1) Buffalo Porchfest, 1 to 6 p.m. May 7 throughout the Elmwood Village. Free to attend all of the shows.
Commentary: For once, it doesn't look like Porchfest will be remembered for its dismal weather -- it's expected to be overcast, but not "aggressively sloppy." Much of the Porchfest allure is walking, biking or rollerblading your way between musical performances of all genres throughout the afternoon.
Check out Mac McGuire's five acts to check out at Porchfest if you're looking for tips.
Commentary: The comedian's celebrity has grown exponentially since her 2014 performance at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, as the ever-confident, ever-prepared entertainer stops by the First Niagara Center on Saturday. Tim O'Shei interviewed several people -- fellow comics, family members and even Judd Apatow -- about what makes Schumer so special.
If you're still want more information, read what it's like to be a part of Schumer's show.
Commentary: AIDS Walk participants have shattered the $90,000 goal, already raising over $100,000 in advance of Saturday's event. There's still time to take part, though, as you can find a participation form here, and the minimum fundraising level is $50. All proceeds from the event stay local to support Evergreen Health Services, the organization's website confirms.
4) Silo City Boom Days, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (family-focused through 6 p.m.) May 7 at Silo City (100 Silo City Row). Free to attend.
Commentary: Here's a good chance to spend family time on Saturday outside of the living room, as Silo City will offer kids activities -- fishing, live-animal appearances, craft workshops and food trucks -- before the Kentucky Derby is televised on a big screen.
After 6, the event becomes more adult-focused, as the beer will flow, fireworks will explode at 9 and live-music will resonate around the silos.
[Photo gallery: Smiles at the 2015 Silo City Boom Days]
5) Wine About By the Roundabout 2016, 2 to 6 p.m. May 7 in the Village of Hamburg. Tickets are $15 in advance (tickets at Ten Thousand Vines, Prima Oliva locations and Comfort Zone Cafe), or $18 at the festival.
Commentary: Nine wineries from all over the region will converge upon Hamburg, at Main and Buffalo streets, on Saturday. The Winery of Ellicottville, Five & 20 Spirits (Westfield), A Gust of Sun Winery (Ransomville), Mazza Vineyards (northeast Pa.) are a few of the vendors for an event that encourages attendees to explore Hamburg's nearby restaurants and shopping options as well.
6) Lewiston Smelt Festival, 5 p.m. May 6 in Village of Lewiston, at foot of Center Street along the Lewiston waterfront. Free to attend.
Commentary: Until 2015, the only time I'd heard the word "smelt" was in middle school, where "whoever smelt it, dealt it" was the rather crude rhyme to cast blame for flatulence. Not to ruin your appetite already, but smelt is a noun as well as a verb in its unorthodox past tense.
[Read Lauren Newkirk Maynard's report from the 2015 Smelt Festival]
Roughly 400 pounds of smelt will be shipped into Lewiston on Friday, where festival attendees can enjoy free samples of the small, freshwater fish, which are deep-fried on-site and served with cocktail sauce. Local band 90 West, a beer tent and other Lewiston vendors will hang around as the evening winds down.
7) Tedeschi Trucks Band, 7:30 p.m. May 8 in University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. Tickets range from $27 to $77 and can be purchased here. TTB's Saturday show at the same venue has been sold out.
Commentary: There's a Mother's Day treat within this potential Mother's Day treat, as Tedeschi Trucks Band, in cooperation with the CFA, have something special planned for the women in attendance at the Sunday gig.
Given how frequently they book Buffalo, Tedeschi Trucks Band seems to have a soft spot for the area, and Saturday's sold-out show proves that the affection is mutual.
8) Kentucky Derby parties, various locations around Buffalo.
Commentary: I've never really care for derby hats, but that's probably because I can't really pull off hats of any type. One thing is for sure, though: the sun will not get in your eyes with one of those behemoths on. I can get behind a mint julep, though, so there's one redeeming quality for Derby Day.
Curious about the horses you can bet on/root for/make clever jokes about? They're all here, but don't seem to talk trash quite as well as boxers do. Read Emeri Krawczyk's rundown of six options for Derby Day, and then scan a few more below.
Commentary: Sure, the Furies may have dipped a bit in the most recent Women's Flat Track Derby Association rankings among travel teams, but positively, they're 8-4 overall and rank No. 35 out of 288 roller derby competitors.
Led by co-captain LiBrawlian, Lake Effect combats No. 77 Killamazoo, which has already completed 21 bouts this season (10-11 record). If you're less convinced by statistics and more enthused about the collisions, physicality and occasional nastiness, those will be on display, too. Would someone please get Coach Andy a derby name?
10) Celebrate Mother's Day, wherever your mom would like, but we have some strong suggestions.
Commentary: Happy Mother's Day! (It's this Sunday, in case you just had a slight panic attack.)
If you haven't already made plans, read Mary Friona-Celani's "Five fun things for families to do on Mother's Day Weekend," as well as Will Homan's "Five places to take your mom."
The Kentucky Derby party at Marcy Casino and the Snarky Puppy concert, both of which would ordinarily be included in The 10, are sold out.
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