A short list of upcoming Hamilton-area events for the next month.
By RTH Staff
Published February 19, 2005
The Third Annual Hamilton Film Festival, presented by the Staircase Café Theatre, the Centre Français Hamilton, and Nathan Fleet, takes place at the Staircase Cafe Theatre from March 1 to 13. The event promises "a celebration of cinema spanning two weeks and more than 25 screenings by different groups and organizations in Hamilton who have a passion for the projected image. Included in this year's festival are an entire weekend of French films, the 'Lost & Underground' indie short film screening, The 'Not So Silent Film Festival', and much more."
On Wednesday, February 23, the Art Gallery of Hamilton Mini-tour committee presents a Walking Tour of Hamilton's Historic Jamesville. Jamesville refers to the multi-cultural district of James Street North in downtown Hamilton. There will be special stops at LIUNA Station and Christ's Church Cathedral. The event will conclude with lunch at Acclamation Bar and Grill, one of the many fabulous eateries and cafes that line this vibrant street.
If you haven't been to this part of Hamilton in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised at the abundance of new galleries, shops and dining establishments that have sprung up in recent years. And of course, there are several old favourites that have anchored this district for many years. This promises to be a wonderful event.
On February 23, the Indio Series presents Hollywood North, the new film by Canadian producer/director Peter O'Brian. Hollywood North stars Jennifer Tilly, Matthew Modine and Fab Filippo. The film is playing at the Staircase Café Theatre on February 23 at 7:00 PM. Admission is $8.00, and includes a guest appearance by director Peter O'Brian, who will answer questions from the audience.
Hamilton celebrates Heritage Week, February 19 to 27, with a series of events. Looking beyond "grand old buildings", Heritage Week celebrates local communities, the bay, Hamilton's historic industries, and the stories of the people who created this city.
From Friday, February 25 to Sunday, February 27, the Royal Botanical Gardens and other sponsors present the 20th Annual Mediterranean Food & Wine Festival as part of its Taste of the Gardens 2005 series. Celebrating the beautiful plants, delicious food, and rich cultures of the Mediterranean regions, the event promises food and wine tasting, music and dancing, and guest speakers.
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