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Just Buffalo Presents "Babel Extras" Book Discussion at Betty's Restaurant

Just Buffalo Presents  "Babel Extras" Book Discussion at Betty's Restaurant

Buffalo, NY—Just Buffalo Literary Center & Betty’s Restaurant present BABEL Extras—BABEL AT BETTY'S BOOK DISCUSSION this Monday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Betty’s, 370 Virginia St., Buffalo.

Join us for food, wine, coffee and a discussion of Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, Memory, the next book in the BABEL Series. Discussion will be led by Carine Mardorossian. Admission is $10. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 3rd by calling 832-5400 or sending an email to info@justbuffalo.org. Free for members of Just Buffalo and BABEL subscribers.

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking Sunfest!

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking Sunfest!

While the calendar reminds us that it’s still winter in Western New York, there’s no reason we can start thinking about TD Sunfest ’11, “Canada’s premier celebration of world cultures,” held annually in nearby London, Ontario.

TD Sunfest is a must-attend event for thousands of music fans on both sides of the border. But this summer, from July 7-10, London’s acclaimed downtown arts festival set in beautiful Victoria Park is sure to be on even more GPS screens, thanks to its recent selection as a Top 100 North American destination for 2011 by The American Bus Association.

Grace Stumberg: Music is Art Graduate: 6 City Tour

Grace Stumberg: Music is Art Graduate: 6 City Tour

Dreams need wheels and a rising local musical talent is putting that advice into action by leaving Buffalo in early February for a first tour.
 
A graduate of Robby Takac's Music is Art NYS-certified Music in Action career skills training program, acoustic rock singer songwriter Grace Stumberg will be touring in support of NYC-based duo Left on Red who headlined last summer's Elmwood Festival of the Arts and is well known for building a career "busking" in NYC subways.

The tour mixes music with a message.
 

D'Youville's Kavinoky Theater Opens 2011 Season with "Rock 'N' Roll"

D'Youville's Kavinoky Theater Opens 2011 Season with "Rock 'N' Roll"

The Kavinoky Theater on the campus of D'Youville college has announced the opening of its 2011 season with an adaptation of four time Tony Winner Tom Stoppard's "Rock 'N' Roll". The critically acclaimed performance features a story about three generations living through the counter culture experience of the 1960s and finding their world is changing around them.

The limited engagement will run from March 4th to April 11th. Performances will take place Thursdays and Fridays at 8 P.M., Saturdays at 4 and 8 P.M., and Sundays at 2 P.M. Tickets are $36 with discounts available to military, seniors, students and groups. Call (716) 829-7668 or visit www.kavinokytheatre.com for more information or to order tickets.

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.