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Nov
22
Fri
39th Annual Holiday Gift Show
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day

The Kenan Arts Council is getting ready to be a part of another holiday season! For the 39th year in a row, they will host the very popular Holiday Gift Show at the historic Kenan Mansion and Carriage House.

This year’s event takes place Friday, November 22, 5-9pm, Saturday November 23, 10-5pm and Sunday November 24, 11-4pm. It’s always the weekend before Thanksgiving!

The Arts Council keeps the show fresh by inviting new artisans every year. This year we have an incredible line up of designers showcasing some very exciting gifts. In addition to the artists, visitors can enjoy 4 food and wine vendors, a quilt raffle, herbal gifts from the garden and a gourmet goodie booth. Returning this year, The Hilltop Restaurant will be serving lunches using the stage in the Taylor Theater.

The members of the Arts Council deck the halls on the Kenan Campus with holiday décor inside and out. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be on hand with their little elves to help make everything merry and bright!

Nov
23
Sat
39th Annual Holiday Gift Show
Nov 23 – Nov 25 all-day

The Kenan Arts Council is getting ready to be a part of another holiday season! For the 39th year in a row, they will host the very popular Holiday Gift Show at the historic Kenan Mansion and Carriage House.

This year’s event takes place Friday, November 22, 5-9pm, Saturday November 23, 10-5pm and Sunday November 24, 11-4pm. It’s always the weekend before Thanksgiving!

The Arts Council keeps the show fresh by inviting new artisans every year. This year we have an incredible line up of designers showcasing some very exciting gifts. In addition to the artists, visitors can enjoy 4 food and wine vendors, a quilt raffle, herbal gifts from the garden and a gourmet goodie booth. Returning this year, The Hilltop Restaurant will be serving lunches using the stage in the Taylor Theater.

The members of the Arts Council deck the halls on the Kenan Campus with holiday décor inside and out. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be on hand with their little elves to help make everything merry and bright!

Wrestling
Nov 23 all-day

More information TBA

Nov
24
Sun
39th Annual Holiday Gift Show
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

The Kenan Arts Council is getting ready to be a part of another holiday season! For the 39th year in a row, they will host the very popular Holiday Gift Show at the historic Kenan Mansion and Carriage House.

This year’s event takes place Friday, November 22, 5-9pm, Saturday November 23, 10-5pm and Sunday November 24, 11-4pm. It’s always the weekend before Thanksgiving!

The Arts Council keeps the show fresh by inviting new artisans every year. This year we have an incredible line up of designers showcasing some very exciting gifts. In addition to the artists, visitors can enjoy 4 food and wine vendors, a quilt raffle, herbal gifts from the garden and a gourmet goodie booth. Returning this year, The Hilltop Restaurant will be serving lunches using the stage in the Taylor Theater.

The members of the Arts Council deck the halls on the Kenan Campus with holiday décor inside and out. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be on hand with their little elves to help make everything merry and bright!

Dec
4
Wed
Defiant Monkey Improv
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MONTHLY: Defiant Monkey Improv
Improv Jams & Masters of Improv Shows

Defiant Monkey Improv is a two-person improvisational group featuring Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge that creates on-the-spot theatre based on audience suggestions and participation, like you see on the TV show Whose Line Is It, Anyway? The team hosts a monthly “jam” where participants take part and a show where they take suggestions from the audience and then create one-of-a-kind theatre experience. Both events take place in the Taylor Theater. There is a $5 cost to participate in jams; $10 admission for shows. Visit their website to purchase advance tickets: https://www.defiantmonkey.com/

 

2019 Jam Dates:

January 8th
February 7th
March 5th
April 2nd
May 7th
June 4th
July 2nd
August 6th
September 3rd
October 1st
November 5th
​December 3rd

2019 Show Dates:

January 9th
February 6th
March 6th
April 3rd
May 8th
June 5th
July 3rd
August 7th
September 4th
October 2nd
November 6th
​December 4th

 

Dec
6
Fri
It’s A Wonderful Life (Live Radio Version) @ Kenan Arena
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

December 6, 8, 13, 14 & 15: The Carriage House Players holiday production is the live radio version of the beloved It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Peg Merrill. Author Joe Landry has taken the Frank Capra classic and adapted it – in shorter form – for the stage.


December 6 at 7:30PM
December 8 at 2:00PM
December 13 & 14 at 7:30PM
December 15 at 2:00PM

The Carriage House Players holiday production is the live radio version of the beloved It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Peg Merrill. Author Joe Landry has taken the Frank Capra classic and adapted it – in shorter form – for the stage.

Conceived as a 1940s radio production, actors bring the charming characters George and Mary Bailey, played by Aaron Randolph and Sarah Hill, as well as the quirky and delightful inhabitants of Bedford Falls, to life. Margo Davis, Betsy Ross Visciano, Jason Mussachio, and Les Bailey (Yes, a REAL Bailey!) play multiple memorable roles in this show. Even the sound effects are authentic – done onstage during the radio broadcast. This holiday play is appropriate for all ages.

Bring the family and celebrate the Christmas season at the Taylor Theater’s It’s a Wonderful Life.

Carriage House Players Prices

$20 Kenan non member

$15 Kenan member

$10 students under 18 and college students with ID

It’s A Wonderful Life (Live Radio Version) @ Taylor Theater
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s A Wonderful Life (Live Radio Version)
by Philip Van Voren


December 6 at 7:30PM
December 8 at 2:00PM
December 13 & 14 at 7:30PM
December 15 at 2:00PM

The Carriage House Players holiday production is the live radio version of the beloved It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Peg Merrill. Author Joe Landry has taken the Frank Capra classic and adapted it – in shorter form – for the stage. Conceived as a 1940s radio production, actors bring the charming characters George and Mary Bailey, played by Aaron Randolph and Sarah Hill, as well as the quirky and delightful inhabitants of Bedford Falls, to life. Margo Davis, Betsy Ross Visciano, Jason Mussachio, and Les Bailey (Yes, a REAL Bailey!) play multiple memorable roles in this show. Even the sound effects are authentic – done onstage during the radio broadcast. This holiday play is appropriate for all ages. Bring the family and celebrate the Christmas season at the Taylor Theater’s It’s a Wonderful Life.

 

Dec
7
Sat
Jazz at the Taylor: Buffalo Jazz Composers, Workshop Ruins Christmas @ Taylor Theater on Kenan Campus
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz at the Taylor

Rounding out the 2019 Jazz @ the Taylor series, the Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop “Ruins Christmas” on December 7th with new and reimagined traditional music for the holidays. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the group will offer its own spin on holiday music, with many of the Taylor’s favorite musicians being featured.

They are Tim Clarke (trumpet), Kelly Bucheger (alto and tenor saxophones), Nelson Rivera (soprano and tenor saxophones), Jared Tinkham (guitar), Alec Dube (vibraphone), Joe Goehle (bass) and John Bacon (drums). The Taylor’s annual holiday jazz show is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and the perfect way to ring in the spirit of the season.

Individual tickets |$15 member |$20 for the general public

Students and/or 18 and under | $10 with valid student I.D.

All concerts feature two full sets of music with refreshments available. Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketleap below, in person at the Kenan Center Business Office, or charged by phone at 716-433-2617. Ample free parking is available onsite. The Taylor Theater is located on the campus of the Kenan Center at 433 Locust Street in Lockport, NY. Because seating is limited, advance tickets are recommended.

Dec
8
Sun
It’s A Wonderful Life (Live Radio Version) @ Taylor Theater
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s A Wonderful Life (Live Radio Version)
by Philip Van Voren


December 6 at 7:30PM
December 8 at 2:00PM
December 13 & 14 at 7:30PM
December 15 at 2:00PM

The Carriage House Players holiday production is the live radio version of the beloved It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Peg Merrill. Author Joe Landry has taken the Frank Capra classic and adapted it – in shorter form – for the stage. Conceived as a 1940s radio production, actors bring the charming characters George and Mary Bailey, played by Aaron Randolph and Sarah Hill, as well as the quirky and delightful inhabitants of Bedford Falls, to life. Margo Davis, Betsy Ross Visciano, Jason Mussachio, and Les Bailey (Yes, a REAL Bailey!) play multiple memorable roles in this show. Even the sound effects are authentic – done onstage during the radio broadcast. This holiday play is appropriate for all ages. Bring the family and celebrate the Christmas season at the Taylor Theater’s It’s a Wonderful Life.

 

Dec
13
Fri
It’s A Wonderful Life (Live Radio Version) @ Kenan Arena
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

December 6, 8, 13, 14 & 15: The Carriage House Players holiday production is the live radio version of the beloved It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Peg Merrill. Author Joe Landry has taken the Frank Capra classic and adapted it – in shorter form – for the stage.


December 6 at 7:30PM
December 8 at 2:00PM
December 13 & 14 at 7:30PM
December 15 at 2:00PM

The Carriage House Players holiday production is the live radio version of the beloved It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Peg Merrill. Author Joe Landry has taken the Frank Capra classic and adapted it – in shorter form – for the stage.

Conceived as a 1940s radio production, actors bring the charming characters George and Mary Bailey, played by Aaron Randolph and Sarah Hill, as well as the quirky and delightful inhabitants of Bedford Falls, to life. Margo Davis, Betsy Ross Visciano, Jason Mussachio, and Les Bailey (Yes, a REAL Bailey!) play multiple memorable roles in this show. Even the sound effects are authentic – done onstage during the radio broadcast. This holiday play is appropriate for all ages.

Bring the family and celebrate the Christmas season at the Taylor Theater’s It’s a Wonderful Life.

Carriage House Players Prices

$20 Kenan non member

$15 Kenan member

$10 students under 18 and college students with ID

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Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.