THIS WEEK IN THE HAMMER: FEB 13 - 17, 2017

A PEEK INTO SOME EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN AND AROUND HAMILTON

Tuesday February 14, 2017

How We First Met - An Improvised Celebration of Love @The Staircase

HOW WE FIRST MET - An Improvised Celebration of Love created by Jill Bourque.
Join us for our 8th annual performance!

Embark on a side-splitting improvised journey through meeting, dating, and mating as selected couples tell their “how we first met” stories.  Our most advanced improvisers will recreate and hilariously magnify those pivotal story moments to create funny and touching scenes. Feedback we most receive is “we fell in love all over again and laughed our asses off”.

What began as a one-time Valentine’s show in San Francisco in 2001 has played in dozens of cities in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia and Norway!  Since its inception, the show has featured a wide range of couples, gay, straight, conservative, liberal, married 50 years, dating three weeks or anything in between…all sharing a kooky crazy thing we call Love!

When: 7 pm

Where: The Staircase, 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, ON

More info and tickets here

Wednesday Feb. 15 & Thursday Feb. 16, 2017

Langston Hughes vs. Joe McCarthy @ Artword Artbar

For Black History Month, Artword Theatre presents Langston Hughes vs. Joe McCarthy, a dramatic reading of the interrogation of poet Langston Hughes in 1953, with Learie McNicolls and Howard Jerome, directed by Ronald Weihs. The second half of the evening features Howard Jerome, veteran actor and improviser, as one of his multiple personalities Dr. Possibilities.

When: 8 pm

Where: Artword Artbar, 1 Colborne Street, Hamilton, ON

Wednesday February 15, 2017

'You Can Get To Here From There'

In conjunction with February being Black History Month, please join us for an informative and interesting talk by Nerene Virgin and Alan Smith, as they reach back into Neren's ancestral archives - into the depths of the lives and into the souls of her family. Join us for a journey of people, a journey against prejudice, and a journey of unflinching pride.

FREE EVENT

When: 7 - 8:30 pm

Where: Ancaster Old Town Hall,  310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, ON

Wednesday February 1, 2017

Jordan Koren & Noah Spencer Live at Mulberry

Noah Spencer is a musician from Dundas, Ontario. He plays guitar and sings in the indie band Good Anya. His three all-time favourite artists are Modest Mouse, Paul Simon, and Sheryl Crow.

Jordan Koren started playing guitar at the age of nine. Having musical parents, it was easy for him to pursue his interest in music. Jordan has been playing shows around the Hamilton area for the past three years. His musical influences include The Police, The Beatles, David Bowie, and a wide variety of musicals.

When: 7:30 - 9:30pm

Where: The Mulberry Coffee House, 193 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

More info here

Thursday February 16, 2017

Art Battle #492 in Hamilton

Art Battle is back in Hamilton! Join us for a wonderful evening of creativity and community, a live painting tournament showcasing local artists and connecting Hamilton, through the arts, to towns and cities across Canada. Come and be part of the fun as a spectator, or participate as one of the featured artists.

When: 7 pm

Where: The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson Street North, Hamilton, ON

More info and tickets here

Thursday Feb. 16, Friday Feb. 17, Saturday Feb. 18, Sunday Feb. 19, 2017

Frost Bites

Frost Bites 2017: Hamilton's only site-specific performance festival- is back for it's second year! With an annually changing venue, eight local performance companies take over the venue (this year we are at the Art Gallery of Hamilton) and create performance "bites" inspired by the space. Audiences will have the chance to see as many pieces as they can fit into in an evening. You don't want to miss this unique and affordable theatre experience in the heart of downtown Hamilton!

Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON

Full list of performances here

Have an event you would like us to promote?  Email Joanna@coffeecology.com for more info.

 

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