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The Buffalist: Sep 28 – Oct 4

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“I always say, if you are homophobic, you better be positive you’re right. Because is it going to blow [that] all these kids are killing themselves, and … that in 20 years … you get to write a book about how wrong you were. They’re dead. So why don’t you have a soul-searching moment now? Go into your house, shut the door, and make sure you’re positive that you’re making kids feel like crap for no good goddamn reason.”

  WTF With Marc Maron -Todd Glass

 

 

 

 5.  Buffalo Beer Week: San Diego Burger and Tap Night @ Allen Burger Venture (Sep 29)i-can-has-cheezburger

Still haven’t been to ABV?  What the hell are you waiting for?  Allen Burger Venture has a bevy of unique burgers and beers with an awesome rock ambiance that keeps snootier types at bay.  With vinyl records on the wall, heavily tattooed bartenders and absurdly delicious burgers on the menu this dive will certainly continue to do very well on the Allen St. strip.  This week they’ll be holding a San Diego Burger and Tap night as a part of Buffalo Beer Week.  San Diego has some of the best beers in the country, and I’m pumped to see what sort of burger concoctions they come up with.  ABV is open M-W 11AM-Midnight, Th-Sat 11AM-2AM.

Owner Mike Shatzel must have big plans for Allen as he also purchased a few other buildings along the street for future projects.  It is a very exciting time for those who enjoy the edgier part of Buffalo that exists on Allen St.

 

4. Doug Benson @ Helium Comedy Club (Oct 4)

3. Todd Glass @ Helium Comedy Club (Oct 1-3)

 

What a week for comedy in Buffalo as stoner hero Doug Benson and one of America’s most insightful comedians Todd Glass will be coming to Helium.  Just watch the above video and you’ll get a great taste of what to expect from both comedians.  Both are podcast staples, with Benson running the always hilarious Doug Loves Movies  and Glass putting out The Todd Glass Show.  Todd Glass was also on one of my favorite podcast episodes ever, where he comes out as gay on WTF with Marc Maron and gives a lot of insight into what his experience has been like and reflections on life and society.  Benson will be here Sunday after the Bills game and Glass will be here from Thursday to Saturday, so don’t miss them.

 

2.  Allentown Fall Festival @ Allen St (Oct 3)

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Allen St. will be closed off and filled with musicians, vendors, an artisan market and fun activities for children as the Allentown Art Festival kicks off for the second straight year.  The event starts at 11 and goes to around 7 with the band PA Line closing things out.  In addition to the festivities, there is a casual 25 mile bike ride to the Olmstead parks throughout the city that starts at 9 AM (sign up is here).  If you have never been on one of these rides I highly recommend it.  Buffalo is a great city to see on a bike and the weather looks to be pretty decent still.  Once you are done over there, you can just hop back on your bike and head over to…. 

1. Buffalo Porchfest (Oct 3)

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 Ah yes my favorite event of the year.  If you haven’t been before, Porchfest is an absolute blast.  The premise is simple- a dozen or so residents in the West Side open up their porches and lawns to musicians and spectators and Buffalo Police look the other way when it comes to drinking in public.  Get your bike out of the garage one last time and spend the day going from site to site checking out some of the best music Buffalo has to offer.  For my money (okay it’s all free) I’ll be hanging out around the corner of Elmwood and Lafayette where the bands usually end up going the latest and the party seems to be the wildest.  Keep your eyes open for the official schedule later this week, I’ll post it on the Facebook page when it comes out. 

Other notable Events:  Cages @ Sugar City (Oct 2), Apocalypse of the Undead @ Central Terminal (Oct 3).

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next week!

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Sebastian Maniscalco at Helium Comedy Club Tonight and Tomorrow

Sebastian Maniscalco

April 19 and 20

1347222429_5960_SebastianSince appearing on Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show in 2008, Sebastian Maniscalco has been making people laugh with his take on the simple things in life, and his general observations on humanity. With his quick wit and comedic timing, he landed a corresponding gig on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and various other late night television appearances. This Chicago born comedian has made the television circuit working on the award winning show, The Savages, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Being hand picked by Vince Vaughn gives him some serious bragging rights. His material is inspired by everyday life, and his animated portrayal and take on his daily events is what makes his comedy acts unique. In reality, he is saying what we all are thinking about how disgusting humans can really be. Helium Comedy Club with Sebastian Maniscalco will be the perfect place to let go of the stresses of the week, share, relate, and enjoy other people’s daily struggles. Tickets are available two hours before the show, $25 reserved seating, and $20 general admission. Show times vary April 19 and 20, 8pm and 10:30pm. —kendra sornberger

 8pm & 10:30pm, April 19 and 20. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. (853-1211/heliumcomedy.com) General Admission $20. Reserved Seating $25.