[BN] Things To Do: John Mulaney, a country market and the return of art, music festivals | Entertainment

[BN] Things To Do: John Mulaney, a country market and the return of art, music festivals |  Entertainment

Visit the Downtown Country Market along Main Street in downtown Buffalo.

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Town center country market. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Thursday until October 20 on Main Street between Court and Church streets.

This summer tradition officially opens in downtown Buffalo this week. Vendors will sell fruits and vegetables, specialty food items, desserts, and homemade bath and body products, among other items. Grab some lunch or a snack on some of your new purchases before heading back to the office.

Paint the city. 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court. Tickets are $50 members, $60 general admission, $75 patron.

Highlights include a silent art auction featuring original artwork, live music, raffles and tastings from local breweries and wineries at this annual artsy celebration and fundraising at the Buffalo History Museum. Admission gives you access to tastings, appetizers, and live music, plus raffles and auctions from over 40 local artists.

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Book club with Valentino Dixon. 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Free.

Valentino Dixon was imprisoned at 21 for a murder he did not commit. He writes about this experience and how art helped him survive Attica prison in his first book, “The Soul of an Unfreed Man: Drawing My Way to Freedom”. He will discuss the book and his life story at this free event.

Wine and craft beer festival. 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 10 at Tewksbury Lodge, 249 Ohio St. Registration is $49.

Area favorites including Big Ditch Brewing Co., Community Beer Works, Johnson Estate Winery and Flying Bison Brewing Co. are among a handful of several local breweries and wineries whose spirits will be up for grabs in this fundraiser. funds at the water’s edge for Western New York Lutheran Charities. In addition to beverage tasting, guests will also enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a basket raffle and a wine draw with background music from the Men’s Red Blazer Chorus of Buffalo.

Living art. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at Bidwell Parkway and West Delavan Avenue. Free.

Unique Creatives will commemorate this year’s winners of the Virtual Art Alive program, a competition in which participants created vivid depictions and stunning replicas of famous works of art using creative props and sometimes people. Customers can visit the Elmwood Village Farmers Market on the way home, check out the stalls and get their hands dirty with the handcrafted art truck.

Allentown Arts Festival. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 along Delaware Avenue.

Artists, artisans and merchants, among others, will take to the streets of Allentown for this two-day outdoor festival showcasing community creativity and “Buffalo’s most colorful cultural event since the Pan American Exposition. “, recalled the founder Louis Cherenzia of the This year, which celebrates its 65th year, the pieces presented and for sale include clay, creative crafts, drawings, graphics, glass, acrylic , jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture.

East Aurora Music Festival. 2-10 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at East Aurora. Admission is $20.

Fans of this Southtowns event had to be patient for its return after a two-year hiatus, but East Aurora Music Fest will officially take to the main street – and adjacent sidewalks – for a full day of music for a good cause. Launched in 2013, the festival has raised nearly $1 million for local charities and organizations by hosting an array of musical talent at multiple venues including The Healthy Zone Rink, Mister’s Bar and Lanes and the Tent Bar- Bill Tavern where people can hear everything from acoustic and rock to country and Americana.

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John Mulaney will be at the KeyBank Center on June 11.


John Mulaney. 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at KeyBank Center. Tickets cost between $35 and $139 and more for VIP packages.

Netflix’s iconic specials ‘Kid Gorgeous’, ‘The Comeback Kid’ and ‘New In Town’ defined Mulaney’s comedy era, the latter of which earned him critical acclaim as ‘one of the best strips ever’. Standing Comics” from Entertainment Weekly. The former “Saturday Night Live” writer masters awkwardness and comedic timing in his routines, as well as the occasional cracking up about his French bulldog Petunia.

Summer games night. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at Buffalo Cider Hall, 155 Chandler Street. Admission is $35, game pack $25 (three game tickets in advance).

Games aren’t just for kids. Adults can enter the Flower Pot Gift Card Pong, Wine Bottle Ring Toss, and Hole-in-One Putting Raffle contests at this event hosted by the Black Rock Riverside Alliance. Admission will provide guests with two hours of open bar at CiderWorks, light snacks and the chance to win prizes if they are victorious in these garden games.

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Art openings. Friday, June 10 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Two exhibitions – “Bonnie Gordon: Mapping Image and Word, Stumbling into Streams of Consciousness” and “Praise: Works from the Collection” are open as part of the M&T Second Friday event. Both exhibitions continue until November 27.

Newfane Family Fun Pride Fest. From noon to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 outside Calhoon’s Pub at 2598 Main St., Newfane. The Pride Month celebrations continue at this casual event celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride by Niagara Pride. There will be lawn games, entertainment, appearances by superheroes from the Justice League of WNY and food from Calhoon’s Pub.

Silo City Reading Series. Doors 7 p.m., reading 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at Silo City (Marine A), 85 Silo City Row. Admission Pay what you can. This series enters its tenth season with poetry by Richie Hofmann and Albert Abonado, musical performances by Yuki Numata Resnick and an installation by Pat Cray. The historic waterfront grain silos will host two more readings in July and August.

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Toya J. Bell