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Things to do in Western New York: May 14

MisterWives in Town Ballroom

Doors at 6:30 p.m. at 681 Main St. Tickets are $25 in advance here, $30 day-of-show.

Last seen in Buffalo in fall 2017 for the Alternative Buffalo Birthday Party, indie pop-rock group MisterWives will drop by less than eight months later for a downtown gig booked by After Dark.

The New York City-based band, which broke out through 2014 single "Reflections, the title track of an EP, released its second full-length album, "Connect the Dots," last year. While it did not receive the same ratings as its first full-length, the 2017 material still cracked the top 125 of Billboard's 200. - Ben Tsujimoto

[Related: Smiles at the Alt Buffalo Birthday Party]

Vegan wine and "cheese" pairing at Merge

6 p.m. at 439 Delaware Ave. $50 ticket includes tip and $10 donation to local animal sanctuary; more details here.

Not all wine is vegan, since some makers use animal-derived compounds in processing. At this event, five vegan wines will be paired with dishes including cheese made from nuts and other plant sources, at one of Buffalo's most vegan-friendly restaurants.

Example: cashew mac and cheese with smoky greens, spicy panko-parm crunch, and rainbow chard gremolata. - Andrew Galarneau

*Related:
- Dining review of Merge
- Merge in top five vegan breakfasts in Buffalo
- Merge included in guide to vegetarian and vegan options

The Bunny The Bear

6 p.m. in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.). Tickets are $15 and may be purchased here.

Citing diverse influences like Chicago, Fleetwood Mac, Brand New and The Killers, post-hardcore outfit The Bunny The Bear has roots in Buffalo.

Known for masks worn by its lead singers and interplay of screaming and clean vocals, the band returns home with Joseph Garcia as the bear (clean) vocalist, taking over the role from Matthew Tybor, who formed the group in 2008. Opener: It Lies Within. - Andrew Galarneau

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