Friday, July 27th 8pm @ Baltimore House – $5
Hamilton’s Spark Society is releasing their EP, Just Get Well, at the beautiful Baltimore House tonight (Friday).
Spark Society is an eclectic indie-rock band that’s been described as “the lovechild of Regina Spektor and Sufjan Stevens.”
Listen to their single on the bandcamp.
Complimenting Spark Society’s smooth sound are Kori Pop, and Allosaurus.
If you haven’t been to the Baltimore House yet this is your chance to see the beautiful space, have a fancy cocktail, and enjoy some great music.
Saturday & Sunday, July 28th and 29th. 12-4pm @ Gore Park
Gorilla Cheese celebrates their one year anniversary this weekend with a double service at Gore Park. As a part of the celebrations a new sandwich will be unveiled over the weekend, “El Jefe”. As an extra special bonus – Food Network’s Eat St. will be filming on location at Gore Park this Sunday.
If you are a Gorilla Cheese superfan you do not want to miss out on this; maybe you can try and charm your way on to international television!
A little while ago, I asked the sassiest Gorilla Cheese staff member, Tanisha, to take photos during Sew Hungry to document what it is like to be on the other side of that seemingly endless lineup.
Saturday, July 28th. 9pm @ This Ain’t Hollywood – $12
It has been a full year since the gals at I Heart Hamilton have been touring our city. Their idea of acting as a tourist at home has gotten a lot of support and their enthusiasm and energy has been matched by their supporters.
To celebrate their one year anniversary, the girls are putting together a great show at This Ain’t Hollywood featuring some of their favourite local musicians. All of the proceeds will go to The Boys and Girls clubs of Hamilton. The show features performances from Canadian Winter, New Hands, The Ascot Royals, The Dinner Belles, and guest DJ sets of John Smith of Young Rival.
I caught up with Kristin to talk about the one year anniversary and the show on Saturday.
It’s that magical time of the month again – time for Art Crawl. Grab some friends and head downtown this Friday to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, food, art, and live music.
Here are our Art Crawl highlights for July:
7pm – Dr.Disc – Free
Dr. Disc celebrates 21 years of business with a series of rooftop shows – the first one is during Art Crawl (a second show is happening this Saturday).
Check out our full post and interview with owner Mark for all of the details.
49 King William St.
It’s A Food Thing Caribbean restaurant has only been around for a short time, but the buzz for their delicious food is spreading across town. Try the Jerk Chicken Salad (my personal recommendation). The resaurant is featuring $5.99 dinner specials for Art Crawl.
This Friday they are hosting the launch party of the third issue of the art zine Paged. Local artist Dan Rivero will be set up in front of the restaurant creating live art, and Kojo B. Chintoh will be spinning tunes for the entire night.
6pm Saturday July 14th, Hamilton City Hall; Council Chambers, Main St. between Bay and Mcnab.
The current student strike in Quebec began in February of this past year, and has evolved into one of the most powerful and vibrant social movements in Canadian history. Lasting now for almost two hundred, boasting crowds of more than 300 000, and holding at least one demonstration every single day, this is a powerful image of a society in revolt, playing out in real time just a short drive away.
However, coverage of the strike tends towards the sensational, and it’s very difficult to find reliable English-language news and commentary on the situation. In response to this, three members of the the largest striking student association in Quebec, la Coalition Large de l’Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante, or la CLASSE as it’s better known, are currently on a speaking tour through Ontario. They will be stopping in Hamilton this Saturday, July 14, at 6pm in the council chambers of Hamilton’s city hall (on Main between Bay and MacNab) to discuss the strike, the organizing that lead to it, and where it can go from here.
Saturday, July 7th. 5pm @ The Baltimore House
The Baltimore House has been a popular place on King William since they opened their doors a few months ago.
In the short time they’ve been with us they’ve made a lot of great impressions with their cool space and tasty drinks, and a few bad impressions with some controversial blog posts. No matter how you feel, one thing is for certain: The Baltimore House is a gorgeous space and community downtown. The beverages are top notch and it is a fantastic place to meet up and lounge around in a comfortable atmosphere.
This Saturday, The Baltimore House is holding their Customer Appreciation day with a line up of great music and free beverage samples. Get ready for samples from Amsterdam Brewery, Lakeview Estate Cellars, Konzemann Wineries, and Labatt’s newest summer beer. The group of Three Trio will be playing jazz throughout the afternoon.
Come by The Balitmore House Saturday afternoon to say ‘hello’ and to enjoy a free beverage in their beautiful space!