Events and list­ings for March 24-30

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SUN­DAY, 4:30 P.M.: The Blue Turn: Poets and mu­sic on a Sun­day Af­ter­noon fea­tur­ing New Mex­ico-based poet// mu­si­cian Mike Young and Just Buf­falo Writ­ing Cen­ter co­or­di­na­tor Robin Lee Jor­dan, with mu­sic by the Buf­falo-based folk band Heave. Duende at Silo City, 85 Silo City Row, Buf­falo.

SUN­DAY, 6 P.M.: Pure Ink Po­etry Slam sea­son fi­nale hosted by Bran­don Wil­liamson. Last op­por­tu­nity to qual­ify for the Pure Ink Po­etry slam team in na­tional com­pe­ti­tion. The Gypsy Par­lor, 376 Grant St., Buf­falo. $5.

MON­DAY, 7 P.M.: “Who Con­trols the Past?,” a staged read­ing of a new Civil War play by Michael Fanelli hosted by Buf­falo Writ­ers’ The­ater. The play con­sid­ers the Bat­tle of An­ti­etam from mul­ti­ple per­spec­tives, in­clud­ing an ab­sur­dist view. The Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant St., Buf­falo.

WED­NES­DAY, 7 P.M.: Ni­a­gara Univer­sity English Depart­ment’s Western New York Writ­ers Se­ries read­ing fea­tur­ing poet Noah Falck. Castel­lani Art Mu­seum, 5795 Lewis­ton Rd., Lewis­ton.

WED­NES­DAY, 8 P.M.: Open Mic Po­etry Night at Caffe Aroma hosted by poets Ben Brindise and Justin Karcher. 957 Elm­wood Ave., Buf­falo.

SATURDAY, 3 P.M. TO 6 P.M.: Western New York Book Arts Cen­ter presents its 11th An­nual Ed­i­ble Book Fes­ti­val. The In­ter­na­tional Ed­i­ble Book Fes­ti­val is a fam­ily-friendly event that takes place on or around April Fool’s Day (April 1st) through­out the world. This event in­vites par­tic­i­pants to cre­ate ed­i­ble books that are ex­hib­ited, doc­u­mented, and then con­sumed! Cre­ations are ranked by lo­cal celebrity judges and artist/chefs are awarded with prizes do­nated from lo­cal busi­nesses. Visit wny­bookarts.org for more in­for­ma­tion. $5, $3 WNYBAC mem­bers. All pro­ceeds from the event ben­e­fit the Western New York Book Cen­ter, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion.

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