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This weekend marks the final time to visit the Erie County Fair for its 2018 season, and the slate is littered with action-packed events, from tractor pulls to demolition derbies and more. But since we've passed along the key details, previewed the new foods, introduced the ketchup-serving robot, snapped Smiles on opening day, reviewed the ZZ Top show and took in the sc…

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The summer festival season is winding down for the Buffalo area, but the coming week - Monday through Thursday - still has much to offer for things to do. From the Erie County Fair to the stretch run of two highly-regarded theater productions, consider this mix of events when planning your week ahead. Stay tuned for The 10, which previews the top events for the weekend,…

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1) All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, gates at 5 p.m., show from 6 to 10 Aug. 12 at Artpark (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston). Advance general admission is $39.50 here, which rises to $45 day-of. Commentary: Take that angst brewing beneath the surface and let it out with a high-pitched shriek on Sunday in Lewiston, as All Time Low, which just played the final Warped Tour, a…

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Three quality shows - Band of Horses, the Spill Canvas and Rise Against - have already sold out for this week in Buffalo, especially impressive because all three concerts are indoors. Thankfully, there's still a wealth of event options to choose from Monday through Thursday. Beatles Rooftop Tribute 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9 outside Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan St.), in Larkin Squ…

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1) Dierks Bentley, 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Darien Lake Amphitheatre (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien). Tickets begin at $39.50 and may be purchased here. Commentary: When it comes to Grammys, Dierks Bentley might be the Buffalo Bills of country artists. The Phoenix native has been nominated for a whopping 13 of the prestigious awards across eight years – and has yet to claim his f…

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Live at Larkin's South Buffalo Night 5 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Larkin Square (745 Seneca St.). Free to attend. When done right, community celebrations can be lively gatherings bursting with pride. Through its six previous seasons, Live at Larkin's South Buffalo Night has been among the most popular of each summer, with congressman Brian Higgins and his Exchange Street B…

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The last weekend in July is always reserved for Garden Walk Buffalo; hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28-29. The free two-day event, now in its 24th year, is self-guided and includes more than 360 gardens. No tickets are required. Free maps can be downloaded online. Maps and merchandise can be found at two main headquarters during the hours of the walk: Evergreen Health…

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1) Ludacris, 5 p.m. July 28 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). General admission tickets are $15 and may be purchased here; VIP tickets run for $40. Commentary: Luda! The late addition to the Canalside Live! lineup is the second Saturday show of the series, following Vanilla Ice's unusual appearance earlier in July. Known for "Roll Out," "What's Your Fantasy?" and other ti…

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Father John Misty Doors at 5 p.m., headliner hits the stage around 8, show is done by 10:30 on July 26 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). Cost is $5 and comes with a free drink ticket if you purchase in advance at Consumer's Beverages. When the 2018 Canalside Live! lineup was announced, this multi-talented Maryland-born musician was the social media darling (alongside Vanill…

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1) Kesha and Macklemore, 7 p.m. July 22 at Darien Lake Amphitheatre (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien). Individual lawn tickets are as low as $29.50, while lawn four-packs are available for $22.50 per person. All ticket info here. Commentary: Does the summer concert season really start until Kesha walks into Darien Lake? (Yes, it started more than a month ago, but that's bes…

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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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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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Eat the World 6 to 9 p.m. at the International Institute of Buffalo (864 Delaware Ave.). Admission is $20 here and includes two drink tickets. International flavors will be the order of the day in the International Institute of Buffalo's backyard, with Ms. Judi's International Cravings, Falafel Bar, Lomo Lomo, Sweet Melody's and Lloyd among the food trucks lined up on …

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Tom Stahl & the Dangerfields at Picnic in the Parkway 7 to 9 p.m. at Bidwell Parkway and Elmwood Avenue. Free to attend. Welcome back the free concert series Picnic in the Parkway, summer-long Tuesday evening shows on the green space east of the Elmwood-Bidwell intersection, with food trucks and alcohol for purchase. Opening the season is folk rock group Tom Stahl …