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Pride Week Feature

All Hail the Queen!

by Amanda Ferreira

Buffalo Pride Festival Mistress of Ceremonies and self-proclaimed ‘clown in a dress’ Bianca Del Rio holds the distinction of being one of the fiercest drag queens in reality TV history.

Pride Week Events

Buffalo Pride Week Events Guide

by Artvoice Staff

The annual Buffalo & WNY Pride Parade has a new route this year. For the first time the colorful and fun parade, featuring floats and performances from dozens of different organizations, will begin at the foot of Elmwood Avenue at Forest Avenue.

Pride Week Interview

5 Questions With...

by Sarah Barry

Evergreen Association’s Justin Azzarella, Associate Vice President for Community Development and Theresa Woehrel, Association Director of PR

News Brief

Bike Month Wraps Up With Spectacular Ride Over Skyway

by Artvoice Staff

GObike Buffalo is hosting a unique event to wrap up Bike Month in the form of the First Annual SkyRide—which will give cyclists the opportunity to pedal over one of the most auto-centric and controversial stretches of roadway in western New York: the Skyway.

Theater Week

The 2014 Artie Award Nominations

by Anthony Chase

The Arties, hosted by Anthony Chase, Charmagne Chi, and Alan Trinca will be held on Monday, June 2nd at the Town Ballroom at 8 p.m. The Red Carpet with Jimmy Janowski begins at 7 p.m. Michael Hake is the music director. Admission is $10, and the event benefits Immunodeficiency Services at ECMC.

Music Feature

Beastie's Back

by Cory Perla

For the sixth installment of their “Being” tribute series, a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), promoters Damon Bodine of Live For A Cure and Tony Caferro of Deep Thinka Records are bringing it back around with Being Beastie, Volume 2.

Art Scene

"Portraits in Landscapes:" Brendan Bannon at Nina Freudenheim Gallery, thru June 25th.

by J. Tim Raymond

Deborah Stratman explores her fascination with sinkholes at Hallwalls

by Jack Foran

Classical Music Notes

June in Buffalo is Back

by Jan Jezioro

June in Buffalo is a unique music festival that is recognized worldwide for its focus on contemporary composers. Established composers assemble every year on the UB Amherst campus for a week of musical activity that includes creative interactions with young emerging composers.

Drink Feature

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

by Jessica Kelly

Sunday brunch brings many Buffalonians together for a morning food, fun, and fresh cocktails. The two front runners for brunch beverages are Mimosas and Bloody Marys. As delicious as Mimosas are, it takes a skilled bartender to make a perfectly seasoned Bloody Mary from scratch, and adding a fun garnish.

Film Reviews


by George Sax

Chinese Puzzle

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, May 30 - Thursday, June 5)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: the BuffaLoveFest, this Friday, May 30th at the Buffalo Zoo.

Play Ball!

Bisons Players Fueling Success in Toronto

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Don’t look now, but the Toronto Blue Jays, the parent club of the Buffalo Bisons, are red hot right about now. Check that. White hot.

Letters to Artvoice

Let the People Vote on Library Funding

by Salvatore Bordonaro

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library “the people’s university” is being pulverized before our very own eyes. This once proud library system which numbered 52 branches at its pinnacle now has downsized to 37 branches since the red and green budget of 2005.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

A week before the National Football League held its 2014 Draft Day in May, a large contingent of junior and senior boys staged their own draft day at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif., “dividing up” the available girls to ask to the upcoming prom. As in the NFL, the drafters “scout” the draftees, and a “rule book” notes the draft’s boundaries (e.g., this year, sophomore girls are eligible).


Free Will Astrology

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I suspect that some night soon you will have a dream of being naked as you stand on stage in front of a big audience. Or maybe not completely naked.