Events to keep your eye on

Enjoy a slew of festive happenings this holiday season




 

Except where noted, all events take place in Buffalo (area code 716). ​Got an event of your own to publicize? Send details to: elicata@buffalospree.com. Don’t see your event here? Add it to our Reader Submitted Events calendar by clicking here

 

 

1

Chris Trapper

Babeville favorite Chris Trapper performs.

7 p.m. at The 9th Ward (Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.; babevillebuffalo.com or 852-3835)

 

Martin Sexton Trio

This fierce singer gives an incendiary performance.

7 p.m. at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.; buffaloironworks.com or 200-1893)

 

The Magic Flute: Abridged

Mozart’s classic is performed with a full cast and orchestra.

Through Dec. 3 at Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall (Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.; buffalostatepac.org or 878-3005)

 

The Marshall Tucker Band

Country music stars showcase their hits.

8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299-1100)

 

Studio Art Class for Adults

Learn about different types of art.

Through Dec. 16 at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Drop-in Art Activity

All ages are invited to create wonderful art.

Through Dec. 10 at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Jazz and Happy Hour

Enjoy an evening of drinks and jazz in the AK cafe.

5:30 p.m. Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Katja Praznik

Professor Praznik from UB gives an engaging lecture on unpaid artistic labor.

4 p.m. at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (341 Delaware Ave.; hallwalls.org or 854-1694)

 

Chocolate and Coffee Pairing for Two

Bring a friend and sample tasty coffee and chocolate.

7 p.m–8:30 p.m. at Be Healthy Institute (40 Main St., Hamburg; behealthyinstitute.com or 648-3400)

 

Business First of Buffalo 40 Under 40

Help celebrate WNY’s 40 most successful business owners under 40.

11 a.m.–3 p.m. at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

2

Jazz Is Phish

An instrumental tribute of different artists to the band Phish

8 p.m. at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.; buffaloironworks.com or 200-1893)

 

Trio Payazzo

This trio performs a night of toe tapping jazz music.

6 p.m. at PAUSA Art House (19 Wadsworth St.; pausaarthouse.com or 697-9069)

 

Michael Cavanaugh

This young singer performs songs from Billy Joel and many more.

8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299-1100)

 

Lonestar

One of the most popular country music bands performs.

Through Dec. 3 at Seneca Allegany Casino (777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca; senecaalleganycasino.com or 877-873-6322)

 

Gary Numan

This acclaimed musical pioneer performs.

7 p.m. at Town Ballroom (681 Main St.; townballroom.com or 852-3900)

 

An Evening with Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan

Grammy Award Winner guitarist Frisell performs with guest Thomas Morgan.

8 p.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Sister Joan Chittister

Renowned religious voice Sister Joan speaks.

3 p.m. at Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

3

Garrison Keillor with Robin and Linda Williams

Expect an evening of bluegrass, folk, and country music.

6:30 pm. at Asbury Hall (Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.; babevillebuffalo.com or 852-3835)

 

NFCI’S Culinary Series

A variety of classes where you can learn new culinary skills; see website for full list.

Through Dec. 29 at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls; nfculinary.org or 210-2525)

 

4

String Chamber Music Concert

The UB String Chamber performs.

7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. at Baird Recital Hall (UB North Campus, Amherst; slee.buffalo.edu or 645-2921)

 

5

Defiant Monkey Improv Jam

A unique experience every time, no show is the same.

Through Dec. 6 at Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

6

Art Moves Me Dance Program

This dance program designed for people living with Parkinson’s.

Through Dec. 13 at Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.; burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)

 

Sleeping Sickness

See a screening of Ulrich Kohler’s award-winning film.

7 p.m. at Squeaky Wheel (Market Arcade Center, 617 Main St.; squeaky.org or 884-7172)

 

Essential Oils Make and Take Gifts

Make your own personalized gifts.

6:30 p.m. at Be Healthy Institute (40 Main St., Hamburg; behealthyinstitute.com or 648-3400)

 

Working for Downtown Series

Bring a lunch to this lecture series.

12 p.m. –1 p.m. at Downtown Central Library; free and open to the public (1 Lafayette Sq.; buffalolib.org or 858-8050)

 

Helium Comedy Academy Graduation Showcase

The Helium Comedy Academy’s class is graduating!

8 p.m. at Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 853-1211)

 

7

Ian Karmel and Asif Ali

Two stand-ups provide hours of laughter.

8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299-1100)

 

Joey Molland

The only remaining member of Badfinger performs.

7 p.m. at Sportsmen’s Tavern (326 Amherst St.; sportsmensbuffalo.com or 874-7734)

 

Rod Man

Celebrated stand-up comic Rod Man performs.

Through Dec. 9 at Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 853-1211)

 

8

Simple Plan

The group performs in its No Pads, No Helmets ... Just Balls 15th Anniversary Tour.

6 p.m. at Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls; rapidstheatre.com or 205-8925)

 

Green River Revival

This Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band performs like no other.

8 p.m. at Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; rivieratheatre.org or 692-2413)

 

Homeschooler Workshop

An art of the senses workshop based around smell.

10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Burchfield Penney’s Anniversary Celebration

Help us celebrate BPAC with drinks and food.

5:30 p.m.–11 p.m. at Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.; burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)

 

Maria Love Charity Ball 2017

School-age kids dress in their finest for the annual Maria Love ball.

5:30 p.m.–11 p.m. at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

9

Vesperteen

Soloist Colin Rigsby performs a mix of pop/rock.

7 p.m. at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.; buffaloironworks.com or 200-1893)

 

Kissmas Bash

Kiss 98.5’s annual Kissmas Bash is back.

6 p.m at KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza; keybankcenter.com or 888-223-6000)

 

Forest Bathing

Ease into the holiday season with this program based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku. The walk will focus on the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest to induce relaxation. Registration required

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods (93 Honorine Dr., Depew; 683-5959)

 

Chevelle

This three-man group performs a chilling alternative rock show.

6:30 p.m. at Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls; rapidstheatre.com or 205-8925)

 

Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Musical legend Gary Lewis performs with his band The Playboys.

7:30 p.m. at Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; rivieratheatre.org or 692-2413)

 

Hispanics United of Buffalo Fundraising Gala

Help celebrate and raise money.

5 p.m.–11:59 p.m. at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

Church Usher’s Association of Buffalo Dinner

Relax and have dinner with friends.

4 p.m.–11 p.m. at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

10

Freezer 5K

All runners are welcome to participate in this chilly 5K.

8 a.m. at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.; buffaloironworks.com or 200-1893)

 

Storytime Family Workshop

Kids ages 3 to 6 can hear a story and create some art.

10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Yoga for Kids

Kids ages 2 to 9 perform yoga in the museum sculpture garden.

12 p.m.–12:30 p.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

12

Dover Quartet

This string quartet performs Danielpour, Tchaikovsky, and Bartok.

8 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; kleinhansbuffalo.org or 885-5000)

 

The Temptations Revue

A musical dedication to the Temptations with songs from some of the greatest Motown acts.

2 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299-1100)

 

13

The Lion King

The Disney Broadway classic is back.

Through Jan. 7 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

Lil Pump

Up-and-coming rapper Lil Pump performs.

7 p.m. at Town Ballroom (681 Main St.; townballroom.com or 852-3900)

 

Buffalo Nordic Ski Club Open House

All ski-curious are invited to attend this informative and fun open house.

7:30–10 p.m. at Wick Center (Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst)

 

15

Star People–The Miles Davis Project

This group is back to celebrate musician Miles Davis.

6 p.m. at PAUSA Art House (19 Wadsworth St.; pausaarthouse.com or 697-9069)

 

16

Quiet Riot

This smash hit rock and heavy metal band performs.

8 p.m. at Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; rivieratheatre.org or 692-2413)

 

Petula Clark

Musical legend Petula Clark performs.

8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299-1100)

 

17

Kickstart Rumble

Celebrate after the Sabres game with live music.

8 p.m. at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.; buffaloironworks.com or 200-1893)

 

21

Artists and Veterans Collaborative

Veterans and their families can come to make art and friends.

6 p.m. at Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.; burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)

 

22

Strange Magic: The ELO Experience

This tribute band to the Electric Light Orchestra performs like the real thing.

8 p.m. at Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; rivieratheatre.org or 692-2413)

 

28

Dollar Day

Admission to the gardens is only a buck.

10 a.m.–5 p.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827-1584)

 

29

Stone Flower

This Santana tribute band honors rocker Carlos Santana.

8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299-1100)

 

Driftwood

An evening of folk, country, and old-time music

7 p.m. at Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.; tralfmusichall.com or 835-3500)

 

30

Three Tenors Cabaret Show

This intimate show features jazz, soul, and musical theatre.

6 p.m. at PAUSA Art House (19 Wadsworth St.; pausaarthouse.com or 697-9069)

 

 

​Got an event of your own to publicize? Send details to: elicata@buffalospree.com. Don’t see your event here? Add it to our Reader Submitted Events calendar by clicking here

 

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