fri. 1 Jeanette Blair Art Show — Featuring an expanded collection of her work, with art show with reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Benjamin Gallery, 419 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. 886-0898, thebenjamangallery.com Color: A Celebration of Local LGBT Art — Artists included will be Karen Brady, Alyssa Brothman, Kevin Carr, Margaret Giamo, Mickey Harmon, Tommy Nguyen, Tina Waters, […]

Live Local in WNY

fri. 1 Harvey Brice — 7:30 p.m., Clarence Center Coffee Shop, 9475 Clarence Center Road, Clarence; Free. 741-8573 The Buffalo Blues Project — 9:30 p.m., Double D’s Queen City Grille, 83 Niagara St., Tonawanda; $. 743-0660, www.doubledsqcg.com Speedy Parker Blues Band — With Joe Calabrese, 9:30 p.m., 800 Maple, 800 Maple Road, Williamsville; 688-5800. www.800maple.com E.L.I — An Evening of […]


sat. 2 Horticulture II Certificate Series — “Hydroponics,” with David Clark, horticulturist, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, ext. 291, www.buffalogardens.com mon. 4 Monday Morning Adult Art Classes — 8:45-10:15 a.m. Monday, June 4 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park […]

Family Activities

thurs. 31 After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html sat. 2 GLKS 1st Saturday Fly — Join the folks of Great Lakes Kitefliers Society as they fly […]


fri. 1-sun. 3 Buffalo Greek Festival — Event features Greek cuisine, continuous live Greek music, Greek folk dancing, imported foods, bakery and gift shops, church tours and cultural exhibits, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2; and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 146 W. Utica St., Buffalo; $. www.buffalogreekfest.org fri. […]

Walking Tours

thurs. 31 Chestnut Ridge Park – Good Cardio Workout — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park; Free. 646-5034, www.foothillsclub.org fri. 1 Buffalo’s 35th Greek Festival — Meet at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1 at the southeast corner of Elmwood […]

Seeing singing strings

Guitar concerto competition to be broadcast on WNED-TV

For nearly 10 years, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition has been bringing sweet strains of music from the string instrument to the ears of Western New Yorkers, but this year, locals can feast their eyes on the contest as well. For the first time, the semifinals of the competition, which are held every other year, will be broadcast […]

Sports briefs

Iroquois’ girls modified lacrosse team ended its season with a 9-5 loss to Lake Shore on May 25. Despite trailing 7-0 at halftime and 9-0 ten minutes into the second half, the Lady Chiefs started its rally. Halyey Fonfara, Taylor Abraszek, Karlee Rapp, Chloe Gilbert and Madison Memminger all scored unanswered goals. The team finished with a 3-8-1 record. Registration […]

Hilbert to host summer hoops camps

The Hilbert College boys and girls basketball teams will be holding summer camps. The boys weeks of camp will be held June 24-28 and July 8-12. The girls camp runs July 15-19. Check-in is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, and each camp concludes at 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Campers are given the choice of staying on campus (resident […]


fri. 1 Damn Yankees — When the devilish Mr. Applegate offers Joe Boyd a chance to help his beloved Washington Senators win a pennant, Joe makes the ultimate trade, his soul. But as “Shoeless Joe from Hannibal Mo” becomes a baseball star, he loses everything he once loved and looks for a way out. The show stars Christopher Standart as […]