Author: Charles Skowronski

Theatre, Arts and Culture Round-up is published at the beginning of each month and features performance, openings, premiers, and other cultural events. We invite local theatres, museums, and arts organizations to notify us of events that they have coming up by emailing events@buffalorising.com. Theatre Alleyway Theatre – 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-2600May 12-28 – The Oregon TrailMay 25 – June 5 – GRINDRMOM American Repertory Theatre of WNY | 12 Partridge Run, Lower, Buffalo, NY 14228 | 716-697-0837May 19 – June 11 – The Paradigm Bomb Aurora Players – 480 Prospect Ave, East Aurora, NY 14052 | 716-687-6727May…

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Buffalo has a ton of beer related festivals but wine aficionados can rejoice because Buffalo Wine Festival is returning to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center this weekend on April 23! We are extremely lucky to live in an area where we can visit a variety of wineries that are only a short drive away. Our climate is extremely suitable for growing grapes…in fact, New York State is the country’s third largest grape producer. New York State is also home to more than 40 different grape varieties, which allows for a great selection of different types of wine that are unique…

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On April 2, 2021, Erie County celebrated its bicentennial anniversary, kicking off a year of celebration. This significant milestone is an opportunity for the community to reflect on the history, stories, and legacies of the many men and women who came before us. Erie County has officially begun its 201st year. When the year-long bicentennial celebration first began, I compiled a list of 200 Ways to Celebrate Erie County. The list, which is broken into categories, literally has something that will appeal to everyone in your family and is a great way to enjoy and explore all that our wonderful…

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An evening of art, food, drinks, and community! Young Audiences of WNY is commemorating their 60th anniversary in the WNY region with a week-long celebration culminating in the Taste of the Arts, an evening of art, food, drinks, and community! This celebration coincides with National Young Audiences Week, which celebrates the significant contribution of cultural education of children throughout the United States. To coincide with school break week, beginning April 9th through April 14th, 2022, from 1:00-2:00 PM, Young Audiences of WNY will host free daily programming at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library in the Ring of Knowledge. The schedule of events is…

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WNY Soundstage | Music Venue Round-up will be published at the beginning of each month and will feature local comedians, as well as touring artists who are performing at local independently-owned venues. This article is part of Local Matter’s WNY Soundstage series – where we invite local artists to our spot after hours to perform. Buffalo Area Venues Babeville – 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-3835April 1 – That Comedy Show at Babeville: April Fools DayApril 4 – Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. wsg Mike DawesApril 7 – In the Round: A Night of SongwritersApril 10 – John Craigie w/…

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Program includes Ukrainian, Polish, and American music and solo features by BPO musicians Ticket proceeds benefit the Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation In the spirit of healing, honoring lives lost, and providing hope to those affected by the conflict in Ukraine, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present Slava Ukraini: A Benefit Concert for Ukraine on Sunday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall. This special performance, conducted by Maestro JoAnn Falletta, will feature the full orchestra performing music that allows for moments of quiet reflection and celebrates resiliency of spirit, including Melody by Myroslav Skoryk, which has become the unofficial theme…

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WNY Soundstage | Theatre, Arts and Culture Round-up is published at the beginning of each month and features performance, openings, premiers, and other cultural events. This article is part of Local Matter’s WNY Soundstage series – we invite local theatres, museums, and arts organizations to notify us of events that they have coming up by emailing, events@buffalorising.com. Theatre Alleyway Theatre – 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-2600Now – April 23 – Berserker Brazen-Faced Varlots – See listings for performance location | 716-598-1585Now – April 4 – My Left Breast Buffalo State Performing Arts Center – 1300 Elmwood Ave in Rockwell Hall, Buffalo…

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On April 2, 2021, Erie County celebrated its bicentennial anniversary, kicking off a year of celebration. This significant milestone is an opportunity for the community to reflect on the history, stories, and legacies of the many men and women who came before us. March is Women’s History Month. The origins of this designation date back to 1911 and the celebration of the first International Women’s Day. By 1978, a high school in Sonoma, California would celebrate Women’s History Week, centered around the week of March 8th, which is International Women’s Day. As experts from the Women’s Action Alliance, Smithsonian Institution…

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WNY Soundstage | Venue Round-up will be published at the beginning of each month and will feature local comedians, as well as touring artists who are performing at local independently-owned venues. This article is part of Local Matter’s WNY Soundstage series – where we invite local artists to our spot after hours to perform.  March 2022 Buffalo Area Venues Babeville – 341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-3835 March 3 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo March 4 – A Comedy Show at Babeville March 8 – Silver Arrow Band March 11 – 77 Stone March 12 – Oshima Brothers March…

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WNY Soundstage | Theatre, Arts and Culture Round-up is published at the beginning of each month and features performance, openings, premiers, and other cultural events. This article is part of Local Matter’s WNY Soundstage series – we invite local theatres, museums, and arts organizations to notify us of events that they have coming up by emailing, events@buffalorising.com. Theatre Alleyway Theatre – 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-2600 Now – March 5 – Buffalo Quickies March 31 – April 23 – Berserker Aurora Players – 480 Prospect Ave, East Aurora, NY 14052 | 716-687-6727 March 11-27 – Amateurs…

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