Mid­sum­mer nights

His best en­ter­tain­ment bets for the week ahead

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Bayfront Park is a good place to be on hot sum­mer evenings. From Thurs­day, July 28, to Satur­day, July 30, the water­front park hosts Dusk Dances, with as many as 50 dancers — some pro­fes­sional some am­a­teur — tak­ing part in four chore­ographed acts. Mu­sic by Dave Gould starts at 6 p.m. with dances start­ing at 7:30 p.m. Sug­gested dona­tion of $10 at the site. 905-528-4020.


Friends of Home­grown Hamil­ton will want to at­tend the down­town venue’s fi­nal show Satur­day, July 30, at 27 King Wil­liam St. The restau­rant/club is mov­ing down the street to the old Wind­sor Ho­tel build­ing at John and King Wil­liam, but isn’t ex­pected to open un­til the spring while un­der­go­ing ren­o­va­tions. Show starts at 9 p.m. with cir­cus acts and mu­sic by Killtheop­pres­sor and Sian­spheric. $10.


Juno-win­ning jazz pi­anist Joe Sealy per­forms his crit­i­cally ac­claimed “Africville Suite,” his trib­ute to African-Cana­di­ans of Nova Sco­tia. Sealy will be backed by vo­cal­ist Jac­qui Richard­son. Sun­day, July 31, at 7 p.m., at the band­shell be­hind the Field­cote Mu­seum in An­caster, 64 Sul­phur Springs Rd. Ad­mis­sion is free. Bring a lawn chair.


The Lions Head, a.k.a. the lit­tle pub that could, is cel­e­brat­ing its 25th an­niver­sary on Tues­day, Aug. 2, and fea­tur­ing a few reg­u­lar acts who have fre­quented the place over the years. Shari and Johnny, and lo­cal folk leg­end Steve Sinnicks will be among the per­form­ers. Mu­sic will start at about 7 p.m., 137 John St. S. For more in­for­ma­tion call 905-522-7090.


Al­fie Smith plays acous­tic Delta blues with an au­then­tic slide gui­tar style and a pow­er­ful bari­tone voice. He’s one of Hamil­ton’s hid­den trea­sures. You can see Al­fie per­form Wed­nes­day, Aug. 3, in the scenic set­ting of the Royal Botan­i­cal Gar­dens’ Hen­drie Park, be­tween 6 and 8:30 p.m. Another lovely way to spend a sum­mer evening. The con­cert is free with park ad­mis­sion.

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