Thursday, 7 p.m.: Ground and Sky Buffalo Poetry Series hosted by Nathanael William Stolte and the Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective. Open reading slots available. Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St., Buffalo.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The Western New York Book Arts Center presents its 5th Annual Buffalo BookFest, a daylong festival dedicated to printing and the book arts. Featured events include an artists’ market, free indoor and outdoor hands-on demonstrations of the book arts for all ages, and steamroller printmaking. Visit www.wnybookrts.org/events for more information. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo.