Hamilton Happenings: June 2011

Before I get into the events, let's take a moment to admire these tote bags shall we? They are the newest design by Jenna Rose, the lovely and talented artist I interviewed here. And I want one. Bad! She'll be selling them at her fifth anniversary party at this month's art crawl (hosted by White Elephant) and at the AGH trunk show. I sure hope I can get my hands on one!

Dundas International Buskerfest: June 3-5 / A favourite event for Hamiltonians, come be entertained by buskers and street performers from around the world as well as local arts and crafts vendors in the heart of the valley.

Slut Walk: June 5 / 2pm / City Hall to Central Police Station / Following in the footsteps of SlutWalk Toronto, a group have joined together to organize a similar event in Hamilton, in the hopes of making it known that everyone deserves respect, protection and justice when faced with sexualized assault and harassment, no matter how we dress or present themselves.

Junior Boys and Friends: June 8 / 9-2 / Leander Boat Club / $15 / Hamilton homeboys, Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus, aka the Junior Boys, are celebrating the release of their new album and the start of their six-month world tour right here in their hometown. It gets better. They're bringing along some pretty talented guests you may have heard of, Miracle Fortress! Oh, and did I mention the venue is on the waterfront? It should be an amazing night. I already bought my ticket, now it's time to get yours (available at Dr. Disc, The Brain and The Ship).

Art Crawl: June 10 / 7-10 / James St. N. / As per usual, I haven't heard too much about what's on tap for art crawl this month, besides the anniversary party I already mentioned. Keep checking H Mag for updates.

Open Streets: June 12 / 10-5 / James Street North, from York Blvd to Guise will be closed to cars this Sunday, so walk, roll or ride downtown and enjoy street vendors, live music and your favourite James St. businesses.

AGH Sale & Trunk Show:  June 16 / 12-9 / The Shop at AGH presents a members’ sale and trunk show. You'll get a chance to meet Jenna Rose and enjoy a sneak peek at her latest work. Members will also enjoy a 20% discount. Not bad.

Keep and Collect Market: June 25 / 11-4 / Freeway Coffee House - 333 King St. E. / A new market has popped up in the East end and is celebrating it's launch this month. The market will feature locally made art, crafts, accessories, vintage items, jewellery, photography, stationary and baking.

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