Curtain Up! 2014 – Friday, September 20th beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Theatre District in downtown Buffalo. Opening with a cash bar and dinner in the center of Main St. at 5:30 p.m., the curtain raises on the 2013-14 theatre season at 8 p.m. in various venues throughout the Buffalo-Niagara area. After the final act, the wrap-up party kicks off around 10 p.m. with free outdoor entertainment in the Theatre District. Find out all the details at buffalocurtainup.com.
Harvest Festival – Friday through Sunday, September 20th through 22nd at participating wineries on the Niagara Wine Trail. Featuring food and wine parings along with autumn activities. Tickets are valid for all three days and include three tastings and samples at each winery; visitors also get a commemorative wine glass at their starting winery. Hours for the event are Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.; tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Find out more about this event at niagarawinetrail.org.
Buffalo Beer Week – Friday, September 20th through Sunday, September 29th throughout the Buffalo-Niagara area. The event promotes Buffalo’s growing craft beer culture with tastings, specials events and more. Among the events: the Ballpark Brew Bash (September 21st) and the Bflo Beer Geek Festival (September 28th). Visit www.buffalobeerweek.com for more details.
Quaker Arts Festival – Saturday and Sunday, September 21st and 22nd at the Orchard Park Middle School, 60 S. Lincoln Ave. Event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, and will feature arts and crafts vendors, food and entertainment. Find out more at www.opjaycees.com and at the event Facebook page.
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