Things to do in Hamilton this weekend
Graves, farms and Diana Krall this weekend in the Hammer
Hamilton Music Awards
Beginning Thursday and ending Sunday, the HMAs will be at the Defasco Centre for the Arts, the Irving Zucker Theatre and clubs throughout downtown Hamilton. Jesse Cook will perform Saturday at 8:30 p.m., while the awards will be given out Sunday at 6 p.m. Festival passes are not available, but single ticket passes for individual performances and the awards show are. For ticket and show information, visit hamiltonmusicawards.com.
Civil War Tour
This Saturday, Historical Perceptions Tours will run tours of selected gravesites in Hamilton Cemetery. Tours begin across from Dundurn Castle at 11 a.m. and last for about two hours. No reservations necessary. For more details about the tours, call 905-544-9559 or visit hamiltonhistory.ca.
Farm Crawl Hamilton
Taking place on Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Farm Crawl Hamilton offers an opportunity to enjoy Hamilton's countryside and explore six farms devoted to sustainable farming. Check out Drummond Apple Farm, Copetown Blueberry Farm, Harrington Lanes Farm and more. All ages are welcome, with tickets costing $20 for adults and $5 for children aged five to 17. The crawl begins at Weir's Lane Lavender & Apiary. For more info, go to farmcrawlhamilton.ca or call 905-627-9208.
A celebration of classical Indian music, Malhar Group's 10th annual Springfest takes place Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Molson Canadian Studio. The festival's roster includes Sri Indrajit Banerjee on sitar, and Sri Hindole Majumdar on tabla. Tickets are $25 for general seating, $15 for the balcony, and $50 for VIP. You can find tickets by visiting coreentertainment.ca.
It's a rave on a bicycle. Join the Hamilton Glowriders on Saturday at 8:30 for a leisurely ride through the city on bikes decked out in lights and glowsticks. Riders of any level are encouraged to meet up at Durand Park. Bring your bike, some lights or glowing equipment, a bell, and any other friends interested in touring the city at night. Those interested are encouraged to stop by dollar and party stores for some neon decorations before the festivities begin. For more information on the event, check out the Facebook group at facebook.com/events/842258465843623.
Mamma Mia! Sing-Along
How can you resist this? The Mama Mia! Sing-Along features the songs of ABBA at the Zoetic Theatre & Creative Arts Company. Take in the 2008 film with lyrics to help audiences sing along with the hits. The event starts at 7:30 p.m., with tickets priced at $12 for adults and $10 for children under 14. For tickets and more information, check out thezoetic.ca.
Canadian jazz pianist Diana Krall stops by Hamilton Place Theatre on Sunday at 8 p.m. She's in the middle of the Wallflower World Tour, promoting her newest album of the same name. Tickets are available at the FirstOntario Centre box office, or by visiting Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.ca.