No plans yet for tonight? Don't worry, you have lots of options.
A LITTLE HISTORY: The Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society is hosting the fifth annual "Party on the Portico" from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the history museum at 25 Nottingham Court, at the corner of Elmwood Avenue. Tickets are $10 for the general public, or $5 for historical society members. The event features live music and a cash bar. For more information, call 873-9466 or visit www.buffalohistory.org.
ARCHITECTURALLY SPEAKING: The Graycliff Gala will be held in the Larkin at Exchange building, 726 Exchange St., from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Gourmet dinner stations, beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres are included. Admission is $125 for members, $160 for non-members. For more information, call 947-9217 or visit graycliffestate.org.
WATERFRONT TUNES: If music on the waterfront sounds appealing, moe. is playing Buffalo Rocks the Harbor at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf. Check out what Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers has to say about the show. The Buffalo band is playing with Keller Williams, and the show starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $20. If you can't make it tonight, moe. is playing another show at the harbor site tomorrow.
ON THE CANAL: There's another musical option, also near some water. Rusted Root is playing at the Molson Canal Concert Series in Lockport. The free show starts at 5:30.
BUFFALO HOMECOMING: As part of Citybration -- an event spotlighting Buffalo and Western New York -- there are a few programs this afternoon. Here's the website with the full schedule. Also, there's a sunset reception on the observation deck at Buffalo City Hall. Tickets are $5.
NIAGARA, TOO: Niagara Rises is hosting a four-day Niagara Homecoming in Niagara Falls.There's a "Kick-Off Gala" from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Rapids Theater.
HOCKEY: The NHL draft starts tonight, and the Sabres are holding a draft party at HSBC Arena. All of the info you need is at the Sabres Edge blog.
If none of these float your boat, here's The News' full list of summer festivals.
Here's The News' full summer concert guide.