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Even though there's a wealth of event options on Dyngus Day, revelers typically wind up at one of three places: The Pussywillow Party Tent, especially if the weather cooperates; the Central Terminal, a historic setting with wildly popular Those Idiots; and the Adam Mickiewicz Library, a dance party in tight quarters that's set apart from the wildness near Paderewski Drive.…

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I'll admit to confusing Plantasia, the coming exhibit at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, with "Fantasia," the 1940 Walt Disney animated film put to classical music. (Cut me a break: how many words rhyme with "-asia"?) The two are actually remarkably different, as the former teases spring in Buffalo's not-so-distant future, while the latter involves Mickey Mouse's curious attem…

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Since Buffalo will be a Cheerio-scented icicle this week, the event slate is tailored toward staying warm. From stuffed banana peppers and chili for your stomach and unforgettable melodies for your soul, the opportunities to thaw out away from the fireplace, stove or space heater are many. As the city catches its collective breath after a wild weekend of events, here's …

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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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Welcome to Buffalo, Bengal. You scored the jackpot in the neighborhood department -- perhaps that was a factor in your collegiate choice -- with the Elmwood Village, widely considered a hub of the city’s arts, culture and shopping. After you’ve settled into your diminutive dorm room, hung your inspirational quote decals and indie movie posters on the wall, stuffed your…

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Since my 16-year-old self started visiting Buffalo bars, Coles has always been there, looming in the background of my eating and drinking life. Especially the drinking. That could lead to eating, but not usually, as I rarely believed I had enough money for both, relying instead on the nutritional content of barley and hops. Coming through that battered front door and se…

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Ever wondered if chatting over a drink would make for a mellower job interview? You could find out at the Marcy Casino on Monday. A burst of restaurant openings across Buffalo is leaving even experienced restaurateurs struggling to fill open positions in dining rooms, kitchens and bars. The competition between restaurants to hire the best staff has come to this: One of t…

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The Christmas Party 11 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dec. 25 Pearl Street Grill & Brewery 76 Pearl St. (856-2337) The 11th Annual Christmas Party presented by MNM Presents will take place on Christmas night at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, in several rooms of the cavernous building. Music will be featured from various DJs, including DJ Cutler, Dusty Bits, Your Boy Medison and…

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For better or worse, Sabres fever is setting in as the NHL season draws to a close, and local restaurant-bars are creatively embracing the tank. With Buffalo sitting five points behind Arizona with a game in hand, the clash at 7 tonight between the Sabres and the 'Yotes has serious implications on which team will have the better odds at landing Canadian megaprospect Conno…

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As Big Daddy Kane so memorably put it, pimpin’ ain’t easy. Neither is wearing the “legend” mantle. But in the Buffalo bar universe, Coles does it remarkably well. Of course it does, you say. What longtime Buffalonian does not consider him or herself intimately acquainted with that Elmwood Avenue institution? However, if you have only visited Coles for lunch or dinner in …

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A frigid January wind sweeps the city, rattling discarded newspaper inserts, curbed Christmas trees and bits of escaped tinsel like post-holiday tumbleweeds. In the first weeks of the new year, we’re feeling overstuffed, overstressed and over the holidays - just in time for another three months of dirty snow and salt-crusted shoes. We need a drink. Enter the Tom and Jerr…