thurs. 29 What Would Mingus Do — One of Buffalo’s most recognizable jazz groups returns with new material, and an all-star lineup: Kelly Bucheger, saxophone; Tim Clarke, trumpet; Michael McNeill, piano; Greg Piontek, bass; and John Bacon, drums, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; $. 697-9069, www.pausaarthouse.com fri. 30 Cooper-Moore Solo and Ensemble […]


fri. 30 BuffaLove Fest — An event featuring all things “Buffalo,” with music by the BuffaLoveBirds All Star Band, featuring Lance Diamond, The Steam Donkeys, Whiskey Reverb, and food trucks, a Buffalo trivia tournament, and a variety of Buffalo-centric vendors, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo; $. 837-3900, www.buffalozoo.org


thurs. 29 Kurt Travis of A Lot Like Birds, will perform, along with Carter Hulsey, Hotel Brooks, and So Much Light, at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at The Forvm, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst; $. 831-3271, www.theforvmbuffalo.com The Ray Wylie Hubbard Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at The Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo; $. 874-7734, […]


fri. 30 & sat. 31 Say Hello! — A Musical Parody of Scarface — “Say Hello!” began its life as one of the four original mini-musicals at the 2013 MF24H: MusicalFare 24 Hours. Creators Brandon Barry, Philip Farugia and Chris Kelly have expanded the musical to almost triple its original length. Full of heightened hilarity and featuring songs such as […]

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 29 Kevin McCarthy — 9 p.m., Brennan’s Bowery Bar & Restaurant, 4401 Transit Road, Williamsville; $. 633-9630, www.brennansbowerybar.com Mike & Mandy — 8:30 p.m., Creekview Restaurant, 5629 Main St., Williamsville. 632-9373, www.creekviewrestaurant.com Jive Thursdays — With Castode, Parisi & Friends, 7-9:30 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com Kenny Thomasula and Breakthru — 7 p.m., Shadow Lounge […]


sat. 31 & sun. 1 Russian Rhapsody — The season winds down with a tribute to the great Russian composers of the classical tradition, featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique.” Jon Kimura Parker dazzles with Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” and JoAnn Falletta conducts this season send-off, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June […]

Special Events

thurs. 29 Meet Me at the CAM — Featuring films, guest speakers and facilitated discussions, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 29, at the Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. 286-8200, www.niagara.edu/cam fri. 30 Wine Wears & More Gala — Featuring wine, light refreshments, new and slightly used clothing jewelry and accessories and all things garden, […]

Walking Tours

thurs. 29 Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Walking Tour — Learn about the upcoming multi-million dollar additions to the campus, including the UB Medical School and the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, presented by Explore Buffalo, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, meet in front of the Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo, rain or shine; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org fri. 30 Evening […]

‘Big Red’ camps to teach hoops, softball, football skills

Athletes looking to improve their basketball, softball or football skills should look no farther than Clarence this summer. Big Red Enterprises will be holding two separate basketball camps, as well as a softball and football camp, all of which are open to players from throughout Western New York. Kicking off the programs will be the 17th annual Clarence Boys Basketball […]

Walking with light, spiritualism flows through LILY DALE

My grandmother collected frogs. Not the slimy, croaking kind; they were small figurines displayed on shelves. When medium Janice Dreshman, who lives within the Lily Dale Assembly — the world’s largest center for spiritualism — offered to give me a reading, I felt a mixture of skepticism and openness toward what the phone call would bring. According to information from […]