Wednesday to Saturday, December 7 to 10 and 14 to 17, 2011, all shows 8 pm (except Friday December 9 show at 10 pm).
Have a Cu’Fu Christmas with Charly Chiarelli. Calogero (Charly) Chiarelli is coming back to Hamilton with a Christmas cabaret production of his international theatrical hit, Cu’Fu (So Who Did It?), about growing up Sicilian in Hamilton’s North End. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll love it.
Earlybird tickets are available at $10 until November 30. Advance tickets, from December 1 to 6 are $12. Reservations after Dec 6 and tickets at the door are $15. NEW! Website for Charly’s Cu’Fu? 2011 where you can RESERVE ON LINE with PayPal.
Friday, December 9 is Artcrawl on James Street North. Instead of the regular start time, there will be a post-crawl performance at 10:00 p.m., no reserve tickets, all tickets $10 at the door.
Artword Artbar, at 15 Colbourne Street, is two blocks from where Charly grew up. Ron and Judith, who run the Artbar, produced and directed the first productions of Cu’Fu in their Toronto theatre, where it was filmed for Bravo Television. Charly has performed Cu’Fu across Canada, from Halifax to Vancouver, from his home town Hamilton to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories — and in Italy, in Italian. The Edmonton Journal called him “the Sicilian Spalding Gray, or the Hamilton Mark Twain”.
ADDED SHOWS on Friday Dec 9 Art Crawl at 7:30 and 8:30 pm, tip jar! Sunday December 4 and Sunday December 11, open at 2 pm, performances at 3 and 5 pm, $7. All ages. A Christmas treat for the whole family — toys and puppets!!
**Studio Babette brings you a Christmas treat: Pulcinella, il Cameriere (Pulcinella, the Waiter) is a fun-filled puppet play using hand puppets inspired by the Commedia dell’Arte style of puppetry. Join Pulcinella as he attempts to impress Pantalone, in order to get closer to Pantalone’s flirtatious daughter Angelina, while the Dog threatens to ruin everything. http://www.studiobabette.ca/
** Hamilton Toy Museum’s exhibit in the gallery will have hands-on activities (such as lego-building) before and after the puppet shows.
- Marionettes and puppets from the collection of Marie Franek and Studio Babette (examples right)
- A display of published illustration pieces from comics, toys and children’s books from the Hamilton Toy Museum, coordinated by Chris and Shannon Weston. http://www.thtm.ca/
The exhibits run from December 1 to 17, Tuesday to Sat from 6 pm, and Sunday Dec 4 and 11 from 2 pm. The artists/coordinators will be present during the James North Art Crawl from 7 to 10 pm.
December Exhibits and performances for the whole family. A display of published illustration pieces from comics, toys and children’s books from the Hamilton Toy Museum, coordinated by Chris and Shannon Weston. http://www.thtm.ca/
The exhibits run from December 1 to 17, Tuesday to Sat from 6 pm, and Sunday Dec 4 and 11 from 2 pm. The artists/coordinators will be present during the James North Art Crawl Friday Dec 9 from 7 to 10 pm. and during the Studio Babette puppet performances on Sunday afternoons. Read more…
Saturday December 3 at 8 pm, $10. Two of Artword Artbar’s favourite performers are back. Singer-songwriter Matthew de Zoete, and his band, gives a concert before his European tour. Combining pop, rock, and folk music, Matthew writes songs built on strong melodies and honest lyrics. Ranging from simple ballads to joyful pop revelries, his music favours beauty over bravado. www.matthewdezoete.com
Singer-songwriter Kori Pop will provide a lovely musical start to the evening. Kori is a “little bit Joni Mitchell, and a little bit Mary Poppins”. www.koripop.com
Friday December 2 at 8 pm, $5. Singer-songwriter Fred D. Smith is back on stage, with his own blend of country-flavoured blues and folk-rock. Joining him is local poet legend Jack Street.
Fred says: “Come on out for a night of singer/songwriter music as I jump back on stage after a lengthy hiatus, some new songs some old songs and one helluva good time!!! Come and enjoy the humour and wit of Hamilton poet Jack Street who will be opening for me as you absorb the friendly atmosphere of the Artword Artbar. Cheers ! ” http://www.myspace.com/freddsmith
Thursday December 1 at 8 pm, $5. Singer-songwriter Anthony Damiao from Waterloo has put together an evening of innovative young song makers. http://www.myspace.com/anthonydamiao.
The evening includes
Dan Belgue: http://www.theblackwoodtwo.com/ ;
Betty Supple: www.myspace.com/bettysupple ;
Sara Hebert is completing her first EP.