Share this article

print logo

Seven by Seven / Seven things you need to know by 7 a.m.

1. Much attention is given to what might be done with the H.H. Richardson architectural parts of the Richardson Olmsted Complex on the Buffalo Psychiatric Center grounds on Forest Avenue. Not to be overlooked is the Olmsted part -- the landscaping. An informational meeting on a $4 million plan for the four-acre South Lawn of the complex, between the Towers Building and Forest Avenue, will be held at 6 p.m. in Buffalo State College's Rockwell Hall. The Richardson Center Corp. describes it as "a contemporary interpretation of the Olmsted design for new and existing users."

***

2. Jesse Malin started out as a punk-rocker with the band D Generation, but as a solo artist the past several years, he's become highly regarded as an alt-rock singer-songwriter and a creator of memorable guitar riffs. He comes to Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., with his band, the St. Mark's Social, for a show at 8 p.m. Opening is a new local group, Viva Noir. Tickets are $12. By the way, today is Malin's 43rd birthday.

***

3. The University of Massachusetts men's basketball team visits the Reilly Center for a game at 7 p.m. against St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies (10-8 overall) stand tied for ninth at 2-3 in the Atlantic 10 after their victory Saturday at George Washington. The Minutemen (11-7, 3-2 in the A-10) are looking for their first two-game conference road winning streak ever under coach Derek Kellogg after their victory last week at Charlotte. Kellogg is in his third year at UMass.

***

4. "Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey" is the longest-running show in the Disney On Ice repertoire -- it's been touring, with periodic revisions, since 1995 -- and there's a reason for that. Costumed as the most classic of Disney cartoon favorites, the skaters take imaginary trips to, among other places, Africa with "Lion King" characters and Neverland with Peter Pan and Wendy. The part the skaters and the young audiences seem to love the most is the part where Captain Hook's pirates interact with the crowd. It opens at 7 p.m. for the first of eight performances in HSBC Arena. Tickets are $12 to $60.

***

5. Have dinner at Denny's between 5 and 9 tonight and support the Special Olympics of Central New York Winter Games on Feb. 4 and 5 in Syracuse. The restaurant chain will donate 20 percent of its pretax proceeds to help cover the costs of sending athletes to the competition. On hand serving as celebrity sports waiters will be some of the Special Olympics athletes themselves.

***

6. A pint's a pound the world around, the saying goes. And to give proof to it, Upstate New York Transplant Services promised to give a pound of food to the Western New York Food Bank for every pint of blood it collected in December. In all, it got 1,400 donors. This morning UNYTS officials go to Food Bank headquarters to present a check good for that many pounds of food.

***

7. Legislative redistricting could be a messy task in the old days. Now, with computer programs available to allocate every citizen equally, it could be pure and simple. We'll see what happens as a five-member commission draws new district borders for the reduced-size Niagara County Legislature. It begins its work by listening to what the public thinks at meetings at 6 p.m. today in Niagara Falls City Hall and 6 p.m. Thursday in the Legislature Chambers in Lockport. They'll also solicit written comments by e-mail.

There are no comments - be the first to comment