Events to keep your eye on

Enjoying entertainment in June




 

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

 

Many of the great options in our calendar are offered at no cost.

Keep an eye out for the   events. 

 

1

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Based on an 1890s story by Oscar Wilde

Through June 17 at Aurora Players (Roycroft Pavilion, Hamlin Park, E. Aurora; auroraplayers.org or 687-6727)

 

Lady Windermere’s Fan

This witty satire on the foibles of Victorian high society is based on Oscar Wilde’s sparkling comedy-drama.

Through June 24 at Irish Classical Theatre (Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St.; irishclassicaltheatre.com or 853-1380)

 

Greater Allentown First Friday

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

6–9 p.m. at Allentown (allentown.org/events or 881-1024)

 

 

AKAG First Friday

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery provides public tours, art classes, and special events.

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

 

Annual Book Sale

Browse thousands of books, including a great selection with an emphasis on art.

Through June 2 at Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.; burchfieldpenney.org or 878-6011)

 

Ellicottville’s Girl’s Getaway Weekend

Gather a group of gals and head to Eville for a great weekend.

Through June 3 at Village of Ellicottville (Ellicottville, NY; ellicottvilleny.com or 699-5046)

 

100 American Craftsmen

Discover this year’s exhibiting artisans in clay, wood, metal, glass, paper, mixed media, leather, fiber, and jewelry.

Through June 3 at Kenan Center Gallery (433 Locust St., Lockport; 100americancraftsmen.com or 443-2617)

 

2

Pines of Rome

Italian Van Cliburn medalist Benedetto Lupo performs Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

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

 

Natural Wonder: The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Tribute

Hear Stevie Wonder’s legendary music live on stage.

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

 

Tech N9ne

Experience amazing music from one of the hardest working musicians of all time.

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

 

Green & Clean Home Workshop

Discover simple ways to avoid toxins while making your home and body clean at this interactive workshop.

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

 

3

Public Art and Private Spaces: Colin Dabkowski

Dabkowski, arts critic at the Buffalo News, presents.

10 a.m. at The Saturn Club, (977 Delaware Avenue; wnyag.com or 885-2251)

 

4

June in Buffalo Week

Different musical ensembles perform over five days.

Through June 9 at Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall (UB North Campus, Amherst; slee.buffalo.edu or 645-2921)

 

52nd JCC Book and Arts Fair

With a line-up that offers something for everyone, the annual event celebrates acclaimed authors, playwrights, artists, and poets.

Through June 21 at The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, JCC Benderson Family Building, 2640 North Forest Rd., Getzville (jewishrepertorytheatre.com, 716-650-7626)

 

5

Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns

The ultimate love story continues in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.

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

 

 Imagine Buffalo Series

The noon-hour video and lecture series features local community members and is co-sponsored by CSAAHN; free and open to the public.

June 5, 12, 19, 26 at Downtown Central Library; free and open to the public (1 Lafayette Sq.; buffalolib.org or 858-8050)

 

7

The Orchard

This is the moving modern Canadian spin on Chekhov’s powerhouse play about land and loss.

Through Sept. 1 at Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre, Shaw Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON; shawfest.com or 905-468-2172)

 

Buffalo Chamber Players at the AK: I Heard It at the AK

This program celebrates avant-garde music in the 1960s and 1970s and its musical innovation in Buffalo’s history.

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

 

8

Annie

Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of evil Miss Hannigan, to stay at billionaire Oliver Warbucks’ mansion for the holidays.

Through June 24 at Lancaster Opera House (21 Central Ave., Lancaster; lancopera.org or 683-1776)

 

M&T Second Friday

From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings, and other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney.

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

 

Catillion 2018

The Buffalo Zoo’s annual fundraiser gala benefits the Zoological Society of Buffalo, Inc. Foundation.

6–11:30 p.m. at Buffalo Zoo (300 Parkside Ave.; buffalozoo.org or 837-3900)

 

9

Gala & Mini-Golf

This annual fundraising event features great music, food, drinks, a silent auction, a basket raffle, and nine-hole mini-golf course.

6 p.m. at Springville Center for the Arts (37 North Buffalo St., Springville; 592-9038 or springvillearts.org)

 

JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition Finals

The top three guitarists face off in this live event at Kleinhans Music Hall.

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

 

Keith Sweat

Watch Keith perform your favorite R&B jams like “I Want Her,”  “Something Just Ain’t Right,” and “Why Me, Baby?.”

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

 

Sea Lion 5K

Run or walk along the beautiful landscape of NYS Parks above the gorge.

9 a.m. at Aquarium of Niagara (701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls; aquariumofniagara.org or 285-3575)

 

DEC Family Fishing Clinic

Join DEC and Erie County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs biologists and volunteers for a day of fishing and education at Tifft’s Lake Kirsty; prizes, exhibits, refreshments and hot dog lunch provided. Registration required by calling  851-7010.

9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at Tifft Nature Preserve (Fuhrmann Blvd.; tifft.org or 825-6397)

 

Hike & Seek: Sounds of Twilight

Listen to nature getting ready to rest and awaken at night as you enjoy the sun setting on a guided evening hike. Advanced registration required. 

7–8:30 p.m. at Tifft Nature Preserve (Fuhrmann Blvd.; tifft.org or 825-6397)

 

10

The Baroness and the Pig

This Pygmalion-inspired tale is about friendship and revenge between a Baroness and a feral girl.

Through Oct. 6 at Shaw Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON; shawfest.com or 905-468-2172)

 

Gaelic Storm

The new album, Matching Sweaters, mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences.

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

 

Chad Prather

Enjoy the comedic style of this armchair philosopher, musician, and observational humorist.

7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. at Helium (30 Mississippi St.; heliumcomedy.com/buffalo or 853-1211)

 

14

Mick Foley

Climb on board the Twenty Years of Hell tour for a thrill ride two decades in the making.

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

 

15

M&T Third Friday

Enjoy tours and activities at the Museum the third Friday of each month.

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

 

16

Sloan

The Toronto-based rock quartet performs in Buffalo.

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

 

2018 Art Auction & Gala

Celebrate with the Burchfield Penney Art Center this year and bid on a showcase of beautiful art.

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

 

Holiday Valley Mudslide

Be part of Ellicottville’s fifth annual mudslide event.

Get more information at Village of Ellicottville (Ellicottville, NY; ellicottvilleny.com or 699-5046)

 

20

Tifft at Twilight: The Quest

Form a team and embark on a scavenger hunt through Tifft’s trails and discover the beauty of the preserve, plus specialty cocktails and food truck fare.

6–9 p.m. at Tifft Nature Preserve (Fuhrmann Blvd.; tifft.org or 825-6397)

 

21

Slut

The eighth installment of the Subversive Youth Series is an unflinching look at slut shaming, gender prejudice, and rape culture drawn from real-life teenage girls’ own experiences.

Through July 7 at The Subversive Theatre Collective at Manny Fried Playhouse (Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave.; subversivetheatre.org or 408-0499)

 

King Lear

Shakespeare in Delaware Park kicks off the 2018 season with a tale of madness, family, and intrigue, directed by Steve Vaughan.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday through July 15 at Delaware Park (shakespeareindelawarepark.org)

 

22

 

M&T Fourth Friday

Buffalo Arts Studio opens the gallery and gift shop to the public.

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

 

23

Dennis Quaid and the Sharks

Actor and now rock star, Quaid and his band bring a unique style of rock ’n’ roll and country-soul to the stage.

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

 

Wild Edibles Walk

Explore the trails to learn what wild plants are for eating, what are for healing, and what to avoid during this guided workshop. Registration required. 

2–3:30 p.m. at Tifft Nature Preserve (Fuhrmann Blvd.; tifft.org or 825-6397)

 

School of the Soldier

Unit commanders instruct young soldiers ages 8–14 in the structure, skills, and customs of the military during the Civil War.

Through June 24 at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd., Amherst; bnhv.org or 689-1440)

 

Interfaith Lectures

The Chautauqua Institution presents nine weeks of talks and presentations about faith, religion, and spirituality.

Through August 26, check the website for details and locations.

 

Alison Krauss

Krauss’ new album Windy City features ten classic songs carefully selected with producer Buddy Cannon.

8:15 p.m. at Chautauqua Amphitheater (31 Roberts Ave., Mayville; chq.org or 357-6250)

 

Born To Be Wild: The Buffalo Jazz Octet Plays the Music of ’68

Hear arrangements of tunes made famous by legendary rock icons such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, and Steppenwolf.

7:30 p.m. at Taylor Theater (433 Locust St., Lockport; kenancenter.org or 443-2617)

 

Margaret Sullivan

 

25

Larkin Square Author Series: Lauren Belfer and Margaret Sullivan

The acclaimed author and the former Buffalo News editor (now at the Washington Post) interview each other about their writing and take questions.

5:30–6:45, Larkin Square (634 Seneca Street; 346-8055 or larkinsquare.com)

 

John Irving in conversation with Pamela Paul

Novelist and screenwriter John Irving is one of the most popular and respected writers in the world.

10:45 a.m. at Chautauqua Amphitheater (31 Roberts Ave., Mayville; chq.org or 357-6250)

 

An Evening Piano Recital with Alexander Gavrylyuk

The extraordinary artistic advisor for Chautauqua’s Piano Program returns for his thirteenth season.

8:15 p.m. at Chautauqua Amphitheater (31 Roberts Ave., Mayville; chq.org or 357-6250)

 

26

Too Many Zooz

The New York City trio brought to the limelight at the 2016 CMA awards performs in Buffalo this summer.

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

 

Oh What a Night! A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

This exhilarating show has been thrilling audiences with great choreography, boundless energy, and humor.

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

 

Black Violin

The mash-up of classical, hip-hop, rock, and R&B features the classically trained violin duo of Kev Marcus Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste.

8:15 p.m. Chautauqua Amphitheater, (31 Roberts Ave., Mayville; chq.org or 357-6250)

 

27

Rhiannon Giddens

Giddens blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country.

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

 

Lisa Lucas

The third director in the history of the National Book Foundation, Lucas is also the first woman and first African-American at its helm.

10:45 a.m. at Chautauqua Amphitheater, (31 Roberts Ave., Mayville; chq.org or 357-6250)

 

28

Jimmy Pardo

Laugh and interact with this comedian and host of the popular podcast, Never Not Funny.

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

 

29

Greg Klyma

The Boston-based singer-songwriter rediscovers his Buffalo roots.

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

 

French and Indian War Encampment

Old Fort Niagara’s hosts its annual recreation of the historic Siege of 1759.

Through July 1 at Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown; oldfortniagara.org or 745-7611)

 

An Octoroon

In this hilarious and incisive new play, creator Branden Jacobs-Jenkins jabs at the history of slavery and identity in America.

Through July 8 at Bratton Theater (35 Pratt Ave., Chautauqua (chq.org/chautauqua-theater-company or 357-6233)

 

Voctave: The Corner of Broadway and Main Street

The eleven-member a cappella group is known for gorgeous performances of Disney and Broadway hits.

8:15 p.m. at Chautauqua Amphitheater (31 Roberts Ave., Mayville; chq.org or 357-6250)

 

30

Sophie B. Hawkins

Hawkins performs powerful tunes of love, heartbreak, self-awareness, and everything in between.

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

 

 

​Got an event of your own to publicize? Send details to: elicata@buffalospree.com. Don’t see your event here? Add it to our Reader Submitted Events calendar by clicking here

 

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