Today is one of the Buffalo Infringement Festival's slower days, but there's still an absurd amount happening throughout the city as festivalgoers recover from a hyperactive weekend.
Here are five picks for today:
1) Jonathan Foster, 11 a.m., Cafe Taza
Start your day in a lazy way with a cup of coffee and a performance from this singer-songwriter, who will perform new songs about "rivers, trains, roads less travelled and familiar names" from his album "Help Me Run."
2) "Matisse: A Life in Metaphor," 12:30 p.m., Crane Library
Painting and poetry converge in this very Infringey event featuring poet Marj Norris reading poems about the great modernist painter Henri Matisse.
3) "Food Not Bombs," 1 to 3 p.m., Lafayette Square
Thursday in the Square might be a thing of the past, but this multi-disciplinary event is bringing music and poetry back to the idyllic urban park today. The event features Infringement veteran and violinist extraordinaire David Adamczyk, gypsy-esque band Ahavaraba (shown below playing on Grant Street during last year's fest), an interactive spoken word event called "Open Discussion," the Unusual Christians and the world music group Volver.
4) "You Breakbeat, You Buybeat," 5 to 10 p.m., The Box Gallery @ Hostel Buffalo Niagara
This hip hop showcase on Main Street, accompanied by a miniature film festival, is aimed at expanding your sonic horizons.
5) The Hell's Harlots Burlesque, 8:45 p.m., El Museo
What better way to cap off a Monday of meandering around the Infringement Fest than with a bit of racy burlesque? Tonight's event at El Museo, one of many burlesque performances throughout the festival, features the 5-year-old Hell's Harlots troupe, described on the Infringement site as "an edgy trio of beautiful tattooed women doing choreographed dances, comedy skits, belly dance, improv dancing and cabaret."