Prom at The Pearl: A Fundraiser for Colin Macdonald Community School: Saturday, April 27 at 8:00pm. Pricing: $30 single / $50 couple / $80 for four. Music by Voodoo Chicken (Great band for dancing; great fun for listening!). Come on out, support this unique, friendly, child-centred school, and enjoy a fun evening with lots of entertainment, dancing, and good conversation. 50/50 draw; silent auction; finger foods and appetizers; prom photo booth. Have you still got your prom dress/suit? Wear it! But if you can’t, (for whatever reason…) dress for a fab evening out! www.colinmacdonald.ca
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Keeping the Dream Alive! Support The Pearl! Saturday, February 16. 7:00p.m. Give What You Wish. (From a Toonie to a Tune.) To the numerous well-wishers and supporters who sent love and offers of help, who passed on their dismay, distress and outrage and who have asked us what they can do, we have never needed your support more. This particular event, being pulled together by ‘Allies of The Pearl’, will be a mini-support-and-funds-raiser to help us get past both the trauma of the horrendous events last week (we need lots of hugs and hand-holding…), and to help get our feet back under us financially. Feb.16th was to be DJ (former VJ) Michael Williams’ Dance Party and Michael has graciously agreed to still be here with the dance music, but this is the only possible date we have until the end of March and we need to use it. Much will be added over the next while; art, music and contributions of… (do you have something you would like to share?) If Gary can manage it, he too will play. We would normally have food, but we are looking for help with that as well. It would be great to have a potluck! We are inviting all who can to drop by for 5 minutes, an hour, the entire evening, just to show your support and concern for a plight that was as bizarre as it was violent.
Over the years we have put our heads and our hearts on the line. We have insisted on keeping a wonderful, ambiance-laden structure that seems to have been built for powerful acoustics and warm gatherings, and the dream has been to keep it as a voice for the arts! The Pearl Company has filled a number of necessary roles in its neighbourhood and its community. It is a stage for budding, mid, and realized talent in the music, theatre and visual arts fields; it is a place for community gatherings and celebrations; it fosters numbers of creative undertakings from gutsy new ideas to rehearsal space to festivals. And, it could be so much more!
There is another simple answer if you can’t make it on the 16th: Continue to support by coming to events; tell your friends, your neighbours, your co-workers. Thank you so much. Hope to see you soon, Barbara and Gary
Stories for Grownups! A Dr. Seuss Burlesque Tribute: SOLD OUT. Friday, January 18. 8:00pm. Have you ever wondered what Yertle looked like under that shell? You loved the stories when you were young, admit it, you still love them now! Here is your chance to enjoy them again, even though you’re all grown up. There was a naughtier side to these stories, and they’re going to show it to you! What better way to warm up on a cold winter night? This is just what the Dr. ordered. TICKETS!!!! $15 ahead or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at: http://grownupstories.eventbrite.ca/ Or at Salon Dior (659 Upper James, Hamilton) or contact one of the performers.
Mz Kitty DeMure
The Mansfield Brothers
Bianca Boom Boom
Miss Helvetica Bold
The lovely Stage Kitten, Miss Taylor Tatas
Emcee extraordinaire: Madam Poynter
Special Musical Guests: Burnin’ Ethyl
The Feisty Jack will be on site selling booze infused Seuss Cupcakes. Mmm…
Prizes, raffles and more!
Barbara & Gary’s New Years House Party! Monday, December 31, 8:00 ‘til ? $50 per person. Chef Gary Santucci is expected to outdo himself (again!) as various feasts appear regularly throughout the night. Michael Williams (whom you may know from his days as a VJ on Much Music) does his thing with the Dance Party piece. (Send in your musical requests in advance!) Live music interludes with surprise guests. We need you to RSVP via email or phone. We are expecting a crowd so let us know as soon as you do!
In our warm, welcoming ‘lofty’ atmosphere!
A Dance Party with DJ/VJ Michael Williams
A Feasting Party with Chef Gary’s fabulous ‘Pan-Global’ food
And, a lot of Fine Conversation with a lot of Fine People Party!
The Quarterly: A Night of Live Performance: Saturday, December 8. 8:00pm. Tickets: $18 Adults or $15 Students/Seniors/Artists. An impressive night of performance from some of the finest in Theatre, Dance, Comedy and Music! Curated and hosted by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, The Quarterly is a celebration of artists taking chances with their art, and looking to share with others!
The December edition features the talent of
Meagan O’Shea- Dance Theatre
Gary Santucci – Music
Chris Gibbs – Comedy
Sarah Beatty – Singer Songwriter
Elysium Tribal Dance- Belly Dance
Hosted by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura: For inquiries please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Raise the Roof”: Saturday, November 17, 8:00pm. The Pearl is hosting this fundraising gala and with your generous support, we will celebrate the completion of a fundraising milestone that will see the construction of three desperately-needed classrooms in the Guatemalan village of San Lucas, Ixcan. This town is the birthplace of adopted Hamiltonian, Eugenia (Sheny) Rodrigues. Her special vision was to help the youth of her town to have the education that was not possible for her until she came to Canada.
The goal is to raise $10,000.00 to complete the fundraising and begin construction of the school. The people of Guatemala have suffered a brutal civil war and continue to suffer under the repressive regime. Education of their young people is the first line of defense for a better future. There are 100 tickets available; they are $100.00 each. If you have attended one of our New Year’s Eve parties this event will be similar, however, with the addition of our favourite 17-piece Big Band “The Jazz Connection”. And yes, there will be dancing! We would like this event to help Sheny and the many people who have worked on this project for years to realize their dream. For more information on this project and the fundraiser please go to http://www.cheprojects.ca/index.html
C.R. Avery & The Madison 22 Review: Live at The Pearl: The 5-person East Van wrecking crew! Thursday, November 15. Tickets for this Sensational Spectacle are: Adults: $20 (adv)/$25 (door) Students: $15 (adv)/$20 (door). Doors at 7:30pm. Show at 8:00pm.
The masterful outlaw Hip-Hop harmonica-playing, beat-box poetics of C.R. Avery meets with the tasteful art of Hot Burlesque, in a performance, the likes of which you will have never witnessed before! Toss into the mix some dirty 12-Bar Blues and you’ve got C.R. Avery & The Madison 22 Review…all the way from Canada’s West Coast! C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres – blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock & roll. His incredible live performances have been described as Bob Dylan in the body of Iggy Pop…. Every show is all or nothing and his fearless approach to all genres of music both on stage and in the studio proves the longevity of this talented, astonishing creator who has so much more to come. www.cravery.com
Join us for our first edition of the Quarterly: A Night of Song, Dance,
and Theatre. Featuring a diverse mix of artists in a great lineup
This edition features:
Tor Lukasic-Foss – Song
Laura Kappel – Dance
Nea Reid – Spoken Word
Evalyn Parry – Music
Clare Preuss and Thom Morgan Jones – Theatre
Lucy Rupert – Modern Dance
Hosted by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura
Tickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for Artists, Seniors and Students
For more information please contact Lisa at email@example.com
Alignment: Saturday, May 12, 7:00pm start! $15 at the door: A multi-disciplinary event brought to you by PENTA (People Engaging and Networking Through the Arts), Nationless Minds, and the Burlington Slam Project: Hosted by the dynamic Greg “Ritallin” Frankson, Alignment converges on 2 floors of The Pearl Company and brings you a stellar line-up of performers and artists exploring where various artistic expressions intersect and align with spoken word. Spoken word is getting more attention all the time. Performers like Ian Keteku are at the forefront of this movement and PENTA is happy to have him join their first installation piece “Alignment”. The night will be filled with inspiring talents like Truth Is…, Prufrock, Shadowrunner, Hyf, Brad Morden, Electric Jon, The Burlington 2011 Slam Team, and Komi Olafimihan. Being a PENTA show, these poets will be surrounded by photography, music, film, movement… What better way to experience a painting than to see it made from beginning to end while hearing the influences around it? PENTA fills beautiful spaces with all the senses. Tickets: Available in advance at various spoken word events throughout April in southern Ontario, or contact PENTA at: we.are.PENTA@gmail.com for online purchase. http://www.wearepenta.com
Prom at The Pearl: A Fundraiser for Colin Macdonald Community School:
Saturday, April 28 at 8:00pm. Pricing: $30 single / $50 couple / $80 for four. Music by Voodoo Chicken with DJ Andrea Redhill. Come on out, support this unique, friendly, child-centred school, and enjoy a fun evening with lots of entertainment, dancing, and good conversation. 50/50 draw; silent auction; finger foods and appetizers; prom photo booth. Have you still got your prom dress/suit? Wear it! But if you can’t, (for whatever reason) dress for a fab evening out! www.colinmacdonald.ca
Prom at The Pearl: A Fundraiser for Colin Macdonald Community School: Saturday, April 30 at 8:00pm. Pricing: $30 single / $50 couple / $80 for four. Music by Voodoo Chicken with DJ Andrea Redhill. Come out, support this unique, friendly, child-centred school, and enjoy a fun evening with lots of entertainment, dancing, and great conversation. 50/50 draw; silent auction; finger foods and appetizers; prom photo booth. It would be great if you can still wear your prom dress but if you can’t, (for whatever reason) do dress for a fab evening out! www.colinmacdonald.ca
Big City Life Presents: City Slickers / Social Lite Night: Thursday, April 14, 8:00pm. $20 (no tickets available at the door; see below). City Slickers is kicking off spring right, gathering fashion gurus, artists, performers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and more. This is a fun way of net-working so leave your Twitter at home. This is up close and personal. Music: DJ Engrish and The Human Race. Artist: Bryce Huffman. Dance Performance: DMD Dancers. Designer: Josette Cacnio. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets for this private/public event.
REVWear 8th Annual Fashion Show: Saturday March 12th, and Sunday March 13th, 8:00pm. $12 @ revwear.ca. A fashion event unlike any other; all the clothes are made of reused materials, and contrary to the messages promoted by many fashion shows, the theme is Freedom From Oppression. REVWear is an intense art experience that has woven reused, salvaged and found materials into a wearable story of fashion, dynamic performance, installations, multi-media, spoken word, music and dance. All help tell the stories of struggle for a better world. www.revwear.ca
New Years Eve at The Pearl: In our warm and welcoming atmosphere! Featuring a dance party with Michael Williams, a listening party with Gary’s Spanjazz Quartet, a feasting party with Chef Gary’s fabulous food, and not least of all, a lot of fine conversation with a lot of fine people party!
Barbara & Gary’s New Years House Party! Friday, December 31, 8:00 ‘til ?. $60 inclusive. Chef Gary Santucci will outdo himself – again – as various feasts appear regularly throughout the night. Michael Williams (whom you may know from his days as a VJ on Much Music) does his thing with the Dance Party piece. (Send in your musical requests in advance!) Live music interludes are with Gary’s Spanjazz Quartet.
We need you to RSVP via email or phone. We are expecting a crowd so let us know as soon as you do!
The Beagle Boys: Saturday, April 17, 9:00. $15 at the door: Criminally Good Rock and Roll! This great band will deliver one very fine concert. A four piece electric guitar band with songwriter, vocalist, rythm guitarist RAYMOND MATERICK fronting the extraordinary trio of KEON CROSSWELL (Guitar), JOHN CRAWFORD (Bass), and DAN KOLTHOF (Drums), the BEAGLE BOYS deliver heavy-duty crunch and groove, cut throat vocals and intense songs about the human spirit. ”One would be hard pressed to find a more accomplished songwriter and a more expressive, passionate, soulful voice than Raymond Materick anywhere in popular music today” Robert Reid therecord.com ”Matericks’ music stands up to, and sometimes over, the work of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp” Glenn Nott Hamilton Spectator. “Raymond Materick is as good as anyone I’ve ever played with” Tim Drummond, bassist with Bob Dylan, Neil Young , Joni Mitchell, James Brown”