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If you've enjoyed The 10, Gusto's weekly series previewing many of the area's top events each weekend, as a resource for things to do in Buffalo, then this new series will fill in the gaps for weekday happenings. While Rockin' at the Knox, featuring Beck, sold out long before Monday's gig, there's plenty more on tap for a busy summer week in the Queen City. Canal Fest …

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1) Galbani Italian Heritage Festival, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 12-14, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 15 at Buffalo's Outer Harbor (325 Fuhrmann Blvd.). General admission is $5, and $2 for seniors; a four-day pass runs for $15. Admission is free between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Commentary: There's no denying that turning the annual Italian Festival from a Hertel A…

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The annual Old Home Days celebration in Williamsville kicks off today with a parade to mark Amherst's 200th birthday. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs along Main Street in the village from Williamsville South High School to Los Robles Street. Fifty units are scheduled to participate, led by the Amherst Police honor guard and the Jolly Boys of Williamsville carryi…

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July 6-8: Queen of Heaven Carnival. 6 to 11 p.m. July 6, noon to 11 p.m. July 7 and noon to 9 p.m. July 8. Queen of Heaven Church, 4220 Seneca St., West Seneca. Food, games, carnival rides, music and beer tent. qofhcarnival.com July 6: Scharfest. 5 p.m. Scharf’s German Restaurant, 2683 Clinton St. This sixth annual event is held under the tent, Oktoberfest style, with G…

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1) Taste of Buffalo, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 7, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 8 in Niagara Square and north up Delaware Avenue. Free to attend, while food tickets (50 cents apiece, sold in sheets) may be purchased at several locations on site. Commentary: Roughly 500,000 people will take in the Taste of Buffalo this weekend, as Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue – now as far no…

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1) Taste of Diversity, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 30 on Grant Street between Lafayette and Auburn. Free to attend, with food for purchase. Commentary: A wealth of ethnic food purveyors - such as Abyssinia Ethiopian of the West Side Bazaar and Kenmore's La Divina Mexican Store - will star at this annual event on Grant Street, which trumpets the diverse cultures and influence…

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It was 11:47 a.m. on a Wednesday, and Tops Markets President and COO John Persons was drinking beer. But he had a good reason: a special brew called “Cheers to 35 Years Kellerbier,” made in honor of Buffalo’s annual culinary festival, the Taste of Buffalo, and the news that the event was getting even bigger for its 35th year. “We are very proud to sponsor an event th…

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In early May, word leaked about a festival in East Aurora slated for the tail-end of the summer, and as such things tend to go around these parts, mythology and hyperbole rapidly moved in to stake their claim. Folks with no inside track on the actual event seemed to believe they had some scoop on the lineup, and artist names started being whispered in hushed tones. Meanwhi…

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Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle Gates open at 12:30 p.m., music runs from 1:45 p.m. to 11 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). General admission tickets are $35 plus fees and may be purchased here. Entercom indie radio station Alt Buffalo trots out another lineup that blends familiar visitors such as Matt and Kim, Taking Back Sunday, AWOLNATION and Robert DeLong with newer art…

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1) Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle, gates open at noon, music begins at 1:45 p.m. June 16 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). Tickets are $35 plus fees for general admission, $50 plus fees for premium view; more details here. Ticket prices rise to $55 on the day of the show. Commentary: Kerfuffle is beloved for several reasons: it unites indie music fans on Buffalo's waterfron…

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One thing Buffalo and Western New York don't lack? Summer festivals. Here's a look at what's coming through September. Skip to July  |  August  |  September JUNE June 15: Buffalo River Festival. 6 p.m. Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St. Family event with live music, games, craft vendors, concessions and historical waterfront memorabilia and photos. June 16: Buff…

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Officials temporarily have closed off the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to all incoming traffic because the base, which is hosting this weekend's Thunder of Niagara Air Show, has reached capacity. The 914th Airlift Wing, based at the station, made the announcement on Twitter at about 12:45 p.m. Sunday. Officials said they made the decision out of a concern for publi…

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Thunder of Niagara Air Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (10405 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls). Free to attend. The United States and Canada may be engaged in something of a tête-à-tête over trade policies, but members of their respective air forces will join forces this weekend in the skies over Niagara County. The Thunder of Niagara Air Sho…

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1) Allentown Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 9 and 10 in Allentown, on Delaware Avenue between West Tupper and North, a portion of Allen Street between Elmwood Avenue and Franklin Street, plus a middle square that heads east of Delaware to include Franklin. Festival map can be found here; the event is free to attend. Commentary: Here's your answer to the "What are …