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This Weekend in the Queen City

Another weekend!

Thursday, September 17th

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center presents Broken Branches, Fallen Fruit, a documentary by filmmaker Bill Jungels.  The film chronicles the struggles of faced by indigenous Latin American communities.  8 PM.  Tickets are $7 general, $5 students, $4 seniors.  All proceeds benefit the people of Chiapas, Mexico.

-Pay-What-You-Can-Night! at the Alleyway Theatre as they present The Careful Glover, the 2008 Maxim Mazumdar award winning play.  The Careful Glover chronicles the great William Shakespeare’s last day on earth as a part-drama, part-murder mystery tale.  7:30 PM.  Tickets for this performance will be available on a rush basis only by calling the Alleway box office at 716-852-2600×0.

Buffalo Niagara 360 celebrates their 1-year anniversary at Shanghai Red’s, from 5:30PM-8:30PM.  Celebration includes food and drink, as well as rides on the famous Moondance Cat.  Connect with Founding Members, local employers dedicated to keeping and attractive innovative business talent in the region.  Register here

Mohawk Place features Akron/Family who’ve recently released their psychedelic album Set Em Wild, Set Em Free.  Also set to perform, Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard, and Slaraffenland.  8 PM.

-Cathy Buchanan will read from The Day The Falls Stood Still at the Central Library in collaboration with Talking Leaves books.  She will also be signing copies of her book.  12 PM. 

-Talking Leaves at 3158 Main Street welcomes Buffalo State professor Kim Chinquee as she reads from her entry in the newly published Rose Metal Press Field Guide To Writing  Flash Fiction.  7 PM.

Friday, September 18th

-Muse Restaurant welcomes Carla Mazzio as part of their Scholars at Muse in speakers series held by UB.  Mazzio presents “Shakespeare’s Math,” an examination of “irrational dimensions of mathematical theory as they informed literary and aesthetic innovation in the Renaissance.”  Mazzio received M.A. and Ph.D from Harvard University.

Ecologies of Decay and Rumors and Folktales, begins at Artspace.  Ecologies of Decay examines the changing nature of the American city in the 19th century and urban decay.   Rumors and Folktales features Brian Kavanaugh’s collages dedicated to the garden of earthly delights.  The exhibit continues through October 19th.  Reception runs from 6PM – 10PM.

Nobody’s Art Center, 1121 Elmwood, features Ulysses Crewmen, about a kidnapped US delegate is a “claustorophobic scene about two people, one of whom is bound-and-gagged.”  8PM.  Donations of $5 or more are appreciated.

Saturday, September 19th

-Help clean-up Lake Erie with Riverkeeper, in conjunction with the 24th annual International Coastal Cleanup and the Great Lakes Beach Sweep, billed as the largest environmental volunteer event in the world.  Meet at Woodlawn Beach State Park at 9:30 AM.  Wraps up at noon with hot dogs and pop to thank the volunteers.

-Mohawk Place, 47 E Mohawk Street, 8 PM.  Starf***er, The Bear Exchange, Wooden Waves, Deelay Ceelay.  $10 presale, $12 at the door. 

Buffalo Fashion Weekend begins.  The event will take place at the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Convention Center, featuring a huge runway show with brands like Banana Republic, Bebe, and Trina Turk.  Shopping incentives for runway show attendees will be given for the September 20th at the Walden Galleria.  Doors open 6:30, show begins at 7:30.  Tickets available here.

The Second Annual Treasure Island Family Picnic hosted by Transplant Miracles Foundation at the West Side Rowing Club and Frank Lloyd Wright boathouse.  Event to feature barbeque, Ani Difranco signed guitar raffle, and the Buffalo Zoomobile.  Pirate dress is encouraged.  2-6 PM.  $35 per person, $60 per family.

“Operation Mortgage Check-Up” at Frederick Law Olmsted School, 319 Suffolk Ave.  Workshop for those in fear of mortgage foreclosure, 10AM-2PM.  Contact WNY Law Center for details at 855-0203 ext 114 or 117.

Sunday, September 20th

The Skiffle Minstrels play the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst Street, 6PM – 9 PM.

-The Buffalo Bills take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this season’s home opener at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  4:05 PM.

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