Opening Night Mixer & Infamous Pub Crawl / 7pm to 11pm / Pan American Grill & Brewery @ Lafayette Hotel, at 391 Washington St. [Google Maps]
Join CNU NextGen at the congress kick-off mixer at the Pan-American Grill & Brewery, located in the Lafayette Hotel. Peatónito, Mexico City’s masked pedestrian revolutionary, will offer up a presentation and short film at 7 pm. At 8 pm, join Peatónito and local Buffalovers as they depart on NextGen’s annual pub crawl, which will hit up some of the Rust Belt’s coolest watering holes. On tap will be Tappo, Brady’s, Dinosaur BBQ, Founding Fathers… and who knows what next! The event is co-sponsored by Buffalo’s Young Preservationists.
Ineffably Urban / 7:30pm to 9:30pm / Hallwalls at 341 Delaware Ave. [Google Maps]
Take in contemporary art and a reading from Ineffably Urban, a new book by Miriam Paeslack that explores Buffalo’s transition from an economy based on heavy industry to a future economy now being defined. Hallwalls itself, a contemporary art center in a repurposed, narrowly saved church, is a must-see!