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Art(ifacts) & Crafts: Be a Quilter, See Vintage Examples Up Close

Art(ifacts) & Crafts: Be a Quilter, See Vintage Examples Up Close

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Sew WHAT?! A classic way to experience fun, see if you are interested in learning more about quilting, and be around those with similar interests. Yes, the Historical Society wants YOU to join a range of quilters--whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro--in a casual and social setting, to be inspired by quilts from the Historical Society's collection.

Practice quilting basics, demonstrated by an experienced Quilter’s Guild instructor. In the magnificent setting of the Historical Society, be guided to put together a project--all materials are supplied. A member of the Historical Society staff will show exceptional quilts from the Historical Society’s collection.

Location: Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court (corner of Elmwood Avenue).

Time: March 8, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Pan-Am building.

Eerie Goings On at Torn Space: "Fall of the House of Usher" (Catch it While You Can)!

Eerie Goings On at Torn Space: "Fall of the House of Usher" (Catch it While You Can)!

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Like an extended Edward Gorey illustration come to life, Torn Space's production of "The Fall of the House of Usher," written by Steven Berkoff, based on the Edgar Allen Poe story, is relentless in its macabre creepiness--though it does throw in a light touch.

As directed by Irish Classical Theatre Company's artistic director Vincent O'Neill, the play, at 70 minutes long, offers an intense portrait of the Usher siblings, Roderick (David Oliver) and Madeline (Cassie Gorniewicz), as they molder in their ancient crumbling home. They are the last of their family line, and it's not giving away to much to say that it's not looking too good for the name to carry on. O'Neill, who studied in his youth with master mime Marcel Marceau, evokes his training in his staging and direction--the agile cast, which also includes Andrew Kottler, is physically able to bring the audience along for the ride.

Film Program Orignally Scheduled to be Screened at Smithsonian, Will Only Be Seen in Buffalo

Film Program Orignally Scheduled to be Screened at Smithsonian, Will Only Be Seen in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y.   -- On February 28, the University at Buffalo will present “Portraiture in Queer Experimental Cinema,” a program of short films originally developed as part of the scholarly symposium around the groundbreaking Smithsonian Institution exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.” 

Jonathan Katz, PhD., associate professor, UB Department of Visual Studies, and curator of the Smithsonian exhibition says the film program, curated by Ed Halter, one of the foremost authorities on queer experimental film, will now be seen only in Buffalo and will offer an opportunity to see films so rare that some exist only in a single copy.

The 10-film 71-minute program will be screened at 7:30 p.m. in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canisius College Presents the Three Doctors, in Honor of Black History Month

Canisius College Presents the Three Doctors, in Honor of Black History Month

BUFFALO, NY – Canisius College presents the nationally-known motivational speaking trio, the Three Doctors, on Friday, February 18, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Zion Dominion Global Ministries, 895 North Forest Road, Williamsville. The event, sponsored by the college’s Academic Talent Search Program, is free and open to the public.

The Three Doctors – Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins – will share their inspirational stories of the pact they made as inner-city youth to help one another overcome major obstacles in order to reach their goals to become doctors. Davis, Hunt and Jenkins grew up without fathers in the streets of Newark, and know firsthand the pressures and struggles of life in the inner city. Today, the Three Doctors spread their positive messages about the importance of education and healthy living to youth across the country.

‘Buffalo Zings’ to be Presented at Dinner Theater

‘Buffalo Zings’ to be Presented at Dinner Theater

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

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

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

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