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Locations

Wed, May 16

Wed May 16


  • chris smither

    9th ward at babeville

    buffalo | 8:00 PM

    wednesday, may 16th dsp shows presents chris smither live in the 9th ward tickets: $25.00 advance, $30.00 day of show general admission seated – on sale friday, january 12 @ 10am at ticketfly.com, babeville box office (m-f 11a-5p), or charge by phone at 877.987.6487 doors 7pm, show 8pm chris smither. songwriter. guitarist. performer. bluesman. call me lucky is the new record from chris smither and is his first set of brand new originals in six years (release date: march 2018 on signature sounds/mighty albert). recorded at the gorgeous blue rock studio in the texas foothills call me lucky features longtime producer and multi instrumentalist david goodrich, drummer billy conway (morphine), matt lorenz (aka the suitcase junket), mike meadows, and engineer keith gary. the new record features smither trademark songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. to complete the project are a couple of surprise covers that remind us of chris’ deftness as a song interpreter as he makes the songs his own. honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, smither is truly an american original. reviewers and fans from around the world, including rolling stone and the new york times, agree that chris continues to be a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist, and intense performer as he draws deeply from the blues, american folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers. call me lucky does just that. check it out. check out chris smither.

    8:00 PM
    Wed May 16 8:00 PM

    chris smither

    9th ward at babeville
    buffalo

  • 8:00 PM
    Wed May 16 8:00 PM

    chris smither

    9th ward at babeville
    buffalo

  • marc scibilia

    buffalo iron works

    buffalo | 8:00 PM

    born and raised in buffalo, new york, a city of perseverance and resilience, it’s no surprise marc scibilia fiercely carves out his own path in the music world. encouraged by his musical family, scibilia discovered his passion for songwriting at an early age. “i was convinced by the time i was 10 years old that i wanted to make music for the rest of my life” he recalls. one month after graduating high school, against well-intentioned advice, he left home, landed in east nashville and hasn’t looked back. after tens of millions of streams on spotify, national headlining tours, opening spots with zac brown band, james bay and gavin degraw to name a few, collaborations with international powerhouse dj and producer robin schulz, appearances on the today show, mtv emas, and songs in national ads and super bowl commercials, 2018 finds marc scibilia re-exploring his buffalo roots. wearing his heart on his sleeve, he’s writing a new soundtrack for the northeast: unapologetically raw and with nothing to prove, think springsteen singing over coldplay’s rush of blood to the head.

    8:00 PM
    Wed May 16 8:00 PM

    marc scibilia

    buffalo iron works
    buffalo

  • buffalo never fails: the queen city and world war i

    buffalo & erie county central library

    buffalo | 12:00 AM

    commemorating the 100th anniversary of america's entry into world war i in 1917, this exhibit looks back to a critical time in our nation's history, emphasizing buffalo's role in the war. central to this exhibition is the library's extraordinary collection of world war i posters, representing some of the finest graphically designed war propaganda from the united states, canada and europe.

    12:00 AM
    Wed May 16 12:00 AM

    buffalo never fails: the queen city and world war i

    buffalo & erie county central library
    buffalo

  • 12:00 AM
    Wed May 16 12:00 AM

    the unseen marion faller

    cepa gallery
    buffalo

  • the phantom of the opera

    shea's performing arts center

    buffalo | 12:00 AM

    april 25 to may 5. cameron mackintosh’s spectacular new production of the timeless classic, phantom of the opera, returns to shea's buffalo theatre from april 25 to may 6. this innovative take on the romantic musical features lavishly revamped costumes, scenic design, and choreography by a tony award-winning crew.

    12:00 AM
    Wed May 16 12:00 AM

    the phantom of the opera

    shea's performing arts center
    buffalo

  • niagara history center five-building museum complex including exhibits on victorian home life, and businesses, local transportation history.

    niagara history center

    lockport | 12:00 AM

    niagara history center. 215 niagara st., lockport. 434-7433. niagarahistory.org. five-building museum complex including exhibits on victorian home life, pioneer life, native americans, historic lockport and niagara county occupations and businesses, local transportation history. “outwater emporium” gift shop. admission fee. open monday-saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 215 niagara st., lockport. 434-7433. niagarahistory.org. five-building museum complex including exhibits on victorian home life, pioneer life, native americans, historic lockport and niagara county occupations and businesses, local transportation history. “outwater emporium” gift shop. admission fee. open monday-saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    12:00 AM
    Wed May 16 12:00 AM

    niagara history center five-building museum complex including exhibits on victorian home life, and businesses, local transportation history.

    niagara history center
    lockport

  • interactive multimedia facility devoted to the history of the erie canal with lockport emphasis,

    erie canal discovery center

    lockport | 12:00 AM

    erie canal discovery center. 24 church st., lockport. 439-0431. niagarahistory.org. interactive multimedia facility devoted to the history of the erie canal, particularly the building of the “flight of five” locks. home to the raphael beck mural “the opening of the erie canal” and the charles rand penney gallery, featuring niagara county-related items from penney’s vast collection. “lock, stock and barrel” gift shop. admission fee. november-april: open friday and saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    12:00 AM
    Wed May 16 12:00 AM

    interactive multimedia facility devoted to the history of the erie canal with lockport emphasis,

    erie canal discovery center
    lockport

  • east aurora art society

    aurora town library

    aurora | 12:00 AM

    the public is invited to view the art display during library hours from march 31 until may 19. paintings will be judged and awards will be given to winning artists.

    12:00 AM
    Wed May 16 12:00 AM

    east aurora art society

    aurora town library
    aurora

  • bracha: pietà-eurydice-medusa

    ub anderson gallery

    buffalo | 12:00 AM

    this exhibition at the ub anderson gallery is the first museum exhibition of ettinger's work in the united states. it will be accompanied by the creation of an associated catalogue featuring photographic reproductions of ettinger's work and essays by prominent scholars in psychoanalysis and art history. the opening reception will take place on saturday, may 5, at 6:00 pm. (photo by ania krupiakov, 2017.)

    12:00 AM
    Wed May 16 12:00 AM

    bracha: pietà-eurydice-medusa

    ub anderson gallery
    buffalo

  • flora:

    parables gallery and gifts

    buffalo | 12:00 AM

    may 1-28 reception may4 7-9pm

    12:00 AM
    Wed May 16 12:00 AM

    flora:

    parables gallery and gifts
    buffalo

  • amherst chamber “pronet” professional networking group meeting

    amherst chamber of commerce

    amherst | 8:30 AM

    pronet is a fantastic way to get to know amherst chamber members. it provides a forum for business members to expand the market base for their product or service through networking.

    8:30 AM
    Wed May 16 8:30 AM

    amherst chamber “pronet” professional networking group meeting

    amherst chamber of commerce
    amherst

  • amherst chamber “pronet” professional networking group meeting

    amherst chamber of commerce

    amherst | 8:30 AM

    pronet is a fantastic way to get to know amherst chamber members. it provides a forum for business members to expand the market base for their product or service through networking.

    8:30 AM
    Wed May 16 8:30 AM

    amherst chamber “pronet” professional networking group meeting

    amherst chamber of commerce
    amherst

  • diabetes prevention program

    eastern niagara hospital

    lockport | 9:00 AM

    the niagara county department of health nursing division in collaboration with the niagara county office for the aging is offering a free diabetes prevention program. this is a 16-week program for people who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. classes are scheduled in 16 consecutive weekly sessions, beginning 5/1/2018 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the eastern niagara hospital, lockport location; then once a month for 6-8 months. program participants will learn the skills they need to make lifestyle changes in behaviors such as eating healthy, losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, managing stress, and staying motivated. to register for the program, contact the health department - nursing division at 278-1900.

    9:00 AM
    Wed May 16 9:00 AM

    diabetes prevention program

    eastern niagara hospital
    lockport

  • nancy treherne craig: eyes open

    meibohm fine arts

    aurora | 9:30 AM

    art exhibition. nancy treherne craig: "eyes open". exhibition runs from april 27 - may 26, 2018. artist's opening reception, friday, april 27, 2018 from 4:00-9:00pm. free to the public.

    9:30 AM
    Wed May 16 9:30 AM

    nancy treherne craig: eyes open

    meibohm fine arts
    aurora

  • preview of the 2018 shaw festival

    unitarian universalist church of buffalo

    buffalo | 9:30 AM

    sarah ruhl is an innovative modern playwright, but her "stage kiss" is a throwback to such romantic farces as molnar's "the guardian" and cole porter's "kiss me, kate," in which spouses or former spouses confuse their theatrical love lives with their connubial relations offstage. the old conflict of real feelings versus fake, acted emotions gets a new twist here. we'll see how "stage kiss" fits among the other plays in sarah ruhl's catalog.

    9:30 AM
    Wed May 16 9:30 AM

    preview of the 2018 shaw festival

    unitarian universalist church of buffalo
    buffalo

  • stem theme

    explore & more children's museum

    aurora | 9:30 AM

    may – stem 2nd: science (geology rocks!) 9th: technology (construction) 16th: engineering (netherlands) 23th: mathematics (inside architecture) 30th: stem (full museum exploration)

    9:30 AM
    Wed May 16 9:30 AM

    stem theme

    explore & more children's museum
    aurora

  • caring hearts and hands respite program

    indian falls united methodist church

    pembroke | 10:00 AM

    indian falls united methodist church in corfu is joining with the wny alzheimer’s caregiver partnership (wnyacp) to offer the program beginning june 21.

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    caring hearts and hands respite program

    indian falls united methodist church
    pembroke

  • ann parker 3/3-5/28

    the botanical gardens

    buffalo | 10:00 AM

    march 3 - may 28 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! florescence - using vintage manual lenses on a digital camera, ann captures color, light, shadow, depth, and movement in flowers and leaves. with the manual lenses, (from 1960-1985) the photos take on a painterly look, giving the finished photo an impressionistic quality. go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information.

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    ann parker 3/3-5/28

    the botanical gardens
    buffalo

  • osteoporosis support group

    beechwood residence

    amherst | 10:00 AM

    osteoporosis, a disease in which the bones become weak and brittle, affects about 10 million people throughout the united states each year. another 44 million have low bone density, placing them at increased risk. and while women are more susceptible to bone loss after menopause, men can also develop osteoporosis, which commonly results in fractures of the hips, spine and wrists. to help area residents diagnosed with osteoporosis live their healthiest life, catholic health hosts an osteoporosis support group the third wednesday of every month from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the beechwood residence auditorium, 2235 millersport highway at north forest road, getzville. the meetings for the remainder of the year will be held on march 21, april 18, may 16, june 20, july 18, august 15, september 19, october 17, november 21 and december 19. the osteoporosis support group is free and open to all. the meetings feature guest speakers discussing various topics of interest to help people living with osteoporosis or at risk for developing the condition, live safely and comfortably. new members and walk-ins are welcome. for more information, call catholic health’s healthconnection at 447-6205.

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    osteoporosis support group

    beechwood residence
    amherst

  • 10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    senior stroll

    reinstein woods nature preserve
    cheektowaga

  • opems: verbal visual combines

    burchfield penney art center

    buffalo | 10:00 AM

    a colorful medley of text and shapes that map out the performer’s directions in terms of routes and guidelines from whichever point of entry they so desire. powerful images of mythical landscapes that can stand alone as an object that draws the viewer into his mysteries. much in the manner of the free jazz movement of the 50’s and 60’s where musicians intended to extend or alter normal jazz principles, opems are unrestricted in their performance rules and structures. according to basinski, “opems are appropriated, original or magical writing, writing in process, and they are therefore written with markers and pens.” “manifested specifically for this exhibition,” basinski explains, “these opems are improvisational verbal scores, sound poems, song, poetry, and visual poetry for solo or choral recitation and orchestration. with multiple access points, the opems are combinations of letters, colors, prepared found materials, images, and languages that may be manifested for variable durations.” michael basinski is a western new york-based text, visual, and sound poet whose work is heavily influenced by fluxus, the interdisciplinary avant-garde art movement that gained international attention in the 1950s and 1960s for its emphasis on chance operations, collective or anonymous authorship of artworks, and ephemeral gestures. having worked with such legends as jackson maclow, dick higgins, allison knowles and john cage, basinski’s work evolved from a strict rhythmic performance structure, both as solo performances as well as ensemble, to a visual poem or manuscripts forming improvisational poeming without any specific starting location or ending point. basinski calls these visual poems or performances opems.

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    opems: verbal visual combines

    burchfield penney art center
    buffalo

  • cargo, way-points, and tales of the erie canal

    burchfield penney art center

    buffalo | 10:00 AM

    curated by the trans-empire canal corp (teccorp) and burchfield penney. teccorp consists of six artist/curators that began meeting in 2012, with the idea to use the erie canal as a lens to consider the connections between communities, contemporary art, history and communication. just as the erie canal took over seven years to construct, the teccorp team and the burchfield penney continue our conversations. in 2014, the partnership presented the exhibition, displacement. in the largest gallery of the burchfield penney, a simulated, 120’ x 39’ canal barge was constructed and outfitted with galleries for exhibiting art. in these spaces, questions of commodity, aesthetics, inclusion and value were considered and formed the platform for which artists’ works were curated. the result was a mish-mash of the varied possible items one might ship, value or encounter in a world of interaction and engagement and ways that community connects, facilitated by the erie canal. in new york state, there are over 170 historical markers related to the erie canal. these include the notation of canal locks, but more frequently for factoids like, “only road under the erie canal in ripley's believe it or not. culvert built in 1823,” for the culvert road in ridgeway, ny. another example is, “site of queen anne chapel, built 1711-12 for use of mohawk indians. torn down 1821 to make way for erie canal…,” in fort hunter, ny. whether for relics no longer in existence, or facts confirmed by ripley’s and the like, history—and our remembrance of it—continuously evolves. artist/curators erika abbondanzieri, julian montague, aj fries, kate gaudy, dietrich olivier delrieu-schulze, and brian larson clark have created truthy versions—hypothetical and real possibilities of places and sights of significance related to the erie canal—that one might encounter in our contemporary world. installed throughout the museum are videos, sculptures, paintings, banners and ephemera that provide a context for considering the erie canal, encountered in th

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    cargo, way-points, and tales of the erie canal

    burchfield penney art center
    buffalo

  • time travel in the burchfield archives: paintings by philip koch

    burchfield penney art center

    buffalo | 10:00 AM

    features over 30 oil paintings and works on paper started in the areas where charles burchfield loved to work—west seneca, east aurora, chestnut ridge park, downtown buffalo, and salem, oh. selections of drawings from the burchfield archives that influenced koch as he worked will also be in the installation. koch spent many hours in the burchfield penney art center archive poring through thousands of burchfield drawings. “my researched revealed just how seriously he took his own talent. burchfield built up his world step by step with preparatory studies he organized and documented which made a big impression on me,” said koch. “it inspired me to think about recording my work in a meaningful, systematic way.” burchfield in his maturity came to reevaluate and re-value the work he had done in his early years and incorporated it into later paintings which inspired koch to reassess the work he did as a young artist. “i saw more excitement, it was better than i remembered and encouraged me want to go back to borrow some of things i used to do in my 20s and 30s,” said koch. “his openness to changing his mind about his early work encouraged me to reconsider my own methods. as a result, i began painting in oil outdoors again for the first time in 20 years. it has felt like a warm breeze renewing my excitement with the natural world.” the residency provided koch, who was born in rochester, ny, his first opportunity to make art near where he grew up, as he didn’t study art until he went to college at oberlin, oh. “i was struck by how profoundly an artist is influenced by where they experience their childhood, in both my case and burchfield’s. you can see his childhood influencing the way he thought and felt all throughout the rest of his life and over and over you see imagery that comes right out of where he grew up,” said koch. “creating art work living in buffalo he recycled the excitement he felt as a kid in salem, ohio. painting in the environs where burchfield worked reminded me of where i grew up and so much

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    time travel in the burchfield archives: paintings by philip koch

    burchfield penney art center
    buffalo

  • suddenly i awoke: the dream journals of charles e. burchfield

    burchfield penney art center

    buffalo | 10:00 AM

    charles burchfield wrote in his essay, "50 years as a painter," that he thought of the year 1915 as the true beginning of his art career[i]. around the same time in switzerland, carl gustav jung (1875-1961) began to compile what would later be known as the red book. in 1911, after graduating from high school, burchfield, having already received a scholarship for college, had to delay his entry into art school because of a bought of typhoid fever. it was during this time that he began to read the work of american naturalist writers john burroughs (1873-1921) and henry david thoreau (1817-1862). their descriptive and thoughtful prose had a great effect on him and the way that he wrote about nature. starting in 1912 carl jung had a series of disturbing dreams that led to what he described as a “confrontation with the unconscious.[ii]” visions of death and destruction, and rivers of blood led to a feeling of disorientation and concerns about a “psychic disturbance” within himself. in order to process the visions he consciously submitted himself to the impulses of his unconscious, which led him to an analysis of his childhood memories. during the summer of 1917, burchfield was chiefly concerned with recording “childhood impressions.” he wrote in a manuscript later in life that “the summer of 1917 was (in retrospect) a long dream-like one, much of the time was given over to the re-creation of childhood memories and moods.” throughout his career burchfield recorded more than a hundred dreams in his journals. he also created thousands of doodles which he called “a form of subconscious thinking in visual terms.” he went on to say that some of his most useful abstract motifs came from the practice. carl jung, while serving in the military during world war i in 1917, drew a series of twenty-seven mandalas in pencil in his army notebook. these drawing would later inspire the paintings that fill the red book, known to him as liber novus. admission adults: $10 seniors (62 & over): $8 students (with id): $5

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    suddenly i awoke: the dream journals of charles e. burchfield

    burchfield penney art center
    buffalo

  • messages/visual platform

    burchfield penney art center

    buffalo | 10:00 AM

    curated by suny buffalo state graduate students in the museum studies course, mst 622 “researching and presenting museum collections.” they include: david banchich, ashley carney, audrey clark, matthew crissey, mark dabney, melissa fanton, carla feller, mary langille, and abigail augusta lee working with nancy weekly, burchfield penney instructor of museum studies and the burchfield scholar. together they selected artworks that illustrate artists’ expressions of their identity, both as individuals and as part of a global community. they also chose artworks that address the duality of the world we live in: both positive and negative images of nature’s beauty and the ravages of environmental damage and pollution. admission adults: $10 seniors (62 & over): $8 students (with id): $5 children (age 10 & under): free when accompanied by a paid adult/senior admission suny buffalo state students, faculty & staff: free united states and canada active military and their families: free erie county veterans: free burchfield penney members: free gallery hours tuesday, wednesday, friday* & saturday: 10 am — 5 pm thursday: 10 am — 8 pm sunday: 11 am — 4 pm closed mondays

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    messages/visual platform

    burchfield penney art center
    buffalo

  • image and word

    burchfield penney art center

    buffalo | 10:00 AM

    lax was born in olean, visited, lectured, published and died here, buried in the cemetery of the franciscan friars at st. bonaventure. he met merton, born in france and raised in england, at columbia, where they wrote for the university literary magazine, the jester. merton gobbled up life, jazz, booze, romance, writing and religion. he considered life as a roman catholic priest. he asked lax, an observant jew, how he might pursue. lax suggested: "become a saint." merton taught at st. bonaventure and in 1941 entered the rigorous life in the trappist abbey of gethsemane in kentucky. his life was one of prayer and writing about it, as well as social justice. he made monotype prints, published two anti-art zines and made photographs, largely hidden until recently. lax wandered the western world, wrote for time, the new yorker, parade and jubilee. the taught, was a clown in an italian circus, volunteered in soup kitchens, and left the u.s. for the greek islands, living at remove. he returned for an artist's residency at artpark, an exhibition at the burchfield penney art center, and received an award at st. bonaventure, visiting relatives. he made long skinny contemplative poems and he also made photographs, largely hidden until recently. this is an exhibition of the two friend's work - the complete run of the broadside zine lax called pax. and a selection of his most aesthetically daring photographs, all from the lax archive at st.bonaventure. merton' drawings, zen influenced monotypes and photographs were selected from the merton archive at columbia and from a private collector. curated by anthony bannon, emeritus director of the burchfield penny art center and paul spaeth the rare books and special collections librarian at st. bonaventure, and curator of the thomas merton archives and the founder/curator of the robert lax archives. admission adults: $10 seniors (62 & over): $8 students (with id): $5 children (age 10 & under): free when accompanied by a paid adult/senior admission suny buffa

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    image and word

    burchfield penney art center
    buffalo

  • a new beginning: art & design

    burchfield penney art center

    buffalo | 10:00 AM

    today’s new artists, designers, and art historians require a broader spectrum of learning that goes beyond the traditional instruction and practice-based programs of the past. to better enable students to reach their creative potential in an increasingly competitive world, suny buffalo state recently combined four of its five visual arts departments into one, creating the department of art and design. the burchfield penney will mark the restructuring with a new beginning, an exhibition featuring the full-time faculty in this newly formed creative force. selected works will provide students, colleagues, and visitors with a glimpse into their imagination, professional perspectives, and greater insight into their contemporary approaches. the installation will be on view thru sunday, september 23, 2018 the following faculty are participating: michelle s. bae-dimitriadis, associate professor, art education; jozef bajus, associate professor, fibers; eric r. dolph, assistant professor, interior design; frances gage, associate professor, art history; lin xia jiang, professor, painting; sunhwa kim, associate professor, wood/furniture; candace keegan masters, associate professor, art education/painting; joseph miller, associate professor, drawing and painting; tara nahabetian, associate professor, metals/jewelry design; philip ogle, professor, drawing, mixed media; brent patterson, assistant professor, communication design; kenneth patrick payne, professor, sculpture; alice pennisi, associate professor, art education; richard ross, associate professor, illustration; stephen saracino, professor, metals/jewelry; jörg schnier, chair & associate professor, interior design; bhakti sharma, associate professor, interior design; yola monakhov stockton, assistant professor, photography; colleen toledano, associate professor, ceramics; carol townsend, associate professor, foundations; and robert l. wood, professor, ceramics. the burchfield penney curatorial team included scott propeack, associate director and chief curator

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    a new beginning: art & design

    burchfield penney art center
    buffalo

  • biff henrich: the structure of things part ii

    eleven twenty projects

    buffalo | 10:00 AM

    biff henrich // the structure of things part ii opening reception: friday may 4, 2018, 6-9pm on view: may 4 – june 3, 2018 gallery hours: tuesday – friday 10am – 4pm or by appointment eleven twenty projects: 1120 main street, buffalo, ny 14209 buffalo, ny – eleven twenty projects is pleased to present an exhibition of the latest series of photographs by buffalo artist biff henrich. the structure of things part ii showcases a series of photographic prints that push the envelope of our traditional understanding of the medium. key to the realization of these works is henrich’s masterful "in-camera" process—all images are created in the moment of capture and do not rely upon post-capture editing effects. rather than documenting a scene directly—indeed, sources for these images may be quite banal—the artist shapes a new reality through this unusual and impromptu process. as a result, henrich's colorful images become painterly abstractions with only hints of the recognizable. photography having once been presumed to replace painting, henrich hybridizes the two in a manner both technical and ineffable. with photography today unencumbered by any technical limitations, henrich forces himself to function within a specific set of parameters as an effort to realize an unexpected image. he is reinjecting the painterly into the photographic and the analogue into the digital. henrich’s works—as with works of painted abstraction—give the viewer room to approach the abstracted space and seek their own resolution to its ambiguous offerings. while time and space are inescapable subjects in reading of a photograph, these images are indefinite and often ethereal, functioning more as color field paintings, inviting the audience to have their own personal, emotional, and imaginative response. as henrich himself notes, “the photographs i make are visual experiences that are derived from our everyday world but do not exist in it.” about the artist: biff henrich is an award-winning photographer from buffalo, ny whos

    10:00 AM
    Wed May 16 10:00 AM

    biff henrich: the structure of things part ii

    eleven twenty projects
    buffalo

  • chair yoga

    chair yoga

    amherst | 10:15 AM

    10:15 AM
    Wed May 16 10:15 AM

    chair yoga

    chair yoga
    amherst

  • chair yoga

    chair yoga

    amherst | 10:15 AM

    participants will begin seated with stretches , continue standing postures using chair for balance, class ends with a seated mediation, monday and wednesdays.

    10:15 AM
    Wed May 16 10:15 AM

    chair yoga

    chair yoga
    amherst

  • the lure of niagara: highlights from the charles rand penney historical niagara falls print collection

    castellani art museum

    lewiston | 11:00 AM

    the castellani art museum of niagara university acquired the charles rand penney collection of historical niagara falls prints in 2006. this collection, a generous donation from dr. charles rand penney, was partially funded by the castellani purchase fund, with additional funding from mr. and mrs. thomas a. lytle. penney felt, as did the staff of the castellani art museum, that the collection, the largest and most significant of its kind, should be kept near the falls so that visitors from around the world could see and appreciate it. its more than nine hundred images reflect the historic and cultural changes that have taken place at niagara falls since the seventeenth century and illustrate the significance of niagara falls to american history. penney’s nephew, christopher w. lane, co-founder of the philadelphia print shop, organized the collection into seven thematic categories—hennepin & derivatives, a variety of depictions, niagara as a symbol, popular prints, prints for the wealthy, extraordinary events, and maps. the immense size and fragility of the complete collection precludes a presentation in its entirety. the lure of niagara: highlights from the charles rand penney historical niagara falls print collection features works, representative of the larger holdings of the collection that are symbolic, commercially popular, historically relevant, and particularly unique. it is believed that more prints were made of niagara falls before the twentieth century than of any other specific place, and the charles rand penney collection of historical niagara falls prints is the largest collection of this genre. viewing so many images of one subject together, we can gain new insights not only about the location itself, but also about the manner in which the scene has been depicted, emerging with a deeper understanding of the history of niagara falls.

    11:00 AM
    Wed May 16 11:00 AM

    the lure of niagara: highlights from the charles rand penney historical niagara falls print collection

    castellani art museum
    lewiston

  • writing on the wall

    castellani art museum

    lewiston | 11:00 AM

    exhibit: march 4, 2018 – july 29, 2018 reception: march 22, 2018 — 4:00pm - 6:00pm overview writing on the wall: text-based works from the collection, curated by niagara university faculty means to highlight the potential dialogues between visual arts and academics, between museum and classroom, between image and text. indeed, by combining image and text, the artists selected for this exhibition already offer us a multi-dimensional experience in which we simultaneously see and read, allowing for a dynamic dialogue between our emotions and our intellect. with well over 5000 artworks in its permanent collection, the castellani art museum of niagara university is a veritable goldmine for university professors who wish to engage their students from and across multiple disciplines. niagara university is dedicated to providing our students with an active and integrative learning experience. as educators in the vincentian tradition, we believe in a holistic approach to learning, where we challenge students to think critically both in and outside the classroom and across disciplines. we focus not only on the facts and theories of our own disciplines, such as biology and english, but on how they relate to other fields of study in an interactive and multi- or inter-disciplinary teaching model. a giant sculpture of an insect may provide an interesting springboard for an analytical discussion of franz kafka’s metamorphosis; images of optical illusions may elucidate theories of human cognition and mental processes in a psychology course; an exhibition of contemporary paintings of niagara falls may serve as an educational complement to a course in environmental science focusing on sustainable energy and environmental conservation. a little over one year ago, a group of niagara university faculty members from a range of different disciplines met with the curator of exhibitions and special projects at the castellani art museum to discuss and eventually organize a new exhibition that would specifically explore the i

    11:00 AM
    Wed May 16 11:00 AM

    writing on the wall

    castellani art museum
    lewiston

  • niagara frontier watercolor society spring transparent watercolor exhibit

    artists group gallery

    buffalo | 11:00 AM

    the western new york artists group artists group gallery one linwood avenue buffalo, new york 14209-2203 716-885-2251 press release april 19, 2018 new exhibition: “the niagara frontier watercolor society, spring 2018 members transparent watercolor show” juried by peggi nero habets dates: on view april 27 through june 1, 2018 reception and awards ceremony saturday, may 19, 2018 from 2 to 4pm. the western new york artists group is pleased to host the “the niagara frontier watercolor society, spring 2018 members transparent watercolor show”. the exhibition will be on view from april 27 through june 1, 2018 in our gallery, artists group gallery, located at one linwood avenue in buffalo. about the juror: peggi nero habets lives and works as an artist in her hometown of pittsburgh, pa. her deep love for the fluidity and spontaneity of watercolor has led her to paint and teach in the medium for over 15 years. her figurative and cityscape paintings have been exhibited and collected internationally and she has received awards in many prestigious shows, including the national watercolor society and the american watercolor society international juried exhibitions. publications of her work include “splash 18” and the upcoming “splash 19” watercolor books, as well as magazine features and articles in the art of watercolour, pratique des arts, watercolor artist, watercolor magic, and palette magazines. she is the author of “watercolor made easy: portraits”, and was featured in “the art of drawing and painting portraits”, both books published by walter foster publishing. peggi’s artwork was selected from 7,000 entries for the esteemed shanghai watercolour biennial and the shenzhen international watercolour exhibition, exhibiting in multiple cities in china. a popular watercolor instructor, peggi enjoys teaching watercolor workshops and painting retreats around the country. for further information contact gallery director donald j. siuta at 716-885-2251. this exhibition is being made possible

    11:00 AM
    Wed May 16 11:00 AM

    niagara frontier watercolor society spring transparent watercolor exhibit

    artists group gallery
    buffalo

  • fine arts league 65th annual spring juried open exhibition

    river art gallery & gifts

    north tonawanda | 11:00 AM

    the opening reception for the fine arts league of buffalo's 65th annual spring juried open exhibition is may 5th from 2pm to 5pm at river art gallery and gifts located at 83 webster st in north tonawanda. exhibiting artists represent a wide variety of styles and mediums. the exhibition runs from may 5th through june 2nd. river art gallery & gifts hours are wed - fri * 11am to 4pm and sat - 11am to 5pm. the public is always welcome.

    11:00 AM
    Wed May 16 11:00 AM

    fine arts league 65th annual spring juried open exhibition

    river art gallery & gifts
    north tonawanda

  • think big: the artists of autism services

    castellani art museum

    lewiston | 11:00 AM

    the castellani art museum of niagara university presents think big: the artists of autism services. featured artists will include dan carey, langston gardner, erich haneberg, kevin krauss, james marino, daniel maysonet, courtney mcgovern, and brandon scott. most works in think big were created on-site at the castellani art museum. throughout 2017 and early 2018, the artists participated in workshops focusing on large-scale works from the museum’s collection. for many of the artists, the pieces featured in the exhibit are the largest they’ve created to date, including a 14 foot painting on unstretched canvas by kevin krauss. the museum’s central gallery was a source of inspiration because of its scale, which when constructed in 1990, was the largest exhibition space in western new york. “we are honored the artists were invited to exhibit their work in the main gallery of the castellani museum,” said autism services ceo veronica federiconi. “our intention to introduce the arts was very different from the beginning, and the artists have now been working steadily for well over a decade. this exhibit is a testimonial to their acceptance as true artists.” according to autism services, for some people on the autism spectrum, the arts can provide a voice to express what is meaningful and important to them. think big: the artists of autism services is curated by tara l. lyons, curator of education & collections at the castellani art museum. it will be on display from may 6, 2018 through january 27, 2019. the castellani art museum has a free admission policy. for more information, please call 716-286-8295.

    11:00 AM
    Wed May 16 11:00 AM

    think big: the artists of autism services

    castellani art museum
    lewiston

  • reflection of nature & spirit - john merlino exhibit

    springville center for the arts

    concord | 12:00 PM

    the harold l. olmsted gallery inside springville center for the arts is hosting an exhibit by john merlino called "reflection of nature and spirit". john merlino’s varied artwork is created with brush strokes of acrylic, oil, watercolor and pastel ranging from abstracts to landscapes. his focus has been on his relationship to natural beauty and landscape but the exhibit will feature his explorations in collage and abstract as well as his realist dry-brush work. gallery hours: wednesday and friday: 12 noon - 5:00 p.m., thursday: 12 noon - 8:00 p.m., saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    12:00 PM
    Wed May 16 12:00 PM

    reflection of nature & spirit - john merlino exhibit

    springville center for the arts
    concord

  • 12:00 PM
    Wed May 16 12:00 PM

    joe baudo quartet

    sportsmens tavern
    buffalo

  • 1:00 PM
    Wed May 16 1:00 PM

    citizen science training: hummingbirds at home

    reinstein woods nature preserve
    cheektowaga

  • chronic disease self-management program

    dale association

    lockport | 1:00 PM

    the niagara county department of health nursing division in collaboration with the niagara county office for the aging is offering a free chronic disease self-management program. this workshop will meet for six consecutive weekly sessions, beginning 3/21/2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the dale association, 33 ontario street, lockport. this program will help individuals learn or enhance their skills and ability to manage their health and maintain an active lifestyle. this program is for anyone 18 years or older who has a chronic illness, such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, or depression. caregivers can also attend. to register for the program, contact the health department - nursing division at 278-1900.

    1:00 PM
    Wed May 16 1:00 PM

    chronic disease self-management program

    dale association
    lockport

  • 1:00 PM
    Wed May 16 1:00 PM

    making the grade-history of akron-newstead schools

    knight-sutton museum
    newstead

  • gentle yoga

    east meets west yoga in williamsville

    amherst | 1:30 PM

    each class will be customized based on the needs of participants.

    1:30 PM
    Wed May 16 1:30 PM

    gentle yoga

    east meets west yoga in williamsville
    amherst

  • gentle yoga

    east meets west yoga in williamsville

    amherst | 1:30 PM

    great for seniors and any students needing slow, gentle movement.

    1:30 PM
    Wed May 16 1:30 PM

    gentle yoga

    east meets west yoga in williamsville
    amherst

  • relax with yin yoga

    evolation yoga

    buffalo | 2:00 PM

    nurturing, relaxing passive style of yoga where poses are held for longer period of time, sometimes supported by props. yin gets into connective tissues, stimulating the relaxation response in the nervous system, releasing the issues from the tissues and healing is possible.

    2:00 PM
    Wed May 16 2:00 PM

    relax with yin yoga

    evolation yoga
    buffalo

  • powerful tools for caregivers

    trinity old lutheran church

    amherst | 2:30 PM

    trinity old lutheran church will host this six week program in which caregivers will learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and locate helpful resources. attendees also learn how to increase their abilities to make tough decisions, how to balance their lives, and how to take care of themselves. the cost for the six-week program is $25 and includes a copy of the caregiver helpbook, but is covered in full for members of blue cross/blue shield of wny and independent health. pre-registration is required. please contact erie county department of senior services for information or to register (phone: 716-858-2177; email caregiver@erie.gov). the church is wheelchair accessible.

    2:30 PM
    Wed May 16 2:30 PM

    powerful tools for caregivers

    trinity old lutheran church
    amherst

  • alfie alessandra

    taltys tavern

    buffalo | 4:00 PM

    4:00 PM
    Wed May 16 4:00 PM

    alfie alessandra

    taltys tavern
    buffalo

  • tops

    lancaster municipal building

    lancaster | 5:00 PM

    wednesday nights. weigh-in starts at 5pm at lancaster municipal bldg 5423 broadway. call 407-0539 for more info.

    5:00 PM
    Wed May 16 5:00 PM

    tops

    lancaster municipal building
    lancaster

  • senior prom in celebration of older american’s month

    amherst center for senior services

    amherst | 5:00 PM

    senior prom wednesday, may 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm join us on for our first amherst senior center prom. dinner will be served at 5:00 with entertainment to follow provided by serendipity swing. this evening is part of our month long celebration of older american’s month. this event will be hosted by the amherst youth engage students and sponsored by the greenfields. please make your reservations by monday, may 14 at 636-3050.

    5:00 PM
    Wed May 16 5:00 PM

    senior prom in celebration of older american’s month

    amherst center for senior services
    amherst

  • beginners tai chi chih

    clarence hollow wellness center

    clarence | 5:30 PM

    works to balance your life energy! no special clothing or equipment. learn 20 movements in 8 weeks then continue to enhance healthy benefits!

    5:30 PM
    Wed May 16 5:30 PM

    beginners tai chi chih

    clarence hollow wellness center
    clarence

  • zumba

    fit happenz, llc

    cheektowaga | 5:30 PM

    all ages, all body types, all fun! join our fitness party and see all the fun you're missing out! for the full class schedule, check out our website.

    5:30 PM
    Wed May 16 5:30 PM

    zumba

    fit happenz, llc
    cheektowaga

  • yoga

    the botanical gardens

    buffalo | 5:30 PM

    starts february 28 $100 per 10 week series or $15 per class - free to eligible bluecross blueshield of wny members led by leanne oldenbrook from oasis yoga and wellness. register for one class or a series, contact leanne at 864.1194 or crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or online at cmyoga.com. sponsored by mercy hospital of buffalo, part of catholic. go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information. spring- february 28, march 14, 21, 28, april 4, 11, 18, 25, may 2, 9 summer- june 6, (tbd - june 13 or 20), 27, july 11, 18, 25, august 1, 8, 15, 22 gentle hatha yoga - 5:30-6:45pm gentle stretches to warm up joints and muscles, postures to increase strength, flexibility and balance. suitable for all but especially students with injuries or limitations. gentle power flow yoga/pilates - 7-8:15pm more vigorous featuring relaxation, warm up stretches, series of sequences and pilates postures designed to build strength, endurance, and body heat.

    5:30 PM
    Wed May 16 5:30 PM

    yoga

    the botanical gardens
    buffalo

  • 6:00 PM
    Wed May 16 6:00 PM

    tae kwon do

    heritage heights elementary school
    amherst

  • open mic

    stamps

    tonawanda (city) | 6:00 PM

    6:00 PM
    Wed May 16 6:00 PM

    open mic

    stamps
    tonawanda (city)

  • talk saves lives: intro to suicide prevention

    lockport public library

    lockport | 6:00 PM

    free event open to the general public. presented by the mental health association in niagara county in collaboration with the american foundation for suicide prevention. rsvp to missy stolfi at mstolfi@afsp.org or by phone 585-202-2783.

    6:00 PM
    Wed May 16 6:00 PM

    talk saves lives: intro to suicide prevention

    lockport public library
    lockport

  • 6:30 PM
    Wed May 16 6:30 PM

    bird watching walk

    reinstein woods nature preserve
    cheektowaga

  • sacred circle: meditation, energy healing, peace & messages

    santosha holistic center

    amherst | 6:30 PM

    join angie hewett-abt i'm super excited to be starting our monthly "sacred circle." the intention for the sacred circle is to bring people together to meditate and heal. years ago i worked at northeast holistic and they had sacred circle there once a month. it was so nice to come together to meditate, to receive and/or give healing, to learn and share, and to receive and/or give messages. i hope you'll join us for this very special evening. we will set an intention each time we meet. we will sit in meditation for peacd around the world. we will begin with a beautiful candle lit guided meditation, followed by an inspirational talk. each person in attendance will then be invited to receive energy healing if desired, and we will end our gathering with each person in attendance receiving an intuitive/psychic message (mini reading) given either message circle or gallery style. suggested donation $15. **there will be a different inspirational speaker each month. you will have the opportunity to learn from different holistic practitioners in our community. register at grangie26@yahoo.com or call or text 716-930-5011 walk ins welcome - no need to register ps: if you’d like to be the inspirational speaker or presenter at this gathering please let me know.

    6:30 PM
    Wed May 16 6:30 PM

    sacred circle: meditation, energy healing, peace & messages

    santosha holistic center
    amherst

  • 6:30 PM
    Wed May 16 6:30 PM

    hike at the outer harbor-china lighthouse. meet near us coast guard @ end of fuhrmann blvd. 4 miles. call 882-3488

    foothills trail club
    hamburg

  • fine arts night

    cardinal o'hara performing arts center

    tonawanda (town) | 6:30 PM

    evening of song, dance, art and culinary delights will highlight this annual event.

    6:30 PM
    Wed May 16 6:30 PM

    fine arts night

    cardinal o'hara performing arts center
    tonawanda (town)

  • sweet tumbleweed

    river grill

    tonawanda (town) | 7:00 PM

    7:00 PM
    Wed May 16 7:00 PM

    sweet tumbleweed

    river grill
    tonawanda (town)

  • karaoke with justin

    elk's lodge -- tonawanda

    tonawanda (city) | 7:00 PM

    7:00 PM
    Wed May 16 7:00 PM

    karaoke with justin

    elk's lodge -- tonawanda
    tonawanda (city)

  • tav falco's panther burns, the good

    mohawk place

    buffalo | 7:00 PM

    raised in rural arkansas, tav falco embarked on his long and distinguished musical career upon arriving in memphis in the mid-1970s. teaming up with local music legend alex chilton (the box tops/big star) in 1978, the duo formed the long-running and still active band, tav falco's panther burns. alongside such like-minded groups as the cramps and the gun club, panther burns thrived on the early '80s music circuit and were a popular draw at such storied nyc clubs as the peppermint lounge and danceteria. despite chilton’s exit from the live lineup in 1984, panther burns carried on and the band’s current discography includes ten studio lps and numerous eps, live albums, and compilations.

    7:00 PM
    Wed May 16 7:00 PM

    tav falco's panther burns, the good

    mohawk place
    buffalo

  • 7:00 PM
    Wed May 16 7:00 PM

    underground railroad & abolitionist movement in town of aurora and griffins mills.

    griffins mills presbyterian church
    aurora

  • 7:00 PM
    Wed May 16 7:00 PM

    tony blasting

    amherst anchor bar
    amherst

  • 7:00 PM
    Wed May 16 7:00 PM

    jamie holka & the family band

    sportsmens tavern
    buffalo

  • open mic: poetry (spoken word) and music

    the screening room

    amherst | 7:30 PM

    read poems, play songs, share essays, practice speeches, present memoir chapters, fiction, or scenes from plays. five minutes per reader (two songs). cafe open (beer/wine/snacks). merchandise table (bring books/cds!). $3 cover, students w/id, $2. hosted by maria sebastian

    7:30 PM
    Wed May 16 7:30 PM

    open mic: poetry (spoken word) and music

    the screening room
    amherst

  • poetry and music open mic

    the screening room

    amherst | 7:30 PM

    5 min each. read poetry, fiction, speeches, memoir, short scenes, etc. play one longer song or two shorts (5 min). beer / wine / snacks for sale through the cafe. $3 cover, $2 / students hosted by maria sebastian

    7:30 PM
    Wed May 16 7:30 PM

    poetry and music open mic

    the screening room
    amherst

  • 7:30 PM
    Wed May 16 7:30 PM

    frank gerard quartet with vocalist cheryl ferris

    mason's grille 52
    hamburg

  • 8:00 PM
    Wed May 16 8:00 PM

    open mic hosted by derek scott mediak

    burg bar
    hamburg

  • open mic/jam

    penny lane cafe

    clarence | 8:00 PM

    8:00 PM
    Wed May 16 8:00 PM

    open mic/jam

    penny lane cafe
    clarence

  • busted stuff: dave-n-cyn

    grill at the dome

    tonawanda (city) | 8:00 PM

    8:00 PM
    Wed May 16 8:00 PM

    busted stuff: dave-n-cyn

    grill at the dome
    tonawanda (city)

  • this, the great lakes, citizen jane, church girls

    nietzsche's

    buffalo | 8:00 PM

    nys music presents...this, the great lakes, citizen jane (toronto, on), church girls

    8:00 PM
    Wed May 16 8:00 PM

    this, the great lakes, citizen jane, church girls

    nietzsche's
    buffalo

  • 8:00 PM
    Wed May 16 8:00 PM

    ballroom dancing with natasha

    the brounshidle post
    buffalo

  • tav falco & panther burns, the good

    mohawk place

    buffalo | 8:00 PM

    equal parts primal, early rock’n’roll, deviant hill country blues & avant-garde art tav falco & panther burns www.facebook.com/tavofalco http://www.tavfalco.com https://artistecard.com/tavfalcopantherburns the good www.facebook.com/the-good-186336991378287 like many of the musicians, scholars, carnies and flaneurs that inspired him, tav falco  is a southern provocateur grifting his audience with the ol’ song and dance act before shuffling out the back door with a wink and a nod. his historico-musico revue, the unapproachable panther burns, originated in 1979 at the nadir of memphis’ postmodern, post-beale, post-sun, post-stax era, when the mississippi river town had seemingly disappeared from the cultural map and shriveled into an obsolescent landmark. only groups like the dixie flyers, mud boy and the neutrons, big star and panther burns were intent to keep the fires burning with or without commercial success, and their contribution to experimental pop music, dirty rock ‘n roll and the blues revival have been incalculable. falco spent his formative years in the country near whelen springs, arkansas, before landing in memphis in the late 1960s. co-founding with decadent poet randall lyon, the art action group televista in which he worked alongside renowned photographer william eggleston, falco spent the next decade filming and photographing the city’s legendary cadre of country blues and rockabilly musicians, artists, and politicians, expanding his lens to the outer realms of the mississippi hill country and the delta. in his travels he documented sam phillips, r.l. burnside, phineas newborn, jr., james carr, cordell jackson and jessie mae hemphill to name but a few. throughout his career in photography, video, film and music, falco has merged the grainy portraiture of a gonzo documentarian with the spellbinding mythos of a backwoods raconteur. none is more illustrative of this raison d’etre than the band he founded with fellow musician and memphian enfant terrible alex chilton – the unapproachable

    8:00 PM
    Wed May 16 8:00 PM

    tav falco & panther burns, the good

    mohawk place
    buffalo

  • comedy open mic

    milkie's on elmwood

    buffalo | 8:30 PM

    signup at 7pm every wednesday prior to the show.

    8:30 PM
    Wed May 16 8:30 PM

    comedy open mic

    milkie's on elmwood
    buffalo

  • at this time

    burchfield penney art center

    buffalo | 10:00 PM

    we've relied on cultural-makers throughout to help us understand and steer dialogue of a period. artists frame the moment, and hold us accountable and are the voice of reason and the voice of resistance. this installation of contemporary artists provides us with questions or a context to understand. at this time is art made and produced by local artists living today who work in and respond to a global environment that is culturally diverse, technologically advancing, and multifaceted.

    10:00 PM
    Wed May 16 10:00 PM

    at this time

    burchfield penney art center
    buffalo