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Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of spring events. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse
Join Explore Buffalo for a tour of the only boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! Originally designed by Wright in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin, the Boathouse was never built until its construction in 2007 in Buffalo along the shore of the Black Rock Channel. This was one of Wright’s favorite designs, as evidenced by his inclusion of the Boathouse in his now famous Wasmuth Portfolio.

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

The artistic talents of puppeteers from across the United States will be showcased in the second annual Geppetto Festival, named after the beloved woodcarver from the children’s classic “Pinocchio,” scheduled for April 15 as part of the Daemen College Academic Festival.

“The Geppetto Festival is intended to share enriching presentations and performances to help bring new life to puppetry,” said Cameron Garrity, festival director. “Whether young or young at heart, the festival will give audiences the chance to explore new avenues of puppetry beyond Sesame Street and other well-known shows.”

Earth's Daughters at Fourth Friday Series at Dog Ears Bookstore

Earth's Daughters at Fourth Friday Series at Dog Ears Bookstore

 

The editors of Earth's Daughters magazine (Kastle Brill, Jennifer Campbell, Joyce Kessel, Janna Willoughby-Lohr, and ryki zuckerman) will read from their work on Friday, March 27, at 7 pm in the Fourth Friday Reading Series at Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Rd., in South Buffalo. The series is hosted by Fred Whitehead.  Admission is $4. Long time sponsor, Bella Pizza, will provide pizza and beverages will be available.

Earth's Daughters is both name of the magazine, which has been publishing for 44 years, and the name of the collective, comprised of the editors, each of whom is an accomplished poet.  Earth's Daughters magazine is the longest continuously published feminist literary arts periodical in the US.  

Full of Flavor, the 21st Annual Springtime in the Country Artisan Market Expands

Full of Flavor, the 21st Annual Springtime in the Country Artisan Market Expands

 

Celebrating 21 years of fine art and artisans, Springtime in the Country returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29. The event has grown to include a market atmosphere including gourmet coffees, olive oils, baked goods, cheeses, meats and more. In addition, more than 25 new artisans will join the company of 200 artisans representing states from across the nation! 

Mount Mercy Academy Welcomes the Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra for “A Rhapsody for Spring”

Mount Mercy Academy Welcomes the  Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra  for “A Rhapsody for Spring”

Mount Mercy Academy is honored to welcome Marylouise Nanna, MMA class of 1955, Music Director and conductor of the Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra to Mercy Center Chapel (625 Abbott Road, Buffalo) on Thursday March 26 at 7:00 pm for “A Rhapsody for Spring”.

Maestra Nanna will feature Mount Mercy’s award winning Women’s Chorus as well as soloists, Claudia Hoca, piano, and Donna Lorenzo, viola,  with the orchestra, known widely as “A Cultural Treasure” both by the City of Buffalo and County of Erie. All are welcome for this delightful spring concert. Tickets: $10 adults and $5 students are available at the door.

Street parking and Mercy Hospital ramp parking available.

New Exhibit, Classes and Contests Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

New Exhibit, Classes and Contests Among Upcoming Events at Enjoy The Journey

 

A new exhibit — “Trillium Roads” — featuring the work of artist Matthew Palmo is among the upcoming highlight at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. 

Palmo’s work includes surreal landscapes, abstract figures, night scenes and seascapes. The exhibit will run from March 10 through April 4, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 13.

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

 

Weather postponed two weekend events at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, but both have been reschedule and will take place in the near future.

A book-signing event with the author and illustrator of “Feral Cat Stories: From Rescue to Love,” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Dog Ears, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The book is an entertaining and inspiring collection of Western New York feral cat rescue stories from participants of the spay/neuter programs of Feral Cat FOCUS. Local author Susan Sellingsloh and illustrator Joan Peck capture the struggles and joys of people who encounter feral cats and decide to help. Proceeds from the event will benefit Feral Cat FOCUS.