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It’s 20 years for the Hamilton Fringe Festival

The city’s annual unjuried theatre event, running July 17 to 28, attracts works from around the world and close to 20,000 attendees. The Hamilton Fringe Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday with an extended party running July 17 to 28 that will feature nearly 50 shows across all…
Arts + Culture

Supercrawl: ‘The Holy Grail of gigs’

The 16th edition of the music and arts festival will bring more than 30 artists to James Street North, including plenty with deep connections to Hamilton. It’s no exaggeration to say that Supercrawl has become synonymous with this city.  The September weekend of music and art has brought…
Arts + Culture

Turn up the music

Music education can enhance brain function and development, and as neuroscience research shows, has a long list of positive benefits for young people. Yet, music (and the arts) has been relegated to the back of the line of what is and is not important to teach today. Human…
Food + Drink

The sweet arrival of Craig’s Cookies

The beloved Toronto bakery is opening locations in Hamilton and Burlington this summer, bringing its vast flavour selection and out and proud approach to Locke and Brant streets. Locke Street is about to get a lot sweeter. In July, the neighbourhood’s beloved Donut Monster and Bitten will…
Arts + Culture

Rising above the noise

Auteur Research provides a range of services to hundreds of established bands and up-and-coming musical acts to help them climb to the top of the algorithmic stew and get noticed. As the name implies, research is at the heart of it all. Company: Auteur Research Founder:…
Food + Drink

Eat your veggies!

It’s clear that vegetarian and vegan eating is on the rise, with a growing number of committed plant-based eaters and more people looking to eat plant-based more often.  Whether you’re a long-term plant-based eater, just “getting your feet wet” with vegetarian options, or looking to try something new,…
Arts + Culture

HAMILTON READS

Let’s talk about sex, baby, and also long hikes in the woods, a town that’s lost its way and the unthinkable things that untether a grieving woman. Check out these works by local authors. What better way is there to spend the extra daylight hours of late spring…
Food + Drink

ON THE MENU: WHAT’S OPENED AND CLOSED ON THE LOCAL RESTAURANT SCENE

Here's a list of what has come, gone and changed in Hamilton and Burlington in June. Launched & opening soon Best of Bengal (215 King St. E., Hamilton) Serving South Asian cuisine including Bengali, Indian, Chinese Hakka and more, with a daily all you can eat buffet starting…

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THINGS TO DO IN HAMILTON, BURLINGTON

We are spoiled for things to see and do in #HamOnt and #BurlOn. HAMILTON CITY Magazine helps you keep up with it all. Think of us as your plugged-in friend who knows all the cool stuff happening around town! Get out and enjoy – and tell them HCM sent you!
Food + Drink

Patio pleasures in Hamilton, Burlington

Is there anything better on a hot summer day than getting some Vitamin D on a breezy patio with friends? Whether you're sipping cold pints, enjoying oysters al fresco, or having a full dining experience by the waterfront, we have an abundance of LOCAL options. These are just…
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Arts + Culture

A cheeky pop quiz with Fringe performers Big Chick Energy Sketch

Toronto-based quintet troupe close out three shows with performance July 27 at The Staircase Studio Theatre. While warming up before their debut at Hamilton’s 20th Fringe Festival with My Best Friend’s Sketch Show, performers Alicia Carrick, Jo Anne Tacorda, Sam Sexton, Julia Jones and Emily Decloux, of…
Arts + Culture

Meet Fringe creator Kitoko Mai

Along with Femmepire co-creator Claud Spadafora, Mai explores concepts of Black excellence in Messy: A Chaotic Black Femme Rage Musical. It’s the early days of Hamilton’s 2024 Fringe Festival, where local theatre artists and storytellers from across the Steel City and around the world…
Arts + Culture

It’s 20 years for the Hamilton Fringe Festival

The city’s annual unjuried theatre event, running July 17 to 28, attracts works from around the world and close to 20,000 attendees. The Hamilton Fringe Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday with an extended party running July 17 to 28 that will feature nearly 50 shows across all…
City Life

100 years of the Royal Canadian Air Force

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Lancaster bomber will tour the country to commemorate the anniversary. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum recently hosted a celebration to commemorate 100 years of the Royal Canadian Air Force.   “It gives us a chance to showcase the air force personnel and their accomplishments;…
Arts + Culture

Supercrawl: ‘The Holy Grail of gigs’

The 16th edition of the music and arts festival will bring more than 30 artists to James Street North, including plenty with deep connections to Hamilton. It’s no exaggeration to say that Supercrawl has become synonymous with this city.  The September weekend of music and art has brought…
City Life

Will Jones is sailing to the Olympics again

A member of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club and a Burlington resident, Jones will compete in Paris in the 49er class. It’s his second Olympic berth but his first true Games experience. Burlington sailor Will Jones will have a true Olympic experience this time around in Paris, where…