Things to do in Hamilton this weekend

In Hamilton this weekend, Elton John, Chantel Kreviazuk, and Strings Fest are each performing concerts, and the Beasley Winter Carnival takes place at Beasley Park.

The Rocket Man, Chantel Kreviazuk and a wintry neighbourhood carnival are all on tap

Sir Elton John performs at Copps Coliseum on Saturday night.(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file) (The Associated Press)

It’s going to be another cold weekend in Hamilton — it’s a good thing there’s enough to do indoors.

You can check out some live music or join other Hamiltonians in watching the Olympics. Or if you are brave enough to face the chill, check out winter festival action at Beasley Park.

Here's a list of things to do in Hamilton on Saturday and Sunday. 

Olympic viewing lounge at Lime Ridge

You can catch all the action in Sochi…and you don’t even have to go through a checkpoint.

Beginning on Friday and running throughout the entirety of the Games, Lime Ridge Mall is hosting a CBC Olympic viewing lounge. Guests will be able to take a break from shopping to sit down and watch Team Canada compete for gold.

Entry is free, and don’t be afraid to cheer on Canadian Olympians as they go for gold in Russia.

Elton John

He’s back. Elton John is playing Hamilton for the second time in four years. Promoting his latest album, 2013’s The Diving Board, the British melody maker is rolling into Copps Coliseum for Saturday night’s 8 p.m. performance.

Tickets range is price from $56.50 to $181.50 and are available online at or by phone at 1-855-872-5000. Very few tickets remain.

For more information, go to the event’s webpage.

Chantel Kreviazuk

Multiple Juno Award-winner Chantel Kreviazuk is performing at Hamilton Place Theatre (10 McNab Street) on Friday night.

Kreviazuk won the Juno for Best New Artist in 1997, and Best Pop Album and Female Artist of the Year in 2000. In addition to her own music, she has penned hit songs for Carrie Underwood, Pit Bull, Drake and Avril Lavigne.

Tickets to Friday’s 8 p.m. concert are $45 to $55.

For more information click here.

Beasley Winter Carnival

The Beasley Neighbourhood Association wants you out of the house and into the snow this weekend.

Embrace the chilly temperature and snowy weather at the annual Beasley Winter Carnival in Beasley Park on Saturday from 2-5 p.m.

Carnival-goers will be able to purchase snacks and hot beverages, and go skating on the outdoor ice rink.

For more information click here.

Strings Fest

Celebrate Winterfest with Strings Fest 2014. Presented by Spleit Strings Studio and Bel Canto Strings Academy, over 150 local musicians will play seasonal favourites from Vivaldi to pop hits at the McIntyre Performing Arts Theatre at Mohawk College.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids under the age of 12 are free.

For more information call: 905 912 6125.