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Sleep, 7 p.m. June 6, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $32. Iconic stoner-rock trio Sleep will make a much-anticipated visit to the Theatre District venue. After a self-imposed disbandment in 1998 following frustration and dissatisfaction with its record label, the critically acclaimed group sprinkled in the occasional festival appearance and reunion set starting in 200…

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Buffalo Pride Week, which cherishes the local LGBTQ+ community's courage and extols acceptance instead of division, annually produces one of the city's happiest days, uniting Buffalonians regardless of their sexual orientation. Both the Elmwood Avenue parade and the Canalside festival are true celebrations, awash in color, noise and camaraderie, a refreshing environment…

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Larkin Square and Hydraulic Hearth will close Seneca Street between them from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday for a public block party all are welcome to attend. More than 40 vendors – including artisans and food trucks – will participate in the gathering. Free lawn games will be part of the fun along with acrobats from The Bird’s Nest, Mapleview Alpacas and puppies from Queen …

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With six months of events packed into three over the summer, music is somewhere nearly every night. But what about live outdoor music for families? Having children doesn’t make you yearn for Tragically Hip covers any less than when you were traipsing from show to show untethered to responsibility, so what are parents to do? Thankfully, there are plenty of kid-friendl…

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After a booming five years, Buffalo's food truck growth has pumped its brakes. Larkin Square's Food Truck Tuesday, which began in 2013 with roughly 15 trucks, originally shined the spotlight on mobile food vendors. The series' popularity, as well as the success of Lloyd Taco, the city's first truck, pushed the industry into overdrive. The number of food trucks more than…

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Food trucks are omnipresent today, showing up near your office for lunch during the week, parked outside your favorite stores on the weekend or showing up en masse at daylong festivals. There are at least six regular events focusing on food trucks. Here's a look. Tuesdays Food Truck Tuesdays, Larkin Square Details: 5 to 8 p.m. through Oct. 1. At least 10 new food tr…

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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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Get ready for an early taste of summer: the first Food Truck Tuesday is here. The seventh annual season for the weekly Larkin Square event opens at 5 p.m. April 23. For the first week, at least three trucks will make their Food Truck Tuesday debut: Falafel Bar, Fat Lady's Cakes & Pies, and Rollin' Deep. Music is by Funktional Flow. Other trucks scheduled to appea…

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Buffalo's St. Patrick's Day Weekend celebrations wouldn't be the same if the Valley Community Center chose not to host the Old Neighborhood Parade due to diminishing returns. While the Delaware Avenue parade on Sunday has garnered a reputation for shoulder-to-shoulder crowds and a bit more sloppiness, the Old First Ward parade, held the day prior, still harbors the clos…

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The Scrooges and the Grinches will say Valentine's Day is a commercial holiday, something Hallmark made up out of thin air to sell more cards. People hate Valentine's Day for a lot of reasons (BuzzFeed cites 16) but just because it's cooler to hate it, doesn't mean you have to. Why not treat yourself, your valentine, your galentines and palentines to a special day ou…

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It's full-steam ahead into the holiday season. The Buffalo area will light up this weekend through a wealth of tree lightings, holiday fundraisers and artisan markets. Here are some of the top events for this weekend. 1. Canalside holiday celebration and tree lighting, 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 at 44 Prime St. Free to attend, while ice skaters can receive $1 off by donating e…

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Holiday market season brings together a few of life's simple pleasures: eating, drinking, music and shopping. You could always go on Etsy if you wanted a handmade gift, but instead, you fight the crowds and scour downtown for parking because like all seasonal activities, it doesn’t feel like the holidays without it. Aside from the annual markets you've grown to expec…

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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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From charitable dining to showing love for Buffalo-bred female country artists, Oct. 8-11 offers a nice mix of events in the Buffalo area before the arrival of another festival-filled weekend. Steely Dan at Shea's is the only major event that's essentially a sellout (two tickets remain). See what else is on tap for this week before The 10, which previews the weekend eve…

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Lazlo Hollyfeld, 5 p.m. July 12, Buffalo Place's Queen City Social (20 Fountain Plaza), Free. Long-running instrumental act Lazlo Hollyfeld will entertain the happy hour crowd at Fountain Plaza this week. The experimental post-rock band's performance, its first since sharing the stage with Aqueous at a New Year's Eve engagement at Town Ballroom, is part of Buffalo Pl…