Weekly Feature



2007-11-28 / Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 29 Silent Auction & Wine Tasting - To kick of the Victorian Christmas holiday season, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo: $; reservations required by calling 884-0095. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens' holiday classic adapted and directed by L. Don Swartz, opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Performances: 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15; and 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $. 743-1614, www.starrynighttheatre.com Victorian Christmas at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site - The historic landmark home will be decked out in grand style with fragrant greens and seasonal decor. Opening night, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, through Dec. 8, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 884-0095 Scrooge: The Musical - Written by Corning native David Smith, directed by Christopher Prada with music director Joseph Breczka, with Dennis Donovan as Scrooge, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, the Palace Theatre, 2 E. Ave. Lockport; $. 438-1130. Continues at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2113 Trailer Park Christmas - Presented by O'Connell & Company through Dec. 23, The Cabaret in the Square Theatre, Snyder Square, 4476 Main St. at Harlem Road, Snyder; 839-3949 fri. 30 Christmas in Clarence Festival of Lights, Santa Claus arrives in Clarence at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Great Pumpkin Farm, Clarence; $. 759-6300, www.ChristmasInClarence.com Freudig Singers of WNY Christmas Pie Concert - With Mount Mercy Academy Pure Magic Show, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle, Buffalo: $. 667-7088, info@ freudigsinger. org fri. 30 & sat. 1 Christmas Time in the City - Lockport "opens its doors" to the Christmas season, playing host to a variety of events, such as Light Up Lockport with Santa and Friends at Ida Fritz Park, cookie decorating at Molinaro's, Breakfast with Santa at the YMCA and ornament painting at Claytown, Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 throughout various locations in Lockport. 434-4736 fri. 30 & sun. 2 Star of Wonder - Illustrates the astronomical and cultural origins of various holiday traditions, 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays starting Friday, Nov. 30 and running through Dec. 30, Ferguson Planetarium, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 878-4911, www.fergusonplanetarium.net sat. 1 Winterwalk 2007 in the Gateway Cities - Join in on the tree lighting ceremony, the arrival of Santa, hay rides and the Clinton Express rides, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in both Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. A free shuttle is available all day starting at the Historical Society of the Tonawandas at 113 Main St., Tonawanda, and running northbound, stopping at several other locations; free. 213-0554, www.nthistor ymuseum.org The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Presented by the Lancaster Opera House, Dec. 1-16, the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776. Performances: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15; 1 p.m. Dec. 2, 9 and 16; 11 a.m. Dec. 8 and 15. Village Holiday Open House - Annual holiday event sponsored by the Village Youth and Recreation Committee. Activities include horse-drawn hay rides, Holiday Hunt, photos with Santa and more, beginning at 11 a.m. on Main Street in the Village of Williamsville. Tree lighting at 6 p.m. in front of Village Hall followed by holiday singing around the bonfire, refreshments and a visit from Santa on the fire truck at 6 p.m. at Island Park; free. www.WillVill.com 64th annual Family Christmas Fair - Featuring Santa Claus, theme baskets, prize booths, boys and girls toys, stuffed animals, poinsettias, Kids Korner and prizes, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga. 833-1715 Victorian Christmas Luncheon and Fashion Show of coats, capes and furs. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $; reservations required by calling 884-009. A Celtic Christmas with The Blair Band - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Clarence United Methodist Church's Family Life Center, 10205 Greiner Road, Clarence; $. Tickets available at Ohlson's Bakery Cafe, Main Street Haircutters or the church office. 759-8921 Breakfast with Santa - A special breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Lancaster Opera House, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Magruders Restaurant, 4945 Broadway, Depew; $. 683-1776, www.lancoper a.org Freudig Singers of WNY Christmas Pie Concert - With the Kenmore Middle School Sixth Grade Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Kenmore Presbyterian Church, 2771 Delaware Ave., Kenmore: $. 667-7088, info@ freudigsinger. org Breakfast with Santa - Holiday event includes crafts for kids, walks, Santa and more, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 1-800-377-1520, www. buffaloaudubon. com Christmas Songs with Larry Bitterman - 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Korner Kaffe, 231 Aurora St. at Como Park Boulevard, Lancaster; free. 683-6890 sat. 1 & sun. 2 The Nutcracker - Presented by the American Academy of Ballet, featuring Daniel Ulbricht, Jeanette Delgado, Joseph Cipolla and Catherine Batcheller, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, UB Center for the Arts' Mainstage Theater, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-2787, www.ubcfa.org. "So You Think You Can Dance" winner Sabra Johnson and runner-up and Clarence Center native Neil Haskell will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Christmas in the Village and Historic Home Tour - Celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way with carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, carolers, a parade, outdoor entertainment and complimentary refreshments by local businesses, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, Lewiston; $. For a complete list of home tours and ticket information, visit www.historiclewiston.org Yuletide in the Country Craft Show - Provides the perfect opportunity for both artisans and attendees, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, The Fairgrounds, Agri-Center, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; free. 649-3900, www. the- fairgrounds. com Elephant Holiday Photos - Celebrate the holiday spirit with photos of you, your family and the festive elephants of The Buffalo Zoo. Two photo sessions: 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, 15 and 16 and 22 and 23, Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo; $. 837-3900, Ext. 116, www.buffalozoo.org sat. 1-sat. 15 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Directed by Thomas T. Kazmierczak III and starring Patricia Hannel, Darryl Hart, Kaitlyn Nowak, Matthew Dolly, Corey Franklin Grzechowiak, Emily Hannel, Isabel Trillizio, Steven Fusani and Ashley Andrews, opens 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and continues at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15, 1 p.m. Dec. 2 9 and 16; and 11 a.m. Dec. 8 and 15, Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancoper a.org sun. 2 BPO Christmas Concert - The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Paul Ferington will feature "Skaters' Waltz," "Sabre Dance," "A Gospel Christmas," "Bellringer's Holiday," and "Sleigh Ride" in addition to excerpts from "Hansel and Gretel." The Greater Buffalo Youth Ballet, Buffalo Juggling Club and various solo artists will make guest appearances, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Road, Clarence; $. 688-7165, easter nhil lsc hurc h.org Freudig Singers of WNY Christmas Pie Concert - With Orchard Park Middle School Select Chorus and Drumming Ensemble, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park; $. 667-7088, info@ freudigsinger. org Holiday Songs & Dances - Presented by the Amherst Middle School with Dr. Brian Sunner, baritone soloist, directed by Steven Thomas, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Amherst Middle School, 14 Cross Road, Amherst, free. A Von Trapp Christmas - A joyous celebration for the whole family with Elizabeth Von Trapp, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, the Sanctuary of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 884-9437, www. westminster- bflo. org Living Nativity/Christmas Party - A traditional live Nativity and a children's Christmas party complete with angels, shepherds, the holy family, three wise men and Santa. crafts, face painting, cookie decorating and snacks, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg; free. 558-6381 Celebrations of the Heart - Holiday hymns and carols with Nan Hoffman and Joe Tumino, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Ascension Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; freewill offering. 839-1314, 773-5315 Bell Choir - St. Joseph's Hand Bell Choir of North Tonawanda will present a holiday concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; $. www.starr ynighttheatre.com WinterGREEN - The Buffalo Science Museum presents a holiday-spirited recycling and new winter exhibit for the whole family, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Buffalo Science Museum, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200, Ext. 313, www. sciencebuff. org Open House and 18th Century Auction - The highlight of the afternoon will be an 18th century auction held in the Trade Room, French Castle, 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown; free. 745-7611, www.oldfortniagara.org Handel's 'Messiah' - Performed by the Cathedral Choir of Men, Boys and Girls and the New York State Baroque Orchestra under the baton of Jeremy S. Bruns, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, St. Paul's Cathedral, 128 Pearl St., Buffalo; $. 842-6933, www.st.paulsc athedral.org St. Nick Night Raffle - Presented by Blessed Sacrament Church with more than $10,000 in prizes, food, music, theme trees and gift baskets for raffle, 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 263 Claremont, Kenmore. 834-4282 mon. 3 Victorian Christmas Luncheon Presentation with Linda Hunter - Highlighting quilts from the past and present, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $; reservations required by calling 884-009. Candlelight Dinner with The Irish Classical Theatre Company - With a special presentation by Vincent O'Neill and Josephine Hogan, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $; reservations required by calling 884-0095. Annual Holiday Gift Boutique - 5-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, O'Connell & Company, The Cabaret in the Square Theatre, Snyder Square, 4476 Main St. at Harlem Road, Snyder. 839-3949 tues. 4 Victorian Christmas Luncheon with Serendipity Bell Ringers - Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $; reservations required by calling 884-0095. Sounds of the Season Candlelight Dinner - With the Mark Mazur Quartet, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $; reservations required by calling 884-0095. Handel's 'Messiah'- Performed by Buffalo State College student musicians, faculty and alumni soloists, choirs and orchestra, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, New Mt. Ararat Temple of Prayer, 971 Jefferson Ave., at Best Street, Buffalo; $. 878-6401, www.buffalostate.edu/music wed. 5-fri. 7 Victorian Christmas - A New Celebration Luncheon - Including soup, sandwich wrap, wine, coffee, tea and dessert, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $; reservations required by calling 884-0095. Tomáseen Foley's: A Celtic Christmas - Rekindle the flame in the hearth with stories, dance, music and song, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts' Mainstage Theater, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-6775, www. ubcfa. org

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