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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

 

2017 NACA Mid Atlantic Regional Conference

Thursday Oct. 19, 2017 - Saturday Oct. 21, 2017
7:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo

2017 NACA Mid Atlantic Regional Conference

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CELEBRATE HER – A THREE DAY CELEBRATION OF STRENGTH

Friday Oct. 20, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Her Sanctuary, Buffalo

Her Story + Her Sanctuary are very excited to be hosting a three day event filled with uplifting women, inspirational people, and a positive way to incorporate health + wellness into the lives of women.

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Peach Presents: Poetry Reading ft. Calhoun, Kay, Gehringer, Boltz, & Clare

Friday Oct. 20, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Pine Apple Company, Buffalo

Peach Mag is proud to present visiting poets Daphne Calhoun, Andrea Kay, and June Gehringer alongside Buffalo-based poets Meghann Boltz and Linnea Clare for a poetry reading at Pine Apple Company.

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Sunwarrior Demo

Saturday Oct. 21, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Feel-Rite Fresh Market- Delaware Ave, Buffalo

Sunwarrior Demo

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TEDDY BEAR STORY HOUR

Saturday Oct. 21, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Buffalo

Bring the little ones to the TR Site for Teddy Bear Story Hour – a story, a snack, and a special gift, as well as a family-friendly tour of the TR Site. Blankets to sit on and teddy bears are encouraged (but not required).

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AK Teens College Art Career Day

Saturday Oct. 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

he Albright-Knox is hosting an event for high school students interested in pursuing careers in the arts to meet with representatives from area colleges and universities to learn about their arts programs.

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Host Defense Demo

Saturday Oct. 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Feel-Rite Fresh Market- Delaware Ave, Buffalo

Host Defense Demo

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Irwin Naturals Demo

Monday Oct. 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feel-Rite Fresh Market – Transit Rd, Buffalo

Irwin Naturals Demo

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Law and Courtroom Drama in Movies

Monday Oct. 23, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

View and discuss films that explore courtroom drama and our legal process.

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Design Committee Meeting

Monday Oct. 23, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Elmwood Village, Buffalo

Design Committee Meeting

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Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Monday Oct. 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

Oral reading and discussion of Macbeth. We will read one act per week for five weeks. People who appreciate Shakespeare’s genius and those who were turned off in high school are equally welcome. Join the fun!

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Western Civ Revisited: The Odyssey

Tuesday Oct. 24, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

Oral reading and discussion of the world’s great literature. The Odyssey, Roger Fagles translation.

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Speaker Nite- Architectural Historian and Author Frank Kowsky

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

Speaker Nite. As part of its ongoing Speaker Nite series, the we’ll welcome architectural historian and author Frank Kowsky at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24th. Kowsky will be reflecting on the many achievements and local legacy of “Buffalo’s First Preservationist: Olaf ‘Bill’ Shelgren, Jr.” 

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Vibrant Health Demo

Wednesday Oct. 25, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Feel-Rite Fresh Market – Transit Rd, Buffalo

Vibrant Health Demo

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AnneMarie Borlind Event

Wednesday Oct. 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Feel-Rite Fresh Market – Transit Rd, Buffalo

AnneMarie Borlind Event

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The 155th Annual Meeting of The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy

Wednesday Oct. 25, 2017
5:30 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

The Annual Meeting of the membership commemorates the past year’s programmatic achievements and accomplishments and provides a glimpse into the museum’s exciting plans for the coming season.

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Brand = Building

Wednesday Oct. 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Darwin Martin House, Buffalo

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation President Stuart Graff walks us through Wright’s modern understanding of brand through the lens of two of his most important commercial buildings: Buffalo’s Larkin Building and Wisconsin’s Johnson Wax Buildings.

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The Third Annual Poetry Reading

Wednesday Oct. 25, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

The Third Annual Poetry Reading: New and Selected Poems.

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Art in Craft Media Artists Tour

Thursday Oct. 26, 2017
6:00 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Join the artists of Art in Craft Media 2017 for a tour and discussion of the exhibition.

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TEDxBuffalo

Thursday Oct. 26, 2017
6:00 pm
Asbury Hall at Babeville, Buffalo

Each year, TEDxBuffalo strives to provide Buffalonians who possess inspiring ideas, interesting projects, or incredible performances a platform from which they can present their ideas to local and global audiences.

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In Silence the Secrets Speak

Friday Oct. 27, 2017
12:30 pm
Center for the Arts SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo

Seema Kohli.The lecture traces the influence of myths and philosophies emerging from the Indian subcontinent on Seema’s personal spiritual quest and expression in her art.

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Ronald Ventura in Conversation with Ryan Francis Reyes

Saturday Oct. 28, 2017
2:00 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Join artist Ronald Ventura (Filipino, born 1973) and art historian and curator Ryan Francis Reyes as they explore Ventura’s artistic practice, including Carousel, 2016, on view in Out of Sight! Art of the Senses.

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Chilled to the Bone-Ghost Storytelling for Halloween

Saturday Oct. 28, 2017
6:30 pm
Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda

Charles Bachman, a retired professor of English at Buffalo State College, will be telling Native American and other ghost tales sure to get you into the Halloween spirit!

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COMMON GROUND: From Burma to Buffalo…

Sunday Oct. 29, 2017
12:00 pm
Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville

Award Winning Journalist to Present Program at Calvary Episcopal Church COMMON GROUND: From Burma to Buffalo…
The Journey to Freedom — How Thousands of Burmese Refugees Are Energizing the West Side

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Law and Courtroom Drama in Movies

Monday Oct. 30, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

View and discuss films that explore courtroom drama and our legal process.

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Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Monday Oct. 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

Oral reading and discussion of Macbeth. We will read one act per week for five weeks. People who appreciate Shakespeare’s genius and those who were turned off in high school are equally welcome. Join the fun!

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Western Civ Revisited: The Odyssey

Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

Oral reading and discussion of the world’s great literature. The Odyssey, Roger Fagles translation.

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Science and Art Cabaret 20.0: Finnegans Waves

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

Science and Art Cabaret 20.0: Finnegans Waves

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Fall Speaker Series Session 3

Thursday Nov. 02, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Fall Speaker Series Session 3. Even though technology has made most lighthouses obsolete, we strive to preserve them as romantic symbols of our past.

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My Story: An Evening of Personal Narratives

Thursday Nov. 02, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Join us as we deliver real stories that they have been discovered, crafted, explored, and honed in Inclusive Theater’s Personal Narrative workshops.

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Gallery Talk: Artworks in the Collection

Friday Nov. 03, 2017
All Day
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Join us for a discussion of works in the collection of the Albright-Knox on view in the 1962 Building.

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Top regional experts to discuss care for booming aging population

Friday Nov. 03, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Templeton Landing Restaurant & Special Events, Buffalo

Health care leaders from The Eden Alternative, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and University at Buffalo will share their insights during a panel discussion

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The Borgen Project Informational

Friday Nov. 03, 2017
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Buffalo State College, Buffalo

Discuss The Borgen Project and the impact it has on global affairs and how one can volunteer and help support The Borgen Project.

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Nicholas Lustig Scholars @ Hallwalls

Friday Nov. 03, 2017
4:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Professor Lustig examines the origins of the recently constructed mass-surveillance centers in urban police departments.

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My Story: An Evening of Personal Narratives

Friday Nov. 03, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Foundry, Buffalo

Join us as we deliver real stories that they have been discovered, crafted, explored, and honed in Inclusive Theater’s Personal Narrative workshops.

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Law and Courtroom Drama in Movies

Monday Nov. 06, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

View and discuss films that explore courtroom drama and our legal process.

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Exhibit X Fiction: Evie Meidav

Monday Nov. 06, 2017
7:00 pm
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo

Called “an American original,” Edie Meidav is the author of Kingdom of the Young

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Western Civ Revisited: The Odyssey

Tuesday Nov. 07, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

Oral reading and discussion of the world’s great literature. The Odyssey, Roger Fagles translation.

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Babel: Toni Morrison

Thursday Nov. 09, 2017
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo

On November 9, 2017, we will honor a momentous day in Buffalo’s history—exactly 50 years to the day—after Dr. Martin Luther King spoke here at Kleinhans Music Hall on “The Future of Integration.”

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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Nov. 10, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Blue Cross & Blue Shield, 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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2017 WNY Childrens Book Expo

Saturday Nov. 11, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo

2017 WNY Childrens Book Expo

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Secrets from the Stacks – Veterans Day

Saturday Nov. 11, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

A one-morning pop-up display of pictures, books, manuscripts, or other items from the Library collection that you can actually sit down with and handle.

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Law and Courtroom Drama in Movies

Monday Nov. 13, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

View and discuss films that explore courtroom drama and our legal process.

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Western Civ Revisited: The Odyssey

Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

Oral reading and discussion of the world’s great literature. The Odyssey, Roger Fagles translation.

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At Buffalo!

Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

Get a glimpse inside the rehearsal room of AT BUFFALO, a new musical about the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.

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Fall Speaker Series Session 4

Thursday Nov. 16, 2017
7:00 pm
Explore Buffalo, Buffalo

Fall Speaker Series Session 4. Join us for this talk where we’ll take a look into the history of the various foods created and celebrated throughout Buffalo’s delicious history.

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To and From 1967: A Rebellion with Martin Sostre

Saturday Nov. 18, 2017 - Sunday Nov. 19, 2017
12:00 am
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center, Buffalo

Rebellion with Martin Sostre. A two day series of screenings and discussions, with Karima Amin, Max Anderson, Ephraim Asili, Brett Story, the United Melanin Society, and others.

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Jesse Williams

Saturday Nov. 18, 2017
7:30 pm
Alumni Arena at SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo

A native of Chicago and graduate of Temple University, Jesse Williams began his professional career teaching high school in low income Philadelphia public charter schools.

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Western Civ Revisited: The Odyssey

Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Center – Holland Building, Buffalo

Oral reading and discussion of the world’s great literature. The Odyssey, Roger Fagles translation.

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Presidents and the Press

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

In conjunction with the Buffalo Presidential Center, a panel discussion of the history of the relationships between the US Presidents and press and the importance of ensuring a free and independent press.

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