The pumpkin rises
Like Brigadoon returning again, Pumpkinville is back on the map, The gourd-geous attraction at 4844 Sugartown Road, Great Valley (off Route 98, just past Ellicottville) is open now through Halloween, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Hen-House Five Review, starring what may be our area's only animatronic chickens, is new this year. Coming up Saturday and next Sunday is the Apple Cider festival. Other attractions: a corn maze, pony rides, the cow train, with some requiring a small fee, although admission to come and walk around is free. For more information, go to www.pumpkinville.com.
Honestly, what will Road Less Traveled Productions come up with next? It's hosting Honesty Theater in its theater place, with a one-night-only show, "The Honesty Theater Presents Fairy Tales," Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.. The short plays, written by Honesty founder Heather Ackerman, are described as "quirky, whimsical, and even downright hilarious." The theater is in the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre on Main Street.
One more chance
There is one final "last chance" information session for the 2013 New York State Council on the Arts regrants on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Arts Services Initiative offices; 95 Perry St., Suite 402 for groups planning to apply by the Oct. 10 deadline. According to ASI, attendance at an information session is mandatory to apply for the following grants: Erie County Community Arts; Niagara County Community Arts; Erie County Arts Education; Niagara County Arts Education; and Erie & Niagara County Individual Artist Tier.
The Back to Buffalo 4 - UB Alumni Dance Concert will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Drama Theatre, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus. Alumni performing include Michael Peter Deeb, Amy VanKirk, Nicole Calabrese, Claire Jacob-Zysman and Gina Pero
Tickets are $26.50, $11.50 for students, at the Center Box Office and ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 645-2787.