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AV Hit List: Top Event Picks for This Week

THU 7/30 Iron & Wine

Canalside | 5:30pm | free

Samuel “Sam” Beam aka Iron & Wine will be performing at Canalside this Thursday evening. With the release of the group’s latest 2015 release Sing Into My Mouth, you’re not going to want to miss this one.

THU 7/30 Planet Hoop Presented by Ultrahoop

Front Yard of the Burchfield Penny Art Center | 7pm

Planet Hoop is an interactive hoop performance that recreates the solar system using enormous hoops that represent the sun and circling planets. The performance is part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival.

FRI 7/31 Blueprint

Studio @ Waiting Room | 7pm | $10-$12

Critically acclaimed mc/producer Blueprint has been in constant evolution throughout his entire career. His beats drop like old-school hip-hop and his lyrics are almost as deep as the bass. Catch him as he makes his way to the Studio @ Waiting Room this Friday night with Supastition and DJ Rare Groove.

SAT 8/1 Passive Aggressives Anonymous

Big Orbit Gallery | 6pm | Free

The Jazzy “old-timey” Rochester rock band Passive Aggressives Anonymous will be playing a free show at Big Orbit Gallery located on Essex St. this Saturday night. It’s sure to be an intimate experience and the art space they are playing in will be the perfect setting for their music.

8/4 - 8/2 Chalkfest Buffalo

Fountain Plaza | Noon-6pm

The 4th Annual Chalk Fest Buffalo is a 2-day, family-friendly event that provides a variety of activities for adults and children. Local artists will have the chance to win cash prizes and show off their gallery worthy artwork. A children’s storybook will be illustrated along the sidewalk, and once completed, it will be narrated to the surrounding children.

SUN 8/3 Taste of Williamsville

Island Park | Noon-8pm

The annual Taste of Williamsville is taking place this Sunday from 12pm-8pm at Island Park (located behind the Williamsville Fire debt). There will be over 20 restaurants participating along with live music, local craft beer, wine, and fun for the entire family. Feel free to bring canned goods to support the Food Bank of Western New York.

SUN 8/2 WNY Vegfest

Marcy Casino & Rose Garden at Delaware Park | 10am-6pm | free

The second annual WNY VegFest will feature renowned speakers, exhibitors, vendors, live music, delicious and healthy food, rescue animals, children’s activities, entertaining performances, and the largest ever Tofurky Trot 5K.