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This Week / Some recommended events for the week of June 19-25


Swing kids

What: Artie Shaw Orchestra

Why: Big band music comes alive with this classic swing era orchestra.

Info: Part of the Big Band Series, shows are at 2 and 8 p.m. on the Artpark Mainstage Theater, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. Tickets are $24.50 to $29.50 and are available through the box office or online at Call 754-4375 or visit


In the round

What: Carrousel Chat: Western New York Amusement Parks

Why: Author Rose Ann Hirsch explores the history of Western New York's most memorable parks.

Info: The free discussion begins at 7 p.m. in the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. Call 693-1885 or visit


Tunes at the Terminal

What: Deco Fest

Why: Have a swinging good time with performances by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Krypton 88, the Royal Crowns and Blue Ribbon Bastards.

Info: Doors open at 5 p.m. for the age 18 and over event in the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 door. Visit

Lockport rocks

What: Molson Canal Concert Series: Steven Page

Why: Kick off the concert series' amazing lineup with an amazing performer.

Info: Show begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Ulrich City Center Courtyard between Walnut Avenue and Main Street in Lockport. The show opens with Free Henry, Oxford Train and the Scops. Visit


Remembering Simon

What: Sibo: the Simon Griffis Memorial Celebration

Why: Celebrate the legacy of arts educator Simon Griffis, who died a year ago in a hiking accident in the Zoar Valley, with music by Soul Committee, Sonic Garden, 1 2/8 Path Band and more, along with drumming, dancing, hymns and hula hoopers.

Info: The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to midnight in the Essex Art Center, 30 Essex St. Tickets are $20 at the door and are available in advance at Terrapin Station and Spot Coffee on Elmwood Avenue or online at

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