Weekly Feature

2018-02-08 / Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 8

Special Illumination of Niagara Falls — In celebration of the Chinese New Year, and in recognition of 2018 being designated the Canada-China Year of Tourism, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board will be illuminating Niagara Falls in a brilliant shade of red from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. niagaraparks.com/falls-illumination

Lumagination 2018 — Lumagination is an interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination. This event will showcase the architecture and

horticulture collection at the Botanical Gardens, Wednesday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, Feb. 11, and Feb. 14-24, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Happy Hour at Lumagination — One of the spaces in the Administration Building of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be transformed into a bar, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

fri. 9

Community Missions

Sweetheart Dinner — 21st annual event will feature a basket auction, silent auction, raffle prizes and more, Sweetheart Dinner, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Sheraton at the Falls, 300 Third Street, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; $50 per person. 285-3403, ext. 2225, fcatanes@communitymissions.org .

The Martin House: A Love Story — You are invited to the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House Complex for a special evening beginning with a glass of champagne in the lower level and then a special tour, exploring the themes of love, friendship and family. Cap off the evening with wine, cheese and chocolate in the museum store. All guests will receive 20 percent off their purchases that evening. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo; $ - space is limited. Reservations required. 856-3858, www.martinhouse.org

sat. 10

First Ladies Tea — Featuring a decadent, traditional English tea menu

with entertainment by Denise Reichard and Mary Lester, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst; $. 689-1440, www.bnhv.org

Parkinson’s Foundation Valentine’s Dinner Dance — Join the Western New York Chapter of the Parkinson’s Foundation for their annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance featuring food, music and dancing, 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Illio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 S. Park Ave., Blasdell; $. 449-3795, www.npfwny.org

Sweethearts Valentine Party — Everything is more fun in pairs according to BAM! Come out and celebrate love and friendship at Buffalo Arts Movement’s party with specifically designed activities for two. Explore your inner artist with collaborative painting, partner up to learn a few new dance moves and play couples trivia to find out how well you know each other. The event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Buffalo Arts

Movement, 94 Meridian St., Depew; $. More information available on their Facebook page.

Meat Raffle — Hosted by Butterfly Moon, a group of bereaved parents, friends and family members to help ease the pain of families who are faced with losing small children, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Knights of Columbus, Father Justin Council 5670, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga; $. 912-6120

Homemade Spaghetti Dinner — Presented by the Sodality of Our Lady at Fourteen Holy Helpers RC Church, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Monsignor Ebner Hall, 1345 Indian Church Road, West Seneca; $ (no presale, tickets only at the door). 674-2374

sun. 11

Knights of Columbus Farmers Breakfast — All-you-can eat breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Feb. 11, at 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda; $.

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