Thursday, May 16th 8pm @ Lyric Theatre (434 King St. East) – $5
The Burlington Slam Project has been working with youth, and the young-at-heart, to discover their voices, share their stories and reach out to their peers through slam poetry for the past four years.
This Thursday marks the finale of the current season of slam poetry in Burlington. The finals are in Hamilton, and the participants for the 2012 US and Canadian National competitions will chosen that night.
Come out to Lyric theatre this week to support this very popular art form and to encourage our local talent to kick ass on a national, and international level. More information can be found here.
March 28th – April 1st - See List of locations and ticket prices here
Music, art, food, and literature are all part of Hamilton’s transition to cultural hub of Southern Ontario.
It is time to celebrate literature with Hamilton’s 4th annual Grit Lit; a gathering of award winning authors and enthusiastic book lovers. Made up of workshops, debates, speeches, panels, readings, and more - Grit Lit is the place to be for lovers of literature.
The festival spans a few days and features an interesting literary event each night. Grit Lit kicks off with a fantastic event: 10 Hamiltonians will each defend one title from the Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award shortlist. Those involved are: Trevor Cole, Tor Lukasik-Foss, Jeremy Greenspan, Annette Hamm, Miranda Hill, Matt Jelly, Jeff Mahoney, Stephanie Seagram, Jamie Tennant and Grant Winstock.
This festival is a true Hamilton gem; if you like to read you should try to make it out to one of the great events planned.
Thursday, February 16th 8pm @Philthy McNasty’s Lounge (1250 Brant St.) Burlington – $5
Something very cool has been happening in Burlington lately, and even though it isn’t ‘happening’ in ‘Hamilton’, you should know about it. We are keeping you in the loop of whats worth checking out – it turns out that while we’ve been Art Crawlin’ and rocking out in Hamilton, the folks in Burlington have been busy with slam poetry.
The Burlington Slam Poetry Project holds events every 3rd Thursday of the month. These events showcase an individual artist, and they also include an open mic portion where anyone can jump on the stage and share some words. Keisha Monique will be the featured tonight.
27 Kingwilliam St.
There is a place in Hamilton where organic fair trade shade grown raw green coffee beans arrive in burlap sacks to be roasted onsite sold and served fresh. This is also where organic grass-fed beef purchased from a local farm is served on a grilled sandwich with a salad on the side made up of organic vegetables bought fresh and accompanied by a familiar neighbourly greeting at the Farmer’s Market, a relaxing walking distance around the corner. There are organic vegan and gluten free treats for desert and the friendly baristas are ready to share the details of their fine selection of delicious beer from local breweries and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty drinks. In this place there are new visual artists featured every month and the Hamilton Sculpture Guild always has pieces on display. On some nights films and documentaries are screened and on others everyone is dancing to amazing live music of which there is so much in this creative city. There is a place in Hamilton where community has a deep root and its branches grow bigger and stronger every day.
I love coffee. I love good culture. I love atmosphere. The coffee scene in Hamilton has a good number of places in which to experience these so I started my journey with a visit to My Dog Joe, right on King Street in Westdale. Continue reading
Josie Rudderham and Nicole Sherman have come a long way since meeting in culinary school eight years ago. After losing touch, they reconnected three years ago and decided to open a bakery together. They ran a home-based business until their store was ready this summer. Now they have a bakery to call their own and to showcase their delectable creations.