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Shea's Performing Arts Center Presents: Martini Gras 2011

Shea's Performing Arts Center Presents: Martini Gras 2011

Shea's version of Bourbon Street comes alive! Dress in your best feather boa or Mardi Gras mask...we'll provide the beads, live music, and yummy treats!

$25 in advance
$30 at the door

For tickets call 847-1410 or email rscott@sheas.org

American Repertory Theater Mardis Gras Event

American Repertory Theater Mardis Gras Event

American Rep Theater of WNY is hosting a Mardi Gras Celebration on March 8th (Fat Tuesday).

Find your Inner Tour-Guide, at the Historical Society

Find your Inner Tour-Guide, at the Historical Society

There's no time like the present to start volunteering--and the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society is a great place to do it!

We are seeking docent tour guides, volunteers for community outreach programs, assistants for special events and research team members. If you are interested in learning more, join us for free orientation and training sessions this spring. During April and May, we'll be holding several FREE sessions. The dates are Saturdays, April 9, 16, 23, or Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21 -- each session starts at 10 am and goes until 2 pm. We recommended that attendees bring a packed lunch.

Congressman Higgins Invites Local Students to Submit Artwork

Congressman Higgins Invites Local Students to Submit Artwork

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is inviting students to participate in the annual congressional art competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”  For the first time, the competition will go high-tech with all artwork displayed online.  Participants are also invited but not required to submit work featuring a Western New York theme.

“Our talented student artists in Western New York present amazing work,” said Congressman Higgins.  “Each year we are proud to bring the winning piece to D.C., feature the work locally and this year we look forward to expanding the public display to our online sites for everyone to see and enjoy,”

Buffalo Zoo: Revised Hours

Buffalo Zoo: Revised Hours

Buffalo, NY – Please note the Buffalo Zoo will once again be open seven days a week beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Visitors can enjoy the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The grounds remain open for one hour after gates close. 

The Buffalo Zoo’s parking fee has also resumed. The fee is $3.50 for cars (with a portion of the proceeds going toward conservation projects) and $6.00 for buses.

For more information, please call (716) 837-3900.

 

Eerie Goings On at Torn Space: "Fall of the House of Usher" (Catch it While You Can)!

Eerie Goings On at Torn Space: "Fall of the House of Usher" (Catch it While You Can)!

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Like an extended Edward Gorey illustration come to life, Torn Space's production of "The Fall of the House of Usher," written by Steven Berkoff, based on the Edgar Allen Poe story, is relentless in its macabre creepiness--though it does throw in a light touch.

As directed by Irish Classical Theatre Company's artistic director Vincent O'Neill, the play, at 70 minutes long, offers an intense portrait of the Usher siblings, Roderick (David Oliver) and Madeline (Cassie Gorniewicz), as they molder in their ancient crumbling home. They are the last of their family line, and it's not giving away to much to say that it's not looking too good for the name to carry on. O'Neill, who studied in his youth with master mime Marcel Marceau, evokes his training in his staging and direction--the agile cast, which also includes Andrew Kottler, is physically able to bring the audience along for the ride.

Just Buffalo Presents "Babel Extras" Book Discussion at Betty's Restaurant

Just Buffalo Presents  "Babel Extras" Book Discussion at Betty's Restaurant

Buffalo, NY—Just Buffalo Literary Center & Betty’s Restaurant present BABEL Extras—BABEL AT BETTY'S BOOK DISCUSSION this Monday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Betty’s, 370 Virginia St., Buffalo.

Join us for food, wine, coffee and a discussion of Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, Memory, the next book in the BABEL Series. Discussion will be led by Carine Mardorossian. Admission is $10. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 3rd by calling 832-5400 or sending an email to info@justbuffalo.org. Free for members of Just Buffalo and BABEL subscribers.