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Things to do in Western New York: May 21

Peace of the City Pedal For Peace

6 p.m. at West Side Community Services (161 Vermont St.). Free to take part, but attendees are encouraged to consider sponsoring a rider or stop at a West Side local business.

Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to join in Pedal For Peace, presented in collaboration with Slow Roll Buffalo. Together, the group will ride eight miles through the streets of Buffalo’s West Side, with the opportunity to support small businesses along the way, or to sponsor a teen from West Side Community Services to take part, too.

If you get a flat tire, no worries -- the ride has your back and will help with bike maintenance. Proceeds benefit literacy efforts. - Mary Kunz Goldman

[Related: Smiles at the first Slow Roll Buffalo of 2018]

What's She Made of: Kate Davis

5 p.m. in Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.). Tickets are $150, here, and include a cocktail party beforehand and a post-talk celebration.

In the wake of Michelle Wolf’s controversial performance at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, it seems clear that humor has taken on new meaning in this political age. The power of humor is the subject of this fundraiser for the Western New York Women’s Foundation, featuring the comedy of Toronto-based performer Kate Davis. - Colin Dabkowski

[Related: Smiles at a 2017 WNY Women's Foundation What's She Made Of event]

Cheese and Cocktail Class by Nickel City Cheese

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Marble + Rye (112 Genesee St.). Tickets are $45 and may be purchased by calling 882-3068.

Wine and cheese are a time-honored pairing, but cheesemakers' skills' can be dramatized by skilled cocktail artists, too. This one-hour experience gives participants the chance to compare and contrast the sensations of six cheeses selected by Nickel City Cheese with four cocktails from Marble +Rye bar manager Megan Lee, including at least one cheese-infused spirit. - Andrew Galarneau

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