The Pearl Company

Theatre, Gallery and Arts Centre 16 Steven Street Hamilton ON 905-524-0606

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Dawn and Marra´s First Ever Christmas Show:December 13

Dawn and Marra´s First Ever Christmas Show: Thursday, December 13. 7:00pm. $10 or $8 with a canned good. The night will consist of many top local acts, collaborations between artists and lots of Christmas cheer! There will be caroling, homemade snacks, Kim Koren, Kori Pop, Hachey the Mouthpeace, and more. Proceeds will go to the Hamilton food bank. A night to put you in the mood for the holidays! Come celebrate with us! Guests also include Reuben the Magician and much more. Dawn and Marra keep adding to the evening so expect some surprises!


“Raise the Roof”: November 17

“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-neededRTR_Poster_5.5x8.5_.jpg 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


Ladybird Animal Sanctuary Spring Fair:May 13

LadybirdSanctuary.jpgLadybird Animal Sanctuary Spring Fair: Sunday, May 13th. Time: 1pm – 5pm. Admission: Pay What You Can!  A fundraiser to help Ladybird Animal Sanctuary help homeless pets.  What started as the dream of three talented Canadian singers to rescue forgotten animals from high kill shelters and find them loving ‘forever’ homes is now a two year old reality as The Ladybird Animal Sanctuary celebrates their 2nd Anniversary with a Spring Fair.  The event, hosted by ‘Ladybirds’ Melissa McClelland, Lisa Winn, and Janine Stoll takes place at The Pearl Company. ‘We chose Mother’s Day to honour all the Mom’s out there both two legged and four legged!’ said Melissa. ‘There will be free massages for Mom’s, yummy baked goods and beautiful crafts to buy, face painting, crafts and activities for kids…and much more’.
Live Bluegrass from ‘Houndstooth’, Baked Goods, Crafts and Art for sale. Free Massages and Tarot Card Readings for Moms. Face Painting, Crafts, Drum Circle and Yoga for Kids.  100% of proceeds to help homeless animals find ‘forever’ homes. Contact:

Impact Africa–Benefit Concert & Art Auction:May 11

Impact Africa – Benefit Concert & Art Auction: Friday, May 11 – 7:30pm to 11pm, $20 admission
– kids 12 and ImpactAfricaPoster12.jpgunder are free.  All proceeds go to the Mennonite Central Committee’s ‘Generations at Risk’ – which sends desperately needed medical supplies and money benefiting those living with the realities of  HIV/AIDS in Africa. Remember to bring cash or cheques!
Featuring Music by: Darin Martin and Eclectislav
Featuring Art by:
Dave Hind, Karyn Black, Heather Vollans, Scott Ireland, Sara Sears, Bryce Huffman, Harry Gils, Dana Cowie, Christina Vandermark, Crystal Sanderson, Sylvia Nickelson, Chris Cuthill, Matt McInnes, Andrew Hunter, Reid Flock

Prom at The Pearl: April 30

Prom at The Pearl: A Fundraiser for Colin Macdonald Community School: Saturday, April 30 at 8:00pm. cmac_large.jpgPricing: $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!

Impact Africa – Benefit Concert & Art Auction: April 2

Impact Africa – Benefit Concert & Art Auction: Saturday, April 2 – 730pm to 11pm, $15 admission – kids 12 Impact_Africa_Poster.jpgand under are free.  Remember to bring cash or cheques! All proceeds go to the Mennonite Central Committee’s Generations at Risk – benefiting those living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Featuring Music by: Melissa Burke & Friends, Michelle Willis with The Girls are Back in Town, The Great Wooden Trio
Featuring Art by: Dave Hind, David White, Tony DiLorenza, Scott Ireland, Colleen O”Reilly, Jim Chambers, Karyn Black, Heather Vollans, Gary Rjinsburger, Judy Taylore, Christina Vandermark, Amber Edgar, Crystal Sanderson, Tricia Bos

Art & Peace Education Exchange Event: January 30

apex.PNGArt and Peace Education Exchange Event: Sunday, January 30th. 2pm-6pm. $10 per person at the door. (Reserve your tickets by email or call 905-544-0050).

Art and Peace Education Exchange (APEX) is a new not-for-profit Canadian organization dedicated to taking the message of peace education to the war traumatized children of the Tribal Areas and the Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. APEX Canada works towards building bridges between Afghanistan and Pakistan through Children’s Art and Peace Education exchange!

We request you and your loved ones to become part of this successful story by attending the LIVE MUSIC, ART EXIBIT, ART SALE and FOOD EVENT. You will enjoy music of the talented musicians and singers including Neeraj Prem, Lil Acevedo, Leo Johnson, Chinese Band, Jehangir Khan and many more. You will have the opportunity to meet with authors and the Afghans and Pakistanis who have experienced violence and have transformed their lives successfully. (more…)

Fundraiser: Pearl Review Studio House Launch. February 6

Pearl Review Fundraiser: Saturday, February 6, 8:00 $10. Please join us here at The Pearl to help launch the Pearl Review Studio House (located directly beside The Pearl Company). Door Prizes, 50/50, Silent Auction. Food and Beverages. And more!!!

The arts journalism newsprint magazine, The Pearl Review (an exciting new take on the Hamilton Arts Scene and an Arts view of Hamilton issues) is coming right along.  Check out the patron subscriber incentives at This newsmagazine will focus on our individual artists of all disciplines, – the background stories, the big questions, and the lively particulars. First issue projected for Spring 2010. Order your subscription now!

Haiti Media Telethon: January 26

Haiti Media Telethon in support the two public hospitals in Haiti with which St Joseph’s Hospital is affiliated. One is still standing but overwhelmed with patients and lack of supplies. The other is rubble. St Joseph’s Health System has established a fund through which 100% of donations will go to provide medical supplies for the Haitian people. The Haiti Media Telethon will go live on Cable 14 on Tuesday, January 26 from 6:00am to 10:00 pm with constant support from CHCH. Please help the besieged population of Haiti. There are numerous events throughout Hamilton; let us do what we can in whatever ways we can.  Gary Santucci is one of the co-chairs of this event.

Concert: Backroom 11, Fundraiser, Oct. 24

Backroom_11__s_new_poster.jpgBackroom 11: A Halloween Extravaganza and Fundraiser for the Artists of the Amazonian Rainforest. Saturday October 24. Doors open 8:00, Band plays at 9:00. $15 at the door. Silent auction items and much more. Come in costume and don’t plan on sitting still! Backroom 11 is a 9 piece band with a “vintage soul and R&B” sound infused with rock, blues, and jazz influences. They recreate the powerful, classic sounds of the 60’s and 70’s. The band, originated with the collaboration of keyboardist/arranger Dave Thierry and guitarist/vocalist Mike Blackborow, has expanded to include 2 female vocalists, 4 horns, and a 4 piece rhythm section. Truly Dancin’ Music!

Fundraiser: Grandmothers of Steel, Oct 24

Grandmothers of Steel is proud and excited to be hosting a wine tasting/food event that is part of 1,000 events across Canada to help turn the tide of AIDS in Africa. It sounds impossible, but all over Africa ordinary people are doing extraordinary things, and we want to join them. Our event is Dare to Dine, Wine-tasting, African Food Sampling Event:
Saturday, October 24th, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St. (more…)

Abruzzo Earthquake Fund Telethon, May 7

Abruzzo_poster_m.jpgTHURSDAY, MAY 7: Watch CHCH TV & Cable 14 and Listen to CHML 900 & CKOC throughout the day beginning at 5:30am and ending at 10:00pm. Join in the effort to help the victims of the Abruzzo earthquake. Call Toll Free 1-877-525-6165
Cheques or cash accepted in person at the
McMaster Downtown Centre, 50 Main Street East.       
Click here for a pdf of the Abruzzo-telethon-poster

Playwrighting workshop fundraiser, Mar 1, 2009

Conceive and develop a play with playwright Kevin Land at The Pearl Company.
Sunday March 1, 12-4 pm. The cost is $15 and limited to 20 participants. The proceeds are a fundraiser for The Pearl. Call 905-524-0606 to reserve.
Kevin’s workshop will move from a discussion of the nature of the theatrical experience to the creation of a play idea and development of it by the group.

Lullaby for Ryan, AIDS Awareness week, Nov 24

LullabyforRyan_Poster_Draft03.jpgCity of Hamilton Public Health Services &
Vicarious Productions proudly presents
Lullaby for Ryan
The History of HIV/AIDS in America
A Musical Comedy written and performed
by Jade Esteban Estrada
Doors opens at 7:00, performance 7:30
The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street

Admission by donation to The AIDS Network
Reserve your ticket by calling (905) 546-3541 (more…)

Faces of Africa, Nov 22

Grandmothers_of_Steel_Poster600.jpgGrandmothers of Steel and The Pearl present Faces of Africa: Sat Nov 22, doors open 6:30 pm The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St.

• Julie Coultas, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign Co-ordinator for the Stephen Lewis Foundation 
• Silent Art Auction of original African portraits by Theresa Randles 
• An Opus Mundi Festival 2009 production: An evening of theatre, dance and music featuring performances from Yaia Elawad, Said Ben, Bashir Ismail, Gary Santucci and the Congolese Dance Ensemble (more…)

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