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The 10: Prom of the Dead, Haunted Food Truck Rodeo

1) Gilt: Prom's Golden Age, 9 p.m. Oct. 22 until 2 a.m. Oct. 23 at DNIPRO Ukrainian Center (562 Genesee St.). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. They're $25 at the door.

Commentary: Torn Space Theater's annual themed dance party centers around gilt - a golden covering - on Saturday evening at the actually-kind-of-spooky Ukrainian Center. Use spray paint or dress in over-the-top gold apparel and enjoy an evening that includes an open bar from 9 to 10 for liquid dance courage.

Live music, prom photos and a costume contest are all integral parts of the evening. Look back at Smiles from last year's Prom of the Dead.

Smiles at Torn Space Theater's Prom of the Dead, with a Candyland theme, in 2015. (Chuck Alaimo/Special to The News)

Smiles at Torn Space Theater's Prom of the Dead, with a Candyland theme, in 2015. (Chuck Alaimo/Special to The News)

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2) Rock the Runway, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 at 500 Seneca St. Admission is $50 or $100 for VIP; both can be purchased here.

Commentary: Girls on the Run and Fleet Feet Sports collaborate on an athletic wear fashion show at 500 Seneca. Tickets include complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres, as well as seating for the runway show that features local fitness and community leaders - like Buffalo Magazine's Jennifer Rung, Revolution Buffalo's Amanda Meyers, Power Yoga Buffalo's Jennifer Daily Gress and Bikeorbar's Alexandra Saia, among others.

VIP passes include front-row seating. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run, which provides free programming and sneakers for area girls.

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3) Haunted Food Truck Rodeo, 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 at Iron Island Museum (998 E. Lovejoy St.). It's free to attend, but tours of the museum run for $5 on-site.

Commentary: Iron Island thrives this time of year with its seasonally spooky events, including last week's happy hour and this Saturday's food truck rodeo. Ten food trucks are slated to attend, including Ru's Pierogi, OG Wood Fire Pizza, Tuk Tea Company and The Sweet Hearth, and it costs just $5 for a guided tour of the haunted museum.

Free face painting for kids and affordable psychics (which might be my future band name) will also be available. Check out the Smiles gallery from last year's haunted rodeo.

Smiles at the 2015 Iron Island Museum food truck rodeo. (Nancy J. Parisi/Special to The News)

Smiles at the 2015 Iron Island Museum food truck rodeo. (Nancy J. Parisi/Special to The News)

4) The Sheepdogs, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Town Ballroom (681 S. Main St.). Tickets, if purchased in advance, run for $17.

Commentary: Buffalo social media was truly bummed when Canadian rockers Sheepdogs weren't able to make their 2015 Canalside Concert Series show due to "travel logistics." Instead, the waterfront resonated with two hours of the Yonder Mountain String Band.

A chance for redemption comes Saturday at Town Ballroom, where the Ewan Currie-led group brings its "howling, guitar-geared glory," Michael Farrell wrote in his show preview.

The Sheepdogs, at Town Ballroom this weekend, have won multiple Junos.

The Sheepdogs, at Town Ballroom this weekend, have won multiple Junos.

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5) Bagels and Brooze, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan St.). Free to attend but you have to pay for the food.

Commentary: It's back! The creative brunch - a collaboration between Hydraulic Hearth and BreadHive - will feature live music from local hip-hop artists Shane and Tone, as well as beermosas (a strategic blend of beer and mimosas), beer from Community Beer Works and the Hydraulic Hearth specialty Bloody Wilbur (which is really an unfortunate name for a drink).

For bagels, BreadHive's lox and vegetarian banh mi will return, as well as a design-your-own option. They're all cooked on-site using the Hearth's own oven.

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6) 42 North's first anniversary, 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 21 and 2 to 11 p.m. Oct. 22 at 25 Pine St., East Aurora. Free to get in both days.

Commentary: A happy 365 days to East Aurora's first brewery, which has thrived due to its array of beers, a well-designed tap room, weekly live music over the summer and secluded patio, replete with lawn games.

The two-day celebration begins Friday night with a live performance by Sportsmen's Tavern regulars Leroy Townes Band, then continues Saturday with a full day of festivities, like pumpkin painting for the kids, music from The Music Room in the early afternoon, then the Observers in the tap room. Full list of festivities at the Facebook event page.

Jackie Rosa, left of West Seneca, enjoys a Wallonia Wit at 42 North Brewing Company as she hangs out with her friend Katie Krempholtz, of Wales. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Jackie Rosa, left of West Seneca, enjoys a Wallonia Wit at 42 North Brewing Company as she hangs out with her friend Katie Krempholtz, of Wales. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

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7) Hospice Harvest Festival, 5:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 21 in Hyatt Regency (1 Fountain Plaza). Tickets are $200 apiece and can be purchased here.

Commentary: The McCauley family, which owns McGard in Orchard Park, will receive the Hope, Care & Dignity Award from Hospice, the centerpiece of an evening that also includes beer, wine and spirit tastings, as well as silent auctions, a gourmet dinner, a live auction, cash prizes and dancing.

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8) Truck or Treat, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in Larkin Square (745 Seneca St.). Admission is free.

Commentary: How badly do you miss Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square? A Halloween-themed special event, featuring a robust lineup of mobile food vendors from both Buffalo and Rochester, invades Larkinville Friday night.

Free candy and a pumpkin-carving contest will be options for kids, while live music comes from The Workingman's Dead and The Stamplickers, a long-lost party band fronted by Amy's Truck owner-operator Amanda Amico.

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9) Buffalo Black: Casino Royale, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Salvatore's Italian Gardens (6461 Transit Road, Depew). Tickets are $125 and can be purchased here.

Commentary: The swanky black-dress event invades Salvatore's for casino gaming, live music and an open bar for three hours on Saturday, benefiting the Variety Club of Buffalo. According to the Facebook event page, very few tickets remain for this James-Bond-sounding gathering.

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10) Go see a play using The News' interactive chart. All over Buffalo, all weekend.

Commentary: News Arts and Theater Critic Colin Dabkowski pored over this chart, with the assistance of data wizard Lexie Heinle, that not only lays out Buffalo's theater schedule for this season, but also delves a bit deeper into each of the options.

One of the standouts for this weekend is one-man play "Give 'em hell, Harry" at New Phoenix Theatre on the Park. Read Mary Kunz Goldman's spotlight on Buffalo actor David Lundy, whose task was to emulate the former president.

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BONUS) Gretchen & Tom Toles honored at Charles E. Burchfield Award dinner, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.). For ticket info, call  Jennifer Merlette, Director of Development, at merletjl@buffalostate.edu or call 716-878-3739. They're priced at $250.

Commentary: Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Toles, the acclaimed cartoonist for the Washington Post and formerly of The Buffalo News, will be honored at a dinner on Saturday with his wife, Gretchen, who will be recognized for her dedication to the conservancy movement for urban parks.

Email Ben Tsujimoto, who's not much of a prize winner, at btsujimoto@buffnews.com

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