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By Kevin Wise » 8:00 AM

This weekend, there are numerous Valentine's Day events scheduled at area breweries. Your date can include beer, wine, chocolate, food and even broomball this weekend. -------------------------- Belgian Beer and Chocolate Fest 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » 8:00 AM

Anybody who remembers the famous “Three Tenors” tour should realize that the three guys coming to the Riviera Theatre on Feb. 13 can’t sing. Comedians Vic DiBitetto, Richie Minervini and Fred Rubino bring their mix of stand-up comedy and improv... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » 7:47 AM

EXPO food hall plans to open next week in Main Street’s Market Arcade building, aiming to disrupt the lunch routines of downtown Buffalonians. When it begins its soft-opening phase at 11 a.m. Feb. 18, six restaurants will be offering meals that aim higher than standard quick-serve fare. Built into the Theater District... Read More

By Reuben Wolf » 7:00 AM

Buffalo artist Mark Snyder’s latest installation, “Auto-Cannibalism,” is meant to represent a nostalgic side of the masculine figure through the use of male iconography. The exhibit is a mixture of digital prints, drawings, paintings and conceptual... Read More

By Jeff Simon » 12:01 AM

There is an OMG moment in the middle of Andrew Haigh’s “45 Years” that changes everything. You learn something you didn’t suspect. Everything afterward is colored by what you know. The rest of the film becomes a slow-burning fuse. You know that an explosion of some sort is more than possible.What you get instead is... Read More




Turn to the News critics when you are making decisions about dining, drinking, music, movies, theater, art and what is happening in WNY.

By Mark Sommer » 12:01 AM

Schoolchildren in France are served meals that wouldn’t look out of place at Rue Franklin.Employees in Italy get eight weeks of paid vacation – and extra pay to enjoy them.College debt? Not in Slovenia, where even students from other countries enjoy free higher education.Oh, and in Finland, the best educational results... Read More

By Jeff Simon » 12:01 AM

Maggie Smith cannot be stopped. But then who on earth would want her to be?At the age of 81, she is the star and drawing card of “The Lady in the Van,” which gives her the exact kind of flamboyant “old lady” role you hope actresses of her gifts can find at her age.And she’s no fool. She knows it. She has already... Read More

12:01 AM

The static stanzas of Shakespeare’s lovelorn sonnets will come booming to life on Feb. 12 as part of Kelli Bocock-Natale’s newly conceived production of “Love’s Passionate Fire” in the New Phoenix Theatre (95 Johnson Park).The show, pegged to... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thank the Catholic Church for your fish fry. Before Vatican II in the 1960s, Catholics were required to give up meat not just on Fridays during Lent, but on Fridays all year round. That called for creativity. Japanese Catholics came up with tempura,... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fifty years ago today, the great vaduevillian performer Sophie Tucker died in New York City. On the occasion, The News sought out a comment from Tucker's longtime collaborator  and Springville resident Jack Yellen, the Polish-born lyricist,... Read More

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