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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

 

Babel: Edna O’Brien

Friday Mar. 24, 2017
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo

Irish novelist and short-story writer EDNA O’BRIEN was born on 15 December 1930 in Tuamgraney, County Clare, Ireland.

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But NO One Will Do That: Preventing & Reversing Heart Disease Through Plant-Based Nutrition

Saturday Mar. 25, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sweet Home High School, Amherst

Chad Teeters, Chief Cardiology Highland Hospital Speaking on Plant-Based Foods For Heart Health. Cost: $30.

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Irena’s Vow

Sunday Mar. 26, 2017
6:00 pm
Canisius College, Buffalo

The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College and the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo present a dramatic reading of Irena’s Vow on Sunday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Marie Maday Theatre in Lyons Hall.

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SPEAKER NITE – Nancy J. Rosenbloom Ph.D.

Tuesday Mar. 28, 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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A Discussion of Passive House

Tuesday Mar. 28, 2017
7:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

A Discussion of Passive House: by John Rockwell of Zehnder America, Inc.

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An Evening with NPR Special Correspondent, Renee Montagne

Wednesday Mar. 29, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WNED|WBFO Studios, Buffalo

Montagne is a familiar voice on NPR, having reported and hosted since the mid-1980s. She hosted “All Things Considered” with Robert Siegel for two years in the late 1980s.

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The History of the Delaware Mansions

Wednesday Mar. 29, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

The Research Library’s very own Cynthia VanNess will present about the mansions on Delaware Avenue and their history.

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Artist talk with Fotini Galanes

Wednesday Mar. 29, 2017
7:00 pm
Pausa Art House, Buffalo

Artist talk with Fotini Galanes

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Ilia Delio, OSF, Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC

Thursday Mar. 30, 2017
7:30 pm
Canisius College, Buffalo

Canisius College will welcome Ilia Delio, OSF, Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC, in the Montante Cultural Center. Sister Delio holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova. The event is free and open to the public.

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Poly-Potluck

Friday Mar. 31, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dreamland Arts, Buffalo

This is an event to discuss poly relations and such, not a hook up type thing (though we all are adults so do what you do). I absolutely love this event and am so excited to have it again!

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SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence 10th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Apr. 02, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SS. Columba & Brigid Parish, Buffalo

Dr. Christopher Stanley, professor of theology at St. Bonaventure University, will speak at the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence’s annual fundraiser

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Roxane Gay

Wednesday Apr. 05, 2017
8:00 pm
Alumni Arena at SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered.

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Ann Goldsmith

Thursday Apr. 06, 2017
7:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including, most recently, the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s MORTALS AND IMMORTALS, 2014; STEEL BELLOW, 2014; AN OUTRIDERS ANTHOLOGY, POETRY IN BUFFALO, 1969-1979; A CELEBRATION OF WESTERN NEW YORK POETS, 2014, and THE SOW’S EAR POETRY REVIEW, 2016.

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Jaume Franquesa Scholars @ Hallwalls

Friday Apr. 07, 2017
4:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Jaume Franquesa’s talk, “Messy Ground: Wind, Profits and Livelihoods,” offers a historically informed and ethnographically grounded study of the unparalleled development of wind energy in Spain.

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Jacob Kassay: OTNY and Eric Mack: Vogue Fabrics

Friday Apr. 07, 2017
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Jacob Kassay presents new works dispersed through the museum’s galleries and transitional spaces that draw attention to the way we rationalize, navigate, and narrate our own movement through space.

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Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj

Friday Apr. 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Studies for A Minor History of Trembling Matter focuses on Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj’s research in Palmelo, a small town in Brazil where half of the town’s inhabitants see themselves as spiritual mediums while also holding day jobs as civil servants.

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Shantell Martin in Conversation with Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott

Friday Apr. 07, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Using her simple trademark linework—black ink on white surfaces—Shantell Martin transforms everything from walls to found objects, ceramics, toys, sneakers, and even the faces and bodies of participants and passersby into a signature visual narrative.

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DIVA by DIVA

Wednesday Apr. 12, 2017
7:30 pm
O’Connell & Company (The Park School), Snyder

DIVA by DIVA is our “Celebration of Women” … with songs, readings, humor & quotes by, for & about women. Although DIVA by DIVA is gender specific, it is not gender exclusive … men like it too!

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Visions of an Island: Sky Hopinka in Person

Saturday Apr. 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center, Buffalo

Sky Hopinka’s sensitive, gorgeous works approach both his own heritage and history as a Ho-Chunk Nation national and descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, as well as the reverberations of the the continuing injustices that confront indigenous peoples.

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Theaster Gates’s Civil Tapestry 5, 2012

Tuesday Apr. 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

The history of America’s long struggle for civil rights is one of Theaster Gates’s predominant themes.

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Babel: Dave Eggers

Thursday Apr. 20, 2017
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo

Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of seven tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible.

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Fernanda Negrete

Friday Apr. 21, 2017
4:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Negrete will show, emerges for the reader as an effect of perspectival decentering that dissolves the opposition between self and world to rethink intersubjectivity fluidly.

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In Search of a Nation + Panel Discussion

Saturday Apr. 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

“This movie, Desh Khojdai Janda (In Search of a Nation), is based on a true story of Bhutanese refugees and is dedicated to all the refugees across the world.

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Larkin Square Author Series

Wednesday Apr. 26, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Larkin Square, Buffalo

Join the editor, Jody Kleinberg Biehl, of the new “Buffalo Anthology: Right Here Right Now” in discussion with two contributors to the Anthology: Robbie Tacac from the Go Go Dolls and Music is Art Foundation and Mary Ramsey, lead singer with John and Mary & the Valkyries.

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Leading Innovation in the Social Sector featuring Seth Godin

Thursday Apr. 27, 2017
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

Join leaders from the business, nonprofit and academic worlds for a day of no-excuses action, interaction and collaboration focused on social innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Cringe Worthy Poets Present: Neil Hilborn

Thursday Apr. 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Barrel Factory, Buffalo

Cringe Worthy Poets Presents: Neil Hilborn. In 2013 his poem “OCD” went viral, garnering over twelve million views to date, making it the most-viewed slam poem ever. Cash bar will be available. $7 entry

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Buffalo YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) Festival!

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tri-Main Center, Buffalo

This year’s festival is called “BUFFALO: BLOCK BY BLOCK” and it will provide a platform for people and groups involved in grassroots, locally-driven community development to gather, exchange ideas and establish the networks that will help build a better Buffalo.

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Happiness for Your Health Spring Expo

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg

The Happiness for Your Health Spring Expo features 22,000 square feet of products, services, practitioners, therapies, treatments, as well as treats, wearables, jewelry, decorations and gifts for yourself, your office and home, to REDUCE stress and INCREASE happiness!

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James Franco

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
8:00 pm
Alumni Arena at SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo

Though James Franco’s more popular work may be on the big screen, his passion to learn and explore takes precedence in his life, constantly challenging himself in multiple facets of the industry.

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DIVA by DIVA

Wednesday May. 10, 2017
7:30 pm
O’Connell & Company (The Park School), Snyder

DIVA by DIVA is our “Celebration of Women” … with songs, readings, humor & quotes by, for & about women. Although DIVA by DIVA is gender specific, it is not gender exclusive … men like it too!

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DIVA by DIVA

Wednesday Jun. 14, 2017
7:30 pm
O’Connell & Company (The Park School), Snyder

DIVA by DIVA is our “Celebration of Women” … with songs, readings, humor & quotes by, for & about women. Although DIVA by DIVA is gender specific, it is not gender exclusive … men like it too!

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