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There's a special guest for This Week in Buffalo: Niagara Falls. Our northerly neighbor is not a daunting destination for many Buffalonians; it's no more than an hour away from the farthest reaches of Erie County (even from you, Sardinia!). With thriving alt band Judah & the Lion booked for Rapids, plus celebrities en route to the Niagara Falls International Film…

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Bob Seger's gig, which hits KeyBank Center Thursday, is the marquee event of the week, but only re-sale tickets remain available. The interest locally isn't shocking: this is likely the last time the "Travelin' Man" will be a traveling man. If you're looking for another event option, there's a range of music, art, networking events and festivals to occupy your free time…

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Docs vs. Jocks for PUCCS 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Adam's Mark Hotel (120 Church St.). Cost is $100 and may be purchased here. Former Sabres goalie Marty Biron could stop slap shots and has proven he can analyze hockey, but can he cook? He and former teammate Andrew Peters will duke it out with local neurosurgeons Douglas Moreland and Elad Levy in a cook-off fundra…

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1) National Buffalo Wing Fest, noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 1, noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Coca-Cola Field (275 Washington St.). Admission is $5 at the gate, and food tickets run for $1 apiece. Commentary: For once in the world of wings, size doesn't matter. Every wing vendor participating in the National Buffalo Wing Festival Saturday and Sunday is supplied the same drumsticks a…

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Tour de Cask tickets available Tickets are on sale for the third annual Tour de Cask, taking place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.). The event, hosted by the Buffalo Beer Goddesses, is a fundraiser for the group’s annual Cicerone Scholarship for WNY Women. Tickets cost $30 (available via EventBrite.com) and include eight hal…

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Flying Bison trumpets an event trifecta Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will host a trio of events July 12 to 14. The brewery will host local favorites Strictly Hip, a tribute band to the Tragically Hip, for a free show on the outdoor stage from 6 to 9 p.m. July 12. From noon to 2 p.m. July 13, local restaurant owner Mike Andrzejewski (Seabar, Cantina …

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New from 12 Gates 12 Gates Brewing Company (80 Earhart Drive, East Amherst) has released its annual spring seasonal, apricot wheat. The 4.8 percent ABV wheat beer is back on tap in the taproom, as well as distributed to area bars and restaurants. 12 Gates will also release its new German pilsner, Phoenix Pils, on April 20. The pilsner is a reformulated version of 1…

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Goddesses honor two Kait Prendergast and Devon Sundlov have been announced the winners of the Buffalo Beer Goddesses annual Cicerone Scholarship. The women, both active members of the group, are passionate about beer and brewing, and will use the scholarship to further their beer education through the Cicerone Certification Program. The Buffalo Beer Goddesses raise…

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Experienced cooks will offer one-of-a-kind dinners in Larkinville this spring, in a pop-up dinner series called “Brick Oven No Pizza.” It’s the series’ second season at Larkinville’s Hydraulic Hearth, 716 Swan St., co-sponsored by Buffalo Beer Goddesses, an organization of beer-loving Western New York women. The first event is Feb. 29. It’s “East Indies Meets South End,”…

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Pierogi specialist Andy Ruszczyk of Ru’s Pierogi will lead off the “Brick Oven No Pizza” series at Hydraulic Hearth on March 30. The one-night menus will allow chefs to showcase their talents at the Larkin Square restaurant, 716 Swan St., where dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The Buffalo Beer Goddesses event will include three courses with beer pairings. April 27 will …

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Instead of heading straight home after work tonight, you might consider celebrating the start of Buffalo Beer Week. Beers from 14 breweries can be sampled in a commemorative glass at a launch party at Templeton Landing on the waterfront. VIP admission opens at 5 p.m. and includes appetizers; tickets are $40. General admission opens at 6 and costs $25. The price benefit…