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FRI • 5/9

Albright Knox Art Gallery - 5-10pm Just Buffalo presents “Mamapalooza: Moms Rock More Than Just The Cradle!” With Annette Daniels Taylor, Noa Bursie, Kilissa Cissoko, Wise Mecca, Daughters of Creative Sound, Barbara Levy Daniels, Jennifer Elinge, Folkloric Productions, the Beat Chicks, Linda M., Belly Dance with Faaria, Vonnetta T. Rhodes, Verniece Turner, and Lilliangina Quinones.

Alleyway Theater - 8pm Opera-Lytes production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” (May 9-11). $20, call 837-3440 for reservations

Buffalo Convention Center - 11am-1pm Family Voices Network of Erie County Luncheon for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Contact or 898-6134 for reservations

Buffalo Museum of Science - 7pm Entertaining Angels presents “Woman, Sister, Mother—A Celebration of Life & Love.” $10/advance ( or 994-1297) or $12/at door. Reception and Mother’s Day Basket Giveaway to follow

Kleinhans - 8pm “The Young & the Still Restless.” Concert by Bass Reeves, with the Innocent Bystanders. $10

Medina Railroad Museum - noon-6:45pm Thomas the Tank Engine Day Out With Thomas 2008: The Great Discovery Tour (May 9-11). Family activities, arts & crafts, storytelling, video viewing, live music, bounce house, Museum tour, ride with Thomas & more

Mohawk Place - 8pm The Meatmen, with the Assmen, Plates, UV Rays, Able Danger. $12

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort - 9pm Chicago. Tickets start at $45

Nietzsche’s - 10pm Infringement ‘08 Fundraiser with Joseph Mulhollen, Axis of Evil, Noah Gokey, Aediem, Mr. Hakim, Vinny’s Attic, Qualia, Bonus Plus, DJ Shuteyes & much more.

Tralf Music Hall - 8pm The Pete Best Band (original drummer for the Beatles), with guests Beatlemagic and the Fab Five. $18.50/advance (box office) or $22/at door

Water Street Music Hall (Rochester) - 7pm (doors). The Devil Wears Prada, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, White Chapel, Gwen Stacy. $12/advance (Macy’s, Ticketmaster) or $14 day of show

Xtreme Wheels - 6pm Poison the Well, Wings of Eden, Kills the Moment, the Bullhorn. $12

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - 7pm Community Missions of Niagara Frontier 10th Annual Gospel Fest featuring choirs, bands, and soloists from churches around the region. Free will offering and non-perishable food item donation

SAT • 5/10

Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle  - 8pm Torn Space Presents: Noise Theater IV—the Boston Industrial Noise Invasion featuring the Golden Vegetables, Black Bloc, Vyl8, November 14, the Vomit Arsonist, Nau Zee Aun, Negative Time, GreggreG2000

Art Dialogue Gallery/WNY Artists Group - 11am Lecture Series: The Art of Collage with Joyce Hill. $25. Call 885-2251 for reservations

Kleinhans - 8pm The BPO Presents American Premiere of Romantic Austrian Composer Marcel Tyberg’s Symphony No. 3 (May 10-11). Contact 885-5000 or for tickets

Kenneglenn Nature Preserve - 1:30-5pm Bow Drill & Hand Drill Fire. $30/adults; $15/teens. Pre-registration required, contact 655-7622 or

Mademoiselle’s Gentlemen’s Club - 2pm 103.3 The Edge Pink Ribbon Benefit Show & all-day BBQ with music byAs Summer Dies, Stemm, Sixpin, & more TBA. 

Mohawk Place - 8pm Sabrina Matthews, with Kristin Becker. $22

Niagara County Fairgrounds - 9am-4:30pm Equestrian Clinic with Lynn Palm (May 10-11). Day One: Horsemanship & Equitation. Day Two: Showmanship & Hunter Under Saddle. $20/day (adult); $10/day (kids under 10). Contact or 380-4429 to register

Nietzsche’s - 9pm Joanna Connor Blues Band. Two sets at 9 & 11:30pm. Ann Phillipone opens at 8:30pm. $10 for both sets

Shea’s Performing Arts Center - 7:30pm Neglia Ballet Artists presents the premiere of Sergio Neglia’s “Romeo and Juliet.” $18.50-$32.50 (box office, Ticketmaster)

Tralf Music Hall - 8pm The Average White Band. $21 presale (Ticketmaster) or $23 day of show

Water Street Landing - 7pm “Ghost Toast” with Mason Winfield. Check-in, Socializing & Psychic Readings followed by a lecture on “ Ghosts & Poltergeists” at 8:15pm held at the Barton Hill Inn & Spa on Water St. $10. Pre-registration recommended, contact 655-6663 or

Xtreme Wheels - 6pm Thriving Ivory

SUN • 5/11

Buffalo Zoo - 11am Mother’s Day Brunch. $20/adult; $15 kids ages 2-14 (free for kids under 2). Pre-paid reservations required, call 995-6133

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery - 11am-4pm Buffalo Indie Market: A Mother’s Day Market. Discover handmade, one of a kind jewelry, stationery, pottery, handbags, with live music & more.Visit for details

Unitarian Universalist Church - 7:30pm Chamber Music on Elmwood festival. Every Sunday in May. $15

MON • 5/12

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort - 8:30pm “Le Grande Cirque” (May 12-25). Tickets start at $20

Nietzsche’s - 9-10:30pm Monday Night Songwriter Showcase with featured artist Gretchen Schulz. Followed by open mic with Michael Meldrum

Woodlawn Beach State Park - 8:30am Tree Symposium honoring Bruce Kershner. Presentations & speakers from the Adirondack Mountain Club & other organizations from 9am-12:30pm; break for lunch (bring your own) until 1pm; speaker from 1-2pm; naturalist-led hikes at Woodlawn & Tifft Nature Preserve at 2pm. Free

TUE • 5/13

Club Infinity - 7pm (doors).Thrice, with Circa Survive and Pelican. $17/advance (box office, Macy’s Ticketmaster) or $20 day of show

Go Art! Cultural Center - Main Gallery, 6pm GO ART! Salon Series. “Beneath the Lilac Bough.” Flower arranging presentations with gardeners Sue & Amy Machamer of Hurd Orchards. Seasonal farm-fresh menu served. $20 GO ART! members or $18 general. Contact 585-343-9313 or for reservations

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - 8pm Ramsi P. Tick Concert Series. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein & pianist Inon Barnaton. Call 694-0521 for ticket info (sold by series only).

WED • 5/14

Cornell Cooperative Extension Center at Roycroft - 7pm Lecture Series. “The Damning of Goodleberg Cemetery, Part 2” with author, researcher & paranormal expert Rob Lockhart. $10. Contact 655-6663 or to register

Hallwalls - 7pm Gray Hair Reading Series presented by Earth’s Daughters Magazine. Featured readers Penelope Prentice and Perry Nicholas

Shamus Restaurant - 5-9pm The History Center Night & benefit for the Niagara County Historical Society. Call 433-9809 for reservations

WBFO XPO Wednesday Concerts - Allen Hall (UB South Campus), 8pm Here Come the Comets

THU • 5/15

ALT Theatre - 8pm Brooklyn based dance troupe Leanne Schmidt & Company presents “Wonderland” (May 15-17). $15. Info at

Buffalo Convention Center - 10am-10am-3pm Buffalo WellFest healthy living expo for businesses. $10/person (employer-sponsored, group admission, pre-event ticket purchase only). Contact or 539-5793 to register

Water Street Music Hall (Rochester) - 6:30pm Hit the Lights, Every Avenue, Farewell, Sing It Loud!. $10/advance (Ticketmaster) or $12/day of show