Weekly Feature

2018-07-12 / Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 12

The Song of Bethlehem/L.A. Hustle — “The Song of Bethlehem,” a film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Ken Goldstein, who will be in attendance. It is a 30-minute documentary that explores the impact of the Bethlehem Steel Company closures in the communities in which those factories resided. The film will be followed by a performance by Goldstein’s band, L.A. Hustle, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at The Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo; $. 874-7734, www.sportsmenstavern.com

thurs. 12-sat. 14

ALL FRETS Convention — Established in Chicago in 1957 as the Fretted Instrument Guild of America, today’s ALL FRETS organization remains dedicated to the preservation and promotion of music — often of a bygone era — played on banjos, ukuleles, mandolins, guitars and other fretted instruments. ALL FRETS convention concerts will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, at the Millennium Buffalo Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Buffalo, next to the Galleria Mall; $, per concert, and available at the door. www.allfrets2018.com

fri. 13

Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake — Members of the Youngstown Yacht Club, along with other skippers from around WNY, will donate their boats and time to take cruise participants for an afternoon sail up the Niagara River, along with a clambake and cookout. Tickets are available for just the clambake and cookout portion of the event that begins around 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Youngstown Yacht Club. www.NiagaraHospice.org, 716-HOSPICE

sat. 14

Robert Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show — Third annual event will support Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s cardiac and stroke care center, and will feature classic cars, raffles, music, food, face painting, and an exhibit by the Wild Kritters wildlife rehabilitators, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, on the grounds of Hoover’s Dairy, 6045 Ward Road; Free admission but car registration is $10. 713-7025

Beyond Ghosts Public Investigation of the Central Terminal — The night will consist of everyone breaking off into groups and each group will explore areas of the terminal like Fedele’s Apartment, the trolley lobby, baggage claim area, and more, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 14, at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo; $25. 810-3210, www.beyond-ghosts.com/events.html

Umbra, the Neon Blackout Party — Hosted by Alice Raige, 11 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo; $. 312-9279, www.buffalosmohawkplace.com

sun. 15-sun. 22

Canal Fest Basket Raffle — Presented by the Tonawandas’ Post 264 American Legion, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, July 15; 4-9 p.m. Monday, July 16; 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17; noon-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 18; 4-9 p.m. Thursday, July 19; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, July 21; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Post, 43 Main St., Tonawanda; all proceeds fun local veterans activities.

tues. 17

Tasting Tuesdays — A small bar and pop-up restaurant will open inside the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens for a casual farm-to-table experience where guests can enjoy fresh imaginative small plates and creative herbaceous drinks, 4-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

wed. 19

Living History Event — “Anti-Slavery & Heritage Living History Theater,” with live re-enactors portraying Libby Henshaw, a church matriarch from the 1840s, who will tell the stories of the church, and also introduce Sojourner Truth and President Abraham Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Griffins Mills Presbyterian Church, 1807 Mill Road, West Falls; $.

Jason Briner — The UB Geology professor will give a talk on “Arctic Travels, Glaciers and Fatherhood,” as part of The Bridge lecture series, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at UB Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Road, Amherst; Free. 636-7495, www.newmancenteratub.org

thurs. 19

Botanics and Brews — While enjoying some craft beers, attendees can also enjoy tidbits from Oliver’s Catering, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Blacklight Thursday — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Stamps Bar, 98 Main St., Tonawanda; $. 694-3475, www.stampsthebar.com


Nature’s Kaleidoscope — A completely new theme for a colorful summer exhibit, the Botanical Garden’s exhibit team has come up with some kaleidoscope-inspired display pieces that will incorporate hexagonal and leaf patterns on glass and other surfaces, during business hours through Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, ext. 291, www.buffalogardens.com

The World of Comic Book Art: A Visual Exploration — The Carnegie Art Center will host a month-long exhibition of original book art and comic memorabilia that is part of the collection of the late Dr. Maurie Dewey and members of his family who share his passion for comic strips and comic books, on view through July at the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. 694-4400, www.carnegieartcenter.org

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