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Summer Guide: Featured Events

Concerts, Festivals, Garden Walks, and Tours

The summer season in Western New York is a quick one. Don’t let fall sneak up on you with out exploring some of the outstanding summer activities Buffalo has to offer. Use this guide to learn about new cultures, try new foods, and explore new parts of town with your friends and family.

Summer Guide: Getting Around

Buffalo CarShare / Buffalo BikeShare Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

by Buck Quigley

It’s been five years now since the iconic blue cars of Buffalo CarShare began popping up on city streets. The program was started by some local college students who were determined to bring the practice of short-term car rental to Buffalo.

Summer Guide: Music Feature

Interview With the Vampire

by Cory Perla

When Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig accepted the band’s Grammy for “Best Alternative Rock Record” this year he kept it simple. “Thanks a lot. You guys wanna say anything else?” he asked the rest of his band, keyboardist/guitarist Rostam Batmanglij, drummer Chris Tomson, and bassist Chris Baio. They did not. There was an awkward pause and the band left the stage.

Summer Guide: On The Water

Water You Wanna Do Today?

by Jessica Kelly

The Horizons Waterfront Commission began pondering Buffalo’s downtown waterfront in the late 1980s and for the next twenty years not much happened other than a lot of jokes comparing Buffalo’s waterfront development to “wide right” and “no goal.”

Summer Guide: Summer Reads

Book Review - Theo, by Ed Taylor

by Patricia Pendleton

Book Review - Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, by Lawrence Wright

by J. Tim Raymond

David Sedaris at Talking Leaves

by Woody Brown

The Best New Summer Reads

by Cory Perla

For the Cyclist

by Buck Quigley

Artie Awards

24th Annual Artie Awards

by Anthony Chase

The 24th Annual Artie Awards were uniquely efficient and engaging. As a huge crowd gathered in the Town Ballroom, they were entertained by jazz legend Peggy Farrell, making her 24th Artie Awards appearance, accompanied by Mike T. Jones.

Artie Awards

The Artie Awards 2014 Best Dressed List

by Jimmy Janowski, Photos by Nancy J. Parisi

Ah, award season! A rite of spring as reliably perennial as my lilac bush. You may wonder why my bush is lilac. This is a story for a different kind of article; let’s just call it a drunken Easter egg hunt gone terribly wrong, but rest assured, no Peeps chicks were harmed!

Art Scene

WNYBAC Features Max Collins's Striking Images

by Jack Foran

Chroma 14: Jimm Rolls Memorial Art Exhibition, at the Glow Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

Classical Music Notes

A Classical Gas

by Jan Jezioro

The sixth edition of the biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition will conclude this Saturday, June 7 at 7:30pm, when the three guitarists who passed the semi-final rounds take the main stage of Kleinhans, where each will perform as a soloist in a different guitar concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its music director JoAnn Falletta.

Film Reviews

Edge of Tomorrow

by George Sax

Palo Alto

by M. Faust

Half of a Yellow Sun

by M. Faust

Band of Sisters

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, June 6 - Thursday, June 12)

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Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: the Artvoice B.O.O.M! Grand Finale, this Friday, June 6th at The Tralf.

You Auto Know

Not Too Big, Not Too Small

by Jim Corbran

When the SUV craze hit years ago, most of them were behemoths which were difficult to park, expensive to buy, and unable to pass a gas station without veering in.

Letters to Artvoice

When PUSH Comes to Shove

by Emily S. Allen

An article in the June 2 Buffalo News explains a massive project by PUSH Buffalo to construct and renovate properties on the West Side. They’ve been quoted ad infinitum about their community involvement and support. As a homeowner on the block they are completely taking over, I certainly do not support the project.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

In April, Anton Purisima filed a claim in Federal District Court in New York City that the Lowering The Bar blog calculated was for the largest monetary demand ever made in a lawsuit—“$2,000 decillion” (or 2 followed by 36 zeroes, which of course is many times more money than exists on planet Earth).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In Marcel Proust’s novel Swann’s Way, the narrator speaks of how profoundly he is inspired by an older writer named Bergotte: “Each time he talked about something whose beauty had until then been hidden from me, about pine forests, about hail, about Notre-Dame Cathedral…with one image he would make that beauty explode into me.”