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No plans this week­end? It’s show time from the an­nual Fringe Fes­ti­val, the Grand River Pow­wow to out­door movies.


Got your backer but­ton yet? The an­nual Hamilton Fringe Fes­ti­val con­tin­ues daily un­til July 30 with more than 50 com­pa­nies of­fer­ing mu­si­cals, phys­i­cal theatre, dance, come­dies, drama, sci­ence fic­tion and sketch com­edy at 10 down­town venues. Tick­ets are no more than $10 per show, avail­able at the door one hour be­fore showtime. You must also buy a one-time $5 fringe backer but­ton to ac­cess the fes­ti­val. For full show list­ings, times and lo­ca­tions, visit hamil­ton­fringe.ca

Pow­wow time

The Grand River Pow­wow is at Chiefs­wood Park, Six Na­tions of the Grand River, 254 Brant County Rd., Oh­sweken. Many dancers and singers rep­re­sent­ing ev­ery ma­jor North Amer­i­can na­tive cul­tural group dressed in their finest re­galia are ex­pected to at­tend. It show­cases tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary art and crafts. Gates open Satur­day and Sun­day at 10 a.m. Ad­mis­sion is $10 and $2 for chil­dren and a week­end pass is $15. gr­pow­wow.ca

Food from trucks

More than 30 food trucks will be parked at Spencer Smith Park this week­end. In sup­port of The Hos­pi­tal for Sick Chil­dren, this fully li­censed two day fes­ti­val also in­cludes live mu­sic, chil­dren’s mid­way, eat­ing chal­lenges. Fes­ti­val hours are Satur­day and Sun­day from noon to 9 p.m. Spencer Smith Park is along Lakeshore Road in Burling­ton be­tween Maple and Brant streets.

World mu­sic

Hamilton’s World Mu­sic Fes­ti­val is three days of mu­sic, food and fam­ily friendly fun, rain or shine. The free fes­ti­val runs Fri­day 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Satur­day, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sun­day, 4 to 9 p.m., at the Lin­coln Alexan­der Cen­tre, 160 King St. E. Ex­pect to see lo­cal mu­si­cians along with artists from the rest of Canada and in­ter­na­tional artists on tour. hamil­ton­world­mus­cifest.com

Mu­sic in the City

Quar­ter in the Bag is fea­tured Satur­day from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Rooftop Gar­den of Jack­son Square, 2 King St. W. Mu­sic in the City runs on se­lect Satur­days; and Mon­day to Fri­day, noon to 2 p.m.

Fan­tas­tic Beasts

Bring your blan­ket, sleep­ing bag or fold­ing chair to watch the show on Satur­day. Films in For­est fea­tures Fan­tas­tic Beasts and Where to Find Them, at the Dun­das Val­ley Con­ser­va­tion Area, 650 Gov­er­nors Rd., Dun­das. Ar­rive by 7:30 p.m., the film be­gins at dusk. Ad­mis­sion is $15 per car. con­ser­va­tion­hamil­ton.ca

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