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Kenan Center Presents "Cinderella" This Weekend

Kenan Center Presents "Cinderella" This Weekend

For a 15th year, the nationally renowned Missoula Children's Theatre is in Lockport to present an original musical with a cast of local young perfromers. This year's performance is the fairytale classic, "Cinderella." Performances will take place at the Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Avenue, at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Admission at the door is $7 for all seats; children 2 and under are free.

In this twist on the popular fairy tale, a pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper, and a dream come true are woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother. When Cinderella’s stepsisters try to keep Cinderella from attending the ball, the Fairy Godmother enlists the help of the Mice and Pumpkins and is able to transform Cinderella just in time for the big event. Also featured are Cleo the Cat, Fido the Dog, the Lords and Ladies, the Town Criers, the King, and the Beggars.

For more information, go to kenancenter.org or call 433-2617.

 

‘The Last Descent’ Screening to Include Discussion With Lead Actor

‘The Last Descent’ Screening to Include Discussion With Lead Actor

AMHERST, N.Y. – “The Last Descent,” starring Daemen College alumnus Chadwick Hopson, ’10, will be screened at a campus premiere scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Research and Information Commons Room 120.

A question and answer session with Hopson will be held at 7 p.m. following the special film screening. Daniel Shanahan, assistant professor and coordinator of the entrepreneurism program, will serve as moderator.

The critically acclaimed “The Last Descent” is inspired by the 2009 rescue attempt of John Jones, a medical student who became trapped in Nutty Putty Cave in Utah. For his role, Hopson earned his first major award as best leading actor in a feature film at the 2017 Utah Film Awards.

Vendors Sought for Collectors & Artisans Expo; Event to Benefit Local Organizations

Vendors Sought for Collectors & Artisans Expo; Event to Benefit Local Organizations

Fresh off a successful first Collectors’ Expo in September, a second Collectors & Artisans Expo has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

“We’re very excited to be bringing the Expo back to Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District just one week before the city celebrates St. Patrick’s Day,” said Joe Kirchmyer of West Seneca, organizer of the event. “We are currently accepting new vendors who can bring interesting items to the Expo such as sports memorabilia, coins, stamps, antiques, original artwork, handcrafted goods, trains, toys, bottles, comic books, music and theatre memorabilia, and more.”

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Experience Begins with Christmas in the Country

Popular event to feature Food Truck Rodeo, expanded Tavern, Brian Moorman’s P.U.N.T. Foundation and 40 new artisans

An iconic Western New York tradition like no other, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 33rd season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 2-5. Patrons will discover more than 400 artisans spread out over five buildings, a Food Truck Rodeo for dining and The Tavern featuring handcrafted beverages, wines and spirits. Patrons can also connect and interact with the creators of countless product lines at the event.

Once again this year, Christmas in the Country will offer complimentary return passes so patrons can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of this one-of-a-kind shopping experience all weekend long. 

Explore Buffalo Announces Special Architectural and Adventure Events

Explore Buffalo Announces Special Architectural and Adventure Events

Explore Buffalo is excited to offer another year of the Buffalo Architecture Course and Adventures in Buffalo History Fall Speaker Series!  

FALL 2017 ARCHITECTURE COURSE: BUFFALO INTERIORS 101
7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
Meet: Explore Buffalo’s headquarters in First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo (across from Kleinhans Music Hall). Parking is available in the church lot, which can be accessed from Pennsylvania Street, or on any surrounding side streets.
Cost: General $40, Student $35, Explorer Pass $35

Explore Buffalo’s Tour are Still Going Strong Through October

Explore Buffalo’s Tour are Still Going Strong Through October

Even with the calendar nearly ready to turn to October, there’s no slowdown in the amount of quality tours being offered by Explore Buffalo!

TURN OF THE CENTURY TREASURES
9:30 a.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
Meet: Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo, corner of Washington and Mohawk streets. Two-hour parking is available on surrounding streets, and the Mohawk Parking Ramp is on the opposite corner. The Lafayette Square Station of the Metro Rail is around the corner on Main Street.
Cost: General $15, Student $5, Explorer Pass Free

Auditions: Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Kenan Center

Auditions: Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Kenan Center

The Kenan Center in partnerhsip with The Carriage House Players will present the hilarious Christmas classic, "The Best Chrsitmas Pageant ever," directed by Peg Merrill, two weekends in December, and is holding auditions for cast members in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater. Seeking two men, age 35-60 (one younger, one older); five women, ages 35-60; children ages 8-15: 3 males, teen; 2 females, teen; 10 younger children. Those auditioning will read from the script and should provide a bio and headshot. Commitment to all rehearsals and performances is essential. Rehearsals will begin October 2. Evening rehearsals run from 6:30-8 pm; weekend rehearsals from 1-3 pm. A full schedule will be provided at the audition.

Performances take place, December 8-10 and 15-17. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. All take place in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater. Tickets are $14/$12 members; for children age 12 and under, $10/$8 members.