Party for the Parks – Friday, September 16th from 6 to 11 p.m. at Marcy Casino in Delaware Park in Buffalo, benefitting the Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy. Bands, including the Ifs, will perform on the floating stage on Hoyt Lake; there will also be food and drinks along with auctions. Tickets are $20 and available at www.bfloparks.org.
Curtain Up! 2011– Friday, September 16th at Shea’s Performing Arts Center and the 600 block on Main St. in downtown Buffalo. Festivities get underway at Shea’s at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. (tickets available for $85 per person, $160 per couple – call 716-847-1410 for reservations). Performances at more than a dozen theatres throughout the region get underway at 8 p.m. followed by the after-party along Main St. at 10 p.m. Find out more at www.tdaofwny.com.
Music Is Art Festival – Saturday, September 17th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Delaware Park behind the Albright Knox Art Gallery to support the organization founded by Goo Goo Dolls member Robby Takac. It will feature 50 bands, 100 artists, live DJ’s, performance artists, dancers, a kids village, food and beverages, and more. More information on this free event can be found at www.musicisart.org.