Paint Nite is an international business in the “paint and sip” industry, which partners with local artists who host classes that combine painting and cocktails. In order to become a Paint Nite “creative entrepreneur,” the artist has to apply and once approved has the ability to run their own classes. The company has licensed entrepreneurs across the U.S. and Canada.
Black Friday has come and gone, but holiday shopping is still raging on, as many businesses rely on this time of year to improve the bottom line. For major retailers like Target or Best Buy, the Friday after Thanksgiving is one of the most lucrative days of the year, but for shops in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village, it’s a day later on Small Business Saturday.
Ice skating has returned to Canalside for the winter season, with a greater emphasis on comfort and safety. The rink is open to skaters of all age and skill levels and this year there are a few additions to the rink intended to better accommodate guests and provide a safer experience.
Many college students often complain they don’t have the time or money to prepare healthy home-cooked meals on a regular basis. Homework, studying for exams and an outside job can leave many students with little time to cook at home.
Every Thursday, 91.3 WBNY-FM, SUNY Buffalo State’s student-run radio station, hosts the “Local Show,” which features musicians from across western New York. The four-hour show, which airs from 7-11 p.m., has become a WBNY staple with live performances and interviews from a wide variety of artists.
The Music Department at SUNY Buffalo State holds recitals throughout the semester to give students an opportunity to perform in front of an audience. The Dec. 2 performance, inside the Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall, featured bassist Benjamin Levitt and vocalist Nolyn Brunner.
Store owners and vendors from all over Buffalo came together Dec. 7 for the sixth annual Peace, Love and Grant Street festival. The event is intended to draw attention to the Grant Street community and create support for its businesses.