June 1, 2017, 7pm. For 42 years Hallwalls has supported the LGBTQ community and fostered the creation and presentation of new work by artists of every ethnicity, age, and gender. Media includes performance, visual art, alternative jazz and new music, literary readings, community presentations, and media arts, all shared with our community of WNY and beyond. $40/pp with open bar.
Ongoing through June 4, 2017 at Albright-Knox. Over time, animals have emerged as an established artistic motif. These creatures—furred and feathered—are featured as agents of storytelling, humorous personifications, and echoes of the human spirit.
Ongoing through June 25, 2017, Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Ongoing series of kinetic sculptures look at the tendency of humans to become dependent. A carnival of vice invokes reliance on drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol, but also suggests how apparent virtues can become addictions. Cartoonish sculptures of phases of the moon allude to the passage of time and also the cycles of addiction.
May 30 - June 4, 2017 (TBC). Typical annual events include: BGMC Big Gay Sing; 5K Run; Chroma art exhibition; SAT Allen Street Festival + Dyke March; SUN Pride Parade + Pride Festival Canalside with food, live performances, beverage tent, and exhibitors; also events around town at the bars. Organized by Pride Center of West NY.
Summer months June through August, 2017. Performances of Shakespeare's plays, Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park (next to Hoyt Lake behind Rose Garden), off Lincoln Pkwy near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. See 2017 program at their website. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets, food, soda, water, wine, beer...
October 6-9, 2017 (TBC). Screenings at: The North Park Theater, 1428 Hertel Ave; Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave; and Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center, 617 Main St. More than 100 films, panels and special events from 20 countries; 2 World Premieres, 5 U.S. Premieres, and 30 Western New York Premieres!