wed. 2 & thurs. 3 Treasure Island — Auditions for the world premiere adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 adventure novel, by L. Don Swartz, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Eleven men, seven women, and three teenage boys are needed for […]


fri. 28 The original members of Gamalon will reunite again when George Puleo, Ted and Tom Reinhardt and Bruce Brucato perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence; $. 810-9745, www.infinityconcerts.com sat. 29 Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution band brings their New Orleans-inspired combo of gospel, rock and soul to local fans […]


thurs. 27 Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739 Tangential Readings — A night of open-mic poetry and prose hosted by Andrea Zysk and George Georgakis, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 885-9535 […]


fri. 28 & sat. 29 A tribute concert to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga will be featured at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, and Saturday, Dec. 29, and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org sat. 29 & sun. 30 The von Trapp Children — Forty years after “The […]


thurs. 27 The Nutcracker — The San Francisco Ballet’s magnificent production of The Nutcracker is one of the world’s finest productions of the classic ballet, playing to critical acclaim and sold-out audiences each December, 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at The Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net fri. 28 & sat. 29 […]

Walking Tours

thurs. 27 Wellness Walk — 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Dec. 27 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve — Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, meet in the parking lot on Honorine Drive, off of […]

Special Events

ongoing now-Dec. 30 Garden Railway Exhibit — Presented by the Western New York Garden Railway Society and featuring two train exhibits, Thomas the Train and a traditional set-up, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Sunday, Dec. 30 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, ext. 291, www.buffalogardens.com


thurs. 27 Including pyrotechnics, lasers, video screens and light shows with their music, the progressive rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra will once again wow audiences at 3 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at the First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo; $. 855-4444, www.firstniagaracenter.com. Kenmore Art Society Holiday Show — The Schofield Residence Nursing Facility is hosting […]

Family Activities

thurs. 27 The Littlest Snow Monster Puppet Show — A charming tale of friendship and creativity about the smallest of the snow monsters, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.LancOpera.org CSI: Critter Sign Investigation — Become a nature detective and search the woods for clues that […]


CALL FOR WORK — Calling artists in all media, including 2-D/3-D, film/video, installation, performance, sound/music, dance and interactive/participatory work, to submit proposals for the biggest art party of the year, TRIMANIA, April 13, 2013, at Buffalo Arts Studio. Join them in transforming all six floors of the Tri-Main Center into a giant stage with music, roaming performances, installations, dance, spoken […]