fri. 10 New London, Connecticut, piano slam band Pocket Vinyl will perform, along with Child of Folly, Volstead Pearls, The Redwood Trio, and Magic Honey, at 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Sugar City, 1239 Niagara St., Buffalo; Free. 553-2530, www.buffalosugarcity.org sat. 11 The Isley Brothers, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino’s Events Center, […]

State bowling championships

Afternoon surge helps West place fourth

West Seneca West’s young boys bowling team was visibly nervous to start Saturday’s first game in its inaugural appearance at the state championships, held this year at the Gates AMF Bowling Lanes in suburban Rochester. How nervous, you ask? Coach Brett Widman summed it up this way: “Other than Andrew [Burckhalter, who previously competed at states as an all-star], the […]


thurs. 9 Slee-Beethoven String Quartet Cycle – Concert IV — Featuring the Dover Quartet performing Op. 95, 18/6, 132, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-2921, www.sleebuffalo.edu fri. 10 & sat. 11 Organ Virtuosity — Join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and special guest Cameron Carpenter for an evening of […]


Taste of Buffalo Offers Scholarships — The Taste of Buffalo is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York area high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the food service and hospitality industries. The program awards up to five scholarship winners with $1,000 each to be applied toward their college education. To be […]


Announcement Mural Artist Sought — The Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo City Summer for the Arts, Coalition for Economic Justice, and the Area Labor Federation of WNY are seeking a mural artist to design and install an outdoor mural at 333 Clinton St., the Buffalo Public Schools Administration Building. They are looking for a design that is aesthetically engaging and focusing […]

Special Events

thurs. 9-sun. 12 WNY Sport & Travel Expo — The WNY Sport & Travel Expo is produced by sportsmen for sportsmen and provides outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors all inside four buildings. The event will feature vendors, seminars, entertainment and guest appearances. Show hours: noon-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, […]

Family Activities

thurs. 9 After-School Escape — Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different fun hour-long outdoor activity each week, for children in grades K through 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to […]

Collection sites set for prom dress drive

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Urban Valet Dry Cleaners president Eric Pyne recently announced that gently used or new gowns and dresses will be collected from Monday, March 13, to Thursday, April 13, for the eighth annual prom dress drive. Each year the community donates more than 1,000 dresses to ensure that every girl who needs a dress for […]


thurs. 9-sun. 12 10 out of 12 — The University at Buffalo Theatre & Dance Department will present this production where you’ll have a seat next to the sound designer as he mixes cues. You’ll eavesdrop on backstage gossip as it happens over headset. You’ll watch the director struggle to contain the un-containable. “10 out of 12” is a wry […]

Live Local in WNY

fri. 10 Back To the Bars — 9 p.m., Crazy Jake’s, 26 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 693-9309, www.crazyjakesnt.com Drummers Only — An annual showcase of only drummers, including JJ Klimchuk (Skinbound), David W. Geis (The Last Reign), Joe Musial (Prepare for the Mindscan), Dan Sciolino (Forever in Transit), Peter Kazmierczak (The Impurity), and Jesse Huntz (The Gentleman’s Quarrel), 6 […]