Events to keep your eye on

Lots to do in February




 

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1

Rose

Here’s a vibrant portrait of a feisty Jewish woman and her many journeys.

Through Feb. 25 at Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY (The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, JCC Benderson Family Bldg., 2640 North Forest Rd., Getzville; jewishrepertorytheatre.com or 688-4114)

 

Eric Gales

Gales produces an explosive blast of guitar and blues.

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

 

Inside Downtown

Explore downtown Buffalo and its many fascinating sights.

Going on all month at (explorebuffalo.org or 245-3032)

 

Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese Gala

Celebrate all the hard work at this bash.

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

Krystyna Hutchinson & Corinne Fisher

This duo will have you in stitches.

Through Feb. 3 at Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 853-1211)

 

Jason Mraz

This celebrated guitarist comes to the Fallsview.

Through Feb. 2 at Fallsview Casino Resort (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

2

Way Back When: An Evening of One Acts

An evening of funny one-act plays that question faith in touching ways.

Through Feb. 24 at New Phoenix Theatre (95 Johnson Pk.; newphoenixtheatre.org or 853-1334)

 

Scarlet Begonias

This Grateful Dead tribute band performs the hits.

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

 

Wayne’s World: The Music of Wayne Shorter

Celebrate the music of Wayne with this tribute band.

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

 

Material Girls

Sing along with the best of Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and more.

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

 

Greater Allentown Fridays

Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, and more come together for this free monthly event.

Allentown (allentown.org/events or 881-1024)

 

Albright-Knox First Friday

Enjoy art classes for adults and kids, listen to jazz, and learn ballroom dance.

All day at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

3

Learn to Cross-Country Ski

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short, guided ski tour. Ski rental $8, $5 Friends of Reinstein members. Registration required. 

10 a.m. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (93 Honorine Dr., Cheektowaga; reinsteinwoods.org or 683-5959)

 

Piano Panache

Tony DeSare lights up the stage with classics from Elton John to Billy Joel.

8 p.m. at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

The Kensingtons

The group isn’t afraid to cross the boundaries of music.

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

 

Head East

Full-on vocals guarantee good-time rock.

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

 

Veterans Connecting Through Art 

Veterans view and make art for free.

2–4 p.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Navigating the Nonfiction Publishing Process

This two-part workshop teaches the steps in the publishing process.

Through Feb. 10 at The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873 9644)

 

Chris Janson

Country singer and songwriter Janson performs a country spectacular.

9 p.m. at Fallsview Casino Resort (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

4

Project Trio with the BPO

A stunning mix of classic orchestral music, jazz, and rock.

2:30 p.m. at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

Automotive Swap

Car lovers and enthusiasts share their knowledge.

Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; the-fairgrounds.com or 649-3900)

 

5

Evolution of Modern Orchestra

Learn how orchestra music has grown and evolved.

Through Feb. 12 at Downtown Central Library; free and open to the public (1 Lafayette Sq.; buffalolib.org or 858-8050) and Orchard Park Library (S-4570 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park)

 

6

Waitress

Follow the story of a waitress named Jenna as she dreams big.

Through Feb. 11 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

Jersey Nights

Celebrate Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with this tribute.

Through Feb. 13 at Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

Toddler Story Time

Kids listen to stories and do a fun activity.

10 a.m. at The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873 9644)

 

Defiant Monkey Improv Jam

Participate and/or watch a unique show every time.

Through Feb. 7 at Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

7

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Scores of classic rock ’n’ roll songs prove for an exciting, toe tapping night at the theatre.

Through March 11 at MusicalFare Theatre (Daemen College, 4380 Main St. Amherst; musicalfare.com or 839-8540)

 

Mighty Wurlitzer Concert & Silent Film: Donnie Rankin

The mighty Wurlitzer organ accompanies this film live.

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

 

8

Steve Trevino

This popular and highly demanded comic plays Buffalo.

Through Feb. 10 at Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 853-1211)

 

9

Harlem Globetrotters

This hilarious team plays outrageous basketball and performs stunts.

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

 

Marilyn Manson

The theatrical and sometimes controversial performer comes to Buffalo.

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

 

Absolute Journey

This Steve Perry tribute group gives an authentic performance.

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

 

Donna the Buffalo

Let loose at this rock-country, old-time jamboree.

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

 

National History Day

Buffalo Public School students present their projects for judging.

10 a.m. at The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873 9644)

 

M&T Second Friday 

See what’s new at BPAC with free admission all day.

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

 

Richard Cohen

Cohen plays as part of the Scholars at Hallwalls and the UB Humanities collaborative.

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

 

Experience Psychic Fair

Interact with psychics and maybe experience the supernatural.

Through Feb. 11 at Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; the-fairgrounds.com or 649-3900)

 

NFCI’s Culinary Series

Learn how to cook some amazing dishes.

Through Feb. 24 at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls; nfculinary.org or 210-2525)

 

Williamsville Library Mad Hatter’s Gala

Wear a fun hat to this event and help raise money for the library on Main Street.

7–9:30 p.m. at Cavalry Episcopal Church (20 Milton St., Williamsville; loveyourvillage.org)

 

Winterfest 2018

Enjoy authentic ethnic cuisine from the West Side Bazaar, a cash bar, live and silent auctions, and live music to benefit the Westminster Economic Development Initiative.

6:30 p.m. at The Atrium @ Rich’s (One Robert Rich Way; wedibuffalo.org)

 

10

Potato People in School Daze

Momma, Poppa, and Nancy Potato stumble through Nancy’s first day of school in this comical adventure.

Through Feb. 18 at Niagara University Theatre (5795 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston; theatre.niagara.edu or 286-8685)

 

Scheherazade

Experience a dazzling evening of violin music.

Through Feb. 11 at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

In This Moment

A feminine fire of heavy metal and voodoo blues

5:30 p.m. at Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls; rapidstheatre.com or 205-8925)

 

Mike Super

You won’t believe your eyes at this afternoon of stupefying magic and illusions.

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

 

Petros Klampanis Group

The virtuoso singer-songwriter plays a mix of drum, piano, guitar, and string.

7 p.m. at Mainstage Theatre (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645-6915)

 

Adult Art Class Printmaking

Learn some printmaking techniques.

Through Feb. 24 at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700

 

Winter Wonderland

Try snowshoes or cross-country skis, go on a winter scavenger hunt, and make snow art. Enjoy ice-fishing demonstrations, winter crafts for kids, and more.

12–4 p.m. at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (93 Honorine Dr., Cheektowaga; reinsteinwoods.org or 683-5959)

 

Be Mine with Wine

Sample wine and chocolate pairings over two weekends.

Feb. 10 & 11 and Feb. 17 & 18 ( http://niagarawinetrail.org)

 

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Drop-in Family Art Activity

Free family art making class.

1–3 p.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Lincoln’s Birthday Celebration

Celebrate one of our nation’s greatest president’s birthday.

12:30–2 p.m. at The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873 9644)

 

Jazz on Second Sundays

The Joe Ford Quartet performs.

2:30–4 p.m. at The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873 9644)

 

13

Darius and Twig

Two teenage best friends battle bullies, life struggles, and more to achieve their goals.

10:30 a.m. at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

14

Machine Head

Spend an evening with the American heavy metal band from Oakland, California.

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

 

Mark Normand

This up and coming comic hosts a Valentine’s special and stays on to perform for a few nights.

Through Feb. 17 at Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 853-1211)

 

Boyz II Men

One of the music industry’s elite groups performs.

Through Feb. 15 at Fallsview Casino Resort (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

15

Master Harold... and the Boys

This enduring classic sheds light on injustice and inequality in a searing indictment of racism.

Through Feb. 18 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

Beethoven String Quartet Cycle

The magic of Beethoven’s music fills Slee Hall.

Through Feb. 18 at Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall (UB North Campus, Amherst; slee.buffalo.edu or 645-2921)

 

Marillion

One of the UK’s veteran neoprogressive rock bands plays.

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

 

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Broadway in Concert

Take a weekend tour of the Broadway playbook.

Through Feb. 18 at Niagara Regional Theatre Guild at Ellicott Creek Playhouse (St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; niagaratheatre.com or 260-2319)

 

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Back by popular demand, this orchestra delivers beloved music.

Through Feb. 17 at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

2018 Heartland Travel Showcase

Meet and speak with business owners and operators and share ideas.

Through Feb. 18 at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

Buffalo Chamber Players

Hear A Woman’s Work, a collection of women composers.

7:30 p.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Wayne Brady

Comedian and Whose Line Is it Anyway? star performs.

Through Feb. 17 at Fallsview Casino Resort (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

Medicinal Herb Walk

Learn the medicinal values of wild herbs that grow in Reinstein Woods. For adults and children ages 12 and older. Registration required. 

11 a.m. at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (93 Honorine Dr., Cheektowaga; reinsteinwoods.org or 683-5959)

 

17

Enter the Haggis

This Celtic rock-folk band plays electrifying, can’t-miss music.

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

 

Jacob Jay Quintet & Shaun Doyle: The Music of Chet Baker

Relive the music of trumpet player and singer Chet Baker.

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

 

The McCartney Years

Hear the best of the one and only Paul McCartney.

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

 

King of the Cage

The ultimate MMA contest comes to town.

6 p.m. at Seneca Allegany Casino (777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca; senecaalleganycasino.com or 877-873-6322)

 

Winter Woods Battle

See what winter life was like in 18th century Niagara.

All day at Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown; oldfortniagara.org or 745-7611)

 

Greater Buffalo Toy and Train Show

A great place to see and shop for toys and trains of all kinds.

Through Feb. 18 at Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; www.the-fairgrounds.com or 649-3900)

 

Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament

The 10th tournament promises to spark some serious competition.

Through Feb. 19 at Riverworks (359 Ganson Street, Buffalo; Labattbluepondhockey.com)

 

John McCutcheon

An engaging storyteller, powerful singer-songwriter, and master instrumentalist performs.

7:30 p.m. at Rochester Christian Reformed Church (2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield; www.rochestercrc.org)

 

18

Burt Fest 2018

The 5th annual Burt Fest is back with bands galore.

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

 

Winter Concert

Join the Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra for its winter concert.

3 p.m. at Infant of Prague Church (921 Cleveland Dr.; cheektowagasymphony.com)

 

Rémi Geniet

Having carried off a series of international prizes, Rémi Geniet is embarking on what promises to be a brilliant solo career. 

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

 

Nickel City Chef

The 10th season of the Nickel City Chef culinary competition begins; see website for more dates and ticket information.

Through April 12 at Artisan Kitchens & Baths (200 Amherst St.; nickelcitychef.com)

 

22

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

In this dynamic show, children and parents alike learn about sharing, problem solving, and social skills.

Through Feb. 25 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

Ah, Wilderness

In 1906, the Miller family celebrates the Fourth of July, but for son Richard, it is the beginning of his coming of age story.

Through March 4 at The Ghostlight Theatre (170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; starrynighttheatre.com or 743-1614)

 

Piano Masterclass and Schumann/Beethoven with Fei-Fei Dong

A pairing of classical piano music rounds out this magical night.

Through Feb. 24 at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

Rock of Ages

The hit ’80s musical comes to Fallsview.

Through March 3 at Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

WNY Home and Garden Expo

Meet all your gardening needs in one stop.

Through Feb. 25 at Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; www.the-fairgrounds.com or 649-3900)

 

Ben Brindise

Poet Ben Brindise presents his work for the Medaille College Write Thing Series.

7–8:30 p.m. at Medaille College (18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo; justbuffalo.org or 832-5400)

 

23

Buffalo Quickies

For a good time, see the 26th annual celebration of new one-act plays.

Through March 11 at Alleyway Theatre (1 Curtain Up Alley.; alleyway.com or 852-2600)


Recent Tragic Events

In the wake of 9/11, Waverly’s life takes some random and complicated turns.

Through Feb. 25 at Niagara University Theatre (5795 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston; theatre.niagara.edu or 286-8685)

 

Doyle

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein performs rock and metal solo.

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

 

Garth Fagan Dance

A unique dance group promises a spectacularly muscular performance.

8 p.m. at Mainstage Theatre (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645-6915)

 

24

The Cure vs. The Smiths Dance Party

Two bands, one big dance party. Wear black.

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

 

An Evening with Andrew Bird

Treat yourself to some fine violin music.

8 p.m. at Mainstage Theatre (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645-6915)

 

25

Children’s Book Club

Get a book, tour the gallery, and listen to a story.

1:30–3 p.m. at Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.; burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)

 

27

Buffalo State Jazz Ensemble

The Buff State jazz ensemble performs.

7:30 p.m. at Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall (Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.; buffalostatepac.org or 878-3005)

 

Dropkick Murphys

The popular group returns to the Rapids Theatre on its St. Patrick’s Day tour.

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

 

28

The Illusionists Present Adam Trent: The Next Generation of Magic

Adam Trent performs a magical evening of stunning tricks and illusions.

7:30 p.m. at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

Alan Doyle

Best known for his work with Great Big Sea, Alan celebrates his second solo album release.

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

 

​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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