The most magical time of the year is upon us; Halloween is finally here! I put out a call for Halloween parties on twitter and facebook and was overwhelmed with the response. It turns out that Hamilton is a very Halloween friendly place. I’ve done my best to sift through the responses and include the best events.
Get your costumes ready and hit the town!
Oct 26th @ Baltimore House. (10:30pm, $8)
Baltimore House is a great spot for a Halloween party, the decor and ambiance are perfect.
Kick off Halloween 2012 in style with DJs Jeremy Sklad, D-Spyzer, Supa83, and Motem.
Local artists Petra Matar, Dan Rivero, Tricia Cook, Anthony Belavia, and Teal Booth will be stationed in a ‘black light cave’ where they will be armed with glow in the dark paint. Wear white if you want to be turned into a human canvas.
Oct. 31st @ This Ain’t Hollywood (9:00pm, $8)
Celebrate Halloween at This Ain’t Hollywood with a fantastic musical lineup. Seriously, we get to see these bands, for $8, AND it’s Halloween? Life is good, sometimes.
The bill includes the wonderful Ark Analog; Dan Werb from Woodhands and Maylee Todd. Hamilton’s fine DJ’s: Dex, and Ka$kaval, and Guelph’s golden-boy Live Action Fezz.
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Sunday October 28th. 9:30pm @ Homegrown Hamilton – $8
Dirk Quinn Band is a Philadelphia based Jazz Funk Fusion band. Intertwined into their songs; the influence of many different types of music building into an experience full of depth.
Must Stash Hat is a jam-band from Toronto. Their music twists itself into a groove so deep you forget where you are and what song you’re hearing until it all comes back with the woosh pop bang of dancing feet. Dirk Quinn Band and Must Stash Hat have played in the same place on the same night once before. On that night there was a miraculous but perhaps not so immaculate occurrence: Must Stash Dirk Quinn Hat Band.
The results were astounding. Some witnesses said it was the best thing they had ever seen. Maybe it will happen again. Maybe you will be there.
Friday October 26th. 7pm @ HAVN (Barton @ James North)
Emma Hale is a 3rd year student in the Studio Arts Program at McMaster University and her passion is attaining her goal of one day becoming a Canadian fashion designer.
Hale was picked to receive support in the pursuit of her passion by Samsung Mobile’s Top 20 Campus Mobiler’s competition. She has been chosen along with 19 other students from across Canada as a student leader and ambitious community member pushing her own and others passions towards success. With the support she is receiving from Samsung, Emma is promoting the little known Studio Arts program at McMaster by featuring art by students from this tiny tight-knit faculty in an Art Show this Friday at downtown gallery HAVN.
Along with Emma Hale, Student Artists showing on Friday will include Nikkie To, Miguel Chavez, David Yoon, Keisha Neoma-Quinn, Ianitza Vassileva, Livia Tsang and Alicia Giansante. There will also be designs by Andrea Iyamah and a performance by Chantel Pimentel.
Come see the artistic results of passion at McMaster!
Thursday, October 25th. 8pm @ The Baltimore House – $ Free
Come down to The Baltimore House this Thursday to see some terrific local art.
Pastel Sabbath is the latest work from local artist Cheyenne Federiconi, a talented artist who draws, paints, and sculpts. Check out Cheyenne tumblr page for a sample of her work.
Expect to see some great original art, theatrics and costumes, and of course Halloween drinks and snacks. After the gala DJ Roger That will spin soul / funk / and hip hop into the night.
Friday, October 19th. 9:30@ This Ain’t Hollywood – $7
Do you like live music? Do you like live art? Do you like to party? If so – we’ve got the perfect event for you.
It has been a year since the first successful Audio Visual party, and the event is back this Friday with an exciting lineup of musicians and artists.
Hamilton’s wide array of music and art genres will be represented on Friday. Each band / artist is paired with an artist who will create an original piece during the musical set.
Hamilton’s bad-ass ladies of Punk, Rackula, will be joined by one of the absolute best poster artists around, Darlene MacNeil. Beatboxer Hachey the MouthPEACE will be joined by fantastic illustrator, Anthony “The Demon” Haley, and excellent house / dance DJ Ollie Barkovic will be joined by abstract artist, Petra Matar.
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October 17th. 8pm @ Christ’s Church Cathedral / 252 James North – $10
We are in for one amazing Wednesday night this week.
The beautiful and haunting Dirty Beaches will perform at the beautiful Christ’s Church Cathedral on James North.
Dirty Beaches is Montreal’s Alex Zhang Hungtai. Alex seems to play every instrument imaginable and has a hell of a singing voice. I’m not really sure which one musical genre would describe the Dirty Beaches to someone who hasn’t heard him before – but a combination of dirty rockabilly, grimey blues, neon lights, and hazy memories – is a start.