OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French author and feminist Simone de Beauvoir, born on this date in 1908, “To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.”
EAST SIDE STORY – Fillmore Council Member David Franczyk kicks off the free monthly Second Saturday lecture series this week at the Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, as part of its 125th anniversary celebration. His presentation, which begins at noon, will focus on the history of Buffalo’s East Side.
NEW PUPPY – The Dog Ears Cafe, which recently opened its doors at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will celebrate its grand opening Saturday with food and drink specials, raffles and readings.
The cafe, which shares a building with the nonprofit Dog Ears Bookstore, offers a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps and salads, as well as yogurts and homemade scones, coffees and teas. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For info, call 823-2665.
TALKING POINTS – “The House I Live In,” a film about America’s war on drugs that won the Grand Jury Prize for documentaries at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 22 Sussex St. at Fernhill Street, in Buffalo’s Central Park neighborhood, as part of a nationwide initiative during Martin Luther King Day observances.
A panel of experts representing all facets of the drug problem will discuss the film afterward. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be available. For info and to preregister, call the church at 833-0442 and leave your name and number. The film will be shown simultaneously in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, King’s home church, as well as at dozens of other sites around the nation.
SAUSAGE SHOWDOWN – Now that we’ve mastered making pierogi, there’s a new challenge awaiting the area’s Polish chefs – Buffalo’s Best Kielbasa Contest. Judging will take place in the commercial and homemade categories as part of the festivities on Dyngus Day, April 1, in the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. A Polish beer-tasting will be held simultaneously during the kielbasa-tasting from noon to 3 p.m.
Kielbasa contestants must register in advance by completing a registration form.
For info and registrations, call 479-2342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee to take part in the contest as a taster will be $10 and includes a ballot for the People’s Choice Award, a draft beer, a commemorative cup for beer-tasting and admission to evening activities at the library.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Helen Dohn, Delores McLaurin, Vincent Aschieri, Madelyn Grace Riley, Leroy Rauch, Tim Zelasko, Jeffrey Speaker, Susan Marmion, Kyra Krasowski, Vita Milkie, Rich Violanti, Kraig Kurzanski, Mark Slawek and Jennifer Albee Gorman.
AND THURSDAY – Marilyn Hochfield, Sharon Palisano, Anthony Felix Jones, Frank Weinstock, Bob Carlson, Louise Kapuscinski, Mildred Gray and Michele Gill.