Events to keep your eye on

Enjoy everything there is to do in August




 

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/Formula 5

The band brings end–of–the–world enthusiasm to its high–energy psychedelic funk.

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

 

Power Yoga at Canalside

Build the foundation for your practice on Pierce Lawn.

6–7 p.m., Canalside (44 Prime St.; canalsidebuffalo.com or 574–1537)

 

Turbojugend Buffalo Annlversary Labor Day Bash at Mohawk Place

Day 1:The Cheats, Girl, Jaws, Pure Heel, Turbosexual. Day 2: Hot Blood, The Battery Electric, Wasted Potential, Dirty, Governess

Sept. 1–2, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.; buffalosmohawkplace.com or 312–9279)

 

Diana Ross

Catch one of the world’s most successful stars with over 70 hit singles and more than $100 million in worldwide record sales

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

 

Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience

Known worldwide as the greatest Bowie impersonator ever, David Brighton has the voice, the moves, and the uncanny appearance.

Sept. 1–2, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear’s Den (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299–1100)

 

First Fridays at Albright–Knox

Family tour at 11 a.m.; “What’s Your Vision?” at 4 p.m., and Jazz and Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m.

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

 

Squeaky Wheel Animation Fest 

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center presents the 14th Animation Fest in the auditorium.

Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m., Albright–Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882–8700)

 

Explore Buffalo Tours

See the best places Buffalo has to offer on exciting tours, including Elevator Alley Kayaks, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and Inside Delaware Avenue Mansions. Check website for tour details.        

(explorebuffalo.org or 245–3032)

 

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Veterans Connecting through Art

Veterans—and their spouses or caregivers—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)

 

Big Bang by Plasticiens Volants

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective end summer with a bang.

6 p.m., Artpark (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston; artpark.net or 754–4375)

 

Jacob Jay Quintet

The band performs a collection of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards.

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

 

Dale Watson & His Lonestars w/Stone Country

Prepare for a night of incredible country music.

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

 

Thunderstruck

The AC/DC tribute band plays the songs you know and love.

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

 

War of 1812 Encampment

The British attack is re-created on Saturday evening; daytime activities include tactical demonstrations, clothing programs, and activities.

Sept. 2–3, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown; oldfortniagara.org or 745–7611)

 

Marble Orchard Ghost Walk

Characters share ghost stories, myths, and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem, and murder,.

Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7–8:30 p.m., Lewiston Council of the Arts  (732 Center St., Lewiston; artcouncil.org or 754–0166)

 

Succulents at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

These tiny beauties are displayed in creative ways.

Through Oct. 1, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827–1584)

 

The 2017 National Buffalo Wing Festival

The “Super Bowl” of the chicken wing industry for restaurants, wing lovers, and competitive eaters

12–9 p.m., Sept. 3, 12–7 p.m., Coca-Cola Field (275 Washington St.; buffalowing.com or 565-4141)

 

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Sunset Sundays at Buffalo Riverworks

The summer patio series features house, techno, and breaks on the beautiful patio.

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

 

Vincent Bonelli Live

Bonelli performs at A Gust of Sun Winery’s Bubbafest.

2–5 p.m., A Gust of Sun Winery, 4515 Baer Rd., Ransomville; http://niagarawinetrail.org/2017–event–schedule or 731–4878

 

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Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square

Dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester, and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food, music and fun! Music lineup for Sept. 5: Flashback, Sept. 12: Tommy Z Band, Sept. 19: Dee Adams Band, Sept. 26: Q Phunk

Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, 5–8 p.m. , Larkin Square (745 Seneca St.; larkinsquare.com or 362–2665)

 

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Dive House Union & Jony James Band

KeyBank Live at Larkin Wednesday evening features at least two bands playing live, local, and original music.

5–8:30 p.m., Larkin Square (745 Seneca St.; larkinsquare.com or 362–2665)

 

Defiant Monkey “Masters of Improv” Show

Using suggestions and volunteers from the audience, the group creates on–the–spot theater.

7–8 p.m. Taylor Theater, Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443–2617)

 

Peter and the Starcatcher

This Tony–winning production upends the century–old story of an orphan who becomes The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.

Through Oct. 8, MusicalFare Theatre (Daemen College, 4380 Main St. Amherst; musicalfare.com or 839–8540)

 

The Celtic Social Club

Enjoy Celtic music live.

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

 

Return to Grace

Steve Michaels and a talented cast of singers and dancers pay tribute to The King’s timeless songs.

Sept. 6–20, Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877–833–3110)

 

Food Truck Rodeo

Interactive family activities, DJ music, and up to 15 trucks of delectable offerings plus free museum admission

5–8 p.m., Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Ct.; buffalohistory.org or 873–9644)

 

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Roommates

The Curtain Up! production features Artie Award-winning playwright Mark Humphrey’s tale of honesty and loyalty.

Sept. 7–23, American Repertory Theater of Western New York (Church of Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.; artofwny.org or 634–1102)

 

Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots is WNY’s largest introduction–to–sports program for children ages 2–7.

11 a.m.–12 p.m., Canalside (44 Prime St.; canalsidebuffalo.com or 574–1537)

 

Dov Davidoff and Adam Newman

Two of comedy’s hottest stand–ups are coming for one hilarious night.

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

 

Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967–2017

This 50-year survey exhibition considers the themes of action and exploration outside of the studio.

Reception Sept. 7, 5–8 p.m., exhibition through Dec. (UB Anderson Art Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Pl.; UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubartgalleries.org or 645–6913)

 

Ellicottville Golf Outing

The four–person scramble has a shotgun start and is all about having a good time on a great course.

4–9 p.m., Village of Ellicottville (Ellicottville, NY; ellicottvilleny.com or 699–5046)

 

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Niagara County Peach Festival

This old-fashioned festival features a parade, peach shortcake, food, vendors, carnival rides, and three days of stage entertainment.

Sept 8–10, Fri. 5–11 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Academy Park, Center St., Lewiston (lewistonpeachfestival.org or 754–9500)

 

The Producers

This Mel Brooks masterpiece has been hailed as one of the funniest Broadway musicals of all time.

Sept. 8–Oct 1, Kavinoky Theatre (D’Youville College, 320 Porter Ave.; kavinokytheatre.com or 829–7668)

 

9 to 5: The Musical

Three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss.

Sept. 8–24, Lancaster Opera House (21 Central Ave., Lancaster; lancopera.org or 683–1776)

 

JOHN

In this comedy by Annie Baker, a young couple arrives at a mysterious B&B in Gettysburg, PA, where certain rooms are not to be entered and certain things are better left unsaid.  

Through Oct. 1, Road Less Traveled Productions (500 Pearl St.; roadlesstraveledproductions.org or 629–3069)

 

The Town Pants

These Celtic roots rock rebels give a legendary live show that’s garnered fans from Ottawa to Oslo.

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

 

The BBC Band: Time of the Season IX

Featured music is from the era of the British Invasion.

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

 

Blues Traveler

With twelve studio albums and countless hits, Blues Traveler is coming to the intimate Bear’s Den.

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

 

Brand X w/special guests

The band helped create an entire musical genre and influenced bands from Phish to Dream Theatre.

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

 

Bob Budin with John Price

A special two-person exhibition

Starlight Studio & Art Gallery (340 Delaware Ave.; starlightstudio.org or 842–1525)

 

M&T Second Friday

Every month, BPAC hosts openings, happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings and other special events.

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

 

Wright at 150 Lecture Series

Mabel O. Wilson speaks on Frank Lloyd Wright and the design for a Rosenwald School.  

7–8 p.m., Greatbatch Pavilion, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex (125 Jewett Parkway; darwinmartinhouse.org or 856–3858)

 

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The 15th Annual Music Is Art Festival

The Festival has become Buffalo’s most extensive exhibition of local art, dance, and music, part concert, part bazaar, street fair and art gallery.

Sept. 9–10, 11 a.m., Buffalo Riverworks (359 Ganson St.; musicisart.org/festival or 844–749–2267)

 

Fall Fest

Support of Equi-Star Therapeutic Horseback Riding with The Strictly Hip, free samples from Blackbird Cider Works, Community Beer Works, and Lockhouse Distillery, plus a basket raffle and 50/50.

4 p.m. Calhoon’s Pub and Grove (2598 Main St., Newfane; 778-8249)

 

Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market

Shop the all locally handmade artisan market where the maker is the seller, plus live music and food trucks.

10 a.m. Canalside (44 Prime St.; buffalosaturdayartmarket.com or 574–1537)

 

Roger Waters Us + Them Tour

Waters plays songs from Pink Floyd’s greatest albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Wish You Were Here) plus some new songs from his album Is This the Life We Really Want?

8 p.m., KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza; tickets.com or 888–223–6000)

 

JazzBuffalo presents Midnight Blue

Come enjoy a fabulous evening of jazz music.

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

 

Clare Dunn

Dunn brings her big Nashville song stylings for an incredible night of country music.

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

 

Billy Currington

This down-to-earth singer-songwriter has become one of country music’s most seasoned entertainers.

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

 

Harvest Education Day

A variety of hands-on, interactive activities for adults and children will be stationed throughout the 35–acre historic village.

10 a.m.– 4 p.m., Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd., Amherst; bnhv.org or 689–1440)

 

Lockwoods Fall Garden Fair

Experience vendors, food, classes and specials.

Lockwoods Garden Center (4484 Clark St., Hamburg; (weknowplants.com or 649–4684)

 

Buffalo Fitness Expo 2017

Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about fitness in one place.

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

 

The 6th Annual Taste of East Aurora

Thirty EA restaurants have tastings on Main Street between Olean and Elm Streets, plus live music by the Old Hippies.

11 a.m.–5 p.m., East Aurora (Main St., East Aurora; eanycc.com/event/6th–annual–taste–east–aurora or 652–8444)

 

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Danzig w/Corrosion of Conformity

Heavy metal bands perform.

6 p.m., Artpark (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston; artpark.net or 754–4375)

 

G.B.H. w/ The Casualties

Party upstairs with two great bands.

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

 

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Guitar Army

Three world-class musicians: John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell, and Joe Robinson join forces to perform in this five–piece supergroup.

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

 

Tax Credit Drop–in Workshop

Take a Homeowner’s Tax Credit Drop–In Workshop the second Wednesday of every month at the Preservation Buffalo Niagara offices.

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

 

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Conor Oberst with Phoebe Bridgers

Special live concert at Asbury Hall

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

 

Buffcon

This gathering of architects, interior designers, and others in the design industry showcases the newest trends in materials, furnishings, and more.

Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.; iidany.org or 212-297–2122)

 

Matt Mays

The Canadian indie rocker performs.

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

 

Shopkins Live!

This premiere live production is packed with show–stopping performances featuring the Shoppies: Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa–Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish.

6:30 p.m., Mainstage Theatre (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645–6915)

 

Gary Valentine

Valentine burst onto the comedy scene in 1997 with an uproarious set at the Just For Laughs Festival, and has been on a roll ever since.

Through Sept. 16, Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 837–03376)

 

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Design for Living

Three slick and stylish young bohemians in 1930s England take audiences on a delicious romp only Noel Coward could conceive.

Through Oct. 8, Irish Classical Theatre (Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St.; irishclassicaltheatre.com or 853–1380)

 

Anything Goes

Music, dance, laughs, and the age–old tale of Boy Meets Girl feature in this shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores.

Through Oct. 1, Niagara Regional Theatre Guild at Ellicott Creek Playhouse

(St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda; niagaratheatre.com or 284–6358)

 

The Fever by 600 Highwaymen

Performed in complete collaboration with the audience, it examines how we assemble, organize, and care for the bodies around us.

7:30 p.m. and Sept. 16, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Torn Space Theater at Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle (612 Fillmore Ave.; tornspacetheater.com or 812–5733)

 

David Schirm Exhibition

Hallwalls takes a far–reaching approach from the artist’s forty years of work to present an intensified survey.

Through Nov. 3, Hallwalls (Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.; hallwalls.org or 854–1694)

 

’80s Dance Party

Dance to a night of music from the ’80s.

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

 

Star People – The Miles Davis Project

​George Caldwell, John Bacon, Bobby Militello, and top local jazz artists celebrate the music of trumpet ace and jazz icon Miles Davis.

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

 

M&T Third Friday: Party on the Portico

Stoneflower, led by Geno McNamus, plays at the closing of the popular happy hour series.

5:30–8:30 p.m., The Buffalo History Museum (One Museum Court; buffalohistory.org or 873–9644)

 

Rock ’n’ Roll Weekend in Ellicottville

Enjoy Ellicottville’s eclectic shops, outstanding restaurants, and performances by regional musicians throughout the Village.

Sept. 15–17, Village of Ellicottville (Ellicottville, NY; ellicottvilleny.com or 699–5046)

 

Harry Potter Trivia Night

Test your Harry Potter knowledge for fun prizes.

6–9 p.m., Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms (3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport, 772–2211 or beckerfarms.com)

 

The World’s Largest Yard Sale at The Fairgrounds

Find treasures including tools, furniture, jewelry, crafts, toys, leather goods, clothing, books, sporting equipment, and more.

4–8 p.m., Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., The Fairgrounds (5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, 649–3900 or www.the–fairgrounds.com)

 

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The 17th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

Immerse yourself in the wonders and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales with Celtic music, dancers, athletics, clans, living historians, vendors, food, children’s activities and much more!

Sept. 16–17, Krull Park, 6108 Lake Rd., Olcott (niagaraceltic.com)

 

Jacob Gallagher-Ross Roundtable

University of Toronto’s Gallagher-Ross heads a roundtable discussion with a diverse range of scholars from the University at Buffalo.

5:30 p.m., Torn Space Theater at Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle (612 Fillmore Ave.; tornspacetheater.com or 812–5733)

 

Tchaikovsky’s Violin

Renowned European violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter makes her first appearance with the BPO since 1987’s Carnegie Hall performance.

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

 

Katy Perry

Perry brings her spectacular Witness tour show to Buffalo.

8 p.m., KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza; tickets.com or 888–223–6000)

 

The 17th Annual Fall Festival

This festival celebrates nature with interactive exhibits, kids’ activities, food, and music.

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

 

The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon

Run along the Niagara River and through the historic villages of Lewiston and Youngstown and cross the finish line at Porter–on–the–Lake Park to benefit Niagara Hospice.

9:15 a.m. (mightyniagarahalfmarathon.com or 754–9500)

 

The 5th Annual Toss 4 Dystonia

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation hosts the largest cornhole tournament in the WNY region.

12–8 p.m., Buffalo Riverworks (359 Ganson St.; toss4dystonia.org or 844–749–2267)

 

The Quaker Arts Festival

The festival is one of the largest suburban art festivals in Western New York.

Sept 16–17, Orchard Park Middle School (60 South Lincoln Ave., Orchard Park; opjaycees.com)

 

The Magic Beans

This band sprouted from the cultural island of Colorado and brings its unique, genre–blending music to the masses.

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

 

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X and Skating Polly

Two bands perform.

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

 

Lettuce w/special guests

Lettuce has brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip–hop–inspired urgency and mastery of beat.

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

 

Tea & Tour in the Gallery

The event includes a light lunch, dessert, and tea followed by a conversation with photographer Dennis Stierer.

1–3 p.m., Kenan Center House Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443–2617)

 

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Gogol Bordello w/Lucky Chops

The American gypsy punk band was founded in 1999 in New York City.

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

 

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Magic of Motown

This dynamic and driving tribute spans more than a decade of Motown classics.

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

 

The Blasters w/Blue Rocket Trio

Here’s a rowdy reminder that there is still no substitute for the power of a solid four–piece combo with amps and attitude.

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

 

Game Night at the Museum

Connect with friends and like–minded peers for behind–the–scenes access to the Albright–Knox.

5:30, Albright–Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.; albrightknox.org or 882–8700)

 

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The Flaming Lips

The band is acclaimed for its elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video, giant hands, and confetti.

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

 

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Sebastian Maniscalco

Award–winning stand–up comedian and actor Maniscalco is known for saying what we’re all thinking.

Sept. 21–22, Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877–833–3110)

 

Dear World

Based on Jean Giraudoux’s play The Madwoman of Chaillot, this musical focuses on the Countesses Aurelia, Constance, and Gabrielle, who deviously scheme to stop businessmen from drilling for oil in the Parisian neighborhood of Chaillot. 

Through Oct. 22, O’Connell & Company (The Park School, 4625 Harlem Rd., Snyder; oconnellandcompany.com or 848–0800)

 

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On Your Feet!

This show takes you behind the music and inside the real story of the record-making and groundbreaking couple, Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

Through Sept. 30, Shea’s Performing Art Center (646 Main St.; sheas.org or 847–0850, for tickets 800–745–3000)

 

Hollywood Nights: The Bob Seger Experience

The New Jersey-based powerhouse sets out to recreate everything about Seger and his music.

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

 

Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival

This is a must-attend lacrosse event for youth thru Ultra–Masters lacrosse players and their families.

Through Sept. 24, Village of Ellicottville (Ellicottville, NY; ellicottvilleny.com or 699–5046)

 

Buffalo Beer Week

Ten days, hundreds of events—celebrate the brews, bands, and bars of Buffalo.

Through Oct. 1, (Various locations; buffalobeerweek.com)

 

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Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival

Enjoy the charming Village of Lewiston with craft vendors, farmers market, craft brews and more.

Sept. 23 & 24, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., niagarariverregion.com (niagarariverregion.com or 754–9500)

 

Disney Fantasia live in Concert

Scenes from two classic Disney animated feature films, Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, are presented live on-screen above the orchestra.

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

 

Mud Fun Rock ’n’ Run

The family-friendly, non-timed run, is loaded with challenging obstacles, varying terrain, and multiple mud pit moments.

10 a.m., Darien Lake (9993 Alleghany Rd., Darien Center; darienlake.com or 585–599–2211)

 

Songwriters Event featuring Lisa Loeb – The Grand Hall

Don’t miss this talented artist perform her hit singles and more.  

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

 

The Kensingtons

The group plays rock and roll, acoustic Americana, British invasion, rockabilly, alt country, traditional country, deep cuts, B–sides, and originals.

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

 

Rick Alviti: “That’s The Way It Was”

With performances around the country and all over the world, Rick Alviti has perfected this tribute to the greatest songs of Elvis’s career.

Sept. 23–23, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino (310 4th St., Niagara Falls; senecaniagaracasino.com or 299–1100)

 

Million Dollar Quartet

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.

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

 

Niagara Wildlife Festival

This family event includes educational, interactive, and conservation presentations, live animals and birds of prey, and a fishing pond.

Sept. 23 & 24, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Niagara Power Project Visitor’s Center (5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston; nypa.gov or 286–6661)

 

Run in the Country

The day includes a 5K race, Kid’s Fun Run, and post–race celebration at BNHV with music, food, and beer.

9 a.m., Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd., Amherst; bnhv.org or 689–1440)

 

Smithsonian Museum Day

The purpose of Museum Day is to make museums more accessible to visitors across the country, celebrating culture, learning, and the dissemination of knowledge.

10 a.m.–4 p.m., Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum (180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda; carrouselmuseum.org or 693–1885)

 

International Music in the Peace Garden

Celebrate the heritage and amazing cultural diversity of Western New York with two days of International Music in the Peace Garden.

Sept. 23–24, 12–4 p.m., Lewiston Council on the Arts (732 Center St., Lewiston; artcouncil.org or 754–0166)

 

Sister Joan Chittister—“Radical Christian Life”

Sister Joan’s talk will draw from her newest book, Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life.

3 p.m First Presbyterian Church of Lockport (21 Church St, Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443–2617)

 

The 13th Annual Western New York Fiber Arts Festival

Mingle with alpacas, sheep, and llamas and chat with local guild members as they demonstrate their crafts, spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting, and more.

10 a.m.–5 p.m., Emery Park Ski Lodge, South Wales (WNYFiberArtsFestival.org or 652–3237)

 

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Jake Miller

The American pop rapper, singer, and songwriter from Weston, Florida, plays an all ages show.

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

 

Quicksand

NYC’s Quicksand performs.

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

 

The Stand Up for Pits

The SUFP Foundation is dedicated to ending abuse and discrimination and saving the lives of pitbull-type dogs.  

4–7 p.m., dog adoption and donation drive; 7:30 p.m., show, Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo)

 

Apple Harvest Festival

The festival hosts craft and food vendors, games, attractions, live music, and tours of the  village’s historical buildings. Festival info:

10 a.m.–4 p.m., Newfane–Olcott Beach (newfanehistoricalsociety.com/village_applefestivals.html)

 

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Bruno Mars – 24K Magic World Tour

Mars magic creates an incredible night of music.

8 p.m., KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza; tickets.com or 888–223–6000)

 

Whiskey Shivers w/Billy Strings

The band infuses songs with punk rock energy and a darkly comical light–heartedness, stretching the bluegrass genre.

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

 

Rise Against/Pierce the Veil/White Lung

Rise Against is a Chicago-based political punk rock band; Pierce the Veil is a post–hardcore band from San Diego; and White Lung provides a Canadian punk rock sound.

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

 

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Air Supply

Soft–rock duo Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell perform hits such as “Lost In Love,” “All Out of Love,” “Every Woman in the World,” and many more.

Sept. 28–30, Fallsview Casino (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON; fallsviewcasinoresort.com or 877–833–3110)

 

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Tom Wopat—Live in Concert

First known as Luke Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard, Tom Wopat has recently returned to his first love—music.

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

 

Gershwin’s Rhapsody

A red, white, and blue celebration of American classical music kicks off with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Ferde Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite.

10:30 a.m., Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Cir.; bpo.org or 885–5000)

 

Shania “Twin” Twain & Tim McGraw Tribute

Don’t miss the ultimate Shania Twain & Tim McGraw Tribute Show featuring accomplished musicians Donna Huber and Adam Tucker.

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

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

This remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire.

8 p.m., Mainstage Theatre (Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; ubcfa.org or 645–2787 or www.jazz.org.)

 

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Historic Roycroft Campus Fall Art Show

The show features a variety of artists, produce, cultural groups, live animals from Thistle Creek Alpacas and Wild Spirit Education, and artist demonstrations in copper and glass.

Through Oct. 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Roycroft Campus Corporation (31 South Grove St., East Aurora; roycroftcampuscorporation.com or 655–0261)

 

Queen Flash—Queen Tribute Show

Queen Flash is a six-piece, high-energy, grand theatrical representation of the real Queen concerts.

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

 

Bobby Militello Quartet

PAUSA’s intimate setting is perfect for this tightly knit unit.

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

 

Bunnicula

The Monroe family brings home a peculiar new pet, an orphaned bunny with mysterious habits and sharp fangs.

Through Oct. 29, Theatre of Youth (Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St.; theatreofyouth.org or 884–4400)

 

The 10,000 Maniacs w/The Bards

Jamestown’s own stellar band performs.

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

 

Buffalo Comicon Fall Show

Come as your favorite character and check out Buffalo’s biggest comic and cosplay convention.

Through Oct. 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.; buffaloconvention.com)

 

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