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THE BASICS: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, the musical by Mel Brooks (based on his 1974 film) presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, runs through October 27, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 at “new” Ken-Ton Elmwood Commons, (formerly “The Philip Sheridan School”) 3200 Elmwood Avenue  (848-0800). Enter off Elmwood (north of Sheridan Drive) and park in the back. www.oconnellandcompany.com Runtime: a little under 2-1/2 hours with one intermission. (Check out the very cool concession stand, and yes, they still offer wine)

THUMBNAIL SKETCH: This is a re-telling of the movie as a musical with all songs (other than Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz”) by Mel Brooks. True to the film we meet young, successful Dr. Frankenstein (“It’s pronounced Fronken-STEEN”) in NYC lecturing to medical students when he is summoned to settle his grandfather’s estate. Leaving his uptight fiancée Elizabeth (“Please don’t touch me”) back home, he journeys to Transylvania where he meets all the beloved characters from the movie including Igor (that’s “EYE-gore”) with the mysterious moving hump, the buxom Inga (“What knockers!” “Why thank you doctor”), and the steely eyed Frau Blücher (cue SFX: horse’s bray). The good doctor is of course reluctant to continue his grandfather’s work (bringing the dead back to life) but this is a send-up of the horror movie genre, and what’s a good horror movie without a monster?

THE PLAYERS, THE PLAY, AND THE PRODUCTION: It’s a new venue for O’Connell and Company (OCC), which, founder Mary Kate O’Connell told me at intermission, had outgrown its smaller theater on the Park School campus which also needed more room. It was good for everyone as OCC was able to more than double its capacity (even after removing a number of seats) in the auditorium in the old “Philips Sheridan School” which the new developers are eager to turn into a multi-use senior housing and community center.

So OCC began their 25th season in style. Just as the Kavinoky Theatre had success with Mel Brooks’ THE PRODUCERS a few years back, in our current age of polarized high-anxiety OCC offered a welcome chance to bring some good, old-fashioned fun to a news-weary audience.

There are many ways to see what a good director does, and here Kelli Bocock-Natale did not miss a trick. The scene changes are crisp, characters stay consistent, all are completely present during their scenes, and the ensemble members are each given dozens of small cues and shtick, providing extra levels of entertainment. And what a supporting ensemble, both a men’s and a women’s quartet, made up of actors each of whom has had a leading role in other productions. It’s a “deep bench.” After 25 years running OCC, Mary Kate O’Connell has a very impressive Rolodex (that’s a “contact list” for you kids) and so does Kelli Bocock-Natale. Yes, she does.

Timothy Goehrig, who was so impressive as actor-singer-dancer last season in ART’s production of PARADE (earning him a well-deserved Artie nomination) once again completely inhabited his role here as the good doctor, reluctant, but unable to stop his desires. Joey Bucheker, whom we still talk about from his award-winning role as Nurse Candida in KILLER RACK, once again plays an eager, but one-slice-short-of-a-pizza assistant. Jenny Marie McCabe, last seen as Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, reprises that innocent but willing to help out the boy who has created a monster role. If you loved Terri Garr in the movie, you’ll love McCabe just as if you loved Cloris Leachman as Frau Blücher, you’ll love Pamela Rose Mangus in that role. Mangus excels as the tough-talking, seen-it-all broad whether she was the foul-mouthed pianist in THE FULL MONTY, or the objectionable Falstaff in MERRY WIVES, or John Adams in 1776. If you loved her as those characters, you’ll love her here.

Vanessa Dawson was in a difficult role as the cold and conceited Elizabeth (Dr. Frankenstein’s fiancée) who has an entourage with her at all times to do her nails, makeup, and hair. It’s a fascinating role from a plot perspective for many reasons, but here are just three: First, she establishes one third of the love triangle (the other two being the doctor and Inga) which is, in our time, the #1 most popular source of dramatic tension. Audiences can’t get enough. Second, Elizabeth and the doctor are engaged, and so she is part of his ordered, structured, responsible world. However, she is such a pill, and Inga is so charming, that of course we want the doctor and Inga to get together, but that creates cognitive dissonance in our minds, and the only way to resolve that is to break free of convention. And once we in the audience start severing connections with convention, it’s a slippery slope. Mel Brooks can now take us anywhere. And third, her character is very useful at the end of the show to deliver a message of inclusivity. Anyway, Ms. Dawson obviously relished the role.

John Kruezer plays the monster with gusto. And, I’d like to talk about actor Nick Lama, about whom several years ago, I’ll admit, I was iffy. Then last year in ALMOST, MAINE at Shea’s 710 I said “Damn, this guy has some comic chops.” Well, his Inspector Kemp in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is just spot on. Wow. Lama is runnin’ with the big dogs now and is just one of the many reasons to get over to this show before it closes at the end of the month.

Lama is runnin’ with the big dogs now and is just one of the many reasons to get over to this show before it closes at the end of the month.

The choreography by Tara Scime is delightful and quirky and who knew that all those people could, besides acting and singing, also tap dance? The scene changes were crisp, so kudos and thank you (many thank yous) to Michael Morog (Stage Manager) and Sarah Bos (Assistant SM). The set (Matt Myers, who was also on-stage as “Shadow”) was beyond creative (the “hayride” to the castle is a showstopper) and the costumes (and wigs?) by Rachel Maggs were a delight. Special kudos to lighting designer Jim Pritchard working with a combination of old and new equipment and Alley Griffen for a variety of props that added to the fun.

One aspect that elevates a musical from good to great is the ensemble/chorus/supporting actors who immediately get into character, perform sharply but without upstaging the lead roles, and then change costumes and come right back a second later and do it again. So, normally, I might not list them, but they were all so damn good, why not? They were: Jon May, Heather Casseri, Sydney Conrad, Matthew Gilbert, Sabrina Kahwaty, Susan Laxton, Sean Murphy and David Wysocki.

And a word about the musicians. In general, I’m a believer that “more is better” but Bret Runyon was all over that keyboard and was ably assisted by three “accent” players who made up the “pit band” and added just the right notes to bring the music alive. They were Gretchen Fisher, violin; Colin Doherty, reeds, and Teressa-Jo (TJ) Izzo, trumpet. Well done.

If a trek to Transylvania is outside your budget, then drive, Uber, or take a hay wagon and make the trip to 3200 Elmwood for some silly fun.

UP NEXT: A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE, six performances only from November 29 through December 8, 2019 at Shea’s Smith Theatre (next door to the main stage on Main Street) in which a disc jockey traces the career of the legendary country & western singer who died tragically young. Given the popularity of the recent PBS airing of Ken Burns’ eight-part documentary film “Country Music” this should be well-attended. And, in case you were wondering, this will have many of the same songs as, but a different set up than, ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE last seen at the Kavinoky Theatre years ago, which showed the “kitchen table” friendship between Patsy Cline and Houston housewife Louise Seger.

ONE BUFFALO: This means trouble. A dreadful play, a highly flawed production, or both. Unless there is some really compelling reason for you to attend (i.e. you are the parent of someone who is in it), give this show a wide berth.

TWO BUFFALOS: Passable, but no great shakes. Either the production is pretty far off base, or the play itself is problematic. Unless you are the sort of person who’s happy just going to the theater, you might look around for something else.

THREE BUFFALOS: I still have my issues, but this is a pretty darn good night at the theater. If you don’t go in with huge expectations, you will probably be pleased.

FOUR BUFFALOS: Both the production and the play are of high caliber. If the genre/content are up your alley, I would make a real effort to attend.

FIVE BUFFALOS: Truly superb–a rare rating. Comedies that leave you weak with laughter, dramas that really touch the heart. Provided that this is the kind of show you like, you’d be a fool to miss it!

Tagged with: Alley Griffen, Bret Runyon, Colin Doherty, David Wysocki, Gretchen Fisher, Heather Casseri, Jenny Marie McCabe, Jim Pritchard, Joey Bucheker, John Kruezer, Jon May, Kelli Bocock-Natale, Mary Kate O'Connell, Matt Myers, Matthew Gilbert, Michael Morog, Nick Lama, O'Connell & Company, Pamela Rose Mangus, Rachel Maggs, Sabrina Kahwaty, Sarah Bos, Sean Murphy, Susan Laxton, Sydney Conrad, Tara Scime, Teressa-Jo (TJ) Izzo, Timothy Goehri, Vanessa Dawson, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Peter Hall continues trying to figure out how "it" all works. For 20 years, as program host on Classical 94.5 WNED and continuing on-stage with the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, he's conducted over 1,000 interviews with artists as he asks them to explain, in layman's terms, "what's the big picture here?"

As mentioned recently in Buffalo Spree magazine, Peter's "Buffalo Rising reviews are the no-holds barred 'everyman's' take." And, on “Theater Talk” (heard Friday mornings at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. on WBFO 88.7 FM and Saturday afternoons at 5:55 p.m. on Classical 94.5 WNED) his favorite question of co-host Anthony Chase is simply "What's goin' on?"

A member of Buffalo's Artie Awards Committee, Peter holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from SUNY at Buffalo. For over twenty-five years he has been an adjunct professor for Canisius College’s Richard J. Wehle School of Business.

Trinity Episcopal Church (chapel- enter at the door with awning in the buiding on Delaware to the right of the courtyard)

20feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

21feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

22feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

23feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

24feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

25feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

26feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

27feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

28feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

29feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

10feb(feb 10)2:00 pm16(feb 16)4:00 pmThe Fan ConnectionNorth Park Theatre engagement2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (16) North Park Theatre

The Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award winner The Fan Connection will play the North Park Theatre from Feb. 7-13 at 2PM with an additional show at 4:30PM on Sat.,

The Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award winner The Fan Connection will play the North Park Theatre from Feb. 7-13 at 2PM with an additional show at 4:30PM on Sat., Feb. 8. Director Q&A after the 2PM shows on Feb. 7, 8, 9, and 11. Director and Cast Q&A after the 4:30PM show on Sat., Feb. 8 Open Captioned Screening on Monday, Feb. 10

Ticket Link (Scroll down to The Fan Connection): https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/4488?siteToken=9azqedb8634rh3y4a5rzc1z2km

10feb(feb 10)2:00 pm02mar(mar 2)4:00 pmWhat I Thought I Knew2:00 pm - (march 2) 4:00 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards to perspective, color theory, measuring, mastering materials, oil paint, drawing, acrylic, printmaking and other aspects of 2 dimensional art. This is an ongoing class that will meet every week.

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape,

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape, proportion, positive and negative shapes, values, and texture. This class is a great starting point for very beginners. Exercises will focus on the basics of drawing what you see. Students will begin to develop their unique artistic perception. All materials provided for first time students

11feb(feb 11)2:00 pm03mar(mar 3)4:00 pmWhat I Thought I Knew2:00 pm - (march 3) 4:00 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

11feb(feb 11)2:00 pm17(feb 17)4:00 pmThe Fan ConnectionNorth Park Theatre engagement2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (17) North Park Theatre

The Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award winner The Fan Connection will play the North Park Theatre from Feb. 7-13 at 2PM with an additional show at 4:30PM on Sat.,

The Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award winner The Fan Connection will play the North Park Theatre from Feb. 7-13 at 2PM with an additional show at 4:30PM on Sat., Feb. 8. Director Q&A after the 2PM shows on Feb. 7, 8, 9, and 11. Director and Cast Q&A after the 4:30PM show on Sat., Feb. 8 Open Captioned Screening on Monday, Feb. 10

Ticket Link (Scroll down to The Fan Connection): https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/4488?siteToken=9azqedb8634rh3y4a5rzc1z2km

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in the WNY craft beer and beverage scene. Meet and mingle with other beer enthusiasts, head brewers and brewing professionals, as well as local brewing organizations. Programming will change weekly and include panel discussions, meet and greet opportunities, tastings, demonstrations and more. Check out the website for details on each week.

11feb6:30 pm8:30 pmProfessional Mediumship ProgramMediumship Program 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Introducing a program for professional development of intuitive readings, mediumship and spiritual counseling! Throughout this course, you will learn how to expand and deepen messages received from spirit that are

Introducing a program for professional development of intuitive readings, mediumship and spiritual counseling!

Throughout this course, you will learn how to expand and deepen messages received from spirit that are filled with accuracy, evidence, empowerment and healing.

We will meet the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm. Often the most important learning takes place in between classes, therefore there will be some homework assignments. This program includes one-on-one mentoring with Angie and opportunities for mini message days open to the public for practice. Level 1 is from October 8th until end of February. Level 2 starts in March and goes through the end of June.

HERE IS THE FLYER WITH DATES & INFO: http://goodkarmatown.com/Santosha Mediumship Dev Program with Angie.pdf

A “Santosha Certification” is an endorsement of your rigorously tested experience. It will assure your clients that you provide spiritually centered readings and counsel that are accurate, helpful, and for their highest spiritual growth.

Levels may be taken by anyone even if they aren’t seeking certification, however you must sign up for a complete level. Classes within levels aren’t offered separately. Certification is optional and requires completion of ALL classes of both levels of the program. Make-up classes will be offered periodically.

Register by contacting: Angie Hewett-Abt grangie26@yahoo.com OR call or text: 716-930-5011 Payment plans available upon request.

Rev. Angie Hewett-Abt, B.A., is a 2002 graduate of Fellowships of the Spirit’s School of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy. She received her degree in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling and Psychology in 2005. A practicing medium for over 30 years. Angie currently is the owner of the successful Santosha Holistic Center, located in Williamsville, NY, and has her own thriving mediumship and spiritual counseling practice, where for the past 17 years she has taught meditation and intuitive development. Prior to 2002 Angie worked as a customer relations manager in various industries for over 21 years.

Tuesday, February 11 DSP Shows presents The High Divers live in the 9th Ward at Babeville with special guests The Elwins, and Noah Moses 7pm Doors, 8pm Show Tickets: General Admission standing tickets

DSP Shows presents The High Divers live in the 9th Ward at Babeville with special guests The Elwins, and Noah Moses

Tickets: General Admission standing tickets $12.00 on eventbrite, or the Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p)

The High Divers have been covered by Rolling Stone, Paste, Performer Magazine, KDHX, practically every outlet in their hometown of Charleston and are consistently named one of the best bands in South Carolina. Now, with their new Sadler Vaden-produced EP, Ride with You — an emotion-clad and wholly triumphant project — this four-piece are poised to break out on a national scale.

The Elwins — singer/guitarist Matt Sweeney, drummer Travis Stokl, guitarist/keyboardist Feurd, and bassist/singer Francesco Figliomeni — came together in 2006 near Newmarket, about an hour north of Toronto. After touring extensively behind 2012’s And I Thank You and 2015’s Play for Keeps, the four members developed a natural chemistry, which continues to propel (and challenge) their collaborative spirit on Beauty Community.

Noah Moses & the Flood – Noah Moses ( yes, that’s his real name) is a Blues-Americana player based out of Clarence, NY. He brings old and new sounds together to create a bridge to memories of the past, and the hope of a better future. He derives his inspiration from life experiences; and struggles dealing with faith, love, and identity.

12feb(feb 12)2:00 pm04mar(mar 4)4:00 pmWhat I Thought I Knew2:00 pm - (march 4) 4:00 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

12feb(feb 12)2:00 pm18(feb 18)4:00 pmThe Fan ConnectionNorth Park Theatre engagement2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (18) North Park Theatre

The Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award winner The Fan Connection will play the North Park Theatre from Feb. 7-13 at 2PM with an additional show at 4:30PM on Sat.,

The Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award winner The Fan Connection will play the North Park Theatre from Feb. 7-13 at 2PM with an additional show at 4:30PM on Sat., Feb. 8. Director Q&A after the 2PM shows on Feb. 7, 8, 9, and 11. Director and Cast Q&A after the 4:30PM show on Sat., Feb. 8 Open Captioned Screening on Monday, Feb. 10

Ticket Link (Scroll down to The Fan Connection): https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/4488?siteToken=9azqedb8634rh3y4a5rzc1z2km

Join Ten Lives Club cat adoption group as we celebrate 19 years of feline rescue! Stop by the Rust Belt Bar & Grill in Blasdell to join us for

Join Ten Lives Club cat adoption group as we celebrate 19 years of feline rescue! Stop by the Rust Belt Bar & Grill in Blasdell to join us for drinks and take part in our Basket Raffle, 50/50, and more! And of course, since we are celebrating our birthday, there will be cake!

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

12feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open to the public for a small fee. This Fee comes with 10lbs of clay and 4 hours of time on the wheel. All artists must be able to throw on a wheel already. There will be one instructor on site working but they will not be there for personal instruction but to answer and questions you might have. All work will be held on QCFA premises for you so that you can return to trim, fire and glaze your pieces. All firing, storage and glazes are included in the price. More clay is available on site for $1.00 per pound.

12feb6:00 pm9:00 pmValentine Flowers - Making in the Metalshop @TheFoundry6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Foundry

Join us in the MetalShop at The Foundry to design your own one-of-a-kind organic shape in steel. Create a gift to give or a momento to keep and display. This

Join us in the MetalShop at The Foundry to design your own one-of-a-kind organic shape in steel. Create a gift to give or a momento to keep and display. This class will guide you through safely using the plasma arc to cut your metal designs, tools for bending and shaping steel rod, and the METAL INERT GAS (MIG) welder to join your elements as one. Work with a small group to get a strong introduction to basic metal shop tools and to crafting your own lasting creations.

Please wear close-toed leather shoes and comfortable older clothing made from cotton when you come to work in our shop!

12feb6:00 pm8:00 pmHow to protect my child's future through guardianship, wills & trusts6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

HOW TO PROTECT MY CHILD’S FUTURE THROUGH GUARDIANSHIP, WILLS & TRUSTS February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm This workshop provides parents or caregivers with an overview of things to

HOW TO PROTECT MY CHILD’S FUTURE THROUGH GUARDIANSHIP, WILLS & TRUSTS February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm This workshop provides parents or caregivers with an overview of things to think about: guardianship, wills, and trusts. Autism Services Inc. 40 Hazelwood Drive Amherst, NY 14228 info@parentnetworkwny.org 716-332-4170 Register online at: https://parentnetworkwny.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a4l3a000000cnv2

12feb7:00 pm“Hayley in the Water” Hayley Jane and Annie In The Water Performing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours“Hayley in the Water” Hayley Jane and Annie In The Water Performing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours7:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Wednesday, February 12th: “Hayley in the Water” Hayley Jane and Annie In The Water Performing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours -Doors: 7:00pm, Show: 8:00pm -Tickets: $10 ADV/$15 DOS -Ages: 18 About Hayley Jane:

Wednesday, February 12th: “Hayley in the Water” Hayley Jane and Annie In The Water Performing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

About Hayley Jane: Hayley Jane’s performance is layered with raw intensity linguistic prowess. She has a deeply emotive highly magnetizing presence that’s generating a serious buzz in the industry.

Hayley Jane pulls inspiration from a variety of styles, including 60s/70s rock pop, musical theater, folk, blues, soul, reggae, psychedelic, funk, bluegrass country. Her music has been praised by a wide range of musicians, producers, music lovers the like, for successfully combining a diverse sound with clever lyrics Vaudevillian-style storytelling.

Hayley’s on-stage energy theatrics draw her crowds into a vivid landscape of emotion. She reawakens her audiences to the wild parts of the soul – medicine so needed in these modern times.

About Annie in the Water: AITW consists of 6 uniquely talented musicians from all over the North-east. When combined, they make a sound that is not easy to categorize. Funk, Jam, Bluegrass, hip hop, rock and Reggae are a few genres that Anniein the Water embodies, but you also get hints of Soul, electronic and pro-gressive rock. When asked to explain AITW’s sound, a common response is:

“Its hard to explain.” But whats most important is not only how their music sounds, but how it feels and how it moves the listener. Each show, Annie in the Water creates an atmosphere of positive, upbeat and collectively energy that is infectious and inviting. They pride themselves on community and kindness on stage and that sentiment ripples through their music to their fans as well. The group started in 2007 as a small acoustic duo and over the years they have grown into a powerhouse 6 piece band. The band is made up of members Brad Hester (Lead Vocals/Rhythm guitar), Michael Lashomb (Vocal/Lead Guitar), Brock Kuca (Percussion/Vo- cals), Chris Meier (Bass/Vocals), Ryan Trumbull (Drums/Vocals) and Matthew Richards (Keys/Vocals). Together, this line up creates a collective energy that is connected, professional and focused on giving the best show every single performance.

Annie in the Water continues to evolve their sound with each performance, no matter how small. Whether they are headlining a music festival, playing in a sold out venue in front of hundreds of people, performing a private party or community event, AITW gives their best performance with intentions to give their audience a great show and leave them feeling good. The fans, traveling, music and experiences are all pieces of Annie in the Water and these expressions will continue to evolve with each time their step on a stage on this beautiful blue planet.

12feb8:00 pm10:00 pmBill Todd Trio @ Black DotsBill Todd Trio ft. Carmen Intorre Jr. and Alec Safy8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Buffalo-born, NYC based jazz saxophonist will be performing the music of prominent and under recognised Buffalo-born/based jazz musicians and composers who have made significant impacts in jazz music, performed and

Buffalo-born, NYC based jazz saxophonist will be performing the music of prominent and under recognised Buffalo-born/based jazz musicians and composers who have made significant impacts in jazz music, performed and recorded with such artists as Jackie McLean, Donald Byrd, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Miles Davis.

The Bill Todd Trio will feature an all-star lineup of two more Buffalo-born and NYC based musicians Alec Safy on bass and Carmen Intorre Jr. on drums.

13feb(feb 13)2:00 pm19(feb 19)4:00 pmThe Fan ConnectionNorth Park Theatre engagement2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (19) North Park Theatre

The Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award winner The Fan Connection will play the North Park Theatre from Feb. 7-13 at 2PM with an additional show at 4:30PM on Sat.,

The Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award winner The Fan Connection will play the North Park Theatre from Feb. 7-13 at 2PM with an additional show at 4:30PM on Sat., Feb. 8. Director Q&A after the 2PM shows on Feb. 7, 8, 9, and 11. Director and Cast Q&A after the 4:30PM show on Sat., Feb. 8 Open Captioned Screening on Monday, Feb. 10

Ticket Link (Scroll down to The Fan Connection): https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/4488?siteToken=9azqedb8634rh3y4a5rzc1z2km

13feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

13feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

13feb(feb 13)6:30 pm11(feb 11)8:00 pmBuffalo Lafayette Optimist Club Community Meeting6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (11) Lafayette Brewing Co.

The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club invites the community to join them every first and third Thursday of the month in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Company, 391 Washington

The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club invites the community to join them every first and third Thursday of the month in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Company, 391 Washington St., 6:30 p.m., to learn more about the organization’s work in the community and bring their great ideas for civic events for the betterment of our city’s youth. Join us!

The first Optimist Club was founded in 1911 in Buffalo, New York, at the Lafayette Hotel. Since that time, the international service organization has grown to almost 3,000 clubs and over 80,000 members in more than 20 countries. Although the organization built its foundation here, there has not been an active chapter in the city in more than 20 years. That all changed in the fall of 2018, however, with the establishment of the Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club. Anyone interested in joining the Optimist Club is invited to attend the regular bimonthly meetings, held the first and third Thursdays of every month. The group meets in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Co., 391 Washington St. inside the Hotel Lafayette.

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations, with over 80,000 adult and youth members in almost 3,000 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and do their part through community service programs. Each club is autonomous and run by members in their community. Optimists conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. Annually, six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs.    To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.

For more information, please contact buffalolafayetteoptimists@gmail.com, visit our website at buffalolafayetteoptimist.club, or find us on Facebook.

13feb7:00 pm8:00 pmHalf and Full Marathon Training Information SessionThe finish line. It's a defining moment in the life of anyone who has crossed it.7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn all about our Half and Full Marathon training programs, as well as Speed Play and Pace Pass.We'll discuss all the options, and see which is best of you. The

Learn all about our Half and Full Marathon training programs, as well as Speed Play and Pace Pass.We’ll discuss all the options, and see which is best of you. The informational presentation is followed by a question and answer session to help you decide!

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

Join us at SteamPunk Cider Bar & Bottle Shop in The Barrel Factory for the second in a series of informal talks. On February 13th we're thrilled to welcome the

Join us at SteamPunk Cider Bar & Bottle Shop in The Barrel Factory for the second in a series of informal talks.

On February 13th we’re thrilled to welcome the project director for UB’s Archaeological Survey, Dr. Kate Whalen. She will be talking about how archaeologists use soil to understand past environments, land use, and how archaeological sites form over time.

Green Gymnast C.C. Presents: The Variety Show Featuring: JQ Bess Pop Rock & Soul Eleni DeGeorge Pop Rock/Pop Punk TOOTH Garage Rock Trio https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tooth/1407150270 Michael Aj Cirrito Trumpet player from popular Buffalo Band, Brass Pro Jammin Jesse Buckner Jazzy bassist

13feb8:00 pm10:00 pmYAMATO The Drummers of Japan8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo State Performing Arts Center

From beautiful Nara Prefecture in Japan, we are thrilled to announce that YAMATO The Drummers of Japan are bringing their captivating and high-energy performance to the Performing Arts Center as

From beautiful Nara Prefecture in Japan, we are thrilled to announce that YAMATO The Drummers of Japan are bringing their captivating and high-energy performance to the Performing Arts Center as part of their nationwide tour!

This exhilarating performance begins with a group of dozens of players hitting a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree. They move their whole bodies to strike the drum with everything in their souls, creating a powerful surge of energy. Their live performances are so full of intensity that they make people’s bodies jump and their hearts race faster. Audiences are overwhelmed by the beat of the music as their bodies are uplifted in sync with the powerful sounds. This group is able to exhibit great originality and innovation through this traditional Japanese musical instrument, the wadaiko (Japanese drum). This is the epitome of the Japanese spirit, a roaring sound that will make you experience new exciting adventures.

YAMATO was originally formed in 1993, debuting at a Shinto shrine festival in the group’s hometown with their original song “Hyu-ga (The sunrise).” Since then, they have been invited to 54 countries around the world, playing in more than 3,500 performances, and attracting 7 million viewers. Their performances, featuring various stage formations, have received rave reviews and their fame keeps spreading more and more. The British media has even called their sound “The music of the body.” YAMATO is based in a village called Asuka, known as the birthplace of Japanese culture, appearing in international performances from 6 to 10 months a year with an explosion of YAMATO (ancient Japanese) spirit. They are proud to be the group with the largest number of international performances among all Japanese performing art groups.

“We want to be creative.” This is the motto of YAMATO. This is why, aside from the musical instruments, the members of the group live together in a community to create everything by themselves. That includes the musical compositions, theatre productions, theatre settings, lighting design, choreography, performance techniques, costumes, makeup, stage settings and props… even the bachi (sticks) used in the performances are all their own original work. This is at the core of YAMATO’s performances around the world. YAMATO uses this creativity to convert wadaiko into a performing art that can reverberate in Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world.

Join us for their newest program “Jhonetsu” (Passion), as it captures YAMATO’s virtuosity, strength, spirit and sheer endurance.

14feb(feb 14)2:00 pm20(feb 20)4:00 pmThe Fan ConnectionNorth Park Theatre engagement2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (20) North Park Theatre

The Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award winner The Fan Connection will play the North Park Theatre from Feb. 7-13 at 2PM with an additional show at 4:30PM on Sat.,

The Buffalo International Film Festival Audience Award winner The Fan Connection will play the North Park Theatre from Feb. 7-13 at 2PM with an additional show at 4:30PM on Sat., Feb. 8. Director Q&A after the 2PM shows on Feb. 7, 8, 9, and 11. Director and Cast Q&A after the 4:30PM show on Sat., Feb. 8 Open Captioned Screening on Monday, Feb. 10

Ticket Link (Scroll down to The Fan Connection): https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/4488?siteToken=9azqedb8634rh3y4a5rzc1z2km

14feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

14feb5:00 pm8:00 pmAu-Some Evenings5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum

Once a month, these special Au-Some Evenings give children with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder, their friends and family an opportunity to play and learn together in an

Once a month, these special Au-Some Evenings give children with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder, their friends and family an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment. Families will have access to the museum space and play zones, including our cafe. Featured activities include a music center, therapy dogs, art projects and gross motor activities. Explore & More will also have a social narrative about the new museum and its play zones, quiet kits and calming sensory friendly spaces in the museum. Au-Some Evenings are brought to us through the generous support of the Summit Center, the J.M. McDonald and Hamister Foundations, and the Maria Love Convalescent Fund. Reserve your spot today by going to https://exploreandmore.org/programs/au-some-evenings/.

Who needs a fancy dinner at a crowded restaurant? Come spend your Valentine's Day with us and throw an axe or two! We will be collaborating with The Huntsman: House

Who needs a fancy dinner at a crowded restaurant? Come spend your Valentine’s Day with us and throw an axe or two! We will be collaborating with The Huntsman: House of Tattoos for this special event and you’ll have the opportunity to set up an appointment to get an awesome Valentine’s Day themed flash tattoo!

This will be a standard booking night for us so make sure you reserve your spot today via https://booking.hatchetsandhops.com/

14feb6:00 pm10:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

The first 300 visitors will receive a Valentine's Day surprise! January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

14feb7:00 pmThe Abruptors & Kman and the 45sThe Abruptors & Kman and The 45s - Valentine’s Day Extravaganza with special guests Over & Out and Working Class Stiff7:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Friday, February 14th: The Abruptors & Kman and The 45s - Valentine’s Day Extravaganza with special guests Over & Out and Working Class Stiff -Doors: 7:00pm, Show: 7:30pm -Tickets: $7.00 -Ages:

Friday, February 14th: The Abruptors & Kman and The 45s – Valentine’s Day Extravaganza with special guests Over & Out and Working Class Stiff

About The Abruptors: We are kicking off our mini tour with our friends from Montreal, K-Man and the 45s right here in Buffalo NY! We will hit 4 dates with these awesome people, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Elora and Toronto. An Asian Man/Stomp Records collaboration for the ages! We will be joined by some of my favorite acts from the Buffalo scene, Over & Out and Working Class Stiffs.

14feb7:00 pm11:00 pmTONY n' TINA's WEDDING to benefit TOTALLY BUFFALO's HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYSFundraiser for Totally Buffalo's Hope for the Holidays! 100% of Profits stay in WNY7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Pearl Street Bar and Grill Cellar

TOTALLY BUFFALO’s HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS first fundraiser is just a couple weeks away so that we can continue our mission in assisting those in need throughout Western New York.

TOTALLY BUFFALO’s HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS first fundraiser is just a couple weeks away so that we can continue our mission in assisting those in need throughout Western New York. Throughout the year we have help thousands of WNY families including the hundreds of children in local hospitals. We are turning to the community to assist us with our fundraiser which will give us the ability to stick to our mission. Looking for plans for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14th, 2020? Totally Buffalo’s Hope for the Holidays presents Tony ‘N Tina’s Wedding as their first fundraiser. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT TOTALLY BUFFALO’S HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS in which 100% all of the money stays here in WNY. Dinner and Show Included. Cash Bar available. VIP Tickets also Available when you sit the Bride & Grooms Family!

On-Line Ticket Link to Purchase: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tony-n-tinas-wedding-tickets-80847508073?aff=ebdssbeac

TICKET PHONE LINE: 716-545-1624 Ticket EMAIL for Questions and Reservations: maryfriona@totallybuffalo.com

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding satires an Italian-American wedding with audience participation! Laugh & raise money for TB Hope for the Holidays! The Theatrical performance of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding satires a wedding in which the audience participates in all aspects of this fictitious event.

You will toast the Bride and Groom, enjoy a Buffet Dinner, a piece of Wedding Cake, participate in the Bouquet and Garter toss and dance to the live music of Donny Dulce and Fusion. There are many other surprises in store for you throughout this raucous evening including: The Sacred Dance Of the Waiters, An impromptu performance by Tony’s Father’s (Stripper) Girlfriend, A drunken Priest, Bickering Family members, and you never can tell when the Pregnant Bridesmaid will go into labor! Come see why this is Buffalo longest running theater show!!

El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be "too Puerto Rican," has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular,

El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be “too Puerto Rican,” has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular, defender of Nuyoricans in all five boroughs! When his brother Joe is fired from a project for not being Puerto Rican enough, the two, with the help of a young photographer named Yesica, hatch a plan: to debut El Coquí at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and prove themselves to the world. El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom examines the ways in which we define our heritage and ourselves.

14feb(feb 14)8:00 pm15(feb 15)12:00 amLove Bites (Singles Party on Patrick's Rooftop)8:00 pm - 12:00 am (15) 500 Pearl

Love Bites? Celebrate being Single! Come party with your friends at our Love Bites Cocktail Party at Patrick's Rooftop. $5 Cover at Door Enjoy Complimentary: -Passed Bite Size Appetizer -Bite Size Chocolate that Pairs with

Love Bites? Celebrate being Single! Come party with your friends at our Love Bites Cocktail Party at Patrick’s Rooftop.

Enjoy Complimentary: -Passed Bite Size Appetizer -Bite Size Chocolate that Pairs with our Drink Menu -Tarot Card Reading with Psychic Frank Lord from The Indigo Insight 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lock and Key Game: -3 Great Locked Prizes -Earn 1 Key for each Drink Purchased -Prize Giveaway at 10:00 pm

14feb(feb 14)10:00 pm15(feb 15)3:00 amSugar City's Soul Night10:00 pm - 3:00 am (15) Milkie's on Elmwood

Sugar City is excited to announce.... Sugar City’s Soul Night with DJs: Handsome Dan DJ Press Steve Soulson Friday, February 14th, 10 PM until Mike turns the lights on Milkie’s 522 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14222 $5 to

Friday, February 14th, 10 PM until Mike turns the lights on Milkie’s 522 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14222 $5 to keep Sugar City sweet Event is 21

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/446578509563055 Contact: Daniel Carosa 716-225-3559 buffalosugarcity@gmail.com

It has come to our attention that you’ve been feeling an ache in your toes. You’ve been wishing and hoping and thinking and praying that we’d come back. Bold soul brothers and sweet soul sisters, Sugar City’s SOUL NIGHT is back! The party starts at 10 pm when DJ’s Handsome Dan, DJ Press, and Steve Soulson get you on your good foot and play the right tunes all night long.

Sugar City is rounding year 5 at our second location at 1239 Niagara St! Since legally opening in March 2015 we have hosted hundreds and hundreds of events! How did we do it? With the help of our volunteers and support from community members like you! Your donation will help us to keep on keeping on offering Buffalo a legal all-ages community art space.

Information about our organization: Sugar City is Buffalo’s only legal, DIY, volunteer-run, all-ages performance venue. Accordingly, all events at Sugar City are drug and alcohol-free and end before 11pm. Our goal is to provide an alternative space to share and create art and community projects based on participatory culture and a do-it-together attitude. Events and initiatives include, but are not limited to music, films, poetry readings, a zine library, meeting space, art gallery, workshops, and more. We want to break down the barriers of what is and isn’t “art” because in some way everyone is an artist.

15feb9:00 am5:00 pmSTEM Saturdays9:00 am - 5:00 pm Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum

Presented by National Grid the third Saturday of each month, STEM Saturdays offer a full day of fun and engaging STEM activities located throughout the museum. Come play your way

Presented by National Grid the third Saturday of each month, STEM Saturdays offer a full day of fun and engaging STEM activities located throughout the museum. Come play your way through Science, Technology, Engineering & Math based activities that are so fun, they don’t even know they’re learning!

15feb9:30 am11:00 amIntuitive Development - Beginner To IntermediateIntuitive Development 9:30 am - 11:00 am Santosha Holistic Center

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition.

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition. Join me & I will help you remember what you already know. This week we will focus on remote viewing & telepathic Communication. We communicate all the time with others using “mind language” or telepathy….have you ever thought of someone you haven’t seen in a long time & suddenly they call you out of the blue? Our spirit guides & Loved Ones on the Other Side communicate with us using telepathy.. learn how to understand these messages. AND Remote Viewing is defined as the ability to acquire accurate information about a distant or non local place, person, or event. This will help you further develop your abilities to see, hear, or feel messages. $25 Register on the link, call or text 716-930-5011. Everyone is welcome including walk ins.

15feb9:30 am11:00 amTeddy Bear Trot - Family Fun Run and WalkWhat’s Warm, Fuzzy and Brings Lots of Smiles and Happiness? It’s the Teddy Bear Trot - Family Fun Run and Walk!9:30 am - 11:00 am

What’s Warm, Fuzzy and Brings Lots of Smiles and Happiness? It’s the Teddy Bear Trot - Family Fun Run and Walk! Saturday, February 15 at 9:30am at Fleet Feet Buffalo Join us as

What’s Warm, Fuzzy and Brings Lots of Smiles and Happiness? It’s the Teddy Bear Trot – Family Fun Run and Walk! Saturday, February 15 at 9:30am at Fleet Feet Buffalo Join us as we host a fun and relaxed Family Friendly 3 mile run and walk through our neighborhoods. The fun run and walk is Absolutely FREE, but we ask that everyone please bring a new, unwrapped Teddy Bear to be donated to the Buffalo Police Department. These Teddy Bears will then be offered to children who experience or witness domestic violence or some other traumatic event in our community. Everyone donating a Teddy Bear will receive a special Fleet Feet Discount Voucher. Additionally, for every pair of Karhu Shoes and Teddy Bear Trot Shirt sold over the weekend, Fleet Feet will donate an additional Teddy Bear to the Buffalo Police Department. There will be refreshments and store specials as well. The Teddy Bear Trot – Family Fun Run and Walk is FREE, but registration is required. Please join us for the warm and fuzzy fun!

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you will gain experience in throwing that will culminate in a finished piece. This class is appropriate for the first time students. Often in Ceramics it takes you multiple attempts to achieve the desired goal. Due to this you will make multiple cylinders as practice before attempting a finished mug. Class #1 you will learn to throw a cylinder and practice for making your handle. Class # 2 will include trimming the pieces as well attaching your handle. Final class you will glaze your pieces chosen from our palette of over 30 glaze combinations to suit your taste. 10lbs of clay and glazes are included in the class fee.If you would like to attempt to make more than 3 mugs, more clay is available for purchase at that time. Feel free to contact us at 716-222-1920

15feb10:00 am1:00 pmCross Country Ski Race - BYRNCLIFF Surf's Up Ski RaceSurfs Up Ski Race Byrncliff10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cross Country Ski race at Byrncliff, Varysburg, NY on Rte 20A just 35 min South of Buffalo Classic Cross Country Ski or Skate Ski 20k of groomed tracks. Rentals available https://byrncliff.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Surfs-Up-Ski-Race-2020.pdf

15feb10:00 am4:00 pmWinter Woods BattleWinter-themed, living history event10:00 am - 4:00 pm Old Fort Niagara

Imagine it's 1750 in the middle of winter on the Niagara frontier at Fort Niagara. What is it like to be a soldier? How are you keeping warm? What are

Imagine it’s 1750 in the middle of winter on the Niagara frontier at Fort Niagara. What is it like to be a soldier? How are you keeping warm? What are your relationships with the Native people?

At Winter Woods Battle, the French occupying forces (portrayed by reenactors) escort you on a snowshoe trek into the woods where British Rangers engage the French in a mini battle in the woods.

Back at the French Castle, you’ll find hands-on, family-friendly, indoor and outdoor educational program about surviving winters at the fort in the 1700s.

Weather permitting, snowshoes will be provided by the NYS Parks Dept. (first-come, first-served) or bring your own. Please dress for the cold outdoors.

This February, be a part of Cupid's Undie Run, a "brief," mile(ish) fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party – all to find a cure

This February, be a part of Cupid’s Undie Run, a “brief,” mile(ish) fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party – all to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic tumor disorder that affects 1 in every 3,000 births.

We run in our undies because those affected with NF can’t cover up their tumors to feel more comfortable, so why should we? So start a team of your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF research (and earn some cool fundraising rewards too!).

15feb1:00 pm4:00 pmHunter's Day of Hope & Prayer for Children1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ADPRO Sports Training Center

Please join us in celebration of children. This is a free community event, with live entertainment, kid-friendly activities, prizes, food, and more. Everyone is welcome! We come together to thank God for

Please join us in celebration of children. This is a free community event, with live entertainment, kid-friendly activities, prizes, food, and more.

15feb3:30 pm5:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

15feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

Ever long to travel back to more romantic times in our history? Make plans to join the Martin House for an evening to remember. After you sip champagne and mingle with

Ever long to travel back to more romantic times in our history? Make plans to join the Martin House for an evening to remember.

After you sip champagne and mingle with other guests, step back in time on a special one-hour tour celebrating courtship and relationships from the Victorian Era of the early 1900’s, a new experience for this year’s attendees.

And no love-themed event would be complete without wine, cheese, and chocolate, which will be served at the conclusion of the tour in the Carriage House. Thank you to Parkside Candy for providing the chocolate treats for our guests.

Treat yourself or your Valentine to something unique to remember your experience with 20% off your purchase in the Museum Store.

15feb6:00 pm10:00 pmDebut Performance: Organ Fairchild at DuendeGroovy New Organ Trio6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Duende at Silo City

A brand new original band comprised of veteran Buffalo musicians is taking flight Saturday, February 15 at Duende at Silo City, 85 Silo City Row in Buffalo, 6pm. Organ Fairchild is

A brand new original band comprised of veteran Buffalo musicians is taking flight Saturday, February 15 at Duende at Silo City, 85 Silo City Row in Buffalo, 6pm.

Organ Fairchild is the brainchild of Joe Bellanti, Corey Kertzie and Dave Ruch, three well-known area players from the local club and “jam band” scenes. Having performed together in Wild Knights, Sonic Garden, Acoustic Forum and a host of other projects since 1983, these guys have, somewhat incredibly, just gotten around to writing their own music together now. The emphasis is on danceable grooves, tight arrangements, and loads of improvisation.

“We’ve always had so much fun playing everyone else’s music that I guess it just didn’t occur to us to see what we could be creating ourselves,” said Ruch. “The music we’ve always played together has a fair amount of improvisation embedded in it, so that can satisfy a creative itch in itself. But we’ve NEVER had so much fun playing together as we are now, with our own tunes and ideas at the forefront.”

Working with the classic “organ trio” format (organ, guitar and drums, with bass parts being covered by the keyboardist’s left hand), this is an updated take on what this instrument combination can produce – funky, syncopated, lively, and almost impossibly fun.

Organ Fairchild makes their live debut at one of the coolest new spots in the city, Duende at Silo City, 85 Silo City Row, Buffalo NY 14203, 716-235-8380. Doors at 6pm, music at 7pm. Admission to this “launch” event is completely free, and the first 50 people through the door get a beautiful Greg Meadows-designed sticker.

15feb6:00 pm10:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Enjoy an evening of great performances by Imperial Court of Buffalo members and the Buffalo theatre community! Join us as we raise funds for Reign 29 to assist local

Enjoy an evening of great performances by Imperial Court of Buffalo members and the Buffalo theatre community! Join us as we raise funds for Reign 29 to assist local LGBTQ charities in 2020!

Where: Alleyway Cabaret (1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202) Enter on Main Street Curtain Time: 7:30pm TIcket Cost: $20 (limited availability, get your tickets early)

15feb7:30 pm9:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

Workingman's Dead returns to Buffalo Iron Works on Saturday, February 15 at 9pm. 2 full sets of no nonsense Grateful Dead music to fill your Valentine's weekend!!!

Workingman’s Dead returns to Buffalo Iron Works on Saturday, February 15 at 9pm. 2 full sets of no nonsense Grateful Dead music to fill your Valentine’s weekend!!!

15feb(feb 15)9:00 pm16(feb 16)12:00 amBrownie's Valentine's BashSteelhorse plays live!9:00 pm - 12:00 am (16)

STEELHORSE ROCKS BROWNIE'S  VALENTINE'S BASH! at Brownie's Sports Bar & Tavern, 775 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Don't MISS our February 15th, Valentine's Party with live music by Steelhorse! Brownie's will be offering up

Brownie’s will be offering up their full menu of house smoked meats and a beer list of over 40 beers to choose from. Many food & drink specials will be going on this evening!

Steelhorse will be playing live! The band is a 2013 All WNY music awards winner for best classic rock cover band and Richie Fountain for best cover vocalist ! In 2018 the band opened for the supergroup ASIA at Batavia Downs raceway in 2019 the band opened for legendary Canadian rockers Kim Mitchell and Carl Dixon from Cony Hatch and April Wine at Batavia Downs Raceway ! Steelhorse is the Nation’s Premier Biker Band playing Southern / classic rock.

15feb(feb 15)11:45 pm16(feb 16)1:30 amBurlesque by The Trash Can-CansMonthly Burlesque Showcase @ HMC11:45 pm - 1:30 am (16) Hot Mama's Canteen

Join us at Hot Mama's Canteen on midnight the third Saturday every month. Come get an eyeful as our revolving cast of Buffalo's hottest burlesque dancers bumps and grinds their

Join us at Hot Mama’s Canteen on midnight the third Saturday every month. Come get an eyeful as our revolving cast of Buffalo’s hottest burlesque dancers bumps and grinds their way into your heart. Emceed by Shannon Dawn. Five bucks.

Find out what makes Western NY a unique place to vacation! Tourism representatives will be on site. Gather information on fun things to do and experience in Western NY from

Find out what makes Western NY a unique place to vacation! Tourism representatives will be on site. Gather information on fun things to do and experience in Western NY from Wyoming County, Niagara Falls USA, Buffalo Niagara, Cattaraugus County, Genesee County, Allegany County, and Orleans County. There’s something for everyone- skiing & spa resorts, restaurants & bars, hiking & fishing, family fun, and more! Become a Western NY Ambassador and receive some staycation ideas that won’t bust your budget.

16feb11:00 am12:00 pmMeditation and Messages with Angie or KatyGuided Meditation 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Join Angie Hewett-Abt or Katy Abrams for a nice relaxing guided meditation experience. Each person can receive a healing if desired. After Angie will give Messages (readings) to each

Join Angie Hewett-Abt or Katy Abrams for a nice relaxing guided meditation experience. Each person can receive a healing if desired. After Angie will give Messages (readings) to each person in attendance. $15 Walk ins welcome

16feb11:00 am12:15 pmSound Bath Healing Meditation & Messages with AngieSound Bath Healing 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Join Angie as she guides you thru a very deep, relaxing meditation while you listen to beautiful Tibetan sound bowls. You will be invited to release whatever is holding

Join Angie as she guides you thru a very deep, relaxing meditation while you listen to beautiful Tibetan sound bowls. You will be invited to release whatever is holding you back. Each person in attendance will receive a mini intuitive message (reading) from Angie about your upcoming year $15

16feb12:15 pm1:30 pmCracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity - Part 212:15 pm - 1:30 pm Blessed Sacrament Church

The Adult Faith Formation Committee and the Peace and Justice Committee of Blessed Sacrament Church invites the community to attend the Video Presentation and Discussion of CRACKING THE CODES: The

The Adult Faith Formation Committee and the Peace and Justice Committee of Blessed Sacrament Church invites the community to attend the Video Presentation and Discussion of CRACKING THE CODES: The System of Racial Inequity. This two-part series will take place on Sunday, February 9 at 12:15 pm and on Sunday, February 16 at 12:15 pm. Both sessions will be held in Marian Hall, the lower level of the church. Enter Marian Hall (located on the right side of the church) at the green gazebo.

This powerful World Trust film explores racism on the 8 different levels on which it exists, from the personal to the institutional. Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments within, and it builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities.

Cracking the Codes supports institutions and communities to deepen and shift the framing of racial disparities. The current conversation is not only shallow, but actually harmful.

Join us for this free, two-part series to explore and understand this crucial issue. This event is not a traditional discussion format, but rather a contemplative approach to reflection, listening, and dialogue. Each session will be no longer than 75 minutes.

We ask that people planning on attending register for the event by going online to: BlessedSacramentBuffalo.WeShareOnline.org/Codes

Free parking is available in the school parking lot behind the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo. The parking lot can be accessed from Delaware Avenue at Lexington Avenue or from Linwood Avenue.

16feb1:00 pm4:00 pmMini Reasings with a Fellowships of the Spirit & Santosha Mediumship StudentsMini Readings 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst

WALK INS ARE WELCOME!! Come and get a psychic/Mediumship reading and healing from a Fellowships of the Spirit or Santosha Mediumship student. Join us and get a reading and a healing.

WALK INS ARE WELCOME!! Come and get a psychic/Mediumship reading and healing from a Fellowships of the Spirit or Santosha Mediumship student. Join us and get a reading and a healing. $10 for 1, $15for 2 readings & healings!! Each reading and healing is approximately 15-20 minutes.

WALK INS are welcome but we suggest schedule a time at 716-930-5011 (call or text) Or e mail grangie26@yahoo.com

16feb2:00 pm3:00 pmMusic @ the Library: Ten Cent HowlFree roots rock/Americana concert2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Music @ the Library is a new collaboration by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation that will offer several free public music events this

Music @ the Library is a new collaboration by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation that will offer several free public music events this year. Inspired by NPR’s “Tiny Desk” concerts, this series will showcase local musicians and their original music. These intimate acoustic programs will be videotaped and posted on social media channels to share the featured groups and their music with a worldwide audience.

The first Music @ the Library concert features Ten Cent Howl, a roots rock/Americana ensemble characterized by its solid story-telling songs, professional musicianship and dynamic vocal harmonies. Band members are Bill Smith (guitar, vocals), Jerry Hall (bass, vocals), Peter Ramos (drums), Luke Bennett (guitar), and Sasha Pack (piano).

16feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumagination-Family Night with the Buffalo Audubon SocietyMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Sunday, February 16 6-9pm The Buffalo Audubon Society will bring hands-on activities and a few critters to Lumagination for visitors to enjoy. Audubon members with valid ID receive Botanical Garden Member pricing

The Buffalo Audubon Society will bring hands-on activities and a few critters to Lumagination for visitors to enjoy. Audubon members with valid ID receive Botanical Garden Member pricing on this night of Lumagination.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

16feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Sunday, February 16 DSP Shows Presents Joe Pug live in the 9th Ward with special guest Matthew Wright 7pm Doors, 8pm Show Tickets (on sale Friday, 12/13): $15 advance, $17 day of show

Tickets (on sale Friday, 12/13): $15 advance, $17 day of show General Admission Standing, at Eventbrite.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p)

Joe Pug’s new record “The Flood In Color” is nearly four years in the making. But that betrays the fact that the making of the album was one of the most natural and rewarding processes of his career. Produced by Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids and engineered by Matt Ross-Spang the album started with the goal of focusing on the simplicity of musicians playing together, live, in the same room. Recently relocating back to his childhood home in Prince Georges County, Maryland after many years spent in Chicago and Austin, Pug wanted take a new approach. The partnership with Pattengale proved to be an irresistible opportunity to do just that.

Matthew Wright opens the show: Matthew Wright is a singer songwriter from Atlanta Georgia. His most recent EP, Everybody’s Doing Better Than Me, was released in 2016, and is available on all streaming platforms. His favorite compliment of all time: “A male Sara Bareilles.”

17feb(feb 17)10:00 am21(feb 21)4:00 pmFebruary Break Week10:00 am - 4:00 pm (21) Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum

Explore & More will be open from 10am-4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Come on President’s Day (February 17th) and learn about the voting process by voting on your favorite

Explore & More will be open from 10am-4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Come on President’s Day (February 17th) and learn about the voting process by voting on your favorite exhibit, then make an “I Voted” button to celebrate! We will be closed, as usual, on Tuesday.

17feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards to perspective, color theory, measuring, mastering materials, oil paint, drawing, acrylic, printmaking and other aspects of 2 dimensional art. This is an ongoing class that will meet every week.

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape,

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape, proportion, positive and negative shapes, values, and texture. This class is a great starting point for very beginners. Exercises will focus on the basics of drawing what you see. Students will begin to develop their unique artistic perception. All materials provided for first time students

18feb6:00 pm8:30 pmHands-On Cooking Class: Taco Tuesday Burrito Bowls and Dessert! 100% Gluten Free.100% Gluten Free Hands-On Cooking Class at Tops Cooking School6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this class, Andrea will show you how to make several items that can be combined to create a fun, new twist to your “Taco Tuesday”! Her cauliflower “rice” tastes

In this class, Andrea will show you how to make several items that can be combined to create a fun, new twist to your “Taco Tuesday”! Her cauliflower “rice” tastes like a copycat of popular Tex-Mex chain restaurants, with a fraction of the carbs!And since you’re saving calories on dinner, splurge a little with a loaded sundae-style cereal treat ice cream pie for dessert!! The possibilities are endless – Ole’!

Menu: Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower “Rice”, Buffalo Chicken Bites,Sautéed Peppers and Onions, Burrito Bowls, and Cereal Treat Ice Cream Pie.

18feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in the WNY craft beer and beverage scene. Meet and mingle with other beer enthusiasts, head brewers and brewing professionals, as well as local brewing organizations. Programming will change weekly and include panel discussions, meet and greet opportunities, tastings, demonstrations and more. Check out the website for details on each week.

18feb6:30 pm8:30 pmIntroduction to 3D Printing - TechLab Orientation @TheFoundry6:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Foundry

Introduction to 3D Printing - TechLab Orientation In this session, we introduce and use the most basic of the three different types of 3D printers we have here at The Foundry

In this session, we introduce and use the most basic of the three different types of 3D printers we have here at The Foundry (the M3D micros). At the end of the session, you will have some grounding for further printing in the Lab. You’ll make a small printed object you can come pick up later in the week, and you will be qualified to sign up for supervised use of The Foundry’s TechLab with a community membership.

Any participant who signs up for a Textile or Tech Lab Class in February will receive a free 2 month membership with purchase! ($60 value!)

BASIC MEMBERSHIP – $30/MO – Access to tech and textile labs for up to 20 hours per month during published open hours, plus 10% discount on classes. Recurring membership plans receive free storage locker (subject to availability).

Click the link below to learn more about monthly membership: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/makerspaces.

Please review The Foundry’s cancellation policy: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/cancellation_policy

If you would like to learn more about The Foundry please visit our website: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/about

And you can also find information about more classes here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-foundry-buffalo-15616046458

18feb7:45 pm11:00 pmSwing Buffalo Presents Rockabilly Steve & BR3!7:45 pm - 11:00 pm Polish Cadets Hall

Swing Buffalo welcomes Rockabilly Steve and BR3 to our next live music night! If you haven't caught Rockabilly Steve & BR3 around town yet, you are in for a treat! And

If you haven’t caught Rockabilly Steve & BR3 around town yet, you are in for a treat! And if you have caught them around town – you’re already looking forward to this! One of the hottest acts in town, this band is going to light up the dance floor with their swingin’ blend of Rockabilly and Blues.

18feb8:00 pmAndy Frasco & The UN and Big Something w/ Kyle AyersAndy Frasco & The UN and Big Something w/ Kyle Ayers8:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Tuesday, February 18th: Andy Frasco & The UN and Big Something w/ Kyle Ayers -Doors: 8:00pm, Show: 8:45pm -Tickets: $15 ADV/$20 DOS -Ages: 18 About Andy Frasco: It felt like time

In 2017, Andy Frasco reached a fork in the road. Renowned for a jubilant jambalaya of rule-breaking rock n roll his career kept rolling ahead at full steam. To date, he had released three independent albums, chronicled a German gig in front of 15,000 screaming fans on the recent live opus Songs from the Road, made jaws drop at festivals such as Grandoozy, Firefly, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park and Electric Forest, generated millions of streams, launched Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast, and performed at festivals alongside icons such as Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., The Revivalists, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dog, Joe Walsh and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few.

After a string of wild shows (and wilder nights) on tour somewhere in the heart of America, one morning sounded a very loud wakeup call for the singer, songwriter, performer, and namesake of Andy Frasco & The U.N.

“I woke up after a five-day bender on cocaine,” he recalls. “This relationship I was in didn’t work out. I bought a house in the Midwest to be close to a girl, but she didn’t trust me. I wouldn’t trust me either, because I was fucking chicks and doing drugs every night on the road. I would take ecstasy just to get out of bed. I was sleep deprived, losing all of my friendships, and fucking overworked. I decided to make a change in my life. I realized that I’m getting older; I couldn’t only be the party guy. I wanted to chronicle my life. I wanted to capture my feelings. I wanted substance in my life and music. I decided to take a step back from this wild life for a second and reevaluate, so I could genuinely enjoy the ride I’m on for the long haul.”

The ride ramps up on his third full-length album, the aptly titled Change of Pace. Andy approached recording from a new vantage point encouraged by iconic Widespread Panic bassist and producer Dave Schools.

At sessions in a remote Sonoma County mountain studio in a converted chicken coop of all places, Schools challenged him as a songwriter and lyricist.

“Dave sat me down and asked, ‘Who do you want to be? What do you want to be remembered by?’,” recalls Andy. “I never really thought of it that way. He dialed things back for me. He’s become a huge inspiration to me as a musician and a friend. The album began there.”

Cutting six songs with Dave, he embarked on something of a “studio tour” to finish Change of Pace. He tapped the talents of Ben Ellman in New Orleans, Charles Goodan in Los Angeles, and Caleb Hawley in New York at Lady Gaga’s Atomic Studios. As a result, the songs reflect the respective regions.

“There’s a grungy Bourbon street feel, hard-working and moody New York energy, and that indie California vibe,” he goes on. “I’m a traveler at the end of the day. I became a musician to travel and give people therapy through music. As part of this revelation, I realized I don’t need to stay at home when I’m off tour. I decided since I’m most comfortable on the road, so I might as well make this record on the road.”

The first single “Up/Down” slips from a simmering beat and bass line into a horn-driven swoon. Produced by Goodan, its undeniable refrain proves immediately irresistible as he sings, “Your love is up and down.”

“I was just getting through my relationship with that girl from Arkansas,” Andy goes on. “One day, she was happy. The next day, she wasn’t. I speak on the bipolar nature of a relationship. This was the first time I felt that. Normally, I’d be in the next town before things got any further. The song came from an outside point-of-a-view by a guy who never had a real relationship before this in his life!”

Meanwhile, the boisterous “Waiting Game” features Schools’ touch and thrives on delightful proclamations such as “I wanna be the man you can tell your momma about!” The theatrical piano chords, cinematic accordion, and barroom chant delivery on “Don’t let the Haters get you down” takes dead aim at “online trolls talking shit from their parents basements.”

The title track “Change of Pace” gallops ahead on tambourine and organ as Andy’s voice stretches to the heavens and back on the admission, “I’m looking for change of pace. Then, I’ll be on my way.”

“Everyone has an idea of how you should live your life,” he states. “If you’re dealing with something that you’re not into, try something the complete opposite. Instead of always pondering what you could do tomorrow, do it today.”

“I’d love for people to connect to the songs in addition to the live show,” he leaves off. “I’m a philosopher and a musician at the end of the day. I want to emulate those aspects in my work. I’m also just a guy trying to find happiness like everyone else is. It’s about being okay with the lows, not getting too high with the highs, and being comfortable in your own skin.”

About BIG Something: A 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, BIG Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It’s no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. Soaring guitars, synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the ears of such revered Summer circuit stalwarts as Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s who have all tapped Big Something as direct support.

This February the group will drop their 4th full-length studio album, Tumbleweed, which was recorded once again with the help of grammy nominated producer John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity). He has produced all of their albums including Truth Serum, which was named 2014 Album of the Year by The Homegrown Music Network, making Big Something the only band ever to win this award 3 times with 3 different releases (2010, 2013, and 2014).

Learn about career opportunities with 50 local startups and small businesses at 43North’s JobCade! While you’re there, get a free professional headshot to update your LinkedIn profile and have your

Learn about career opportunities with 50 local startups and small businesses at 43North’s JobCade! While you’re there, get a free professional headshot to update your LinkedIn profile and have your resume reviewed at the “Ask The Expert” table. JobCade is free to attend and no prior registration is required.

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

Buying a home is an exciting, yet complex process. Our job is to help make it simpler for you. Join us for a presentation about the home buying process- what

Buying a home is an exciting, yet complex process. Our job is to help make it simpler for you. Join us for a presentation about the home buying process- what to expect and how to prepare for the purchase of a home. We’ll have a mortgage professional, local realtor, real estate attorney and home inspector on hand to answer all of your home buying questions. Presented by Northwest Bank.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Register online or by calling the Kenmore Library at 873-2842.

19feb6:00 pm9:00 pmCrocheting Basics- Granny Squares: Two-Session Workshop @TheFoundry6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Foundry

Crocheting Basics- Granny Squares Two Sessions In The TextileLab at The Foundry February 19 and February 26 - Two Wednesdays These crocheted squares are so historic they’re hip. Traditionally granny squares are combined

These crocheted squares are so historic they’re hip. Traditionally granny squares are combined to make afghans, but recently they’ve been popping up in haute couture designs — connected together to create halters or sweaters. Come learn how to produce these sweet multicolored pieces made by crocheting in the round, and working out from the center.

In this two part class you will learn how to create this basic building block for many different options. During the first session we will cover a number of different styles of granny sqaures, reading patterns, and everyone will create at least three squares. In the second session we will continue to work on squares and discuss options for connecting your multiples — then the rest is up to you! What will you make? We can’t wait to see! (We are hoping you will come back to join us for a free members night in the TextileLab in the early winter to share what-ever you do make with your decidedly un-square granny squares).

What you’ll learn: holding the hook selecting the right yarn types/colors and hook for your project basic crochet terminology to master the basics of the single crochet stitch …at least three different granny square types/styles how to connect your squares

19feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open to the public for a small fee. This Fee comes with 10lbs of clay and 4 hours of time on the wheel. All artists must be able to throw on a wheel already. There will be one instructor on site working but they will not be there for personal instruction but to answer and questions you might have. All work will be held on QCFA premises for you so that you can return to trim, fire and glaze your pieces. All firing, storage and glazes are included in the price. More clay is available on site for $1.00 per pound.

19feb6:30 pm7:30 pmWebinar: Finding the best graduation option for students with disabilities6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

FINDING THE BEST GRADUATION OPTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – WEBINAR February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm This workshop explores graduation options and outlines the updates to NYS regulations. Register

FINDING THE BEST GRADUATION OPTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – WEBINAR February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm This workshop explores graduation options and outlines the updates to NYS regulations. Register online: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2527868894623505420 Or call to reserve your spot today. 716-332-4170 1-866-277-4762 (toll free) www.parentnetworkwny.org

20feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

20feb5:30 pm8:30 pmAspire's Winterval 2020Aspire's WInterval 20205:30 pm - 8:30 pm Buffalo RiverWorks

Our 2nd annual Winterval fundraiser brings families and friends together for an active, wellness celebration. This evening of food, drinks, skating and curling brings families and friends together for a

Our 2nd annual Winterval fundraiser brings families and friends together for an active, wellness celebration. This evening of food, drinks, skating and curling brings families and friends together for a night to remember.

Aspire is the sole host, organizer and beneficiary of the event and 100% of the proceeds support Aspire’s programs and services.

Aspire of Western New York, Inc. was founded in 1947 as the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Western New York. In the seven decades since, we’ve grown to now support more than 3,500 children and adults with a broad range of disabilities at more than 60 program sites throughout Western New York.

We pride ourselves on our ability to assist people with disabilities to live their lives to the fullest by providing individualized services based on personal choices.

20feb6:00 pm9:00 pmCutting Board Class - Beginning Woodworking @ The Foundry6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Foundry

In this quick class, you’ll get a overview of the tools in The Foundry's shared woodshop by making a beautiful hardwood cutting board from a variety of different types of

In this quick class, you’ll get a overview of the tools in The Foundry’s shared woodshop by making a beautiful hardwood cutting board from a variety of different types of woods. Beginners enter this class to learn about using the planer, tables saw, router, and sander. Participants leave with a timeless keepsake, a personalized cutting board, and a whole new set of skills.

Skill Level: Beginner- no experience necessary. First timers welcome! Class Cost: $75 (all materials included) Class Size: Min 4/ Max 8 Ages: 21 Important Note: To make this class a sweet and short 3-hours for interested beginners, we’ve done the wood preparation for you. Participants get to choose from a variety of pre-glued boards and all the work to prepare wood will be demonstrated in class.

Please view The Foundry’s cancellation policy: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/cancellation_policy

PLEASE make sure to include your phone number when registering in case of last minute weather cancellations. Thank you!

20feb6:00 pm8:00 pmResurgence Fundraiser for Seneca Street CDCCraft Beer, Pizza and Gift Baskets Add Up to Fun Evening6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Resurgence Brewing Company

After-school and year-round programming for children and youth in the Seneca-Babcock neighborhood of Buffalo will benefit from the fourth annual Resurgence Fundraiser at Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St.,

After-school and year-round programming for children and youth in the Seneca-Babcock neighborhood of Buffalo will benefit from the fourth annual Resurgence Fundraiser at Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St., Buffalo.

The event supports the Seneca Street Community Development Corporation (CDC), and includes two drinks, food and dessert, and the chance to win high quality gift baskets.

Seneca Street CDC, 1218 Seneca St., Buffalo, provides after school and summer programs for children and teens, and other community outreach including the Justice Bus and Growing Green Mobile Food Market (Veggie Van). Resurgence Brewing Company is a craft brewery and taproom that focuses on unique flavors and classic styles.

Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at senecastreetcdc.org/events/resurgence-fundraiser-2/, via email at bewen@senecastreetcdc.org or at the door. For more information, call (716) 939-3501. Check us out on Facebook at Seneca Street UMC and CDC.

20feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Join us for an exciting evening of music as we welcome GirlCrush to the Carnegie Art Center! GirlCrush features 4 of Buffalo’s finest female musicians. Sara, Cortney, Alex, and

GirlCrush features 4 of Buffalo’s finest female musicians. Sara, Cortney, Alex, and Candice join together to share some of their favorite female-composed and female-inspired music as well as some original compositions.

The band: Sara Rogers- vocals, guitar and piano Cortney Costanzo- vocals Alex McArthur- vocals and bass Nelson Rivera- percussion and saxophones (temporary replacement for Candice)

20feb6:30 pm8:00 pmSpiritual Discussion GroupDiscussion Group 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Santosha’s Spiritual Discussion Group is back! Join Becky Meyer Wisniewski of Bach Flower Remedies by Becky on Thursday February 20 at 6:30. We will be discussing the works of Abraham-Hicks.

Santosha’s Spiritual Discussion Group is back! Join Becky Meyer Wisniewski of Bach Flower Remedies by Becky on Thursday February 20 at 6:30. We will be discussing the works of Abraham-Hicks. (For more about them visit www.Abraham-Hicks.com) It is not necessary to have knowledge of their work to join our discussion. We will be talking about the Law of Attraction and how we can apply it to our daily lives in order to manifest our desires. Come and engage in some interesting and inspiring conversation!! Looking forward to seeing you!

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

20feb8:00 pmPA Line (Frontman Trever Stribing’s 28th Birthday Party)PA Line (Frontman Trever Stribing’s 28th Birthday Party)8:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Thursday, February 20th: PA Line (Frontman Trever Stribing’s 28th Birthday Party) w/ Special Guests -Doors: 8:00pm, Show: 9:00pm -Tickets: $7 ADV/$10 DOS -Ages: 18 Trever is turning 28 years old, and

Thursday, February 20th: PA Line (Frontman Trever Stribing’s 28th Birthday Party) w/ Special Guests

Free museum admission to The Museum, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission to the Resource Center, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. located at 459 Forest Avenue, where Spirit of the

Free museum admission to The Museum, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission to the Resource Center, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. located at 459 Forest Avenue, where Spirit of the City: Imagining the Pan-American Exposition is on view.

21feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

21feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

During the weekend of February 21– February 23, The Earth-Spirit Expo will be hosting a “whole life expo” dedicated to energy healers, doctors, natural health practitioners, psychics and readers, and

During the weekend of February 21– February 23, The Earth-Spirit Expo will be hosting a “whole life expo” dedicated to energy healers, doctors, natural health practitioners, psychics and readers, and all others dedicated to spiritual pursuits. This is considered the largest mind, body, spirit expo of its kind in WNY, and attracts hundreds of visitors seeking local experts, gems, crystals, artwork, organic products, jewelry, essential oils, salt lamps, healing music, angels, etc. Visitors to the expo will also find information on Native American arts and culture, spas, and other spiritual and healing resources.

The expo presents a wide range of speakers, who touch upon myriad healing subjects, including fostering mindfulness, overcoming obstacles in your life, and deciphering the enchanted landscape of Buffalo-Niagara. There’s so much to see and do. Come meet the holistic influencers in WNY, and learn how you can make meaningful life changes with the help of those who dedicate their lives to meaningful mindfulness pursuits.

21feb7:00 pm10:00 pmFarrow at Community Beer WorksSOUL | FUNK | BEER | 7167:00 pm - 10:00 pm Community Beer Works

21feb7:00 pmWitty Tarbox w/ Grub Present: Make America Love Again 3Witty Tarbox w/ Grub Present: Make America Love Again 37:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Witty Tarbox w/ Grub Present: Make America Love Again 3 - A Benefit Concert for Harm Reduction to Benefit Evergreen Health Services When: Friday, Feb 21, 2020 8:00 PM (Doors open

Witty Tarbox w/ Grub Present: Make America Love Again 3 – A Benefit Concert for Harm Reduction to Benefit Evergreen Health Services

When: Friday, Feb 21, 2020 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM) Ticket Price: $12.00 – $15.00 Door Time: 7:00 PM Restrictions: 18 & over

GRUB: Grub is an Experimental Rock group based out of Buffalo/Niagara, fusing Psychedelic overtones with fuzz and electronics pleasing to one’s ears.

Part of ticket sales and raffle sales will all go to benefit Evegreen Health Service’s Harm Reduction Center.

Evergreen Health Services provides health services to people who use drugs whether they want to start the road to recovery and find sobriety or just regain some control. There is still a heavy stigma against people who use drugs and with that comes lack of funding for harm reduction services.

The Psychedelic Society of WNY seeks to advocate for harm reduction in the festival setting and community. We have provided harm reduction local festivals and raves and there are many more people that share our vision of harm reduction. Harm reduction is more than just a service, it is an attitude that understands that humans take part in dangerous activities. We must accept that and seek to reduce the harm that comes alongside drug use, just like we would avoid a sunburn by using sunscreen.

21feb7:00 pmA VERY SPECIAL EPISODE // NOT FOR NOTHING // OLMSTEDINDIE ROCK FUN FOR ALL AGES!! 7:00 pm Sugar City

Buffalo indie rockers Not For Nothing and OLMSTED give a warm welcome to Brooklyn, NY's very own A Very Special Episode in a magical night of music beneath the twinkly

Buffalo indie rockers Not For Nothing and OLMSTED give a warm welcome to Brooklyn, NY’s very own A Very Special Episode in a magical night of music beneath the twinkly lights of Sugar City! Come one, come all to this all-ages night of fun!

21feb8:00 pm10:00 pmComedy FridaysStand-up Comedy 1st & 3rd Fridays @ Turtle Joe's Sandbar8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Turtle Joe's Sandbar

See the funniest stand-up comics from WNY and beyond. No cover! Hosted by Shannon Dawn. Full lineup TBA.

See the funniest stand-up comics from WNY and beyond. No cover! Hosted by Shannon Dawn. Full lineup TBA.

21feb(feb 21)8:00 pm08mar(mar 8)10:00 pmEl Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of DoomEl Coquí8:00 pm - (march 8) 10:00 pm

El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be "too Puerto Rican," has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular,

El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be “too Puerto Rican,” has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular, defender of Nuyoricans in all five boroughs! When his brother Joe is fired from a project for not being Puerto Rican enough, the two, with the help of a young photographer named Yesica, hatch a plan: to debut El Coquí at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and prove themselves to the world. El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom examines the ways in which we define our heritage and ourselves.

22feb9:30 am11:00 amIntuitive Development - Beginner To IntermediateIntuitive Development 9:30 am - 11:00 am Santosha Holistic Center

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition.

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition. Join me & I will help you remember what you already know. This week we will focus on remote viewing & telepathic Communication. We communicate all the time with others using “mind language” or telepathy….have you ever thought of someone you haven’t seen in a long time & suddenly they call you out of the blue? Our spirit guides & Loved Ones on the Other Side communicate with us using telepathy.. learn how to understand these messages. AND Remote Viewing is defined as the ability to acquire accurate information about a distant or non local place, person, or event. This will help you further develop your abilities to see, hear, or feel messages. $25 Register on the link, call or text 716-930-5011. Everyone is welcome including walk ins.

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you will gain experience in throwing that will culminate in a finished piece. This class is appropriate for the first time students. Often in Ceramics it takes you multiple attempts to achieve the desired goal. Due to this you will make multiple cylinders as practice before attempting a finished mug. Class #1 you will learn to throw a cylinder and practice for making your handle. Class # 2 will include trimming the pieces as well attaching your handle. Final class you will glaze your pieces chosen from our palette of over 30 glaze combinations to suit your taste. 10lbs of clay and glazes are included in the class fee.If you would like to attempt to make more than 3 mugs, more clay is available for purchase at that time. Feel free to contact us at 716-222-1920

22feb(feb 22)11:00 am23(feb 23)5:00 pmAngie & Santosha at Earth Spirit ExpoReadings at Earth Spirit Exoo11:00 am - 5:00 pm (23) Michael's Banquets & Catering

I am so excited that we will once again have a table at the best expo of the year. The Earth Spirit Expo offers so many great vendors readers, and

I am so excited that we will once again have a table at the best expo of the year. The Earth Spirit Expo offers so many great vendors readers, and healers. There are also speakers the entire day. Our table will offer info about Santosha and our events. I will also be doing readings at special Expi rates. $60 for 30 minutes $40 for 15 minutes Register ahead for your reading by resting or calling 716-930-5011 or e mail me at grangie26@yahoo.com

FTMP Events Presents: Burt Fest 2020 Feat: Of Night And Light, Creating A Sinner, Lexxi Raine, Eyes of the Blind, Bear the Bronze, Digital Ladies, Mind Chaser, Not For Nothing, Blackend Blue,

Burt Fest 2020 Feat: Of Night And Light, Creating A Sinner, Lexxi Raine, Eyes of the Blind, Bear the Bronze, Digital Ladies, Mind Chaser, Not For Nothing, Blackend Blue, Lost Like Lions, Tiger the Lion, A.C. Anton, D. Hannon & Friends, Digital Afterlife, & Dope City Kid * Sponsored by: All WNY

Saturday, February 22nd $10 Presale, $15 Day Of Show Ages 16 (under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) Doors open at 2:00 pm

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Out of Buffalo, NY the trio of Joseph Kinem, Nick Badeau, & Cameron Thibault are Of Night And Light. Crafting post-hardcore alt-rock spanning the space between ambient waves and thundering crashes, soft swells and heavy lows, the night and the light. With a hard DIY work ethic, this crew has amassed a solid following all over the USA. Even getting the attention of Vibe Up & Alternative Press for their new album after a successful crowd funding campaign. In 2018 the band made their debut on the final run of Vans Warped Tour trailed by a full east coast U.S. circuit followed by the release of their newest music video for “Forgiving Isn’t Forgetting” in 2019 that has garnered renowned praise!

Creating A Sinner is a one-of-a-kind Alt Rock band from Buffalo NY, providing a fresh twist to their favorite genre. With energy and attitude unmatched, their only goal is to bring forth an original sound that will be remembered for years to come. Band members Derek Gregoire, Aaron Duffy, Jake Butcher, & Devon Brodka have hit the stage at Burt Fest many times. It’s now time once more to shake & swing with their great anthems!

Lexxi Raine is a singer-songwriter from Buffalo, NY, who has always been passionate about music. She formed her first band at the age of 16 through Craigslist in 2012 and has remained in the music industry ever since. In 2016, Lexxi Raine decided to start a solo side project to keep her songwriting thriving through multiple band member changes in Avidd The Bad. Lexxi Raine has taken her music onto every social media platform with weekly YouTube videos, daily Facebook posts, Instagram photos, Twitter, tracks on Soundcloud, tiers on Patreon, and her own personal website at Lexxiraine.com. This is her proudest creation yet and she is so excited for the world to see and share the same feelings!

Allow Eyes of the Blind to remind you of the despondency in life and being. With a heavy metal influence and full, inclusive guitar chords anchoring melancholic vocals with a healthy dose of grit, no good deed goes unpunished. Add in a steady rhythm section with various synths to bolster up the mix and you have a force to be reckoned with. Eyes of the Blind have been heavily involved in the Buffalo metal scene since 2016 and just released their second studio album to a great acclamation!

Bear the Bronze, a Rock band hailing from the Queen City of Buffalo, New York is a jack of all trades outfit. Forming in 2019, the band has compiled a catalog of modern and classic rock cover music. Local music scene veterans Brian Naus, Paul Mitro, Daniel Wyno, & Mike BonGiovanni join forces with sing-alongs that you’re sure to know all the words to!

GREETINGS MEAT PUPPETS. WE HAVE ARRIVED. PLEASE SET YOUR PERSONAL TRAVEL MODULES TO COORDINATES: Buffalo Iron Works! On FEBRUARY 22ND A NEW DAWN IS UPON YOU HUMANS. BE WARNED. WE HAVE LANDED. HIBERNATION SEQUENCE CONCLUDED. TURBO THRUSTERS ACTIVATED. INITIATE WORLD DOMINATION. Digital Ladies ARE HERE.

Formed from the ashes of Urban Reverie, Mind Chaser is a Psychedelic Alternative Rock group from Buffalo, NY. Blazing the way with a valley of creativity within a danceable course. Join this feast in logic, and let these 4 guys entertain your psyche. Be sure to catch Mind Chaser at this year’s Burt Fest 2020!

Everyone claims their band is the “next generation” of “insert genre here”. But not many mean it literally. Brought up in the music scene, Not For Nothing has been blazing their Indie Rock sound over the city of Buffalo since 2018 and has been stirring up show-goers with an appealing exhibit of catchy alternative tunes. These young ones are already great, but moreover are bound for ever greater times ahead!

Started originally with some jamming back in 1999/2000, Blackend Blue have been throwing down tracks in their make shift studio for decades. They come out of Angola, but have become an integral part of the Buffalo, NY music scene. This is one band you can tell is having a blast every time they get together. But also is serious enough to put together some realling rocking anthems. “Basically, we just love to jam and most importantly we continue to play and love METAL!”

Lost Like Lions formed from the ashes of a past local band called “This is Fiction” who performed at Thursday at the Harbor, sold out Mohawk Place, and even headlined The Town Ballroom. Singer/Songwriter Derrik Schiersing went out to Los Angeles, California to record the first LLL ep. The debut ep titled “The Way of the World” premiered on Alternative Buffalo 107.7, had an exclusive stream on popular music website “AbsolutePunk”, and features guest vocals from AJ Perdomo (The Dangerous Summer) and Jonathan Lullo (Down To Earth Approach). Now back in full swing, Jamie Bigaj, Matt Kusmierz, & Jim Kaczmarski join Derrik as Lost Like Lions with infectious melodies & a rockin good time!

Have you ever heard of a band with an Aerophone player? Well, round that out with a killer percussionist, bassist, and amazing frontman on keys & vocals. Tiger the Lion is Buffalo’s Alt Rock/Blues/Cosmic Soul group that will lure you in with hooks & let you out with smooth artistry. Get into these carnivores!

Rock/Metal with an Expermental edge, the crew of A.C. Anton has tightened up their own blend of music. One part creeps in, while another bellows out. There’s a sprawling word out there. Vince Seidel, Kevin Murphy, Chris Emma, & Deanna Winkowski make sense of it all by feeling there is a happy ending. But not this one. Enjoy the sounds, and maybe you’ll also find who you are.

Dominic Hannon has been playing Burt Fest for years with his bands Film House & Improbable Cause. This year, it’s time for something a little different. With D. Hannon & Friends Dominic gets to take complete lead and play some of your favorite Rock/Pop hits! Artists like “Eric Church, Ed Sheerhan, Dave Matthews Band, too many to list.”

Hey night owls, this one is for you! Digital Afterlife is an Alternative Electronic band from Buffalo, NY. After forming in late 2011, they’ve been regularly performing, creating, & crafting their own sound. Surging through genres, DA creates a realm of their own within the confines of electronic music, becoming one with a sound that always lingers in the back of your mind…one that can soothe, haunt, or control you when you least expect it.

22feb3:30 pm5:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

22feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

22feb6:00 pm10:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

22feb7:30 pm9:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

Saturday, February 22 Kevin Scoma, Koko Neetz, and Heave live in the 9th Ward 7pm Doors, 8pm Show Tickets: $10.00 **A portion of every ticket sales supports the planting of trees in

Tickets: $10.00 **A portion of every ticket sales supports the planting of trees in WNY** Purchase on eventbrite.com, or at the Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p)

Kevin Scoma is a lifelong singer-songwriter and artist based in Buffalo, NY. His debut EP Into the Weeping Sea combines acoustic instrumentation with lush electronic textures to create a transcendent and moody folk-rock sound. Into the Weeping Sea was released 10/11/2019

koko neetz is complete jibberish. As a child, my grandmother would sometimes call adorable things –animals, infants (yes sometimes even me)– her little ‘cocoa neets”. Now to this day I don’t really know how to spell koko neats, but I do know that koko neetz is a made up word or phrase meant to indicate excessive cuteness, fragility and innocence.

23feb11:00 am12:00 pmMeditation and Messages with Angie or KatyGuided Meditation 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Join Angie Hewett-Abt or Katy Abrams for a nice relaxing guided meditation experience. Each person can receive a healing if desired. After Angie will give Messages (readings) to each

Join Angie Hewett-Abt or Katy Abrams for a nice relaxing guided meditation experience. Each person can receive a healing if desired. After Angie will give Messages (readings) to each person in attendance. $15 Walk ins welcome

Sunday February 23rd: Quinn Sullivan w/ Special Guests -Doors: 7:00pm, Show: 8:00pm -Tickets: $15 ADV/$18 DOS -Ages: 18 About Quinn Sullivan: Each era of modern music can be defined by its

About Quinn Sullivan: Each era of modern music can be defined by its iconic guitarists, from Hendrix to Slash to Jack White, and we are now embarking on the era of Quinn Sullivan. Raised by the riffs of George Harrison, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton, Quinn has dedicated his life to developing his own musical mastery and creating a sound all his own. His skills on the fretboard are matched by few, but it is his authentic voice as a songwriter and ability to weave his talents through a variety of styles that sets him apart from his peers. “My goal as an artist is to be the best singer, songwriter and guitarist I can be. Music is not meant to be put in a box and labeled this or that. I want to make music that moves people. That is the definition of success for me.”

Quinn is hard at work on the follow up to Midnight Highway, his 2017 homage to his blues roots that firmly established his presence as a formidable solo artist. For his upcoming project, Quinn dives inwards to explore personal themes of love, sorrow, and loneliness accompanied by tinges of modern rock and americana. On this project, Quinn has been collaborating with esteemed songwriter/producer Oliver Leiber (Paula Abdul, Ke$ha).

In addition to his work in the studio, Quinn is no stranger to the road. He has shared the stage with many of his heroes including Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, and Joe Bonamassa, as well as BB King, Billy Gibbons, and Los Lobos. He has also appeared on national TV, with guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and twice on The Ellen DeGeneres show (with his first appearance at just 6 years old!), and performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, as well as Asia and South America – including at storied venues like The Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium and Madison Square Garden. He has even traveled overseas to perform at both the Montreux Jazz Festival and India’s Mahindra Blues Festival.

Quinn has grown up in the music business, and is fully aware of and dedicated to all that it takes to continue pursuing his passion. “I love everything from the songwriting process to recording and especially touring around the world with my incredible bandmates. I’m fortunate to be able to see the world and meet new people everyday. I can’t see myself doing anything else.”

Sunday, February 23, 2020 DSP Shows presents Elliott BROOD Tickets: $15 advance, $18 day of show General Admission Standing at eventbrite, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p) 7pm Doors, 8pm Show Elliott BROOD is a

Tickets: $15 advance, $18 day of show General Admission Standing at eventbrite, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p)

Elliott BROOD is a three-piece, folk-rock/alt-country band based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music makes for a captivating and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translated to the band’s five critically acclaimed records. Their style has been called everything from ‘blackgrass’ to ‘death country,’ but those descriptions don’t capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music.

Fall 2017 saw the band release their sixth full-length studio album Ghost Gardens on Paper Bag Records. The album title alludes to a phenomenon whereby the perennial gardens of houses and buildings having been abandoned or forgotten for years or even decades, continue to grow and reappear year after year, despite their original caretakers’ absence.

In 2013, Elliott Brood won a Juno Award for their World War One inspired album Days Into Years. Over the course of their career they have been nominated for a total of five Juno awards and in 2009 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, In 2012 the band found themselves nominated for a Genie Award for their original song “West End Sky”, featured in the film Grown Up Movie Star. Elliott Brood are Mark Sasso, Casey Laforet and Stephen Pitkin.

24feb7:00 pm9:00 pmTried and True Stress ReliefTried and True Stress Relief 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Santosha Holistic Center

TRIED AND TRUE STRESS RELIEF This workshop changed me life! If you need some tools to help you manage stress, worry, anxiety, and pain management this workshop is for you. Christine

TRIED AND TRUE STRESS RELIEF This workshop changed me life! If you need some tools to help you manage stress, worry, anxiety, and pain management this workshop is for you. Christine Zebrowski is my Yoga teacher. She teaches you yoga and she also teaches you about life. I go to her classes and my body feel good afterward but so does my mind. Don’t miss your chance to study with Christine and learn how to manage your stress with different breathing techniques. (This is not a yoga class)

Breathing & Meditation Life force is called prana (prah-nah). The system of Hatha Yoga, asana and breathing is based on balancing and increasing the flow of prana in the body. Prana exists in all things and is abundant in air, sunlight, food and water. The key to understanding prana and energy is breath. One who has strong lungs and good breathing capacity usually has abundant energy. When the mind is clear and balanced, the breath is even and rhythmic. When the mind is nervous and tense, the breath is strained and erratic. Be aware of this for pranayama exercises and yoga postures. There is an energy network in the body that corresponds to the nervous system called the nadis (nah-dees). Energy is absorbed and flows through the nadis. The nasal passages have more nerve endings than the mouth; consequently more prana is absorbed during nasal breathing which also has a balancing effect on the nervous system. Do these exercises through the nose unless the sinuses are congested. Practice on an empty stomach in a quiet place where there is a supply of fresh air. Create time in the early morning to practice so the mind and body are ready for the day. A regular practice creates a good habit and builds the benefits slowly. Come and join us at Santosha and experience the exhilaration of this workshop. We are hosting Christine Zebrowski a certified yoga teacher who is the owner of Yoga By Design Studio in Williamsville, NY. She brings with her over 25 years of experience in teaching yoga. You will be taken on a roller coaster ride. Perhaps you have been feeling tired and run down, or recovering from and injury or you are just looking to end the anxiety that you have been experiencing and can’t seem to tone it down no matter what you do. At first, she will show you how to use the breath to calm your mind and relax tense muscles. Then you will learn how to energize, while remaining relaxed. Lastly you will be guided into a mediation that may be even deeper than you have experienced before. There are six different breath control exercises in all. We will be on the floor for 10 minutes (optional) then the remainder of the workshop will be done in chairs. No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket.

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards to perspective, color theory, measuring, mastering materials, oil paint, drawing, acrylic, printmaking and other aspects of 2 dimensional art. This is an ongoing class that will meet every week.

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape,

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape, proportion, positive and negative shapes, values, and texture. This class is a great starting point for very beginners. Exercises will focus on the basics of drawing what you see. Students will begin to develop their unique artistic perception. All materials provided for first time students

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in the WNY craft beer and beverage scene. Meet and mingle with other beer enthusiasts, head brewers and brewing professionals, as well as local brewing organizations. Programming will change weekly and include panel discussions, meet and greet opportunities, tastings, demonstrations and more. Check out the website for details on each week.

25feb6:30 pm8:30 pmProfessional Mediumship ProgramMediumship Program 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Introducing a program for professional development of intuitive readings, mediumship and spiritual counseling! Throughout this course, you will learn how to expand and deepen messages received from spirit that are

Introducing a program for professional development of intuitive readings, mediumship and spiritual counseling!

Throughout this course, you will learn how to expand and deepen messages received from spirit that are filled with accuracy, evidence, empowerment and healing.

We will meet the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm. Often the most important learning takes place in between classes, therefore there will be some homework assignments. This program includes one-on-one mentoring with Angie and opportunities for mini message days open to the public for practice. Level 1 is from October 8th until end of February. Level 2 starts in March and goes through the end of June.

HERE IS THE FLYER WITH DATES & INFO: http://goodkarmatown.com/Santosha Mediumship Dev Program with Angie.pdf

A “Santosha Certification” is an endorsement of your rigorously tested experience. It will assure your clients that you provide spiritually centered readings and counsel that are accurate, helpful, and for their highest spiritual growth.

Levels may be taken by anyone even if they aren’t seeking certification, however you must sign up for a complete level. Classes within levels aren’t offered separately. Certification is optional and requires completion of ALL classes of both levels of the program. Make-up classes will be offered periodically.

Register by contacting: Angie Hewett-Abt grangie26@yahoo.com OR call or text: 716-930-5011 Payment plans available upon request.

Rev. Angie Hewett-Abt, B.A., is a 2002 graduate of Fellowships of the Spirit’s School of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy. She received her degree in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling and Psychology in 2005. A practicing medium for over 30 years. Angie currently is the owner of the successful Santosha Holistic Center, located in Williamsville, NY, and has her own thriving mediumship and spiritual counseling practice, where for the past 17 years she has taught meditation and intuitive development. Prior to 2002 Angie worked as a customer relations manager in various industries for over 21 years.

This session is for participants who have mastered 3D printing basics. For community members who have used the M3D micros in our orientation, this class introduces dual extrusion and covers

This session is for participants who have mastered 3D printing basics. For community members who have used the M3D micros in our orientation, this class introduces dual extrusion and covers the use of the two types 3D printers we have here at The Foundry capable of printing with two different colors or two different types of filament (Ultimaker 3 and the Glacial Summit). At the end of the session, you will have additional grounding for further printing in the Lab. You’ll make a small printed object you can come pick up later in the week, and you will be qualified to sign up for supervised use of The Foundry’s TechLab with a community membership.

Any participant who signs up for a Textile or Tech Lab Class in February will receive a free 2 month membership with purchase! ($60 value!)

BASIC MEMBERSHIP – $30/MO – Access to tech and textile labs for up to 20 hours per month during published open hours, plus 10% discount on classes. Recurring membership plans receive free storage locker (subject to availability).

Click the link below to learn more about monthly membership: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/makerspaces.

Please review The Foundry’s cancellation policy: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/cancellation_policy

If you would like to learn more about The Foundry please visit our website: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/about

And you can also find information about more classes here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-foundry-buffalo-15616046458

25febAll Day26Mardi Gras 25th Anniversary CelebrationNietzsche's 25th MArdi Gras featuring Chevon Davis(All Day) Nietzsche's

Nietzsche's 25th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration. The original home of Buffalo Mardi Gras, Nietzsche's has been celebrating it in one form or another for 25th years now. During those 25 years,

Nietzsche’s 25th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration. The original home of Buffalo Mardi Gras, Nietzsche’s has been celebrating it in one form or another for 25th years now. During those 25 years, one thing has remained consistant,,,,that Chevon Davis has been the Queen of Buffalo Mardi Gras and returns for the 25th time to host this event with an outrageous drag show at 10pm. Joining her will be the Rust Belt Brigade, the 12 1/8 Path Band and the ALWAYS amazing Stripteasers. With over 1,000 beads to give away and other things this promises to be an amazing night.

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton Street at South Cayuga Road in Williamsville, will offer Ashes-to-Go from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the church parking lot drive-through on Ash Wednesday,

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton Street at South Cayuga Road in Williamsville, will offer Ashes-to-Go from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the church parking lot drive-through on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. Calvary’s Rector, The Rev. Dr. Robert W. Harvey, assisted by members of the parish, will provide this service which has been offered for the past five years, growing to nearly 200 persons served last year. Although serving those whose busy schedules may not allow them time to attend church in a conventional way may seem unusual, the trend is appearing throughout the country, as people find new ways to remember and expand their faith in God. Father Harvey will also officiate at Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes within the church at 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend any of the services. For additional information, please call the church at (716) 634-4710.

26feb(feb 26)11:00 am29apr(apr 29)1:00 pmCanal Side Story TimeCanal Side Story Time11:00 am - (april 29) 1:00 pm Canalside

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children participates in Canal Side Story Time that runs every Wednesday from June 26 through August 28, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children participates in Canal Side Story Time that runs every Wednesday from June 26 through August 28, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The EPIC Story Time Summer Series aims to create a positive and fun environment for families and young children (up to age 8), promoting reading and a healthy lifestyle, all while learning valuable life lessons together as a family. The Story Time events incorporate educational themes and include a book reading and corresponding family activities. Each week has a different theme from our Summer Safety Kickoff to Fit & Fun, Art & Music and Super Heroes (Veterans, Police etc.) and other topics.

For the VERY BEST in everything BOATING, come to this year’s boat show! From cruisers to runabouts, pontoon boats to fishing boats, ski boats to personal watercraft and boat trailers

For the VERY BEST in everything BOATING, come to this year’s boat show! From cruisers to runabouts, pontoon boats to fishing boats, ski boats to personal watercraft and boat trailers – the Boat Show has it all. All of the area’s top dealers will have product on display and everything will be on-sale! All major manufacturers will have show promotions / rebates in place and lenders will have discounted boat show financing rates, as well. You’ll also enjoy our Discount Boating Accessory Store where you can shop for all kinds of boating equipment at discounted prices! You’ll also find everything else you need: boat lifts and dock displays, local Marinas, Boat Insurance, boat service providers, accessories, electronics, and much more!

The western region of New York is home to many beautiful lakes and rivers which have provided lifetimes of enjoyment and fond memories to thousands of individuals and families for hundreds of years. The Buffalo Boat Show is the largest gathering of Boat Dealers, Marinas, and other boating resources for the residents of Buffalo, Rochester, and the rest of Upstate New York, as well as visitors and vacationers, and an opportunity to experience the great offerings our exhibitors bring to the show in person.

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

26feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open to the public for a small fee. This Fee comes with 10lbs of clay and 4 hours of time on the wheel. All artists must be able to throw on a wheel already. There will be one instructor on site working but they will not be there for personal instruction but to answer and questions you might have. All work will be held on QCFA premises for you so that you can return to trim, fire and glaze your pieces. All firing, storage and glazes are included in the price. More clay is available on site for $1.00 per pound.

ADHD- STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND IEP DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Learn the signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the tips and tools

ADHD- STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND IEP DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Learn the signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the tips and tools to help identify strategies that can be included in an IEP. Register online: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7149870531847617291 Or call to reserve your spot: 716-332-4170 1-866-277-4762 (toll free) www.parentnetworkwny.org

Wednesday, February 26th: The Mattson 2 w/ Special Guests -Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8:30pm -Tickets: $12 ADV/$15 DOS -Ages: 18 About The Mattson 2: Mattson 2 are Jared and Jonathan Mattson, identical

About The Mattson 2: Mattson 2 are Jared and Jonathan Mattson, identical twins who have been collaborating almost literally from birth. They grew up in San Diego, CA, where in middle school they started playing music; decades later, they had earned Master’s degrees in Music from the University of California Irvine. They formed their psych-jazz group Mattson 2 in 2003, and released their first album, Introducing the Mattson 2, in 2009. Subsequent releases include collabs with pro skaters Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero, Farmer Dave (of Kurt Vile), and Money Mark (of Beastie Boys). Since then, they’ve released an album with Chaz Bear — 2017’s Star Stuff, recorded under the name Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 and which peaked at #1 on the Billboard contemporary jazz charts — and reinterpreted Coltrane’s legendary A Love Supreme which Jazz Times said “manages to hold Coltrane’s revered album in the highest esteem while absolutely shredding it to pieces.” Paradise, their 8th record, marks the first time that the brothers have added vocals. The album is a masterful piece of psych-jazz, conceptually elegant and thrilling it its execution.

27feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

27feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

27feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

27feb6:00 pm9:00 pmQuilt Block in a Night: the Ohio Star in the Textile Lab @TheFoundry6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Foundry

A Quilt Block in a Night - Ohio Star Block A Class, PLUS Extended TextileLab Membership Join us for a single session in The Foundry’s TextileLab and create one of the most

A Quilt Block in a Night – Ohio Star Block A Class, PLUS Extended TextileLab Membership Join us for a single session in The Foundry’s TextileLab and create one of the most iconic quilt blocks: the Ohio Star taught by Whitney Crispell of Local Color Quilts. This versatile and classic block is used by both modern and traditional quilters. Participants in this course must know how to use a sewing machine, and be familiar with basic quilting skills such as rotary cutting and creating a ¼” seam allowance. Participants will have access to the Foundry’s large collection of fabric, and will take home whatever they make in class. Your finished Ohio Star will make a great pillow cover, or an exciting start to a full quilt. CLASS INCLUDES A FREE TWO MONTH MEMBERSHIP!

Skills you’ll learn: creating half-square triangles, quarter square triangles, and nesting seams. Learn more about the history of quilting

Class Length: 1 sessions, PLUS membership access to the TextileLab during open hours through March. (see: https://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/textile_lab for more information) or CONTACT US at education@thefoundrybuffalo.org

Please review The Foundry’s cancellation policy: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/cancellation_policy

If you would like to learn more about The Foundry please visit our website: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/about

And you can also find information about more classes here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-foundry-buffalo-15616046458

27feb(feb 27)6:30 pm25(feb 25)8:00 pmBuffalo Lafayette Optimist Club Community Meeting6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (25) Lafayette Brewing Co.

The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club invites the community to join them every first and third Thursday of the month in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Company, 391 Washington

The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club invites the community to join them every first and third Thursday of the month in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Company, 391 Washington St., 6:30 p.m., to learn more about the organization’s work in the community and bring their great ideas for civic events for the betterment of our city’s youth. Join us!

The first Optimist Club was founded in 1911 in Buffalo, New York, at the Lafayette Hotel. Since that time, the international service organization has grown to almost 3,000 clubs and over 80,000 members in more than 20 countries. Although the organization built its foundation here, there has not been an active chapter in the city in more than 20 years. That all changed in the fall of 2018, however, with the establishment of the Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club. Anyone interested in joining the Optimist Club is invited to attend the regular bimonthly meetings, held the first and third Thursdays of every month. The group meets in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Co., 391 Washington St. inside the Hotel Lafayette.

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations, with over 80,000 adult and youth members in almost 3,000 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and do their part through community service programs. Each club is autonomous and run by members in their community. Optimists conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. Annually, six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs.    To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.

For more information, please contact buffalolafayetteoptimists@gmail.com, visit our website at buffalolafayetteoptimist.club, or find us on Facebook.

Everyone Orchestra, Conducted by Matt Butler, featuring: - Steve Kimock - Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident) - Ryan Montbleau - Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) - Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) - Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) - Jessica Brown (Root Shock) Everyone

Everyone Orchestra, Conducted by Matt Butler, featuring: – Steve Kimock – Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident) – Ryan Montbleau – Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule) – Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) – Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) – Jessica Brown (Root Shock)

Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler takes audiences & musicians alike on a wild improvisational ride- 100% of the show is created on the fly, with interplay among the world’s best musical talent and synergy created through Butler’s cues and direction. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul.

Matt & EO have recruited players from the Grateful Dead, Phish, Dead & Company, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Furthur, Gov’t Mule, String Cheese, Ween, Umphrey’s McGee, The Meters, The Disco Biscuits, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, and many many more. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions. Audience participation is required!

~~ Farrow ~~ SOUL | FUNK | 716 Based in Buffalo, NY and led by producer/bass player André Pilette and singer/lyricist Michael Farrow, this diverse group of musicians has an old school sound that is played with a modern feel. The band features Tim Webb on drums, Cory Clancy on guitar, and Michael Ruopoli on percussion. Special guest Scott Molloy on keys.

27feb7:00 pmEveryone Orchestra w/ FarrowEveryone Orchestra at Buffalo Iron Works7:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Thursday, February 27th - Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat: Steve Kimock, Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), Ryan Montbleau, Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Dylan Skursky (Cabinet),

Thursday, February 27th – Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat: Steve Kimock, Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), Ryan Montbleau, Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Dylan Skursky (Cabinet), and Jessica Brown (Root Shock) w/ Farrow

Everyone Orchestra, Conducted by Matt Butler, featuring: – Steve Kimock – Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident) – Ryan Montbleau – Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule) – Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) – Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) – Jessica Brown (Root Shock)

Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler takes audiences & musicians alike on a wild improvisational ride- 100% of the show is created on the fly, with interplay among the world’s best musical talent and synergy created through Butler’s cues and direction. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul.

Matt & EO have recruited players from the Grateful Dead, Phish, Dead & Company, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Furthur, Gov’t Mule, String Cheese, Ween, Umphrey’s McGee, The Meters, The Disco Biscuits, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, and many many more. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions. Audience participation is required!

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

Join us at The Draft Room! This event will feature live entertainment, a basket raffle, and gift card wall. Tickets include two drink tickets and hor d'oeuvres. For Every Little

Join us at The Draft Room! This event will feature live entertainment, a basket raffle, and gift card wall. Tickets include two drink tickets and hor d’oeuvres. For Every Little Handprint serves youth experiencing poverty in Buffalo through our school supplies program, creativity workshops, and mentoring for eighth grade girls. Your support will allow us to expand our programs to serve more students and families in need and educate the community about the childhood poverty epidemic in Buffalo. Thank you to Delta Sonic Car Wash for being a Spirit Sponsor!

28feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

28feb6:00 pm10:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

PARTY TO BENEFIT THE IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY the party to die for Beer, wine, food and shenanigans will be in abundant supply as ICTC returns to the Town Ballroom

Beer, wine, food and shenanigans will be in abundant supply as ICTC returns to the Town Ballroom for a rollicking Wake, Irish-style.

When: Friday, February 28, 2020 from 7-10pm Where: Town Ballroom | 681 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203 Details: Each General Admission ticket is valid for entry, unlimited beer and wine (cash bar available for liquor drinks), and unlimited traditional Irish pub food, catered by Rosalind’s Catering.

Also during the event, don’t miss Irish dancers from McCarthy School of Irish Dance, bagpiper David Gray, on-site games, a photo booth, raffles, and more!

Event Parking: Convenient and inexpensive parking is available in the M&T lot at Washington and Chippewa Payment Options: Cash, credit, ATM on site

Roller Derby is a competitive, fast-paced, family-friendly sport that is quickly becoming part of Buffalo’s identity. Looking for more information? QCRD is active on Facebook and Twitter! You can

Roller Derby is a competitive, fast-paced, family-friendly sport that is quickly becoming part of Buffalo’s identity. Looking for more information? QCRD is active on Facebook and Twitter! You can also read more about the league at qcrg.net. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at https://www.qcrg.net/tickets/ for $15 general admission or $20 for prime seating.

28feb7:00 pm9:00 pmLiquidationI don't want you to think you're left behind7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sugar City

Green Buffalo Productions (GBP) continues to push boundaries in February 2020 with their first feature production, Liquidation. Written by local playwright, director, and dramaturg, Samantha Marchant, this play will make

Green Buffalo Productions (GBP) continues to push boundaries in February 2020 with their first feature production, Liquidation. Written by local playwright, director, and dramaturg, Samantha Marchant, this play will make its world premiere at the Sugar City Arts Collaborative located at 1239 Niagara Street. As always for GBP, the piece will fully feature Western New York creatives.

Liquidation will be directed by Niagara University graduate, Nicholas Edwards. Nick returns to GBP after performing in their 2019 Spooky One Act Festival and 2019 spring feature production In Crazy Love. He is thrilled to take on the challenge of directing this experimental play about relationships with Samantha Marchant on board for nearly every rehearsal. He will be assisted by GBP veterans, Sarah Henderson (Assistant Director) and Sarah Emmerling (Stage Manager).

GBP Co-Founder Ellen Scherer is the lead producer for Liquidation. She says “I love this team! They are so dedicated to making Samantha’s vision come to life. I don’t think that just anyone could pull off Liquidation. Directing takes a lot of experimental work. Understanding the characters requires deep introspection. I am itching to see what the team brings to the stage.”

Tickets for the Liquidation are $25 per person and can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets at gbpliquidation.bpt.me. There will be four opportunities to see the show: Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sunday, March 1 at 2 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door while they last. There will be items available for raffle; raffle tickets can be purchased via cash or Venmo. Seating is limited, so GBP strongly recommends buying tickets online.

This production is set in the round and has some interactive elements. The audience will be seated within the set. The play includes references to, or representations of, the following: drug and alcohol use, intimacy, sexual intercourse, implied masturbation, implied nudity, partial nudity, same-sex kissing, suicide, and abortion.

About Green Buffalo Productions – Green Buffalo Productions is a team of young professionals working in theatre, art, and creative writing. Each of their team members brings distinct talents to the company, ensuring they can oversee every step of the production process. Their mission is to bring attention to underrepresented voices in the Western New York Community by producing new works of theater and providing resources for unpublished writers. Their three main objectives are: to foster the creation and production of original works of theater; to provide opportunities for marginalized writers and performers by remaining accessible and encouraging; and to enrich the community through meaningful collaboration.

More information about Green Buffalo Productions events and services can be found on their website: greenbuffaloproductions.weebly.com. You can also follow GBP on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or send them an email at greenbuffaloproductions@gmail.com.

28feb7:30 pm9:30 pmRochester Oratorio Society - Twelfth Night7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Hochstein Performance Hall

Twelfth Night The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra, Eric Townell music director, with The Nazareth Bach Children's Chorus, Karla Krogstad, Director Gjeilo Sunrise Mass Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite

The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra, Eric Townell music director, with The Nazareth Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, Director

Ola Gjeilo’s sublime Sunrise Mass and Frank James Staneck’s Shakespeare cantata, “Twelfth Night,” inspire an uplifting tone to our darkest season. The Nazareth Bach Children’s Chorus, directed by Karla Krogstad, are featured special guests. The ROS Orchestra performs Respighi’s wonderful Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3.

$15-$20 adv, $25 day of concert For tickets: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=ae00b5e20e59c143f437f9b38b5163f9

28feb8:00 pmSchism: TOOL TributeSchism: TOOL Tribute w/ Anger is a Gift (RATM Tribute)8:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Friday, February 28th: TOOL Tribute Band SCHISM w/ Anger is a Gift (Rage Against The Machine Tribute) -Doors: 8:00pm, Show: 9:00pm -Tickets: $15 ADV/$20 DOS -Ages: 18 About Tool Tribute

Friday, February 28th: TOOL Tribute Band SCHISM w/ Anger is a Gift (Rage Against The Machine Tribute)

About Tool Tribute Band SCHISM: Not many cover or tribute bands out there ever attempt to engage in the raw talent, mysticism, and magic that is TOOL. But if you talk to four brave souls from New York City (Angelo Rivera- Vocals; Sean Murray- Bass; Donald Pusateri- Drums; Keith Williams- Guitar). Their love and passion for this music led them to form SCHISM. New York City’s premier TOOL tribute band, the world’s first tribute to TOOL.

“We started this back in 2001, after seeing a TOOL show at Madison Square Garden. We simply loved the music and wanted to share it live with other TOOL minded fans” says SCHISM guitarist Keith Williams. “We’ve been a national touring act for over 10 years now. This isn’t something you tap your foot to, this is more of an interactive experience for the listener. These songs are compositional masterpieces, which will be studied for years to come”.

If you’ve never had the chance to see TOOL live, here’s your local opportunity. We invite you of the collective unconscious to share with us the experience of TOOL.

World’s first Tribute to Tool. World’s longest touring national tribute to Tool. The only Tool tribute to be listed on Tool’s websites.

29feb8:00 am11:55 pmCROSS THE POND 2020 A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music; feat. The John Dady Trio, Crikwater, & The Brothers Blue8:00 am - 11:55 pm Sportsmens Tavern

CROSS THE POND 2020 A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music featuring The John Dady Trio, Crikwater, & The Brothers Blue WHEN:

CROSS THE POND 2020 A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music featuring The John Dady Trio, Crikwater, & The Brothers Blue

WHEN: February 29, 2020 at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm) WHERE: Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY ADMISSION: $10 – Tickets available at sportsmensbuffalo.com

Return with us once again to Sportsmens Tavern to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day Season with CROSS THE POND; A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Folk Music performed by Rochester’s legendary John Dady … Buffalo’s Irish folk veterans, Crikwater… and the roots-American folk of WNY’s own the Brothers Blue. Join us as we explore the common roots of the Irish and Appalachian traditions in a celebration of the culture and spirit of folk music…an ideal way to usher in the St. Paddy’s season! This concert has SoldOut the past two years, so be sure to purchase tickets at sportsmensbuffalo.com

29feb9:00 am2:30 pmCommunities in Bloom Gardening ClassesMid-winter gardening classses. Get a jump on the gardening season!9:00 am - 2:30 pm

2020 Communities in Bloom Classes February 8, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo NY 14209 February 29, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie,

February 29, 2020, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora, NY 14052

• Care of Trees & Shrubs: An Olmsted Park Perspective • Gardening Through the Seasons • Backyard Beekeeping

Remember to bring a bag lunch and a beverage! Registration fee is $30 for the general public. Active CCE Erie Master Gardener Program volunteers are eligible for a registration discount. For more information, contact Jolie Hibit at (716) 652-5400, x174 or jah663@cornell.edu or register online by visiting erie.cce.cornell.edu Registration is not complete until payment has been received. Registration fee is non-refundable. For persons with disabilities requiring accommodations, please contact the CCE Master Gardener Program office at least one week prior to class you plan to attend.

29feb9:30 am11:00 amIntuitive Development - Beginner To IntermediateIntuitive Development 9:30 am - 11:00 am Santosha Holistic Center

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition.

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition. Join me & I will help you remember what you already know. This week we will focus on remote viewing & telepathic Communication. We communicate all the time with others using “mind language” or telepathy….have you ever thought of someone you haven’t seen in a long time & suddenly they call you out of the blue? Our spirit guides & Loved Ones on the Other Side communicate with us using telepathy.. learn how to understand these messages. AND Remote Viewing is defined as the ability to acquire accurate information about a distant or non local place, person, or event. This will help you further develop your abilities to see, hear, or feel messages. $25 Register on the link, call or text 716-930-5011. Everyone is welcome including walk ins.

29feb10:00 am1:30 pmMen's Conference at UBEOCMen Leading By Example Conference10:00 am - 1:30 pm Educational Opportunity Center

This Men Leading By Example Conference on Saturday, February 29, 2020 will bring together a featured panel of experts from the mental health, education, parenting, judicial and faith communities to

This Men Leading By Example Conference on Saturday, February 29, 2020 will bring together a featured panel of experts from the mental health, education, parenting, judicial and faith communities to present how men our community can take a more active leadership role in their families and with the young men that they are raising.

The focus of this conference is “Men Leading By Example” and it will take a hard look at the role that men of our community play in leading their families, mentoring young men away from dangerous decision making, and the impact that violent injury and trauma have on our young men and the rest of our community. Plus, we’ll also unpack the clinical mental health issues that men face that can impact their ability to engage in a leadership capacity. The conference will feature a panel of subject experts who will share their knowledge, elevate the discussion and engage our community around these very critical issues.

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you will gain experience in throwing that will culminate in a finished piece. This class is appropriate for the first time students. Often in Ceramics it takes you multiple attempts to achieve the desired goal. Due to this you will make multiple cylinders as practice before attempting a finished mug. Class #1 you will learn to throw a cylinder and practice for making your handle. Class # 2 will include trimming the pieces as well attaching your handle. Final class you will glaze your pieces chosen from our palette of over 30 glaze combinations to suit your taste. 10lbs of clay and glazes are included in the class fee.If you would like to attempt to make more than 3 mugs, more clay is available for purchase at that time. Feel free to contact us at 716-222-1920

29feb1:00 pm4:00 pmAsbury Pointe Retirement Community Informational SeminarsCome see what retirement community living is all about!1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Asbury Pointe Retirement Community

Seniors can learn why Asbury Pointe Retirement Community offers exactly what they are looking for at a series of FREE and informative seminars to be held throughout 2020. Guests will be

Seniors can learn why Asbury Pointe Retirement Community offers exactly what they are looking for at a series of FREE and informative seminars to be held throughout 2020. Guests will be able to tour Asbury Pointe, including the beautifully-appointed apartments featuring such amenities as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cupboards, speak to current residents, get answers to the many questions they have and enjoy delicious refreshments. These seminars are a great opportunity to see our bright and spacious apartments, dining rooms, fitness centers, theatre room and much more. Guests can take their time to talk to staff and residents in a casual, no pressure atmosphere. Reservations are not required.

29feb3:30 pm6:30 pmOrgan Fairchild at Sportsmen's TavernAn afternoon of music3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Sportsmens Tavern

Organ Fairchild is a musical party that won’t quit. Take your old-school organ trio (organ/guitar/drums), add dance-heavy grooves and lots of extended jamming, and shake vigorously. Enjoy all night long. Joe

Organ Fairchild is a musical party that won’t quit. Take your old-school organ trio (organ/guitar/drums), add dance-heavy grooves and lots of extended jamming, and shake vigorously. Enjoy all night long.

Joe Bellanti – Hammond organ and keyboards Corey Kertzie – drums and percussion Dave Ruch – guitar

Performing together in Buffalo jam band Wild Knights for over 35 years, these three musicians are writing fresh original material to play alongside re-imagined rock songs, organ trio classics, and much more.

29feb3:30 pm5:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

29feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

29feb6:00 pm10:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

29feb7:30 pm9:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

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