350 Masten Avenue Paul Robeson Theatre Buffalo, NY 14209 +1 716 884 2013
A non-profit organization to nurture and promote African-American culture and arts, this center houses the Paul Robeson Theatre and the Kakilambi African Dance and Drum Troupe and the African World Studies Archives. In existence since 1958 and the first such cultural center in Buffalo, the facility also features classes in drama, dance, percussion, African history, reading and math, and arts and crafts for both adults and children. A special program, Educational Directives, held M-F 2:30p-4:30p, helps inner city kids find ways to better academic, behavior and communication skills.
This chamber music group may have started in a church basement in 1924, but it has the distinction of the being one of the oldest still operating in the world. The ensemble has performed almost 200 recitals over the years. The group performs out of the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall.Performances take place Tuesday evenings at 8p from October through April. Tickets $15 (adult), $6 (student). A season subscription of $70 gets you a gala champagne reception on opening night and pre-concert lectures by guest artists.
95 North Johnson Park Buffalo, NY 14201 +1 716 855 2225
Founded in 1985 as the Buffalo Entertainment Theater, this company's mission is to produce quality modern classics. Located close to Buffalo's Theater District, the troupe keeps busy by offering up to 70 performances annually of original works, works in translation, and material from local authors. The troupe is also involved in community educational and outreach programs and helps sponsor The Area Playwrights' Performance Series.
Situated within Buffalo State College's architecturally stunning Rockwell Hall, this art center has presented national and world-renowned dancers, actors, musicians, storytellers, special concerts and multimedia events for the entire family since 1987.Past presentations in the 850-seat auditorium have included a Winter Solstice Concert, Alleyway Theater's A Christmas Carol, and Celtic fiddler Natalie McMaster.Show dates, times and admission fees vary according to performance so call in advance for tickets and information.
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 +1 716 855 4100
This second-level cousin of the Harbor Club 100, situated within the HSBC Arena, offers an open market-style dining experience where you can watch chefs preparing meals before your eyes. A series of "menu stations"-from the Char-Grille to the Chinese Wok-allows you to choose your own menu. The room also boasts a sports bar where you can watch the game on one of several TV monitors.The room is reserved for members during Buffalo Sabres games but is open to the public during other events.
350 Masten Avenue in the African American Cultural Center Buffalo, NY 14209 +1 716 884 2013
Named after one of the seminal figures in 20th century African-American history and situated within the African American Culture Center, this theater is the oldest of its kind in Western NY. The theater holds 130 people and features African-American performing artists.The theater is also home to a children's workshop for 6-12 year olds and a workshop ensemble for 16 and up. Aspiring performers are taught the basics of theater within the context of the African-American experience.
203 Allen Street (between Mariner & Elmwood Avenues) Buffalo, NY 14201 +1 716 884 4400
With its recent move into the completely renovated Allendale Theater, a former vaudeville house built in 1913, in historic Allentown, this non-profit troupe starts a new era of entertainment for audiences of all ages. Featuring professional actors, the theater has made it, its mission to introduce children to the performing arts since 1972. Now, in its new 475-seat, ultra-plush and ultra-modern home, the theater can carry forth that mandate-with the help of its dedicated volunteers.
227 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 +1 716 332 2999
This locally-owned coffeehouse offers a welcomed alternative to corporate shops and is the place to relax while enjoying a delicious cup of joe. The large two-room cafe has become a gallery for local artists and a stage for local musicians. The menu includes several baked goods and other food items. In addition, you'll find a wide selection of coffee products and machines for sale. The Calumet Arts Club is a hop, skip and a jump from this Delaware location.
The pub fare here ranges from the blooming onion with choice of sauce and the ever-present wings to beer-battered shrimp in hot sauce with bleu cheese. Right next to Bob & John's La Hacienda on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo this is the kind of place that makes regulars and first-timers welcome. The atmosphere is comfortable with plenty of beer on tap and the kind of food that fills the stomach without emptying the wallet. For private parties there's the Canterbury Room with seating for 40-50.
477 Elmwood Avenue Corner of Hodge & Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 +1 716 883 8200
Rated by connoisseurs as serving some of the best pizza in the city, this Elmwood Avenue sports bar also offers other Italian specialties such as pasta and seafood. Other than pizza, the menu includes such items as penne with broccoli and shrimp, broiled pork chops, Chicken Fra Diavolo, and veal scallopine. For those who prefer pub fare, there are chicken wings and fingers, submarines, ribs and steak. In fact, the restaurant boasts more than 250 menu items. The venue is open Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m and on Sundays from 12 p.m.
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