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Spring and summer in Buffalo feel significantly shorter than fall and winter. The seasons are obviously the same length, but warm weather tends to vanish in a flash - and, err, take its time arriving - which limits the period we can bask in the sun while absorbing Buffalo's wealth of admittedly jammed-together summer events. From a food truck event centered on world cui…

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For 30 years, you could bank on it: Thursday nights in Buffalo would feature live music outdoors throughout the summer. The names of the locations and series changed frequently - we even got to say "wharf" for a few years - but leaving work Thursday often meant fresh air, a domestic beer and the joy and release that accompany a band jamming in the summer heat. When Cana…

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Free concerts are fundamental to Buffalo summers. Enjoying a green space or bustling village while listening to local and regional musicians is an enduring pastime, and there's ample opportunity to participate. Buffalo River Fest Park's concert series opened nearly three weeks ago, while the popular Picnic in the Parkway will return to the Elmwood Village later in June.…

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Memorial Day was absolutely gorgeous in Buffalo, which benefited everything from town parades to the beaches, each overflowing with attendance on the first summery day of the year. (Take that, other rainy weekends in May). Even though it's a shorter-than-usual scope for This Week in Buffalo - just Tuesday through Thursday - plenty of events are packed into those three d…

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Buffalo's appreciation for the past runs deep. Whether it's a brilliant songwriter like Paul Simon, an influential jam-rock band like the Grateful Dead or an Orchard Park restaurant that endured for nearly 50 years, there's deep respect shown by event organizers and attendees. Powerful ties to the past connect several events in this week's preview, which touches on m…

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Memories will flood back for Buffalo classic rock fans when The Who hits downtown Buffalo Thursday. The music of Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend (and the late Keith Moon and John Entwistle, for that matter) is the childhood soundtrack for many born in the '60s and '70s, with "My Generation" and "Tommy" shaping a future wave of rockers, and not just in England. The Who,…

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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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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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Buffalo's refugee community is ripe with stories of courage, uncertainty, separation and freedom, and there's a desire for more of these journeys to be told, especially in light of legislation that tightens the reins on how many refugees and immigrants the City of Good Neighbors may accept. The News' long-read series "From Buffalo to Burma" is the most in-depth piece de…

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One perk about Buffalo's event calendar is that almost every taste can be satisfied. Love trendy bars? There's an anniversary party at Falley Allen this week. Have a hankering for architecture knowledge? Learn from nine of Buffalo's inspired builders at 6MBS. Adore award-winning rock musicals? Head to Shea's for "Rent." Keen for snapping turtles? Well, I don't think we …

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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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Given how difficult it is to own or work in a restaurant, it's worth commending culinary students for their ambition and boldness. A little encouragement for those choosing this challenging career path comes Wednesday in Salvatore's through the annual Taste of Education. High school students from four BOCES programs - in Medina, Sanborn, Angola and Ashville - will serve…

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This might be a confusing week for your stomach. While Monday and Tuesday are largely dedicated to gluttony - akin to a groundhog feasting before hibernation - Ash Wednesday kicks off the 40 days of sacrifice for Catholics during Lent. Buffalo offers plenty of events for the jovial mood of Tuesday - from Polish sweets and a Chippewa Street bar crawl with fireworks - …

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Michael Buble and Travis Scott might share just two things in common: they'll both be in Buffalo this week, and their careers are both on the ascent. While Buble is on the comeback trail after a scare in his personal life, Scott is riding high as one of hip-hop's biggest names following a high-profile performance at the Super Bowl. This pair of mainstream musical sup…

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It's not quite News of the Weird, but many of Buffalo's events this week come with unusual twists. For instance, YouTube stalwart Postmodern Jukebox has exploded thanks to leaping the bounds of musical genres, while 1987 cult classic "The Princess Bride" - starring a character named Prince Humperdinck - has carved out a place in cinematic lore. Toss in a blossoming regg…