Weekly Feature

2015-06-05 / Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 4

Olmsted’s Spring into Summer Luncheon — Spring into summer by kicking off the Olmsted park season and support the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy at the same time, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo; $. 838-1249, ext. 14, maureen@bfloparks.org

Vinyl Chumming Night — Still have some old vinyl records laying around? Maybe it’s time to blow the dust off and head down to take part in Vinyl Chumming Night, where vinyl aficionados can informally enjoy each other’s records (bring a vinyl record and receive a free coffee or tea), 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at The Juice Bistro and Cafe, 700 Center St., Lewiston. 429-5466

fri. 5

Flex — An after-dark dance party that celebrates hip-hop queer culture and urban life in Buffalo. The event, featuring DJ MikeQ and DJ Pumpdabeat, is part of Buffalo & WNY Pride Week 2015, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, June 5, at The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 849-1000, www.waitingroombuffalo.com

sat. 6

Buffalo Feis — 50th annual event is presented by the Irish Cultural and Folk Art Association of WNY and features dance, language and music competitions, 7 a.m., with opening ceremony at 8:15 a.m., and competition at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Events Center and Expo Hall of the Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. 649-3900, www.the-fairgrounds.com

Momentum — A dance party at Canalside featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race veterans Mimi Imfurst and Pandora Poxx and current season finalist Violet Chachki, part of Buffalo & WNY Pride Week 2015, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at 44 Prime St., Buffalo, adjacent to the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park; $. www.buffalopridefestival.com

sat. 6 & sun. 7

Bonsai Show — Presented by the Buffalo Bonsai Society, bonsai masters and novices display their prized trees at their peak, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

sun. 7

Chinese Auction and Chicken Dinner — Presented by the Seneca-Babcock Community Association, featuring theme baskets, gift certificates, sports memorabilia, arts and crafts, 12:30 p.m. with drawings beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Seneca Babcock Community Association, 1168 Seneca St., Buffalo; $. 822-5094

Summerfest — Serving BW’s barbecue chicken, and basket raffles will be held, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at St. John Kanty Parish Community, Broadway at Swinburne Street, Buffalo.

Pancake Breakfast — The Inner Harbor Yacht Club will hold its annual boat blessing and pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and picnic from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the East River section of the Niagara River by the Grand Island former Holiday Inn. For boaters, monitor Channel 68 for information.

Pride Parade — A vibrant celebration of the entire LGBTQ community, the Pride Parade features floats, performances and participants from more than 100 organizations. The parade steps off at noon Sunday, June 7, at the corner of Elmwood and Forest avenues, then travels south on Elmwood Avenue to Allen Street, Buffalo. Free. www.mybuffalopride.com

Pride Festival at Canalside — Event features headlining performances by pop-country singer Steve Grand and pop singer Mia Martina, as well as family activities, food and beverage vendors, a Retro Dance tent, retail vendors, and informational tables from local organizations and businesses, 1 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Canalside, at 44 Prime St., in downtown Buffalo; $. www.mybuffalopride.com

wed. 10

Meet Me at the CAM — Featuring films, guest speakers and facilitated discussions. With speaker Michael J. Beam, CAM curator of Exhibitions and Collections, artist and Niagara University art history professor, speaking on important sculptural works in the CAM Collection; Art Across the Ages DVD lecture, “Developments in Sculpture — Rodin to Judd,” 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 10, at the Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. 286-8200, www.niagara.edu/cam

thurs. 11

Forty for Forty Anniversary Auction — A spectacular live auction of 40 artworks, including from Hallwalls founders Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, Charles Clough, Diane Bertolo, Michael Zwack, and Nancy Dwyer, and also features exhibiting artists from 40 years of gallery programming, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 854-1694, www.babevillebuffalo.com

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