Come for a night of “Banter and Bluegrass” !
Local actor Sara Weber will be sharin’ stories of growing up in Alabama that you won’t want to miss!
Plus you get to hear the pickins’ of the best bluegrass band north of the Mason Dixon Line, the Golden Horseshoe Revival.
The event starts at 8 pm; tickets are $25 cash at the door.
All proceeds go to the Living Rock.
For ticket reservations, call 905-388-2581;



Garnet Rogers in Concert Dec 4 7:30pm

Garnet Rogers returns to the Staircase Cafe for his last concert for 2011.  Details to be released shortly.  Tickets are limited to cafe seating only so please reserve in advance 905-529-3000 or info@staircase.org.  (please leave name, telephone number and desired number of tickets, we will confirm) Advance tickets $20 @ door $25 Cash Only Garnet encourages everyone to bring a non-perishable food item or item of personal hygiene for donation to a local foodbank.


#Hack4HamOnt Dec 1-4


Do you want to Hack for Humanity?

Let’s be ambitious together, join us in bringing International Open Data Hackathon to Hamilton!

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Microsoft’s Make Web Not War, we’re going to hold Hamilton’s first weekend hackathon during the first weekend of December complete with free food, entertainment, all-nighters (for those that like that sort of thing) , and fun.

We’re calling this event #Hack4HamOnt and it will coincide with December’s International Random Hacks of Kindness (we’ve applied to be a host site – we are not yet an RHoK site) and International Open Data Hackathon.


Black Box Fire Auditions

By: Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Lauren Repei

SYNOPSIS – When Tom Wingfield brings home a friend from work for a dinner one evening, his mother Amanda’s dreams of a suitor for her daughter Laura seem to be coming true.
Through Tom’s memories and narration we see the tragedy in each Wingfield as they retreat into their own preferred reality; be it a glass collection, a Sunday afternoon in Blue Mountain with seventeen gentleman callers, or poems scrawled on the lids of shoe boxes.
The Glass Menagerie was Tennessee Williams’ first great success and continues to be one of the most-performed and loved classics in theatre.

Amanda Wingfield (40+) – the mother. Vibrantly clings to her past of youth and gentleman callers.
Laura Wingfield (20’s) – the daughter. Fragile and timid.
Tom Wingfield (20’s) – the son. The narrator, and restless writer.
Jim O’Connor (20’s) – the gentleman caller. A nice, charismatic young man.

Monday December 5th- 7-10pm

Auditions are drop-in. Bring yourself and a theatre CV if you have one. Please be prepared to do a cold read.

Staircase Cafe Theatre
27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton, ON

Friday, March 16, 2012 at 7:30pm

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7:30pm

Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:30pm

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:30pm

Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 7:30pm

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:30pm

Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2pm

Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7:30pm


Musical Improv Comedy Night in Hamilton


You may know it by a few different names (Steel City, The Hammer, H-Town, Toronto-light), but they all stand for one city: a city about to get it’s face melted with some seriously funny musical Improv comedy.

With a killer cast of performers made up of celebrated comedy legends and newer upstarts alike, AND with an incredible live band on hand, Musical Improv Comedy Night in Hamilton (who needs a fancy name when you… can just tell it like it is) is the biggest night of comedy to hit the Hamilton scene since the Pan Am Games stadium debacle (that was kind of comedic, right?). In other words, it’s something you won’t want to miss out on.

So if you like laughing, and if you like great live music, and if you like laughing while enjoying great live music, please grab your friends, your family (14+) and your significant others and make your way to this show on Friday Nov 26th @ 8pm

You will love it.

Starring (In alphabetical order):

Lauren Ash
Mark Bond (On the piano)
Ashley Botting
Kevin Frank (On the drums)
Chris Leveille
Jordan Markowski
Kevin Vidal

Stage Manager:

Andrew Haggith

Where: The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn Street North)
When: Friday Nov 26th at 8pm
Tickets: $12

Announcement, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Film, Fine Art, Uncategorized

HFF (HD Set) Visually Stunning Movies Sun 3pm Main Theatre

T O in 24 -Over the course of 24 hours, we take a cinematic journey across a landscape of rituals, traditions and everyday miracles that define us as human beings. dir. Dale Hildebrand Toronto

The Umbrella Project -Two women fall in love while their husbands are away at war.

dir Bryan Kowalsky Canada

The Beginning

Distilled Love – – Hoping to fix the crack in their relationship, Rene locks himself and his hipster girlfriend, Emma, in their apartment.  His personal remedy for their woes is a weekend-long detox for Emma.  But as she experiences withdrawal, the couple discovers addiction is not the only problem they need to face. dir. Joe Kicak Canada

Announcement, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Film, Fine Art, Science Fiction, Uncategorized

HFF (student Films): Various Titles Sat 3pm Main Theatre

These films are not rated. Viewer discretion is advised.

Asylum – When denied asylum in Canada, a soviet defector becomes increasingly alarmed about subsequent threats to his family – but the danger may not be as real as he believes. dir. Viki Posidis

For God and Ulster -A former terrorist seeks redemption from his therapist. dir. Gregory Breen, CANADA

Det. Mark Waters

Slug Gargantuwon – A giant mutant slug is on the loose! dir. Wendel Brooks Owen Sound ON

Reflections – A man is cheated on by his wife and suffers with questioning of self worth, regrets, and reflections on the life he has lived. In association with Kings Christian Collegiate. dir. Jonathan Atkins & Robbie Southward Mississauga ON

Requiem Judgement for one soul. dir. Marcello Mercanti

Finding ODO

Tinder -A struggling farm family deals with the aftermath of a drought. dir. Bryan Kowalsky CANADA

Plus the best from the Westdale Film Festival!

Several filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A after the films.

Announcement, Comedy, Film, Uncategorized

HFF (comedy): Fri 9:30pm Main Theatre

Un-rated films. Viewer discretion is advised. Heretical and crude indulgences guaranteed.

Behind the Camera A mockumentary about a turn-of-the-century Russian photographer who became famous without ever using a camera.dir. Darryl Gold

Sea Shells – Open your ears and listen to the sound…of evil. dir. Jesse MacMillan Canada

Soggy Bottom Funhouse – Cousin Zeke hosts a local children’s show from Soggy Bottom, Alabama dir. Ken Turner & Paul J. Boresky Hamilton ON

Loser Leg – I’ve always had strong arms. They have to become such if you are born with lame legs, without bones.” dir. Francesco Filippi Italy

Game Night – Dark secrets are revealed when a bizarre game starts playing the players. Geronimo Deadly a.k.a. Simon Box Canada

Finding Odo

Distilled Love – Hoping to fix the crack in their relationship, Rene locks himself and his hipster girlfriend, Emma, in their apartment.  His personal remedy for their woes is a weekend-long detox for Emma.  But as she experiences withdrawal, the couple discovers addiction is not the only problem they need to face. dir. Joe Kicak Canada

The Dark Show – There are some things you just don’t laugh at. Luckily, the Dark Show laughs at them for you. – Rated Dirty dir. Craig Rintoul Hamilton ON


Several filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A after the films.