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Lots going on in Hamilton over the next couple of weeks. Here's a look at some upcoming events.

By RTH Staff
Published June 05, 2008

Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (read the RTH album review) plays the Casbah, 306 King St. W., Hamilton on Friday, June 6. This promises to be a fantastic live show.

Transit Gallery, 230 Lock St. S., is holding a reception for Gerald Gladstone's "Retrospective - Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture" on Friday, June 6 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Bill Manson, local historian and author, will be making a presentation and guided walk through the North End to promote his new book, Footsteps in Time Volume 2: Hamilton's Historic Port & North End Neighbourhood. It takes place on Saturday, June 7 and again on Saturday, June 21. The session is free and includes refreshments. Meet at 1:00 PM at the Bayfront Park parking lot.

"The Constant k Determines the Ultimate Fate of the Universe", a new absurdist play by Rebecca Nada-Rajah and directed by Jeff Santa Barbara, shows Thursday, June 12 to Saturday, June 14 and Thursday, June 19 to Saturday, June 21 at 8:00 PM.

Hamilton Artists Inc and New Harbours present experimental bands Slither and Fossils at Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N. on Friday, June 13 at 9:00 PM. Admission is free.

As part of the Friday, June 13 James North Art Crawl, Hamilton Artists Inc, 161 James St. N., Hamilton, are launching Double Trouble, a multimedia art show by Andy Fabo and Liss Platt. The show runs until June 21.

Haunted Hamilton is hosting a Haunted Kingston Bus Trip from June 14 to 16, an "overnight paranormal investigation and seance" at Fort Henry, and spaces are still available. Visit their website for more details and to book a seat.

Sweden's psychedelic six-piece The Oholics play the Casbah, 206 King St. W., Hamilton, on Tuesday, June 17 as part of a Southern Onario tour.

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Finally, Dustin Blais lost his nephew Daniel to leukemia without warning in December 2003. Daniel was a musician, and his friends raised $10,000 for leukemia research the next year in a beneft concert called "Rock for a Cause".

Dustin wants to do his part as well. He has committed to raising $3,200 for leukemia by raising pledges to cycle 200 km over two days as part of the inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer for Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.

As Dustin says, "I'm no musician but I can ride a bike and with the practice I've been doing, I will gladly be able to bike the 200+km for Daniel." Visit the website to make a pledge to Dustin's ride.


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By dave kuruc (anonymous) | Posted June 06, 2008 at 17:11:01

You forgot the debut of the International Village Makers' Market:

We hope you can join us as we debut the second location of the Makers' Market this Saturday, June 7th from 10 am - 3 pm. Located in the Ferguson Station Pavillion at the corner of King and Ferguson Streets in the heart of the International Village in downtown Hamilton, we are sure this will become just as much a destination as the James North Makers' Market has become.

You will find:
• local organic farm-fresh foods
• handmade goods
• local art
• retro and vintage items

We hope you can join us for what promises to fun and exciting community event!

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By lovethehammer (anonymous) | Posted June 09, 2008 at 09:36:32

Don't forget the Hamilton Pride Festival, either. It's been running since last weekend, but the rally, parade and party at Pier 4 park are this weekend.


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By Mixed Media (anonymous) | Posted June 12, 2008 at 18:55:12

Another great event happening North of Downtown!

This Friday, June 13th swing on by the James North Art Crawl for local art, food and lots of fun!

Make this your social night and join the hundreds of other Hamiltonians for the most exciting event on the local monthly calendar!

7 pm start - self guided - free for all!

See you there!

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