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Cover Story

Bad Ass Babes of the Buffalo Bar Industry

by Ann Marie Trietley

On the sixth day, God created Man and named him Adam. When Adam fell asleep that afternoon, God created women and booze. Adam woke up and said, “Oh yeah, this is good.” But by 1920, American women of the Temperance Movement didn’t agree it was all that good and they shut that booze shit down with the 18th Amendment and Prohibition.

Street Festival Feature

Allen West Festival celebrates 17 years of bohemian fun

by Peter Soscia

Now in its 58th year, the Allentown Art Festival is a staple of the Queen City’s summer scene. During the second weekend of June, people from across the area flock to the blocked off sections on Allen Street, Delaware Avenue, and Franklin Street to check out and purchase works of art in all different mediums. Something first time festival patrons may not realize when walking west on Allen is that by crossing Elmwood Avenue they have entered into the Allen West Festival.


Buffalo Bisons set to welcome LGBTQ community to Coca Cola field

by Andrew Kulyk and Peter Farrell

Themed nights are nothing new as far as baseball promotions are concerned, and the Buffalo Bisons have rolled them out along with the best of them, ever since they branded the “Every Game’s An Event” theme when they moved downtown in 1988.

Weekend Roundup

Battle of Original Music and Pride Parade

On Friday, (6/5) the Tralf Music Hall hosted the grand finale of the Artvoice Battle of Original Music (B.O.O.M.). An electrified, packed house enjoyed excellent performances by Intent to Sell, Luanjie, Erica Wolfling, and grand prize winners Uncle Ben’s Remedy—who took home $5,000 and an opening slot on 107.7’s Kerfuffle show at Canalside on July 25.

Beer Feature

Eat and Drink Up Summer

by Erik Wollschlager

Buffalo is back in a big way, and the best indicator may be the triumphant return of our hallmarks: food and beer. Much has been written about the surging beer production that has returned to the city in the last five years, but it must be said that along with beer, food in Buffalo has never been better.

What's Brewing

Presented by Consumer Beverages

by Paul Marko, Chris Groves

Resurgence Brewing Co. Session IPA & New York State Brewers Association Thank You Reception

Art Scene

Portraits of Struggles

by Jack Foran

Photographer Orin Langelle’s website concludes with two quotations. From Brazilian educator and philosopher Paolo Freire: “Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.”

Film Review

Love and Mercy

by Jordan Canahai

The new Brian Wilson biopic weaves together two different chapters from the brilliant but tortured singer-songwriter-producer’s life in a similar way The Beach Boys music blended multiple voices together in harmony.

Film Review

Jurassic World

by E. Ladd

It’s been 14 years, but the CGI dinosaurs are back! One of this summer’s biggest blockbusters is about to hit movie screens this weekend: Sci Fi adventure Jurassic World, the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park film franchise.

Theater News


by Javier

Film star Sharon Stone (pictured above) celebrated Tony Award night at the Actor’s Fund Tony viewing party in Los Angeles. She turned heads wearing a sheer skirt.

Get Lit

A War Diary

by Heather Cook

Local author and creative writing teacher, Mary Mullet-Flynn, will launch her new novella Cherry Blossom Diaries. The novella is based on the authentic diaries of Deborah Peters, recorded from March 19, 1942 to August 14, 1945, set during World War II. Mullet-Flynn found these real-life encounters fascinating, and she says her favorite part of writing the novella was getting to know Deborah.

Featured Events

See You There!

AV Hit List: Top Event Picks for This Week


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, June 12 - Thursday, June 18)

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Graphic Traffic


by Carolyn Marcille

Spread Vol 1: No Hope

by Joe Tell

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Among recent inventions not expected to draw venture capital interest (reported by Popular Science in June): (1) A Canadian software engineer’s machine that unspools toilet paper exactly three squares at a time (but please keep fingers away from the cleaver!).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I think it’ll be better if you don’t engage in much sacrifice, compromise, or surrender in the next two weeks. Normally they are valuable tools to have at your disposal, but for now they may tend to be counterproductive.