Events to keep your eye on

Autumn events abound...get out and enjoy October!




 

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

 

 

1

Graham Nash

The legendary artist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee performs.

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

 

Heavy Raga Yoga

Get all bendy.

7:30 p.m., Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.; buffaloironworks.com or 200-1893)

 

The Push Stars

Boston alternative popsters play.

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

 

Pixies w/Sunflower Bean

Pixies fans can expect a set list comprising classics and catalog rarities as well as newer songs from Indie Cindy and the band’s 2016 release, Head Carrier.

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

 

Lenore Myka

The author discusses her writing process with tips for writers of all genres, and reads from King of the Gypsies.

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

 

Ask the Medium

The three-course Victorian tea has a paranormal theme: guests can ask Ivy a question or relate a concern and receive a public reading.

1 p.m., Niagara Wine Trail (niagarawinetrail.org/2017-event-schedule/)

 

Arcade and Attica Railroad Fall Foliage Steam Train Ride

Enjoy magnificent fall foliage during a 2-hour round trip train excursion.

Oct. 1–22, Arcade and Attica Railroad (278 Main St., Arcade; aarailroad.com/Oct.ober-train-rides-2017)

 

2

A Day at the Office: Orchestra Edition

These free talks given by BPO musicians provide an intimate look inside the BPO while providing knowledge about the orchestral world.

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

 

American Aquarium

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

 

3

Circa Waves

The band performs their direct, propulsive, carefree, indie pop songs.

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

 

Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz

With the George Scott Big Band front and center, the BPO tells the story of the Colored Musicians Club through the music of the legends who performed here.

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

 

Fozzy

Fozzy has always been about a heavy groove and a good time; special guests are Gemini Syndrome and The Stir.

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

 

Mitski Miyawaki with Stef Chura

The singer-songwriter blazes through a catalog of deeply personal anxieties and feelings ranging from racial identity to deteriorating relationships.

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

 

Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square

Live Band: Zak Ward Band

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

 

4

Night Lights

Creative colorful LED lights interact with sculptures and landscapes to create a fun and surreal atmosphere.

Through Oct. 8, 7:30–9:30 p.m., Griffis Sculpture Park (6902 Rohr Rd., East Otto; griffispark.org or 667-2808)

 

Stone Sour

The Iowa hard rock outfit has sold over four million albums worldwide; with special guests Steel Panther and Cherry Bombs.

7:30 p.m., Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls; rapidstheatre.com or 205-8925)

 

Yoga at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Relax in the Gardens with Gentle Hatha Yoga at 5:30 p.m. and Gentle Power Flow Yoga/Pilates at 7 p.m.

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827-1584)

 

5

Jon Rudnitsky and Dino Archie

Catch an unforgettable night of comedy with two of the hottest up-and-coming comics.

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

 

Wishbone Ash “Tough & Tender” North America

Classic British rock band takes the stage for evening of music.   

7:30 p.m., Sportsmen’s Tavern (326 Amherst St.; sportsmensbuffalo.com or 874-7734)

 

Red Jacket Awards Dinner

The dinner recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions to our community.

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

 

Trunk Sale in the Museum Store featuring Sarah Blackman

The Burchfield Penney Museum Store is hosting a series of monthly trunk shows showcasing the work of Western New York jewelers and artisans working in a variety of media.

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

 

Explore Buffalo Tours

Explore the best places Buffalo has to offer on exciting tours including Elevator Alley, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and Inside Delaware Avenue Mansions, to name just a few.  

See website for dates and times (explorebuffalo.org or 245-3032)

 

John Witherspoon

There’s no mistaking Witherspoon’s ability to bring down the house in uproarious laughter.

Oct. 5–8, Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 837-03376)

 

Wordflight Series at Red Doors

Longtime members of Women of the Crooked Circle workshop—including by Linda Drajem, Barbara Faust, and Kathleen Shoemaker—read.

7:30–9 p.m., Parkside Lutheran Church (2 Wallace Ave., Depew; justbuffalo.org or 832-5400)

 

6

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Sixth grade middle school spellers face off in a typical spelling bee fashion eager to win for different reasons. Flashbacks and insights reveal personal details about each speller. This musical comedy explores the idea that winning isn’t everything.

Oct. 6–28, Aurora Players (Roycroft Pavilion, Hamlin Park, E. Aurora; auroraplayers.org or 687-6727)

 

Dracula

Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.

Oct. 6–15, Lancaster Opera House (21 Central Ave., Lancaster; lancopera.org or 683-1776)

 

KC and the Sunshine Band  

Shake Your Booty to the R&B, funk rhythms of  this Grammy Award-winning band

Oct. 6–7, 9 p.m., Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

LehrerDance

Lehrer Dance kicks off the M&T Bank Dance Series with a stunning concert showcasing the company’s internationally renowned blend of artistry and athleticism.

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

 

M&T First Fridays at The Gallery

On the first Friday of every month, admission to the museum and select events are free for everyone.    

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

 

Fridays on the Frontier

This hands-on education program immerses students in the events of the American Revolution on the New York frontier.

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown; oldfortniagara.org or 745-7611)

 

NFCI’s Culinary Series

Take classes in the school’s state-of-the-art, hands-on culinary classrooms. Programs this month include: Autumn Cocktails, Peanut Brittle, Monte Cristo Party, Pasta, and Creepy Monster Meatloaf Madness, among others.

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

 

7

Copland’s Fanfare

The American music celebration continues with Three Dances from Bernstein’s On The Town, Copland’s Symphony No. 3, and Phillip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring concertmaster Dennis Kim.

Oct. 7, 8 p.m., Oct. 8, 2:30 p.m., Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

Russell Thompkins Jr.’s Stylistics

Vocal Group Hall of Famer Russell Thompkins Stylistics features hits “You Make Me Feel Brand New,” “Betcha By Golly, Wow,” “Stone in Love With You,” and more.

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

 

YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

See where ’70s prog-rock meets the ’80s pop era at this once in a lifetime show.

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

 

Roger Hodgson

Hodgson is a gifted composer, songwriter, and lyricist and cofounder of the progressive rock band, Supertramp.

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

 

Take this Job and Shove It

Paul D’Angelo, Christine Hurley, and Mitch Stinson left their jobs as assistant DA, housewife, and US Navy pilot to become successful stand-up comedians.

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

 

Demetri Martin: Let’s Get Awkward Tour

Martin has been a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien and a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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

 

Virtual Reality Workshop

This workshop will drop students directly into the world of VR, harnessing the powers of this rapidly expanding technology to manipulate time and space in ways that were never possible before. Registration required.

Oct. 7–28, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Squeaky Wheel (Market Arcade Center, 639 Main St.; squeaky.org or 884-7172)

 

Carrousel Museum Carving Class

The beginner’s class introduces tool safety and sharpening, material selection and finishing; the intermediate/advanced class is for experienced carvers.

Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, beginners 9 a.m.–12 noon, advanced, 1–4 p.m., Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum (180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda; carrouselmuseum.org or 693-1885)

 

Marble Orchard Ghost Walk

This 90-minute tour focuses on Lewiston’s rough and tumble frontier past as well as its gloriously ghost-filled present.

Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 7–8:30 p.m., Lewiston Opera Hall (732 Center St., Lewiston; artcouncil.org or 754-0166)

 

Staff Arcangel Gallery Exhibit

Pieces include photography, painting, drawing, and multimedia work inspired by life at the Botanical Gardens.

Through Nov. 12, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827-1584)

 

Kim Bellavia Art Exhibit

Bellavia is a sculptor/mixed media artist inspired by the landscape of the state parks, woodlands and national forests in the Finger Lakes Region.

Through Nov. 5, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827-1584)

 

Youngstown Arts and Music Festival 2017

The festival celebrates musicians, artisans, food from local businesses, a farmers market, and products from the Niagara Wine Trail.

11 a.m.–6 p.m., Niagara Wine Trail (niagarawinetrail.org/2017-event-schedule)

 

8

A Day to Remember

Metalcore/pop punk veterans play, with Moose Blood and Wage War.

6:30 p.m., Buffalo Riverworks (359 Ganson St.; buffaloriverworks.com or 844-749-2267)

 

Twiztid's​ The Mostasteless Tour

This chock-full event also features Twiztid, Moonshine Bandits, Blaze Ye Dead Homie, Whitney Peyton, Al Jordan, Bluud Brothers.

6 p.m., Town Ballroom (681 Main St.; townballroom.com or 852-3900

 

WNY Genealogy Special Library Tour

Join Cynthia Van Ness, director of library and archives, as she highlights genealogical and historical resources.

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

 

Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society Exhibit

This exhibit features works by members.

Through Nov. 12, Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

10

Takács Quartet

This performance kicks off the Buffalo Chamber Music Society season with a varied program, plus a talk with the artists, hosted by WNED’s Peter Hall at 7:15.

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

 

Dining Out for Life 2017

Numerous restaurants, diners, sponsors, and volunteers participate in this annual event benefiting HIV and AIDS in Western New York.

(diningoutforlife.com/wny)

 

11

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds

The envelope-pushing Bill Murray delves into classical music and the American experience with this show blending literature and music.

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

 

Michale Graves

The Misfit alum performs.

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

 

Melvin Seals & JGB

Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry Garcia nicknamed him “Master of the Universe.”

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

 

Tax Credit Drop-In Workshop

Join PBN for its Homeowner’s Tax Credit Drop-In Workshop the second Wednesday of every month.

6–8 p.m., Preservation Buffalo Niagara (617 Main St., Suite 201, preservationbuffaloniagara.org or 852-3300)

 

12

Child’s Play

An evil force stalks the halls of a Catholic boys’ boarding school.

Through Oct. 22, The Ghostlight Theatre (170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda; starrynighttheatre.com or 743-1614)

 

Terry Tempest Williams

Join environmental activist and author Terry Tempest Williams for a discussion of her newest book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks.

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

 

Jon Lehning Saxophone Quartet

Featuring Jon Lehning, Matt Harris, Dave Schiavone, and Harry Fackelman

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

 

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Mark your calendars for this hysterical production.

7:30, Lockport Palace Theatre (2 East Ave., Lockport; lockportpalacetheatre.org or 438-1130)

 

13

Just Imagine: A Tribute to John Lennon

The rock band Working Class Hero and Tim Piper join the BPO to intertwine Lennon’s songs with the stories behind them, creating a unique and electrifying multimedia concert experience.

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

 

Buffalo Jazz Octet

Fresh from the recent release of their celebrated CD @PausaLive, the group returns to reinforce a commitment to improvised, creative music.

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

 

Jay White as Neil Diamond

Here’s one of the most authentic and memorable tributes of all time.

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

 

Ray LaMontagne: Just Passing Through

The tour marks the first acoustic tour for Ray in five years, highlighting songs from his vast and varying body of work.

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

 

October M&T Second Friday

BPAC presents special programming, including free tours.

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

 

14

Mambo Kings

Join the BPO for a hot Latin night with one of America’s leading Latin jazz interpreters.

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

 

Carina & The Six String Preacher

Carina and the preacher bring a spicy blend of jazz, surf tango, and pop, with an eclectic combination of pre-1960s jazz and contemporary indie rock styles.

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

 

The Amazing Johnathan

The comedian/musician is back and better than ever.

7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Bear’s Den at Seneca Niagara Casino (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299-1100)

 

Art in Craft Media

Join Sylvia L. Rosen for the opening of the 2017 exhibition.

6–8 p.m., Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.; burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)

 

Mums

Enjoy all the colors of the fall season with many different varieties of mums.

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

 

15

The Iron Event

Experience 23 of the area’s very best restaurants/chefs as they participate in a “top chef best amuse bouche” competition.

8 a.m., Buffalo Riverworks (359 Ganson St.; buffaloriverworks.com or 844-749-2267)

 

Zorá String Quartet

Currently the Graduate Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the group won First Prize in the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

3 p.m., Kleinhans Music Hall, Mary Seaton Room (3 Symphony Cir.; kleinhansbuffalo.org or 885-5000)

 

Wolf Parade and Charly Bliss

The Canadian indie rock band and the American power pop band perform.

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

 

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I Prevail: Rage On The Stage

The explosive hardcore quintet employs a blistering blend of metalcore, pop-punk, and post-hardcore rock, with special guests We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, and Escape The Fate.

6:45 p.m., Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls; rapidstheatre.com or 205-8925)

 

Fun Guy’s Guide to Fungi

Learn about these mysterious organisms with former intern Marcus Rosten. Registration required.

10:30 a.m., Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (93 Honorine Dr., Cheektowaga; reinsteinwoods.org or 683-5959)

 

17

National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats

Steve Winter takes you on an around-the-world journey to the homes of big cats, from the elusive snow leopards of the Himalayas to the American cougars that roam Hollywood.

7–9 p.m., Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; kleinhansbuffalo.org or 885-5000)

 

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy

Everybody you know, have known, and some you’d want to forget but can’t are brought to life by the comic magic of Steve Solomon.

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

 

Annual Membership Meeting

Mingle with members for coffee and dessert, followed by a brief business meeting; Buffalo Audubon Society Naturalist Mark Carra performs as John James Audubon. Registration required.

6–8:30 p.m., Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (93 Honorine Dr., Cheektowaga; reinsteinwoods.org or 683-5959)

 

18

Aisles

The Chilean prog rock band has become one of South America’s most acclaimed acts.

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

 

19

Stupid Fucking Bird

Highlighting the ideological clash between classic and new expression of art, Aaron Posner’s delightfully quirky adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull features an outstanding ensemble.

Through Nov. 11, The 330 Performance Space (330 Amherst St., artofwny.org or 634-1102)

 

Visiting Mr. Green

This fantastic production by Jeff Baron starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together and becomes a gripping, moving drama.

Through Nov. 12, 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)

 

Melissa Etheridge

Two-time Grammy Award winner, Oscar winner and rock music icon, Melissa Etheridge has solidified her career with double platinum hits.

Oct. 19, 8:30 p.m., Oct. 20, 9 p.m., Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert’s music has transcended time and continues to transport and inspire.

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

 

Judah & The Lion

The Nashville band combines the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll, and the punch of pop.

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

 

The Spill Canvas and Chase Huglin

Two bands perform.

7:30 p.m., Mohawk Place (47 East Mohawk St; buffalosmohawkplace.com or 312-9279)

 

Tony Rock

A comedian, actor, writer, and producer, Rock is a man of many talents.

Oct. 19–21, Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 837-03376)

 

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New York State Arts and Crafts Alliance Conference

This international conference explores how the Buffalo region became the national capital for design, production, and innovation in American Arts and Crafts with “Frank Lloyd Wright and the Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts.”

Oct. 20–22, Edmund B. Hayes Hall, 4th Floor Conference Room, South Campus, Main St. and Kenmore Ave.; roycroftcampuscorporation.com or 655-0261)

 

The Caverners

The group portrays the Fab Four performing with authentic instruments and costumes, re-creating the experience of seeing the Beatles perform live.

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

 

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise

Peppa is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise.

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

 

Jimkata

The band’s new album, In Motion, is a triumph of swirling analog synths and breezy pop hooks.

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

 

Bad Boyz Comedy Tour

From The Sopranos: Georgie the bartender Frank Santorelli, outstanding stand-up comedian Joseph Anthony, and New Jersey bad boy Mike Marino

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

 

Patti LaBelle

LaBelle has been one of the most iconic and versatile voices in music with a string of hits that includes “Lady Marmalade,” “On My Own,” and countless others.

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

 

The Psychedelic Furs: The Singles Tour with special guest Bash and Pop

Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler and his bass-wielding brother Tim, The Furs win over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms, and melodies driven by aggressive, punk desperation.

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

 

The Buffalo History Museum - M&T Third Fridays

Explore history at two locations, free admission.

10 a.m.–8 p.m., The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873 9644)

 

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Absolute Journey Tribute

This is a faithful reproduction of the Journey live show, with audience interactivity, true-to-the-original costume changes, and impressive vocals by Riccardo Curzi.

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

 

New Kid

With a clever twist, New Kid immediately puts us into Nick’s shoes and explores the issues of moving to a new place and being the outsider.

2 p.m., Theatre of Youth (Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St.; theatreofyouth.org or 884-4400)

 

Cinderella

Missoula Children’s Theatre touring company returns to present a musical twist on a classic fairy tale with a cast of more than fifty local children.

3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Palace Theatre (2 East Ave., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

Eyes of the Living

The metal group from Philly performs.

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

 

Victor Wooten

Five-time Grammy-winning bassist joins the orchestra for a performance of The Bass Whisperer.

Oct. 21 at 8 p.m., Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m., Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885-5000)

 

Kip Moore

A night of compelling country music featuring multi-platinum singer-songwriter Kip Moore and special guest Drake White and The Big Fire.

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

 

Peepshow: Scary-Oke!

There’s some frightfully good singing at this karaoke fundraiser and art party.

7 p.m., Dnipro Ukrainian Center (562 Genesee St.; squeaky.org or 884-7172)

 

Birding 101

Learn which birds will be in the area for the winter season. Registration required.

2:30 p.m., Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (93 Honorine Dr., Cheektowaga; reinsteinwoods.org or 683-5959)

 

22

Pat Martino Trio

The legendary Martino has gone from the 1950s rock ’n’ roll scene of his native Philadelphia to immersion in the “chitlin’ circuit” and beyond.

Shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

O.A.R.

The band fills arenas as it crafts and releases relatable songs with big pop hooks.

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

 

Aztec Two-Step

An American folk-rock band formed by Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman continues to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies.

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

 

23

An Intimate Solo Evening with Amos Lee

Singer-songwriter Lee performs a blend of folk, rock, and soul.

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

 

Bad Suns

The Southern California rock band comprises performers ages 19–22, yet has a sound reminiscent of rock stalwarts from generations past.

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

 

Garth Stein

The author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, reads.

7 p.m. at Main Building Lecture Hall (18 Agassiz Cir.; medaille.edu/writething or mlhill@medaille.edu.

 

24

The Bodyguard The Musical  

Based on the smash hit film, this award-winning musical stars Grammy Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox.

Oct. 24–29, Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847-0850, for tickets 800-745-3000)

 

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Howard Jones

British musician, singer, and songwriter Jones launched on the ’80s contemporary music scene with hits such as “No One Is to Blame” and “What Is Love.”

8:30 p.m., Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

The tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing country music tour of all time, and the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007.

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

 

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Glengarry Glen Ross

A masterpiece of modern American drama, this fast-paced, scalding tragedy is as tense, tight, and devastatingly hilarious as the day it was written.

Through Nov. 19, Road Less Traveled Productions (500 Pearl St.; roadlesstraveledproductions.org or 629-3069)

 

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

The band garnered international success with its iconic pop-rock singles including “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am,” “I’m into Something Good,” and “There’s a Kind of Hush.”

Oct. 27–28, 9 p.m., Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877-833-3110)

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show Party 2017

The party continues with a costume contest with prizes for the best Rocky Horror costume, most creative, and sexiest.

9:30 p.m., Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; rivieratheatre.org or 692-2413)

 

SCARAB: The Journey Experience

Discover an absolutely dynamic stage show, remarkable performances, dazzling costumes and lighting you expect from this truly authentic tribute band.

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

 

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New Kid

This is the story of an immigrant family from a fictitious place called “Homeland”; the audience gets to understand what it is like to be overwhelmed by a new language and new customs.

Oct. 28–29, 2:30 p.m., Lancaster Opera House (21 Central Ave., Lancaster; lancopera.org or 683-1776)

 

Ron Franco

The NASA Mission Simulation Specialist gives a talk.   

1–2 p.m., Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

Making Wine from Cellar to Bottle

Expand your knowledge, share your passion, and develop your wine sensory skills by participating in Victorianbourg’s Wine Society; see website for details.

6–8 p.m., Niagara Wine Trail (niagarawinetrail.org/2017-event-schedule/)

 

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Peter Case

Founding member of the Nerves and leader of the Plimsouls performs.

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

 

Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

The event location is St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, Sloan.

3 p.m., Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra (cheektowagasymphony.com or 895-1047)

 

Buffalo Irish Cheer Classic 2017

WNY’s biggest and best cheer competition.

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

 

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