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closed until Jan 30, 2015

December 15th, 2014
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No event programming at Artword Artbar until Jan-Feb 2015. However, we are easy to reach. To get in touch, please email us: or phone 905-543-8512. Thanks, Judith and Ron.

Event, News

Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars Christmas Special, Sat Dec 13

November 17th, 2014
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HDAS_Oct15-2014_800Saturday December 13, 2014, at 8 pm, $15. (Call 905-543-8512 to reserve.) The Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars, a highlight of the Steel City Jazz Festival, return to Artword Artbar. Take a break from your Christmas shopping and be entertained by a band that brings a most exciting and entertaining brand of southern-styled jazz. This performance features some of your favourite Christmas and seasonal music. Come and celebrate the season with the Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars. Bring all of your friends and make it a Christmas party with the HDAS. Frank Musico trumpet, Don Templeton trombone, Don Hall clarinet, Matt Kennedy piano, Jimmy Howard bass and Steve Wilson drums.

Event, Music-Jazz

Tiny Bill Cody’s Cowboy Show, Fri Dec 12 at 9 pm

November 16th, 2014
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artwordnov2012Tiny Bill CodyFriday December 12, 2014, at 9 pm, $10. Nothing says Holidays like ‘old time country variety show’. Tiny Bill Cody presents an evening of western, roots, string band music with a star studded array of special guests including The Family Supper String Band (Neal, Max, Frank Evans), singer Dara Weiss, singer Mimi Shaw, drummer Jeffery Griffiths.
As Tiny Bill says, “I have pretty cool team of old-timey players to do some vintage country, some cowboy songs, maybe a little preachifying.”

Event, Music

Peter Tigchelaar “Better Things” launch, Thurs Dec 11

November 15th, 2014
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peter_tigchelaar_trainThursday December 11, 2014, at 8 pm, $15 cover includes CD. Peter_Tigchelaar_BettercoverSinger-songwriter Peter Tigchelaar is doing a series of “soft launches” of his new CD “Better Things”. At Artword Artbar he will be joined by John Lewis, guitar and Andrew Tigchelaar, bass. Peter plays a variety of instruments including guitar, keyboard and mandolin, and more recently has developed a true affinity for other smaller instruments such as ukulele and WhiteCloud, his made-in-Hamilton Hammertone.      Read more…

Event, Music

THEATRE: Scroogissimo! our festive comedy, is back Nov 25 to Dec 7

October 21st, 2014
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Artword_Scroogissimo_posterE_web680Artword Theatre’s delightful Christmas comedy Scroogissimo returns to Artword Artbar, November 25 to December 7, 2014. Hamilton’s North End meets Charles Dickens in a wacky script by Ryan Sero and Charly Chiarelli, directed by Ronald Weihs.
SOLD OUT: Saturday Dec 6 show. To reserve for Sunday Dec 7 at 3 pm, call 905-543-8512.
(Running time about 2 hours plus 20-min intermission.)
A sell-out hit last December, Scroogissimo features Charly as “Ebenezu Scrugi”, a Christmas-hating old Hamiltonian from Racalmuto, Sicily, who finds himself haunted by three ghosts of the Past, Present and Future.
Scroogissimo is performed by the Artword Ensemble, an acting company that has been working in Hamilton under Weihs’s direction since 2008. In addition to Chiarelli and Sero, the company includes Pamela Gardner, Paula Grove, Valeri Kay, Gordon Odegaard, and Jeremy Shand, all experienced practitioners of the Artword Ensemble style. Musical support for Scroogissimo is provided by Tim Ninehouse (keyboard), leader of the blues trio Beg to Differ.
Performances Tuesday to Saturday at 8 pm, matinées Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets Regular $25, Advance $20, child $12
Tuesday November 25 (preview), all tickets $10 at the door
Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St, is an intimate licensed cafe-bar with limited seating. Reservations are required (call 905-543-8512)    (Cast photo by Adam Carter.)

“Artword Theatre is cramming a whack of seasonal fun into their tiny package of a space. Mixing local Sicilian–Canadian storyteller Charly Chiarelli and “Charly” Dickens makes a Christmas-cracker exploding with musical and comedic goodies that will make an addition to your festive season you will never forget….” Robin Pittis, View Magazine (December 12-18, 2013):

“Great fun.” … Review by Tony Kilgannon in Ontario Arts Review, December 8, 2013:
“Charly Chiarelli and Ryan Sero have teamed up to devise Scroogissimo a send-up of the story in a uniquely Hamilton way, at Artword Artbar. … Read more…

Event, Theatre