The Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo hosts it’s fourth annual City of Night, the multi-disciplinary arts and culture happening/shindig that’s frankly emerged as one of the absolute best nights in Buffalo, this evening. This year’s installment is shifting from Silo City to Buffalo’s Old First Ward along Republic Street between Louisiana and Sidway streets as part of a three year commitment to that venerable yet evolving community, and while there’s been some murmurings against this change of venue, assurances have been given that this year’s installment will be as grand and magnificent as in year’s previous, including more art and music, and an Art Train consisting of a series of art installations housed in shipping containers (something for fans of Lethal Weapon 2, myself included).

The DJ tent located at Kenturcky Street will be featuring sets from 6:00pm to midnight from Soma, Pinja, Cove, and PROJEX while the amphitheater at  Hamburg Street will feature performances from among others Science Lion, Mod Dance Company, Slyboots School of Music, and burlesque shows from Dangerous Beauties and Hell’s Harlots. There will also be roving performances and a parade from the Art Train to the Ampitheater, plus beer, food trucks, and in true Brookl… whoops I meant Buffalo fashion, fun for the whole family. Bike valets will be provided, while shuttles will be running from and to the Outer Harbor and Larkinville every 30 minutes til 1am. As always this event is FREE, and for full event information check out the event site and ELAB.