• Date: 15th December, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    KeyBank Center

    1 Seymour Knox III Plaza
    Buffalo, NY 14204

  • Date: 15th December to 16th December, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Info: At 27, Marc Rizzo was already a household name among metal fans before finishing “Colossal Myopia”, his first solo record. A shredder’s shredder, Marc was a founding member of the immensely successful metal act “Ill Nino” with whom he recorded and toured. After leaving Ill Nino, he joined Soulfly in 2003 and played guitar on their fourth record “Prophecy” and every release since then. Rizzo also recorded and toured with Cavalera Conspiracy (a reunion of Sepultura's Max & Igor Cavalera), played guitar for The Misfits, and launched his own Death Metal project, INPSYCHOBLEEDIA. Marc Rizzo is one of the new breed of young guitarists in contemporary bands who has stepped out recently with solo projects that reveal a phenomenal command of the guitar. His latest solo record, “LEGIONNAIRE” reveals Rizzo to be a master musician with deep musical roots in metal, classical and flamenco guitar and is a much needed breath of fresh air to the instrumental rock genre. Guitar sales have been up and young musicians have been looking for younger, contemporary players to learn from. Marc Rizzo proves again on his solo records why he stands out from the rest, with an arsenal of staggering guitar chops that are bound to start a large groundswell in the guitar community,

    Evening Star Concert Hall

    8810 Niagara Falls Blvd
    Niagara Falls, NY 14304
    716-940-5391

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 7:00 pm - 11:45 pm

    Town Ballroom

    681 Main St.
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    716-852-3900

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Info: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., are the voices, Original Stars and lead singers of the legendary group, The 5th Dimension, before leaving the Group in 1975. McCoo and Davis launched Champagne and Pop Soul Classics, including "Up, Up and Away," "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In," "Worst That Could Happen," "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Sweet Blindness," "Wedding Bell Blues," and "One Less Bell to Answer." After leaving The 5th Dimension, Marilyn and Billy recorded "You Don't Have to be a Star (to Be in My Show)," a chart topping number 1 record, won them their own Grammy Award and a television series on CBS. They are named by Billboard, "The First Couple of Pop and Soul."

    Riviera Theatre

    67 Webster St.
    North Tonawanda, NY 14120

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Riviera Theatre

    67 Webster St.
    Tonawanda (City), NY 14120
    716-692-2413

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Shea's Performing Arts Center

    646 Main St.
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    716-847-1410

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den

    310 Fourth St.
    Niagara Falls, NY 14303
    716-299-1100

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 12:00 am - 12:00 am

    Betty's Restaurant

    370 Virginia St.
    Buffalo, NY 14201
    716-362-0633

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 12:00 am - 12:00 am

    Info: Notable people from the Springville area will be taking part in a gala auction on Friday, December 21 as part of Springville Center for the Arts’ Visions of Greater Springville program. Sixteen high-profile area individuals were selected from different businesses, governments, organizations and churches. These “VIP’s” were given a disposable camera and two weeks to photograph images that represent the greater Springville area. One image from each participant was selected by SCA staff, enlarged, and framed for presentation. The selected artwork will be on display in the Harold L. Olmsted Gallery at Springville Center for the Arts in conjunction with the Winter’s Presence exhibit starting November 23. The exhibit will continue to be on display during regular gallery hours until the gala event on December 21. The gala event begins at 7pm with registration, refreshments and music. At 8pm, each piece is individually auctioned with the proceeds benefiting the Center’s spring programs. Participants include Marti Anderson - Retired School Nurse, Springville Kiwanis; Keith Clark - Pastor, Springville Crossing Church; Philip Drozd - Concord Town Board; Jeanne Ellis - Oasis Bed & Breakfast, Melissa Frank - Metro Kirsch Real Estate, PTA; Rev. Matthew French - Pastor, Springville First UMC; Kara Kane - Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Joel Maul - Concord Historical Society, Liz Melock - Administrator, Village of Springville; Lacey Miller - Concord Democratic Committee; Jennifer Morris - Director, Concord Public Library; Kimberly Moritz - Superintendent, SGI Schools, J.P. Nabozny - Soli Deo Gloria Barber Shop, Ang Shaver - Root 39 Salon, Rob Sprague - Southtowns Tireman Manager, Pat Thoman - Bread of Life Outreach. Tickets to the event are available online at SpringvilleArts.org, by phone at 716-592-9038 or in person at the gallery space. Admission to the event is $10 presale and $12 at the door. Bidders will scan their credit card during the registration process to enable auction payment.

    Springville Center for the Arts

    37 N. Buffalo St
    Concord, NY 14141
    716-592-9038

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Info: Looking for teams for a 5­on­5 Men’s Basketball League on Saturdays. There will be a $200 fee per team and $32 per week for referees. Ages 18 and up.

    Village of Lewiston Recreation

    145 N. 4th Street
    Lewiston, NY 14092

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Info: Come join in on some fun while shopping for your loved ones (or yourself :) ) and browse through all the creative and unique crafts made by our talented vendors, shop for some wonderful gifts and gain some great gifting ideas from a variety of vendors that have various items to choose from! And....of course enjoy treating yourself to a variety of delicious food and goodies there are to choose from! We look forward to seeing everyone's friendly faces, spending time with good company and friends - both old and new!

    Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church

    12672 Route 438
    Brant, NY 14081

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Info: The artistry of Niagara Falls, NY-based artist Jonathan Rogers reveals a complex and sometimes thorny life. His art ranges from tormented dancing children with representations of storybook life in the background, to a seemingly biblical worship of a protective god. Exhibition of how he creatively finds balance navigating the world through art. His work is off-putting to those who shun religion, a beacon to those that feel he speaks to their spiritual sense of the world. Motivated by a personal experience of faith as touchstone, and a cultish practice of religion as a demon, he ascends to make sense of the world through his work which only adds to the question of where he is landing. Rogers is, in many ways, the most traditional of artists. “I am supposed to be an artist,” he once said. “I draw and paint and dress the part without trying very hard, comes naturally. My lifetime obsession is pursuing “nothing definite”. At last, finally, I have come up with a way of defining it.” Born in Toronto, Ontario, his lengthy artistic career began by working as an apprentice printer in 1954. In 1956-59 he attended the Ontario College of Art & Design. Rogers has taught courses on drawing at Newton Abbot College of Art, Devonshire England and School of Design, Sheridan University, Ontario, Canada. He has been celebrated and recognized as an internationally awarded animator. If you were a child in the late 1970s, the animated special “Witch’s Night Out’, that starred the voices of the late Gilda Radner and Catherine O’Hara might look familiar. Rogers created this nationally acclaimed film starring ‘Winifred the Witch.' Jonathan’s life has followed a rocky path, instructor to illustrator then animator to vagrant. A spiritual lecturer dismayed by the reality behind the curtain of the American mega-church, his artwork looks back at a life filled with success, failure, and reinvention. These are all grand statements, but at the core of his work is the way we all assess and re-assess our experiences.

    Burchfield Penney Art Center

    1300 Elmwood Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14222
    716-878-6011

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Info: On November 2, 1914, Charles E. Burchfield wrote about dreaming of a group of American elm trees that grew in Salem, Ohio, near his childhood home. “The Three Trees”, as they were locally known, would appear first in a sketch from July 2, 1915. These same trees resurface later in the masterwork of The Three Trees, 1932-1946. By the time the painting was finished, two of the trees were destroyed by a tornado and the third was cut down for the construction of new houses. Burchfield’s love of trees is the focus of the exhibition. Burchfield’s Arboretum. In July of 1947, Burchfield went on a trip with his wife, Bertha, that ended in Cook Forest, in Pennsylvania. After visiting an old growth section, he wrote: It is impossible for me to write here anything adequate about the beauty of Cook’s Forest. It was beyond anything I had ever imagined—I can think of nothing better than Longfellow’s impressive lines in the prologue to his Evangeline “This is the Forest Primeval”. The glory of these ancient gigantic hemlocks is beyond me to describe. Two years later in May of 1949 Burchfield wrote about another dream, this time lamenting the destruction of various kinds of trees. Dream Fragment—In Salem—High Street—great open fields with gigantic trees, elms, buttonwoods and maples, with blue-jays flying about—It seemed as if someone on the excuse that the trees were a menace to surrounding houses had cut off the upper branches much to my disgust. The “scars” where even the highest branch were cut off, were as big as ordinary stumps. A work from late in Burchfield’s life, Summer Solstice (In Memory of the American Chestnut Tree), 1961-1966, is a eulogy for a lost giant. The American chestnut was devastated by a fungus, which was accidently introduced into North America in the first decade of the twentieth century.

    Burchfield Penney Art Center

    1300 Elmwood Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14222
    716-878-6011

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Info: Our popular event is back for a third year! Children are invited to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas, and join in on some holiday fun in the Kenan Center House! Stories and songs with Mrs. Claus followed by pictures with Santa. $5/child. Parent must accompany children and are free. Space is limited. For tickets call 433-2617.

    Kenan Center

    433 Locust St.
    Lockport, NY 14094
    716-433-2617

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Info: Arcangel Gallery Exhibit - 10am-5pm - Included with Botanical Garden admission - $11 adults, $10 seniors (62+), $9 students (13+ with ID), $6 Kids 3-12, members and kids 2 and under are free! Fruits and Flowers - Photography is a very special combination of technical skills and artistic perception. Bianchi creates artistic digital images that take on a life of their own and the outcomes are unpredictable and exciting. His goal is to make a photographic statement that provokes the viewer to reflect on what they see and how they can relate to the image. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information.

    Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

    2655 South Park Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14218

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Info: Arcangel Gallery Exhibit - 10am-5pm - Included with Botanical Garden admission - $11 adults, $10 seniors (62+), $9 students (13+ with ID), $6 Kids 3-12, members and kids 2 and under are free! Celebrating Nature in Fall and Winter - A collection of Award Winning Photographs by members of the South Towns Camera Club. The inspired collection of photographs in this exhibit captures the sublime beauty of fall, winter and the Botanical Gardens. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information.

    Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

    2655 South Park Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14218

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Info: 10am-5pm - Included with Botanical Garden admission - $11 adults, $10 seniors (62+), $9 students (13+ with ID), $6 Kids 3-12, members and kids 2 and under are free! Winter Wonderland - Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane snow is glistening…inside! See how we transform our tropical paradise into a holiday wonderland. As you walk through this exhibit, you will be delighted in thousands of lush and colorful poinsettias, whimsical woodland scenes, an entertaining model railway and some fun surprises this holiday season! The railway is by the WNY Garden Railway Society. Exhibit is sponsored by Buffalo Spree Magazine. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information.

    Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

    2655 South Park Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14218

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Info: Feminism, poetry and the vibrant symbolism of the female experience Jennifer Regan (1934 –2016) threaded into powerful quilts to siphon triumph, tragedy, death, mourning and rebirth are the focus of the exhibition. For much of her early life, Regan lived what many would consider a privileged “American Dream.” In 1959, she married Edward (Ned) V. Regan, who later served as Erie County Executive and New York State Comptroller. Salvaged: The Stitched Narratives of Jennifer Regan will open Friday, September 14, 2018 as part M&T Second Friday and be on view thru Sunday, January 6, 2018. Born and raised in Orchard Park, NY, she attended Buffalo Seminary, and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Smith College and University at Buffalo. In the 1960s, Jennifer Regan emerged as a well-established writer in Western New York, publishing poetry in journals and reviewing books for the Buffalo News. As a highly regarded political family, they were dubbed the “Buffalo’s Kennedys” during Ned Regan’s tenure as County Executive. Despite seemingly having it all, Jennifer Regan was troubled. When they divorced in 1988, her self-identity changed dramatically. Struggling with the loss of married life and a wide array of emotions, she turned to art to exhaust anguish writing poetry to narrate womanhood within the contexts of patriarchal power. These messages transferred to quilts to create stitched narratives displayed on walls. Initially, these security blankets grieved the loss of a former life as well as accepting her new role as a single, middle-aged woman. Regan created over 100 stitched narratives between 1989 and 2006. Not particularly religious, she focused on certain Biblical stories in some of her work. Regan identified heavily with both Eve and “Mrs. Noah,” and used their stories to comment on personal frustration.

    Burchfield Penney Art Center

    1300 Elmwood Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14222

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Info: Anne Currier is a sculptor whose medium is ceramic, and she is the recipient of the 2018 Langley H. Kenzie Award which entitles her to a solo exhibition. In Display, Currier will present sculpture from her Anamorphosis series, plus a new collection of wall-mounted sculptures created specifically for the exhibition, and an installation of tile panels designed this year in collaboration with Boston Valley Terra Cotta in Orchard Park, New York. Professor emerita of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, the number one ranked ceramic art Master's program in the country by U.S. News and World Report, Currier was recently named first-place recipient of a 2017 Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant. Her sculptures are represented in numerous private and public collections, which include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Missouri; Musée des Arts Decoratifs de Montréal; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyung-ju, South Korea; and Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. “Display, the title of the exhibition, echoes the context or intent of an object and how it can shift when placed in varying spaces; but it’s really all one display,” says Anne Currier. “Showing my work as the Langley H. Kenzie Award recipient is part of a series of year-long positive coincidences. The Burchfield Penney’s support of craft-based media, exhibiting in its Sylvia L. Rosen Gallery and earning a collaborative grant to design tile walls with Boston Valley Terra Cotta is a confluence that transformed 2017 into a miracle for me.” “Currier’s sculpture is both a study in balance and an invitation to discovery,” said Nancy Weekly, exhibition curator. As she has stated, her Anamorphosis series reflects, “the interplay of masses and voids. Absence and presence, light and shadow, stasis and motion are subject matter. The dimensional tension and dynamics of human figures found in Greek and

    Burchfield Penney Art Center

    1300 Elmwood Ave.
    Buffalo, NY 14222
    716-878-6011

  • Date: 15th December, 2018 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Info: A small works exhibit to reflect winter images and the energy and spirit that the season brings to mind. Pieces are for purchase immediately off of the wall. Springville Center for the Arts Harold L. Olmsted Gallery 37 N. Buffalo St., Springville, NY 14141 Gallery Hours: Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays & Fridays: 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. Thursdays: 12 noon - 8:00 p.m. Opens: November 23 at 9:00 a.m.

    Springville Center for the Arts

    37 N. Buffalo St.
    Concord, NY 14141