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Sep
21
Sat
The Prisoner of Second Avenue @ Taylor Theater
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Prisoner on 2nd Avenue
by Neil Simon

September 20 & 21 at 7:30PM
September 22 at 2:00PM
September 27 & 28 at 7:30PM
September 29 at 2:00PM

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is classic Neil Simon! This is a comedy about how we deal with life’s crises. When Mel Edison is downsized, his world is shaken to its foundations. Everything is tested, including his marriage and his self-esteem. With courage, he must find his core and learn to trust, to love, and to move forward once again. Directed by Gail Golden.

Sep
22
Sun
The Prisoner of Second Avenue @ Taylor Theater
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Prisoner on 2nd Avenue
by Neil Simon

September 20 & 21 at 7:30PM
September 22 at 2:00PM
September 27 & 28 at 7:30PM
September 29 at 2:00PM

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is classic Neil Simon! This is a comedy about how we deal with life’s crises. When Mel Edison is downsized, his world is shaken to its foundations. Everything is tested, including his marriage and his self-esteem. With courage, he must find his core and learn to trust, to love, and to move forward once again. Directed by Gail Golden.

Vintage Design Takeover @ Kenan House Gallery
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 22 | Vintage design retailers and collectors transform the Kenan House Mansion. Come shop and explore!

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Sunday, September 22 2-5PM

The Kenan Center is proud to present Vintage Design Takeover. Explore & shop vintage retailers who are on view at the Kenan Mansion. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the Kenan Mansion, a 1859 stunning example of late 19th century Italianate design, while taking in the unique features each designer showcase. On display, Tattered Tulip, Bear Bottom Wholesale, Lock City Vintage and more! On view through October 13.

Refreshments provided by the Kenan Arts Council.

Kenan Center House Gallery
433 Locust Street, Lockport, NY

Brought to you by Kenan Arts Council
$5 suggested donation

2019 Gallery Exhibit Sponsors
Grigg Lewis Foundation, Kenan Arts Council, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, M&T Bank, and
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel F. Ward
Sep
27
Fri
The Prisoner of Second Avenue @ Taylor Theater
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Prisoner on 2nd Avenue
by Neil Simon

September 20 & 21 at 7:30PM
September 22 at 2:00PM
September 27 & 28 at 7:30PM
September 29 at 2:00PM

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is classic Neil Simon! This is a comedy about how we deal with life’s crises. When Mel Edison is downsized, his world is shaken to its foundations. Everything is tested, including his marriage and his self-esteem. With courage, he must find his core and learn to trust, to love, and to move forward once again. Directed by Gail Golden.

Sep
28
Sat
The Prisoner of Second Avenue @ Taylor Theater
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Prisoner on 2nd Avenue
by Neil Simon

September 20 & 21 at 7:30PM
September 22 at 2:00PM
September 27 & 28 at 7:30PM
September 29 at 2:00PM

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is classic Neil Simon! This is a comedy about how we deal with life’s crises. When Mel Edison is downsized, his world is shaken to its foundations. Everything is tested, including his marriage and his self-esteem. With courage, he must find his core and learn to trust, to love, and to move forward once again. Directed by Gail Golden.

Sep
29
Sun
The Prisoner of Second Avenue @ Taylor Theater
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Prisoner on 2nd Avenue
by Neil Simon

September 20 & 21 at 7:30PM
September 22 at 2:00PM
September 27 & 28 at 7:30PM
September 29 at 2:00PM

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is classic Neil Simon! This is a comedy about how we deal with life’s crises. When Mel Edison is downsized, his world is shaken to its foundations. Everything is tested, including his marriage and his self-esteem. With courage, he must find his core and learn to trust, to love, and to move forward once again. Directed by Gail Golden.

Oct
2
Wed
Defiant Monkey Improv
Oct 2 @ 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

 

Oct
5
Sat
Jazz at the Taylor: Star People Plays the Music of Miles Davis “Ascenseur pour l’echafaud” @ Taylor Theater at Kenan Center
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz at the Taylor

October 5, Star People returns to perform the Music of Miles Davis’ “Ascenseur pour l’echafaud”, the 1957 soundtrack to the Louis Malle film of the same name.

Members of Star People include Bobby Militello on saxes and flute; Andy Weinzler, saxophone; Tim Clarke, trumpet; George Caldwell, piano; Joe Goehle, bass; and John Bacon on drums. Their performances at the Taylor and elsewhere have earned them sold-out houses and standing ovations.

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.

Oct
9
Wed
Macrame Workshop (Fall Pumpkin Holder!) @ Taylor Theater Meeting Room
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn how to make your own macramé hanging planter with instructor Vanessa Frost, artist and owner of MUSEjar. You will learn the basic knots and patterns used in macramé. The final product will be enhanced with an heirloom pumpkin to fit in with your home décor for this fall season!

Price: $35 member l $40 non-member
Ages: 13 years and up (13-17 accompanied by an adult)

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Oct
12
Sat
Fall Pumpkin Decorating with Papercraft Miracles @ Taylor Theater Meeting Room
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Children five years old and up will decoupage pumpkins using old books and classic paper mache mix of flour and water with the guidance of Janna Willoughby-Lohr, from Papercraft Miracles and Kenan Center’s KidQuest. Pumpkins, material, snacks and fun are all included! Adults are invited to stay for the fun, but are not required to.

Price: $15 member | $20 non-member

Ages: 5 years and up

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