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1) Project Glam, noon to 4 p.m. March 10 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). Advance cost is $25 general admission or $40 for VIP passes; further ticket info here. Commentary: Billed as the "Ultimate Girls Day Out," Townsquare brings together roughly 60 vendors - from wineries to dessert experts to spa and salon representatives - for an afternoon of shopping and exp…

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1) Benefit for Buffalo Irish Center, 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at 245 Abbott Road. Cost is $5 for 21+ and $7 for anyone under 21. Commentary: Established in 1970 as an Irish cultural hub in South Buffalo, the Irish Center has been remarkably active in the community - hosting everything from Irish dance troupes to ample local music to participating in major events such as the Old N…

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The second weekend of the Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament invaded Buffalo RiverWorks on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Buffalo Sabres alumni such as Gilbert Perreault, Jason Woolley and Rob Ray stopped by, while a slew of activities kept spectators involved.

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See who turned out at the Atrium at Rich's for the 10th annual Winterfest of the Westminster Economic Development Initiative, featuring a buffet from the West Side Bazaar's diverse vendors, live music and a live auction Friday night, Feb. 9, 2018.

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1) Cupid's Undie Run, noon Feb. 10 in and around Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.). Tickets are $40 and may be purchased here. Commentary: At first glance, Cupid's Undie Run is a chance to enjoy a few local craft beers before running - scantily clad and quite chilled - around downtown before warming up with a few more drinks (we recommend Thin Man's Bliss, even if you…

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Wine and beer lovers converged upon Grapevine Banquets for the annual Wine About Winter and Winter Brewfest, which came together for an afternoon session in Depew. More than 15 wineries and 20 breweries were present to showcase their wares.

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1) Wine About Winter OR Buffalo Brewfest, two sessions of each: 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. in Grapevine Banquets (333 Dick Road, Depew). Tickets are $27 in advance and may be purchased here. Commentary: Whether you're OK with being called a wine and beer enthusiast or not, wine and beer enthusiasts will converge upon a spacious venue on Dick Road in Depew for two sepa…

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Yes, Buffalo is a beer town. But you wouldn’t have known it by the crowd at the Buffalo Whiskey Fest Sunday afternoon. Some 1,200 people bought tickets for the inaugural event, where they milled their way through the ballrooms in the Hotel @ The Lafayette, elbow-to-elbow, sampling 83 different brands of whiskey. “I’m surprised that there are this many whiskey love…

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An eagle was taking flight Sunday from one of the pine trees felled by last July's tornado in Chestnut Ridge Park. Jimmy Keller, a 15-year-old from Gowanda, gave the bird its wings with his Stihl chainsaw, the engine's cutting drone drawing onlookers to watch him, intent on his work at this year's Winterfest. "It's amazing what you can do with the trunk of the tree, …

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From a sledding hill to friendly alpacas to horse-drawn wagon rides, Larkin Square was the place to be on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, for the annual family-friendly Larkinville Ice Festival.

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The fifth anniversary of Buffalo Groundhog Day, which mimics the celebration in Punxsutawney, Pa., but with more fun and enthusiasm, ran Saturday, Jan. 27, in Flying Bison Brewing Company. Hawk Creek Wildlife Center's live groundhog took part in the festivities with longtime mascot Buffalo Mack.

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1) Buffalo Soup-Fest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.). Tickets are $5, available at the door, and soups are between $2-3 apiece. Commentary: The annual slurping spectacular returns to the convention center, inviting 30 restaurants to offer two to three soups apiece. Attendees can peer at the various booths, select their …

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1) T-Mobile Backyard Classic, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Ice at Canalside (Marine Drive). It's free to spectate, although registration is full. Commentary: Slide over to Canalside on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy small-sided hockey games featuring both kids and adults. Schedules for the 10th anniversary of the event - which is separate from…

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The Town of Amherst will hold its Winterfest celebration on Jan. 20. The free event takes place from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Highlights include horse-drawn wagon rides, outdoor winter games, indoor gym activities, face painting, crafts, cookie decorating and snacks such as hot chocolate and doughnuts. At 2:30,…

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1) Polish Winterfest, noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 14 in MacKinnon Lodge in Chestnut Ridge Park (6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park). Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and older. Here's a helpful map to MacKinnon Lodge. Commentary: The local Polish-American Congress - which sounds remarkably official - hosts a family-friendly event Sunday at Chestnut Ridge. Dyn…