Saturday January 29, 2011, at 8 pm, $10 adv, $12 at door, at Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St. The Tribal Gallery presents a special concert with the renowned Egyptian musician George Sawa, virtuoso master of the qanun (Egyptian psaltery). He plays traditional Arabic music, accompanied by Suzanne Meyers Sawa. Listen to sample tracks from their Juno-nominated two-vol CD. http://www.georgedimitrisawa.com/media.html
Advance tickets at The Tribal Gallery 174 James St. North, 905-385-1829. Read more…
“PoeMagic”, spoken word event hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox, fourth Friday a month at 8 pm, pwyc. 2011 dates
Friday, January 28; Friday, February 25.
“Steeped in oral traditions, Broox’s gesture-enabled, dance and song-oriented, performances are consistently pitched to engage, entertain, and invite audiences to experience poetry as social communion. … ” Read more…
Thursday January 27 at 8 pm, “Talent Spill”, a cabaret showcase of music, comedy, spoken word and other stuff, hosted by singer-actor Tsholo Khalema. To find out more, contact Tsholo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next one: Thursday March 31 at 8 pm (skipping Feb 24)
Saturday January 22, 2011, at 8:30, $5. In concert, WPBE (The Worst Pop Band Ever) — “The Worst Pop Band Ever sets out to twist and bend both jazz originals and pop covers, straddling genres and butting heads with expectation.” “The music’s fresh, may appeal to pop lovers but assuredly to jazzers keen on a kind of driven fluency as genre stylings are examined, discarded and reworked.” (Toronto Star )
The band features native Hamiltonian Chris Gale on sax and vocals, Mohawk instructor Adrean Farrugia on piano and synth, plus Torontonians Drew Birston on bass and vocals, and Tim Shia on drums. www.myspace.com/wpbe www.wpbe.bandcamp.com www.sonicbids.com/theworstpopbandever (EPK) Read more…
Friday January 21, 2011 at 8 pm, $10 advance, $12 at the door, at Artword Artbar. The Tribal Gallery presents the renowned bluesman Michael Pickett with his solo show UNPLUGGED/ NO BORDERS, back at Artword Artbar. 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. Advance tickets available at The Tribal Gallery 174 James Street North, 905-385-1829. http://michaelpickett.com/index.html
OPEN MIC and music jams every Wednesday, starting January 19, 2011, 8 pm, no cover. We welcome all genres of music (and poetry). It’s a great chance to meet other musicians and performers, and get to know us, and vice versa. You can try out new stuff, old stuff, different stuff. And our baby grand piano is always available!
Second Wednesday of each month (Feb 9, 2011…) is World-Beat Jam Session hosted by Emma Rush and Rawle Skeete.
For more info, call 905-543-8512 or email email@example.com
Artword Artbar’s Theatre Tuesdays launches January 18, 2011, with a project written by Ray Rivers and directed by Julian Nicholson — a five-part radio play “Draft Dodger“, in five 40-minute installments, each Tuesday Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 4 and 15, at 8 pm, $5 each ($15 for all five).
Ray Rivers describes his play: “A 60’s draft dodger welcomes an Iraq war deserter into his home and his life in Toronto – a life that includes Middle-East terrorism, marital infidelity, illegal drugs, and domestic politics.”
Other theatrical offerings will round out each evening during this project. Watch for new projects in February.
Sunday Jan 16 at 2 pm, at Artword Artbar, launch of the Winter edition 2010-2011 edition of Tower Poetry (Vol 59 #2), with readings by the contributors.
The Tower Poetry Society, founded in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1951, is one of North America’s oldest poetry collectives. http://www.towerpoetry.ca/ Read more…
Saturday January 15, 2011 at 8 pm, $9, at Artword Artbar. A concert by Peter Tigchelaar, and friends. Peter, on guitars, mandolin and uke, will be performing songs from his new album “Gracious Window ” along with some new material and favourite covers. Peter Tigchelaar is a local Hamilton/Dundas based singer-songwriter. His album “Gracious Window won a Hamilton Music Award Nov 2010 http://www.petertigchelaar.com
Artword Artbar opens its 2011 season on Friday Jan 14, from 7 pm onwards, with the James North Art Crawl
Gallery: Part Two of the Ferreira exhibit: Roger Ferreira, paintings of Hamilton, and Kareem Ferreira, paintings and sculpture of steel-drum players. Kareem Ferreira is a 4th year student at McMaster in the Fine Art Department. He was born and grew up in Canada but his explorations and subject matter have usually come from the Caribbean, while his father Roger, who grew up in Trinidad, has been exploring Hamilton. Website icanandiwill.ca
Bar: lots of music, including a set by Peter Tigchelaar, previewing his concert Sat Jan 15, as well as a set by singer-songwriter Marie Avery.