Events to keep your eye on

Get out and about in November




 

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Finnegans Waves

Hallwalls presents an interactive 12-hour reading of James Joyce’s work at Babeville.

12 p.m.-12 a.m. at The 9th Ward (Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.; babevillebuffalo.com or 852-3835)

 

Konrad Skolarski in Recital and Chopin’s Piano

Tune into a night of piano music including Chopin and Liszt.

Through Nov. 5 at Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; kleinhansbuffalo.org or 885-5000)

 

Imagine Dragons

Come see this fascinating band live in concert.

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

 

John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring

McLaughlin plays his farewell tour.

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

 

The Strange Little Cat

Cultivate Cinema Circle presents this movie screening.

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

 

Explore Buffalo: Inside Downtown

Tours include Goldome, Market Arcade, and Electric Tower.

10:30 a.m., meeting at Spot Coffee (Delaware) through Mar. 31 (explorebuffalo.org or 245-3032)

 

Crystal Chakra Healing

Have your spiritual and psychical energy healed.

Be Healthy Institute (40 Main St., Hamburg; behealthyinstitute.com or 648-3400)

 

Warren Miller

See a screening of Miller’s Line of Descent.

7 p.m. at 673 Main St., East Aurora, NY 14052.

 

An Evening for Educators

Educators join BPAC for art making and discussion.

4–7:30 p.m. at Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.; burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)

 

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November to Remember

Legends like Huey Lewis and Sarah McLachlan perform.

Through Nov. 11 at Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s great work is presented in a reflective way.

Through Nov. 12 at Niagara University Theatre (5795 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston; theatre.niagara.edu or 286-8685)

 

Steve Forbert

Forbert performs live in the historic 9th Ward.

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

 

Moshe & Ivan–A Gypsy Affair

An evening of violin music.

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

 

Barry Rothbart and Marina Franklin

Barrel of Laughs presents two stand-up comedians.

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

 

Football watch party with pre-game Performance by Maria Aurigema

Watch the game and listen to some music.

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

 

Alton Brown Live: Eat your Science

The Food Network star and science-y chef puts on a fascinating show.

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

 

WNY Coalition for the Homeless

Here’s a chance to give back to the community.

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

 

Harland Williams

Toronto native and improv master Harland Williams performs.

Through Nov. 5 at Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 853-1211)

 

Poetics Plus: Peter Manson

The contemporary Scottish poet reads and speaks about his work.

8 p.m. at Western New York Book Arts Center (468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203)

 

Christmas in the Country

This massive annual Christmas show and craft fair is a pre-holiday must.

Through Nov. 5 at Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; 649-3900)

 

Miró Quartet 

The quartet performs with Williamsville High students.

7–9 p.m. at (Williamsville North High School, 1595 Hopkins Rd)

 

Trunk Show with Billy Prendergast

Local artisans and jewelers sell their wares.

4–8 p.m. at Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.; burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)

 

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Minding Frankie

Based on the novel by Maeve Binchy, this play follows the life of a man named Noel trying to raise baby Frankie.

Through Nov. 26 at Irish Classical Theatre (Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St.; irishclassicaltheatre.com or 853-1380)

 

The Crucible

Set during the time of the Salem witch trials, this play tells a tale of morals and tolerance.

Through Nov. 26 at Kavinoky Theatre (D’Youville College, 320 Porter Ave.; kavinokytheatre.com or 829-7668)

 

Man of La Mancha

The inspiring life of Don Quixote comes to life in this performance.

Through Nov. 19 at Niagara Regional Theatre Guild at Ellicott Creek Playhouse (St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; niagaratheatre.com or 260-2319)

 

An Evening With John Sebastian

Experience the music of the mid-’60s rock era.

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

 

Matthew Palmo Solo Art Exhibit–Opening Reception

Come view the work of a self-taught artist.

6–11 p.m. at PAUSA Art House (19 Wadsworth St.; pausaarthouse.com or 697-9069)

 

Hyperglow Presents Lights Out

America’s largest glow party, with electronic dance music, body paint, and everything that glows.

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

 

Simply The Best: Tribute to Tina Turner

The Queen of Rock rules this night.

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

 

New Found Glory

A punk-pop band performs new work.

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

 

AKAG First Friday

All ages are welcome to participate in art classes, activities, with a jazz and happy hour at 5:30 followed by a screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

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

 

French Heritage Day

Learn how 19th century French soldiers lived at the Fort.

Through Nov. 4 at Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown; oldfortniagara.org or 745-7611)

 

Kenan Quilters’ Guild Biennial Quilt Show

Myriad hand-made artistic quilts are on display and available for purchase.

Through Nov. 5 at Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

Breeders’ Cup

First run in Hollywood in 1984, the Breeders’ Cup has crisscrossed the country ever since.

Through Nov. 4 at Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; 649-3900)

 

Miró Quartet

The Quartet plays with special guest Barry Shiffman.

7–9:30 p.m. at UB Department of Music (645-2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

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Art Exhibit By George Grace And Nancy Clarke Mariani

Exhibits by local artists and co-owners of the Meridian West Art Gallery

Through Dec. 29 at Bunis Family Art Gallery, JCC of Greater Buffalo

 

William Hooker

Drum soloist William Hooker performs.

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

 

Janet Jackson

See the one and only “Nasty” girl live.

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

 

The Skiffle Minstrels

Hear a blend of country, western swing, and Americana music.

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

 

Indigenous

Enjoy an evening of blues music, with special guest Logan Staats.

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

 

Soul Patch

Nineties alternative rockers perform.

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

 

Claire Jacob-Zysman

The modern dance group performs.

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

 

3rd Annual Liquor and Letterpress

Sip and press and vie for auctions and prizes.

6–9 p.m. at Western New York Book Arts Center (468 Washington St.; wnybookarts.org or 348-1430)

 

18th Century Cooking Workshop

Learn culinary secrets of the 1700s.

8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown; oldfortniagara.org or 745-7611)

 

Tribute to Harold Arlen with The Buffalo Jazztet

Buffalo’s own Great American Songwriter composed hundreds of popular songs.

7:30–9:30 p.m. Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

Murder Mystery

Participate in an evening murder mystery while sampling delicious Niagara region wines.

7 p.m. visit http://niagarawinetrail.org for details

 

All Star Night

Roswell Park Alliance Foundation hosts a fundraising masquerade ball.

5:30–11:59 p.m. at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

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Vivaldi Festival of Concerts: Concert Two

Four Concerts featuring the music of Vivaldi.

6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (One Symphony Circle; arsnovamusicians.com)

 

Japan Culture Day

Celebrate Bunka no Hi, a Japanese national holiday.

12:30–3 p.m. at The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873 9644)

 

Sunday Movies

Families are welcome at this free NYPA screening.

2–4 p.m. at Sundays through Nov. 26 Niagara Power Project Visitor’s Center (5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston; nypa.gov or 286-6661)

 

NFCI’s Culinary Series

Take classes in the school’s state-of-the-art, hands-on culinary classrooms. Classes this month include make your own gingerbread wonderland, what wine to drink at Thanksgiving, stuffing, and truffles.

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

 

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The Artist as Engineer

An exploration on how to play the bassoon

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

 

Homeschool Mondays

Learn about World War II.

Mondays through Nov. 27 at The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873 9644)

 

Film Presentation on Performance Anxiety

See a screening of the Composed Documentary.

5–7:30 p.m. at UB Department of Music (645.2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

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Turkuaz w/ The Suffers

A modern take on classic funk

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

 

Buffalo State Percussion and West African Drumming Ensembles 

Use of African instruments creates a night of unique music.

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

 

Waxahatchee

The band performs new work.

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

 

Toddler Story Time

Bring kids to visit the museum and read books.

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

 

Chris Titus

A one-night special comedic event

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

 

Defiant Monkey Improv Jam

See a improv show that’s always different.

Through Nov. 8 at Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

Brown Bag Concert 

Students and faculty of the UB Music School perform.

12–1:30 p.m. at UB Department of Music (645-2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

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The Elixir of Love

A comic opera of a man looking for love, and the scam artist who offers it for a price

Nickel City Opera (1560 Harlem Rd., Ste. 2, Cheektowaga; nickelcityoperaco.com or 939-3722)

 

Tax Credit Drop-in Workshop

Learn how to use historic tax credits for home rehab.

6–8 p.m. at (preservationbuffaloniagara.org or 852-3300)

 

Ensemble Linea with Irvine Arditti

The European contemporary music group, founded in 1998 by pianist and conductor Jean-Philippe Wurtz in Strasbourg, performs with British violinist Arditti.

7:30–9:30 p.m. at UB Department of Music (645-2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

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Painting Churches

A special performance tribute in honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Through Nov. 19 at O’Connell & Company (The Park School, 4625 Harlem Rd., Snyder; oconnellandcompany.com or 848-0800)

 

Toni Morrison

Just Buffalo welcomes Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, who returns to her novel Beloved—her masterpiece ghost story about how the specter of slavery haunts us.

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

 

Three Brothers with Phil Sims

An evening of jazz

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

 

Doyle Bramhall

A night of fine contemporary music

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

 

Luenell

Actress and comedian Luenell Campbell performs.

Through Nov. 12 at Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 853-1211)

 

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South Pacific

On a island paradise set against the backdrop of WWII, this play follows parallel tales of lovers.

Through Nov. 26 at Lancaster Opera House (21 Central Ave., Lancaster; lancopera.org or 683-1776)

 

Nick Offerman: Full Bush

The Parks and Rec breakout star returns for a night of manly stand up comedy.

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

 

Institute for Creative Music Collective

A versatile improv musical group

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

 

Jersey Seasons

A tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

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

 

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

This American blues/rock band was formed in 2011 by Black Crowes singer Robinson.

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

 

Christine Choy presents: Who Killed Vincent Chin?

See a screening and get the behind-the-scenes scoop from the artist.

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

 

Beer and Wine Festival

Celebrate fall at this special annual beer and wine festival.

Through Nov. 11 at Holiday Valley (6557 Holiday Valley Rd., Ellicottville; holidayvalley.com or 699-2345)

 

Gem Street

Oh, sparkly! See an array of gems and minerals.

Through Nov. 12 at Hamburg Fairgrounds NY

 

UB Faculty Recital

Martin is an organist and director of music at St. Joseph University Church, Buffalo and the founder and director of Speculum Musicae, an ensemble for early music.

7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. at UB Department of Music (645.2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

November M&T Second Fridays

M&T-sponsored special event includes special events and free admission at BPAC.

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

 

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Super Diamond

A Neil Diamond tribute band performs classic hits.

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

 

My Cousin Toné–Veterans’ Day Concert

This special concert in honor of Veteran’s Day features classic jazz, jazz blues, hard bop, and jazz soul.

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

 

Blackfoot w/Jimmy Wolf

The band plays songs that beautifully mesh traditional Southern sounds with more modern sensibilities.

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

 

Ron White

Enjoy a night of laughs from a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

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

 

Secrets from the Stacks

Here’s your one chance to view library materials usually hidden away.

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

 

Tom Segura

This stand-up guy is a regular on The Bob and Tom Show and The Ron and Fez Show.

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

 

Lori Waxman 60 wrd/min art critic

Have a professional art critic review your work.

Through Nov. 13 at (Burns Building, 23 Huron St., buffaloartsstudio.org or 833-4550)

 

City of Lights Bus Tour

Come see the city all lit up for the holidays.

Through Dec. 30 at (explorebuffalo.org or 245-3032)

 

Nature’s Gathering

Enjoy wine, beer, and cheese samplings.

5–8 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall (2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga; reinsteinwoods.org or 683-5959)

 

MM Recital: Zhiteng Lou

Zhiteng Lou performs on the clarinet.

7:30–9:30 p.m. at UB Department of Music (645.2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

Medicinal Garden Feature

Learn about the benefits of medicinal herbs.

10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827-1584)

 

Shine a Light on Cancer Fundraiser & Cycloross Race

Events include a basket raffle and cyclocross race, plus a kids corner, entertainment, and live music with Bob Roof & friends.

10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; 649-3900)

 

2017 Children’s Book Expo

Meet authors and find new treasures at this popular children’s lit event.

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

 

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An Evening With Bill Maher

Spend an evening with the (sometimes controversial) comedian, political commentator, and television host.

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

 

Vivaldi Festival of Concerts: Concert Three

Four concerts feature the music of Vivaldi.

6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s University Parish (3269 Main St.; arsnovamusicians.com)

 

Dirty Heads

Dance to reggae and hip-hop-infused music.

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

 

Buffalo Jazz Collective

This group of jazz musicians and advocates is dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and advancing the rich jazz heritage of WNY.

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

 

Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra

Enjoy a performance from young Western New York musicians.

3–6 p.m. at UB Department of Music (645-2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

Empire Elite Cheer Challenge

Largest cheer event in WNY for little league and recreation teams.

All day at Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; 649-3900)

 

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Turnover, Elvis Depressedly, and Emma Ruth Rundle

A mix of indie, pop, and punk music

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

 

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Mungion w/Cold Lazarus

This boundary-pushing band performs live.

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

 

UB Concert Band

The UB concert band performs.

7:30–9:30 p.m. at UB Department of Music (645.2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

Buffalo State Philharmonia Orchestra

Experience an evening of classic orchestral music.

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

 

Diaz Trio

One of the few professional string trios in existence, the Diaz Trio has become one of the finest chamber ensembles in the US.

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

 

Elvis: The King of Rock ‘n Roll

A world-class performance by a topnotch Elvis impersonator.

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

 

Spotlight Tour: Larkin Square

Explore Larkin Square.

6 p.m. at Larkin Square (745 Seneca St.; explorebuffalo.org or 245-3032)

 

PAL Annual Auction

Win prizes at PAL’s auction and support a good cause.

5:30–9 p.m. at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

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A Christmas Carol

See the timeless story of Scrooge’s transformation at Shaw.

Through Dec. 23 at Shaw Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON; shawfest.com or 905-468-2172)

 

Buffalo State Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble performs 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)

 

Spyro Gyra

This celebrated jazz-fusion group was formed in Buffalo in 1974.

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

 

At Buffalo!

Get a glimpse into the rehearsal room of At Buffalo!

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

 

Immune Building

Learn about some natural remedies.

6:30–8:30 p.m. at Be Healthy Institute (40 Main St., Hamburg; behealthyinstitute.com or 648-3400)

 

Spotlight On Youth – Open Mic Series 

Participate in or just listen at this open mic session for young people.

6–8 p.m. at Just Buffalo Writing Center Shea’s Smith Theatre (658 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202)

 

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Shea’s Shopping Soirée

Spend an evening shopping at local vendors on stage at Shea’s.

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

 

Biscuit

A sweet musical for kids in pre-k through second grade

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

 

Christmas on Ice

See classic Christmas songs come to life on ice.

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

 

Masterclass with Julian Schwarz

Cello master Julian Schwarz performs.

Through Nov. 18 at Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; kleinhansbuffalo.org or 885-5000)

 

Katy Miner Big Band

Enjoy a mix of jazz, big band, and Broadway musical styles.

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

 

The Infamous Stringdusters

Modern bluegrass is on tap at this concert.

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

 

Buffalo Chamber Players

The residence ensemble for the Albright-Knox performs.

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

 

Chicken Dance

This funny, entertaining show is perfect for young audiences.

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

 

Green Day

Experience American Idiot live.

Through Dec. 3 at Mainstage Theatre (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645-6915)

 

Rich Olson & J. Tim Raymond

A poetry reading by Vets in honor of Veteran’s Day.

7:30–9 p.m. at Parkside Lutheran Church (2 Wallace Ave @ Depew Buffalo, NY 14214)

 

Poetic Plus: Redell Olsen

The British poet, performance artist, and academic speaks about her work.

8 p.m. at Western New York Book Arts Center (468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203)

 

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Cinderella

A timeless fairytale adapted for our times.

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

 

The Music Shop

A funny opera filled with singing, music, and laughter.

Through Nov. 19 at Nickel City Opera (1560 Harlem Rd., Ste. 2, Cheektowaga; nickelcityoperaco.com or 939-3722)

 

Star People–The Miles Davis Project

A celebration of bandleader and phenom Miles Davis.

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

 

Kinky Boots

For one night only, see the Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein.

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

 

Dreamer: The Supertramp Experience

Hear one of the best Supertramp tribute bands perform.

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

 

Rodrigo y Gabriela: Tenth Anniversary Tour

The Mexican classical guitar duo’s music is influenced by nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal.

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

 

Homeschooler Workshop: Art of the Senses

Students ages 5–11 can join AKAG for an interactive tour and workshop.

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

 

digiPlaySpace

A new interactive kids’ exhibit opens.

All day at Buffalo Science Museum (1020 Humboldt Pkwy.; sciencebuff.org or 896-5200 ext. 345)

 

Herbal-infused gifts for the Holidays

Get some ideas for unique holiday gifts.

7–8:45 p.m. at Be Healthy Institute (40 Main St., Hamburg; behealthyinstitute.com or 648-3400)

 

Kenan Arts Council Holiday Gift Show

Browse and buy wonderful gifts for the holidays.

Through Nov. 19 at Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

Warren Miller

See a screening of Miller’s latest movie, Line of Descent, as he travels the globe exploring the ties that bind ski culture.

7 p.m. at Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way, Corning; cmog.org or 607-937-5371)

 

MM Recital: Carl Lam

Violinist Carl Lam performs.

7:30 p.m. at UB Department of Music (645.2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

SABAH Starlight night Auction and Gala

The annual gala and auction is a magical evening featuring an open cocktail bar, fabulous dinner, and a spectacular array of silent and live auction items.

5:30–10:30 p.m. at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

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Lindsey Webster and Kandace Springs

Two singers for the price of one!

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

 

Frankie Avalon

The legendary Italian-American actor, singer, and former teen idol performs.

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

 

Williams & Ree

A night of smart-aleck comedy and musical stylings.

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

 

King of the Cage

Mixed Martial Arts fight night

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

 

The Wrecks, Mainland, and The Technicolors

A blend of indie and pop-punk

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

 

LOC Veterans Training Project

This two-hour workshop explores oral history.

The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873 9644)

 

Fatima Shrine Festival of Lights

The shrine’s beautiful illumination festival has 15 acres of spectacular lights.

5–9 p.m. through Jan. 6 at Fatima Shrine (1023 Swann Rd., Lewiston; niagarariverregion.com or 754-9500)

 

3rd Annual Rockin’ Polka Night

Enjoy some classic polka music and dance with Crash Cadillac.

7 p.m. at Potts Banquet Hall (41 S. Rossler St. Cheektowaga)

 

Adult Art Class

Enjoy a guided tour and a hands-on workshop.

1–4 p.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882-8700)

 

Symposium to and from 1967: A Rebellion with Martin Sostre

Participate in a talk about civil rights.

Through Nov. 19 at Squeaky Wheel (Market Arcade Center, 617 Main St.; squeaky.org or 884-7172)

 

Art-Making Workshop

A free art-making activity for all ages.

12–3 p.m. at UB Anderson Art Gallery (1 Martha Jackson Pl.; ubartgalleries.org or 829-3754)

 

Buffalo Museum of Science Camera Club

The Art of Elegance in Photography fine art photograph exhibit represents each photographer’s views of the Botanical Gardens.

Through Jan. 7 at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827-1584)

 

Cattaraugus County Arts Council Winter Arts Festival

Paintings, prints, photographs, pottery, jewelry, and fiber arts are a few of the many original artworks that will be for sale at this juried exhibition and sale.

11 a.m.–6 p.m. at Holiday Valley (6557 Holiday Valley Rd., Ellicottville; holidayvalley.com or 699-2345)

 

Greater Buffalo Toy and Train show

See an array of antique and modern toys and trains.

10 a.m.–5 p.m. at Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; 649-3900)

 

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Vivaldi Festival of Concerts: Concert Four

Four Concerts featuring the music of Vivaldi.

6:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church (651 Washington St.; arsnovamusicians.com)

 

The Beach Boys

The boys of summer perform your favorite hits.

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

 

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M&T Free Friday

A brand-new exhibition, Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports opens. Enjoy free admission to the museum and related events.

1–4:30 p.m. at The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873 9644)

 

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Buffalo State Jazz Ensemble

A night of jazz by the school’s own ensemble.

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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Brain Candy Live

A funny show with interactive demonstrations

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

 

2017 Turkey Trot/Post Race Party

Come celebrate after the race, the longest-running annual race in the US.

Through Nov. 23 at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

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Peter and Will Anderson Trio

The trio’s unique renditions of classic jazz music feature Felix Lemerle on guitar.

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

 

Strange Days

A tribute to the boundary-pushing band, The Doors

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

 

Train Day

See some great model trains and revel in the history.

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

 

Kansas: Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour

The band performs its hit album in full.

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

 

Poinsettias, Expect the Unexpected

See vibrant displays of this holiday flower.

Through Jan. 7 at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827-1584)

 

Garden Railway Exhibit

See a vast array of model trains.

Through Jan. 7 at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827-1584)

 

Christmas in Ellicottville

Celebrate all things holiday in Eville.

Through Nov. 26 in the Village of Ellicottville (Ellicottville, NY; ellicottvilleny.com or 699-5046)

 

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

The Fairgrounds come alive with this drive-through tour of seemingly millions of lights and displays.

Through Nov. 26 at Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg; 649-3900)

 

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The Nutcracker

Catch this holiday staple for two nights only at Shea’s.

Through Nov. 26 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

Workingman’s Dead: Grateful Dead Tribute

Local Grateful Dead Tribute band performs classic GD songs.

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

 

Bobby Militello Quartet

Bobby is joined by top performers Bobby Jones on piano, Jim Colemon on bass, and John Bacon, Jr. on drums. 

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

 

Gary Allan

Allan plays his hits, including his blockbuster summer single, “Mess Me Up.”

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

 

Local Author Book Signing

Meet and greet with local authors.

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

 

Lunch with Santa

Bring the kids to have lunch with Santa, then go to the new Candy Cane Festival

11 a.m.–3 p.m. at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum (180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda; carrouselmuseum.org or 693-1885)

 

Lighting of the Manor

Come see Marjim Manor all lit up for the holidays.

Marjim Manor (7171 Lake Rd., Appleton; niagarawinetrail.org)

 

World’s Largest Disco

Get back into the swing of disco at this annual post-Thanksgiving fete.

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

 

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Handel’s Messiah with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Celebrate the season with the music of Handel.

8 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Basilica (767 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna; bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

Amos Hoffman/Noam Lemish Quartet

Unique jazz created from traditional Israeli and Jewish songs.

Two shows, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., at PAUSA Art House (19 Wadsworth St.; pausaarthouse.com or 697-9069)

 

Ransomville Festival of Wreaths

The hamlet of Ransomville gets decked out in festive greenery.

Ransomville, NY (niagarariverregion.com or 754-9500)

 

MM Recital: Maria Chomicka

Organist Maira Chomicka performs.

4–6 p.m. at St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St. (645.2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

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Presidents and the Press

How should the press handle the president, and vice versa?

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

 

String Studio Recital

UB string ensemble performs.

12–2 p.m at UB Department of Music (645-2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

Chantal Akerman’s One Day Pina Asked…

See a movie screening.

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

 

UB Studio Opera

The UB Studio Opera performs.

8 p.m.–10 p.m. at UB Department of Music (645-2765 or music.buffalo.edu)

 

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The Kind of Thing You Don't Talk About

Torn Space Theater hosts a solo performance by NYC-based artist Asia Gagnon with video and sound design by Max Bernstein. The show draws its content from an all-too-relevant subject in the time of numerous sexual assault revelations, “#MeToo” disclosures on social media, and Women’s March resistance.

Through Dec. 2 at Torn Space Theater (612 Fillmore Ave. Buffalo; tornspacetheater.com)

 

Irving Berlin’s America

A new musical play based on the life of songwriter Irving Berlin.

Through Dec. 17 at O’Connell & Company (The Park School, 4625 Harlem Rd., Snyder; oconnellandcompany.com or 848-0800)

 

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Be part of the studio audience and help bring a classic holiday film to life on stage.

Through Dec. 10 at Shea’s 710 Main Theatre (710 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

She Loves Me

A play of love developed over pen pal exchanges.

Through Dec. 10 at Niagara University Theatre (5795 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston; theatre.niagara.edu or 286-8685)

 

Violin Masterclass with Arnaud Sussman and Mendelssohn and Mozart

An evening of beautiful violin music by two greats.

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

 

Sharon Bailey Project

A trio showcases its take on classic songs.

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

 

Dave Attell

See NSFW comedian Dave Attell performs.

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

 

 

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