The weatherman promises a near perfect long weekend but you may not have figured out what you want to do today and tonight. We have lots of listings of things to do today and throughout the weekend.

You can find them here: http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/thingstodo/

Among the many events you will find listed at CBC Hamilton is the opening of an exhibit of work by famed Canadian painter Alex Colville, including the iconic Horse and Train at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

But then you might not want to be inside today, right?

Might be a perfect day to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens to see 800 varieties of the lilacs.

On the other hand at Happening Hamilton you can find some things to do tonight including:

One serious hip hop show tonight at The Casbah. Ceaser Comanche was one of the founding emcees of North Carolina’s critically acclaimed hip-hop crew, The Justus Leaugue.

Also tonight at The Brain popular Hamilton based experimental band Gasoline Gathers Hands is having their debut LP release party.

Over at Artbar:

The Woodshed Orchestra is back with Dave Clark and his band of merry musicians. There is also an opening set by Joe Lapinski, singer-songwriter from St. Catharines.