Art and Exhibits
Conferences and Trade Shows
Fairs and Festivals
Food and Drink
Fundraisers and Galas
Health and Wellness
Networking and Meetups
Talks and Readings
Bar / Club
Adam's Mark Hotel
Asbury Hall at Babeville
Asbury Pointe Retirement Community
Ashker's On Elmwood
Bada Bing Bar and Grill
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library
Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Buffalo Big Print
Buffalo Iron Works
Buffalo State College
Buffalo State College - Buckham Hall A Wing
Buffalo State College - Campbell Student Union Social Hall
Buffalo State College - Flexible Theatre, Savage Theatre and Communications Building
Buffalo State College - Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall at Rockwell Hall
Buffalo State College - Sports Arena
Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
Burchfield Penney Art Center
Collins Center Town Park
Diefendorf Hall at UB South Campus
Eleven Twenty Projects
Ellicott Square Building
Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library Branch of Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Good Shepherd Community of Faith
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
LK Painter Community Center
Lord & Taylor Buffalo
Main House in Knox Farm State Park
Mather Arch PArk
Milkie's on Elmwood
North Presbyterian Church
Northtown Center at Amherst
Olcott Fire Hall
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo
SS. Columba-Brigid Church
St. Aloysius Hall
The Pub by Wegmans
The Saturn Club
Trinity Episcopal Church (chapel- enter at the door with awning to the right of the courtyard)
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County
University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
West Seneca Senior Center
WNY Book Arts Center
Women's Rights National Historical Park
8:45-10:45am, Botanical Gardens’ Members $60 per series or $17 per class, General Public $66 per series or $18 per class Join us at our watercolor classes, taught by Joan Saba, professional
8:45-10:45am, Botanical Gardens’ Members $60 per series or $17 per class, General Public $66 per series or $18 per class
Join us at our watercolor classes, taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Participants should have previous watercolor experience. For a suggested list of supplies and a class syllabus, check our website. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information.
IWCA – February 27, March 6, 13, 20
IWCB – April 3, 10, 17, 24
IWCC – May 1, 8, 15, 22
IWCD – Tuesday – June 6, Mondays – June 12, 19, 26
February 27 (Monday) 8:45 am - June 26 (Monday) 10:45 am
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Two Sessions Offered! - Botanical Gardens’ Members $65 per series or $18 per class, General Public $70 per series or $20 per class Join artist Joan Saba for classes just for
Two Sessions Offered! – Botanical Gardens’ Members $65 per series or $18 per class, General Public $70 per series or $20 per class
Join artist Joan Saba for classes just for beginners! Learn basic techniques and apply concepts to your own works of art under Joan’s expert instruction. For a suggested list of supplies and a class syllabus, check our website. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information.
Tuesday Mornings – 8:45-11:15am
BMA – February 28, March 7, 14, April 4
BMB – April 11, 18, 25, May 2
BMC – May 9, 16, 23, 30
BMD – June 13, 20, 27, July 4
Wednesday Evenings – 5:30-8pm
BEA – March 1, 8, 15, April 5
BEB – April 12, 19, 26, May 3
BEC – May 10, 17, 24, 31
BED – June 7, other June dates TBD, July 5
February 28 (Tuesday) 8:45 am - July 5 (Wednesday) 11:15 am
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
100 per 10 week series or $15 per class - Free to eligible BlueCross BlueShield of WNY members Led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Oasis Yoga and Wellness. Register for one class
100 per 10 week series or $15 per class – Free to eligible BlueCross BlueShield of WNY members
Led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Oasis Yoga and Wellness. Register for one class or a series, contact Leanne at 864.1194 or email@example.com or online www.cmyoga.com. Sponsored by: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information.
Spring – March 1, 8, 15, 22 April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10
Summer – June 7, 14 or 21 or 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16
Gentle Hatha Yoga – 5:30-6:45pm
Gentle stretches to warm up joints and muscles, postures designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and time for relaxation and meditation. Suitable for all but especially students with injuries or limitations.
Gentle Power Flow Yoga/Pilates – 7-8:15pm
More vigorous featuring relaxation, warm up stretches, series of sequences including sun salutation, moon salutation and warrior and triangle and pilates postures designed to build strength, endurance, and body heat.
March 1 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm - August 16 (Wednesday) 8:15 pm
Dennis Maher // CITY HOUSE MODELS Opening Reception Thursday March 2, 2017, 6-9pm, On view March 2 – April 15, 2017 Exhibition Hours: Friday – Saturday 11am-4pm or by appointment The gallery
Dennis Maher // CITY HOUSE MODELS
Opening Reception Thursday March 2, 2017, 6-9pm,
On view March 2 – April 15, 2017
Exhibition Hours: Friday – Saturday 11am-4pm or by appointment
The gallery will be open 11am – 9pm on First Friday March 3 and April 7
Eleven Twenty Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by internationally recognized artist Dennis Maher. City House Models presents a selection of 2D and 3D wall hangings and sculptures that have been assembled from fragments of Maher’s ever-changing domestic space, The Fargo House — an experimental art and architectural oasis located on Buffalo’s west side. http://thefargohouse.com/
The works on view at the gallery incorporate toys, models, architectural miniatures, drawings, hardware and other found objects. The resulting aggregates can be read simultaneously in many ways: as maps, vertical cities, ruinous landscapes, building plans or sections. Drawing upon and reinterpreting conventional architectural imagery, they playfully embrace relationships between objects and places, proposing a cosmology of imaginary environments that exist at the matrix of mind and matter.
Portion of proceeds will support renovation work at Assembly House, 150 Edward St. (former Immaculate Conception Church) http://www.assemblyhouse150.org/
Assembly House is a non-profit experimental art/architecture space founded by Dennis Maher. The organization specializes in the design and display of imaginative environments, furnishings, and aesthetic objects, while hosting public exhibitions, educational programs, and events that enhance the sense of wonder within everyday surroundings. Assembly House is collaborating with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on the “Art as Social Enterprise” program SACRA, a training initiative that will teach carpentry, woodworking and design skills to Buffalo-area residents in need of employment.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Dennis Maher is an artist, architect, and educator. For the past 15 years, his projects have engaged processes of disassembly and reconstitution through drawing, photography, collage and constructions. In his ongoing Undone-Redone City project, Maher has continually reformulated the structural and substructural components of houses, conjuring an imaginary cosmology of assembled city fragments. In 2009, Maher established the Fargo House, a center for the urban imagination in Buffalo, NY and, in 2014, he founded Assembly House 150, a non-profit space for experimental art/architectural projects.
Recent major exhibitions:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, House of Collective Repair, January 26 – May 12, 2013 Buffalo, NY
Mattress Factory Art Museum, A Second Home, August 12, 2016 – August 12, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA
Other exhibitions by Maher have been presented at such venues as Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (Shenzhen, China), Black and White Gallery and Project Space (Brooklyn, NY), Pulse Miami Art Fair, Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT), Galeria Antoni Pinyol (Reus, Spain), Superfront LA, The Carnegie Center (Covington, KY) and Burchfield-Penney Art Center (Buffalo, NY). Maher’s work has been featured in NY Times, Architectural Review, ARCHDaily, Architect Magazine and on the national radio program Smart City Radio. Maher is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at SUNY, University at Buffalo, where he has taught since 2004. Artist website: http://assembledcityfragments.com
March 2 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - April 15 (Saturday) 4:00 pm
Eleven Twenty Projects
1120 Main St Buffalo, NY 14209
In celebration of Women's History Month, artwork by Blake Chamberlain will be on display in the Park's Visitor Center Second Floor Art Exhibit room. His exhibit "Social Visionaries Re-imagined" will
In celebration of Women’s History Month, artwork by Blake Chamberlain will be on display in the Park’s Visitor Center Second Floor Art Exhibit room. His exhibit “Social Visionaries Re-imagined” will be on view Friday – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Artist Bio: Blake Chamberlain is from the Finger Lakes region of New York State, and currently resides in the Seattle metro area. He has been painting for most of his life, developing a unique, bold style that ranges from representational to surreal. He is known for a style of portraiture that utilizes areas of flat color or combines elements of intricate line, pattern, and geometric abstraction to comprise the facial structure of the subject.
In 2013 he began the portrait series Social Visionaries Re-Imagined which initiated with his lifelong fascination with the rich history of his hometown, Auburn, NY, and greater central New York State. This series surveys important historical figures who worked for social change and challenged social norms such as gender expectations and racial inequality in New York State during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The series was recently expanded with guidance from Lisa Webster-Bowes, as part of her post-graduate dissertation “Social Visionaries Re-imag[in]ed” which highlights the lives of those portrayed with academic essays. A book compiling this work is currently in the works.
Overall, Chamberlain’s work is energetic and colorful. He is inspired by history, popular culture, literature, and the whims of his imagination.
His work is included in private collections nationwide as well as internationally.
Artist Statement: Social Visionaries Re-imagined
These selected works from the Social Visionaries Re-imagined series portray local historical women and are intended to encourage the audience to view the subjects in a fresh way. Based in central New York State (Auburn, Seneca Falls, Rochester, and Syracuse) their influence as champions of social justice and challenging accepted gender norms is far-reaching and still very much relevant.
There have been times when I’ve been personally reminded that viewing the familiar from an outsider’s perspective can be a valuable experience. With that spirit in mind, I painted this series in a non-traditional style. The faces are built with instinctual shapes of flat color, accentuated by carefully chosen side-by-side color relationships which help to build tone with simultaneous contrast. The tones are then layered with abstract shapes and lines, anchored by dark lines locating major facial features. Though the subjects are representational and recognizable, the effect of this style is to force viewers to consider the subjects for an extended time as the eye goes deep into layers of abstraction, to again find the portrait. This institutes an appropriate pause for contemplation.
I hope that within this pause the viewer will consider the bravery and will of each figure, and the fact that in the 19th century their efforts towards human rights and equality were fought against the tide of society.
3 (Friday) 9:00 am - 31 (Friday) 5:00 pm
Community Arts Academy Offers Music, Digital Media Design Classes for Kids Buffalo State’s School of Arts and Humanities is reaching out to young artists with a slate of new classes
Community Arts Academy Offers Music, Digital Media Design Classes for Kids
Buffalo State’s School of Arts and Humanities is reaching out to young artists with a slate of new classes this spring through its Community Arts Academy (CAA). Founded in 2014, the CAA offers engaging hands-on and research-based classes for young community members taught by Buffalo State faculty and advanced student interns.
A mix of visual arts, digital media, and creative writing classes begin in March. Course offerings include:
• Popups & Comic Books (Grades K-5): Students will create popups and comic books while learning about the history and conventions of these genres. Classes are held on Saturdays March 4-April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Ketchum Hall 320. Cost is $89.
• New Approaches to Creative Writing (Grades K-5): Students will build stories in a variety of mediums and methods to spur imaginations on Saturdays April 8-May 13 (No class April 15) from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Ketchum Hall 320. Cost is $89.
• Basic Video Game Level Design (Grades 6-12): Students will learn the basics of video game design with 3D modeling, texturing, and animation with free software they can access and use at home. Classes meet on Saturdays March 4-April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. In Upton Hall 211. Cost is $89.
• Collaborative Photography Workshop (Grades 8-12): Students will work collaboratively to explore camera function, film, and printing processes in a studio environment March 18 and 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Upton Hall 112. Cost is $120.
• Metal Casting Sculptures (Grades 6-12): Students will learn to complete a cast metal relief sculpture from start to finish. Two sessions: Session A: Iron Casting Sculptures March 4-April from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Session B: Aluminum Casting Sculptures April 8-May 13 (except April 15). Both sessions meet in Upton Hall 301 and cost $95.
• Modern Art Expression in Mural Design (Grades K-8): Students will develop and deepen their personal exploration of artistic expression while creating a collaborative multi-panel mural. Classes divided by grades in two sessions: Session A: March 4-April 1 (K-4) 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and (5-8)10:30 a.m. to noon. Session B: April 8-May 13 (except April 15) 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (K-4) and 10:30 a.m. to noon (5-8) in Upton Hall 404. Cost is $79 per session.
• Magic of Photography (Grades K-4): Discover the wonder of how photography works through its basic tools and materials. April 8 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $45.
• Seeing with a Camera (Grades 8-12): Students will learn to see like a photographer, using a 35 mm camera with black and white film and darkroom printing on Saturdays April 22-May 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $155.
Full payment is required at registration for all classes. To register and see more details, go to the Community Arts Academy website athttp://artsandhumanities.buffalostate.edu/community-arts-academy . For additional questions, call (716) 878-6326.
March 4 (Saturday) 9:00 am - May 15 (Monday) 12:00 pm
Arcangel Gallery Exhibit - Included with Botanical Garden admission - $11 adults, $10 seniors (62 ), $9 students (13 with ID), $6 Kids 3-12, members and kids 2 and
Arcangel Gallery Exhibit – Included with Botanical Garden admission – $11 adults, $10 seniors (62 ), $9 students (13 with ID), $6 Kids 3-12, members and kids 2 and under are free!
Art In Bloom – Saba returns to the Arcangel Gallery featuring her original oil paintings of flowers on a grand scale. Bask in the feeling of being enveloped by the petals and immerse yourself in color and light! Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information.
March 18 (Saturday) - May 7 (Sunday)
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
• The Newman Center on the Buffalo State campus will celebrate mass April 7 and each Friday during Lent at 8:00 a.m. at the Newman Center, 1219 Elmwood Avenue. All are
• The Newman Center on the Buffalo State campus will celebrate mass April 7 and each Friday during Lent at 8:00 a.m. at the Newman Center, 1219 Elmwood Avenue. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call (716) 882-1080.
March 24 (Friday) 8:00 am - April 14 (Friday) 9:00 am
Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo hosts a weekly Thursday evening meditation group open to the public (free instruction available--please arrive early).
Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo hosts a weekly Thursday evening meditation group open to the public (free instruction available–please arrive early).
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series
April 6, 2017 7:00 pmApril 13, 2017 7:00 pmApril 20, 2017 7:00 pmApril 27, 2017 7:00 pmMay 4, 2017 7:00 pmMay 11, 2017 7:00 pmMay 18, 2017 7:00 pmMay 25, 2017 7:00 pmJune 1, 2017 7:00 pmJune 8, 2017 7:00 pmJune 15, 2017 7:00 pmJune 22, 2017 7:00 pmJune 29, 2017 7:00 pmJuly 6, 2017 7:00 pmJuly 13, 2017 7:00 pmJuly 20, 2017 7:00 pmJuly 27, 2017 7:00 pmAugust 3, 2017 7:00 pmAugust 10, 2017 7:00 pmAugust 17, 2017 7:00 pmAugust 24, 2017 7:00 pmAugust 31, 2017 7:00 pmSeptember 7, 2017 7:00 pmSeptember 14, 2017 7:00 pmSeptember 21, 2017 7:00 pmSeptember 28, 2017 7:00 pm
30mar8:00 pm- 10:30 pmFourplay to perform at Buffalo StateFourplay will perform on March 30 at 8 PM in the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall. 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
• Contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay will perform on March 30 at 8:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall. Tickets are $45 for the lower tier, $40 for the
• Contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay will perform on March 30 at 8:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall. Tickets are $45 for the lower tier, $40 for the upper tier, $37 for seniors and Buffalo State faculty and staff, and $15 for students one hour prior to the performance. For tickets, call (716) 878-3005 or visit https://buffalostatepac.org/calendar/great-performers-series/event:fourplay/
Join us for a performance by Living Voices "Hear My Voice" in the Wesleyan Chapel on Friday March 31st. Showtimes are: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 6:00 pm. Living Voices
Join us for a performance by Living Voices “Hear My Voice” in the Wesleyan Chapel on Friday March 31st. Showtimes are: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 6:00 pm.
Living Voices combines dynamic solo performances with archival film and sound, turning history into a moving and personal journey.
How long was the fight for women’s suffrage? Join the 72 year battle that won half of America’s citizens the right to vote. The Story:
Jessie is the daughter of a Political columnist from Tennessee, growing up in
Washington, DC during the early 1900s with dreams of being as important to her
father as her younger brother is. When her Great-Aunt Charlotte, a longtime
suffragist, comes to Washington, she introduces Jessie to the movement. Jessie begins
to learn about the history of the women who started the movement, such as Susan B.
Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the new generation who have continued the
fight, like Alice Paul and Lucy Burns–and those who oppose it, including her own
parents. Despite their objections, Jessie soon becomes deeply involved in the suffrage
movement, comparing their fight for democracy to the one her brother Will stands for
when he goes overseas as a soldier in World War I. As tragedy strikes both at home
and abroad and the battle for the vote continues to escalate, everyone in Jessie’s
family must face their own decisions about what they believe is right and the actions
they are willing to take on this pivotal issue.
All Day (Friday)
Easter Season kicks off Friday, March 17th. Permanent and seasonal vendors offer visitors an opportunity to experience one of Buffalo's most traditional celebrations.
Easter Season kicks off Friday, March 17th. Permanent and seasonal vendors offer visitors an opportunity to experience one of Buffalo’s most traditional celebrations.
March 31 (Friday)
999 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
6-9pm - Botanical Gardens’ Members $35, General Public $40, After March 26 $45 Enjoy drinks from the Captain! Soak in the vibrant colors and tastes of the Gardens while you
6-9pm – Botanical Gardens’ Members $35, General Public $40, After March 26 $45
Enjoy drinks from the Captain! Soak in the vibrant colors and tastes of the Gardens while you sip tropical cocktails from Captain Morgan, enjoy the fresh smells of spring, taste herbs, fruits and savory delights and listen to the sounds of tropical fun! Tickets include cocktails from the Captain, wine, beer and delicious tidbits from: Buffalo’s Best, Country Club Catering, Ilio DiPaolo’s, Lucarelli’s, Avi Catering, Oliver’s, Salvatore’s and Tonawanda Castle Catering. Sponsored by; M&T Bank, Captain Morgan, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5 and Backyard Party Supply. Purchase tickets on our website or call 827.1584 ext. 219. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more information.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Gliding Stars of Western New York will present their annual ice show, “Gliding Stars Skates Through the Library” at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Manor Drive in Williamsville on
Gliding Stars of Western New York will present their annual ice show, “Gliding Stars Skates Through the Library” at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Manor Drive in Williamsville on Friday March 31st at 7:00pm and Saturday April 1st at 1:00pm. Fun for the whole family, skaters will pay tribute to our community libraries and to many of the best loved books that can be found there!
More than 100 skaters and 200 volunteers will participate in the ice show, which brings together people who have been skating at rinks in Hamburg and Niagara Falls, NY since October.
The show will feature special guest skater, Carly Donowick. A former competitive ice dancer, Carly represented the United States in several international competitions and is two-time Pacific Coast champion. Carly is a native of West Seneca, NY.
Tickets are $8.00 in advance (call 608-8345 to reserve) or $10.00 at the door. Admission is free for children 4 and under.
Founded in 1994, the adaptive ice skating program for individuals with disabilities headquartered in Buffalo now has seven chapters in four states and continues to grow.
For more information please visit their website at www.glidingstars.org/gliding-stars-of-western-new-york.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northtown Center at Amherst
1615 Manor Drive Williamsville, NY 14221
31mar7:30 pm- 10:00 pmLadies First Big Band to perform at Buffalo StateLadies First Big Band will perform on March 31 at 7:30 PM in the Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall at Rockwell Hall.7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo State College - Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall at Rockwell Hall
• Women in Music: Ladies First Big Band will perform on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall at Rockwell Hall. Tickets are $10 and can
• Women in Music: Ladies First Big Band will perform on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall at Rockwell Hall. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Rockwell Hall Box Office, by phone at (716) 878-3005 or online at www.buffalostatepac.org. Students with ID can receive a free ticket at the box office.
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Can Am Photo Expo 2017 Come enjoy 3 days of photography instruction and shop our Vendor area for the latest in Photographic gear. Friday 11:30AM-5PM Paid admission Friday Night 8PM Keynote Speaker Rick Sammon
Can Am Photo Expo 2017
Come enjoy 3 days of photography instruction and shop our Vendor area for the
latest in Photographic gear.
Friday 11:30AM-5PM Paid admission
Friday Night 8PM Keynote Speaker Rick Sammon Sponsored by Canon
Friday Night is FREE and open to the public
Sat 8AM-5PM – Paid Admission
Sub 8Am-2PM – Paid Admission
FREE Vendor area open to the Public all welled
Classes taught by world renowned instructors all weekend
March 31 (Friday) - April 2 (Sunday)
Adam's Mark Hotel
120 Church St., Buffalo, NY 14202