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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: Just Green Enough

Tuesday Apr. 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Buffalo

This month, we will welcome Trina Hamilton, Ph.D., whose talk will be called “Just Green Enough: A New Ethic for Environmental Cleanup & Industrial Revitalization.

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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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REEL QUEER Presents: Bijou

Wednesday Apr. 26, 2017
8:00 pm
Dreamland Arts, Buffalo

Wakefield Poole’s 1972 film is “more of a living, breathing sensual and sensory experience,” than a structured narrative film.

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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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Made In Buffalo

Thursday Apr. 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Entrepreneur, author, and quite possibly one of the most famous marketers of our time, Seth Godin presents “Dancing on the Edge of a Revolution” – living and working at the dawn of the new economy.

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A Reading by Author Eileen Myles

Thursday Apr. 27, 2017
7:30 pm
Evergreen Commons, Buffalo

Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a 2015 reissue of Chelsea Girls. Afterglow (a dog memoir).

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Free Kids Book Reading with Senator Tim Kennedy

Friday Apr. 28, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Buffalo & Erie County Central Library, BUFFALO

We’re hosting free activities and events all week around WNY. Kick off Family Friday at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Senator Tim Kennedy will be reading the book, “Last Stop on Market Street.”

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Free Book Reading with Assemblyman Walter

Friday Apr. 28, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Audubon Library, Buffalo

Kick off Family Friday at the Amherst Audubon Library. Assemblyman Walter will be reading the book, “The Family Book.” Families and children of all ages are welcome. To register, please visit the library or call 716-689-4923 to reserve your spot.

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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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International Astronomy Day

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo

The Buffalo Astronomical Association will provide visitors of all ages with the chance to connect with the universe around them via talks, demonstrations and activities hosted by BAA experienced observers.

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Sunwarrior Demo

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Feel-Rite Fresh Market- Delaware Ave, Buffalo

Sunwarrior Demo

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Vibrant Health Demo

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Feel-Rite Fresh Market – Transit Rd, Buffalo

Vibrant Health Demo

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Andalou demo

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feel Rite Fresh Market – Niagara Falls Blvd., Buffalo

Andalou demo

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UB Speaker Series: Brandon Stanton (Replacing James Franco)

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

As the founder of the street portrait blog, Humans of New York (HONY), Brandon Stanton is referred to as a worldwide Internet phenomenon and one of today’s most influential storytellers.

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Ann Marie Borlind Demo

Sunday Apr. 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feel-Rite Fresh Market- Delaware Ave, Buffalo

Ann Marie Borlind Demo

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Inner-Ear Reading Series

Sunday Apr. 30, 2017
3:00 pm
Rustbelt Books, Buffalo

Inner-Ear Reading Series

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Welcome to Night Vale

Monday May. 01, 2017
8:00 pm
Asbury Hall at 9th Ward, Buffalo

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

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Garden of life demo

Tuesday May. 02, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Feel Rite Fresh Market – Niagara Falls Blvd., Buffalo

Garden of life demo

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Women in Law: A Women Up Miniseries Event

Tuesday May. 02, 2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Join us for a screening of the powerful documentary “Equal Means Equal,” an interactive panel discussion with influential area women, and one of the best networking opportunities in WNY. It’s time to Woman Up, Buffalo!

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Shantell Martin: Someday We Can

Friday May. 05, 2017
All Day
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Join Albright-Knox Public Art Project Coordinator Zack Boehler for a discussion of the exhibition Shantell Martin: Someday We Can.

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Nightmare Marketing: How to Create Great Content for “Boring,” Complex and Undifferentiated Products

Tuesday May. 09, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Big Ditch Brewing Co., Buffalo

Meet Jonathan Kranz at the gates of hell! Or, at least join him to discuss the most hellish marketing challenges—i.e., “boring” products and services, complex products that are difficult to explain (let alone sell), and products that, frankly, aren’t that different from the competition.

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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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BNHV Annual Open House & Report to the Community

Thursday May. 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst

Meet our staff, Board of Trustees, Guild Members and Volunteers, and learn how to get involved at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.

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Carrousel Chat: Daredevils of Niagara Falls

Thursday May. 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, North Tonawanda

“Daredevils of Niagara: Stories of Desire, Deception, and Desperation” explores some of Niagara Falls’ most famous “daredevils,” all of whom were laid to rest in Niagara Falls’ historic Oakwood Cemetery.

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LAUREN BELFER: THE CREATION OF THREE HISTORICAL NOVELS

Thursday May. 11, 2017
7:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Lauren will present an illustrated lecture that she’s designed specifically for the Burchfield Penney audience.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday May. 12, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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History, Mystery, Neglect and Hope – A Complete Perspective on the J.N. Adam Memorial Hospital

Friday May. 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hollywood Theater, Gowanda

The free community event will include a panel discussion covering the grand beginning of the J.N. Adam Memorial Hospital and its place in medical, historical and architectural relevance to its compelling allure, as well as the ensuing legal battles to determine ownership and landlord responsibility.

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Ryder Henry – Exhibition Opening and Artist’s Talk

Friday May. 12, 2017
8:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Ranging from Earth-based cities to self-contained ring ships for life in outer space, his intricately assembled structures are built using mostly recycled materials.

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Larkin Square Author Series

Monday May. 15, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Larkin Square, Buffalo

Lauren Belfer’s first novel, City of Light, highlights many of the beautiful Olmsted designed parks here in Western New York. Lauren has invited special guests Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

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Two Soldiers’ Stories: Lebanon, Iraq and Back

Tuesday May. 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Best-selling authors Brian Castner and Matti Friedman present memorable evening on experiences of war in Lebanon and Iraq as well as heartbreaks after returning home

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Paint Night

Friday May. 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Establishment, WILLIAMSVILLE

Financial educator by day and artist by night, Ray will lead you through creating your very own masterpiece.

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The Good, The Bad, and The Funny – Transgender Stories

Saturday May. 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls

This event will feature several members of the Transgender Community who will be sharing their stories, followed by a question and answer session.

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Historical Fashion Show and Lecture

Saturday May. 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst

A lecture on 19th century women’s fashion by historical seamstress Aimee Cook. The lecture will be accompanied by a Historical Fashion Show featuring fashions by Aimee’s Victorian Armoire.

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Garden of life demo

Wednesday May. 24, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feel Rite Fresh Market – Niagara Falls Blvd., Buffalo

Garden of life demo

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Jun. 09, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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Larkin Square Author Series

Friday Jun. 09, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Larkin Square, Buffalo

Special Lunch time talk with the Author of The Wellness Project: How I Learned to do Right by my Body without Giving up my Life a memoir of making one healthy lifestyle change a month.

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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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Tops Presents Lidia Bastianich at the 2017 Taste of Buffalo

Saturday Jul. 08, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Downtown Buffalo, Buffalo

Tops Friendly Markets presents Lidia Bastianich at the 2017 Taste of Buffalo! Meet the Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restauranteur at this year’s Taste.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Jul. 14, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Sep. 08, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Oct. 13, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Nov. 10, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Dec. 08, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Jan. 12, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Feb. 09, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Mar. 09, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Apr. 13, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.

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