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BY CHUCK SHEPHERD

AWKWARD A paramedic with the St. Louis Fire Department discovered on Aug. 4 that his car, in the station's parking lot, had been broken into and was missing various items. Minutes after he filed a police report, the station received an emergency call about a pedestrian hit by a car, and the paramedic and crew rushed to the scene. As he was helping the victim, the paramedic noticed that his own gym bag and belongings were strewn about the scene and concluded that the man he was attending to was likely the man who had broken into his car. The paramedic continued to assist the man, and police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that they would arrest the man as soon as he was discharged from the hospital. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8-6-2016] ■

BRIGHT IDEAS ■ Business is booming for Lainey Morse, the owner of No Regrets Farm in Albany, Oregon, and the founder of "Goat Yoga" -- an outdoor regimen of relaxation carried out among her wandering goats. "Do you know how hard it is to be sad and depressed when there are baby goats jumping around?" she asked, proudly

noting that she is booked up right now, with a waiting list of 500. One problem has surfaced, though (as she told a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reporter): Naive baby goats try to eat flower designs on yoga mats, leading Morse to permit only mats of solid colors. [Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News, 9-16-2016] ■ Wesley Autrey, 42, was arrested by Scranton, Pennsylvania, detectives in September in a drug bust with five bags of heroin and four of cocaine (along with $3,083 cash) and charged with dealing. Autrey (street name, for some reason: "Newphew") wet his pants during the arrest, which police said he did under the mistaken impression that heroin would dissolve when exposed to urine. [Times-Tribune (Scranton), 9-15-2016] ■ "Clitoris activism is hot in France right now," reported London's The Guardian in August, highlighted by the introduction in school sex education of a 3-D model of the organ -- demonstrating, by the way, that it more resembles a "wishbone" or a "high-tech boomerang" than the "small, sensitive" "bud" of dictionary description. French clitoris scholars emphasize that most of the several-inch-long organ is internal and just as highly excitable as its male counterpart, and their wide-ranging societal campaign includes a magazine whose title translates to "The Idiot's Guide to the Clit." [The Guardian, 8-15-2016, 9-15-2016]

RECURRING THEMES ■ Goldfish Revisited: (1) Emma Marsh of Kuraby, Australia, shelled out $500 in September for her goldfish's emergency medical care to remove the pebble stuck in poor Conquer's throat. (Brisbane's Courier-Mail noted that the $500 could have bought 40 replacements -- that $500 is about what an actual bar of gold of Conquer's weight would cost.) (2) Elsewhere Down Under, researchers from Murdoch University in Perth said in August they were working on a goldfish-control program after learning that one species dumped in the nutrient-rich Vasse River in Western Australia could grow to 4 pounds -- and the size of a football.) [Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 9-9-2016] [Australian Broadcasting Corp. News via AOL, 8-17-2016] proud member of

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■ Hippie grandmother Shawnee Chasser, 65, who has lived in a tree since 1992, is under siege by county officials in Miami who plan to tear down her tree house by December unless she brings her property up to code. It's a full-featured, wellappointed tree house -- and she owns the land underneath, but prefers the "heaven" of her high perch, especially when it rains. ■ Six times since 2004, cars have left New Hope Road in Raleigh, North Carolina, and crashed into the home of Carlo Bernarte, and in September he desperately sought help from traffic officials (and indicated that it might be time to move). (He suggested the state install a barrier, but apparently that would block drivers' line of sight.) [Miami Herald, 9-3-2016] [Greensboro News & Observer, 9-8-2016]

SUSPICIONS CONFIRMED ■ A recent working paper by two Louisiana State University economists revealed that the state's juvenile court judges dole out harsher sentences on weeks following a loss by the LSU football team (among those judges who matriculated at LSU). The differences in sentences were particularly stark in those seasons that LSU's team was nationally ranked. (All sentences from 1996 to 2012 were examined, for firsttime juvenile offenders, except for murder and aggravated-rape cases.) [New York magazine, 9-9- 2016] READ THE FULL NEWS OF THE WEIRD DAILY AT WWW.WEIRDUNIVERSE.NET. OR SEND ITEMS TO WEIRDNEWS@EARTHLINK.NET

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THU 10/6

DANCE GAVIN DANCE w/THE CONTORTIONIST Waiting Room Thur Oct 6th 6:30pm $20/$22 Dance Gavin Dance is an experimental/post hardcore band from Sacramento. They will be performing songs from their new album “Downtown Battle Mountain.” The Contortionist is a progressive metal band from Indiana with dazzling keyboard play and edgy vocals.

THU 10/6

REGGAE WORKERS OF THE WORLD/THE ABRUPTORS Mohawk Place Thurs Oct 6th 8pm $10 After Dark Entertainment presents a night of Reggae Music with Reggae Workers of the World, The Abruptors and Vic Ruggiero & Jesse Wagner. That’s right, mon!

FRI 10/7

FREIGHTRAIN & FRIENDS The Waiting Room Sat Oct 1st 7pm $20/$25 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame member Robert “Freightrain” Parker brings his fresh Blues/Rock band for a night of Beer, BBQ and Blues at the Dinos. Check out Grace Lougen on guitar.

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DANIELLE PONDER AND THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Nietzsche's Fri Oct 7th 10pm $5 Danielle Ponder’s voice is a blast of R&B, Soul and Gospel from Rochester. Awarded top local band in Rochester, her band brings a deep powerful groove that rocks the house.

FOLK AND BLUES ROOTS OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD BY THE CANAL STREET STRING BAND Pausa Art House Sat Oct 8th 2shows 4&8pm $7 The Canal St. String Band explores the deep well of the Grateful Dead’s music along with original and traditional material covering folk, country, blues and bluegrass.

TUE 10/11

COMBICHRIST w/ALL HAIL THE YETI Waiting Room Tues Oct 11th 6pm $20/$25 Combichrist’s sound is a combination of head-pummeling electronica, louder guitars, and bass heavy electronica sound. It is a dark road of twists and turns. Heavy metal band, All Hail The Yeti opens the show.

TUE 10/11

THE MOTET w/SOPHISAFUNK Tralf Music Hall Tues Oct 11th 7pm $15 adv / $18 day of Show The Motet is a hard-driving, eight-piece funk band performing songs from their new release, “Totem.” The recent addition of lead vocalist, Lyle Divinsky, kicks this hot band up a notch. Sophistafunk opens the show.

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BUFFALO CHAMBER PLAYERS OPEN THEIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON BY JAN JEZIORO

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oAnn Falletta and Dennis Kim help celebrate a decade of music making The Buffalo Chamber Players (BCP),

most of whose musicians are also members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, open their 10th Anniversary Season in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30pm. Special guests, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra music director JoAnn Falletta, playing the guitar, and BPO concertmaster, violinist Dennis Kim, will join the members of the BCP for the opening night performance. Is it possible that the Buffalo Chamber Players have actually been performing for the last decade? It seems that it was only yesterday that the group’s founder and artistic director, BPO violist Janz Castelo introduced the newly formed chamber music ensemble at their first concert in their original home in the Buffalo Seminary. During the last decade the BCP has compiled an enviable record of concert performances, ranging from re-creating the semi-staged original early 1950’s Buffalo premiere of Stravinsky’s 1920’s influential theatrical work for chamber musicians, L’histoire du soldat, to offering a vivid interpretation of the Italian Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi’s haunting opera scena for three voices, Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. One of the BCP’s most memorable offerings was its performance of Olivier’s Messiaen’s uniquely moving Quartet for the End of Time, written when the composer was a prisoner of the Germans after the Fall of France in 1940. The work received its premiere in the dead of a harsh winter, in the prisoner of war camp where Messiaen was being held. The late, much-loved Buffalo artist Catherine Parker created a series of paintings for this performance, one for each movement, and the projection of images of her paintings during the performance added a sense of poignancy to the occasion that remains unforgettable. While reviving the best, and the sometimes overlooked gems of the very deep classical 4

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music repertory, the BCP has also demonstrated a firm commitment to expanding that repertory, both by sponsoring worldwide, open composer competitions for new pieces, and also by designating not one,

FINDING NEVERLAND ship with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and look forward to bringing great music to Western New York audiences for many more years to come.” A reception with the musicians will follow the performance. As an added benefit to concertgoers, the AK’s galleries will be open to ticket holders at no extra charge from 5 to 7:30pm. The AK Café will also be open for dinner, reservations required. Doors to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery open at 5 pm, with the performance commencing at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20, ($15 for AK members); Students: $5. Information: www.buffalochamberplayers.or BORROMEO AT UB

but two composers-in-residence, Caroline Mallonée and Rob Deemer, whose Thorne Rooms for string trio draws inspiration from the artist Narcissa Niblack Thorne’s exquisitely crafted miniature rooms on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. The program revisits two works from the ensemble’s first concert season, Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370/368b and the virtuosic Quartet No. 15 for viola, violin, cello and guitar by Niccolò Paganini, the undisputed supreme violinist of the first half of the 19th century. Rounding out the program is French composer Jean Françaix’s 1933 String Trio for violin, viola and cello. Artistic director Janz Castelo says, “It is hard to believe we are turning ten years old. Time does fly when you’re having fun, Maestro Falletta was with us for our very first concert, and I’m thrilled she is again joining us for our ten-year anniversary. We are honored to continue our partner-

WHEN YOU BELIEVE, YOU CAN FLY

QUARTET

The Slee/Visiting Artist Series opens at UB’s Slee Hall this Friday, October 7, at 7:30pm with a return performance by the members of the Borromeo Quartet, violinists Nicholas Kitchen and Kristopher Tong, violist Mai Motobuchi, and cellist Yeesun Kim. The focus of this season’s Slee/Visiting Artist Series will be the late chamber works of famous composers. This program includes Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 12 and Beethoven’s massive late quartet, the String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130, with the original Grosse Fuge movement restored to its original place in the score. Preludes and Fugues from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, transcribed by violinist Nicholas Kitchen, will open the program. Tickets: $15/10; free for UB students. Information: www.slee.buffalo.edu

by ANTHONY CHASE

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year ago, it wouldn’t have seemed possible that Diane Paulus, the Tony Award winning director who has staged Broadway revivals of Pippin, Hair, and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess would be in Buffalo, restaging her Broadway production of Finding Neverland in preparation for an opening night at Shea’s, followed by a national tour. Ever since she and her husband, Randy Weiner, staged a disco version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, called The Donkey Show, off-Broadway in 1995, Paulus has been an important name in the American theater. That production ran for a decade. Her work on Pippin made her the third woman in history to be honored with the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical. Since 2009, she has been the artistic director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. What happened to make Shea’s Buffalo the place where Paulus would remount and refine her most recent Broadway hit for the road? The New York State legislature has provided tax incentives for theatrical producers who will rehearse and open their shows in New York. Shea’s presenter, Albert Nocciolino points out that the benefits are numerous. A city that can host the technical rehearsals that launch a national tour gets first dibs at seeing the show, as well as the economic benefit of the additional week of hotels and living expenses for visiting artists, and work for local technicians. Even with Broadway located right here in New York, in the past, states that offered tax credits like Illinois, Rhode Island, and Louisiana got almost all the shows. Suddenly, New York State is in the game. Buf-


Diane Paulus with her Tony Award.

falo has Finding Neverland. Elmira has Elf. Rochester has Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Schenectady has An American in Paris. Syracuse has Jersey Boys. Utica has The Bodyguard. Interestingly, the lead producer on Finding Neverland is Harvey Weinstein, president of Miramax Films, a University at Buffalo graduate known locally for producing rock concerts with Harvey & Corky Productions in Buffalo in the 1970s and early ‘80s. Paulus looks at the national tour of Finding Neverland as a golden chance to revisit and refine her show. Adding a song where one was needed; restoring music that was cut. “I see this as an extraordinary opportunity to make some changes to improve the show,” says Paulus. “Buffalo will be the first to hear a brand new song. In addition, we’re embellishing the imagery of the opening, and giving the show a more efficient entry into the story telling. As pleased as I am with what we did on Broadway, I always felt that we took too long to get the story. I want to launch the action in a faster way.” Paulus makes her point with a particularly visual metaphor. “I wanted to take less time to get this story into the sky!” The fight image is, of course, a deliberate reference to Peter Pan, the subject of the show.

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, also called Finding Neverland, the musical tells the story of playwright J.M. Barrie’s relationship with the family that inspired him to write Peter Pan, a beautiful widow named Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. During the technical rehearsals at Shea’s, the company has been putting in long days, leaving the theater at 11 o’clock at night. Reportedly, the process has been rigorous and the reworked show is, indeed, shorter, with more efficient story telling than on Broadway. Cast members express admiration and enthusiasm for the music and the choreography. For her part, Paulus is excited about her cast. “I am delighted with Kevin Kern as J.M. Barrie,” she enthuses. “He was the understudy on Broadway, and he is just marvelous in the role. It is wonderful to see him leading his own company!” “We also have Tom Hewitt as Captain Hook, and he is terrific. And so is Christine Dwyer [one of Broadway’s Elphabas in Wicked], who plays Sylvia.” Paulus sums up the experience. “This is really an opportunity to improve and deepen the work, and Buffalo will be the first to see it!” artvoice.com | oct 6 - oct 12

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FOIL SEEKS INFO ON ASSIGNED COUNSEL FOR PERSONS UNCHARGED AND UNCHECKED FOR FINANCIAL NEED BY FRANK PARLATO

Are Prosecutors Abusing The Assigned Counsel Program? dinsky responded, saying, "this happens all the time." "If somebody is a target of an investigation, we would send out a target letter advising that person... saying, 'if you can't afford a lawyer, let us know, (prosecutors will) take you into (court) and we'll have the judge appoint a lawyer for you,'" Sadinsky said. Pfaff said he never received a target letter and was informed he was not a target of the investigation. As a Senior Community Liaison for New York State Senator Marc C. Panepinto, Pfaff earned $45,000 annually, which is well above the income threshold normally used for eligibility for assigned counsel.

Artvoice has filed a Freedom of Information Law request with the Erie County Assigned Counsel Program to learn how often courts assign a free lawyer to someone in Erie County who has not been charged with a crime or checked for financial eligibility. The Assigned Counsel Program is operated by the Erie County Bar Association Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, Inc. and is funded by taxpayers. Artvoice's FOIL request seeks records of all assignments of counsel within the past five years to: 1. Persons who did not provide financial information.

to persuade David B. Pfaff, a potential target of an investigation, to fire his retained attorney and replace him with assigned counsel. Pfaff's retained attorney, Peter A. Reese, questions whether the New York State Attorney General's office tried to replace him with an assigned counsel who might persuade Pfaff to act as a witness against G. Steven Pigeon, an attorney and political strategist, who was indicted in June. "Aiding the prosecution in getting witnesses to 'rat' is not the purpose of the Assigned Counsel program," Reese told Artvoice.

3. Persons who became witnesses for the prosecution.

At the request of the Attorney General's office on Sept. 4, 2015, Erie County Judge Michael F. Pietruszka appointed Mark A. Worrell – a lawyer approved with the Assigned Counsel Program - as Pfaff's attorney without Pfaff's consent.

The request for information is a follow-up to our story about prosecutors' attempts

Pfaff, rejecting the offer of assigned counsel, informed the judge that he preferred

2. Persons who were potential defendants who were not charged with a crime.

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to continue to be represented by Reese. Ignoring Pfaff's letter, Judge Pietruszka advised Pfaff to appear at a hearing on the issue of assigned counsel. The judge copied the letter to the assigned counsel, Worrell, and the prosecutor for the New York State Attorney General's Office, but did not copy Reese.

When asked why Pfaff was assigned counsel without being charged and or checked for financial eligibility, Erie County's Chief Defender and Administrator for the Assigned Counsel Program, Robert Convissar, declined to answer other than telling Artvoice he was "confi-

After Reese found out, he made a formal objection to the court; Judge Pietruszka canceled the hearing. Reese remained as counsel to Pfaff, who was not charged and is not expected to be called as a witness in the case against Pigeon. Last week, in the courtroom of State Supreme Court Justice Donald F. Cerio, Jr., Pigeon's lawyer, Paul J. Cambria, questioned the propriety of prosecutors working with the judge to arrange assigned counsel for Pfaff without checking financial eligibility and without his having been charged with a crime. Assistant Attorney General Susan H. Sa-

Was the effort to get David Pfaff (above) an assigned counsel an isolated case?


dent" that assignment of counsel to Pfaff was "consistent" with "the United States Constitution, the decisions of the United States Supreme Court, the laws of the State of New York and the guidelines of the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services." Both the US Supreme Court and the New York Court of Appeals have ruled indigent defendants in criminal cases are entitled to representation by appointed counsel after they are charged with a crime. New York State County Law article 18-B requires each of New York's 62 counties to form their own public defender system where defendants who cannot pay for the costs of representation and who, after being informed of their right to assigned counsel, request it, must be assigned counsel from the time of arrest. However, New York does not have a unified system. Every county has the choice of adopting a public defender system, staffed with full-time salaried attorneys whose sole job is to defend eligible defendants accused of crimes, or an assigned counsel system, where private attorneys within the county sign up on a list and are assigned cases individually by judges within the county. The assigned counsel lawyers are paid at the conclusion of a case. Of 62 New York counties, 23 have full-

time public defender's offices, while 38 implement either assigned counsel or a mix of both. In New York, the courts have the ultimate authority to determine financial eligibility and appoint counsel for a potential defendant – if the person requests assigned counsel. The New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services recommends that counties "provide representation for every eligible person ... when an individual has invoked a constitutional or statutory right to counsel in an investigatory stage of a case."

On Your Side & In Your Court

The New York Bar Association recommends that "(P)ersons who learn that they are being investigated by law enforcement for their possible involvement in a crime should be screened for assigned counsel eligibility upon request, and an eligibility determination should be made immediately." In court last week, Sadinsky explained the process of how counsel was assigned to Pfaff: "The FBI said to him, 'Look, we're trying to protect you, but we've got evidence here that you were involved in some (criminal) coordination..." Sadinsky said. "(Pfaff) mentioned that he had Mr. Reese as an attorney. Mr. Reese is not a criminal lawyer. (The FBI agent) suggested (Continued on the next page)

Assistant Attorney General Susan Sadinsky made an argument that what prosecutors did in Pfaff’s case was done to “protect” Pfaff’s interests. artvoice.com | oct 6 - oct 12

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investigation." Reese was, in fact, concerned, but not in the way Sadinsky meant. Reese described the meeting: "FBI Special Agent Brian A. Burns showed me they had an email from me to Mr. Pfaff and based on that it meant I was a witness and couldn't represent Mr. Pfaff. "I told them they would have to make a motion because I was not about to be conflicted Known as an election law attorney, Peter A. Reese said he was out without a hearready to start practicing criminal defense law at the age of 72. ing... I told him, 'You that perhaps he needed to get a crimiknow I have never tried nal attorney to help to represent him. Mr. a federal case in my life, but if you force Pfaff stated 'I can't afford (another) law- me to become a federal criminal lawyer yer, I can't pay for one...' in my 72nd year, I think I am going to kick "So what happened was (at the prosecu- some ass. And I don't do pleas. No matter tion's request) Judge Pietruszka assigned how much you beg, I am not giving you a an attorney to represent the interests of plea. And I'm not buying into your little Mr. Pfaff, who was a potential target in game where you conflict out lawyers until an investigation." you get someone incompetent to repreCambria objected to Sadinsky's theory: sent your target... If you want to conflict "Now the Attorney General's office de- me out, then take it to court, and rememcides what lawyers can do and can't do? They're going to rate them... To try to tell somebody their lawyer can't do a particular job?"

"These guys love to show up in your driveway unannounced first thing in the morning," Reese said. "That tactic, in and of itself, is fantastically intimidating to 99.999% of people. I guess the government no longer has telephones which they can use to schedule their visits." But Sadinsky suggested the FBI was being helpful.

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Reese told Artvoice that the email shown to him by FBI Agent Burns which, purportedly, was to be used to conflict Reese out of representing Pfaff actually had nothing to do with Pfaff or the investigation, but was simply an email Reese forwarded to Pfaff on another, entirely unrelated matter. At the meeting with the FBI, according to Reese, after he told Burns he didn't plan to voluntarily stop representing Pfaff, Burns said, "You better talk to Judge Pietruszka about representing (Pfaff). You don't want to get yourself in trouble. A court date has already been set up to meet with Judge Pietruszka to get (Pfaff) assigned counsel." In court last week, Cambria pressed the question of the propriety of this attempt to replace Reese, saying, "The Judge appoints a lawyer without ever having a hearing where they establish that, A: There was a conflict; B: Reese wasn't his lawyer and couldn't represent him... Pfaff told the court Reese was his lawyer (but The Attorney General is) saying that, 'well, we can interrupt a lawyer-client relationship'... with no papers, just (the prosecution) and the judge (saying) that they have a conflict, so they need another lawyer?" Convissar told Artvoice the ideal of the Assigned Counsel Program is "to protect individual citizens of Erie County against the possible tyranny of the State and to equalize the battle. Having an attorney sworn to zealously defend only the interests of their particular client is the greatest single safeguard against the awesome prosecutorial powers of the State."

Sadinsky explained that, after telling Pfaff his lawyer, Reese, wasn't qualified, the FBI also spoke with Reese, visiting him one morning at his home.

"The FBI spoke to... Mr. Reese... and told (him) that there was a possibility that he would have to give testimony against his client," Sadinsky said, "... so the information that was provided to (Reese) should have been of concern to (Reese) in continuing to represent Mr. Pfaff, who had been told he was a target of a criminal

ber I come with TV cameras. If a judge conflicts me out, then I'll hold a press conference.'"

Robert Convissar, Chief Defender, Assigned Counsel Program, told Artvoice that assigning counsel to Pfaff was proper. Critics of the Assigned Counsel Program say it is structured to incentivize plea bargains and militate against trials.

According to the Erie County Bar Association Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, Inc. 2014 tax return, as posted on GuideStar.org, the not-for-profit corporation had a budget of $8.5 million, of which about $1 million was spent in salaries, including $112,000 for the administrator of the program, and another $7 million on "legal" payments to lawyers appointed as counsel for indigent (and maybe non-indigent) defendants (and maybe some potential defendants and witnesses) in Erie County.

Critics of assigned counsel programs say they are structured to incentivize assigned counsel attorneys to advise clients to take hasty plea deals as opposed to going to trial, since assigned counsel attorneys are paid when a case is completed. Assigned Counsel pays attorneys $75 per hour for felony cases (compared to $200 - $500 per hour for a privately retained criminal attorney). Critics also say that having a large caseload, and entering clients into the "plea mill," where defendants are routinely advised to accept pleas – sometimes within minutes of meeting defendants, ("meet em and plead em" or "slaughterhouse justice") drives the entire economics of the assigned counsel system, working hand in glove with prosecutors' goals of high conviction rates. And since prosecutors know it is more difficult for an assigned attorney to take a case to trial - since trials can take months or years and that they are not paid until the case is completed, prosecutors also know that assigned attorneys do not make money unless they plead clients out regularly. This can give prosecutors an edge in plea bargaining, critics contend, since assigned attorneys must be careful not to challenge evidence, or fight prosecutors who then might refuse to work with them in the future. One study revealed that appointed counsel pled their clients guilty more than twice as frequently as did privately retained counsel. Which raises the questions sought in our FOIL request. Is it routine for prosecutors to collaborate with judges to get assigned counsel for defendants who have not been charged, but only threatened with charges? Is there a pattern of assigned counsel working with prosecutors to quickly cut deals with the added condition of the defendant testifying as a witness against another target? Or was Pfaff an isolated case? We will keep readers informed of the results of our FOIL request of the Erie County Assigned Counsel Program.


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HE’S GOT POSSIBILITIES MICHAEL G. MURPHY ARRIVES AT SHEA’S By ANTHONY CHASE In August, the Board of Trustees of Shea’s Performing Arts Center announced that they had finally hired a new President of the organization to succeed Tony Conte. After a seven-month national search, dozens of applications, and interviews with numerous local and out of town candidates, their choice: Michael G. Murphy, managing director of The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. Murphy reported to work on Monday. Conte will continue for a period of time, in a part-time capacity, to ensure a smooth transition. At the time of the announcement, news reports took great pains to mention that Murphy is a native Western New Yorker. True enough, he grew up in Gowanda, and his mother still lives there. For the past 37 years, however, since he graduated from Gowanda Central High School in 1979, Murphy has spent his entire adulthood and professional life elsewhere. Reports of the hire have created the impression that Murphy will continue Conte’s vision without any change. Given the remarkably different backgrounds of the men, however, this seems highly unlikely. It is far more probable that the transition between Conte and Murphy actually represents the beginning of a brand new era in the history of Shea’s. To sum up the difference between the men succinctly, Murphy is a man of the theater; Conte is not. Conte, a former banker and businessman, is the first to agree. “That’s completely true!” says Conte, by telephone. “Michael brings something very different to the job than I did. He has the tools and background to guide us to the next level. He knows the business side. He knows the production side. He knows 10

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musicals, and he knows plays. He knows operational management. He can bring new ideas to the 710 Main project. He has a great wealth of experience and knowledge, and that bodes well for his potential. That’s what’s important; that we continue to find ways to build, and grow, and do things better.” Conte was the right man at the right time for Shea’s. His business acumen guided the institution toward the retirement of $5.2 million in debt. His leadership saw the meticulous restoration of the historic building, the increase of the subscription audience from about 5,000 to more than 13,000, and brought the former Studio Arena Theatre building and the Smith Theatre under the Shea’s umbrella. Many in the arts community, however, viewed Conte with a kind of wonder. They liked him personally and admired his administrative skill, but often viewed him as a philosophical alien in their midst. Many winced, for instance, when he was quoted by The New York Times as saying that he had given his 2011 Tony Award vote to Disney’s mediocre Mary Poppins over landmark Spring Awakening, because the former would hold greater appeal with his Shea’s subscribers. He’s all business. (Spring Awakening won the Tony Award). By contrast, Murphy earned a BFA in Stage Management from Webster University in St. Louis, an MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College, and has spent his entire professional life in arts management. He joined The Old Globe in 2003, and for the past five years has served that institution as managing director. Before that, he was managing director of Austin Lyric Opera, director of administration at San Diego Opera, and general manager of San Diego Repertory Theatre. He held similar jobs in New York City at Theatre for a New Audience and the Joyce Theatre Foundation’s American Theatre Exchange. He has served on the execu-

tive committees of the National Alliance of Musical Theatre, League of Resident Theatres, and the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, as well as on the Boards of the National Corporate Theatre Fund and San Diego County Theatrical Trusts. Actually, based on his resume, it seems sort of odd that a man like Michael Murphy would consider the job at Shea’s at all. Shea’s is a presenting house – or a theater that books shows that have been created by others. Murphy has spent the last 13 years in a high profile producing house – a theater that creates its own productions of plays. In the national press, the news was not that Murphy had been hired by Shea’s. Instead, the story was that he was leaving San Diego. Nationally, The Old Globe is a far more prominent cultural institution than Shea’s. Indeed, The Old Globe is one of the most prominent producing theaters in the nation, and one of the most important in the world. Founded in 1935, today The Old Globe boasts three vibrant spaces: a 600seat flagship theater, modeled after Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; an intimate 250-seat theater in the round; and a 615seat outdoor theater. In 1984, the theater was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. In cooperation with the University at San Diego, The Old Globe is home to one of the nation’s most highly regarded and competitive graduate programs in acting. Founded in 1987, its graduates include Jim Parsons of television’s Big Bang Theory. Numerous Broadway shows got their start at The Old Globe, including Sondheim’s Into the Woods. The Tony Award winning Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which will tour to Shea’s this season, originated at The Old Globe. The Full Monty may be set in Buffalo, but it had its world

premiere at The Old Globe. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels had its world premiere at The Old Globe. So did the stage version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and this year’s Broadway productions of Allegiance and Bright Star. Over the years, the leadership at The Old Globe has been impressive, and Murphy’s colleagues at that institution have been a Who’s Who of American Theater luminaries. Its former Artistic Director, Jack O’Brien, won three Tony Awards and was nominated for an additional seven. Its current artistic director, with whom Murphy has enjoyed a famously warm and successful professional partnership, Barry Edelstein, is one of the nation’s most prominent directors of the works of William Shakespeare. The Old Globe is a LORT theater, or a member of the League of Resident Theatres. The old Studio Arena Theatre was also a LORT theater, but bore little resemblance to The Old Globe. One might say that The Old Globe is the sort of theater that Studio Arena once dreamed of becoming. It has an annual budget of about $20 million and hosts more than 250,000 audience members each year at its approximately 15 productions. So, the immediate question is, “Why in the world would anyone leave such a place?” What interested Michael Murphy in coming back to a region he left when he was a teenager? Has he actually retired to Shea’s? Was he simply interested to be closer to family? Or is it something else? “While family is definitely important to me, that is not the reason I [took the job in] Buffalo,” says Murphy, speaking from his office at The Old Globe. “The truth is, I never thought I would leave San Diego. I thought I would be at The Old Globe until I retired, and that I would retire in San Diego.” “It is true,” he agrees, “that Shea’s is a very different place from The Globe. But when I was chatting with friends, and they mentioned Shea’s and Tony [Conte], I knew that Shea’s had the other two spaces, in addition to the very successful touring house, I thought, ‘Let me check that out. I want to find out what’s going on there.’ “I told my mom, ‘I’m looking at Shea’s, but there is nothing serious at this point. Don’t get excited. It’s not going to happen. I’m


THEATRE | just exploring.’ I was very clear, and she was very good about that.” Then something happened that Murphy didn’t expect. “The more I looked at it,” he recalls, “the more I was fascinated by what’s going on in Buffalo. I know, since I was a kid, that it’s been a really good place for theater. There is so much in the area, between what is in Western New York, and what is in the southern tier with Chautauqua, and then going up into Canada with the Shaw Festival and Stratford Festival. I just thought, ‘You know, every time I fly into Buffalo, I kind of feel at home. I feel welcomed. I feel comfortable there.’ Not that I wasn’t also feeling that in San Diego, but I noticed that I also felt that way in Buffalo. So that pulled me in a little more.” It is intriguing to hear Murphy’s assessment of the Western New York theater scene. While he is a Gowanda native, he’s been gone a long time. We are, for all practical purposes, hearing an appraisal of ourselves through the eyes of an outsider. His swift inventory of the region’s theaters extends from Chautauqua, to downtown, to the Shaw, to Stratford. While he begins by talking about existing initiatives, he quickly adds the possibility of new initiatives. “I really enjoyed meeting Tony [Conte],” says Murphy. “I think he and I see things very similarly. Community is very important to him, and to me as well. That was something he really believes in and strives for, and I do too. I can help continue that. I don’t know in what ways that will play out. I don’t have a grand agenda or grand scheme. My intention is to come into the community, meet with people, learn what people need and want. I want to learn what kind of relationships can be built upon, and what relationships can be created. There are a lot of possibilities. The possibilities are what really excited me.” As he talks, the ways in which Murphy’s past link to his future at Shea’s become more apparent. He sees himself as leaving an institution that has three theater spac-

es, to assume leadership of another institution that also has three theater spaces, two of which are far from realizing their potential. Again and again, he mentions Shea’s three theater spaces. “The touring shows are just one part of

what Shea’s is doing and will continue to do,” notes Murphy. “If it was just the booking part, that would hold a lot less interest for me. But what can happen with all three spaces is very interesting to me.” “Shea’s is having such success with the Broadway series,” he continues. “People are clearly enjoying the programming. There is clearly a love of the arts in Buffalo. But every city in America can say that, to some extent. Still, I think there is something special in Buffalo. The rebirth of downtown is encouraging. There is a group of cultural leaders in San Diego, and we get together every two months. We were having lunch, and I was talking about Buffalo. I told them that Buffalo is having a lot of interest in its downtown. It’s not like what San Diego is now, but it is like what San Diego was twenty years ago. There wasn’t a lot happening, but since then, it has built up. I see that potential for Buffalo.” “I want to sit down with politicians, and business leaders, and find out what they think. What is the potential? What are the pitfalls that we all have to look out for? It’s not just about running the theater. There are so many things that affect the arts. I want to engage in this discussion with col-

leagues at the other arts institutions and cultural institutions, the museums, the science museum. What does everyone think? How can we work together? What resources are there with the Theatre Alliance of Buffalo? I want to be a part of all that! “I think about creating more education work, more outreach, working on arts engagement in the community -- that is an important term now being used more commonly. And not just with children, but also with adults, all aspects of the community. There is so much potential with the role that Shea’s can play with the other institutions. Shea’s can continue to change, evolve, and develop, and I’m real excited about that.” Murphy does think about the future of The Old Globe, after his departure. “The Globe will continue to survive, and change is good,” he insists. “I am so happy with my decision, and I am also happy for the Globe. The Globe is going to have new energy. I do have a sense of loss, leaving my incredible friends, the staff, of [whom I am] incredibly proud. We’ve been through thick and thin together, our donors, our board members. But it’s not about me. It’s about them. I am going to be coming back, because I want to see what Barry and the new managing director do together.” Shea’s Presenter Albert Nocciolino, who is arguably the most influential presenter in Upstate New York, has met Murphy exactly once, but like Conte, he is notably impressed. “He asked all of the right questions, and never hesitated to say when he didn’t know something,” observed Nocciolino. “I think that is the best possible attitude. I look forward to working with Michael very much.”

Barry Edelstein, artistic director at The Old Globe, knows Murphy well. He did not hesitate to describe his colleague and close friend. “First and foremost,” said Edelstein, “Michael is a warm and open person who is approachable and deeply likable. That is an asset to any institution: his warmth becomes the keynote of the personality of the place. It certainly did here. He’s also a careful and deep thinker and planner, who keeps his eye on the future as he deploys initiatives and new ideas strategically. He’s a good boss. People like to work for him. And he loves, loves, loves the theater. He’s a great ambassador for our field and our art form, and his enthusiasm for a great show is a kind of leadership: it inspires others to want to see what it’s all about.” I surmised from some of Edelstein’s comments in the press that he and Murphy had discussed the possibilities at Shea’s. Specifically, in The Old Globe’s announcement of Murphy’s departure, Edelstein described Shea’s as an institution that is “poised for real growth.” What did he mean? “We’ve not gotten into huge detail about his plans,” said Edelstein, [but] I know that engaging Shea’s with the community, and with its neighbors, who perhaps have not enjoyed deep connections to it in the past, is a huge priority.  I expect that things like sensory-friendly performances, which Michael pioneered here with a special performance of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas for families with members on the autism spectrum and [have] other special needs, are in your future. And I think that with three spaces at his disposal, Michael will do creative things that will make Shea’s mean more, to more and more of Buffalo’s citizens. I’ve been to Buffalo, and I loved it. Wonderful, dynamic city. I would love to come back, and see what my good friend gets up to there, and enjoy watching your city embrace him as San Diego has for so long.” Welcome home, Michael Murphy. We wish you great success and are eager to know you better. artvoice.com | oct 6 - oct 12

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OPENING CHUCKY'S UNIVERSE, musical written and directed by Sam Fadel, presented by Western Door Playhouse, starring Cade Mongielo, Dawn Ansel, George White, DeVante Wallace, Tim Bookhagen, Chris Mongielo, Tom Turici, James Murphy, Bob Priest, Sami Granieri. Oct 7-16, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun. at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910). FINDING NEVERLAND, touring production of the Broadway musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Previews Oct 7 & 8 at 7. Oct 9-15, Sun at 2 & 7, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). www.sheas. org LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, musical by Ashman & Menken presented by Aurora Players, directed by David Hall, starring John Szablewski, Daniel Keith Barone, Mark Eckstein, Jason Gonser, Joe Harris, Zachary James Haumesser, Paige Ronan, Isabella Ruof, Caroline Schettler, Rachel Wach. Oct 7-29, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, East Aurora (6876727). www.auroraplayers.org ONGOING BREAST IN SHOW, musical by Lisa Hayes & Joan Cushing present14

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FANCY NANCY: THE MUSICAL, by Danny Abosch and Susan DiLallo, based on the book by Jane O’Connor, presented by Theatre of Youth, directed by Michael Walline, starring Sarah Blewett, Dominique Kempf, Jenny McCabe, Sara Marioles, Matthew Gilbert, Hannah Sharp. Through Oct 23, Sat & Sun at 2, plus Oct 22 at 10:00 a.m. Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884.4400). www.theatreofyouth.org JITNEY, play by August Wilson directed by Willie Judson, starring Fisher, Andy Finley, Christina Foster, Johnny Rowe, Leon Copeland, Charles Everhart, Roosevelt Tidwell, Al Garrison. Through Oct 23, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013). www.aaccbuffalo.org URINETOWN!, musical by Hollmann & Kotis presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Jeffrey Coyle, starring Ryan Kaminski, Jenn Stafford, Michael Starzynski, Jeffrey Coyle, Erin Coyle, Susana Breese, Bethany Burrows Gruendike, Tyler Brown, Michael Wachowiak, Chris Andreana, Matt Mooney, Jennel Pruneda, Jake Hayes, Dave Spychalski, Sara Jo Kukulka. Through Oct 15, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (4080499). www.subversivetheatre.org CLOSING

DEAR LYDIA, world premiere of a play by Larry Gray, directed by Neal Radice, starring David C. Mitchell, Melissa Leventhal, Louise Reger. Through Oct 8, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (8522600). www.alleyway.coM GYPSY, musical by Styne, Sondheim & Laurents, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Jonas Barranca, Allison Barsi, Charmagne Chi, Doug Crane, Arianne Davidow, Maria Droz, Jordan Louis Fischer, John Fredo, Sabrina Kahwaty, Marina Laurendi, Loraine O’Donnell, Michele Marie Roberts, Dan Urtz, Faith Walh. Through Oct 9, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (8398540). www.musicalfare.com HEDDA GABLER, drama by Ibsen presented by Buffalo State Theater Department, directed by Donn Youngstrom. Through Oct 8, Wed-Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Flexible Theatre, Savage Theater and Communication Building, college campus (878-3005). JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, musical by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber, presented by Theatre in the Mist, directed by Joey Bucheker, starring Anthony Lafornara, Sára Kovácsi, Amy Teal, Samuel Fesmire, Adam M. Wall, Ryan Darnell, Quinn McGillion, Through Oct 9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Stella Niagara Education Park, 4421 Lower River Road, Lewiston. (1-877-8560694) www.theatreinthemist. org LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, play by Terrence McNally directed by Greg Natale, starring Candice Kogut, Richard Lambert, Kelli Bocock-Natale, Eric Rawski. Through Oct 8, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334). www. newphoenixtheatre.org LOUISIANA BACCHAE, Adapted and directed by Robert Waterhouse, presented by Red

Thread Theatre, starring Christian Brandjes, Eileen Dugan, Greg Howze, Geoff Pictor, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Harold White. Through Oct 8, Thu-Sat at 8. Jim Bush Studios, 44 17th St. (445-4653). www.RedThreadTheatre.info SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, play by Tennessee Williams presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Fortunato Pezzimenti, starring Patrick Cameron, Aleks Malejs, Stan Klimecko, Renee Landrigan, Colleen Gaughan, Bethany Sparacio, Gerry Maher, Jacob Albarella, Adam Yellen, Ray Boucher, Ron Mangum. Through Oct 9, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC). www.irishclassicaltheatre.com SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS EXTREMITIES, drama by William Mastrosimone presented by Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Lisa Ludwig, Patrick Moltane, Lisa Hinca, Kelly Cammarata. Through Nov 13, evening shows arrival at 6, show at 7:30; matinee shows arrival at 1, show at 2:30. Bobby J’s Italian American Grille, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga (395-3207). www.mybobbyjs.com UPCOMING CHRISTMAS IN JULY, world premiere of the comedy by Matthew Crehan Higgins, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Lisa Ludwig, starring Kevin Craig, Kurt Erb, Higgins, Marc Sacco, Michael Seitz. Oct 14-Nov 5, Fri & Sat at 8. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239). www.buffalobua. org JEKYLL AND HYDE, musical by Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse presented by Rocking Horse Productions, directed by Leigha Eichhorn, starring Anthony Alcocer, Jon May, Bob Mazierski, Sarah Mullen, Emily Yancey. Oct 14-30, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776). www.LancOpera.org


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Broadway and TV star Jesse Tyler Ferguson (pictured above), best known for his role in TV’s Modern Family, spent his summer back on Broadway starring in the one man play Fully Committed. Ferguson made his Broadway debut in the 1998 revival of On the Town and later starred in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita were recently honored at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 47th Anniversary Gala. After a successful run with Donald Margulies’s 2000 Pulitzer Prize winning play Dinner with Friends, Road Less Traveled moves on to some darker stuff with Sam Shepard’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize finalist, True West. Directed by Scott Behrend, the production opens on October 28th, starring David Mitchell, Matt Witten, Robert Rutland, and Tina Rausa. The play is about the rivalry between two estranged brothers (Austin and Lee) who have recently reconnected. The 2000 Broadway production starred the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly alternating in the roles of the brothers. Broadway is up for a similar gimmick with the upcoming revival of The Little Foxes, in which Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney will alternate the parts of Regina Giddens and Birdie Hubbard. Up next at the Kavinoky, the remount of the popular fast-paced comedy, The 39 Steps, a spoof of the classic Hitchcock movie where four actors play 150 parts. Directed by David Lamb, the production will star Chris Evans, Kate LoConti, Christian Brandjes, and David Lundy, who also starred in the 2009 production. That version also starred Chris Corporandy, Jenn Stafford, and Robert Rutland. The 39 Steps opens on November 4th. Speaking of Lundy, he will be kept quite busy in the upcoming weeks as he is set to star in the one man biographical play Give ‘Em Hell Harry! in which he portrays President Harry Truman. The play will be performed for two weekends beginning October 20th at the New Phoenix Theater on the Park. The show was written as a vehicle for famed Buffalo actor James Whitmore in 1975. Lundy, then

a child actor, saw Whitmore’s performance and was inspired by it. Whitmore went on to star in the film version which earned him an Oscar nomination. The Jewish Repertory Theatre opens its 2016/17 season with 4000 Miles, Amy Herzog’s 2012 Obie Award -winner which was also a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. The company’s entire season is dedicated to Herzog’s work. Her plays After the Revolution, and The Great God Pan will be presented in February and April respectively. 4000 Miles opens on October 27th, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Marissa Biondolillo, Ellen Horst, Sara Kow-Falcone and Nick Stevens. Herzog will attend the opening night performance. The play runs through November 20th. Niagara University Theatre will begin its season with The Macbeth Insurgency (Shakespeare Deconstructed). Adapted and directed by Doug Zschiegner, the piece is a contemporary take on Macbeth with a multimedia approach to Shakespeare’s themes. The production will run October 13th – 17th at the Leary Theater on the NU campus. 2016 is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. 2016 also marked the 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s death. To commemorate both preeminent authors, The Humanities Institute at UB is presenting a conference, Object and Adaptation: The Worlds of Shakespeare and Cervantes, Act 3, on October 13th and 14th at UB’s Center for the Arts. All events are free and open to the public. For more information and registration go to www.objectandadaptation.wordpress.com UB’s Department of Theatre & Dance will open its season with the jukebox musical Return to the Forbidden Planet which is inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and features several rock ‘n’ roll classics. Directed by Terry Berliner, with music direction by Alison D’Amato, the production will run Oct 27-Nov 26 at UB’s Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre. Torn Space Theater will present its seventh annual costume ball and fundraiser, Prom of the Dead: Gilt, on Saturday, October 22nd at 9 p.m. in the ballroom of the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center 562 Genesee Street. The dance party will feature DJs, live music, showgirls, and lots of glitter. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door. Go to www.promofthedead.com or to Talking Leaves on Elmwood. Good luck and best wishes to Aisling O’Neill all the way from Buffalo to Ireland. Aisling is nominated for an IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy) Television Award for her performance in the show Fair City. The ceremony will take place in Dublin on October 7th. Aisling is the daughter of the late Chris O’Neill.

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n a 2015 Buffalo News article about high earning government employees, Amherst Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein stated that “It is unseemly to raise your own salary”. Unfortunately, there seems to be a trend of unseemly pay raises by local politicians lately. Back Door Raises in Buffalo The Buffalo Common Council recently gave themselves a $5,000 raise by not increasing their $52,000 per year salaries but by increasing their stipends. Stipends were created years ago as a back door way to boost a Councilmember’s salary due to the additional duties of chairing a committee. The Council does not have the power to raise their own salaries. For elected officials in the City of Buffalo to get a salary increase, they first have to establish a Salary Review Commission, which would review current salaries and recommend whether an increase is warranted. If an increase is approved, it does not take effect until after the next election. With an election taking place before raises are implemented, elected officials have to defend and answer to their constituents why they voted for a raise.

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By Paul Wolf, Esq.

Why go through the process of a Salary Review Commission and wait for an election when a simple vote by Councilmembers can immediately boost their “stipends”! Of course every Councilmember

but one gets a stipend, so every member but one gets a $5,000 raise. No doubt the odd Councilmember left out will get compensated somehow. Bait & Switch Raises in Amherst The Amherst Town Board recently did an “unseemly” pay grab by using the old bait and switch tactic. On the meeting agenda was an item to boost the Town Clerk’s salary from $65,000 to $66,300. I thought it was odd that one elected official was being singled out for a small pay raise. Two hours into a three-hour meeting when many citizens had left, the item to raise the Clerk’s salary came up for a vote. Board member Steve Sanders made a motion to amend the item to include approximately 40% pay raises for all Amherst elected officials, which was quickly seconded by Romona Popowich. How a $1,300 raise for the Town Clerk turned into a $17,000 raise for the Clerk, a $30,000 raise for Town Supervisor and a $10,000 raise for Board Members, without any notice or input by the public is truly amazing. In the past raises for elected officials where done after consideration by a Salary Review Commission and public input at a hearing. Raises in the past also did not become effective until after the next election so that elected officials


Kudos to Board Members Deborah Bucki and Barry Weinstein for voting against the raises. Fortunately, the public will have an opportunity to speak at a public hearing regarding the Amherst budget and pay raises on October 10th and 19th at 7:00 p.m. Even Our Founding Fathers Were Opposed to Elected Officials Raising Their Own Pay In 1789, James Madison proposed twelve Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Ten of the Amendments were approved and became known as the Bill of Rights. One of the items that did not get passed was preventing Senators and Members of Congress from raising their own pay. Before a pay raise could become effective Madison wanted an election to occur. Madison’s proposed Amendment did not get approved until 1992 as the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution when the idea resurfaced again. Madison had the right idea and if Senators and Members of Congress are prohibited from unseemly raising their own salaries then local elected officials should not be allowed to do so either. Each municipality has the ability to pass a local law similar to the 27th Amendment that simply states: “No increase in the salary of any elected official shall take effect until the current term of office of the elected official that is to receive an increase in salary has ended.” The question is whether any elected officials are willing to sponsor legislation preventing future unseemly pay grabs? Paul Wolf is a local attorney, advocate for open government and greater citizen participation in government, he can be contacted at paulwolf2@gmail.com

BOOKS | GRAPHIC TRAFFIC BLACK MAGICK, VOL. 1: AWAKENING By Greg Rucka (Author) and Nicola Scott (Illustrator) Image Comics (Publisher) Review by G a b r i e l Allandro. “Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill, an it harm none do what ye will.” Portsmouth Police homicide detective Rowan Black is also, secretly, a practicing witch. And she has a problem. Something is coming for her, a powerful, evil force intent on attacking her in her dual roles of witch and detective. A hostage negotiation goes bad when the suspect dies trying to burn her alive. Worse, he was possessed, and he knew Rowan’s True Name. As readers of Jim Butcher’s “Dresden Files” will know, Names have power. Rowan is in a special kind of danger, able to rely only on her mundane partner, Morgan, and Alex Grey, the head of her coven, for help while, on the sidelines, a third, perhaps more dangerous, force is preparing to make itself known. Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott, the creative team on DC Comics’ ongoing Wonder Woman, partner up for this creator-owned thriller. Rucka does what he does best, crafting characters so real they could stroll up beside you at Tim Hortons. Scott, of Birds of Prey fame, uses her black-and-white palette to create often photo-realistic imagery that draws you into the story, frequently leaving you breathless when she lets you go. SECRET WARS

By Jonathan Hickman (Author) and Esad Ribic (Illustrator) M a r v e l C o m i c s (Publisher) Review by G a b r i e l Allandro. Eve r y t h i n g dies. Secret Wars (not to be confused with the 1984 Secret Wars series, or 2009’s Secret War) gives the reader a front-row seat to the death of the Marvel Universe(s). Earth’s heroes failed to stop a crisis that swept the infinite Earths of the multiverse into oblivion The Marvel Universe is dead. The Ultimate Marvel Universe is dead. Everything that was … is gone. And from the ashes of the multiverse rises a new, singular Earth, patched together from the shattered remnants of countless alternate-dimensional Earths. God, also known as Victor von Doom, rules the stitched-together planet, his unholy will enforced by the barons who rule the various territories and the Thors (yes, plural) who act as the law. Travel beyond a territory’s borders is forbidden, punishable by exile beyond the Shield, a wall separating the civilized lands from those beyond, which are infested by Marvel Zombies and Ultrons. All this is held together by Doom’s indomitable will. But survivors from the previous existence threaten the status quo. How do you topple a god … and expect to survive? Ribic’s pseudo-painted pages, which flirt with the divide between creation’s light and destruction’s shadow, lift this good work into greatness.

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encourages her to write down everything he tells her to for the sake of helping others. The quirky film was created to be touching and uplifting,

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uffalo International Film Festival This s the tenth anniversary of the Buffalo International Film Festival, a yearly screening of independent films that come from anywhere in the world to be screened in the Buffalo area. There will be over 100 features and shorts screened between October 7- 10 at the North Park Theatre, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, and Squeaky Wheel. For the tenth anniversary of the festival, ArtVoice would like to highlight a select few films. These films are not to pick out which we feel would be the best, but rather there is a stigma attached to them that those who are going to attend the festival might find interesting: Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present Director: Tyler Hubby North Park Theatre- Friday, October 7 @ 7:30 PM - 102 minutes “Sometimes a film chooses you,” said Tyler Hubby, the director of Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present. Over twenty years in the making, this opening night documentary traces the life of experimental musician, filmmaker, and University at Buffalo professor, Tony Conrad. Tyler had been compiling footage of Tony dating back to 1994 through various performances he had assembled, but the label which Tyler was shooting for denied the release this footage. Therefore, Tyler decided to take it upon himself to finally expose the world to the underappreciated and relatively unknown artist that is Tony Conrad. 20

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A smart move by the BIFF to open the festival with this film, it feeds well into our budding arts scene in Buffalo.

Trew Calling Director: Greg Robbins North Park Theatre- Saturday, October 8 @ 8:15 PM - 90 minutes “I wanted to tell a story that enhances lives; I know that we are capable of creating wonderful moments in our life that will make us better, those around us stronger, which will make for a healthier society,” says director Greg Robbins about his film. Trew Calling features Orchard Park’s Tracey B. Wilson as Trew, a young woman who lost her boyfriend, is unhappy with her job, has a drunken mother, and seems lost in life. One day, she meets a man who

of the most prolific, yet relatively unknown songwriters and music producers of the 1960s. Berns was responsible for writing such hits as “Twist and Shout,” “Piece of My Heart,” and “Hang on Sloopy,” among a smorgasbord of other rock staples. He was also instrumental in launching the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond, who recorded some of their first hits on his record label, Bang. Although he passed of rheumatic fever nearly fifty years ago, he was just recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although he was only two when his father passed, Brett

with the intent to inspire yourself and hopefully those around you. Not only is the point of interest here that the star of the film is from our backyard, but Trew Calling looks to be the feel-good film of this year’s festival. Dwelling Director: Kyle Mecca North Park Theatre- Sunday, October 9 @ 9:30 PM - 85 minutes Buffalo native Kyle Mecca’s goal with this supernatural thriller was to make it’s themes universal. The film stars Erin Marie Hogan and Mu-Shaka Benson as Ellie and Gavin, a young couple who becomes haunted by past forces related to a family tragedy. However, Mecca believes that the film’s roots are deeper than the synopsis implies. “Dwelling, at its heart and soul is about how people deal with the loss of a loved one,” said Mecca, “we enter one characters journey one that makes us question the sanity of our main character’s motivations, but at the bottom line, we all have someone who has passed on in our lives that we’d love to speak to one last time.” Dwelling is slated to be a slow-burning thriller rather than a screamyour-head-off horror flick, one that will make you question how far you would go in order to reconnect with that lost loved one. Bang: The Bert Berns Story Director: Brett Berns and Bob Sarles North Park Theatre- Monday October 10 @ 5:30 PM- 94 minutes Bang will finally give an obscure music legend his due. Co-directed by Kenmore native Bob Sarles and Brett Berns (son of the film’s subject), Bang: The Bert Berns Story will give audiences a glimpse into one

Berns’ film will be deeply personal, almost creating a person whom he was close with, but never knew. “What began as a passion project designed to introduce the world to Bert Berns has evolved into both an important historical document and an inspirational example of how to live life with courage and create art with passion, love and collaboration,” said Berns, “It became my life’s ambition to champion my father.” The documentary features interviews with people such as Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones and Solomon Burke. Ovation! Director: Henry Jaglom North Park Theatre- Sunday, October 9 @ 12:00 PM 110 minutes If the name “Henry Jaglom” sounds familiar, it may be perhaps this indie filmmaker has been at the forefront of the industry dating back to the late-60s, when he helped in the editing process for the classic Easy Rider. Since his directorial debut in the early 70s, he has worked with the likes of Jack Nicholson, Orson Welles, David Duchovny, Vanessa Redgrave, and Judd Nelson among other big name acts. Ovation! Will be the director’s twentieth feature and one that may be his most personal. The film stars frequent Jaglom partner Tanna Frederick as Maggie, an actress currently headlining a stage play who must navigate her life through career


choices and lovers. Jaglom was inspired at a very young age with this story, since he had always wondered what goes on with the actors backstage after seeing his first Broadway play. “I was always fascinated by where the actors came from and where they got to at the end of each act,” said Jaglom, “That’s why I made Ovation!, where we never see the play and never leave the theater.” Chemical Cut Director: Marjorie Conrad Hallwalls Contemporary Art CenterFriday, October 7 @ 7:00 PM- 85 minutes

Director Marjorie Conrad looks to derive from personal experience and add to a growing genre of female-driven films. Conrad, a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, tells the story of Irene, a 23-year-old searching for her identity in the world of modeling. Conrad, herself, stars as Irene, who soon realizes that a simple change to her physical appearance can alter the entire scope of her career. “I am less interested in narrative, psychology, and realism than exploring caricature coupled with mostly static compositions to both balance and emphasize the scenes’ darker aspects,” said Conrad, “I want the audience to be amused as Irene is repeatedly confronted with (arguably harmless) grotesque encounters.” This seemingly unique and intense character study may be unlike anything you’d ever expect from the mind of a former contract-model. Gold Star Director: Victoria Negri Hallwalls Contemporary Art CenterFriday, October 7 @ 9:15 PM

85 minutes Many of the filmmakers with films showing at the festival take their stories from a deeply personal area, but perhaps none of them have decided to put their life in front of an audience the way Victoria Negri is going to do. As writer, director, and star of Gold Star, Victoria’s story revolves around Vicky, a Julliard dropout who becomes the primary caretaker of her father after he suffers a debilitating stroke. This incident actually happened to her, leading her to rework a frustrating father-daughterroad-trip film into the finished product it is today. “I do hope audiences know the story behind the film and see that mourning isn’t

something that should be sad and isolating and painful,” said Negri, “I’d also love for viewers to leave the film thinking intently about how they’re living in the moment.” The film stars Emmy-award-winning and Academy Award nominated John Vaughn (The Magnificent Seven) as Vicky’s father as well as other well-established actors such as Catherine Curtin (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Jacob Heimer (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Solid talent around a deeply emotional project looks to make for a solid entry and definitely one to check out this weekend. Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens Director: Gabrielle Burton North Park Theatre- Sunday, October 9 @ 7:30 PM 88 minutes In an age where Queer Theory has become a serious part of academic humanities and RuPaul’s Drag Race receives Emmy nominations, director Gabrielle Burton documents 8 drag performers in Columbus, Ohio. However, Buffalo native Burton’s

film dives deeper than mere exposition on the world of drag. Burton attempts to explore the binary notions we have of sexual identity and gender in society. Burton and her five sisters were inspired to make the film when Gabrielle was invited to see a friend’s husband’s drag show, which sparked questions of identity and sexuality. In a statement released by the director, she claims “this isn’t easy stuff, and it’s laden with assumptions, judgment, and sometimes fear, anger, or emotional pain, but it’s critical that we think and talk about this important issue.” Burton and her sisters are most known for their production Manna From Heaven (2002) which starred Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman, and Louise Fletcher, and filmed right here in Buffalo. If you are going to see this movie, it would be worth it for the Buffalo ties. But, just as well, like director Burton said, the film is “part of a movement to encourage positive understanding of the real and complex issues we face in our socialization when thinking about gender and sexuality.”

“funny, intimate, and poetic” while at the same time being a deep character study. Director Irving Franco’s film follows Mickey (Catherine Blades), a high school cheerleader navigating her life through these tepid and trying waters. The film only took three weeks to film, but do to some post-production troubles, the film sees its release after wrapping up production 2 years ago. What makes this film interesting to seek out is director’s Franco’s inspirations. “I’ve always loved Boogie Nights, for its deep sense of humanity, and for the way that it brings us into a world/universe of its own,” said Franco, “my goal for this film was to do the same within the high school realm.” Franco also intends for the audience to leave the theater with a deep sense of empathy and understanding for his central character, Mickey. Tickets for the festival are $10 for pre-sale and $12 at the door and are available right now.

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ROCKIN' BUFFALO SALOON 7pm Rock and Roll Rich STERLING PLACE - 9pm Tom Tom

OPEN MIC COUZINS - 8-11:30pm Bouncin' off the Walls GONZOS - 11pm Andy Geier and Joe Batt O'NEILL'S STADIUM INN 10pm Cory Klawon & Dustin Francis PENNY LANE CAFE - 7-10pm AJ T.C. WHEELERS BAR & PIZZERIA - 8-11pm Michael Hund TAP HOUSE PUB & GRILL - 710pm Keith Shuskie Jr WAGON WHEEL RESTAURANT - 8:30pm Thursday Night Jams with Chuck DeRose

ROCK BUFFALO IRON WORKS - 9pm Pink Talking Fish EVENING STAR CONCERT HALL - 7pm Puddle Of Muddw/ Bruce Wojick & The Struggle and Stalking Neptune KODIAK JACK'S - 6:30pm Odd Man Out MOHAWK PLACE - 7pm REGGAE WORKERS OF THE WORLD WAITING ROOM - 6pm Dance Gavin Dance; 6:30pm DREAMERS WAITING ROOM - 7pm The Contortionist

COMMUNITY EVENTS ARTS & CRAFTS

BRIGHTON PLACE LIBRARY - 1:30-2:30pm Cardcrafter's ClubThursdays from 1:30   2:30Create beautiful, handmade greeting cards. Experienced and beginning crafters are welcome. This is not a class; we share ideas and techniques. Call 332-4375 for information.

COMEDY MR. GOODBAR - 8pm Open Comedy Mic

COMMUNITY INTEREST BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 8:4510:45am Beginner Watercolor BUFFALO HISTORY TOURS 6pm community leaders John & Carol Kociela and Stanford Lipsey winners of its Red Jacket Award. DELAVAN-GRIDER COMMUNITY CENTER - 56:30pm PeaceJam Buffalo, For Teens: PeaceJam is an international organization with 13 Nobel Laureates on its board that uses fun activities to provide youth with inspiration, education, and action. PeaceJam also fulfills community service hours! Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm   every Wednesday that school is in session. (Dinner served at 5pm. - Program starts at 5:30pm.) DelavanGrider Community Center, 877 East Delavan Avenue, Buffalo, NY. Sponsored by WNY Peace Center's Peace Education Project. Contact Vicki (716-9313520) for more information. GOOD SHEPHERD COMMUNITY OF FAITH 5:30-7:30pm Good Shepherd Community of Faith Presents: A Matter of Balance MARGARET L. WENDT ARCHIVE & RESOURCE CENTER - 9-5pm The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center presents,  The Presidents in Buffalo  ROYCROFT CAMPUS CORPORATION - 7pm istory Course THE MUSIC ROOM - 7pm (music, comedy, poetry)Hosted by Dave HallettAll ages. Loaner instruments if necessary. In house non-alcohol refreshments. Free popcorn! Professional sound system. Kid/ family friendly.

FILMS/SCREENINGS UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS 11-5pm In Untitled (the Great Society) I, LA-based artist Rodney McMillian recites former president Lyndon B.

Johnson s entire commencement speech at the University of Michigan in 1964, where he first introduce his idea of the Great Society. LBJ s main goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice through a series of domestic programs, while focusing on improving America s cities, landscape and education system. This speech forecasted much of Johnson s administration, which included originating programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, and food stamps as well as the signing of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

KIDS STUFF THE MAIZE - 10am Get Lost and Find Fun in WNY's Original Corn Field Maze. Be one of the first to conquer over 8 Acres of Twists, Turns and Dead End trails that create the 2016 Pumpkindom Design! ; noon Join us on the Fairytale Trail to The Pumpkindom.

LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS CRANE BRANCH LIBRARY - 67:30pm WNY Drilling Defense/ Environmental Justice Task ForceMonthly meeting MONTANTE CULTURAL CENTER - 6:30pm  Sustainability from Rio to Buffalo: Think Globally and Act Locally UNITED WAY OF BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY - 5-7pm Effects of Big Money & Big Media on Political Campaigns

LITERARY BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 8:30-6pm Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World!; 8:306pm Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: Reflecting on the Life of the Bard

SPECIALTY/ COMMUNITY THEATER ALLEYWAY THEATRE 7:30pm Dear Lydia; 7:30pm Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrance McNally NEW PHOENIX THEATRE 8pm Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrance McNally

SPIRITUAL SHAMBHALA MEDITATION GROUP OF BUFFALO - 7pm Open Meditation

TOURS/HIKES ALLEN STREET HARDWARE CAFE - 7pm ALLENTOWN Ghost Walk SPOT COFFEE (DELAWARE) - 7pm Theater District Ghost Walk TIFFT NATURE PRESERVE - 10-noon Wellness WalksThursdays (offered all year)10AM-12PMAll AgesTifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a healthy outdoor walk on beautiful and accessible trails! Please call 825-6397 to confirm walk will be taking place. $2 donation per person is appreciated

FRI OCT 7 MUSIC

DANCE/DJS/ ELECTRONIC ALLEN BURGER VENTURE - 10pm "Snake n' Stylus. DJ Malik Von Saint and Marcos Ugawdawa playing Disco Punx high class dance rock" CLUB MARCELLA - 10pm Friday Night Dance Party DUKE'S BOHEMIAN GROVE BAR - 9pm The Legendary Milk and Cochise w/ Buffalo Funklord Lopro play It's Motha Funkin' Fridays GYPSY PARLOR - 10pm DJ Basha MOONEY'S BAR & GRILL 8pm DJ Brian Blaze MOONEY'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL - 10pm DJ Homewrecker POLISH VILLA 2 - 8pm Tom Hastings Dance Party

JAZZ ANCHOR BAR - 8pm The Jazz Example PAUSA ART HOUSE - 8pm The Jon Lehning Sextet

KARAOKE

DAILY PLANET COFFEE CO. - 12-1pm Acoustic Lunch with Drew Azzinaro PEOPLEART COFFEEHOUSE 9pm Four Shillings Short

ARMORY SALOON - 10pm Karaoke at bthe Armory HAT TRIX BAR AND GRILL 10pm karaoke RIVERSIDE PARK INN - 10pm Riverside park Inn 1160 Tonawanda St. Buffalo

BLUES

OPEN MIC

HOT MAMA'S CANTEEN - 8pm The JT Blues Band MATTHEW GLAB POST - 9pm The River Dogs Blues Band RIVER PUB - 7-10pm Mercury Blues Band TUDOR LOUNGE - 7-10pm Mercury Blues Band VIZZI'S - 10pm Red Hot Blues Band WEGMAN'S (TRANSITDEPEW) - 6-8pm SPEEDY PARKER BLUES BAND  

WOODSIDE COFFEE HOUSE 7-11pm open mic

RIVIERA THEATRE - 7:30pm CSN Songs - Celebrating the Music of Crosby Stills Nash & Young SENECA NIAGARA CASINO 8pm King of The Cage MMA

CABARET/BROADWAY

ROCK

ACOUSTIC/FOLK

EDDIE RYAN'S - 7pm WITCHES BREW

CLASSICAL UB SLEE CONCERT HALL (LIPPES CONCERT HALL) - 7:30pm THE BORROMEO STRING QUARTET WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - 1212:30am Pianist Linda Mabry, Soprano Audrey Shafer and Pianist Antonella DiGiulio.

COUNTRY NASHVILLE'S 2 - 7:30pm HairNation; 9pm 2 Leftboots

PIANO OLIVER'S - 7:30pm George Jones

POP

AMERICAN LEGION MATTHEW GLAB POST 1477 - 9pm The Screaming Pineapples ARMOR INN TAP ROOM - 9pm Krossfire DWYER'S IRISH PUB - 6-10pm Darrell Porter MAC'S ON HERTEL - 9pm Joe Webber MOHAWK PLACE - 5pm Mr. Conrad's Rock'n'Roll Happy Hour; 8pm Anklepants, UVB-76, Lesionread NIETZSCHE'S - 5pm The Afternoon trio with John, Paul

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and Bill ROSE GARDEN RESTAURANT & GROVE - 7:30pm The Angry Buffalo SANTORA'S PIZZA PUB & GRILL (MILLERSPORT) - 9pm Knight Crew SANTORA'S PIZZA PUB & GRILL (TRANSIT RD.) - 8pm Tom Schuh/Larry THE BEAR McFarland THE VAULT NIGHTCLUB 10pm Supercharger WAGON WHEEL RESTAURANT - 9:30pm Dave Thurman's Songwriter Showcase WAITING ROOM - 7pm INTER ARMAwith special guestsCALL OF THE VOID WATER STREET LANDING 8:30pm TIM BRITT BAND

COMMUNITY EVENTS ARTS & CRAFTS

THE FAIRGROUNDS - 49pm This year s edition of Springtime in the Country features garden art, metalworks, women s fashion, original wall art, custom furniture, designer jewelry, home décor, spa quality bath and beauty products, gourmet foods, children s toys, pottery and so much more.

COMEDY THE ARENA - 8pm ComedySportz Buffalo Improvisational Comedy UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS - 8pm Steven WrightAwardwinning Standup Comedian

COMMUNITY INTEREST BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 8:4510:45am Beginner Watercolor ; 10-4pm A New 4-H Fall Fest and Wegmans Family Day MARGARET L. WENDT ARCHIVE & RESOURCE CENTER - 9-5pm The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center presents,  The Presidents in Buffalo 

FILMS/SCREENINGS HALLWALLS - 9:15pm Gold Star (Victoria Negri) NORTH PARK THEATRE noon Out of Innocence (Danny Heller); 5pm BIFF Shorts: Global NORTH PARK THEATRE -

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5:15pm Guru Dian (Purnomo Aziz); 7pm Chemical Cut (Majorie Conrad) NORTH PARK THEATRE - 7:30pm Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (Tyler Hubby) UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS 11-5pm In Untitled (the Great Society) I, LA-based artist Rodney McMillian recites former president Lyndon B. Johnson s entire commencement speech at the University of Michigan in 1964, where he first introduce his idea of the Great Society. LBJ s main goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice through a series of domestic programs, while focusing on improving America s cities, landscape and education system. This speech forecasted much of Johnson s administration, which included originating programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, and food stamps as well as the signing of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

FUNDRAISERS VIGILANT FIRE DEPT. - 7-11pm Masterson Family Fundraiser

KIDS STUFF BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 104pm 4-H Fall Fest THE MAIZE - 10am Get Lost and Find Fun in WNY's Original Corn Field Maze. Be one of the first to conquer over 8 Acres of Twists, Turns and Dead End trails that create the 2016 Pumpkindom Design! ; noon Join us on the Fairytale Trail to The Pumpkindom. THE MAIZE - noon, noon Join us Every Saturday& Sunday for the FREE Family Fall Festival. Meet & Greet your favorite Princesses & Their Ponies or get a Picture with your favorite SuperHero! Free Face Painting, Balloon Art, Entertainment, Storytime with the Fairy Gourdmother, Games & Prizes,Event Admission & Parking Always FREE!

LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF BUFFALO - 7pm Clear Body, Clear Mind DAEMEN COLLEGE - 5pm WORLD ON YOUR PLATE

2016 13th Annual Food and Sustainable Living Conference.

LITERARY BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 8:30-6pm Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World!; 8:306pm Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: Reflecting on the Life of the Bard COMEDYSPORTZ BUFFALO - 7:30pm Improvisational Comedy

& the Rubes, THE COVE - 2-5pm Blues Jam Matinee with the Blues Crew; 2-5pm "Blues Crew" with Joe Dimino, Paul Iannello, Bob Price & Speedy Parker WNED STUDIOS - 7pm WNY Blues Bash feat. Jeremiah Johnson Blues Band and Jimmy Keyed Blues Band

CABARET/BROADWAY EDDIE RYAN'S - 7pm WITCHES BREW

SPECIALTY/ COMMUNITY THEATER

CELTIC/IRISH

ALLEYWAY THEATRE 7:30pm Dear Lydia; 7:30pm Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrance McNally NEW PHOENIX THEATRE 8pm Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrance McNally SHEA'S BUFFALO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 8pm SHOT! by Persis Vehar STELLA NIAGARA SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS - 7:30pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

COUNTRY

TOURS BUFFALO VISITOR CENTER AT THE BRISBANE BLDG 10am Masters of American Architecture

TOURS/HIKES MAIN ST ICE CREAM - 7pm Haunted Hamburg,; 7pm Haunted Hamburg ROYCROFT INN - 7pm Orchard Park Ghost Walk SPOT COFFEE (ORCHARD PARK) - 7pm Orchard Park Ghost Walk

SAT OCT 8 MUSIC

ACOUSTIC/FOLK DAILY PLANET COFFEE CO. 7-9pm Savannah King PAUSA ART HOUSE - 8pm Folk and Blues Roots of the Grateful Dead - a special presentation by The Canal Street String Band

BLUES ALIBI BAR AND GRILL 9:30pm The River Dogs Blues Band BROADWAY HOTEL - 4pm Chuck DeRose Trio; 9pm Robin

NIETZSCHE'S - 5pm The Celtic Seisuns ERNIE WEBER'S BEEF AND ALE - 5-10pm Live Country Roundup

DANCE/DJS/ ELECTRONIC BLU BAR & GRILLE - 8pm This week's DJ is DAN DEGOSKIFREE DISCO LESSONS at 8pm with TRISH from the Step by Step TV show CLUB MARCELLA - 9pm Salvation Saturday Drag Show and Sexy Underwear Contest DUKE'S BOHEMIAN GROVE BAR - 9pm SNM feat: Scott Down, Daringer, Charlie the Butcher, Milk & Cochise and Keith Concept MOONEY'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL - 10pm DJ Homewrecker MOONEY'S - 8pm DJ Homewrecker

JACK DEVINE'S - 8pm Supercharger MOHAWK PLACE - 4pm Such Gold, Alleys, Big School; 8pm NIGHT SLAVES PIZZA PLANT ITALIAN PUB (TRANSIT RD) - 7:30-10:30pm K-GUN RAINTREE BAR & GRILL - 2pm Pooch & The Howling Cats STRIKERS LANES - 9pm Take Cover

COMMUNITY EVENTS ARTS & CRAFTS

BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 105pm Botanical Gardens  Art Class Exhibit

COMEDY CSZ BUFFALO @ THE ARENA - 9:30pm Todd Benzin & Don Gervasi are "Babushka!" Improv comedy HELIUM COMEDY CLUB - 8pm comedy open mic THE ARENA - 7pm ComedySportz Buffalo Improvisational Comedy; 9:30pm Babushka!

COMMUNITY INTEREST

MANGIA RISTORANTE - 9pm Piano bar with Jon Lorentz

BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 8:4510:45am Beginner Watercolor ; 10-4pm A New 4-H Fall Fest and Wegmans Family Day BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 11-1pm Horticulture 1 INSPIRATION POINT BUFFALO - 9-11am Homeopathy Consultations by Rev. Ellen Bourn; 12-2pm Psychic Healing and Readings by Lory Pollina MARGARET L. WENDT ARCHIVE & RESOURCE CENTER - 9-5pm The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center presents,  The Presidents in Buffalo 

POP

DANCE

FUNK/SOUL HYDRAULIC HEARTH 9:30pm Ron Davis and Ray Haugen

JAZZ CUGINOS ITALIAN RESTAURANT - 6:30pm Joe Baudo and Cheryl Ferris

OPEN MIC AL-E-OOPS - 9:30pm Eric Joseph

PIANO

31 CLUB - 8:30pm Joe Bolognese and Dolly Durante

ROCK ARMOR INN TAP ROOM - 9pm Blind Vision HAT TRIX BAR AND GRILL 9:30pm .22 CALIBRE JACK DEVINE'S SOUTH (HAMBURG) - 10pm SuperCharger

MONTANTE CULTURAL CENTER - 8-9:30pm Tango and Much More! NEGLIA BALLET ARTISTS 9:30-10:15am Hatha Yoga; 12:30-1:30pm Pilates/ Floor Barre

FILMS/SCREENINGS HALLWALLS - 11am Welcome to this House (Barbara

Hammer); 1pm BIFF Shorts: Life s Work HALLWALLS - 3pm BIFF Shorts: x GTA; 5pm Nitehawks on the Blue Highway (Michael Steissguth) HALLWALLS - 7:15pm Occupy Texas (Jeff Berry); 9:30pm Booger Red (Berndt Mader) NORTH PARK THEATRE - 11am OXD (Craig Lowy); 1:15pm Trew Calling (Greg Robbins) NORTH PARK THEATRE - 3:30pm Tower (Keith Maitland); 5:45pm BIFF Global: International FeaturesZAĀMA: Blindness (Ryszard Bugajski) NORTH PARK THEATRE 8:15pm Women Who Kill (Ingrid Jungermann); 10-10:15pm Dwelling (Kyle Mecca) NORTH PARK THEATRE 10:15pm 2307: Winter s Dream (Joey Curtis) SQUEAKY WHEEL - 1pm Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound (Karen Collins); 2:45pm Traceroute (Johannes Grenzfurthner) SQUEAKY WHEEL - 5:15pm BIFF Shorts: Experimental UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS - 1-5pm In Untitled (the Great Society) I, LA-based artist Rodney McMillian recites former president Lyndon B. Johnson s entire commencement speech at the University of Michigan in 1964, where he first introduce his idea of the Great Society. LBJ s main goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice through a series of domestic programs, while focusing on improving America s cities, landscape and education system. This speech forecasted much of Johnson s administration, which included originating programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, and food stamps as well as the signing of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

KIDS STUFF BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 910:30am Kids Art Classes; 104pm 4-H Fall Fest CASTELLANI ART MUSEUM 2-4pm Art Express THE MAIZE - 10am Get Lost and Find Fun in WNY's Original Corn Field Maze. Be one of the first to conquer over 8 Acres of Twists, Turns and


Dead End trails that create the 2016 Pumpkindom Design! ; noon Join us on the Fairytale Trail to The Pumpkindom. THE MAIZE - noon, noon Join us Every Saturday& Sunday for the FREE Family Fall Festival. Meet & Greet your favorite Princesses & Their Ponies or get a Picture with your favorite SuperHero! Free Face Painting, Balloon Art, Entertainment, Storytime with the Fairy Gourdmother, Games & Prizes,Event Admission & Parking Always FREE!

LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS DAEMEN COLLEGE - 5pm WORLD ON YOUR PLATE 2016 13th Annual Food and Sustainable Living Conference.

LITERARY BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 8:30-6pm Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World!; 8:306pm Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: Reflecting on the Life of the Bard BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 10-3pm Indie Author Day COMEDYSPORTZ BUFFALO - 7:30pm Improvisational Comedy

SPECIALTY/ COMMUNITY THEATER ALLEYWAY THEATRE 7:30pm Dear Lydia; 7:30pm Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrance McNally NEW PHOENIX THEATRE 8pm Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrance McNally STELLA NIAGARA SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS - 7:30pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Ghost Walks TONY ROME'S GLOBE HOTEL & RESTAURANT - 7pm East Aurora Haunted Pub Crawl!

SUN OCT 9 MUSIC

ACOUSTIC/FOLK

ARTS & CRAFTS

EDDIE RYAN'S - 2:30pm WITCHES BREW

COMMUNITY INTEREST

CLASSICAL DAILY PLANET COFFEE CO. 3-5pm The Bell Canto Quartet

JAZZ BUFFALO HISTORY TOURS - 2:30pm THE BUFFALO JAZZTET COLORED MUSICIANS' CLUB - 6pm Open Jam Session NIETZSCHE'S - 6pm Ann Phillipone; 8pm Dr Jazz and the Jazzbugs TRINITY CHURCH - 7pm In a tranquil, candle-lit setting, listen to superb live piano jazz interspersed with readings and time for silent meditation. Very peaceful, unique experience

KARAOKE RIVERSIDE PARK INN - 7pm Karaoke with Eclectic Sound

LATIN KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL - 2:30pm The Buffalo Philharmonic and Wendell Rivera Latin Ensemble are joining forces to present "Viva la Musica," a free concert celebrating Hispanic music and culture

OPEN MIC MR. GOODBAR - 9pm Keith Shuskie Jr.

TOURS

ROCK

BUFFALO IRON WORKS - 7pm Creepy Cobblestone LAKE EFFECT ICE CREAM 7pm Paranormal Lockport LEWISTON PEACE GARDEN - 7pm The Marble Orchard

COMMUNITY EVENTS

CABARET/BROADWAY

SPORTSMEN'S TAVERN - 5pm Aztec Two-Step

SANTOSHA HOLISTIC CENTER - 11:15am Open House

TOURS/HIKES

AUDUBON LIBRARY - 24pm Around the World in 30 InstrumentsWorld music concert presented by Four Shillings Short

BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 105pm Botanical Gardens  Art Class Exhibit

SPIRITUAL

BUFFALO VISITOR CENTER AT THE BRISBANE BLDG 10am Masters of American Architecture

WORLD BEAT/ INTERNATIONAL

BACKSTAGE PUB - 8pm Jimmy Zigzag and Johnny Jeffery CLUB LORELEI - 3-7pm The Formula Band MOHAWK PLACE - 5pm The Farewells, Letters to Alexia, Wacko Fest, Danielle and Joe, Kelsey Law, Improbable Cause The Setup THE TRALF MUSIC HALL 8pm PROJECT/OBJECT

BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 8:4510:45am Beginner Watercolor ; 10-4pm A New 4-H Fall Fest and Wegmans Family Day MARGARET L. WENDT ARCHIVE & RESOURCE CENTER - 9-5pm The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center presents,  The Presidents in Buffalo  THE COL. WM. BOND-JESSE HAWLEY HOUSE MUSEUM - 13:30pm  Did You Know?  The exhibit asks and answers this question featuring tidbits of historical information on objects, manners and lifestyles of the past.

FILMS/SCREENINGS HALLWALLS - 11am BIFF Shorts: You Are Here; 1:15pm The Lockpicker (Randall Lloyd Okita) HALLWALLS - 4pm The Game Warden (Erik Mockus) MR. GOODBAR - 7pm Sunday Public Domain Film Night NORTH PARK THEATRE noon Ovation (Henry Jaglom); 2:30pm Off the Rails (Adam Irving) NORTH PARK THEATRE 4:30pm BIFF Shorts: Local; 7:30pm Kings, Queens & In-Betweens (Gabrielle Burton) NORTH PARK THEATRE - 9pm Blackhearts (Fredrik Horn Akselsen); 9:30pm Dwelling (Kyle Mecca)

FUNDRAISERS BOOMERANG'S BAR & GRILL - 4-8pm The Buffalo Gay Men s Chorus will hold its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser

Kiersz at 838-2263 or rkiersz@ gmail.com GYPSY PARLOR - 8pm Trivia with Geeks who Drink INSPIRATION POINT BUFFALO - 12-2pm Psychic Healing and Readings by Lory Pollina KENAN CENTER - 7-9pm  Paints Uncorked,  the evening activity lets you create your own painted masterpiece on 16 x 20  canvas while sipping wine

DANCE NEGLIA BALLET ARTISTS - 5:45-7:15pm Adult Ballet; 7-8:30pm Adult Ballet for Beginners

FILMS/SCREENINGS HALLWALLS - 10:30am Dream Land (Stephen Chen); 12:45am Since: The Bombing of Pam Am Flight 103 (Phil Furey) HALLWALLS - 5pm Jackson (Maise Crow); 6:30pm The Return (Oliver Nias) HALLWALLS - 7:15pm Here Come The Videofreex (Jon Nealson & Jenny Raskin); 9:30pm BIFF Shorts: Danger Zone NORTH PARK THEATRE - 11am The Pearl of Africa (Andre Vallstrom); 1pm I Am The Blues (Daniel Cross) NORTH PARK THEATRE 2:45pm Cheerleader (Irving Franco); 3:30pm Crooked & Narrow (Neal Dhand) NORTH PARK THEATRE 5:30pm Bang: The Bert Berns Story (Brett Berns & Bob Sarles); 9:45pm Mercy (Chris Sparling) UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS 11-5pm In Untitled (the Great Society) I, LA-based artist Rodney McMillian recites former president Lyndon B. Johnson s entire commencement speech at the University of Michigan in 1964, where he first introduce his idea of the Great Society. LBJ s main goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice through a series of domestic programs, while focusing on improving America s cities, landscape and education system. This speech forecasted much of Johnson s administration, which included originating programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, and food stamps as well as the

KIDS STUFF BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 104pm 4-H Fall Fest THE MAIZE - 10am Get Lost and Find Fun in WNY's Original Corn Field Maze. Be one of the first to conquer over 8 Acres of Twists, Turns and Dead End trails that create the 2016 Pumpkindom Design! ; noon Join us on the Fairytale Trail to The Pumpkindom. THE MAIZE - noon, noon Join us Every Saturday& Sunday for the FREE Family Fall Festival. Meet & Greet your favorite Princesses & Their Ponies or get a Picture with your favorite SuperHero! Free Face Painting, Balloon Art, Entertainment, Storytime with the Fairy Gourdmother, Games & Prizes,Event Admission & Parking Always FREE!

LITERARY BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 12-5pm Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World!; 12-5pm Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: Reflecting on the Life of the Bard GYPSY PARLOR - 6pm Poetry Slam

SPECIALTY/ COMMUNITY THEATER STELLA NIAGARA SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS - 2pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

SPIRITUAL EL BUEN AMIGO - 2:303:30pm Meditation Meets Artist Creation: Improve your creativity in the arts, music, self-awareness & expression w/ Sandra Warnick Holland. All ages & beginners

TOURS/HIKES BUFFALO IRON WORKS - 7pm Creepy Cobblestone FOREST LAWN CEMETERY 8am Forest Lawn's award-winning tours are offered from mid June through October. Tickets for our 2016 tour season - the 20th anniversary of our tour program - are available now on sale! Call 885-1600 for more information LAKE EFFECT ICE CREAM 7pm Paranormal Lockport

MON OCT 10 MUSIC

COUNTRY SPORTSMEN'S TAVERN - 7pm Stone Country Band

DANCE/DJS/ ELECTRONIC MOONEY'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL - 7:30pm DJ Trivia

JAZZ COLORED MUSICIANS' CLUB - 7pm George Scott Big Band

OPEN MIC BACKSTAGE PUB - 8-11pm Michael Hund GENE MCCARTHYS - 7pm Mike P NIETZSCHE'S - 8pm Buffalo's longest runnin open mic TALTY'S TAVERN - 7pm 1st Monday of every Month: Charlie O Neill Guitar ClubOPEN MIC = ALL WELCOME = 7:00pm HOSTED BY: Jim Brucato THE ALLEY CAT - 9pm Bobby Angel

COMMUNITY EVENTS ARTS & CRAFTS

BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 105pm Botanical Gardens  Art Class Exhibit

COMMUNITY INTEREST BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 8:4510:45am Beginner Watercolor ; 8:45-10:45am Intermediate Watercolor BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS 8:45-10:45am Intermediate Watercolor ; 10-4pm A New 4-H Fall Fest and Wegmans Family Day BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE ROCKWELL HALL - 7pm The Buffalo Master Chorale, Dr. Doreen Rao, Music Director, is continuing to audition new singers. If you have sung in a choir as an amateur or professional singer, love choral music, and read music, please schedule an audition by contacting Chorale Manager Robert

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signing of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

KIDS STUFF BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 104pm 4-H Fall Fest NIAGARA HISTORY CENTER - 5:30-7:30pm HEAR TALES OF GHOSTS OF NIAGARA COUNTY THE MAIZE - 10am Get Lost and Find Fun in WNY's Original Corn Field Maze. Be one of the first to conquer over 8 Acres of Twists, Turns and Dead End trails that create the 2016 Pumpkindom Design! ; noon Join us on the Fairytale Trail to The Pumpkindom. TIFFT NATURE PRESERVE - 94pm Mini Naturalists Camp ; 9-4pm Junior Naturalists Camp

LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF BUFFALO - 7pm Dianetics Lecture

LITERARY BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 8:30-6pm Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World!; 8:306pm Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: Reflecting on the Life of the Bard

RECREATION/GAMES EPIC RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - 8pm Epic Movie Trivia Night!

TOURS/HIKES TIFFT NATURE PRESERVE - 94pm Columbus Day Naturalists Camp

TUES OCT 11 MUSIC

ACOUSTIC/FOLK SPORTSMEN'S TAVERN - 9:30pm John Culliton Mahoney

COUNTRY SPORTSMEN'S TAVERN - 6pm Twang Gang

DANCE/DJS/ ELECTRONIC DUKE'S BOHEMIAN GROVE BAR - 8pm Neo Soul with Mike DiSanto's Verse

JAZZ SPORTSMEN'S TAVERN - noon Joe Baudo Big Band

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OPEN MIC CLARENCE CENTER COFFEE CO. - 7:30-10:30pm karaoke; 7:30-10:30pm Doc Stuart Shapiro CLINTON BAR AND GRILL - 811pm Jony James COYOTE CAFE - 9:30pm Keith Shuskie FLATTERY'S IRISH PUB 9:30pm Tyler Massaro GYPSY PARLOR - 8pm TuTuTuesday and Open Mic MILKIE'S ON ELMWOOD (FORMERLY ELMWOOD LOUNGE) - 8pm Open Mic THE ALLEY CAT - 9pm Bobby Angel THE GROOVE LOUNGE - 7:3011:30pm Bringing the lovers of Blues and Soul together, networking in the Blues Community, mentoring in the genres and good times!

ROCK TGI FRIDAY (SHERATON) 7pm Steve Balesteri TOWN BALLROOM - 7pm Hatebreed with DevilDriver, Devil You Know WAITING ROOM - 6pm COMBICHRISTwith special guestsALL HAIL THE YETTI

COMMUNITY EVENTS ARTS & CRAFTS

BRIGHTON PLACE LIBRARY - Adult ColoringTuesdays, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmOur Adult Coloring Club is a great way to relax and meet new friends. This is not a class and is very casual. Call 332-4375 for information. BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 105pm Botanical Gardens  Art Class Exhibit NIAGARA HISTORY CENTER - 4-6pm LEARN TO MAKE BEADED NEEDLE CASE WITH INSTRUCTOR STEPHANIE DREHS IN NIAGARA HISTORY CENTER S FALL CLASS

COMEDY NIETZSCHE'S - 8pm Rust Belt Comedy

COMMUNITY INTEREST BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 8:4510:45am Beginner Watercolor ; 10-4pm A New 4-H Fall Fest and Wegmans Family Day INSPIRATION POINT

BUFFALO - 9:30-11:30am Homeopathy Consultations by Rev. Ellen Bourn; 4-6pm Metaphysical Medicine Astrology Readings by Aaron Fried MARGARET L. WENDT ARCHIVE & RESOURCE CENTER - 9-5pm The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center presents,  The Presidents in Buffalo  THE LODGE BAR & GRILL 8pm Trivia Night

DANCE NEGLIA BALLET ARTISTS 6:30-7:30pm Yoga By Bonnie Series

FILMS/SCREENINGS UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS 11-5pm In Untitled (the Great Society) I, LA-based artist Rodney McMillian recites former president Lyndon B. Johnson s entire commencement speech at the University of Michigan in 1964, where he first introduce his idea of the Great Society. LBJ s main goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice through a series of domestic programs, while focusing on improving America s cities, landscape and education system. This speech forecasted much of Johnson s administration, which included originating programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, and food stamps as well as the signing of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

KIDS STUFF BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 104pm 4-H Fall Fest THE MAIZE - 10am Get Lost and Find Fun in WNY's Original Corn Field Maze. Be one of the first to conquer over 8 Acres of Twists, Turns and Dead End trails that create the 2016 Pumpkindom Design! ; noon Join us on the Fairytale Trail to The Pumpkindom. TIFFT NATURE PRESERVE 9:30-11:30am Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp; 9:30-11:30am Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp

LITERARY BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 8:30-6pm Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World!; 8:30-

6pm Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: Reflecting on the Life of the Bard

TOURS/HIKES HYDRAULIC HEARTH - 78:30pm Haunted History Ghost Walks: Larkinville!

WED OCT 12 MUSIC BLUES

ALTERNATIVE BREWS - 811:30pm Blues Pro-Jam with Big Sauce Trio with special guests THE COVE - 7-10pm "Blues Crew" with Joe Dimino, Paul Iannello, Bob Price & Speedy ParkerChas DelPlato on his Hammond from Batavia

CELTIC/IRISH SHANNON PUB - 6:30pm Joe Head

CLASSICAL BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE ROCKWELL HALL - 7:30pm The Buffalo State Wind Ensemble

COUNTRY ARMOR INN TAP ROOM 6:30pm Blood Money

DANCE/DJS/ ELECTRONIC DUKE'S BOHEMIAN GROVE BAR - 9pm Dolla Dolla Beer Ya'll with DJ Charles Masters MOONEY'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL - 7:30pm DJ Trivia PAN AMERICAN GRILL & BREWERY - 5:30pm DJ Trivia

JAZZ NIETZSCHE'S - 6pm Tyler Westcott's Pizza Trio SPORTSMEN'S TAVERN - noon Joe Baudo Quartet

KARAOKE EPIC RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - 9:30pm Just "In" Sound OZONE - 9pm Karaoke Nights

OPEN MIC ANCHOR INN - 7-11pm J C Thompson ASHKER'S JUICE BAR & CAFE - 7-10pm Cosmic BYRD HOUSE - 9pm Phil Elinsky MILKIE'S ON ELMWOOD (FORMERLY ELMWOOD LOUNGE) - 8pm Comedy Open Mic

PEACE OF MIND COFFEE SHOP - 7-10pm Keith Shuskie STAMPS BAR - 8-11pm Arrow STOCKMAN'S TAVERN & GROVE - 8pm Tom Seitz THE PENALTY BOX 10pm Open Jam with Matt Ruschmann TUDOR LOUNGE - 10pm Todd Allen

ROCK HYDEOUT - 8pm Randy California's Open jam TGI FRIDAY (SHERATON) 7pm Steve Balesteri UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS - 7:30pm, 7:30pm Scott Bradlee s Postmodern Jukebox

COMMUNITY EVENTS ARTS & CRAFTS

BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 105pm Botanical Gardens  Art Class Exhibit

COMMUNITY INTEREST BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 8:4510:45am Beginner Watercolor ; 8:45-10:45am Drawing BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 104pm A New 4-H Fall Fest and Wegmans Family Day ; 5:306:45pm Yoga INSPIRATION POINT BUFFALO - 1-5pm Tarot Readings by Eva Danielle every Wednesday MARGARET L. WENDT ARCHIVE & RESOURCE CENTER - 9-5pm The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center presents,  The Presidents in Buffalo 

DANCE BLU BAR & GRILLE - 7pm Dance lessons by Salsa for the Soul GYPSY PARLOR - 8pm Belly Dance NEGLIA BALLET ARTISTS - 78am Barre Fitness

FILMS/SCREENINGS UB CENTER FOR THE ARTS 11-5pm In Untitled (the Great Society) I, LA-based artist Rodney McMillian recites former president Lyndon B. Johnson s entire commencement speech at the University

of Michigan in 1964, where he first introduce his idea of the Great Society. LBJ s main goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice through a series of domestic programs, while focusing on improving America s cities, landscape and education system. This speech forecasted much of Johnson s administration, which included originating programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, and food stamps as well as the signing of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

KIDS STUFF BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS - 104pm 4-H Fall Fest THE MAIZE - 10am Get Lost and Find Fun in WNY's Original Corn Field Maze. Be one of the first to conquer over 8 Acres of Twists, Turns and Dead End trails that create the 2016 Pumpkindom Design! ; noon Join us on the Fairytale Trail to The Pumpkindom.

LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF BUFFALO - 6:45pm You can be more able than you are. A recorded lecture by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Dianetics and Scientology. $15. 8563910; 7pm Clear Body, Clear Mind CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF BUFFALO - 7pm Dianetics Lecture ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 7:30pm a lecture on Public Art in Buffalo presented by Chuck Lachuisa . Chuck was named Mr Architecture by Buffalo Rising magazine.

LITERARY BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 8:30-6pm Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World!; 8:306pm Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare: Reflecting on the Life of the Bard

RECREATION/GAMES MAIN STREET GALLERY 8:30pm The Players Chess Club


VENUE DIRECTORY 31 Club 31 Johnson Park ( Aurora332-3131, the31club.com) Abbey Square 784 Wehrle Dr Amherst (634-8050) the31club.comAl-E-Oops 5389 Genesee St Lancaster (681-0200, aleoops.com) Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Ave ( Lancaster882-8700, albrightknox. org) Allen Burger Venture 175 Allen St Lancaster681-0200aleoops.comAlleyway Theatre Curtain up Alley Downtown Erie (852-2600, alleyway.com) Alternative Brews 3488 Sheridan Dr Amherst (446-0424, alternativebrews. com) American Legion Matthew Glab Post 1477 1965 Abbott Rd Erie (825-3733) anchorbar.comAnchor Bar 1047 Main St ( NY884-4083, anchorbar.com) Anchor Inn 2437 William St Cheektowaga (896-9762) Antique World and Fleamarket 11111 Main St NY 632-9871angrybuffalo.comArmory Saloon 1641 Military Rd ( Niagara876-2884) aquariumofniagara.orgAshker's Juice Bar & Cafe 1002 Elmwood Ave Hamburg202-1315armorinn. comBackstage Pub 603 Dingens St Cheektowaga 876-2884angrybuffalo.comBases Loaded Sports Bar & Grill 3355 Lake Shore Rd Hamburg (823-0158) artpark.netBlock's Restaurant 1633 Hertel Ave Niagara285-3575aquariumofniagara. orgBlu Bar & Grille 424 Evans St Amherst 434-5328armorinn.comBrighton Place Library 999 Brighton Rd Tonawanda (3324375, brightonplacelibrary.org) Broadway Hotel 158 Main St8523835babevillebuffalo.com Erie (692-9810) artpark.netBuffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 2655 South Park Ave Erie (8271584, buffalogardens.com) Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 1 Lafayette Square (Cheektowaga858-8900, buffalolib.org) Buffalo Irish Center 245 Abbott Rd ( Amherst825-9535, buffaloirishcenter.com) Buffalo Iron Works 49 Illinois St ( Tonawanda200-1893, buffaloironworks. com) Buffalo Live 3053 Main St Erie692-9810nysparks.state.ny.us/ parks/56 Buffalo RiverWorks 359 Ganson St Amherst858-8900buffalolib.orgBuffalo State College Rockwell Hall 1300 Buffalo State Buffalo State (878-4000, buffalostate.edu/pac) Buffalo Visitor Center at the Brisbane bldg Buffalo Erie County US 692-9810buffalohistorytours.com/hotel_ lafayette_toursByrd House 4646 N Buffalo Rd Orchard Park 200-1893buffaloironworks.comCarmine's 1701 Pine Ave200-1893 Niagara County buffalohistorytours.com/hotel_lafayette_ toursCheektowaga Senior Center 3349 Broadway Cheektowaga (686-3930, tocny.org/Departments/SeniorServices. aspx) Christ United Methodist Church 350 Saratoga Rd Amherst (839-2460, christchurchamherst.org) Church of Scientology of Buffalo 836 Main

St (856-3910, scientology-buffalo.org) USClarence Center Coffee Co. 9475 Clarence Center Rd Clarence (741-8573, clarencecentercoffee.com) Cleveland Heights Christian Church 4774 Union Rd881-0791thevalleycenter.com Cheektowaga (632-3332, chccchurch.org) Clinton Bar and Grill 2460 Clinton St Cheektowaga 574-1537canalsidebuffalo.comClub Marcella 622 Main St ( Niagara County847-6850, clubmarcella.com/ Club_Marcella/club_marcella.html) Colored Musicians' Club 145 Broadway ( Lewiston855-9383, coloredmusiciansclub. org) ComedySportz Buffalo 4476 Main St Amherst 856-3910scientology-buffalo.orgCouzins 7115 Boston State Rd Boston (649-1020) adventkenmore.orgCoyote Cafe 36 Main St Hamburg (649-1837, thecoyotecafe.com) Crazy Jake's 26 Webster St Niagara (6939309, crazyjakesnt.com) Cuginos Italian restaurant 6011 Main St Amherst 286-8200purple.niagara.edu/camDaily Planet Coffee Co. 1862 Hertel Ave (551-0661) clubmarcella.com/Club_Marcella/ club_marcella.html Amherst8392460christchurchamherst.orgDavison Road Inn 383 Davison Rd Niagara (4348444, davisonroadinn.com/index.htm) Delavan-Grider Community Center 877 E Delavan Ave Boston649-1020adventkenmore. orgDelaware Park 84 Parkside Ave ( Hamburg649-1837bfloparks.org) Depew High School 5201 Transit Rd8476850clubmarcella.com/Club_Marcella/ club_marcella.html Lancaster (686-5104, depewschools.org) Dick and Jenny's Bake and Brew 1270 Baseline Rd Grand Island (775-5047, dickandjennysny.com) Dog Ears Bookstore 688 Abbott Rd ( Cheektowaga823-8225) coloredmusiciansclub.orgDuke's Bohemian Grove Bar 253 Allen St ( Darien240-9359, dukesbohemiangrovebar.com) Dwyer's Irish Pub 65 Webster St Niagara (692-4837, dwyerspub.com) EPIC Headquarters 1000 Main St Boston649-1020adventkenmore.org El Buen Amigo 114 Elmwood Ave ( Grand Island885-6343, elbuenamigo.org) Ellicott Creek Playhouse (St. Edmund Campus) 530 Ellicott Creek Rd Tonawanda (284-6358) dinosaurbarbque.comEpic Restaurant & Lounge 431 Elmwood Ave (8833742, epiconelmwood.com/index.html) Amherst Ernie Weber's Beef and Ale 3167 South Park Ave Erie County 240-9359dukesbohemiangrovebar. comFirst Niagara Center 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza ( Niagara692-4837hsbcarena. com) Flattery's Irish Pub 1130 Orchard Park Rd West Seneca (674-9554, flatterys.com) Forest Lawn Cemetery 1411 Delaware Ave Erie (885-1600, forest-lawn.com) GFY Bar 1866 Colvin Blvd Tonawanda (9393243) elbuenamigo.orgGarden Park Cafe 3525 Genesee St Cheektowaga (635-0387, gardenparkcafe.com)

Gene McCarthys 73 Hamburg St (8558948, genemccarthys.com) Erie CountyGertie's Restaurant 6010 Goodrich Rd Clarence 851-5389eriebasinmarina.orgGonzos 7 Main St Niagara County (438-5765) elbuenamigo.orgGood Shepherd Community of Faith 187 Southside Pkwy ( Niagara824-4112, gscof.org) Great Pumpkin Farm 11199 Main St Newstead 940-5391epiconelmwood.com/index. htmlGypsy Parlor 376 Grant St West Seneca674-9554flatterys. comHarlem Rd. Community Center 4255 Harlem Rd883-2150genemccarthys.com Amherst (631-7200) forest-lawn.comHat Trix Bar and Grill 4923 Southwestern Blvd Hamburg 9393243dickandjennysny.comHaunted History Ghost Walks, Inc. 21 S Grove St Aurora (655-6663, masonwinfield.com) Helium Comedy Club 30 Mississippi St ( NY8531211, heliumcomedy.com/buffalo/ index.php) Hull Family Home & Farmstead 5962 Genesee St Lancaster (681-6451, hullfamilyhome.org) Hydeout 490 Center St Lewiston 438-5765heliumcomedy.com/buffalo/ index.phpHydraulic Hearth 716 Swan St Hamburg855-8948genemccarthys.com Inspiration Point Buffalo 483 Elmwood Ave Niagara County8531211heliumcomedy. com/buffalo/index.phpKenan Center 433 Locust St Niagara County (433-2617, kenancenter.org) Lackawanna Public Library 560 Ridge Rd Erie (823-0630, buffalolib.org/content/ library-locations/area-libraries?lib=Lackaw anna+Public+Library) Lake Effect Ice Cream 79 Canal St Niagara County 8531211heliumcomedy.com/buffalo/index. phpLancaster Opera House 21 Central Ave Lancaster (683-1776, lancopera.org) Laurel and Hardy's 1388 Broadway LewistonLewiston Hennepin Park Gazebo Center St Lewiston Niagara 8531211heliumcomedy.com/buffalo/index. phpLewiston Peace Garden 476 Center St Lewiston (783-8222northofthefalls.com) Lifetree Cafe WNY 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd Tonawanda (835-2220, lifetreecafe. com) Lincoln Arena 1200 Parker Blvd ( Wheatfield833-7757) lancopera.org Main St Ice Cream 35 Main St8325400justbuffalo.org Hamburg Main Street Gallery 515 Main St Erie County885-1986rain. org/~karpelesMangia Ristorante 4264 N Buffalo Rd Orchard Park (662-9467) kenancenter.orgMargaret L. Wendt Archive & Resource Center 1990 Main St ( Lancaster683-1776forest-lawn.com/about) Miss Buffalo (Erie Basin Marina) 79 Marine Dr ( Lancaster856-6696, buffaloharborcruises.com) Mohawk Place 47 E Mohawk St ( Evans312-9279, buffalosmohawkplace. com) Mooney's 13 Main St Niagara County 845-5400milkiesonelmwood. comMooney's Akron 11891 Main Rd Newstead 299-0250legendsbarnf.comMooney's Bar & Grill 4628 Broadway Cheektowaga (681-2121, mooneysbroadway.com) Mooney's Sports Bar & Grill 1531

Military Rd ( Orchard Park877-1800, mooneyssportsbar.com) Mr. Goodbar 1110 Elmwood Ave (8824000) bfloparks.org Niagara County Nashville's 2 8166 Main St Clarence 549-5782mickeyrats.com/Mickey_Rats_ Beach_Club.htmlNeglia Ballet Artists 1685 Elmwood Ave ( Clarence447-0401, negliaballet.org) New Phoenix Theatre 95 Johnson Park ( Orchard Park853-1334, newphoenixtheatre.com) Niagara Falls Blues Festival 101 Old Falls St Niagara (278-2100, FallsStreet.com) Niagara History Center 215 Niagara St Niagara County 886-8539nietzsches.comNietzsche's 248 Allen St ( Cheektowaga886-8539, nietzsches.com) Nifty Fifty 7710 Buffalo Ave Niagara County (hamburggardenwalk.com2837700) mooneyssportsbar.comO'Neill's Stadium Inn 3864 Abbott Rd882-4000nietzsches. com Orchard Park (646-4674) mickeyrats.com/Mickey_Rats_Beach_Club. htmlOZone 2268 Genesee St 8825881milkiesonelmwood.com Darien283-7700 Olcott Beach E Main St Olcott Niagara 312-9279buffalosmohawkplace. comOliver's 2095 Delaware Ave (8779662, oliverscuisine.com) Niagara CountyPan American Grill & Brewery 391 Washington St ( Niagara County856-0062, panamericangrill.com) Parkside Lutheran Church 2 Wallace Ave ( Cheektowaga836-1361, parksidelutheran. org/home) Pausa Art House 19 Wadsworth St ( Niagara County283-7700pausaarthouse. com) Peace of Mind Coffee Shop 83 Main St8824000panamericangrill.com Newstead (442-5215) Penny Lane Cafe 10255 Main Stpausaarthouse.com Clarence Polish Falcons Hall 445 Columbia Ave Lancaster (684-2373, polishfalconsdepew. com) Polish Villa 2 1085 Harlem Rd Cheektowaga (822-4908, polishvilla.org) Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center 93 Honorine Dr Cheektowaga (683-5959, dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html) Riverside Park Inn 1160 Tonawanda St Clarence626-5566pizzaplant.comRiviera Theatre 67 Webster St Niagara (692-2413, rivieratheatre.org) Rockin' Buffalo Saloon 1800 Union Rd West Seneca 856-0062panamericangrill.comRose Garden Restaurant & Grove 2753 Wehrle Dr Lancaster (632-9871) raintreebar.comRoycroft Inn 40 S Grove St Aurora (652-5552, roycroftinn.com) Santora's Pizza Pub & Grill (Transit Rd.) 7800 Transit Rd Amherst (616-0892) pausaarthouse.comScruples 2875 Main St Newfane (778-9113) fallsstreet.comSeneca Allegany Casino 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd Cattaraugus (877873-6322, senecaalleganycasino.com) Seneca Niagara Casino 310 4th St Niagara (299-1100, senecaniagaracasino.com) Shannon Pub 2250 Niagara Falls Blvd Tonawanda (743-9348, shannonpub.com) Shea's Buffalo Performing Arts Center 646 Main St ( Orchard Park847-1410, sheas.com)

Sorrentino's Spaghetti House 5640 Main St Amherst (633-2150) shannonpub.comSportsmen's Tavern 326 Amherst St ( Tonawanda874-7734, sportsmenstavern.com) Springville Fire Hall 405 W Main St Concord 683-5959dec.ny.gov/education/1837. htmlSt. John's Grace Episcopal Church 51 Colonial Cir ( NY885-1112, stjohnsgrace. com) Stamps Bar 98 Main St Erie (694-3475) bfloparks.orgStatler City 107 Delaware Ave ( Erie856-5000, statlercity.com) Sterling Place 1487 Hertel Ave Niagara692-2413rivieratheatre. orgStockman's Tavern & Grove 9870 Transit Rd Amherst (688-9896) stmatthiasea.org Sugar City 1239 Niagara St ( Niagara8848800buffalosugarcity.org) T.C. Wheelers Bar & Pizzeria 341 Wheeler St Erie County (692-3632, tcwheelers.com) TGI Friday (Sheraton) 300 3rd St3322433taphousepubandgrill.com Niagara (285-3361, sheratonatthefalls.com/ niagara-falls-dining.php) Talty's Tavern 2056 South Park Ave ( Cattaraugus825-9279, freewebs.com/ taltys) Tap House Pub & Grill 85 W Chippewa St ( Niagara332-2433, taphousepubandgrill. com) The Alley Cat 199 Allen St ( Tonawanda235-8215, alleycatbuffalo.com/ sites/contact.html) The Arena 4476 Main St Amherst 743-9348shannonpub.comThe Col. Wm. Bond-Jesse Hawley House Museum 143 Ontario St Niagara (434-7433, smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/ The_Col_Wm_Bond-Jesse_Hawley_House. html) The Cove 4701 Transit Rd Elma (656-7946, thecoveseafoodandbanquets.com) The Fairgrounds 5600 McKinley Pkwy Hamburg (646-6109, the-fairgrounds.com) The Great Pumpkin Farm 11199 Main St Newstead (756-8483, GreatPumpkinFarmn.com) The Grill @ the Dome 175 Brompton Rd Tonawanda (504-4745, thegrillatthedome. com) The Groove Lounge 1210 Broadway Aurora884-7172squeaky.orgThe Journey Art Gallery 1168 Orchard Park Rd West Seneca 694-3475thegypsyparlor.com The Lodge Bar & Grill 79 W Chippewa St ( Amherst256-1940) thinkrink.org The Maize 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd Wheatfield 652-3813buffalosugarcity.orgThe Music Room 609 Oakwood Ave Aurora (8648448, themusicroomea.com) The Ninth Ward at Babeville 342 Delaware Ave Erie County 285-3361sheratonatthefalls.com/ niagara-falls-dining.phpThe Penalty Box 34 Chestnut St835-6000fridays.com Niagara County 285-3361sheratonatthefalls.com/niagarafalls-dining.php The Rapids Theatre 1711 Main St Niagara (205-8925, rapidstheatre.com) Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard (825-6397, sciencebuff.org/ tifft-u.-p-1) AmherstTony Rome's Globe Hotel & Restaurant 711 Main St Aurora (652-4221, tonyromesea.com)

Town Ballroom 681 Main St ( Amherst852-3900, townballroom.com) Transit Lounge 4723 Transit Rd Erie County 855-9643tudorlounge.comTransit Music/ Sports Lounge 4723 Transit Rd Erie (228-9246) thecoveseafoodandbanquets.comTrinity Church 371 Delaware Ave Hamburg646-6109the-fairgrounds. comTudor Lounge 335 Franklin St (8559643, tudorlounge.com) Hamburg646-6109the-fairgrounds. comUB Center for the Arts The Center for the Arts 103 ( Lewiston645-2787, ubcfa.org) Ukrainian-American Civic Center 205 Military Rd ( Tonawanda877-7200, uaccbuffalo.com) Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo 695 Elmwood Ave ( Niagara885-2136, buffalouu.org) Vizzi's 967 Kenmore Ave Tonawanda (871-1965) thegypsyparlor.comWagon Wheel Restaurant 7201 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara (283-9861) waterstreetlanding.comWaiting Room 334 Delaware Ave ( Aurora849-1000, tour-city. com/webhosting/waiting_room/index.html) Woodside Coffee House 675 Abbott Rd Niagara County8648448themusicroomea.com The Shores Waterfront Restaurant & Marina 2 Detroit St Niagara (693-7971, shoreswaterfront.com) The Topper Social Club 492 19th St Niagara (652-3813) senecaalleganycasino.com Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard ( Niagara County825-6397, sciencebuff.org/tifft-u.-p-1) Town Ballroom 681 Main St ( Lewiston852-3900, townballroom.com) Trinity Church 371 Delaware Ave Niagara652-3813shannonpub.com Trinity United Methodist Church Niagara Falls Blvd NY (835-7711, trinityamherst. org) Tudor Lounge 335 Franklin St ( Pendleton855-9643, tudorlounge.com) UB North Campus Newman Center 495 Skinnersville Rd Amherst 852-3900townballroom.com Ukrainian-American Civic Center 205 Military Rd (877-7200, uaccbuffalo.com) Unity Island Niagara St Grant Ferry Erie County 741-2346sprucemeadowfarm.com Varsity Theatre 3165 Bailey Ave 877-7200uaccbuffalo.com Amherst Veterans Memorial Park 1 Broad St Cattaraugus 885-2136buffalouu.org Wagon Wheel Restaurant 7201 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara (283-9861) Waiting Room 334 Delaware Ave (849-1000, tour-city.com/webhosting/ waiting_room/index.html) Water Street Landing 115 S Water St Lewiston (754-9200, waterstreetlanding. com) Western New York Book Arts Center 468 Washington St ( Amherst348-1430) buffalosugarcity.org Woodside Coffee House 675 Abbott Rd Erie County692-3632tcwheelers.com Young St at Erie Canal Tonawanda Erie County US 751-6060wilsonboathouse.com Woodcock Brothers Brewery

638 Lake St Wilson (333-4000, woodcockbrothersbrewery.com) Woodlawn Beach State Park 3580 Lake Shore Rd Hamburg (826-1930, nysparks. state.ny.us) Woodside Coffee House 675 Abbott Rd 825-9279freewebs.com/taltys Young St at Erie Canal Tonawanda Erie County US 332-2433taphousepubandgrill.com The Alley Cat 199 Allen St (235-8215, alleycatbuffalo.com/sites/contact.html) The Backstage Pub 603 Dingens St Cheektowaga (240-9161) The Bookworm 34 Elm St Aurora (6526554) The Cove 4701 Transit Rd Elma (656-7946, thecoveseafoodandbanquets.com) The Fairgrounds 5600 McKinley Pkwy Hamburg (646-6109, the-fairgrounds.com) The Gypsy Parlor 376 Grant St (551-0001, thegypsyparlor.com) The Music Room 609 Oakwood Ave Aurora (864-8448, themusicroomea.com) The Parkside Lounge 84 Parkside Ave The Penalty Box 34 Chestnut St Niagara County The Rapids Theatre 1711 Main St Niagara (205-8925, rapidstheatre.com) The Topper Social Club 492 19th St Niagara (652-3813) The Tralf Music Hall 622 Main St (8522860, tralfmusichall.com) The Vault Nightclub 8676 Buffalo Ave Niagara (693-2223, thevaultwny.com) Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site 641 Delaware Ave (536-8337, nps.gov/thri) Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard (825-6397, sciencebuff.org/ tifft-u.-p-1) Town Ballroom 681 Main St (852-3900, townballroom.com) Trinity United Methodist Church 711 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst (835-7711, trinityamherst.org) Triple Play Sports Bar 1809 Kenmore Ave Erie County (417-9488) Tudor Lounge 335 Franklin St (855-9643, tudorlounge.com) UB Baird Hall Baird Hall University at Buffalo Amherst UB Capen Hall Capen Hall University at Buffalo Amherst (645-2000, buffalo.edu/ buildings/building?id=CAPEN) UB Center for Tomorrow Center for Tomorrow University at Buffalo Amherst (645-2344) UB Center for the Arts The Center for the Arts 103 (645-2787, ubcfa.org) UB Slee Concert Hall (Lippes Concert Hall) Williamsville Amherst NY (645-2921, slee. buffalo.edu) UNYTS 110 Broadway Unity Gallery at Unity Church 1243 Delaware Ave Erie (882-0391, unitybuffalo. org) Villa Maria College 240 Pine Ridge Terrace Cheektowaga (9611805, villa.edu) Village Inn 869 Oliver St Niagara (6933200) Wagon Wheel Restaurant 7201 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara (283-9861) Waiting Room 334 Delaware Ave (849-1000, tour-city.com/webhosting/ waiting_room/index.html) Walden Galleria Mall 1 Walden Galleria Cheektowaga (681-7600, waldengalleria. com) Wegman's (Dick Rd.) 651 Dick Rd Cheektowaga

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