Hamilton Happenings

A few things to keep you busy this week. Hopefully the weather cooperates: as a person who gets around on two wheels, rain rather impedes my event-going.

Art Crawl: June 11 / 7-11 / James St. North / This event keeps getting better and better, with more people out in the streets and more galleries and shops opening every month. Come see what all the fuss is about! Find an extensive rundown of what's going on here.

White Elephant Grand Reopening Hootenanny: June 11 / 7-11 / White Elephant Vintage is my absolute favourite store in Hamilton. It's full of beautiful handmade jewelry, stationary, accessories, and housewares, as well as some really cool vintage pieces. They've moved to a new location, directly across the street, and I can't tell you how excited I am about finally getting to see it after all the tempting sneak peaks of the renos Hollie and Jane have been posting on their blog.

Artopia: June 11  / 7-2 / Academia Hall / $10 / A masquerade night benefitting Hamilton Artists Inc. promises live music, raffles, prizes, a silent auction, a bar, and masks of all shapes, sizes, colours and designs.

Durand Garden Tour: June 12 / 10-4 / $15 / A rare opportunity to experience a walking tour of ten magnificent, private gardens in my neighbourhood, Durand (bordered by Queen St., Main St., James St. and the escarpment).

Waterfront Wing Fest: June 11-13 / Bayfront Park / If you love chicken wings and want to find out which restaurant in the city makes the best, this is your chance to taste test them all personally. There will also be a children's carnival, boat rides, an art show, live entertainment, and fireworks on the Saturday night.

Music and Film Fest: June 12 / Corktown Pub / $12 / Starting at 6:30 pm, indie artists will be showing short films and playing short sets in a competition for prizes.

Harbour Cruise: June 15 / 5-9:30 / Parks Canada Discovery Centre / $60 / Cruise around Hamilton harbour enjoying food and drinks from local vendors, a silent auction, and door prizes in support of Hamilton Partners in Nutrition, which helps fund over 100 breakfast and snack programs across Hamilton. A great cause.

AllSorts Gallery Grand Opening: June 17-20 / 244 Ottawa Street North / Come celebrate the newest additon to one of the most flourishing areas of Hamilton. AllSorts Gallery is a collective that was created in order to provide local artisans with a venue to promote and sell their work.

Pride Festival: June 18-20 / 10-2 / There is a variety of events and fundraisers going on all week to celebrate the wonderful diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, including the famous rally and parade that ends with a big celebration at Bayfront Park.

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