music Award and Duane’s 2007 debut album The Waiting Room on Busted Flat Records is still receiving effusive accolades from critics. They’ll play solo and together on the Artbar stage in what promises to be a special evening. http://www.myspace.com/markmcneil1 http://www.myspace.com/duaneruttersolo
In the Gallery, paintings by Hamilton artist Ellen Irving, “Travelling with Research Consultants” at Artword Gallery, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton.
A two-part exhibition from December 3, 2009 to January 17, 2010
Hours: Thur-Sat 2 pm to 5 pm plus bar hours (the Gallery will be closed over Christmas, check back here for schedule updates)
Opening reception with the artist Saturday December 5 from 2 to 5 pm.
Artist will also be present on two James North Art Crawls from 7 to 10 pm — (for Part One) Friday December 11, 2009 and (for Part Two) Friday January 8, 2010. Read more…
“Artwordz DubSoirée” — Dub Poetry and Spoken Word evening, hosted and coordinated by dub poet Klyde Broox, Friday December 4 at 8 pm. PWYC.
“The second in an evolving series of monthly events hosted by Hamilton’s favourite dubpoet at Hamilton’s newest artsfriendly cafe. Pay what you can for the poetry and get your food and drink at some of the most reasonable prices in town. A great way to spend a Friday night. You might even find yourself moved to share some of your own stuff. Come join us and have some wholesome, mentally stimualting fun!”
Pianist/vocalist Annie Shaw’s new band, The Lament Brothers (“ye 2 er gurls!” ) A’cappella / Acousmatic / Tape music / Afro-beat. “Ambient improvisations with atonal vocal harmonies and looping”. http://www.myspace.com/thelamentbrothers
Gasoline gathers hands gathers friends: scott johnson (playing sounds, voice and various world instruments) and jag (playing electric guitar). http://www.myspace.com/friendsofgasoline
At Artword Artbar, Thur Dec 3 at 9 pm, pwyc
Every Tuesday: The Gunter Ott Blues Band (Gunter Ott guitar and vocals, Jim Chambers keyboard, Ron Weihs fiddle, and Brent Gelhar bass) take over Tuesday evenings at Artword Artbar. A rehearsal from 6:30 pm onwards (you’re welcome to hang out and listen), maybe an open blues jam around 9. First one Oct 27, last one Dec 1, 2009. Photo by Harry Rasmussen at a recent Artbar evening.
“Arts Hamilton’s Artshare at Artword Artbar” is a weekly performance/networking event held every Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St.
Meet and mix with area artists in all disciplines and enjoy musicians, poets, writers, actors, and playwrights performing from their work.
Wed Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28 ,
Nov 4, Nov 11 (special “Remembering 316 Lounge”), Nov 18, Nov 25,
Dec 2, Dec 9 and Dec 16
Programming by musician Dave Pomfret. Here’s his Facebook contact.
Or contact Arts Hamilton, 905-481-3218 or email: email@example.com
Sponsored by Artword Artbar.