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Kenan Center Presents Holiday Jazz Concerts

Kenan Center Presents Holiday Jazz Concerts

The Kenan Center will present ”Tidings of Comfort & Jazz,” two nights of traditional holiday music re-imagined by jazz quintet, What Would Mingus Do?,  December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater in Lockport. The concerts will feature two 45-minute sets. Wine and beer will be served. Tickets are $15 general public/$10 for Kenan members and can be purchased at the Kenan Center or by calling 433-2617. Tickets will also be available at the door. This unprecedented program of jazz interpretations of holiday tunes will launch a new collaboration between the Kenan Center and Carriage House Players.

What Would Mingus Do? features leader Kelly Bucheger, alto & tenor saxophones; Mark Filsinger, trumpet & flugelhorn; Jared Tinkham, guitar; Joe Goehle, bass and Alec Dube, drums.

NFADA Plans Annual Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest

NFADA Plans Annual Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association announced that the organization will host its annual poster competition in conjunction with the 2017 Buffalo Auto Show. The Buffalo Auto Show will return Feb. 9-12, 2017, to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.

The poster contest is open to all students enrolled in art classes in Western New York schools. Entries must be submitted by participating schools and must be original work. Complete details can be found on the NFADA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BuffaloAutoShow.

Local Artisans Inspire Holiday Shopping at 22nd Annual Yuletide in the Country

Local Artisans Inspire Holiday Shopping at 22nd Annual Yuletide in the Country

Western New Yorkers can complete their holiday shopping and buy local on Dec. 3 and 4 as the 22nd annual Yuletide in the Country Holiday Artisan Market returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State to Return on December 3

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State to Return on December 3

The Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market, will return to Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 3. The market will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through mid April 2017.

In addition to hosting nearly 20 quality vendors, entertainment will be offered from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m., and one community group will be invited to host an informational table each week. One group or organization from Buffalo State will also host a weekly informational table, and the market will be equipped to accept EBT customers as well.

Kenan Arts Council to Present Annual Holiday Gift Show

Kenan Arts Council to Present Annual Holiday Gift Show

The Kenan Arts Council is gearing up to be an exciting part of the holiday season! For the 36th year, the Kenan Arts Council will host the popular Holiday Gift Show at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St, Lockport. Dates are Friday, November 18, 5-9 pm; Saturday, November 19, 10 am-5 pm; and Sunday, November 20, 11 am-5 pm. Admission is $4.00.

This year’s event will feature 44 juried artisans as well as five food and wine vendors: Black Willow Winery, All That Chocolate, Naples Valley Brand Products (mustards, oils and vinegars); and—again this year--Winslow’s Choice Jams & Jellies. This year we are also happy to have Geri Hens of Lockport selling organic honey.

Eight new artists will join veteran artisans including jewelry designer, Dale Bosworth; floral designer, Shelly Andrews; and Caroline Stoll with her quality handcrafted bears.

Celebrate the Christmas Season with Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Celebrate the Christmas Season with Special Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

From celebrating a Victorian Christmas to dining with Santa to enjoying a holiday tea with loved ones, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village invites you to participate in their exciting events planned for the month of December.

Enjoy a menu full of Victorian Christmas recipes at the second annual “Taste of Christmas Past” from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The evening’s program includes:
• Music by Dan Wilke, organ grinder, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
• 45-minute guided lantern tours of the village with one of BNHV’s costumed villagers (includes grounds and exterior of building) at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m.
• Music by the Hutchinson Family Revival from 7 to 9 p.m.
• Live auction at 8 p.m.
• Tree lighting ceremony and caroling on the historic bandstand at 8:15 p.m.
• Remaining auctions and raffles after tree lighting ceremony

Explore Buffalo and Palace Theatre to Offer Lockport Tour of Homes

Explore Buffalo and Palace Theatre to Offer Lockport Tour of Homes

The Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport and Explore Buffalo are teaming up again to offer a great tour of homes to kick off the holiday season! Participants will enjoy touring 10 historic locations in the City of Lockport from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

Starting at the Kenan Center Arena, guests will pick up their tour book containing histories of the buildings and a map with the locations of the homes. Carolers from the Palace Theatre’s production of Scrooge will be at the homes, adding to the holiday atmosphere. 

This tour is self-guided from home to home, with docents in each home. You can visit the homes at your own pace and in whatever order you choose. A map of home locations will be provided at the tour’s starting location inside the Kenan Center Arena (behind the Kenan Arts Center), 433 Locust St.