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Best Things To Do Next Week

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Thing To Do Next Week in Buffalo, Niagara & WNY

July 24 – 30: Live music, sports, comedy, festivals and more. Find the best things to do next Week in BuffaloWestern New York and  the Niagara Frontier as chosen by Step Out Buffalo’s editors. 

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2017 Honda Civic Tour Featuring OneRepublic

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Darien Lake, Darien Center

To celebrate the 25th season of the Darien Lake Amphitheater, every purchased concert ticket for the 2017 season now includes FREE same day admission to Darien Lake Theme Park!

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Kingdom Bound Summer Music Festival

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017 - Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
All Day
Darien Lake, Darien Center

Kingdom Bound summer festival is the place to be for Christian music lovers. With nearly 50 performing acts, from music artists to inspiring speakers, spread out over four days, this is a fully immersive experience at Darien Lake.

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Info Session: Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Educational Opportunity Center, Buffalo

By attending, you’ll meet with the CEL team and Allstate MWEE alumni, learn next steps for participating in the 2018 program year and find out how the program can help take your business to the next level.

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Hospice Summer Affair

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

Join us in summer revelry including cocktails, dinner, theme package auction, raffles, photobooth and live music. Last year, over 500 guests enjoyed this spectacular party on the waterfront – so don’t miss out on the HOTTEST night of the summer in the best CITY and catch a special live performance from JOYRYDE!

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Nature Explorers Art and Science Camp

Monday Jul. 24, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for.

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Pocket Parks of Allentown Tour

Monday Jul. 24, 2017
10:00 am
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Grand and humble Victorian homes grace these neighborhood greenspaces, including Days Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1887, and Arlington Park, where Olmsted lived while designing Buffalo’s park system.

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The Future Sounds of Buffalo

Monday Jul. 24, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Canalside, Buffalo

The Future Sounds of Buffalo

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Slow Roll Buffalo: Colored Musicians Club

Monday Jul. 24, 2017
6:30 pm
Colored Musicians Club, Buffalo

Founded in Detroit, Slow Roll is a group bicycle ride that meets every Monday night and has expanded into a Global network of community rides.

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George Scott Big Band part of CMC Jazz Festival

Monday Jul. 24, 2017
7:00 pm
Colored Musicians Club, Buffalo

With over 150 performers over the length of six days, come enjoy the CMC Jazz Fest all across the city -from July 24-29th presented by M&T Bank.

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BUFFALO BISONS VS. DURHAM BULLS

Monday Jul. 24, 2017
7:05 pm
Coca Cola Field, Buffalo

BUFFALO BISONS VS. DURHAM BULLS

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M & T Plaza Concert Series “Tunes at Noon”

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1 M&T Plaza, Buffalo

Plaza Event Series will feature 54 performances this summer. Five new acts have been added to the line-up, and several favorites will continue their longtime streaks of Plaza Event Series appearances. Full schedule listed here.

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Carol McLaughlin Combo part of CMC Jazz Festival

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
5:00 pm
Larkin Square, Buffalo

With over 150 performers over the length of six days, come enjoy the CMC Jazz Fest all across the city -from July 24-29th presented by M&T Bank.

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Food Truck Tuesdays

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larkin Square, Buffalo

Every Tuesday in Larkin Square dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food, music and fun!

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Little Rock Concert Series

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, Buffalo

The public is welcomed to join the festivities each week, including music from local artists or bands and an incomparable view of Buffalo’s beautiful waterfront.

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Speaker Nite – “The Media and the President: Who Shapes Whom?”

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Buffalo

In the Speaker Nite series, we examine issues that were important during TR’s lifetime and continue to be relevant today.

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Blondie and Garbage: Rage and Rapture Tour at Artpark

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Artpark, Lewiston

Artpark Amphitheater, Opener Deap Valley, Tickets on sale now

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Scott Tixier at Colored Musicians Club for M&T Bank presents CMC Jazz Festival

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Colored Musicians Club, Buffalo

Scott Tixier will be performing 2 shows on July 25th at 7pm & 9pm. Tixier’s considered, “A remarkable improviser and a cunning jazz composer” in the words of NPR.

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The Menzingers

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
7:00 pm
Waiting Room, Buffalo

After releasing an especially lauded EP and touring much of 2009, Philadelphia’s The Menzingers have been dubbed a “Band You Need To Know” in 2010 by Alternative Press and they have a brand new full length proving why.

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The New Pornographers with Cloud Nothings live in Asbury Hall at Babeville

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
8:00 pm
Asbury Hall at 9th Ward, Buffalo

Since their debut in 2000, The New Pornographers have released six studio albums including their most recent, Brill Bruisers, hailed as an “exuberant, synthpop-infused set” by Rolling Stone, “infectious” by Harper’s Bazaar and more.

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CMC Centennial Jazz Festival 2017

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
All Day
Pausa Art House, Buffalo

With inventive improvisational ability and angular phrasing reminiscent of Eric Dolphy, saxophonist Andre Killian is the melodic chord playing through every tune.

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Kingdom Bound Summer Music Festival

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017 - Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
All Day
Darien Lake, Darien Center

Kingdom Bound summer festival is the place to be for Christian music lovers. With nearly 50 performing acts, from music artists to inspiring speakers, spread out over four days, this is a fully immersive experience at Darien Lake.

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UB on the Green

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Univeristy at Buffalo – South Campus, Buffalo

UB on the Green is a free, outdoor, alcohol-free, family friendly festival where the UB campus meets the community on the iconic Hayes Hall Lawn on the South Campus.

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Breakaway

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
River Fest Park, Buffalo

Breakaway

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David Michael Miller (of Dave Miller and the Other Sinners)

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
7:00 pm
189 Public House, East Aurora

David Michael Miller (of Dave Miller and the Other Sinners)

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Foxygen with Cut Worms

Wednesday Jul. 26, 2017
8:00 pm
Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo

FOXYGEN is shamelessly self-indulgent and absolutely sensational as a live band, as they manage to steer into the skid of the cliché, taking something old and making it their own.

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Downtown Country Market

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Downtown Buffalo, Buffalo

The Downtown Country Market is a two-day, weekly, open-air farmer’s market located on Main Street between Court and Church Streets in Downtown Buffalo.

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TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Buffalo

Western New York’s original Teddy Bear Picnic is a fun day for all — moms, dads, grandparents, and friends. Get your team together and don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on as well as your favorite teddy bear!

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Theory of a Deadman

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canalside, Buffalo

Theory of a Deadman

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Hospice Summer Affair

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

Join us in summer revelry including cocktails, dinner, theme package auction, raffles, photobooth and live music. Last year, over 500 guests enjoyed this spectacular party on the waterfront – so don’t miss out on the HOTTEST night of the summer in the best CITY and catch a special live performance from JOYRYDE!

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Music & Food Trucks on Main

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, Williamsville

Live Music and Food Trucks on Main is a family friendly weekly summer event on Thursday evenings at Ss. Peter and Paul School in Williamsville

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Desert Highway Band A Tribute To The Eagles

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

Desert Highway Band A Tribute To The Eagles

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Otis Brown, III Trio at CMC Jazz Festival

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
9th Ward at Babeville, Buffalo

Come enjoy some jazzy tunes by Otis Brown, III Trio at 9th Ward at Babeville during the CMC Jazz Fest.

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Vinnie DeRosa Live

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
7:00 pm
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew

Vinnie DeRosa plays Thurdays at Salvatore’s Chandelier Bar

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Shakespeare in Delaware Park – Macbeth

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017 - Sunday Aug. 20, 2017
7:30 pm
Delaware Park, Buffalo

Macbeth runs Tuesday through Sunday!

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Tom Green

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
7:30 pm
Helium Comedy Club, Buffalo

Tom Green’s bizarre antics on MTV’s “The Tom Green Show” earned him a reputation as an outlandish prankster and made him a household name in the early 2000s.

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Walter Kemp 3oh! at M&T Bank presents CMC Jazz Festival

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Walter Kemp 3oh! at CMC Jazz Festival Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center on Thursday, July 27th, 8:15 pm

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Dirty Smile

Thursday Jul. 27, 2017
9:00 pm
Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo

Dirty Smile. A&L, The Tina Marie Williams Band

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Buffalo Infringement Festival

Friday Jul. 28, 2017 - Monday Jul. 31, 2017
All Day
Milkie’s on Elmwood, Buffalo

Buffalo Infringement Festival

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Buffalo Rib Fest

Friday Jul. 28, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
All Day
Canalside, Buffalo

Buffalo Rib Fest is a 3 day food & music festival featuring award winning rib vendors, cold beer and live music from TownSquare Live Events.

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EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL LEBANESE FESTIVAL 2017

Friday Jul. 28, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
12:00 am
St. John Maron Catholic Church, Williamsville

The Lebanese Festival continues to share its heritage with the Western New York community, in an enjoyable and unique way, by offering delicious and authentic food, music and entertainment, exclusive gift shop, games for children, raffles, and bounce houses.

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Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend

Friday Jul. 28, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
All Day
Ellicottville, Ellicottvile

Wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs and street-side.

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City of Light Bus Tour

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
1:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Experience Buffalo through the eyes of the narrator of Lauren Belfer’s historical novel, City of Light, which is set in Buffalo at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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Gregg Sansone

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

Buffalo music fans can’t miss Gregg Sansone when he will fill the beer garden with the sound of a full live band all on his own.

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Tommyrotter Turns 2! – A Birthday Bash

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
500 Seneca Street, Buffalo

Buffalo’s hometown booze maker, Tommyrotter Distillery, is celebrating two years in business the only way they know how: the cocktail party of the summer!

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A2Z Zuri Appleby & Arianna Powell w/ Rod Bonner and DP Powell at M&T Bank presents CMC Jazz Fest

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Colored Musicians Club, Buffalo

Friday, July 28th, 2017, 2 shows! 7pm and 10pm. Zuri Elise Appleby and guitarist Arianna Powell join in with Rod Bonner and Daniel Powell, to create a powerful collection of genre-bending music with their eclectic ensemble, “A2Z.”
Powell, voted “Top 10 female guitarists” on the scene by Guitar Magazine, has a degree from Duquesne, with a concentration in jazz studies.

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WWE LIVE

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
7:30 pm
Key Bank Center, Buffalo

See Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Alexa Bliss, The Hardy Boyz, Finn Balor, Bayley, Enzo Amore & Big Cass, Cesaro, Sheamus and many more!

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Enlighten – A Celebration of the Richardson Olmsted Campus

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
8:00 pm
Hotel Henry, Buffalo

enLIGHTen will feature an outdoor concert on the renewed South Lawn of the Richardson.

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Raíces

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
8:00 pm
Pausa Art House, Buffalo

A group that pays tribute to the Afro-Caribean roots of Cuban music with rumba, guaguancó, son, Latin jazz, boleros y baladas.

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First Ward Album Release Party

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
9:00 pm
Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo

First Ward Album Release Party with Son of the Sun

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Buffalo Paddle – Bike – Run

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
All Day
Silo City, Buffalo

The Silo City, Buffalo Paddle – Bike – Run® was created and designed by race director and avid cyclist, paddler and athlete, Justin W. Dahl.

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Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
9:00 am
River Fest Park, Buffalo

Sign up for Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race and race around Buffalo competing in physical, mental and silly challenges, all while raising money for programs and services provided by The Salvation Army. $1,000 first prize, as well as other AMAZING prizes for top finishers and fundraisers.

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East Aurora’s 48th Annual Street Festival & Sidewalk

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
East Aurora Village, East Aurora

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s 48th annual Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale will feature local vendors, plenty of activities for kids and families, food and entertainment, Chalk Walk Murals, Operation Kids and much more!

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10th Annual Walk Off Hunger

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Island Park, Williamsville

This fun, family-friendly event will once again be presented by Life Storage. Walk Off Hunger is a two-mile scenic walk through the Village of Williamsville. The walk is followed up with a festival full of children’s activities, musical entertainment, bounce houses, raffles, food and refreshments.

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2017 Fiddle Fest

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fiddler’s Green Park, Springville

Performances, jamming, workshops, food and craft vendors, historical demonstrations, round & sqare dancing, clogging, raffles, and more.

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Niagara USA Wine Festival

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Academy Park, Lewiston

Any one who wishes not to taste wine, or is under the age of 21, is not required to purchase a festival ticket and will be admitted free of charge.

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Mad Hatter

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo

Mad Hatter

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Strike Out Breast Cancer Walk & Ballgame

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
3:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Coca Cola Field, Buffalo

The Strike Out Breast Cancer Walk combines a one mile walk for breast cancer awareness, a pre-walk party, and a Buffalo Bisons baseball game all in one, family friendly event.

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Tegan and Sara

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
7:00 pm
Town Ballroom, Buffalo

The popular twin sister duo will return to Buffalo as the pair continues to tour in support of 2016’s slick album Love You to Death.

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Auggie Cook

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
8:00 pm
Rob’s Comedy Playhouse, Williamsville

If a night of quick wit and non offensive fun and hilarious songs is your thing, this is the show for you as we bring in AUGGIE COOK.

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ROAST BATTLE BUFFALO The Championship Bout

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
8:00 pm
Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo

Inspired by the hit Comedy Central show, the region’s best comics go head-to-head in a battle of insults, digs, jabs, and one liners to determine Buffalo’s best roaster with a $500 cash prize.

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Blue Note 5 featuring Bruce Johnstone

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
9:00 pm
Pausa Art House, Buffalo

JazzBuffalo, in association with Pausa Art House, presents a special CMC JazzFest After Hours performance by The Blue Note 5 featuring the legendary saxophonist Bruce Johnstone.

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Antique and Classic Car Show

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

Antique and Classic Car Show

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BUFFALO BISONS VS. LOUISVILLE BATS

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
1:05 pm
Coca Cola Field, Buffalo

BUFFALO BISONS VS. LOUISVILLE BATS

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Guided Walking Tour around the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Japanese Garden in Olmsted’s Delaware Park, Buffalo

Paula Hinz, Buffalo Cherry Blossom Committee Co-Chair, will bring you on an insightful walking tour around the gorgeous garden to learn about its origins, history and fun facts. 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm OR 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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The Smooth Vocals of Laurie Bordonaro with the Bobby Militello Trio

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
2:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

The Smooth Vocals of Laurie Bordonaro with the Bobby Militello Trio

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Cyro Baptista and friends perform on “Beat Blossom”

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artpark, Lewiston

Baptista worked with Buffalo sculptor Shasti O’Leary Soudant and UB students on the creation of a unique sculpture/percussion instrument called the “Beat Blossom” which is being installed in the Percussion Garden at Artpark.

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INFRINGEMENT! Edryce Hasan

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Daily Planet Coffee, Buffalo

Edryce Hasan

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Brantley Gilbert

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
7:00 pm
Darien Lake, Darien Center

Brantley Gilbert: The Devil Don’t Sleep Summer Tour

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Mondo Cozmo

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
7:00 pm
Town Ballroom, Buffalo

Mondo Cozmo has the attitude of the Manchester bands of the 90s… Working class, honest, inspirational, cautiously hopeful, and socially observational.

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LFO

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
8:00 pm
Waiting Room, Buffalo

LFO

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Finding the best things to do this Week in BuffaloWestern New York and the Niagara Frontier is not always easy but it is always fun. This collection of events as chosen by Step Out Buffalo’s editors is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to do in the center of the universe – aka WNY.

 

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