Weekly Feature

2018-06-21 / Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 21

. Make Music Day in Western New York — An
all-ages celebration of music consisting of free and public
events throughout Buffalo. The events will be held at
different locations and will include harmonica lessons, music
classes, drum circles, musical story times and live music.
Events run all day long. For a list of all events, visit
makemusicday.org/western-ny/ or “Make Music Day” on
. Blacklight Thursday — Featuring black light body
painting, dance music, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at
Stamps Bar, 98 Main St., Tonawanda; $. 694-3475,
fri. 22
. Poets and Musicians for Brighton Place
Library — Various combinations of poetry and music, some
planned and some improvised, will be featured with poets
Jennifer Campbell, David Landrey, Rich Olson, Ryki
Zuckerman, Gene Grabiner, Pat Hulsman and Ida Goeckel,
and musicians will include Pat Hulsman (drums), Ida Goeckel
(bass), Dan Kolb (guitar), Kelly Bucheger (sax), Jonathan
Golove (electric cello) and Michael McNeill (keyboard), 7
p.m. Friday, June 22, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton
Road, Tonawanda; a $6 donation will benefit the library.
332-4375, www.brightonplacelibrary.org
. Celebration of Hope — Kickoff ride weekend at this
celebration as you rally together against cancer and celebrate
survivors, patients and Roswell Park heroes who are fighting
for a cure. Family-friendly activities and entertainment, learn
about cutting-edge research and a special tribute to all those
who people ride in honor for and in memory of. Food and
drinks will be available for purchase, 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 22,
at UB’s Clemens Hall, UB North Campus, Amherst;
sat. 23
. Ride for Roswell — Annual charity bike ride
dedicated to finding a cure for cancer and to provide funding
for innovative patient-care programs at Roswell Park
Comprehensive Cancer Center. Choose from one of their 11
routes, ranging from 3 to 102 miles. The ride starts at UB
North Campus. Pre-registration required. For more

information, visit www.rideforroswell.org or call 843-7433.
. Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market — Summer
market features vendors and music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday,
June 23, rain or shine, at Canalside in downtown Buffalo,
adjacent to the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park
and across from KeyBank Center.
. Largest Vow Renewal Ceremony — With celebrity
officiant, former Buffalo Bills defensive end and Pro Football Hall
of Fame member, Bruce Smith, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, outside
of Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara
Falls. Volunteers are still being sought to be “stewards” during the
ceremony. Email NDiStefano@senecacasinos.com.
sat. 23 & sun. 24
. Art & Antique Show — Event will feature more than
70 artists, antique vendors, cultural groups, old and new treasures,
live animals from Thistle Creek Alpacas and Wild Spirit
Education, artist demonstrations in copper and glass, live music,
several lunch options from local food trucks, as well as fresh
popped kettle corn and gourmet popcorn, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,
June 23, and Sunday, June 24, at the Roycroft Campus
Corporation, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 655-0261,
sun. 24
. The Buffalo Queer-B-Que — Looking for a chill place
to celebrate LGBTQ community with your family (however you
define that term)? Then the first Buffalo Queer-B-Que is for you.
Between noon and 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24, hordes of hungry
LGBTQ Buffalonians and their families will converge on Shelter 2
at LaSalle Park to share food and community. Bring food for you
and yours — or bring food to share. Grills will be provided for
your barbecuing pleasure. Also bring art supplies or a musical
instrument, and show your skills at the barbecue talent show; Free.
. Nature’s Kaleidoscope — A completely new theme
for a colorful summer exhibit, the Botanical Garden’s exhibit
team has come up with some kaleidoscope-inspired display
pieces that will incorporate hexagonal and leaf patterns on
glass and other surfaces, during business hours through
Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical
Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, ext.
291, www.buffalogardens.com

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