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Artvoice Hitlist: This week’s Events & Gigs

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To be Takei: A Star’s Trek for Life, Liberty, and Love

Dreamland, 7pm, $5 suggested donation

Thursday night, REEL QUEER Cinema presents the Sundance Film Festival hit, To Be Takei, a critically acclaimed documentary about LGBT icon, actor, author, activist, and former Star Trek cast mate, the inimitable George Takei.

2

Carina & the Six String Preacher

Pausa Art House, 8pm,  $7

Playing a spicy, eclectic blend of pre 60’s jazz, blues, surf tango and pop, “Jazz Noir” duo Carina and Vincent James Mastrantonio will be performing at Pausa on Friday night. Come celebrate the release of their latest EP “Why You So Wild, Crocodile?” where they’ll be joined by renowned drummer John Brady.

3

8th Annual Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace

WNY Book Arts, Dec. 18 4-8pm, Dec 19 12-6pm, free

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, WNYBAC has got you covered this weekend. With 40 vendors featured, choose gifts from an assortment of handcrafted housewares, jewelry, knitwear, pottery, prints, posters, etc. Gift wrapping, card and ornament making workshops are also offered for the first time this year.

4

Mom Said No

Sugar City, 7pm, $5

Quirky homegrown acoustic/indie pop band Mom Said No will be playing at Sugar City this Saturday night. Boasting notably impressive vocal harmonies, they’ll be playing a range of tunes, from covers to originals. Check them out. Susanna Rose, Rochester folk singer/songwriter and CJ Cook & Friends will also be performing.

5

Mohawk Place Xmas Party

Mohawk Place, 8pm, $5

It’s the weekend before Christmas and the height of the party season. Head down to the Mohawk on Saturday so you can spend an evening with The Irving Klaws, The Surfin’ Cadavers, The BiPolaroids, Brass Pro & the Waterfront Revivalists, Pine Fever, and all of your drunk friends.

6

Buffalo Infringement Festival Festivus Fundraiser

Nietzsche’s, 9pm, $5

The Buffalo Infringement Festival hosts their first fundraiser of the year. Participate in holiday traditions like “Airing of Grievances”, donate pet toys to the SPCA, and enjoy the music of Electric Watermelon, David Adamczyk, Outer Harbor, Jack Topht, Jacob Peter, Meat Whistles, PeaceBridge, Phsyical Psychics, and more!

7

Pseudo Intellectuals Album Release

Blue Monk, 9pm, $3

Join The Pseudo Intellectuals, Nick, Cut, and Tone, to celebrate the release of their self-titled EP.  Shane Depree Fry and Tone will be playing some hip hop instrumentals to celebrate, DJ Sike will be in the house with a box of 45s, and DJ Cutler will be returning to the Buffalo area for a special guest appearance.