The band plays on
What: U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus
Why: Get that patriotic feeling!
Info: This free concert begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. Call 357-6250 or visit www.ciweb.org for more information.
Party for a cause
What: Weekend of Wishes
Why: A benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation.
Info: From noon to 7 p.m. in Mia's Restaurant, 4905 S. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. The event includes music by the Balesteri Band, the Fly Roosters, Black Widow and Caitlin Koch, children's entertainment (with magicians and clowns), food and prizes. Tickets are $12 ($10 presale). For information and tickets, call 863-0369.
Prayers for healing
What: Medicine Buddha Healing
Why: Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery will perform a healing ceremony. Participants may submit names of family and friends for healing prayers.
Info: Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Unity Church of Practical Christianity 1243 Delaware Ave. Tickets are $20. For information, call 882-0391 or visit www.unitybuffalo.org.
One farmer's story
What: Food Matters: A Four Film Series: "The Real Dirt on Farmer John"
Why: Learn about the struggles of today's farmers through the story of John Peterson.
Info: At 7 p.m. in Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave. www.hallwalls.org. Admission is $8, $6 for students, seniors and Hallwalls members.
Cross the border
What: Friendship Festival
Why: Why can't we be friends?
Info: Beginning today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and continuing through July 5 in Riverside Park in Buffalo and Mather Arch in Fort Erie, Ont. The celebration includes live music, midways, food and drink, children's activities, contests and fireworks. For more information, call (888) 333-1987 or visit www.friendshipfestival.com.