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Marketed as the "greatest people watching event on earth," the sold-out World's Largest Disco is back for its 25th year, which means droves of hot pink lycra-covered bodies flood downtown in search of ABBA music. Discos largely began and remained in the '70s and early '80s, when the Bee Gees and Donna Summer reigned supreme. But every November at the Buffalo Conventi…

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1. NYBP's third anniversary: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport. Free to attend. New York Beer Project is perhaps the Buffalo area's fastest-growing brewery, with expansion planned to Victor, and a bustling clientele at its sprawling Lockport base. NYBP and the Krupski family will celebrate three years in a slew of ways: A brunch with…

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Begin to tackle holiday shopping lists, celebrate anniversary parties with a ski-lodge themed bar and waterfront seafood bar-restaurant, and even warm up with the Big 4 basketball during this week's events in the Buffalo area. Stay tuned for The 10, which highlights the top events in the area for each weekend, when it's published Thursday morning. Shea's Shopping Soire…

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1) Holiday Valley Wine & Beer Festival, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Holiday Valley Resort (6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville). Tickets are $65 and may be purchased here. Admission includes a $5 voucher for food. Commentary: For most people, Ellicottville is a destination, and in the gap between Fall Fest and the start of ski and snowboard season, you might th…

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From an anticipated appearance by a stand-up star to a behind-the-scenes tour at the Museum of Science to the 84th anniversary of an Elmwood Avenue bar staple, a strong list of events should entice Buffalonians from Nov. 5-8. Stay tuned for the 10, the preview for Buffalo's best weekend events, on Thursday morning. David Cross Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 on Nov. 8 in A…

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Artisans from Buffalo and far beyond gathered in the Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center and surrounding buildings on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, for Christmas in the Country, which runs through Nov. 4. See who scoured for gifts of all kinds.

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The streetscape has been beautified, construction completed and businesses spruced up on Main Street in Williamsville, and the Williamsville Business Association hosted a gathering on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, to showcase the improvements. Neighborhood restaurants sold chicken wings and wing-related products for just $1, too, with proceeds benefiting the Food Bank of WNY.

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1) Christmas in the Country, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center (5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg). Tickets are $10 at the door; children 12 years and younger get in for free. Commentary: Apparently, there exists a publication - Sunshine Artist - that ranks art-and-crafts markets across the cou…

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About 60,000 holiday gift-seekers are expected to pour into the Hamburg Fairgrounds for Christmas in the Country in pursuit of needlepoint pillows, hand-painted mailboxes and other artisan goodies you just can't get at your big box store. Likewise, 400 vendors brace for the sheer influx of people flocking to the 34th annual expansive artisan market. Sprawling over five …

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If this past weekend's Halloween parties around Buffalo weren't enough to satisfy your thirst for scantily clad superheroes or goblin fuel (a generic name for domestic beer), then there remain plenty of opportunities this week to wear a costume or explore an alter-ego. The strong options for Monday through Thursday, with the 10 - published Thursday morning - laying out …

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1) Witches Ball, 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in Statler City (107 Delaware Ave.). General admission tickets are $40 in advance here, while VIP passes are sold out. Commentary: One of Buffalo's most popular Halloween parties - Buffalo Rising's masquerade ball - rages again on Saturday in the historic Statler. Five categories of costume contests, with $1,000 doled out in prizes, ar…

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Local Restaurant Week, which runs from Oct. 15-21, steals the headlines for the top weekday event in Buffalo, as it's something that everyone with a stomach and taste buds ought to enjoy. Lunch and dinner specials for $20.18, $30.18 and up - and vary by restaurant - are serious, limited-time deals that are worth further investigation. One midweek concert has already sol…

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It can be fun to buy into Halloween's recent commercialism. To flaunt factory-made costumes and to traipse through high-tech haunted houses. But it can be far more powerful -- more haunting, shall we say -- to take our cue from centuries past, and celebrate a grassroots Halloween. Don't panic. You are still allowed a ton of spookiness. History is on your side. The Fe…

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1) Thin Man Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at 492 Elmwood Ave. Cost is $15 in advance here, $20 day of. VIP passes are $60 in advance, $70 day of. Commentary: The lively 25-piece German-American Musicians, who barely squeeze into their website photo, continue their busy season as the highlighted performers, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Thin Man's Oktoberfest, which shut…

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Dave Bennett was wearing a gray, long-sleeve T-shirt that said, “I’m a beekeeper!” Bennett had wanted to try beekeeping for the last decade. Seven months ago, he finally did. He’s been taking beekeeping apprenticeship classes at Masterson’s Garden Center in East Aurora, and is in a 3-month course designed to teach students the ins-and-outs of beekeeping, have them adopt…