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For Barbara and Jim Timlin, the best part of opening up their back garden to strangers for a month of Thursdays and Fridays is how surprised they are by what they see. There is the tall, splashing fountain – more than 100 years old – beneath a tree’s drooping clusters of fragrant frothy white blooms. Clematis vines climb a brick wall, with scarlet and …

For Barbara and Jim Timlin, the best part of opening up their back garden to strangers for a month of Thursdays and Fridays is how surprised they are by what they see. There is the tall, splashing fountain – more than 100 years old – beneath a tree’s drooping clusters of fragrant frothy white blooms. Clematis vines climb a brick wall, with scarlet and lavender flower…

The third annual City of Night interactive arts party took place on the grounds of Silo City on Childs Street in Buffalo’s Old First Ward on Saturday. This was an opportunity to set foot on these industrial grounds that offer breathtaking views of several grain elevators, the Buffalo River and all its chugging boating activity. The event took place where the river t…

Get ready, because Western New York's summer festivals are set to descend upon us like a starved panther at a pig roast. (Contender for worst analogy of 2014). Below, we've culled both the big and small festivals scheduled for Sunday and provided the necessary logistical details. If you're the "bigger picture" sort, you can see the entire Gusto Festival Guide here. You m…

The artful Buffalo collaborative ELAB (Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo) along with those at the helm of rising cultural attraction Silo City, are holding the third annual City of Night from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 28. This multimedia affair happens in the shadow of grain elevators at the edge of the Buffalo River. Last year, the event drew 12,000 revelers.The event incl…

Perfect, festival-ready lakeside LaSalle Park, at the foot of Porter Avenue, will be the place to be for soul food and music from 4 to 10 p.m. June 28. Buffalo is midpoint on the 21-city Kinfolks Soul Food Festival U.S. tour this summer.The lineup of live music begins at 5 p.m. sharp. Hitting the stage will be R&B superstars Jeffrey Osborne, Stephanie Mills, Chante Moore, …

Perfect, festival-ready lakeside LaSalle Park, at the foot of Porter Avenue, will be the place to be for soul food and music from 4 to 10 p.m. June 28. Buffalo is midpoint on the 21-city Kinfolks Soul Food Festival U.S. tour this summer.The lineup of live music begins at 5 p.m. sharp. Hitting the stage will be R&B superstars Jeffrey Osborne, Stephanie Mills, Chante Moo…

Oh, how we love our festivals. And what’s not to love? You want to eat? We’ve got the Italian Festival, the Peach Festival, Burger Fest and “a taste of” just about anything. Digging the tunes? Try the Masten District 19th Annual Jazz Festival, the Queen City Jazz Festival and Jazz at the Albright-Knox. Want food and music? How about the BBQ & Blues Bash? Lo…

NIAGARA FALLS – This weekend’s Niagara Falls Music and Art Festival appears likely to go on as scheduled, despite the recent legal trouble for the event’s main organizer.The fourth annual event will run Friday through Sunday on Old Falls Street, marking its first year as a three-day festival.Richard A. Crogan, the festival’s executive director, …

NIAGARA FALLS – This weekend’s Niagara Falls Music and Art Festival appears likely to go on as scheduled, despite the recent legal trouble for the event’s main organizer.The fourth annual event will run Friday through Sunday on Old Falls Street, marking its first year as a three-day festival.Richard A. Crogan, the festival’s executive director, was charged earlier …

This Buffalo summer weekend is crammed with opportunity to get out and explore, filled with adventures for those whose hearts beat for music, automobiles, boats and more.• The city will be covered with color this weekend as the 57th annual Allentown Art Festival commences. The activities run until to 6 p.m. today, and will reopen from 11 a.m.tp 6 p.m. Sunday.Approxi…

This Buffalo summer weekend is crammed with opportunity to get out and explore, filled with adventures for those whose hearts beat for music, automobiles, boats and more.• The city will be covered with color this weekend as the 57th annual Allentown Art Festival commences. The activities run until to 6 p.m. today, and will reopen from 11 a.m.tp 6 p.m. Sunday.Approximatel…

The weather forecast is cool and partly cloudy for today, warmer and more sun Sunday: Things are shaping up for a perfect Allentown Art Festival weekend. It didn’t take long after its founding in 1958 for the festival to become a signature summer event for the city’s funkiest artistic neighborhood, bringing in tens of thousands of people each year to wander t…

The weather forecast is cool and partly cloudy for today, warmer and more sun Sunday: Things are shaping up for a perfect Allentown Art Festival weekend. It didn’t take long after its founding in 1958 for the festival to become a signature summer event for the city’s funkiest artistic neighborhood, bringing in tens of thousands of people each year to wander through and…