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Concession Street
Hamilton, ON
Canada

905.902.LOVE

The Zoetic is more than a theatre, it's a creative way of life on Hamilton Mountain. Theatre, interactive movies, dance, live music, magic, and more. The Zoetic Theatre & Creative Arts Company, 526 Concession Street, Hamilton ON  L8V 1A6

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See what's up and coming at The Zoetic.

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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Imagine Peace: Live Concert

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For the first time in four years, Christopher Clause and Gracenotes will host a celebration of John Lennon's music, IMAGINE PEACE, on Saturday DECEMBER 8 at the Zoetic in Hamilton, Ontario. The show will feature the best of local talent performing John's music (both solo work and with his band, the Beatles) as well as original music inspired by John. The monies raised from the show will go to GRACENOTES HAMILTON, specifically to raise money for good friend and local musician Steve Parton and his family.

There will be merchandise (music, shirts, etc) on sale from the musicians performing at the show that would make fabulous Christmas gifts for those on your list.
The lineup is as follows and is subject to change without notice:
The Barr Band
Jennifer Beehler
Bob Bryden
Chrys and Momo
Christopher Clause
Spider Costello
Matthew de Zoete
Miles Evans (Miles from Nowhere)
Andy Griffiths
Chris Jamieson
Kim and Frank Koren
Melissa Marchese
Michael Scott
Peter Taplay

LIVE CONCERT
Saturday December 8th at 8pm (doors at 7pm)
Tickets $20 +HST

This is a community event

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Nov
30
9:00 PM21:00

Army of Sass Presents: Nightmare

C O M M U N I T Y E V E N T

Join the dancers from Army of Sass Hamilton and Burlington for a sassy take on this Halloween/Christmas crossover classic as Jaxx the Pumpkin Queen and a quirky cast of characters discover the true meaning of the holiday spirit!

Tickets: general admission,
Doors will be 8:00pm, Show at 9pm
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at door 

This is a community event

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Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

iNhayle Dance Company Presents... "SEViN"

C O M M U N I T Y E V E N T

iNhayle Dance Company Presents... "SEViN"

Artistically Directed and Choreographed by Hayley Paone, Founder and Owner of this Free Floating Dance Company. SEViN is "A brilliant combination of contemporary, hip hop and urban movement that is enhanced with the most riveting music, emotional expression and unique storyline. SEViN is sure to leave you feeling intrigued, curious and invested.” 

Featuring Choreographic works by: Christopher Duarte (ADP MENTOR), Kristin McLaughlan Gomez (ADP MENTOR & YC DIRECTOR), Georgi DiRocco (YC CHOREOGRAPHY WINNER) & MDC FACULTY - Amanda Donato, Brandon Bizzy Owusu, Amanda-May Wilson & Dominic Cooper-Clarke 

Performed by an amazing cast of iNhayle ADP students and special guest performances by the very talented Millennium Dance Complex Toronto's Pre-Professional Commercial dance training program Company & Crew.

Sunday, November 25, 2018
Two performances 1pm and 4pm
Save with advanced tickets! $26 in advance, $30 at the door.

For more info follow the organizer’s instagram:

@inhayledancecompany • email: inhayledancecompany@gmail.com

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Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Hamilton Film Festival: Gala Event

The Zoetic is a proud venue partner with the Hamilton Film Festival, now in its 13th year and oozing with Hamilton and international talent. Be sure to join us.

The opening night gala features short films, a fashion show, and a rock concert with Nathan Fleet and the HPO String Quartet.

$15 adv. $20 door (plus H.S.T.)

Doors 6:30pm

Fashion Show - 7:30pm

Films - 8:30pm

Concert - 9pm

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Community Screening of Before The Plate

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Join us for a community screening of Before the Plate, a documentary featuring John Horne, Executive Chef of Toronto restaurant Canoe.  Watch as John follows the local Ontario ingredients in his meal from farm to plate and gains a deeper appreciation of where our food comes from.  The viewing will be followed by a discussion panel featuring a local farmer, chef, and food educator.

Ticket price includes a donation to Hamilton Tastebuds- Student Nutrition Collaborative.

This presentation is sponsored by the City of Hamilton Food Advisory Committee and Public Health Services as part of Food Literacy Month. For more information on other Food Literacy Month events and to start planning your food literacy adventure check out the events calendar at www.hamilton.ca/foodliteracy.

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Sep
15
8:30 PM20:30

The Sentimentalists

As seen on Penn and Tellers hit show: Fool Us 

World renowned mentalist Mysterion teams with woman mentalist Steffi Kay creating a two person mind reading experience that is truly breathtaking. Steffi brings back classic style mentalism. Her vintage look will transport you back to the golden age of magic. Mysterion has appeared on stages around the globe and with hundreds of television and media appearances. Together they showcase their incredibly special way of communicating, with a touch of humor and most importantly class.

Returning to The Zoetic for one night only. 

Imagine your thoughts transferred across the room into Steffi's mind with 100 percent accuracy. 

Doors Open at 7:30pm / Theatre Doors Open at 8pm

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Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

United Nation International Pageant

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Welcome to the United Nation International Pageant.  Sit back and watch as women from all over the world compete in amazing national costumes, fashion wear and evening gowns.   

The United Nation Pageant is a pageant that focuses on volunteer work.  Each contestant must have a background in volunteer work for their community.  If they are choosen to represent their country, they will receive their country’s title.  Even if they don’t win one of the United Nation titles, they will still have their country’s title to do charity work.

The United Nation Pageant has a category for every women because we believe every woman has a voice at any stage of her life.

Our pageant has four areas of competition; national costume, fashionwear, evening gown and interview.
We pride ourselves in not having a bathing suit round.

The United Nation Pageant also welcomes local entertainers. Contact Jessica@unitednationinternationalpageant.com

Doors open at 6PM / Show starts at 7:00pm

This is a community based event

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Aug
2
to Aug 4

Zamprogna Arts Presents CHICAGO (Live)

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Presented by Zamprogna Arts (zamarts.ca) and performed by students of the Summer Theatre Programme

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve...

Thursday Aug. 2nd 7pm

Friday Aug. 3rd 7pm

Saturday Aug. 4th 2pm & 7pm

Doors Open 1 hour before show time

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Jul
19
to Jul 29

Hamilton Fringe Festival

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We are proud to be a venue for the Hamilton Fringe 15th Anniversary! Cool down with a beverage from our licensed facility as you enjoy live local talent!

Accessible, playful, and engaging the Hamilton Fringe Festival is an action-packed performance event that takes place over 11 days each July in Hamilton.

With more than 50 companies offering up musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas, and family entertainment in nearly 400 performances- there truly is something for everyone!

The Hamilton Fringe Festival, an non-juried theatre festival, was founded in October 2002. The first Hamilton Fringe took place in the Summer of 2003.

Presenting live theatre in an informal, accessible, and inexpensive environment, the Fringe strives to break down traditional boundaries to participation- for audience and artists alike. Audiences are invited to experience the work of seasoned veterans alongside that of emerging artists. Local, national and international performing companies benefit from working together and learning from each other in a vibrant and exciting festival atmosphere. In order to stimulate artistic innovation, applications for participation in Fringe Festivals are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

At the DOOR: NO TICKET IS MORE THAN $12!

Online ADVANCE: $12-14 Regular Tickets, $10-12 Gallery mini-Series Tickets, plus online service charges.

Get Your Tickets >> Here

For More information visit Hamiltonfringe.ca

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Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

iNhayle Presents: Year End Showcase 2018

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iNhayle presents...

Our Year End Showcase 2018,

Join us and see all of our wonderful young artists who have been working so hard throughout the year to showcase new work with their fellow classmates for the their second performance this year. Genres including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop.

INCLUDING a special performance....

Experience a glimpse of repertoire from our newest production “SEViN” which premieres Sunday November 25th 2018 at the Zoetic as part of our new ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM for advanced dancers ages 12-18.

For more info please email inhayledancecompany@gmail.com or visit our website www.inhayle.com 

Doors Open at 2:30pm

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

An Afternoon with Medium Sherry Gallant

The death of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences. The struggle with many intense and frightening emotions, including depression, anger, and guilt.  Feeling isolated and alone in your grief, but having someone to lean on can help you through the grieving process.

In this live event, Sherry will validate messages from loved ones who have crossed over to members of the audience and educate them that our loved ones are always with us.

  She creates a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in order to ensure a peaceful and spiritual experience. She continues to encourage her skeptics to not let discomfort prevent them from receiving validation and loving messages from their loved ones who have crossed over.

Sherry brings comfort, hope and closure to people who are grieving the loss of their loved ones.  She continues to help countless people. Having suffered a tremendous amount of grief herself, Sherry understands the emptiness inside.  Her inspiration and motivational communications with the spirit world has truly been unbelievable.

Validating messages to those grieving and helping them find peace is the most rewarding for Sherry.  The closure and comfort her clients find is what keeps Sherry moving forward feeling fulfilled and grateful to have such a special gift.

Get Your Tickets at www.sherrygallant.eventbee.com

Doors open at 12pm

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Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Derek Seguin 43.0

Warning: May Contain Nuts

Derek Seguin 43.0 delves deep into the challenges of being a single dad in your forties,
with a girlfriend that has no kids, living in an ever-changing and all too supercilious
world. His Québecois flare and original point of view will make you think, make you re-
evaluate, and above all; will have you howling with laughter. See one of Canada’s
fastest rising, most “in demand” comic voices, and winner of the 2015 Sirius XM’s Top
Comic competition; Derek Seguin.
*Warning may contain nuts.
** Please be advised that this performance contains frequent use of strong language
and is intended for mature audiences.

Presented by: Hubcap Productions

90 mins/ Doors open at 6:30pm

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May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Eric Johnston - No Bull

On Saturday May 12th Hamilton’s own Eric Johnston will be filming his debut comedy special LIVE at the Zoetic Theatre! 2 shows 4 cameras and tons of laughs! 

Eric Johnston is a Canadian Stand-Up Comedian, Actor and M.C.  A professionally trained entertainer, he was educated at both Humber College Theatre Arts and the prestigious Vancouver Film School. An agile, high energy and diverse performer, Eric stars in the International Children’s show Splatalot, which is seen on major networks in over 170 Countries around the world (including Netflix) by day, and performs nightly on some of the top comedy stages and Comedy Festivals in North America. The son of Canadian wrestling sensation Bullwhip Johnson, Eric has been performing on stage and screen since he was 6 years old, first as a dancer, and then expanding his repertoire to include all forms of performance…except wrestling. Most recently he was invited to The World Famous Comedy Store in L.A. for the second year in a row where he performed alongside world-renowned comedians including fellow Canucks Russell Peters, Tom Green and Jeremy Hotz. Eric continues to hone his craft as both working actor and comedian. Every day is different for Eric but one thing is for sure, Eric shows no signs of slowing down. 

For videos, tour dates, media and more please check out Eric’s website:  www.ericjohnstonwho.com

Twitter / Instagram: @ericjohnstonwho

7PM and 10PM Showtimes

Doors Open 1 hr before showtime  / 90 min show

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Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

iNtegrated PARTS presented by iNproductions Choreography and Entertainment

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ABOUT

Artistically Directed & Produced by Hayley Paone, Co-Directed & Artistic Collaboration with Chris Duarte featuring aspiring dance artists and choreographers in the dance community. 

iNtegrated PARTS presented by iNproductions Choreography and Entertainment collaborates all fragments of the dance community presenting works of new up and coming Choreographers and Artists.

On March 4th each entity will be involved in a one hour Show case held at The Zoetic Theatre revealing their art through a piece of choreography they feel strongly about. 

This is for both Aspiring and Established Choreographers who are looking for more exposure and simply want to share ART with the community and their peers. We also welcome Dance Studio’s/Company’s and or Hip Hop Crew’s. This event is open to all genres of dance.

OUR GOAL

The show is open to the general public our goal is to affect everyday people with the art we present on the stage. We are looking for raw, honest and unique work paired with a distinctive style and vibe in music selection and concept.

Show Starts at 6:30pm, Doors Open at 6:00pm

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Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Medium Sherry Gallant

The death of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences. The struggle with many intense and frightening emotions, including depression, anger, and guilt.  Feeling isolated and alone in your grief, but having someone to lean on can help you through the grieving process.

In this live event, Sherry will validate messages from loved ones who have crossed over to members of the audience and educate them that our loved ones are always with us.   

She creates a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in order to ensure a peaceful and spiritual experience. She continues to encourage her sceptics to not let discomfort prevent them from receiving validation and loving messages from their loved ones who have crossed over.

Sherry brings comfort, hope and closure to people who are grieving the loss of their loved ones.  She continues to help countless people. Having suffered a tremendous amount of grief herself, Sherry understands the emptiness inside.  Her inspiration and motivational communications with the spirt world has truly been unbelievable.

For more information & tickets, click here. To contact the event producer, go to www.sherrygallant.com:

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Aug
3
to Aug 5

Zamprogna Arts Presents RENT (LIVE)

Presented by Zamprogna Arts (zamarts.ca) and performed by students of the Summer Theatre Programme, RENT School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.  

An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and – most of all – love. (MTIshows.com)

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2pm & 7pm

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Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Concession Streetfest

For one day, we shut down the street and fest it up! Join us June 10 from 11-7pm for live music, food, tons of shopping, and all kinds of local culture.

Here's the main stage schedule:

1:00am:  Opening Ceremonies with MP Scott Duvall and MPP Monique Taylor
1:30am:  Kasapi Biradi
12:30am:  Zumba by Pam
1:00pm:  Cathy Anne as Connie Francis
:30pm:  Anthony Joseph as Elvis
:00pm:  Alegria Dance Company
2:30pm:  Hip Hop by Avery
:00pm:  Forecast
:30pm:  Chris Precius Fire Show
4:00pm:  Artillery Dance Company
4:30pm:  Lennox Maximus
:30pm:  Alegria Dance Company
:00pm:  Close

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Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

The Door You Came In

Created and performed by
David Macfarlane and Douglas Cameron

The Door You Came In isn’t quite a play and it isn’t quite a concert.  It’s a musical story – sometimes funny, sometimes tragic – that tells the tales of family, and memory, and war.

A writer visits his dying mother.   He brings a book that he’d written twenty-five years ago to read to her.  It’s about her family.   But it’s also about the terrible battle – Beaumont Hamel – that sits at the heart of both Newfoundland’s and her family’s history.   So begins The Door You Came In -- a two-man performance based on David Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir, The Danger Tree. 

The songs and the music of The Door You Came In are Douglas Cameron’s department.  A seasoned, Juno-nominated singer and performer, Cameron plays banjola, mandolin, ukulele, and accordion.  His engaging, foot-tapping performance combines popular tunes of the day (“Pack Up Your Troubles,” and “If You Were the Only Girl in the World”) with original compositions.  Macfarlane’s narrative weaves seamlessly throughout the music.  

Visit the producer's facebook page 

ONE SHOW ONLY
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017
1pm

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May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Sidewalk Sounds On Concession St

NEXT SIDEWALK SOUNDS IS FRIDAY, MAY 19!

The Zoetic Theatre, along with the Concession Street B.I.A., invite you to join us on the 3rd Friday of every month from May to September for Sidewalk Sounds! Come experience a sampling of Hamilton’s Local Music Community along the sidewalks of Concession Street.

Six musical artists will be showcasing their talents outside various locations along the strip - including on our very own doorstep at The Zoetic. Plus, our licensed snack bar will be open for your enjoyment.

There will be lots of activities, shopping, food and music to check out all along the street. 

Don't miss it! We hope to see you #UpTown!

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Apr
8
8:00 PM20:00

Mighty Mateo's 3rd Annual Orange Crush

The Zoetic is pleased to support the fundraiser, Mighty Mateo's 3rd Annual Orange Crush, hosted by dear friends of the theatre.

On July 29, 2013, a young boy named Mateo was diagnosed with A.L.L. leukaemia. For the next 5 months he bravely fought this awful disease with courage and determination. Unfortunately along with the treatment comes many side effects and sadly due to those side effects Mateo lost his battle on January 2nd, 2014.

For all but a few days during that 5 months his parents Nickie and Justin lived at McMaster Children's Hospital and saw first hand that there are many unnecessary burdens families face on top of a child's diagnosis.

Since Mateo always wanted to help others, his parents started this fund in his honour to help alleviate some of those unnecessary burdens families face. 100% of the money raised goes to helping families with children battling cancer and other serious illnesses. Some examples of how they help are by bringing families meals, providing them with gift certificates, and even parking passes.

Please come out and join us for a night of laughs with comedian Arthur Simeon, great prizes and appetizers.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8pm
Doors at 7:30pm

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Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Truth: It Might Surprise You

Truth: It Might Surprise You. An Evening of Music & Sharing.

With Tom Wolf, Errol Starr Francis, Michelle Thomas, Jane Burning, Guy Crittenden, Melanie Knights, John William Bauld, Shonna Brown, Darryl Switzer & David Hickey

As turbulent times continue to escalate we need time to pause and reflect, to gather and share. The Truth is buried deep and hidden well. Who do we trust? Who do we turn to? What can we do? These important questions can't be answered all at once. This event may guide you closer and may even open a door for you. As people who care deeply about this world, we hope we can Shine a Light for you this evening and lift some of the burden with our truth and our music.

About awakening, Timothy Leary once said, "Find the others..."

We are "the others." Come and join us.

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What to expect at this event:

7pm- David Opening Remarks and Agenda.

7:10-7:20pm Jane Burning & Michelle Thomas Opening Blessings

7:20-7:40pm Jane Burning & Michelle Thomas Discussion

7:45-8:00pm John William Bauld & Shonna Brown Kirtan

8:05-8:25pm Guy Crittenden Discussion

8:30-8:50pm Drum Circle/Intermission

9:00-9:20pm Errol Star Francis Music

9:25-9:45pm Melanie Knights Discussion

9:50-10:15pm Crystal Journey W/Darryl Switzer

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Friday, February 17th 7:00-10:00pm The Zoetic Theatre. 526 Concession St, Hamilton, ON

Cost By Donation. Please Bring Food Item for Hamilton Food Share.

Questions regarding this event? Contact the organizer >>
 

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Nov
26
8:00 PM20:00

Freedom Arts Project Fundraiser

Join us for an evening in support of Creative Arts and Equal Opportunities in Elementary Education! Funds from this event will support the "Freedom Arts Project", a program that provides arts opportunities in schools where they wouldn't otherwise exist.

Get ready for a wonderful night full of fun, a silent auction and live entertainment, featuring food by 4 local restaurants, including Papa Leo's, Mezcal, Jonny Blonde and Nellie James. Tickets include a cocktail and canapés. There is a fabulous silent auction and live entertainment.

Come on out and support a program near and dear to our hearts. Get advance tickets: www.thezoetic.ca/events.

Thank you for your support!

Saturday, November 26 at 8pm

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Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Sidewalk Sounds on Concession Street

NEXT SIDEWALK SOUNDS IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16!

The Zoetic Theatre, along with the Concession Street B.I.A., invite you to join us on the 3rd Friday of every month from May to September for Sidewalk Sounds! Come experience a sampling of Hamilton’s Local Music Community along the sidewalks of Concession Street.

Six musical artists will be showcasing their talents outside these locations:

• 460 Concession Street (G. L. Armstrong Public School)
• 526 Concession Street (The Zoetic)
• 569 Concession Street (CAP - The Cancer Assistance Program)
• 625 Concession Street (St. Stephen On The Mount Anglican Church)
• 664 Concession Street (Jonny Blonde)
• 798 Concession Street (Big Bee Plaza)

There will be lots of activities, shopping, food and music to check out. We also invite you to duck into The Zoetic Theatre between 7-10pm for a refreshing beverage from our licensed concession stand. You could even grab some popcorn and check out one of the short films playing inside courtesy of The Hamilton Film Festival. Admission is free!

Don't miss it! We hope to see you #UpTown!

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