THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW: Saturday, December 7: 8:00. $25 General Admission. Shelley Marshall world renowned Comedienne and the winner of Hamilton’s 2013 Best Local Theatre Production View Magazine for her One Woman Show “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette brings her production of the edgy and irreverent, THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW. It’s an always SOLD OUT vaudevillian variety show that celebrates the diversity of comedy through Music, Burlesque, Stand-up, Circus and more! Featuring original material from the funniest-and raciest-Stars this country (and beyond) has to offer The show has featured some of the creamiest of the Canadian funny crop such as; Nikki Payne and Debra Digiovanni both Canadian Comedy Award and Gemini Winners, Canadian Comedy Award Winner’s, Sandra Battaglini and Christele Bartalese, Fringe Festival Winners Evelyn Reese, Precious Chong, Rachelle Elie, Hamilton Music Award Winners Ginger St James and Robin Benedict , Juno Award Winner Lori Yates and many more! December 7th Line up: Shelley Marshall, Ginger St James, St Stella, Erin Keaney, Chelsea Manders, The Vagetarians. Come with an open mind and you’ll leave with a Full Heart. Adult Content. www.shelleymarshall.com Check this out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embeddedv=omL9gW9h04 g FaceBook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425984960963077/1426702160891357
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THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW: Saturday, October 19: 8:00. Admission: $20.00 adv. $25 @ door. Shelley Marshall, world renowned Comedienne and the winner of Hamilton’s 2013 Best Local Theatre Production View Magazine for her One Woman Show “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette brings her production of the edgy and irreverent, THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW, an always SOLD OUT vaudevillian variety show that celebrates the diversity of comedy through Music, Burlesque, Stand-up, Circus and more! Featuring original material from the funniest-and raciest-Stars this country (and beyond) has to offer The show has featured some of the creamiest of the Canadian funny crop such as; Nikki Payne and Debra Digiovanni both Canadian Comedy Award and Gemini Winners, Canadian Comedy Award Winner’s, Sandra Battaglini and Christele Bartalese, Fringe Festival Winners Evelyn Reese, Precious Chong, Rachelle Elie, Hamilton Music Award Winners Ginger St James and Robin Benedict, Juno Award Winner Lori Yates and many more! Come with an open mind and you’ll leave with a Full Heart. Adult Content. www.shelleymarshall.com Check this out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=omL9gW9h04g
THE JACK STREET SHOW: THE LAST CALL: The Memorial Wake & Celebration of the Life & Work of the late local Artist & Story Teller. Monday, September 16. Doors at 6:00, show at 9:00. Pay what you wish at door. Join Jack’s wife LLLLaura, his family of friends, and his dog, Gonzo in celebrating the man’s life and work. At 9:00 the show be launched with bagpipes and we will showcase the eclectic parade that was Jack’s life: his poetry, his stories, his musical collaborations, his artwork (the retrospective he was working on before he passed away).. Jack`s favourite music will accompany LLLLaura`s photo slideshow. Bob Ezergailis’ videos of Jack on stage, taken over the years will be projected on the big screen of the main floor theatre. Suggested attire is Gypsy/Hippy/Jack Street style. There will be spirited libations, merriment, great gobs of food, remembrance and lively conversation, all the things Jack loved the most. Truly a multi-faceted, entertaining, and interesting evening not to be missed. A good old “Knees Up” as Jack would say! Pot luck offerings welcome!
FIN DE FIESTA: Wednesday, July 31. 8:00pm. $15 /$10 students/arts workers. FIN DE FIESTA brings Spanish passion to Canadian soil. They are a group of flamenco artists recently returned to Canada from Seville, Spain where they spent some time studying flamenco intensively, and are now organizing a tour to perform the new material. Most also perform with Flamenguitos del Norte, a flamenco collective that has performed at flamenco festivals across Canada. The name FIN DE FIESTA translates to “End of the Party”, a reference to the open jam session that occurs at the end of a traditional flamenco show in Spain. It is during the fin de fiesta that the true improvisational and spirited nature of flamenco shows itself, and it is that lively spirit that inspires the group. FIN DE FIESTA is made up of guitarist Dennis Duffin, singer Tamar Llana, and dancers Lia Grainger and Alexandra Talbot. Watch on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1ciqkLK Read Gary Smith’s article about Lia and Fin de Fiesta: http://bit.ly/1636orM
DeMure Productions Presents: Dirty Dancing: The Burlesque! Saturday, June 15. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $25 advance, $30 at door unless sold out. (Note: Tickets sold by event organizer; see below.) An All Star Cast of some of Burlesque and Vaudeville’s finest, paying homage to (arguably) one of the greatest movies of our time! ‘Dirty Dancing’. Performances by: El Toro, Mizzy Thrasher, Red Herring, Bella Barecatt, The Mansfield Brothers, Tahitia Belle Fille, Lucky Minx, Lucky Fremont, Knox Harter, Faeya Tal, Liv Vicariously, London Bridges. Kitten: Whiskey Sour; Emcee: Madam Poynter. All music performed by: Ben Payne and The Cornered Babies
Sponsored by: Playground Conference 2013, DeMure School of Burlesque, Toronto School of Burlesque, Oshawa Laser Supply, Conspiracy Comics, Phoenix Design and Photography, Copy Dog, Homegrown Hamilton.
Win!! Win!! WIN!! Prizes, raffles, amazing entertainment! (Passes for two to Playground Conference 2013, A private Burlesque lesson from DeMure School of Burlesque, Tickets to upcoming burlesque shows, Comic swag, Delicious treats, Autographed memorabilia, And amazing giveaways by our fabulous sponsors! See Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf0_97qrSgU&feature=youtu.be
Get Tickets: http://dirtydancingburlesque-es2.eventbrite.ca/?rank=1
40 Tiny Performances at the Pearl Company: Saturday, June 1. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $15/$12 Students/Seniors/Artists. Bringing together 40 of Hamilton’s finest performers from the world of theatre, dance, spoken word, comedy and music for a night of art, creativity and fun! 40 performers have 90 seconds to sing, dance, emote, rant, juggle, joke, or do whatever they please. Curated by multidisciplinary artist Lisa Pijuan-Nomura. ”40 Tiny” is a night not to be missed. Where else would you find such an amazing cross-section of talent from across the Toronto/Hamilton corridor! And who is this Lisa Pijuan-Nomura? She’s a multidisciplinary tornado who is using all her connections to pull together a night of creativity that can never be duplicated. Talent displaying talent displaying talent. You must be a witness. Web: www.girlcancreate.com Blog; www.girlcancreate.blogspot.com
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
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 email@example.com
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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