2006-12-27 / Bee There

Thursday, Dec. 28

ANDY WARHOL REMEMBERED: "Uncle Andy's Carousel Horses" through Dec. 29, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. 693-1885, www. carrouselmuseum. org

THE BUFFALO SOCIETY OF ARTISTS 110th annual Juried Catalog Exhibition, through Jan. 7, UB Anderson Gallery, One Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo. 829-3754

CHRISTMASVILLE, through Jan. 7, 2007, Village of Lancaster, AM&A's window displays, decorations, lights, special events. www.lancopera.org

CHRISTMAS GARDEN RAILWAY DISPLAY, through January, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $ 827-1584, www. buffalogardens. com

CHRISTMAS WEEK TOURS of Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff Estate, 11 a.m. through Dec. 30, 6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby (weather permitting); $. Call 947-9217 for reservations.

GAMALON, , 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, the Central Park Grill, 2519 Main St., Buffalo. 836-9466

CRAFT ART WESTERN NEW YORK, through Jan. 7, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, third floor of Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. 878-6012, www. burchfield. org

LECTURE: "What Keeps A Person From Thinking Clearly?," 7 p.m. Dec. 27, 29, Jan. 3 and 5, Church of Scientology Buffalo, 836 Main St. 856-3910

FIREWORKS OVER THE FALLS, 9 p.m., Niagara Falls, U.S.A. Also 9 p.m. Dec. 26-31, and Jan. 5.

FREEDOM CROSSING: "The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara," the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Lewiston. 286-8405, www. freedomcrossingniagara. com

IDEAS FIRST: EDITIONS AND MULTIPLES, the Collectors Gallery of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, through Jan. 14, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. 270-8215, www. albrightknox. org

JOSEPH MILLER: "Figures, Power and Vulnerability," through Jan. 28, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Lewiston. 286-8286, www. niagara. edu/ cam

LILLIAN MENDEZ: "Lily's Funky Parade," through Jan. 28, Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, Niagara Falls Conference Center, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. 286-8200

MARIANNE REIM, steel sculptor,

Monologues," through Dec. 31, The School of the Arts, 402 Center St., Lewiston. 754-2096

MUSKET FIRINGS, Dec. 26-30, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown; $ 745-7611, www.oldfortniagara.org

POINSETTIA SHOW, through Dec. 31, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $ 827-1584

RECOLLECTIONS/RE: COLLECTIONS, through Jan. 14, highlights of acquisitions over the past 40 years, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, third floor of Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. 878-6012, www. burchfield. org

SAXMAN SLIM, 7:30 p.m., Butterwood Desserts & Martini Bar, 5409 Main St., Williamsville. 204-0939

SELECTIONS FROM ANNETTE CRAVENS' "Modern Ceramics Collection," through Feb. 11, Sylvia L. Rosen Gallery, Burchfield-Penney third floor of Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. 878-6012, www. burchfield. org

SELECTIONS FROM THE CHARLES RAND PENNEY

Collection of Historic Niagara Falls Prints," through Jan. 28, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Lewiston. 286-8286, www. niagara. edu/ cam

THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY, through Dec. 31, at the Irish Classical Theatre Co., 625 Main St., Buffalo; $ 688-4114, Ext. 334

SNOW, exhibits and activities that focus on science-based theme, through Feb. 25, the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. 896-5200, www. buffalomuseumofscience. org

SNOWSHOE WALKS, 10 a.m. Dec. 28, 1 p.m. Dec. 30, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew. Pre-registration required by calling 683-5959.

SQUEAKY WHEEL'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, through Dec. 31, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, third floor of Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. 878-6012, www. burchfield. org

WHY ARCHIVES MATTER, traveling exhibit developed by the Upstate History Alliance, through Dec. 31, the North Tonawanda History Museum, 314 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. 213-0554, www. nthistorymuseum. org

WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, illumination of Niagara Falls, USA, Canada, 5 p.m.-midnight through Jan 8.

ANDREA ZITTEL: CRITICAL SPACE, first comprehensive solo exhibition of Zittel's work in North America, through Jan. 7, the

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285

Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $ 270-8204

¦Friday, Dec. 29 JERRY DARLAK AND THE TO U C H , 6-9 p.m., Clubhouse, The Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. 648-9733, Ext. 483

GUSTO AT THE GALLERY, 3-10 p.m., the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; free admission. Gala at the Gallery: Art activity, 6-7 p.m.; lecture: "Henri Matisse," 6-7 p.m.; ballroom dancing demonstration and instruction, 6-7 p.m.; film: "Breakfast at Tiffany's," 7-9 p.m.; champagne tasting, 8 p.m.; performance: Ladies First Jazz Combo, 7-10 p.m. 270-8204

ED HART, 7 p.m., Exquisite Taste Cafe, 4109 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. 667-0052

POLISH CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE, presented by the Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29, and 2 p.m. Dec. 30, the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave; $ 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

RELEVANT WORSHIP, Christian music group, 7:30 p.m., Evangel Assembly of God, 1800 Maple Road, Williamsville. 688-4944

THE SOUL PROVIDERS, 11 p.m., Macaroon's, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. 681-7197, www. macaroonsniteclub. com

TRICENTENNIAL MUSIC NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND WARM-UP PARTY, with Jim Pirinelli, Close to Eden, inAdaze, Matt Surowiec and Friends, 11 p.m., Mr. Goodbar, 1110 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. 882-4000

JOHN VALBY, "Dr. Dirty's Xmas

Show," 7 p.m., Club Infinity, 8166

Main St., Clarence; $ 565-0110

¦Saturday, Dec. 30

JIM BRICKMAN, 8 p.m., Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $ (box office, 650 Main St.; Ticketmaster.com, 852-5000, www. ticketmaster. com)

DROPSET, 11 p.m., Macaroon's, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. 681-7197, www. macaroonsniteclub. com

METALWORKS, 8 p.m., Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence; $ 565- 0110

PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS, 10 a.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew. Pre-registration required by calling 683-5959.

JJ SWING, 10 p.m., Shadow Lounge and Restaurant, 1504 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. 835-3975

YMCA MOVIE, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Riviera Theatre, 67

Webster St., North Tonawanda.

692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org

¦Sunday, Dec. 31

JACK CIVILETTO, 5-7 p.m., and The Speedy Parker Blues Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Midway Lounge, The Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. 648-9733, Ext. 483

FIRST NIGHT BUFFALO, family entertainment, 5-9 p.m., the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Washington Street, downtown Buffalo; $ 865-3150, www. buffaloplace. com

KNOX ROCKS NEW YEAR'S EVE,

A Community Drug and Alcohol Free Event," 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., 2595 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, at Hamilton Boulevard and Elmwood. Family and children's activities, live music with Tina Marie Williams and One Foot In Heaven. 873-2423; free

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY, with Thom Thomasula, 8 p.m., Shadow Lounge and Restaurant, 1504 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. 835-3975

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY, with The Rev, 10:30 p.m., Macaroon's, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga. 681-7197, www. macaroonsniteclub. com

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY, with Terry Buchwald, 7 p.m., Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence; $ 565-0110

97 ROCK'S Buffalo Balldrop and Fireworks Display, 19th annual event, 11 p.m., Electric Tower, Roosevelt Square, Washington Street between Genesee and East Huron Street, downtown Buffalo; free.

A ROCKIN' NEW YEAR'S EVE, with Rich and Debbie Derwald, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave.; $ 683-1776, www.lancopera.org

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, presented by the Bowmansville Garden Club, 2-5 p.m. Sundays during December, the Lancaster Historical Museum, 40 Clark St., Lancaster. Landmark Collectible BBL Trolley No. 4 is available; $

ST. JOSEPH CATHEDRAL VIGIL

MASS, Vigil Mass of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, 4:30 p.m.,

St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin

St., Buffalo. 854-5855

¦Monday, Jan. 1

ST. JOSEPH CATHEDRAL Mass of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, 10:30 a.m., St. Joseph

Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.

854-5855

¦Tuesday, Jan. 2

BALLROOM DANCING, 7 p.m. every Tuesday, VFW Post, 18 Spring St., between Cayuga Street and the Williamsville Water Mill, Williamsville; $ 824-0504

BUFFALO CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY mid-season auditions for the remainder of 2006-2007 season, 6 p.m., St. Joseph's University Church, Main Street near Winspear Avenue, Buffalo. All voice parts sought. 847-6930/856-1357

FRIENDS OF HARMONY men's chorus rehearsal, 7:30 p.m., 181 Lincoln St., Depew. New members welcomed. 662-4026

LIL POND LOOP AND STATE SYMBOLS SELF-GUIDED TRAILS, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew. 683-5959

SAXMAN SLIM, 8 p.m., The Chocolate Bar, 114 W. Chippewa St.,

Buffalo (inside the Hampton Inn).

332-0484

¦Wednesday, Jan. 3 BUFFALO GATEWAY SHOW CHORUS, female singers invited to rehearsals, 7 p.m., Southeast Community Works, 181 Lincoln St., Depew. 635-8642, www. buffalogatewaychorus. com

A CANDLELIGHT HOLIDAY TEA, 5 p.m., Novel Tea, 6045 Goodrich

Road, Clarence Center; $. By

reservation only. 741-1311

¦Thursday, Jan. 4 DANCE WITH THE JIM TUDINI BAND, 12-piece contemporary big band, 7:30-11 p.m., Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo; $ 885-5000, www.bpo.org

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