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Giant Steps: Artists and the 1960s revisits the vivacious imaginings of one of the most culturally, politically, and artistically significant periods of the twentieth century. Fueled by creativity and technological euphoria, artists began exploring new mediums and incorporating popular themes, motifs, and subjects into their practices. In time, movements such as Pop art, Op art, and Minimalismand later Conceptual, Performance, and video artradically reshaped the boundaries of the art world.View Details
Whiskey Riot celebrates and encourages education on the storied history, production, and experience of whiskey and all its varieties. Taste over 80 different whiskeys in a take-home tasting glass, learn about the ins and outs of whiskey from master distillers and brand ambassadors, and sip classic whiskey cocktails at three exclusive popup bars. You’ll have access to hour-long Whiskey Riot seminars, hosted by whiskey masters. Two sessions: 1-4 PM, or 6-9 PM. For those who love to dance, shop, and eat – there will be a live DJ, vendors, and food available for purchase.View Details
When was the last time you witnessed strings, horns and a pianist at a Hip-Hop concert? Add to that a fiery female soul vocalist, a crowd rocking DJ, a masterful Maestro/MC and that is still but a fraction of what you will see when you catch Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra live. After SOLD OUT performances in DC, Philly, New York, & Austin, the ensemble is bringing their brand of B-Boy Meets Beethoven to Buffalo.View Details
The Pagan Pride Project in Buffalo, has been established to educate the public about people who adhere to pagan ways and rituals, the same as anyone else that pays tribute or prays to a certain belief or deity. The Project wants to open peoples minds to the ways of life of pagan people a way of life that is more often than not misunderstood. The festival will include:
Live entertainment might include belly dancers, fire/light spinners, jugglers, comedians, acrobats/acro-yogis, bands, bards/poets, contortionists, etc.
Crafts to include a variety of handcrafted items for the magickal household including ritual tools, oils, sprays, kitchen wands, millefiori work, pyrography, sabbat ornaments, paper crafts, quills, etc,
Open your mind, to a wider range of belief systems to practice acceptance towards those who have chosen to take different paths than yourself.View Details
Oh, happy day! Usually one would have to travel to an Irish Pub in NYC, or cross the pond to Ireland to hear a good ol fashioned Irish Traditional music session, but no more! Join us at New York Beer Project where the Tap Room will be rockin it out Irish style for First Tuesday Trad sessions! Youre free to listen, or bring your instrument and join in the shenanigans. Slainte!View Details
Just Buffalo Literary Centers acclaimed BABEL series brings four of the worlds most important authors to Buffalo each year, engaging local audiences, attracting guests from across the country and Canada, and creating a global literary conversation right here at home. The first guest author is Mohsin Hamid, the author of the international bestsellers Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both finalists for the Man Booker Prize. His first novel, Moth Smoke, won the Betty Trask Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. His essays, a number of them collected as Discontent and Its Civilizations, have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. He lives in Lahore, Pakistan.View Details
Spend your Friday on Forest Avenue exploring. At your first stop, experience the Pan-American Exposition of 1901 at the Buffalo History Museum Resource Center. Experts from the museum will welcome you to a special exhibit about the Pan-Am. Next up, cross Forest Avenue to explore the Richardson Olmsted Campus! Led by an expert docent, visitors will experience spaces untouched since the 1970s, learning more about the past, present, and future of this stunning National Historic Landmark.
After the tour, visitors are encouraged to enjoy a tasty treat at 100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry, explore Elmwood Village, or stop by the Burchfield Penney Art Center for their special M&T Bank Second Friday extended hours.View Details
As a virtuoso pianist, Rachmaninoff performed in Buffalo three times during his life. He finished his 3rd Symphony in 1935, the year the BPO was founded. It has all the expressiveness and emotion of modern romanticism and is said to sound the most Russian of his symphonies. Paul Huang is one of the most talked-about violinists on the classical circuit today, quickly gaining attention for his eloquent music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity.View Details