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APRIL CALENDAR

Tuesday

5 Learn the basics of Carl G. Jung's captivating and haunting depth psychology from the people who know. The Analytical Psychology Society of Western New York presents "Exploring Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction to Jung's Psychology" at 7:30 p.m. and continuing for five more Tuesdays through May 10. The course is led by Kathleen Goldblatt, former director of the group and a local Jungian analyst, and held at 408 Franklin St. Call 854-7457.

Thursday

7 There's always something intriguing at the Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo's North Campus. Saul Elkin directs Bertolt Brecht's "The Good Women of Setzuan," a musical parable on morality in a competitive, capitalistic world. The talented ensemble includes theater critic Eric Bentley (who worked with Brecht) as literary adviser and choreography by Lynn Kurdziel Formato. Shows start Thursday and continue weekends until April 17. There's always more. The innovative Trinity Irish Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. Friday in the center's Mainstage Theatre. Then there's Celtic fiddler Natalie McMaster performing one show 8 p.m. April 27. Call 852-5000 or 645-2787.

* If you're not moved by Opening Day for the Buffalo Bisons, get some help. This year's spring ritual gives fans a chance to celebrate a championship. The Bisons present championship rings to players and raise the International League Governors' Cup championship flag today before the 4:05 p.m. game at Dunn Tire Park. The game itself is a rematch with the Richmond Braves, the team the Bisons beat last fall to win the cup. The first 12,000 fans will receive free Bisons magnetic schedules. The Bisons' brand of fun starts in earnest April 8 with its first fridaynightbash! There's a tent party in the outfield starting at 4 p.m. with music, and drink and food specials. Players wear their turn-back-the-clock uniforms for the 6:05 p.m. game. The traditional Friday night fireworks follow the game. Call 843-4373 for more information, or check out the full array of Bisons festivities and promotions (those Bisons have 1,000 ideas) on www.bisons.com.

Sunday

10 The popular and polished Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus joins the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for a 2:30 p.m. performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's "The Creation" at Kleinhans Music Hall. Directing the orchestra is L. Brett Scott, currently the director of the BPC. Orchestra officials promise an afternoon of riveting choral music. Call 881-6262, Ext. 1180.

Friday

15 Gaelic Storm performs authentic Celtic music at 8 p.m. in Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College. Once content to drink pints and play local favorites at O'Brien's, a neighborhood pub in their adopted hometown of Santa Monica, Calif., the band got hot when it was cast as the steerage band in the movie "Titanic." Their fame has increased, but band members still pride themselves on remaining accessible and "sharing a pint" with fans. Concerts feature wild dance tunes, haunting ballads and madcap humor. 878-3005.

Saturday

16 Now we're talking. The annual Western New York Wine Festival opens noon in the International Agri-Center, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. The festival features entertainment, prizes, cooking demonstrations and wine-tasting to satisfy all wine enthusiasts from fans of "Sideways" to sauvignon blanc. The show is noon to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. April 17. Call 662-5094.

* Premier Gourmet, a destination point for food-lovers if there ever was one, holds another of its parallel tastings. This one samples the extra virgin olive oils from around the world. Which one is more sublime? The complimentary tasting is noon to 3 p.m. at 3465 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Call 877-3574. Premier always has something interesting brewing.

Friday

22 Aficionados of the Irish Classical Theatre Company's high standards, expect to be satisfied. The ICTC's newest project mixes a true comedy classic with a talent-laden cast. "She Stoops to Conquer," the ever-popular comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, includes ICTC co-founder and Last Impressions-anointed Vincent O'Neill and artist-in-residence Josephine Hogan. Mary Ramsey and Billy Horn will also perform the original score for fiddle and guitar written by Ramsey for the ICTC. Ramsey, who has performed with 10,000 Maniacs and currently with John & Mary, and Horn play rustics and servants in the production. Directing is Fortunato Pezzimenti. The play runs Thursday to Sunday through May 22, with Saturday and Sunday matinees. Call 853-4282.

* Eerie Con 7, the annual science fiction, horror and fantasy convention, convenes this weekend at the Days Inn at the Falls in downtown Niagara Falls. The convention includes panel discussions with local and nationally known authors (Allen Steele, Julie Czerneda and Stephen Brust), a writing clinic, a video room showing continuous movies 24 hours a day, a masquerade, the annual Chinese noodle sculpture contest, a science-fiction game show and music by Ookla. The convention runs the weekend of April 22 to 24. Call 836-8995 or visit www.eeriecon.org.

Saturday

23 The hot Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site presents its annual Mother-Daughter Tea with 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. seatings April 23 and 24 at the site at 641 Delaware Ave. The cultured and historically aware tea includes savory tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones and sweets, and a historic fashion show called "Sportswomen and Their Spectators" featuring stylish trends in sportswear -- from 1860 to 1960. Fragrant flowers and delicate china make the teas among the area's most elegant spring events. Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for children. Reservations are required. 884-0095.

*Dance to two of Buffalo's most popular ethnic bands at Polish-German Night at Club Lorelei, S5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. The Auslanders perform traditional German music while the City Side Band answers with polkas 7 to 11 p.m. at the club. German and Polish food will be available. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Call Ron at 675-6588 or Frank at 674-9245.

Sunday

24 The Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus and the Choir of the Unitarian-Universalist Church presents "Glorious Jazz, Gospel and Sacred Music," a joint concert at 4 p.m. at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 317 Leroy Ave. Tickets are $10. 883-2078 or 885-2136.

First Sunday struggles with its impresario instincts when compiling its Guide to an Excellent Month. Send events six weeks in advance of our publication date to: First Sunday, c/o The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240. Information is subject to change.