Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center will begin its 30th anniversary year with a "floating cocktail party" from 5 to 7 p.m. May 5 in Rue Franklin, Tudor Lounge and Laughlin's, all on Franklin Street and around the corner of Hallwalls' new location on Delaware Avenue. Mir Ali will play Spanish guitar music at the party in Tudor Lounge.
All proceeds will benefit the gallery. Attendance or a gift in lieu of attendance will help offset the gallery's loss of Erie County funding.
Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased with credit cards by calling the gallery. Checks may be sent Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14202.
For information, call Polly Little, the gallery's development director, at 854-1694 or e-mail her at email@example.com.