7:30pm on Wednesday November 28th at First Unitarian Church (170 Dundurn st S.) this is a free event.
The acclaimed Canadian investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk will deliver the 8th annual Spirit of Red Hill Valley lecture. His topic will be “Bitumen, Pipelines and the Petro-State”. We’re hearing a lot about the first two as Enbridge seeks to transport diluted bitumen across BC in its proposed Northern Gateway project as well as through Hamilton in its Line 9 pipeline that runs from Sarnia to Montreal and eastern export ports. Alberta has long been identified as a “Petro-State” and the current federal government is now displaying similar characteristics – dependence on oil that reduces economic activity, fosters inequality, and sponsors autocratic government, along with poisoning the environment and driving us toward catastrophic climatic changes.
Andrew Nikiforuk has won seven National Magazine awards, as well as the 2002 Governor-General’s award for non-fiction for Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s Ward Against Big Oil. He also won the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award in 2009. He was recently interviewed on CBC radio about his latest book The Energy of Slaves (see http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2012/10/12/the-energy-of-slaves-andrew-nikiforuk/).
Thurs, Nov 22nd. 9pm @ This Ain’t Hollywood – $20 before 10pm, $25 after.
Get ready to dance and get sweaty, Hamilton, we’ve got a very special treat in town tonight. They’ve played with: Mos Def, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Prince, Femi Kuti, Gorillaz, B52′s and more, and tonight they are here to play for us.
Their musical style is a combination of all the better parts of many different musical genres, ranging from hip-hop to jazz to funk and rock. You can even find traces of calypso and gypsie music in their eclectic blend of sound they call “now music”, or “Hypnotic”.
Brass music is party music – and good brass music is very special. Come start your weekend early with a brass-fueled dance party.
Fast: 8am Friday November 23rd to 8am Saturday November 24th
Free Concert and Story Sharing: 7pm – 10pm Friday November 23rd at CIBC Hall 3rd floor MUSC McMaster.
Apple Themed Break-Fast: 8am Saturday November 24th at Homegrown Hamilton, 27 Kingwilliam St.
This Friday is Black Friday, the first day of shopping for the holiday season. Save money while you buy useless sh*t for the people you love!
Weds. Nov 21st. 9pm @ This Ain’t Hollywood – $10
There is a huge show happening at This Ain’t Hollywood this Wednesday – it is particularly huge if you are a fan of electronic music.
For an affordable $10 you can see:
Hiawatha - the collaboration between Toronto’s legendary Egyptrixx (David Psutka) and Thrush Hermit (Ian McGettigan).
Pick A Piper is another huge collaborative project. The group is made up of Brad Weber (Caribou drummer), Angus Fraser, Dan Roberts, and Clint Scrivener. These guys will use anything as an instrument and will follow any beat, and yet the music they make is harmonious and beautiful.
Blank Capsule is made up of members of Jokers of The Scene, and Vitaminsforyou. Their sound is best described as industrial electro-goth fusion. You will like it if you like electronic music, trust me.
Shake out your mid week cobwebs and head down to This Ain’t Hollywood this Wednesday for a killer electronic show.
It’s time to bundle up, grab a warm beverage, and hit James St. North. November Art Crawl is upon us. Take a look at some of the great things happening on James St this Friday.
White Elephant (133 James North)
Friday 7pm, Sat 11-6
The ladies at White Elephant have searched far and wide and have brought back a fine selection of vintage dresses. Transport yourself to the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s with a beautiful dress.
A wide range of sizes is available, but every dress is a one of a kind, so get there early to avoid disappointment.
Academica (242 James St. North)
9pm-2am – $Free
If you’re not in the market for a new vintage dress, stroll down to Academica for the O’s Clothes official launch party to peruse the finest in men’s and unisex fashions.
DJ Devon Craig will provide the finest dance floor jams. Sailboats are White, and Pucumber Sassquash Family Band are also performing.
Other things you don’t want to miss out on are: beer, food, good times, and clothes giveaways.
Thurs, Nov 8th. 8pm @ Casbah Lounge – $12
Straight from Montreal, the Luyas bring their sonic experience to the Cashbah tonight. Lush yet spacious, the arrangements can transform any venue into a geode of crystalline sound. Their thoughtful songcrafting tucks meditative lyrics into the cacophony, resulting in music that is both grand architecture and a beautiful mess. Like a less mainstream Arcade Fire- weirder and fronted by a woman with a delicate voice- The Luyas are a refreshing contrast to today`s Top 40.
You can stream their album and read a Q&A by the CBC here.
The opening acts also look great, featuring Hamilton’s own Empire Empire and Fiver.