2007-09-26 / Entertainment

Speakers Lectures

thurs. 27 The Achievement of John Paul the Great Part of the Conversation in Christ and Culture series, lecture by George Weigel, author of "Witness to Hope, Pope John Paul II's" biography, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, Canisius College's Montante Center, 2045 Main St., Buffalo; free. 888-2824, www.c anisius.edu thurs. 27 The Achievement of John Paul the Great Part of the Conversation in Christ and Culture series, lecture by George Weigel, author of "Witness to Hope, Pope John Paul II's" biography, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, Canisius College's Montante Center, 2045 Main St., Buffalo; free. 888-2824, www.c anisius.edu sat. 29 Academy Award-winning filmmaker, writer and activist Michael Moore, known for his critical and often controversial examination of globalization, large corporations, gun violence, the current presidential administration, and the American health care system, will speak as part of the 21st annual Distinguished Speakers series, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, UB Alumni Arena, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-6147, www.speciale vents.buffalo.edu/speakers sun. 30 Mary Walsh - One of Canada's most celebrated comedians and current events CBC TV show host will speak on her troubled childhood, personal demons and whatever comes to mind, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, the Shaw Festival's Festival Theatre, 10 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake; $. 1-800-511-7429, www.shawfest.com mon. 1 Early Holocaust Cinema: The Case of the Vanishing Jew - A Peter Canisius Distinguished Professorship lecture featuring Stuart Liebman from Queens College and CUNY. Liebman will show his film and take questions following, 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, Canisius College's Grupp Fireside Lounge, 2045 Main St., Buffalo; free. 888-2327, www.canisius.edu tues. 2 British Treasure Houses and Romantic Gardens - Dr. B. G. Flickinger presents a course on castles, forts, palaces, mansions and aspects of classical and romantic architecture, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 2-23, Larkin Center and English Speaking Union, Lafayette Presbyterian Church, 592 Lafayette Ave., Buffalo; $. 870-3662, info@ thelarkincenter. com The Opposition to Hitler and the Jewish Question, 1938-45 - A lecture presented by Professor Hans Mommsen, emeritus of the University of the Ruhr (Germany), 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, Canisius College's Grupp Fireside Lounge, 2045 Main St., Buffalo; free. 888-2690, www.c anisius.edu wed. 3 Lilian Fairchild Series - "Smiles for Belize," with Marti Gorman, writer, activist and publisher, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, auditorium of the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200

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