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On Friday, November 15, Dennis Maher (executive director of Assembly House 150) and his journeymen will be presenting an event like no other. In order to get a better grasp of the fundraiser, Maher invited me to take a closer look at the “Assemblage” of projects that are currently underway at the former church.

The tour started with a presentation of 3D models that had been created based on the city’s planning maps. From there we passed through myriad vignettes before coming to a room dedicated to auction items that had been donated from numerous regional artisans and builders – the incredible items ranged from original art to castings. Featured artisans and builders include Jim Cordes (Floyd East Furniture for Life), Swiatek Studios, Buffalo Architectural Casting, Steve Oubre, and Allan Wexler.

Maher continued to explain the vast and ever-changing surroundings as we drifted through the cavernous space. “This is an exercise in Victorian building,” he stated, as he pointed towards a wall of wood architectural creations. “Students are exploring basic building techniques within the building. We also have a lot of projects outside of the space, woven into training program that also serve as teaching exercises.”

A couple of the external projects that Maher is referring to are the PUSH porch on Normal Avenue, the Northland Pattern Wall, and a Mobile Children’s Library that is set up in an old camper (heading out on the road soon). All of these projects are designed to get people interested in building, and experiential hands-on learning.

Founded in 2016, AH150 is a revolutionary design and construction incubator, experiential learning center, exhibition space and event venue in Buffalo, New York.

A couple of interesting and relatively new projects that I came across within the space included a giant repurposing antique pipe organ with a built-in auditorium. The presentation space features stadium style seating and a cinema screen – guests are invited to literally sit inside the instrument as it plays. Next to that is a new “how to build” library, where instruction manuals are displayed within clever wooden compartments that were designed and built by the students – this project is a bit tongue and cheek, Maher explained. “These days everyone watches Youtube videos to learn how to construct things. We’ve been beautiful collecting instruction manuals for years, and now we’ve built a resource room to contain them. We even built a little hidden reading nook up the stairs [pointing]. It’s all part of the goal – if we can teach someone how to build basic framing and basic cabinet making, that can segue to fields associated with construction.”

It is my belief that in the near future, Assembly House 150 will be right up there with other regional cultural destinations such as The Albright-Knox and The Burchfield Penney Art Center – it will be a place that is considered a must visit due to its ever changing nature, its bent on education, its interactive elements, and its incredible visual appeal. The project also encompasses elements of preservation. In fact, the building itself is a teaching tool that demonstrates the artful process of stabilization.

Starting in spring of 2020 Maher plans on having formal open hours for Assembly House 150, upon which time the public will be able to readily access the building. At that time, there will also be plenty of on-site public programming, and additional opportunities to explore the urban learning laboratory that empowers people through creative action. This is why it is so important that as many people as possible attend the upcoming action.

“The auction includes first edition Buffalo-centric furniture pieces designed and built by our Assembly House team, including a Guaranty Building end table and a Grain Elevator inspired bench.  In addition, we will also feature limited edition prints from the A.E. Minks Architectural Archive,” said Maher.

ASSEMBLAGE, its first-ever fundraiser, will take place Friday, November 15, 5:30 pm – 8 pm, 150 Edward Street, Buffalo. Festivities include wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, the unexpected, silent & live auctions, and will feature innovative objects designed by artists and craftspeople. Tickets ($75 each, $125 patron), can be purchased online at www.assemblyhouse150.org.

Newell Nussbaumer met with Dennis Maher, founder of Assembly House 150, at his inspirational church of architecture and design.

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Tagged with: architecture, art, Assemblage, Assembly House 150, auction, BR60, buffalony, buffalorising, Buffalove, jobtraining, Restoration

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Trinity Episcopal Church (chapel- enter at the door with awning in the buiding on Delaware to the right of the courtyard)

23feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

24feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

25feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

26feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

27feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

28feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

29feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

23feb11:00 am12:00 pmMeditation and Messages with Angie or KatyGuided Meditation 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Join Angie Hewett-Abt or Katy Abrams for a nice relaxing guided meditation experience. Each person can receive a healing if desired. After Angie will give Messages (readings) to each

Join Angie Hewett-Abt or Katy Abrams for a nice relaxing guided meditation experience. Each person can receive a healing if desired. After Angie will give Messages (readings) to each person in attendance. $15 Walk ins welcome

23feb7:00 pm9:30 pmThe Fan Connection screening and Q&AJoin Patrick Kaleta along with the director, producer, and cast of The Fan Connection7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Fan Connection continues its theatrical run with an event screening at The Hamburg Palace on Sun., Feb. 23rd at 7PM. The evening includes a Q&A with the cast,

The Fan Connection continues its theatrical run with an event screening at The Hamburg Palace on Sun., Feb. 23rd at 7PM. The evening includes a Q&A with the cast, director, and producer immediately following the screening. They will be joined by Buffalo Sabres alumnus Patrick Kaleta. Directed by Hamburg native, Mary Wall, The Fan Connection is an intimate look at life in Buffalo told through the lens of three die-hard Sabres fans with cameos from Sabres alumni and many Buffalonians. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 for seniors and students Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/35seoXK or http://www.hamburgpalace.com/ Hamburg Palace Theatre 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg, NY 14075

Sunday February 23rd: Quinn Sullivan w/ Special Guests -Doors: 7:00pm, Show: 8:00pm -Tickets: $15 ADV/$18 DOS -Ages: 18 About Quinn Sullivan: Each era of modern music can be defined by its

About Quinn Sullivan: Each era of modern music can be defined by its iconic guitarists, from Hendrix to Slash to Jack White, and we are now embarking on the era of Quinn Sullivan. Raised by the riffs of George Harrison, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton, Quinn has dedicated his life to developing his own musical mastery and creating a sound all his own. His skills on the fretboard are matched by few, but it is his authentic voice as a songwriter and ability to weave his talents through a variety of styles that sets him apart from his peers. “My goal as an artist is to be the best singer, songwriter and guitarist I can be. Music is not meant to be put in a box and labeled this or that. I want to make music that moves people. That is the definition of success for me.”

Quinn is hard at work on the follow up to Midnight Highway, his 2017 homage to his blues roots that firmly established his presence as a formidable solo artist. For his upcoming project, Quinn dives inwards to explore personal themes of love, sorrow, and loneliness accompanied by tinges of modern rock and americana. On this project, Quinn has been collaborating with esteemed songwriter/producer Oliver Leiber (Paula Abdul, Ke$ha).

In addition to his work in the studio, Quinn is no stranger to the road. He has shared the stage with many of his heroes including Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, and Joe Bonamassa, as well as BB King, Billy Gibbons, and Los Lobos. He has also appeared on national TV, with guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and twice on The Ellen DeGeneres show (with his first appearance at just 6 years old!), and performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, as well as Asia and South America – including at storied venues like The Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium and Madison Square Garden. He has even traveled overseas to perform at both the Montreux Jazz Festival and India’s Mahindra Blues Festival.

Quinn has grown up in the music business, and is fully aware of and dedicated to all that it takes to continue pursuing his passion. “I love everything from the songwriting process to recording and especially touring around the world with my incredible bandmates. I’m fortunate to be able to see the world and meet new people everyday. I can’t see myself doing anything else.”

Sunday, February 23, 2020 DSP Shows presents Elliott BROOD Tickets: $15 advance, $18 day of show General Admission Standing at eventbrite, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p) 7pm Doors, 8pm Show Elliott BROOD is a

Tickets: $15 advance, $18 day of show General Admission Standing at eventbrite, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p)

Elliott BROOD is a three-piece, folk-rock/alt-country band based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music makes for a captivating and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translated to the band’s five critically acclaimed records. Their style has been called everything from ‘blackgrass’ to ‘death country,’ but those descriptions don’t capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music.

Fall 2017 saw the band release their sixth full-length studio album Ghost Gardens on Paper Bag Records. The album title alludes to a phenomenon whereby the perennial gardens of houses and buildings having been abandoned or forgotten for years or even decades, continue to grow and reappear year after year, despite their original caretakers’ absence.

In 2013, Elliott Brood won a Juno Award for their World War One inspired album Days Into Years. Over the course of their career they have been nominated for a total of five Juno awards and in 2009 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, In 2012 the band found themselves nominated for a Genie Award for their original song “West End Sky”, featured in the film Grown Up Movie Star. Elliott Brood are Mark Sasso, Casey Laforet and Stephen Pitkin.

25feb(feb 25)8:45 am20may(may 20)8:15 pmWatercolor Classes at the Botanical GardensChoose a watercolor class session that's right for you at the Botanical Gardens!8:45 am - (may 20) 8:15 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Watercolor Classes Taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher, pre-registration (series or per class) is required as space is limited. See our website for suggested supplies. Garden Member $68 per

Watercolor Classes Taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher, pre-registration (series or per class) is required as space is limited. See our website for suggested supplies. Garden Member $68 per series or $17 per class, General Public $76 per series or $19 per class. Go to buffalogardens.com for more info. Beginner – Two Sessions Offered! Learn the basics of how to paint with watercolors. As you advance through the classes, discover how your skills grow! Tuesday Mornings – 8:45-11:15am BM4 – February 25, March 3, 10, 17 BM5 – March 24, 31, April 7, 14 BM6 – April 21, 28, May 5, 19 Wednesday Evenings – 5:45-8:15pm BE4 – February 26, March 4, 11, 18 BE5 – March 25, April 1, 8, 15 BE6 – April 22, 29, May 6, 20 Intermediate For students with some previous painting experience who would like to move beyond the basics. Tuesday Evening – 5:45-8:15pm IE4 – February 25, March 3, 10, 17 IE5 – March 24, 31, April 7, 14 IE6 – April 21, 28, May 5, 19 Plein Air Join your classmates for watercolor classes outdoors. Learn the challenge of painting from life. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Botanical Gardens, the Perennial Peace Garden and South Park. *If inclement weather, classes are to be held indoors. Tuesday Mornings – 8:45-11:15am PA1 – May 26, June 2, 9, 16 Tuesday Evenings – 5:45-8:15pm PA2 – May 26, June 2, 9, 16 Wednesday Evenings – 5:45-8:15pm PA3 – May 27, June 3, 10, Final date TBA

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards to perspective, color theory, measuring, mastering materials, oil paint, drawing, acrylic, printmaking and other aspects of 2 dimensional art. This is an ongoing class that will meet every week.

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape,

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape, proportion, positive and negative shapes, values, and texture. This class is a great starting point for very beginners. Exercises will focus on the basics of drawing what you see. Students will begin to develop their unique artistic perception. All materials provided for first time students

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in the WNY craft beer and beverage scene. Meet and mingle with other beer enthusiasts, head brewers and brewing professionals, as well as local brewing organizations. Programming will change weekly and include panel discussions, meet and greet opportunities, tastings, demonstrations and more. Check out the website for details on each week.

25feb6:00 pm8:00 pmDemocracy in Action:American Politics and Community Today6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library Branch of Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

This Reading & Discussion Group encourages friends, colleagues, and strangers to “make time for thinking deeply about a single idea from a variety of perspectives, allowing texts to become catalysts

This Reading & Discussion Group encourages friends, colleagues, and strangers to “make time for thinking deeply about a single idea from a variety of perspectives, allowing texts to become catalysts for civic engagement, cultural understanding, and personal reflection.

Tuesdays ( 1 Friday) from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm • Tues., Feb. 25 – Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, NY 14208 • Tues., Mar. 3 – Community Action Organization of WNY, 1423 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14211 • Tues., Mar. 10 – Mirabo Press, 11 Botsford Pl, Buffalo, NY 14216 • Friday, March 20 – Albright-Knox Northland – 612 Northland Ave., Buffalo, NY 14211 • Tues., Mar. 24 – Historic Colored Musicians Club, 145 Broadway at Michigan St., Buffalo, NY 14203 • Tues., Mar. 31 – Hallwalls – 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202

25feb6:30 pm8:30 pmProfessional Mediumship ProgramMediumship Program 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Introducing a program for professional development of intuitive readings, mediumship and spiritual counseling! Throughout this course, you will learn how to expand and deepen messages received from spirit that are

Introducing a program for professional development of intuitive readings, mediumship and spiritual counseling!

Throughout this course, you will learn how to expand and deepen messages received from spirit that are filled with accuracy, evidence, empowerment and healing.

We will meet the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm. Often the most important learning takes place in between classes, therefore there will be some homework assignments. This program includes one-on-one mentoring with Angie and opportunities for mini message days open to the public for practice. Level 1 is from October 8th until end of February. Level 2 starts in March and goes through the end of June.

HERE IS THE FLYER WITH DATES & INFO: http://goodkarmatown.com/Santosha Mediumship Dev Program with Angie.pdf

A “Santosha Certification” is an endorsement of your rigorously tested experience. It will assure your clients that you provide spiritually centered readings and counsel that are accurate, helpful, and for their highest spiritual growth.

Levels may be taken by anyone even if they aren’t seeking certification, however you must sign up for a complete level. Classes within levels aren’t offered separately. Certification is optional and requires completion of ALL classes of both levels of the program. Make-up classes will be offered periodically.

Register by contacting: Angie Hewett-Abt grangie26@yahoo.com OR call or text: 716-930-5011 Payment plans available upon request.

Rev. Angie Hewett-Abt, B.A., is a 2002 graduate of Fellowships of the Spirit’s School of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy. She received her degree in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling and Psychology in 2005. A practicing medium for over 30 years. Angie currently is the owner of the successful Santosha Holistic Center, located in Williamsville, NY, and has her own thriving mediumship and spiritual counseling practice, where for the past 17 years she has taught meditation and intuitive development. Prior to 2002 Angie worked as a customer relations manager in various industries for over 21 years.

This session is for participants who have mastered 3D printing basics. For community members who have used the M3D micros in our orientation, this class introduces dual extrusion and covers

This session is for participants who have mastered 3D printing basics. For community members who have used the M3D micros in our orientation, this class introduces dual extrusion and covers the use of the two types 3D printers we have here at The Foundry capable of printing with two different colors or two different types of filament (Ultimaker 3 and the Glacial Summit). At the end of the session, you will have additional grounding for further printing in the Lab. You’ll make a small printed object you can come pick up later in the week, and you will be qualified to sign up for supervised use of The Foundry’s TechLab with a community membership.

Any participant who signs up for a Textile or Tech Lab Class in February will receive a free 2 month membership with purchase! ($60 value!)

BASIC MEMBERSHIP – $30/MO – Access to tech and textile labs for up to 20 hours per month during published open hours, plus 10% discount on classes. Recurring membership plans receive free storage locker (subject to availability).

Click the link below to learn more about monthly membership: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/makerspaces.

Please review The Foundry’s cancellation policy: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/cancellation_policy

If you would like to learn more about The Foundry please visit our website: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/about

And you can also find information about more classes here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-foundry-buffalo-15616046458

25febAll Day26Mardi Gras 25th Anniversary CelebrationNietzsche's 25th MArdi Gras featuring Chevon Davis(All Day) Nietzsche's

Nietzsche's 25th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration. The original home of Buffalo Mardi Gras, Nietzsche's has been celebrating it in one form or another for 25th years now. During those 25 years,

Nietzsche’s 25th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration. The original home of Buffalo Mardi Gras, Nietzsche’s has been celebrating it in one form or another for 25th years now. During those 25 years, one thing has remained consistant,,,,that Chevon Davis has been the Queen of Buffalo Mardi Gras and returns for the 25th time to host this event with an outrageous drag show at 10pm. Joining her will be the Rust Belt Brigade, the 12 1/8 Path Band and the ALWAYS amazing Stripteasers. With over 1,000 beads to give away and other things this promises to be an amazing night.

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton Street at South Cayuga Road in Williamsville, will offer Ashes-to-Go from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the church parking lot drive-through on Ash Wednesday,

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton Street at South Cayuga Road in Williamsville, will offer Ashes-to-Go from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the church parking lot drive-through on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. Calvary’s Rector, The Rev. Dr. Robert W. Harvey, assisted by members of the parish, will provide this service which has been offered for the past five years, growing to nearly 200 persons served last year. Although serving those whose busy schedules may not allow them time to attend church in a conventional way may seem unusual, the trend is appearing throughout the country, as people find new ways to remember and expand their faith in God. Father Harvey will also officiate at Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes within the church at 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend any of the services. For additional information, please call the church at (716) 634-4710.

26feb(feb 26)11:00 am29apr(apr 29)1:00 pmCanal Side Story TimeCanal Side Story Time11:00 am - (april 29) 1:00 pm Canalside

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children participates in Canal Side Story Time that runs every Wednesday from June 26 through August 28, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children participates in Canal Side Story Time that runs every Wednesday from June 26 through August 28, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The EPIC Story Time Summer Series aims to create a positive and fun environment for families and young children (up to age 8), promoting reading and a healthy lifestyle, all while learning valuable life lessons together as a family. The Story Time events incorporate educational themes and include a book reading and corresponding family activities. Each week has a different theme from our Summer Safety Kickoff to Fit & Fun, Art & Music and Super Heroes (Veterans, Police etc.) and other topics.

For the VERY BEST in everything BOATING, come to this year’s boat show! From cruisers to runabouts, pontoon boats to fishing boats, ski boats to personal watercraft and boat trailers

For the VERY BEST in everything BOATING, come to this year’s boat show! From cruisers to runabouts, pontoon boats to fishing boats, ski boats to personal watercraft and boat trailers – the Boat Show has it all. All of the area’s top dealers will have product on display and everything will be on-sale! All major manufacturers will have show promotions / rebates in place and lenders will have discounted boat show financing rates, as well. You’ll also enjoy our Discount Boating Accessory Store where you can shop for all kinds of boating equipment at discounted prices! You’ll also find everything else you need: boat lifts and dock displays, local Marinas, Boat Insurance, boat service providers, accessories, electronics, and much more!

The western region of New York is home to many beautiful lakes and rivers which have provided lifetimes of enjoyment and fond memories to thousands of individuals and families for hundreds of years. The Buffalo Boat Show is the largest gathering of Boat Dealers, Marinas, and other boating resources for the residents of Buffalo, Rochester, and the rest of Upstate New York, as well as visitors and vacationers, and an opportunity to experience the great offerings our exhibitors bring to the show in person.

Our Mother of Good Counsel Drive Thru Ash Wednesday Fish Fry $15 per ticket Dinner includes 10oz Haddock, fries, coleslaw, rye bread, tartar sauce and lemon. 3688 South Park Ave. Blasdell, NY 14219 Tickets

Tickets are available before and after all weekend masses leading up to the dinner or by calling the rectory (716)822-2630.

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

26feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open to the public for a small fee. This Fee comes with 10lbs of clay and 4 hours of time on the wheel. All artists must be able to throw on a wheel already. There will be one instructor on site working but they will not be there for personal instruction but to answer and questions you might have. All work will be held on QCFA premises for you so that you can return to trim, fire and glaze your pieces. All firing, storage and glazes are included in the price. More clay is available on site for $1.00 per pound.

ADHD- STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND IEP DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Learn the signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the tips and tools

ADHD- STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND IEP DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Learn the signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the tips and tools to help identify strategies that can be included in an IEP. Register online: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7149870531847617291 Or call to reserve your spot: 716-332-4170 1-866-277-4762 (toll free) www.parentnetworkwny.org

Wednesday, February 26th: The Mattson 2 w/ Special Guests -Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8:30pm -Tickets: $12 ADV/$15 DOS -Ages: 18 About The Mattson 2: Mattson 2 are Jared and Jonathan Mattson, identical

About The Mattson 2: Mattson 2 are Jared and Jonathan Mattson, identical twins who have been collaborating almost literally from birth. They grew up in San Diego, CA, where in middle school they started playing music; decades later, they had earned Master’s degrees in Music from the University of California Irvine. They formed their psych-jazz group Mattson 2 in 2003, and released their first album, Introducing the Mattson 2, in 2009. Subsequent releases include collabs with pro skaters Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero, Farmer Dave (of Kurt Vile), and Money Mark (of Beastie Boys). Since then, they’ve released an album with Chaz Bear — 2017’s Star Stuff, recorded under the name Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 and which peaked at #1 on the Billboard contemporary jazz charts — and reinterpreted Coltrane’s legendary A Love Supreme which Jazz Times said “manages to hold Coltrane’s revered album in the highest esteem while absolutely shredding it to pieces.” Paradise, their 8th record, marks the first time that the brothers have added vocals. The album is a masterful piece of psych-jazz, conceptually elegant and thrilling it its execution.

27feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

27feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

27feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

27feb6:00 pm9:00 pmQuilt Block in a Night: the Ohio Star in the Textile Lab @TheFoundry6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Foundry

A Quilt Block in a Night - Ohio Star Block A Class, PLUS Extended TextileLab Membership Join us for a single session in The Foundry’s TextileLab and create one of the most

A Quilt Block in a Night – Ohio Star Block A Class, PLUS Extended TextileLab Membership Join us for a single session in The Foundry’s TextileLab and create one of the most iconic quilt blocks: the Ohio Star taught by Whitney Crispell of Local Color Quilts. This versatile and classic block is used by both modern and traditional quilters. Participants in this course must know how to use a sewing machine, and be familiar with basic quilting skills such as rotary cutting and creating a ¼” seam allowance. Participants will have access to the Foundry’s large collection of fabric, and will take home whatever they make in class. Your finished Ohio Star will make a great pillow cover, or an exciting start to a full quilt. CLASS INCLUDES A FREE TWO MONTH MEMBERSHIP!

Skills you’ll learn: creating half-square triangles, quarter square triangles, and nesting seams. Learn more about the history of quilting

Class Length: 1 sessions, PLUS membership access to the TextileLab during open hours through March. (see: https://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/textile_lab for more information) or CONTACT US at education@thefoundrybuffalo.org

Please review The Foundry’s cancellation policy: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/cancellation_policy

If you would like to learn more about The Foundry please visit our website: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/about

And you can also find information about more classes here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-foundry-buffalo-15616046458

27feb(feb 27)6:30 pm25(feb 25)8:00 pmBuffalo Lafayette Optimist Club Community Meeting6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (25) Lafayette Brewing Co.

The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club invites the community to join them every first and third Thursday of the month in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Company, 391 Washington

The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club invites the community to join them every first and third Thursday of the month in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Company, 391 Washington St., 6:30 p.m., to learn more about the organization’s work in the community and bring their great ideas for civic events for the betterment of our city’s youth. Join us!

The first Optimist Club was founded in 1911 in Buffalo, New York, at the Lafayette Hotel. Since that time, the international service organization has grown to almost 3,000 clubs and over 80,000 members in more than 20 countries. Although the organization built its foundation here, there has not been an active chapter in the city in more than 20 years. That all changed in the fall of 2018, however, with the establishment of the Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club. Anyone interested in joining the Optimist Club is invited to attend the regular bimonthly meetings, held the first and third Thursdays of every month. The group meets in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Co., 391 Washington St. inside the Hotel Lafayette.

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations, with over 80,000 adult and youth members in almost 3,000 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and do their part through community service programs. Each club is autonomous and run by members in their community. Optimists conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. Annually, six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs.    To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.

For more information, please contact buffalolafayetteoptimists@gmail.com, visit our website at buffalolafayetteoptimist.club, or find us on Facebook.

27feb7:00 pmEveryone Orchestra w/ FarrowEveryone Orchestra at Buffalo Iron Works7:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Thursday, February 27th - Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat: Steve Kimock, Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), Ryan Montbleau, Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Dylan Skursky (Cabinet),

Thursday, February 27th – Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat: Steve Kimock, Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), Ryan Montbleau, Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Dylan Skursky (Cabinet), and Jessica Brown (Root Shock) w/ Farrow

Everyone Orchestra, Conducted by Matt Butler, featuring: – Steve Kimock – Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident) – Ryan Montbleau – Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule) – Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) – Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) – Jessica Brown (Root Shock)

Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler takes audiences & musicians alike on a wild improvisational ride- 100% of the show is created on the fly, with interplay among the world’s best musical talent and synergy created through Butler’s cues and direction. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul.

Matt & EO have recruited players from the Grateful Dead, Phish, Dead & Company, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Furthur, Gov’t Mule, String Cheese, Ween, Umphrey’s McGee, The Meters, The Disco Biscuits, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, and many many more. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions. Audience participation is required!

Everyone Orchestra, Conducted by Matt Butler, featuring: - Steve Kimock - Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident) - Ryan Montbleau - Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) - Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) - Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) - Jessica Brown (Root Shock) Everyone

Everyone Orchestra, Conducted by Matt Butler, featuring: – Steve Kimock – Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident) – Ryan Montbleau – Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule) – Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) – Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) – Jessica Brown (Root Shock)

Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler takes audiences & musicians alike on a wild improvisational ride- 100% of the show is created on the fly, with interplay among the world’s best musical talent and synergy created through Butler’s cues and direction. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul.

Matt & EO have recruited players from the Grateful Dead, Phish, Dead & Company, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Furthur, Gov’t Mule, String Cheese, Ween, Umphrey’s McGee, The Meters, The Disco Biscuits, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, and many many more. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions. Audience participation is required!

~~ Farrow ~~ SOUL | FUNK | 716 Based in Buffalo, NY and led by producer/bass player André Pilette and singer/lyricist Michael Farrow, this diverse group of musicians has an old school sound that is played with a modern feel. The band features Tim Webb on drums, Cory Clancy on guitar, and Michael Ruopoli on percussion. Special guest Scott Molloy on keys.

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

28feb5:00 pm8:00 pmPanel Discussion: Contemporary Culture, Contemporary Art5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo Arts Studio

Panel Discussion: Contemporary Culture, Contemporary Art February 28, 2020, 5:00-8:00 pm Part of M&T Fourth Friday @ TriMain Center Panelists: Jay Carrier, George Hughes, Jodi Lynn Maracle, and Sepideh Pourhang This panel discussion will

Panel Discussion: Contemporary Culture, Contemporary Art February 28, 2020, 5:00-8:00 pm Part of M&T Fourth Friday @ TriMain Center Panelists: Jay Carrier, George Hughes, Jodi Lynn Maracle, and Sepideh Pourhang

This panel discussion will focus on the ways artists are influenced by the intersection of their cultural histories and contemporary experiences. Panelists include Jay Carrier, George Hughes, Jodi Lynn Maracle, and Sepideh Pourhang. This panel is taking place within Buffalo Arts Studio on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 5-8pm in tandem with Jay Carrier’s solo exhibition, “We Took Things with Us: A Collection of Recent Work”, on view at Buffalo Arts Studio from January 24-March 6, 2020.

Each of the panelists combine formal elements from their cultural heritage with mixed-media processes, producing artwork that is truly transnational. These artists ask the viewer to think across boundaries, challenging colonialism and its legacies. This discussion will also address the way(s) that artwork made by transnational artists is too often relegated to anthropologic sections of cultural institutions, suggesting that the art and artmakers exist only as relics of a “pre-American” past.

Join us at The Draft Room! This event will feature live entertainment, a basket raffle, and gift card wall. Tickets include two drink tickets and hor d'oeuvres. For Every Little

Join us at The Draft Room! This event will feature live entertainment, a basket raffle, and gift card wall. Tickets include two drink tickets and hor d’oeuvres. For Every Little Handprint serves youth experiencing poverty in Buffalo through our school supplies program, creativity workshops, and mentoring for eighth grade girls. Your support will allow us to expand our programs to serve more students and families in need and educate the community about the childhood poverty epidemic in Buffalo. Thank you to Delta Sonic Car Wash for being a Spirit Sponsor!

28feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

28feb6:00 pm10:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Roller Derby is a competitive, fast-paced, family-friendly sport that is quickly becoming part of Buffalo’s identity. Looking for more information? QCRD is active on Facebook and Twitter! You can

Roller Derby is a competitive, fast-paced, family-friendly sport that is quickly becoming part of Buffalo’s identity. Looking for more information? QCRD is active on Facebook and Twitter! You can also read more about the league at qcrg.net. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at https://www.qcrg.net/tickets/ for $15 general admission or $20 for prime seating.

28feb7:00 pm9:00 pmLiquidationI don't want you to think you're left behind7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sugar City

Green Buffalo Productions (GBP) continues to push boundaries in February 2020 with their first feature production, Liquidation. Written by local playwright, director, and dramaturg, Samantha Marchant, this play will make

Green Buffalo Productions (GBP) continues to push boundaries in February 2020 with their first feature production, Liquidation. Written by local playwright, director, and dramaturg, Samantha Marchant, this play will make its world premiere at the Sugar City Arts Collaborative located at 1239 Niagara Street. As always for GBP, the piece will fully feature Western New York creatives.

Liquidation will be directed by Niagara University graduate, Nicholas Edwards. Nick returns to GBP after performing in their 2019 Spooky One Act Festival and 2019 spring feature production In Crazy Love. He is thrilled to take on the challenge of directing this experimental play about relationships with Samantha Marchant on board for nearly every rehearsal. He will be assisted by GBP veterans, Sarah Henderson (Assistant Director) and Sarah Emmerling (Stage Manager).

GBP Co-Founder Ellen Scherer is the lead producer for Liquidation. She says “I love this team! They are so dedicated to making Samantha’s vision come to life. I don’t think that just anyone could pull off Liquidation. Directing takes a lot of experimental work. Understanding the characters requires deep introspection. I am itching to see what the team brings to the stage.”

Tickets for the Liquidation are $25 per person and can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets at gbpliquidation.bpt.me. There will be four opportunities to see the show: Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sunday, March 1 at 2 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door while they last. There will be items available for raffle; raffle tickets can be purchased via cash or Venmo. Seating is limited, so GBP strongly recommends buying tickets online.

This production is set in the round and has some interactive elements. The audience will be seated within the set. The play includes references to, or representations of, the following: drug and alcohol use, intimacy, sexual intercourse, implied masturbation, implied nudity, partial nudity, same-sex kissing, suicide, and abortion.

About Green Buffalo Productions – Green Buffalo Productions is a team of young professionals working in theatre, art, and creative writing. Each of their team members brings distinct talents to the company, ensuring they can oversee every step of the production process. Their mission is to bring attention to underrepresented voices in the Western New York Community by producing new works of theater and providing resources for unpublished writers. Their three main objectives are: to foster the creation and production of original works of theater; to provide opportunities for marginalized writers and performers by remaining accessible and encouraging; and to enrich the community through meaningful collaboration.

More information about Green Buffalo Productions events and services can be found on their website: greenbuffaloproductions.weebly.com. You can also follow GBP on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or send them an email at greenbuffaloproductions@gmail.com.

PARTY TO BENEFIT THE IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY the party to die for Beer, wine, food and shenanigans will be in abundant supply as ICTC returns to the Town Ballroom

Beer, wine, food and shenanigans will be in abundant supply as ICTC returns to the Town Ballroom for a rollicking Wake, Irish-style.

When: Friday, February 28, 2020 from 7-10pm Where: Town Ballroom | 681 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203 Details: Each General Admission ticket is valid for entry, unlimited beer and wine (cash bar available for liquor drinks), and unlimited traditional Irish pub food, catered by Rosalind’s Catering.

Also during the event, don’t miss Irish dancers from McCarthy School of Irish Dance, bagpiper David Gray, on-site games, a photo booth, raffles, and more!

Event Parking: Convenient and inexpensive parking is available in the M&T lot at Washington and Chippewa Payment Options: Cash, credit, ATM on site

28feb7:30 pm9:30 pmRochester Oratorio Society - Twelfth Night7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Hochstein Performance Hall

Twelfth Night The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra, Eric Townell music director, with The Nazareth Bach Children's Chorus, Karla Krogstad, Director Gjeilo Sunrise Mass Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite

The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra, Eric Townell music director, with The Nazareth Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, Director

Ola Gjeilo’s sublime Sunrise Mass and Frank James Staneck’s Shakespeare cantata, “Twelfth Night,” inspire an uplifting tone to our darkest season. The Nazareth Bach Children’s Chorus, directed by Karla Krogstad, are featured special guests. The ROS Orchestra performs Respighi’s wonderful Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3.

$15-$20 adv, $25 day of concert For tickets: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=ae00b5e20e59c143f437f9b38b5163f9

28feb8:00 pmSchism: TOOL TributeSchism: TOOL Tribute w/ Anger is a Gift (RATM Tribute)8:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Friday, February 28th: TOOL Tribute Band SCHISM w/ Anger is a Gift (Rage Against The Machine Tribute) -Doors: 8:00pm, Show: 9:00pm -Tickets: $15 ADV/$20 DOS -Ages: 18 About Tool Tribute

Friday, February 28th: TOOL Tribute Band SCHISM w/ Anger is a Gift (Rage Against The Machine Tribute)

About Tool Tribute Band SCHISM: Not many cover or tribute bands out there ever attempt to engage in the raw talent, mysticism, and magic that is TOOL. But if you talk to four brave souls from New York City (Angelo Rivera- Vocals; Sean Murray- Bass; Donald Pusateri- Drums; Keith Williams- Guitar). Their love and passion for this music led them to form SCHISM. New York City’s premier TOOL tribute band, the world’s first tribute to TOOL.

“We started this back in 2001, after seeing a TOOL show at Madison Square Garden. We simply loved the music and wanted to share it live with other TOOL minded fans” says SCHISM guitarist Keith Williams. “We’ve been a national touring act for over 10 years now. This isn’t something you tap your foot to, this is more of an interactive experience for the listener. These songs are compositional masterpieces, which will be studied for years to come”.

If you’ve never had the chance to see TOOL live, here’s your local opportunity. We invite you of the collective unconscious to share with us the experience of TOOL.

World’s first Tribute to Tool. World’s longest touring national tribute to Tool. The only Tool tribute to be listed on Tool’s websites.

29feb8:00 am11:55 pmCROSS THE POND 2020 A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music; feat. The John Dady Trio, Crikwater, & The Brothers Blue8:00 am - 11:55 pm Sportsmens Tavern

CROSS THE POND 2020 A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music featuring The John Dady Trio, Crikwater, & The Brothers Blue WHEN:

CROSS THE POND 2020 A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music featuring The John Dady Trio, Crikwater, & The Brothers Blue

WHEN: February 29, 2020 at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm) WHERE: Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY ADMISSION: $10 – Tickets available at sportsmensbuffalo.com

Return with us once again to Sportsmens Tavern to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day Season with CROSS THE POND; A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Folk Music performed by Rochester’s legendary John Dady … Buffalo’s Irish folk veterans, Crikwater… and the roots-American folk of WNY’s own the Brothers Blue. Join us as we explore the common roots of the Irish and Appalachian traditions in a celebration of the culture and spirit of folk music…an ideal way to usher in the St. Paddy’s season! This concert has SoldOut the past two years, so be sure to purchase tickets at sportsmensbuffalo.com

29feb9:00 am2:30 pmCommunities in Bloom Gardening ClassesMid-winter gardening classses. Get a jump on the gardening season!9:00 am - 2:30 pm

2020 Communities in Bloom Classes February 8, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo NY 14209 February 29, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie,

February 29, 2020, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora, NY 14052

• Care of Trees & Shrubs: An Olmsted Park Perspective • Gardening Through the Seasons • Backyard Beekeeping

Remember to bring a bag lunch and a beverage! Registration fee is $30 for the general public. Active CCE Erie Master Gardener Program volunteers are eligible for a registration discount. For more information, contact Jolie Hibit at (716) 652-5400, x174 or jah663@cornell.edu or register online by visiting erie.cce.cornell.edu Registration is not complete until payment has been received. Registration fee is non-refundable. For persons with disabilities requiring accommodations, please contact the CCE Master Gardener Program office at least one week prior to class you plan to attend.

29feb9:30 am11:00 amIntuitive Development - Beginner To IntermediateIntuitive Development 9:30 am - 11:00 am Santosha Holistic Center

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition.

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition. Join me & I will help you remember what you already know. This week we will focus on remote viewing & telepathic Communication. We communicate all the time with others using “mind language” or telepathy….have you ever thought of someone you haven’t seen in a long time & suddenly they call you out of the blue? Our spirit guides & Loved Ones on the Other Side communicate with us using telepathy.. learn how to understand these messages. AND Remote Viewing is defined as the ability to acquire accurate information about a distant or non local place, person, or event. This will help you further develop your abilities to see, hear, or feel messages. $25 Register on the link, call or text 716-930-5011. Everyone is welcome including walk ins.

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you will gain experience in throwing that will culminate in a finished piece. This class is appropriate for the first time students. Often in Ceramics it takes you multiple attempts to achieve the desired goal. Due to this you will make multiple cylinders as practice before attempting a finished mug. Class #1 you will learn to throw a cylinder and practice for making your handle. Class # 2 will include trimming the pieces as well attaching your handle. Final class you will glaze your pieces chosen from our palette of over 30 glaze combinations to suit your taste. 10lbs of clay and glazes are included in the class fee.If you would like to attempt to make more than 3 mugs, more clay is available for purchase at that time. Feel free to contact us at 716-222-1920

29feb10:00 am1:30 pmMen's Conference at UBEOCMen Leading By Example Conference10:00 am - 1:30 pm Educational Opportunity Center

This Men Leading By Example Conference on Saturday, February 29, 2020 will bring together a featured panel of experts from the mental health, education, parenting, judicial and faith communities to

This Men Leading By Example Conference on Saturday, February 29, 2020 will bring together a featured panel of experts from the mental health, education, parenting, judicial and faith communities to present how men our community can take a more active leadership role in their families and with the young men that they are raising.

The focus of this conference is “Men Leading By Example” and it will take a hard look at the role that men of our community play in leading their families, mentoring young men away from dangerous decision making, and the impact that violent injury and trauma have on our young men and the rest of our community. Plus, we’ll also unpack the clinical mental health issues that men face that can impact their ability to engage in a leadership capacity. The conference will feature a panel of subject experts who will share their knowledge, elevate the discussion and engage our community around these very critical issues.

29feb12:00 pm3:00 pmJohn G Cansdale Williamsville Soup StrollSoup-erbly Warming Event12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stroll the Village of Williamsville and enjoy homemade soup at a variety of retail shops and restaurants. Each 3 oz sample is $1 with proceeds to benefit Feed More

Stroll the Village of Williamsville and enjoy homemade soup at a variety of retail shops and restaurants. Each 3 oz sample is $1 with proceeds to benefit Feed More WNY. Vote on your favorite soup.

Don't miss the 3rd annual John G. Cansdale Soup Stroll Saturday, February 29th, noon to 3PM. Presented by the Williamsville Business Association, soup will be served up at $1 per

Don’t miss the 3rd annual John G. Cansdale Soup Stroll Saturday, February 29th, noon to 3PM. Presented by the Williamsville Business Association, soup will be served up at $1 per serving and all proceeds go to FeedMore WNY (The Food Bank of WNY).

Come taste a delicious soup at all of the participating restaurants and VOTE for your favorite! The winner will get the coveted Soup Stroll Trophy, in dedication to John Cansdale, the brain behind the event.

Visit www.willvill.com for more information and stop in to the Glen Park Tavern or The Irishman for the map of all participating restaurants.

29feb1:00 pm4:00 pmAsbury Pointe Retirement Community Informational SeminarsCome see what retirement community living is all about!1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Asbury Pointe Retirement Community

Seniors can learn why Asbury Pointe Retirement Community offers exactly what they are looking for at a series of FREE and informative seminars to be held throughout 2020. Guests will be

Seniors can learn why Asbury Pointe Retirement Community offers exactly what they are looking for at a series of FREE and informative seminars to be held throughout 2020. Guests will be able to tour Asbury Pointe, including the beautifully-appointed apartments featuring such amenities as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cupboards, speak to current residents, get answers to the many questions they have and enjoy delicious refreshments. These seminars are a great opportunity to see our bright and spacious apartments, dining rooms, fitness centers, theatre room and much more. Guests can take their time to talk to staff and residents in a casual, no pressure atmosphere. Reservations are not required.

29feb3:30 pm5:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

29feb3:30 pm6:30 pmOrgan Fairchild at Sportsmen's TavernAn afternoon of music3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Sportsmens Tavern

Organ Fairchild is a musical party that won’t quit. Take your old-school organ trio (organ/guitar/drums), add dance-heavy grooves and lots of extended jamming, and shake vigorously. Enjoy all night long. Joe

Organ Fairchild is a musical party that won’t quit. Take your old-school organ trio (organ/guitar/drums), add dance-heavy grooves and lots of extended jamming, and shake vigorously. Enjoy all night long.

Joe Bellanti – Hammond organ and keyboards Corey Kertzie – drums and percussion Dave Ruch – guitar

Performing together in Buffalo jam band Wild Knights for over 35 years, these three musicians are writing fresh original material to play alongside re-imagined rock songs, organ trio classics, and much more.

29feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

29feb5:00 pm6:00 pm2020 Lecture Series: Buffalo's Brewing Industry5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Torn Space Theatre @ Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle

Peter Jablonski will speak and give a presentation on the Buffalo's Brewing Industry of Buffalo, NY especially on the Eastside of Buffalo. Pictures of breweries long gone as well as

Peter Jablonski will speak and give a presentation on the Buffalo’s Brewing Industry of Buffalo, NY especially on the Eastside of Buffalo.

Pictures of breweries long gone as well as those still standing. Pictures of some of the rarest Buffalo Breweriana Memorabilia that exists. Includes large display of beer trays, signs and memorabilia.

29feb6:00 pm10:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

29feb01marSh*tty HawkinsSh*tty Hawkins “The 90s Part 2” Benefitting Pride Center of WNY w/ DJ Sets from: DJ CropTop, Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die & Boy Howdy7:00 pm - (march 1) 3:00 am Buffalo Iron Works

Saturday February 29th - Sh*tty Hawkins “The 90s Part 2” Benefitting Pride Center of WNY w/ DJ Sets from: DJ CropTop, Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die & Boy

Saturday February 29th – Sh*tty Hawkins “The 90s Part 2” Benefitting Pride Center of WNY w/ DJ Sets from: DJ CropTop, Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die & Boy Howdy

29feb7:30 pm9:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

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