Thursday, May 16th 8pm @ Lyric Theatre (434 King St. East) – $5
The Burlington Slam Project has been working with youth, and the young-at-heart, to discover their voices, share their stories and reach out to their peers through slam poetry for the past four years.
This Thursday marks the finale of the current season of slam poetry in Burlington. The finals are in Hamilton, and the participants for the 2012 US and Canadian National competitions will chosen that night.
Come out to Lyric theatre this week to support this very popular art form and to encourage our local talent to kick ass on a national, and international level. More information can be found here.
2pm start, Tuesday May 1st at Beasley Park Downtown Hamilton.
Join us on May 1st at 2pm in Beasley Park to celebrate May Day in Hamilton. We’re going to kick off the afternoon with a roaming dance party through the downtown core in order to reclaim the streets from the monotonous, capitalist grind. Led by the sweet sounds of the Hammersauce Noise Brigade, we will dance our way through the streets of Hamilton to remind this city that a system based on money and land-deeds isn’t nearly as funky as the world we envision. After busting our moves in the streets, we will bring the Parade back to Beasley Park where a Block Party will be in full swing, complete with a free barbeque, musical performances, circus activities and games. This is going to be a fun, family-friendly afternoon in the sun, so bring your appetite and leave your wallet at home!
April 20th – May 5th @ Lyric Theatre (434 King St W.) – Ticket Info
The Hamilton production of Hairspray opens this Friday at Lyric Theatre.
Westdale High alumni Rodney Diverlu stars in this production which runs until May5th. This production of Hairspray is a highly anticipated Hammer Entertainment event and is a fantastic ‘night-out’ option for people of all ages.
Opening night will feature a meet-and-greet reception in the lobby of Lyric Theatre after the performance. Make sure you stick around to meet Rodney and the rest of the cast.
April 13th – 15th @ Crowne Plaza Hotel – $10 general admission
The Canadian Haunted Attractions Conference (CHAC) is an annual event of interest to those who are fans or in the business of haunted attractions, Halloween, horror, or the paranormal. This event was born out of a desire to provide a place where as many haunters as possible could gather together at the same time and learn from one another. If you operate a haunted attraction or similar event; work, volunteer, or are otherwise employed at a seasonal event; are a horror, paranormal, or Halloween fanatic; or an FX artist, including Face & Body Art, this event is for you.
The weekend features social and networking events, educational and general interest workshops, a commercial trade show featuring exhibitors from all genres above, a historical walking tour, and appearances by special guests and celebrities.
March 7th – 10th. 8pm @ Studio Theatre – Theatre Aquarius – $15
You know about Orpheus, right? The ol’ crooning charmer from ancient Greece? Well, he has gotten a makeover and is getting ready to charm the pants off Hamilton.
Taking on pop culture and society’s obsession with turning celebrities into demigods, Ryan Sero has written a fresh take on the old Greek Myth. This updated take on Orpheus speaks to contemporary audiences and was developed as part of Theatre Aquarius’ new works initiatives.
Orpheus is directed by Luke Brown, and features an original score by Aaron Joel Craig. This is a fun, and affordable entertainment option for this week. More information can be found here.
Saturday, February 11th 1pm @ Westdale Theatre – $10
McMaster’s Alumini Association is holding a pre-film reception for the movie Melancholia at Westdale Theatre this Saturday. The screening is presented as part of the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s film series.
At the pre-film reception, Dr. Paul Andrews will lead an interactive talk about his research into the evolutionary importance of depression and its relation to complex problem solving. The talk begins at Westdale United Church at 11:45am and the film starts at 1pm at Westdale Theatre.
This event is a great way to spent Saturday afternoon: interesting research discussion, lunch, and a great film – all for $10. Space is limited so make sure to register.