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Ladies First Jazz Big Band to Perform at Annunciation

Ladies First Jazz Big Band to Perform at Annunciation

The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host a concert featuring the Ladies First Jazz Big Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6.

The Ladies First Jazz Big Band is a 16-piece all-female group formed by bassist Jennifer May. The band has roots as a six-piece ensemble that started in 1994. Ten of its current members will be performing at the Church of the Annunciation.

The band has performed from Jamestown to Rochester, including concert venues such as the Tralf Music Hall and Riviera Theatre, and events including the M&T Noontime Summer Concert Series, Canal Fest and Taste of Buffalo.

A pre-concert event will take place in Annunciation’s Selbert Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. May 6. Guests are invited to bring their own beverages and snacks. 

Full Summer Season Kickoff Planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Full Summer Season Kickoff Planned at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst, is proud to announce a full May calendar celebrating the season opening! 

Free Farmstead Thursdays, made possible through funding by M&T Bank, will begin Thursday, May 4. Admission is free for all to enjoy from 4 to 8 p.m. and offers visitors access to family-friendly educational programming, demonstrations by costumed historic interpreters, guided tours of the historic village and farmstead, and 20,000 square feet of curated exhibit space. Free Farmstead Thursdays run May through August. 

Annunciation to Host Chris Wilson Concert

Annunciation to Host Chris Wilson Concert

The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host singer and songwriter Chris Wilson for a songs of faith concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28.

A New York native, Wilson has gained celebrity status for his vocally driven songwriting and passionate live performances. His career brought him to Los Angeles for a brand new MTV show called “The Cut,” where he became one of only 10 artists to win their way to the finals from a field of 160 competitors and over 10,000 hopefuls from around the world. Wilson went on to win MTV’s Viewers Choice Award for his performance in the finals. 

Explore Buffalo Lists Exciting April Tours

Explore Buffalo Lists Exciting April Tours

As the weather warms up, so does tour season in Western New York! Following is a listing of Explore Buffalo tours scheduled during the month of April.

AMERICAN MASTERS
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 10 a.m.
Meet: Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo, corner of Washington and Mohawk streets. Two-hour metered parking is available on surrounding streets, and the Mohawk Parking Ramp is on the opposite corner. The Lafayette Square Station of the Metro Rail is around the corner on Main Street.
Cost: General $15, Student $5, Explorer Pass Holders FREE 

Explore Buffalo Plans a Unique and Questionable Tour of Buffalo

Explore Buffalo Plans a Unique and Questionable Tour of Buffalo

How well do you think you know Buffalo’s history? Join Explore Buffalo on April Fool’s Day for Fact or Fiction: A Questionable Tour of Buffalo. This is the only time you will hear Explore Buffalo docents give a tour that is only half true! 

As you walk through downtown on this happy hour tour, the docents will keep you guessing with stories that are true but unbelievable, mixed with some tall tales of their own creation. Keep track on your scorecard along the way, and if your ability to sniff out lies is the best of the bunch, you’ll win a prize!

Annunciation to Host Unique Theatrical Presentations with Actor Mark Price

Annunciation to Host Unique Theatrical Presentations with Actor Mark Price

The Church of the Annunciation in Elma will host a unique three-day parish mission with actor Mark Price at 7 p.m. April 3-5 in the church, located at 7580 Clinton St.

The theme for this three-day parish retreat is transformation, and three individuals who experienced transformation — St. Thomas, St. Paul and St. Francis — will be brought to life in Bible-based theatrical presentations. As Price brings these key figures of history to life, they will speak to you about their lives and experiences with Jesus. 

The events are free and open to the public; a free will offering would be appreciated.

Exhibits, Classes Fill the Calendar at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery

Exhibits, Classes Fill the Calendar at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery

“Nature Meets Art,” featuring the work of local artists introducing you to their creative ideas on nature, is the latest exhibit to debut at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. The exhibit, which includes over 30 artists with artwork in pastels, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, clay, alcohol inks, fiber art and calligraphy, will run through April 1. An opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 10.

In April, Enjoy the Journey will showcase an exhibit titled “Beyond Imagination” with acrylic abstract artist C. Mari Pack and two of her students, Grace Wilding and Serena Way. They are each taking acrylics to new level with creativity, motion and color. Their exhibit’s opening reception is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 7. The exhibit runs from Tuesday, April 4 through Thursday, May 11.