Weekly Feature

2015-02-26 / Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 26

Craft Beer Tasting — Enjoy a four-course tasting menu paired with beers from Galaxy Brewery, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at The Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 652-5552, www.roycroftinn.com

Vinyl Chumming Night — Still have some old vinyl records laying around? Maybe it’s time to blow the dust off and head down to take part in Vinyl Chumming Night, where vinyl aficionados can informally enjoy each other’s records (bring a vinyl record and receive a free coffee or tea), 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at The Juice Bistro and Cafe, 700 Center St., Lewiston. 429-5466

fri. 27

2015 Art of Beer — This is the largest annual fundraiser for the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, and a showcase of local breweries and restaurants, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at The NACC, formerly Niagara Falls High School, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y.; $30 advance, $35 at the door. 282-7530

fri. 27-sun. 1

Cavalcade of Cars Auto Show — Event features rods, custom classics, motorcycles, traditional hot rods, race-prepared and auto-related exhibitors, 5-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Event Center and Expo Hall of the Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. 649-3900, www.the-fairgrounds.com

sat. 28

Buffalo Rising’s Madd Tiki Winter Luau — This is the ultimate celebration of Buffalo’s winter wonderland, and will feature bands, performers, tropical treats and beats, ice carvers, roller derby, curling, skating, fashion elements, art installations, and special guests, 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Buffalo Riverworks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo; $. www.maddtikiwinterluau.com

Furry Fund Racing Charity Event — This Hamster racing fundraising event is presented by the Clarence Middle School’s Destination Imagination team, and will feature an 8-foot track instead of the professional 30-foot track distance to make sure all hamsters finish in a reasonable time, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in front of Honey Hill Pet Center in Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Register by emailing ellenkahng@gmail.com.

Meat Raffle — Presented by the Ismailia Shriners, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Ismailia Shrine Temple, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca; $. No reserved seating. 674-8666, www.ismailiashriners.com

Ask the Experts: A Question and Answer Panel — Whether you are a beginner or advanced in the world of genealogy, you still have questions, presented by the Niagara County Genealogical Society, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport; Free.

Old Neighborhood Parade Fundraiser — With music from Crikwater, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Valley Center, 93 Leddy St., Buffalo, near the junction of South Park Avenue and Elk Street, Buffalo; $. 823-4707, ext. 4, www.thevalleycenter.com

Chili Cook-Off — This fifth annual event is presented by the Parkside Community Association and will feature “Most Creative,” “People’s Choice” and “Grand Champion,” 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Church of the Good Shepherd’s Jewett Hall, 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo; Free. 838-1240, www.parksidebuffalo.org

Winter 2015 Taste of Crystal Beach and Scavenger Hunt — Chase away the winter chill with a fun afternoon of food, drink, entertainment and a scavenger hunt that takes you to four of Crystal Beach’s best-known restaurants, including Singing Siren, South Coast Cookhouse, Sneaker’s and Crystal Chandelier, to sample one of two menu options, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28; $40. 289-876-8464

Meat Raffle — Presented by Northtowns U10 Boys Revolution soccer, and also featuring basket raffles and 50/50 raffles, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda; $. 228-5020

Dance to the Legends of Disco — This fundraiser for the Variety Club Children’s Charity will feature DJs Donnie Raiser (The Inferno); Paul Foxe (Celebrities); Tim Nowka (Marriott); Gary Deane (Mothers); and Dr. John Bisci (Club 747 and Mulligans), 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Forvm, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst; $. 831-3271, www.theforvmbuffalo.com

Medicinal Garden Feature — Activities include botanical displays highlighting the plant sources for medications used to treat medical conditions related to the heart and cardiovascular system, blood pressure education and screenings, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

sat. 28 & sun. 1

Earth-Spirit Expo — Event features a whole life expo, energy workers, green living, alternative healing, massage, spirituality, organic products, psychics, and gift shops, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg; $. 380-4429, www.Earth-SpiritExpo.com

sun. 1

Swim for Sight — 46th annual Olcott Polar Bear Day to benefit the Olcott Lions Club, 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1 (tailgating begins 10 a.m., Firefighters Chili Cook-off at 11 a.m., Polar Bear Queen contest at 1:45 p.m.), at Krull Park, Route 18 (East Main Street) at Route 78, Olcott Beach; $. www.olcottlions.org

Chili Cook-off — Inaugural event presented by the Rotary Club of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at D¡g, 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo; $. www.rotarybnmc.org

mon. 2

Homemade Soup Supper for Charity — 6 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Our Lady of Pompeii Ministry Center, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. 683-6522

wed. 4

Scrabble Fest for Literacy — Test your spelling knowledge and raise funds for Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc., at Scrabble Fest, 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St., Buffalo; Free to watch/entry fee to play. 876-8991, www.resurgencebrewing.com

Volunteer Training - Maple Sugaring — Calling all current and new Buffalo Audubon volunteers. Join in this overview of how to conduct the maple sugaring program for upcoming weekend programs as well as for the Maple Harvest Festival, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

thurs. 5

Buffalo Uncorked — The $35 VIP ticket includes admission one-hour early at 5:30 to enjoy the festivities, and the $25 ticket includes wine samples from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo; $. www.mix96buffalo.com

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