thurs. 4 Ophelia Thinks Harder — The Brazen-Faced Varlets present their first production of the 2014/15 season. “Ophelia Thinks Harder” is a riotous retelling of the Bard’s most famous work where Ophelia is reborn as a modern free-thinking woman. The cast features Rosa Fernandez, Anna Luce, Jennifer Gembka, Brittany Kucala, Kelly M. Beuth, Kate Olena, Caroline Parzy-Sanders, Kerry Alsheimer, Bekki […]

Lady Trojan cagers ready to fight for victories

Relentless. That’s the adjective West Seneca East girls basketball coach Heather Radder said she’s hoping best describes the effort her team puts in this season, her third with the squad. “The one word we decided will be our theme this year is relentless,” Radder said. “I want our girls to never give up and just push themselves through whatever challenges […]

East boys hoops boasts large, veteran-laden roster

For the first time in a few years, West Seneca East’s boys basketball team will be operating with more than just a bare-bones roster, as coach Dan Lutman has all but three players returning off of last year’s squad and making up a good chunk of the 14-player deep squad. And with ECIC II Second Team all-star Nick Parucki — […]


sat. 6 & sun. 7 Ludwig Plays Sibelius — With Michael Ludwig, violin, Anna Mattix, English horn, and conductor JoAnn Falletta in Sibelius’ “The Bard, Op. 64,” “The Swan of Tuonela,” “Violin Concerto in D minor,” and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor, “Scottish,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Kleinhans Music Hall, […]


thurs. 4 Pop/punk band Full Body Tones is slated to take the stage, with Volker, The Tracks, Planet Three and more, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Forvm, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst; $. 831-3271, www.theforvmbuffalo.com or www.mapleentertainment.com The Los Angeles seven-piece Celtic punk band Flogging Molly is slated to perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the […]


thurs. 4-sat. 6 Darren Frost will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5; and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Yuk Yuk’s at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. 1-877-968-5233, www.casinoniagara.com Ian Karmel, currently a writer and regular roundtable guest on “Chelsea Lately,” he has also recently appeared on IFC’s “Portlandia,” […]


thurs. 4 Tiny Rhymes — A chamber folk group based out of Buffalo, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo; $. 697-9069, www.pausaarthouse.com fri. 5 Taylor Made Jazz International R&B Jazz Band — 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Metropolitan Entertainment Complex, 1670 Main St., Buffalo; $. www.musiconthefrontlines.com Bobby Militello’s Quartet — Featuring […]

Family Activities

thurs. 4 After-School Escape — Kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, outdoor activity together each week, for children in grades kindergarten through 5, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free – registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html sat. 6 Kids Art Classes — Multi-medium classes are for kids age […]

Special Events

wed. 10 Buffalo Nordic Ski Club Open House — Open house will feature a video covering cross-country skiing for beginning to advanced skiers, waxing clinics, displays of equipment and clothing from area ski shops, door prizes and more, 7:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Wick Center of Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. 834-2470 thurs. 11 Shea’s Shopping Soiree […]


thurs. 4 Ornette, Made In America — A film by Shirley Clarke that captures Ornette Coleman’s evolution over three decades, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 854-1694, www.hallwalls.org mon. 8 An Evening With Zamir Gotta — Screening the documentaries “Touch-Line” and “The Stage Awaits,” 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the […]