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AV Hit List: Top Event Picks for This Week

THU 4/9

Wilder Maker

Mohawk Place | 7pm | $5

The multi-instrumentalist and composer, Gabriel Birnbaum will be bringing his new project, Wilder Maker to Mohawk Place this Thursday. Watch as his band performs everything from rock to jazz.

THU 4/9

Distillers Night - A Spirited Gathering

Hyrdraulic Hearth | 9pm

The first Distillers Night will feature Black Squirrel Distillery, BFLO Distilling Company, and Lockhouse Distillery for a spirited gathering in which distillers will present tastings and discuss their role in Buffalo’s recent resurgence in the industry, while the host venue will offer an inspired cocktail menu served with live music by Sugarcake.

FRI 4/10

Matt Pless

Hoyt House | 7pm | $5

He’s described as a lyrical hippie punk from Brooklyn who indulges in folk music. On Friday, he’ll be performing at Hoyt House with the Buffalo indie rock band, Difficult Night.


The Buffalo Niagra International Film Fest

Various Locations

The BNFF will run from Friday through Saturday at various locations including The Riviera Theatre, Tonawanda Castle and Buffalo Suzuki Strings Musical Arts Center. Along with screenings of short and feature films, the festival will offer panel discussions with industry professionals. For more info, visit

SAT 4/11

Smart House

Nietzsche’s | 9pm | $5

The Buffalo based synth/pop group, Smart House will be kicking things off at Nietzsche’s on Saturday evening with Strange Acres, and The Vine Brothers. It’ll be a night to showcase some great Buffalo bands.

SUN 4/12

Edible Bookfest

The Western New York Book Arts Center | 4-8pm | $5/$3

This event invites community members of all skill levels to create and exhibit 100% edible books. The books are exhibited, documented, judged, and consumed. Prizes will be awarded and winners will be announced at approximately 7pm in the categories of: Best Book, Best Tasting, and Most Creative. Everyone is allowed to partake in eating the exhibits after judging.

SUN 4/12

Game of Thrones Season 5 Premier

Tralf Music Hall | 7pm | free

Spring is coming - which means Game of Thrones Season 4 is rapidly approaching. On Sunday night, the Tralf Music Hall will be hosting a FREE watch party for all you die hard GOT fans. This event is ages 21+ and guests are encouraged to wear costumes and participate in GOT trivia for various prizes.