Charitable events and revelry for a cause
Rockin’ at the Knox
This popular summer party has evolved over the years. Decades ago, it was held—mainly—inside the museum, with local bands playing amid a hip-gala-type atmosphere. Then, in 2005, along came the Wilco/My Morning Jacket outdoor event and nothing was ever the same again. This year, Death Cab for Cutie headlines, along with Tank and the Bangas, and Phosphorescent. Expect food trucks, vendors, and a likely sell-out.
4 p.m. on the grounds of The Albright-Knox (1285 Elmwood Avenue)
29th Annual Athena Awards Luncheon
This event recognizes the professional accomplishments of individuals dedicated to the advancement of women. Athena Awards are celebrated worldwide in more than 500 communities.
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center
(153 Franklin Street)
Spree-sponsored: Wines and Wags
Bring your dog to this fun evening of wine and food sampling.
5:30–8 p.m. at the SPCA
(300 Harlem Road)
Burchfield Penney Art Auction and Gala
An extensive array of exciting artworks in all media are offered at this event, which includes a cocktail hour, dinner, and post-dinner festivities.
5–11 p.m. at the Burchfield Penney Art Center
(1300 Elmwood Avenue)
Spree-sponsored: Rockin’ at the Knox
The prominent indie rockers Death Cab for Cuties are joined by Tank and the Bangas and Phosphorescent for the museum’s summer party.
4 p.m. on the Albright Knox grounds
(1285 Elmwood Avenue)
Spree-sponsored event: Best of WNY party
This ticketed event celebrates Spree’s 2019 “Best of WNY” winners. Expect dozens of food stations, wine and beer tastings, cash bar, entertainment, giveaways, a silent auction, and much more, all in one of Buffalo’s most popular destinations. VIP tickets include treats from the Filling Station, live entertainment, and top-shelf cocktails.
5:30–7 p.m. (VIP), 7–10 p.m., Larkin Square
(745 Seneca Street)
GET TICKETS HERE or 972-2244
Starry Night at the Gardens
Musical guests this year include Andy Grammer, Shaed, and Flora Cash. Wines are craft beer are also included in this festive outdoor event.
6–9 p.m. at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
(2655 South Park Avenue)