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Chippewa Mardi Gras Promotion Irks Bar Owner

BUFFALO, NY-- Mardi Gras for many people means a celebration right before the Lenten season begins.  However for one Buffalo bar owner, one promotion is going a little too far.

Mark Croce, who owns D'Arcy McGees and Sky Bar among others in the downtown area, was disturbed to find out that one of his bars was entered in the "Boobs for Beads" promotion where the winner with the most beads can win a breast augmentation or other plastic surgery procedure.

"We're not actively involved in this promotion.  In fact, we just found out that we were added to the list of bars that were participating," Croce said.  "We didn't endorse this and frankly we think it's kind of tacky and tasteless when you think about the message it portrays."

Croce believes that promotions like this hurt the downtown image and steer the appeal of Chippewa to a younger crowd, hurting his businesses that are all strictly for 21 years old and over.

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Community Outcry Over Limits to Public Comment at Buffalo School Board

BUFFALO, NY - A proposal by the Buffalo School Board to limit public comment at meetings drew outcry among parents and community members Wednesday night.

Under the proposed policy, no more than 20 people would be permitted to speak at a meeting, and no more than 5 people could speak on a single topic.

Currently there's a limit of 30 speakers per meeting, and there is no limit on speakers per topic.

"You service the public," said Ina Ferguson Downing, the grandparent of a student in the district. "Therefore you need to hear the public. Limiting the number of speakers limits the voice of the public."

Lexington Co-Op Introduces Lexi Cooks Community Culinary Education

Lexington Co-Op Introduces Lexi Cooks Community Culinary Education

A statement from Elmwood Village

The Lexington Co-op will hold its community culinary eduaction classes beginning Tuesday, February 21st! All classes will be held at Artisan Kitchen and Bath, 200 Amherst Street, in Buffalo.

  • Living Gluten Free and Loving It - Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Bread Basics - Saturday, February 25, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Indian Cooking Basics - Saturday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • ABCs of Vegetarian Cooking - Thursday, March 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Register at the Co-op or by calling 886-2667.

Weather Event at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Weather Event at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

A statement from Elmwood Village

This winter the Burchfield Penney Art Center presents Weather Event, an exhibition focused on Charles E. Burchfield's depictions of the weather and climate south of Lake Erie.

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Buffalo Infringement Festival Now Accepting Submissions for 2012 Festival

Buffalo Infringement Festival Now Accepting Submissions for 2012 Festival

A statement from Elmwood Village

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is 11 days of 'under the radar art.' During the festival, the city comes alive with a range of eclectic, independent, and experimental art of all forms. Infringement continues its three-fold mission of providing exposure to regional artists, building relationships with local venues and creating space for public art.

This year's festival runs from July 26 to August 5. 

Submissions are accepted February 1st - May 1st, 2012.

Infringement welcomes all musicians, visual artists, dancers, poets, actors, filmmakers, performance artists, and street performers to submit performance applications online. There are no fees to enter and every application is accepted.

Music at the Marcy all Winter Long

Music at the Marcy all Winter Long

A statement from Elmwood Village

The Olmsted Parks Conservancy presents the return of Music at the Marcy, a weekly concert series for all-ages that features a variety of musical acts performing in the historic Marcy Casino in Delaware Park every Thursday evening from February 16th through March 8th.

Music at the Marcy, The Marcy Casino, 199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14222, (716) 838-1249 ext. 33.

 

Filigrees' 4th Annual Acquarius Party

Filigrees' 4th Annual Acquarius Party

A statement from Elmwood Village

Join Filigrees in celebrating a party fit for our age, the age of Aquarius, a time of mass communication, deeper consciousnesses, and greater spirituality. Enjoy wonderful conversation, delicious food, and amazing music.

Featuring:

  • Gentleman John & the Positive Ions
  • Rory
  • Joey Molinaro (NYC): acoustic / electric solo grindcore violin with foot percussion

Filigrees Gallery & Boutique, 1121 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222