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This Weekend in the Queen City

Fall barrels on!  This weekend features a wide array of diverse events all over the city. 

Thursday, October 15th

-Arts in Education presents Beer On Tap, a dance instruction fundraiser at Pearl Street Brewery, for their Artful Living, Artful Learning series, headlined by Broadway performer Jimmy Tate.  Tate has performed with Gregory Hines and many Broadway productions.  6-9 PM.  $40 per person, $70 per couple.  Admission includes one free beer and finger foods.

Jewish Reportory Theater presents Rose, James Sherman’s Tony Award nominated play for the start of their 7th season.  Runs through November 1st.  Alleyway Theater.  Look for a Grant Golden review soon on BRO.

Friday, October 16th

-Canada’ own illScarlett will perform at the Town Ballroom with Pepper.  Doors open at 7 PM.  Tickets $16 advance.  All ages.  

-Coinciding with the Buffalo-Niagara Doors Open event, the 464 Gallery, 464 Amherst Street, presents Doors Closed, a celebration of photography of Buffalo’s demolished, abandoned, and closed down sites.  Artist reception takes place 6 PM – 10 PM. 

-Benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute by taking part in the Pink Dress Run.  Depart on the two-mile run from the corner of Lafeyette and Franklin, and end at D’Arcy McGee’s.  Pre-register online $20, day of race from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM $25.  6 PM race start.  Please wear something pink!

Burchfield-Penney Art Museum holds its first anniversary at Hyatt Regency.  The annual gala includes art auction, big band music by the Jim Tudini Band with Bobby Milletillo.  $150, black tie.  For more information, call 878-3227.

Saturday, October 17th


-Buffalo’s own Tony Galla, lead singer of the band Raven, whose single “In Love” remains popular today, will perform at the Tralf.  Galla has performed with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, BB King, and more.  Two shows, 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM.  Tickets, $24 presale, $29 day of show through Tralf box offices and Ticketmaster.

Adam Deitch will be performing at SOUNDLAB, 110 Pearl Street, 11 PM.  Deitch has been a session drummer for Justin Timberlake, The Fugees, Matisyahu and other national recording artists.  Advance tickets strongly encouraged.  $10.

The BPO presents An Evening of Russian Repetoire as they welcome Lebanese pianist Abdel Rachman El-Bacha.  The evening will consist of Russian classics by Rachmaninoff and Shastakovich.  8 PM.

-The Buffalo Film Festival celebrates Ray Bradbury, world-famous prolific writer and author, as they screen rare footage from “It Came From Outer Space,” a Universal Studios 35 mm film based on one of Bradbury’s stories.  He will appear via satellite from Los Angeles and answer questions from Buffalo residents.

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Flying Bison Brewery, 491 Ontario Street, holds its Black Rock Canal Park Fundraiser with the goal of making the vision of the Black Rock Canal Park a reality.  $10 donation (or more!) receives two drink tickets, and finger foods.  Tours of the brewery are available.  Non-perishable food items or $1 receive raffle tickets to benefit the Black Rock & Riverside Food Pantry.

Sunday, October 18th

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-The Unitarian Universalist Church, the corner of Elmwood Avenue and West Ferry, is holding a concert and fundraiser for Mary Selene Bracken (right) as she recovers from surgery to combat breast cancer.  $20 donation is asked, though any contribution is appreciated.  Silent auction, free food, Bills game on TV.  Music by Mary Ramsey and friends.  2:30 PM.

-SOUNDLAB, 110 Pearl Street, presents SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT, described as “volatile dance music,” features four drummers, two bass players, five synthesizers, and two vocoders.  18+, $8.

-Hallwalls presents The Buffalo Soundpainting Ensemble.  7 PM.  $10 general admission, $8 students, $6 members.

-Take a guided bus tour of Buffalo’s Olmsted Parks System as presented by Olmsted CEO Thomas Herrera-Mishler.  1 – 3 PM.  Call 838-1249 to pre-register.

Top Image: Buffalonian4life, Nathan Mroz

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