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Talks & Readings

Talks, Readings, Lectures in Buffalo/WNY

Talks, readings and yes, now lectures too (obv). If you’re looking for more knowledge, a mind expander or just a little brain food – look no further. SOB has the most complete guide to lectures, readings and talks from UB to Buff. State to the Chautagua Institute. kevin spacey lecture

 

SPEAKER NITE

Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Buffalo

In the Speaker Nite series, we examine issues that were important during TR’s lifetime and continue to be relevant today.

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Business First’s 2nd Annual Boasting Buffalo

Wednesday Jan. 25, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

Join us at the second annual Boasting Buffalo networking event and meet others who love living, working and playing here. Douglas Jemal, founder and president of Douglas Development and CEO of One Seneca Tower, will be this year’s keynote speaker.

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She Sells Sea Shells: The Story of Mary Anning’s Fossils

Wednesday Jan. 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

Dr. Phil Stokes, Director of Penn Dixie will speak on the life of Mary Anning.

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Artist’s Talk – Caitlin Cass

Wednesday Jan. 25, 2017
7:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Artist’s Talk – Caitlin Cass

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Artist Talk: Isaac Julien

Thursday Jan. 26, 2017
6:30 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Artist Isaac Julien will give a talk about his artistic practice and body of work, including WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, 2007, which is in the Albright-Knox’s collection and was on view at the museum in 2011 as part of Videosphere: A New Generation.

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Winter Speaker Series Session 2

Thursday Jan. 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This five-part speaker series features different Explore Buffalo docents presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics.

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U.N. International Holocaust Remembrance Event

Thursday Jan. 26, 2017
7:30 pm
Canisius College, Buffalo

Community lecture, “The Future and Challenges of Holocaust Education in the 21st Century,”

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Of One Mind

Saturday Jan. 28, 2017
1:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

These short documentaries feature the pairing of a Starlight artist with another local artist to discuss their work, interests, and how art affects their life and view of the world.

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2017 CEOs Speak: Inside Buffalo Niagara’s Economic Outlook

Tuesday Jan. 31, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo

JOIN US: In this special 10 year anniversary, Dr. Don Levy, director of the Siena Research Institute (SRI), returns to review the results of the annual Survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders, and what they mean for the Buffalo Niagara region.

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The Rediscover of Buffalo’s Pioneering African American Architect: John Brent

Wednesday Feb. 01, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

Local historian Christine Parker will screen a short documentary and speak on her research of John E. Brent. Follow her journey from research to publication. Members Free, museum admission.

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The Rediscover of Buffalo’s Pioneering African American Architect: John Brent

Wednesday Feb. 01, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

Local historian Christine Parker will screen a short documentary and speak on her research of John E. Brent.

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MICHAELA ANGELA DAVIS: IMAGE ACTIVIST and WRITER

Thursday Feb. 02, 2017
7:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Michaela Angela Davis is an image activist, writer, creative director, and cultural commentator.

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THE FAUST PROJECT: A STAGED READING WITH LIVE MUSIC OF GOETHE’S FAUST

Friday Feb. 03, 2017 - Saturday Feb. 04, 2017
8:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

A staged reading with live music of selected scenes from both parts of Goethe’s Faust.

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Hanne Darboven’s 408 drawings in 10 chapters, 1972–73

Tuesday Feb. 07, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

This immersive series of drawings by Hanne Darboven offers a striking example of the artist’s daily artmaking practice.

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Phil Ranallo

Wednesday Feb. 08, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Larkin Square, Buffalo

The Larkin Square Author Series is a collaboration between Larkin Square and Talking Leaves Books.

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Winter Speaker Series Session #3

Thursday Feb. 09, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This five-part speaker series features different Explore Buffalo docents presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics.

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Elizabeth Mazzolini Scholars @ Hallwalls

Friday Feb. 10, 2017
4:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Mazzolini’s talk argues that discourse about illicit drugs is implicitly environmental discourse, and that ecocritical analysis can reveal overlooked but crucial elements of social phenomena.

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Crossroads: Artwork of Cornelia Dohse-Peck – Artist’s Talk

Saturday Feb. 11, 2017
1:00 pm
Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda

Cornelia Dohse-Peck has extensive experience as a teaching artist and has been active in the Western New York community for many years. Her mixed media work has been exhibited on a national and international level, including in numerous solo shows.

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Storytime and Workshop: Press Here

Sunday Feb. 12, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Children and their caregivers will hear the story Press Here, by Hervé Tullet, and create a hands-on art activity based on the book and artwork on view.

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Masterclass with Darren Stokes and Deborah Selig

Wednesday Feb. 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo

These artists will work one-on-one with talented local students in front of a live audience.

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Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Thursday Feb. 16, 2017
8:00 pm
Alumni Arena at SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo

Eric H. Holder, Jr. was born in New York City and attended public schools there, graduating from Stuyvesant High School, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Columbia College in 1973 and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 1976.

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M&T Third Friday

Friday Feb. 17, 2017
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

1-3 pm Free Docent-Led Tours 3-4:30 pm Free Kids Activities 6 pm Lecture with Dr. Sharon Amos Dr. Sharon Amos will speak on examining the history of African American congregations that occupy former German houses of worship in the Fruit Belt community. FREE.

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Young Academics Speaker Series: Sara Miller

Saturday Feb. 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst

University at Buffalo MA Student Sara Miller will present her MA Project: A Forgotten History? The Abolition Movement in Western New York

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Winter Speaker Series Session #4

Thursday Feb. 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

This five-part speaker series features different Explore Buffalo docents presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics.

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Artist’s Talk: Paul Vanouse

Wednesday Mar. 01, 2017
7:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Artist’s Talk: Paul Vanouse

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Michael Farrell and John Howell

Wednesday Mar. 08, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Larkin Square, Buffalo

The Larkin Square Author Series is a collaboration between Larkin Square and Talking Leaves Books.

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