We have some old friends back in town this week that you won’t want to miss. Plus, the Imperial Court brings shopping to the bar, since you can’t bring the bar shopping.
Lady Lush & The Vinyls, 8 p.m. Friday at Pausa Art House (19 Wadsworth St.)
It was easy for LGBT Buffalo to fall in love with the six-piece, lounge-jazz slash soul-pop amalgam that is Lady Lush & The Vinyls. With complex harmonies, shifting time signatures, ample beat boxing and the occasional saxophone solo, their sound has a certain queer sensibility about it.
They left us earlier this year to chase the bigger dream in New York City, but they’re back in town Friday night. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $7.
Pausa is currently exhibiting “Time Exposures,” photos by John Parascak, a series that deals with light, time and the figure, photographed in a dark studio using various flashlights. Wine, craft beer on draught and light fare available.
D&C Rummage Sale, Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Underground Niteclub (274 Delaware Ave.)
Drink while you shop, and shop ‘til you drop with Imperial Court of Buffalo Crown Prince George Kelly-Capone. He and other court members have done some mantle dusting and closet cleaning, so that their old “trash” can become your new treasure.
Baked good delights will also we available for purchase, and all proceeds from the sale benefit the charities of ICOB Reign 25 including Pride Center of Western New York, Buffalo United Artists and embraceWNY.
Second Annual Mr. and Miss Gay Niagara County Pageant, 7 p.m. Sunday at Club Marcella (622 Main St.)
Niagara County native and Club Marcella favorite Anita Waistline returns from Florida for her three-day birthday weekend to step down from her title and take over ownership of the contest.
Contenders will compete in three categories — creative wear, formal wear and talent — and the new Mr. and Miss win a $500 cash prize. DJ Charles Masters is on the boards, show starts at 8 p.m. and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Imperial Court of Buffalo. Admission is $5.