The Sky Queen Carnival in West Seneca returns with rides, food and the beer tent.


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Carnival of the Queen of Heaven. 5-10 p.m. Thursday, July 7 (Super Cruz Night); 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 8; noon to midnight Saturday July 9; and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday July 10. Queen of Heaven, 4256 Seneca St., West Seneca. Free entry and parking.

One of the most popular summer events returns with halfway rides from Hammerl Amusements, music, games and lots of carnival food. It kicks off with Super Cruz Night and the car show on July 7. New this year is a free shuttle from West Seneca West Senior High School (43 Main St., West Seneca) to the carnival grounds. It runs approximately every 20 minutes from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 8, noon to 9:30 p.m. on July 9, and noon to 8:30 p.m. on July 10.

Buffalo taste. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square. FREE ENTRANCE. Food and beverage tickets sold in $6 sheets.

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New York State’s largest food festival returns with a buffet of options from 40 restaurants and food trucks, including Babcia’s Pierogi, Taste of Siam, Chiavetta’s and Nick Charlap’s. In addition to these favorites, look for the 11 new entrants: Alchemy Wine and Beer, Big Ditch Brewing Co., Brodies, Caribbean Flava, Fat Lady’s Cakes & Pies, Hofbräuhaus Buffalo, KT Caribbean Cuisine, Mi IsLa, Mother Cluckers, Steaksters and Café unbridled. Walkers can grab a beer or other drink (five wineries will be close at hand) and stretch their food tickets as far as they can between pizza, wings, burgers, barbecue, ice cream and other “best” Buffalo has to offer in the 39th edition of the downtown festival.

Artpark Fairy House Festival. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at Artpark, 450 S. 4th St., Lewiston. Admission $12 (ticketmaster.com).

The Sterling Renaissance Festival is to medieval times what the Artpark Fairy House Festival is to Enchanted Forests. This 12th annual festival transports guests to another world where mystical costumed fairies roam the grounds as crowds roam the intricate fairy house creations by community and professional artists. The final part of the festival will feature rock and roll and street theater performances by Mucca Pazza, as well as aerial and acrobatic techniques titled “Beatings of Circus”.

Bricks & Brews at Martin House. 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 8 at Martin House, 125 Jewett Parkway. Tickets $70, members $60 (martinhouse.org, ovationtix.com). Buffalonian’s iconic architecture meets street food and live music at this event. There will be craft beers from over 20 breweries, Anderson’s and Lloyd’s food trucks, and performances by PA Line against the backdrop of the iconic Martin House.

Alden Community Car Show. 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 11 at Alden Town Park, 13140 Main St., Alden. FREE ENTRANCE.

Car shows are a summer staple and this one runs all summer from Monday to August 29th. These music-laden Monday nights are the perfect setting for car enthusiasts eyeing vintage cruisers, or locals enjoying food — or some Pink Cw ice cream — on a balmy night in the park.







Harmonia Vocal Jazz Ensemble

The Harmonia Vocal Jazz Ensemble makes its debut at Asbury Hall in Babeville.


Harmonia Vocal Jazz Ensemble “Sing Sing Sing!” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Asbury Hall in Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. Tickets $25 general admission, $10 student (18 and under), $50 VIP reserved seating (eventbrite.com).

Harmonia Chamber Singers closes its 16th season with something new: the debut of the Harmonia Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Local jazz and pop singers and musicians, including Joshua Vacanti (“The Voice”), Alex McArthur and Christina Custode, will perform music from Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and even Bach.

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Clint Coley. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the 9th Ward in Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. Tickets $20 presale, $25 the day of (eventbrite.com). When he’s not behind the mic, this multi-talented Philadelphia-based comedian doubles as a writer, actor, and podcaster, as well as an executive producer for the television series “The World Series of spade”.

Springville Concord Garden Walk. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at Fiddler’s Green Gazebo, 168 W. Main St., Springville. Free entry and free. Gardening enthusiasts and anyone looking for a nice walk can congregate in this Springville tribute to unique designs and beautiful garden spaces. You can get raffle tickets at Fiddler’s Green Gazebo, as well as brochures and maps of the garden.

Artistic village walk. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at Alchemy Wine & Beer, 20 Union St., Hamburg. FREE ENTRANCE. More than 50 local artists will present their works during this inaugural art walk with a beer garden and live music.

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