Things to do in Hamilton this weekend

From theatrical performances to the annual wood show, there's something to do in Hamilton for the artists and artisans in the family.
The Pearl Company's winter theatre festival is back for another weekend. (Adam Carter/CBC)

The Pearl Company Winter Theatre Festival

The Pearl Company's winter theatre festival is back for a second weekend. From Thursday to Saturday, the Hamilton Music Award-winning theatre offers audiences edgy takes on sex, religion and politics in three plays. Hamilton's underground sketch comedy group Ugly Stiks will also make an appearance on Friday night. 

All shows start at 7:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per show. Parking is free.

You can pre-purchase your ticket on the theatre's website or through TicketScene. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door (cash only).

For more information, go to The Pearl Company's website

Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Chicago Wolves

The Bulldogs will be hosting the Chicago Wolves on Sunday. The games starts at 3 p.m. at the Copps Coliseum. Tickets range from $24 to $34.80, available online at

For more information, visit the Bulldogs' website.  

Hamilton Wood Show

Billed as a “paradise” for craftsmen and handywomen, the Hamilton Wood Show comes to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope) this weekend. The event features woodworking demonstrations, vendors selling tools and supplies and the opportunity for master whittlers to submit their creations into the Canadian Woodcarving Championships.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and youth under the age of 18.

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[becoming] The Logic of Memory

[becoming] The Logic of Memory explores the concept of memory and encourage visitors to consider notions of memory, nostalgia, time and loss. The exhibit features works from artists Corinne Duchesne, Peter Horvath and Anna Torma.

The exhibit opened on Thursday and will run through March 1. Visit Hamilton Artists Inc. at 155 James St. N.

Read more about the exhibition and the artists on the Hamilton Artists Inc. website. 

The 39 Steps

Are you a mystery fan? Dundas Little Theatre is putting on a rendition of the classic over-the-top whodunit The 39 Steps this weekend. In the romp, an unassuming man encounters a mysterious woman who claims to be a spy. When she’s abruptly murdered, the protagonist becomes the object of an international manhunt.

Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Garstin Centre for the Arts (37 Market St. S, Dundas). Tickets cost $18 per person and can be reserved by phone at 905-627-5266.

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