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Islamic Women’s Rights Expert, Activist to Speak at Hilbert

Islamic Women’s Rights Expert, Activist to Speak at Hilbert

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Temporary marriage, a controversial practice in author Nadia Shahram’s native Iran, will be addressed by the Islamic women’s rights expert and activist at the Hilbert College Visiting Artist Series presented by the college’s English Department.

Published last spring, “Marriage On the Street Corners of Tehran” will be the highlight of Shahram’s discussion at 7:30 p.m. April 7 in Hilbert’s William E. Swan Auditorium.

Shahram will talk about temporary marriage, a practice when a man and woman enter into a “marriage” for a set price and a short time limit, as well as its history and what often prompts women to become short-term wives. She will read from her novel with a question and answer period to follow.

Curious Kids Day

Curious Kids Day
Sat. Mar 26 2011 Saturday, March 26 10:00am-3:00pm 10am-3pm. WNY Family Magazine presents a day of family-friendly
activities at the museum revolving around The Chronicles of Narnia: The
Exhibition plus facepainting, balloon creations, crafts. Inc. with general
admission or membership. Optional $2/pp for entry to The Chronicles of
Narnia: The Exhibition - based on availability. h/c access, $ Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo 14211 www.sciencebuff.org 716.896.5200

LIBRARY OBSCURA: Public Library Advocacy Event for Buffalo and Erie County

LIBRARY OBSCURA: Public Library Advocacy Event for Buffalo and Erie County

On January 17th 1956 Allen Ginsberg rhetorically asked: “America why are your libraries full of tears?” The ghost of this question appeared during a recent visit to the downtown library where it has since been lingering, as if awaiting response. While there is no clear evidence of lamentation at the Central Library, there is a readable sadness in the air –at least to those familiar with the gradual changes (both subtle and obvious) occurring within this slowly darkening temple of free and shareable knowledge.

Blues & Brews to Benefit the Kevin Guest House

Blues & Brews to Benefit the Kevin Guest House

Friday, March 25
6 to 10 pm
Ellicott Square Building, 295 Main Street, Buffalo
$35 pre-sale; $40 at door


Live blues with Chicago Jack  and His Blues Band featuring Jack Civiletto, JJ Moscato, Mike Phelps, Robert "Frieghtrain" Parker, April Mazzone, Lynne Fredericks and more!  Enjoy Flying Bison beer, wine with Kevin LoVullo from WBEN's radio show, Spiel the Wine, southern-style bbq foods and lots more!

 

For more information: http://www.kevinguesthouse.org/default.asp

Japanese Flower Arranging, Tea Ceremony, Music

Japanese Flower Arranging, Tea Ceremony, Music

Relax and learn at a terrific Buffalo landmark.

The program will begin with an introduction about the principle of Ichigo ichie, the idea that no matter how many times we might try to recreate an experience, that original moment can only remain unique, never repeated. This performance is informed by the four principles Japanese aesthetics: harmony, respect, purity and tranquility.  Atsuko Nishida-Mitchell, certified tea ceremony instructor, will perform the ceremony. A dedication of flowers to purify the space will be done by Dr. Takako Michii, and music will be provided by cellist Jonathan Golove, composer and associate professor at UB, and violinist Donna Lorenzo.  Tea and sweets will be served at the conclusion.

March 24, 2011   |   7PM   |   Greatbatch Pavilion
Martin House Complex location
125 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 856-3858
Fax: (716) 856-4009

 

The Buffalo Zoo Encourages WNY Community to Participate in Earth Hour on March 26

The Buffalo Zoo Encourages WNY Community to Participate in Earth Hour on March 26

Buffalo, NY—The Buffalo Zoo is encouraging its staff, as well as the Western New York Community, to join a global effort in support of encouraging world leaders to take action on climate change.

Initiated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the 2011 Earth Hour project will take place on Saturday, March 26. Everyone is encouraged to turn off their lights from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. local time.

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Approximately 2.2 million people joined in the effort the first year.

Last year, hundreds of millions of people in 128 countries switched off their lights. Iconic landmarks across the world have gone dark during past Earth Hours, including the Forbidden City, Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, CN Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Table Mountain, Christ the Redeemer statue and Sydney Opera House.

Earth Hour 2010 was the largest to date. It is hoped that this year’s event will be even bigger!

Buffalo Chamber Players Premier "Sex & Politics"

Buffalo Chamber Players Premier "Sex & Politics"

On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, the Buffalo Chamber Players continue their acclaimed concert series with “Sex & Politics,” a new work by WNY composer Rob Deemer with guest soprano Tony Arnold.

Written for the Buffalo Chamber Players, “Sex & Politics” is scored for voice and a nine-piece ensemble of strings, woodwinds and brass. The performance will feature world-renowned, Grammy-nominated soprano Tony Arnold. The piece comprises settings of six poems by the American poet e.e. cummings.

"Neither sex nor politics are subjects that are often explored overtly in abstract concert music," Deemer says, "but in conjunction with cummings' texts, it's possible to see the humor and pain inherent in these everyday ideas. It might be a risky subject matter for my first work with the Players, but what's life without a little risk?"