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How do cities earn reputations for having nothing to do? A city, by nature, bleeds with things to do. Where there are people with interests and needs to make money, there will always be things to do. If we were planning your weekend, here's what we would do. From gaming over Breadhive baked goods and iced tea at a new board game cafe to drinking $3 mimosas inside an …

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Every Easter Week, the Broadway Market is the destination thanks to its lengthy list of vendors, array of foods for purchase and sense of history. To accommodate the rush of patrons, the market's hours expand considerably through Saturday, and even then the shopping haven's 90,000 square-feet will be a tad congested. The buzz of activity and holiday joy can be felt on B…

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Native Harrow, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $10. Last seen locally opening for Toronto's Great Lake Swimmers at Buffalo Iron Works this past spring, Woodstock, N.Y. folk project Native Harrow will be making a welcome return visit to Buffalo this weekend in a headlining role. Following a 2018 that saw the band trek through 100-plus performa…

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The first major arena show of 2019 in Buffalo crashes an otherwise quiet event slate that includes the grand-opening party for a Hertel Avenue food hall, an appreciation for David Bowie's catalog and the dawn of a monthlong residency for a well-known Buffalo funk band. Panic! at the Disco, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at KeyBank Center. Ticket prices range from $36.25 to $6…

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At the jet-black hooded Mr. Goodbar on Elmwood Avenue, my wallet admired the day's specials, which included buy-one-get-one appetizers and even-cheaper-than-normal, cheap beers. "Goodbar's got a distinct smell to it," my friend said. And it does. Not a bad one, just a mixture of the fried mozzarella sticks I ordered and decades of spilled beers. He once left his jacket …

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The second week of November brings a packed week of comedy in the Buffalo area. Here are the shows we’re eyeing up this week: Whether you know him from stand-up, his work on the influential cult sketch series “Mr. Show” or his numerous roles in movies and television programs, David Cross is one of the pillars of modern comedy. Cross’ sardonic style was a key element in …

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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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In the '90s, it was acceptable for male musicians to wear a vest with a tank-top beneath it. I know this to be a fact because last week, when I heard the news that Mister Goodbar, the venerable Elmwood Avenue watering hole and live music joint, was turning 50, I pulled out a box of old photos and found one that almost made me spit my beer out through my nose. In it, I’m…

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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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Fleet Foxes, 6:30 p.m. July 27, Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston), $41-$46. Seattle's lush and harmony-rich indie-folk act Fleet Foxes will make its much-anticipated return to the area with an engagement at Artpark, the band's first area performance since 2008. Following the release of its triumphant second album, the 2012 Grammy nominated "Helplessn…

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Taste of Vegan Sessions from 5 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. at Resurgence Brewing Co. (1250 Niagara St.). Tickets $19 (non-drinking), $27.50 (drinking) here, and at the door, as capacity allows. Children under 5 enter for free. An all-you-can-eat assortment of more than 30 plant-based appetizers, main courses, drinks and desserts will be offered in bite-sized form from a…

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OHMME, 7 p.m. May 4, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $8. Experimental indie duo OHMME is set to make its Buffalo debut Friday at Mohawk Place. A mainstay of the Chicago music scene boasting working credits with the likes of Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa and Whitney already on its resume, the pair just finished touring with Wilco frontman and fellow Illinois musician …

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Different Strokes, 9 p.m. April 27, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.), $5. Buffalo's premiere (and only) Strokes cover band, aptly titled Different Strokes, is set to return to Mr. Goodbar this weekend to deliver a pair of sets covering the influential New York City band's catalog. Featuring members of local acts Feverbox and Humble Braggers, plus a couple DJs from the…

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Super-Tugger, 8 p.m. March 23, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.); $5. Fresh off delivering a healthy dose of Irish punk at Thin Man Brewery during last weekend's St. Patrick's Day festivities, Super-Tugger will make a quick return to the stage to play a fellow Elmwood Village haunt. Formally an outlet for members to share their love of '70s and '80s punk rock, the high…

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Beer and brunch Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.) will host Bang Bang After Brunch Brunch, a five-course beer pairing event featuring Community Beer Works, from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. The tentative lineup is as follows: • Aperitif: Beermosa made with raspberry witbier. • Appetizer: Mini corn dogs with ketchup and mustard, paired with Frank American pale ale. • Salad: P…