Sometimes it’s the simple things — watching TV with friends, lounging around in the park, live music on a Sunday afternoon — that remind you how community is supposed to feel.
Buffy fans unite! After the Sunnydale slayer’s brief death in the finale of Season 1, the Buffyverse is set to expand, and for the Scoobies, love is in the air.
You can pick up watching the first episode of Season 2 on Thursday night at Dreamland, with other Buffy die-hards just like you. The marathon started May 28 and continues for four hours every week until Sunnydale collapses into the Hellmouth cavern.
Remember, Dreamland is a strictly enforced safe space, and this event welcomes only hardcore Buffy fans. Bring snacks to share and a donation to support the collective ($1 to $5 recommended).
Out with (Fabulous) Friends, 6:30 to 10 p.m. June 27 at Shakespeare in the Park, Delaware Park
Looking for a simple, classic summertime night out to remind you why you love Buffalo? Join Fabulous Friends of Western New York for a Shakespearean evening in Delaware Park.
The social club is proud to be made up of everyday LGBT folks just looking to build meaningful friendships, and you can join them on group outings throughout the season. Next month, they check out the Elmwood Arts Festival.
“Romeo and Juliet” is directed by Tom Loughlin and stars Jonas Barranca and Kathleen Denecke. Admission is free, and Fabulous Friends will provide refreshments and snacks. Bring your own folding chair or blanket. [Read Colin Dabkowski's review here]
Benefit for Joe Donohue, 3 to 8 p.m. June 28 at Nietzsche’s (248 Allen St.)
Most of the time, it’s hard to miss Joe Donohue. You know him from Manic Mondays at Q on Allen Street, the Bathtub Gin Review on Tuesdays at Nietzsche’s — oh, and he’s one of the frontmen of Buffalo’s favorite pop-rock band, the Albrights.
We’ve been missing him a lot more lately, after he had a month-long stint in the hospital back in April, and then another scare earlier in the month that left him out for the count during Pride weekend.
Donohue’s back to his old self but could use a little love from all of his friends and fans. Join him for an afternoon of live entertainment with Randle and the Late Night Scandals, the Stripteasers, Ann Philippone and Jimmy Janowski.