Canalside will be thumping this summer, with a variety of cultural events planned for the increasingly hip outdoor venue.
This month, local arts advocate and Canalside cultural programmer Mark Goldman announced the schedule for a series of theater and music events to be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays throughout the summer.
The schedule, by no means the only cultural activity slated for Canalside in the coming months, is as follows:
>Theater and comedy
July 8 -- "Canalside Comedy" with the Eclectic Improv Company.
July 22 -- "Bread and Onions," billed as "an original musical play by Joey Giambra about the Italian-American experience on Buffalo's waterfront."
July 29 -- "Blanche Dubois in the Ruins," produced by Torn Space Theater.
Aug. 5 -- TBA
Aug. 12 -- Paulo Iacona's Buffalo Ballroom Theater.
Aug. 19 -- Puppeteer Michele Costa's "Theater Figuren." (starts at 6 p.m.)
June 25 -- The Journeyman, a musical project of the Ujima Theatre Collective.
July 2 -- Harder Bop, "a post-modern bop sextet featuring original contemporary classical music."
July 9 -- The Genkin Philharmonic.
July 23 -- "Boppin' at the Ruins" featuring the Bobby Militello Sextet.
July 30: El Grupo Variedad's "La Musica Traditional de Puerto Rico."
Aug. 8 -- Babik.
Aug. 20 -- Rhythmic Landscapes.