A busy bee: When the festival opens this weekend, most cherry blossom trees in the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park should be in peak bloom, hugging the trees in blankets of pink petals. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)

Cherry Blossom Festival Kick Off. Noon Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court. 873-9644. buffalohistory.org. Free.

Come kick off this beautiful time of year with the Cherry Blossom festival, and enjoy stylish fashion and wonderful gardens at the history museum.

Plastered in pink petals, Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival opens this weekend

Vince Morris. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Rob's Comedy Playhouse, 1340 North Forest Road, Amherst. 688-1867. robscomedyplayhouse.com. $10.

Winner of the Aspen Comedy Festival and having had appearances on HBO and Comedy Central, this is one comedian that you can't afford to miss for this price.

"The Great God Pan." 8 p.m. Jewish Repertory Theatre, 2640 North Forest Rd., Getzville. 688-4033. jewishrepertorytheatre.com. $10-$38.

Jamie’s life in Brooklyn seems just fine: a beautiful girlfriend, a budding journalism career, and parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light, lives are thrown into a tailspin.

'Great God Pan' plays firmly outside the comfort zone

Brandon Stanton. 8 p.m. Alumni Arena at University at Buffalo North Campus. 645-6147 buffalo.edu/ub-speakers.html. $32-$65.

Rising to stardom through Humans of New York - his compelling street portrait profile series of every-day New Yorkers that was soon compiled into a New York Times best-selling book - Stanton was named one of Time's 30 under 30 changing the world for his blogging, photography and social media skills.

Buffalo Bandits vs. Toronto Rock. 7:30 p.m. KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. 855-4100. keybankcenter.com. $12-$41.

Support the Bandits as they take on the Toronto Rock in another thrilling lacrosse match on home turf.

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