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This week around Buffalo: April 21st through 27th, 2014

Celebrates the Bard's 450th birthday this week
Wikimedia Commons: Brice Stafford

Spring Flower Show – through April 27th at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. in Buffalo. In addition to beautiful spring flowers, the event features Farmer Brown’s Animals daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a visit from the Easter Bunny (April 12th, 13th, 18th ad 19th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19th at 11 a.m. (pre-registration only – this event often sells out quickly!). Find out more at

William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday – Wednesday, April 23rd from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Market Arcade Building, 617 Main St. in Buffalo. Celebrate the Bard’s birthday with local actors presenting his famous sonnets and monologues, and some birthday sweets as well. The event is free to the public, but donations for Shakespeare in Delaware Park are gladly accepted. Find out more on SiDP’s Facebook page.

Spring Wine and Cheese Weekend – Friday through Sunday, April 25th through 27th at participating wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Sample wines and cheeses on this self-guided tour of more than 30 wineries. Hours are Friday 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets are $35 per person ($25 for designated drivers) in advance and $40 at the door – find out more about

Sunday in the Cemetery – Sunday, April 27th at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo. This Sunday’s feature is “Forest Lawn: Older Sister to Delaware Park.” Cost is $15 per person per event – seating is limited, and reservations are required; visit or call 716-885-1600 for reservations.

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