The Hamilton Spectator



Live music

April jazz concerts continue at Hamilton Public Library branches. On Saturday, from 1 to 2 p.m., hear the Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars at the Waterdown library branch (163 Dundas St. E.).

The Casbah Lounge (306 King St. W.) presents Famous and Betty, an afternoon of rockabilly, blues and soul, Saturday at 3 p.m. See casbahloun­ for details.

The Burlington Welsh Male Chorus presents an annual concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Port Nelson United Church (3132 South Dr.). See burlington­ for tickets and more informatio­n.

Violinist Isabella d’Éloize Perron joins the FILMharmon­ic Orchestra to perform Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at FirstOntar­io Concert Hall, (1 Summers Lane, Hamilton). Check ticketmast­ for seats.

Westdale United Church (99 North Oval, Hamilton) presents

Music Feeds the Soul, a benefit concert and silent auction on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25, at the door or through the church office. The event features performers Ryk and Gabby, Chris Bee, Hope and Harmony and Tomorrow’s Voices.

Eco events

Haldimand County is kicking off Earth Month with the first of four hazardous waste and e-waste collection events on Saturday. Visit Cayuga Secondary School (70 Hwy. 54) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to drop off household hazardous waste and unwanted, end-of-life electronic­s.

Unlock the secrets to a greener home at an Ask the Experts event on Sunday, hosted by environmen­tal group Green Venture. Starting at 1:30 p.m. at 22 Veevers Dr., Hamilton, you can engage with expert landscaper­s and homeretrof­it profession­als for tips on greening homes and yards.

Food and drink

Bowman United Church (880 Garner Rd. E., Ancaster) welcomes guests to attend another Jammin’ Breakfast event on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. Enjoy a full breakfast for $13 and music by a live band. Bring your own musical talent and join the fun. Non-perishable food bank donations will be collected.

Visit Gin Expo 2024 on Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. at 35 King St. E., Hamilton, for the ultimate gin extravagan­za, where you can indulge in the finest gins and discover new flavours. Find tickets and more details at

The 1st Beamsville Scouts are hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Centre (4361 Central Ave., Beamsville). All proceeds will support a Scouts and Venturers trip to an Internatio­nal Scout Jamboree in Iceland this July. Tickets available online.

The Rockton Agricultur­al Society hosts another dinner theatre presentati­on on Saturday at 812 Old Highway 8. Tickets are $50 each, and include the show, an all-you-can-eat roast beef dinner and pies. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. A cash bar is available. Purchase tickets online.


Forge FC kicks off the 2024 Canadian Premier League season at home on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Tim Hortons Field. Single match and season tickets are available online.

The Toronto Rock take on the Rochester Knighthawk­s in National Lacrosse League action on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at FirstOntar­io Centre (101 York Blvd.) It’s fan appreciati­on night and the final regular-season home game. Purchase tickets at ticketmast­

See live wrestling at Natural Born Sinners presented by Pro Wrestling Ontario, on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Germania Club of Hamilton (863 King St. E.) This is a 19-plus event.

Museum exhibit

The Joseph Brant Museum (1240 North Shore Blvd. E., Burlington) continues a special exhibit titled Worlds of the Night on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about what happens while we sleep.


The Shed (65 Hatt St., Dundas) hosts a Silent Dance Party on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. A silent dance party is an event where people dance to music heard through wireless headphones, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to nothing. Find tickets for this unique event at

Groove the night away at an ’80s video dance party on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Bridgework­s (200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton.) Tickets are available online.

Fundraiser­s Hamilton Children’s

Help the

Choir attend the Llangollen Internatio­nal Musical Eisteddfod in Wales by purchasing tickets to Saturday’s Cha-Ching and Sing event at Bridgework­s (200 Caroline St. N.). The event runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. See more details at

Roll Up Your Sleeves: A Denim Un-Gala brings art, music and food to the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (51 Stuart St., Hamilton). Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $40 with proceeds supporting the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre. Purchase tickets online.

You can hear live music, enjoy a tasty meal, watch a live sporting event or take part in an evening of dancing in this week’s instalment of our weekend planner


Take part in a dark history tour in downtown Hamilton and learn about the city’s sinister past. The next event is this Sunday at 3 p.m. Participan­ts will meet at the alleyway near Augusta and James Street South. For tickets and more informatio­n, see hamilton.


Corktown Irish Pub (175 Young St., Hamilton) hosts Haus of Woof, a vintage-clothing fashion show on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. The event includes a drag show and a vinyl DJ boogie dance party.

Comedy show

The Spice Up Your Life Comedy Tour visits the Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N.) on Sunday at 8 p.m. Find tickets at

Vendor and trade shows

The Ancaster Fairground­s presents the Parent Bazaar, billed as the largest parent-to-parent sale in Ontario. The event is on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ancaster Fairground­s (630 Trinity Rd. S.) Admission is $4.

Also at the Ancaster Fairground­s, browse the vendors at the Hamilton Military Collectibl­es Show, happening Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (9280 Airport Rd.) presents Dragstrip Memories on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s an indoor event that showcases drag racing vehicles from the beginning of the sport to the present.

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