What to do this weekend

March 10–12, 2017

Image from Renée Lear's EVERY SHOT FROM DZIGA VERTOV'S MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA AS AN ANIMATED GIF showing at Hallwalls on Friday night


There will be cursing, we’re told, but the Motherf*cker with the Hat also has a powerhouse cast and plenty of other reasons to get excited about seeing it, according to Spree theater writer Donna Hoke. There are also art openings at Hallwalls and the Burchfield Penney, an early St. Patrick’s Day parade, and a festival in Ellicottville. Anyone who says “There’s nothing to do,” simply hasn’t been paying attention. Wake up, get out, and enjoy a weekend packed with cultural fun.



Hallwalls openings: Sarah Fonzi and Every Shot from Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera as an Animated GIF

Enjoy the work of local designer/sculptor Fonzi and get a new perspective on a revolutionary cinematic masterpiece.

8–11 p.m., shows run through April 20 at Hallwalls (Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.; hallwalls.org or 854-1694)


 M&T Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney

As well as the usual tours and activities, this free Friday features two major pieces of programming: Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West and Reunion: Chess, an homage to the 1968 John Cage/Marcel Duchamp spontaneous musical event.

5:30–7:30 p.m., shows run through May 28 and June 25, respectively, at Burchfield Penney (1300 Elmwood Ave.; burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)


The Motherf**ker with the Hat

For our preview, click here.

Through April 2 at Road Less Traveled Productions (500 Pearl St.; roadlesstraveledproductions.org or 629-3069)


 The Seedbed

Brian Delaney’s tale of a middle-aged couple and family dysfunction.

Through April 2 at Irish Classical Theatre (Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St.; irishclassicaltheatre.com or 853-1380)



Photo by kc kratt

Old Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade winds through the streets of the historic Buffalo River Community. There are also two parties, with free shuttle service between them. Don’t miss this grassroots-driven celebration in Buffalo’s oldest Irish-American community.

12 p.m., starting from the Valley Community Center (93 Leddy St.;  thevalleycenter.com or 823-4707)



Ellicottville Winter Carnival

Celebrate with the 25th Anniversary Mardis Gras parade, cookouts, a Snowbar, kids’ activities, a Bacchus Ball, and much more. 

Through March 12 at Village of Ellicottville (ellicottvilleny.com or 699-5046)


To check out more March happenings, visit our EVENTS page.


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