Hamilton Happenings

My quick research in my break from tote sewing has only turned up a small smattering of events happening in the Hammer in the next couple weeks. If you have anything else to add, feel free to leave a comment.

James North Art Crawl: May 14 // 7-11 // Free // Always an enjoyable event and it looks like they just might luck out tonight with some nice weather for a change (knock on wood). This go around I'm looking forward to the grand opening of Books + Beats; White Elephant Vintage's grand farewell from their present location (they're moving across the street), for which they'll have some of their beautiful vintage frocks out on display; the return of the Maker's Market; and my friend Audria DiJulio's art exhibition, "Behind the City", at The Loose Canon Gallery. But of course there's lots more to see and do. Check it all out here.

Tastes of Downtown Walking Tour: May 15 // 11-4 // $60 // An interesting fundraising event for Goodwill. Select downtown establishments are divided up into three separate tour routes, each involving five participating restaurants where guests enjoy a sampling of the proprietor’s menu and an appropriately paired wine, beer, spirit or non-alcoholic beverage.

The Locke Street Artist Alley: May 22 // 9-3 // In the tiny alleyway between Olive’s Oddments and Ten Thousand Villages, artists will be displaying their work every Saturday of the summer. Live music and other activities are promised as well. Go for brunch, browse some boutiques, and then take a stroll through the art alley. Sounds like a perfect morning to me!

Christie Antiques Show: May 29 // 8-5 // $8 // More than 300 dealers and almost 10 acres of antiques for sale at Christie Conservation Area in Dundas. Now that's what I call a show.

Check out the excellent Downtown Update on Raise the Hammer for more exciting news of independent business openings, condo developments, and generally positive things happening (if you avoid the comments) in central Hamilton.

Have a great weekend everybody! I have lots of fun blog posts lined up for the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

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