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Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Babel Series: Edwidge Danticat, March 25

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Babel Series:  Edwidge Danticat, March 25

JUST BUFFALO LITERARY CENTER’S BABEL SERIES CONTINUES WITH EDWIDGE DANTICAT ON MARCH 25th at 8:00 p.m. AT KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL

Buffalo, NY—Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL series of internationally acclaimed authors continues with Edwidge Danticat on Friday, March 25th at 8:00 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. Tickets are $35 general admission, $100 VIP (includes reserved seating and pre-event reception with the author), with discounts available for Buffalo & Erie County Library and HSBC Bank card holders. Student tickets are only $10! Order online at www.justbuffalo.org, by calling (716) 832-5400, or purchase at the door. Tickets are also available for the final BABEL event of the season, Nigerian author Chris Abani on April 15.

 

Come See the City Honors Musical: South Pacific

Come See the City Honors Musical: South Pacific

Location: Auditorium

Dates: Friday, March 11th at 7 pm
Saturday, March 12th at 2 pm and 7 pm
Sunday, March 13th at 2 pm Tickets are available from the music department (email Ms. Newton at: emnewton@buffaloschools.org) or at the door.  Cost: $7.50 adults and $5.00 for students. 186 East North Street
Buffalo, NY 14204


National HIV/AIDS Women and Girls Awareness Day

National HIV/AIDS Women and Girls Awareness Day

Thursday, March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and the Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross will be taking part by hosting a “Girls Night Out” event on Friday, March 11th.  This event is being held in conjunction with the Community Action for Prenatal Care Project-Buffalo Prenatal/Perinatal Network and Kaleida Health Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo-Parents and Children Together Clinic.

HIV/AIDS affects nearly 280,000 women in the United States, and research shows that when compared to men, women face gaps in access and care.  National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls.

O'Sullivan School of Irish Dance

O'Sullivan School of Irish Dance

Members of the O'Sullivan School of Irish Dance perform at Talty's Tavern on South Park in South Buffalo during a recent Forgotten Buffalo tour of Irish Buffalo. Forgotten Buffalo's SOLD OUT schedule of Jim & Tim's Irish Buffalo tours continue thie weekend. For more information on future Forgotten Buffalo tours visit, www.ForgottenBuffalo.com

St. Patrick Celebrations at the Buffalo Irish Center

St. Patrick Celebrations at the Buffalo Irish Center

The Buffalo Irish Center, WNY’S Irish American Heritage Center, will come alive with Irish music, dance and food beginning on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17.  

The day will begin with a Mass (sponsored by St. Patrick’s Irish American Club) and a traditional Irish Breakfast ($15 advance ticket available at Tara Gift Shoppe). 

The annual Soda Bread Competition will be judged by Kirstie Struienski of Fiddleheads Restaurant. Prizes will be awarded. Entries should be dropped off  between  9:00 and 10:15 a.m.  Breads must be wrapped in clear plastic and labeled with name and phone number.

Music will begin in the pub with Comhaltas at 1 p.m., Kevin McCarthy at 2:30 p.m. and St.

Higgins Fighting to Make Historic Tax Credits User Friendly

 Higgins Fighting to Make Historic Tax Credits User Friendly

Congressman Says Changes Would Fuel Economic Growth

Western New York is home to magnificent historic treasures but Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) says the antiquated interpretation of National Park Service regulations are creating barriers for developers looking to invest in and rehabilitate local landmarks.

“The purpose of Historic Tax Credits is to encourage redevelopment and reuse of some of our most extraordinary structures but the outdated process is instead creating hurdles for the individuals trying to do just that,” said Congressman Higgins, Co-Chair of the Revitalizing Older Cities Task Force.  “I look forward to working with the National Park Service to facilitate changes that alleviate the current obstacles and allow for the rebirth of these sites and the economic and job growth that comes with it.”

Buffalo's 16th Annual Mardi Gras

Buffalo's 16th Annual Mardi Gras

It’s Fat Tuesday! Buffalo’s biggest party day of the year—the 16th Annual ARTVOICE Mardi Gras! Sponsored by Artvoice will be hosting the Buffalo Mardi Gras extravaganza on Tuesday, Mar. 8, beginning at 5 p.m. The celebration will include 35 clubs and bars located throughout historic Allentown, the Buffalo Entertainment District and the Elmwood Strip to create Buffalo’s own French Quarter. A motorcade of more than 30 floats will begin the festivities at Mister Goodbar located at 1110 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo N.Y.

The entire event is a fundraiser for The Give for Greatness campaign, which was organized to raise over one million dollars to fund 47 cultural organizations located throughout Erie County that have been deleted from the county budget. Five dollar bracelets will be sold as a one time entry fee into all participating venues.