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Just Buffalo Literary Center: BIG NIGHT tribute to Millie Niss with poet Kazim Ali & more, 2/19 @ 8!

Just Buffalo Literary Center: BIG NIGHT tribute to Millie Niss with poet Kazim Ali & more, 2/19 @ 8!

Just Buffalo Literary Center is pleased to announce February’s BIG NIGHT:  TRIBUTE TO MILLIE NISS featuring KAZIM ALI at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19th at Just Buffalo @ WNYBAC, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. at Mohawk, Buffalo. $5, FREE for UB Students & members of Just Buffalo, WNYBAC, CEPA & Big Orbit galleries.

Celebrate the posthumous publication of City Bird: Selected Poems 1991-2009 (BlazeVOX, 2010), by Millie Niss with Poetry by Kazim Ali, Video by Millie Niss and other artists, Poems by Millie Niss read by friends, & Food by Geoffrey Gatza!

Art(ifacts) & Crafts at the Historical Society: Vintage Valentines, and One for Your Baby!

Art(ifacts) & Crafts at the Historical Society: Vintage Valentines, and One for Your Baby!

Join us at the Historical Society on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, for Art(ifacts) & Crafts, an evening of crafting inspired by items from our incredible collections. Melissa Brown, the new director of the Historical Society and an avid scrapbooker herself, will show the artifacts, and then lead the workshop. Materials are provided.

See special Valentine’s from the collections (we've even got a chocolate one!) and make your own paper keepsakes of scrapbooked journal pages or cards. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm; learn about something old and create something new!

This is the first in a planned series of artifact-inspired crafting evenings for adults, so stay tuned...

WHAT: Crafting inspired by the collections—a make-and-take project done in one night

WHEN: Tuesday evenings January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 17, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Irish Classical Theater Company: Les Mooney to be Laid to Rest for Good

Irish Classical Theater Company: Les Mooney to be Laid to Rest for Good

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Join us at The Wake, where we gather to celebrate the passing of our dear, departed fictitious friend, Les Mooney.  Your ticket to The Wake includes all the food, wine and beer you’d like.  Which is saying something, given that we’re talking about an Irish wake.  High-spirited dancing and carrying-on will not only be allowed but actively encouraged.

Proceeds of the party benefit the Irish Classical Theatre Company.

Come thirsty!  Your ticket includes complimentary wine and beer all night.  There will be plenty of fabulous food courtesy of The Gourmet Store, too.  Mix and mingle with Les Mooney’s “loved ones” and learn about his life and times.  Free Parking for the event will be available in the Kleinhans Music Hall parking lots on Porter and on Normal. 

Scotch and Chocolate Event Slated at the Beautiful Grand Theatre

Scotch and Chocolate Event Slated at the Beautiful Grand Theatre

Among the many things that Western New Yorkers appreciate, great food and theater would be high on the list! With that in mind, the historic Grand Theatre in nearby London, Ontario, dating back to 1901, will hold its second annual Taste: Scotch & Chocolate event, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. The event will take place in The Grand’s McManus Studio, located at 471 Richmond St., London.

Taste will feature a scotch-tasting bar, chocolate- and scotch-inspired foods, chocolatier Marc Forrat, an open bar, silent auction and the Alfredo Caxaj Latin Ensemble. Only 150 tickets, priced at $75 each, are available for this very special occasion.

‘Buffalo Zings’ to be Presented at Dinner Theater

‘Buffalo Zings’ to be Presented at Dinner Theater

HAMBURG, N.Y. –“Buffalo Zings! Hot, Tedium & Wild!,” O’Connell & Company’s comedic show of skits and songs spoofing well-known Buffalo headliners and nostalgia, will be presented at a dinner theater being held Feb. 19 at Hilbert College.

The evening event, co-sponsored by the Hilbert Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations, is set for 6:30 p.m. in the college’s Campus Center Dining Hall. Guests will receive Buffalo novelty items at the event.

Seating is limited. Tickets, which include a sit-down dinner and beverages, are $37 for the general public and $32 for Hilbert alumni. Tables of 10 are available for $295. Proceeds will benefit Hilbert student scholarships.

For tickets, contact Jeanne Dallas at 926-8884 or e-mail jdallas@hilbert.edu.

James Sedwick - Photographs of the Gardens

James Sedwick - Photographs of the Gardens

Arcangel Gallery at the Gardens

NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens starts February 3

NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens starts February 3

The Gardens will be illuminated with theatrical and interactive lighting for three weekends in February.

The interior of the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens will be illuminated with theatrical and interactive lighting over three weekend nights in February for an event titled “NIGHT LIGHTS at The Gardens.”  The event will have visitors walk through the Gardens, encountering creative lighting displays and soundscapes.

NIGHT LIGHTS at the Garden will take place on Thursday through Saturday nights February 3-5, February 10-12, and February 17-19. NIGHT LIGHTS will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for Garden members, seniors (55+) and students (13+), $5 kids 3-12 and kids under 3 are free. A preview night fundraiser, will take place on Thursday, February 3 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for everyone!