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AV Hit List: Top Event Picks for This Week

FRI 10/2 Comfy

Nietzsche’s | 10pm | $5

The Utica garage-poppers will be coming to Nietzsche’s this Friday night for an epic performance. Their infectious tunes and energetic personalities will make this a show you won’t want to miss.

SAT 10/3 Old Falls Street 6th Annual Oktoberfest

Old Falls Street’s Middle Block in Niagara Falls, NY | 1pm-8pm

Raise your beer stein high and give Prost to the 6th Annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest. The German-themed event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public.

SAT 10/3 Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics

Studio @ Waiting Room | 8pm | $12-$15

Come on over to the Studio @ Waiting Room for a night with Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics. Let the funk & soul take over as these guys show you how it’s done.

SAT 10/3 Tiny Rhymes

Pausa Art House | 8pm | $7

Sharon Mok’s art-pop group returns to Pausa on the heels of the release of their most recent album. The group is joined by acclaimed guitarist Marian McLaughlin.

SAT 10/3 10,000 Maniacs

UB Center for the Arts | 8pm | 31.50/$13.50 students

For over 30 years, 10,000 Maniacs have won the hearts and ears of music fans around the world selling over 10 million records. The group was founded in the fall of 1981 in Jamestown, NY, by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant with the later addition of Jerry Augustyniak in 1983.

SUN 10/4 The Refugees of Shangri-La screening

North Park Theatre | 11:30am

Journey’s End presents a documentary screening of The Refugees of Shangri-La. This moving piece sheds light on the refugees of the Kingdom of Buthan as they survived in refugee camps for over twenty years with the hopes of returning home and seeks a better future in America.

SUN 10/4 Doug Benson

Helium Comedy Club | 4:20pm | $20

He’s been hailed has the ‘Stoner of the Year’ by High Times Magazine after his documentary “Super High Me,” and he’ll be blazin’ on through to Helium Comedy Club for a hilarious set at exactly 4:20pm.