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Buffalo is well-known for its pedal pubs – the bar-hopping bikes found all over downtown – but there’s a new way to truly learn about the history of the city’s brewing past – and on two wheels.

Chris Hawley, urbanist and history buff, and Seamus Gallivan, founder of Buffalo’s Slow Roll Bike Ride, are teaming up with Buffalo Bike Tours to offer a special tour celebrating the East Side’s brewing and bar history. The bike tour will visit three breweries and three bars, exploring the history and communities in which these landmarks reside.

What: Chris & Seamus’ Excellent East Side Corner Bar Bike Tour When: Saturday, August 10th, 4PM-7PM Where: Tour meets at Buffalo Bike Tours’ Canalside Kiosk (130 Main Street) Cost: $25 (bring your own bike) / $40 (w/ bike rental) Length: 8 mile bike ride, Skill level: easy



“Three historic breweries and three historic bars will be featured on an East Side bike ride that only Seamus and I could ever have dreamed up, and only by putting our experiences together.” said Chris Hawley. “Tour goers will be in for a treat!”

The tour will start at the historic Canal District, where Joseph “Black Joe” Hodge, Buffalo’s first African American resident and first tavern keeper once plied his trade at Little Buffalo Creek. It will then depart to the East Side, the center of the German and Polish brewing industries from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.

“The Iroquois, Schreiber, and Simon breweries will be prominent stops and jumping off points for three East Side bars you’ve likely never visited,” added Hawley. “Bring cash for beer, if you’re interested in libations.”

The tour is a fundraiser for Buffalo Bike Tours, Buffalo’s only bike tour operator. Earlier this year, the company worked with GObike, Buffalo’s nonprofit bike advocacy organization, to purchase a fleet of refurbished bicycles. Buffalo Bike Tours is operated out of a kiosk at Canalside and during its first year of operation, it has received more than 100 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor.

“We’re honored to host this tour,” said Buffalo Bike Tours owner Marc Moscato. “This tour is all about not only shining a light on an important and often forgotten facet of Buffalo history – but also about connecting that history to the Buffalo we see today. This is a fun and special opportunity to experience the city in a new light.”

Writing for Buffalo Rising since 2009 covering development news, historic preservation, and Buffalo history. Works professionally in historic preservation.

Trinity Episcopal Church (chapel- enter at the door with awning in the buiding on Delaware to the right of the courtyard)

20feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

21feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

22feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

23feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

24feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

25feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

26feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

27feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

28feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

29feb6:30 pm10:00 pmFeaturedScotch and MadnessImagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Alleyway Theatre

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One

The holidays can be a difficult time at Psychological Counseling Services, especially for the overnight crew. This Christmas, Fred’s going to receive so much more insight than he’ll give. One big secret that’s been hiding is about to explode on the scene. Imagine being alone… yet surrounded by the inhabitants of your psyche!

16feb11:00 am12:00 pmMeditation and Messages with Angie or KatyGuided Meditation 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Join Angie Hewett-Abt or Katy Abrams for a nice relaxing guided meditation experience. Each person can receive a healing if desired. After Angie will give Messages (readings) to each

Join Angie Hewett-Abt or Katy Abrams for a nice relaxing guided meditation experience. Each person can receive a healing if desired. After Angie will give Messages (readings) to each person in attendance. $15 Walk ins welcome

16feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

16feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumagination-Family Night with the Buffalo Audubon SocietyMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Sunday, February 16 6-9pm The Buffalo Audubon Society will bring hands-on activities and a few critters to Lumagination for visitors to enjoy. Audubon members with valid ID receive Botanical Garden Member pricing

The Buffalo Audubon Society will bring hands-on activities and a few critters to Lumagination for visitors to enjoy. Audubon members with valid ID receive Botanical Garden Member pricing on this night of Lumagination.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

Sunday, February 16 DSP Shows Presents Joe Pug live in the 9th Ward with special guest Matthew Wright 7pm Doors, 8pm Show Tickets (on sale Friday, 12/13): $15 advance, $17 day of show

Tickets (on sale Friday, 12/13): $15 advance, $17 day of show General Admission Standing, at Eventbrite.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p)

Joe Pug’s new record “The Flood In Color” is nearly four years in the making. But that betrays the fact that the making of the album was one of the most natural and rewarding processes of his career. Produced by Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids and engineered by Matt Ross-Spang the album started with the goal of focusing on the simplicity of musicians playing together, live, in the same room. Recently relocating back to his childhood home in Prince Georges County, Maryland after many years spent in Chicago and Austin, Pug wanted take a new approach. The partnership with Pattengale proved to be an irresistible opportunity to do just that.

Matthew Wright opens the show: Matthew Wright is a singer songwriter from Atlanta Georgia. His most recent EP, Everybody’s Doing Better Than Me, was released in 2016, and is available on all streaming platforms. His favorite compliment of all time: “A male Sara Bareilles.”

17feb(feb 17)10:00 am21(feb 21)4:00 pmFebruary Break Week10:00 am - 4:00 pm (21) Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum

Explore & More will be open from 10am-4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Come on President’s Day (February 17th) and learn about the voting process by voting on your favorite

Explore & More will be open from 10am-4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Come on President’s Day (February 17th) and learn about the voting process by voting on your favorite exhibit, then make an “I Voted” button to celebrate! We will be closed, as usual, on Tuesday.

17feb6:00 pm7:30 pm10 Steps to Becoming Debt Free!Ten Tips to Help You Tackle Your Debt!6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Upstairs at Dog Ears Bookstore & Cafe, 688 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, New York, 14420 Laura J Lonie, a CPA and Financial Coach at Laura J Lonie, will lead this interactive discussion

Upstairs at Dog Ears Bookstore & Cafe, 688 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, New York, 14420 Laura J Lonie, a CPA and Financial Coach at Laura J Lonie, will lead this interactive discussion on dealing with your debt. Email Laura at ljlonie.com with any questions. Please arrive early if you are purchasing beverages from the cafe. No outside food or beverages permitted. No refunds.

17feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards to perspective, color theory, measuring, mastering materials, oil paint, drawing, acrylic, printmaking and other aspects of 2 dimensional art. This is an ongoing class that will meet every week.

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape,

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape, proportion, positive and negative shapes, values, and texture. This class is a great starting point for very beginners. Exercises will focus on the basics of drawing what you see. Students will begin to develop their unique artistic perception. All materials provided for first time students

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in the WNY craft beer and beverage scene. Meet and mingle with other beer enthusiasts, head brewers and brewing professionals, as well as local brewing organizations. Programming will change weekly and include panel discussions, meet and greet opportunities, tastings, demonstrations and more. Check out the website for details on each week.

18feb6:00 pm8:30 pmHands-On Cooking Class: Taco Tuesday Burrito Bowls and Dessert! 100% Gluten Free.100% Gluten Free Hands-On Cooking Class at Tops Cooking School6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this class, Andrea will show you how to make several items that can be combined to create a fun, new twist to your “Taco Tuesday”! Her cauliflower “rice” tastes

In this class, Andrea will show you how to make several items that can be combined to create a fun, new twist to your “Taco Tuesday”! Her cauliflower “rice” tastes like a copycat of popular Tex-Mex chain restaurants, with a fraction of the carbs!And since you’re saving calories on dinner, splurge a little with a loaded sundae-style cereal treat ice cream pie for dessert!! The possibilities are endless – Ole’!

Menu: Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower “Rice”, Buffalo Chicken Bites,Sautéed Peppers and Onions, Burrito Bowls, and Cereal Treat Ice Cream Pie.

18feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

18feb6:30 pm8:30 pmIntroduction to 3D Printing - TechLab Orientation @TheFoundry6:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Foundry

Introduction to 3D Printing - TechLab Orientation In this session, we introduce and use the most basic of the three different types of 3D printers we have here at The Foundry

In this session, we introduce and use the most basic of the three different types of 3D printers we have here at The Foundry (the M3D micros). At the end of the session, you will have some grounding for further printing in the Lab. You’ll make a small printed object you can come pick up later in the week, and you will be qualified to sign up for supervised use of The Foundry’s TechLab with a community membership.

Any participant who signs up for a Textile or Tech Lab Class in February will receive a free 2 month membership with purchase! ($60 value!)

BASIC MEMBERSHIP – $30/MO – Access to tech and textile labs for up to 20 hours per month during published open hours, plus 10% discount on classes. Recurring membership plans receive free storage locker (subject to availability).

Click the link below to learn more about monthly membership: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/makerspaces.

Please review The Foundry’s cancellation policy: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/cancellation_policy

If you would like to learn more about The Foundry please visit our website: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/about

And you can also find information about more classes here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-foundry-buffalo-15616046458

18feb7:45 pm11:00 pmSwing Buffalo Presents Rockabilly Steve & BR3!7:45 pm - 11:00 pm Polish Cadets Hall

Swing Buffalo welcomes Rockabilly Steve and BR3 to our next live music night! If you haven't caught Rockabilly Steve & BR3 around town yet, you are in for a treat! And

If you haven’t caught Rockabilly Steve & BR3 around town yet, you are in for a treat! And if you have caught them around town – you’re already looking forward to this! One of the hottest acts in town, this band is going to light up the dance floor with their swingin’ blend of Rockabilly and Blues.

18feb8:00 pmAndy Frasco & The UN and Big Something w/ Kyle AyersAndy Frasco & The UN and Big Something w/ Kyle Ayers8:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Tuesday, February 18th: Andy Frasco & The UN and Big Something w/ Kyle Ayers -Doors: 8:00pm, Show: 8:45pm -Tickets: $15 ADV/$20 DOS -Ages: 18 About Andy Frasco: It felt like time

In 2017, Andy Frasco reached a fork in the road. Renowned for a jubilant jambalaya of rule-breaking rock n roll his career kept rolling ahead at full steam. To date, he had released three independent albums, chronicled a German gig in front of 15,000 screaming fans on the recent live opus Songs from the Road, made jaws drop at festivals such as Grandoozy, Firefly, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park and Electric Forest, generated millions of streams, launched Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast, and performed at festivals alongside icons such as Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., The Revivalists, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dog, Joe Walsh and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few.

After a string of wild shows (and wilder nights) on tour somewhere in the heart of America, one morning sounded a very loud wakeup call for the singer, songwriter, performer, and namesake of Andy Frasco & The U.N.

“I woke up after a five-day bender on cocaine,” he recalls. “This relationship I was in didn’t work out. I bought a house in the Midwest to be close to a girl, but she didn’t trust me. I wouldn’t trust me either, because I was fucking chicks and doing drugs every night on the road. I would take ecstasy just to get out of bed. I was sleep deprived, losing all of my friendships, and fucking overworked. I decided to make a change in my life. I realized that I’m getting older; I couldn’t only be the party guy. I wanted to chronicle my life. I wanted to capture my feelings. I wanted substance in my life and music. I decided to take a step back from this wild life for a second and reevaluate, so I could genuinely enjoy the ride I’m on for the long haul.”

The ride ramps up on his third full-length album, the aptly titled Change of Pace. Andy approached recording from a new vantage point encouraged by iconic Widespread Panic bassist and producer Dave Schools.

At sessions in a remote Sonoma County mountain studio in a converted chicken coop of all places, Schools challenged him as a songwriter and lyricist.

“Dave sat me down and asked, ‘Who do you want to be? What do you want to be remembered by?’,” recalls Andy. “I never really thought of it that way. He dialed things back for me. He’s become a huge inspiration to me as a musician and a friend. The album began there.”

Cutting six songs with Dave, he embarked on something of a “studio tour” to finish Change of Pace. He tapped the talents of Ben Ellman in New Orleans, Charles Goodan in Los Angeles, and Caleb Hawley in New York at Lady Gaga’s Atomic Studios. As a result, the songs reflect the respective regions.

“There’s a grungy Bourbon street feel, hard-working and moody New York energy, and that indie California vibe,” he goes on. “I’m a traveler at the end of the day. I became a musician to travel and give people therapy through music. As part of this revelation, I realized I don’t need to stay at home when I’m off tour. I decided since I’m most comfortable on the road, so I might as well make this record on the road.”

The first single “Up/Down” slips from a simmering beat and bass line into a horn-driven swoon. Produced by Goodan, its undeniable refrain proves immediately irresistible as he sings, “Your love is up and down.”

“I was just getting through my relationship with that girl from Arkansas,” Andy goes on. “One day, she was happy. The next day, she wasn’t. I speak on the bipolar nature of a relationship. This was the first time I felt that. Normally, I’d be in the next town before things got any further. The song came from an outside point-of-a-view by a guy who never had a real relationship before this in his life!”

Meanwhile, the boisterous “Waiting Game” features Schools’ touch and thrives on delightful proclamations such as “I wanna be the man you can tell your momma about!” The theatrical piano chords, cinematic accordion, and barroom chant delivery on “Don’t let the Haters get you down” takes dead aim at “online trolls talking shit from their parents basements.”

The title track “Change of Pace” gallops ahead on tambourine and organ as Andy’s voice stretches to the heavens and back on the admission, “I’m looking for change of pace. Then, I’ll be on my way.”

“Everyone has an idea of how you should live your life,” he states. “If you’re dealing with something that you’re not into, try something the complete opposite. Instead of always pondering what you could do tomorrow, do it today.”

“I’d love for people to connect to the songs in addition to the live show,” he leaves off. “I’m a philosopher and a musician at the end of the day. I want to emulate those aspects in my work. I’m also just a guy trying to find happiness like everyone else is. It’s about being okay with the lows, not getting too high with the highs, and being comfortable in your own skin.”

About BIG Something: A 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, BIG Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It’s no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. Soaring guitars, synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the ears of such revered Summer circuit stalwarts as Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s who have all tapped Big Something as direct support.

This February the group will drop their 4th full-length studio album, Tumbleweed, which was recorded once again with the help of grammy nominated producer John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity). He has produced all of their albums including Truth Serum, which was named 2014 Album of the Year by The Homegrown Music Network, making Big Something the only band ever to win this award 3 times with 3 different releases (2010, 2013, and 2014).

Learn about career opportunities with 50 local startups and small businesses at 43North’s JobCade! While you’re there, get a free professional headshot to update your LinkedIn profile and have your

Learn about career opportunities with 50 local startups and small businesses at 43North’s JobCade! While you’re there, get a free professional headshot to update your LinkedIn profile and have your resume reviewed at the “Ask The Expert” table. JobCade is free to attend and no prior registration is required.

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

Buying a home is an exciting, yet complex process. Our job is to help make it simpler for you. Join us for a presentation about the home buying process- what

Buying a home is an exciting, yet complex process. Our job is to help make it simpler for you. Join us for a presentation about the home buying process- what to expect and how to prepare for the purchase of a home. We’ll have a mortgage professional, local realtor, real estate attorney and home inspector on hand to answer all of your home buying questions. Presented by Northwest Bank.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Register online or by calling the Kenmore Library at 873-2842.

19feb6:00 pm9:00 pmCrocheting Basics- Granny Squares: Two-Session Workshop @TheFoundry6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Foundry

Crocheting Basics- Granny Squares Two Sessions In The TextileLab at The Foundry February 19 and February 26 - Two Wednesdays These crocheted squares are so historic they’re hip. Traditionally granny squares are combined

These crocheted squares are so historic they’re hip. Traditionally granny squares are combined to make afghans, but recently they’ve been popping up in haute couture designs — connected together to create halters or sweaters. Come learn how to produce these sweet multicolored pieces made by crocheting in the round, and working out from the center.

In this two part class you will learn how to create this basic building block for many different options. During the first session we will cover a number of different styles of granny sqaures, reading patterns, and everyone will create at least three squares. In the second session we will continue to work on squares and discuss options for connecting your multiples — then the rest is up to you! What will you make? We can’t wait to see! (We are hoping you will come back to join us for a free members night in the TextileLab in the early winter to share what-ever you do make with your decidedly un-square granny squares).

What you’ll learn: holding the hook selecting the right yarn types/colors and hook for your project basic crochet terminology to master the basics of the single crochet stitch …at least three different granny square types/styles how to connect your squares

19feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open to the public for a small fee. This Fee comes with 10lbs of clay and 4 hours of time on the wheel. All artists must be able to throw on a wheel already. There will be one instructor on site working but they will not be there for personal instruction but to answer and questions you might have. All work will be held on QCFA premises for you so that you can return to trim, fire and glaze your pieces. All firing, storage and glazes are included in the price. More clay is available on site for $1.00 per pound.

19feb6:30 pm7:30 pmWebinar: Finding the best graduation option for students with disabilities6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

FINDING THE BEST GRADUATION OPTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – WEBINAR February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm This workshop explores graduation options and outlines the updates to NYS regulations. Register

FINDING THE BEST GRADUATION OPTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – WEBINAR February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm This workshop explores graduation options and outlines the updates to NYS regulations. Register online: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2527868894623505420 Or call to reserve your spot today. 716-332-4170 1-866-277-4762 (toll free) www.parentnetworkwny.org

20feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

20feb5:30 pm8:30 pmAspire's Winterval 2020Aspire's WInterval 20205:30 pm - 8:30 pm Buffalo RiverWorks

Our 2nd annual Winterval fundraiser brings families and friends together for an active, wellness celebration. This evening of food, drinks, skating and curling brings families and friends together for a

Our 2nd annual Winterval fundraiser brings families and friends together for an active, wellness celebration. This evening of food, drinks, skating and curling brings families and friends together for a night to remember.

Aspire is the sole host, organizer and beneficiary of the event and 100% of the proceeds support Aspire’s programs and services.

Aspire of Western New York, Inc. was founded in 1947 as the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Western New York. In the seven decades since, we’ve grown to now support more than 3,500 children and adults with a broad range of disabilities at more than 60 program sites throughout Western New York.

We pride ourselves on our ability to assist people with disabilities to live their lives to the fullest by providing individualized services based on personal choices.

20feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

20feb6:00 pm9:00 pmCutting Board Class - Beginning Woodworking @ The Foundry6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Foundry

In this quick class, you’ll get a overview of the tools in The Foundry's shared woodshop by making a beautiful hardwood cutting board from a variety of different types of

In this quick class, you’ll get a overview of the tools in The Foundry’s shared woodshop by making a beautiful hardwood cutting board from a variety of different types of woods. Beginners enter this class to learn about using the planer, tables saw, router, and sander. Participants leave with a timeless keepsake, a personalized cutting board, and a whole new set of skills.

Skill Level: Beginner- no experience necessary. First timers welcome! Class Cost: $75 (all materials included) Class Size: Min 4/ Max 8 Ages: 21 Important Note: To make this class a sweet and short 3-hours for interested beginners, we’ve done the wood preparation for you. Participants get to choose from a variety of pre-glued boards and all the work to prepare wood will be demonstrated in class.

Please view The Foundry’s cancellation policy: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/cancellation_policy

PLEASE make sure to include your phone number when registering in case of last minute weather cancellations. Thank you!

20feb6:00 pm7:30 pmHunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala (free screening, Q&A)6:00 pm - 7:30 pm WNED-WBFO Studio

You are invited to a free screening of Rick Steves latest documentary on extreme poverty, “Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala.” Stay for a Q&A with special guest

You are invited to a free screening of Rick Steves latest documentary on extreme poverty, “Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala.” Stay for a Q&A with special guest Alberto Solano from Agros, an organization featured in the film because of its work combatting poverty in Latin America.

20feb6:00 pm8:00 pmResurgence Fundraiser for Seneca Street CDCCraft Beer, Pizza and Gift Baskets Add Up to Fun Evening6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Resurgence Brewing Company

After-school and year-round programming for children and youth in the Seneca-Babcock neighborhood of Buffalo will benefit from the fourth annual Resurgence Fundraiser at Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St.,

After-school and year-round programming for children and youth in the Seneca-Babcock neighborhood of Buffalo will benefit from the fourth annual Resurgence Fundraiser at Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St., Buffalo.

The event supports the Seneca Street Community Development Corporation (CDC), and includes two drinks, food and dessert, and the chance to win high quality gift baskets.

Seneca Street CDC, 1218 Seneca St., Buffalo, provides after school and summer programs for children and teens, and other community outreach including the Justice Bus and Growing Green Mobile Food Market (Veggie Van). Resurgence Brewing Company is a craft brewery and taproom that focuses on unique flavors and classic styles.

Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at senecastreetcdc.org/events/resurgence-fundraiser-2/, via email at bewen@senecastreetcdc.org or at the door. For more information, call (716) 939-3501. Check us out on Facebook at Seneca Street UMC and CDC.

Join us for an exciting evening of music as we welcome GirlCrush to the Carnegie Art Center! GirlCrush features 4 of Buffalo’s finest female musicians. Sara, Cortney, Alex, and

GirlCrush features 4 of Buffalo’s finest female musicians. Sara, Cortney, Alex, and Candice join together to share some of their favorite female-composed and female-inspired music as well as some original compositions.

The band: Sara Rogers- vocals, guitar and piano Cortney Costanzo- vocals Alex McArthur- vocals and bass Nelson Rivera- percussion and saxophones (temporary replacement for Candice)

20feb6:30 pm8:00 pmSpiritual Discussion GroupDiscussion Group 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Santosha’s Spiritual Discussion Group is back! Join Becky Meyer Wisniewski of Bach Flower Remedies by Becky on Thursday February 20 at 6:30. We will be discussing the works of Abraham-Hicks.

Santosha’s Spiritual Discussion Group is back! Join Becky Meyer Wisniewski of Bach Flower Remedies by Becky on Thursday February 20 at 6:30. We will be discussing the works of Abraham-Hicks. (For more about them visit www.Abraham-Hicks.com) It is not necessary to have knowledge of their work to join our discussion. We will be talking about the Law of Attraction and how we can apply it to our daily lives in order to manifest our desires. Come and engage in some interesting and inspiring conversation!! Looking forward to seeing you!

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

20feb8:00 pmPA Line (Frontman Trever Stribing’s 28th Birthday Party)PA Line (Frontman Trever Stribing’s 28th Birthday Party)8:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Thursday, February 20th: PA Line (Frontman Trever Stribing’s 28th Birthday Party) w/ Special Guests -Doors: 8:00pm, Show: 9:00pm -Tickets: $7 ADV/$10 DOS -Ages: 18 Trever is turning 28 years old, and

Thursday, February 20th: PA Line (Frontman Trever Stribing’s 28th Birthday Party) w/ Special Guests

Free museum admission to The Museum, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission to the Resource Center, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. located at 459 Forest Avenue, where Spirit of the

Free museum admission to The Museum, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission to the Resource Center, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. located at 459 Forest Avenue, where Spirit of the City: Imagining the Pan-American Exposition is on view.

21feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

21feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

During the weekend of February 21– February 23, The Earth-Spirit Expo will be hosting a “whole life expo” dedicated to energy healers, doctors, natural health practitioners, psychics and readers, and

During the weekend of February 21– February 23, The Earth-Spirit Expo will be hosting a “whole life expo” dedicated to energy healers, doctors, natural health practitioners, psychics and readers, and all others dedicated to spiritual pursuits. This is considered the largest mind, body, spirit expo of its kind in WNY, and attracts hundreds of visitors seeking local experts, gems, crystals, artwork, organic products, jewelry, essential oils, salt lamps, healing music, angels, etc. Visitors to the expo will also find information on Native American arts and culture, spas, and other spiritual and healing resources.

The expo presents a wide range of speakers, who touch upon myriad healing subjects, including fostering mindfulness, overcoming obstacles in your life, and deciphering the enchanted landscape of Buffalo-Niagara. There’s so much to see and do. Come meet the holistic influencers in WNY, and learn how you can make meaningful life changes with the help of those who dedicate their lives to meaningful mindfulness pursuits.

21feb7:00 pmWitty Tarbox w/ Grub Present: Make America Love Again 3Witty Tarbox w/ Grub Present: Make America Love Again 37:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Witty Tarbox w/ Grub Present: Make America Love Again 3 - A Benefit Concert for Harm Reduction to Benefit Evergreen Health Services When: Friday, Feb 21, 2020 8:00 PM (Doors open

Witty Tarbox w/ Grub Present: Make America Love Again 3 – A Benefit Concert for Harm Reduction to Benefit Evergreen Health Services

When: Friday, Feb 21, 2020 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM) Ticket Price: $12.00 – $15.00 Door Time: 7:00 PM Restrictions: 18 & over

GRUB: Grub is an Experimental Rock group based out of Buffalo/Niagara, fusing Psychedelic overtones with fuzz and electronics pleasing to one’s ears.

Part of ticket sales and raffle sales will all go to benefit Evegreen Health Service’s Harm Reduction Center.

Evergreen Health Services provides health services to people who use drugs whether they want to start the road to recovery and find sobriety or just regain some control. There is still a heavy stigma against people who use drugs and with that comes lack of funding for harm reduction services.

The Psychedelic Society of WNY seeks to advocate for harm reduction in the festival setting and community. We have provided harm reduction local festivals and raves and there are many more people that share our vision of harm reduction. Harm reduction is more than just a service, it is an attitude that understands that humans take part in dangerous activities. We must accept that and seek to reduce the harm that comes alongside drug use, just like we would avoid a sunburn by using sunscreen.

21feb7:00 pmA VERY SPECIAL EPISODE // NOT FOR NOTHING // OLMSTEDINDIE ROCK FUN FOR ALL AGES!! 7:00 pm Sugar City

Buffalo indie rockers Not For Nothing and OLMSTED give a warm welcome to Brooklyn, NY's very own A Very Special Episode in a magical night of music beneath the twinkly

Buffalo indie rockers Not For Nothing and OLMSTED give a warm welcome to Brooklyn, NY’s very own A Very Special Episode in a magical night of music beneath the twinkly lights of Sugar City! Come one, come all to this all-ages night of fun!

21feb7:00 pm10:00 pmFarrow at Community Beer WorksSOUL | FUNK | BEER | 7167:00 pm - 10:00 pm Community Beer Works

21feb8:00 pm10:00 pmComedy FridaysStand-up Comedy 1st & 3rd Fridays @ Turtle Joe's Sandbar8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Turtle Joe's Sandbar

See the funniest stand-up comics from WNY and beyond. No cover! Hosted by Shannon Dawn. Full lineup TBA.

See the funniest stand-up comics from WNY and beyond. No cover! Hosted by Shannon Dawn. Full lineup TBA.

21feb(feb 21)8:00 pm08mar(mar 8)10:00 pmEl Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of DoomEl Coquí8:00 pm - (march 8) 10:00 pm

El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be "too Puerto Rican," has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular,

El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be “too Puerto Rican,” has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular, defender of Nuyoricans in all five boroughs! When his brother Joe is fired from a project for not being Puerto Rican enough, the two, with the help of a young photographer named Yesica, hatch a plan: to debut El Coquí at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and prove themselves to the world. El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom examines the ways in which we define our heritage and ourselves.

22feb9:30 am11:00 amIntuitive Development - Beginner To IntermediateIntuitive Development 9:30 am - 11:00 am Santosha Holistic Center

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition.

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition. Join me & I will help you remember what you already know. This week we will focus on remote viewing & telepathic Communication. We communicate all the time with others using “mind language” or telepathy….have you ever thought of someone you haven’t seen in a long time & suddenly they call you out of the blue? Our spirit guides & Loved Ones on the Other Side communicate with us using telepathy.. learn how to understand these messages. AND Remote Viewing is defined as the ability to acquire accurate information about a distant or non local place, person, or event. This will help you further develop your abilities to see, hear, or feel messages. $25 Register on the link, call or text 716-930-5011. Everyone is welcome including walk ins.

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you will gain experience in throwing that will culminate in a finished piece. This class is appropriate for the first time students. Often in Ceramics it takes you multiple attempts to achieve the desired goal. Due to this you will make multiple cylinders as practice before attempting a finished mug. Class #1 you will learn to throw a cylinder and practice for making your handle. Class # 2 will include trimming the pieces as well attaching your handle. Final class you will glaze your pieces chosen from our palette of over 30 glaze combinations to suit your taste. 10lbs of clay and glazes are included in the class fee.If you would like to attempt to make more than 3 mugs, more clay is available for purchase at that time. Feel free to contact us at 716-222-1920

22feb(feb 22)11:00 am23(feb 23)5:00 pmAngie & Santosha at Earth Spirit ExpoReadings at Earth Spirit Exoo11:00 am - 5:00 pm (23) Michael's Banquets & Catering

I am so excited that we will once again have a table at the best expo of the year. The Earth Spirit Expo offers so many great vendors readers, and

I am so excited that we will once again have a table at the best expo of the year. The Earth Spirit Expo offers so many great vendors readers, and healers. There are also speakers the entire day. Our table will offer info about Santosha and our events. I will also be doing readings at special Expi rates. $60 for 30 minutes $40 for 15 minutes Register ahead for your reading by resting or calling 716-930-5011 or e mail me at grangie26@yahoo.com

FTMP Events Presents: Burt Fest 2020 Feat: Of Night And Light, Creating A Sinner, Lexxi Raine, Eyes of the Blind, Bear the Bronze, Digital Ladies, Mind Chaser, Not For Nothing, Blackend Blue,

Burt Fest 2020 Feat: Of Night And Light, Creating A Sinner, Lexxi Raine, Eyes of the Blind, Bear the Bronze, Digital Ladies, Mind Chaser, Not For Nothing, Blackend Blue, Lost Like Lions, Tiger the Lion, A.C. Anton, D. Hannon & Friends, Digital Afterlife, & Dope City Kid * Sponsored by: All WNY

Saturday, February 22nd $10 Presale, $15 Day Of Show Ages 16 (under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) Doors open at 2:00 pm

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Out of Buffalo, NY the trio of Joseph Kinem, Nick Badeau, & Cameron Thibault are Of Night And Light. Crafting post-hardcore alt-rock spanning the space between ambient waves and thundering crashes, soft swells and heavy lows, the night and the light. With a hard DIY work ethic, this crew has amassed a solid following all over the USA. Even getting the attention of Vibe Up & Alternative Press for their new album after a successful crowd funding campaign. In 2018 the band made their debut on the final run of Vans Warped Tour trailed by a full east coast U.S. circuit followed by the release of their newest music video for “Forgiving Isn’t Forgetting” in 2019 that has garnered renowned praise!

Creating A Sinner is a one-of-a-kind Alt Rock band from Buffalo NY, providing a fresh twist to their favorite genre. With energy and attitude unmatched, their only goal is to bring forth an original sound that will be remembered for years to come. Band members Derek Gregoire, Aaron Duffy, Jake Butcher, & Devon Brodka have hit the stage at Burt Fest many times. It’s now time once more to shake & swing with their great anthems!

Lexxi Raine is a singer-songwriter from Buffalo, NY, who has always been passionate about music. She formed her first band at the age of 16 through Craigslist in 2012 and has remained in the music industry ever since. In 2016, Lexxi Raine decided to start a solo side project to keep her songwriting thriving through multiple band member changes in Avidd The Bad. Lexxi Raine has taken her music onto every social media platform with weekly YouTube videos, daily Facebook posts, Instagram photos, Twitter, tracks on Soundcloud, tiers on Patreon, and her own personal website at Lexxiraine.com. This is her proudest creation yet and she is so excited for the world to see and share the same feelings!

Allow Eyes of the Blind to remind you of the despondency in life and being. With a heavy metal influence and full, inclusive guitar chords anchoring melancholic vocals with a healthy dose of grit, no good deed goes unpunished. Add in a steady rhythm section with various synths to bolster up the mix and you have a force to be reckoned with. Eyes of the Blind have been heavily involved in the Buffalo metal scene since 2016 and just released their second studio album to a great acclamation!

Bear the Bronze, a Rock band hailing from the Queen City of Buffalo, New York is a jack of all trades outfit. Forming in 2019, the band has compiled a catalog of modern and classic rock cover music. Local music scene veterans Brian Naus, Paul Mitro, Daniel Wyno, & Mike BonGiovanni join forces with sing-alongs that you’re sure to know all the words to!

GREETINGS MEAT PUPPETS. WE HAVE ARRIVED. PLEASE SET YOUR PERSONAL TRAVEL MODULES TO COORDINATES: Buffalo Iron Works! On FEBRUARY 22ND A NEW DAWN IS UPON YOU HUMANS. BE WARNED. WE HAVE LANDED. HIBERNATION SEQUENCE CONCLUDED. TURBO THRUSTERS ACTIVATED. INITIATE WORLD DOMINATION. Digital Ladies ARE HERE.

Formed from the ashes of Urban Reverie, Mind Chaser is a Psychedelic Alternative Rock group from Buffalo, NY. Blazing the way with a valley of creativity within a danceable course. Join this feast in logic, and let these 4 guys entertain your psyche. Be sure to catch Mind Chaser at this year’s Burt Fest 2020!

Everyone claims their band is the “next generation” of “insert genre here”. But not many mean it literally. Brought up in the music scene, Not For Nothing has been blazing their Indie Rock sound over the city of Buffalo since 2018 and has been stirring up show-goers with an appealing exhibit of catchy alternative tunes. These young ones are already great, but moreover are bound for ever greater times ahead!

Started originally with some jamming back in 1999/2000, Blackend Blue have been throwing down tracks in their make shift studio for decades. They come out of Angola, but have become an integral part of the Buffalo, NY music scene. This is one band you can tell is having a blast every time they get together. But also is serious enough to put together some realling rocking anthems. “Basically, we just love to jam and most importantly we continue to play and love METAL!”

Lost Like Lions formed from the ashes of a past local band called “This is Fiction” who performed at Thursday at the Harbor, sold out Mohawk Place, and even headlined The Town Ballroom. Singer/Songwriter Derrik Schiersing went out to Los Angeles, California to record the first LLL ep. The debut ep titled “The Way of the World” premiered on Alternative Buffalo 107.7, had an exclusive stream on popular music website “AbsolutePunk”, and features guest vocals from AJ Perdomo (The Dangerous Summer) and Jonathan Lullo (Down To Earth Approach). Now back in full swing, Jamie Bigaj, Matt Kusmierz, & Jim Kaczmarski join Derrik as Lost Like Lions with infectious melodies & a rockin good time!

Have you ever heard of a band with an Aerophone player? Well, round that out with a killer percussionist, bassist, and amazing frontman on keys & vocals. Tiger the Lion is Buffalo’s Alt Rock/Blues/Cosmic Soul group that will lure you in with hooks & let you out with smooth artistry. Get into these carnivores!

Rock/Metal with an Expermental edge, the crew of A.C. Anton has tightened up their own blend of music. One part creeps in, while another bellows out. There’s a sprawling word out there. Vince Seidel, Kevin Murphy, Chris Emma, & Deanna Winkowski make sense of it all by feeling there is a happy ending. But not this one. Enjoy the sounds, and maybe you’ll also find who you are.

Dominic Hannon has been playing Burt Fest for years with his bands Film House & Improbable Cause. This year, it’s time for something a little different. With D. Hannon & Friends Dominic gets to take complete lead and play some of your favorite Rock/Pop hits! Artists like “Eric Church, Ed Sheerhan, Dave Matthews Band, too many to list.”

Hey night owls, this one is for you! Digital Afterlife is an Alternative Electronic band from Buffalo, NY. After forming in late 2011, they’ve been regularly performing, creating, & crafting their own sound. Surging through genres, DA creates a realm of their own within the confines of electronic music, becoming one with a sound that always lingers in the back of your mind…one that can soothe, haunt, or control you when you least expect it.

22feb3:30 pm5:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

22feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

22feb6:00 pm10:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

22feb7:30 pm9:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

Saturday, February 22 Kevin Scoma, Koko Neetz, and Heave live in the 9th Ward 7pm Doors, 8pm Show Tickets: $10.00 **A portion of every ticket sales supports the planting of trees in

Tickets: $10.00 **A portion of every ticket sales supports the planting of trees in WNY** Purchase on eventbrite.com, or at the Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p)

Kevin Scoma is a lifelong singer-songwriter and artist based in Buffalo, NY. His debut EP Into the Weeping Sea combines acoustic instrumentation with lush electronic textures to create a transcendent and moody folk-rock sound. Into the Weeping Sea was released 10/11/2019

koko neetz is complete jibberish. As a child, my grandmother would sometimes call adorable things –animals, infants (yes sometimes even me)– her little ‘cocoa neets”. Now to this day I don’t really know how to spell koko neats, but I do know that koko neetz is a made up word or phrase meant to indicate excessive cuteness, fragility and innocence.

23feb11:00 am12:00 pmMeditation and Messages with Angie or KatyGuided Meditation 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Join Angie Hewett-Abt or Katy Abrams for a nice relaxing guided meditation experience. Each person can receive a healing if desired. After Angie will give Messages (readings) to each

Join Angie Hewett-Abt or Katy Abrams for a nice relaxing guided meditation experience. Each person can receive a healing if desired. After Angie will give Messages (readings) to each person in attendance. $15 Walk ins welcome

Sunday February 23rd: Quinn Sullivan w/ Special Guests -Doors: 7:00pm, Show: 8:00pm -Tickets: $15 ADV/$18 DOS -Ages: 18 About Quinn Sullivan: Each era of modern music can be defined by its

About Quinn Sullivan: Each era of modern music can be defined by its iconic guitarists, from Hendrix to Slash to Jack White, and we are now embarking on the era of Quinn Sullivan. Raised by the riffs of George Harrison, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton, Quinn has dedicated his life to developing his own musical mastery and creating a sound all his own. His skills on the fretboard are matched by few, but it is his authentic voice as a songwriter and ability to weave his talents through a variety of styles that sets him apart from his peers. “My goal as an artist is to be the best singer, songwriter and guitarist I can be. Music is not meant to be put in a box and labeled this or that. I want to make music that moves people. That is the definition of success for me.”

Quinn is hard at work on the follow up to Midnight Highway, his 2017 homage to his blues roots that firmly established his presence as a formidable solo artist. For his upcoming project, Quinn dives inwards to explore personal themes of love, sorrow, and loneliness accompanied by tinges of modern rock and americana. On this project, Quinn has been collaborating with esteemed songwriter/producer Oliver Leiber (Paula Abdul, Ke$ha).

In addition to his work in the studio, Quinn is no stranger to the road. He has shared the stage with many of his heroes including Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, and Joe Bonamassa, as well as BB King, Billy Gibbons, and Los Lobos. He has also appeared on national TV, with guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and twice on The Ellen DeGeneres show (with his first appearance at just 6 years old!), and performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, as well as Asia and South America – including at storied venues like The Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium and Madison Square Garden. He has even traveled overseas to perform at both the Montreux Jazz Festival and India’s Mahindra Blues Festival.

Quinn has grown up in the music business, and is fully aware of and dedicated to all that it takes to continue pursuing his passion. “I love everything from the songwriting process to recording and especially touring around the world with my incredible bandmates. I’m fortunate to be able to see the world and meet new people everyday. I can’t see myself doing anything else.”

23feb7:00 pm9:30 pmThe Fan Connection screening and Q&AJoin Patrick Kaleta along with the director, producer, and cast of The Fan Connection7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Fan Connection continues its theatrical run with an event screening at The Hamburg Palace on Sun., Feb. 23rd at 7PM. The evening includes a Q&A with the cast,

The Fan Connection continues its theatrical run with an event screening at The Hamburg Palace on Sun., Feb. 23rd at 7PM. The evening includes a Q&A with the cast, director, and producer immediately following the screening. They will be joined by Buffalo Sabres alumnus Patrick Kaleta. Directed by Hamburg native, Mary Wall, The Fan Connection is an intimate look at life in Buffalo told through the lens of three die-hard Sabres fans with cameos from Sabres alumni and many Buffalonians. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 for seniors and students Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/35seoXK or http://www.hamburgpalace.com/ Hamburg Palace Theatre 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg, NY 14075

Sunday, February 23, 2020 DSP Shows presents Elliott BROOD Tickets: $15 advance, $18 day of show General Admission Standing at eventbrite, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p) 7pm Doors, 8pm Show Elliott BROOD is a

Tickets: $15 advance, $18 day of show General Admission Standing at eventbrite, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p)

Elliott BROOD is a three-piece, folk-rock/alt-country band based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music makes for a captivating and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translated to the band’s five critically acclaimed records. Their style has been called everything from ‘blackgrass’ to ‘death country,’ but those descriptions don’t capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music.

Fall 2017 saw the band release their sixth full-length studio album Ghost Gardens on Paper Bag Records. The album title alludes to a phenomenon whereby the perennial gardens of houses and buildings having been abandoned or forgotten for years or even decades, continue to grow and reappear year after year, despite their original caretakers’ absence.

In 2013, Elliott Brood won a Juno Award for their World War One inspired album Days Into Years. Over the course of their career they have been nominated for a total of five Juno awards and in 2009 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, In 2012 the band found themselves nominated for a Genie Award for their original song “West End Sky”, featured in the film Grown Up Movie Star. Elliott Brood are Mark Sasso, Casey Laforet and Stephen Pitkin.

24feb7:00 pm9:00 pmTried and True Stress ReliefTried and True Stress Relief 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Santosha Holistic Center

TRIED AND TRUE STRESS RELIEF This workshop changed me life! If you need some tools to help you manage stress, worry, anxiety, and pain management this workshop is for you. Christine

TRIED AND TRUE STRESS RELIEF This workshop changed me life! If you need some tools to help you manage stress, worry, anxiety, and pain management this workshop is for you. Christine Zebrowski is my Yoga teacher. She teaches you yoga and she also teaches you about life. I go to her classes and my body feel good afterward but so does my mind. Don’t miss your chance to study with Christine and learn how to manage your stress with different breathing techniques. (This is not a yoga class)

Breathing & Meditation Life force is called prana (prah-nah). The system of Hatha Yoga, asana and breathing is based on balancing and increasing the flow of prana in the body. Prana exists in all things and is abundant in air, sunlight, food and water. The key to understanding prana and energy is breath. One who has strong lungs and good breathing capacity usually has abundant energy. When the mind is clear and balanced, the breath is even and rhythmic. When the mind is nervous and tense, the breath is strained and erratic. Be aware of this for pranayama exercises and yoga postures. There is an energy network in the body that corresponds to the nervous system called the nadis (nah-dees). Energy is absorbed and flows through the nadis. The nasal passages have more nerve endings than the mouth; consequently more prana is absorbed during nasal breathing which also has a balancing effect on the nervous system. Do these exercises through the nose unless the sinuses are congested. Practice on an empty stomach in a quiet place where there is a supply of fresh air. Create time in the early morning to practice so the mind and body are ready for the day. A regular practice creates a good habit and builds the benefits slowly. Come and join us at Santosha and experience the exhilaration of this workshop. We are hosting Christine Zebrowski a certified yoga teacher who is the owner of Yoga By Design Studio in Williamsville, NY. She brings with her over 25 years of experience in teaching yoga. You will be taken on a roller coaster ride. Perhaps you have been feeling tired and run down, or recovering from and injury or you are just looking to end the anxiety that you have been experiencing and can’t seem to tone it down no matter what you do. At first, she will show you how to use the breath to calm your mind and relax tense muscles. Then you will learn how to energize, while remaining relaxed. Lastly you will be guided into a mediation that may be even deeper than you have experienced before. There are six different breath control exercises in all. We will be on the floor for 10 minutes (optional) then the remainder of the workshop will be done in chairs. No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket.

25feb(feb 25)8:45 am20may(may 20)8:15 pmWatercolor Classes at the Botanical GardensChoose a watercolor class session that's right for you at the Botanical Gardens!8:45 am - (may 20) 8:15 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Watercolor Classes Taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher, pre-registration (series or per class) is required as space is limited. See our website for suggested supplies. Garden Member $68 per

Watercolor Classes Taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher, pre-registration (series or per class) is required as space is limited. See our website for suggested supplies. Garden Member $68 per series or $17 per class, General Public $76 per series or $19 per class. Go to buffalogardens.com for more info. Beginner – Two Sessions Offered! Learn the basics of how to paint with watercolors. As you advance through the classes, discover how your skills grow! Tuesday Mornings – 8:45-11:15am BM4 – February 25, March 3, 10, 17 BM5 – March 24, 31, April 7, 14 BM6 – April 21, 28, May 5, 19 Wednesday Evenings – 5:45-8:15pm BE4 – February 26, March 4, 11, 18 BE5 – March 25, April 1, 8, 15 BE6 – April 22, 29, May 6, 20 Intermediate For students with some previous painting experience who would like to move beyond the basics. Tuesday Evening – 5:45-8:15pm IE4 – February 25, March 3, 10, 17 IE5 – March 24, 31, April 7, 14 IE6 – April 21, 28, May 5, 19 Plein Air Join your classmates for watercolor classes outdoors. Learn the challenge of painting from life. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Botanical Gardens, the Perennial Peace Garden and South Park. *If inclement weather, classes are to be held indoors. Tuesday Mornings – 8:45-11:15am PA1 – May 26, June 2, 9, 16 Tuesday Evenings – 5:45-8:15pm PA2 – May 26, June 2, 9, 16 Wednesday Evenings – 5:45-8:15pm PA3 – May 27, June 3, 10, Final date TBA

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards

Class consists of 4 hours of personal instruction and is for all ages and experience/skill levels. Students will work independently to on various exercises to increase their skills in regards to perspective, color theory, measuring, mastering materials, oil paint, drawing, acrylic, printmaking and other aspects of 2 dimensional art. This is an ongoing class that will meet every week.

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape,

Introduction to Drawing is a 3 part series. This is class 1 of 3. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. Concepts covered will be line, shape, proportion, positive and negative shapes, values, and texture. This class is a great starting point for very beginners. Exercises will focus on the basics of drawing what you see. Students will begin to develop their unique artistic perception. All materials provided for first time students

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in

Join us for Trocaire on Tap, a weekly Trocaire Brewing program event series. Open to all beer enthusiasts, students and professionals who want learn about what is going on in the WNY craft beer and beverage scene. Meet and mingle with other beer enthusiasts, head brewers and brewing professionals, as well as local brewing organizations. Programming will change weekly and include panel discussions, meet and greet opportunities, tastings, demonstrations and more. Check out the website for details on each week.

This session is for participants who have mastered 3D printing basics. For community members who have used the M3D micros in our orientation, this class introduces dual extrusion and covers

This session is for participants who have mastered 3D printing basics. For community members who have used the M3D micros in our orientation, this class introduces dual extrusion and covers the use of the two types 3D printers we have here at The Foundry capable of printing with two different colors or two different types of filament (Ultimaker 3 and the Glacial Summit). At the end of the session, you will have additional grounding for further printing in the Lab. You’ll make a small printed object you can come pick up later in the week, and you will be qualified to sign up for supervised use of The Foundry’s TechLab with a community membership.

Any participant who signs up for a Textile or Tech Lab Class in February will receive a free 2 month membership with purchase! ($60 value!)

BASIC MEMBERSHIP – $30/MO – Access to tech and textile labs for up to 20 hours per month during published open hours, plus 10% discount on classes. Recurring membership plans receive free storage locker (subject to availability).

Click the link below to learn more about monthly membership: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/makerspaces.

Please review The Foundry’s cancellation policy: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/cancellation_policy

If you would like to learn more about The Foundry please visit our website: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/about

And you can also find information about more classes here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-foundry-buffalo-15616046458

25feb6:30 pm8:30 pmProfessional Mediumship ProgramMediumship Program 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Santosha Holistic Center

Introducing a program for professional development of intuitive readings, mediumship and spiritual counseling! Throughout this course, you will learn how to expand and deepen messages received from spirit that are

Introducing a program for professional development of intuitive readings, mediumship and spiritual counseling!

Throughout this course, you will learn how to expand and deepen messages received from spirit that are filled with accuracy, evidence, empowerment and healing.

We will meet the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm. Often the most important learning takes place in between classes, therefore there will be some homework assignments. This program includes one-on-one mentoring with Angie and opportunities for mini message days open to the public for practice. Level 1 is from October 8th until end of February. Level 2 starts in March and goes through the end of June.

HERE IS THE FLYER WITH DATES & INFO: http://goodkarmatown.com/Santosha Mediumship Dev Program with Angie.pdf

A “Santosha Certification” is an endorsement of your rigorously tested experience. It will assure your clients that you provide spiritually centered readings and counsel that are accurate, helpful, and for their highest spiritual growth.

Levels may be taken by anyone even if they aren’t seeking certification, however you must sign up for a complete level. Classes within levels aren’t offered separately. Certification is optional and requires completion of ALL classes of both levels of the program. Make-up classes will be offered periodically.

Register by contacting: Angie Hewett-Abt grangie26@yahoo.com OR call or text: 716-930-5011 Payment plans available upon request.

Rev. Angie Hewett-Abt, B.A., is a 2002 graduate of Fellowships of the Spirit’s School of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy. She received her degree in Human Services with a concentration in Counseling and Psychology in 2005. A practicing medium for over 30 years. Angie currently is the owner of the successful Santosha Holistic Center, located in Williamsville, NY, and has her own thriving mediumship and spiritual counseling practice, where for the past 17 years she has taught meditation and intuitive development. Prior to 2002 Angie worked as a customer relations manager in various industries for over 21 years.

25febAll Day26Mardi Gras 25th Anniversary CelebrationNietzsche's 25th MArdi Gras featuring Chevon Davis(All Day) Nietzsche's

Nietzsche's 25th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration. The original home of Buffalo Mardi Gras, Nietzsche's has been celebrating it in one form or another for 25th years now. During those 25 years,

Nietzsche’s 25th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration. The original home of Buffalo Mardi Gras, Nietzsche’s has been celebrating it in one form or another for 25th years now. During those 25 years, one thing has remained consistant,,,,that Chevon Davis has been the Queen of Buffalo Mardi Gras and returns for the 25th time to host this event with an outrageous drag show at 10pm. Joining her will be the Rust Belt Brigade, the 12 1/8 Path Band and the ALWAYS amazing Stripteasers. With over 1,000 beads to give away and other things this promises to be an amazing night.

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton Street at South Cayuga Road in Williamsville, will offer Ashes-to-Go from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the church parking lot drive-through on Ash Wednesday,

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton Street at South Cayuga Road in Williamsville, will offer Ashes-to-Go from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the church parking lot drive-through on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. Calvary’s Rector, The Rev. Dr. Robert W. Harvey, assisted by members of the parish, will provide this service which has been offered for the past five years, growing to nearly 200 persons served last year. Although serving those whose busy schedules may not allow them time to attend church in a conventional way may seem unusual, the trend is appearing throughout the country, as people find new ways to remember and expand their faith in God. Father Harvey will also officiate at Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes within the church at 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend any of the services. For additional information, please call the church at (716) 634-4710.

26feb(feb 26)11:00 am29apr(apr 29)1:00 pmCanal Side Story TimeCanal Side Story Time11:00 am - (april 29) 1:00 pm Canalside

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children participates in Canal Side Story Time that runs every Wednesday from June 26 through August 28, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The

EPIC – Every Person Influences Children participates in Canal Side Story Time that runs every Wednesday from June 26 through August 28, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The EPIC Story Time Summer Series aims to create a positive and fun environment for families and young children (up to age 8), promoting reading and a healthy lifestyle, all while learning valuable life lessons together as a family. The Story Time events incorporate educational themes and include a book reading and corresponding family activities. Each week has a different theme from our Summer Safety Kickoff to Fit & Fun, Art & Music and Super Heroes (Veterans, Police etc.) and other topics.

For the VERY BEST in everything BOATING, come to this year’s boat show! From cruisers to runabouts, pontoon boats to fishing boats, ski boats to personal watercraft and boat trailers

For the VERY BEST in everything BOATING, come to this year’s boat show! From cruisers to runabouts, pontoon boats to fishing boats, ski boats to personal watercraft and boat trailers – the Boat Show has it all. All of the area’s top dealers will have product on display and everything will be on-sale! All major manufacturers will have show promotions / rebates in place and lenders will have discounted boat show financing rates, as well. You’ll also enjoy our Discount Boating Accessory Store where you can shop for all kinds of boating equipment at discounted prices! You’ll also find everything else you need: boat lifts and dock displays, local Marinas, Boat Insurance, boat service providers, accessories, electronics, and much more!

The western region of New York is home to many beautiful lakes and rivers which have provided lifetimes of enjoyment and fond memories to thousands of individuals and families for hundreds of years. The Buffalo Boat Show is the largest gathering of Boat Dealers, Marinas, and other boating resources for the residents of Buffalo, Rochester, and the rest of Upstate New York, as well as visitors and vacationers, and an opportunity to experience the great offerings our exhibitors bring to the show in person.

Our Mother of Good Counsel Drive Thru Ash Wednesday Fish Fry $15 per ticket Dinner includes 10oz Haddock, fries, coleslaw, rye bread, tartar sauce and lemon. 3688 South Park Ave. Blasdell, NY 14219 Tickets

Tickets are available before and after all weekend masses leading up to the dinner or by calling the rectory (716)822-2630.

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

Your favorite deal in WNY is back! Join us every Wednesday from 5-close (dine-in only) when our delicious 10 oz. burgers are only $8!!!

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open

Are you a ceramics artist and need a place to work? If so, we have the place for you. Every wednesday evening from 6PM-10PM we have our ceramic studio open to the public for a small fee. This Fee comes with 10lbs of clay and 4 hours of time on the wheel. All artists must be able to throw on a wheel already. There will be one instructor on site working but they will not be there for personal instruction but to answer and questions you might have. All work will be held on QCFA premises for you so that you can return to trim, fire and glaze your pieces. All firing, storage and glazes are included in the price. More clay is available on site for $1.00 per pound.

26feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

ADHD- STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND IEP DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Learn the signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the tips and tools

ADHD- STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND IEP DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Learn the signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the tips and tools to help identify strategies that can be included in an IEP. Register online: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7149870531847617291 Or call to reserve your spot: 716-332-4170 1-866-277-4762 (toll free) www.parentnetworkwny.org

Wednesday, February 26th: The Mattson 2 w/ Special Guests -Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8:30pm -Tickets: $12 ADV/$15 DOS -Ages: 18 About The Mattson 2: Mattson 2 are Jared and Jonathan Mattson, identical

About The Mattson 2: Mattson 2 are Jared and Jonathan Mattson, identical twins who have been collaborating almost literally from birth. They grew up in San Diego, CA, where in middle school they started playing music; decades later, they had earned Master’s degrees in Music from the University of California Irvine. They formed their psych-jazz group Mattson 2 in 2003, and released their first album, Introducing the Mattson 2, in 2009. Subsequent releases include collabs with pro skaters Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero, Farmer Dave (of Kurt Vile), and Money Mark (of Beastie Boys). Since then, they’ve released an album with Chaz Bear — 2017’s Star Stuff, recorded under the name Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 and which peaked at #1 on the Billboard contemporary jazz charts — and reinterpreted Coltrane’s legendary A Love Supreme which Jazz Times said “manages to hold Coltrane’s revered album in the highest esteem while absolutely shredding it to pieces.” Paradise, their 8th record, marks the first time that the brothers have added vocals. The album is a masterful piece of psych-jazz, conceptually elegant and thrilling it its execution.

27feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

27feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

27feb6:00 pm9:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

27feb6:00 pm9:00 pmQuilt Block in a Night: the Ohio Star in the Textile Lab @TheFoundry6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Foundry

A Quilt Block in a Night - Ohio Star Block A Class, PLUS Extended TextileLab Membership Join us for a single session in The Foundry’s TextileLab and create one of the most

A Quilt Block in a Night – Ohio Star Block A Class, PLUS Extended TextileLab Membership Join us for a single session in The Foundry’s TextileLab and create one of the most iconic quilt blocks: the Ohio Star taught by Whitney Crispell of Local Color Quilts. This versatile and classic block is used by both modern and traditional quilters. Participants in this course must know how to use a sewing machine, and be familiar with basic quilting skills such as rotary cutting and creating a ¼” seam allowance. Participants will have access to the Foundry’s large collection of fabric, and will take home whatever they make in class. Your finished Ohio Star will make a great pillow cover, or an exciting start to a full quilt. CLASS INCLUDES A FREE TWO MONTH MEMBERSHIP!

Skills you’ll learn: creating half-square triangles, quarter square triangles, and nesting seams. Learn more about the history of quilting

Class Length: 1 sessions, PLUS membership access to the TextileLab during open hours through March. (see: https://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/textile_lab for more information) or CONTACT US at education@thefoundrybuffalo.org

Please review The Foundry’s cancellation policy: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/cancellation_policy

If you would like to learn more about The Foundry please visit our website: http://www.thefoundrybuffalo.org/about

And you can also find information about more classes here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-foundry-buffalo-15616046458

27feb(feb 27)6:30 pm25(feb 25)8:00 pmBuffalo Lafayette Optimist Club Community Meeting6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (25) Lafayette Brewing Co.

The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club invites the community to join them every first and third Thursday of the month in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Company, 391 Washington

The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club invites the community to join them every first and third Thursday of the month in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Company, 391 Washington St., 6:30 p.m., to learn more about the organization’s work in the community and bring their great ideas for civic events for the betterment of our city’s youth. Join us!

The first Optimist Club was founded in 1911 in Buffalo, New York, at the Lafayette Hotel. Since that time, the international service organization has grown to almost 3,000 clubs and over 80,000 members in more than 20 countries. Although the organization built its foundation here, there has not been an active chapter in the city in more than 20 years. That all changed in the fall of 2018, however, with the establishment of the Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club. Anyone interested in joining the Optimist Club is invited to attend the regular bimonthly meetings, held the first and third Thursdays of every month. The group meets in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Co., 391 Washington St. inside the Hotel Lafayette.

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations, with over 80,000 adult and youth members in almost 3,000 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and do their part through community service programs. Each club is autonomous and run by members in their community. Optimists conduct 65,000 community service projects each year, spending $78 million in their communities. Annually, six million kids are positively affected by Optimist programs.    To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.

For more information, please contact buffalolafayetteoptimists@gmail.com, visit our website at buffalolafayetteoptimist.club, or find us on Facebook.

27feb7:00 pmEveryone Orchestra w/ FarrowEveryone Orchestra at Buffalo Iron Works7:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Thursday, February 27th - Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat: Steve Kimock, Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), Ryan Montbleau, Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Dylan Skursky (Cabinet),

Thursday, February 27th – Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, feat: Steve Kimock, Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), Ryan Montbleau, Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Dylan Skursky (Cabinet), and Jessica Brown (Root Shock) w/ Farrow

Everyone Orchestra, Conducted by Matt Butler, featuring: – Steve Kimock – Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident) – Ryan Montbleau – Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule) – Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) – Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) – Jessica Brown (Root Shock)

Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler takes audiences & musicians alike on a wild improvisational ride- 100% of the show is created on the fly, with interplay among the world’s best musical talent and synergy created through Butler’s cues and direction. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul.

Matt & EO have recruited players from the Grateful Dead, Phish, Dead & Company, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Furthur, Gov’t Mule, String Cheese, Ween, Umphrey’s McGee, The Meters, The Disco Biscuits, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, and many many more. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions. Audience participation is required!

Everyone Orchestra, Conducted by Matt Butler, featuring: - Steve Kimock - Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident) - Ryan Montbleau - Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) - Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) - Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) - Jessica Brown (Root Shock) Everyone

Everyone Orchestra, Conducted by Matt Butler, featuring: – Steve Kimock – Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident) – Ryan Montbleau – Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule) – Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) – Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) – Jessica Brown (Root Shock)

Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler takes audiences & musicians alike on a wild improvisational ride- 100% of the show is created on the fly, with interplay among the world’s best musical talent and synergy created through Butler’s cues and direction. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul.

Matt & EO have recruited players from the Grateful Dead, Phish, Dead & Company, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Furthur, Gov’t Mule, String Cheese, Ween, Umphrey’s McGee, The Meters, The Disco Biscuits, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, and many many more. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions. Audience participation is required!

~~ Farrow ~~ SOUL | FUNK | 716 Based in Buffalo, NY and led by producer/bass player André Pilette and singer/lyricist Michael Farrow, this diverse group of musicians has an old school sound that is played with a modern feel. The band features Tim Webb on drums, Cory Clancy on guitar, and Michael Ruopoli on percussion. Special guest Scott Molloy on keys.

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

28feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

Join us at The Draft Room! This event will feature live entertainment, a basket raffle, and gift card wall. Tickets include two drink tickets and hor d'oeuvres. For Every Little

Join us at The Draft Room! This event will feature live entertainment, a basket raffle, and gift card wall. Tickets include two drink tickets and hor d’oeuvres. For Every Little Handprint serves youth experiencing poverty in Buffalo through our school supplies program, creativity workshops, and mentoring for eighth grade girls. Your support will allow us to expand our programs to serve more students and families in need and educate the community about the childhood poverty epidemic in Buffalo. Thank you to Delta Sonic Car Wash for being a Spirit Sponsor!

28feb6:00 pm10:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

PARTY TO BENEFIT THE IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY the party to die for Beer, wine, food and shenanigans will be in abundant supply as ICTC returns to the Town Ballroom

Beer, wine, food and shenanigans will be in abundant supply as ICTC returns to the Town Ballroom for a rollicking Wake, Irish-style.

When: Friday, February 28, 2020 from 7-10pm Where: Town Ballroom | 681 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203 Details: Each General Admission ticket is valid for entry, unlimited beer and wine (cash bar available for liquor drinks), and unlimited traditional Irish pub food, catered by Rosalind’s Catering.

Also during the event, don’t miss Irish dancers from McCarthy School of Irish Dance, bagpiper David Gray, on-site games, a photo booth, raffles, and more!

Event Parking: Convenient and inexpensive parking is available in the M&T lot at Washington and Chippewa Payment Options: Cash, credit, ATM on site

28feb7:00 pm9:00 pmLiquidationI don't want you to think you're left behind7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sugar City

Green Buffalo Productions (GBP) continues to push boundaries in February 2020 with their first feature production, Liquidation. Written by local playwright, director, and dramaturg, Samantha Marchant, this play will make

Green Buffalo Productions (GBP) continues to push boundaries in February 2020 with their first feature production, Liquidation. Written by local playwright, director, and dramaturg, Samantha Marchant, this play will make its world premiere at the Sugar City Arts Collaborative located at 1239 Niagara Street. As always for GBP, the piece will fully feature Western New York creatives.

Liquidation will be directed by Niagara University graduate, Nicholas Edwards. Nick returns to GBP after performing in their 2019 Spooky One Act Festival and 2019 spring feature production In Crazy Love. He is thrilled to take on the challenge of directing this experimental play about relationships with Samantha Marchant on board for nearly every rehearsal. He will be assisted by GBP veterans, Sarah Henderson (Assistant Director) and Sarah Emmerling (Stage Manager).

GBP Co-Founder Ellen Scherer is the lead producer for Liquidation. She says “I love this team! They are so dedicated to making Samantha’s vision come to life. I don’t think that just anyone could pull off Liquidation. Directing takes a lot of experimental work. Understanding the characters requires deep introspection. I am itching to see what the team brings to the stage.”

Tickets for the Liquidation are $25 per person and can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets at gbpliquidation.bpt.me. There will be four opportunities to see the show: Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sunday, March 1 at 2 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door while they last. There will be items available for raffle; raffle tickets can be purchased via cash or Venmo. Seating is limited, so GBP strongly recommends buying tickets online.

This production is set in the round and has some interactive elements. The audience will be seated within the set. The play includes references to, or representations of, the following: drug and alcohol use, intimacy, sexual intercourse, implied masturbation, implied nudity, partial nudity, same-sex kissing, suicide, and abortion.

About Green Buffalo Productions – Green Buffalo Productions is a team of young professionals working in theatre, art, and creative writing. Each of their team members brings distinct talents to the company, ensuring they can oversee every step of the production process. Their mission is to bring attention to underrepresented voices in the Western New York Community by producing new works of theater and providing resources for unpublished writers. Their three main objectives are: to foster the creation and production of original works of theater; to provide opportunities for marginalized writers and performers by remaining accessible and encouraging; and to enrich the community through meaningful collaboration.

More information about Green Buffalo Productions events and services can be found on their website: greenbuffaloproductions.weebly.com. You can also follow GBP on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or send them an email at greenbuffaloproductions@gmail.com.

Roller Derby is a competitive, fast-paced, family-friendly sport that is quickly becoming part of Buffalo’s identity. Looking for more information? QCRD is active on Facebook and Twitter! You can

Roller Derby is a competitive, fast-paced, family-friendly sport that is quickly becoming part of Buffalo’s identity. Looking for more information? QCRD is active on Facebook and Twitter! You can also read more about the league at qcrg.net. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at https://www.qcrg.net/tickets/ for $15 general admission or $20 for prime seating.

28feb7:30 pm9:30 pmRochester Oratorio Society - Twelfth Night7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Hochstein Performance Hall

Twelfth Night The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra, Eric Townell music director, with The Nazareth Bach Children's Chorus, Karla Krogstad, Director Gjeilo Sunrise Mass Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite

The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra, Eric Townell music director, with The Nazareth Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, Director

Ola Gjeilo’s sublime Sunrise Mass and Frank James Staneck’s Shakespeare cantata, “Twelfth Night,” inspire an uplifting tone to our darkest season. The Nazareth Bach Children’s Chorus, directed by Karla Krogstad, are featured special guests. The ROS Orchestra performs Respighi’s wonderful Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3.

$15-$20 adv, $25 day of concert For tickets: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=ae00b5e20e59c143f437f9b38b5163f9

28feb8:00 pmSchism: TOOL TributeSchism: TOOL Tribute w/ Anger is a Gift (RATM Tribute)8:00 pm Buffalo Iron Works

Friday, February 28th: TOOL Tribute Band SCHISM w/ Anger is a Gift (Rage Against The Machine Tribute) -Doors: 8:00pm, Show: 9:00pm -Tickets: $15 ADV/$20 DOS -Ages: 18 About Tool Tribute

Friday, February 28th: TOOL Tribute Band SCHISM w/ Anger is a Gift (Rage Against The Machine Tribute)

About Tool Tribute Band SCHISM: Not many cover or tribute bands out there ever attempt to engage in the raw talent, mysticism, and magic that is TOOL. But if you talk to four brave souls from New York City (Angelo Rivera- Vocals; Sean Murray- Bass; Donald Pusateri- Drums; Keith Williams- Guitar). Their love and passion for this music led them to form SCHISM. New York City’s premier TOOL tribute band, the world’s first tribute to TOOL.

“We started this back in 2001, after seeing a TOOL show at Madison Square Garden. We simply loved the music and wanted to share it live with other TOOL minded fans” says SCHISM guitarist Keith Williams. “We’ve been a national touring act for over 10 years now. This isn’t something you tap your foot to, this is more of an interactive experience for the listener. These songs are compositional masterpieces, which will be studied for years to come”.

If you’ve never had the chance to see TOOL live, here’s your local opportunity. We invite you of the collective unconscious to share with us the experience of TOOL.

World’s first Tribute to Tool. World’s longest touring national tribute to Tool. The only Tool tribute to be listed on Tool’s websites.

29feb8:00 am11:55 pmCROSS THE POND 2020 A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music; feat. The John Dady Trio, Crikwater, & The Brothers Blue8:00 am - 11:55 pm Sportsmens Tavern

CROSS THE POND 2020 A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music featuring The John Dady Trio, Crikwater, & The Brothers Blue WHEN:

CROSS THE POND 2020 A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Music featuring The John Dady Trio, Crikwater, & The Brothers Blue

WHEN: February 29, 2020 at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm) WHERE: Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY ADMISSION: $10 – Tickets available at sportsmensbuffalo.com

Return with us once again to Sportsmens Tavern to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day Season with CROSS THE POND; A Celebration of Irish and Appalachian Folk Music performed by Rochester’s legendary John Dady … Buffalo’s Irish folk veterans, Crikwater… and the roots-American folk of WNY’s own the Brothers Blue. Join us as we explore the common roots of the Irish and Appalachian traditions in a celebration of the culture and spirit of folk music…an ideal way to usher in the St. Paddy’s season! This concert has SoldOut the past two years, so be sure to purchase tickets at sportsmensbuffalo.com

29feb9:00 am2:30 pmCommunities in Bloom Gardening ClassesMid-winter gardening classses. Get a jump on the gardening season!9:00 am - 2:30 pm

2020 Communities in Bloom Classes February 8, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo NY 14209 February 29, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie,

February 29, 2020, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora, NY 14052

• Care of Trees & Shrubs: An Olmsted Park Perspective • Gardening Through the Seasons • Backyard Beekeeping

Remember to bring a bag lunch and a beverage! Registration fee is $30 for the general public. Active CCE Erie Master Gardener Program volunteers are eligible for a registration discount. For more information, contact Jolie Hibit at (716) 652-5400, x174 or jah663@cornell.edu or register online by visiting erie.cce.cornell.edu Registration is not complete until payment has been received. Registration fee is non-refundable. For persons with disabilities requiring accommodations, please contact the CCE Master Gardener Program office at least one week prior to class you plan to attend.

29feb9:30 am11:00 amIntuitive Development - Beginner To IntermediateIntuitive Development 9:30 am - 11:00 am Santosha Holistic Center

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition.

Join us and develops your intuition to use in your daily life and begin learning to give messages to others. We are all born with a connection to our intuition. Join me & I will help you remember what you already know. This week we will focus on remote viewing & telepathic Communication. We communicate all the time with others using “mind language” or telepathy….have you ever thought of someone you haven’t seen in a long time & suddenly they call you out of the blue? Our spirit guides & Loved Ones on the Other Side communicate with us using telepathy.. learn how to understand these messages. AND Remote Viewing is defined as the ability to acquire accurate information about a distant or non local place, person, or event. This will help you further develop your abilities to see, hear, or feel messages. $25 Register on the link, call or text 716-930-5011. Everyone is welcome including walk ins.

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you

Through professional guidance you will create a finished mug that can be used daily. Your mug will be complete with finished trimmed base, handle and glaze. over 3 session you will gain experience in throwing that will culminate in a finished piece. This class is appropriate for the first time students. Often in Ceramics it takes you multiple attempts to achieve the desired goal. Due to this you will make multiple cylinders as practice before attempting a finished mug. Class #1 you will learn to throw a cylinder and practice for making your handle. Class # 2 will include trimming the pieces as well attaching your handle. Final class you will glaze your pieces chosen from our palette of over 30 glaze combinations to suit your taste. 10lbs of clay and glazes are included in the class fee.If you would like to attempt to make more than 3 mugs, more clay is available for purchase at that time. Feel free to contact us at 716-222-1920

29feb10:00 am1:30 pmMen's Conference at UBEOCMen Leading By Example Conference10:00 am - 1:30 pm Educational Opportunity Center

This Men Leading By Example Conference on Saturday, February 29, 2020 will bring together a featured panel of experts from the mental health, education, parenting, judicial and faith communities to

This Men Leading By Example Conference on Saturday, February 29, 2020 will bring together a featured panel of experts from the mental health, education, parenting, judicial and faith communities to present how men our community can take a more active leadership role in their families and with the young men that they are raising.

The focus of this conference is “Men Leading By Example” and it will take a hard look at the role that men of our community play in leading their families, mentoring young men away from dangerous decision making, and the impact that violent injury and trauma have on our young men and the rest of our community. Plus, we’ll also unpack the clinical mental health issues that men face that can impact their ability to engage in a leadership capacity. The conference will feature a panel of subject experts who will share their knowledge, elevate the discussion and engage our community around these very critical issues.

29feb12:00 pm3:00 pmJohn G Cansdale Williamsville Soup StrollSoup-erbly Warming Event12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stroll the Village of Williamsville and enjoy homemade soup at a variety of retail shops and restaurants. Each 3 oz sample is $1 with proceeds to benefit Feed More

Stroll the Village of Williamsville and enjoy homemade soup at a variety of retail shops and restaurants. Each 3 oz sample is $1 with proceeds to benefit Feed More WNY. Vote on your favorite soup.

29feb1:00 pm4:00 pmAsbury Pointe Retirement Community Informational SeminarsCome see what retirement community living is all about!1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Asbury Pointe Retirement Community

Seniors can learn why Asbury Pointe Retirement Community offers exactly what they are looking for at a series of FREE and informative seminars to be held throughout 2020. Guests will be

Seniors can learn why Asbury Pointe Retirement Community offers exactly what they are looking for at a series of FREE and informative seminars to be held throughout 2020. Guests will be able to tour Asbury Pointe, including the beautifully-appointed apartments featuring such amenities as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cupboards, speak to current residents, get answers to the many questions they have and enjoy delicious refreshments. These seminars are a great opportunity to see our bright and spacious apartments, dining rooms, fitness centers, theatre room and much more. Guests can take their time to talk to staff and residents in a casual, no pressure atmosphere. Reservations are not required.

29feb3:30 pm6:30 pmOrgan Fairchild at Sportsmen's TavernAn afternoon of music3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Sportsmens Tavern

Organ Fairchild is a musical party that won’t quit. Take your old-school organ trio (organ/guitar/drums), add dance-heavy grooves and lots of extended jamming, and shake vigorously. Enjoy all night long. Joe

Organ Fairchild is a musical party that won’t quit. Take your old-school organ trio (organ/guitar/drums), add dance-heavy grooves and lots of extended jamming, and shake vigorously. Enjoy all night long.

Joe Bellanti – Hammond organ and keyboards Corey Kertzie – drums and percussion Dave Ruch – guitar

Performing together in Buffalo jam band Wild Knights for over 35 years, these three musicians are writing fresh original material to play alongside re-imagined rock songs, organ trio classics, and much more.

29feb3:30 pm5:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

29feb5:00 pm8:00 pmLumagination Happy HoursMysterious Minerals5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Happy Hours January 25, 30-31, February 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 5-8pm LIVE MUSIC! Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This

Join us for drinks and food brought to you by Salvatore’s Hospitality, live music from Brother James and more. This is a great addition to your night before or after attending Lumagination! Happy Hours will be located inside the Administration Building.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

29feb6:00 pm10:00 pmLumaginationMysterious Minerals6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

January 25-26, January 29-February 1 February 5-9, 12-22, 26-29 6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets. Tickets - General Admission

6-9pm / 6-10pm Friday and Saturday Doors open at 5:30pm. Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.

Tickets – General Admission / Garden Member Pricing Adults $15.50 / $13.50 Seniors (62 ) $14 / $12 Students (with ID) $14 / $12 Kids (3-12) $7 / $7 Kids 2 and under are free

* Tickets available online and at the door * Guest passes and coupons are not valid * Tripods are not permitted * The Botanical Gardens will close at 4:30pm and re-open for Lumagination * Please email tickets@buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions.

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! This is part three of a four-part series exploring water, air, earth and fire.

29feb01marSh*tty HawkinsSh*tty Hawkins “The 90s Part 2” Benefitting Pride Center of WNY w/ DJ Sets from: DJ CropTop, Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die & Boy Howdy7:00 pm - (march 1) 3:00 am Buffalo Iron Works

Saturday February 29th - Sh*tty Hawkins “The 90s Part 2” Benefitting Pride Center of WNY w/ DJ Sets from: DJ CropTop, Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die & Boy

Saturday February 29th – Sh*tty Hawkins “The 90s Part 2” Benefitting Pride Center of WNY w/ DJ Sets from: DJ CropTop, Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die & Boy Howdy

29feb7:30 pm9:30 pmWhat I Thought I Knew7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Jewish Community Center, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW, by Alice Eve Cohen February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) - 2/8, 2/15,

February 6 – March 1, 2020 Thursdays @ 7:30- 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Saturdays @ 3:30 & 7:30 (NEW TIMES!) – 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 Sundays @ 2:00 – 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1

Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of visiting expensive specialists, all of whom have different medical theories, a CT scan finally reveals that she is pregnant. Based upon true events and the book hailed by Oprah as “darkly hilarious…an unexpected bundle of joy,” this heartfelt journey through a high-risk pregnancy and the American healthcare system is told with the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller.

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