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This Weekend in the Queen City

Welcome to November. 

Thursday, November 5

-The documentary Fire Under The Snow, which tells the story of Tibeten monk Palden Gyatso who spent 33-years in a Chinese prison for peaceful demonstrations, will be shown at the Market Arcade Theatre.  The films director Makoto Sasa will be present to provide commentary.  7:30 PM.  $10.

-The 4th Annual Polish Film Festival hosted by the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College.  6 PM.

-Mode Restaurant and yours truly invite you to the Thursday Night Comedy Showcase.  Special guest comics from Rochester and Buffalo will be performing.  $5.  9:30 PM.

-The Karpeles Manuscript Museum hosts the third annual Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo fundraiser, The Harvest Celebration.  $30 for non-members, $25 for members.  Admission includes gourmet wine and beer, locally-brewed Chateau Buffalo hard cider, and food from local restaurants.  Live entertainment, silent auction, raffle.  5:30 – 8 PM.  453 Porter Avenue.

Friday, November 6

-Mass Appeal, the Elmwood Village Association’s very own fashion show, takes place at Lafeyette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 875 Elmwood Avenue.  Stay up to date with the Elmwood Village on Facebook.  Doors open at 7 PM, show starts promptly at 8 PM.  VIP seating $100, general admission $30.

-San Francisco’s own Chris Carlsson, author of Critical Mass, CounterPULSE, Shaping San Francisco, leads a panel discussion with Kirk Laubenstein of Grassroots Gardens and Justin Booth of Green Options Buffalo and Buffalo Blue Bicycle.  The discussion is titled “Seeds of the New Commons: Building the Future in the Present.”  Sugar City, 19 Wadsworth St., 7 PM.  FREE.

Saturday, November 7

Olmsted Parks Association invites you to Tree Planting at Delaware Parks, Riverside Park, Front Park.  Call 838-1249 ext 15 to register.  9 AM to noon.  Followed by the Susan G. Komen commemorative grove planting Agassiz Entrance to Delaware Park.  838-1249 ext 31 to register.  1 PM – 3 PM.

-Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) invites you to Asbury Hall for Transformations After Hours…Buffalo Business Takes Center Stage as a fundraiser and awareness builder.  6:30 PM. 

Spectrum (Four Tops Style) will perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Pops Series.  8 PM.    

-The VAULT, 702 Main Street, invites you to their fundraising event.  Live music, raffle giveaways, and original artwork, silkscreens, sculptures, and photographs will be auctioned off every hour.  Gold Summit Organization for the Development of Eastern Culture.  $10.

-The Bear Exchange celebrates the release of their new EP.  The show also features Red Tag Rummage Sale and Worrywort.  Sugar City, 19 Wadsworth St.  6 PM.  $2 donation.

-Configuration Dance Theatre holds their first annual fundraiser at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute.  Virginia Johnson of Dance Theatre of Harlem will speak.  For more information, contact Configuration Dance Theatre at 883-4510.  7 PM.  $30.

The Bellydance Academy to “Cera Solstice, 2 Workshops and a Show” at the Alt Theater, 3rd Floor, 255 Great Arrow Drive.  $10 advance, $15 at the door.   

Sunday, November 8

-An Adopt-a-Thon with Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project takes place at Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Avenue.  The event is held in celebration of Maddie’s Fund grant that could result in $5 million of money.  1 PM – 4:30 PM.

-Nietzsche’s at 248 Allen Street hosts the semi-annual City Kitty fundraiser with live music by All of them Witches, Bev-Beverly, Fourem, and more.  Free food, 50/50, Chinese auction.  $10 or cat food donation.  2 PM –  7 PM.

-Ultimate Bills fan (seriously) Greg Tranter leads you through the Bills 50th Season exhibit at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.  The exhibit is comprised of a great deal of Greg’s personal collection.  1:30 PM.

(Top photo: Buffalonian4Life)  

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