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Sportsmen Tavern - 326 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY 14207
Went to the Sportsmen Tavern over the labor day weekend to hear Deke Dickerson, as soon as i saw the huge sign above the bar "The Honkiest Tonkiest Beer Joint in Town" i knew i had stumbled upon a real cool place, it's super intimate, and a great spot for live music. I can't wait to go back, even if it's just for a beer. Live music just about every day/night.
Mohawk Place - 47 E Mohawk St Buffalo, NY 14203
The Mohawk Place is certaintly my cup of tea, grungy and very NYC. They have live music just about everynight, I saw DEAD MEADOW here so of course i love it! Watch Video of Dead Meadow on KARINEVARGA.COM'S Youtube Channel !
Burchfield Penney Art Center - 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY
In 1998 William J. Magavern II proposed a new museum building for the Burchfield Penney with a significant lead gift. After almost 10 years of planning, fund raising and construction, the new Burchfield Penney Art Center opened November 22, 2008 on the campus of Buffalo State College. In addition to its visual arts offerings, the Burchfield Penney regularly presents concerts, literary readings, lectures, workshops, and special events. Charles Burchfield inspired the creation of the museum at Buffalo State College in 1966. The Fateful Trip to Vermont: Burchfield, Lankes & Schwanekamp June 11 thru October 2, 2011 Closed Monday BurchfieldPenney.org
Delaware Park - Between Elmwood and Delaware Ave Near Albright Knox
One of Frederick Olmsted’s first three parks in Buffalo, Delaware Park serves as the focal point of the Olmsted system and today contains many of Buffalo’s cultural institutions. The Parks 350-acre setting serves as the "Central Park" for Buffalo, with Hoyt Lake, the Rose Garden, the Ivy Garden and the Japenese Garden.The home of Buffalo's summer Sheakespeare in the Park since 1976.
H.H. Richardson Complex - 400 Forest Ave, Buffalo NY
The hospital buildings were designed in 1870 in the Kirkbride Plan by architect Henry Hobson Richardson with grounds by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The complex consists of a central administrative tower and five pavilions or wards for eleven buildings total. Unfortunatly three pavilions on the east side were demolished in the 1970s to make way for newer psychiatric facilities. The wards housed mental patients until the mid-1970s . In 1973, the Asylum was added to the National Register of Historic Places and in 1986, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. The complex, the largest commission of Richardson's career, marks the advent of his characteristic Richardsonian Romanesque style.
Albright Knox Museum- 1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14222
The Albright Knox has an worldwide reputation as an outstanding center of modern art especially rich in post-war American and European art, acquired mostly through the generosity of its patron, the late Seymour H. Knox, Jr. And an generous gift from Buffalo entrepreneur and philanthropist John J. Albright for the building and start up. Located on Delaware Park in Buffalo, i grew up in this muesum with there collection, my love for Clifford Still and many other abstract artists came from this museum.
Elmwood Bidwell Farmer's Market - Bidwell Parkway
The market is located in beautiful Bidwell Parkway at the corner of Elmwood Avenue, open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm each Saturday from mid-May through mid-December, rain or shine. Selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese. Don't miss the Avenue Boys Smokehouse stand which sells a varitey of yummy homesmoked sausage (the farmer's sausage is amazing). The Season has begun !
The Darwin Martin House - 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo NY 14214
Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest "Prairie House," the five-structure Darwin Martin House Complex, designed and built in 1903-1905. Wright designed the complex as an integrated composition of connecting buildings, consisting of the primary building, the Martin House, a long pergola connecting with a conservatory, a carriage house-stable and a smaller residence, the Barton House and an gardener’s cottage. The Darwin Martin Complex is located within the Parkside East Historic District of Buffalo, near Delaware Park. Wright was especially fond of the Martin House design, referring to it for some 50 years as his "opus".
Soundlab - 110 Pearl Street, Buffalo NY 14202
It's a small venue to see live house/techno and other forms of experimental music, they have show's often so check it out at www.bigorbitgallery.org Note: They only serve wine and beer.
Reimagine Furniture - 732 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14222
Retro Furniture, creative owners and great design all can be found in this cool antique shop in the elmwood village. If you get your kicks from eames chairs and vintage decor, you need to stop by! They also feature original art work from local artists. The shop just moved location on Elmwood you can now find them across from the Blue Monk on the corner of Elmwood Ave and Breckenridge.
Thursday at the Square - 671 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14203 Thursday at the Square is a free weekly concert series held every Thursday 5 - 9pm from May through September in Buffalo, New York in beautiful Downtown Buffalo in Lafayette Square. All concerts have been free to the public, coolers, and drinks are not allowed to be brought onto the premises, as the concessions are what keep the concerts free. Watch Video of CIVIL TWILIGHT @ Thursday at the Square on KARINEVARGA.COM's Youtube Channel.
Spiral Scratch Records - 291 Bryant Street, Buffalo, NY 14222
Spiral Scratch is located on Bryant St off of Elmwood Ave, they are open daily 12-8 and Sundays 12-5. They sell & buy, new & used records. Recently I purchased back from the grave volume two on vinyl for $16.
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