Squeaky Wheel's 10th annual Outdoor Animation Festival comes to Days Park tonight at 8:30 p.m.
The amount of activity happening during this, the third day of the Buffalo Infringement Festival, absolutely boggles the mind. Just straight-up boggles it, for real.
You might have as much fun throwing any kind of predetermined plan out the window in favor of wandering aimlessly around Allentown and following the omnipresent Infringement vibe wherever it may lead you. But if you're the think-ahead type, here are five of many dozens of activities that will likely be worth your while today:• The Western New York Book Arts Center is hosting its annual Buffalo Book Fest, featuring many workshops on analog modes of printing and book production, from 11 a.m. 5 p.m. at its 468 Washington St. headquarters. Perhaps the highlight of the event are a series of steamroller prints that artists will be making on the sidewalk outside the venue throughout the day. (Read a little bit more about the festival here.)
• As of noon, the corner of Hoyt Street and Forest Avenue will become the site of the ambitious, daylong Anti-Warped Tour 2. The music festival, at once a showcase for local bands and a critique of the once-upon-a-time egalitarian Warped Tour after which it was named, is sure to be one of the major musical highlights of the fest this year. It features performances from some 20 acts, which you can learn more about here.
• The 9th Ward at Babeville is hosting the Vintage Vaudeville Cabaret, an almost absurdly eclectic event featuring "vintage drag, burlesque, comedy, theatrics, and dance... all inside a top secret speakeasy." What's not to like about any of that? I defy anyone to tell me. This evening of Infringement-sanctioned debauchery gets going at 7 p.m. and runs through midnight.
• For 15 brief minutes (of fame) starting at 5 p.m. in the Big Orbit Gallery at 33D Essex St., the dance project known as Every Thing Is Wonder Us will offer up a mini-show. I caught a little bit of this graceful act during the Infringement preview at Merge a few weeks ago, and it was lovely.
• In case you feel like ending your Saturday of Infringing with a bit of fire-dancing (and really, why wouldn't you?), head over to Filigrees Gallery and Boutique at 9 p.m. to see "Frank Santora Plays With Fire."
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