Those Idiots to Raise the Roof in Kaisertown

Are you ready to celebrate St. Andrews Day? What if I told you that by doing so, you would be rubbing shoulders with Those Idiots and their harem of polka rock groupies? The particular performance that I am referring to is also for a very special cause. Proceeds from the show will go toward the restoration of St. Casimir’s Church in Buffalo’s Kaisertown neighborhood. Not only will you get to dance around to some incredibly fun music, you will be helping St. Casimir’s Church Preservation and Restoration Committee to preserve and restore an architecturally significant Neo-Byzantine cathedral style ecclesiastical structure – the church is need of roof work in the order of specialty tile replacement, masonry repointing and the repair of the steel framed art-glass windows.
Truth be told, St. Andrew was the Saint of Mystics, which means that the celebratory traditions include bouts of fortune telling. It was on the saint’s day that girls would find out who their future husbands were to be… sounds like the start of a match making party if you ask me… This event appears to have some serious legs to it. 
If Dyngus Day can become an overnight sensation, then how about some love for St. Andrews Day?
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*The concert is part of St. Casimir’s Church Preservation and Restoration Committee’s “St. Andrew’s Day Party” on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Doors open at 4pm with Those Idiots taking the stage at 8pm. at the St. Casimir’s Auditorium located at 1833 Clinton Street. Admission is $5 before 7p, $10 after 7p. In addition to the “polka rock” show performed by Those Idiots, the St. Andrew’s Day (
also the final day of party’s leading up to “advent” season in the Catholic Church) 

party will include music by “D.J. Red & White,” authentic Polish food like pierogi, kapusta, kielbasa and a Buffalo invention known as “Polish Pizza.” Tyskie Polish Beer will be served. 


About the author  ⁄ queenseyes

Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

6 comments
Truth
Truth

Volunteering is a great thing and all the Volunteers should be applauded. Using the church as a cloak of anonymity (your words) to profit is gutless and shady (your words). I do commend you for admitting you are one of the people in charge of this event. You should continue on this glorious road of TRUTH and profess how it is your families company that will be doing all the work on this great church and profiting to do so. So you know, I have personally donated money to this church.

The church made a very big mistake to allow it's name to be used in a way that will just funnel the money back to some individuals pockets. It is interesting how you have taken such a great interest in this event "to raise the roof" when you know all the money will end up back to you and your family for everyone's efforts in one way or another.

There are many events and the need for volunteers. I think it is just very newsworthy and ironic that certain individuals have taken such a great interest in this one. Always follow the money trail!

There are many events that help out the community but what makes this newsworthy is the certain individuals who are in charge of this event are not at those other events.

Glad that you decided to respond so I was able to go into more detail.

robert wisniewski
robert wisniewski

Dear truth this is Robert the person who is responsible for running this event along wother volunteers . It sad that you have to hide behind a cloak of anonymity to voice your opinions, it's really gutless and shady. Instead of being negative and unsupportive, and trying to offend the people involved, Please come to the event, donate your time, energy, personal money, and opinions with the church and the people of the community. I'm sure the church would also appreciate a personal donation "truth" . Maybe next time if you ever create an event that helps out the community, well be able to help you out.

robert wisniewski
robert wisniewski

Dear truth this is Robert the person who is responsible for running this event along wother volunteers . It sad that you have to hide behind a cloak of anonymity to voice your opinions, it's really gutless and shady. Instead of being negative and unsupportive, and trying to offend the people involved, Please come to the event, donate your time, energy, personal money, and opinions with the church and the people of the community. I'm sure the church would also appreciate a personal donation "truth" . Maybe next time if you ever create an event that helps out the community, well be able to help you out.

Truth
Truth

I am all for supporting churches. Sadly this event is being run by some very questionable individuals. The writer of this article should have dug into who is really lining their pockets from this event. Always follow the money trail!

DR
DR

That is a very beautiful church. I used to go with my mom when visiting my grandma. The actual church is slightly off the beaten path, but it is a sight to see inside. You can get lost in deep thought in the artwork on the dome.

14213
14213

...only if all those girls show up.

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