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Benefit for Dominique Maye at Ujima Theater

Benefit for Dominique Maye at Ujima Theater

BUFFALO, N.Y. - After hearing the unfortunate news that the family of Dominique Maye is still struggling to pay off the $3,000 in funeral expenses for Dominique, due to her unexpected and tragic death, our companies has decided to assist them by using the proceeds from our preview night of the stage play we're co-producing, "Zooman and the Sign" running from March 5th thru March 27th, to help out the family. All information pertaining to this powerful play that deals with a similar tragedy is below.

Film Program Orignally Scheduled to be Screened at Smithsonian, Will Only Be Seen in Buffalo

Film Program Orignally Scheduled to be Screened at Smithsonian, Will Only Be Seen in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y.   -- On February 28, the University at Buffalo will present “Portraiture in Queer Experimental Cinema,” a program of short films originally developed as part of the scholarly symposium around the groundbreaking Smithsonian Institution exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.” 

Jonathan Katz, PhD., associate professor, UB Department of Visual Studies, and curator of the Smithsonian exhibition says the film program, curated by Ed Halter, one of the foremost authorities on queer experimental film, will now be seen only in Buffalo and will offer an opportunity to see films so rare that some exist only in a single copy.

The 10-film 71-minute program will be screened at 7:30 p.m. in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus.

Buffalo Arts Studio Presents 4th Annual Trimania

Buffalo Arts Studio Presents 4th Annual Trimania

The Buffalo Arts Studio is presenting the art party Trimania March 26th at the Tri-Main Center at 2495 Main Street in Buffalo.

The event is an annual music and art exhibition and is featuring performances by local bands including Dinosaur Bones, Babik, and The Sadies. There will also be art exhibited by George Hughes, Craig Larotonda, and Robert Lynch.

The event is a multi-floor exhibition and will feature food courts and cash bars for attendees.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket ordering and information is available at the website www.trimania.com.

WGRZ is a proud sponsor of the event.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Poster Entries Due March 11

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Poster Entries Due March 11

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors would like to remind Western New York artists that entries for the Market’s 2011 poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 11. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

Taste & Tradition

3 Michigan Poets at Big Orbit Gallery for R E F E R Reading Series

3 Michigan Poets at Big Orbit Gallery for R E F E R Reading Series

R E F E R: Three Poets from Michigan, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Big Orbit Gallery, 30d Essex Street, Buffalo. Featuring Gina Myers, Sarah Jeanne Peters, & JodiAnn Stevenson. Free admission.

Gina Myers currently lives in Saginaw, MI where she edits Lame House Press and works as the Book Review Editor for NewPages. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009), and several chapbooks, including most recently September Requiem (Binge Press, 2010) and Heartbreaking Machines (Lazy Frog, 2010), a collaboration with Nate Pritts.

Tapestry Charter High School- A School with its Eye on the Arts

Tapestry Charter High School- A School with its Eye on the Arts

From the time you enter the building, you know that Tapestry has an arts focus. The walls are protruding with art projects. Around every corner, there is something new to discover. Their new space allows them limitless possibilities.

The focus is present due to the dedication of the Director of Arts Education, Hannah Raiken-Schulman, who has helped to finalize classroom needs that include a new dance studio, music room, and visual arts space.

Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with a BANG! (and some music) at the Historical Society

Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with a BANG! (and some music) at the Historical Society

Join us for a celebration at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. We'll honor President Abraham Lincoln with a 202nd birthday celebration on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1:00 p.m.

The annual Historical Society event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a commemorative ceremony at the bronze statue of Lincoln on the museum’s portico, led by members of the Benedict Maryniak chapter of the Buffalo Civil War Roundtable. Dozens of re-enactors will participate in a real gun-salute, firing their replica rifles off the portico steps.

Following the ceremony, guests may warm up inside the museum with a brief address by Abraham Lincoln (as portrayed by re-enactor Dave Kreutz).