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Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Babel Series: Edwidge Danticat, March 25

Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Babel Series:  Edwidge Danticat, March 25

JUST BUFFALO LITERARY CENTER’S BABEL SERIES CONTINUES WITH EDWIDGE DANTICAT ON MARCH 25th at 8:00 p.m. AT KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL

Buffalo, NY—Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL series of internationally acclaimed authors continues with Edwidge Danticat on Friday, March 25th at 8:00 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. Tickets are $35 general admission, $100 VIP (includes reserved seating and pre-event reception with the author), with discounts available for Buffalo & Erie County Library and HSBC Bank card holders. Student tickets are only $10! Order online at www.justbuffalo.org, by calling (716) 832-5400, or purchase at the door. Tickets are also available for the final BABEL event of the season, Nigerian author Chris Abani on April 15.

 

'Expressions in Chalk' Street Painting Festival is a Colorful Event

'Expressions in Chalk' Street Painting Festival is a Colorful Event

Looking for a unique getaway this summer? Imadon’s Expressions in Chalk is a free admission, family oriented, three-day summer street painting festival that attracts thousands of visitors to the heart of Wortley Village in nearby London, Ontario. The sixth annual Expressions in Chalk, taking place July 30 through Aug. 1, will feature both local and international artists. 

Each year, in addition to the competitive paintings, the festival undertakes a special street painting project. In 2009, for example, these talented artists re-created the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and in 2010 paid tribute to Canadian hero Terry Fox. The 2011 special project will take place at 120 Bruce St. in the St. James Westminster Anglican Church parking lot in London.   

Come See the City Honors Musical: South Pacific

Come See the City Honors Musical: South Pacific

Location: Auditorium

Dates: Friday, March 11th at 7 pm
Saturday, March 12th at 2 pm and 7 pm
Sunday, March 13th at 2 pm Tickets are available from the music department (email Ms. Newton at: emnewton@buffaloschools.org) or at the door.  Cost: $7.50 adults and $5.00 for students. 186 East North Street
Buffalo, NY 14204


National HIV/AIDS Women and Girls Awareness Day

National HIV/AIDS Women and Girls Awareness Day

Thursday, March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and the Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross will be taking part by hosting a “Girls Night Out” event on Friday, March 11th.  This event is being held in conjunction with the Community Action for Prenatal Care Project-Buffalo Prenatal/Perinatal Network and Kaleida Health Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo-Parents and Children Together Clinic.

HIV/AIDS affects nearly 280,000 women in the United States, and research shows that when compared to men, women face gaps in access and care.  National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls.

Hispanic Youth Music Project to be Hosted at Canisius College

Hispanic Youth Music Project to be Hosted at Canisius College

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Canisius College is hosting the Hispanic Youth Music Project on Saturday, April 9. The project will be an evening of music and dance representative of several spanish-speaking countries. Students from the Enterprise Charter School and the Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy will perform, under the direction of master guitarists Mir Ali and Peter Zalocha.

The project is presented by Hispanics United of Buffalo and Latin American Students and Friends (LASF) student club at Canisius. The event starts at 7:30 P.M. at the Montante Cultural Center and admission is free. Donations will be accepted at the door.  

 

 

St. Patrick Celebrations at the Buffalo Irish Center

St. Patrick Celebrations at the Buffalo Irish Center

The Buffalo Irish Center, WNY’S Irish American Heritage Center, will come alive with Irish music, dance and food beginning on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17.  

The day will begin with a Mass (sponsored by St. Patrick’s Irish American Club) and a traditional Irish Breakfast ($15 advance ticket available at Tara Gift Shoppe). 

The annual Soda Bread Competition will be judged by Kirstie Struienski of Fiddleheads Restaurant. Prizes will be awarded. Entries should be dropped off  between  9:00 and 10:15 a.m.  Breads must be wrapped in clear plastic and labeled with name and phone number.

Music will begin in the pub with Comhaltas at 1 p.m., Kevin McCarthy at 2:30 p.m. and St.

Higgins Fighting to Make Historic Tax Credits User Friendly

 Higgins Fighting to Make Historic Tax Credits User Friendly

Congressman Says Changes Would Fuel Economic Growth

Western New York is home to magnificent historic treasures but Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) says the antiquated interpretation of National Park Service regulations are creating barriers for developers looking to invest in and rehabilitate local landmarks.

“The purpose of Historic Tax Credits is to encourage redevelopment and reuse of some of our most extraordinary structures but the outdated process is instead creating hurdles for the individuals trying to do just that,” said Congressman Higgins, Co-Chair of the Revitalizing Older Cities Task Force.  “I look forward to working with the National Park Service to facilitate changes that alleviate the current obstacles and allow for the rebirth of these sites and the economic and job growth that comes with it.”