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Theatre — Local
Hamilton Fringe Festival. July 14 to 24. More than 40 companies offering musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas, and family entertainment, more than 300 performances. To see all the times, venues and shows go to hamiltonfringe.ca or 289-698-2234, firstname.lastname@example.org The 25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee. Comedy where six young spelling champions learn that winning and losing isn’t everything. July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: 2 p.m. July 17 and 24. Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. Tickets: $41.25; seniors and youth $35.60. 905-681-6000 or email@example.com
Annie Jr. Firefly Theatre Academy Incorporated, youth production company musical. July 14, 7 p.m. Drury Lane Theatre, 2269 New St., Burlington. Tickets at the door: $15. 905-516-3880 Perfect Wedding. Comedy by Robin Hawdon. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, 247 Main St., Port Dover. Matinees: 2 p.m. July 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, Aug. 2,3, 4, and 6. 8 p.m., July 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 30, Aug. 2, 4, 5 and 6. Tickets start at $21. 1-888-779-7703 or lighthousetheatre.com
Murdered to Death. Village Theatre Waterdown, Set in a Manor house in the ’30s, an eclectic group of characters tries to determine who murdered the owner. July 17, 1 p.m. St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr., Waterdown.
Dusk Dances Hamilton. Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Dance Theatre brings contemporary and traditional dance to public parks, July 28 to 30. Bayfront Park (Bay St. N. at Harbourfront Drive), 6 p.m. free dance workshop. Performances 7 p.m. Admission: pay what you can, suggested donation $10. hcadancetheatre.com
Intersection Dance. Free dance events on Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s plaza, 440 Locust St. from 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 30 Learie McNicholls and Dancers and Lua Shayenne and Company; Aug. 6 Alain Faigal of Halton Dance Network. burlingtonpac.ca
Music on the Waterfront, 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring Brenda Brown Jazz Trio. Waterfront Stage, Pier 8. (weather permitting). Bring a lawn chair, donations appreciated.
Music in the City, free street music, seven bands along Concession Street, 7 to 10 p.m. Gore Park Summer Promenade, Southbound Soul, noon to 2 p.m. Gore Park July 15 Gore Park Summer Promenade, Sloppy Jalopy, noon to 2 p.m. Gore Park
Music in the City, Sidewalk Sounds, 7 to 10 p.m. Seven bands play along Concession Street July 15 to 17 Hamilton World Music Festival, Gage Park. July 15: 4 p.m. Canadian Winter; 5:30 p.m. Lil America; 7 p.m. Kareyce Fotso; 8:30 p.m. Mother Tareka; 10 p.m. Cardboard Fox. July 16: 4 p.m. Hunter’s Corners; 5:30 p.m. Bumaranga; 7 p.m. Scantily Plaid; 8:30 p.m. Alysha Brilla; 10 p.m. Sounds of Senegal with Neeraj Prem, Zal Sissokho, Sergio Perere, Riddim Riders. July 17: 4 p.m. Ever Lovin’ Jug Band; 5:30 p.m. Riddim Riders; 7 p.m. Ivan Mazuze and Jay Danley Ethio Jazz Project; 8:30 p.m. Taluna July 17 Concerts in the Park, Central Park Band Shell, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Now and Then, rock and pop. In the event of inclement weather concerts will move inside the Music Centre Music at Fieldcote, summer concert series, 7 p.m. Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum, Ancaster. Featuring: George Fox. (Rain location: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 31 Sulphur Springs Rd.) Bring a lawn chair or blanket July 19 Dundas Concert Band free concerts in the park, 7:30 p.m. Dundas Driving Park Bandshell. Rain location: Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre. 905-523-9500 or dundasconcertband.com July 20 Concerts in the Park, Central Park Band Shell, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Sophisticated Swing, Burlington-based 19 plus piece Big Band, jazz, dance and vocals. In the event of inclement weather concerts will move inside the Music Centre Gore Park Summer Promenade, Joe’s Garage Band, noon to 2 p.m. Gore Park July 21
Paul McCartney, One on One tour, 8 p.m. FirstOntario Centre. Classics spanning his solo, member of Wings and Beatles career. Ticketmaster.ca or 905-546-4040Music on the Waterfront, 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring The Personics. Waterfront Stage, Pier 8. (weather permitting). Bring a lawn chair, donations appreciated Variety Showcase, in support of Interval House, 7 p.m. McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Mohawk College, 135 Fennell Ave. W. Featured: Dick Joiner, Timothy Drake, Nathaniel Rankin, FFP Laser Systems. Tickets: $26, family discounts in advance. 905-662-5503 Gore Park Summer Promenade, Robin Benedict Duo, noon to 2 p.m. Gore Park July 22 Gore Park Summer Promenade, Andre Bisson, noon to 2 p.m. Gore Park July 23 Brott Music Festival, Songs of the Season: Ladies Barbershop Chorus, 12:30 p.m. The Zoetic Theatre, 526 Concession St. A 43-member choral group singing a cappella music in four-part barbershop style. Tickets: $25. 905-525-7664 or brottmusic.com
Rock the Hills Music Festival, 3 to 11 p.m. Georgetown Fairgrounds, 1 Park Ave., Halton Hills. Crisis Ctrl Club, Northofnowhere, The Maysides, Aviv, Mountain and The Wood, Rhythmic Manner, Erica Knox, Wes Mason, Small Towns. Tickets: $20. Go to the website rockthehills.ca
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MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: A scene from Tuesday night’s dress rehearsal for the opera “Marriage of Figaro.” Full performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, in the McIntyre Theatre at Mohawk College, featuring the National Academy Orchestra conducted by Boris Brott. Tickets at the door, brottmusic.com or 905-525-7664.