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Buffalo's 16th Annual Mardi Gras

Buffalo's 16th Annual Mardi Gras

It’s Fat Tuesday! Buffalo’s biggest party day of the year—the 16th Annual ARTVOICE Mardi Gras! Sponsored by Artvoice will be hosting the Buffalo Mardi Gras extravaganza on Tuesday, Mar. 8, beginning at 5 p.m. The celebration will include 35 clubs and bars located throughout historic Allentown, the Buffalo Entertainment District and the Elmwood Strip to create Buffalo’s own French Quarter. A motorcade of more than 30 floats will begin the festivities at Mister Goodbar located at 1110 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo N.Y.

The entire event is a fundraiser for The Give for Greatness campaign, which was organized to raise over one million dollars to fund 47 cultural organizations located throughout Erie County that have been deleted from the county budget. Five dollar bracelets will be sold as a one time entry fee into all participating venues.

Shea's Performing Arts Center Presents: Martini Gras 2011

Shea's Performing Arts Center Presents: Martini Gras 2011

Shea's version of Bourbon Street comes alive! Dress in your best feather boa or Mardi Gras mask...we'll provide the beads, live music, and yummy treats!

$25 in advance
$30 at the door

For tickets call 847-1410 or email rscott@sheas.org

American Repertory Theater Mardis Gras Event

American Repertory Theater Mardis Gras Event

American Rep Theater of WNY is hosting a Mardi Gras Celebration on March 8th (Fat Tuesday).

Home County Folk Festival is Music to the Ears of WNYers

Home County Folk Festival is Music to the Ears of WNYers

We all know how Western New Yorker’s love a good festival, so you’ll be pleased to learn that preparations are well under way for nearby London, Ontario’s famously popular Home County Folk Festival, July 15-17.

The 38th “Retro Revolution” festival, held in beautiful Victoria Park, is wheelchair accessible and close to Richmond Row shopping and downtown hotels. This admission by donation event features 25 of Canada's best roots, traditional and indie folk/pop acts. Blues, bluegrass, Celtic and country influenced artists are also presented. 

Find your Inner Tour-Guide, at the Historical Society

Find your Inner Tour-Guide, at the Historical Society

There's no time like the present to start volunteering--and the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society is a great place to do it!

We are seeking docent tour guides, volunteers for community outreach programs, assistants for special events and research team members. If you are interested in learning more, join us for free orientation and training sessions this spring. During April and May, we'll be holding several FREE sessions. The dates are Saturdays, April 9, 16, 23, or Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21 -- each session starts at 10 am and goes until 2 pm. We recommended that attendees bring a packed lunch.

Congressman Higgins Invites Local Students to Submit Artwork

Congressman Higgins Invites Local Students to Submit Artwork

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) is inviting students to participate in the annual congressional art competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”  For the first time, the competition will go high-tech with all artwork displayed online.  Participants are also invited but not required to submit work featuring a Western New York theme.

“Our talented student artists in Western New York present amazing work,” said Congressman Higgins.  “Each year we are proud to bring the winning piece to D.C., feature the work locally and this year we look forward to expanding the public display to our online sites for everyone to see and enjoy,”

Buffalo Zoo: Revised Hours

Buffalo Zoo: Revised Hours

Buffalo, NY – Please note the Buffalo Zoo will once again be open seven days a week beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Visitors can enjoy the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The grounds remain open for one hour after gates close. 

The Buffalo Zoo’s parking fee has also resumed. The fee is $3.50 for cars (with a portion of the proceeds going toward conservation projects) and $6.00 for buses.

For more information, please call (716) 837-3900.