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1) Taste of Country, gates at 4:30 p.m., concert at 6 on June 10 at Coca-Cola Field (275 Washington St.). Tickets are $29 and can be purchased here. Commentary: Strong lineup for WYRK's Taste of Country this year, and it's well-balanced to boot. Rascal Flatts headlines the show, while solid openers include Justin Moore, Randy Houser and Michael Ray, plus local performer…

There are many amazing events in the area all summer long. So many things to do, but as a mom, I always wonder which ones are kid friendly. I'm assuming other parents wonder the same thing when they hear about a cool event; kids or no kids? The East Aurora Music Festival is coming up from 2 p.m. to midnight on June 10. I made some calls and did some research and here's …

1) Greek Fest, 11 a.m. to midnight June 2 and 3, noon to 9 p.m. June 4 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (146 W. Utica St.). Admission is just $2, while food tickets are $1 apiece. See the festival brochure here. Commentary: Delve into Greek culture with a weekend trip to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, where a smorgasbord of authentic foods - including …

For Pride veterans and newcomers alike, this guide is designed to help you navigate the events that make Pride Week one of the most popular festivals in the city, no matter your orientation. For some context, read about the growth of the LGBT community in Buffalo. Gay 5K, 6:30 p.m. June 1 at Chippewa Street and Delaware Avenue In attendance, the Gay 5K is one of Buf…

To see how much Buffalo's Pride Parade has grown since it began 25 years ago, look to the front of the line. There you'll find the smiling face of Byshop Elliott, the McKinley High School junior whose recent legal battle paved the way for the official recognition of his school's first-ever gay-straight alliance. Behind Elliott, as many as 50 members of McKinley's new…

Not too many actors reach the milestone of being in a TV series that celebrates its 100th episode. Seth Gilliam is about to celebrate that landmark on two shows. Gilliam, who will be at the Niagara Falls Comic Con from June 2 to 4, stars as veterinarian Alan Deaton on MTV's "Teen Wolf," which ends its sixth and final season in the summer with Episode 100. He also plays …

1) BuffaLoveFest, 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 26 at the Buffalo Zoo (300 Parkside Ave.). Tickets are $25 in advance, and include two drink tickets, while admission at the door is $35. 21+ Commentary: The Buffalo Zoo opens its doors for an evening of food trucks, live music and Buffalo-themed craft vendors. The Tommy Z Band, The Alison Pipitone Band and Keith James are the trio o…

Pop-culture conventions - now generally falling under the umbrella label of a comic con - are a great place to get close to your favorite actor, celebrity and athlete. Buying your admission ticket gets you in the door and lets you walk around the convention floor where you can peruse dealer tables filled with movie memorabilia, T-shirts, comic books and fun chotchkies; …

1) SkyRide Buffalo, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21, departs from LaSalle Park. Cost is $30 for adults, $20 for youth ages 14-20, $25 for GObike Buffalo members and $100 for VIP passes; all ticket info can be found here. Late registration is $40. Commentary: The annual SkyRide celebrates sustainable transportation, Buffalo's flourishing bike culture and affords participants one…

As superheroes and sci-fi heroes continue to dominate movie screens during the summer, many local fan events are filling up the calendar featuring celebrity guests, costumes and even baseball. “Flash Gordon,” 7 p.m. May 18 at the North Park Theatre. The 1980 sci-fi pulp film with the classic Queen soundtrack returns with a special screening at the North Park Theatre…

We have another name for summer in the Buffalo area: We call it festival season. From one-day neighborhood lawn fetes and carnivals where you seem to know everyone, to the large multi-day events that attract hundreds of thousands, festivals are happening every week throughout the summer. To help you plan out these rites of summer, Gusto will again be publishing its annu…

It shouldn't have surprised us. We all know the passion people around here have for the land we call home. But still it was a thrill. We needed two destinations to fill out our list of 100 Things every Western New Yorker should do at least once. Instead of just a trickle of suggestions, we got a mighty Niagara. Marty Biniasz, local historian, was one of the first…

1) Joe Nichols, 7 p.m. May 12 in VENU (75 W. Chippewa St.). Tickets range from $27 to $30 and can be purchased here. Commentary: Veteran country star Joe Nichols has been in country music for over two decades, fine-tuning both his sound and live performances along the way. Over time, the baritone has gravitated toward "traditional country," according to Cleveland's S…

Friday is Cinco de Mayo, and Buffalo is more than ready to celebrate the Mexican Army's victory over France in 1862 (or maybe just to take advantage of themed parties and drink margaritas). Browse 15 events to choose from - with some focused on roaring street parties, authentic Mexican fare and solid suburban options. The weekend doesn't stop on Friday, of course, so we…

There's nothing like a good draft. Except maybe two. Or 34. In advance of the NFL Draft Thursday night, 34 craft breweries – half from southern Ontario, half from Western New York – joined forces in Niagara Falls on Wednesday to begin the process of making 34 collaborative beers for the first CanAm Craft Beer Festival next year. The Buffalo Niagara Brewers …