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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.