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OCTOBER

SAT OCT 14 Julian Taylor Band w/Amistad $12 (+sc) adv, $15 door | 8pm doors, 8:30pm show | 19+

WED OCT 18 The Pack A.D. w/The Mohrs  $15 (+sc) adv, $18 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show ‡ 

THU OCT 19 Sarah MacDougall w/Tiz McNamara $20 (+sc) adv, $25 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show | All-Ages

FRI OCT 20 Oh Geronimo w/Kerouacs and FonFur  $10 (+sc) adv, $15 door | 8pm doors, 9pm show

SAT OCT 21 Kacy & Clayton w/Ben Somer $12 (+sc) adv, $15 door | 8pm door, 9pm show | All-Ages

SUN OCT 22 The Pick Brothers w/Birds of Bellwoods and The Retroaction $8 (+sc) adv, $10 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show

WED OCT 25 Yes We Mystic w/Scenic Route to Alaska $10 (+sc) adv, $15 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show

THU OCT 26 HIVE Presents Networking Edge: Building Relationships for Success $10 | 5:30pm doors, 6-8pm event

FRI OCT 27 Steel City Jazz Festival: Kalabash $15 (+sc) adv, $20 door | 7:30pm doors, 8pm show | 19+

NOVEMBER

SAT NOV 4 Amelia Curran $20 (+sc) adv, $25 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show

SUN NOV 5 The Deep Dark Woods w/Oxlip  $15 (+sc) adv, $18 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show

WED NOV 8 The Monowhales w/Featurette  $10 (+sc) adv, $12 door | 8pm doors, 9pm show | 19+

THU NOV 9 Elliott Brood w/Odd Years SECOND NIGHT ADDED! $25 (+sc) adv, $30 door | 8pm doors, 9pm show | 19+

FRI NOV 10 Elliott Brood w/Odd Years SOLD OUT! $25 (+sc) adv, $30 door | 8pm doors, 9pm show | 19+

SAT NOV 11 Jon & Roy  $15 (+sc) adv, $18 door | 8pm doors, 9pm show | All-Ages

WED NOV 15 The Elwins w/Fast Romantics  $15 (+sc) adv, $20 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show ‡

THU NOV 16 The Dears w/Lou Canon  $20 (+sc) adv, $25 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show | 19+ ‡

FRI NOV 17 Run Maggie Run w/Family of Things and The Lookback Now $10 (+sc) adv, $15 door | 8pm doors, 9pm show

SUN NOV 19 Joey Landreth w/Begonia  $15 (+sc) adv, $20 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show | 19+

THU NOV 23 Dylan Menzie $12 (+sc) adv, $15 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show

DECEMBER

SAT DEC 2 Elephant Stone w/The Nursery $15 (+sc) adv, $18 door | 8pm doors, 9pm show

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CANADALAND Book Tour • May 23

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CANADALAND BOOK TOUR
Tuesday May 23, 2017 • Mills Hardware (95 King St. E., Hamilton)
Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm
Tickets $15 (+SC) advance, $20 door

CANADALAND has disrupted the way the Canadian media works. Its crowdfunded model means fierce independence and in a few short years CANADALAND has broken major news stories, exposed scandals, and held the media to account. Host Jesse Brown has won the National Magazine Award for Humour and the Hillman Prize for Investigative Reporting. He is also a co-founder of Bitstrips, makers of Bitmoji, a cartooning app used by millions.

To celebrate the release of CANADALAND’s book of dick jokes about prime ministers, Jesse Brown will be performing live across this country. Join him for a slideshow journey through the past, present and future of Canada. Through stories, cartoons, music, video, and possibly interpretive dance, Jesse will shed light on the things that are actually interesting about Canada, most of which are awful. A book-signing will follow each performance.

CANADALAND’s The Imposter • Feb 3

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CANADALAND’s The Imposter presents Hamilton, The Musical
Friday Feb 3, 2017 • Mills Hardware (95 King St. E., Hamilton)
Doors 8:30pm, show 9:30pm (event ends at 11:30pm)
Tickets: $15.00 (+SC) advance, $20 at the door

Direct from CANADALAND comes The Imposter — a show about love for music, comic books, movies, video games, novels, comedy and everything else. Named one of The Onion AV Club’s best podcasts of 2016, The Imposter is celebrating Steeltown with a live taping: Hamilton, The Musical. It’s a night of music, stories and interviews, with writer, actor and self-professed “drag queen extraordinaire” Sky Gilbert, performance artist Kiera Boult, and Sally McKay, who was making GIFs before GIFs were cool.

Music throughout the night is provided by sax punk band Zena.

The Cerebral Cafe: Space • Feb 9

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THE CEREBRAL CAFE: SPACE
Thursday February 9, 2017 • Mills Hardware (95 King St. E., Hamilton)
Doors 6:30pm, talk 7:00pm (event ends at 11pm) All-Ages

>> Free! Preregister Here <<

Want to hear about fascinating research on mind-expanding topics? Interested in coffee and enlightening discussions in friendly environments? Come to Mills Hardware for community coffeehouse series The Cerebral Cafe. The latest instalment of the series — organized by The Cerebral Coffeehouse, a graduate organization from McMaster University funded by the School of Graduate Studies’ S.P.I.C.E.S initiative — focuses on Space. The purpose of the organization is to provide themed coffeehouse events featuring academics and professionals from the Hamilton community, creating a positive space for community members to engage with researchers and share knowledge. Guest speakers at this event include Joe Muto (MCIP, RPP),  Manager of Current Planning at the City of Brantford and former Senior Planner with the City of Hamilton’s Planning and Economic Development Division – Urban Renewal Section; Andy RoddickAssistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at McMaster; and Laura Parker, Associate Professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department at McMaster. Admission is free but don’t forget to register via Ticketfly so that organizers can make sure there is enough room for your coffee, snacks and ideas!

The PussyCat Lounge Literary Salon • Nov 19

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THE PUSSYCAT LOUNGE LITERARY SALON
Featuring NAIRN HOLTZ and BETH MURCH
Saturday November 18, 2016 • Doors 7:00pm • 19+
Mills Hardware (95 King St. E., Hamilton)
Tickets: $10 (+SC) advance & door
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The PussyCat Lounge is a literary salon for queer women & their friends – all are welcome. Featured guests are Nairne Holtz & Beth Murch. Michael Simlais deejaying.

Nairn Holtz began her writing career in the early 90s with the creation of a queer kinky punk porn ’zine, Pornorama, that generated sales and mail from around the world and interesting personal adventures. A straight couple who ran a fetish group offered to back her financially and elevate Pornorama to magazine status. She pooh-poohed this offer she didn’t think was terribly practical: “Thanks, that’s sweet, but I’m going to library school.” Today she is a librarian and author of two books: The Skin Beneath (Insomniac, 2007), which was shortlisted for Quebec’s McAuslan Prize and This One’s Going to Last Forever (Insomniac, 2009), a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her new novel, Femme Confidential, will be published in the fall of 2017.

Debra Anderson is the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBT Writers. Her work has been anthologized in Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme, Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity, Girl Fever: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex for Lesbians. Herizons Magazine described her novel, Code White (McGilligan, 2005) as “…a book that meets your eye, has a good handshake, and looks killer in a pair of fishnets.”

Beth Murch is a village wyse womyn, radical reproductive justice activist, birth worker, and nationally competing spoken word artist. She has performed across Canada and in the United States, creating and disturbing peace with her literary craft. A lone, tender-yet-fierce voice that speaks of love, spirituality, feminism, female sexuality, mental health, and loneliness, Murch’s humour and vulnerability lingers with audiences. Her passions include placentae, memento mori, cat memes, herbalism, and religious kitsch.