Wednesday Jan. 16

Local book launch

Author Jennifer Sanderson launches her first book at the Mulberry Street Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. While going to school at McMaster and Mohawk college, Sanderson worked in the hospitality industry, diarizing and blogging about the more comical side of her customers' unique approaches to the daily grind of life. She has compiled her observations in her new self-published book, A History of the World: At Least from My Corner of It. The book will be on sale for $12.04 (the price corresponds with the author's birthday).

Location: Mulberry Street Coffeehouse, 193 James Street North, Hamilton

Information: 519-493-0425

Friday Jan. 18:

Tribute: An evening with Queen

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Continuing it's 2012 North American tour, Roger Taylor's official Queen tribute show, The Queen Extravaganza, stops in Hamilton on Friday, Jan. 18. The tribute band features the same members selected during a 2011 talent search — vocalists Marc Martel and Jennifer Espinoza, with Brian Gresch on guitar, Tyler Warren and Francois-Olivier Doyon as rhythm section, and Brandon Ethridge on keyboards. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Location: Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Information: 905-546-3100