BOWLING: Thurs 1 June 2017 / 7pm-9pm


     Strikes and gutters,
     ups and downs,
     the Dude abides

Thurs 1 June 7pm-9pm
Fairview Lanes / Fairview Mall

Shoe-up at 6:45!

Sign-up in advance at NAC, email, or pay at the lanes
$25 / bowler or groups of 5 / $100
>> includes shoes! <<



DRONE DAY / Sat 27 May 2017

Saturday 27 May

For too long the drone has been overshadowed by the tyrants of melody & rhythm.

We call upon all drones to come together annually to form a massive drone.




Small Feats / Sat 8 April 2017


small feats
Saturday 8 April 2017

Doors at 8PM / VIP Preview at 7:40PM
Largest Art Exhibit + Sale in Niagara

We’re gearing up for the biggest art-buying frenzy and party of the year!

We put the call out to the artist members of NAC to create remarkable works of art and they responded!  We’ve got more submissions than ever.

While we’re still offering up sweet square foot works of art for $200, we’ve added an even smaller option to this year’s wall. Pick up 6”x 8” original artwork for $100.


Stay tuned for a preview of the show!

Spencer Burton + Marine Dreams / Sun 27 Nov 8PM

IndoorShoes Presents
Spencer Burton and Marine Dreams at NAC
Sunday 27 November 8PM

Tickets available through Ticketfly


“Spanning a musical life with hardcore beginnings (Attack In Black), to the somber strings of his acoustic guitar in the realm of country-folk (Grey Kingdom) and collaborative years of writing and performing live in City & Colour, Spencer Burton is a mainstay musical virtuoso. Co-produced by his longtime friend and collaborator, Dan Romano, Don’t Let The World See Your Love pulls from the southern sounds of folk and country of yore, like a tired old soul’s night at the Opry with more contemporary melodic musings.”



Attic Daddy / Voix de Ville KREWE KOMPRESSOR

Attic Daddy at NAC!
It’s the Voix de Ville KREWE KOMPRESSOR (that means pre-party at NAC). 
Friday 4 November 2016
Doors at 8PM / Show at 8:30-ish

$5 to get in or FREE for wearable artists, set-builders, performers and Voix de Ville volunteers

Make your claim loud and proud at the door: Get me in, I’m working on this damn thing!
Voix de Ville Krewe also receive two complimentary drink tickets. If this thing hasn’t driven you to drink already, it will soon enough.

Get your Voix de Ville Extravagonzo – The Evolution of Strutt tickets today!

A VOIX de VILLE KREWE DEKOMPRESSOR will follow, provided we all survive.


Voix de Ville Extravagonzo / The Evolution of STRUTT


In partnership with the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Friday 18 November at 7PM
Saturday 19 November at 7PM + 9:30PM


The Voix de Ville Extravagonzo has evolved out of the Niagara Artists Centre’s popular STRUTT Wearable Art Show, a long-running Niagara favourite. Voix de Ville is a show based on the storied traditions of vaudeville. It is an unrivalled mixture of extraordinary performative feats presented in equally exuberant proportions.

A cavalcade of talent has been invited to amaze and astonish audiences in novel ways. Ringmaster of Ceremonies Bruce McCulloch—¬everyone’s favourite Kid in the Hall—will orchestrate the riot of WTFery from centre stage. Canada’s representative at the 55th Venice Biennale, Shary Boyle will transform Partridge Hall with beguiling projections and an exhilarating set design. On stage, the action of dancers and acrobats dressed in one-of-a-kind wearable art creations from the bizarre to the sublime will be propelled by a reconstituted Shadowy Men on Shadowy Planet, often called the Best Canadian Instrumental Band of All Time. The show is directed by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company‘s Artistic Director Deanna Jones.

“With STRUTT I think we discovered how fantastically weird Niagara could be, we’re primed to be working with the PAC to get everyone’s freak on in the great new digs downtown,” says Stephen Remus, NAC’s Minister of Energy, Minds, and Resources.

Deanna Jones of Suitcase in Point Theatre Company, who is stage directing the show, “Voix de Ville will bring what was once STRUTT to a whole new level of spectacle and performance by drawing on the influences of old-style Canadian vaudeville.”

Love Between / 1914 : Friday 30 September

Love Between (Niagara + Toronto) / 1914 (Niagara)

Friday 30 September 2016
Doors 8PM / Show 9PM

Tickets $10 (+HST) NAC Members / $13 (+HST) Regular

Timing is everything. Evan Sue-Ping and Scott Warren of The Love Between know this all too well. Friends and contemporaries since they met in 1996 as active members of Toronto’s burgeoning indie scene, it never occurred to the two to collaborate. Maybe it was a case of hectic lives and schedules. All of that changed in the summer of 2015.

Warren had been concentrating on his band Bronx Cheerleader’s third album. With his writing and recording duties completed, some free time was available for Warren to turn his attentions to a new project. Sue-Ping was in the midst of the breakup of his former band, My Pet Genius, and was in need of a little musical levity. The timing seemed right. All it took was 20 years.

As the two now reside in different cities (Toronto and St. Catharines respectively), they exchanged files on-line to get ideas flowing. A first for both, they were surprised at how organically the project came together. Originally conceived as an EP, the two soon found that they had more than enough material for a full length. The music that makes up their debut album Lowering the Highs can be described as a trip around their sphere of influences. A little bit of UK shoegaze (My Bloody Valentine/Swervedriver) crossed with classic American indie rock (Guided By Voices/Sebadoh), each track seems written to keep things interesting.

Rounding out the line-up is bassist Andre Skinner (Slow Death Lights), who also served as the album’s producer, and drummer Marshall Bureau (Matt Barber, Great Lake Swimmers.)

With Lowering the Highs slated for release in the fall, The Love Between is gearing up to play shows in support. A preview of what’s to come, the first single “Believe It” can be downloaded for free on the band’s soundcloud page.

4 piece band from Niagara debut single ‘Heaven is a Bust’ premiering on Portland’s Lefse Records (How To Dress Well, Neon Indian) in September 2016 with a full length to follow in the new year. First show will be on September 30th to celebrate that very release. File Under: Jesus & Mary Chain, The Cramps, Shangri-La’s.



Paradise Animals : Saturday 24 September

Paradise Animals
Saturday 24 September 2016
Doors 8PM / Show 9PM

Tickets: $10 (+HST) NAC MEMBERS / $13 (+HST) Regular

Paradise Animals (Toronto, ON)

Paradise Animals is the ongoing musical project of songwriter and producer Mark Andrade. Paradise Animals is rounded out by longtime friends and multi-instrumentalists Gary Pereira and Kerri Silva and drummer Kevin Correia.



B-17 / Your 33 Black Angels / Dyr Fraser : Friday 9 September

Friday 9 September / Doors 8PM / Show 9PM
B-17 / Your 33 Black Angels / Dyr Faser

B-17 (Toronto, ON)
In an age when the Internet is decimating live subculture and musicianship, Brown, Richard Gibson (vocals, guitar), Nick Kervin (drums) and Clint Rogerson (vocals, bass) are an increasingly rare breed of rocker, known for their smoking live showmanship and ability to truly rip, expressing with clarity in the psych rock lexicon.

Your 33 Black Angels (Brooklyn, NY)
Since 2003, audiences have savored the flavor of these dandy-ass, candy-ass harmonic wizards.

Dyr Faser (Brooklyn, NY)
Fascinating fusion of electronics (synths and drum machine), minimalistic guitar lines and echoed basement vocals woven around a simple, repetitive but highly addictive melody that creeps slowly under your skin and into your veins. Once hooked you want it to last forever. Try it on repeat and get lost…