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Agenda / March 2016




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US Navy Band

See the Navy’s premier musical ensembles.

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

 

Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull

Put on your cowboy boots and stroll into one of Dixie’s favorite honkytonks as she shares life lessons learned after a hard night of drinking.

Through March 6 at Smith Theatre (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

Brown Bag/Faculty Recital: Eric Huebner, Piano

Featuring the music of Dukas, Messiaen, Boulez, and Murail

12:05 p.m. at Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall (UB North Campus, Amherst; www.slee.buffalo.edu or 645-2921)

 

IMAGINE Buffalo Lunchtime Series

Lecture series hosted by Dennis Galucki of C-SAAHN (Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature)

Tuesdays at noon, Downtown Central Library; free and open to the public (1 Lafayette Sq.; buffalolib.org or 858-8050)

 

Buffalo Iron Works Post-Sabres game concerts

Miller & Other Sinners, 3/1; Hair Nation, 3/3; Celtic Cross, 3/5; The Black & Blues Band, 3/8; Springer, 3/12; Randle & the Late Night, 3/16; 2 Minutes to Maiden, 3/18; Ultraviolet, 3/26; Dirty Smile, 3/31

At Buffalo Ironworks (49 Illinois St.; buffaloironworks.com or 200-1893)

 

Pond Hockey Leagues by Game On!

A variation of ice hockey with fewer players that does not require goalies for men, women, or co-ed

7:30–10:30 p.m. at The Ice at Canalside (44 Prime St.; canalsidebuffalo.com or 574-1537)

 

Buffalo Film Seminars: Once Upon a Time in the West

Classic 1968 spaghetti Western by Sergio Leone

7 p.m. at Dipson’s Amherst Theatre (3500 Main St.; csac.buffalo.edu/bfs.html)

 

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Buffalo State Wind Ensemble

Under the direction of Dr. Rick Fleming, the ensemble works in the traditional wind band repertoire as well as contemporary works of various styles. 

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

 

Veterans Connecting through Art

The program welcomes veterans to participate in a guided tour of the museum’s collection, followed by a hands-on art experience. 

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

 

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Fiesta Mexico-Americana

M&T Bank Dance Series presents Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano

7:30 p.m. at Mainstage Theatre (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645-6915)

 

NFCI’s Culinary Series

Take classes in the school’s state-of-the-art, hands-on Culinary Institute. See website for programs this month. 

At the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls; nfculinary.org or 210-2525)

 

Jauz

Genre blending project of LA-based and Icon Collective graduate, Sam Vogel

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

 

Marian McLaughlin with Tiny Rhymes

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist pushing the boundaries of folk music

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

 

Masterclass with Nicolas Altstaedt

German/French cellist is a versatile artist and performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto in B minor. 

March 4 at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, at Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

John Witherspoon

As Lloyd on Adult Swim’s Black Jesus or as Ice Cube’s (Craig’s) father in the Friday trilogy, there’s no mistaking his ability to bring down the house. 

Through March 5, Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 837-03376)

 

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Emma Repp 

Artist/illustrator Repp uses vibrant colors and a whimsical touch. With Starlight artist John Montedoro

Opening reception 6 p.m. at Starlight Studio (340 Delaware Ave.; starlightstudio.org or 842-1525) Through April 15

 

M&T First Fridays @ The Gallery

Admission to part of the museum and select events are free for everyone.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Allentown First Friday

Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers, and more come together to create a rich cultural attraction.

6 p.m. throughout Allentown (50 Allen St.; allentown.org/events or 881-1024)

 

Launching SUNY Initiatives on Mindfulness & Health

Be there for the first SUNY-funded scholarly conference to foster research and education on mindfulness across the disciplines. 

9 a.m. at Screening Room, (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645-6915)

 

When We Are Married

This riotous comedy follows a group of three couples who all married on the same day in the same chapel, as they gather to celebrate their silver anniversary. 

Through March 20, Niagara Regional Theatre Guild at Ellicott Creek Playhouse (St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; niagaratheatre.com or 284-6358)

 

Czech Portraits

Smetana and Novak take you on an evocative trip of their beloved Czech Republic and rising cello star Nicolas Altstaedt performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto. 

March 4 at 10:30 a.m. and March 5 at 8 p.m., Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

Faculty Recital: Roland E. Martin, Organ

UB professor performs on the organ

7:30 p.m., Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall (UB North Campus, Amherst; slee.buffalo.edu or 645-2921)

 

Vanna

The New England post-hardcore group performs.

6 p.m., Studio at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.; waitingroombuffalo.com or 853-5483)

 

Buffalo Home Show

Thousands of homeowners converge on the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center for six days of shopping.

March 4–6 & 11–13 at 10 a.m., Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffalohomeshow.com/home or 429.6626)

 

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Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy We’ve Been Thinking Tour

Down-home humor from two country-style luminaries

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

 

Sha Na Na

From Woodstock to fame following their appearance in the hit musical film Grease, Sha Na Na proves they are here to stay. 

5 & 8 p.m. at the Bear’s Den, Seneca Niagara Casino (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299-1100)

 

The Wonder Years

Philadelphia punk pop band performs with Letlive.

6:30 Town Ballroom (681 Main St.; townballroom.com or 852-3900)

 

Paul Zerdin 

This London ventriloquist delivers performances packed with charm and impeccable comedic timing.

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

 

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Bobby Meader Music

With Lower Town Trio and Irregardless

Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.; buffalosmohawkplace.com or 312-9279)

 

The Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest

Step Out Buffalo presents this inaugural festival bringing together ten local restaurants and bars for a friendly competition to see who makes Buffalo’s Best Bloody Mary. 

12–3 p.m. at Shea’s Performing Art Center Shea’s Performing Art Center (646 Main St.; BuffaloBloodyMaryFest.com or 261-9111 ext. 715)

 

The Fascinators

Classic hits from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s unplugged from Jack Freedenberg, Hon. Tim Franczyk, and Tim Switalski. This group is intimately connected to the Pausa setting from their outset until now. 

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

 

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Toast & Jam

Take part in the sixteenth year of of music, camaraderie, and great food!

Mondays, March 7, 14, and 21. 

7 p.m. at Brickyard Pub & BBQ, 432 Center St., Lewiston (niagarariverregion.com or 754-9500)

 

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The Orders of Modern Art: Reinvented Traditions, 1750–Today 

Director’s Lecture Series 2015–2016, presented by Peggy Pierce Elfvin, Dr. Janne Sirén,  Dr. Joe Lin-Hill, and curator Dr. Cathleen Chaffee

March 8 and April 19,  7–8:30 p.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

UB Concert Band 

Enjoy a free concert, courtesy of University at Buffalo.

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

 

Buffalo Film Seminars: The French Connection

American crime thriller directed by William Friedkin in 1971

7 p.m. at Dipson’s Amherst Theatre (3500 Main St.; csac.buffalo.edu/bfs.html)

 

More Dances with Math

Karl Schaffer and Erik Stern show their magical connections through highly physical, engaging choreography.

10:30 a.m. at Mainstage Theatre (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645-6915)

 

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St. Matthew Passion

The Masterworks Chorus of SUNY at Fredonia and the Chancel Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Buffalo join the BPO to present Bach’s masterpiece.

7 p.m. at King Concert Hall, SUNY Fredonia (bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

Computer Music Concert 

Enjoy hi-tech tunes for free.

7:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre (UB North Campus, Amherst; slee.buffalo.edu or 645-2921)

 

Dr. Dog

High energy performers long known for their must-see live shows

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

 

MC Lars

Labeled as a pioneer of “nerdcore hip-hop”, Lars has recently expanded from the studio to the classroom with visiting scholar/teacher residencies across the US and UK.

6 p.m. at Studio at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.; waitingroombuffalo.com or 853-5483)

 

Nancy Reisman

Author of the new novel, Trompe l’oeil, reads at Larkinville

5:30 p.m. at Larkin Square (745 Seneca St.; larkinsquare.com or 362-2665) 

 

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BABEL: Louise Erdrich

She is the author of fourteen novels as well as numerous volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. 

8 p.m. at Kleinhans Symphony Hall (3 Symphony Circle; justbuffalo.org or 832-5400)

 

Peg Leg Love

Performs with Governess

Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.; buffalosmohawkplace.com or 312-9279)

 

William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet 

Two teens succumb to the passion of forbidden love against the will of their powerful and unforgiving families.

10:30 a.m., Mainstage Theatre (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645-6915)

 

The History of Terrorism: Zero Dark Thirty   . 

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden and his death.

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium, Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.; 7 p.m. at burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)

 

Kyle Kinane

Helium Comedy Club presents this American stand-up comedian from Illinois.

Through March 12, Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 837-03376)

 

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Bach St. Matthew Passion

The Masterworks Chorus of SUNY at Fredonia and the Chancel Choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Buffalo join the BPO to present Bach’s masterpiece in German.

7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Buffalo (bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

M&T Second Fridays at the Burchfield Penney

Thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great the second Friday of each month.

10 a.m.–8 p.m. at Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.; burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)

 

Safe

A woman, bullied as a teen, discovers her son is now a tormentor. By Buffalo playwright and Spree editor Donna Hoke

Through April 3, Road Less Traveled Productions (500 Pearl St.; roadlesstraveledproductions.org or 629-3069)

 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 

Four children must defeat the Witch, restore peace and sunshine to Narnia, and return Aslan, the King of Beasts, to his throne. Based on the best-selling young adult novel by C. S. Lewis.

Through April 3 at Theatre of Youth (Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St.; theatreofyouth.org or 884-4400)

 

ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

A two-night journey through Zeppelin’s hits and deep cuts that will satisfy even the most seasoned fan. Each show will cover different set lists!

8 p.m. through March 12 at Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; rivieratheatre.org or 692-2413)

 

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Pops Party

Join the BPO for an electrifying and eclectic evening of entertainment.

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

 

Nick Distefano & The Bobby Lebel Band

A multi-instrumentalist who’s comfortable on drums, bass, keyboard, guitar, or percussion

8 p.m. at Sportsmens Tavern (326 Amherst St.; sportsmensbuffalo.com or 874-7734) 

 

Pink Martini

An eclectic “little orchestra,” the ensemble brilliantly combines elements of classical, jazz, world music, and timeless pop.

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

 

Mardi Gras Weekend

This weekend is packed full of fun with the Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley Resort, including a costume parade and the infamous Dummy Downhill at the Yodler Lodge.

Village of Ellicottville (Ellicottville, NY; ellicottvilleny.com or 699-5046)

 

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Selwyn Birchwood

Florida’s rising young blues fireball is a guitar and lap-steel-playing bundle of pure energy. 

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

 

David Sanford’s Pittsburgh Collective

Sanford makes music that straddles the line between jazz and modern classical, channeling influences from Charles Mingus, Arnold Schöenberg, James Brown, and countless others.

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

 

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones

Music reflecting brothers Dave and Phil Alvin’s long, tumultuous relationship 

Sportsmens Tavern (326 Amherst St.; sportsmensbuffalo.com or 874-7734) 

 

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Glenn Hughes

With Joanne Shaw Taylor & Jared James Nichols

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

 

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Out of Bounds

This production weaves together graphic illustrations (by comic book artist, Benjamin Mackey of the hit Image Comic SAINTS) and interviews to tell the stories of kids stuck on the outside and the adults who feel powerless to help them. 

7 p.m. at 710 Main 710 Main Theatre (710 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

The Tony Award-winning, inspiring, true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom

Through March 20 at Shea’s Performing Art Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March along in this wearing o’ the green event.

2 p.m. at Niagara Square (buffaloplace.com/specialevents)

 

103.3 The Edge Presents: Megadeth

With Suicidal Tendencies, Children Of Bodom, Havok

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

 

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Buffalo State Philharmonia

This concert presents the winners of the Young Artist Competition, featuring two works by Nordic masters: Sibelius’s Karelia Suite and Grieg’s tuneful Peer Gynt.

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

 

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Finnegan’s Farewell

Eat, drink, and be merry with Paddy’s family at this authentic Irish-American wake, complete with traditional Irish drinking songs, dinner, beverages, and lots of lively step-dancing.

Through March 20 at Ripa’s (4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster; lancopera.org or 683-1776)

 

Wiesenthal 

Nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice.

Through March 20 at 710 Main Theatre (710 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

Blake Shelton

The reigning five-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and coach of NBC’s hit show The Voice

7:30 p.m. at First Niagara Center (1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza; tickets.com or 888-223-6000) 

 

After Party w/ Blood Money

This five-piece powerhouse delivers every song with real-life emotion. 

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

 

Buffalo State Jazz Ensemble with Vocal Jazz Ensemble   . 

Performs traditional and contemporary ensemble arrangements.

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

 

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Dreamer: Tribute to Supertramp

The aura, the magic, and the legend of one of the greatest bands in the classic rock era

7:30 pm at Lancaster Opera House (21 Central Ave., Lancaster; lancopera.org or 683-1776)

 

Sleeping Beauty

The ballet about an evil fairy who casts a spell over Princess Aurora is presented by Greater Buffalo Youth Ballet.

10:30 a.m., Mainstage Theatre (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645-6915)

 

Piff the Magic Dragon

Share an evening with the world’s best (and perhaps only) magic performing dragon.

8 p.m., Bear’s Den Showroom Seneca Niagara Casino (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299-1100)

 

Buffalo History Museum M&T Third Fridays

Free admission to the museum all day

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

 

South Towns Camera Club Exhibit

Photographs from the members of award-winning South Towns Camera Club, including the Gardens’ beautiful Easter time displays

Through May 15 in the Arcangel Gallery, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827-1584)

 

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Old Neighborhood”  2016 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Revived in 1993, this parade winds through the historic Old First Ward.

Noon., starts at the Valley Community Association (93 Leddy St.; thevalleycenter.com)

 

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Calls

His sound blends progressive jazz and South Indian classical music in a fluid and forward-looking form.

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

 

March Cohn

Spend an evening with one of the most soulful and successful singer-songwriters of the ’90s.

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

 

Deer Tick

This highly acclaimed Providence-based indie folk band showcases a more stripped down, acoustic-focused incarnation of the band.

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

 

Davy Jones and Frankie Valli Tribute

Highlights the unique vocal talents of two teen idols of rock and roll

7:30 p.m. at Lancaster Opera House (21 Central Ave., Lancaster; lancopera.org or 683-1776)

 

Deniece Williams

Known for her hits such as “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” and for many vocal duets with Johnny Mathis

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

 

Mozart and Strauss

Pianist Eldar Nebolsin returns in this concert that also features the music of beloved composer Richard Strauss.

8 p.m. at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000) and March 20 at 2:30 p.m.

 

WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania 

WWE fans are in for one crazy night as rivalries and tempers collide in Buffalo. 

First Niagara Center (1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza; tickets.com or 888-223-6000) 

 

David Cross

Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross presents his Making America Great Again! Tour.

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

 

Eggstravaganza

Celebrate an end to winter and the beginning of spring and the Easter holiday at the Power Vista. Call 866-NYPA-FUN (866-697-2386) for more info. 

At Niagara Power Project Visitor’s Center (5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston; nypa.gov or 286-6661)

 

Maple Weekend

Almost 160 maple producers across New York State open their facilities to show people how maple syrup and products make it from tree to table.

(nysmaple.com/nys-maple-weekend)

 

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Stone Row

Inspired by cultural diversity and fueled by a deep artistic passion, Stone Row weaves a rich tapestry of Celtic and world music. 

4 p.m. at Lancaster Opera House (21 Central Ave., Lancaster; lancopera.org or 683-1776)

 

2016 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Presented by the United Irish-American Association since 1940, this parade is a Buffalo must-do.

2 p.m. (Delaware Ave., buffalostpatricksdayparade.com)

 

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MM Recital: Jade Conlee

Conlee performs a free piano concert

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

 

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Ten Years in Historic Black Rock

Artsphere’s ten-year anniversary exhibit features thirty-four artists who have had individual shows. 

Through April 27, Artsphere Gallery (447 Amherst St.; artspherestudio.com or 874-2863)

 

Buffalo Film Seminars: Raging Bull

Robert De Niro gives the performance of his career as Jake La Motta, a boxer whose psychological complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring (1980). Directed by Martin Scorsese.

7 p.m., Dipson’s Amherst Theatre (3500 Main St.; csac.buffalo.edu/bfs.html)

 

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Dan Smalls presents David Wax Museum 

Featuring the band’s fourth and boldest studio album to date, Guesthouse

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

 

Rihanna

The global superstar, Grammy Award-winner and multiplatinum-selling artist puts on her Anti-World Tour. 

7:30 p.m. at First Niagara Center (1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza; tickets.com or 888-223-6000) 

 

Buffalo Motorama

The show features a wide variety of vehicles ranging from original, modified, race, and full custom to hot rods, classics, pro street, and unrestored. 

Through March 26 at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffalomotorama.com or 390-6848)

 

Exhibit X Fiction Series Presents N. K. Jemisin

N(ora). K. Jemisin is an author of speculative fiction short stories and novels who lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY.

7 p.m. at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Gallery (341 Delaware Ave.; justbuffalo.org or 832-5400)

 

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25th Annual Buffalo Quickies

An evening of one-act plays features an all-local slate of playwrights that includes the winners of the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition.

Through April 9, Alleyway Theatre (1 Curtain Up Aly.; alleyway.com or 852-2600)

 

Julian McCollough

Host of TBS’s Very Funny News and on MTV2’s hit series Guy Code

Through March 26, Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 837-03376)

 

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Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck’s poignant play directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale

Through April 16, New Phoenix Theatre (95 Johnson Pk.; newphoenixtheatre.org or 853-1334)

 

Live from Daryl’s House

See the Webby Award-winning Live From Daryl’s House with Daryl Hall and John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls. 

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

 

M&T Fourth Fridays @ Tri-Main Center

Buffalo Arts Studio opens the gallery and gift shop. With first looks at solo exhibitions by Chuck Tingley and and Tricia Butski. 

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Buffalo Arts Studio (Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., Ste. 500; buffaloartsstudio.org or 833-4550)

 

Melissa Ferrick Live

Melissa Ferrick is marking the middle of her career with a perfect return to songwriting and to herself. Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Mo Kenney opens the show. 

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

 

Buffalo Infringement Festival Fundraiser

Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.; buffalosmohawkplace.com or 312-9279)

 

Duran Duran

Duran Duran’s current album Paper Gods has earned the iconic British band rave reviews.

Through March 26 Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

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Joan Baez

After fifty years, she remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable.

7 p.m. at Asbury Hall (Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.; babevillebuffalo.com or 852-3835)

 

The Tubes Featuring Fee Waybill

Experience in person the music pioneers whose performances broke down barriers and defied definition.

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

 

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Buffalo Undy Run

Have fun and help raise money at Blue Bash, a colon cancer fundraiser event.

6 pm, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.; buffaloironworks.com or 200-1893)

 

Mac Sabbath

The world’s greatest McDonald’s-themed Black Sabbath cover band 

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

 

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Spring Fling

Cage The Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Foals, and Bear Hands embark on Spring Fling Rock AF 2016. 

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

 

The Rocket Summer

Rock solo-project of Bryce Avary based in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

6:30 p.m. at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.; waitingroombuffalo.com or 853-5483)

 

Cravens World: The Human Aesthetic

The collection presents an innovative, inspired design for “open storage,” a space or room in a museum providing visible access to an entire collection.

Through December 31, UB Anderson Art Gallery (1 Martha Jackson Pl.; ubartgalleries.org or 829-3754)

 

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Steven Tyler

Named “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone, four-time Grammy Award winner Steven Tyler performs his multi-platinum singles and new powerhouse hits.

Through March 31 at Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

AC/DC

The “Rock or Bust” World Tour electrifies Buffalo.

7:30 p.m. at First Niagara Center (1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza; tickets.com or 888-223-6000) 

 

Buffalo Film Seminars: Ran

1985 Japanese-French epic film directed and cowritten by Akira Kurosawa

7 p.m. at Dipson’s Amherst Theatre (3500 Main St.; csac.buffalo.edu/bfs.html)

 

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Chad & Jeremy

In the 1960s, the duo thrilled audiences all over the world and is doing the same today.

7:30 p.m. at Sportsmens Tavern (326 Amherst St.; sportsmensbuffalo.com or 874-7734) 

 

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Compulsion or The House Behind

When Sid Silver learns about a young girl named Anne Frank and her extraordinary diary, he makes it his mission to ensure her tale is heard. 

Through April 24 at Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY (The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, JCC Benderson Family Bldg., 2640 North Forest Rd., Getzville; jewishrepertorytheatre.com or 716-688-4114)

 

Lady Windermere’s Fan

Oscar Wilde’s clever play juxtaposes the comic and the serious when the lady suspects her husband has been unfaithful and resolves to leave him for another. 

Through April 4, Niagara University Theatre (5795 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston; theatre.niagara.edu or 286-8685)

 

Faculty Recital: Jonathan Golove

An evening of original electric cello music with Michael Vlatkovich, trombone and John Bacon, percussion

7:30 at Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall (UB North Campus, Amherst; slee.buffalo.edu or 645-2921)

 

 


 

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Community Calendar

July 2020

Free Event – The Hamburg Village Garden Walk will be held on Saturday, July 11th, and Sunday, July 12th, 2020 from 10 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine. Pick up your map and start your...

Cost: Free

Where:
Village of Hamburg, NY
Memorial Park, Corner of Lake & Union St.
Hamburg, NY  14075
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Sponsor: Hamburg Garden Walk
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August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
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Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
Website »

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Carnegie Art Center Announces a Virtual Art Festival for Artists and Art Collectors    The Carnegie Art Center (CAC) is excited to announce the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry St
North Tonawanda, NY  14120
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Sponsor: Carnegie Art Center
Telephone: 716-694-4400
Contact Name: Carnegie Art Center
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Sign up for Buffalo Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camp today! The camp is offered weekly starting July 6th through August 28th, 9 am – 4 pm! Kids ages 6 – 17 years old are welcome! Classes range...

Cost: $300 per week - discount avaliable when you sign up for more than one week

Where:
Buffalo Yacht Club
1 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY  14201
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Sponsor: Buffalo Yacht Club
Telephone: (716) 883-5900 x201
Contact Name: Leah Trow
Website »

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August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
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Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
Website »

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Take off pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. We meet every Monday from 6:00pm weigh in time - 6:25pm meeting time. Zion...

Cost: $2 / per week $32 yearly renewal

Where:
Zion United Church of Christ
15 Koenig
Tonawanda, NY  14150
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Carnegie Art Center Announces a Virtual Art Festival for Artists and Art Collectors    The Carnegie Art Center (CAC) is excited to announce the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry St
North Tonawanda, NY  14120
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Sponsor: Carnegie Art Center
Telephone: 716-694-4400
Contact Name: Carnegie Art Center
Website »

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Sign up for Buffalo Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camp today! The camp is offered weekly starting July 6th through August 28th, 9 am – 4 pm! Kids ages 6 – 17 years old are welcome! Classes range...

Cost: $300 per week - discount avaliable when you sign up for more than one week

Where:
Buffalo Yacht Club
1 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY  14201
View map »


Sponsor: Buffalo Yacht Club
Telephone: (716) 883-5900 x201
Contact Name: Leah Trow
Website »

More information

August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
View map »


Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
Website »

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Gentle Hatha Yoga & Gentle Power Flow Yoga/Pilates2020 - TUESDAY Nights Session I - March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 Session II - May 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14,...

Cost: $100 per 10 week session or $15 per class

Where:
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Ave
Buffalo, NY  14218
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Sponsor: Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Telephone: 716-827-1584
Contact Name: Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Website »

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Carnegie Art Center Announces a Virtual Art Festival for Artists and Art Collectors    The Carnegie Art Center (CAC) is excited to announce the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry St
North Tonawanda, NY  14120
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Sponsor: Carnegie Art Center
Telephone: 716-694-4400
Contact Name: Carnegie Art Center
Website »

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Sign up for Buffalo Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camp today! The camp is offered weekly starting July 6th through August 28th, 9 am – 4 pm! Kids ages 6 – 17 years old are welcome! Classes range...

Cost: $300 per week - discount avaliable when you sign up for more than one week

Where:
Buffalo Yacht Club
1 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY  14201
View map »


Sponsor: Buffalo Yacht Club
Telephone: (716) 883-5900 x201
Contact Name: Leah Trow
Website »

More information

August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
View map »


Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
Website »

More information

Carnegie Art Center Announces a Virtual Art Festival for Artists and Art Collectors    The Carnegie Art Center (CAC) is excited to announce the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry St
North Tonawanda, NY  14120
View map »


Sponsor: Carnegie Art Center
Telephone: 716-694-4400
Contact Name: Carnegie Art Center
Website »

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Sign up for Buffalo Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camp today! The camp is offered weekly starting July 6th through August 28th, 9 am – 4 pm! Kids ages 6 – 17 years old are welcome! Classes range...

Cost: $300 per week - discount avaliable when you sign up for more than one week

Where:
Buffalo Yacht Club
1 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY  14201
View map »


Sponsor: Buffalo Yacht Club
Telephone: (716) 883-5900 x201
Contact Name: Leah Trow
Website »

More information

August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
View map »


Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
Website »

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2020 CAR CRUISE NIGHTS START APRIL 30TH!!! Checkout the Drifters Car Club Inc. Buffalo NY Cruise Nite 5pm every Thursday at Weslyan Church Of Hamburg. Benefits Genesis Garage, There are many in our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wesleyan Church of Hamburg
4999 McKinley Pkwy
Hamburg, NY  14075
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Sponsor: The Drifters Car Club
Telephone: 716-954-3835
Contact Name: Joe
Website »

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Carnegie Art Center Announces a Virtual Art Festival for Artists and Art Collectors    The Carnegie Art Center (CAC) is excited to announce the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry St
North Tonawanda, NY  14120
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Sponsor: Carnegie Art Center
Telephone: 716-694-4400
Contact Name: Carnegie Art Center
Website »

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The Buffalo Lafayette Optimist Club invites the community to join them every first and third Thursday of the month in the Mezzanine Room of the Lafayette Brewing Company, 391 Washington St., 6:30...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lafayette Brewing Company
391 Washington St.
Buffalo, NY  14203
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Sign up for Buffalo Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camp today! The camp is offered weekly starting July 6th through August 28th, 9 am – 4 pm! Kids ages 6 – 17 years old are welcome! Classes range...

Cost: $300 per week - discount avaliable when you sign up for more than one week

Where:
Buffalo Yacht Club
1 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY  14201
View map »


Sponsor: Buffalo Yacht Club
Telephone: (716) 883-5900 x201
Contact Name: Leah Trow
Website »

More information

August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
View map »


Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
Website »

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Free Admission, 21+ 2 sets ~~ Farrow ~~ SOUL | FUNK | 716 Based in Buffalo, NY and led by producer/bass player André Pilette and singer/lyricist Michael Farrow, this diverse group of...

Cost: free

Where:
Community Beer Works
520 7th St
Buffalo, NY  14201
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Sponsor: Farrow
Telephone: 716-218-0727
Contact Name: Andre Pilette
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ComedySportz - Buffalo's Longest-Running Comedy Show ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport. Two teams of professional comedians compete for laughs and...

Cost: $9 - $12

Where:
The Arena
4476 Main St.
14226, NY  14226
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Sponsor: Buffalo ComedySportz
Telephone: 716-393-8669
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Carnegie Art Center Announces a Virtual Art Festival for Artists and Art Collectors    The Carnegie Art Center (CAC) is excited to announce the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry St
North Tonawanda, NY  14120
View map »


Sponsor: Carnegie Art Center
Telephone: 716-694-4400
Contact Name: Carnegie Art Center
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The Hamburg Farmers’ Market is heading into its 43rd season in 2020! This traditional agriculture farmers’ market focuses on food, offering the finest locally cultivated vegetables,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hamburg Municipal Lot
30 Buffalo St.
Hamburg, NY  14075
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Telephone: 716-649-7917
Contact Name: Jocelin Parkin
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BYC Adult Sailing Lessons are a great way to get a different perspective of Buffalo from out on the beautiful waters of Lake Erie. The classes are perfect for anyone, whether you are...

Cost: $45 for single lesson or session of 4 for $135

Where:
Buffalo Yacht Club
1 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY  14201
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Sponsor: Buffalo Yacht Club
Telephone: (716) 883-5900 x201
Contact Name: Leah Trow
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Transport yourself back in time to an ancient land, a time of falconry, dragons, pirates and royalty. Hawk Creek’s Wild Renn Fest July 18 & 19 from 11-4 is an event not to be missed! Laugh along...

Cost: $9 - $35

Where:
Hawk Creek Wildlife Center
1963 Mill Rd.
West Falls, NY  14170
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Telephone: 716-652-8646
Contact Name: Tanya Lowe
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August 31 is the deadline for submissions to the 2020 Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown) 2020 Nature Photography Contest. $200 will be awarded to each Adult and Youth winner in three...

Cost: $15

Where:
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY  14701
View map »


Sponsor: Audubon Community Nature Center
Telephone: 716-569-2345
Contact Name: Kim Turner
Website »

More information

ComedySportz - Buffalo's Longest-Running Comedy Show ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport. Two teams of professional comedians compete for laughs and...

Cost: $9 - $12

Where:
The Arena
4476 Main St.
14226, NY  14226
View map »


Sponsor: Buffalo ComedySportz
Telephone: 716-393-8669
Website »

More information

Carnegie Art Center Announces a Virtual Art Festival for Artists and Art Collectors    The Carnegie Art Center (CAC) is excited to announce the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carnegie Art Center
240 Goundry St
North Tonawanda, NY  14120
View map »


Sponsor: Carnegie Art Center
Telephone: 716-694-4400
Contact Name: Carnegie Art Center
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