Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further. We’ve found a wide range of events in and around Hamilton for people of all ages and interests to enjoy.
Here’s what’s happening in the city this weekend.
March Art Crawl
When: Friday March 13th, 2020
Where: James St. N
On the second Friday of every month, Hamilton’s arts and culture hub, James Street North, is transformed by a decade-old phenomenon called Art Crawl. It’s a one-stop shop to experience the city’s art, music, and food scenes, while shopping local, people watching, and taking in some city sights all at once. While there are no strict rules or schedule, the general gist is this: galleries, studios, stores and restaurants stay open late to welcome thousands of visitors who fill the sidewalks. They start arriving early evening and pack the street until late.
Trivia Night: 90’s Edition
When: Friday March 13th, 2020 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Collective Arts Brewing
A lot of us like to CALL ourselves ’90s kids. Even if we were only alive for the last few years of the decade – *cough* lookin’ at you, ’97s! But hey, Collective Arts doesn’t care if you actually lived it, or you’re faking nostalgia (or, you’re just the world’s biggest Fresh Prince fan); the triviamaster Andrea Pohlmann will make sure this ’90s Trivia Night is equal parts nostalgic and engagingly difficult.
The Anti-Queens w/ Bad Dates
When: Friday March 13th, 2020 from 8 pm – 12am
Where: The Casbah
Admission: $10. Buy tickets here.
A staple of the Toronto scene for close to ten years, the Anti-Queens are a hard-working, punk as fuck quartet of high-powered women ready to take over the world. They are well-known for their high-energy, take-no-prisoner live performances influenced by The Runaways, Sum 41, Queens Of The Stone Age and the Distillers.
Ancaster Spring Into Spring Craft Show
When: Saturday March 14th, 2020 from 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Ancaster Fair
When: Saturday March 14th, 2020 from 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: Dundas Museum and Archives
Bring the family for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Ceilí/Show where you’ll hear songs and stories of Ireland by the Mountain Road Band and learn a few Irish Ceilí dances called by Maureen Mulvey-O’Leary. You are invited to tap your toes, to dance, to sing along and enjoy. Guaranteed fun for all the family! Be sure to wear some Irish green!
Intro to Engraving
When: Saturday March 14th, 2020 from 12 pm – 5 pm
Admission: $75. Register here.
This short workshop will introduce students to traditional copperplate engraving. Participants will be guided through the various tools and techniques of the process, from preparing your plate to printing your image. No prior intaglio experience necessary! Mark Laurin is an artist and printmaker originally from Montreal. He holds a BFA in Print Media from Concordia University and an MFA from Indiana University. His work focuses on line as a tool with which we prescribe meaning to our world.
Esha’s Eats Mexican Pop Up
When: Saturday March 14th, 2020 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Grain&Grit Beer Co.
Admission: $20. Buy tickets here.
Chef Aicha Smith – Belghaba is Mohawk Turtle clan and is from Six Nations. She is the owner & Chef of Esha’s Eats a local catering company. Her love and passion for cooking are deeply rooted in her upbringing. Her mother is from Six Nations and father from Algeria. These two cultures have both greatly connected to her development as a young Chef. Aicha’s grew up in the kitchen with the matriarchs of her families. There she was taught the importance of food, respecting the ingredients you have on hand what’s available locally. She creates dishes with great care and love for the land and guest.
Me, Myself, and I
When: Sunday March 15th, 2020 from 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Where: Staircase Cafe Theatre
me, myself and i is a musical in concert by Olivia Korosak. Come watch talented performers bring to life music focused around the concept of uncertainty as adolescent characters venture down unknown paths and question what they thought they once wanted.
Amy Helm + Altameda
When: Sunday March 15th, 2020 from 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: Mills Hardware
Admission: Prices vary. Buy tickets here.
Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. The 10 tracks of This Too Shall Light, due September 21st on Yep Roc Records, are marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave.
There’s plenty to do and see this weekend, Hamilton. Get on out there and experience something new!
What will you be doing this weekend? Are you attending any of these events? Let us know in the comments.